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Displaying from Friday, May 23, 2014
 May 2014
Saturday 24
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - The Rap Guide to Evolution : World-class rapper with the accuracy of a scientist Website | More Information
“Astonishing...fizzing energy and spell-binding charisma!” New York Times

Combining the wit, poetry, and charisma of a great rapper with the accuracy of a scientist, Baba Brinkman takes us on a hip-hop tour of modern biology.

A smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe, in New York (...)
Monday 26
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Shadows of Success: A critical development geography of Southeast Asia Website | More Information
A public lecture by Jonathan Rigg, Professor of Geography, National University of Singapore and 2014 IAS Professor-at-Large.

We have become so used to Asia’s rapid economic expansion and the idea that the world’s future lies with the East rather than the West that the continuing and (...)
Tuesday 27
13:00 - Colloquium - CANCELLED - Police line-ups in 2064: Getting the bad guy with certainty. More Information
CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES

Neil Brewer is Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Flinders University. He was Dean of the School of Psychology for around 10 years between 2000 and 2013. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and (...)
Thursday 29
12:00 - EVENT - UWA Friends of the Grounds Plant Sale Website | More Information
The UWA Friends of the Grounds will hold their 'Annual Plant Sale’ on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 May from 12-2pm at the Taxonomic Garden - near the Botany glasshouses.

There will be exotic and native plants as well as succulents and herbs for sale.

Sales are cash only and (...)

18:00 - SEMINAR - Fascia- Free Your Body Seminar : Learn how your body connects through a web-like network of fascial structures, and how to manipulate these for optimal health & performance. Website | More Information
Join Trevor Aung Than, an Australian physiotherapist who has worked in many guises in the industry; occupational health; community physio, orthopaedics and in the sports industry. In 2009 he left his successful suburban practice to join Cirque du Soleil in Macau, China as a Performance Medicine (...)

18:00 - PRESENTATION - What's Christianity Ever Done for Education? : This WXED talk will trace several pillars of today's Education system that arose from an adventurous Christianity. More Information
It began with chimney sweeps and is now publicly funded universal education. In this and other stories, this WXED talk will trace several pillars of today's Education system that arose from an adventurous Christianity. Is there today a potential for teachers and students in a new ongoing (...)
Friday 30
13:00 - SEMINAR - Assisted Reproductive Technology: Regulation and Ethics : This seminar is a joint initiative of the Reproductive Technology Council and the Faculty of Law of The University of Western Australia Website | More Information
This seminar is directed at bringing together legal and clinical practitioners to engage in a series of cross-disciplinary presentations and discussions, exploring the ethical and regulatory challenges in this important field of social, scientific and legal endeavour.

17:00 - EVENT - Blakers Mathematics Competition now open Website | More Information
The 2014 Blakers Mathematics Competition is now open.

Eligible candidates are all undergraduates in first, second and third years at a WA university.

Entries must be received by Friday, 26 September, 2014. They may be mailed or given to Dr Greg Gamble, School of Mathematics (...)

 June 2014
Monday 02
7:00 - COURSE - Winter Clinical Pilates : Exercise to keep you mobile during the winter months Website | More Information
Machine &/or mat based clinical Pilates classes focusing on efficient and effective movement patterns. Classes are designed to strengthen the body whilst enhancing mobility over the colder winter months! Classes may incorporate elements of myofascial and muscle release, contemporary Pilates (...)

10:00 - GUIDED TOUR - UWA Crawley Campus Tour - June 2014 : Enjoy a guided tour around our beautiful campus while learning about UWA's courses and admission requirements. Website | More Information
The Prospective Students Office invites future students and their families to join us on a guided tour of UWA's stunning Crawley campus.

You will have the opportunity to explore our beautiful grounds and heritage buildings while learning more about the University, our courses and (...)
Wednesday 04
16:00 - SEMINAR - Climate change adaptation: water conservation and crop production in south-western Australia and the Loess Plateau of China : this seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. Website | More Information
Climate simulation models suggest that mean temperatures on the Loess Plateau of China will increase by 2.5 to 3.75°C by 2050, while those in the cropping region of south-west Australia will increase by 1.25 to 1.75°C. The rainfall in south-west Australia rainfall is predicted to decrease by 20 to (...)

17:30 - EVENT - MBA Information Evening (Perth) : An information evening for prospective Master of Business Administration students Website | More Information
Come along to the UWA Business School's information evening for the Master of Business Administration (MBA), where you can learn about our new MBA Full Time as well as MBA Flexible. You will have the opportunity to meet professors and current students, have all your questions answered, and even (...)
Thursday 05
8:30 - CONFERENCE - 10th Australasian Development Economics Workshop : This event brings together development economists from Australia and internationally with particular emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. Website | More Information
The annual Australasian Development Economics Workshop, sponsored by DFAT, brings together development economists from Australia and internationally with particular emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region.

The next workshop is the tenth in the series and will be hosted by the Business School (...)

13:30 - EVENT - IOA Postgraduate Showcase - Frontiers in Agriculture : 9 PhD students present their diverse agriculture-related research Website | More Information
The Institute of Agriculture's annual Postgraduate Showcase brings together some of UWA’s best PhD students at an advanced stage of their research. This year, nine presentations covering a wide range of disciplines will highlight some of the research and progress underway at UWA in the area of (...)

16:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - How Nations Succeed : A public lecture from Harvard University’s Professor Lant Pritchett More Information
Economic growth and development depend on institutions such as administrative capability of the state and the capability of governments to affect the course of events through policies and programs.

Harvard University’s Professor Lant Pritchett will discuss how some countries manage to (...)

18:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Ambassador of Greece Lecture : Philhellenism in ancient and later times More Information
On Thursday June 5 at 6.30 p.m. in the Austin Lecture Theatre at The University of Western Australia, the Ambassador of Greece, Mr Haris Dafaranos, will give a public lecture on ‘Philhellenism’.

The lecture (open to the general public) will be preceded by a brief introduction offered by (...)
Monday 09
18:00 - PRESENTATION - Year 10 and 11 Information Evening : Information session for Year 10 and 11 students and their parents Website | More Information
Deciding what subjects to study in Year 11 and 12 can be a daunting process, particularly if you are not yet sure if university is the right pathway for your future goals.

Our information sessions will provide advice on UWA's courses, entry requirements and other helpful subject (...)
Tuesday 10
18:00 - PRESENTATION - Year 10 and 11 Information Evening (repeat session) : Information session for Year 10 and 11 students and their parents Website | More Information
Deciding what subjects to study in Year 11 and 12 can be a daunting process, particularly if you are not yet sure if university is the right pathway for your future goals.

Our information sessions will provide advice on UWA's courses, entry requirements and other helpful subject (...)

19:00 - TALK - Friends of the UWA Library Speaker : Keeping it in the family: is there a problem? More Information
Presentation Synopsis

Although quite common in past centuries, currently in the Western world even the thought of marriage with a biological relative usually evokes widespread suspicion and distaste. Yet some 1,100 million people live in countries where 20% to over 50% of marriages are (...)
Wednesday 11
16:00 - SEMINAR - How a hijacked protein became a gateway to studying the evolution of proteins : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. Website | More Information
A few years ago we stumbled upon an interesting peptide biosynthesis in sunflower seeds. A small peptide was buried inside another protein and the peptide emerged from its hiding place by hijacking the protein processing machinery of the 'host' protein. This system has become a lead-in to studying (...)


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