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Events for the public
 September 2012
Thursday 06
13:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Berndt Museum Events : Jimmy Pike's Artlines exhibition More Information

This exhibition currently on show would not have been possible without the knowledge, expertise, and insight of the community that Jimmy Pike came from. Join the Curatorial Director of the Berndt Museum, Dr John Stanton and Professor Sandy Toussaint, Exhibition Coordinator, as they discuss, the importance of working together with Pike’s grandson, Terry Murray, to deliver an exhibition that is true to Jimmy Pike and his artistic heritage, as well as his artistic patrimony. The Berndt Museum has a long and well-recognised track record for its ongoing engagement with Aboriginal ‘communities of origin’: the Pike exhibition is its most recent affirmation.

13:10 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Free Lunchtime Concert: Percussion Showcase Website | More Information
A free lunchtime concert showcasing percussion works for small ensemble. Works of this size are rarely performed in Western Australia. Join artists in an exploration of this facet of the genre.

17:00 - GUIDED TOUR - UWA Crawley Campus Tour 6 September 2012 : An enjoyable and informative walking tour of UWA's Crawley Campus Website | More Information
The Prospective Students Office is providing a guided walking tour of UWA's Crawley Campus after school hours(6 September 2012).

These tours are for prospective students who would like to find out more about studying at UWA whilst taking in the beautiful gardens and buildings at the Crawley campus.

The tour will include a stop at the Admissions Centre & Prospective Students Office, where you will be able to collect information and course brochures, and find out more about what life is like for our students.

Parents are also welcome to attend.

Tours run for approximately one hour and are available at various times throughout the year after business hours, in the school holidays, and on public holidays, so there is bound to be a time that suits you and your family!

18:00 - PERFORMANCE - Winthrop Singers Choral Evensong : Evensong at St George's College Chapel Website | More Information
Responses: Tomkins

Canticles: Weelkes Short Service

Anthem: Stanford Beati quorum via

18:00 - PRESENTATION - Mature-age Entry Information Evening 6 September 2012 : Find out about UWA's Mature-age entry pathways Website | More Information
Mature-age entry provides flexibility for entering UWA, particularly if you don't have any previous academic results.

Anyone who is 20 or over on 1 March of the year of entry qualifies for our mature-age entry pathways.

This information session will provide guidance to mature-age students to help you choose an entry pathway that's appropriate to the course in which you want to enrol.

You can find out about what to expect from student life and we'll be happy to answer any questions you have about studying at UWA.
Friday 07
9:00 - SEMINAR - Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series: Data linkage: bringing information together for infectious disease research More Information
Dr Hannah Moore will give a talk on "Data linkage: bringing information together for infectious disease research" in the Microbiology & Immunology Seminar room, Friday, 7 September 2012 at 09.00am. Dr Hannah Moore is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia. She has worked at the Telethon Institute in the area of epidemiology, child health and infectious diseases for the past 8 years. Her PhD, which was awarded in 2011 from the University of Western Australia, investigated the epidemiology of acute lower respiratory infections in Western Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children using population-based data linkage. This involved initial negotiations with stakeholders to link laboratory data to other Western Australian health datasets demonstrating proof-of-principle in laboratory data linkage. She currently holds a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship and will be further exploring her interests in epidemiology of pathogen-specific respiratory infections and vaccine-preventable diseases in children.

10:00 - BOOK LAUNCH - CMSS invites you to meet the Author Mrs Savitri Goswami. : Mrs Savitri Goswami is one of the limited number of Indian writers who use Urdu language as a medium of expression. Her new book Dard key Rishtay has been published in Urdu by Mavara Publishers in Lahore. More Information
Savitri Goswami was only a child when she wrote her first play. It was so good that she was advised to take it to the local radio station, in her city Gorahkpur, Inspired by her first broadcast, the young Savitri took to her pen with great vigour, churning out many dramas, to the delight of her family and friends.

13:00 - SEMINAR - Ireland: Church, State and Society, 1800-1870 : Seminar Series More Information
"Disraeli, Catholics and Ireland"

Professor Oliver Rafferty SJ, the 2012 St Thomas More College Chair of Jesuit Studies, will present the fourth in a series of six lectures on nineteenth century Irish history.

The Chair of Jesuit Studies is jointly recognised by the the University of Western Australia and the University of Notre Dame Australia, and aims to bring a leading academic from the worldwide Jesuit community to Perth each year.

Professor Rafferty is visiting from Heythrop College, University of London, where he specialises in Irish and Ecclesiastical history. He will present the remaining two seminars in the same locations, and at the same time, on Fridays 14th and 21st September.

