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Today's date is Friday, August 14, 2020
External events held at UWA
 August 2019
Tuesday 27
14:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Free Seminar: The seas of Papua New Guinea and the Sepik River outflow : Insights from a voyage on RV Franklin Website | More Information
George Cresswell completed his undergraduate degree at UWA and PhD at the University of Alaska. He spent 1960 at Mawson station Antarctica. The majority of his career was with CSIRO in Sydney and Hobart. He studied the East Australian Current, the Leeuwin Current, and the currents of the seas of New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea and SE Asia. In all, he has collected data while working on ships of eight nations. Other data have come from moored instruments, satellite-tracked drifters and thermal and radar satellite imagery.

In 1997 he ran a voyage on RV Franklin into the seas of Papua New Guinea. It was part a study called TROPICS (Tropical River/Ocean Processes in Coastal Settings) that was the brainchild of, and orchestrated by, AIMS scientist Gregg Brunskill. Since that time George has carried out desktop consultancies covering PNG waters.

In this free public seminar George will discuss the voyage. The instrumentation included the suite on Franklin, two instrument moorings, simple drifters – and NOAA thermal imagery, RADARSAT synthetic aperture radar scenes, and SeaWIFS ocean colour imagery.

The dominant large scale features were: the strong New Guinea Coastal Undercurrent that flows through Vitiaz Strait and then reaches along the coast towards Irian Jaya; a SE monsoon-driven upwelling plume from SW New Britain that joins Solomon Sea waters to flow through Vitiaz Strait to bathe the offshore islands and the northern PNG coast; the New Guinea Coastal Current that reverses with the monsoons.

During the Franklin (SE monsoon) survey the surface plume from the Sepik River was only about 2 m thick and it moved offshore ~10 km at 1 m s–1 before being turned to the NW by the underlying currents.

The waters down to several hundred metres in the Sepik study area were comprised of stacks of many mixed layers, with enhanced loads of suspended sediment at the bases of most of them. These subsurface sediment plumes became depleted with increasing distance offshore. Although the tides in the region are small, the moored instruments showed semi-diurnal internal tidal currents to have amplitudes up to 0.15 m s–1 and to be associated with vertical oscillations of perhaps 40-50m.
Wednesday 28
8:30 - CONFERENCE - WA Migration and Mobilities Update : ‘Belonging in Western Australia: Addressing Migrant and Refugee Inclusion’ Website | More Information
This year the Update tackles the important question of belonging, with the theme ‘Belonging in Western Australia: Addressing Migrant and Refugee Inclusion’. Each year around 200,000 people move permanently to Australia, and many more come temporarily for work or education – how are we, as a community, meeting their needs and ensuring they feel they ‘belong’ in Australia? Our program brings together policy makers, not-for-profits, communities and academics to explore questions such as: What does belonging look like? What are migrants’ and ethnic minorities’ experiences of inclusion and exclusion? How can services support belonging? To what extent is Australia’s migration system inclusive? How can we create inclusive spaces for migrants? What are the roles of schools, local councils, the media, and service organisations in generating belonging? Keynote Prof Paolo Boccagni (University of Trento), will speak on “Migrant Home-making: Insights from Europe”, and a range of representatives from community, government and academia will discuss experiences of belonging and unbelonging, and programs designed to promote inclusion, including arts, sports, media, local government and education based interventions.

 September 2019
Saturday 07
12:00 - COURSE - MHFA for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) : MHFA for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) Website | More Information
The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury course is for any interested adult who is interested to learn how to assist a person who is engaging in self-injury.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.
Tuesday 10
19:30 - EVENT - Translating a classic French novel: the problems posed by Emile Zola’s ‘The Dream’ By Paul Gibbard : Friends of the Library Website | More Information
$5.00 donation for non members

In his celebrated Rougon-Macquart series of twenty novels, Émile Zola sought to present a ‘natural and social history of a family’ during the years of the Second Empire in France, 1852-1870. This was a family filled with ‘ravenous appetites’ who diffused in to all strata of French society, from the world of labour, in works like L’Assommoir and Germinal, to the upper echelons of French society in novels such as Money and The Kill. This classic sequence has not been published in its entirety in English since the late nineteenth century, but a project by Oxford World’s Classics to produce new translations of the whole series in now nearing completion.

This talk by Paul Gibbard, who has recently published his translation of The Dream (the sixteenth novel in the series), will present an overview of Zola’s career as a novelist and explain how the Frenchman’s aims and ideas evolved over forty years. It will look at some of the problems faced by early English-language translators of Zola’s novels (and their perceived obscenity) before moving on to some of the questions modern translators must address – and the particular issues involved in translating The Dream.

