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 January 2014
Saturday 11
9:30 - COURSE - Over 50's Swim & Gym Program : 50+ Swim and Gym More Information
The UWA Health & Rehabilitation Clinic along with UWA Uniswim invite you to join our launch of a gym and swim program for over 50's.

The program will include a 40min gym session working on strength, function and balance. Plus a 40min swimming session working on cardiovascular fitness and stroke technique.

The program will be catered to the abilities and skills of individual participants.

Times: Monday 9.30am - 11am and/or Saturday 8.30am - 10am When: January 11th - February 17th

Cost: Monday block $90*due to public holidays - Saturday block $108 (Private health rebates may apply)

Location: School of Sport Science, Exercise & Health (Uniswim and UWA Health & Rehabilitation Clinic - Parkway Entrance #4)

Wednesday 15
16:00 - SEMINAR - Waves and Currents: Hawking Radiation in the Hydraulics Laboratory : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. Website | More Information
We are all aware that nothing, not even light, can escape from a black hole. Well, maybe not! In 1974 Stephen Hawking proposed that black holes emit a form of radiation, which has become known as Hawking radiation.

This radiation originates at the black hole horizon – the spherical surface inside of which light is trapped. The black hole horizon is effectively a control surface for light: the interior of the sphere is said to be superluminal and the exterior, subluminal. An interpretation of Hawking’s analysis is that when particle-antiparticle pairs are formed at a black hole horizon, one falls into the hole while the other escapes and reduces the energy in the black hole.

Unruh (1981) showed that there is a mathematical analogy between the process described above and the behavior of water waves propagating upstream against a current. I will report on the results of the experiments of Weinfurtner et al. (2011) that tested this analogy in a 6.2 m long and 0.15 m wide flume.

The fate of free surface water waves propagating upstream toward the crest of a streamlined obstacle has been examined. As the waves propagate toward the crest of the obstacle they slow down, both because the flow velocity in the channel increases, and because their phase speed decreases as they shoal. As their wavelength decreases so too does their group velocity and eventually the waves are arrested and are converted into pairs of short waves.

Both waves have a downstream group velocity, but one has an upstream phase velocity and the other a downstream phase velocity. These wave pairs are analogous to the particle-antiparticle pairs of Hawking radiation and represent the closest analogy to Hawking radiation observed to date.

Hawking, S.W. (1974) Nature 248, 30. Unruh, W.G. (1981) Phys. Rev. Lett. 46, 1351. Weinfurtner, S., E.W. Tedford, M.C.J. Pennrice, W.G. Unruh & G.A. Lawrence (2011) Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 021302.

Biography: B.E., (W. Aust.), M.S., Ph.D. (Berkeley), P.Eng. Research Interests: Environmental fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrodynamic stability and mixing, physical limnology, water quality management.

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

****All Welcome****
Friday 17
17:15 - FREE LECTURE - Virtual Masculinity and Intimacy: Telecommunications and the Changing Spatiality of Male Sex Work More Information
There is increasing attention to the fact that global increases in sex work occur not only among female sex workers, but also among cohorts of male sex workers. However, current research continues to focus predominately on female sex workers, and specifically on street sex workers, despite the existence of large numbers of MSW and significant changes in the geography of sex work from ‘outdoors’ to ‘indoors’. International research suggests that the majority of men who have sex with men meet their partners through the internet. Despite this sex industry research has only recently begun to examine the impacts of technological change on the male sex industry. At a broad social level, telecommunications has increased the numbers of male escort workers, created new spaces for sex work encounters, and has extended the reach of sex work to a wider socio-demographic audience. At the behavioural level, research indicates that the needs, desires and experiences of sex workers and clients and the context of their encounters are different when conducted in cyberspace. With attention to the larger social context of masculinity, power, spatially situated forms of interaction, and the body as commodity, this presentation examines how telecommunications, in changing the structure and organization of sex work, has opened up new spaces for the expression of masculinity and intimacy.
Monday 20
18:00 - COURSE - Chinese Cultural Course : Variety of cultural courses Website | More Information
1)Chinese Martial Arts 2)Chinese Literature and Film 3)Chinese Arts and Music 4)Chinese Cuisine and Food Culture 5)Chinese Business Culture 6)Chinese Medicine and Well-being