15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Adventures In Arctic Seas and Metagenomes- The Search for Cold Adapted Enzymes Website | More Information
Organisms living in cold environments must possess enzymes which function at lower temperatures in order to survive. Humans have found uses for these enzymes in the food and processing industries, domestic products and for biotechnological applications. This, along with their potential for bioremediation and renewable energy production has driven efforts to discover novel cold adapted enzymes. At the University of Tromsø 300 km north of the Arctic circle we have access to remote cold environments, and our samples comprise a variety of marine biota and sediments collected from the polar regions. Here I will present a strategy for the discovery of new enzymes from metagenomic DNA- that is the DNA complement of a given environment rather than an individual organism. I will discuss the methods we are using to produce enzymes from this DNA giving an example of a protein that I am currently characterising. This example illustrates the complexity of investigating proteins from unknown sources, and how research often gives us answers we do not expect.

Adele Kim Williamson is a postdoctoral fellow in the MARZymes project, where her focus is the recombinant expression and structural and functional characterisation of novel enzymes from our metagenomic libraries. Currently she is working with a number of enzymes which may have functions in cell wall degradation, as well as putative DNA ligase and nitrilase proteins. Before coming to Norway, she completed a doctorate at the Research School of Biological Sciences in the Australian National University in 2007, and then worked as a post doctoral researcher at the Umeå Plant Sciences Centre in Sweden until early 2010. Her previous work involved structural and functional characterisation of subunits from the Photosystem II complex, with a particular interest in comparisons between thermophilic and mesophilic homologues. Adele is originally from New Zealand and took her BSc. in biochemistry at the University of Canterbury.

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Percussion Purity! XENTENARY Website | More Information
In a festival extravaganza, the 90th birthday and 10th anniversary of Xenakis’ death is celebrated in one magnificent event. This unique composer wrote music of extraordinary power and originality, and the imposing stone and space of Winthrop Hall provides the perfect architectural counterpart to this monumental music. Inspired and directed by celebrated Artist Paul Tanner, this extraordinary event promises to amaze and enthuse all ages. Joined by a host of professional percussionists on stage and around the hall, works to be performed include Xenakis’ Pleiades (movement 1) Menages, and Pleiades (movement 2) Metaux.

Tickets available from BOCS: www.bocsticketing.com.au / 08 9484 1133
Saturday 08
9:00 - - HSK Chinese Proficiency Test Website | More Information
The HSK test is China’s officially recognised language proficiency test. All HSK results are internationally recognised as proof of Chinese language proficiency. It is designed for non-native Chinese speakers who are learning Chinese language and wish to seek opportunity to work, study or live in China.

The HSK test is offered at several different levels, namely Level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 so a student may take the test as a beginner or as a proficient speaker.

HSK testing is scheduled to be held on Saturday, 8 September 2012 at the Confucius Institute at The University of Western Australia. Test Registration will CLOSE on Friday 10 August 2012.
Tuesday 11
16:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Communicating With Sugars Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Anne Dell CBE FRS FMedSci, Division of Molecular Biosciences, Imperial College, London.

Cells from all domains of life are shrouded in a sugar-rich layer called the glycocalyx. Acting as “identity tags”, polymers of sugars (called glycans) within the glycocalyx help to control the social and anti-social behaviour of cells. They do this by engaging with glycan-binding proteins (lectins) on other cells to mediate adhesive and signalling events. Such recognition is central to all cell-cell communication.

This talk will focus on how the powerful analytical technique of mass spectrometry can help solve mysteries involving sugar-recognition. In partnership with collaborators worldwide, Professor Dell seeks to determine the biological functions which follow from the intimate molecular interactions of glycans and their lectin partners. She will exemplify the mass spectrometric technologies with accounts of some of these collaborations.

She will address questions such as: How does a parasite camouflage itself against its host immune system? Why are developing foetuses not detected and rejected as “foreign” by their mothers? What are the molecules on the surface of the human egg that engage with the sperm when fertilisation is triggered?

How do pathogens such as the influenza virus specifically infect a target cell? How do defensive white blood cells circulating in the bloodstream know when and where to enter diseased tissues to fight infection? What are the biomedical consequences of mutations in glyco-genes?

Cost: Free. RSVP to [email protected] .

19:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Friends of the Library Speaker : The literary archive in the digital era More Information
Libraries are some of the great tourist destinations of the world. Even in the digital era, people cross the country, cross the world to go to libraries, often to work with or simply read their archival holdings. The long term memory represented by library collections is perhaps more valuable than it has ever been. How are archives, particularly literary archives, changing in the digital era? What does the future of the literary archive look like?

