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Student Events
 August 2013
Tuesday 13
12:00 - WORKSHOP - Algebra: Expressions and Expansions : MathsSmart, Student Services Website | More Information
Introduces what is commonly known as basic algebra. Topics include the meaning of algebraic symbols, variables, terms, expressions, like terms, operations, expanding single and double brackets, equations and solving linear equations.

Recommended for anyone wanting to revise vital maths foundations.

13:00 - TALK - CAREERS MONTH - Industrial Relations Association - Careers Panel : What does it take to get your career in work and employment relations started? Why not ask a professional! Website | More Information
Studying commerce, arts, or law? Not sure how your future career is going to look like after uni? Interested in work and employment relations? This is your opportunity to find out what you career in the field of work and employment relations can look like.

The UWA Career Centre and the Industrial Relations Society of Western Australia are organising a forum of professionals involved in the field who will be sharing their career experiences, offer you the opportunity to ask questions on how to structure your own, as well as offer you an excellent networking opportunity to kick-off your prospective career.

When? 1-2pm - 13th of August 2014

Where? Hawaiian Tutorial Room (160, first floor) - UWA Business School

Costs? FREE. There is a door prize so make sure to register! Also some light refreshments will be offered.

Register on CareerHub at https://uwa.careerhub.com.au

The panel is comprised of individuals from a variety of backgrounds who are working for employer associations, trade unions, law firms, and the public sector.

The panel - more information on CareerHub: Jackson Mcdonald - Samantha Holmes; Department of Commerce - Helen Dooley; Gregor & Binet – Melanie Binet.

17:00 - SEMINAR - School of Music presents International Research Seminar - Chris Wortham and Julianne Baird: All’s well that ends well Website | More Information
The UWA School of Music Tuesday Seminar series runs every week in the Tunley Lecture Theatre (G5) at 5.00 pm. The series mixes visiting lecturers and presenters with presentations by the School's own research students at Honours, Masters and Doctor level. The focus and topic of presentations represents a flexible and attractive mix of conference-style papers, lecture-recitals and more informal sessions. The series makes a significant contribution to the musical and academic output of the School, as well as to the sense of community shared by staff and students alike.
Wednesday 14
9:00 - STUDENT EVENT - CAREERS: Science Library Career Question Drop-in : Got a careers question you want answered? Come and visit the Careers Centre display in the Science Library - Monday 12- Friday 16 August 2013 Website | More Information
The Careers Centre will be promoting its services and resources in the Science Library from Monday 12th to Friday 16th August 2013.

Got a question you want answered? A Career Adviser will be available from 1.00pm-2pm, (12, 13, 15 and 16th August only) to assist with a career or employment based question you might have. Just drop in and see us.

All students welcome!

16:00 - STUDENT EVENT - TICHR Prospective Postgraduate Student Evening : Postgraduate research and scholarship opportunities at TICHR, SPACH and PMH Website | More Information
Each year the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research hosts a Prospective Postgraduate Student Evening to inform potential students about the postgraduate opportunities available at the Institute, the School of Paediatrics and Child Health and Princess Margaret Hospital.

If you are interested in any of the 2014 projects https://www.childhealthresearch.org.au/study-with-us/become-a-student.aspx we suggest you attend the prospective student evening or contact the relevant researcher indicated in the booklet. The listed projects are a guide only and not a definitive list.
Thursday 15
9:00 - EVENT - Volunteer for the Save the Children UWA Branch Book Sale! Website | More Information
The 49th Annual Save the Children University Branch book sale is fast approaching, which means thousands of books will be soon be delivered to the Winthrop undercroft at UWA! Trucks will be dropping books off on the Thursday and Friday prior to the book sale (which runs from Friday the 16th to Wednesday the 21st of August).

And this is where we need YOU! Student volunteers are needed to help unload the trucks when they arrive. Any time you can spare (whether it's just between classes or for the whole day) would be greatly appreciated.

Volunteers are most needed on FRIDAY the 16th. If you would like to know more, or sign up to volunteer, please email [email protected]

10:00 - EVENT - Walk the Labyrinth : A walk around the labyrinth has been a powerful way to think things out, to find guidance, used in many cultures. More Information
A walk around a labyrinth has been a powerful way to think things out, to find guidance. It has been used in many cultures and many places. It is not a maze. The university chaplains will open a labyrinth on Oak Lawn for you to try. Just come along, we will provide some initial direction and then you can make your own discoveries.

13:00 - WORKSHOP - Algebra: Factorising : MathsSmart, Student Services Website | More Information
This builds on the previous workshop on basic algebra. Topics include polynomials, operations with polynomials, factorization of quadratics, difference of two squares.

Recommended for anyone wanting to revise vital maths foundations.

13:10 - PERFORMANCE - FREE Lunchtime Concert : Hackett Brass (Dr Alan Lourens and Friends) Website | More Information
Free 50min Concert every Thursday
Friday 16
17:00 - EVENT - Save the Children 49th Annual University Branch Book Sale Website | More Information
It is back again!...Over 100,000 books in more than 40 categories on sale plus CDs, DVDs and sheet music. Find us under the clock tower (Winthrop Undercroft).

