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Displaying from Friday, August 15, 2014
 August 2014
Friday 15
9:00 - SYMPOSIUM - Faith in Motion: Religion in the 21st Century More Information
The twenty-first century is often characterised as an era of unprecedented mobility and interconnectivity, but it is also marked by efforts to reinforce national borders and curtail human movement. Paradoxes of mobility and immobility in our increasingly unequal world come into sharp focus when (...)

11:00 - FREE LECTURE - A Discussion on Australia - Japan - US Trilateral Relations Featuring: The Hon Kim Beazley, AC Ambassador to United States of America, Mr Bruce Miller, Ambassador to Japan, and Winthrop Professor Stephen Smith, Former Minister for Defence : An insightful discussion with three of Australia's most experienced diplomats. Website | More Information
The Perth USAsia Centre is proud to host three experienced diplomats for an insightful discussion on Australia - Japan - US trilateral relations.

17:00 - FUNDRAISER - Save the Children Annual University Branch Book Sale More Information
Come on down to our Save the Children Annual University Branch Book Sale! Save the Children is Australia's largest aid and development agency dedicated to helping children. Funds raised will go towards essential programs aimed to provide the necessities for underprivileged kids in Australia and (...)
Monday 18
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Tim Jarvis - Antarctic explorer who recreated British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s survival journey! : Relive Tim’s remarkable journey to retrace the steps of legendary leader Sir Ernest Shackleton. More Information
Come to a free talk and book signing by Tim Jarvis, one of the world’s leading explorers, as he describes his modern-day journey to retrace, for the first time ever, the legendary 1914 expedition of Sir Ernest Shackleton.

In early 1914, British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team (...)
Tuesday 19
12:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - “Dual bronchodilation and the changing landscape for COPD” : Visiting speaker Professor Dave Singh from Clinical Pharmacology and Respiratory Medicine, The University of Manchester, England Website | More Information
Prof Singh has acted as principal investigator on numerous clinical trials of novel therapies in asthma and COPD, and has over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals. He is a member of the GOLD science committee.
Wednesday 20
16:00 - SEMINAR - 3D Facial Morphometric Analysis: Applications to Gender Classification and Scoring. : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. More Information
Gender score is the cognitive judgement of the degree of masculinity or femininity of a face which is considered to be a continuum. Gender scores have long been used in psychological studies to understand the complex psychosocial relationships between people.

Perceptual scores for gender (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - What happens now that Australia has 'stopped the boats'? Website | More Information
An 'On the Edge' public lecture by Paul Power, Chief Executive Officer of the Refugee Council of Australia.

For the past eight years, Paul Power has been actively engaged in debates about the direction of Australian and international refugee policy as Chief Executive Officer of the (...)
Thursday 21
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - When Antarctica was Green: fossil plants reveal Antarctica's climate history : The 2014 Joseph Gentilli Memorial Lecture by Jane Francis, Director, British Antarctic Survey Website | More Information
Although the polar regions are currently covered in ice and snow, life was very different at high latitudes under past warm climates millions of years ago – the polar regions were green. Fossil plants (leaves, wood, pollen, seeds and flowers) preserved in rocks from Antarctica show that the (...)
Friday 22
12:00 - EVENT - Focus Group : UWA Business School: Seeking regular wine consumers to participate in a marketing honours focus group session evaluating wine purchase behaviour. More Information
We are seeking regular wine consumers to participate in a 1 hour focus group session. The sessions will last no longer than one hour. Participants will be reimbursed for their time with a token payment of a bottle of wine to cover the cost of their time participating.

15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Creativity: Art + Science : Public talk with Janice Lally PhD Website | More Information
A fascination with modes of thinking, the nature of creativity as well as the neuro-physiological basis of these have led me to pursue work within the domains of art and science throughout my adult life. My conviction, through my own experience, that the practices of art and science are varied (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Hunt for Dark Matter : Public Lecture on Astroparticle Physics for Science Week More Information
It is almost eighty years now since the original realisation that a majority of our universe consists of a type of matter that neither emits nor absorbs light. For this reason, we refer to it as "dark matter". Numerous astronomical observations have confirmed its existence, based on the (...)
Saturday 23
19:30 - DINNER - GMA Annual Black Tie Dinner Website | More Information
The GMA takes great pleasure in inviting you to our Annual Black Tie Dinner, our largest and most successful event, hosting more than 200 people from various backgrounds and industries. Join us for an evening with Peter Coleman, CEO & Managing Director of Woodside Energy Limited, as he shares (...)
Monday 25
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - What is X-ray Crystallography and How Did It Transform Our View of the World? Website | More Information
A public talk by Stephen Curry, Professor of Structural Biology, Imperial College London.

Just over a hundred years ago a narrow beam of X-rays was fired at a crystal for the very first time. The experiment, an early attempt to investigate the nature of this recently-discovered radiation (...)
Tuesday 26
13:00 - SEMINAR - Males exist. Does it Matter? : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series Website | More Information
The Seminar: A lot of evolutionary theory involves the concept of populations climbing towards peaks of higher fitness. Such theory has been written without taking into account that in most species there are two distinct classes of individuals — males and females — that influence the evolutionary (...)

13:00 - Colloquium - The Development of Executive Functions: Evidence from Behavioural and Electrophysiological Perspectives : Colloquium More Information
The development of executive functions and intelligence are of critical importance to success in many everyday tasks. From a neurological perspective, both of these processes are generally understood to be reliant upon frontal regions of the brain (particularly the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex) (...)
Wednesday 27
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Leadership and the six degrees of separation - researching inclusive leadership Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dawn Freshwater, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, The University of Western Australia.

Models and theories around change management, structures and formulas, and guidelines to successful change are available in industrial quantities in the literature. What seems to be (...)
Thursday 28
18:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Is Bitcoin really a currency? : A public lecture with Professor David Yermack from New York University More Information
Bitcoin is a "virtual currency” made possible by the internet. One attraction for many is that the creation and use of Bitcoin as a currency is that is independent of any bank. But, is Bitcoin a valid currency or is it a speculative investment? Professor David Yermack provides an informed (...)
Friday 29
8:00 - EVENT - Combined Biological Sciences Meeting : 24th Annual CBSM @ UWA University Club Website | More Information
CBSM aims to promote biological science in Western Australia by encouraging the interaction of scientists, students and industry representatives from all aspects of life science. The meeting is designed to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and expertise to keep the life sciences in WA (...)

 September 2014
Tuesday 02
12:00 - EXPO - MBA and Postgrad Studies Expo (Sydney) : Meet UWA Business School staff and explore further study options Website | More Information
The MBA & Postgrad Studies Expo enables you to compare courses from local and interstate universities, discussing in person details of postgraduate certificates, diplomas, masters and doctorates in all disciplines.

Meet UWA Business School staff and find out all about our (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - Down from the verandah and back again: Cross-cultural and experimental studies of human physical attractiveness. : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series Website | More Information
The Seminar: Although beauty is often said to be ‘in the eye of the beholder’, the past 30 years of research into human mate preferences has revealed that our judgments of physical attractiveness are not so subjective. Instead, sexual dimorphism in body composition and secondary sexual traits is (...)


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