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The Centre for Exploration Targeting
 July 2012
Wednesday 25
12:00 - Competition - Three Minute Thesis Final : 10 PhD students will explain their research and its significance in just 3 minutes each. Website | More Information
The 3MT competition challenges research students to give a dynamic and engaging presentation about their research and its significance in a way that can be understood by everybody. The audience will select the "People's Choice" winner.

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.

 August 2012
Sunday 12
10:00 - EVENT - 2012 Open Day : Experience what's on offer at UWA Website | More Information
UWA opens up the whole campus to the public.

Come and find out about the courses on offer, career options, scholarship opportunities, our valuable research, community programs and facilities.

There's also residential college tours, hands-on activities, live music and entertainment, and plenty of fun activities for the whole family.
Monday 20
15:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - New and Complementary Approaches to Equality : Guest lecture regarding alternative ways to achieve equality policy objectives More Information
The presentation is concerned with alternative ways to achieve equality policy objectives - drawing upon unrelated areas such as dietary health or workplace health and safety. It is based on current inter-disciplinary work with the UK Government to generate practical insights to inform policy and institutional design. It begins by assessing how well - and why - interventions work to mitigate public harm or detriment in other unrelated spheres (such as public health, food safety, professional standards and financial regulation). Citing the public interest, government and regulatory agencies are able to utilise such knowledge to deliver safer homes, more punctual pupils, healthier diets, cleaner streets, and so on. It then looks at how far attitudinal change and behavioural change are interconnected, and specifically the degree to which attitudinal change serves as a pre-requisite to behavioural change. For instance, securing a legal framework that creates minimum standards of fire safety in workplaces or homes may be influenced by public attitudes but is certainly not dependent on such settled public attitudes to start with. Indeed, legislation, and what this requires of employers and households in practice, can have a demonstration effect, normalising behavioural change in the process. And attitudinal change alone is unlikely to drive behavioural change and may be unwanted or unnecessary in any case, particularly where the potential citizen detriment is hard to spot by individuals themselves. Finally, it considers the implications for policymaking in three regards: first, optimally blending incentives and sanctions to sustain behavioural change relevant to equalities outcomes; second, mapping relationships between background factors that indirectly shape decision-making and choices and foreground factors that can be influenced through policy; and third, targeting policy instruments at hard-to-move individuals, groups and interests.

 October 2012
Wednesday 17
8:30 - EVENT - Australia China Business Council Education Forum 2012 : Chinese Language and Cultural Competency in Schools and Industry - Real Links to a Sustainable Relationship Website | More Information
Whilst trade and enterprise have led Australia's bilateral relations with China, education promotes mutual understanding and long lasting links. This year's forum will focus on developing Chinese language and cultural competency in schools, universities and industry. His Excellency Mr Chen Yuming, Chinese Ambassador to Australia, will provide the keynote address and a panel of business leaders and education representatives will share their experiences.
Thursday 18
12:00 - SEMINAR - Accomplished Education Researcher Seminar Series : Sliding Doors in Academe: Idiosyncrasies of autobiography and controversy in psychometrics Website | More Information
***NOW RESCHEDULED TO 18 OCTOBER***

“Individual(s) ….embrace a new paradigm for all sorts of reasons ... . Some of these … lie outside the sphere of science entirely. Others depend upon idiosyncrasies of autobiography….” (Kuhn, 1970, p.l52). I will highlight some “idiosyncrasies of autobiography” that have led to enjoying an academic life – the opportunity to research and teach, to construct and communicate knowledge. I plan to illustrate how psychometrics, a field in which I had the opportunity to ignore or embrace an emergent, non-standard statistical paradigm, has lead beyond mathematical modelling to areas such as the philosophy of science, the sociology of knowledge and academic controversy. I plan to also illustrate the challenges in negotiating the complex world of academic research and communication.
Thursday 25
16:00 - SEMINAR - SEE Future Fellow Seminar Series: Professor Ryan Lowe : Physical processes in complex coastal reef environments: the dynamics of wave- and tide-dominated systems along Australia More Information
Abstract

Coastal reefs are ubiquitous features of Australia's coastline, yet their hydrodynamics (waves, currents and water levels) are still poorly understood relative to other coastal environments such as beaches. Along Australia’s coast, the large regional-scale gradients in incident wave energy and tidal forcing interact with the complex morphology of both tropical and temperate reef structures, resulting in extremely complex and variable circulation patterns throughout these systems. Understanding these fundamental physical processes is ultimately the foundation for assessing numerous ecological processes within reef ecosystems, the movement of sediments through the coastal zone, and the longer-term morphological development of our reef-protected coastlines. This seminar will summarize ongoing and future research efforts designed to help elucidate and accurately predict the complex physical processes operating within a broad class of reef environments (both wave- and tide-dominated), through a number of regional field programs and the development and application of new numerical modelling approaches. The improved process-understanding of coastal hydrodynamics developed through this effort is leading to significant advances in our ability to predict the impacts of extreme events (e.g., storms and tsunamis), sea level rise, and other environmental changes to reef-protected coastal regions, both within Australia and globally.

