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Events for the public
 June 2017
Saturday 17
10:00 - EVENT - UT Presents: 'The Wind in the Willows' : A charming, classic tale of adventure and discovery, in a brand-new one-man adaptation Website | More Information
This is a charming, classic tale of adventure and discovery, in a brand-new one-man adaptation - starring Shaka Cook (Jasper Jones). Kenneth Grahame’s rollicking tale of four woodland creatures is one of the true enduring classics of children’s literature and writer/director team Maxine Mellor and Kat Henry have given it a fresh coat of paint. Join Ratty, Mole, Badger and the incorrigible Mr. Toad on their journeys, trials and misadventures around the river, the Wild Woods and beyond. Featuring a magical set with plenty of surprises throughout, and playful costuming and props.

The Wind in the Willows will take badgers (small and large) on a heartfelt and humorous adventure that explores humanity, time and the value of friendship. For children aged 4 - 12 and anyone who enjoys messing about in boats.

"A huge holiday hit" - Absolute Theatre "Fun, playful, full of life" - Aussie Theatre "an excellent outing for the school holidays" - The Blurb
Sunday 18
10:00 - EVENT - Feeding the Future event : Students, staff and community are invited to see some of UWA's pioneering work and find out about careers of the future. Website | More Information
Our world-leading researchers tackle global, regional and local issues. One example is advancing research to feed the world. Despite the significant progress made over the last two decades, more than one billion people around the world still go hungry every day. UWA will host Feeding the Future to showcase how our research translates into economic, social and environmental impact. Attendees can engage in talks, interactive displays and live demonstrations to see how UWA research tackles real world issues.
Tuesday 20
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - 'Sense and Sensibility' and Jane Austen's lexicon of emotions Website | More Information
A public lecture by Robert White, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia

Jane Austen's 'Sense and Sensibility' reflects different attitudes to reason and emotion running through the century preceding its publication in 1811. The eighteenth century is sometimes called 'the age of reason' and 'the enlightenment' because of a philosophical emphasis on 'sense', 'common sense', prudence and rational thought — all qualities which define Elinor Dashwood in the novel. However, a simultaneous cultural and literary movement led to the same century being labeled 'the age of sensibility', because of an emphasis on feelings, expressive emotions and sympathy – all of which characterize Marianne Dashwood. Austen clearly signals through her title that she is exploring through fiction the paradoxes in the two apparently opposite modes, thought and feeling, reason and emotion. One question that can be raised to focus this issue is whether her title poses a question – Sense OR Sensibility? – or a more inclusive statement to suggest a possible amalgamation of qualities – Sense AND Sensibility.

About this Series - New Perspectives on Jane Austen On the two-hundredth anniversary of her death, this UWA Institute of Advanced Studies - Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies Lecture Series presents new perspectives on the life and work of Jane Austen. Drawing upon the latest literary and historical research, UWA researchers tackle key themes in Austen's work and the wider social and cultural contexts in which she created her now world-famous novels.
Wednesday 21
9:30 - STAFF EVENT - WAND Small Grants Scheme Celebration and Dissemination Event Website | More Information
The West Australian Network for Dissemination (WAND) warmly invites you to a dissemination event to celebrate the completion of projects funded by the 2016 WAND Small Grants Scheme.

TIMETABLE:

9:15am: Coffee on arrival

9:30am to 11:00am: Presentations by Curtin, ECU, Murdoch, Notre Dame and UWA recipients

11:00am to 11:30am: Brunch and networking

REGISTRATION: Please register your interest in attending the event by emailing Natalie Davis [email protected]

9:30 - Masterclass - Earthquakes - How predictable are they? : A masterclass with Margaret Boettcher, Associate Professor of Geophysics, University of New Hampshire. Website | More Information
While earthquake predictability is poorly understood, some faults have more regular seismicity than others. Earthquakes on oceanic transform faults exhibit many of the most systematic and predictable behaviors known in seismology and therefore provide a window into earthquake forecasting on potentially damaging faults. On short time scales (hours to days) earthquakes on these faults display extremely high levels of foreshock activity. On intermediate time scales (years) oceanic transform faults show the clearest evidence of quasi-periodic seismic cycle behavior in the instrumental record. And on long temporal and spatial scales (decades & 100s of km) the size and frequency distributions of oceanic transform fault earthquakes can be predicted from scaling relations dependent only on transform fault lengths and slip rates.

