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 May 2012
Tuesday 01
11:45 - EXPO - UWA Student Exchange Fair : A showcase of the Student Exchange Program's partner universities More Information
Did you know that UWA students can go on exchange to USA, Netherlands, Denmark, Singapore, Chile, Norway, China, UK, Germany, Malaysia, Sweden, Canada, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, New Zealand, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Korea, Hong Kong and Spain? The annual Student Exchange Fair has proven to be highly successful in the past in making students aware of the opportunities offered by the Student Exchange Program. Many previous exchange students have gained benefits academically, professionally and personally from their participation in an overseas study experience. Many acquired new perspectives in their field of study, developed personal, social and ethical awareness, and an ability to learn from and communicate about their experience.

This will be a chance for staff as well as students, to get all of the information you need about the UWA Student Exchange Program... Plus the chance to meet some of UWA's international partner universities, UWA students who have been on exchange and international exchange students who are currently studying at UWA! Representatives from the following institutions will be in attendance - Stuttgart University, Germany - Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany - HEC Montreal, Canada - Queen's University, Canada - University College Maastricht, The Netherlands - University of Oslo, Norway - Information Centre of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - The Canadian High Commission - The French Embassy - The Swiss Embassy

13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre - Water Corporation Employer Talk : Water Corporation graduate recruitment presentation Website | More Information
Water Corporation representatives will be on campus to talk about graduate opportunities for all students. (engineering and science highly desired) Please book through https://uwa.careerhub.com.au
Friday 04
10:30 - FUNDRAISER - Pink Ribbon Forum - Fundrasing Event for Breast Cancer Research More Information
Come along and hear special guest speaker Winthrop Professor Christobel Saunders-Breast Cancer Surgeon, Family of Survivor-Emily Hanson student from Murdoch University and Peta McClausland from Cancer Council WA talk about Breast Cancer. Winthrop Professor Christobel Saunders will share the latest clinical research developments and more, Emily Hanson will share her inspirng journey of her circumstance and Peta McClausland will provide updated information on available resources and contacts about breast cancer.

Don't miss your chance to win great prizes for the raffle draw. Raffle draw tickets can be purchased prior to the event. Raffle tickets are 1 for $3.00 or 3 for $5.00. Contact Rani Varathan - 6488 2807. Sponsors include Co-Op Bookstore, IGA, Myer and more!!

Only $5.00 for entry all proceeds are donated to National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Saturday 05
22:00 - EVENT - The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) UWA Committee Positions : Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Website | More Information
Sponsored by Chevron, Subsea7, Baker Hughes, Schlumberger, Wood Group Kenny and Santos, aims to connect UWA students with companies from the oil and gas industry. Please forward your CV by Tuesday 15th May with a brief (less than 200 words) description of why you would like to join the SPE - UWA Chapter Committee.

This is a fantastic prospect for enthusiastic students to become a part of a rapidly growing student organization that presents opportunities to network with over 100 industry representatives and like-minded peers.
Sunday 06
9:30 - STUDENT EVENT - ISS Badminton Tournament Website | More Information
Get your game face on for ISS's Badminton Tournament!

Details are- Date: 6th May 2012 Time: 9.30am - 3pm

The categories to join are Men's double, Women's double and a Mixed double. Registration fee is $5 per pair for the first 10 pairs. Subsequent entry price is $10 per pair.

Registration is open NOW. Visit the ISS Stall from Monday to Thursday, 12-2pm.

For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/229264747173289/
Tuesday 08
13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre - IBM Employer Talk : IBM graduate recruitment presentation Website | More Information
IBM representatives will be on campus to talk about graduate opportunities for computer science and business students. Please book through https://uwa.careerhub.com.au
Wednesday 09
12:00 - EVENT - Soil&Water Seminar, May9: : "Presentation of statistics in scientific papers" More Information
An Soil&Water seminar on Weds, May 9th at 12pm will be given by Prof. Richard Webster. All welcome!

TITLE: "Presentation of statistics in scientific papers " R Webster, Rothamsted Research

ABSTRACT: This talk is about what information to present in papers on soil research in which the most used statistical techniques have had crucial roles. In all instances state what you did, important intermediate results and what you found.

1. For surveys summarize the sampling scheme and the data, transformed if necessary, that accrued. 2. For designed experiments describe the design, analyse the variance according the design, summarize the analysis in a table and list means and their standard errors. 3. Distinguish correlation from regression. Regression is about prediction mainly. State which variable is the predictor and which is the predictand. Give the equation and display it on a scatter graph. 4. For principal component analysis state on which matrix you did the analysis, list the eigenvalues and graph the eigenvectors or correlations derived from them. 5. In geostatistical studies summarize the data, display a posting of them, show the variogram and state how you computed and modelled it, and list its parameters.

