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Academic Events
 June 2018
Monday 25
9:00 - SYMPOSIUM - CCTRM Symposium : Hottest topics in cell therapy and regenerative medicine More Information
The Centre for Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine is holding a mid-Winter Symposium around the visit by a delegation of stem cell scientists from Helmholtz Centre Munich.

The Helmholtz presentations will be headlined by Micha Drukker, leader of the Pluripotent Stem Cell Differentiation Laboratory, who will give the Perkins/CCTRM lunchtime seminar. He will address the challenges and recent breakthroughs on producing clinical grade pluripotent cells.

Lunch will be followed by an early career researchers session, with ECR from Helmholtz mixed with those from UWA to present on the hottest topics in cell therapy and regenerative medicine.

Talks for the remainder of the Symposium sessions will come from the full spectrum of CCTRM participants presenting highlights from their latest research.

13:00 - WORKSHOP - Research Data Storage and Sharing Website | More Information
Do you want to ensure that your research data is secure, accessible and reusable into the future? Find out how you can apply research data management best practice in all phases of the research lifecycle to ensure this happens. UWA offers a suite of services which aim to help researchers meet funder and publisher requirements in terms of data storage and access.

Bring your questions, the presenters will be available for 15 minutes after the workshop for individual consultations.
Tuesday 26
9:00 - COURSE - Introductory statistics - June 2018 Website | More Information
The aim of this course is to introduce you to basic statistics. It will cover descriptive statistics (means and standard deviations); data exploration; basic categorical data analysis; simple linear regression and basic analysis of variance (ANOVA). The statistical package SPSS will be used to illustrate the ideas demonstrated. The course will be held in a computer laboratory allowing participants to immediately apply the material covered through a series of practical examples.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Babylon, the Bible and the Australian Aborigines: missionary networks and theories of racial origin in the nineteenth century Website | More Information
A public lecture by Hilary Carey, Professor of Imperial & Religious History, University of Bristol; Conjoint Professor of History, University of Newcastle, NSW and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

[God] hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation (Acts 17:26. KJV).

Until challenged by Darwinian evolution, Christians believed on excellent biblical authority that ‘all nations of men’ were God’s creation and there could be no fundamental division between them. From this it followed that all the extraordinary cultural diversity exhibited by the peoples of the world disguised an essential unity: they were ‘one blood’. This talk will examine the work of the Scottish schoolteacher Dr John Fraser (1834-1904) who sought to prove that the languages of the Australian Aborigines demonstrated that they were descended from the Dravidian peoples of southern India and were, ultimately, Babylonian in origin. Fraser’s views were published as part of his 1892 edition of the works of the missionary Lancelot Threlkeld (1877-1859) which was prepared as part of the New South Wales contribution to the World’s Columbian exhibition in Chicago in 1893. Fraser was both an able linguist and a skilled editor but those who have encountered the important work of Lancelot Threlkeld and his collaborator Biraban through his edition have found his biblical arguments distracting, if not bizarre.

This lecture will consider John Fraser as a representative of a Calvinist rear guard who sought to use the science of linguistics to defend the literal and scientific value of biblical narratives. Far from being a marginal figure, Fraser was at the centre of an extensive network of missionary linguists seeking to harmonise knowledge of Pacific and Aboriginal languages with scriptural deep history.
Thursday 28
17:00 - OPEN DAY - Telethon Kids Institute (Centre for Child Health Research) - Prospective Student Evening : An information evening for students interested in completing HDR or Honours courses at the Telethon Kids Institute Website | More Information
Telethon Kids Institute (UWA's Centre for Child Health Research) invites all prospective Honours, M.D., and higher degree by research students to join us for the evening to learn more about becoming a student with us!

Our supervisors will be speaking to students about their student projects and research areas. You will get to learn more about what we do, our current research projects, and our facilities. You will also get a chance to meet current students and learn more about our student programs, scholarships and support services.

When: Thursday 28th June, 5:00 – 6:30pm

Where: Telethon Kids Institute; 100 Roberts Rd, Subiaco WA 6008

RSVP: ProspectiveStudentEvening2018.splashthat.com

 July 2018
Monday 02
9:30 - STAFF EVENT - Unit Design Workshop-2 July 2018 More Information
Facilitated by an experienced Learning Designer, this one-day workshop is a great practical opportunity for new and current teaching staff at UWA to experience the unit design process.