Biography

Lowe received his PhD in coastal oceanography in 2005 from Stanford University. After completing postdoctoral research and lecturing position at Stanford, he commenced at UWA in 2007 with support from an ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. In 2008, Lowe moved to the School of Earth and Environment to establish teaching and research programs in the area of coastal processes within physical geography. Lowe applies his background in nearshore oceanography to study a range of physical and coupled biological processes in the coastal zone using a combination of field work and numerical modelling. His research has, in particular, helped to advance our understanding of how oceanic and meteorological forcing drive hydrodynamic and biophysical processes within a range of tropical coastal environments such as coral reefs. Currently Lowe serves as the Associate Editor for the Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans (the leading multidisciplinary oceanographic journal) for topics related to tropical coastal oceanography and reef dynamics. In 2012, Lowe received a four-year Australian Council Future Fellowship to further expand his research on both tropical and temperate reef processes across Western Australia, with focus including the wave-dominated systems along Perth and at Ningaloo Reef, as well as within the unexplored tide-dominated reef systems along the Pilbara and Kimberley coasts.
Friday 26
13:30 - SEMINAR - Oceans Institute Seminar: DR CHRIS BARNES : Understanding earth/ocean processes: new opportunities and technologies through cabled ocean observatories such as NEPTUNE Canada More Information
Abstract: The oceans, bounded by the atmosphere, lithosphere and shore, and covering 70% of the Earth's surface remain a poorly understood component of the Earth system. The changing climate, ocean circulation and chemistry, and depletion of ocean life are increasing at an alarming rate, largely a consequence of human activities. It is imperative to improve public understanding of the changes, consequences and possible future options, and to develop responsive informed public policies. A more quantified scientific database is required not achieved from a century of investigations using buoys, battery operated instruments and ship-based investigations. Advent of the first cabled ocean observatories (e.g. in Canada (NEPTUNE Canada, VENUS), US (OOI, MARS), Japan (DONET), China, Taiwan (MACHO), and European Union (EMSO)) demonstrates challenges, benefits, opportunities and added values for ocean science and commercial applications. Introducing abundant power and high bandwidth communications into diverse ocean environments allows: discrimination between short and long-term events, interactive experiments, real-time data/imagery, and complex multidisciplinary teams interrogating vast interoperable databases over decades. Cabled observatories will transform ocean sciences, with a progressive wiring of the oceans. NEPTUNE Canada completed installation of the subsea infrastructure with over 100 instruments in 2009-10, establishing the world's first regional cabled observatory (northeast Pacific; 800km backbone cable, with five nodes on the coast, continental slope, abyssal plain, and ocean-spreading ridge (100-2660m)). Principal scientific themes are: plate tectonic processes and earthquake-tsunami dynamics; seabed fluid fluxes and gas hydrates; ocean/climate dynamics and biotic effects; deep-sea ecosystem dynamics; engineering/computational research. New knowledge, scientific interpretations, and policy applications are addressing: ocean/climate change, ocean acidification, mitigating natural hazards, non-renewable and renewable natural resources. Socio-economic benefits include: resource/hazard/environmental management, sovereignty, security, transportation, data services, and public policy.

