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 February 2014
Wednesday 26
0:00 - Scholarships - 2014 Chinese Government Scholarship and Confucius Institute Scholarship OPEN : Full scholarships available to study in China up to 4 years Website | More Information
This includes full or partial scholarships in accordance with educational exchange agreements or MOUs between the Chinese government and Australia governments, institutions, universities and international organizations. It supports undergraduate programs, master’s programs, doctoral programs, general scholar programs and senior scholar programs.

16:00 - SEMINAR - This seminar series is part of the CWR at UWA. : Economic impacts of climate change on the water supply sector in South Africa and stream ecosystem dynamics in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica. Website | More Information
James will be presenting on two recent studies that reflect his range of interests and diversity of experience in the water resources field.

The first presentation is based on his PhD research on the dynamics of benthic algae growing in the meltwater streams of the McMurdo dry valleys and how this relates to our understanding of the factors controlling the management of stream ecosystem, particularly with regards to the requirements for flushing flows from reservoirs. The second study is in support of the economic assessment of the potential impacts of climate change in South Africa.

He will be focusing on the biophysical modelling and in particular the use of a hybrid frequency distribution (HFD) to model the range of potential risks associated with climate change both on catchment runoff, but also on water supply in a highly integrated and engineered water supply system such as is present in South Africa.

He is also happy to discuss more general issues related to water resources management in Africa and his research experience in the US and UK.

BIO:

Dr James Cullis is a water resources engineer specialising in water resources planning and management in Africa. He is currently an associate in the water resources group at Aurecon, based in Cape Town, South Africa. After graduating with a BSc. In civil engineering from the University of Cape Town James spent three years as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in the UK. During this period he obtained a second degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and an MSc. in Environmental Change and Management.

His MSc. thesis looked at the concept of water poverty mapping. James returned to South Africa and started work as an engineer in the water resources group of Ninham Shand consulting engineers. He worked on a number of projects including engineering design, water resources studies, and the development of water related policy for the Department of Water Affairs. After five years, James moved with his family to the USA to complete his PhD at the University of Colorado. His research focused on eco-hydraulics and in particular the interaction between river dynamics and the growth and removal of benthic algae in high gradient streams.

During this time James spent six weeks in the McMurdo dry valleys of Antarctica. In 2011, James returned to South Africa as an associate at Aurecon. He is currently involved in a number of water related projects in Africa including feasibility studies, water resources planning, and the evaluation of climate change impacts and the potential for adaptation and sustainable development. James is a registered professional engineer and is married with three children living in Cape Town, South Africa.

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

****All Welcome****

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Letting go of Kindness: the potential and limits of conflict for Feminist Ethics Website | More Information
In this public lecture, Dr Maud Perrier, Lecturer in Gender Studies at the University of Bristol will argue that conflict is a necessary and cathartic step towards a different kind of empathetic encounter for feminist discourse. She will question whether there are productive modes of conflictual engagement that resist the old adversarial model.

Cost: Free, but RSVP required via www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/perrier

18:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Tod Machover and Prue Ashurst : Creative Minds: Discussions on Creativity Website | More Information
Internationally acclaimed composer and Professor at MIT’s Media Lab, Tod Machover chats to conductor and radio presenter Prue Ashurst on Wednesday 26 February 6pm at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery as part of the Creative Minds series.

The discussion will provide insight into the influences that inform Tod's work, his creative development and achievements.

As part of the Perth International Arts Festival 2014, Tod Machover is crafting a symphony for Perth, ‘Between the Desert and the Deep Blue Sea’, which will be performed by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Carolyn Kuan.

This event is FREE to attend, however, please REGISTER your attendance via the link below: https://machover-ashurst.eventbrite.com/?aff=uwacal
Friday 28
10:00 - SYMPOSIUM - Lung Symposium Website | More Information
“The utilisation of transcriptomics and breathomics in airway Diseases”

Prof Peter J. Sterk Head of Research, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam

“Hedgehog pathway: a novel target for mesothelioma”

Prof Steve Mutsaers Head, Tissue Repair Unit, Lung Institute of WA

“Innovative strategies for airways disease”

A/Prof Yuben Moodley Head, Stem Cell Research Unit, Lung Institute of WA

“Development of antisense oligonucleotides for asthma”

Dr Svetlana Baltic Unit Manager, Molecular Genetics Unit, Lung Institute of WA

15:45 - FREE LECTURE - Free Lecture: Reaching new heights in astronomy: The European Southern Observatory : In this lecture, Professor Tim de Zeeuw, Director General of the ESO, will describe ESO’s current suite of programs, the telescopes that make the discoveries possible and what’s on the horizon for one of the world’s premier astronomical institutions. Website | More Information
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe and the world’s most productive astronomical observatory.

