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External events held at UWA
 February 2012
Thursday 02
2:00 - PRESENTATION - Dr Holly Kerr Forsyth : an afternoon public presentation from this popular garden columnist More Information
Intrepid traveller, distinguished author and passionate gardener Dr Holly Kerr Forsyth recalls the highs and lows of her journeys to gardens rarely visited, including those in Iran. Cost: $10 includes afternoon tea to be paid at the door. (Cash Only)

15:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Beyond Humans: Art and the future evolution of the human species : Public talk with Ingeborg Reichle Website | More Information
In my paper I will present the exhibition "jenseits des menschen, beyond humans" I curated in 2010 for the Berlin Medical History Museum of the Charité, putting new works by the Berlin based artist Reiner Maria Matysik as part of the Interventions series on show, which was initiated in 2009 by the Museum to offer contemporary art a space for experiment and to promote dialogue between the arts and the sciences. "jenseits des menschen" was the result of the productive collaboration of two Berlin science institutions: the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Charité's Medical History Museum. The pathological specimens collection of the renowned physician Rudolf Virchow and the ruin of his lecture hall were the points of departure for this artistic interrogation of medical science's image of man, which the museum's permanent exhibition "On the Trace of Life" charts in the history of medicine from the eighteenth century to the present day. In contrast to the museum's view of man which is historical, the intervention by Reiner Maria Matysik turned toward future evolutionary designs for humans in a human-made biotechnological future. His work became well known particularly through his models of post-evolutionary organisms, which are situated between Matysik's vision of "active" evolution, that is, evolution controlled by humans, and the future forms of living "biological sculptures" created by the artist.

The artist's motivation in creating these prototypes of future organisms stems from his conviction that the rapid advances in modern molecular biology and genetic engineering will have dramatic consequences for the process of biological evolution, as well as for art, that can hardly be assessed at present. The exhibition "jenseits des menschen" brought together three aspects of Reiner Maria Matysik's multi-layered oeuvre in a new synthesis. From his extensive series of post-evolutionary organisms three exhibits were selected for a very distinctive space, the museum's lecture hall ruin; they were suspended from the roof on steel cables and hang above the heads of visitors. In the second area of the exhibition the artist focused on the future of human evolution and for the first time worked with modelling wax. In the third section Matysik saw new ground: with the support of the Deutsches Institut für Zell- und Gewebeersatz and using the techniques of tissue engineering, the artist created for the first time a "living sculpture" from his own cells, which was exhibited in the museum as a specimen.

Ingeborg Reichle, born 1970, studied art history, archaeology, sociology, and philosophy in Freiburg i. Br., London, and Hamburg, working toward her 2004 Ph.D. dissertation on "Kunst aus dem Labor. Zum Verhältnis von Kunst und Wissenschaft im Zeitalter der Technoscience". Between 1998-2005 she held a research position at the Art History Institute, Humboldt University Berlin and the Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik and between 2005-2008 a research position at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences in the interdisciplinary working group "Die Welt als Bild". Since 2008 she has been the scientific coordinator of the interdisciplinary working group "Bildkulturen". For over 10 years she has guest lectured at various international institutions including the School of Visual Arts, New York, the Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, and the Life-Science Lab, DeutschesKrebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg; 2007 guest professor at the Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.Publications (selection): Kunst aus dem Labor. Zum Verhältnis von Kunst und Wissenschaft im Zeitalter der Technoscience (2005), Verwandte Bilder. Die Fragen der Bildwissenschaft (2007, ed. with S.Siegel and A. Spelten), Visuelle Modelle (2008, ed. with S. Siegel and A. Spelten), Maßlose Bilder. Visuelle Ästhetik der Transgression (2009, ed. with S. Siegel), Art in the Age of Technoscience. Genetic Engineering, Robotics, and Artificial Life in Contemporary Art (2009), Atlas der Weltbilder (2011, ed. with Christoph Markschies, Peter Deuflhard, and Jochen Brüning). In 2010 she curated the exhibition "jenseits des menschen - beyond humans" for the Berlin Medical History Museum of the Charité.

Saturday 04
17:00 - PERFORMANCE - Capriccio Flamenco Website | More Information

Danza Viva (www.danzaviva.com) proudly celebrates its 25th anniversary production, Capriccio Flamenco.

Produced and directed by Deanna Blacher. With guest artists: Tomas Arroquero (Flamenco dance), Antonio Soria and El Titi de Algeciras (Flamenco singers). Supported by a cast of 25 flamenco dancers and musicians.

Bookings online https://www.trybooking.com/16220 or phone 9444 9818 or 9275 3946
Tuesday 28
0:00 - WORKSHOP - Alternative Dispute Resolution for Professionals : Learn how to resolve disputes constructively - includes national accreditation Website | More Information
The need for an understanding of the principles of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) has become essential for many professions, including law, medicine, psychology, engineering, commerce, human resources, social work and more. This 10 module + 1 day workshop course teaches negotiation, conflict resolution and mediation skills. National accrediation is available.

