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 March 2013
Wednesday 27
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Public Lecture: Identifying and profiting from the vacation schedules of major company CEOs : Professor David L. Yermack Website | More Information
What happens when chief executives go on vacation? In this lecture, New York University Stern School of Business Professor David Yermack will show how to identify vacations of CEOs by tracking movements of their corporate jets to leisure destinations where they own property. CEOs tend to announce favourable news for investors just before leaving and just after returning from vacation. While they are away, companies disclose little information, stock prices behave quietly with lower volatility than usual, and companies are more likely to miss regulatory deadlines for disclosing news. All of these patterns create trading opportunities for investors. The data show that even in very large organisations, the absence or presence of a single individual can affect daily operations.

About the Speaker:

Professor David L. Yermack is the Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation at New York University Stern School of Business, a position he has held since 2009. He specialises in executive compensation, executive stock options, boards of directors, corporate finance, corporate governance, sports economics and law and finance. His works are widely published in top journals in the field, including Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance, and Journal of Law, Economics, and Organizations.

RVSP by 20 March. Visit www.business.uwa.edu.au/school/specialeventregistration

 April 2013
Thursday 04
9:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Unisuper Financial Advice : Unisuper Financial Adviser will be on campus at UWA Website | More Information
Book your financial advice appointment on campus at the University of Western Australia with a Unisuper Financial Advisor.Whichever type of advice you choose, your first appointment with UniSuper Advice is complimentary. If you wish to proceed, a fixed quote will be provided at the conclusion of the meeting.Contact Unisuper to make an Appointment
Monday 08
12:00 - Art Exhibition - The Art of Zhen Shan Ren : (Free admission) Website | More Information
In a confused world still tainted by a gross abuse of humanity, 18 artists have found a peaceful yet powerful way to express their wish for the end to the largest humanitarian concern in the world today through a return to traditional culture and values.

The artists in this exhibition are painting from their conscience and understanding of the greater good. Their works range widely, from placid inner visions to social realities, and combine to provide a unique window into one important (and often untold) part of the current chapter in Chinese history. The artworks tell the story of the tens of millions of practitioners of Falun Gong, an ancient meditation practice that is currently brutally persecuted by the Chinese communist regime. The paintings touch on the deeper levels of human dignity and freedom, and depict the modern triumph of good over evil.

"Our art comes from a pure heart and our work reflects our personal experience. Art is able to greatly influence the way people think and it also directly connects with human morality. The two interact." – Professor Zhang Kunlun, founder of The Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition

The exhibit encompasses four main themes: harmony, adversity, courage and justice. It is art that aspires to inform and educate, to inspire and transform, to change and reshape. The Art of Zhen Shan Ren tells the true stories of those who uphold universal values and freedom, stories from which we can all learn valuable lessons and strengthen our awareness of what is truly important. The unique quality and significance of this exhibit serves to both inform and culturally enrich.
Tuesday 09
18:00 - SCREENING - Pre-release Screening : Free China, the Courage to Believe Website | More Information
“INTENSELY COMPELLING…EXTRAORDINARY.” Karen Curry- Former CNN Bureau Chief New York

The fates of a woman living in Beijing and a man living in New York become inextricably linked because of a common conviction…

The multi-award winning “Free China: The Courage To Believe” tells the story of a mother and former Communist Party member, Jennifer Zeng, who along with more than 70 Million Chinese were practicing a belief that combined Buddhism and Daoism until the Chinese Government outlawed it. The Internet police intercepted an email and Jennifer was imprisoned for her faith. As she endured physical and mental torture, she had to decide: does she stand her ground and languish in jail, or does she recant her belief so she can tell her story to the world and be reunited with her family? A world away, Dr. Charles Lee, a Chinese American businessman, wanted to do his part to stop the persecution by attempting to broadcast uncensored information on state controlled television. He was arrested in China and sentenced to three years of re-education in a prison camp where he endured forced labor, making amongst other things, Homer Simpson slippers sold at stores throughout the US.

