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Academic Events
 March 2014
Saturday 08
8:00 - EVENT - UWA CPD Health Cardiovascular Seminar : The seminar will investigate current developments in cardiovascular disease management in WA. Website | More Information
Presentations from internationally renowned speakers will explore a range of interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of patients with cardiovascular disease.
Monday 10
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Teaching Large Classes: Active Learning in Lectures Website | More Information
The workshop will introduce you to the theory behind Active Learning, model a range of Active Learning strategies, and give you some practical tips and techniques to help you develop appropriate Active Learning activities for your lectures. The workshop focus is on face-to-face teaching and will touch on the use of technologies as Active Learning tools. For staff seeking eLearning active learning strategies, please see CATL website for the full list of eLearning workshops.

12:30 - WORKSHOP - Assessment: Developing Rubrics Website | More Information
This workshop will provide an overview of what a rubric is and the steps involved in development. The practical hands-on workshop will allow staff to consider their current/future assessment tasks and effective ways of assessing these using rubrics.
Tuesday 11
13:00 - SEMINAR - The role of natural immunity, drugs and vaccines against Hepatitis C : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Speaker: Associate Professor Silvana Gaudieri completed her PhD in the area of immunogenetics at UWA and then undertook post-doctoral training at the National Institute of Genetics in Japan and Cambridge University in the UK before returning back to Perth in 2003. Her research focus has been on understanding host-viral interactions in Hepatitis C and HIV and how this relationship affects infection outcome and disease progression.

The Seminar: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a global health problem with an estimated 170 million people thought to be infected worldwide. The development of new small molecules that target specific HCV proteins has revolutionised the efficacy of HCV treatment. However, these drugs are unlikely to prevent re-infection, a common occurrence in high-risk HCV exposure populations, and are financially not viable in resource-poor countries. Hence, there is a continuing need for a protective HCV vaccine. The ability to develop a protective vaccine against HCV is bolstered by the existence of natural immunity in the population that is reliant upon an effective anti-HCV immune response. The research group has been studying the signature of an effective anti-HCV response in order to inform vaccine design and this talk will present a summary of our findings.

14:00 - EVENT - International Women's Day **NEW TIME More Information
International Women's Day 2014 will be celebrated on Tuesday 11 March.

The Vice-Chancellor, Winthrop Professor Paul Johnson will be the Guest Speaker. Professor Johnson will be speaking about the case for gender equity in higher education.

The event will take place at the University Club Banquet Hall from 2-3pm, and will be hosted by Ms Gaye McMath, Chief Operating Officer.

Afternoon tea will be provided.

Please RSVP to [email protected] by Monday 4 March to indicate your attendance and dietary requirements.

16:30 - FREE LECTURE - School of Music Presents: Research Seminar Series - Patricia Alessi Website | More Information
Patricia Alessi

Dost thou know thy tongue’s true tune?: Discovering the early opera ‘mezzo-soprano’ voice for today’s interpreters

The Arab world has changed dramatically in the past three years. As the Egyptian revolution celebrates its third anniversary, the Egyptian military under Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is resurrecting dictatorship under the veneer of constitutional legitimacy and on the pretense of fighting terrorism. Many of the leaders of the Tahrir Square uprising of January 2011, including some of Egypt's most prominent intellectuals, have been arrested, jailed or muzzled. Al-Sisi is set to run for president and is expected to win handily. He was recently promoted to Field Marshal, the highest rank in the Egyptian military, despite his lack of military combat. Syria is still ablaze. The horrific scenes of starving Syrians in Homs, Aleppo, and other cities and towns reflect Bashar al-Assad's determination to destroy his country in order to stay in power. The Syrian civil war is priding to neighboring countries and is threatening regional stability and security. The Geneva II talks are stalling. The lecture will examine these developments and assess the future of these two countries as well as other countries, especially in the Gulf, that are struggling with their protest movements and calls for reform.

18:45 - EVENT - 2014 Bayliss Youth Lecture : Join Dr Alan Payne for the 2014 Bayliss Youth Lecture as he answers these questions and illustrates the huge potential of organic chemistry to change people’s lives. Website | More Information
Announcing the 2014 Bayliss Youth Lecture presented by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Western Australian Branch. This is a free public lecture. Please come along and advertise this lecture to all students, friends and family.

Making Molecules: Big ideas from small molecules Dr Alan Payne, Curtin University

• What does a gold coin have to do with a tropical parasitic disease?

• How can a native WA plant be converted to the next generation of anti-cholesterol drugs?

