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Student Events
 March 2013
Monday 25
12:00 - WORKSHOP - Present to an audience Website | More Information
If you’re not used to it, speaking in front of a group can be a challenging task! This workshop is designed to give you practical advice on effective communication including how to use your voice, what to do with your hands and how to appear calm and in control (even if it might not feel that way).

13:00 - WORKSHOP - Structure a thesis or dissertation Website | More Information
Become familiar with what to include in each section of a thesis or dissertation.
Tuesday 26
12:00 - EVENT - Harmony Day presented by MCW : Celebrating the cultural diversity in Western Australia Website | More Information
Harmony Week is a time to celebrate the social, cultural and economic benefits that cultural diversity brings to Western Australia.

The Western Australian government proudly acknowledges and celebrates our cultural diversity as one of our State’s great strengths.

The Multicultural Week Committee are running a Harmony Day event in celebration of Harmony Week in Western Australia. We will be having a stall on Oak Lawn with some mini games and Harmony Week Merchandise. Come along and try our mini game for your chance to win some prizes!

12:00 - WORKSHOP - Writing and reading maths Website | More Information
Focuses on integration by partial fractions as a powerful tool for integrating rational expressions. The theory will be outlined clearly with many examples. Recommended for MATH1002 and higher level MATH students wishing to revise this topic.

13:00 - SEMINAR - Bending strains in long bones: The case of the xenarthran third trochanter. : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: The femur of armadillos and their fossil relatives, the glyptodonts is characterised by a large third trochanter projecting from the lateral side of the shaft. The role of this prominent structure and the muscles that attach there is unknown. This presentation looks at the variation in the shape the xenarthran femur and explores the hypothesis that the third trochanter plays a role in regulating coronal plane bending strains in these strange animals.

The Speaker: Nick Milne began his research career in the 1980s looking at the uncinate processes of cervical vertebrae. He was interested in what role they played in the human neck and turned to comparative anatomy and function to try to understand these structures in a broader context. His interest in the comparative structure and function of bones has continued and collaborations with South American palaeontologists led to a fascination with armadillos and their strange glyptodont and ground sloth relatives. Collaborations with Paul O’Higgins in the UK have led to the application geometric morphometric and finite elements analysis techniques to try to understand aspects of xenarthran structure and function.

13:00 - WORKSHOP - Write reports versus essays More Information
Academic reports require different skills and a different format from essays. Gain the skills you need to tackle reports with efficiency and confidence.

13:00 - EVENT - Self - The Subject of Yoga Website | More Information

17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - School of Music presents: Research Seminar Series - Nicholas Bannan Website | More Information
Music as the ‘missing link’: the evolutionary pathway from animal communication to language.

A growing consensus drawing on research in a wide variety of disciplines has over the last fifteen years or so argued the need to revisit Darwin’s conjecture of 1871 that language may be descended from an existing, musical medium of communication that developed from animal calls. This paper focuses especially on the aspects of human musical behaviour and language that have evolved in our species in relation to perceptual and productive capacities that respond to the properties of the Harmonic Series.

18:00 - SCREENING - FREE SCREENING: Feynman Messenger Lecture More Information
As part of our continue tradition free screening, this week the University Physics Society will be screening one of the widely acclaimed recorded lectures by famous physicist Richard Feynmann. Entry is free and drinks and snacks will be available.

For more details email us at [email protected]
Wednesday 27
12:00 - WORKSHOP - Grammar: Articles and Transitions Website | More Information
Improve skills in using articles and transition words.

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : ALTERNATIVE PROPOSALS FOR WASTEWATER PROCESS MANAGEMENT–MULTICRITERIA ANALYSIS. Website | More Information
Wastewaters treatment is an issue of increased interest during the last twenty five last years in Greece, particular considering the need to comply with the requirements of the European Union directive 91/271.

Although all participants in the decision making process generally agree on the necessity of interventions, a systematic opposition frequently emerges when the interventions are concretised and touch upon citizens everyday life in their local societies. At the same time various approaches on centralized or decentralized wastewater management and the available treatment processes form a complex environment for sound decisions from the authorities at municipal and regional level. In this context, a rationalization of the decision-making process is required in order to deal with conflicting objectives.

In the seminar will focus on the following topics:

- current legislation on wastewater treatment and reuse in Greece,

- current trends in the wastewater management (advantages - disadvantages)

- which method of processing is more suitable according the equivalent population

- Cost, energy consumption and efficiency of wastewater treatment systems appropriate for small-scale wastewater treatment plants (WTP).

- the possibility of reuse

- A generic multicriteria approach, based on the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) for the evaluation of alternative scenarios on wastewater treatment processes at municipality level.

Evaluation scenarios are developed with respect to the size of WTP, treatment method, and location of WTP. Multicriteria process selection is a part of the decision support system where location algorithms and GIS tools are combining in order to define the number of the alternatives and the location of the WTP. The application of this approach will be presented through a case study. The results obtained show that this approach is a viable tool and offers good communication with the decision-maker.

Short bio.

Maria has 35 years of experience in surveying and civil engineering as a supervisor of construction sites and design engineer, teacher, researcher, and consultant.

She graduated from the School of Engine¬ering of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), and is post graduated of the Department of Sanitary Engineer from the National School of Health (Greece). She has attended many seminars on methods and applications of multicriteria ana¬lysis, wastewater treatment processes, GIS, remote sensing, etc.