In 2008 the periodicity of oceanic transform fault earthquakes was put to the test when an array of ocean bottom seismometers were positioned on Gofar Transform Fault, located just south of the equator on the East Pacific Rise. The next expected earthquake on this fault occurred right on time and the seismometers recorded an incredible dataset including the magnitude 6.0 earthquake, thousands of foreshocks, and the aftershock sequence.

In this Masterclass participants will discuss maximum expected magnitudes, fault zone complexity, time-dependent earthquake forecasts, and examples of successful and unsuccessful recent earthquake forecasts and more. Join us to learn about some of Earth’s most predictable earthquakes- those on oceanic transform faults!

Margaret Boettcher is an Associate Professor of Geophysics at the University of New Hampshire. Her research aims to constrain the physical properties of fault zones using records of earthquake ground motion, laboratory friction experiments, and numerical models. She is particularly interested in contributing to the worldwide effort to address seismic hazard issues of societal importance. Her contributions have largely focused on understanding earthquakes in two very different, yet relatively simple, environments: mid-ocean ridge transform faults and deep gold mines.

Margaret Boettcher is a UWA Robert and Maude Gledden Senior Visiting Fellow.
Thursday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Mining-Induced Seismicity: the importance of tiny (and not so tiny) earthquakes Website | More Information
A public lecture by Margaret Boettcher, Associate Professor of Geophysics, University of New Hampshire.

Mining-induced seismicity poses significant risks to local communities and to resource production. Yet, these earthquakes also provide the unique scientific opportunity to access active fault zones at depth. High-quality seismic data from mines provides valuable insight into how earthquakes start, rupture, and stop. Furthermore, tiny earthquakes in mines help to bridge the gap between our understanding of unconstrained natural earthquakes and well-constrained laboratory experiments, allowing us to address fundamental questions in earthquake science such as whether small earthquakes are driven by a different process than larger ones.

In this lecture Dr Boettcher will focus on observations of earthquakes in deep South African mines. As mining progresses deeper, other mines are closed and flooded, and wastewater from shale gas production continues to be generated, the rate and size of induced seismicity will likely continue to rise. Thus, it is essential to improve our understanding of human-induced earthquakes, particularly in regions of societal and economic importance. Join us to learn about seismicity in some of the deepest mines on Earth.

Margaret Boettcher is a UWA Robert and Maude Gledden Senior Visiting Fellow.
Saturday 24
11:00 - EVENT - Wine Show by the Bay : Wine Fair at the University Club of Western Australia Website | More Information
$20.00 entry includes a complimentary monogrammed tasting glass.

With over 40 tasting booths and in excess of 200 wines available to sample, the 2017 Wine Show by the Bay will have something for everyone. Bring your friends for a day filled with fabulous wines, informative masterclasses and delicious culinary demonstrations. At the end of your day you will be able to stock up on your favourite wines at the Club’s Cellar Door where selected wines showcased throughout the day will be available to buy at Club cellar door prices.

This event is open to the General Public.
Sunday 25
14:00 - SCREENING - Friends of the Grounds Annual Winter Film Afternoon : Biddulph Grange. Featuring Paul Copley (from Downton Abbey) as he walks us around these fascinating gardens, talking with the head gardeners. Website | More Information
A delicious afternoon tea will be served following the Film.

Cost: Friends $10, Guests $15 RSVP: online at https://bit.ly/2rXWmMU

About the film 'Buddulph Grange':

This extraordinary garden was started in 1842, the passion of its owner, James Bateman. Created in the rocky, swampy moorland of Staffordshire it contains some unusual ideas, themes and a wondrous dahlia walk. It is not a dedicated designers delight, but more a creation of a man collecting plants from around the world. Italy, Egypt, China and the Himalayas are represented in his Victorian interpretation. The oldest surviving golden larch (planted in the 1850s) in Britain has pride of place in the Chinese area. Bateman went beyond botany by attempting to reconcile geology and theology in a unique passageway.

