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Student Events
 September 2011
Saturday 24
9:30 - Sporting Event - SPE Kick for a Cure - Outdoor 5-a-side soccer tournament : SPE UWA Chapter is organizing a 5-a-side soccer tournament - with proceeds going to support Cure Cancer Australia Foundation. Get involved! Website | More Information
SPE UWA Chapter is joining the fight against cancer - and we want you to come along as well! Test your skills with the ball and get competitive for a cure.

This year SPE UWA Chapter is throwing their inaugural sporting event - an outdoor 5-a-side football tournament - with proceeds going to support Cure Cancer Australia Foundation. Now that the EPL is ramping up we're sure there are plenty of you out there eager to get on the pitch!

Format: 5-a-side (8 players per team max) Outdoor rules but with no offisde Group Stage into Knockout

Registration: $150 per team

Cash and merchandise prizes to be won!

Side competitions and sausage sizzle on the day.

Get your team together and come down for a great day of football action!

Contact: [email protected] to register Registrations close 17th September
Monday 26
15:00 - Retreat - Student Wilderness Retreat : Annual willderness retreat for students at Koora, on the edge of the desert, led by the chaplains. Limit of 12 places. Website | More Information
The space and dryness, the stars and the endless horizon, the white history and the Aboriginal history - all these are your companions on this wilderness retreat. The chaplains will be tehre to assist your exposure to Australian arid wilderness and around the campfire provide slow thinking and talking time. Expressions of interest to the Student Services Reception. Cost $400.
Tuesday 27
13:00 - SEMINAR - Towards the cyborg; integration of robotics and the nervous system in engineering and the arts. : School of Anatomy & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: Since Galvani “galvanised” his frogs in the eighteenth century there have been attempts to link living tissue with electronics. However it has been the rapid reduction in size accompanied by increases in sophistication of electronics in the twenty first century that has opened up extraordinary possibilities for linking circuitry (hardware) with biological tissue (wetware). In this seminar I will describe the various attempts to integrate microcircuits with living cells, tissues and organisms, including humans. I want to draw attention to the different motivations of those working in basic, applied and artistic research and how each has exploited the advances in technology to produce startling and futuristic objects linking the living and inanimate. I will discuss the practical and ethical dilemmas such hybrids engender and what may be possible in the all too near future.

The Speaker: Stuart Bunt is Professorial Fellow in Teaching and Learning in the School of Anatomy and Human Biology. A zoologist/neurobiologist by training, Stuart has been involved with computer aided learning and new media art since the early eighties. In 2000 he teamed up with Miranda Grounds and Oron Catts to found SymbioticA, a research laboratory for artistic research, predominantly in the life sciences. One of the first collaborative projects of the SymbioticA Research Group, based on Stuart’s research, was a drawing robot powered by a fish brain. Stuart was scientific director of SymbioticA from its inception to 2007 when SymbioticA won the inaugural Golden Nica for hybrid arts at Ars ElectronicA. SymbioticA, with Oron Catts as director, is now a State Centre of Excellence and continues to attract residents from around the world.

17:00 - SEMINAR - School of Music presents International Research Seminar - Works for performer and live electronics Website | More Information
Christopher Tonkin, Associate Lecturer, School of Music, UWA and a leading composer discusses some of his recent works.
Wednesday 28
12:30 - FREE LECTURE - Paintings and Emotion: The stuff of mind and spirit : Lecture by Winthrop Prof. Jane Davidson, Callaway/Tunley Chair of Music, Program Leader of the ARC Centre for Excellence for the History of Emotions. Website | More Information
Professor Davidson will examine works from the UWA collection which form the current exhibition, Recent Past, interrogating her emotional responses to the works.

