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Academic Events
 May 2019
Friday 17
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Semiar Series : Understanding academic cheating in senior secondary schools in Indonesia and its possible relation to the country’s corruption problem. More Information
The lively public discourse on academic cheating in Indonesia is focused on the National Examination, which is a standardized test organised for Year-9 and Year-12 students. However, since the focus is too narrow, other behaviours that may actually have developed into a pervasive cheating problem have been overlooked. In 2015 the Indonesian government introduced a new twist to the problem by stating that cheating in the National Exam could be one of the causes of the country’s corruption problem. This thesis looks at patterns of actions and beliefs regarding academic cheating shared by students, teachers, and parents in two senior secondary schools in Indonesia. The findings of this study show that cheating in schools in Indonesia is indeed beyond the scope of the National Exam. The pervasiveness of the problem can be partly explained by looking at the dynamics of the social relationships of the students. As for government’s claim on the cause-and-effect relationship between academic cheating and corruption, opportunism and individual collectivism identified in both schools could become the enabling elements.

11:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series More Information
Cryo Electron Microscopy Application in Life-Science and Material-Science: prerequisites, instrumentation and methods.

13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | UWA Guitar Studio More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

This week, the UWA Guitar Studio will present a free concert of solo and chamber repertoire, featuring some very special works including Bill Kannengieser’s rarely performed “Gongan” for prepared guitar quartet, and Leo Brouwer’s epic Concerto Elegiaco.

From the lute works of Bach to the hypnotic minimalist compositions of Steve Reich, there’s something for everyone on this exciting program.

Free entry, no bookings required.

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology/Sociology Seminar Series : This week’s seminar consists of an Honours’ completion presentation and an early stage PhD presentation More Information
Transnational Students, Gentrification and Urban Subjectivities: An ethnography of transnational Chinese student residents in Perth, Western Australia.

This paper explores urbanisation processes of gentrification as they intersect with Australia’s international education industry. These concurrent conditions have led to an increase in what I argue to be transnational studentification in Australia’s urban centres. Little research, however has been undertaken to understand the impacts of these patterns of urban transformation on the students themselves. This project examines a case study of transnational middle-class Chinese students living in the City of Perth precinct. Adopting de Certeau’s theory of tactics and Bourdieu’s notion of habitus as analytical frameworks, and employing a walking interview methodology, this project interprets the students’ experiences and perceptions of space and place. I aim to understand and interpret new regimes of subjectivity that emerge through these patterns of socio-spatial transformation in Australia. I outline positions of translocality, temporality, and contested space which govern these students’ interpretation and construction of the city, and of their modes of subjectivity. Ruth is an Honours’ student in Anthropology and Sociology.

Australian Rules football and Aboriginal well-being in Perth, Western Australia.

Sport, and more specifically in this case, Australia’s ‘native’ game of Australian Rules football, has provided important points of reference around which racial and cultural relations in Australia take place. Australian Rules football brings to the fore, and allows us to investigate, the already established boundaries of moral and political communities, whilst allowing for the physical and social expression of those values and a means of reflecting on them. This seminar aims to shine light on the significance of Australian Rules football in the lives of Aboriginal footballers. The seminar will address some of the inequalities experienced by Aboriginal footballers, and explore the potential for the game to contribute to Aboriginal health and well-being. Furthermore, it is hoped that this research will create a greater understanding of Aboriginal identity, well-being and life ways in the unique social context of Australian Rules football. Leighton is a PhD student in Anthropology and Sociology.

16:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Cheryl Praeger, 4pm May 17 in Weatherburn LT More Information
Speaker: Cheryl E Praeger (University of Western Australia)

Title: Limited geodesic transitivity for finite regular graphs

Time and place: 4pm Friday 17 May 2019, Weatherburn LT

Abstract: Joint work with Wei Jin.

