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Displaying from Friday, November 09, 2012
 November 2012
Friday 09
9:00 - SEMINAR - *SOLD OUT* Day of Ideas 2012 Website | More Information
'It is one of the singular weaknesses of our mind that we can’t judge objects and see them in the clear light of day unless we place other objects next to them.' - Alexis de Tocqueville

Cultural institutions such as galleries, archives and museums can have long or short histories, but (...)

13:30 - SEMINAR - Kimberley Marine Science Seminar 9 November : Free seminar about current and planned marine research in the Kimberley Website | More Information
The final of 3 FREE seminars on past, current and planned research in the Kimberley

Afternoon tea provided.

SEMINAR 3: FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER

Dr Chris Simpson (DEC) The WAMSI Kimberley Marine Research Program: A once in a lifetime opportunity

Recent resource (...)

15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Aesthetics/Ethics/Catastrophe : Public talk with Michael Levine Website | More Information
There are two extreme positions traditionally taken with respect to the relationship between art and morality; one is autonomism, or aestheticism, which is the view that it is inappropriate to apply moral categories to artworks, and that only aesthetic categories are relevant, while at (...)
Tuesday 13
19:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Friends of the Library Speaker : Shakespeare: Anonymous or Synonymous? More Information
“Shakespeare: Anonymous or Synonymous?” is a presentation developed in response to a fairly recent film entitled Anonymous in which the authorship of Shakespeare has been challenged. In the nineteenth century, when very little was known about Shakespeare’s life, a number of theories grew up around (...)
Wednesday 14
12:30 - PERFORMANCE - Free performance - Ramayana: Indonesian Dance-Drama More Information
Combining music, dance and story-telling, this performance will be an unforgettable opportunity to experience the riches of the Balinese performing arts.

Featuring some forty musicians and dancers from the Indonesian Institute of Arts, Denpasar.

Presented as a free ticketed (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Numerical modeling of the Long-term transport, dispersion, and accumulation of Black Sea Pollutants into the North Aegean coastal waters. Website | More Information
The present ecological situation of the Black Sea in relation to increased shipping from ports in the Black Sea, the prospect of considerably high tanker traffic carrying Caspian and Central Asian oil through the Aegean and the excessive loads of nutrients and other harmful substances flowing from (...)
Monday 19
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - A distinguished panel of guests discussing the issue of "Australia in the Asian Century Beyond the White Paper" : A panel of experts would explore these ideas and beyond to answer the question: How does Australia sustain cooperative and mutually beneficial relations with its neighbours in the Asian Century. More Information
The Australian Government has acknowledged the rise of Asia in the 21st century as the paradigm through which it will shape its relationship with its neighbours. The recent White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century by Dr Ken Henry has outlined a roadmap for greater engagement by strengthening (...)
Wednesday 21
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : The role of inland aquatic ecosystems on green house gas fluxes. Website | More Information
Inland aquatic ecosystems, including rivers, lakes, ponds and reservoirs, occupy a small part of the landscape, but play a key role as a conduit for gas exchange with the atmosphere.

This is dependent on a much larger active surface that previously recognised, intense metabolism in (...)
Thursday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Re-Reading Christina Stead Website | More Information
A Public Lecture by Louise Adler, CEO and Publisher-in-Chief, Melbourne University Publishing.

In 2010, Melbourne University Publishing (MUP) acquired the rights to a collection of titles by one of Australia’s most outstanding novelists, Christina Stead, including her masterpiece, 'The (...)

18:30 - EVENT - Barbara Arrowsmith-Young: The woman who changed her brain : Hear her story and learn examples and practical applications of neuroplasticity Website | More Information
Barbara Arrowsmith-Young began life severely learning-disabled. She built herself a better brain and developed a brain training program that has helped thousands of others do the same. Hear her incredible story and learn an example of the extensive and practical application of neuroplasticity.
(...)
Friday 23
9:30 - SYMPOSIUM - Christina Stead and literary ownership - a research symposium Website | More Information
The Institute of Advanced Studies at UWA and the Chair of Australian Literature are pleased to present this research symposium.

