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 October 2013
Wednesday 30
16:00 - SEMINAR - How to prevent depression in later life. : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. Website | More Information
Depression is a common and disabling disorder that affects people of all ages. The causes of depression are not well understood, but consistent information about risk factors is available.

These include familial predisposition, certain lifestyle choices, clinical morbidities and (...)

16:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Lipid Membranes of the Past and Future : Public talk with visiting Artist/Researcher Juan M. Castro (Waseda University, Tokyo) Website | More Information
Life in all its diversity, as we know it today, could not have developed without an organic membrane. All living cells are surrounded by this outer wall or soft boundary. This talk presents an artistic and multidisciplinary perspective on the organic membrane and its potential as a media of (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Quest for Unification Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Stefan Theisen, Max-Planck-Institute for Gravitational Physics and 2013 IAS Short Stay Visitor.

Register: https://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/theisen Experimental physics explores natural phenomena from the smallest to the largest length scales, covering (...)

19:00 - PERFORMANCE - Callaway Series : Ethnomusicology Concert More Information
Callaway Series is unreserved and ticketed at the door. All tickets are $10.00. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the event.
Thursday 31
9:00 - EXHIBITION - Take me to the River - past, present and future Website | More Information
From almost the first moment of colonisation in 1829, the question of how to best harness and make use of Perth's riverfront setting has taxed the minds of its citizens and administrators. To develop or not to develop, to reclaim or not to reclaim, to retain the broad green doorstep created in (...)

12:00 - Community Plant Sale - Friends of the Ground Community plant sale : On Thursday 31st and November 1st at the Taxonomic Garden - Greenhouse 5 Website | More Information
Friends of the Ground Community Plant Sale

On Thursday 31st October and Friday 1st November from 12 - 2pm

Most plants will be under $5 with plenty of herbs ,exotics and some natives. Also plants are suitable for indoor pot plants. Cash only.

Please support the (...)

13:10 - EVENT - FREE Lunchtime Concert : UWA School of Music Prize Winner's Concert Website | More Information
Free 50min Concert every Thursday during Semester at 1:10pm

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Carbonate Deposits in Roman Aqueducts : a Data Source for Archaeology, Palaeoclimate and Archaeoseismology Website | More Information
A public lecture by Cees Passchier, Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany.

Carbonate deposits in aqueducts are a new high-resolution data source for palaeoclimate, spring hydrology and earthquake occurrence.

Ancient aqueducts are also a promising archive for archaeoseismic (...)

 November 2013
Friday 01
11:00 - EXHIBITION - Music Dance Landscape Image Website | More Information
Experience the sights and sounds of Africa through the lens of world-renowned ethnomusicologist John Blacking. Music Dance Landscape Image uses the John Blacking Collection, housed at The University of Western Australia’s Callaway Centre, to provide snapshots of performances that Blacking (...)

14:00 - SYMPOSIUM - The Longevity Dividend Symposium : Health, ageing, creative expression and cultural engagement in later life. Website | More Information
The Longevity Dividend is a symposium on a variety of issues related to health and ageing, including the potential for and benefits of creative expression and cultural engagement in later life.

Presented by the Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing (WACHA) and the UWA (...)
Monday 04
9:30 - EVENT - Over 50's Swim & Gym Program : 50+ Swim and Gym More Information
The UWA Health & Rehabilitation Clinic along with UWA Uniswim invite you to join our launch of a gym and swim program for over 50's.

The program will include a 40min gym session working on strength, function and balance. Plus a 40min swimming session working on cardiovascular (...)

12:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Cell therapies for lung cancers and mesotheliomas Website | More Information
The Lung Institute of WA invites you to a free seminar on: "Cell therapies for lung cancers and mesotheliomas" by Dr Sam Janes. A light lunch will be served from 12.00pm with a 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation.
Wednesday 06
16:00 - EVENT - A microscope-in-a-needle: New technologies to image disease : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. Website | More Information
Optical coherence tomography is a recently developed imaging technology, capable of high resolution in vivo imaging of tissue. It is analogous to ultrasound, but uses near infrared light instead of sound waves.

It is used clinically in ophthalmology, and is rapidly gaining importance in (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - **CANCELLED** Cultural Heritage Keepers: digital technology and musical instrument repatriation Website | More Information
A public lecture by Jennifer C. Post, ethnomusicologist and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, UWA

**Unfortunately this event has been cancelled**
Friday 08
15:00 - PRESENTATION - Striving for 5 year Survival with Glioblastoma : Neuro-Oncology Tumour Collaborative Presentation More Information
Dr Lindy Jeffree was inspired to specialise in surgery of brain tumours by working with Prof Andrew Kaye at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Dr Charlie Teo in Sydney. Her research experience includes glioma research at the University of Sydney, an MSc in electrophysiology at the University of (...)

17:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Science Cafe : Science on Trial: The L'Aquila Earthquake. Should scientists be jailed for manslaughter? More Information
In the early morning of 6 April 2009, the town of L’Aquila in the Abruzzo region of central Italy experienced a Magnitude 6.3 earthquake. In the aftermath of the event, 309 people were killed, 1,600 were injured and thousands were made homeless. Six days before the earthquake and after several (...)
Sunday 10
14:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Driving Force: Food, Evolution and the Future Website | More Information
This lecture by Professor Michael Crawford, Director of the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition, is a part of the 2013 ‘Celebrating Oceans Initiatives’ co-sponsored by the UWA Oceans Institute and the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies, the WA Museum and the Maritime Museum.

T (...)
Tuesday 12
13:00 - Colloquium - Delusions, Positive Illusions and Jumps to Conclusions: Understanding Departures from Rational Belief More Information
Rational belief formation involves holding beliefs with the firmness that the evidence warrants. Unfortunately, humans are known to fall short of this ideal, being prone to various forms of “misbelief”. Such deviations from rational belief range from “healthy” (yet potentially destructive) forms (...)

19:00 - EVENT - Friends of the UWA Library Speaker : Life on the Eastern Goldfields in the 1890s - Exploring some traditional images and perspectives More Information
About the talk

We are familiar with the traditional, often romanticised images and stories of prospectors, diggers up and down on their luck, rushes into the wilderness, mining mates, camp life and lonely deaths in the bush. 'The rush to be rich' lured a multitude of people to the (...)
Wednesday 13
17:30 - MEMORIAL LECTURE - Dr Joan Trevelyan Memorial Lecture 2013 : A public lecture presented by Professor Mohammed Ayoob. He will be speaking about conflict and terrorism in the Middle East. More Information
The Arab Spring has both changed and charged some of the region’s thorniest problems – from the rise of political Islam to Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the Israel-Palestine conflict to rivalries between key regional powers. Exploring the sources of conflict in the Middle East and their various (...)


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