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Business School - Staff
 March 2014
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

17:30 - EVENT - Stress Management Treatment Programme More Information
If you can't escape from the reality of your life, and are feeling stressed and overwhelmed, The Robin Winkler Clinic is here to help! This clinic is linked to the School of Psychology at UWA. Post-graduate Clinical Psychology trainees at the clinic will soon be starting a stress management treatment programme for adults. The treatment is evidenced based and supervised by experienced Clinical Psychologists.

The programme will run over six weeks with a two hour session each week, plus a follow-up four weeks after completion. There will also be an initial individual assessment at a mutually agreed time.

If you would like to reserve a place or need more information, please call the Clinic on 6488 2644 or email [email protected]

Fees: $30 per session, 25% discount on sessions if paid up front. Initial assessment $35. Free for full-time students and pensioners.

The confidential sessions will be held at the Robin Winkler Clinic on the 1st floor of the Third General Purpose Building, UWA.
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.
Wednesday 21
13:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Stress Less Meditation with Blackstone and UWA Buddhist Youth Club : Outdoor meditation (if weather permits) for stress less week! More Information
Outdoor meditation for students run by the Blackstone society and UWA Buddhist Youth Club as part of Allens Stress Less Week.
Thursday 22
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.
Tuesday 27
13:00 - Colloquium - Police line-ups in 2064: Getting the bad guy with certainty. More Information
Neil Brewer is Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Flinders University. He was Dean of the School of Psychology for around 10 years between 2000 and 2013. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the APAs Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied (2013-19). Most of his research is in the psychology-law area, especially eyewitness memory – but he also collaborates on some research on ASD and is nearing completion of a book titled “The crimes of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder”. He has been a long-serving Editorial Board member for all the leading journals in the psychology-law field and has also served on the ARC’s College of Experts and on the Future Fellowships selection panel.

He is invited regularly to present at conferences of judges and magistrates around Australia. His research has been cited in various court judgments including the US Supreme Court, NY Supreme Courts, the US Court of Appeals (District of Columbia Circuit) and in the Court of Appeal in Western Australia. He is an honorary consultant to the Innocence Projects in the USA and New Zealand, and has recently been advising police and parliamentarians on model procedures for conducting eyewitness identification tests in South Australia.



Abstract

Laboratory, field and archival case studies have demonstrated that witnesses to crimes frequently make mistakes when asked to identify a culprit from a photo-array. Despite promising advances over the last couple of decades, the likelihood of error remains unacceptably high. Here I will focus on two related issues. First, I will review a substantial body of our recent research which examines whether we are able to determine if an eyewitness identification decision is likely to be accurate. Then, I will outline recent experiments which explore some radical alternative procedures that remove the requirement for the witness to make a Yes-No identification decision, yet prove to be more informative about whether the police suspect is guilty than the traditional eyewitness identification test.

 June 2014
Monday 02
7:00 - COURSE - Winter Clinical Pilates : Exercise to keep you mobile during the winter months Website | More Information
Machine &/or mat based clinical Pilates classes focusing on efficient and effective movement patterns. Classes are designed to strengthen the body whilst enhancing mobility over the colder winter months! Classes may incorporate elements of myofascial and muscle release, contemporary Pilates and a variety of props.

'Group' (max 8 ppl) and 'Studio' (max 3 ppl) sessions available at various times throughout the day (incl. before or after work and lunch time sessions).

All sessions are conducted by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and private health rebates may apply depending on your level of cover.

For a schedule and prices email [email protected] or call 6488 3333.

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