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Events for the public
 May 2013
Friday 03
0:00 - EVENT - Callaway Series : CANCELLED Website | More Information

13:00 - EVENT - Confession & the Popular Media: Guest Seminar with A/Prof Tom Scirghi SJ : St Thomas More College Chair of Jesuit Studies More Information
A/Prof Tom Scirghi, the 2013 St Thomas More College Visiting Chair of Jesuit Studies, presents the second of three seminars, focusing this week on confession and the popular media.

Why was Lance Armstrong's confession to Oprah Winfrey so criticised by the media? And is forcing priests to reveal confessions of child abuse likely to curtail the abuse, or curtail the confession of abuse?

The St Thomas More College Chair of Jesuit Studies is a joint initiative involving St Thomas More College, The University of Western Australia, and the University of Notre Dame Australia, bringing a visiting Jesuit scholar to Perth each year for a series of seminars and public lectures.

15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Amplifying Ambiguity, Contesting Futures : Public talk with SymbioticA resident Art historian Nora Vaage Website | More Information
In our contemporary Knowledge society, ideas for and about science are often shaped by the visions, scenarios and predictions offered by more or less clear-sighted actors within different societal spheres.

Entering into the contested terrain of which futures to prepare for, some of these visions are more ambiguous than others. This talk will discuss some of the artworks coming out of the SymbioticA Centre in relation to two other speculative projections of possible futures: The movement of Transhumanism, and the synthetic biology undergraduate competition iGEM.

Nora S. Vaage is an interdisciplinary researcher at the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities at the University of Bergen, Norway. She is working on her PhD dissertation on artistic research and the ethics of bio art, of which the SymbioticA Centre is the main case study. Her Master?s thesis in Art History discussed the transgenic artworks of Eduardo Kac, and she also holds a Bachelor?s in Aesthetics. Nora is a member of the research group Cnature, the Cultural History of Nature. She is a lecturer in Art Theory and the ethics of images, and a seminar teacher in Visual Culture and Visual Rhetoric at the University of Bergen.
Sunday 05
15:30 - CONCERT - 'Something Old, Something New' : A mixture of old and new works for cello and piano. Website | More Information
A mixture of old and new works for cello and piano covering the last 100 years. Older pieces from the start of the century with new interpretations plus new works from the later part of the century. There will also be original music written by a UWA Music School student.

Entry is free, bookings are essential. Visit EpicEvents for bookings.
Monday 06
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Scott Stephens CS Lewis Anniversary Lecture : Fifty years on, CS Lewis still inspires intelligent Christian commentator on society More Information
Scott Stephens of ABC Religion and Ethics will speak on "The Missing Middle: How we lost our sense of the Good (and our sense of God along with it)." This is one of several events commemorating C.S.Lewis and his impact. One of 2013 UWA CHaplain's International Lecture series.
Tuesday 07
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - School of Music presents: Research Seminar Series - Louise Devenish More Information
Louise Devenish (DMA candidate)

17:30 - BOOK LAUNCH - The Myth of “Islamic Terrorism”: Religion, Politics and the Making of Terrorism in Pakistan. : Author Eamon Murphy demonstrates that the root causes of terrorism in Pakistan have little to do with the teachings of Islam but rather lie in more mundane political, social and historical developments. More Information
Ever since 9/11, “Islamic terrorism” has been regarded by Western political leaders, the media and a great number of academics and terrorism experts as the most serious security threat facing Western countries and their allies. Pakistan in particular has, with some exaggeration, been singled out by as a failing, impoverished, politically unstable, nuclear armed state dominated by socalled fanatical “Islamic terrorists” who threaten the security of the rest the world, particularly the West.

In his recently published book, The Making of Terrorism in Pakistan, Eamon Murphy demonstrates that the root causes of terrorism in Pakistan have little to do with the teachings of Islam but rather lie in more mundane political, social and historical developments. He argues that the use of the term “Islamic terrorism” is not only inaccurate, unfair and insulting to the vast majority of Muslims but has also contributed to the growth of Islamophobia throughout the Western world.