Dr Paul Gibbard is Senior Lecturer in French Studies at the University of Western Australia. His research interests lie in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French fiction and intellectual history. He has worked previously as an editor of the Complete Works of Voltaire at the Voltaire Foundation in Oxford and his publications include critical editions of Voltaire’s Questions on the Encyclopedia (2008) and Letters on the New Héloïse (2013), an edited collection of essays, Political Ideas of Enlightenment Women (2013), and a translation of Émile Zola’s novel The Dream (2018). He is currently working on a translation of the journal of the botanist Théodore Leschenault who travelled to Australia with the Baudin expedition of 1800-1804.

Special Collections – special viewing for members

Special Collections 2nd Floor Reid Library will be open on Tuesday 10th September 6.30pm – 7.15pm for members to view a selection of French materials from the collection before the start of the talk by Paul Gibbard.

Future Events

October 8th is a special event, the presentation of the Clérambault 1710 edition from David Tunley to the Special Collections, with a performance of the work by the Conservatorium of Music Irwin Street Collective. The venue will be the Eileen Joyce Studio Conservatorium of Music. Our final speaker for the year is Jill Benn, University Librarian and her presentation is “Library Place for Learning Space: Reflections in the Changing Nature of the Academic Library. Drinks and nibbles will be provided by the Friends of the Library after the 12th November talk

RSVP: Kathryn Maingard – [email protected] or 08 6488 2356 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/translating-a-classic-french-novel-by-emile-zolas-the-dream-tickets-69820688559
Sunday 15
10:00 - EVENT - Perth Upmarket : Discover Perth's best design market at UWA Website | More Information
Perth Upmarket is Perth’s original and best design market, featuring more than 180 of Perth's most talented artists, designers, craftsmen and foodies all at The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall.

There is something for everyone, including a Junior Upmarket section in Hackett Hall which showcases all the best local designers for kids' clothing, toys, games and decor. Have a browse through the gourmet section to inspire your inner Masterchef, shop original locally designed homewares or find the perfect gift for someone special. Then enjoy a coffee or lunch relaxing on the beautiful lawns around Winthrop Hall.


Sunday 15th September 2019 Sunday 24th November 2019

Time: 10am-4pm Venue: The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall Parking and entry free, venue is easily accessible, 3 ATMs on site 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley Website: www.perthupmarket.com.au Facebook.com/perthupmarket

 October 2019
Thursday 03
16:45 - PUBLIC TALK - Community Forum and Q&A : This is your chance to hear from a number of specialists who will present an overview of the advances being made in respiratory health Website | More Information
The Institute for Respiratory Health and The National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases will host a series of short talks from both our internationally renowned and emerging researchers on the latest discoveries and future directions in respiratory related diseases. Refreshments in the Perkins foyer from 4.45pm, followed by the talks and Q&A session from 5.30pm. There will be laboratory tours from 6.30pm – numbers for the tours are strictly limited.
Tuesday 08
11:44 - EVENT - Agriculture 4.0 (The Future of Agriculture) : AGRI 4.0 2020 More Information
Saturday 19
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Mindfulness made simple! : Back by popular demand Website | More Information
Mindfulness is both a Buddhist practice and a psychological therapy. It has gained great popularity in recent years, for good reason as it has many physical and psychological benefits. Mindfulness practices can help with many common maladies, such as anxiety, depression, insomnia and pain management. Also, mindfulness activates the parasympathetic nervous system in the body, reducing tensions and promoting the body’s natural healing mechanisms. So it is good for your health! In this two week workshop Kate will introduce several mindfulness and meditation practices that you can explore and incorporate into your daily life. You will learn how to quickly relax your mind and body, pay attention to specific aspects of moment by moment awareness and easily shift focus from one activity to the next.

10:00 - EVENT - Art Upmarket - Sat 19th Oct 2019 : Connecting art lovers with WA's best artists Website | More Information
Art Upmarket is all about connecting art lovers with Perth’s best artists. Meet the artists and purchase art directly from them on the day. Fill your home with local art. The market will showcase a curated selection of more than 55 of Perth’s most talented artists in Winthrop Hall.

Saturday 19th October 2019 – 10am-4pm

Free entry and parking. Venue is easily accessible.