Starting out from Sydney, Christina Stead lived and worked across Europe, England and the United States, only returning to Australia at the end of her long life (...)
Monday 26
12:00 - SEMINAR - LIWA Medical Research Seminar Series: : W/Prof John Newnham presents "Improving lung health by preventing prematurity" Website | More Information
LIWA invites you to a free seminar on: "Improving lung health by preventing prematurity" by W/Prof John Newnham, Head of School, School of Women's and Infants' Health, University of Western Australia. A light lunch will be served from 12.00pm with a 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation.
Tuesday 27
18:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - 'Defining good outcomes for autistic people: What are "we" striving for?' : Free public lecture by Dr Liz Pellicano on defining what is a "good" intervention or outcome for individuals with autism More Information
At present, there is little consensus between policymakers, scientists, and advocacy groups as to what defines a "good" intervention or a "good" outcome for individuals with autism.

Scientists often concentrate on narrowly-defined outcomes such as changes in IQ scores (...)
Wednesday 28
12:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Oxygen for non-hypoxemic patients: too much, too soon : Visiting speaker Prof Steve Iscoe from Physiology and Medicine, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Queen’s University, Ontario More Information
Most guidelines concerning the use of O2 for cardiopulmonary disorders recommend the rapid administration of 100% O2 regardless of the patient’s arterial O2 saturation. This reflects the view that 100% O2 is considered safe. However, recent randomised control studies indicate increased mortality in (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Agricultural land management strategies to reduce phosphorus loads in the Gippsland Lakes, Australia. Website | More Information
A target to reduce phosphorus flows into the Gippsland Lakes in south-eastern Australia by 40% in order to improve water quality has previously been established by stakeholders. This target, like many others worldwide, has been set mostly on the basis of environmental concerns, with limited (...)

18:00 - PRESENTATION - 'Becoming an Engineer with UWA' info evening : Prospective students and their parents are invited to attend one of our info sessions to learn more about how to achieve an engineering career with UWA. Website | More Information
Prospective students are invited to attend one of our info sessions to learn more about how to achieve an engineering career with UWA. These sessions will explain course details, career opportunities, prerequisite subjects and how to apply, as well as providing the opportunity for attendees to ask (...)

 December 2012
Monday 03
8:45 - CONFERENCE - CONFERENCE: 2012 Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference : Indigenous business leaders, corporate representatives, leading academics and policy makers talk about the new opportunities for Indigenous people and communities being created by the rapidly expanding Indigenous business, enterprise and corporations sector. Website | More Information
The UWA Business School Centre for Social Impact is delighted to announce the 2nd annual Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations (IBEC) Conference to be held at UWA Business School on 3 –4 December 2012.

The theme of the 2nd IBEC Conference is Growth and New Opportunities for (...)

14:00 - SEMINAR - Sleep Disorders - an Indian Perspective : RAINE LECTURE More Information
Abstract Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by repeated collapse of the upper airway during sleep. It affects 4 - 9% of the adult population. Obesity is a major risk factor for OSA. Research and awareness of OSA is slowly but steadily on the rise and so are the co-morbid conditions (...)
Tuesday 04
7:00 - EVENT - Breakfast by the Bay : Building the Indigenous economy: The vital role of business and enterprise Website | More Information
Recent years have witnessed significant growth of Indigenous businesses and community enterprises around Australia. Native Title agreements are providing new opportunities to transform economic and social outcomes for Traditional Owners and Indigenous communities.

This breakfast brings (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Wade Davis public lecture Website | More Information
Presented by: The State Library of WA

Dr Wade Davis (Canada) is a best-selling author, intellectual, photographer, Explorer-in-Residence for the National Geographic as well as a noted two-time TED Talk speaker.

Described as “A rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and (...)


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