Eamon Murphy is Adjunct Professor in the newly formed Department of Social Sciences and International Affairs at Curtin University. Previously he had taught history, politics and international relations at Curtin for over 36 years. His current research interest is terrorism in South Asia, and he has published books, journal articles and book chapters on aspects of terrorism in India and Pakistan, including his co-edited volume Contemporary State Terrorism: Theory and Practice ( Routledge, 2010). His latest book The Making of Terrorism in Pakistan: Historical and Social Roots of the Extremism has just been published in the prestigious Routledge Critical Terrorism Studies series.
Wednesday 08
19:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Information Evening for Prospective School Leaver Applicants to Medicine Website | More Information
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences will be hosting an evening for prospective applicants to the School Leaver Pathways for the Doctor of Medicine (MD) course.

Year 12 students who are considering applying to the one of the School Leaver Pathways are encouraged to attend. Parents and teachers are welcome.

BOOKING IS REQUIRED (via the URL below). After booking a seat, you will be sent email confirmation. Please bring a copy of the email confirmation to the information session.
Thursday 09
13:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Visiting Fellow Dr Sanu Kainikara will present India in the 21 Century: An Emerging Global Power? : The presentation will look at the current situation in India in terms of its economic development, political landscape and demographic changes that directly influence its strategic path and progress. More Information
The presentation will look at the current situation in India in terms of its economic development, political landscape and demographic changes that directly influence its strategic path and progress. It will then examine the possibility of India emerging as a genuine global power in the future. In doing so the presentation will analyse the factors that have a direct bearing on a nation becoming a regional/global power and then view the same factors from the perspective of India becoming a global power.

Dr Sanu Kainikara is the Air Power Strategist at the Air Power Development Centre, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

He is a former fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force (IAF) who retired voluntarily as a Group Captain (Acting) after 21 years of commissioned service. He has vast operational flying experience in a number of modern fighter aircraft and was the Commanding Officer of an Operational fighter squadron.

Dr Kainikara has received the RAAF, Chief Air Force’s Commendation. He was also decorated for gallantry and is also the recipient of the Air Force Cross and two Commendations from the IAF Chief of Air Staff.

Dr Kainikara is currently focusing on the topic of the Law of Armed Conflict and Military Strategy at the ANU. He is a graduate of the Indian National Defence Academy, Defence Services Staff College and the College of Air Warfare. He holds two Bachelor degrees (Strategic Studies and Aerospace Engineering) a Master of Science in Defence and Strategic Studies from the University of Madras and PhD in International Politics from the University of Adelaide.

13:10 - PERFORMANCE - FREE Lunchtime Concert : UWA Faculty Artists: Suzanne Wijsman (cello) & Martina Liegat-Wilson (piano) Website | More Information
Free 50min Concert every Thursday during Semester at 1:10pm

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Western Australia as an old landscape transformed, altered, but not lost Website | More Information
from the wheatbelt to the Murchison in the path of Surveyor Robert Austin’s 1854 expedition.

An Inquiring Minds Lecture by Stephen Hopper, Winthrop Professor of Biodiversity,The University of Western Australia.

In this talk, Professor Hopper will present a modern journey taken from the central wheatbelt to the Murchison goldfields in the path of Surveyor Robert Austin’s 1854 expedition. The team comprised staff from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Kings Park and Botanic Garden, a consultant landscape ecologist and a Noongar elder.

Cost: Free, but RSVP essential.

