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Displaying from Wednesday, August 14, 2013
 August 2013
Wednesday 14
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Anti-Anti-Witchcraft: Why Humanitarian Concerns About "Witchcraft Violence" in Africa are Misplaced Website | More Information
A public lecture by Adam Ashforth, Helmut F. Stern Professor, Institute for the Humanities, and Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan.

In recent years a number of international organisations and humanitarian groups, along with refugee activists and (...)

19:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Election Forum : Forum to hear election policies of major parties on matters important to faith communities. Website | More Information
Interfaith Election Forum - An Ecumenical and Interfaith forum Strengthening our social fabric: a discussion of what really matters in this election. The event is hosted by the Ecumenical Social Justice Roundtable in partnership with UWA Chaplaincy and the Centre for Muslim States and Societies. Gu (...)
Thursday 15
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - FREE Lunchtime Concert : Hackett Brass (Dr Alan Lourens and Friends) Website | More Information
Free 50min Concert every Thursday

18:00 - RECITAL - Voices from Venice : 18th-Century Italian Music and the Ospedali Grandi Website | More Information
A public lecture and performance by Julianne Baird.

By the early eighteenth century Venice’s once considerable economic power had ebbed to a point where culture, rather than trade or manufacture, was her most characteristic field of activity. She drew visitors in huge numbers from all (...)
Friday 16
8:30 - EVENT - Transformative leaders: Driving schools from good to great : A leadership forum: for aspiring and novice leaders Website | More Information
Are you an aspiring or novice leader? Are you interested in lifting student achievement?

Here you will engage in roundtable discussion of strategies to raise student performance. Speakers will share their insights into transforming organisations from good to great.

13:00 - GUIDED TOUR - HERE&NOW13 Exhibition Tour Website | More Information
Katherine Wilkinson, Curator of HERE&NOW13, will be accompanied by artists in a discussion-oriented tour of the exhibition.

HERE&NOW13, presented as a part of the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery’s annual exhibition of emerging Western Australian Artists, will for the first time bring (...)

17:00 - EVENT - Save the Children 49th Annual University Branch Book Sale Website | More Information
It is back again!...Over 100,000 books in more than 40 categories on sale plus CDs, DVDs and sheet music. Find us under the clock tower (Winthrop Undercroft).

Money raised from this great sale will help create a world where every child has a safe and happy childhood.

Friday 16 (...)
Saturday 17
10:00 - FUNDRAISER - Zumbathon 4 Telethon : Shake your booty for charity More Information
Get grooving to the charity beat with Zumbathon. Shake youre booty for Telethon at the UWA Recreation and Fitness Cemtre, Saturday 17 August from 10am-2pm (come for as long or as little as you like). Professional instructors will be on hand to show you the moves so you can lose yourself in the (...)
Sunday 18
15:00 - PERFORMANCE - Keyed Up! Roy Howart : Continuing in the Keyed Up! tradition, the School of Music is proud to host internationally distinguished artists in 2013. Indulge your senses in the renowned acoustic of the Callaway Music Auditorium and give your Sunday afternoons a new dimension! Website | More Information
Roy Howat is internationally renowned as both a pianist and scholar whose concerts, broadcasts and lectures regularly take him worldwide. A graduate of King's College, Cambridge, he made a special study of French music in Paris with Vlado Perlemuter, and is one of few British artists repeatedly (...)
Monday 19
7:00 - CANCELLED - EVENT - ISS Health and Wellbeing Month : Attention All International Students! A month of fun and health awaits you! Website | More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.



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International Student Services will be launching its Health and Wellbeing Month at UWA next Monday, 19th August.

The event will kick start with FREE weekly yoga/pilates classes starting on (...)
Tuesday 20
13:00 - EVENT - The Raine Study : A Unique WA resource for health and medical researchers More Information
The prospective longitudinal design of the Raine Study allows causal pathways of complex conditions such as cardiovascular, respiratory and psychiatric disease to be investigated. The Raine Study has already contributed to scientific research in many ways and led to novel discoveries across a range (...)

13:00 - Colloquium - The Raine Study – A unique West Australian resource for health and medical researchers. : The Raine Study is one of the largest successful prospective cohorts of pregnancy, childhood, adolescence and now young adulthood in the world. More Information
The Seminar:The Raine Study is one of the largest successful prospective cohorts of pregnancy, childhood, adolescence and now young adulthood in the world. It began in 1989 at King Edward Memorial Hospital with the recruitment of 2,900 pregnant women in early pregnancy. These families were (...)

17:00 - SEMINAR - School of Music presents International Research Seminar - Roy Howat and Paul Wright: Impressionism, Violin & Piano Website | More Information
The UWA School of Music Tuesday Seminar series runs every week in the Tunley Lecture Theatre (G5) at 5.00 pm. The series mixes visiting lecturers and presenters with presentations by the School's own research students at Honours, Masters and Doctor level. The focus and topic of presentations (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Objects of social change : the women's movement and things that liberate Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Alison Bartlett, Gender Studies, The University of Western Australia.

What kinds of objects can be said to have changed the world? This lecture investigates the associations between materiality and memory, the ways that material culture shapes our lives (...)
Wednesday 21
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : An Impressionist Account of Water Pollution in China with Allusions to Mel Gibson’s Apocalyto. Website | More Information
After presenting a brief introduction and overview (based mainly on journalistic and secondary source articles), I rapidly show a succession of mostly web images picturing China's water pollution.

Stills from Mel Gibson's movie Apocalyto are gradually introduced to weave a comparison (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Creativity, sleep and dreams: cross-cultural explorations Website | More Information
A public lecture by Katie Glaskin, Associate Professor of Anthropology, The University of Western Australia.

In Western thought, we generally understand dreams to occur ‘in the mind’. Anthropological studies show that what are understood as dreams in Western culture may be understood (...)
Thursday 22
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - FREE Lunchtime Concert : Patricia Alessi (mezzo soprano) & Marian Nelson (soprano) Website | More Information
Free 50min Concert every Thursday during Semester at 1:10pm

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - From Continental to Regional: transforming the scales of climate projection : The 2013 Joseph Gentilli Memorial Lecture Website | More Information
A lecture by Professor Andrew J. Pitman, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, University of New South Wales.

The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in 2007, stated that there is “considerable confidence that climate models provide (...)

18:00 - EVENT - Raine Lecture: Professor Dr Eric Sijbrands : Cardiovascular genetics: clinical entity or just science? Website | More Information
Eric Sijbrands is Professor of Internal Medicine at the Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He heads the disciplines of pharmacology, vascular and metabolic diseases, and cardiovascular genetics.

After obtaining his qualification as a medical doctor in 1990 (...)

19:00 - PUBLIC TALK - UWA Extension - How we can shape our minds : Presented by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young Website | More Information
Barbara Arrowsmith-Young is recognised as the creator of one of the first practical treatment applications utilising the principles of neuroplasticity. She will share with you her personal journey of discovery, driven by her hunt for a solution to her own debilitating learning disorders.

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