ESO telescopes have made some of the most significant astronomical discoveries of recent times, including the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, the most distant gamma-ray burst, the Earth-like planet Gliese 581c and the most distant galaxy ever seen by humans.

Tea and coffee from 3:45pm.

More info and a promotional poster available at www.icrar.org/events/eso-lecture

Please circulate this to friends and colleagues. Thank you!

NOT TO BE MISSED!

15:45 - FREE LECTURE - Free Lecture: Reaching new heights in astronomy: The European Southern Observatory : In this lecture, Professor Tim de Zeeuw, Director General of the ESO, will describe ESO's current suite of programs, the telescopes that make the discoveries possible and what's on the horizon for one of the world's premier astronomical institutions. Website | More Information
Professor Tim de Zeeuw, Director General of the European Southern Observatory The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe and the world's most productive astronomical observatory.

ESO telescopes have made some of the most significant astronomical discoveries of recent times, including the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, the most distant gamma-ray burst, the Earth- like planet Gliese 581c and the most distant galaxy ever seen by humans.

Tea and coffee from 3:45pm.

More info and a promotional poster available at www.icrar.org/events /eso-lecture

Please circulate this to friends and colleagues. Thank you!

NOT TO BE MISSED!

 March 2014
Saturday 01
14:00 - EVENT - Berndt Museum Focus Day Website | More Information
Following the successes of previous Focus Day events for the family, the Berndt Museum is hosting another special focus day celebrating the exhibition Ukiyo-e: Japanese Prints of the Floating World at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery on Saturday 1 March 2014 from 2 - 4pm.

Including floor talks, a tea ceremony and an origami workshop, there is something for everyone in the family, so bring everybody along!

This event is free to attend, however, REGISTRATION is essential due to limited seating. To view the program and register for the event, please visit: https://focusday2014.eventbrite.com/?aff=uwacal

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of our Campus Partner - Asian Studies, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, UWA
Monday 03
6:00 - COURSE - UWA Running Club : 12 week Fitness & Running Club - All levels More Information
UWA Health & Rehab Clinic - Running Club 13 week program working towards a 5 or 12km fun run (i.e. HBF Run for Reason - May 25th)

All levels welcome. Perfect for those returning from injury or running for the first time and needing a little extra feedback and coaching.

WHEN: Monday 3rd March - Friday 30th May

Running Sessions = Mon & Fri 6am. Plus "Fit-R" Strength & Mobility Sessions = Wed 6am & Thurs 6pm

WHERE: UWA Health & Rehabilitation Clinic - Parkway Entrance #4, Crawley Campus. Runs will take place around campus, along the river and into Kings Park.

COST: $12 per week (up to 4 sessions/week) for 13 weeks = $156

^Private health rebates may apply for Fit-R sessions

8:00 - COURSE - UWA Gym & Swim Program : Combo Gym & Swim Exercise Sessions on Campus More Information
Adult & Over 50's Exercise Sessions combining 40min gym based strength and functional training, plus 40min swimming training (incl fitness and stroke technique).

12 WEEK SEMESTER 1 PROGRAM: Mon 3rd March - Saturday 31st May (Break 18th - 25th April)

SESSION BLOCKS: Adults [Tuesday 6pm-7.30pm &/OR Thursday 7am-8.30am] Over 50's [Monday 8am-9.30am &/OR Saturday 8.30am-10am]

COST: $18 per class = $216 for 12 week program (1 day/week) *20% discount off total price if attend 2 days ^ Private health rebate may apply for gym session
Tuesday 04
13:00 - EVENT - Enactus UWA: Information Sessions More Information
Keen to know more about Enactus UWA? Come on down to one of our information sessions, and learn how your entrepreneurial spirit can help the wider community!

We have two information sessions available:

Tuesday 4 March 2014, 1-2pm @ Social Sciences Building, room G.28, OR

Thursday 6 March 2014, 1-2pm @ Maths Building, Weatherburn Lecture Theatre

16:30 - FREE LECTURE - School of Music Presents: Research Seminar Series - Winthrop Professor Benjamin Smith: Archaeomusicology: some thoughts on the origins of music Website | More Information
Archaeomusicology: some thoughts on the origins of music

This seminar will be dominantly grounded in the archaeology of Africa. Early music is archaeologically elusive. The first plausible musical implements only appear in the archaeological record after modern humans reached Europe, but we are certain that music existed long before this. Its origins must lie, alongside our human origins, in Africa. This seminar will therefore look at the archaeological underpinnings for the origins of music in Africa: the first symbolic thinking, ideas about the origins of complex modern language and the world’s oldest art. We will then look at the first peoples of Africa, in particular the Kalahari Bushmen and the central African Pygmies and explore the fundamental role of music in their religious practices. Extrapolating from this ethnographically informed view of music, I will then consider how archaeological evidence may provide glimpses of the nature and purpose of early music.
Wednesday 05
7:30 - EVENT - UWA Clean Up Australia Day event : Clean up our beautiful campus and the Matilda Bay Reserve More Information
Let's get together to clean up and conserve our beautiful campus and its neighbouring parkland of Matilda Bay Reserve.

