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 November 2011
Thursday 24
16:00 - SEMINAR - CMCA Seminar Series - Todays Forecast: Be prepared for “An Influx™ of clones!” : T cells are the shock troops of the human immune system – Website | More Information
T cells are the shock troops of the human immune system – they can be ordered to kill what they recognise. Remarkably nearly every T cell is uniquely different to each other due to mutations that occur during the synthesis of their T cell receptor (TCR). It is the highly specific binding of a T cell receptor to a molecular shape expressed on the surface of other cells, that mediates their function. To study the development and specificity of an immune response to a new immune target we are endeavouring to determine the structure of the TCR's of the T cells involved. This talk will describe the approach taken to select the reactive T cells from a donor's blood cells and then grow from them clones. In the process amplifying in culture a single T cell into a bulk population of millions, thus enabling subsequent sequence analysis and functional assays.

19:00 - EVENT - Kathy Kelly : The Cost of War and the Price of Peace More Information
Kathy Kelly has been nominated three times for The Nobel Peace Prize. Kathy is one of the most respected leaders in the American peace movement, having invested her life in search of non-military solutions to end wars, often at great personal cost.

Kathy has lived in war zones, sharing the dangers with civilians in Nicaragua, Gaza, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Kathy will be accompanied by Dr Hakim of the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers (AYPV) who will share his experiences of life in Afghanistan.

Kathy's talk is sponsored by PACE E BENE AUSTRALIA.

There will be the opportunity for questions and conversation.

Donation of $10 to help cover costs.
Sunday 27
10:00 - EVENT - Perth Upmarkets : Perth Upmarket is Perth’s premier quarterly market for original and handcrafted wares Website | More Information
Perth Upmarket is Perth’s premier quarterly market for original and handcrafted wares. The market brings together over 150 of Perth’s most talented artists, designers, craftsmen and gourmets all under one roof at the University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall. Incorporating a dedicated Junior Upmarket and Gourmet section. Parking and entry are free and the venue is easily accessible. Two ATMs onsite.
Monday 28
0:00 - COURSE - China Study Tour : An intensive study of Chinese language in China Website | More Information
The China Study Tour 2011/2012 is an intensive eight-week course of study in Chinese language. The study tour is opened to adults aged 18 and above and regardless of Chinese Mandarin background (from absolute beginner to native speaker).

The program is split between Zhejiang University (ZJU) in beautiful Hangzhou and the Beijing Institute of Education (BIE) in historic Beijing. The intensive classes cover all facets of the language (i.e. speaking, listening, reading and writing).

9:00 - COURSE - China Study Tour (Repeat) : An intensive study of Chinese language in China Website | More Information
The China Study Tour 2011/2012 is an intensive eight-week course of study in Chinese language. The study tour is opened to adults aged 18 and above and regardless of Chinese Mandarin background (from absolute beginner to native speaker).

The program is split between Zhejiang University (ZJU) in beautiful Hangzhou and the Beijing Institute of Education (BIE) in historic Beijing. The intensive classes cover all facets of the language (i.e. speaking, listening, reading and writing).

Early Bird Offers end on 3rd October 2011!

9:00 - COURSE - R Basics : A Statistics Short Course Website | More Information
This course is designed for those who have no previous experience of R or similar programming style packages. A basic course outline is given here: Introduction to R: How to install R on your computer; basic R commands, how to use and understand the R help pages. Data: Reading in data and data manipulation; summarising data; basic statistical analysis and fitting linear models. Graphics and Output: Basic plotting commands and how to customise your plots; how to export your plots and output in a user-friendly format. Functions: writing simple functions and flow control structures.

