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External events held at UWA
 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.
Friday 17
9:00 - CONFERENCE - CMEMS/PMRG Annual Conference: 'Receptions: Medieval and Early Modern Cultural Appropriations' : Conference of UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies / Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group Website | More Information
The conference explores cultural appropriations in, by and of the medieval and early modern world, across a range of disciplines. The three main sub-themes are: 1. the appropriation of earlier cultures by the medieval or early modern world; 2. cultural exchanges and frontier encounters within the medieval and early modern world; and 3. the reception or appropriation of the medieval or early modern by later periods. Those interested can register online at https://www.pmrg.arts.uwa.edu.au/2012_conference or pay at the door.
Friday 24
8:30 - CONFERENCE - Combined Biological Sciences Meeting 2012 : Full day meeting for all members of the life sciences community Website | More Information
CBSM aims to promote biological science in Western Australia by encouraging the interaction of scientists, students and industry representatives from all aspects of life science.

The meeting is designed to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and expertise to keep the life sciences in WA at the cutting edge. This annual meeting includes plenary presentations by national and international scientists and in 2012 will incorporate concurrent specialist symposia each with its own keynote speaker and session of local senior scientists.

CBSM is also geared toward students and the development of students among their peers. Several sessions are set aside for student presentations and for many it represents their first chance to present their work in a conference setting. These honours and post-graduate students work in universities, research institutes, and industry around Western Australia. In this way CBSM offers a unique “snapshot” of what is happening in local biological science and now attracts 250-300 delegates every year, with nearly 40 oral presentations, over 70 scientific posters and 30 trade booths. Check out the program at www.cbsmwa.org.au/program.

So where will you be on Friday the 24th of August? Join us at the University Club, The University of Western Australia for CBSM 2012!

www.cbsmwa.org.au - [email protected]

 September 2012
Saturday 01
20:00 - CONCERT - Tom Burlinson in "Now We're Swingin" : With 8 piece swing band Website | More Information
Tom Burlinson is returning to Western Australia with his latest show Now We’re Swingin’! This time he’s bringing his 8-piece band to present a montage of swing classics by Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Frank Sinatra.

Songs include I’ve Got the World on a String, The Way You Look Tonight, I’ve Gotta Be Me, Summer Wind, For Once in my Life, the ever popular I’ve Got You Under My Skin and many, many more.

He will also pay due reverence to the current masters of swing - Harry Connick Jnr and Michael Bublé.

Special offer for UWA Staff! A reserve tickets at B reserve prices - simply quote the code word "Tom" when booking.

Book now through BOCS Ticketing - 9484 1133 or www.bocsticketing.com.au
Wednesday 05
19:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Expanding Universe : A public lecture with Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt about the discovery that won him and his team the prize. Website | More Information
In this one off very special event for Perth, Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt will describe the discovery that won him and his team the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, and explain how astronomers have used observations to trace the Universe's history back more than 13 billion years, leading them to ponder the ultimate fate of the cosmos.

Where: Octagon Theatre, UWA When: Wednesday September 5th, 7pm (doors open 6:45pm) Cost: Free! Tickets: www.expandinguniverse.eventbrite.com

In 1998 two teams traced back the expansion of the Universe over billions of years and discovered that it was accelerating, a startling discovery that suggests that more than 70% of the cosmos is contained in a previously unknown form of matter, called Dark Energy. In 2011 Professor Brian Schmidt, leader of the High-Redshift Supernova Search Team, was named joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics. Brian and his team’s work on the expansion of the Universe fundamentally changed astrophysics – it opened up a whole new area of science and introduced the world to the concept of Dark Energy.
Sunday 16
18:00 - SYMPOSIUM - 1st Symposium on Plant Signalling & Behaviour : A 5-day symposium covering themes from Plant Cell Biology & Signalling to Plant Sensory & Behavioural Ecology and Theoretical Botany Website | More Information
It is a great pleasure to invite you to participate in the very 1st Symposium on Plant Signalling & Behaviour (SPSB 2012) to be held at the University of Western Australia on 16th-21st September 2012.

The SPSB 2012 was conceived out of a desire to support and advance this new and exciting research area by bringing together a diverse group of researchers who are working and are concerned with plants, but who are doing so from very different perspectives. The aim of the symposium is to build a transdisciplinary bridge for the new emergent knowledge and view of the plant world to be shared widely and flourish into rewarding collaborative explorations.

Within a hot cauldron of creative thinking, the SPSB 2012 aims at providing you with the opportunity to showcase your recent research findings, to advance our current knowledge and understanding of plants and to exchange ideas with colleagues on themes ranging from Plant Cell Biology & Signalling to Plant Sensory & Behavioural Ecology, and Theoretical Botany.