To register a place visit https://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/stephen-hopper

Sunday 12
15:00 - PERFORMANCE - Keyed Up! Raymond Yong : Continuing in the Keyed Up! tradition, the School of Music is proud to host internationally distinguished artists in 2013. Indulge your senses in the renowned acoustic of the Callaway Music Auditorium and give your Sunday afternoons a new dimension! Website | More Information
Raymond Yong is widely recognised artist around Australia, performing solo recitals, concertos with orchestra, and chamber music concerts with some of Australia’s finest musicians and ensembles. He is the founding Artistic Director of Orchestra 21, Music Director of the Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Victoria Chorale. Yong will be joined in performance by Paul Wright leading a quartet for Mozart’s Piano Concerto no 12. For tickets: https://www.music.uwa.edu.au/concerts/keyed-up
Tuesday 14
12:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Seminar -Education for Sustainability: exploring roles and activities for Higher Education - Professor Kerry Shephard - Otago University Website | More Information
Professor Kerry Shephard from the University of Otago’s Higher Education Development Centre will present this month’s FASE/CATL seminar.

This workshop will look at the ways that university teachers, departments and other groups in higher education have sought to embed sustainability themes in their teaching programmes. The session will address the key developments that individuals need to be up-to-date on, the important issues for individuals and their academic group to debate and the generic support and strategic guidelines available from the higher education sector to inform development.

The session will involve short presentations from the facilitator and small group discussions to explore and evaluate educational approaches and to identify issues that need further research.

19:00 - EVENT - Friends of the UWA Library Speaker : The Square Kilometre Array - an awesome international project More Information
Presentation Synopsis

Dr Bowen’s talk will cover these points: What will it do? Where will it be built? What are the timelines? What is the governance? What are the technologies? What are the challenges?

About the Speaker

Dr Bernard Bowen spent most of his working life as a marine scientist and then as an administrator as Director of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in Western Australia. One of his main areas of interest was the population dynamics of the western rock lobster and the management of the fishery. Following his retirement in 1991, he was appointed a Director of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, a position he held until 1994.

Bernard was appointed Deputy Chair of the WA Environmental Protection Authority in 1994, and then in 1997 he was appointed Chair of the Authority. During that time he had a significant influence on the protection of the State’s environment and the development of environmental policy.

Following his retirement from the EPA in 2003, Bernard has played a major role in the establishment of two research institutes, firstly, the WA Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) and more recently the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR). He was the Foundation Chair of the WAMSI Board and is now the Foundation Chair of the ICRAR Board. He has been awarded an Order of Australia Award, and he is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
Wednesday 15
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Science for the Future Website | More Information
A public lecture by Ian Chubb, Chief Scientist of Australia.

In this inaugural Rio Tinto-UWA Education Partnership lecture, Professor Ian Chubb will discuss the importance of science to Australia’s future and its place in the world.

Professor Ian Chubb was appointed to the position of Chief Scientist on 19 April 2011 and commenced the role on 23 May 2011.

This lecture is sponsored by Rio Tinto, the Faculty of Science and the Institute of Advanced Studies at The University of Western Australia.

Cost: Free, but bookings essential. This event is now FULL.

19:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Information Evening for Prospective Applicants to Dentistry and Podiatric Medicine : This session is aimed at School Leaver and Graduate applicants to Dentistry and Graduate applicants to Podiatric Medicine Website | More Information
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences will be hosting an information evening for prospective students: to one of the School Leaver Pathways to the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), to one of the Graduate Pathways to the DMD, to the Graduate Pathway to the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM).

Year 12 students, university students and university graduates who are considering applying to the DMD are encouraged to attend. University students and graduates who are interested in applying to the DPM are also encouraged to attend. Parents and Teachers are welcome.

BOOKING IS REQUIRED (see URL below). After booking a seat, you will be sent email confirmation. Please bring a copy of the email confirmation to the information session.
Thursday 16
9:00 - EXPO - Careers, Education and Employment Expo : Come and see UWA at the Careers Expo Website | More Information
Come and check out the UWA stand at the Careers, Education and Employment Expo and discover how we can help you achieve your study and career goals.

DATES: Thursday 16 - Sunday 19 May 2013

TIMES: Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm; Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm; Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm

VENUE: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Free admission.