Venue: The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall and Undercroft, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley 6009

For more information please visit: www.perthupmarket.com.au www.instagram.com/artupmarket #artupmarket https://www.facebook.com/events/1814055352028211/

10:00 - WORKSHOP - Become a WA frog scientist : Join us for a free workshop to help conserve frogs in Australian cities. Website | More Information
Love frogs? Keen to observe WA’s very own motorbike frog and contribute to meaningful science?

We’re looking for citizen scientists to join us for a series of free workshops that will help conserve frogs in Australian cities.

During the workshops you’ll learn how to conduct field surveys using the CAUL Urban Wildlife app. We’ll then visit nearby sites where you will put your newfound skills to the test during a practice frog survey.

The CAUL Urban Wildlife app is available on Android and iPhone, so simply attend one of our three workshops, bring your device and jump to it! If possible, please download the app in advance of the workshop: https://nespurban.edu.au/platforms/caul-urban-wildlife-app/.

Workshop times and locations

Saturday, October 19: 10am–12pm at UWA Crawley campus, Woolnough Lecture Theatre, Geology and Geography Building.

12pm–2pm at UWA Crawley campus, Woolnough Lecture Theatre, Geology and Geography Building.

Sunday, October 20: 10am–12pm at ECU Joondalup Campus, Building 7, room 103.

10:00 - CONFERENCE - TEDxUWA 2019: New Frontiers : TEDxUWA is back with an exciting event dedicated to ideas worth spreading! Website | More Information
Immerse yourself in the innovative ideas and one-of-a-kind stories that are important to the community at the University of Western Australia - and beyond!

At this year’s annual conference, TEDxUWA has brought together a line-up of brilliant speakers that will push the frontiers between what we know and understand.

TEDxUWA 2019: New Frontiers is a chance to take an active part in important discussions that matter to students, alumni, educators, and anyone with a curious mind. Whether you’re interested in finding your identity or minimising waste for the future of our environment, these talks showcase fascinating ideas that will challenge and inspire you.
Tuesday 22
10:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Eye Health and Research Lectures : Free community lectures at the Lions Eye Institute Website | More Information
The Lions Eye Institute will host 4 free public lectures about eye health and eye research: 10am Prof Bill Morgan: 'Adventures in the Pressure Space' - the optic nerve in Glaucoma and in outer space. 11.30am Dr Andrea Ang: 'Can I get rid of my glasses Doc?' - LASIK and refractive surgery 1pm Dr Hessom Razavi: 'Journey into the Eye' - looking at the eye and disease through virtual reality 2.30pm Dr Angus Turner: 'Country eyes' - how to give sight-saving treatment away from the city lights
Thursday 24
16:00 - FREE LECTURE - Shann Lecture: The End of Normal in Politics and Economics : Shann Memorial Lecture 2019 with Jennifer Hewett (AFR) Website | More Information
The UWA Business School Economics Department is pleased to invite you to attend the annual Shann Memorial Lecture, The End of Normal in Politics and Economics on Thursday 24 October.

Polarization over Brexit, China’s military belligerence, political deterioration in Hong Kong and lack of US leadership are all contributing to increasing political dysfunction and unpredictability in the global economy. What does this mean for the Australian economy? Join Jennifer Hewett (The Australian Financial Review) for an up-to-date and insightful discussion of these major challenges facing us today.

The annual Shann Memorial Lecture was introduced to honour the memory of the Foundation Professor of Economics at UWA, Edward Owen Giblin Shann. Edward Shann has been regarded as the pioneer of the academic development of economics and traditional Australian economic history and he was a strong advocate of individual intellectual freedom and developing a sense of social responsibilities. He penned several books and essays on the economic history of Australia and was a major influence in formulating financial and fiscal policies in Australia.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - FREE PUBLIC SEMINAR: Geopolitics of Maritime Pasts: Connecting the Indian Ocean and South China Sea : Ideas about peaceful seas and civilisations in dialogue are 'strategic narratives' at a time when States seek power through structures of connectivity Website | More Information
In their recent show of friendship, why exactly did Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi exchange portraits of each other on silk and ceramic? While the Western media didn’t ponder such matters, the meaning of these gifts was debated intensely in both China and India. This presentation demonstrates why this moment forms part of a much larger, and fast changing, landscape of geocultural politics. China’s Belt and Road Initiative is driving this, transforming the geopolitics of the Indian Ocean and South China Sea through a narrative of a ‘revived’ Maritime Silk Road.

