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Displaying from Tuesday, May 08, 2012
 May 2012
Tuesday 08
12:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Health Day : 12 - 2pm on Oak Lawn, Range of fun activities to promote mental and sexual health More Information
What do you do when you’re feeling stressed? Where would you go if you were sexually harassed? ‘Health Day’ is run by fourth year health promotion students aiming to answer questions like these and target issues of Mental Health and Sexual Health on campus. Come down the Oak Lawn on Tuesday 8th May (...)

13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre - IBM Employer Talk : IBM graduate recruitment presentation Website | More Information
IBM representatives will be on campus to talk about graduate opportunities for computer science and business students. Please book through https://uwa.careerhub.com.au
Wednesday 09
12:00 - EVENT - Soil&Water Seminar, May9: : "Presentation of statistics in scientific papers" More Information
An Soil&Water seminar on Weds, May 9th at 12pm will be given by Prof. Richard Webster. All welcome!

TITLE: "Presentation of statistics in scientific papers " R Webster, Rothamsted Research

ABSTRACT: This talk is about what information to present in papers on soil (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - “Genetic insights into molecular regulation of hematopoietic stem cells” Website | More Information
Warren Alexander received his Ph.D. in medical biology from the University of Melbourne, and his post-doctoral studies were completed at the Research Institute for Molecular Pathology in Vienna, Austria and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Melbourne. Since 1994, he has been a Laboratory (...)

16:10 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Public Lecture by Professor James Chin on The Upcoming Elections in Malaysia : The upcoming general elections in Malaysia, expected to be held in the next few months, will see the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) trying to regain its two-thirds majority. What are the chances of the BN regaining this majority, and what role will Prime Minister Najib play in this process? More Information
Professor James Chin will address these questions in his lecture. Prof. James Chin is Head, School of Arts & Social Sciences, at the Monash University, Malaysia Campus. His current research interests include minority rights, elections, ethnic politics, democratization and political and economic (...)
Thursday 10
16:00 - SEMINAR - Sending Sharks to School: Brain Evolution in Sharks and Their Relatives : SESE and Oceans Institute Seminar More Information
Cartilaginous fishes are comprised of approximately 1185 species worldwide and occupy a range of niches and primary habitats. It is a widely accepted view that neural development can reflect morphological adaptations and sensory specializations and it has been shown that similar patterns of brain (...)

17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Dr Amara Lakhous - "Reforming Islam from the Outside" : Multi-Award Winning Author Dr Amara Lakhous is an Algerian-born Muslim writer. He is the recipient of the Italy’s Premier Literary Award. More Information
Born in 1970 in Algiers in a Berber family, Amara Lakhous is the sixth of nine children. He studied at Koran school for four years where he learned classical Arabic. He learned French at junior school. He was influenced from an early age by authors like Mahfouz, Flaubert and Hemingway, and after (...)

18:00 - SCREENING - Classics Film Screening More Information
Come down and watch classic films by Jean Renoir, Cassavetes, Bergman, Kurosawa and many more every Thursday at 6pm. Venues TBA via https://www.facebook.com/uwafilmsociety and https://www.facebook.com/groups/242259162472394/
Tuesday 15
13:00 - STUDENT EVENT - 2012 Teaching & Learning Month Event - Postgraduate Student Association (PSA) Academic Roasting Website | More Information
In this “academic roasting” the Postgraduate Students Association (PSA) will roast various general areas of the University and associated processes and systems. These will be represented by volunteer academic and senior professional staff members.

A ‘roast’ is an event (usually in the (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - Nucleic acid sequencing technologies: Wows and Woes : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Speaker: Dr Watson trained as a molecular biologist in the United Kingdom and conducted his first post doc with Prof Steven Holgate, Prof Newton Morten and Prof. Patricia Jacobs in Southampton , UK performing genetic linkage analysis to Atopy and allergic disease. In 1994 he took up a position (...)
Friday 18
12:00 - PUBLIC TALK - What matters to me and why : Conversations with members of the UWA community about what matters to them More Information
'What Matters to me and why' is a series of lunch time talks and conversations with UWA Academics. The talks explore personal stories of family, place, formative influences and how these things continue to shape people's lives and academic work.