18:30 - COURSE - Chinese Language Course : Beginners level, Intermediate level, Advanced level, etc Website | More Information
2014 Chinese Language Course 1) Day time Chinese Beginners Course(10 weeks) 2) Chinese Beginners Course (10 weeks) 3) Chinese Intermediate Course (10 weeks) 4) Advanced Chinese Course (10 weeks) 5) NEW Children's Chinese Courses (10 weeks)

Tuesday 21
13:00 - Colloquium - On feeling torn about one’s sexuality: The effects of explicit-implicit sexual orientation ambivalence. : More Information
Three correlational studies investigated implications associated with explicit-implicit sexual orientation ambivalence for information processing and psychological well-being in samples of straight and gay individuals.

Across the studies, 243 straight participants completed explicit and implicit measures of sexual orientation; in one of these studies, 48 gay participants completed the same measures. Within individual studies, participants also completed measures of self-esteem.

When considering the effects of ambivalence between self-reported and indirectly measured sexual orientation (SO), among straight participants explicit-implicit SO ambivalence was positively associated with time spent deliberating questions on sexual preferences; an effect moderated by the direction of ambivalence. In an attempt to explain this effect, in our third study, straight participants read ambivalence-relevant arguments that were either strong or weak in quality. In line with the effect found previously, the amount of explicit-implicit SO ambivalence positively related to post-message cognitive responses after reading strong but not weak arguments. This effect was also found to be moderated by the direction of ambivalence.

For gay participants, individual differences in explicit-implicit SO ambivalence tended to influence time deliberating sexuality. In addition, explicit-implicit ambivalence in sexual orientation attitudes among gay individuals, but not straight individuals, was related to self-esteem in addition to defensive self-esteem.

Our findings demonstrate the information processing consequences of explicit-implicit ambivalence in both straight and gay individuals when considering an attitude object that has considerable personal relevance. Furthermore, our results highlight that explicit-implicit ambivalence in sexual orientation attitudes may be an important antecedence of psychological well-being in gay-individuals.

16:00 - EVENT - Confucius Forum : Everything about Confucius and China More Information

1) Professor Li Zhongshang, Minister-Counsellor for Education, Embassy of P.R China in Australia Title: Chinese Economy and the Chinese Dream

2) Dr Liu Jingyuan, Senior Advisor, Shandong Association Title: Did the Chinese Discover Australia?

3) Professor Jan Ryan, Hon Professor, Edith Cowan University Title: Shifting Profile of Chinese Women in Australia

4) Dr Han Baolei, Senior Advisor, Shandong Association Title: Why did the Confucius Thought Emerge in Shandong Province?
Thursday 30
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Short Course: Government Accountability Law and Practice 2014 Website | More Information
Government Accountability – Law and Practice

Continuing professional development course ideal for those working in government or government related organisations.

The continuing growth of government in recent decades has led to a rise in the number (and reach) of accountability agencies, so much so that some commentators now talk of the emergence of a fourth branch of government – the ‘integrity’ branch.

In this course we will explore: - the place of government in the modern state, and the how and why of government accountability; - accountability frameworks (with reference to traditional and contemporary administrative law, political structures, the media, academia and non-government organisations); and - the theoretical underpinnings, development, evolving law and practice, and regulation of various accountability agencies.

In the Western Australian context, particular reference will be made to the Corruption and Crime Commission (and the relevant Parliamentary Inspector), the Inspector of Custodial Services, the Ombudsman, the Auditor-General, the Public Sector Commissioner, and the Information Commissioner.

National and international comparison will be drawn at various points.

12:45 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Public Lecture: Secured Transactions and Legal Transplantation More Information
Dr Orkun Akseli from Durham (UK) is an expert in the corporate and commercial field with particular emphasis on harmonisation of secured transactions laws and facilitation of credit.

All are welcome to attend this interesting talk about secured transactions and legal transplantation.

