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Displaying from Thursday, May 18, 2017
 May 2017
Thursday 18
12:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : Should I stay or should I go now? Fire, Water, and Intensive Seed Use in the Australian Arid Zone More Information
Contemporary Martu rarely harvest grass seeds but inadvertently foster patches of grass when they burn to hunt burrowed monitor lizards, demonstrating that grass seeds need only be by-products, rather than intended crops, of firestick farming. Nonetheless, repeatedly setting hunting fires in the (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : Music, Performance and Heritage Spaces Investigating the Artillery Drill Hall in Fremantle More Information
Music and performance are universal human social activities, yet their ephemerality means they are often invisible in the material record. Even venues associated with performance are quickly repurposed for other uses.The heritage of music and performance is specifically tied to cities and towns (...)

17:30 - PUBLIC TALK - The Global Rise of Populism : A public forum and Q&A with academics from the School of Humanities and the School of Social Sciences at the University of Western Australia Website | More Information
Nigel Farage’s Brexit, Donald Trump’s presidency and Pauline Hanson’s comeback to Australian politics have all been labelled examples of populism. What was unthinkable a few years ago has become a reality. The revival of nationalism, xenophobia, economic and political isolationism and the mistrust (...)
Friday 19
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - Free Lunchtime Concert : Intercurrent Ensemble Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday in our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the finest musical talent locally, nationally and within the School.

Darkened Descent by Intercurrent

Ashley Smith (clarinets), Louise Devenish (percussion) and Emily Green-Armytage (piano) with (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Cheryl Praeger (UWA) More Information
Speaker: Cheryl Praeger (University of Western Australia)

Time and place: 16:00 Friday 19/05/2017 in Weatherburn LT

Title: Edge-transitive oriented graphs of valency four: quotients and cycles

Abstract: I will report on our analysis of the structure of this (...)

17:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - [email protected] : Jonathan Fitzgerald: Guitar Masterclass Website | More Information
Now in its third season, [email protected] is the ideal way to kick-start your weekend! Each session offers a unique musical experience to delight all music lovers, from young artist led concerts to informal musical drinks on the famous grassy knoll, behind the scenes workshops to lectures and (...)
Monday 22
11:30 - STAFF EVENT - Assessment: Using Multiple Choice Questions : This workshop will focus on the use of multiple choice questions. The participants will have an opportunity to discuss different types of objective test items and review a sample of test items in the light of universally accepted guidelines. Website | More Information
Multiple-choice questions (MCQs) are frequently used in the written examinations because of positive psychometric characteristics, a long history of research evidence, versatility in testing more cognitive knowledge as well as ease of scoring. At the same time constructing a good MCQ is itself a (...)

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - Main Stage : Sensation Website | More Information
The exceptional ability of young emerging artists and their passion for music will always create an extraordinary experience for concertgoers. In 2017 four outstanding orchestral and choral concerts will feature Western Australia’s finest young musicians.

The exceptional ability of our (...)
Tuesday 23
13:00 - SEMINAR - Big data is a big deal: How electronic data can improve research from a dental perspective : School of Human Sciences (APHB) Seminar Series Website | More Information
The Seminar: Despite many advances and innovations in dentistry, epidemiological data indicates that access and affordability continues to be a major barrier to visiting the dentist. This is despite unprecedented funding from state and local governments over the past decade and an increase in the (...)

13:00 - STAFF EVENT - Multi-Modal Feedback: New Ways to Engage Students and Enhance their Learning Experience : Presentation Website | More Information
Interested in learning about multi-modal feedback? Now is the time!

Research indicates that written, audio and video feedback on assessments results in a positive impact on engagement, performance and overall perception of the unit and its coordinator.

In this session you will (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - Political Science and International Relations Seminar Series 2017 : Apocalypse now? Donald Trump and East Asia. More Information
No one knows what the unexpected election of Donald Trump will mean for the broadly conceived Asia-Pacific region. What we do know, however, is that it is likely to be very different from what has gone before. At the very least it will draw a line under Obama’s ‘Pivot’ to Asia and to specific (...)

14:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - How does environmental education influence sense of place : A study of primary students from two Bedouin settlements as they engage in reclaiming a nearby contaminated waterway. More Information
This study focuses on the residents of two Bedouin settlements (Um Betin and Alsaid), located on the banks of Hebron Stream. Hebron Stream is constantly contaminated with sewage runoff, and mounds of additional waste are dumped along its banks. Reclaiming Hebron Stream will require the cooperation (...)

16:00 - EVENT - Psychology Colloquium: The Role of Neurocognitive Functions in Using the Internet for Health and Household Activities; Prof Steven Woods (U Houston) More Information
Psychology Colloquium

Tuesday 23rd May 4:00-5:00pm in Bayliss MCS G.33, followed by post-talk drinks in the Psychology Courtyard (or, in bad weather, the Psychology Common Room, 2nd floor of main psychology building)

Presenter: Prof Steven P. Woods (U Houston)

Title: (...)
Thursday 25
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : Livelihoods, Fire Regimes, and Novel Ecosystems in Indigenous Australia and Investigating Dingaal Seascapes on the Great Barrier Reef, Far North Queensland More Information
Livelihoods, Fire Regimes, and Novel Ecosystems in Indigenous Australia

We are currently experiencing what Elizabeth Kolbert calls the planet's sixth great extinction. Australia represents the largest contributor to the mammalian component of this catastrophe. This presentation explores (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Fisheries and Global Warming: Impacts on marine ecosystems : Professor Daniel Pauly takes a historical look at fisheries, and comments on the current challenges of global food security Website | More Information
The period following the Second World War saw a massive increase in fishing effort, particularly in the 1960s. However, crashes due to this overfishing began to be reflected in global catch trends in the 1970s, and intensified in the 1980s and 1990s. In response, the industrialised countries of the (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Fisheries and Global Warming: Impacts on marine ecosystems : Public Lecture by Daniel Pauly Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Daniel Pauly, fisheries expert and marine conservationist

In this public lecture, Professor Pauly takes a historical look at fisheries, and comments on the current challenges of global food security.

The period following the Second World War saw a (...)
Friday 26
12:00 - EVENT - Linguistics Seminar Semester one 2017 : Expressing compassion with intonation in languages of central Arnhem Land More Information
Join Maďa Ponsonnet, from the University of Sydney, as she explores compassion in Indigenous languages. A number of Indigenous languages in the Top End display a highly conventionalised intonation contour that is used in emotionally tinted contexts relating in particular to compassion.

13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - Free Lunchtime Concert : UWA Guitar Studio Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday in our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the finest musical talent locally, nationally and within the School.

Under the direction of Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald, the UWA Guitar Studio perform a selection of works for solo, duo and ensemble in this (...)

15:00 - SEMINAR - ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES, SEMESTER 1, 2017 : Rethinking Altered States of Consciousness in a Transforming World: Could Psychedelics be Vehicles for Change? More Information
Rethinking Altered States of Consciousness in a Transforming World: Could Psychedelics be Vehicles for Change? by Alicia Wheatley

The recent renaissance into the study of psychedelic substances raises interesting and conceptually important issues for anthropologists and other academics (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Phill Schultz (UWA) More Information
Speaker: Phill Schultz (University of Western Australia)

Title: Canonical Decompositions of Abelian Groups

Time and place: 16:00 Friday 26/05/2017 in Weatherburn LT

Abstract: A canonical decomposition theorem for a category of algebraic structures states that (...)


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