You and your colleagues will participate in a number of sequential collaborative tasks which will allow you to explore ideas for student-centred learning as well as map out and plan the face-to-face and online elements for your unit.
Tuesday 03
9:00 - COURSE - R Basics Website | More Information
R is a free and extremely powerful language and software environment for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphics. This course is designed for those who have no experience with R, but have a basic understanding of statistics.
Wednesday 04
15:41 - EVENT - RAID seminar & networking event : Meet like-minded researchers and hear from four leading experts in the field of international agricultural research. More Information
Friday 06
18:30 - FREE LECTURE - UWA Music presents: Distinguished Artist Lecture Series with Milijana Nikolic More Information
UWA and West Australian Opera (WAO) present a series of lecture recitals, talks and masterclasses with internationally recognised directors and artists from WAO’s 2018 season, which will delight audiences with a unique insight into the world of opera.

In our second lecture of 2018, join Serbian-born mezzo-soprano Milijana Nikolic as she discusses preparing for the title role of Carmen in WAO's upcoming production.

Entry is free | please RSVP to [email protected]

Refreshments served from 630pm | event start 7pm
Wednesday 11
9:00 - EVENT - AUSTA Cello Big Day Out Website | More Information
The AUSTA Big Cello Day Out will be held at the UWA Conservatorium of Music.

Activities will include: opportunities for junior, intermediate and advanced students to play and receive feedback from expert teachers, cello ensemble workshops, and the chance for teachers of junior, secondary and tertiary students to observe and participate in discussion forums with guest teachers.

Visiting cellists include Thomas Gregory (UK), David Pereira (ANU) and Alvin Wong (Melbourne), Louise Butler (ACT) among others, will provide expert insights and feedback to participants.

The day will conclude with a master class by WASO soloist and international cellist, Pablo Ferrández.

Registration can be made for individual sessions, combined sessions or the whole day. Special discounts are available for AUSTA National Conference delegates, AUSTA members and students. Attendance at all sessions is free for Australian tertiary music students with current university ID. A catered lunch may be ordered online along with your registration.

Tickets available here: www.trybooking.com/383059
Thursday 12
9:30 - STAFF EVENT - Unit Design Workshop-12 July 2018 More Information
Facilitated by an experienced Learning Designer, this one-day workshop is a great practical opportunity for new and current teaching staff at UWA to experience the unit design process.

You and your colleagues will participate in a number of sequential collaborative tasks which will allow you to explore ideas for student-centred learning as well as map out and plan the face-to-face and online elements for your unit.

12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar : Structural and biochemical studies of the karrikin signalling pathway" More Information
Cancelled.

16:30 - BOOK LAUNCH - Invitation to The Natural World of the Kimberley book launch : The Natural World of the Kimberley provides an unprecedented view of the Kimberley flora, fauna and landscapes, and the conservation efforts underway to preserve them. Website | More Information
The Western Australian Marine Science Institution is proud to support the launch of the Kimberley Society’s latest publication, The Natural World of the Kimberley.

The publication is the culmination of research results presented at the 2017 Kimberley Symposium including chapters on the WAMSI Kimberley Marine Research Program as well as land-based research conducted across Western Australia’s universities and state government authorities.
Friday 13
11:00 - UWA Research Event - Research Impact Series : Discover how our world-leading researchers are tackling global, national and regional issues to make the world a better place. Website | More Information
Research Impact Series Events:

Cosmos: Journey Through the Universe Thursday. 9 August, 18 October and 8 November 2018

Germaine Greer On Rape: Monday 3 September 2018

Raising the Bar Perth: 10 bars, 10 topics, 1 night only. Tuesday 11 September 2018

Achieving your Research Outcomes: Wednesday 17 - Thursday 18 October 2018

12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Programming developmental disease risk More Information
Tuesday 17
9:00 - COURSE - Data Visualisation Short Course More Information
Workshop attendees will learn about simple statistical graphics and understand which charts are useful for which types of data. Participants will be guided through plots of a single variable though to several variables and learn how best to compare different types of data.

More information at: https://www.cas.maths.uwa.edu.au/courses/data-visualisation

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Nameless Artist in the Theatre of Memory: the challenges of writing on the artworking of Charlotte Salomon (1917-1943) Website | More Information
A public lecture by Griselda Pollock, Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art and Director of the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History (CentreCATH), University of Leeds.