As political scandals surface and tensions rise along with more than one hundred and fifty thousand protests occurring each year inside China, this timely documentary highlights the issue of unfair trade practices with the West, organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience and widespread forced/slave labor. The film also highlights how new Internet technologies are helping bring freedom to 1.3 billion people in China and other repressive regimes throughout the world.

“Free China” is a co-production between NTD Television, and World2Be Productions. It is scheduled for worldwide theatrical and online release in June 2013.

Special Private Screenings Include: The US Congress, European Parliament, Google Headquarters.
Thursday 11
17:00 - SCREENING - Pre-release Screening : Free China, the Courage to Believe Website | More Information
“INTENSELY COMPELLING…EXTRAORDINARY.” Karen Curry- Former CNN Bureau Chief New York

The fates of a woman living in Beijing and a man living in New York become inextricably linked because of a common conviction…

The multi-award winning “Free China: The Courage To Believe” tells the story of a mother and former Communist Party member, Jennifer Zeng, who along with more than 70 Million Chinese were practicing a belief that combined Buddhism and Daoism until the Chinese Government outlawed it. The Internet police intercepted an email and Jennifer was imprisoned for her faith. As she endured physical and mental torture, she had to decide: does she stand her ground and languish in jail, or does she recant her belief so she can tell her story to the world and be reunited with her family? A world away, Dr. Charles Lee, a Chinese American businessman, wanted to do his part to stop the persecution by attempting to broadcast uncensored information on state controlled television. He was arrested in China and sentenced to three years of re-education in a prison camp where he endured forced labor, making amongst other things, Homer Simpson slippers sold at stores throughout the US.

As political scandals surface and tensions rise along with more than one hundred and fifty thousand protests occurring each year inside China, this timely documentary highlights the issue of unfair trade practices with the West, organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience and widespread forced/slave labor. The film also highlights how new Internet technologies are helping bring freedom to 1.3 billion people in China and other repressive regimes throughout the world.

“Free China” is a co-production between NTD Television, and World2Be Productions. It is scheduled for worldwide theatrical and online release in June 2013.

Special Private Screenings Include: The US Congress, European Parliament, Google Headquarters.

 May 2013
Wednesday 22
17:30 - EVENT - Postgraduate Information Evening : Discover which degree is right for you Website | More Information
Learn more about the UWA Business School’s postgraduate courses at our next information evening.

Register now for our upcoming information session, and discover more about studying Accounting, Business Information Management, Commerce, Economics, Human Resources and Employment Relations, and Marketing at the postgraduate level.*

During the evening, you will have the opportunity to learn about the courses on offer, discuss your study options, meet Business School staff and have all your questions answered before applying for your chosen masters or graduate diploma course.

The next information session will be held on 22 May 2013. The event will start at 5.30pm with the following format:

5.30-6.00pm: Meet the current students and professors 6.00-7.00pm: Presentation 7.00-7.30pm: Individual question time

Register now www.business.uwa.edu.au/school/news/pg-information-evening

*Please note that information evenings for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) are held separately. If you are interested in studying an MBA, register for our next MBA Information Evening on the 12 June 2013.
Thursday 30
11:45 - EVENT - Lunch with Nick Cater: The Lucky Culture : Enjoy lunch with author Nick Cater as he discusses The Lucky Culture and the rise of an Australian ruling class. Website | More Information
Countries don’t get lucky; people do.

The Lucky Culture tells the story of Australian exceptionalism - the unique national quality that within 200 years of settlement transformed a raw, unbroken continent into the great civilisation of the south.

In the beginning, Australians were driven by the spirit of progress and united by the faith that human wit and energy could overcome any obstacle. They were ingenious, hardworking and inventive.

Today, however, Australia has a new class of people, a self-appointed elite, who consider themselves to be smarter, more sophisticated and better mannered than the rest. This is what Cater calls the new ‘ruling class’ - a group of people who are changing Australia, irrevocably, and not for the better. Cater fears that what is happening in Australia is moving us away from our original notion of who Australians are - egalitarian, innovative, fearless and spirited – instead creating a more conflicted, scared and divided nation.

