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 December 2011
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

18:30 - COURSE - Chinese Languages Courses-Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced & Business Chinese : 10 week course Website | More Information
The Confucius Institute will be running our 1st intake of our Chinese Language courses for the year. We offer an ongoing series of Chinese language classes from Beginners to Advanced levels and 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.

 February 2012
Thursday 02
12:00 - SYMPOSIUM - Molecular Pharmacology Symposium Website | More Information
Registration: Free – lunch and afternoon tea provided Programme: 12.00pm Overview of symposium aims, followed by lunch and networking 12.30pm Talk 1 – Kevin Pfleger: “Shedding light on receptor complexes” 12.50pm Talk 2 – Elizabeth Johnstone: “Heteromerisation with the bradykinin type 2 receptor alters β-arrestin recruitment and internalisation of the angiotensin II type 2 receptor” 1.10pm Talk 3 – Fiona Pixley: "Macrophages, CSF-1 and cancer" 1.30pm Talk 4 – Aron Chakera: "EPO receptor dimerization in chronic kidney disease" 1.50pm Afternoon tea and networking 2.20pm Talk 5 – Werner Jaeger: “Biophysical insights into orexin receptor-β-arrestin complexes and their role in cellular signalling” 2.40pm Talk 6 – Bryan Ward: “Does OS-9 govern the processing and maturation of the calciumsensing receptor in the endoplasmic reticulum?” 3.00pm Talk 7 – Stephen Armstrong: “High content imaging of gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor signalling” 3.20pm Talk 8 – Peter Henry: “Role of protease-activated receptor-2 in lung disease” 3.40pm Pre-seminar break and networking 4.00pm Plenary / WAIMR Seminar: Prof Stephen Hill, Professor of Molecular Pharmacology and Head, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK: “New insights into GPCR pharmacology using fluorescent ligands” (abstract and biography overleaf)

16:00 - SEMINAR - “New insights into GPCR pharmacology using fluorescent ligands” Website | More Information
Professor Stephen Hill obtained his PhD from Cambridge in 1979. Following postdoctoral, lecturer and Reader positions at Cambridge and Nottingham, he was appointed Professor of Molecular Pharmacology at Nottingham in 1995. In 1997 he became Director of the Institute of Cell Signalling and then Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences in 2008. Prof Hill has published over 150 papers, with his research concentrating mainly on the molecular pharmacology of G protein-coupled receptors and cross-talk between intracellular signalling cascades. Currently, the emphasis of his work is on the study of single ligand-receptor interactions in membrane microdomains using fluorescence correlation spectroscopy. Prof Hill is a founding director of the University of Nottingham spin-out company CellAura Technologies Ltd that provides fluorescent ligands to the scientific community. He has served on the Editorial Boards of the British Journal of Pharmacology and Current Opinion in Pharmacology. He was elected a Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) in 2004 and was Vice-President (Meetings) of BPS from 2004 to 2006.
Monday 06
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - No more needles – Nanopatch technology for a healthier world More Information
The dynamic inventor of the vaccine Nanopatch, Prof. Mark Kendall, will talk about the development and enormous potential of this revolutionary technology for vaccine delivery. You can also explore the Incredible Inner Space exhibition, which includes an amazing microscope image of the Nanopatch.

The Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility is proud to present this public lecture and exhibition as part of the joint Australian Conference on Microscopy & Microanalysis, Asia-Pacific Microscopy Conference and the 2012 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

Where: the Riverview Lecture Room at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre When: 6.00–7.30pm 6th Feb 2012.

It is free and booking is not required
Tuesday 14
8:30 - SYMPOSIUM - Blooming Minds at Work SYMPOSIUM : Identifying and Preventing Psychological Injury Website | More Information
This one day event will help you to understand and limit the impact of mental health issues in the workplace, provide sound strategies to minimise your workplace psychological injury risk and generate ideas for how you can shift your organisations mental health culture. The topics to be explored by specialists in workplace and mental health issues at the symposium:

· Mental health issues and crises in the workplace

· Dealing with difficult people

· Stress and bullying – risks and strategies

· Reasonable adjustments to support mental health issues

· Developing individual and organisational resilience
Thursday 16
16:00 - SEMINAR - “The Human Epigenome in Health and Disease” Website | More Information
Professor Jones received his Ph.D. from the University of London. Joining the University of Southern California, he went on to be the Director of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1993-2011. He is a past President of the American Association for Cancer Research. He has published more than 300 scientific papers and received several honours, including the Outstanding Investigator Grant from the National Cancer Institute.

