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Today's date is Friday, October 23, 2020
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 May 2020
Thursday 28
16:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Science Exchange Series - The Poetry of Science Website | More Information
Poetry and science might be seen by many people to be rather odd bedfellows. However, poetry offers a powerful tool through which to bring together different audiences, and to give voice to those audiences that are often underserved and underheard by science.

Dr Sam Illingworth will introduce you to how poetry can be used to develop dialogue between scientists and non-scientists, leading to creative solutions to developing inclusive research governance for all.
Friday 29
13:30 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar Series- Zoom Edition : Ngalimi bidagu yan.guwa furnace-di “From the quiet, into The Furnace”: Translating a sleeping language for a feature film More Information
Abstract:

This presentation will discuss the process of translating scenes for a feature film “The Furnace” into Badimaya language. Badimaya is a language of the Midwest, belonging to the area around the town of Mt Magnet. We will discuss the many facets of this project, from the translation and community consultation, to liaising with the production team and the actors, to language advocacy and intellectual rights.

Short Bio:

The seminar will be presently jointly by former and current representatives of the Bundiyarra-Irra Wangga Language Centre in Geraldton, Western Australia and people involved in the production of the film. • Jacqui Cook is a linguist at Bundiyarra-Irra Wangga • Dr James Bednall is a linguist at Groote Eylandt Language Centre (previously at Bundiyarra-Irra Wangga) • Godfrey Simpson is a language specialist at Bundiyarra-Irra Wangga • Rosie Sitorus is a Bundiyarra-Irra Wangga coordinator • Roderick McKay is the director of “The Furnace”

Zoom Session Details: Link:https://uwa.zoom.us/j/98293946384?pwd=NnVDWGllYmVEcUc5dU5DK0dEVkRjdz09 Password: 091066

14:30 - SEMINAR - SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES ANTHROPOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES SEMESTER 1, 2020- Zoom Edition : MARITIME POWER POLITICS IN THE INDO PACIFIC: THE REDISCOVERY OF SOUTH PACIFIC ISLANDS IN THE 21st CENTURY More Information
Infrastructure hubs, such as ports are crucial sites for exploring new political geographies created by dynamic power relations. Infrastructures have long been taken as an indicator for state authority, border security, mobility and the possibility of becoming modern, of having a future, and of foreclosing of that possibility. (Larkin 2013). They are the fundamental basis for internal and external connectivity, an integral part of political geography that enables various registers of power to map onto each other, and more importantly represent a particular space which is a product of spatialized power and politics and meanwhile is capable of opening up new possibilities for space making. This research project investigates the transformations of political geographies around infrastructure hubs in Pacific Island Countries (PICs) funded by the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), especially the Maritime Silk Road (MSR) and the U.S.-led Indo-Pacific Partnerships (IPP) in light of the topological frame of space and power.

To decode the shifts in political geographies around infrastructure, this project adopts topologies of power and space that incorporates the topographical surface as a component of topological spaces. This topological framework entails two approaches in understanding power and infrastructure. The first focuses on the multiple spaces of infrastructure sites: topographical, networked relational, and imaginary. The second approach captures the power relations that are folded into the multifaceted spaces: registers of power involved in space-making and distortion of proximities and distances, presence and absence, here and there. The analysis answers to: how various registers of power and authority are exercised, what and how new topological possibilities are created through the folding, stretching or distorting of relationships of power. The two approaches work together to interrogate the transformation of political geographies around infrastructure nodes.

Zhixin Chen is a PhD candidate at UWA researching maritime power politics and the rediscovery of islands in the Indo-Pacific region. Her research focuses on how the two regional architectures, China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the Indo-Pacific Partnerships, map onto each other and increase visibility of ports and islands in global outlook. She received her BA in the School of English and International Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) and an MA in the Australian Studies Centre in BFSU.

