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 May 2013
Thursday 02
16:00 - SEMINAR - Social Justice and Higher Education: A good partnership or mutually exclusive? : SESE Seminar More Information
What is the relationship between Higher Education and Social Justice? Is there one? Does Higher Education promote social justice in society or, rather, does it create social injustice? These troubling questions are the ones we attempt to address in our recent publication ‘Social Justice and Higher (...)
Wednesday 08
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : “Public health – making a difference”. Website | More Information
“This presentation will outline some of the public health challenges facing Australia, discuss the role of advocacy, and describe campaigns that have helped to change policy, behaviour and public health in Australia”.

Brief bio.

Mike Daube is Professor of Health Policy at (...)
Wednesday 15
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Science for the Future Website | More Information
A public lecture by Ian Chubb, Chief Scientist of Australia.

In this inaugural Rio Tinto-UWA Education Partnership lecture, Professor Ian Chubb will discuss the importance of science to Australia’s future and its place in the world.

Professor Ian Chubb was appointed to the (...)
Thursday 16
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : "IWRM and water resource modelling project experiences in Africa by our Aurecon Water Resources." Website | More Information
My Seminar deals with two Aurecon Projects on opposite ends of the African Continent that might appear widely divergent, but which are actually closely related within the domain of IWRM.   Nile Basin DSS:   Aurecon is the lead consultant on Pilot Studies on the development and establishment of the (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Water and Society: How do We Achieve Social Transformation? Website | More Information
A cross-disciplinary forum.

The importance of water and its impact on society will continue to be one of the key challenges for future generations struggling with droughts, floods and the availability of clean drinking water. The need for cross-disciplinary strategies to deal with the (...)
Wednesday 22
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Effects of reservoir operations on the biogeochemistry of Deadwood Reservoir, USA Website | More Information
Deadwood Reservoir was created in 1931 by impoundment of the Deadwood River by Deadwood Dam. It is located in west-central Idaho, USA, at approximately 1600 m above sea level, in an extremely harsh environment where winter temperatures regularly reach 30 degrees below zero. The U.S. Bureau of (...)
Wednesday 29
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : External and Internal Casualties of War: A Psychological Perspective Website | More Information
The external casualties of war have an obvious presence to the interested observer and encompass human, environmental and political dimensions. The internal casualties of war are less obvious and more intimately experienced.

Working with the human aftermath of military conflict has (...)

 June 2013
Wednesday 12
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Image Analysis and Visualization Research in the Centre for Exploration Targeting. Website | More Information
Geologists and geophysicists have to deal with a wide range of data sets and image types acquired from a variety of sources. This talk will give an overview of the image analysis and visualization work being conducted in the Centre for Exploration Targeting.

Image processing topics will (...)
Wednesday 19
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Madagascar and Great Barrier Reef corals reveal a multidecadal signature of rainfall and river runoff . Website | More Information
Pacific Ocean sea surface temperatures (SST) influence rainfall variability on multidecadal and interdecadal timescales in concert with the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) and Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO). Rainfall variations in locations such Australia and North America are therefore (...)
Wednesday 26
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Language attitudes and us Website | More Information
Language attitudes are inextricably linked to linguistic variation and deeply tied up to groups of people and what is believed about them. The study of people’s beliefs about language, including evaluations and discriminations of language variety, falls in the area of sociolinguistics known as folk (...)

 July 2013
Wednesday 03
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Lake Baikal: The Pearl of Siberia. Website | More Information
Lake Baikal has a unique natural heritage. There is no other water body similar to this huge fresh-water reservoir whose maximum depth exceeds 1 mile (1,600 m). The lake contains about 20% of the world’s unfrozen freshwater; more than that held in all of the Great Lakes of North America.

(...)
Wednesday 10
16:00 - EVENT - CWR Presents : Surface water convergence and divergence due to wind vorticity Website | More Information
Using a numerical model, FANTOM3D, horizontal circulation observed at the head of Tokyo Bay on the 10th of August 2001 was shown to appear in conjunction with surface water convergence.

The effect of negative wind vorticity and other components, such as river discharge and heating/coolin (...)
Wednesday 17
16:00 - EVENT - CWR Presents : Spectral detection of stress-related pigments in Samphires of Western Australia Website | More Information
Wetlands in north-western Australia have significant national and international value since they sustain a large number of endemic Samphire, species growing under saline, waterlogged, and dry conditions. We investigate the ecophysiological aspects of these succulent species using a combination of (...)
Thursday 18
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Reaching new heights: antioxidants in wheat : 10 years of research on how to enhance levels of antioxidant compounds in wheat Website | More Information
Cereals typically are not considered as dietary sources of antioxidants even though they can compare well with some berries known for their high antioxidant content. Wheat antioxidant levels vary substantially –even within a cultivar– across years and geographic location. Learning how to enhance (...)
Tuesday 23
18:00 - ALUMNI EVENT - The 2013 George Seddon Lecture : Is Central Perth Getting Better? – A View from Seddon Perspectives Website | More Information
The Annual George Seddon Lecture series will be presented this year by Peter Newman, John Curtin Distinguished Professor of Sustainability, Curtin University.

The lecture will present perspectives on the liveliness, greening, residential qualities, regeneration projects, foreshore and (...)
Wednesday 24
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Presents : Identifying performance benchmarks in Ghanaian agriculture through efficiency analysis. Website | More Information
Agricultural production in Ghana is mainly carried out by smallholder farmers on a subsistence basis. Smallholders constitute about 95% of the farming population and produce 80% of the annual output.

This study investigates the level of technical efficiency of farms using a sample of 294 (...)

 August 2013
Tuesday 06
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Australian agriculture and global food security : 2050 Food - Lecture Series Website | More Information
A public lecture by Winthrop Professor Kadambot H.M Siddique, AM FTSE, Director, The UWA Institute of Agriculture.

Cost: Free, Register: https://2050food.eventbrite.com.au/#

Australia is currently a net food exporting country and about 70% of the food produced is exported. The (...)
Sunday 11
10:00 - OPEN DAY - 2013 Open Day : Join us for our Centenary Open Day and experience all that UWA has to offer Website | More Information
Come and find out about our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, career options, scholarship opportunities, our valuable research, community programs and facilities.

There's also residential college tours, hands-on activities, live music, entertainment, and plenty of fun activities (...)
Monday 12
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Lifting Africans out of poverty : an overview of the strategy and activities of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Website | More Information
The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) sets clear targets: by 2020 its research efforts will have contributed to lifting 11 million Africans out of poverty and to restoring 7.5 million hectares of land into sustainable use. IITA's Deputy Director General for Research, Prof Ylva (...)
Wednesday 21
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 (...)


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