He will discuss the revolution in the field of epigenomics, and how drugs are already in the clinic to cure diseases by altering epigenetic states. He will also explain that the International Human Epigenome Consortium has begun work to complete the mapping of 1,000 epigenomes from normal and diseased cell types to define the mechanisms responsible for somatic cell inheritance, cell development and diseases such as cancer.
Wednesday 29
18:00 - EXHIBITION - Student Gallery Viewing : An opportunity for students to view the new exhibitions on campus. Website | More Information
Students are invited to spend an evening at the gallery observing the vibrant colours, eclecticism and innovation of the Western Desert’s Ngaanyatjarra artists, rediscover some forgotten treasures from the Berndt Museum and view important pieces from Australia’s largest collection of women’s art.

- Special Guest Speakers and Performers

- Tours of the Gallery

- Free Food and Drink Provided

 March 2012
Thursday 01
11:00 - EVENT - English Language Assistants for work in Spain : Information session on paid short term positions as English Language assistants in Spain More Information
For all students who might be interested in paid, short term positions as English Language assistants in Spain, the Spanish Counsellor for Education, Prof Gonzalez Fernandez-Corugedo will be giving a presentation. To be eligible you need to be an Australian national, have completed a university degree or be a final year student of a degree, have English as a first language and some knowledge of Spanish.
Friday 02
16:00 - SEMINAR - Science Communication Seminar Series : Sony ExploraScience – an interactive science museum More Information
Behind the scenes at Tokyo's Sony ExploraScience interactive science museum - a summer of science performances, blogging, media releases and workshop planning
Sunday 04
18:30 - OPENING CEREMONY - UWA Commencement Prayers : Annual service of Christian prayer to launch the new year, for staff and students. More Information
At this point of the year staff and students throw themselves at a semester full of things that change them, new knowledge, new relationships, new inner challenges and new questions. This service is an opportunity to make time to orient towards what God is doing with this world and with them, and to tune in. This year, Commencement Prayers are hosted by Unichurch, 260 Bagot Rd Subiaco.
Tuesday 06
13:00 - EVENT - UWA Careers Centre Employer Talk 2012 - The Boston Consulting Group : Find out more about the Boston Consulting Group. Don't miss the chance to meet them on campus. Website | More Information
BCG is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients in all sectors and regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their businesses. Our customised approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets, with close collaboration at all levels of the client organisation. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organisations, and secure lasting results.

We have offices in Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney and would like to invite you to our on-campus presentation on full-time graduate career opportunities. This presentation will be a good opportunity for you to find out more about the high impact work we do and a terrific opportunity to meet people from the local offices of BCG.

13:00 - TALK - UWA Careers Centre Employer Talk - Arup : Find out more about working for Arup Website | More Information
Arup staff members from the Perth office will be presenting on the Arup graduate development program to kick off their recruitment activities for the 2013 graduate intake.

All Civil Engineering graduating or vacation students of the University of Western Australia are welcome to attend. Come prepared with questions!

LUNCH PROVIDED! Bookings essential on CareerHub.

13:00 - SEMINAR - Metabolic regulation of insulin secretion and the impact of exercise : School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology Seminar Series Website | More Information
The Seminar: A large body of work has been produced in the laboratory of Prof. Newsholme detailing the importance of amino acids to insulin secretion. While long-term exposure to high glucose induces oxidative stress in beta cells, conflicting results have been published regarding the impact of ROS on acute glucose exposure and their role in GSIS. Although beta cells are considered to be particularly vulnerable to oxidative damage, as they express relatively low levels of some peroxide-metabolizing enzymes such as catalase and glutathione peroxidase, other less known glutathione-based antioxidant systems are expressed in beta cells at higher levels. Specific interactions between RNS and ROS may be the cause of the vulnerability of pancreatic beta-cells to oxidative damage. While this presentation will provide background information as to the importance of metabolic integration of nutritional and endocrine signals in the beta cell for insulin secretion, the emerging role of amino acid availability for glutathione synthesis and for the maintenance of beta cell function and viability during periods of metabolic disturbance will be described.

