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Displaying from Friday, November 08, 2013
 November 2013
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.

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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 (...)
Thursday 14
8:30 - SYMPOSIUM - Oral Health in Aged Care: Research and Realities Symposium : We are delighted to invite you to a symposium on ‘Oral Health in Aged Care: Research and Realities’ on November 14th Website | More Information
We are delighted to invite you to a symposium on ‘Oral Health in Aged Care: Research and Realities’ on November 14th as part of the activities of our Centre for Research Excellence in Primary Oral Health Care (UWA node). This symposium brings together a number of outstanding national and (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Progressive Politics and the Environment in Australia: what now? Website | More Information
A public talk by David Ritter, Executive Officer, Greenpeace Australia Pacific.

In his public talk, David will consider some of the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities facing the environmental and progressive movements in contemporary Australia. He will make a positive case for (...)
Friday 15
15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - From Objects of Science to First Australians : Public talk with Jane Lydon Website | More Information
Archival photographs of Aboriginal people were amassed during the colonial period for a range of purposes, yet rarely to further an Indigenous agenda. Today however such images have been re-contextualised, used to reconstruct family history, document culture and express connections to place. They (...)

19:15 - EVENT - Luminous Dreams - Geraldton : Lighting up the silo with a futuristic Geraldton tale Website | More Information
On the evening of Friday 15 November a dramatic tale of Geraldton’s future, imagined through the eyes of artists and local high school students, will be projected onto the CBH silo at the Port, with a soundtrack simulcast on Radio Mama 100.5FM.

The Luminous Dreams project was developed (...)
Monday 18
12:00 - SEMINAR - Confronting the killer: epidemiology and prevention of pneumonia in Papua New Guinean children Website | More Information
The Lung Institute of WA invites you to a free seminar on: "Confronting the killer: epidemiology and prevention of pneumonia in Papua New Guinean children" by Associate Professor Deborah Lehmann. A light lunch will be served from 12.00pm with a 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation.

12:00 - SEMINAR - Confronting the killer: epidemiology and prevention of pneumonia in Papua New Guinean children Website | More Information
The Lung Institute of WA invites you to a free seminar on: "Confronting the killer: epidemiology and prevention of pneumonia in Papua New Guinean children" by Associate Professor Deborah Lehmann. A light lunch will be served from 12.00pm with a 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation.
Tuesday 19
13:00 - Colloquium - Speaker Perception : Vocal information plays a major role in person perception and social communication More Information
While humans use their voice mainly for communicating information about the world, paralinguistic cues in the voice signal convey rich dynamic information about a speaker´s arousal and emotional state, and extralinguistic cues reflect more stable speaker characteristics including identity (...)
Wednesday 20
7:00 - EVENT - CANCELLED: Diversity Champions Breakfast : Discover why inclusion for LGBTI employees is now crucial to your business success Website | More Information
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Join international human resources and diversity expert, Professor Mustafa Ozbilgin and leaders from Chevron, IMB, UWA and Westpac, as they discuss the international trends and organisational developments in the inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Austere times, and the perverse reproduction of neoliberal reason Website | More Information
A free public lecture by Jamie Peck, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia.

The lecture will explore the political and theoretical status of neoliberalism in these ostensibly twilight times. Particular attention will be focused on the peculiar course of austerity (...)
Thursday 21
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Global Diversity Challenges in the 21st Century Website | More Information
Effective management of diversity in society and workplaces continues to present challenges in the 21st century. Diversity management remains a fragmented research discipline and profession which suffers from crises of legitimacy and trust. Despite an ‘it’s good for us: it’s good for business’ (...)
Monday 25
18:00 - EVENT - Commemorating Seamus Heaney Website | More Information
The Guardian newspaper once called him “the greatest poet of our age”. Seamus Heaney, Irish poet, celebrated translator, and recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature and many other awards, was the rarest of poets: one who was lauded by critics and loved by readers from around the world. The (...)
Tuesday 26
16:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - 2013 UWA Historical Society Annual Lecture : 'The Fly-out, Fly-in Professor' with E/Prof Reg Appleyard Website | More Information
Associate Professor of Economics Paul McLeod will chair a 'fireside presentation' with colleagues of our guest, Emeritus Professor Reg Appleyard. Hear about changes to university education and student internationalisation during Prof Appleyard’s time as Head of Department with his frequent visits (...)
Wednesday 27
8:00 - CONFERENCE - EPHEA 2013 Conference : 8th Biennial Conference of Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia Website | More Information
During the last week of November The University of Western Australia will be hosting the biennial EPHEA conference in conjunction with Curtin University, Murdoch University and Edith Cowan University.

The theme for this year’s conference is "Building for the Future: Leadership (...)
Friday 29
15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Jill Scott Artists Talk: AURALROOTS : Public lecture with current SymbioticA resident Website | More Information
AURALROOTS is a quasi-real interactive sculpture inspired by the behaviour of the outer hair cells and inner hair cells and auditory nerves of the cochlea. It combines tactile and augmented technologies with the strategies of scale to allow the viewer to hear biological and traditional stories (...)


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