Almost half a century after Donald Horne first tried to define ‘The Lucky Country’ in his seminal book, Nick Cater looks at the country that Australia has become. He argues strongly for Australians to resist the ascendency of this emerging class and to return to our original, best selves, aspiring to the principles of fairness, egalitarianism and enterprise that first defined us.

With a background in sociology, 30 years experience in journalism and a detached eye for detail, no one is better placed than Cater to help Australians understand.

Price: Members / Guests $59 Price includes a two-course lunch with selected wines, and presentation by Nick Cater on ‘The Lucky Culture’.

Held in conjunction with UWA Extension.

 June 2013
Wednesday 12
17:30 - EVENT - MBA Information Evening : Discover the UWA MBA Website | More Information
The Business School is hosting an information evening for its Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) programs.

We invite you to attend the upcoming information evening which will give you the opportunity to learn about the programs on offer, to discuss your study options, meet Business School staff and have all your questions answered before applying for your chosen MBA course.

The event starts at 5.30pm with the following format

5.30-6.00pm: Meet the current students and professors 6.00-7.00pm: Presentation 7.00-7.30pm: Individual question time

Register now to attend https://www.business.uwa.edu.au/school/news/infoevenings/register
Monday 24
9:00 - CONFERENCE - Call for Paper: ROGE-2013 (London-UK): International Conference of Restructuring of the Global Economy : ROGE-2013 Website | More Information
CALL FOR PAPERS The Academy of Business & Retail Management is proud to have an established record to organising and managing international academic conferences. Please join us for one of our annual conferences in location given below. All our Conference seek to elucidate a wealth of issues in all aspects of business management, health and social care sciences, management education, teaching and learning methodologies and many more.. Contributions should therefore be of interest to scholars, practitioners and researchers in management in both developed and developing countries targeting a worldwide readership. All our conferences offer various tracks which include: The Finance, Accounting and Organisational structure, The Growth and Economic Development, the Globalisation and International Trade, Education and teaching for the Life Long Learning Sector, The HRM, Marketing & Information Technology, Health and Social care Management, Science and Engineering Authors are invited to submit their original research papers, case study, review, work in progress, reports, abstract, students’ papers or research proposals within the broad scope of each conference. Author’s submission will be published in both the conference proceeding under The Business & Management Review (Printed copy) and online.

For further details about our conferences and our academic journals, please visit our website on www.abrmr.com or send us an email on [email protected] ACADEMIC CONFERENCES London, UK (Summer Conference) International Conference of Restructuring of the Global Economy (ROGE-2013) 24th -25th June 2013. Please click here.

Paris, France International Academic Conference (IACP-2013) 6th -7th August 2013. Please click here.

London, UK (Winter Conference) International Trade and Academic Research Conference (ITARC-2013) 4th – 5th November 2013. Please click here

Dubai, UAE International Academic Conference (IACD-2014) 20-21st January 2014. Please click here.

New York, NY. (USA) International Conference on Business and Economic Development (ICBED-2014) 24th -25th March 2014. Please click here.



ACADEMIC JOURNALS Journal of Business & Retail Management Research (JBRMR) JBRMR is a scholar and referred journal that provides as authoritative source of information for scholars, academics and professionals in the fields of business and retail management. For further information please visit at www.jbrmr.com

The International Journal of Business and Economic Development (IJBED) IJBED`s mission is to promote and publish research inquiring into the behaviour of business , their ways of upgrading themselves in response to changes in the environment and the way the policy framework is being developed to encourage them to expand in a rational manner.

BOOK PUBLICATION Globalisation Revisited: A Global Phenomenon under the Microscope Globalisation has become one of the watchwords of the latter Twentieth and early Twentieth First century. Whilst globalisation is written and talked about in a general sense this book seeks to take stock and reflect on the `era of globalisation’ through a series of regional case studies aimed at elucidating examples of globalisation in action. The book will begin with an attempt to define ‘globalisation’ as well as to give a brief history of the theoretical nature of globalisation along with schools of thought about the nature and purpose of the topic. It will also present a brief explanation of how globalisation itself has inadvertently assisted those individuals and organisations who are committed to containing or curtailing that which they refer to as globalisation.