It took Griselda Pollock sixteen years to complete the monograph on an artist whose single monumental art work - Life? or Theatre? - comprising 784 paintings and 320 transparent overlays, using image, text and music was created in one year in 1941-42, before being placed in hiding in 1943. First exhibited in 1961, this work is still finding its place in the histories of modern art. Where can we situate a single work by an artist exiled from her own country and living under the threat of effacement from life itself? Why did she undertake this project? How has it been interpreted in ways that further exile it from being considered art historically? What resources are needed to makes its project and its work legible to us now?

Professor Pollock first encountered this work in 1994. Some elements of it were exhibited in Perth in 1997 as part of the benchmark feminist exhibition Inside the Visible curated by Catherine de Zegher. Why has writing this book taken so long? What challenges had to be met theoretically and art historically before she could resolve, in however preliminary a fashion, the issues posed by a single work created in one year in the darkest of European fascism by an artist who was murdered by her own government at the age of twenty-six and who created an unprecedented artwork as grand in scope and as deep in psychological penentration as a Thomas Mann novel, as edgy and sardonic as a Brechtian operatta, and as affecting and sonorous as an opera by Gluck?

This lecture will explore the challenges posed to art hstory by the artworking of Charlotte Salomon and reflect on the ethics of writing on this work and on journey to its completion.
Wednesday 18
18:00 - WORKSHOP - WINTERarts: 'Uke' Can Do It Website | More Information
A fun introductory session to the ukulele.

We’ll cover all the basics from the correct way to hold your ‘uke’, to tuning, basic chords and strumming patterns, learning several songs along the way. This fun introductory session will have you rocking out to Vance Joy, Green Day and The Beatles on your ukulele in no time.

Participants can enjoy a glass of wine, and cheese and biscuits will be provided, so why not grab a group of friends and make a night of it!

Suitable for ages 18+

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UWA WINTERarts 2018 2 - 31 July Escape the winter gloom and experience the best in art, literature, music and ideas during the 2018 UWA WINTERarts season. There are exhibitions, concerts, literary events, skills workshops, tours and a dedicated children’s program for the school holidays.

Find an event for you at culturalprecinct.uwa.edu.au/winterarts
Thursday 19
8:30 - CONFERENCE - Social Impact Summit : A 2-day event for aspiring and emerging leaders of social innovation. The main event of the Social Impact Festival. Website | More Information
Bringing together aspiring and experienced leaders of social change and innovation, this 2-day Summit is designed to inspire and empower. It moves far beyond just talking - it is a carefully designed journey for learning and co-creating our future together.

We believe facilitating connection, building capacity, and empowering others to make meaningful contributions are all key ingredients for solving today’s greatest challenges and creating a future where wellbeing is experienced across all of society. This is what the Summit is all about.

We explore solutions to the deep causes of complex problems, rather than just the symptoms. The latest knowledge generated from research, practice, and lived experience will be surfaced on the first day, before moving into practical case studies and a mass workshop for prototyping our future on the second day.

What is the aim? To achieve societal wellbeing by designing equitable futures, sustainable futures, and healthy futures for all.

See program at https://drive.google.com/open?id=17rUhT0dg1zu4l9CGA5zOTPKb8VlmOWAX

The Social Impact Summit and Social Impact Festival are presented by Centre for Social Impact UWA. Visit https://socialimpactfestival.org/ for more

16:00 - EVENT - Seminar - Lake Kinneret: trying to sustain a lake in extreme conditions : Gideon Gal, 19 July, 4pm More Information
Lake Kinneret, the only natural freshwater lake in Israel, is of prime importance to the country. Since the mid 1960’s it has provided a significant portion of the country’s drinking water, and acts as a major recreation, cultural and religious site and has a vibrant fisheries. Due to its importance, an extensive monitoring program was initiated in 1969. It is clear from the monitoring program that an extremely stable and predictable ecosystem existed in the lake until 1994. However, that is no longer the case with the lake now suffering from varying, and unpredictable, magnitudes of cyanobacteria blooms. In addition, the lake’s region is undergoing a sequence of over 5 years of low rainfall which has resulted in extreme conditions. As a consequence, radical steps are planned. I will provide an overview of the lake ecosystem, the issues with which we are dealing, some of the tools we are using to provide advice to decision makers, and plans for assisting in lake recovery.

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