Bio: Chris Barnes is Professor Emeritus in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, and was Director of NEPTUNE Canada (2001-11), the world's first regional cabled ocean observatory network. For the previous decade, he served as Director of both the Centre for Earth and Ocean Research and the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. He has a PhD in Geology from the University of Ottawa. He served as Chair of Earth Sciences both at the University of Waterloo, Ontario (1975-81) and at Memorial University of Newfoundland (1981-87); from 1987-89, he was the Director General of the Sedimentary and Marine Branch of the Geological Survey of Canada. He has served as President of the Geological Association of Canada, the Canadian Geoscience Council, and the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada; and as a commissioner of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, as a member of the International Ocean Drilling Program, and on the Science Advisory Committees of EuroSITES, two Spanish ocean observatories, and Canada's Ocean Tracking Network. Fellowship has been awarded in the Royal Society of Canada and the National Academy of Sciences, Cordoba, Argentina. In 1996, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada.
Wednesday 31
12:00 - SEMINAR - Accomplished Education Researcher Seminar Series : NAPLAN: Driving school improvement or doing the work of the devil? Website | More Information
Controversy continues to surround national student assessment in Australia. However, I argue that testing is neither good nor bad: the devil lies in what people – teachers, school, systems and even parents – do about the tests and the data they generate. I report the experiences of principals, teachers and curriculum consultants in one educational authority to describe how responsibility for interrogating, interpreting and applying data has gradually shifted from an external top-down approach to an internal bottom-up model in a planned, sustained and centrally supported manner, during the past eight years.

 November 2012
Monday 05
8:00 - WORKSHOP - WAIMOS Science Meeting : The Western Australian Integrated Marine Observing System - Science Meeting. For any enquiries and registration contact Agi Gedeon, Manager WAIMOS on [email protected] or x2022. More Information
The Western Australian Integrated Marine Observing System - Annual Science Meeting will present the collaborative and cross-disciplinary uptake of freely accessible coastal and open ocean datastreams. Marine scientists, modellers and engineers, oceanographers and biologists will find this meeting of interest. For any enquiries and registration please contact Agi Gedeon, Manager WAIMOS on [email protected] or x2022.

 December 2012
Thursday 13
16:00 - SEMINAR - CMCA Seminar Series - 13 December @ 4PM: "Non-medical applications of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)" by Michael Johns Website | More Information
This presentation will consider the use of MRI techniques to explore some of the following topics: Flow in porous media (reactors and rock cores), flow in rheometers, fouling of desalination membranes, crystallisation/freezing processes and moisture adsorption by foodstuffs. It will conclude with an overview of robust and mobile MRI (and related technique) capabilities that have been established in the School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering at UWA

 April 2013
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.
Friday 26
13:00 - SEMINAR - Thesis as a Series of Papers : An outline of UWA rules and advantages and disadvantages of this format Website | More Information
The Graduate Education Officers will outline the UWA rules on formatting your thesis as a series of papers. The advantages and disadvantages of this format will also be discussed.

 June 2013
Wednesday 12
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Image Analysis and Visualization Research in the Centre for Exploration Targeting. Website | More Information
Geologists and geophysicists have to deal with a wide range of data sets and image types acquired from a variety of sources. This talk will give an overview of the image analysis and visualization work being conducted in the Centre for Exploration Targeting.

Image processing topics will include automated detection of linear structures and circular porphyry features in aeromagnetic data, identification of regions of structural complexity, and mapping of outcrop imagery.

Visualisation topics will include presentation of high dynamic range images, use of effective (and ineffective)colourmaps, and visualization of tensor data. Also presented will be a number of image blending tools that we have been developing as a means of integrating information from multiple images or for interactively exploring image parameters such as scale.

Short Bio,

Peter Kovesi is a Research Professor in the Center for Exploration Targeting at UWA. He has been with CET since 2010. Prior to this he had earlier careers in the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, and in the School of Mechanical Engineering at UWA. His research interests are in computer vision and visualisation.

PS* This seminar is free and open to the public & no RSVP required.

****All Welcome****

Thursday 13
13:00 - PRESENTATION - Preparing and presenting a Three Minute Thesis talk : Guidelines on how to present a suitable talk for UWA's 3MT competition in 2013. Website | More Information
The rules and details of UWA's Three Minute Thesis Competition will be described, and guidance will be given on how to present a talk suitable for this event. Doctoral and Masters Researchers, ECRs and academics within 7 years of PhD completion are eligible to compete.
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


 July 2013
Monday 01
9:00 - EVENT - Masterclass: Research with Impact : Planning a pathway to impact for your research Website | More Information
This masterclass for doctoral and early career doctoral researchers will focus on the development of plans for achieving research impact through collaborations and the two-way exchange of knowledge between the university and a range of external stakeholders.
Thursday 25
10:00 - WORKSHOP - Drishti - Volume Exploration and Presentation Tool Workshop Website | More Information
Ajay Limay, from the NCI Vizlab at the Australian National University, will be presenting a general introductory session followed by targeted sessions to individuals or small groups, on volume visualisation using the Drishti software.

Drishti is a graphics hardware-based direct volume rendering application for real-time exploration and presentation of volumetric data, which can be applied to a variety of fields who use volumetric models.

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