17:00 - SEMINAR - Australian Society for Microbiology: Novel community acquired MRSA and the future control of MRSA More Information
The Australian Society for Microbiology and the Australian Society for Antimicrobials are pleased to support a visit by Dr Robert Skov. Dr Robert Skov is the Head of the Danish National reference laboratory for Staphylococci and is a physician specialising in Clinical Microbiology. His research has focused on antibiotic resistance and epidemiology of Staphylococci. He will give a talk on methicillan-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and how this impacts on clinical practise. The general public and students are welcome to attend.The meeting will be accompanied by food and drinks. No RSVP required. NOTE: Parking is free after 5pm at the Medical and Dentistry Library which is adjacent to the venue.

 March 2012
Sunday 04
10:00 - EVENT - Perth Upmarket : Perth’s premier quarterly market for original and handcrafted wares Website | More Information
Perth Upmarket is Perth’s premier quarterly market for original and handcrafted wares. The market brings together over 150 of Perth’s most talented artists, designers, craftsmen and gourmets all under one roof at the University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall. Incorporating a dedicated Junior Upmarket and Gourmet section. Parking and entry are free and the venue is easily accessible. Two ATMs onsite.
Saturday 24
13:30 - FREE LECTURE - Roman Archaeology Group Free Lecture : The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Two Illustrated Lectures by Winthrop Professor David Kennedy Website | More Information
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 3rd Session. Two illustrated lectures by Winthrop Professor David Kennedy. Saturday 24 March, 1:30pm. Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, University of Western Australia.


1:30pm - Lecture - Fall: Economic, Social, Environmental... and more.

2:30pm - Tea Break ($7 for RAG Members, $10 for non-members)

3:00pm - Lecture - What Happened... and Does it Matter?

Please let us know of your interest by emailing Norah Cooper: [email protected]

Next lectures: Winter Lecture Series TBA.

To learn more about the Roman Archaeology Group of Perth please visit https://www.humanities.uwa.edu.au/research/cah/roman-archaeology.
Friday 30
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - Chamber! One Juniper Ensemble : The Juniper Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Paul Wright Website | More Information
Join Juniper Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Paul Wright as they premiere a new work by Australian composer Mary Finsterer. The beloved Trout Quintet by Schubert and the rarely heard Verkarte Nacht will also be performed in this concert which promises to delight.

 April 2012
Thursday 26
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - The Old Fella and Mates : He’s The Old Fella who gave up shearing for stand-up and won hearts around the country with his performances on Australia’s Got Talent. Website | More Information
68-year-old retired farmer, Rod Gregory, was stunned to make it to the top four in the grand final. He didn’t expect to make it through the first audition!

As one of our newest comedians, The Old Fella has performed all over Australia and will hit Perth in April this year with his true blue humour and his own unique take on life after retirement.

“Rod Gregory is... an absolute delight, with great stage presence and a warm, rustic voice.” Chortle

Joining The Old Fella are his mates, seasoned comedian Mickey D and funnyman MC Anthony Lamond.

Mickey D is a brilliant natural comic. He has conquered everything from comedy bear pits to kids’ festivals and performed at comedy festivals around the globe including Montreal, Edinburgh, Melbourne and, of course, in his hometown Adelaide.

Two truly gifted comedians and one hilarious MC come to Perth in a show that is sure to sell out!

“You’re very, very good at what you do, people love the jokes but people also love you.” Danni Minogue, Australia’s Got Talent

See them live onstage at the Octagon Theatre! Book now at BOCS

Special offer to UWA Staff: full-price tickets at concession prices. Must quote "UWAoffer" (all one word) when booking.

 May 2012
Thursday 03
17:30 - EVENT - The Global Poverty Project Presents 1.4 Billion Reasons : Inspirational event featuring 2012 Rhodes Scholar Website | More Information
1.4 Billion Reasons is a ground breaking and inspiring live multimedia presentation that sets out a roadmap for the end of extreme poverty. Developed in collaboration with experts including Hans Rosling (Gapminder Foundation), Jeffrey Sachs (Senior Advisor on Development to the UN) and Sakiko Fukuda Parr (Human Development Report), this 60 minute presentation serves as a powerful tool to communicate the complexity of extreme poverty, successes made to date, and how individuals can take collective and individual action in their own community.

SPEAKERS: Vinay Menon - 2012 Rhodes Scholar, Guest Speaker Michael Sheldrick - The End of Polio Campaign Manager Ashlee Uren - Global Poverty Project presenter

DATE: Thursday May 3rd, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

VENUE: University of Western Australia, Tattersal Lecture Theatre, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, Western Australia, 6009

This inspiring evening will feature Vinay Menon, who was recognised for his community service work with the WA 2012 Rhodes Scholarship, 2009 Human Rights medal from the Australian Commission for Human Rights, and the 2008 Citizen of the Year from the WA Youth Awards.

The Global Poverty Project works to engage young people on issues of social justice, global citizenship and equip them to become agents of change. We have presented 1.4 Billion Reasons to over 100 schools and universities across Australia.