Zoom Session Details: Link: https://uwa.zoom.us/j/92844269291?pwd=ZHJ1emJIb3NEbzVTMDE2cnNzZ3pFZz09 Password: 481084

 June 2020
Thursday 04
15:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series- Zoom Edition : Bodies in Motion: Telling Social Stories of Mobility with Scientific Data More Information
The last several decades have seen a revolution in methods for understanding human mobility. Between the increasing precision of isotopic data and the obvious power of ancient genetic information, we are seeing major narrative shifts in how we talk about the movement of people, ideas and technologies in the past. These stories of past people’s movements catch the public interest because mobility in the present in highly politicized, regulated, and differentially accessible. What does it mean for a person to have journeyed in the past or a migration to have occurred? How do we interpret patterns of mobility which appear to differ by biological sex? How might a past person or group’s experience of mobility impact their identity? In this talk, I will reflect on these questions through a series of case studies drawn from later European prehistory.

Catherine Frieman is an Associate Professor of European Archaeology at the Australian National University. She is lead CI of an ARC DP exploring scientific mobility studies and an ARC DECRA working on a project about innovation and conservatism. Other research interests include lithic technology, skeuomorphism, and later prehistoric northwest Europe. Her first true love remains flint daggers.

Zoom Session Details: Session ID: 950 8402 7436 Password: 017933

16:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Science Exchange Series - What can I actually do with my drone? Website | More Information
Drone use has grown faster than a global pandemic! As a society we have come to appreciate drones and remote sensors as affordable tools that enable high resolution and on-demand data collection.

Join Dr Nik Callow (Senior Lecturer and UWA Chief Remote Pilot) as he explores the purpose of drones as useful remote sensing tools in research, teaching and industry. He will explore the strengths and weaknesses of both drones and sensors (RGB, multispectral, thermal) and walk through the simple steps, critical to those involved in drone work.
Friday 05
16:00 - MASTERCLASS - UWA Music presents: Virtual Guitar Masterclass Website | More Information
Masterclasses give students a unique opportunity to develop their skills, hone their craft and succeed in their musical endeavours (whether that be an upcoming exam, audition or just personal progress).

This June, we invite Classical Guitarists in Yrs 10-12 to join our free virtual masterclass with UWA Chair of Guitars Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald.

An internationally recognised performer and passionate teacher, Jonathan had the privilege of learning under classical guitar virtuoso and Grammy Award winner Jason Vieaux, Dr Nicholas Goluses and world renowned lutenist Paul O'Dette. The recipient of numerous teaching awards, he has led the UWA guitar studio since 2016 and is deeply committed to the success of his students.

To participate in this free masterclass, simply record yourself performing your exam pieces and upload the video to the facebook event (simply click on "Discussion", then "Add Photo/Video), or send a link of your recording to [email protected] by Friday 5 June.

Jonathan will review your videos and provide practical and personalised feedback that will help you succeed in your upcoming exams
Monday 08
16:00 - MASTERCLASS - UWA Music presents: Virtual String Masterclass Website | More Information
Masterclasses give students a unique opportunity to develop their skills, hone their craft and succeed in their musical endeavours (whether that be an upcoming exam, audition or just personal progress).

This June, we invite violin, viola, cello and double bass players in Yrs 10-12 to join our free virtual masterclass with UWA Chair of Violins Shaun Lee-Chen.

Shaun is a dedicated teacher and internationally celebrated performer with a special interest in historical performance and 19th century violin pedagogy. He was a member of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) for more than a decade before taking up the position of Artist in Residence at the UWA Conservatorium of Music. Shaun is also the Concertmaster of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra (ABO) and has worked as a soloist with WASO, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO).

To participate in this free masterclass, simply record yourself performing your exam pieces and upload the video to the facebook event (simply click on "Discussion", then "Add Photo/Video), or send a link of your recording to [email protected] by Friday 5 June.