The next conversation is with Carol (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Science Communication Seminar Series : Roaming Reptile Education - Trials and tribulations of starting and running a science communication business More Information
Teaching school children about reptiles sounded like a great, easy idea. I had a snake and a few lizards that were children-friendly, what else did I need? Well, the answer was licensing, business registration, naming rights, website construction, writing fact sheets, linking material to the school (...)

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - The vocal program at The School of Music, UWA Presents "The Mikado - in absentia" More Information
What happens when you have a show needing a chorus of men and five major male leads, but only five men and not a tenor in sight, too many women who are all suitable to sing the two major women leads, no budget, no sets, no props, a bare music auditorium and a grand piano?

Answer. UWA (...)
Tuesday 22
13:00 - SEMINAR - Integrating the fields of neuroscience and ecology to understand animal behaviour : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: By investigating the neural basis of behaviour in marine organisms, it is possible to identify the signals that govern a range of behaviours crucial for survival. In this presentation, the fields of neuroscience and ecology are integrated to explore animal behaviour and the processing (...)

18:00 - EVENT - Shamanism and the origin of creative genius in western Europe : A public lecture by David S Whitley Website | More Information
The start of the European Upper Palaeolithic, about 35,000 years ago, is marked by the dramatic appearance not just of art, but of true creative genius.

World renowned cave art sites like Lascaux, Chauvet and Altamira are widely recognised as artistic masterpieces. Although scientists (...)

20:00 - PERFORMANCE - Women Beware Women : English playwright Howard Barker's re-visioning of Thomas Middleton's Jacobean revenge tragedy More Information
Five nights only. From Tuesday May 22 through to Saturday May 26, at 8pm. $20 full; $15 concession. Tickets at door. Theatre students in English and Cultural Studies present contemporary English playwright Howard Barker’s revisioning of Thomas Middleton’s Jacobean revenge tragedy Women Beware Women (...)
Wednesday 23
16:00 - SEMINAR - "Investigation of the mechanisms and regulation of RNA binding by the paraspeckle proteins as a route to deciphering paraspeckle function". AND "Investigating the induction mechanism of a long non-coding RNA: NEAT1, and paraspeckles.” Website | More Information
Ellen completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Western Australia in 2009. Following this she did Honours in the lab of Professor Charlie Bond (BBCS, UWA). After completing Honours, Ellen did an Internship at the University of Queensland in Professor John Mattick’s lab, a world leader in (...)

17:15 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Public Address by Hon. Aburizal Bakrie, Chairman of the Golkar Party of Indonesia : “Indonesia- Australia Relations in a Globalised World” More Information
Honourable Aburizal Bakrie is visiting The University of Western Australia as a distinguished guest and speaker of the Centre for Muslim States and Societies. Mr Bakrie is the Golkar Party's nominee for the Indonesian Presidential elections in 2014. Given that Indonesia is the largest Muslim state (...)
Thursday 24
15:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar: Sean Winter : Convict consumption in the regions of Western Australia Website | More Information
In the mid 1850s the officers in charge of the convict system in Western Australia engaged in a lengthy debate over the make up of the official convict ration. The debate is captured in a voluminous correspondence, leading to a wide range of documentary evidence that recorded the official convict (...)

17:15 - SCREENING - Berndt Museum Film Night : Trobriand Cricket: An Ingenious Response to Colonialism (1976, 51 minutes, PG) Website | More Information
The film demonstrates how villagers living in the Trobriand Islands, off the coast of Papua New Guinea, transformed the game of cricket into their own form of ritual and fun. Methodist missionaries introduced cricket to the Trobriand Islands in 1903, the residents then altered the game to represent (...)


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