ABRM announces a Call for Papers for the publication of a book entitled Globalisation Revisited: A global phenomenon under the microscope to be edited by Professor P.R.Banerjee and Dr P.R.Datta. Interested authors are invited to contribute chapter(s) in the book. For further details please click here


 August 2013
Tuesday 06
9:00 - CONFERENCE - Call for Paper: IACP-2013 (Paris-France): International Academic Research Conference : IACP-2013 Website | More Information
CALL FOR PAPERS The Academy of Business & Retail Management is proud to have an established record to organising and managing international academic conferences. Please join us for one of our annual conferences in location given below. All our Conference seek to elucidate a wealth of issues in all aspects of business management, health and social care sciences, management education, teaching and learning methodologies and many more.. Contributions should therefore be of interest to scholars, practitioners and researchers in management in both developed and developing countries targeting a worldwide readership. All our conferences offer various tracks which include: The Finance, Accounting and Organisational structure, The Growth and Economic Development, the Globalisation and International Trade, Education and teaching for the Life Long Learning Sector, The HRM, Marketing & Information Technology, Health and Social care Management, Science and Engineering Authors are invited to submit their original research papers, case study, review, work in progress, reports, abstract, students’ papers or research proposals within the broad scope of each conference. Author’s submission will be published in both the conference proceeding under The Business & Management Review (Printed copy) and online.

For further details about our conferences and our academic journals, please visit our website on www.abrmr.com or send us an email on [email protected] ACADEMIC CONFERENCES London, UK (Summer Conference) International Conference of Restructuring of the Global Economy (ROGE-2013) 24th -25th June 2013. Please click here.

Paris, France International Academic Conference (IACP-2013) 6th -7th August 2013. Please click here.

London, UK (Winter Conference) International Trade and Academic Research Conference (ITARC-2013) 4th – 5th November 2013. Please click here

Dubai, UAE International Academic Conference (IACD-2014) 20-21st January 2014. Please click here.

New York, NY. (USA) International Conference on Business and Economic Development (ICBED-2014) 24th -25th March 2014. Please click here.



ACADEMIC JOURNALS Journal of Business & Retail Management Research (JBRMR) JBRMR is a scholar and referred journal that provides as authoritative source of information for scholars, academics and professionals in the fields of business and retail management. For further information please visit at www.jbrmr.com

The International Journal of Business and Economic Development (IJBED) IJBED`s mission is to promote and publish research inquiring into the behaviour of business , their ways of upgrading themselves in response to changes in the environment and the way the policy framework is being developed to encourage them to expand in a rational manner.

BOOK PUBLICATION Globalisation Revisited: A Global Phenomenon under the Microscope Globalisation has become one of the watchwords of the latter Twentieth and early Twentieth First century. Whilst globalisation is written and talked about in a general sense this book seeks to take stock and reflect on the `era of globalisation’ through a series of regional case studies aimed at elucidating examples of globalisation in action. The book will begin with an attempt to define ‘globalisation’ as well as to give a brief history of the theoretical nature of globalisation along with schools of thought about the nature and purpose of the topic. It will also present a brief explanation of how globalisation itself has inadvertently assisted those individuals and organisations who are committed to containing or curtailing that which they refer to as globalisation.

ABRM announces a Call for Papers for the publication of a book entitled Globalisation Revisited: A global phenomenon under the microscope to be edited by Professor P.R.Banerjee and Dr P.R.Datta. Interested authors are invited to contribute chapter(s) in the book. For further details please click here

Wednesday 28
7:00 - SEMINAR - Meeting Industry Challenges Through Innovation - FLNG and shale gas : Doug Buckley, VP Commercial Shell Australia and BHP Billiton Chair Peter Hartley discuss Website | More Information
As the Australian LNG sector continues to grapple with productivity challenges, Doug Buckley, VP Commercial Shell Australia, will talk about the role innovation has to play in keeping Australia competitive in the global gas market, and attracting future investment.

