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 January 2016
Tuesday 19
9:00 - EVENT - UWA/ConocoPhillips Science/Engineering Experience - Jan2016 : Budding scientists in Yrs 9/10 - 3 days of fun! More Information
Our Science Experience event is now open for registration!

UWA/ConocoPhillips Science/Engineering Experience - 19-21 January 2016!

Budding scientists/engineers in Years 9/10 (this year) are welcomed to UWA’s campus for three days of fun and to fuel their passion for science and engineering. They will experience the wonder of physics, take part in an amazing race, test their fitness, discover how maths can help win games, and be inspired by engineers who are finding ways to improve lives through humanitarian projects. They also learn how to protect our precious environment and witness the magic of chemical reactions!

Students meet our enthusiastic scientists and current students, get to know others with an interest in STEM fields, experience what it’s like to be a university student, and discover the rich variety of careers that can come from having a degree in science or engineering.

Register at www.scienceexperience.com.au/conference

 February 2016
Tuesday 02
9:00 - LECTURE - Live GAMSAT Science Review Course : This Section 3 (science) GAMSAT course is taught by Dr. Ferdinand who is the author of the Gold Standard GAMSAT textbook; has five years of experience teaching GAMSAT courses; and he produced more than 100 GAMSAT YouTube videos with step-by-step worked solutions for the official GAMSAT practice materials (published by ACER). Join us for problem-based learning with an experienced GAMSAT expert. Website | More Information
The Gold Standard GAMSAT will host a GAMSAT Science Review (Section 3) seminar on Feb 2 - 3, 2016 at University Hall, University of Western Australia. The course will start at 9 am and ends at 6 pm daily.

The tutor of this course is Dr. Brett Ferdinand, author of the Gold Standard GAMSAT textbook which is available at most university Coop bookshops. To see how he teaches like a tutor, you can search "Dr. Ferdinand GAMSAT" in YouTube.

Please note that Dr. Ferdinand will also have small group tutorials organized before class or lunch or after class for further discussions. Assignment of groups will be scheduled on the morning of the first day (Feb. 2nd).

Tuition fee: $499

Good luck with your GAMSAT preparation!
Wednesday 03
17:30 - EVENT - Italian Film Director at UWA : Seminar with Piero Messina, and viewing his film The Wait. More Information
Young film director Piero Messina won several awards for short movies before being assistant director on La Grande Bellezza (Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, 2014). His first full-length film, The Wait (L'Attesa) is being screened this week at the Somerville and next week at Joondalup Pines. Meet Piero Messina for Q & A, tonight, 5.30-6.30 pm. This seminar will be in Italian, the film has English subtitles.
Friday 05
9:30 - SYMPOSIUM - Veronica Brady, A Living Legacy : A symposium to honour the life and work of Sister Veronica Brady Website | More Information
You are invited to join an intellectual celebration of a magnificent life that will honour her themes but hopefully also her temperament. This is an all day symposium with a number of different sessions.
Thursday 11
18:30 - SCREENING - Symphony of the Soil Under the Stars : Outdoor screening of stunning film documentary 'Symphony of the Soil' Website | More Information
A FREE community event celebrating the abundance and synergy of life within our very own unique Western Australian soils. Bring along a picnic (or buy food onsite) to share under the stars in the spectacular grounds of UWA for a very special outdoor viewing of Deborah Koons Garcia’s incredibly beautiful film ‘Symphony of the Soil’. This event is proudly brought to by UWA’s Faculty of Science MicroBlitz project and Gaia Resources, on the release of their joint endeavour - WA’s first Microbial Map App.

What: An outdoor screening of 'Symphony of the Soil'

When: Thurs | 11th Feb | 6.30 - 9.30pm (Film presentation begins 7.15pm)

Where: Prescott Court (opp Science Library) (Venue opens at 6.30pm with live music in the woodlands of Prescott Court) Free parking across Campus after 5pm - best access Carparks 1, 2 & 3 off Hackett Drive

What to Bring: Low seating and picnic to share. Alternatively, you will be able to purchase snacks on site.