 February 2014
Friday 07
18:00 - EXHIBITION OPENING - Anne Ferran: Shadow Land + Ukiyo-e: Japanese Prints of the Floating World Website | More Information
Join us at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery on Friday 7 February 6pm for the opening of:

Anne Ferran: Shadow Land + The launch of the companion publication - Shadow Land + Ukiyo-e: Japanese Prints of the Floating World This event is free to attend, however please register your attendance here: https://lwag-launch-feb.eventbrite.com/?aff=uwacal

To find out more about the exhibitions, visit the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery website: www.lwgallery.uwa.edu.au
Saturday 08
13:30 - FREE LECTURE - 2 FREE PUBLIC LECTURES : Roman Archaeology Group presents 2 free lectures: Emperor Justinian & Petra Website | More Information
2 FREE Lectures - All are welcome! 1:30pm - "Justinian's Empire" presented by Dr Michael Champion. 2:30pm - Afternoon Tea. 3:00pm - "Western Travellers to Petra in the 19th Century" presented by W/Prof. David Kennedy.

N.B. Lectures are FREE, however there is a small charge for the refreshments served at the mid-session break: $7pp (RAG members) / $10pp (non-members)

14:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Artist Talk: Anne Ferran - Shadow Land Website | More Information
In conjunction with the exhibition of her work, Shadow Land, one of Australia's most acclaimed photo-media artists, Anne Ferran offers a personal look into her multi-faceted artistic practice.

The artist talk is free to attend, however, please REGISTER your attendance via https://ferrantalk.eventbrite.com/?aff=uwacal

The exhibition Shadow Land, runs from 8 February until 19 April 2014, at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery as part of the Visual Art program for the Perth International Arts Festival.

Shadow Land is a survey exhibition of Anne Ferran’s most significant projects and series, spanning more than 30 years.

The earliest series of works touch on French cultural theories of feminism and representation in their staged classical tableaux style. Since 1995, Ferran has been examining and re-discovering Australia’s colonial heritage utilizing museum collections, photographic archives and archaeological sites, nationally and internationally.

Anne Ferran is interested in the gaps or silences in the records and personal histories of those incarcerated in prisons, hospitals, mental asylums and female factories. Her practice incorporates a variety of media including photography, textiles, installation, text, and video/film.
Monday 10
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - ‘Marriage, Passion and Love’ : Hosted by PMRG, CMEMS and ARC Centre for the History of Emotions. Website | More Information
Abstract: This project follows the careers of a female network originating at the court of Anne of France (1461-1522), regent for her brother Charles VIII, and mentor to many girls who went on to illustrious careers: Marguerite of Austria, Louise of Savoy, Diane de Poitiers and Anne of Brittany. To this original circle I add the next generation: Anne of Brittany’s daughters Claude, Queen of France and Renée, Countess of Ferrara, together with Louise of Savoy’s daughter, Marguerite de Navarre, who in turn trained her own daughter, Jeanne d’Albret. Master of politics, Anne passed on knowledge about succeeding in a man’s world. Her father Louis XI chose her to be unofficial regent on his deathbed, apparently believing that in this way she would encounter less opposition than if she were formally appointed. Although female regency in France continued to be exercised unofficially, it was an important institution. From the beginning of Anne’s regency until Louis XIV came of age, ending the regency of Anne of Austria, the kingdom was for all practical purposes ruled by women for about 42 years, which is to say that, in a kingdom that prohibited female rule, women ruled about 25% of that time.

I examine Anne of France’s extended circle as an “emotional community” with the goal of understanding how members were prepared emotionally to exercise power while conforming to a repertoire of female stereotypes. Their libraries are of special interest, because in the works they shared we find models for ideal emotional modulation. I will present from a chapter on marriage, passion, and love. Passionate love was the result of an imbalance of humors; marital affection was an idealized, modulated emotional state between spouses in dynastic marriages. I compare some idealized representations of marital relationships in works from the libraries of the women with reports about these relationships from chronicles and ambassadors’ letters. These sources are all “texts”, of course, but I believe that, in comparing what was perceived as an ideal with impressions of the women, we find clues as to how they assimilated and manipulated their emotional models.