We'll be holding a 'live' masterclass via Zoom on Monday 8 June at 4pm. Students and teachers are welcome to join the masterclass as observers too, just register to attend via Facebook and we'll provide the Zoom details closer to the day.
Tuesday 09
16:00 - MASTERCLASS - UWA Music presents: Virtual Keyboard Masterclass Website | More Information
Masterclasses give students a unique opportunity to develop their skills, hone their craft and succeed in their musical endeavours (whether that be an upcoming exam, audition or just personal progress).

This June, we invite Pianists in Yrs 10-12 to join our free virtual masterclass with UWA Chair of Keyboard and Performance Studies, Graeme Gilling.

Graeme has enjoyed a highly successful career as a soloist, recitalist and teacher and has been a pianist with the WA Symphony Orchestra (WASO) since 1986. He has performed with WA Opera, WA Arts Orchestra, and WA Ballet, as well as beside many distinguished international artists such as Gerald English, Raphael Wallfisch, Bonita Boyd, Michel Debost, Jane Rutter, Gordon Hunt, Sara Macliver and Caitlin Hulcup

To participate in this free masterclass, simply record yourself performing your exam pieces and upload the video to the facebook event (simply click on "Discussion", then "Add Photo/Video), or send a link of your recording to [email protected] by Friday 5 June.

We'll be holding a 'live' masterclass via Zoom on Tuesday 9 June at 4pm. Students and teachers are welcome to join the masterclass as observers too, just register to attend via Facebook and we'll provide the Zoom details closer to the day.
Wednesday 10
16:30 - MASTERCLASS - UWA Music presents: Virtual Woodwind Masterclass Website | More Information
Masterclasses give students a unique opportunity to develop their skills, hone their craft and succeed in their musical endeavours (whether that be an upcoming exam, audition or just personal progress).

This June, we invite wind players in Yrs 10-12 to join our free virtual masterclass with UWA Chair of Woodwinds, Ashley Smith.

Ashley Smith is an internationally renowned and award-winning clarinet soloist and bass clarinettist who performs and teaches art music. A graduate from UWA, ANAM and the Yale School of Music, Ashley won the 2010 ABC Young Performer of the Year and is now one of Australia’s most in-demand musicians, performing extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

To participate in this free masterclass, simply record yourself performing your exam pieces and upload the video to the facebook event (simply click on "Discussion", then "Add Photo/Video), or send a link of your recording to [email protected] by Friday 5 June.

We'll be holding a 'live' masterclass via Zoom on Wednesday 10 June at 4.30pm. Students and teachers are welcome to join the masterclass as observers too, just register to attend via Facebook and we'll provide the Zoom details closer to the day.
Monday 15
8:30 - COURSE - Data Visualisation Short Course : Short Course - UWA Centre for Applied Statistics Website | More Information
A one day course offering an introduction to presenting data. All welcome as there is no presumed knowledge.
Tuesday 16
8:30 - COURSE - Introduction to R Short Course : Short Course - UWA Centre for Applied Statistics Website | More Information
A one day course offering an introduction to R using the tidyverse, for those with no or little experience using this free and popular statistical software.

16:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Science Exchange Series - Visualising a Virus Website | More Information
When dealing with the strange nanoscopic world that is simply too small to see, experiments and data visualisation approaches are vitally important to our understanding of life on this scale.

Brady Johnston is a PhD student in structural biology at UWA. Brady will introduce you to how data is collected and presented, leading to famous images of insulin and viruses alike. He will also cover some of the new and exciting technology that can help to communicate the Sciences and research to broader audiences.
Wednesday 17
8:30 - COURSE - Statistics In R Short Course : Short Course - UWA Centre for Applied Statistics Website | More Information
A one day course offering an introduction to using R for basic statistical analysis. Assumes a little knowledge of R (An Introduction to R or equivalent) and basic statistical knowledge.
Thursday 18
16:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Science Exchange Series - Where did the beach go? Website | More Information
Our local beaches have had a rough start to winter with many looking narrower than they have been in some years as a result of recent storms. Many of us who visit our local WA beaches may wonder how and why our coastlines change shape so dramatically throughout the seasons.