For vertex transitive graphs, transitivity on t-arcs, t-geodesics, or distance t vertex pairs, for t leq s, all give symmetry measures of the graph in balls of radius s about a vertex. If the graph has girth g, and s leq g/2, then the sets of t-arcs and t-geodesics are the same for each t leq s, and so the conditions of s-arc transitivity and s-geodesic transitivity are equivalent. The next cases where s= (g+1)/2 and s=(g+2)/2 are interesting. There are s-geodesic transitive examples that are not s-arc transitive. Those which have s=2 and g=3 are collinearity graphs of point-line incidence geometries. However there is no nice general description for the cases where s= 3 and g is 4 or 5. Our approach has required us to classify, as a bye product, all 2-arc transitive strongly regular graphs, and to examine their normal covers. We have lots to describe, as well as open problems to pose.
Sunday 19
10:00 - WORKSHOP - UWA Music presents: Junior Con | Day of Electronic Music More Information
Chair of Electronic Music and Sound Design, Chris Tonkin leads a day of workshops and production masterclasses in electronic music for students in Years 10–12. Participants will be fully engaged with beatmaking, song-writing and mixing using Ableton Live and the Ableton Push 2.

Fee - $25

14:00 - WORKSHOP - UWA Music presents: Musica Viva Masterclass | ZOFO More Information
Musica Viva and the UWA Conservatorium of Music offer you the opportunity to attend a Masterclass with piano duo ZOFO (Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi).

You are invited to observe the duo working with talented UWA music students, learning techniques to perfect their craft in an ‘open lesson’ format.

ZOFO:

Playing one piano with four hands – but a unified artistic mind – is about the most intimate form of chamber music there is. Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi are ZOFO; a ‘20-Finger Orchestra’ who for a decade now, have electrified audiences with their dazzling artistry and outside-the-box thematic programming for piano-four-hands.

Tickets - $5 Students, $20 Standard

Contact details: [email protected]

Don't miss ZOFO performing at the Perth Concert Hall on 21 May. Further details at https://musicaviva.com.au/zofo/.

The Musica Viva Masterclass program is supported in Western Australia by Wesfarmers Arts.
Tuesday 21
14:00 - SEMINAR - Copyright and your Thesis : Understand the lifecycle of copyright in a thesis Website | More Information
This session will provide an overview of the lifecycle of copyright in a thesis to ensure you understand your copyright obligations and can confidently use copyright material in your thesis.

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Enrich | World Percussion Fiesta More Information
The vision of the UWA Conservatorium of Music is to enrich all lives with music. Through UWA’s broadening units, all undergraduate students have the opportunity to engage in practical music-making as part of their degree.

Enrich! brings together these students in vibrant and dynamic ensemble performances.

Come and hear the wealth of musical talent on campus.

In the World Percussion Carnival, renowned Perth percussionists Paul Tanner and Steve Richter will lead over 100 students in a lively performance of traditional Zimbabwean, Zulu and West African music, alongside new sounds of AfroJunk and traditional Samba Batucada.

Tickets: $5 (available at the door)
Wednesday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Great Impressions – Rembrandt and the History of Printmaking More Information
A public lecture by Dr Susanne Meurer, School of Design (History of Art), UWA.

Rembrandt features amongst a select group of artists whose work proved influential across various media. He was never “just” a great painter, but also a prolific and innovative printmaker. Over four decades, he produced almost 300 etchings, many of which pushed the technical and expressive boundaries of printmaking. Above all, this lecture will argue, Rembrandt lent a new level of intimacy to the medium. By treating the printing plate like a sketch book, Rembrandt granted unparalleled insights into his working processes. The resulting prints defied their status as multiples and left a lasting impression not only on collectors, but also on generations of artists.

Rembrandt – 350th Anniversary Lecture Series

Rembrandt’s death took place 350 years ago this year, in 1669. Museums across the globe, from Amsterdam to the Arabian Gulf, are staging exhibitions to commemorate his artistic legacy, and a life that was far from a masterpiece. Sometimes dismissed contemptuously in his own time, the supreme genius of Rembrandt is now universally acknowledged. The Institute of Advanced Studies at The University of Western Australia is pleased to present a series of lectures offering insights into the artist’s life, his work and its reception.

18:30 - FREE LECTURE - UWA Music presents: The 2019 Callaway Lecture : Presented by Paul Rissmann (UK) Website | More Information
In collaboration with WASO, we are delighted to welcome passionate music educationalist Paul Rissmann to present the 2019 Callaway Lecture, one of the most prestigious events in the calendar of the Conservatorium of Music.

‘The Jamie Oliver of animateurs’ Neue Muzikzeitung

‘Rissmann is without parallel. He has a line of communication that exactly matches, then advances the listening skills of his audience’ The Herald

Challenging Classical Conventions: exploring new opportunities to engage with the orchestra in the 21st century

The orchestra is changing. For centuries, its role and reach were more or less static. Today, thanks to the development of creative and inclusive educational programmes, the orchestra and its musicians are more assessable and more relevant to society than ever before. This talk will explore how composer and educationalist Paul Rissmann’s work has helped expand the range of activities the modern symphony orchestra has to offer, both on and off the concert platform.

