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Displaying from Monday, October 15, 2012
 October 2012
Monday 15
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The solution of the Poincare conjecture Website | More Information
A Public Lecture by Professor J. Hyam Rubinstein, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Melbourne.

The Poincare conjecture was one of the most celebrated questions in mathematics. It was amongst the seven millennium problems of the Clay Institute, for which a prize of (...)
Tuesday 16
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - **SOLD OUT ** Energy from the Ocean in Western Australia Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Scott Draper, Centre of Offshore Foundation Systems and UWA Oceans Institute.

Western Australia is bordered by substantial resources of marine energy - waves generated from storms in the Southern and Indian Oceans provide significant energy flux to the South of the (...)
Wednesday 17
7:00 - EVENT - Breakfast by the Bay with Fiona Wood : Burns research 10 years on; what has been achieved? Website | More Information
In October 2002, Professor Fiona Wood led a Royal Perth Hospital team treating 28 people injured in the Bali bombings. The scale of burns injuries was previously unseen by the hospital, and the exceptional situation required individuals, governments and the private sector to work together closely (...)

8:00 - EVENT - Bike doctor on campus for National Ride to Work Day : Free bike checks by the UWA Bike Doctor Website | More Information
Find out why your bike makes noises, is hard to ride, or why the gears and brakes aren't that great.

Doctor Bike will fix minor mechanical problems and give advice on what's wrong and how to fix it.

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Consistent abundance distributions of marine fishes in an old, climatically buffered, infertile seascape. Website | More Information
Macroecological theory predicts that along direct physiological gradients there will be unimodal abundance distributions of species and consistent rates of assemblage turnover. However, the majority of marine studies that have investigated the realised distribution of species along latitudinal or (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Maintaining a civil society: The importance of equality and education Website | More Information
The 2012 Reid Oration will be presented by Carmen Lawrence, Winthrop Professor, School of Psychology, UWA.

Carmen Lawrence has always been passionately committed to egalitarianism – the idea that each person has equal worth; that any limitations on achievement and ability to share in (...)
Thursday 18
12:00 - Plant Sale - Spring Campus Community Plant Sale More Information
Bring your friends along to the Propagation Group’s Spring Campus Community Plant Sale. Lots of herbs, succulents and other plants are available for purchase.

The sale will be held at the Taxonomic Garden on Thursday 18th October and Friday 19th October from noon to 2pm.

For (...)

13:10 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Free Lunchtime Concert: Lachlan Skipworths Website | More Information
Be transported away from the everyday with our exciting line-up of Thursday 1.10pm, free lunchtime concerts. This year's revamped Lunchtime Concert series features the best of our students in solo and small ensemble performance.

16:00 - SEMINAR - Securing the future of the Great Barrier Reef : Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies More Information
SPECIAL SEMINAR: Securing the future of the Great Barrier Reef by: Distinguished Professor Terry Hughes FAA Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Australia

18:00 - PERFORMANCE - Winthrop Singers Choral Evensong : Evensong at St George's College Chapel Website | More Information
Introit: arr. Singer Hine Matov

Responses: Smith

Canticles: Stanford in G

Anthem: Whitacre When David Heard

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - 2012 Salek Minc Lecture : With Occasional Political Overtones: Art and Feminism 1966-1973 Website | More Information
As Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Catherine Morris has organized several exhibitions that explored issues related to feminism and its impact as a social, political, and intellectual construct on the development of visual culture. In this lecture she will focus on her (...)
Friday 19
11:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - CMSS Presents: Islamic Finance: The law of which land ? : Anne-Sophie Gintzburger will discuss initial research on financial product structures and contract preferences across key regional hubs for Islamic finance, offering insight into the dynamics currently shaping the Islamic financial services industry. More Information
Anne-Sophie has a Research Masters in Islamic finance (2010) from the Australian National University where she focused on the sources of variation in the application of Shariah compliant finance contracts between the Arab states of the GCC and Southeast Asia, both regional epicenters for Islamic (...)

15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Selling Sickness : Public talk with W/Prof Carmen Lawrence Website | More Information
In this talk W/Prof Carmen Lawrence will share insights into the hype, myths and fears surrounding the highly profitable pharmaceutical industry. How have these industries altered our perception of health and illness as they become more streamlined and attuned to marketing strategy?

After (...)

18:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Craig Silvey and The Amber Amulet : Award-winning WA Author Craig Silvey speaks about his latest book. Website | More Information
Award-winning WA Author Craig Silvey speaks about his latest book The Amber Amulet at UWA Extension on Friday 19th October at 6.30pm. Craig's previous bestselling novel Jasper Jones is on the reading list for Year 12.

Meet twelve-year-old Liam McKenzie, who patrols his suburban (...)

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Artistry! Four: Culmination Website | More Information
Every year, the outstanding ability and youthful passion of the emerging artists and their mentors combine to celebrate the culmination of a yearlong collaboration. In this special concert, three young artists perform a movement of their chosen concerto onstage with orchestra in the finals of the (...)
Saturday 20
9:00 - SYMPOSIUM - Cruthers Collection of Women's Art symposium : This two-day symposium accompanies the exhibition 'LOOK. LOOK AGAIN' at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA Website | More Information
Full registration: $250 Concession: $150

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR UWA STAFF AND STUDENTS ONLY – REGISTER FOR $30. NUMBERS ARE LIMITED. ENTER DISCOUNT CODE 'CSYMPUWASS' WHEN REGISTERING.
Monday 22
12:00 - SEMINAR - LIWA Medical Research Seminar Series : Dr Keith Giles presents "Tumour suppressor activity of microRNA-7 and microRNA-331-3p" Website | More Information
LIWA invites you to a free seminar on: "Tumour suppressor activity of microRNA-7 and microRNA-331-3p" by Dr Keith Giles, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR). Time: 12 noon for light lunch with 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation.

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Genetics and the Future of Medicine Website | More Information
This 2012 Ian Constable Lecture will be given by Matt Brown, Professor of Immunogenetics & Director, Diamantina Institute University of Queensland.

Genetics is a relatively recent discipline of medical practice and research. The field has always promised much in terms of the (...)
Tuesday 23
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - **SOLD OUT** Universities in 2020 – will we need them? Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and their impact Website | More Information
An Inquiring Minds Lecture by Associate Professor David Glance Director, UWA Centre for Software Practice.

The availability of free online university courses from the world’s most prestigious institutions threatens to bring about radical change in the way the world accesses education (...)
Wednesday 24
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : ‘Tropical Limnology; Is there such a branch of limnology? If so, what does it represent?’ Website | More Information
The branch of limnology often referred to as ‘Tropical’ limnology is represented by lake studies as diverse as those from alpine, high elevation lakes in Papua New Guinea to athallasic saline lakes located in tropical desert climes.

Thus it can be argued that the internal variability in (...)


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