Join Dr Jeff Hansen, as he provides an overview of the processes that dictate the balance between erosion and accretion along our coastline. He will also explain how we monitor and measure our coastline, as well as highlight some unique aspects of WA’s oceanography that are important in shaping our beaches.
Sunday 21
10:00 - EVENT - Perth Upmarket : Perth's best design market Website | More Information
Perth Upmarket is Perth’s original and best design market, featuring more than 200 of Perth's most talented artists, designers, craftsmen and foodies all at The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall.

There is something for everyone, including a Junior Upmarket section in Hackett Hall which showcases all the best local designers for kids' clothing, toys, games and decor. Have a browse through the gourmet section to inspire your inner Masterchef, shop original locally designed homewares or find the perfect Christmas gift for someone special. Then enjoy a coffee or lunch relaxing on the beautiful lawns around Winthrop Hall.

DETAILS:

·Sun 21st June 2020 ·Sun 13th Sept 2020 ·Sun 29th Nov 2020 Time: 10am-4pm Venue: The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall Parking and entry free, venue is easily accessible, 3 ATMs on site 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley Website: www.perthupmarket.com.au Facebook.com/perthupmarket
Monday 22
8:30 - COURSE - Introductory Statistics with Applications in R Short Course : Short Course - UWA Centre for Applied Statistics Website | More Information
A three day course introducing the basics of statistics, useful as an introduction or refresher

8:30 - COURSE - Introductory Statistics with Applications in R Short Course : Short Course - UWA Centre for Applied Statistics Website | More Information
A three day course introducing the basics of statistics, useful as an introduction or refresher
Tuesday 23
16:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Science Exchange Series - First Impressions and Why They Matter Website | More Information
Don’t judge a book by its cover. Appearances can be deceiving. Despite these warnings, evidence shows that people can’t help but make rapid judgements of character based on a mere glimpse of a stranger’s face. These impressions really matter because they predict all sorts of social outcomes. For instance, children who look attractive are assumed to be smart by teachers, and are less likely to receive harsh discipline.

Dr Jemma Collova will discuss how psychology research can help us understand how we form first impressions from children’s faces, whether these impressions are at all accurate, and how children learn to form these impressions too.

17:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Shaping the World - International Women in Engineering Day Website | More Information
Join us on International Women in Engineering Day to explore diverse and creative careers in engineering. Hear from a range of women working and studying across various industries including automation and mining, civil and transport engineering, software engineering, electrical and electronic engineering and mechanical engineering. Plus, at the end of the discussion, you’ll be able to ask the panel your own questions through our live Q&A.

We’ll give you a real insight into what engineers do and introduce you to some female industry leaders. If you’re a high school student, parent, teacher, career adviser or just want to know more about engineering careers, then this event is for you.

This event is hosted by UWA Girls in Engineering, an outreach program that inspires female students to take advantage of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) study and the career pathways available in this area.
Wednesday 24
17:00 - EVENT - Three Steps to an Affordable Zero Waste Mine Website | More Information
Waste minimisation and byproduct reuse is a growing challenge for the global mining industry, driven by investor, regulatory, and community pressures as well as internal corporate and industry-wide goals. Responding to this challenge requires mining companies to develop strategies and technology to reduce waste generation, energy use, and greenhouse gas emissions, and increase byproduct reuse. These strategies are being developed within a context of depleting, lower grade, and more complex reserves, and a volatile market, with social license to operate positioned as one of the biggest operational risks given recent tailings dam failures.

This online panel discussion will examine the step changes required for zero waste mining to become an affordable industry reality.

Panellists include representatives from mining companies, not-for profit organisations, regulators, consultants, and research and training providers to explore zero waste mining from multiple angles.

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