16:00 - CONFERENCE - Liver Down Under 2011 Conference : International conference on liver development, disease and regeneration Website | More Information
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we invite you to participate in the inaugural Liver Down Under Conference, being held from Monday 28th November to Friday 2nd December 2011 in Perth, WA. This conference will be a major international meeting on Liver Research to be held in Australia and has attracted many of the top international liver, cancer, stem cell and tissue regeneration researchers, who have already indicated they will attend. This meeting will be similar in format to the FASEB Summer Conferences, specifically the liver disease meeting which is held biannually at Snowmass, Colorado, USA. The meeting will have strong international and national scientific content. Prof Andras Nagy, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, CA, is the plenary speaker (see https://www.lunenfeld.ca/researchers/nagy) and he will speak on “Potential applications utilising embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells in treating liver disease”. We have an additional 15 international and 7 national invited speakers who are attending the meeting. Please go to the following website (https://liver.asnevents.com.au/) for further detail, list of invited speakers and to register for a day or for the entire meeting.
Wednesday 30
9:00 - COURSE - Design and analysis of experiments : A short course in R Website | More Information
The course is designed for people with knowledge of basic statistics who want to learn more about designing and analysing experiments. It will cover material ranging from a review of simple one-way ANOVA, to more complex designs and analyses including crossed and nested factors with fixed and random effects. The emphasis throughout will be placed on applications rather than theory. The statistical package R and R Commander will be used and some familiarity with these will be assumed. A two day R Basics course will be held prior to this course for those without experience with R.

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents: : Environmental Priorities -Valuing the Priceless Website | More Information
Few species can exist without interacting with others. When one species, such as the human species today, multiplies quickly it inevitably interferes with the food or water supply of others and encroaches on their habitats. By doing so it may damage or destroy some of the very relationships on which it itself depends for survival. In practical terms this means that when local or national questions arise about how land should be used (e.g. whether a forested area should be used perhaps for agriculture or housing), although the owner of the property has a financial interest, the wider community has an interest too because it will to a greater or lesser extend be affected by the environmental consequences of any changes. However, environmental relationships are complex and imperfectly understood.

Attempts have been made to give weight to wider interests in land use by giving cash values to values to ‘natural capital’ so that they can be judged against conventional commercial value. Most recently this has been done for the UK in the National Ecosystem Assessment (https://uknea.unep-wcmc.org/Resources/tabid/82/Default.aspx) and the UK Government has indicated that it supports this approach.

It is intended that rather than a lecture, this should be a discussion seminar with an introduction of around twenty minutes followed by a wide-ranging discussion of the issues.


Ron Oxburgh FRS (Lord Oxburgh of Liverpool) trained originally as a geologist and has worked as an academic, a civil servant and in business. He has taught and researched at Oxford, Cambridge, Caltech and Stanford and served as President of Queens’ College Cambridge.

Between 1987 and 1993 he was Chief Scientific Adviser to the Ministry of Defence and from 1993 to 2001 Rector of Imperial College. He was non-executive Chairman of Shell Transport and Trading until the Company merged with Royal Dutch Petroleum to form Royal Dutch Shell in 2005.

He is currently President of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association and Chairman of 2OC and GEO – small greentec startups. He is a former Chairman of the Trustees of the Natural History Museum and of the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology. He is Foreign member of the US, Australian and German Academies of Science.

****All Welcome****

18:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - School of Music presents - The Callaway Lecture Website | More Information
Professor Nicholas Cook is a world leading music scholar with an eclectic range of interests from aesthetics and analysis to psychology and pop. In this lecture, he examines the use of music to create affective values, constructions of identity and community.

His paper argues for a critical musicology that creates awareness of such operations. It reveals the complex ways in which people use music to try out identities and social relationships in a low-risk context – in other words, using music as a vehicle for making life choices.

For tickets email [email protected] or phone 64882054 / 64887836

 December 2011
Monday 05
8:30 - CONFERENCE - Introduction to Natural Gas Processing workshop : The following subjects will be covered: physical properties, phase equilibria and vapour liquid equilibrium calculations, water hydrocarbon systems, gas transport, acid gas treating/sweetening, dew point control and natural gas liquids recovery. Website | More Information
The full workshop consists of two related courses (Workshop 1: Introduction to Natural Gas Processing and Workshop 2: LNG Production) that review the physical, chemical and engineering principles used to understand the processing of natural gas and its by-products, the principles and operation of refrigeration systems and liquefaction of natural gas to make LNG. The workshop provides a general overview of gas processing and emphasises the design and operation of gas and LNG plants with the link day involving refrigeration facilities.

You may elect to attend the whole course, or the first three days, or the latter three days. As refrigeration is an important feature of natural gas and LNG plants, the common day 3 will cover this content.