Please note: this event is not organised by UWA.

13:10 - PERFORMANCE - FREE Lunchtime Concert : UWA Percussion / Student Chamber Concert Website | More Information
Free 50min Concert every Thursday during Semester at 1:10pm

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : "IWRM and water resource modelling project experiences in Africa by our Aurecon Water Resources." Website | More Information
My Seminar deals with two Aurecon Projects on opposite ends of the African Continent that might appear widely divergent, but which are actually closely related within the domain of IWRM.   Nile Basin DSS:   Aurecon is the lead consultant on Pilot Studies on the development and establishment of the NB-DSS, the primary objective of which is to ensure that the NB-DSS becomes a reliable and sustainable software system. This entails demonstrating and showcasing the NB-DSS capabilities within the context of transboundary, integrated water resource planning and management in the Nile Basin.

Aurecon and its multi-disciplinary team of experts are intricately involved with all aspects of the project, including hydrological and system analyses, the quantification of environmental, social and economic impacts associated with large-scale water resource developments, advanced multi-criteria analysis across various pilot case areas and extensive training of NB-DSS representatives from all of the Nile riparian countries. These include, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.   Western Cape Water Reconciliation Strategy:    This long-term Project involves a review of the rising future water requirements within the supply area of the Western Cape Bulk Water Resources System, which supplies water to more than three million people in the Greater Cape Town Region (photo below). The Project further continuously evaluates a wide range of soft and hard options for meeting these increasing demands.

Further to the Reconciliation Strategy with its Action Plan, the Project identifies the most favourable intervention options and recommends a programme of feasibility studies and other investigations to improve the operation and planning of the system, and to ensure that the necessary infrastructure or other interventions were implemented timeously so as to reconcile the supplies with the future demands.

The reconciliation study also involves scenario planning of alternative development options and the development of a Reconciliation Planning Support Tool (RPST) which enables the ranking of alternative water resource and water demand intervention options.


André holds BSc, BEng and MEng degrees from the University of Stellenbosch and a PhD in engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He is currently a Technical Director in the Cape Town Office of Aurecon, a global consulting firm, as well as the Water Resources Management Leader globally in Aurecon. He has 39 years of Water Sector experience in academic, research and consulting roles.

In the latter part of his career he was a full-time and later part-time Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources at Stellenbosch University. During recent years he has been deeply involved in strategic water resources management projects related to bulk infrastructure planning and design, institutional development and policy implementation support, optimisation of the operation of multi-purpose water resources schemes; and flood and drought management. His research focus has encompassed various themes in hydrological, hydrodynamic and water resources systems modelling and related decision support tools, as well as design flood hydrology. He has produced more than 50 papers, publications and research reports.

PS* This seminar is free and open to the public & no RSVP required.

****All Welcome****

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Water and Society: How do We Achieve Social Transformation? Website | More Information
A cross-disciplinary forum.

The importance of water and its impact on society will continue to be one of the key challenges for future generations struggling with droughts, floods and the availability of clean drinking water. The need for cross-disciplinary strategies to deal with the global, financial, ecological and societal issues is the focus of this panel, which will explore the social transformations needed to support water sensitive cities, including community attitudes and behavioural change, governance and economic assessment practices, management systems and technological innovations. Developing a richer understanding of the underpinning social norms and behaviours will, along with scientific research, provide guidance on the reform of institutional rules and economic and regulatory frameworks for water sensitive decisions, policies and practices. The ultimate goal is to deliver policy tools and practical guidance that will facilitate the adoption of appropriate new technologies and social, institutional, regulatory and economic reforms that are mutually reinforcing, flexible and adaptable to different social scales and contexts.

This Forum is sponsored by the Institute of Advanced Studies, the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, the Centre for the Study of Social Change and the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy at The University of Western Australia.

Cost: Free, but RSVP essential. To register a place visit https://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/water-and-society-forum

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