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 February 2014
Thursday 20
7:00 - EVENT - Reforming Legal Frameworks for Mining and Economic Development in Africa : CMSS Presents: A Breakfast Meeting with Congolese Diplomat Ms. Stephanie Mbombo Bodson More Information
Date: Thursday 20th February

Breakfast Meeting: Reforming Legal Frameworks for Mining and Economic Development in Africa

Also supported by Minerals and Energy Institute, Centre for Exploration Targeting.

Summary:

Ms. Stephanie Mbombo Bodson, former Congolese diplomat, will lead a discussion on reforming legal frameworks for natural resource development in order to promote economic and social development, environmental sustainability, and improving business ethics. Researchers in the UWA Law School and Centre for Exploration Targeting will also be invited to contribute to the discussion.

Africa has many mineral-rich regions, particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and many Australian mining and engineering companies are currently working in Africa or have plans to work there.

Place: University of WA Club, Hackett Entrance 1, Hackett Drive, Crawley. A hot breakfast will be served during the meeting.

Time 7.00 am – 9.00 am

Cost $35 per head, $20 for students (5 places are reserved for students, provided reservations and payment are received in time). RSVP to [email protected], notifying any dietary requirements, credit card name, number, expiry.

Background of Speaker

Stephanie Mbombo Bodson has a background in European law, diplomacy, international relations between European and African countries, project evaluation and policy development. She graduated from the Free University of Brussels with a Masters in International and European law in 2009. She has also worked on antipersonnel landmine issues and relevant international humanitarian law as it affects Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo. She has worked for the Belgian government and as an intern for the Development Committee of the European Parliament as well as the European Commission. She served as department head in the Congolese Diplomatic Academy, part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Kinshasa where she was responsible for development partnerships as well as fundraising and human resource management.

She has also worked as an assistant to the president of the High Military Court in Kinshasa, working on law reform issues. During the last two years, she obtained much experience as lecturer in European Law (Masters Level) and as the person in charge of the Monitoring and Evaluation of Millennium Development Goals at the United Nations in Morocco. Before she commenced her career in the public sector, she was Secretary General of the Congolese Union of Consumers and worked as a TV program host and journalist in Congo. Ms Mbombo is visiting Western Australia to learn more about the capacity of Australian mining companies interested in working in Africa and to help promote economic development based on income from natural resource development.

 March 2014
Monday 03
6:00 - COURSE - UWA Running Club : 12 week Fitness & Running Club - All levels More Information
UWA Health & Rehab Clinic - Running Club 13 week program working towards a 5 or 12km fun run (i.e. HBF Run for Reason - May 25th)

All levels welcome. Perfect for those returning from injury or running for the first time and needing a little extra feedback and coaching.

WHEN: Monday 3rd March - Friday 30th May

Running Sessions = Mon & Fri 6am. Plus "Fit-R" Strength & Mobility Sessions = Wed 6am & Thurs 6pm

WHERE: UWA Health & Rehabilitation Clinic - Parkway Entrance #4, Crawley Campus. Runs will take place around campus, along the river and into Kings Park.

COST: $12 per week (up to 4 sessions/week) for 13 weeks = $156

^Private health rebates may apply for Fit-R sessions

8:00 - COURSE - UWA Gym & Swim Program : Combo Gym & Swim Exercise Sessions on Campus More Information
Adult & Over 50's Exercise Sessions combining 40min gym based strength and functional training, plus 40min swimming training (incl fitness and stroke technique).

12 WEEK SEMESTER 1 PROGRAM: Mon 3rd March - Saturday 31st May (Break 18th - 25th April)

SESSION BLOCKS: Adults [Tuesday 6pm-7.30pm &/OR Thursday 7am-8.30am] Over 50's [Monday 8am-9.30am &/OR Saturday 8.30am-10am]

COST: $18 per class = $216 for 12 week program (1 day/week) *20% discount off total price if attend 2 days ^ Private health rebate may apply for gym session
Wednesday 05
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.
Tuesday 11
13:00 - Colloquium - Tackling the Big Ideas in Science More Information
As PhD students you have ambitions beyond your doctoral research. As supervisors and scientists you have bold plans. You probably have ambitions not just to do everyday science, but to break the paradigm. How are you going to do this? How will you get funded for novel, groundbreaking research? How will you communicate this research to a world that still thinks in the old ways? In today’s talk, these issues will be covered in an interactive format targeted particularly at PhD students. We will think about the big ideas and how you can pursue them, so come prepared to engage with an ambitious agenda.

14:00 - EVENT - International Women's Day **NEW TIME More Information
International Women's Day 2014 will be celebrated on Tuesday 11 March.

The Vice-Chancellor, Winthrop Professor Paul Johnson will be the Guest Speaker. Professor Johnson will be speaking about the case for gender equity in higher education.

The event will take place at the University Club Banquet Hall from 2-3pm, and will be hosted by Ms Gaye McMath, Chief Operating Officer.

Afternoon tea will be provided.