Please note that this event is alcohol free and UWA is a smoke free venue

Contact Details: Deborah Bowie | [email protected]
Friday 12
10:00 - CANCELLED - EVENT - Free Public Lecture with His Excellency Mr Bong-hyun Kim, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Australia : "How to upgrade the relationship between Australia and the Republic of Korea" - Friday, 12 February 2016 Time: 10.00am – 11.30am Website | More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.



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Australia and the Republic of Korea are close friends and both countries have developed a strong strategic partnership in the Asia-Pacific for the last half-century. Korea is Australia’s third largest export market at fourth largest two-way trading partner. Bilateral trade and investment is expected to increase significantly since the Korea – Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) went into force in December 2014.

His Excellency Mr Bong-hyun Kim will discuss the future prospects of Australia – Korea relations, implications of KAFTA for business ties, cooperation for innovative and creative economy and Australia – Korea cooperation within the MIKTA framework.
Monday 15
8:30 - CONFERENCE - International Association for Energy Economics Asian Conference : Asia's Future Energy Needs Website | More Information
Some of the world's leading energy economics experts will attend an international conference to address Asia's future energy needs.

The UWA Business School will host the 5th International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) Asian Conference from February 14 to 17, 2016, bringing together policy makers, energy professionals and academics.

The conference will examine topics including Asian energy market developments to 2040; policies around environmental effects of energy production; renewable energy technologies; financing energy production and infrastructure investments; the future of nuclear power and new energy technologies; and political dimensions of Asian energy demand.

For more information visit www.business.uwa.edu.au/iaee-2016
Thursday 18
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Ochre pigments and symbolic artefacts in the Swabian Jura More Information
One of the most significant questions in archaeology asks when hominins started to exhibit characteristics of "modern" behaviour, such as complex syntactical language, abstract thinking, planning depth, behavioral, technological and economical innovativeness, and symbolic behavior. This has led inquiry into the ways that hominins interacted with materials and the methods behind acquiring and utilising them. One such material is a mineral pigment called red ochre, and the manipulation of this single material type has been used for theoretical inquiry into the aspects of modern behaviours. The proposed research will explore the ways in hominins interacted with red ochre in the Swabian Jura of southwest Germany during the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic, in order to explore the larger questions of the origins of symbolic behaviour modernity in humans and Neanderthals.
Friday 19
18:00 - EXHIBITION OPENING - Exhibition Opening - Bharti Kher: In Her Own Language Website | More Information
Join us for the opening of our first exhibition for 2016, Bharti Kher: In Her Own Language, presented as part of the Perth International Arts Festival.

The exhibition will be opened by author, novelist and social commentator Jane Caro in the presence of the artist.

FREE to attend. Please RSVP via the website or by contacting the gallery.

The Campus Partner for this exhibition is the discipline of Linguistics, within the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts UWA Visit the gallery website for more information.
Monday 22
15:00 - EXHIBITION OPENING - Bali Eye ii Karma Pala Project - exhibition opening : Fundraising exhibition - John Fawcett Foundation Website | More Information
Bali Eye ii Karma Pala Project Opening Cullity Gallery 26 February 2016 6.30pm to 8.30pm. A fundraising exhibition providing support for eye disease and cataract surgery in Bali. Bali Studio is an immersive art and culture study program that includes two intensive weeks in-country within Bali. Students and guest artists commit to the fund raising exhibition in support of the John Fawcett Foundation's delivery of health care in eye disease and cataract surgery in Bali. The Bali Eye ii Karma Pala project includes 48 framed students works, comprising of photographs and drawings. In addition, the exhibition includes six large scale Kamasan paintings executed by students under the tutelage of Nyoman Mandra's Kamasan Painting school and traditional and contemporary Balinese artists.
Thursday 25
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar : Walking through words and images Writing and Art at Saibai Island, Torres Strait More Information
This presentation examines publicly visible writing, painting and carved images at Saibai Island, Torres Strait, a border area of Australia. They have flourished since Papua New Guinea established its sovereignty in 1975 and in them we can see processes of social differentiation mobilised around citizenship and indigeneity at work. I explore these processes of differentiation between Saibai Islanders and Papuans to show that words, images and their materiality are the very substance of generating difference, and are thus comparable to other Melanesian processes of social differentiation. 4-5pm Thursday 25th February Social Sciences, Lecture Room 1 (G28) Enquiries: sven.

