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 September 2019
Tuesday 24
17:00 - SEMINAR - UWA Music presents: Research | Callaway Centre Seminar Series : Megan Barbetti and Adam Lewin More Information
A free weekly seminar series, with presenters from within UWA and from the wider community.

This week HDR students Megan Barbetti and Adam Lewin will present on their current research.

Megan Barbetti: Reviving the Ghost: A Method for Baroque Improvisation Modelled Through Telemann’s Twelve Fantasias for Flute without Bass (1727–28)

Adam Lewin: Bridging the Gap: The Performative Influence of the Artist, the Space and the Audience in Amanda Palmer’s Who Killed Amanda Palmer Tour

Free entry - no bookings required
Friday 27
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Lunchtime Concert | UWA Violins More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from with the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

This week, young emerging artists from the UWA String Department will present this week's free Lunchtime Concert, featuring much loved repertoire for violin and piano.

Free entry, no bookings required.

16:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Alex Bors 4pm Sep 27 in Weatherburn LT More Information
Speaker: Alexander Bors (University of Western Australia)

Title: Automorphism orbits and element orders in finite groups

Time and place: 4pm Friday 27 Sep 2019, Weatherburn LT

Abstract: Joint with Michael Giudici and Cheryl E. Praeger.

In contrast to other kinds of structures (such as graphs), for groups G, the assumption that the automorphism group Aut(G) acts transitively on G is not interesting to study, as only the trivial group satisfies it. Various weakenings of this condition have been proposed and studied, though. For example, in a paper from 1992, Zhang extensively studied finite groups G with the property that for every element order o in G, the action of Aut(G) on order o elements in G is transitive. He called such finite groups AT-groups. Zhang’s ideas and methods also spurred some interest in the graph-theoretic community, due to a connection with CI-groups (groups G such that any two isomorphic Cayley graphs over G are “naturally isomorphic” via an automorphism of G).

In this talk, we present results on finite groups G that are “close to being AT- groups”, essentially showing that such groups are “almost soluble” (i.e., they have a soluble normal subgroup of bounded index). A finite group G is an AT-group if and only if the numbers of Aut(G)-orbits on G and of distinct element orders in G respectively are equal. Hence we measure the “closeness of G to being an AT-group” by comparing those two numbers, considering both their difference and quotient. Along the way, we obtain a curious quantitative characterisation of the Fischer-Griess Monster group M.

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | The Darlington Ensemble and UWA Strings More Information
The cream of Perth's chamber music scene, Semra Lee-Smith, Zak Rowntree, Sally Boud and Jon Tooby, work closely with UWA String students in this side-by-side performance of the Dvorak's Bass Quintet.

Tickets from $10


 October 2019
Tuesday 01
15:00 - WORKSHOP - UWA Music presents: Sonia Croucher - Piccolo Workshop Website | More Information
Since joining the Malaysian Philharmonic as Principal Piccolo in 2001, Sonia Croucher has performed over 2000 wide-ranging concerts featuring such artists as Lorin Maazel, Gennay Rozhdestvensky, Sir Neville Marriner, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Dame Kiri Takanamwa, Jose Carreras, Sir Willard White, Joshua Bell, Chris Botti, Andrea Bocelli and the Count Basie Orchestra.

Join Sonia for a free workshop at UWA, where we'll be exploring a wide range of orchestral piccolo excerpts.

Tertiary and High-School piccolo players welcome.

Contact [email protected] to register and receive the workshop materials

19:00 - PUBLIC TALK - UWA Music presents: Brett Dean in Conversation with James Ledger Website | More Information
A former member of the Berlin Philharmonic, celebrated violist and composer Brett Dean sits down with friend and fellow composer James Ledger to discuss life as one of Australia’s most eminent composers, giving a unique insight into his works and the compositional process.

Free entry - RSVP to [email protected]

Refreshments served from 630pm

Talk starts 7pm

Don't miss Brett performing the World Premiere of James Ledger new Viola Concerto with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra at Perth Concert Hall on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 October. Further details and bookings: https://www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/Symphonie-Fantastique
Wednesday 02
9:00 - CONFERENCE - UWA Music presents: Research | Footprints (creating pathways to the future) : Australian Society of Music Education XXII National Conference More Information
The Conservatorium is proud to support the 2019 ASME National Conference, with keynote speakers including Professor Margaret Barrett, Dr Anita Collins, Dr Clinton Bracknell and Dr Joan Pope.

