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Business School - Alumni
 March 2014
Tuesday 25
17:00 - FREE LECTURE - 'Want to be a better lover?' : Join Stuart Fenner for a short talk and experience of Christian Meditation. Website | More Information
This session will introduce an approach to meditation which originates from the third century desert monks of Egypt. Because 'God is love', communion with God's Spirit transforms one's life and relationships. Many people who mediate report greater clarity and compassion, for both self and others. Perhaps it could be said that we become 'better lovers'.

 April 2014
Sunday 06
15:30 - EVENT - Gala Launch of 2014 Concert Series : The Gala Launch of the 2014 St George's College Concert Series. Website | More Information
The Gala Launch will feature the artists and music to be performed throughout the first semester of the 2014 Concert Series at St George's College. Musicians to feature are Professor Graeme Gilling, Raymond Yong, Dr Semyon Kobets, Alexandra Isted and Isabel Hede to name a few. Music to be performed will be Prokofiev - Violin Sonata, Grebla - Piano Trio, Arensky - Piano Trio and Schubert - Fantasie 4 Hands.

Refreshments will follow in the College's Quadrangle.
Sunday 13
15:30 - EVENT - 'Modern Moods' Concert : Isabel Hede from the Australian Academy of Music plays a program of MOODY Music. Website | More Information
Isabel Hede, a guest of the UWA and a visiting artist from the Australian National Academy of Music puts her best forward in a program of MOODY modern music! She will showcase works for violin and piano from composers such as Prokofiev and Messiaen, and finish with the universally adored Dvorak's American string quartet. Seats are limited! Be sure to book now!

 May 2014
Sunday 04
19:00 - CONCERT - 'Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto' - SOLD OUT : The festival coincides with Chinese Youth Day and is a celebration of Chinese music. Website | More Information
The festival coincides with Chinese Youth Day and is a celebration of Chinese music and Chinese influenced music including works for chamber orchestra, string quartet, piano trio, solo violin and cello. The concert will feature conductor Raymond Yong and soloists Alexandra Isted (violin) and Jeremy Huynh (cello) performing a variety of works including the Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto with chamber orchestra in the beautiful setting of the St George's College Dining Hall. Guests are invited to join the cultural festival before the concert. From 5.45 pm please come to enjoy the various cultural offerings available from kung fu and calligraphy demonstrations, fan dancing and much more. Refreshments that includes Chinese food will be served throughout the festival. The concert will commence at 7.00 pm and is free. Bookings are essential as there is limited space.
Saturday 10
15:30 - EVENT - Inaugural St George's College Intercollegiate Piano Competition: Final Round : Four finalists perform a concert of solo piano music for the glory of their College and to take home the $500 Snaden's Prize. Website | More Information
Four finalists perform a concert of solo piano music for the glory of their College and to take home the $500 Snaden's Prize. The final stage of the competition will be judged by visiting Professor, Prof. Steven McIntyre from Melbourne University and Prof. Graeme Gilling, Head of Performance and Keyboard Studies at The University of Western Australia and orchestra pianist for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

Event is free and open to the public. Please book as there is limited space.
Monday 12
12:00 - Art Exhibition - The Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition : A compelling fine art exhibition reflecting the human rights situation in China (Free event) Website | More Information
The Art of Zhen Shan Ren (Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance) takes viewers through the story of Falun Dafa - from its introduction to the public in 1992, through the beauty and enlightenment of the practice, to the unjust and unrelenting persecution, moving forward through the peaceful resistance of Falun Dafa practitioners worldwide who seek to bring an end to the persecution, then through themes of karmic retribution, salvation and grace, and finishing with a moment of choice.

Storytelling has long been one of fine art's greatest joys, and this Exhibition's ability to cross cultural, lingual and ethnic barriers is highlighted each time it is shown.

Inspired by tradition and divinity, the artists paint - often collaboratively - stories either experienced by themselves or shared by fellow Falun Dafa practitioners worldwide. Realist oil painting, or Neo-Renaissance, was chosen as the style for its narrative capabilities, accessibility and, above all, its purity.

The Exhibition aims to educate and draw focus to an unjust persecution - to record a moment in time when the universal principles of Truth, Compassion, Forbearance are openly opposed. It also highlights the danger of becoming involved in the persecution through state-run ventures such as forced labour and forced organ harvesting of Falun Dafa practitioners. Outlasting these sombre themes, however, is a steady message of hope and fulfilment, as the enduring courage and belief of practitioners bring positive change in numerous dark settings.