 March 2016
Thursday 03
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Kimberley Visions - Rock Art, Plant Depictions, Style Provinces More Information
In this discursive-style presentation we discuss interrelated and current research issues and projects from the Kimberley region. These cover topics such as: -Why are potentially earlier dates for figurative art in the Kimberley significant? -Are multi-phase depictions of plants such as yams globally unique? -Why and when do earlier and shared rock art repertoires across northern Australia become regional rock art style provinces?

18:00 - TALK - Talk and Tour - Bharti Kher: In Her Own Language Website | More Information
Discover more about the art of Bharti Kher, whose elegant yet diverse work stems from the pulse of her New Delhi studio, as exhibition curator Margaret Moore takes you on an exclusive tour of Bharti Kher: In Her Own Language at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

FREE event. Register to attend: https://lwag1602.eventbrite.com/?aff=uwacal
Friday 04
14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series : Choosing International: a Case Study of Globally Mobile Parents More Information
We start from the notion of Ball&Nikita (2014) who ask for considering “the educational choices and choice making contexts of a burgeoning, mobile, post-national middle class who operate on a global scale, or perhaps more precisely, who act locally and think globally.” Our data basis consists of the thread of an online forum (Toytown Germany), where people from all over the world ask for advice concerning school choice when moving to Berlin. The relatively contained spaces of interaction marked by the “international schools in Berlin” thread allow us to shift the scope from the local to the global spheres and back again. These globally mobile parents, who are part of the increasingly significant skilled migrant diaspora, express various concerns about the educational needs of their children, from language acquisition, to keeping up with educational requirements for university in their home country, to desires that their children be exposed to a broad range of cultural influences. The analysis of the data reveals the concentration of the discourse on two contrasting schools as two versions of dealing with the requirement of localizing within a new environment. John F. Kennedy School stands for an American way of schooling within the midst of Berlin and furthermore for a model of migration which tries to include the possibility of going back – or going elsewhere, being part of the (worldwide) American culture. Nelson Mandela School in contrast is appreciated for its “multi-cultural” setting which is praised as the real “Berlin experience”. Understanding oneself as part of a multi-cultural setting that can be found in some metropolis of the world may be another solution of the tension between mobility and the need of localization with respect to school children. The common feature of both versions of migration is the crucial part the school plays in it: Every step of locating oneself in a new environment requires a choice of a school as soon as children are involved. Schools are not only perceived as institutions of qualification and important agents in careers but as well as agents of socialization and imprinting into “culture”.
Saturday 05
8:00 - EVENT - Yoga on the Grass : Free yoga on the grass sessions every Saturday Website | More Information
Join UWA Sport for free Yoga on the Grass every Saturday! Start your weekend off the right way and join us from 8-9am - no need to be a member or UWA student, everyone can attend, just come on down, sign in and enjoy the serenity of outdoor yoga.