19:00 - PERFORMANCE - ‘Iago: The Man, The Devil and Emotion’ : Presented by WA Opera, Black Swan State Theatre Company and ARC Centre for the History of Emotions Website | More Information
West Australian Opera, Black Swan State Theatre Company and ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100-1800) unite to offer an evening of insight and intrigue based on analysis of the character of Iago, key to both Shakespeare’s play and Verdi/Boito’s opera Otello. This scholarly and practical event explores the ways in which drama (through spoken language) and opera (through sung text and music) arouses emotion and depicts character, and how these are translated over time. Attendance is free, but RSVP essential by Thursday 6 February to [email protected]
Tuesday 11
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Australian Oil and Gas Law - 4 day workshop Website | More Information
This four day workshop is accessible to lawyers entering the field, government officials, resource company personnel, and others who seek an understanding of the legal context in which oil and gas issues arise. The short course covers the legal nature and protection of oil and gas exploration and production rights, both generally and in Australia.

For further information and registration visit the webpage https://www.law.uwa.edu.au/cpd/oil-gas
Wednesday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - ‘Delight in Friendship: The Proprieties of Affection in Early British Children’s Literature’ : Hosted by ARC Centre for the History of Emotions. Website | More Information
Abstract: Friendship, unsurprisingly, features prominently in children’s literature, perhaps most particularly in the school stories of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In the eighteenth century, however, the period when children’s literature was first becoming established as a separate sector of print culture, the question of friendship was more vexed. ‘Love and Affection … will naturally lead you to delight in Friendship’, writes one mid eighteenth-century author to her young readers. But, she goes on to warn, ‘Delight in Friendship may lead you into all manner of Errors’. This paper will consider the place and proprieties of friendship in early British children’s books and ask why, to many authors, friendship was a perilous exercise that brought more harm than good both to the individual and society.
Friday 14
15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Applications of iPS Cells in Science and Art : Public talk with Dr Michael Edel Website | More Information
Dr. Michael Edel is an Australian with European nationality and is currently a tenure track Group Leader funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain. He completed his Bachelor of Science with honors in Anatomy and Human Biology and Physiology, his Post-Graduate Diploma in Education and his PhD in Pathology on the role of angiogenesis in breast cancer metastasis at the University of Western Australia (UWA). He is now group leader of the Control of Pluripotency Laboratory at the University of Barcelona, Faculty of Medicine.

His team works with adult stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) at a clinical grade level for research into new cell based treatments for heart disease, eye disease, neuronal disorders and spinal cord injury. The research seeks to define the role of cell cycle genes in pluripotency and cancer leading to a number of high impact publications (Nature Biotechnology 2008, Genes and Development, 2010; Stem Cells and Development, 2012). In collaboration with hospitals, he also models human disease using iPS cells, such as Retts syndrome and Atrial fibrillation to identify new directions to treat these diseases. Consequently, he is recognized as a Senior Research Fellow at University of Sydney, Faculty of Medicine, Children's Hospital, Westmead, and NSW, AUSTRALIA.

Please refer to his group’s web page for more information: https://pluripotencylaboratory.wordpress.com/
Tuesday 18
13:00 - Colloquium - Linking CEO Ethical Leadership to Frontline Employee Safety Behaviours More Information
Dr. Tunde Ogunfowora (pronounced Toon-day) is an Assistant Professor of Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary (Canada). His research interests include ethical leadership, abusive supervision, ethical decision making and moral behaviours in the workplace. Dr. Ogunfowora also has an interest in individual differences in morally-oriented traits, values, and cognitions, and their roles in understanding leadership and ethics at work. Co-authors: Dr. Sean Tucker, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Regina, Canada, Dayle Diekrager, Saskatchewan Workers Compensation Board