Peter Hartley, BHP Billiton Chair in the Business of Resources at The University of Western Australia will discuss the possible implications of the US shale gas on natural gas markets and the impact on Australia as a major global LNG supplier. contact [email protected] for ticket prices and details
Saturday 31
18:30 - SCREENING - I Am Breathing - Motor Neurone Diease Documentary Screening Charity Event : I Am Breathing follows a MND sufferers last few months coming to terms with his terminal illness and gaining a new perspective on life. Website | More Information
I AM BREATHING reminds us what it is to be alive - a tale of fun and laughs with a smattering of upset and devastation.

Within a year, Neil Platt goes from being a healthy 30 something British bloke, with a great sense of humour, to becoming completely paralyzed from the neck down, thanks to the devastating illness he has inherited, ALS/MND. As his body gets weaker, his perspective on life changes. His humour remains, but a new wisdom emerges.

Screened globally, I am breathing hopes to raise awareness of this devastating disease. All proceeds going to the MND Assoication of WA.

 September 2013
Monday 02
13:00 - EVENT - Blood Service mobile to visit to UWA 2 - 5 September : Call 13 95 96 to book an appointment to donate blood. More Information
The Blood Service mobile unit will be located at the UWA Crawley campus 2 - 5 September and has many appointments available. To make an appointment call 13 95 96 or visit donateblood.com.au Every blood donation can save three lives and only takes one hour of your time.
Wednesday 18
7:00 - COURSE - HBF Outdoor Fitness Sessions : Outdoor fitness sessions run at UWA - Free for HBF members Website | More Information
HBF Outdoor Fitness, presented by LiveLighter is back from mid September and is bigger and better than ever, with double the number of locations over a massive 6 month duration! And the best bit? Sessions are FREE for HBF members!

Held outdoors in a fun team environment, the sessions are tailored to all fitness levels from beginners to advanced. So whatever fitness level you’re at, find your nearest location and come and join us at the park near you!

Due to popular demand, spaces may need to be limited at some locations.

*Sessions are held at UWA on Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning, and all UWA sessions are conducted by staff from the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health!

 October 2013
Tuesday 01
12:00 - LAUNCH - Lunchtime Pilates Classes - FREE TRIAL : Lunchtime Mat & Equipment Pilates Classes on Campus Website | More Information
Lunchtime Pilates available on Campus Tuesday(12pm) and Thursday(1pm).

Tues 12pm Pilates Circuit = Machine & mat based classes with a focus on efficient and effective movement patterns. Max 10 per class.

Thur 1pm Core Conditioning = Mat based Pilates class designed to strengthen the body whilst building flexibility and mobility. Classes may incorporate elements of myofascial and muscle release, contemporary Pilates method, Garuda Pilates and small props. Max 6 ppl.

Individual assessment may be required before class participation. All classes can be tailored for injuries and abilities but please speak with staff.

FREE TRIAL for all UWA staff. Ongoing cost = $141 for 15 classes (monthly membership options also available)
Monday 07
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Philip Brown Public Lecture: Shareholder votes and the Boardroom : Public Lecture More Information
CPA Australia, together with the UWA Business School and Curtin Business School, proudly presents the inaugural Philip Brown Public Lecture in Accounting with Professor Ralph Walkling.

Corporate directors are the direct representatives of shareholders in the boardroom, yet little is known about the process of electing directors and in particular, the impact of shareholder votes. In a sample of over 2500 director elections Professor Walkling explores several questions. The results are at the same time reassuring, troubling, and surprising. This presentation will be relevant to both academic and practicing accountants and company directors. Professor Ralph Walkling is Visiting Professor at the UWA Business School, Founder and Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance and Stratakis Chair in Corporate Governance and Professor of Finance at Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Wednesday 09
18:00 - COURSE - Quit Smoking Successfully! : Smoking cessation treatment program More Information
The Robin Winkler Clinic at The University of Western Australia will be conducting a SMOKING CESSATION treatment program commencing on Wednesday 9th October 2013. The group will meet for two hours each week for ten sessions, with an initial assessment session before the group commences and a follow-up session one month after completion.

The Smoking Cessation treatment program combines nicotine replacement therapy with cognitive-behavioural therapy to help people beat the chemical addiction, as well as the addiction to the habit of smoking itself. The majority of people who complete this science-informed group program become non-smokers and are still smoke-free one month after the group has ended.