• How does building a ‘crazy’ molecule in the lab lead to better fruit in the supermarket?

Join Dr Alan Payne for the 2014 Bayliss Youth Lecture as he answers these questions and illustrates the huge potential of organic chemistry to change people’s lives.

To book, visit https://baylissyouthlecture2014.eventbrite.com.au/
Wednesday 12
16:00 - SEMINAR - WA 2.0 - A plan to reboot Western Australia : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. Website | More Information
WA 2.0 is a comprehensive set of initiatives that show how Greens policies can be implemented here in Western Australia now.

What could our state look like if we created a more resilient, connected and prosperous community that cares for our environment and for people?

Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam will deliver a presentation on how we can upgrade our state to meet the challenges and opportunities of our time.

For a preview visit https://scott-ludlam.greensmps.org.au/WA2.0


Scott Ludlam was born in Palmerston North, New Zealand and subsequently moved to Western Australia. He was previously a film-maker, artist and graphic designer. He studied Design at Curtin University and then Policy Studies at Murdoch University.

Scott is an Australian Greens Senator for Western Australia. Elected in November 2007, he is one of ten Australian Greens in the current Parliament and is the spokesperson for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Housing, Nuclear Issues and Infrastructure and Sustainable Cities.

PS* This seminar is free and open to the public & no RSVP required.

****All Welcome****

17:15 - FREE LECTURE - Start-Up Exchange: Idea to Venture : Learn from and listen to speakers and companies, who did it! Website | More Information
In conjunction with four WA universities, The Innovation Centre WA is hosting a series of Start-Up Exchange workshops throughout 2014. The first of these workshops “Idea to Venture” is jointly hosted by UWA’s Office of Industry and Innovation.

You will hear from Prof Tim St Pierre on his journey from developing the FerriScan technology at UWA to the formation of ASX listed Resonance Health. Resonance Health’s lead product is FerriScan, a world leading non-invasive tool for measuring liver iron concentration; the first such test to have achieved international regulatory approvals.

You will also hear from Prof Tim Mazzarol who specialises in entrepreneurship, innovation, small business management, marketing and strategy on the topic of starting new ventures.

Ideal for the undergraduate and postgraduate community thinking of starting their own business and for those who want to be more innovative in their chosen careers.

Following the presentations you are invited to stay for drinks and canapés and network with other attendees.

To register for this event or to find out about other workshops, visit the Innovation Centre WA website: www.innovation.wa.gov.au.
Thursday 13
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Re-Visioning Field Stations, Marine Laboratories, and Research Centers to Address Global Environmental Change Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Peggy Fiedler, Director of the Natural Reserve System at the University of California.

In this lecture Professor Fiedler will provide context for understanding the role of field stations, marine laboratories and other protected areas by discussing specific examples of the UCNRS’s research programmes in advancing our general knowledge about the natural world, its general education programs with pre-college students, and its conservation partnerships with a large variety of NGOs, government agencies, and private individuals. Potential new partnerships within the five Mediterranean-ecosystem climate regions worldwide, including the Western Australia, will also be explored.

Peggy Fiedler is a plant conservation biologist, best known for her work on defining the nature of rarity in vascular plants. In the last decade, she has served as a senior research associate at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and is currently working in a similar capacity with CENRM at The University of Western Australia Albany campus.

Professor Fiedler is a 2014 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Short Stay Visiting Fellow.

Cost: free, but RSVP required via https://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/fiedler
Friday 14
15:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, The brilliant career of Frédéric Vanhove More Information
John Bamberg (UWA)

will speak on

The brilliant career of Frédéric Vanhove

at 3pm Friday March the 14th in Weatherburn Lecture Theatre.
Monday 17
13:00 - SYMPOSIUM - SYMPOSIUM - Shadow Land: Memory and Colonialism Website | More Information
Since 1995, artist Anne Ferran has been examining and rediscovering Australia’s colonial history, through museum collections, photographic archives and archaeological sites.

Her investigation into Australia’s colonial past, especially its lost histories of incarceration, offers a rich opportunity for archaeologists and historians concerned with recent and contemporary pasts to consider how the materiality of places, landscapes, remains, and objects, both reflect and shape practices that produce identity and memory.

As part of the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery's campus partnership with the University of Western Australia's faculties, academic staff from the disciplines of History and Archaeology will share their research in this special symposium at the Gallery.