Free entry - bookings essential RSVP to [email protected]

Lecture: 7pm

Refreshments served from 6.30pm
Thursday 23
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Vessel of Globalization: The Many Worlds of the Edwin Fox, 1853-1905 More Information
The merchant vessel Edwin Fox was exceptional for being unexceptional. It was old fashioned even before its keel was laid down in Thomas Reeves’s shipyards near Calcutta in 1853. It was neither large nor fast, and had none of the prestige of the great tea and opium clippers that captured the public imagination in the mid-nineteenth century. The Edwin Fox was a small, ugly slowpoke in the heyday of the age of sail and a lonesome survivor in the age of steam, and from a mariner’s perspective it sat at the bottom of the hierarchy of opportunities. Yet the life and career of this undistinguished ship coincide with a pivotal era in globalization: the years between 1860 and 1890 that Jurgen Osterhammel calls the “inner focal point” of the 19th century. And the Edwin Fox participated in many of the developments that made these years so crucial: the rapid expansion and intensification of trade around the globe; the spread of industrialization to many regions; the great thrust of Western imperialism; the unprecedentedly large migrations of people, both free and forced; the large-scale and systematic dispossession of indigenous peoples and their replacement with settler populations; the integration of settler colonies into imperial markets; and environmental change on a massive scale. Beginning with the November 20, 1858 arrival of the vessel at Fremantle, Western Australia carrying 82 passengers and 280 convicts, this talk will combine archival research and Arc GIS mapping to reconstruct the many worlds of the Edwin Fox. Emphasizing stories of integration, interactions, and entanglements, this paper describes the ways in which the unique perspective of this single ship can provide to a more intimate understanding of the human agencies and the human costs involved in the most important period of globalization to occur prior to the one we have been experiencing since the 1990s.


17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Music presents: Museum of Sound Series : Seeing is Deceiving: The Non-visual Aspects of Rock Art More Information
Do you remember the sound of dial-up internet? What about the whistle of an old kettle or a wine cork popping? Sounds, noise and music are fundamental to our lives.

Join us to explore our sonic past and present and learn how our lives are shaped by sound and listening. Presented in collaboration with the City of Perth Library.

Sound in the form of language and music make us human. But what is the archaeological evidence for sound? In this talk we will take a global look at sound, music, language, art and human evolution, before focusing on the San or 'Bushman' of southern Africa.

Sven Ouzman is an archaeologist, lecturer and activist at UWA’s School of Social Sciences. Dr Ouzman researches the forgotten worlds beneath and all around us, and is currently exploring areas such as Indigenous rock art in the North Kimberley and the South African colonial circuits of knowledge and heritage. He is a member of the Centre for Rock Art Research and Management at the University of Western Australia.

Free entry - bookings essential

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Main Stage | Impressions Website | More Information
The passion for music and the exceptional ability of young emerging artists creates an extraordinary experience for concertgoers. In 2019, some of Australia’s finest young musicians will take to the stage in four outstanding orchestral and choral concerts, taking you on a musical journey from the 1700s to the present day.

Offering a glimpse of the Baroque era, Elena Kats-Chernin’s expansive and opulent Prelude and Cube is reimagined in this concert where old and new walk side by side. Program

BACH Fantasia and Fugue in C minor (arr. Hunsberger)

ELENA KATS-CHERNIN Prelude and Cube (arr. De Cinque)

ELENA KATS-CHERNIN Dance of the Paper Umbrellas

HAYDN Missa in Angustiis (Nelson Mass)

Tickets from $18

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19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Enrich | Broadening Showcase More Information
The vision of the UWA Conservatorium of Music is to enrich all lives with music. Through UWA’s broadening units, all undergraduate students have the opportunity to engage in practical music-making as part of their degree.

Enrich! brings together these students in vibrant and dynamic ensemble performances.

Come and hear the wealth of musical talent on campus.

Join our massed ukulele ensemble as they perform classic songs you know and love! The Broadening Showcase will also feature our handbell ensembles and the UWA Broadening Flute Choir in a fun concert that is sure to delight!