The group sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings at 6pm-8pm. The fee is $30 per session for a total of $300 (or $225 if paid in total in the first week; i.e. a 25% saving). The initial assessment and follow-up session will also cost $30 each.

If you would like to reserve a place in the next smoking cessation group, or would like more information, please contact the Robin Winkler Clinic on 6488 2644 or [email protected]
Wednesday 16
17:30 - FREE LECTURE - Master of Business Administration Information Evening : This session will give you the opportunity to learn about the MBA programs on offer at UWA Business School Website | More Information
This session will give you the opportunity to learn about the MBA programs on offer, discuss your study options, meet Business School staff and have all your questions answered.

The event will consist of the following format:

• 5.30-6.00pm: Meet current students and professors • 6.00-7.00pm: Presentation • 7.00-7.30pm: Individual question time

RSVP: business.uwa.edu.au/school/news/infoevenings
Friday 18
9:00 - EVENT - Unicredit - UniStaff Home Loan Consultations : Book a free consultation with Unicredit to discuss a UniStaff Home Loan More Information
Dear Colleague,

UWA is committed to providing a range of benefits to our employees in recognition of their value to our business.

As part of the suite of discounts and offers available, UWA employees have the opportunity to speak with Unicredit about an exclusive Home Loan offer.

The offer includes:

• 4.85% p.a. UniStaff Home Loan (Comparison Rate 4.86% p.a.) • Currently 0.40% p.a. lower than our current standard variable rate (5.25% p.a. as at 26/8/13) • Exclusive to UWA Staff, and your families • New borrowings only • Borrow up to 80% of the value of the property • Exceptional personal service in your on-campus branch • No monthly, maintenance or ongoing fees • Unlimited free redraws (minimum redraw amount is $1,000) • 100% offset facility available • Discounted establishment fees (based on loan amount) • Free split loan option with an Equity Access or Fixed Rate loan • Additional repayments available on fixed loans up to $10,000 p.a. • MemberCare Insurance options with multi-policy discounts • University staff discounts also applicable on personal & car loans • FREE consultation with Unicredit’s dedicated Mobile Lender who is available to meet with you on campus, or at a time and place more convenient to you • Pre-approvals can be provided – simply apply to see how much you can borrow

If you would like to speak to Unicredit and find out more about the UniStaff Home Loan, you can make an appointment for a FREE consultation on campus at the following times for your convenience:

Anytime between 9.00am - 4.00pm on Friday, 18 October 2013 in Small Meeting Room 2, First Floor, Guild Hall.

To book a free, no-obligation consultation please call Cassie Willems in Unicredit’s UWA branch on 6488 1218 between 11am-3pm weekdays or email [email protected]

These appointments are for general information and are not offered by way of specific financial advice.

Thursday 24
18:00 - LECTURE - 27th Dr George Hondros Memorial Lecture : Unique designs — the power of multidisciplinary collaboration. Delivered by Tristram Carfrae Award-Winning Structural Engineer, Director and Arup Fellow. More Information
Tristram Carfrae is responsible for the design of an impressive array of award-winning buildings and is regarded internationally as a leading designer of light weight long-span structures.

In collaborating with some of the world’s best architects, he has a reputation for challenging the established way of doing things; for exploring better solutions; and moulding both materials and people to his vision.

Tristram is behind the design of The Water Cube - Beijing’s National Aquatics Centre for the 2008 Olympics. He also boasts an impressive portfolio of other projects including: Helix Bridge, Singapore; AAMI Stadium, Melbourne; 1 Shelley Street, Sydney and Kurilpa Bridge, Brisbane.

He is named as one of Australia’s Top 100 most influential engineers and was Australian Professional Engineer of the Year in 2001.

Tristram will present stories about several projects that he has helped design over the past 30 years that illustrate how architects, engineers and, in some cases, contractors work together to produce unique designs.

Light refreshments will be served following the lecture in the foyer outside the auditorium.

RSVP by Friday, 18th October 2013.

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