16:00 - SEMINAR - “Flt3 inhibitor treatment of myeloproliferative disease in c-Cbl RING finger mutant mice." Website | More Information
Wally Langdon’s research involves studying mice with knockout and knockin mutations in the c-Cbl and Cbl-b genes. Cbl proteins are E3 ubiquitin ligases that target many signalling proteins including antigen receptors and receptor tyrosine kinases. In addition Cbl proteins function as adaptors to enhance signalling responses from these receptors. Cbl mutant mice are used to investigate T cell tolerance, tumour immunity, thymocyte selection and myeloid leukaemia development. A mouse with a knockin mutation in the RING finger domain of c-Cbl develops a myeloid leukaemia and is currently being used as a preclinical model for examining an inhibitor of the receptor tyrosine kinase FLT3.

16:00 - SEMINAR - PURE MATHEMATICS SEMINAR : A new hyperbolic geometry and associated group theory and combinatorics More Information
Abstract: Universal Hyperbolic Geometry (UHG) is a new approach to hyperbolic geometry that combines the projective Beltrami Klein model with Rational Trigonometry, to give a much simpler, completely algebraic framework for the subject. One of the major consequences is that UHG works over a general field, in particular over a finite field. There are rich group theoretical and combinatorial consequences to this, with many new directions to be explored.
Friday 30
13:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: The concept of p-deficiency and its applications More Information
Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

Anitha Thillaisundaram (Cambridge)

will speak on

The concept of p-deficiency and its applications.

at 1pm on Friday 30th September in MLR2

Abstract: We use Schlage-Puchta's concept of p-deficiency and Lackenby's property of p-largeness to show that a group having a finite presentation with p-deficiency greater than 1 is large. What about when p-deficiency is exactly one? We also generalise a result of Grigorchuk on Coxeter groups to odd primes.

All welcome.

 October 2011
Monday 03
12:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Workshop: How to write a better thesis Website | More Information
In a thesis, effective writing is vital and is often the deal-breaker. Although you may already be an experienced writer of essays and reports, the length and complexity of a thesis will require new writing strategies. This workshop will provide strategies to equip you to write a good thesis and to assist you to develop your writing practices.

13:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Workshop: How to organise your ideas Website | More Information
This session offers strategies to help you organise your ideas so that your presentations have a logical flow.

16:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Islam in Africa: from the GWOT to the Arab Spring : Free public lecture; ALL WELCOME! More Information
Professor Jeremy Keenan is currently a Professorial Research Associate in the Department of Social Anthropology and Sociology at London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies. Professor Jeremy Keenan will explain events in North Africa from 2003, the year in which the US launched its ‘second’ or Saharan-Sahelian front in the Global War on Terror (GWOT), to the toppling of the Gadhafi regime in Libya in August-September 2011. In so doing, the talk will explain how the GWOT and ‘Arab Spring’, as it has become known, are linked.

18:30 - COURSE - Chinese Language Courses (10 week course) : Learning Chinese Website | More Information
The Confucius Institute is running our last intake of the year. We offers an ongoing series of Chinese language classes from beginner to Advance levels.Our language courses are designed for those with an interest in travel, business and friendship. Our teachers are qualified Chinese language teaching professionals with many years of experience.

18:30 - COURSE - Short Course: Chinese Language Courses : Learning Chinese Website | More Information
The Confucius Institute will be running our 4th intake of our Chinese Language courses. We offers an ongoing series of Chinese language classes from Beginners to Advanced levels and our NEW Business Chinese. Our language courses are designed for those with an interest in travel, business and friendship. Our teachers are qualified Chinese language teaching professionals with many years of experience.
Tuesday 04
12:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Workshops: Maths - How to Fix Your Mistakes in Algebra Website | More Information
This workshop aims to help students correct the algebraic mistakes in their working out. Importance is placed on developing mathematical independence by understanding expressions rather than remembering rules.

13:00 - CANCELLED - SEMINAR - Soil&Water Seminar, Oct.4, 1pm: : "Polar Biology – The Arctic Ecosystem" More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.



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The Soil&Water Seminar at 1pm on Tues, Oct. 4th will be given by Dan Murphy from the Soil Biology Group, School of Earth and Environment. All welcome!