Tickets: $5 (available at the door)
Friday 24
12:00 - SEMINAR - Seminar Series : Theoretical and computational molecular science: from nonequilibrium systems to materials for sustainable energy applications More Information
Theoretical and computational molecular science: from nonequilibrium systems to materials for sustainable energy applications


13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | UWA Composition : The Morricone Project More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

Ennio Morricone, (b.1928) is an Italian composer, who is most well-known for his film work, and in particular the genre known as ‘spaghetti western’. Working with director Sergio Leone, he scored The Good the Bad and the Ugly, A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More. He also wrote the music for Once Upon a time in America The Mission and The Hateful Eight.

The music from the spaghetti western period (the 1960s) demonstrates Morricone’s quirky orchestrations. Budget restrictions meant limited access to a full orchestra. Morricone turned to unconventional instruments (jew’s harp, whistling, electric guitar and cracking whips) to create strange sonic landscapes.

The Morricone Project gives our composition students the opportunity to re-imagine these works for a new ensemble and to collaborate with the musicians in the ensemble. The re-imaginations can included setting Morricone’s music against their own, changing the instrumentation, and/or focusing on one particular motive and exploring its possibilities.

The composers are:

Victor Arul – For a Few Dollars More

Oliver Broun – The Mission

Remal Festini – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Lydia Gardiner – The Man with the Harmonica

Free entry, no bookings required.

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology & Sociology Seminar Series : Magali McDuffie – ‘"Jimbinkaboo Yimardoowarra Marninil" - Listening to Nyikina women's voices, from the inside to the outside: Nyikina women's agency in an inter-generational journey of cultural and environmental actions, economic, and self-determination initiatives on Nyikina Country, through film’ More Information
Twelve years of collaboration between three Yimardoowarra Marninil, Nyikina sisters from the Lower Fitzroy River, and French-Australian filmmaker and PhD Scholar, Magali McDuffie, have revealed the Nyikina women’s determination to speak and re-affirm their Nyikina worldview into existence. Their voices, and those of other Kimberley Aboriginal people, demonstrate the strength and continuity of the women’s discourse, despite ever-changing government policies and strategies.

In her PhD thesis, Magali deconstructs the historical and historiographical discourses, anthropological data, legislative policies, development theory, as well as international Indigenous and non-Indigenous literature on agency and development as they relate to the Kimberley region of Western Australia. She investigates the impacts of the colonial state’s development project from colonisation onwards, and describe the Nyikina sisters’ complex interactions with the dominant discourse, bringing to the fore the Nyikina worldview. In privileging Nyikina voices, through film, her study reveals the often hidden flaws of an exclusively market-oriented capitalist economy.

Nyikina women’s voices have become a significant part of a global Indigenous discourse on development alternatives. Their continued agency on the local, national, and international stage, demonstrates the significance of booroo , Country, as a decolonising ground in the context of global development.

In her presentation, Magali will retrace the journey of her PhD thesis, using both film and chapter excerpts to illustrate her findings.

16:30 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Alex Bors, 4pm May 24 in Weatherburn LT More Information
Speaker: Alex Bors (University of Western Australia)

Title: Words, permutations, and the nonsolvable length of a finite group

Time and place: 4pm Friday 24 May 2019, Weatherburn LT

Abstract: In group theory, the term “word” denotes any concatenation of variables and their formal inverses, such as xxyx^{-1}zy^{-1}. Words are to group theorists what polynomials are to ring theorists: formal expressions into which elements from a concrete structure (a ring resp. group) can be substituted and which can be used to formulate equations over those structures. One type of question commonly studied in this context is the following: Given a word w(X_1,...,X_d) and a number rho in (0, 1], what can one say about finite groups G in which for some g in G, the equation w(X_1,...,X_d) = g has at least rho|G|^d solutions (g_1,...,g_d) in G^d? In this talk, I will discuss recent results of this form which were achieved in collaboration with Aner Shalev from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

17:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Growing up African in Australia : AfREC Africa Day 2019 public panel discussion and book launch More Information
The theme is “Growing up African in Australia” and will feature an interactive panel discussion and Q&A followed by refreshments and networking. The event also serves as the WA launch of the recently published book by Black Inc. Books Growing up African in Australia. Copies will be available to buy on the night. The event is held in partnership with Black Inc. Books, the UWA African Students Union and the Organisation of African Communities in WA (OAC). We would also like to highlight OAC’s Africa Day 2019 Gala Dinner on 25 May. We hope to see you at both events!

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