Since 2009 Philip Mead has been Winthrop Professor and inaugural Chair of Australian Literature at the University of Western Australia. In 2009-2010 he was also Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack Visiting Chair of Interdisciplinary Australian Studies, at the Free University, Berlin. Philip has been co-editor of JASAL (Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature) and is on the editorial advisory boards of Australian Literary Studies and the Cultural Studies Review. In 2009 his book Networked Language: History & Culture in Australian Poetry (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2009) was shortlisted for the Association for Australian Literature’s Walter McRae Russell Award, and in 2010 it won the New South Wales Premier’s Prize for Literary Scholarship. In 2011 he co-edited, with Brenton Doecke and Larissa McLean Davies, Teaching Australian Literature: from classroom conversations to national imaginings (AATE/Wakefield). Philip has received and led numerous nationally competitive research grants including the ALTC funded project, ‘Australian Literature Teaching Survey’ (2009) and the ARC Discovery Project grant for 2010-2012, ‘Monumental Shakespeares: an investigation of transcultural commemoration in 20th-century Australia and England.’

Free parking is available via Entrance 1, Car Park No. 3 UWA - Reid Library ground floor meeting room (Enter via glass sliding staff door – ground floor – facing car park)

If glass door is unmanned, please enter via spiral staircase to 1st floor, then go down the stairs to the ground floor meeting room.

Members: Free, Non Members: $5 donation
Thursday 13
12:30 - VISITING SPEAKER - Public Lecture : Raine Visiting Professor Lecture: The TwinsUK Cohort: an international biomedical resource Website | More Information
The TwinsUK Cohort is one of the most phenotyped and genotyped cohorts in the world. The cohort is a major international bioresource with much data openly. Professor Chris Hammond, who leads the eye studies at St Thomas’ Hospital, King’s College London where the cohort is based, will illustrate the successes and challenges of identifying genes and pathways involved in complex traits using these modern “omics” technologies. He will discuss his work on Glaucoma, using data from the TwinsUK resource. Glaucoma, the most common untreatable cause of blindness in the world, is an optic neuropathy which affects 10% of the population over the age of 80, and recent genetic studies have identified important pathways in optic nerve susceptibility to damage by raised intraocular pressure.

13:10 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Free Lunchtime Concert: Kit Buckley (composition) Website | More Information
Be transported away from the everyday with our exciting line-up of Thursday 1.10pm, free lunchtime concerts. This year's revamped Lunchtime Concert series features the best of our students in solo and small ensemble performance.

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - FULL**Discovery of the Higgs boson**FULL Website | More Information
An 'Inquiring Minds' lecture by Ian McArthur, Winthrop Professor and Head, School of Physics, The University of Western Australia.

This lecture is now at capacity and no more reservations can be taken.

18:00 - CANCELLED - PERFORMANCE - Winthrop Singers Choral Evensong : Evensong at St George's College Chapel Website | More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.


Responses: Tomkins

Canticles: Walmisley in d minor

Anthem: Bruckner Locus iste

18:00 - PRESENTATION - UWA Year 12 TISC Information Session (September) : Learn how to make the most of your ATAR and gain entry to your preferred course at UWA. Website | More Information
Learn how to how to make the most of your WACE results and achieve your study and career goals.

For Year 12 students and their parents, applying for university can be a daunting process.

This session will provide you with information on UWA courses, admission requirements and how to structure your TISC preferences.

UWA Admissions staff will be available to answer any questions you may have following the presentation.

18:00 - PERFORMANCE - Winthrop Singers Sung Eucharist : Sung Eucharist with the Winthrop Singers at St George's College Chapel Website | More Information
Sung Eucharist featuring Antoine Brumel's Et ecce terrae motus, the "Earthquake" Mass.

This is a preview of the full performance of the Mass that will take place on September 23rd at St Patrick's Basilica, Fremantle.
Friday 14
9:00 - SEMINAR - Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series: How BMPs signal to target cells in musculoskeletal tissues More Information
Professor Vicki Rosen will give a talk on "How BMPs signal to target cells in musculoskeletal tissues" in the Microbiology & Immunology Seminar room, Friday, 14 September 2012 at 09.00am. Dr Vicki Rosen has been a full Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard School of Dental Medicine since 2001, and Chair of the Department of Developmental Biology since 2005. Dr Rosen’s laboratory studies the physiological roles that bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) play in the development, maintenance, and repair of musculoskeletal tissues (bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament, meniscus, muscle). Her research has led to the development of novel strategies for repair and regeneration individual components of the musculoskeletal system.

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