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS - now OPEN!!
Friday 21
12:30 - FREE LECTURE - Reflections on the War on Terror : Ret'd Lt. Colonel Dan Mori , legal counsel for David Hicks, brings stories from the courts of human rights and military pressure. More Information
Jointly hosted by the Chaplain Rev Dr Ian Robinson and the Uniting Church Social Justice Board. Dan Mori is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps. Mori was appointed by the United States Department of Defense to represent David Hicks in November 2003. He handled Hicks’ case through to its conclusion. In June 2007 Mori was presented with an honorary membership of the Australian Bar Association for his defence of David Hicks. In October 2007, he was awarded a civil justice award from the Australian Lawyers Alliance as “recognition by the legal profession of unsung heroes who, despite personal risk or sacrifice, have fought to preserve individual rights, human dignity or safety”. He has recently moved to Australia to work with the Shine Lawyers National Social Justice Project.
Sunday 23
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.
Wednesday 26
16:00 - SEMINAR - “New Insights into Type 1 Diabetes Development and Therapy” Website | More Information
Chris Parish is an immunologist and cancer biologist with a research career spanning 40 years. He is recognised as a world leader in studies of immune regulation and the role of heparanase and heparan sulfate in cell migration. He has also developed several carbohydrate-based drugs, such as PI-88 (Muparfostat), that inhibit inflammation, tumour metastasis and angiogenesis and has developed immunotherapeutic cancer vaccines. His research findings underpin five Australian biotechnology companies. In 2005 he was awarded the Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research in recognition of his scientific achievements.
Thursday 27
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The End of Growth : Public Lecture with Richard Heinberg More Information
Richard Heinberg, a Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, will deliver a public lecture exploring the close link between the resource/environment and the social/economic components of the present global turmoil.

Richard argues that continuous growth of either population or GDP is impossible in a finite world, with both these drivers of unsustainability having now run up against nature’s biophysical limits. While the conventional wisdom is that we must get ‘the economy’ growing again, Heinberg shows that not only is this the wrong strategy, it is actually making the situation worse.

Nature—according to Richard—is now forcing humanity to a transition, one that is as profound as the transition from gatherer/hunter to settled agriculturalist 10,000 years ago.

Richard is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost Peak Oil educators. His latest book, The End of Growth, follows nine others that deal with declining resources, particularly oil. His books have been translated into eight languages. Richard is a recipient of the M. King Hubbert Award for Excellence in Energy Education (2006). He has appeared in a number of documentaries, the most recent being Earth 2100 (2009)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - A Proper Sense of History : Former Prime Minister John Howard will present The Sir Paul Hasluck Foundation Lecture More Information
As Minister for External Affairs and Minister for Defence, Sir Paul Hasluck was integral in formulating Australia’s post war security and foreign policy. He was a strong advocate for our nation’s indigenous people, particularly in health and education. He was a prolific writer, authoring volumes on politics, foreign affairs, public policy and poetry.

Following his graduation from UWA, Sir Paul became a journalist, a diplomat and then a Member of Parliament and a term as Governor-General and remained active in public life following his retirement. Sir Paul died in Perth in 1993.

The Sir Paul Hasluck Foundation was established this year to promote and inform conservative thought and debate of key issues facing Australia. It seeks to celebrate the central insight of Sir Paul’s life: that learning and ideas matter.

The lecture will rotate around Australian states, and will feature a renowned speaker addressing a significant contemporary issue, drawing on Sir Paul’s interests and principles

 October 2012
Friday 05
15:00 - EVENT - Suck It and See : The chance to have a go at different track and field events, while supervised by qualified coaches and athletes More Information
Olympics make you feel like a slob? Wanna have a crack at one of those athletics events you saw but don’t know how to go about it? UWA Athletics Club is having a “Suck it and See” afternoon at McGillivray Oval on Friday 5 October 2012 from 3:00pm.

Ever wondered how far you can throw a javelin, shot or discus, or if you can high jump your own height (or maybe only long jump it)? There will be qualified coaches & athletes there to give you some tips and there will be a sausage sizzle and a few drinks after at the AJ Pavillion from 5:00pm.

Why not come down and check it out. Who knows, you might discover a hidden talent.

Send an email to either [email protected] or [email protected] if you are interested!
Tuesday 09
9:00 - CONFERENCE - World Muscle Society Annual Congress, Perth, Western Australia Website | More Information
The World Muscle Society is the world’s premier Society devoted to the research, diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders

In 2012, the Society’s Annual Congress is being held in Perth, Western Australia from Tuesday the 9th to Saturday 13th October: the first time that the Congress has been held in Australia.

The webpage for the Congress is: https://www.wms2012.com

The 2012 Congress is likely to be a watershed Congress in relation to the application of next generation sequencing technologies to neuromuscular disorders both in diagnosis and research and for therapies for neuromuscular disorders, which until now have largely been incurable diseases.
Thursday 11
20:00 - PERFORMANCE - Marney McQueen : Is a Rump Steak at a Vegan Barbeque Website | More Information
In this fresh and hilarious cabaret, the ever-surprising triple threat Marney McQueen spills the dirt from behind the theatrical curtain. As a leading lady in the big gay musicals Hairspray and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, this single girl felt like a juicy rump steak at a vegan BBQ. Trading men and mating for sequins and showboys, here is the musical story of a globe-trotting starlet who found no Sex in the Cities. Not a sausage.

Hot-on-the-heels of sell-out character cabaret shows in Melbourne, Sydney, London, Edinburgh and New York, Rump Steak showcases Marney's hilarious songwriting and character observations as she presents her first-ever Australian cabaret show as herself… with a little help from celebrity beautician Rosa Waxoffski and friends. This show was a sell out in its recent London season and is now heading to Perth for ONE NIGHT ONLY!

SPECIAL TICKET OFFER FOR UWA STAFF: $40 tickets (save $10!) Discounted tickets can only be purchased at the door. Box Office open from 7pm.

‘Marney McQueen is a force to be reckoned with.’ The Age.

‘There is something in the theatre called a triple threat, performers who can sing, dance and act. If there is something beyond that, it's Marney McQueen.’ The West Australian. ‘A sure fire hit’. Edinburgh Guide.

‘Marney McQueen is a true chameleon entertainer. She is also hilariously funny.’ Jacki Weaver.

‘She has the goods.’ Barry Humphries.
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.

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