16:30 - PUBLIC TALK - An African-American feminist visits Perth in 1960: who she met, what she saw, what she said, and what she wore Website | More Information
Keynote Address by Emerita Professor Ann Curthoys, chaired by Wesfarmers Chair of Australian History, Professor Jane Lydon

In December 1960, Eslanda Robeson visited Perth with her famous husband, singer and actor Paul Robeson. She gave several press and radio interviews, and spoke to university students, a Peace Council reception, and to the Union of Australian women, including Aboriginal women. In these talks, she consistently emphasised the role of women in international struggles for racial equality and peace. Newspaper interviews often emphasised her appearance, contrasting her tiny physique with Paul's huge powerful figure, and portraying her as sparkling and dynamic. Although no-one in Australia knew it at the time, she was recovering from extensive radiotherapy for several cancers, and died from breast cancer in New York five years later. In the book Ann Curthoys is writing on the Robesons' visit to Australia in 1960, the Perth visit is the subject of the last chapter, bringing together issues of women’s rights; Aboriginal rights; health, illness and celebrity; and the meaning of peace in the Cold War.

Ann Curthoys is a historian who writes about Australian history in a transnational and imperial frame and about questions of history, theory, and writing. In addition to many essays and co-edited essay collections on topics ranging from women's historical writing to the 'Cold War, her books include For and Against Feminism' (1988); 'Freedom Ride: A Freedomrider Remembers' (2002); (with John Docker) 'Is History Fiction?' (2005); (with Ann Genovese and Alexander Reilly), 'Rights and Redemption: History, Law, and Indigenous People' (2008), and (with Ann McGrath), 'How to Write History that People Want to Read' (2009). Her latest book is (with Jessie Mitchell), 'Taking Liberty: Indigenous Rights and Settler Self-Government in the Australian Colonies, 1830 - 1890' (2018). She is an emeritus professor at ANU, and an honorary professor at The University of Western Australia and the University of Sydney.

This public event is part of the annual Australian Women's History Network symposium 'The Female Frame: Biopolitics and Wellbeing in Australian and Global Perspective’, being held at The University of Western Australia on 2nd October 2019. It is supported by the UWA School of Humanities, the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies, the UWA Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

17:45 - EVENT - MBA and Graduate Certificate Information Evening : Meet and hear about MBA courses from our MBA Director, current students and recent alumni. Website | More Information
Join WA’s highest-ranking Business School for an opportunity to take your career to the next level through a UWA MBA or pathway Graduate Certificate.

UWA is a member of the Group of Eight and has an outstanding reputation: we're ranked 1st in Western Australia and among the top 100 universities worldwide (QS World Rankings, 2019).

At this Information Evening you’ll meet and hear directly from our MBA Directors, as well as our current students and recent alumni making impact in business.

We'll cover everything you need to know about the UWA MBA program, such as various study options, alternative pathways, special masterclasses, personalised career mentoring, and our international study tours. Join us for drinks and nibbles, hear about the new MBA Intensive program, and decide which path is right for you.

*Event program*

5:45pm - Registrations in Business School foyer 6:00pm - Presentations by MBA Directors and Q&A panel of current students and alumni 7:00pm - Networking, nibbles and drinks
Thursday 03
16:45 - PUBLIC TALK - Community Forum and Q&A : This is your chance to hear from a number of specialists who will present an overview of the advances being made in respiratory health Website | More Information
The Institute for Respiratory Health and The National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases will host a series of short talks from both our internationally renowned and emerging researchers on the latest discoveries and future directions in respiratory related diseases. Refreshments in the Perkins foyer from 4.45pm, followed by the talks and Q&A session from 5.30pm. There will be laboratory tours from 6.30pm – numbers for the tours are strictly limited.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Pandemics and their Control in the Modern World Website | More Information
A public lecture by Sir Roy Anderson, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Imperial College London and Director, London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research.

This public talk will address the potential for a future Influenza A pandemic and issues related to control of the recent Ebola and SARS epidemics. It will also address the question of how we develop control strategies and mitigation policy in advance of new infectious disease outbreaks? The talk will be presented in a non-technical format.

Sir Roy Anderson is Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the School of Public Health, Imperial College London and Director of the London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research.

Sir Roy served as Director of the Wellcome Centre for Parasite Infections (1989 - 1993 at Imperial College London) and Director of the Wellcome Centre for the Epidemiology of Infectious Disease (1993 - 2000 at the University of Oxford). He is the author of over 450 scientific articles and has sat on numerous government and international agency committees advising on public health and disease control including the World Health Organisation and UNAIDS.

He has also served as Chair of the Science Advisory Board of the Natural History Museum London, and as a non-executive director of GlaxoSmithKline.

He is currently Chair of Oriole Global Health Ltd, Chair of the International Advisory Board of PTTGC Thailand, and a member of the International Advisory Board of Hakluyt and Company Ltd. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Oxford Nanoimaging and serves on the Board of the London Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

Sir Roy was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1986, a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1998, and a Foreign Associate Member of the National Academy of Medicine at the US National Academy of Sciences in 1999. He was knighted in the 2006 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Sir Roy’s visit is supported by the the Forrest Research Foundation, UWA Institute of Advanced Studies, Curtin University, and the Department of Health Western Australia.
Friday 04
19:00 - DISTINGUISHED VISITOR - UWA Music presents: WA Opera Distinguished Artist Series | Stuart Maunder More Information
UWA and WAO present a series of lecture recitals, talks and masterclasses with internationally recognised directors and artists from WAO's 2019 season, to delight audiences with a unique insight into the world of opera.