Please RSVP to [email protected] by Monday 4 March to indicate your attendance and dietary requirements.
Wednesday 12
17:15 - FREE LECTURE - Start-Up Exchange: Idea to Venture : Learn from and listen to speakers and companies, who did it! Website | More Information
In conjunction with four WA universities, The Innovation Centre WA is hosting a series of Start-Up Exchange workshops throughout 2014. The first of these workshops “Idea to Venture” is jointly hosted by UWA’s Office of Industry and Innovation.

You will hear from Prof Tim St Pierre on his journey from developing the FerriScan technology at UWA to the formation of ASX listed Resonance Health. Resonance Health’s lead product is FerriScan, a world leading non-invasive tool for measuring liver iron concentration; the first such test to have achieved international regulatory approvals.

You will also hear from Prof Tim Mazzarol who specialises in entrepreneurship, innovation, small business management, marketing and strategy on the topic of starting new ventures.

Ideal for the undergraduate and postgraduate community thinking of starting their own business and for those who want to be more innovative in their chosen careers.

Following the presentations you are invited to stay for drinks and canapés and network with other attendees.

To register for this event or to find out about other workshops, visit the Innovation Centre WA website: www.innovation.wa.gov.au.
Friday 14
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Social Entrepreneurship - Social Service or Social Change? : Public Lecture More Information
The UWA Business School Centre for Social Impact (CSI) is delighted to welcome Dr Pamela Hartigan to present a public lecture on social entrepreneurship. Pamela Hartigan is a frequent lecturer on entrepreneurship and innovation at graduate schools of business in the USA, Europe, Asia and Latin America. She is Executive Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford and since 2008 has been Adjunct Professor at the Columbia Business School. Her  latest book, co-authored with John Elkington entitled The Power of Unreasonable People: How Entrepreneurs Create Markets to Change the World, is widely read and has been translated into 15 languages. Register via business.uwa.edu.au/public-lecture-registration

18:00 - EXHIBITION - Anne Ferran Exhibition: "Shadow Land" : Art Exhibition Website | More Information
In association with the UWA Cultural Precinct, the UWA Business School and the Graduate Management Association are delighted to invite you to a very special viewing of Anne Ferran: Shadow Land exhibition at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery on Friday, 14 March 2014, 6pm. The event will include a presentation by Winthrop Professor Ted Snell, Director of the UWA Cultural Precinct. Light refreshments and canapés will be served.

The exhibition is a Perth International Arts Festival event supported by the Visual Arts Program Partner Wesfarmers Arts. Shadow Land is a survey exhibition of Anne Ferran’s most significant projects and series, spanning more than 30 years. Tickets are available for purchase at www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=76183 (Please note that sales close Wednesday 5 March due to catering requirements.)
Monday 17
16:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Perth USAsia Centre presents a public lecture from New York Times Editorial Board Member Carol Giacomo Website | More Information
Visting New York Times editorial board member Carol Giacomo will be at UWA and talking with students on covering the world from home and abroad; looking at the challenges facing journalists covering foreign policy issues. An established commentator on US foreign policy, Ms Giacomo also discusses President Obama’s Asia rebalance and how it affects US relations with major countries in the region.

 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.
Wednesday 30
17:00 - LECTURE - Public Lecture by Dr Khalid Zaheer: Women's Rights and Duties in Islam : This CMSS lecture explores the topic of women's rights in Islam Website | More Information
Dr Khalid Zaheer is the Scholar at Understanding Islam UK (UIUK) since May 2012. UIUK is a non-political organization established in UK as a registered charity since 2001 for spreading a non-sectarian, peace-promoting, and moderate message of Islam based on the two authentic sources of Qur'an and Sunnah. Prior to joining UIUK, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of University of Central Punjab from July, 2009 to May 2012. Prior to joining UCP, he was the Director Education, Al-Mawrid, which is an NGO established to promote research and education on Islam. Prior to joining Al-Mawrid in September 2006, he was an Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Ethics at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He has a teaching experience of more than 20 years. Before joining LUMS, he taught at IBA, University of the Punjab for 12 years as a permanent faculty member. He has also taught at various other educational institutions in Lahore. Dr Zaheer's PhD dissertation was a critique on Interest-Free Banking. His areas of interest are Islamic Banking, in particular its departures from true Islamic principles, and application of Islamic teachings in the contemporary business and social environment. He regularly contributes articles to the monthly Renaissance, a leading religious English journal of the country. Dr. Zaheer has appeared in many television programs and has also given sermons at mosques, both in Pakistan as well as in the UK. His understanding of Islamic teachings and his experiences have convinced him that our present-day world is confronted with scourges of two extremisms: religious extremism and liberal extremism. He has joined UIUK to realize his dream to promote the cause of the true Islamic message, which is neither extremist nor liberal.

 May 2014
Friday 02
14:00 - EVENT - Once, twice or thrice upon a time: Audio-visual temporal recalibration is driven by decisional processes More Information
Derek Arnold’s research focuses on issues that arise due to the functional architecture of human sensory processing. Sensory analyses are often initially independent, can take place in different brain regions and be completed at different rates. How then do they combine across space and time in the brain to create subjectively uniform experiences? How do we discern when one event happened relative to another?