Do come and join us as Paul Copley (from Downton Abbey) walks us around these fascinating gardens, talking with the head gardeners from BIDDULPH and Stourhead.
Tuesday 27
17:30 - LECTURE - Foreign affairs as a water-cooler conversation - the challenge awaiting us Website | More Information
The AIIA WA in partnership with the Centre for Muslim States and Societies is proud to host a Fellow's Lecture by well-known ABC presenter Geraldine Doogue titled Foreign Affairs as a water-cooler conversation – the challenge awaiting us.

Geraldine is a West Australian with a long and prestigious career in both public and commercial media. She can be heard every Saturday morning on ABC Radio National’s Saturday Extra where a wide range of current international issues is discussed with experts from Australia and around the world. Geraldine received a United Nations Media Peace Prize as well as two Penguin Awards for excellence in broadcasting from the Television Society of Australia. In 2003, she was recognised as an Officer in the Order of Australia for services to the community and media. Geraldine tackles a wide range of subjects with rigour, optimism, humour and warmth.

In 2016 Geraldine was made a Fellow of the AIIA for her distinguished contribution to the field of international relations in Australia. She accepted our invitation to deliver her Fellow’s Lecture at the AIIA in WA in June, and will travel to Perth specially for this event. The lecture will be followed by a light supper and ticket sales will raise funds for the AIIA WA Bursary for Studies in Asia program which enables young West Australians to undertake educational experiences in Asia.

Because food is involved, bookings and prepayment are essential and tickets sales will end on the 22nd of June.

Date: Tuesday, 27th of June, 2017 Time: Early! The lecture will begin at 5:30 pm. A light supper will follow the lecture Place: The Jull Common Room, St Catherine's College, opposite the University of Western Australia. Parking is most easily found at the rear of the college on Park Road. Price: $40 for members, $45 for guests and non-members. Bookings are essential!
Wednesday 28
9:30 - CONFERENCE - AHHA Mental Health Network Website | More Information
The Mental Health Network has been established to provide opportunities to share information and expertise around mental health initiatives with a focus on primary health care.

We have some great speakers lined up including: • Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens Senator for Western Australia • Professor Luis Salvador-Carulla, Centre for Mental Health Research, Research School of Population Health, ANU • Rod Astbury, CEO, Western Australian Association for Mental Health • Harry Lovelock, Senior Executive Manager, Australian Psychological Society • Chris Gibbs, Mental Health Professionals Network


16:00 - STAFF EVENT - Futures Enthusiasts Meet-Up (FEMU) for June 2017 : Futures Enthusiasts are people who are keen to be a part of the next wave of developments in higher education using technology and concepts to innovate learning and teaching practices. Website | More Information
An opportunity to explore the latest technologies in the Futures Observatory and network with other Futures Enthusiasts!

Come along to the FEMU event for the month of June to hear the latest from Professor Gilly Salmon, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education Innovation) on Education 3.0.

This meet-up is also a chance for you to farewell Gilly before she leaves UWA in July for new ventures at the University of Liverpool.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Register for this event via the Eventbrite listed below.
Thursday 29
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Luminex Multiplexing Technology Workshop : Learn about this technology already available at your institute More Information
Do you run ELISAs? Save you samples, save time and money, run a Multiplex assay instead. This technology is well utilised in research areas of obesity, immunology and metabolism. Local multiplex studies conducted in Australia and New Zealand will be described in more detail.
Friday 30
19:00 - FREE LECTURE - UWA School of Music presents Taryn Fiebig : Working with the director and preparing a role Website | More Information
UWA Music & West Australian Opera | Distinguished Artist Series

UWA Graduate and Helpmann Award-winning soprano Taryn Fiebig is one of Australia’s most popular and versatile artists. She returns to Perth to star in the title role of West Australia Opera’s forthcoming production of the The Merry Widow.