The Speaker: Prof. Philip Newsholme was educated at the University of Birmingham and University of Oxford, UK. He then was involved in Postdoctoral training at the Department of Biological Chemistry, University of California, Davis, CA, USA and Department of Clinical Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, UK under the supervision of Prof Donal Walsh and Prof Nick Hales, respectively. Philip Newsholme moved to University College Dublin, Ireland in 1993 to take up a lectureship in Biochemistry and where he set up a research team investigating nutrient, endocrine and immune regulation of insulin secretion and also metabolic adaptions to exercise in healthy and diabetic individuals. This area of research is critical to understanding the pathophysiology of Type-2 diabetes. Philip was promoted to the position of Associate Professor of Metabolic Science in 2007 and was appointed to the Position of Head of Biochemistry in UCD Dublin in September 2008. Philip Newsholme moved to take up the position of Professor and Head of School, Biomedical Sciences, Curtin University, Perth WA, in September 2011. He also collaborates with colleagues in industry via Food for Health Ireland (FHI) and also collaborates with scientists in AstraZeneca (Manchester, UK). Prof. Newsholme is hoping to develop collaborations with companies in Australia, working in the areas of metabolic health and nutrition.

13:00 - TALK - Engineers Without Borders UWA FireUp! : Learn all about the wide range of volunteering activities EWB offers Website | More Information
Just signed up with EWB (or even just thinking about it) and want to get involved for real?? This event is for YOU! Come CONNECT with new friends, LEARN about who we are and what we do, TAKE ADVANTAGE of opportunities and GET INVOLVED!!!

Why just FLOAT through uni? Do you want to....

- Make new university MATES? - Spend time OVERSEAS? - NETWORK with corporate engineers? - Learn leadership SKILLS you can't get in lectures? - Give something BACK to society? - GET INVOLVED at uni? - Have something EXTRA for the RESUME?


Then come to EWB UWA's FireUp! where you can learn all about the wide range of volunteering activities EWB can offer you! FREE PIZZA FOR ALL ATTENDEES!!

17:30 - FREE LECTURE - Unsafe Haven, Hazaras In Afghanistan : Public Lecture by Mr. Abdul Karim Hekmat on Hazaras and their treatment in Afghanistan Website | More Information
Last November a 27 years old Hazara asylum seeker was about to be deported to Afghanistan. The Federal Magistrate Court put a temporary injunction against his forced removal because of ‘lack of procedural fairness.’ Now a legal challenge is underway in the High Court to determine the fate of all Afghan refugees listed for forced deportation under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Australian and Afghan governments in early 2011. Increasingly, the Hazara refugee applications have been rejected as the Australian government argues that the situation for Hazaras has improved in Afghanistan and thus have ‘no need of international protection.’ Abdul Hekmat will discuss this controversial deal against the background of continuing persecution and suffering of Hazara people in Afghanistan. He made a personal trip to Hazarajat, Afghanistan in 2010 to document Hazara lives. He has produced a striking photography exhibition touring around the country and a first-hand report detailing the current situation of Hazaras in Afghanistan and Pakistan. This will be a rare opportunity to see the ‘Unsafe haven’ exhibition at the University Club on a closing day and hear his talk on the exhibition and the Hazara situation in the context of Afghan politics in the post Taliban period.

Speaker Bio: Abdul Karim Hekmat arrived as a refugee from Afghanistan in 2001. He spent five months in Curtin detention centre in WA and then lived for over three years under Temporary Protection Visa. He has participated in many forums, conferences and media debates, the Sydney Writers’ Festival. He has articles published about refugees at The Australian, National Times, The Age and the Drum. He also writes short stories and his first short story will be published an anthology ‘Alien Shores’ in May, 2012. He lives and works in Sydney helping young people from refugee backgrounds with their settlement and capacity building.

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