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External events held at UWA
 February 2013
Sunday 10
17:00 - PERFORMANCE - [email protected] - Belleville : The City of Subiaco is presenting acoustic gypsy quartet Belleville for a free picnic concert as part of the city's [email protected] concert series. Website | More Information
Showcasing swing at its best, Belleville will take you back to the music of Paris in the 1930s. Along with a modern gypsy jazz repertoire, this energetic acoustic group carries on the tradition of gypsy jazz created by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli.

The free [email protected] concerts are suitable for all ages. Bring a picnic and a blanket or low chair and enjoy this summer treat.

 March 2013
Saturday 02
13:30 - FREE LECTURE - Roman Archaeology Group Summer Lecture 2 : Roman Britain - Invasion and Conquest More Information
Two illustrated lectures by Winthrop Professor David Kennedy and Rebecca Banks. 1:30pm Lecture 3: The Claudian invasion of AD43. 2:30pm Afternoon tea. 3:00pm Lecture 4: A new province and the rebellion of Boudicca. These lectures are the second set given as a prelude to our guest lecture by Guy de la Bédoyère, one of the best-known experts on Roman Britain, who will be speaking on Sunday 31 March 2013.
Sunday 03
10:00 - EVENT - Perth Upmarket : Perth’s premier quarterly market for original and handcrafted wares Website | More Information
Perth Upmarket 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. Three ATMs onsite.
Tuesday 12
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture : “Sex & Gender Diversity in Australia 2013: The Celebration of Difference and the Fight for Human Rights” More Information
The inaugural Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture is brought to you by the WA Equal Opportunity Commission in partnership with Equity and Diversity at the University of Western Australia to commemorate the life and achievements of Isabelle Lake.

Isabelle was a passionate and committed student, social activist, and volunteer at the Freedom Centre, supporting young people with diverse sexuality, sex and/or gender as well as being an active member of the WA Gender Project. Isabelle was deeply committed to advance the human rights of all transsexual, transgender and intersex (TTI) people. Although Isabelle lost her battle to leukemia on 28th February 2012, aged 21, her dedication to improving the lives of others continues to inspire.

We are very fortunate to have Rachael Wallbank to deliver the inaugural Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture.

Rachael has applied her legal and advocacy skills to seek to improve the legal and human rights and cultural understanding of people living with the experiences of diversity in sexual formation and gender expression; commonly described as transsexualism, transgender and intersex.

RSVP for this event by Friday 8th March at www.trybooking.com/CHQT
Saturday 16
20:00 - PERFORMANCE - Mary Coughlan and Band : Celebrate St Patrick's day with the world-famous Irish singer. Website | More Information
Mary Coughlan’s smoky, bluesy, boozy drawl has always been a seduction, no matter what the subject. The vocal marrying of sardonic wit, visceral rage, between-the-sheets passion and the tenderest of sorrowful regrets – this is Mary’s talent. This is why she is so loved. Throughout the 25 years of her extraordinary recording career Mary has drawn heavily from her legendary heroes; Billie Holiday’s grievous, teary outpourings, the husky flirtations of Peggy Lee, Van Morrison’s soulful wails, the defiant chanteusery of Edith Piaf. All are present and correct in her delivery. Even so, Mary makes every song her own: they belong to her and nobody else. Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see a singer at the very height of her powers, for one night only in Perth.
Thursday 21
18:00 - EVENT - Evensong : Choral Evensong with the Winthrop Singers Website | More Information
Choral Evensong with the UWA Winthrop Singers. Feat. Gibbon's "Short Service" and Weelke's "Hosanna to the Son of David."
Tuesday 26
13:00 - SEMINAR - Research Reflections of a Biomechanics Professor : A Seminar by Emeritus Professor Bruce Elliott More Information
Professor Bruce Elliott was the senior biomechanist and the former Head of the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health at The University of Western Australia. He was the inaugural chair of the Western Australian Institute of Sport (1984-1994) and served as the Scientific Chair for the 5th IOC World Congress on Sport Sciences and supervised the research projects at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. In 1999 he was honoured with the Award of Merit by the Western Australian Sports Federation and in 2003 the Professional Tennis Registry gave him the Stanley Palgenhoef Sport Science Award for "his lifetime contribution to tennis" and the Australian Government awarded him their Centenary Medal for "service to sport policy and research development for sport." In 2006 the University of Western Australia presented him with an Excellence in Research Supervision Award, for his supervision of Honours students, which was followed in 2008 with an Excellence in Teaching Award.