Macbeth director Stuart Maunder speaks this week on 'The language between music and literature'.

Free entry, bookings essential. RSVP to [email protected]
Monday 07
12:07 - EVENT - Lions Eye Institute Research Week : Eye health and research lectures for the community, McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, 6 Verdun St Nedlands, 10am – 4pm, Tuesday 22nd October. More Information
Tuesday 08
8:15 - CONFERENCE - 2019 In The Zone Conference: Critical Minerals: Securing Indo-Pacific Technology Futures : Launched in November 2009, In The Zone is Western Australia's premier forum on questions of regional significance Website | More Information
Western Australia is the gateway to the Indo-Pacific. As the nation’s regional capital, Perth watches the future unfold from a fascinating vantage point. This presents our economy and society with profound opportunities for cultural enrichment and increased prosperity. In fast-moving times, it is difficult for leaders to keep the pulse of circumstances, to reach beyond the headlines and consider the deeper forces driving events. Over the years, In the Zone has provided business and policymakers with the opportunity to lift their gaze to the demands of the twenty-first century. In partnership with The University of Western Australia, In The Zone 2019 - Critical Minerals: Securing Indo-Pacific Technology Futures will attract more than 350 delegates from government and business across the Indo-Pacific region to examine: * The importance of critical materials for modern telecommunication, science, defence and digital networks * The economic, environmental and security challenges facing existing critical materials industries * The imperative of developing more secure and sustainable critical materials value chains * The potential for Western Australia to collaborate with Indo-Pacific partners to support the technological foundations of the region's prosperity. Ticket includes: morning and afternoon tea, lunch and networking reception (5-6pm).

11:44 - EVENT - Agriculture 4.0 (The Future of Agriculture) : AGRI 4.0 2020 More Information

17:00 - SEMINAR - UWA Music presents: Research | Callaway Centre Seminar Series : Ashley Smith More Information
A free weekly seminar series, with presenters from within UWA and from the wider community.

This week, Chair of Woodwinds Ashley Smith presents his current analytical research on contemporary clarinet repertoire.

Further information at music.uwa.edu.au
Thursday 10
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Religious freedom and the LGBTIQA+ community Website | More Information
The 2017 marriage equality survey stirred up the discussion around the rights of LGBTIQA+ people and religious freedoms, leading to the Ruddock review and the draft package of religious freedom bills currently doing the rounds.

The proposed Religious Discrimination Bill is being framed as simultaneously both deeply necessary, and making only conservative changes to existing legislation. But what does the bill actually contain? What does it mean for LGBTIQA+ and religious communities? What about the impact on the people who belong to both?

Join discrimination law expert Liam Elphick for a mini-lecture unpacking the bill and how it relates to existing protections, followed by a panel discussion with LGBTIQA+ people and their allies from faith communities as they discuss what the bill would mean for them and their experiences living in the intersection of their identities.

Registration through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/religious-freedom-and-the-lgbtiqa-community-tickets-73906800229

18:00 - FREE LECTURE - The Tough Love Debate | Public Seminar : Can thoughtful schools achieve what suspensions and exclusions cannot? Website | More Information
Violence and bullying in schools is an understandable concern within many Australian communities. Teachers are being challenged with an increasing proportion of students who have experienced adversity and trauma whilst still needing to provide quality academic instruction to large classes.

The resultant increasing numbers of school suspensions and exclusions is not surprising; our society largely works on the premise that negative consequences will lead to changed behaviour. It is increasingly clear however, that the hopeful outcome of mentally healthy school communities is not being achieved and that other approaches are needed.

On Mental Health Day 2019, join us for a public seminar to hear from child trauma experts, Dr Howard Bath and Commissioner and Professor Helen Milroy, who will share their extensive experience in trauma-informed practice and the role that schools can play in supporting the mental health of children and young people.

Our speakers will discuss:

* Strategies that help prevent the cycle of adversity being faced by many children and young people

* The ‘why’ behind violence, bullying and the increasing mental health challenges being faced by children and young people, and

* Responses by schools and communities that are most likely to positively impact the whole school community.

During the seminar, Dr Karen Martin (School of Population and Global Health) will also launch the WA Department of Education funded ‘Thoughtful Schools Project’. This project incorporates the implementation and evaluation of the newly developed International Trauma- Informed Practice Principles which have been designed to guide schools to generate positive school environments that support mental wellbeing with academic success.

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | Music Students Society (MSS) Takeover More Information
The UWA Music Students Society (MSS) takeover this concert for an evening of extraordinary new music by UWA composition students.

Free entry, no bookings required.
Friday 11
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Lunchtime Concert | UWA Voice More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from with the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

This week we invite our talented voice students to take the stage.

Free entry, no bookings required.

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