Money raised from this great sale will help create a world where every child has a safe and happy childhood.

Friday 16 August 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Saturday 17 August 6:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday 18 August 8:00am - 6:00pm

Monday 19 August 9:30am - 6:30pm

Tuesday 20 August 9:30am - 6:30pm (1/2 price day)

Wednesday 21 August 9:30am - 3:00pm ($15/box day)

Please contact us on (08) 9267 3900 or visit https://www.savethechildren.org.au/events-near-you/events-in-wa for further details.

To volunteer contact Euro: [email protected] or 9387 6215. Student volunteers, please contact: [email protected]
Saturday 17
10:00 - FUNDRAISER - Zumbathon 4 Telethon : Shake your booty for charity More Information
Get grooving to the charity beat with Zumbathon. Shake youre booty for Telethon at the UWA Recreation and Fitness Cemtre, Saturday 17 August from 10am-2pm (come for as long or as little as you like). Professional instructors will be on hand to show you the moves so you can lose yourself in the funky latin rhythms. Entry is $10 at the door and all profits go to Telethon. Raffles, competitions and giveaways on the day will help raise even more money.
Sunday 18
15:00 - PERFORMANCE - Keyed Up! Roy Howart : Continuing in the Keyed Up! tradition, the School of Music is proud to host internationally distinguished artists in 2013. Indulge your senses in the renowned acoustic of the Callaway Music Auditorium and give your Sunday afternoons a new dimension! Website | More Information
Roy Howat is internationally renowned as both a pianist and scholar whose concerts, broadcasts and lectures regularly take him worldwide. A graduate of King's College, Cambridge, he made a special study of French music in Paris with Vlado Perlemuter, and is one of few British artists repeatedly invited to teach and play French music at major French-speaking Conservatoires and on French radio. Roy Howat has played concerts and broadcast with an array of distinguished soloists, chamber groups and singers. For Tickets: https://www.music.uwa.edu.au/concerts/keyed-up
Monday 19
7:00 - CANCELLED - EVENT - ISS Health and Wellbeing Month : Attention All International Students! A month of fun and health awaits you! Website | More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.



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International Student Services will be launching its Health and Wellbeing Month at UWA next Monday, 19th August.

The event will kick start with FREE weekly yoga/pilates classes starting on tuesday,20/8,1-2pm at Recreation & Fitness Centre's MPR room .

Furthermore, watch for and participate in our weekly Instagram competition starting next monday,19/8,to win ATTRACTIVE prizes.

Simply upload photos of you and your friends doing healthy activites with the following tags #ISSHWM13 #uwastudentguild #uwastudents and follow us at iss_healthandwellbeing

For more information on class sign ups and our event, like our facebook page! See you soon :)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Exercise and Cancer Survivorship Website | More Information
Professor Daniel Galvăo is a Research scientist in exercise oncology and the Director of the Edith Cowan University Health and Wellness Institute, Perth, Western Australia. His work has facilitated the use of exercise as an important strategy to mitigate treatment side effects and improve quality of life in cancer survivors. His publication highlights include lead authorship in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Oncology and co-authorship in the influential Position Statement in Exercise Oncology by the American College of Sports Medicine and Exercise and Sports Science Australia. He has been the recipient of national competitive project grants as a chief investigator from the National and Health Medical Research Council, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and Cancer Australia.
Tuesday 20
12:00 - WORKSHOP - Descriptive Statistics : MathsSmart, Student Services Website | More Information
A guide to some of the skills needed for summarising examining and comparing data sets. Topics include types of data, visual representation, measures of centre and spread, linear transformations, z-scores.

Recommended for anyone studying introductory stats.

13:00 - SEMINAR - Variability in respiration: possible origins, impact on cells and clinical implications : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: All respiratory variables including tidal volume and respiratory rate display significant cycle by cycle variabilities. The purpose of this talk is to 1) show how observed variabilities can provide useful clinical information; 2) explore the origins of respiratory variability; 3) demonstrate the cellular consequences of variability in stretch; and 4) review possibilities of implementing variabilities in life-support systems.

Analysis of variability in respiratory physiology has been shown to contain clinical information and can be used to diagnose diseases or predict exacerbation risk. For example, peak expiratory flows and respiratory resistance have been found to exhibit long-range correlations in asthmatic subjects. We introduced clinically useful risk measures such as the conditional probability that given the peak flow or resistance today, what is the probability that an exacerbation occurs within a given time period.

Virtually no study has examined the origin of variabilities. The respiratory rhythm generator is a neural network that generates rhythmic breathing. Computational models of the neural oscillator produce periodic rhythm without variability. However, introducing external noise in the tonic inputs to the neural network coupled with the passive mechanical properties of the respiratory system reproduces the characteristics of the observed variabilities related to spontaneous breathing suggesting that variability is fundamentally linked to the brain respiratory oscillator.

A consequence of variability in tidal breathing is that all adherent cells in the respiratory system are exposed to variable tidal stretch patterns. Our experimental data indicate that variability in stretch applied to cells significantly alters and often enhances essential cell functions such as cytoskeletal organization, surfactant secretion or mitochondrial ATP generation. Thus, variability at the level of the cell is essential for normal cell function that must have adapted to the presence of variabilities over hundreds of millions of years of evolution.