In 2017, Taryn appears in major roles for Opera Australia, West Australian Opera, the Adelaide Festival and Pinchgut Opera; in concert, she is soloist with Sydney Philharmonia and the Auckland Philharmonia.

Entry is free – bookings essential | RSVP to [email protected]

 July 2017
Saturday 01
17:00 - EVENT - TEDxUWASalon: ART // ACT (Part 1) : Announcing the inaugural TEDxUWASalon! Website | More Information
** Presenting the inaugural TEDxUWASalon Series, ART // ACT **

We invite you to explore the concept of "artistic activism". Join the global discussion on the power of spreading ideas through the visual and the verbal. Discover how local change-makers are taking a stand on global issues through artistic platforms!

|| PART ONE || In partnership with the UWA Cultural Precinct & City of Perth WinterArts Festival, we are proud to announce the first part of TEDxUWASalon: ART // ACT, focusing on the VISUAL. We are excited to be returning to the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery for our very first cocktail event of the year. With a schedule of live talks, performances and TED talk screenings, it's going to be a fantastic night you won't want to miss!

So come join us for an evening of eclectic conversation and thought-provoking ideas. Don't forget to check out PART TWO during Social Impact Festival 2017!

***What is TEDxUWASalon?*** Salon events are smaller-scaled gatherings that keep a TEDx community engaged between main conferences. It provides the opportunity for more in-depth and intimate ideas sharing. It also focuses on one theme, so expect a niche audience of like-minded people to keep the conversation going! For more information: https://www.ted.com/participate/organize-a-local-tedx-event/before-you-start/event-types/salon-event
Monday 03
13:00 - STAFF EVENT - Mind the Gap: Advancing Digital Equity in Higher Education : Presentation Website | More Information
Interested in learning about the concept of Digital Equity in Higher Education? Now is your chance!

Flipped and blended classrooms, distance and mobile learning, and Open Educational Resources offer fantastic opportunities to advance our learning and teaching - but they are all dependent on our students’ (and teachers') access to technology.

Digital Equity - the issue of unequal access to technology - was named one of the ‘Difficult Challenges’ in the NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Higher Education Edition.

Join Learning Technologist Liberty Cramer in exploring these challenges in an Australian University context, and discuss strategies to advance Digital Equity.

Register for this event via the Eventbrite link listed below.
Tuesday 04
18:15 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Unconscious Bias: What is it and how can we deal with it? : A public lecture by Yassmin Abdel-Magied Website | More Information
Frank, fearless, funny, articulate and inspiring, Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a dynamo, a young Muslim dynamo offering a bracing breath of fresh air - and hope. At 21, Yassmin found herself working on a remote Australian oil and gas rig; she was the only woman and certainly the only Sudanese-Egyptian-Australian background Muslim woman. With her hijab quickly christened a 'tea cosy' there could not be a more unlikely place on earth for a young Muslim woman to want to be. This is the story of how she got there, where she is going, and how she wants the world to change.

In this funny, honest, empathetic talk, Yassmin challenges us to look beyond our initial perceptions, and to open doors to new ways of supporting others.

Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a mechanical engineer, social justice advocate, writer and petrol head. Debut author at 24 with the coming-of-age-memoir, Yassmin's Story, the 2015 Queensland Young Australian of the Year advocates for the empowerment of youth, women and those from racially, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Yassmin founded the non-for-profit Youth Without Borders at age 16.