Dr. Derek Arnold completed his PhD at Macquarie University in 2003. He then took up an Anglo-Australian Research Fellowship, funded by the Royal Society. In 2006 he took up a continuing position at the University of Queensland, initially as an ARC funded Australian Postdoctoral Fellow, then as an ARC funded Australian Research Fellow, and in 2014 he began an ARC funded Future Research Fellowship.

Title: Once, twice or thrice upon a time: Audio-visual temporal recalibration is driven by decisional processes

“Time is an illusion. Lunch time doubly so” (Adams, 1979). A malleable sense of time is not unique to the bacchanal, but commonplace, resulting in some striking, and some subtle, illusions. For instance, after exposure to an audio-visual asynchrony, a subsequent similar audio-visual test can seem more synchronous than it would without the pre-exposure – an audio-visual temporal recalibration (TR). The underlying cause(s) is unclear. One suggestion is that TR reflects changes in processing speed. This seems unlikely as collaborators and I have shown that one can induce simultaneous opposite TRs simultaneously, and that these tend to be tied to actor identity rather than to spatial location. Another suggestion is that TR results from multiple channels tuned to different temporal offsets, with exposure to asynchrony causing systematic changes in channel responsiveness and encoded timing. A third explanation is that TR primarily reflects changes in decisional criteria. Consistent with this last suggestion, we have found that TR is strongly influenced by task demands. TR is approximately halved by asking people if sounds preceded or lagged visual events, or if timing was indeterminable, as opposed to simply asking if signals were synchronous or asynchronous. We believe the former task encourages participants to adopt more rigorous and stable criteria, highlighting the importance of these processes over changes in the responsiveness of hypothetical channels, for which no firm evidence exists.
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.
Monday 05
16:30 - Group Treatment Program - Does your child live in fear of needles or blood? : Blood Injection-Injury Phobia Group for Children. More Information
Does your child live in fear of needles or blood? If so, read on...

Blood-Injection-Injury Phobia is a fear that is triggered by seeing blood or an injury, or by receiving an injection or other invasive medical procedure. People vary in the way they react to situations involving blood or injections. Some individuals may feel disgust, nausea, or dizziness. Some people may even faint.

The Robin Winker Clinic is a Clinical Psychology unit linked to the School of Psychology at The University of Western Australia. The Clinic will be running a group treatment program for adolescents (14 years – 17 years) for Blood-Injection-Injury Phobia. The treatment is based on evidence from up-to-date research, and was co-developed by Dr Andrew Page, a psychologist and researcher from the School who specialises in anxiety disorders. The program will run for 8 one and a half hour sessions, plus a follow-up session approximately one month after completion. Through this program, children will work in a supportive environment to challenge their fears and learn coping strategies to control anxiety and be less worried when getting an injection, seeing blood, or when visiting the doctor for a medical procedure. Techniques for preventing fainting and for coping with feelings of disgust are also introduced.

What do you do now? If you would like to reserve a place for your child in this treatment program, or if you would like more information, please call the Clinic on 6488 2644 or email [email protected]
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.

18:00 - EVENT - Do you live in fear of needles or blood? : Blood-Injection-Injury Phobia Group More Information
Do you live in fear of needles or blood? If so, read on...

Blood-Injection-Injury Phobia is a fear that is triggered by seeing blood or an injury, or by receiving an injection or other invasive medical procedure. People vary in the way they react to situations involving blood or injections. Some individuals may feel disgust, nausea, or dizziness. Some people may even faint.

The Robin Winker Clinic is a clinical psychology unit linked to the School of Psychology at The University of Western Australia. The Clinic will be running a group treatment program for Blood-Injection-Injury Phobia. The treatment is based on evidence from up-to-date research, and was co-developed by Dr Andrew Page, a psychologist and researcher from the School who specialises in anxiety disorders. The program will run for 8 two-hour sessions, plus an initial assessment session before the group commences and a follow-up session 4-6 weeks after completion. Through this program, individuals will work in a supportive environment to challenge their fears and learn coping strategies to control anxiety and be less worried when getting an injection, seeing blood, or when visiting the doctor for a medical procedure. Techniques for preventing fainting and for coping with feelings of disgust are also introduced.

What do you do now? If you or someone you know would like to take part in this treatment program, or if you would like more information, please call the Clinic on 6488 2644 or email [email protected]

Dates: 6-8pm, Tuesday May 13th to Tuesday July 1st. Fees: $30 per session and $35 for the assessment, 25% discount if paid up front. Reduced fees are available for full time students and pensioners. UWA Location: Robin Winkler Clinic, 1st floor, Third General Purpose Building, Myers St.
Wednesday 14
12:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - The Role of Universities in Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Faculty of Engineering Experience More Information
Professor Lynch has a remarkable record in Canada for his entrepreneurship especially in his fundraising work for his Faculty. I encourage you to attend and look forward to seeing you there - Prof John Dell, Dean of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics UWA

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