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 July 2011
Saturday 23
8:00 - CONFERENCE - 11th Australian Mars Exploration Conference : Australian, Russian and NASA space explorers present the latest in planetary exploration. Website | More Information
Presentations over this two-day event will cover comparisons of environments for the dawn of life on Earth and comparing with the possibility of life on the red Planet, Mars.

Written submissions from teachers, scientists, engineers, social theorists, managers, writers and artists are (...)
Thursday 28
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Shroud of Turin: What science can tell us Website | More Information
A public lecture by by Joel Bernstein, Professor of Chemistry, NYU Abu Dhabi and Ben Gurion University of the Negev and 2011 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Professor-at-Large.

This talk will examine the developments leading to chemical microscopist Walter McCrone’s investigations, the (...)

 August 2011
Tuesday 02
13:00 - SEMINAR - Muscle satellite cell dynamics; How does your myofibre grow? : School of Anatomy & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: Postnatal growth in mouse is rapid, with total skeletal muscle mass increasing several-fold between birth and weaning (just a few weeks). Where myofibre hypertrophy during growth requires the addition of new myonuclei, these are supplied by muscle satellite cells, the resident stem (...)
Friday 05
15:00 - SEMINAR - 'Where the rubber meets the road’: The centrality of what people decide to do during the period between awareness of threat and impact of the hazard More Information
Most of the limited research reported in Australia about community bushfire safety has focused on peoples’ intentions to prepare for bushfires. Relatively little research has focused on what people decide and do when under threat of bushfire attack. I will present findings from research following (...)
Tuesday 09
13:00 - SEMINAR - Magnetic fields and the brain: myths and mechanisms of circuit reorganisation : School of Anatomy & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: Pulsed magnetic fields (also known as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation; rTMS) provide significant therapeutic benefits in a wide range of neurological conditions including stroke, depression and tinnitus. Despite these promising clinical outcomes, surprisingly little is (...)

15:45 - SEMINAR - Physics Seminar : A new perspective on renormalization: invariant actions, a dynamical DNA More Information
A new perspective on renormalization is taken by use of an iterative wavelet based averaging as suggested by Stephane Mallat. This replaces the band limited Fourier transforms used currently. The result is a hierarchy of fundamental excitations of the system based on the complexity of the (...)
Wednesday 10
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Women in Science Website | More Information
Speaker: Eleanor Dodson, Professor Emeritus, York Structural Biology Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of York, UK and 2011 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Professor-at-Large.

Highly cited scientist, Professor Eleanor Dodson, will discuss the role of women and science (...)
Friday 12
8:30 - SYMPOSIUM - Great Southern, Great Science Symposium Website | More Information
The Western Australia Chief Scientist, Professor Lyn Beazley, and the University of Western Australia's Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management are hosting a symposium in Albany to showcase the excellent science taking place in the Great Southern region.

'Great Southern (...)

15:00 - Colloquium - If at First... Exploring the Impact of Retaking Cognitive Ability, Situational Judgement, More Information
What happens to individuals’ performance on psychometric assessments when they reapply for the same job, having been rejected in the past? In a world where psychometric testing is becoming increasingly popular, questions like these are becoming very important, though research into the area has (...)
Sunday 14
10:00 - EVENT - 2011 Open Day : Experience what's on offer at UWA Website | More Information
UWA opens up the whole campus to the public.

Come and find out about the courses on offer, valuable research, community programs, and facilities...all mixed with a day full of lots of fun activities for everyone!
Wednesday 17
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - ASKAP - the Australian SKA Pathfinder and the bid to host the SKA Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Philip Diamond, Chief, CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS).

Join us for a special talk for National Science Week as we welcome the Chief of CSIRO’s Astronomy and Space Science Division, Professor Phil Diamond to tell us all about the Australian Square (...)
Friday 26
15:00 - SEMINAR - The role of youth, families and schools in community disaster preparedness and prevention More Information
Until recently, the predominant focus of research in relation to children and disasters has been on children’s vulnerability and reactions to disasters during the Response and Recovery phases. Research focused on children’s preparation for hazardous events has a much shorter history. This (...)
Wednesday 31
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Tropical cyclones, floods, droughts and fires: are these the climate hazards of our future? : The 2011 Joseph Gentilli Memorial Lecture Website | More Information
The 2011 Gentilli Memorial Lecture will be given by by John McBride, Senior Principal Research Scientist, Bureau of Meteorology, Centre for Atmospheric Weather and Climate Research, Melbourne.

It is often stated that the effect of climate change will be felt through its impact on extreme (...)

 September 2011
Friday 02
15:00 - SEMINAR - Adapting to Living with Bushfire and Earthquake Hazards: Integrating household, community and societal influences More Information
When disaster strikes, a significant influence on risk is the degree to which people have developed the plans, accumulated the resources and developed the competencies to increase their capacity to cope with and adapt to the consequences of hazard events such as bushfires and earthquakes (the (...)
Tuesday 27
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Farming on the Edge: What we thought then, what we know now Website | More Information
We invite you to join us for this final lecture by Kevin Goss in his role as head of Future Farm Industries CRC.

This public address is a reflection on the wicked, unintended consequences that can arise from rapid economic development, the high cost of government policy inertia to deal (...)
Friday 30
15:00 - SEMINAR - Exploring elements of an effective disaster recovery process: Lessons from recent New Zealand events More Information
Effective recovery from disasters depends not just on the physical impacts of the event but also on how the societal environment supports the complex and protracted processes of recovery. Research highlights the importance of not only strong local government capacity, but also of a cohesive system (...)

 March 2012
Wednesday 21
19:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Moon, Apollo, Spaceship Earth and all that... More Information
Prof. O’Brien gives an illustrated talk linking together his careers of being Professor of Space Science in the USA during the Apollo era in the 1960s, the first Director of Environmental Protection and first Chairman of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in WA 1971 -1977, and his (...)


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