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 August 2014
Friday 01
15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Quasi-isometry and commensurability for right-angled Coxeter groups More Information
Anne Thomas (University of Glasgow)

will speak on

Quasi-isometry and commensurability for right-angled Coxeter groups

at 3pm Friday 1 August in Weatherburn Lecture Theatre

Abstract: Let Gamma be a finite simple graph with vertex set S. The associated (...)
Sunday 03
16:00 - CONFERENCE - IsoEcol 2014 : International Conference on the Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies Website | More Information
This will be the 9th International Conference on the Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies (IsoEcol 9). The conference will be held 3-8 August 2014 at The University Club, on the campus of The University of Western Australia, adjacent to the beautiful Swan River.

Monday 04
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Drishti Workshops : Introduction to Drishti and Voluminous Website | More Information
Research staff and students are invited to a workshop on volume visualisation using the Drishti and Voluminous software. Presentations will be conducted by Ajay Limaye, the main developer of Drishti from the NCI Vizlab at the Australian National University. A general introduction to Drishti and (...)

9:30 - WORKSHOP - Drishti Workshops : Introduction to Drishti and Voluminous Website | More Information
Research staff and students are invited to a workshop on volume visualisation using the Drishti and Voluminous software. Presentations will be conducted by Ajay Limaye, the main developer of Drishti from the NCI Vizlab at the Australian National University. A general introduction to Drishti and (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Living and Working Underwater: The Aquarius Reef Base underwater laboratory and residence Website | More Information
A public lecture by James W. Fourqurean, Director, Marine Education and Research Initiative at Florida International University and 2014 Institute of Advanced Studies Professor-at-Large.

Humans are limited in their ability to study the health of the coastal ocean. While robots, cameras (...)
Tuesday 05
13:00 - SEMINAR - Science Communication: Winning Hearts and Minds : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series Website | More Information
The Seminar: As Chief Scientist of Western Australia I had the privilege of seeing many examples of terrific science, technology and engineering across the length and breadth of our great State. They represent major opportunities and challenges, spanning the resources sector, agriculture, education (...)

17:00 - FREE LECTURE - Gender and Social Choice in Saudi Arabia: Rights versus the Optimal Social Choice : CMSS Presents: A Public Lecture by Dr. Sean Foley Website | More Information
Although the women’s driving movement in Saudi Arabia has gained tremendous visibility in recent years, it has failed to meet its basic objective: winning women the right to drive. While there is no question that the movement has encountered sustained resistance to its agenda, resistance alone does (...)

18:30 - EVENT - Water for Society Website | More Information
The 2014 George Seddon Memorial Lecture by Anas Ghadouani, Professor of Environmental Engineering at The University of Western Australia.

Throughout the history of humanity there has always been a strong link between water and society. The most successful of our past civilisations are (...)
Wednesday 06
16:00 - SEMINAR - Sediment geochemistry in freshwater seas: Lakes Superior and Malawi and comparisons with marine systems : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. More Information
Lakes are often referred to as “the test tubes of oceans”, but how much of the geochemical information is transferable between marine and freshwater systems? Should relationships such as those developed for the mineralization rates of marine organic carbon or marine rates of denitrification be (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The many lives of the Bodleian First Folio of Shakespeare's plays Website | More Information
A public lecture by Pip Willcox, Curator of Digital Special Collections, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford.

A copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio arrived at the Bodleian Library in 1623. Why and when did it leave? What chance brought it back in 1905? What had happened to it in the (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Free Annual Lecture: Productivity and the Workplace Website | More Information
Productivity is an elusive concept. While there is general agreement that productivity is a key factor in growth and competitiveness, there is less agreement on what it is, how it should be measured and whether it can be influenced by public policy. This presentation may not provide conclusive (...)
Thursday 07
12:00 - SEMINAR - "Apoptosis and eIF5A in a novel anti-HIV drug therapy" AND "HIV/AIDS Vaccine Challenges” Website | More Information
Michael B. Mathews is a Professor and Chair of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Rutgers–New Jersey Medical School. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge and was a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Fred Sanger (MRC LMB, Cambridge). He joined UCSF as a research associate of Dr (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Phillip Point Stone Arrangement, Burrup Peninsula More Information
The archaeology of the Burrup Peninsula is best known from its rock art. However, the area is also distinctive in the occurrence of a wide range of site types, many of which are associated as site complexes. Surface artefact scatters on the Burrup, which have received little attention in the past (...)

18:00 - EVENT - Listening to Images, Hearing the Text : New Music that Engages the Visual and the Literary Website | More Information
A public talk and performance by Martin Bresnick, Professor of Composition, Yale School of Music.

The art of music has always had an unusual ability to be united with other arts - poetry, dance, theater and cinema. In our own time, the association of music, words and images has been (...)
Friday 08
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Introduction to LMS: LMS for Tutors Website | More Information
UWA's learning management system provides a variety of tools, features and interactions in an online environment for supporting teaching and learning experiences at UWA. Different roles have different access and capabilities for using the system, and there are two tutor roles - a grading role and a (...)

15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Codes from quadrics in symplectic space More Information
Mark Ioppolo (UWA)

will speak on

Codes from quadrics in symplectic space

at 3pm 8 August in Weatherburn LT

Abstract: Whether combinatorial or group theoretic, symmetry plays an important role in the construction and analysis of error correcting codes in (...)

17:00 - FREE LECTURE - CMSS Lecture Tour: Building Cultural Bridges Through Literature : A lecture tour with Qaisra Shahraz Website | More Information
Qaisra will talk about her work, read from her novels, including her latest work 'Revolt' and ' A Pair of Jeans & other stories'. She will discuss her writing life in Manchester from the age of 14, growing up as a migrant in Britain, with multiple identities, and how and why her country of (...)
Saturday 09
14:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Hazara Exodus -The Unseen Road to Asylum : Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures Series Website | More Information
In this lecture, photographer Barat Ali Batoor will discuss his journey and the persecution of the Hazaras in Afghanistan and Pakistan, including their migration to Australia.

Barat Ali Batoor and his family were driven out of Afghanistan during the civil war when most of his people were (...)
Sunday 10
10:00 - OPEN DAY - 2014 Open Day : Join us for our Open Day and experience all that UWA has to offer Website | More Information
Come and find out about UWA’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses, scholarship opportunities, outstanding career options and explore our community programs and facilities.

This year there will be campus tram tours, hands-on activities, live music and entertainment, as well as plenty (...)

13:00 - OPEN DAY - The UWA Difference : Panel Session at UWA Open Day 2014 Website | More Information
This panel session is being held as a part of UWA Open Day on Sunday 10 August, 2014.

Aimed at a wider audience, including parents, teachers, students and the community, this panel session will provide insight into the benefits of studying at UWA, told through the personal experiences of (...)


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