The following subjects are covered in this workshop: physical properties, phase equilibria and vapour liquid equilibrium calculations, water hydrocarbon systems, gas transport, acid gas treating/sweetening, dew point control and natural gas liquids recovery.

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Privacy and Consent in a Post Individual World : Lecture by UWA Fulbright Senior Special 2011 Professor Mike Joyner More Information
Over the last 50 years ethical issues associated with medical research have focussed on how individuals are informed and give consent for participation in experimental studies. They have also focussed on how the participant's privacy is protected. Parellel efforts to address privacy and consent have been made in clinical medicine. In this talk Professor Joyner raises questions about the challenges posed by the emerging electronic environment to traditional ideas about privacy, consent and more importantly the individual. Is the question "who owns your data?" really a question of "who owns you?"
Tuesday 06
8:15 - CONFERENCE - Centre for Social Impact (UWA) National Conference 2011 : Indigenous Business, Corporations and Entrepreneurship: New Models, Stronger Communities Website | More Information
The Centre for Social Impact (UWA) National Conference 2011 will shape opinion and understanding, and share best practice and research on the role of Indigenous business and Indigenous corporations in expanding economic opportunities for Indigenous people and creating positive social and economic impact for Indigenous communities.

In recent years there has been a significant growth in Indigenous business in Australia, providing new opportunities for employment, income and wealth generation. Indigenous business activity represents one of the most promising strategies available to address the chronic gap between the economic, social and health outcomes of Indigenous Australians and those of non-Indigenous Australians.

Keynote speakers include Wayne Bergmann - CEO, Kimberley Regional Economic Development Corporation; Natalie Walker - CEO, Australian Indigenous Minority Supplier Council and Ian Trust, Executive Chairman, Wunan Foundation and Director, Indigenous Business Australia.

Other speakers include Simon Hawkiins – CEO Yamatji Marpla Aborginal Corporation; Shane Hamilton – WA State Manager, Community Housing Limited; Kimberley Kohan – Principal Advisor, Aboriginal Business Development Rio Tinto; Brenda Love – Director of Strategic Partnership, Dept of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and case studies from many Indigenous enterprises.


• Balancing cultural values, employment markets and sustainable social impact

• Creative engagement: pathways and partnerships in the resource economy

• Indigenous business leaders in action

• Leveraging Native Title Agreements for Indigenous economic and social growth

• The delicate art of procurement: enabling Indigenous entrepreneurs to create a vibrant and engaging Indigenous enterprise sector

• Social enterprises in remote Australia

• Growing sustainable Aboriginal Community Housing Corporations

• Microfinance: Small loans for big impact

• The business of Indigenous art and tourism

• The role of education to support Indigenous enterprise growth

• Closing the economic gap: exploring the role of Indigenous business and self- employment

REGISTRATION: $990 (inc. GST) standard; $660 (inc. GST) not-for-profit organisations, Indigenous businesses and corporations. Group Discounts available. Limited number of sponsored delegate rates available. Please contact Fiona allan (08 6488 8561) for further information.

RSVP/ registration required - www.business.uwa.edu.au/research/conferences/forum

Registration includes full program (8.15am-5.30pm) & post-conference event (5.30-7.30pm).

9:00 - COURSE - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using AMOS : A Short Course Website | More Information
The course is designed as an introductory, applied course in the use of SEM using the Amos18 program. SEM is used widely by researchers to find and test complex relationships amongst observed (measured) variables and latent (unobserved) variables and amongst the latent variables themselves. SEM subsumes other analytical techniques such as regression, path analysis, factor analysis, and canonical correlation. Because of its user-friendly graphics interface, Amos is an ideal way to learn the principles of model analyses using SEM.

Course participants will be provided with instruction and practical experience in the use of Amos to estimate parameters implied by various types of models.

9:45 - EVENT - Masterclass: Medievalism and Youth Culture : ARC Postgraduate/Early Career Researcher Masterclass More Information
Participation in this all-day Masterclass is invited from postgraduate and early career researchers in fields related to medievalism and youth culture, such as children’s and young adult literature, fantasy literature, graphic arts, computer gaming, role-playing games, fandom, creative and re-enactment community groups, theatre, television and cinema.

