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Displaying from Thursday, March 05, 2015
 March 2015
Thursday 05
12:00 - LECTURE - Raine Lecture: Direct to brain treatments for psychiatric illness: the new wave or a new fad? Website | More Information
After graduating from The University of Western Australia, Professor Anthony Levitt undertook his specialty training in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, which he completed in 1989. From 1992-2002 he was Head of the Mood Disorders Programs, initially at the Centre for Addictions and Mental (...)

12:00 - SEMINAR - Political Science and International Relations Seminar Series 2015: Beyond Middle Power Diplomacy: MIKTA as an International Norm-­Setter More Information
Perth USAsia Centre CEO Gordon Flake will discuss the progress of and prospects for the MIKTA grouping of Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey, and Australia. The convening of the MIKTA Foreign Ministers on the sideline of the G20 in Brisbane this past November marked the fourth such meeting since the (...)
Friday 06
14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series 2015: A tale of two songlines: Aboriginal production values in the twilight of self-determination More Information
The current sea change in Aboriginal funding represented by the Indigenous Advancement Strategy cements the reorientation of national policies from self-determination toward "closing the gap." At the same time, Aboriginal media is in the midst of a golden era. As of February in Broome (...)

14:30 - LECTURE - Lena Dunham’s GIRLS: Can-Do Girls, Feminist Killjoys and Women Who Make Bad Choices: Dr Anna Backman Rogers More Information
Lena Dunham's series GIRLS is a cultural phenomenon. Dunham herself writes the majority of the show, has directed some of the episodes and plays the main character Hannah Horvath. She has stated that she wants to investigate a neo-liberal and postfeminist world in which young women are coming of (...)
Thursday 12
12:00 - SEMINAR - Political Science and International Relations Seminar Series - Power, Interests, and the 'Ideational Turn' in Political Science: Professor Graham Brown More Information
The recent 'ideational turn' in political science has seen some scholars working with positivist and rational choice approaches taking the role of ideas more seriously in their analytical frameworks. While this openness to considering the role of ideas in political processes is an important advance (...)
Friday 13
14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series 2015 - Multiculturalism at home: Negotiating European/Asian/Australian interculturality within the family: Maki Meyer, PhD Candidate Anthropology and Sociology School of Social Sciences, UWA More Information
One consequence of globalization is the mixing of people of different cultures and races through migration, tourism, study abroad, and trade and business relations. One of the results of global population mobility is a rise in intermarriage, forming partnerships among people from different (...)

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - Lysistrata : UWA French Club presents Lysistrata Website | More Information
The UWA French Club Play is a club tradition spanning over 70 years. After a four year lapse, the UWA French Club has revived this tradition to bring you the play Lysistrata.

This is a seductive comedy with a strong political bent. Set during the Peloponnesian War, the women of Greece (...)
Friday 20
14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series 2015: Is there any such thing as research ethics? Towards a professional ethics of social scientific researchers - Nathan Emmerich, Visiting Research Fellow, Politics, International Studies, and Philosophy, Queen’s University Belfast More Information
As the work of Schrag and Stark has demonstrated, the need for a specific ethics of research arose in response to the perception that the professional ethics of medical practice and practitioners might conflict or even be incompatible with the forms of biomedical research - including research (...)
Tuesday 24
13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre - National Disability Services Talk : Career opportunities in the disability sector Website | More Information
The National Disability Insurance Scheme brings transformational changes to the disability sector. Most significant is the doubling of the 70,000 workforce over the next few years and the opportunities this will bring for new entrants to the industry and the contribution to the lives of people (...)
Thursday 26
16:00 - EVENT - Archaeology Seminar Series : Towards a research methodology for Aboriginal heritage advocacy: the experience of the Aboriginal Heritage Action Alliance More Information
In this collaborative presentation, the Aboriginal Heritage Action Alliance's (AHAA) four cofounders share their differing perspectives on the role research has played in Aboriginal heritage campaigns in Western Australia, and present some findings on the evolving Aboriginal heritage legislative (...)

17:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Culture Club Website | More Information
Culture Club is an inspired evening at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery amongst the incredible Yirrkala Drawings exhibition from the Berndt Museum.

Featuring live cinema portraits by Chris Lawrence, music, delicious refreshments, art making and door prizes, Culture Club is a chance to (...)
Friday 27
13:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series : Colour and Culture in China: Tradition, revolution and globalization More Information
Cultural traditions in China go back 7,000 years. With that long history, and in such a large country, colours have accumulated a great richness of meanings. Meanings can be subtly different in different parts of the country and in different strata of society. And the meanings of colours in China (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series 2015: Charmaine Lim and Ashleigh Louise Haw, PhD candidates Anthropology and Sociology UWA More Information
Two pre-fieldwork seminars:

Charmaine Lim, PhD Candidate, Anthropology and Sociology, UWA Imagining home and constructing identity: Transnationalism and diaspora amongst Filipino migrants in Australia and Singapore

This project aims to understand how men and women of Filipino (...)

 April 2015
Thursday 16
11:00 - EVENT - Study Abroad Fair : Come along to the annual Study Abroad Fair to see where you or your students can study overseas! More Information
Representatives from UWA's Exchange Partner institutions, returned students and faculty representatives will be there to tell you all about the fantastic opportunities they have available. Make sure your students come along to check it out!

 May 2015
Wednesday 06
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Building liberal resilience? A critical view from developing Asia Website | More Information
In this public lecture, Jonathan Rigg, Professor of Geography at the National University of Singapore, will argue that 'liberal resilience' plays into a growth-development-resilience 'trap' where economic growth has become a de facto synonym for development and, often, development a synonym for (...)

 August 2015
Thursday 13
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : New Insights into the Dynamics of Human Behaviour during the Last Glacial Maximum and Terminal Pleistocene in the Pilbara, Northwest Australia More Information
The emerging picture from the Australian archaeological record shows a varied pattern of human responses to the environmental and climatic fluctuations that characterised the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM, beginning c.30 ka and peaking between 23 to 18 ka) and the terminal Pleistocene in arid Australia (...)
Friday 14
14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology Seminar Series : TK Reite Notebooks: co-creating a toolkit for the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge More Information
Given what we know about Traditional Knowledge, about the dangers of appropriation and misrepresentation on the one hand, and of loss, (ir)relevance, and transformation on the other, this seminar will offer a hands on demonstration of a toolkit with which people can cheaply record and transmit (...)
Thursday 27
4:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Tracks of change in the Murujuga landscape: Human feet and tracks in the engravings of Dampier Archipelago More Information
Murujuga (the Dampier Archipelago, North West Australia) is a land and seascape that has experienced incredible social and environmental changes over the past 50,000 years. The region is home to over one million rock art engravings which express the sociocultural dynamics of this vibrant (...)

 September 2015
Thursday 03
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) neutron facility More Information
Neutron-imaging (NI) has been established as a non-destructive technique which can be applied from fundamental research to industry. In particular, radiography results in a two-dimensional image of the sample studied and, if time resolved, can visualize dynamic processes. Tomography provides three-d (...)
Friday 04
10:00 - WORKSHOP - Archaeology Workshop : Neutron Imaging for Cultural Heritage and Archaeology More Information
Neutron-imaging techniques are emerging as an innovative and attractive investigative approach to characterise ancient artefacts without the need for sampling or invasive procedures. Similarly to traditional X-ray methods, radiography results in a two-dimensional image of the sample studied while (...)

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