As a practical application, introducing variability in artificial life-support systems such as mechanical ventilators should improve the healing of the injured lung. We provide evidence that introducing variability in tidal volume during mechanical ventilation improves lung function such as compliance and gas exchange as well as reduces cellular inflammation and ameliorates surfactant secretion. Thus, variability in mechanical ventilation could reduce the time on the ventilator and mortality for patients with acute lung injury.

The Speaker: Prof. Béla Suki was born in Hungary and graduated as a physicist from the József Attila University in Szeged, Hungary. He received his PhD in biomechanics from the same university in 1987. His thesis advisor was Dr. Zoltán Hantos. As a post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Suki spent a year working with Dr. René Peslin at INSERM in Nancy, France in 1988 and then a year working with Dr. Jason Bates in the Meakins-Christie Laboratories in 1990. In 1991, he joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University as a research associate where he became assistant professor and then full professor in 2007. In the same year, he became a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering as well as Elected Biomedical Engineering Professor of the Year at Boston University. In 2009, he received a presidential award from the National Institutes of Health. He has organized and chaired many sessions and tracks at various international meetings and given over 110 invited talks at meetings, universities and hospitals. He has 2 patents and published 8 book chapters and 185 peer reviewed articles some of which appeared in top journals such as Nature, Lancet, PNAS and Phys Rev Lett. His current research includes variability in mechanical ventilation applied to infants, the interaction of enzymes and mechanical forces, the progressive nature of pulmonary emphysema, the role of variability in biology and modeling complex phenomena in physiology and biology.


13:00 - Colloquium - The Raine Study – A unique West Australian resource for health and medical researchers. : The Raine Study is one of the largest successful prospective cohorts of pregnancy, childhood, adolescence and now young adulthood in the world. More Information
The Seminar:The Raine Study is one of the largest successful prospective cohorts of pregnancy, childhood, adolescence and now young adulthood in the world. It began in 1989 at King Edward Memorial Hospital with the recruitment of 2,900 pregnant women in early pregnancy. These families were followed through pregnancy and 2,868 children born to the mothers have been reviewed in detail at ages 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 14, 17, 18, 20 and now at 23 years of age. Each member of the cohort has over 95,000 measures of health and disease and demographic data as well as information on more than 2.5 million genetic variants. The prospective longitudinal design of the Raine Study allows causal pathways of complex conditions such as cardiovascular, respiratory and psychiatric disease to be investigated. The Raine Study has already contributed to scientific research in many ways and led to novel discoveries across a range of disciplines, particularly childhood diseases.Since its inception in 1989, research studies using the Raine Study have generated more than $12.6 million from 27 grant applications from 12 funding bodies, the largest funding ($9.5 million) coming from the National Health & Medical Research Council. Research output has been increasing exponentially with over 130 research papers published in the past 3 years. The Raine Study is now moving into the adult years. At 23 years old, the cohort is well placed to assess the effects of the disturbing transition of obesity onset from the middle-aged population to younger age groups. By engaging with researchers in the fields of adult health and medicine the Raine Study has the potential to provide unprecedented data on the prevalence, clinical picture and risk factors for disease in early adulthood and beyond.

13:00 - EVENT - PAW's Cat Haven Information Session : obligation-free info sesh on volunteering opportunities with the Cat Haven! Website | More Information
In collaboration with UWA Guild Volunteering Hub, PAW are hosting an obligation-free info sesh on volunteering opportunities with the Cat Haven! Looks great on your CV & cuddling kitties always makes you feel good too.

There's also going to be a FREE Subway Lunch!

13:00 - TALK - CAREERS MONTH - Welcome to the W.A. Public Sector - employment opportunities abound! : Come along and hear from a representative of the Public Sector Commission who will discuss life in the WA public sector, how to apply for positions and where to find current vacancies. Website | More Information
Welcome to the Western Australian public sector and the never ending possibilities of working for the Government and contributing to the administration of the State. The public sector is made up of a wide range of government departments and agencies with locations throughout the whole of Western Australia. Although you may gain employment for one particular agency within the public sector you belong to a much larger workforce. Newly appointed public sector employees are given the opportunity to contribute to the efficient and effective administration of the State of Western Australia.

The variety of jobs in the public sector is huge - all students from all disciplines welcome.

Bookings on CareerHub - https://uwa.careerhub.com.au

17:00 - SEMINAR - School of Music presents International Research Seminar - Roy Howat and Paul Wright: Impressionism, Violin & Piano Website | More Information
The UWA School of Music Tuesday Seminar series runs every week in the Tunley Lecture Theatre (G5) at 5.00 pm. The series mixes visiting lecturers and presenters with presentations by the School's own research students at Honours, Masters and Doctor level. The focus and topic of presentations represents a flexible and attractive mix of conference-style papers, lecture-recitals and more informal sessions. The series makes a significant contribution to the musical and academic output of the School, as well as to the sense of community shared by staff and students alike.

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