In his seminar, Professor Elliott will discuss and reflect upon his many years of research in biomechanics and exercise science at UWA.
Wednesday 27
16:00 - EVENT - “³Inhibition of Ribosome Biogenesis as a Strategy to Treat Cancer²” Website | More Information
A/Professor Richard Pearson was appointed as the Head of the Cancer Signalling Laboratory at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in 1995 after 3 years as a Human Frontiers of Science Fellow at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel Switzerland. He is also Co-Head of the Oncogenic Signalling and Growth Control Program at Peter Mac, is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and Principal Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Melbourne. A major focus of his research is to understand the molecular basis of the regulation of ribosome biogenesis, protein synthesis and cell growth and to use this knowledge to address how deregulation of these processes contributes to malignant transformation. A/Prof Pearson currently receives project grant support from both NHMRC and Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and iwas awarded an NHMRC Program Grant with Prof Grant McArthur, A/Prof Ross Hannan and Prof Rod Hicks to understand the mechanisms by which oncogenic signaling can be targeted to treat cancer, starting in 2014. He has co-authored 85 peer reviewed articles with an average citation rate per publication of 90. He has served on NHMRC Grant Review Panels from 2006-08 and on the NHMRC Assigners Academy in 2012 and 2013.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - What Ever Happened to Professional Ethics : Recovering an Ethic of Vocation in an Age of 'Values'. An ETHOS event Website | More Information
Ian packer is the deputy director of ETHOS and a frequent contributor to publications on critical issues. Ethos is a national network of outstanding Christian thinkers and activists drawn together into a series of standing think-tanks. ETHOS is committed to ongoing, in-depth analysis of critical issues. In doing so ETHOS demonstrates the relevance and distinctiveness of the public life of the Christian community. Debate is sought in a spirit of reconciliation and robust respect. This event is an opportunity to re-establish a collective for this kind of intellectual engagement in Perth.
Thursday 28
21:30 - EVENT - Evensong : Choral Evensong with the Winthrop Singers Website | More Information
Choral Evensong celebration for Maundy Thursday, with the UWA Winthrop Singers. Feat. Tallis' "In Jejunio et Fletu" & Lotti's "Crucifixus."
Sunday 31
13:30 - FREE LECTURE - Roman Archaeology Group Summer Lecture 3 : Roman Britain with Guy de la Bédoyère More Information
On Sunday 31 March we will have the pleasure of a lecture by one of the best-known experts on Roman Britain – Guy de la Bédoyère, well known for his appearences on the popular television show Time Team. All welcome, but please RSVP as venue capacity is limited. You will be issued with a ticket.

 April 2013
Tuesday 02
19:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Reclaiming a Secular Australia: Sean Faircloth Website | More Information
The Humanist Society of WA is excited to invite you to a special lecture event from humanist and author Sean Faircloth on the Perth leg of his Australian book tour.

Sean Faircloth is author of the book 'Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All - And What We Can Do About It.' (2012) ‘Reclaiming a Secular Australia’ will be an important engagement for any citizen, particularly educators and public thinkers concerned to keep Australia’s diverse multicultural society inclusive of all religions as well as non-believers.

“Religious groups are engaging in a coordinated effort,” Faircloth says, “to influence government, schools, and to spread an extremist agenda in the developing world,” “This is a wake up call. I challenge atheists and liberal-minded religious people to think beyond symbolic issues, smell the coffee and agree on a challenging and coordinated response.”

As an advocate for maintaining a separation of church and state, Faircloth's ‘Reclaiming a Secular Australia’ discusses the growing connection between religion and politics in the Australian context. He will draw on his global experiences to explain how citizens may regain and preserve Australia’s distinctive secular culture.