Each year, thousands of workers are killed on the job. In a growing number of these incidents (Frontline, 2008), the organizational leader is singled out by the media. This paper examines how organizational leaders effectively exercise the duty of care owed to their workers by acting ethically and fostering a culture of safety for reducing work-related injuries and fatalities. Drawing on social learning theory (Bandura, 1973, 1977) and Brown and colleagues’ (2005) ethical leadership construct, we developed and tested a multi-level, trickle-down model linking CEO ethical leadership to frontline employee safety behavior. Specifically, we explored different paths of influence through CEO safety commitment, top management team safety commitment, and frontline supervisory safety commitment. Data were collected from 2,513 frontline employees, 1,452 supervisors, and 206 members of top management teams in 52 organizations. The results showed support for our hypothesized path of influence. Specifically, we found that CEO ethical leadership was positively related to CEO commitment to safety (rated by members of the top management team). Furthermore, CEO commitment to safety was positively related to perceptions of top management team commitment to safety (rated by supervisors). Top management’s commitment to safety was related to frontline employee perceptions of supervisor commitment to safety and, in turn, employee self-reported safety compliance and participation behaviors. The results also showed support for other alternate paths of influence. These findings suggest that ethical organizational leaders can create and foster a strong commitment to safety that permeates through different layers of the organization.
Thursday 20
7:00 - EVENT - Reforming Legal Frameworks for Mining and Economic Development in Africa : CMSS Presents: A Breakfast Meeting with Congolese Diplomat Ms. Stephanie Mbombo Bodson More Information
Date: Thursday 20th February

Breakfast Meeting: Reforming Legal Frameworks for Mining and Economic Development in Africa

Also supported by Minerals and Energy Institute, Centre for Exploration Targeting.


Ms. Stephanie Mbombo Bodson, former Congolese diplomat, will lead a discussion on reforming legal frameworks for natural resource development in order to promote economic and social development, environmental sustainability, and improving business ethics. Researchers in the UWA Law School and Centre for Exploration Targeting will also be invited to contribute to the discussion.

Africa has many mineral-rich regions, particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and many Australian mining and engineering companies are currently working in Africa or have plans to work there.

Place: University of WA Club, Hackett Entrance 1, Hackett Drive, Crawley. A hot breakfast will be served during the meeting.

Time 7.00 am – 9.00 am

Cost $35 per head, $20 for students (5 places are reserved for students, provided reservations and payment are received in time). RSVP to [email protected], notifying any dietary requirements, credit card name, number, expiry.

Background of Speaker

Stephanie Mbombo Bodson has a background in European law, diplomacy, international relations between European and African countries, project evaluation and policy development. She graduated from the Free University of Brussels with a Masters in International and European law in 2009. She has also worked on antipersonnel landmine issues and relevant international humanitarian law as it affects Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo. She has worked for the Belgian government and as an intern for the Development Committee of the European Parliament as well as the European Commission. She served as department head in the Congolese Diplomatic Academy, part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Kinshasa where she was responsible for development partnerships as well as fundraising and human resource management.

She has also worked as an assistant to the president of the High Military Court in Kinshasa, working on law reform issues. During the last two years, she obtained much experience as lecturer in European Law (Masters Level) and as the person in charge of the Monitoring and Evaluation of Millennium Development Goals at the United Nations in Morocco. Before she commenced her career in the public sector, she was Secretary General of the Congolese Union of Consumers and worked as a TV program host and journalist in Congo. Ms Mbombo is visiting Western Australia to learn more about the capacity of Australian mining companies interested in working in Africa and to help promote economic development based on income from natural resource development.

10:30 - ALUMNI EVENT - Friends of the Grounds Annual Patron’s Morning Tea Website | More Information
Lady Jean Brodie-Hall and Ms Rose Chaney, Patrons of the UWA Friends of the Grounds, invite you to join with them at the Annual Patrons Morning Tea.

Enjoy refreshments as we celebrate and reflect on last year’s successes. We will share the plans for 2014 and are eager to hear your ideas for our future activities.

UWA Friends of the Grounds aspires to continue to enhance the campus grounds. We are motivated to develop our membership base and expand our reach, and encourage you to invite a guest who may be interested in becoming a member.

We look forward to sharing this morning tea with friends old and new.


RSVP Essential: Via phone or email by Monday 17 February 2014 to:

Jenn Parsons, Alumni Engagement Manager P: +61 8 6488 3511 E: [email protected]

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