A central hope of founding artist Professor Zhang's mission is to promote, through fine art, the understanding that freedom of belief is a fundamental human right, and to raise awareness.
Tuesday 13
17:00 - BOOK LAUNCH - Launch of "Personalities & Places" : Full Title: Personalities & Places on the Crawley Campus Website | More Information
This book was funded by a University Centenary Grant with detailed vignettes of 71 places named after personalities on the Crawley Campus. An initiative of the UWA Historical Society, it includes a fold-out map showing each location. Join the authors and their many supporters for the launch.
Friday 16
17:30 - EVENT - GMA Twilight Drinks: "The Business Side of Playing to Win" Website | More Information
Join us for casual drinks and a short presentation from Steven Lawrence, the Executive Director of the WA Institute of Sport, who will provide a compelling insight into how the Australian sporting industry has had to adapt and adopt concepts from the business world to retain Australia's preeminent position as a sporting super achiever.

Tickets at the door - $15 GMA members | $25 guests
Sunday 18
3:30 - CONCERT - 'Back in the USSR' Concert : Selection of UWA School of Music graduates perform a selection of musical gems. Website | More Information
Former violin lecturer at the UWA and USSR educated violinist Semyon Kobets, mentors young trio members and recent School of Music graduates Osborn Fong (cello) and Siang Ching (piano) to perform a selection of musical gems that were composed during and in anticipation of the Soviet Union.

'Back in the USSR' starts with Arensky's Piano Trio D minor, a pre-soviet era composer and moves to a solo Prokofiev Sonata for piano, Spiegel in Spiegel by Arvo Part and Shostakovich's profound Piano Trio, known to be one of the most technically demanding piano trios in history.

The concert is free but bookings are essential as there is limited space.
Thursday 22
18:00 - SEMINAR - 2020 Business Insights Forum: "Investing in Biotech" Website | More Information
About the 2020 Business Insights Series:

The Graduate Management Association of UWA's 2020 Business Insights Forums are information-packed panel sessions designed to bring students, alumni, and the wider business community together for an informative & thought-provoking discussion on current business topics. Respected industry experts deliver a keynote presentation followed by an interactive panel discussion that also allows for audience questions followed by high level networking, drinks, and canapes.

"Investing in Biotech"

Biotech is one of the hottest investment sectors at the moment. The smart money has moved from mining into what some are calling a "biotech revolution". Learn what investors are looking for, the different pathways to market and what investment opportunities are being taken up by savvy West Australian investors, scientists and entrepreneurs. Our esteemed panel of experts features two UWA MBA graduates and a PhD from Cambridge.

Numbers are limited so book now!

GMA Members $58 | Non-members: $88

18:00 - PRESENTATION - What's Christianity Ever Done for the Law? : This WXED talk uncovers some pioneering persons, values and structures that Christianity has contributed to the Law as we have it, though its track record is stained by times of corruption and assumed privilege. More Information
Complex ethical questions, judgements for the crime or the criminal or society? And what place mercy? Much of our talk takes place in a vacuum. So, taking a leaf from "Life of Brian" this WXED talk uncovers some pioneering persons, values and structures that Christianity has contributed to the Law as we have it. It is a track record clouded by corruption and assumed privilege, of times too close between church and state and times when it was too little. This event is an experiment in thinking beyond the silos and we are looking for you to join the conversation.

 June 2014
Wednesday 04
17:30 - EVENT - MBA Information Evening (Perth) : An information evening for prospective Master of Business Administration students Website | More Information
Come along to the UWA Business School's information evening for the Master of Business Administration (MBA), where you can learn about our new MBA Full Time as well as MBA Flexible. You will have the opportunity to meet professors and current students, have all your questions answered, and even apply on the night.

You will be able to meet professors and students from 5.30pm onwards, with the formal presentation beginning at 6.00pm.
Thursday 05
16:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - How Nations Succeed : A public lecture from Harvard University’s Professor Lant Pritchett More Information
Economic growth and development depend on institutions such as administrative capability of the state and the capability of governments to affect the course of events through policies and programs.

Harvard University’s Professor Lant Pritchett will discuss how some countries manage to consistently fail to acquire capability and how growth dynamics depend on institutional dynamics. He will also discuss how to sabotage the techniques of economic development failure: such as the shallow mimicry of institutions, and unrealistic expectations about the pace of institutional change.