The Masterclass will be led by Professor Clare Bradford (Deakin University), with further contributions from Professor Stephen Knight (Cardiff), and Dr Chantal Bourgault du Coudray (UWA).

How to apply:

Applications to attend should be sent directly to Professor Andrew Lynch (UWA) ([email protected]),

and should include:

(i) details of the degree in which you are enrolled (PGs) or the title of your current research project (ECRs).

(ii) a c.500-word statement outlining your relevant research interests, explaining how the proposed project corresponds with the aims of this Masterclass, and outlining how the event will benefit your research.

(iii) (where the applicant is seeking a bursary of up to $750 to attend the Symposium and Masterclass) a short separate budget statement.

Applications should be sent by Friday 14 October. Notification of acceptance will be by Friday 21 October.
Thursday 08
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Stalking the 2-Hour Marathon : Public Lecture by Professor Mike Joyner, UWA Fulbright Senior Specialist 2011 More Information
World records in athletic events can serve as physiological experiments in nature. By considering how the marathon record has changed over time it is possible to integrate ideas about oxygen consumption, running economy, and the "lactate threshold" and tell a coherent story about the limits of human endurance performance. Importantly, this physiological narrative raises questions for future physiology studies and also highlights important sociological issues for those interested in exercise science.
Monday 12
9:00 - COURSE - Advanced Structural Equation Models using Mplus : A short course Website | More Information
The course is designed as a comprehensive coverage of applied SEM techniques using the Mplus statistical software package. The first part of the course is focused on using the Mplus program to specify and interpret common models in SEM such as path analytic models, confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and mixture models, and full SEM models involving both continuous and ordinal (e.g., logistic regression models) dependent variables. The second part of the course introduces multi-group comparisons by initially testing measurement model invariance both cross-sectionally and longitudinally. More complex models including interaction effects for observed and latent constructs and longitudinal models are then presented. The third part of the course focuses on the conceptual and statistical underpinnings of multi-level modelling, including analysing longitudinal growth models, calculation of intra-class correlations and specifying and analysing multi-level models in Mplus.

This course in an advanced course and therefore it is essential that participants have a basic understanding of Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). In other words, participants must have completed an introductory course in structural equation modelling (SEM) using either Amos, Lisrel, EQS or Mplus. It is also assumed that participants have previous computer experience with statistical data analysis packages such as SPSS.
Thursday 15
8:45 - EVENT - Women in Science and Engineering Day 2011 : The Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics is celebrating the important role that women play in science and engineering with an educational and inspiring event. Website | More Information
The Women in Science and Engineering Day (WISE) is a free event designed to inspire, inform and attract girls to consider careers in the fields of science, engineering, computing and mathematics.

WISE is a great opportunity for female students to immerse themselves in the world of modern science and engineering and discover what exciting opportunities exist.

This event is aimed at high school female students in year 10 and year 11. Places are strictly limited.

12:30 - SYMPOSIUM - A Celebration of the Career of Dr Ian Williams More Information
Colleagues and friends of Dr Ian Williams are invited to attend an afternoon symposium to celebrate his contribution to science and education in a career spanning more than 30 years at UWA. Dr Williams has worked in the Animal Science Group and the School of Animal Biology. The programme will include a welcome by the Vice Chancellor, Prof Alan Robson, followed by entertaining talks from several colleagues, industry partners and students. Afternoon tea and post-seminar drinks will be provided. All welcome!

 January 2012
Monday 23
9:00 - EVENT - Rasch Conference : Fifth International conference on probabilistic models for Measurement Website | More Information
The Graduate School of Education at UWA is hosting the Fifth International conference on probabilistic models for Measurement in Education, Psychology, Social Science and Health from 23 to 25 January 2012. The emphasis of the conference is on the Rasch model, named after the Danish mathematician George Rasch. The Rasch model is widely used for data analysis in Education, for example the analysis of national and international proficiency assessments like PISA and NAPLAN. It is also used for analysis of data from questionnaires, for example Quality of Life questionnaires in Health. In marketing the Rasch model is used to analyse data from satisfaction surveys. UWA will also be running an introductory and advanced course in Rasch measurement in the immediate two weeks prior to the conference. For more information on either the conference or courses please see: https://www.education.uwa.edu.au/raschconference

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