If you are a student under the age of 18 please complete the Consent Form for youth participants to bring along to the event or send to the National Coordinator Sandra at [email protected]

Link: https://globalpovertyproject.com/app/webroot/images/file/Consent%20Form%20-%20Youth%20Participation%20at%20Presentation.pdf

We look forward to seeing you at this inspiring event!
Sunday 20
15:00 - PERFORMANCE - Keyed Up! Two: Bernadette Harvey : Pianoforte Website | More Information
International concert pianist, Bernadette Harvey is renowned for her commitment to Australian music. Since winning the ABC "Young Performer of the Year" as a young woman, her career has taken her all over the world to great acclaim.
Tuesday 22
18:00 - EVENT - Shamanism and the origin of creative genius in western Europe : A public lecture by David S Whitley Website | More Information
The start of the European Upper Palaeolithic, about 35,000 years ago, is marked by the dramatic appearance not just of art, but of true creative genius.

World renowned cave art sites like Lascaux, Chauvet and Altamira are widely recognised as artistic masterpieces. Although scientists rarely consider art and genius, the sudden appearance of artistic genius presents an empircal problem that warrants analysis.

Taking an evolutionary approach, archaeological, psychitric ethnographic and genetic evidence are used to develop a hypothesis that may explain this phenomenon, and which provides important insight into the nature of what makes us human.

This lecture will discuss some of these approaches to early examples of creative genius.

 June 2012
Wednesday 06
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - Chamber! two: Quartet for the End of Time Website | More Information
Oliver Messiaen's ethereally stunning twentieth century masterpiece first premiered in 1941 to an audience of Messiaen's fellow prisoners of war at the Stalag VIIIA prisoner-of-war camp, in Gorlitz, Germany. On this viciously cold night hundreds were offered hope, Graeme Gilling (piano), Ashley Smith (clarinet), Semra Lee (violin) and Jon Tooby (cello) combine their considerable musical weight for this extraordinary piece of music.
Sunday 24
10:00 - EVENT - Perth Upmarket : Perth’s premier quarterly market for original and handcrafted wares. Website | More Information
Perth Upmarket is Perth’s premier quarterly market for original and handcrafted wares. The market brings together over 150 of Perth’s most talented artists, designers, craftsmen and gourmets all under one roof at the University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall. Incorporating a dedicated Junior Upmarket and Gourmet section.

 July 2012
Wednesday 18
18:30 - SEMINAR - New Treatments in Huntington's Disease - FREE public seminar : The seminar is designed as an information and discussion session for patients, families and interested individuals Website | More Information
The management of Neurodegenerative Disorders Research Pty Ltd under the auspices of York Neuroscience Discovery Inc invite you to join us at a seminar presented by Dr Peter K Panegyres on the New Treatments in Huntington’s disease. Topics covered during the seminar include updates on the Reach to HD Study and our collaborative research conducted across Australia and the United States.

Place: The University of Western Australia Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, Hackett Drive, Crawley Date: Wednesday, 18 July, 2012 Time: 6.30 – 7.30pm Presenter: Dr Peter K Panegyres, MD, PhD, FRACP
Thursday 19
13:30 - EVENT - The UWA Institute of Agriculture Industry Forum 2012 : Foreign ownership of Australian agricultural land and agri-business: challenges and opportunities Website | More Information
Join us in an afternoon of information and debate about one of agriculture's hottest current topics: Prominent industry leaders will discuss foreign ownership of Australian agricultural land and agri-business, its challenges, opportunities and its potential impacts on farming families and agricultural industries. For program details and speakers click on the link below.
Saturday 21
13:30 - FREE LECTURE - Roman Archaeology Group Free Lecture : Two illustrated lectures on Roman Archaeology: Palmyra, and the Roman Peloponnese Website | More Information
The Roman Archaeology Group of Perth presents two fully illustrated lectures on Roman Archaeology: Palmyra: an ancient oasis between East and West presented by Rebecca Banks; and The Roman Peloponnese presented by Kevin O'Toole. Saturday 21 July, 1:30pm at Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, UWA. Afternoon tea will be served between lectures: $7pp (RAG members) and $10pp (non-members). For more information on the RAG, please visit https://www.humanities.uwa.edu.au/research/cah/roman-archaeology
Tuesday 31
17:00 - EVENT - Mother's eating habits affect her daughters' milk production : Public lecture on the effects of fetal programming and their transmission to offspring Website | More Information
What makes a healthy start to life? This is the single overarching question and focus of the NRCD, a New Zealand government-funded Centre of Research Excellence, bringing together leading scientists from six organisations across New Zealand to answer this question. Acting Director, Prof Hugh Blair, is leading several projects investigating the effects of fetal programming on later life productivity in sheep and cattle and the possibility that these programming effects may be transmitted between generations. His public lecture examines how this applies to sheep, focusing on how a mother's eating habits affect her daughters' milk production.

 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.
Wednesday 15
17:30 - STUDENT EVENT - Student Information Night : Interesting Projects - Generous Scholarships - Inspiring Supervisors Website | More Information
Student opportunities in medical research with the Lung Institute of WA: PhD Scholarships, Hons Scholarships, Vacation Cadetship Program

Join us for pizza and beer and find out more about the great range of research projects and scholarships on offer at LIWA.

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