“Faircloth paints a sobering picture, but fortunately, as anyone who has heard his speeches knows, he also has an inspiring and invigorating vision to offer...a much needed plan for action.” Richard Dawkins

Tickets: 6448 2440 ($27 Adults/ $17 Students/Seniors)

Enquiries: Jaye Christie 0405 517 059/ Stevie Modern 0401 084 242
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.
Wednesday 10
16:00 - SEMINAR - “New paradigms of adenosine receptor pharmacology” Website | More Information
Dr May obtained her PhD in 2007 at The University of Melbourne under the supervision of Professor Arthur Christopoulos. Research during Dr May’s PhD focused on investigating the pharmacological properties of allosteric modulators of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), and resulted in a series of important publications including five peer-reviewed original research papers and four review articles in high-ranking journals (Annu Rev Pharmacol Toxicol, PNAS, Mol Pharmacol, and JPET). Her thesis received an award of excellence from the Dean of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. In 2008, Dr May was awarded an NHMRC CJ Martin Fellowship, which led to her postdoctoral studies within the Institute of Cell Signalling, University of Nottingham, under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Hill, a world leader in the molecular pharmacology of GPCRs and studies of single-cell pharmacology. Research during Dr May’s postdoctoral studies focus on the development of population and single cell approaches to investigate new paradigms of GPCR drug action including allosterism, dimerization and biased agonism. Publications during her postdoctoral position in Nottingham include four peer-reviewed original research papers in FASEB J, Mol Pharmacol and BJP, two review articles and one book chapter. In 2011, Dr May returned 2011 to the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, where she was a recipient of the 2011 ASCEPT Denis Wade Johnson & Johnson New Investigator Award, received the 2012 Young Investigator Faculty Research Award, MIPS Monash University and was most recently awarded a 2013 ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award to investigate ‘Allosteric fingerprinting of G protein-coupled receptor monomers and oligomers’.
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.
Tuesday 16
13:00 - EVENT - Human Rights Overboard: Australia's Asylum Seeker Policy : Free forum More Information
The government's offshore processing is a policy in crisis. Attend this special forum with guest speakers Senator Scott Ludlam and refugee rights activist Cindy Nancarrow to hear how the system is failing refugees and what a humane alternative would look like. Hosted by the staff and students of the Refugee Rights Action Network (UWA).
Wednesday 17
16:00 - SEMINAR - “Paraspeckles – an emerging model system for studying long noncoding-RNA protein complexes in gene regulation” Website | More Information
Dr. Archa Fox is a group leader at WAIMR. She completed her PhD with Professor Merlin Crossley at the University of Sydney, studying the interaction between hematopoietic transcription factors. She then went on to Post-Doc with Professor Angus Lamond at the University of Dundee, where she carried out research on subnuclear organisation, discovering new subnuclear structures termed 'paraspeckles'. Archa and her group use a range of different cellular and molecular biology techniques in order to study paraspeckle structure and function. She focuses on RNA-based methodology, particularly the challenges of working with long noncoding RNAs, and also couples this with fluorescence microscopy and biochemistry. This seminar will encapsulate the research over the last 3-4 years in Archa's laboratory, in collaboration with several other groups including that of her husband, Charlie Bond, a structural biologist at UWA.
Thursday 18
18:30 - SCREENING - 5 Broken Cameras - film screening : Acadamy award nominated documentary from Palestine Website | More Information
Presented by Students for Palestine (UWA) and Friends of Palestine (WA) [entry by donation]

The first ever Palestinian documentary film to be nominated for an Oscar, 5 Broken Cameras is a firsthand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements.

Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify, and lives are lost. “I feel like the camera protects me,” he says, “but it’s an illusion.”


 May 2013
Wednesday 01
16:00 - SEMINAR - “Advanced Glycation and diabetes: From complications to initiation and back again!” Website | More Information
Prof Forbes completed her PhD in Paediatric Nephrology in 1999 at the University of Melbourne. In 2012, she became the Group Leader for the Glycation and Diabetes Group at the Mater Medical Research Institute in Brisbane, Australia. She is currently an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and holds research grants from the NHMRC of Australia and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). She is a regular member of NHMRC grant review panels in addition to grant review panels for the JDRF International.

Her work to date has resulted in more than 100 publications in highly ranked journals cited more than 4000 times with a H-index of 34. Her primary research focuses on the biochemical process of advanced glycation and its contribution to diabetes and its vascular complications, in particular nephropathy. She has received awards for her research including the Commonwealth Health Minister’s Award for Excellence in medical research in 2010, an NHMRC Achievement Award in 2009, a Young Tall Poppy Award in 2008 and a Young Investigator Award from the International Diabetes Federation in 2002.

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