The symposium is free to attend, however, REGISTRATION is essential. For more information on the program, speakers attending and to register, please visit: https://shadowland-symposium.eventbrite.com/?aff=uwacal

16:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Perth USAsia Centre presents a public lecture from New York Times Editorial Board Member Carol Giacomo Website | More Information
Visting New York Times editorial board member Carol Giacomo will be at UWA and talking with students on covering the world from home and abroad; looking at the challenges facing journalists covering foreign policy issues. An established commentator on US foreign policy, Ms Giacomo also discusses President Obama’s Asia rebalance and how it affects US relations with major countries in the region.
Tuesday 18
9:00 - WORKSHOP - The #altac Track: Strategies to imagine and build alternative academic careers Website | More Information
#Altac careers have been described as off the tenure track, but within the academic orbit. These positions are serviced by “hybrid humanities scholars” who work in a diverse range of institutions including universities, cultural heritage bodies, libraries, museums, academic publishing, and the public sector. Roles often include a combination of administration, project management, teaching and research work.

This free, 3-hour workshop will explore strategies and tools to help PhD candidates and early career researchers imagine and build alternative academic careers. It will include a panel session with several practicing “alt-academics”, hands-on activities and plenty of lively discussion and debate.

9:00 - WORKSHOP - A Taste of HuNI: Using the HuNI Virtual Laboratory Website | More Information
This FREE workshop is designed to introduce humanities researchers to the HuNI Virtual Laboratory.

Researchers will be given an introduction to the contents and capabilities of the HuNI VL, and its relationship to the various contributing datasets. They will learn how to create their own account in HuNI and use it to build and share collections of data relevant to their research. They will also learn how to annotate entities in HuNI to show relationships between them, and how to export information from HuNI.

After completing the workshop, attendees will be able to start using the HuNI Virtual Laboratory as an integral part of their research. The workshop is not intended to be an in-depth look at the technical architecture and functionality of the Virtual Laboratory, and is not designed for technical experts.

Two sessions are being held from 9am - 12pm, and 1400-1700 (the afternoon workshop is a repeat of the morning workshop). You must register to attend this free workshop.

9:00 - EVENT - FREE event: Federated Archaeological information Management Systems Website | More Information
Federated Archaeological information Management Systems (FAIMS) is a National eResearch Collaborative Tools and Resources (Australia) funded project to produce a comprehensive information system for archaeology and related fieldwork disciplines. Through community engagement it has developed flexible, robust and extensible tools for acquiring, refining, and archiving archaeological and related data. It allows data from field and laboratory work to be born digital using mobile devices, processed in web applications (local or online), and published online through a data repository. Means for facilitating the production of semantically, as well as syntactically, interoperable datasets have been built into the application at multiple points in the data lifecyle. Since the needs of archaeological fieldwork and research vary – and because many earlier efforts to construct archaeological data resources failed from being overly prescriptive – the project has developed the core of a federated, open-source system, encouraging the growth of an extensible range of options at each stage of data management.

This workshop follows early demonstrations of the system at the Computer Applications in Archaeology conference (Perth, March 2013) but now presents these tools (especially the mobile platform) in a much more mature state.

You must register to attend this FREE workshop.

14:00 - EVENT - Masterclass: Computational philosophy and the moral implications of automated decision making Website | More Information
This FREE Masterclass is an opportunity for postgraduate students and early career researchers to meet and discuss specific research topics with a distinguished scholar. Participants will be invited to participate within the framework of the topic as part of a discussion.

The host, Anthony Beavers works in the developing area of computational philosophy, an approach to the discipline that involves using computers to make philosophical discoveries that are not readily available with traditional argumentative methods and that also tests philosophical theories for computational tractability. Tony is also a keynote speaker at DHA 2014.

You must register to attend.

14:00 - CONFERENCE - Digital Humanities Australasia 2014 Conference Website | More Information
The biennial conference of the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH). aaDH was formed to strengthen the digital humanities research community and is a member of the international Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO).

Join us from 18th – 21st March 2014, on the beautiful UWA Campus.

This year’s conference themes are as follows:


All delegates are required to register in advance. Registration closes on 9th March 2014, at 12:00 midnight WST.

Workshops and a Masterclass with Dr Anthony Beavers will be held on the 17th and 18th of March. The Master class on Computational philosophy and the moral implications of automated decision making, held on the 18th of March from 14:00 – 17:00, is at [email protected], Building 13, ECU Mt Lawley Campus.

16:30 - FREE LECTURE - School of Music Presents: Research Seminar Series - Jon Prince Website | More Information
Jon Prince

How melodic contour, rhythm, tonality, and metre affect musical similarity and expectancy

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