Lant Pritchett is Professor of the Practice of International Development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and works as a consultant to Google.org

This event is supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and is being held as part of the 10th Australasian Development Economics Workshop.
Tuesday 24
9:00 - COURSE - Introductory Statistics : A Short Course using SPSS 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.

 July 2014
Tuesday 01
9:00 - COURSE - R Basics : A Statistics Short Course Website | More Information
R is a free and extremely powerful language and software environment for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphics. The course is designed for those who have no experience with R, but have a basic understanding of statistics. The course will include: Introduction to R: How to install R on your computer; basic R commands, how to use and understand the R help pages. Data: Reading in data and data manipulation; summarising data; basic statistical analysis and fitting linear models. Graphics and output: Basic plotting commands and how to customise your plots; how to export your plots and output in a user-friendly format. Functions: Writing simple functions and flow control structures.
Friday 04
17:30 - EVENT - GMA Twilight Drinks - “A Century of Evidence: People Helping People” More Information
Join us for casual Friday drinks to help you unwind at the end of the working week with some fellow alumni, staff, and students from the Business School.

Enjoy a refreshing ale or glass of wine, rekindle some old acquaintances or make some new ones and generally have a relaxing start your weekend. Our guest speaker will be Steve Joske CSC, Executive Director of the Australian Red Cross in Western Australia. Steve will provide an insight into how the Red Cross continues to build on its reputation for excellence in service after 100 years as a volunteer organisation in Australia.

Tickets at the door - $15 GMA members | $25 guests
Monday 07
7:45 - EVENT - St George's College July School Holiday Program : St George's College will again be holding its popular School Holiday Program in July. The year's entry will be grades 3 - 7. Website | More Information
Dates are 7 - 11 and 14 - 18 July 2014, 7.45 am - 5.00 pm. The holiday program provides for exciting educational days in and around the College's historic buildings and beautiful gardens. This year's entry will be expanded to cover school years 3 - 7.

The schedule starts at 7.45 each morning with breakfast in the College's Dining Hall then the day begins with a variety of activities that include the Amazing Race and Team Games, African Drumming, Cooking Lessons, Chemistry Madness, Zumba, Crime Scene at St George's and much more.

The cost is $80 per child per day casual visit or $75 per child per day for more than one child or if three or more days are booked in one week. For a booking of one week the cost is $60 per child per day. The daily price includes a high ratio of mentors to children, breakfast, lunch and tea breaks.
Tuesday 08
9:00 - COURSE - ANOVA, Linear Regression and Logistic Regression : A Short Course using SPSS Website | More Information
The course is designed for people with knowledge of basic statistics who want to learn more about regression and analysis of variance (ANOVA).

This course covers techniques that can be used to analyse data with continuous and categorical variables. The course will begin with simple linear regression and then proceed with approaches that can be used with more than two variables such as multiple regression. ANOVA with interactions and blocking will also be covered. The course will end with techniques that address the analysis of binary or ordinal variables.
Wednesday 23
9:00 - COURSE - Introduction to Statistics : A Short Course using Microsoft Excel Website | More Information
This course aims to provide you with an introduction to the facilities available in MS Excel from a statistical point of view. As well as an introduction to Excel, spreadsheet functions and graphics, it concentrates on performing basic statistical methods, producing charts and tables, and discusses the limitations of Excel when it comes to more complex statistical analysis.

 August 2014
Wednesday 06
12:00 - Public Forum - Community conversation on heart disease and medication : A conversation about experiences of taking medications for heart disease More Information
The School of Population Health are running a ‘community conversation’ for people who have had, or care for someone, with heart disease, heart failure or atrial fibrillation. We are really interested in people coming along to tell us how they manage their heart disease and medicines.

Heart disease is still the number one killer of Australians. However there is strong evidence that certain medications are successful in preventing a second heart attack and improving survival. The problem is that we do not know if people continue to take their medicines for a long time after being discharged from hospital.

For practice to be evidence based, researchers need to understand what is happening with medications and heart disease. To do this it is important to hear about your experiences. We want to hear about any issues you may be experiencing as well as what you think needs to be researched in the area.

Our community conversation will take place on Wednesday 6 August 2014 between 12pm and 2.30pm in the Niche at the Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre in Nedlands. RSVP Essential.

Payment of out-of-pocket expenses and light lunch are provided. For more information or to RSVP for this event, please e-mail [email protected] or call 6488 8176 Mon – Wed or 9489 7742 Thur – Fri.

We reserve the right to make changes to the events and the right to determine the confirmed registration list.

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