Why not book a table and stay to enjoy breakfast or grab a coffee after class at The University Club of Western Australia - you've earned it! Bookings can be made by calling 6488 4805.
Tuesday 08
13:00 - FREE LECTURE - UWA Staff & Student Lecture with Associate Professor Tetsuya Toyoda : "East Asian Territorial Disputes and International Law" Website | More Information
Mr Tetsuya Toyoda is the Deputy Director and Associate Professor of the Institute for Asian Studies and Regional Collaboration at Akita International University (AIU) in Japan. He has taught International Law and International Organisations at AIU since 2007. Mr Toyoda was a project researcher at the University of Tokyo (2006-2007) and an official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1994-2000). He graduated from the University of Tokyo and obtained his Diplôme d'études approfondies from the University of Paris II-Panthéon-Assas in France. Mr Toyoda has also written a book on Theory and Politics of the Law of Nations , The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 2011. With the rise of nationalism in East Asia, the disputes over those islands have become serious impediments to regional cooperation. One reason comes from the fact that the rules of modern international law for territorial demarcation do not fit the sense of justice of the peoples in East Asia. Please join us for what is to be a very insightful presentation. Moderated by Professor Holly Cullen Associate Dean (Students), Faculty of Law.

16:15 - FREE LECTURE - Free Foreign Policy Lecture with Associate Professor Tetsuya Toyoda : "Law against justice over the Island disputes in East Asia - Why can't governments negotiate" Website | More Information
Mr Tetsuya Toyoda is the Deputy Director and Associate Professor of the Institute for Asian Studies and Regional Collaboration at Akita International University (AIU) in Japan. He has taught International Law and International Organisations at AIU since 2007. Mr Toyoda was a project researcher at the University of Tokyo (2006-2007) and an official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1994-2000). He graduated from the University of Tokyo and obtained his Diplôme d'études approfondies from the University of Paris II-Panthéon-Assas in France. Mr Toyoda has also written a book on Theory and Politics of the Law of Nations, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 2011. With the rise of nationalism in East Asia, the disputes over those islands have become serious impediments to regional cooperation. One reason comes from the fact that the rules of modern international law for territorial demarcation do not fit the sense of justice of the peoples in East Asia. Please join us for what is to be a very insightful presentation. Moderated by Mr Gordon Flake, CEO, Perth USAsia Centre.

18:45 - EVENT - RACI presents the 2016 Bayliss Youth Lecture : Zombies, Cars and Shoes: Case Studies in Physical Evidence Website | More Information
While it’s not the only type of evidence used in most investigations, trace evidence can provide invaluable information to the investigator and influence the legal process of criminal prosecutions. Join Kari as she details the chemistry behind examining physical evidence, and talks about some interesting case studies she’s worked on where unusual evidence affected the way criminal cases progressed.

To book, visit https://raci-bayliss-2016-uwa.eventbrite.com.au

19:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Friends of the UWA Library Speaker : Perth Theatres & Cinemas - discover the fascinating history of performance spaces in Perth More Information
In the early days of the Swan River colony most theatrical and musical entertainment took place either in private residences or in the Court House (now the Old Courthouse Law Museum in Stirling Gardens). Gradually as the population increased and more public buildings were constructed, further venues became available such as the Town Hall and Mechanic Institute. However it was the first Gold Boom and the advent of cinema which caused custom-built theatres and cinemas to appear on the streets of Perth.

In his talk, Richard Offen will trace the history of the places of entertainment, looking at some of the lavish venues built in Perth and the surrounding suburbs during the halcyon days before television.

About the Speaker

Richard Offen is Executive Director of Heritage Perth, which was set up to show the heritage of Perth in a positive light as a major social and economic asset. Through a series of innovative projects, Heritage Perth is demonstrating that heritage places can find a role in today's society without losing either significance or historic value.

Doors open at 7:00pm. There will be a short AGM at 7:15pm followed by the speaker at 7:30pm

Cost: $5 donation. Members free
Wednesday 09
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Looking Back To Go Forward: why marine management needs lessons from the past Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Kathleen Schwerdtner Máñez, Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology.

This lecture introduces marine environmental history (MEH) and its relevance for marine management. It will present some of the underlying concepts, theories and methods, and present the first textbook in MEH. Case studies from the Indonesian Archipelago will be used to show the practical relevance of information about the past for modern marine management.

This lecture is presented by the Institute of Advanced Studies and the UWA Oceans Institute.

Cost: FREE, but RSVP requested via the website.

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