Only one hour of your time is needed to make a real difference and participants will be rewarded with a free breakfast at the University Club.

Wednesday 5 March, 7:30-8:30am, immediately followed by breakfast.

Participants may register as an individual or a team.

REGISTRATIONS ESSENTIAL: https://uwa.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1BNgWosZbQXOqwJ

Numbers are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.

16:00 - SEMINAR - Microbes and turbulence : This seminar series is part of the CWR at UWA. Website | More Information
Microbes have been studied forever. So has turbulence. In a broad range of environments, microbes are routinely exposed to turbulence, yet physicists have ignored microbes and biologists have ignored turbulence. In this talk I will illustrate the fascinating dynamics that unfold when microbes are considered in the context of turbulent flow.

I will focus on motile microbes and will use microfluidic experiments and mathematical modeling to show how turbulence affects the swimming of microbes, un-mixes them counter to one's intuition, and shapes their competition for nutrients. In addition to representing a new class of problems in active physics, these processes are broadly important for environmental dynamics including trophic interactions and biogeochemical cycling in natural ecosystems such as oceans and lakes.

Bio blurb,

Roman Stocker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT, where he heads the Environmental Microfluidics Group. Roman's research focuses on microscale biophysical processes in the environment, with a special interest in the ocean.

His group develops original microfluidic technology and image analysis techniques to understand microbes in the context of their physical (e.g., flow), chemical (e.g., nutrients) and ecological (e.g., other organisms) landscape, by directly observing microbes and making them 'come to life' for the non-microscopist. This approach has resulted in a broad range of fundamental new insights on microbial dynamics, particularly motility and chemotaxis.



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

****All Welcome****

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 apply on the night.

You will be able to meet professors and students from 5.30pm onwards, with the formal presentation beginning at 6.00pm.
Thursday 06
13:10 - CONCERT - FREE Lunchtime Concerts : Ashley Smith (clarinet) Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday every Thursday in our free lunchtime concert series.

FREE 50min Concert every Thursday during Semester at 1:10pm. No booking required, just turn up!
Friday 07
15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Rights of Rock Art: Human Entanglements with the Lives of Artefacts : Public Talk with Sven Ouzman Website | More Information
Rock art is one of Archaeology’s most varied, visible and theoretically-informed artefacts. But this ‘artefact’ (Latin: arte + factum ~ ‘thing made by [human] skill’) is not simply brought into the world by human agency. Rather, rock art is both constitutive of human-ness and leads its own life. More than simply visually spectacular imagery, rock art embodies a complex and multi-sensorial entanglement of human-stone relationships. An emerging issue for research and curation is what our human obligations towards rock art are beyond anthropocentric notions of knowledge and conservation. I propose to probe this and related issues using ancient and modern Indigenous rock arts from northern Australia and southern Africa.

Sven Ouzman's research interests include rock art, graffiti, heritage politics, Indigenous knowledge, intellectual property issues, landscape, creolisation & cross-cultural contact, monuments, origins, and understandings of time. His research in Australia, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa has led to documenting over 2500 rock art sites- producing 234 site reports and conducting 7 excavations. Details of his publication output and curatorial work can be found at: Assoc/Prof Sven Ouzman UWA Staff Profile.
Saturday 08
8:00 - EVENT - UWA CPD Health Cardiovascular Seminar : The seminar will investigate current developments in cardiovascular disease management in WA. Website | More Information
Presentations from internationally renowned speakers will explore a range of interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of patients with cardiovascular disease.

17:30 - EVENT - Astrofest 2014 : WA's biggest astronomy festival, check out our gorgeous night sky at this free family event. Website | More Information
This astronomy festival of epic proportions will be an engaging celebration of Australian science. As well as optical and radio telescopes observing throughout the day and night, Astrofest will feature a myriad of interesting, engaging and exciting indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family. You can also take a look through some of WA’s biggest telescopes.

Preregister to attend at https://www.icrar.org/news/astrofest-2014 and go in the draw to win binoculars thanks to Tasco Australia!
Tuesday 11
13:00 - Colloquium - Tackling the Big Ideas in Science More Information
As PhD students you have ambitions beyond your doctoral research. As supervisors and scientists you have bold plans. You probably have ambitions not just to do everyday science, but to break the paradigm. How are you going to do this? How will you get funded for novel, groundbreaking research? How will you communicate this research to a world that still thinks in the old ways? In today’s talk, these issues will be covered in an interactive format targeted particularly at PhD students. We will think about the big ideas and how you can pursue them, so come prepared to engage with an ambitious agenda.

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