TITLE: “Polar Biology – The Arctic Ecosystem”

ABSTRACT:The Polar Regions have profound significance for the Earth’s climate, ecosystems and ultimately human society. The Norwegian Government has designated Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard an international base for research in natural sciences. In Janurary 2000 39 countries including Australia signed the Svalbard Treaty and Ny-Ålesund is emerging as an international centre for research and debate on the environment and climate change. This combined with a diverse natural surrounding, varying from arctic desert to tundra and grassland communities, makes Svalbard an ideal location for my natural science research.

My interest is with nitrogen as this is the primary nutrient limiting plant production globally and is consequently a major regulator of ecosystem function. In many terrestrial ecosystems at high latitudes nitrogen availability determines primary productivity. However, understanding nitrogen and carbon cycling at the plant-soil interface still remains one of the greatest challenges limiting our ability to predict the extent by which climate and anthropogenic disturbance alter nutrient flows between microbial populations and soil-plant components. I will present an overview of our research findings to date and explain how we are using Nano-scale secondary ion mass spectrometry (NanoSIMS) to explore these soil-microbe-plant interactions.

https://www.see.uwa.edu.au/research/soil-biology

13:00 - COURSE - Responsible Service of Alcohol Training : Approved training course, participants receive a certificate to work in a licensed premise in Australia Website | More Information
The UWA Health Promotion Unit (HPU) runs regular free RSA training to all UWA students & staff. The RSA course is an approved training course through the Australian Academy of Hospitality Management (AAHM). Participants receive a RSA certificate upon completion of the course. This certificate entitles participants to work in a licensed venue within Australia and to run or assist in events on campus.

Training is conducted on the 1st Tuesday of every month.

If you are interested please complete a registration form.

13:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Workshop: Maths - Introduction to Calculus Website | More Information
This workshop aims to enable students to understand the limiting chord process which revolutionised mathematics and the modern world. The notion of a derivative will be introduced along with the standard rules for differentiation.

13:00 - SEMINAR - Reproduction by donor conception: different perspectives on the donor conception process. : School of Anatomy & Human Biology Seminar Series Website | More Information
The Seminar: Approximately 10% of fertility treatment cycles in Australia use gametes (sperm or eggs) donated from a third party. In the past donors were usually anonymous, little personal or health information about them was stored and children born were seldom told the manner of their conception. More recently there has been a shift in societal attitude away from secrecy towards openness. This seminar discusses the changes in policy and practices of donor conception in Australia over the last decade, the accompanying changes in the profile of donors and recipients, and the different value those stakeholders in the donor conception process place on information about the donor.

The Speaker: Kathy Sanders has a BSc (Hons) and PhD from The University of Western Australia (UWA). She was appointed lecturer in the School of Anatomy & Human Biology at UWA in 2002 and teaches human biology and reproductive biology to undergraduate science and medical students. Dr Sanders’ research brings together theory and practice from psychology, endocrinology and evolutionary ecology to examine lifestyle and psychosocial factors influencing human reproduction. Her research centers around three main areas: the impact and interaction of stress (psychosocial and energetic) on reproductive processes; the stress buffering effects of supportive social relationships on psychological and reproductive health outcomes; and issues surrounding the use of donated gametes and embryos in assisted reproductive technology. Dr Sanders is a deputy member of the Reproductive Technology Council of Western Australia and a member of its Scientific Advisory Committee.

13:00 - TALK - EMPLOYER TALK - Department for Child Protection Information Session : Are you studying towards a career in Human Services and want to make a difference? Then come along to the Department of Child Protection Information Session Website | More Information
Are you studying towards a career in Human Services and want to make a difference? Then come along to the Department of Child Protection Information Session and find out more about job opportunities, recruitment processes and what a day in the life of a Child Protection Worker looks like.

All Human Services students are welcome, from first to final year.

17:00 - SEMINAR - School of Music presents International Research Seminar - Performance Practice Values in the Twentieth Century Early Music Movement: Initial Findings Website | More Information
Eva-Marie Middleton, PhD candidate, School of Music, UWA presents an exciting and innovative research project involving multi-methods including the evaluation of recordings made in the last 80 years.

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