This public lecture is sponsored by the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies, the City of Perth Library and Boffins Books
Thursday 06
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - NOT JUST HOT WATER: THE SCIENCE, STORIES AND IMPORTANCE OF PERTH’S GROUND WATER RESOURCES : The 2017 George Seddon Memorial Lecture by Dr Megan Clark AC. Website | More Information
Perth has long relied on its ground water resources. Today just under half of Perth’s water supply comes from ground water. The science of our water resources is a fascinating story of different aquifers and how they interact with the landscape around Perth. The story of how we have tapped into these different aquifers over time and their potential for the future is a fascinating journey that stretches from the scandalous to the most modern water-cooling technology. This presentation will provide a unique insight into the science behind our ground water and share personal experience ranging from hot springs on Garden Island to wild brumbies to cooling a supercomputer. The annual George Seddon Lecture is sponsored by the Institute of Advanced Studies and UWA’s Friends of the Grounds. About Dr Clark Dr Clark was CEO of the CSIRO from 2009-2014. Prior to CSIRO, she held various roles with Western Mining Corporation, was a director at NM Rothschild and Sons (Australia) and was vice president, Technology and subsequently Health, Safety, Environment, Community and Sustainability with BHP Billiton. She has a PhD from Queen’s University, Canada and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Australian Institute on Mining and Metallurgy and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2014, she was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia. She is currently at non-executive director of Rio Tinto and CSL Limited and an advisory board member of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Australia and the Australian Agricultural Company.
Friday 07
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - Verbitsky & WASO : 30th Anniversary Celebration Website | More Information
Under the baton of Maestro Vladimir Verbitsky, The Symphonic Chorus of UWA join WASO and the WASO Chorus in the Russian masterpiece, Rachmaninov’s massive, Edgar Allan Poe-inspired choral symphony The Bells. Program

RACHMANINOV The Bells TCHAIKOVSKY Manfred Symphony Vladimir Verbitsky conductor Antoinette Halloran soprano Bradley Daley tenor Warwick Fyfe bass

Tickets from $21 for under 30's (booking fees apply) waso.com.au
Tuesday 11
17:15 - LAUNCH - Book Launch: China Story Yearbook 2016: Control : The Perth USAsia Centre and the Australian Centre on China in the World are delighted to invite you to celebrate the launch of the Australian Centre on China in the World's premier annual publication, the China Story Yearbook 2016: Control. Website | More Information
During this launch event, our panellists will discuss pivotal moments for China in 2016 and the implications these events have on today's Indo-Pacific relations. This panel discussion will be moderated by Professor Kent Anderson. Senator Dean Smith will be delivering a vote of thanks.

‘More cosmopolitan, more lively, more global’ is how the China Daily summed up the year 2016 in China. It was also a year of more control. The Chinese Communist Party laid down strict new rules of conduct for its members, continued to assert its dominance over everything from the Internet to the South China Sea and announced a new Five-Year Plan that Greenpeace called ‘quite possibly the most important document in the world in setting the pace of acting on climate change’. The China Story Yearbook 2016: Control surveys the year in China’s economy, population planning, law enforcement and reform, environment, Internet, medicine, religion, education, historiography, foreign affairs, and culture as well as developments in Taiwan and Hong Kong.' We look forward to seeing you there. 5.15pm: Registration, 5.30pm-6.30pm: Event, 6.30pm-7.00pm: Reception. FREE EVENT

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - A Cosmic Shooting Gallery : A public lecture by 2017 ATSE Eminent Speaker Professor Phil Bland, Department of Applied Geology, Curtin University. Website | More Information
The Earth sits in a cosmic shooting gallery. Phil will talk about the window that the Desert Fireball Network gives us on asteroid impacts, and how the project might change our understanding of how planetary systems form. It will look at the journey that these rocks have taken, from their origins far beyond the orbit of Mars, to their landing sites in the Australian desert, and the excitement of searching for them in the Australian bush.

This public lecture is sponsored by the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE). Professor Phil Bland came to Australia in 2012 on a ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship. He is on science teams for several space missions, including the NASA OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission which launched last year. His research focusses on the origins and early evolution of the solar system. In 2006 Asteroid ‘1981 EW21’ was renamed ‘(6580) Philbland’ for contributions to planetary science. Most recently his work has included construction of the Desert Fireball Network – the worlds largest planetary observational facility, built to track meteorites to the ground, and recover them from desert areas of Australia. The system allows us to track meteorites back to their source regions in the solar system.

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