I shall illustrate these items with data and results from case studies.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Richard Webster, after graduating in chemistry at Sheffield University, worked as soil chemist for the Government of Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). He returned to England, to Oxford University, to investigate methods for predicting soil conditions at remote sites for which he was awarded his doctorate. He continued that research at Rothamsted Experimental Station and for one year (1973) with CSIRO in Canberra. In 1990 he was appointed charge de recherche in the Paris School of Mines from where he moved to the Institut de la Recherche Agronomique in Montpellier. He was guest professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and Lausanne before returning once more to Rothamsted to edit the European Journal of Soil Science. Richard Webster is currently a Lawes Trust Senior Fellow at Rothamsted, visiting professor in the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and visiting scientist with CSIRO.
Tuesday 15
13:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - ECS Success Stories #1: Michael Malone, CEO of iiNet Website | More Information
It is with great pleasure that ECS is able to announce that Michael Malone, CEO of iiNet and the 2011 Ernst & Young 'Entrepreneur Of The Year', will be coming to UWA to deliver a speech about entrepreneurship, innovation and his journey growing iiNet from a start-up in his parent's garage twenty years ago into one of Australia's largest telecommunications companies.

The event is FREE and will be run during COMMON LUNCH HOUR (1:00pm) on the 15TH OF MAY in WESFARMERS LECTURE THEATRE.

Michael will be available to answer any questions after the speech. This is a fantastic opportunity for all students to hear from a successful UWA alumni and a must-see for any who plan to start a business in the future.
Tuesday 22
13:00 - EMPLOYMENT TALK - Macquarie Group – Summer Internship information session : Info session for students interested in an internship at Macquarie, followed by refreshments Website | More Information
Macquarie is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services, employing more than 14,200 people in over 28 countries.

We invite you to join us at our information session on campus to learn more about our 2012/13 Summer Internship opportunities, where you will have the opportunity to hear from and network with representatives from the Macquarie Capital Group.

Refreshments will be provided in the courtyard after the presentation where we will be available to personally answer any of your questions.

The 2012/13 Summer Internship program is open to students from first to penultimate years of study, application dates are as follows:

• Melbourne: Applications open 4 June 2012 and close 28 June 2012, 12pm EST

• Perth and Sydney: Applications open 2 July 2012 and close 26 July 2012, 12pm EST
Wednesday 23
17:15 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Public Address by Hon. Aburizal Bakrie, Chairman of the Golkar Party of Indonesia : “Indonesia- Australia Relations in a Globalised World” More Information
Honourable Aburizal Bakrie is visiting The University of Western Australia as a distinguished guest and speaker of the Centre for Muslim States and Societies. Mr Bakrie is the Golkar Party's nominee for the Indonesian Presidential elections in 2014. Given that Indonesia is the largest Muslim state in the world and our immediate neighbour in the Indian Ocean Region, his views on the implications of Indonesian politics for Australia-Indonesia relations would be of great value to our country.
Tuesday 29
13:00 - TALK - Careers Centre: Deloitte Dream Team Competition 2012 Information Session : Deloitte Dream Team Competition 2012 Information Session information session Website | More Information
Find out more about the Deloitte Dream Team, an annual inter-university competition where students compete in university teams to solve realistic business problems and scenarios.Book through Careerhub.
Wednesday 30
19:30 - EVENT - Quiz Night for Maiti Nepal : Quiz night to fundraise money for Maiti Nepal Website | More Information
Get your Quiz on to help raise money to fight sex trafficking in Nepal!

Tickets are $20 each, or a table of 8 for $145 and include some finger food. 18+ ID required, as the venue services alcohol. Children are welcome but need to be accompanied by at least one of their parents/legal guardians. Arrive at 7:30pm for a 7:45pm start.

All proceeds will be going towards Maiti Nepal, a group that provides prevention, rehabilitation, education, health services and more for Nepalese women and children who are victims of sex trafficking.
Thursday 31
18:00 - EVENT - Azure Capital's Future Leaders in Finance : Visions for WA Beyond the Current Growth Cycle Website | More Information
Future Leaders in Finance

Azure Capital and the Finance Association of Western Australia have pleasure in inviting you to attend the first Future Leaders in Finance Event for 2012 – Visions for WA Beyond the Current Growth Cycle. The evening will feature an ABC-style “Q & A” session with leading West Australians including Hon. Christian Porter (Western Australian State Treasurer and Attorney General), Barry Felstead (Burswood CEO), Eve Howell (Downer EDI and Mermaid Marine Director), Nev Power (Fortescue CEO) and John Poynton AM (Azure Capital Executive Chairman).

Register your interest at https://tinyurl.com/bnqe3h8 and email your CV to [email protected] by Monday 28 May (12pm). Places are limited and invitation will be sent within 24 hours of the closing date.