To date, analyses of maritime geopolitics in these regions have primarily gravitated around sea-lane ‘choke points’, or the construction of port infrastructure and artificial islands. What has been missed is the strategic importance countries across Asia now place on crafting and revising history for maritime diplomacy and economic development. As we will see, for Indonesia, it is the ‘spice routes’, elsewhere it might be Zheng He. The presentation demonstrates the Maritime Silk Road is not 2000 years old, but a history invented at the end of the Cold War. A series of short films will be shown to illustrate how think-tanks, academics, museums, BBC World, Russia Today, and Chinese state television uncritically repeat this ‘history’ of trade and exchange, and it will be argued that ideas about peaceful seas and civilisations in dialogue are ‘strategic narratives’ at a time when states seek power through structures of connectivity.

19:00 - EVENT - Glaucoma: what’s on the horizon? Website | More Information
The Lions Eye Institute and the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies present the 2019 Ian Constable Lecture - by Professor Keith Martin, Managing Director, Centre for Eye Research Australia.

Glaucoma remains the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. The field of glaucoma is currently experiencing a renaissance, with multiple innovations in drug delivery and surgery expanding the range of options available to those who treat the disease. Personalised medicine is becoming more common in healthcare and it seems inevitable that this approach will be applied to glaucoma as we attempt to target treatments to those most likely to benefit in a world of constrained resources.

In this lecture, Professor Martin will consider some of the likely developments in glaucoma diagnosis and treatment in the near future, from genomics to continuous IOP monitoring to gene and cell therapies. In particular, studies have found gene therapy approaches to be very promising and Professor Martin will discuss a project using AAV2 vectors to deliver BDNF and its receptor, TrkB, to retinal ganglion cells that is moving rapidly towards clinical translation. Finally, the talk will outline the prospects for optic nerve regeneration – a goal that once seemed impossible that is now becoming conceivable.

19:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Annual Ian Constable Lecture 2019 : Speaker: Professor Keith Martin will consider some of the likely developments in glaucoma diagnosis and treatment in the near future. Website | More Information
2019 marks the 20th anniversary of this annual lecture, which is presented by the Lions Eye Institute and the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and honours the work of Professor Ian Constable.

Professor Constable is recognised as one of the world’s leading ophthalmic surgeons. He was appointed the Lions Foundation Chair of Ophthalmology in 1975. In 1983 Professor Constable established the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) dedicated to the prevention and treatment of blindness and eye disease. Today the LEI is a not-for-profit centre of excellence that combines world class scientific research into the prevention of blindness with the highest level of eye care delivery, combining the expertise of researchers and ophthalmologists.
Saturday 26
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Better Brain Health : Create a fitter brain! Website | More Information
Just as physical health improves well-being, being brain fit helps you learn effectively, remember more and maintain clear thinking even when under pressure. The science has shown, while you can’t change your genes you can influence your environment which can have a significant impact on how well you age and retain your intellect. This workshop will enable you to develop your own brain fitness program based on those lifestyle choices shown to make a positive difference.

11:00 - EVENT - Sensory Science: an exhibition to stimulate the senses Website | More Information
Sensory Science is a unique exhibition that includes the science-based artwork of Dr Erica Tandori, a legally blind artist from Monash University, and the Lions Eye Institute research team. It is a tactile exhibition that enables people with all levels of vision to learn about science and research in a new and engaging way. it will be of interest to people of all ages.

 November 2019
Saturday 02
10:00 - WORKSHOP - How to keep a beehive : Did you ever want to keep a beehive? Website | More Information
Or perhaps you just want to take better care of your bees.This overview explains how to manage a healthy, productive honeybee colony. Learn how to work with these fascinating insects and produce your own local honey.The theory section (Friday, 1 November 2019; 6.30pm to 8.30pm) will take you through the logistics of starting in bees, how to use your equipment, how to register as a beekeeper, recognising disease, what a colony needs to stay healthy, how to re-queen and how and when to take off honey. The practical session will give you hands on experience of a bee colony, expand on and show what was learnt in the theory session. Also recognising and locating the queen, colony orientation, how to enjoy the beekeeping experience and keep it low stress for the bees and yourself. The practical session will be held in the CIBER bee yard at UWA Crawley on Saturday, 2 November 2019 from 10am to 4pm.
Monday 11
14:00 - EVENT - Remembrance Day Commemoration : Three consecutive events to remember all those from WA who served their Country at home and abroad Website | More Information
(1) 2:00-4:00pm RWAHS Photographic Exhibition 49 Broadway Nedlands

(2) 4:00-5:00pm UWAHS Campus Walk from 49 Broadway Nedlands to Whitfeld Court

(3) 5:00-6:00pm Commemoration Service Whitfeld Court, UWA

Please register for this free event

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