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Student Events
 August 2013
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 - 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 - 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

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 - 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.


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.
Wednesday 21
13:00 - SEMINAR - CAREERS MONTH: Guild Volunteering Opportunities Seminar - Volunteering and career development : Not only is volunteering an opportunity to give back to the community but it provides invaluable experience which can be included on your resume and helps to boost your employablity. Come and learn more about the value of volunteering and the opportunities available. Website | More Information
Don’t wait until you graduate to get real-world experience: Come hear from Guild Volunteering about how you can start acting locally to provide solutions to some of society’s greatest challenges. Learn, firstly, about the changing demands placed on graduates and the imperative for broad-minded social responsibility in the corporate world. Then, learn how you can start responding to these challenges now to ensure that when you graduate you can gain meaningful employment that makes a positive contribution to society.

Guild Volunteering provides a range of ways to engage with community for first-time volunteers or for students looking to cut their teeth on a high-commitment leadership opportunity

All students welcome!

Book on UWA CareerHub - https://uwa.careerhub.com.au

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : An Impressionist Account of Water Pollution in China with Allusions to Mel Gibson’s Apocalyto. Website | More Information
After presenting a brief introduction and overview (based mainly on journalistic and secondary source articles), I rapidly show a succession of mostly web images picturing China's water pollution.

Stills from Mel Gibson's movie Apocalyto are gradually introduced to weave a comparison and contrast from another great civilisation, this one just beyond the peak of its power and about to be invaded by a technologically superior empire. Thoughts about the tendencies and behaviours of the human species are introduced to invite questions about the present and near to medium future.

Short bio:

Mark C. Williams, Ph.D., Professor of Applied Positive Psychology, Shenzhen University China since 2008, researches and lectures in applying positive psychology to education and life; and Western civilization and biblical interpretations.

With road ranging tertiary qualifications in the sciences and humanities, and experience in interdisciplinary university education on many levels in Australia and internationally (China, Malaysia, Kiribati, Germany, USA and UK), including MBA and DBA courses, he has published over 60 scholarly publications, 4 books, and been awarded 4 research grants, 4 teaching excellence awards, and served as principal supervisor for 9 successful doctorates and assisted many more.

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

****All Welcome****
Thursday 22
13:00 - WORKSHOP - Maths for Science students : MathsSmart, Student Services Website | More Information
It's no secret that scientists (and others) use numbers, formulas, graphs and tables in their work. This workshop discusses some of the mathematical techniques you will find useful in your scientific studies. Topics include fractions, decimals, percentages, rates, Scientific Notation, the SI Unit System and calculator use.

Recommended for anyone studying a Science unit and finding the numeracy aspects challenging.
Friday 23
19:30 - EVENT - Artistry! Innovation Website | More Information
Be part of this special performance featuring Australia’s own mezzo-soprano Caitlin Hulcup, who returns to Perth as part of a unique UWA Artist in Residency program. Based in Vienna, Caitlin has appeared at leading opera houses including Wiener Staatsoper, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Royal Opera House London and Bayerisches Staatsoper. In this concert she joins the UWA Symphony Orchestra in the magnificent acoustic of St Mary’s Cathedral who partner with UWA in this performance.
Monday 26
12:00 - EVENT - Global Fair Week Website | More Information
"This coming week AIESEC UWA is bringing four days of culture, food and entertainment onto the UWA campus! The Global Fair aims to give students an opportunity to experience cultures from around the world and promotes a willingness to continue discovering and understanding different cultures.



Throughout the week, between 12-2pm there will be different things for students to come and see. Come visit us anytime during the Global Fair and get the chance to win a free exchange overseas!



The Global Fair will then conclude with a Quiz Night at The Albion Hotel in Cottesloe for a night of fun trivia, food and refreshments and unique prizes.

· Monday 26th August, Oak Lawn: Cultural Chinese Activities

· Tuesday 27th August, Oak Lawn: Cultural Food Stalls

· Wednesday 28th August, Oak Lawn: Cultural Games Day - 1pm: “Culture Shock” info session at Moot Court, Law - Find out about global exchange opportunities here!

· Thursday 29th August, Business School Foyer: AIESEC information stall - 7:30pm: Quiz Night at The Albion Hotel, Cottesloe. Tickets are $10 with 6 – 8 on a table; tickets will be sold throughout Global Fair Week or contact [email protected]

For more information visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/aiesecglobalfair "

13:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - What Good is Christianity? : A UWA Chaplain's International Lecturer, Dr Mangalwadi brings experience and research to shed light on western culture. Website | More Information
What GOOD is Christianity? How would Australia look without it? Dr Vishal Mangalwadi: international author, philosopher and social reformer Vishal grew up in India, surrounded by Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic influences. In his teens he became a Christian, attracted to the life and teachings of Jesus. After studying philosophy at university, and spending time living in a Hindu ashram, he began to recognise the enormous benefits that the Bible has given to Western nations. Vishal and his wife Ruth turned down attractive US job offers. Instead they chose to minister among disadvantaged communities in rural India. They battled infanticide, corruption and entrenched poverty. Vishal even spent time in jail because of his efforts to help the people. He constantly asked himself: Why are some nations more successful than others? It led to the publication two years ago of his best-seller: The Book That Made Your World. in which he tracked key biblical influences that have shaped the West today. Much is broadcast about religious hypcrisy but what is the bible's enduring value? Has Christianity done any good in our culture? If so, what? Come and hear Vishal’s unique story and inspiring insights. www.whatgood.net.au

13:00 - SEMINAR - CAREERS MONTH - INTERNATIONAL CAREERS WEEK: Marketing Yourself in Australia – work, study AND stay : Are you an international student who wants to gain work experience in Australia? Find out what you need to do to market yourself effectively to Australian employers. Website | More Information
This workshop is aimed at UWA’s international students to assist them in developing strategies for marketing themselves successfully to Australian employers. Learn about the importance of self –marketing, utilising contacts, researching and networking skills effectively, as well as managing employer expectations.

Bookings essential on CareerHub - https://uwa.careerhub.com.au
Tuesday 27
12:00 - WORKSHOP - Writing and reading maths : MathsSmart, Student Services Website | More Information
Introduces some standard mathematical language (notations) useful in all areas of maths. Being fluent with this language often enables you to make the transition from brain to paper with ease so you can demonstrate a logical flow of ideas. This will make your work clearer to those who assess it. Notations covered include sets and their operations, factorials, summations, quantifiers ("for all", "there exists"), logical implication and examples of good mathematical writing.

Recommended for anyone studying maths or stats units.

13:00 - Colloquium - Predicting Self-Harm Among Psychiatric Inpatients in Real Time: An Example of Practice-Based Evidence : Psychology Colloquium More Information
Despite suicidal ideation exhibiting variability, limited research has examined the short-term course of suicidal ideation. We hypothesised first, that distinct patterns of suicidal ideation could be identified by tracking daily ratings of suicidal thinking, and second that a predictive model based on these ratings could allow early identification of those who self-harm. Latent Growth Class Analysis identified five classes on the basis of similar patterns of change in suicidal ideation. Patients who displayed prolonged suicidal ideation could be identified with improved sensitivity (89.66%) and negative predictive power (94%), compared to a model based on routine ratings of suicidality by staff at admission. These patients had a five-fold increased risk of self-harm. Therefore, daily measurement of suicidal ideation may identify inpatients at risk of self-harm, help to inform clinical decision-making and develop etiological models.

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