 June 2012
Friday 22
10:00 - EVENT - UWA Careers Centre - Wageline Interviews : Department of Commerce, Labour Relations is conducting interviews on campus. Website | More Information
Labour Relations Officer role:

Provides information to private sector clients on State awards, agreements and industrial legislation through the Wageline call centre.

Contributes to the services provided by Wageline to promote compliance with State employment laws.

See also Labour Relations Officer job on CareerHub.

To apply, come to the interview session: Informal interviews are being held on Friday 22 June 2012 between 10.00am and 3.00pm at the Careers Centre, 1st Floor Reception, Student Services Building, University of Western Australia, Nedlands. Simply bring along your resume and fill in an application form on the day. Allow 10 minutes for the informal interview.

There will be a second assessment if successful.
Monday 25
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Leadership Website | More Information
The 2012 Vincent Fairfax Oration on "Leadership" will be given by Gail Kelly, CEO and Managing Director Westpac Group.

Gail Kelly began her banking career in 1980, and by 2001 had held various senior management roles in a broad range of areas including retail and commercial banking, strategy, marketing and human resources. Gail has spent the last ten years as CEO of two Australian banks, St. George Bank from 2002 to 2007 and Westpac since 2008.

The Vincent Fairfax Oration, part of a wider program funded by the Vincent Fairfax Ethics in Leadership Foundation, was established as a way of engaging leaders from different sectors of society in discussion, debate and on-going conversations about ethics and leadership. The Oration focuses on ethics and leadership as they apply to topics of relevance to Australian society.

Sir Vincent Fairfax was a leading member of the Australian business community. Sir Vincent believed that senior leadership roles brought responsibility in one’s business life and to the broader community and that ethical leadership should not be left to chance but be developed.

The Fairfax Oration is presented by The University of Western Australia and the Centre for Ethical Leadership, Melbourne Business School.

Cost: Free, however booking is essential. Book through the Octagon Theatre Box Office: (08) 6488 2440, Mon–Fri, 12.15pm–4.00pm.
Tuesday 26
9:00 - COURSE - Introductory Statistics : A Short Course using SPSS Website | More Information
The course is designed for people with little or no knowledge of statistics. It will be spread over three days covering material ranging from means and standard deviations to simple linear regression, and basic ANOVA. Some basic categorical data analysis will be included with the emphasis throughout being placed on applications rather than theory. The statistical package SPSS will be used to illustrate ideas demonstrated, however this course is aimed at enabling an understanding of basic statistics.

 July 2012
Tuesday 24
9:00 - COURSE - Linear Regression and ANOVA : A Short Course using IBM 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).

The course is hosted by the Centre for Applied Statistics and we offer discounted rate fees to UWA Graduate Research Students.

Fee information is available on our website cas.maths.uwa.edu.au. Please register online.
Wednesday 25
18:15 - EVENT - UWA Historical Society Annual Lecture 2012 : Mathematics and Women - 36 years at The University of Western Australia Website | More Information
The Annual Lecture is the highlight of the year for the UWA Historical Society and Convocation and we are delighted to welcome Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger to the podium to reflect upon her years on Campus and subsequent experiences and achievements.

Mathematician Cheryl Praeger has served the University of Western Australia as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Professor since 1976. She leads a flourishing research group in pure mathematics and is in the top one per cent of highly cited mathematicians in the world.

Attendance is free.
Thursday 26
9:00 - COURSE - Logistic Regression and Survival Analysis : A Short Course using IBM SPSS Website | More Information
The course is designed for people with knowledge of basic statistics who want to learn more about how to analyse binary or survival data.

The course is hosted by the Centre for Applied Statistics and we offer discounted rate fees to UWA Graduate Research Students.

Fee information is available on our website https://www.cas.maths.uwa.edu.au/courses. Please register online.

 August 2012
Thursday 02
14:00 - PUBLIC TALK - STATISTICS SEMINAR : Bootstrap Methods for Inference with Cluster-Sample IV Models More Information
Abstract: Microeconomic data often have within-cluster dependence. This dependence affects standard error estimation and inference in regression models, including the instrumental variables model. Standard corrections assume that the number of clusters is large, but when this is not the case, Wald tests can either over-reject or under-reject and weak instrument robust tests can over-reject. We examine the use of bootstrap methods to construct appropriate critical values for these tests when the number of clusters is small. We find that a variant of the wild bootstrap performs well and reduces absolute size bias significantly, even with a small number of clusters. We also provide guidance in the choice among possible weak instrument robust tests when data have cluster dependence. These results should extend to fixed effect panel data models.

All are welcome to attend the seminar No RSVP required. Contact :Gopalan Nair (08) 6488 3377; [email protected]

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