Maria started her career as a designer and site supervisor engineer of road and airport projects in Libya. She continued to work for 20 years on the same field as well as in the field of environ¬men¬tal engineering, conducting environmental impact studies, in Greece, for public project’s studies at prefecture level, running her private firm. She has drafted more than fifty project studies and technical reports.

Maria holds a PhD in Technical and Economic Analysis of Waste Water Treatment Plants from the Department of Civil Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace (Greece). After obtaining her doctorate she was elected Lecturer in the same Department. Currently, she is an Associate Professor. She has taught: Wastewater Treatment Plant Design, Environmental Management, Water Resources Management, and Site Management. She was a key member of twelve research programs and the scientific coordinator of four. She has also authored three books and about 80 papers in journals and conference proceedings.

Maria has worked as a consultant for a Greek Municipality and for some military projects. She was also chairman of the Rhodope National Park Board in Greece.She has administrative, teaching and research experience and wide social activity. She is currently on

PS* This seminar is free and open to the public & no RSVP required.

****All Welcome****

16:00 - SEMINAR - What does smoking and drinking have to do with breastfeeding? An epidemiological study of Australian and Western Australian women More Information
Dr Giglia will present her research titled 'Alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking of Australian women; changes with pregnancy and lactation'. In March 2009 the recommendations from her research were included in the revised NHMRC; 'Australian Alcohol Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol'.

16:00 - EVENT - “³Inhibition of Ribosome Biogenesis as a Strategy to Treat Cancer²” Website | More Information
A/Professor Richard Pearson was appointed as the Head of the Cancer Signalling Laboratory at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in 1995 after 3 years as a Human Frontiers of Science Fellow at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel Switzerland. He is also Co-Head of the Oncogenic Signalling and Growth Control Program at Peter Mac, is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and Principal Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Melbourne. A major focus of his research is to understand the molecular basis of the regulation of ribosome biogenesis, protein synthesis and cell growth and to use this knowledge to address how deregulation of these processes contributes to malignant transformation. A/Prof Pearson currently receives project grant support from both NHMRC and Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and iwas awarded an NHMRC Program Grant with Prof Grant McArthur, A/Prof Ross Hannan and Prof Rod Hicks to understand the mechanisms by which oncogenic signaling can be targeted to treat cancer, starting in 2014. He has co-authored 85 peer reviewed articles with an average citation rate per publication of 90. He has served on NHMRC Grant Review Panels from 2006-08 and on the NHMRC Assigners Academy in 2012 and 2013.
Thursday 28
12:00 - WORKSHOP - Write reports versus essays (rpt) More Information
Academic reports require different skills and a different format from essays. Gain the skills you need to tackle reports with efficiency and confidence.

13:00 - WORKSHOP - Structure a thesis or dissertation (rpt) Website | More Information
Become familiar with what to include in each section of a thesis or dissertation.

13:00 - WORKSHOP - Integration by partial fractions Website | More Information
Focuses on integration by partial fractions as a powerful tool for integrating rational expressions. The theory will be outlined clearly with many examples.

21:30 - EVENT - Evensong : Choral Evensong with the Winthrop Singers Website | More Information
Choral Evensong celebration for Maundy Thursday, with the UWA Winthrop Singers. Feat. Tallis' "In Jejunio et Fletu" & Lotti's "Crucifixus."

 April 2013
Thursday 04
19:30 - EVENT - A.S.I.A. presents: CARIBBEAN PARTY : Jump on board for an adventurous night filled with pirates and treasure hunts! Website | More Information
A.S.I.A. kicks off the year with an exotic Caribbean Party, held at Nedlands Yacht Club on Thursday, 4th April! This is an ALL AGES event and everyone is welcome to meet and mingle. Doors open 7:30pm until 12am, tickets at $25 for members/$30 for non-members. ALL-NIGHT treasure hunt for a secret treasure chest, our ANNUAL Dance-off, endless beats from our talented DJ's and professional photography will make for a sublime night.
Saturday 06
16:00 - EVENT - UCC Easter LAN : Make friends and play games with the UCC. Website | More Information
LANs are your best chance to play against other UCCans at the games of your choice, but there is usually a game of WolfET, TF2 or Age of Empires II. The Minecraft server will be up as well for those so inclined. PLEASE bring a non-surge-protected powerboard for your computer.

LANs are FREE for members, but friends are most welcome (at an additional cost of $5).
Monday 08
12:00 - Art Exhibition - The Art of Zhen Shan Ren : (Free admission) Website | More Information
In a confused world still tainted by a gross abuse of humanity, 18 artists have found a peaceful yet powerful way to express their wish for the end to the largest humanitarian concern in the world today through a return to traditional culture and values.

The artists in this exhibition are painting from their conscience and understanding of the greater good. Their works range widely, from placid inner visions to social realities, and combine to provide a unique window into one important (and often untold) part of the current chapter in Chinese history. The artworks tell the story of the tens of millions of practitioners of Falun Gong, an ancient meditation practice that is currently brutally persecuted by the Chinese communist regime. The paintings touch on the deeper levels of human dignity and freedom, and depict the modern triumph of good over evil.

"Our art comes from a pure heart and our work reflects our personal experience. Art is able to greatly influence the way people think and it also directly connects with human morality. The two interact." – Professor Zhang Kunlun, founder of The Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition

The exhibit encompasses four main themes: harmony, adversity, courage and justice. It is art that aspires to inform and educate, to inspire and transform, to change and reshape. The Art of Zhen Shan Ren tells the true stories of those who uphold universal values and freedom, stories from which we can all learn valuable lessons and strengthen our awareness of what is truly important. The unique quality and significance of this exhibit serves to both inform and culturally enrich.

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