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 August 2019
Thursday 22
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Effective Feedback Website | More Information
This workshop outlines the importance of being able to receive and to provide feedback effectively. It provides participants with the tools to understand and manage emotional reactions to receiving feedback; and provide thorough, effective feedback to others.

10:00 - WORKSHOP - Giving Effective Student Feedback : A professional development workshop for UWA staff with a teaching support role. Website | More Information
For students to learn feedback needs to be timely, tangible and targeted. This workshop will consider the nature of formative and summative feedback and consider University policy on feedback and expectations. Register through the link provided.

11:00 - WORKSHOP - Google Scholar for Researchers : Get the best out of Google Scholar for your research Website | More Information
Everyone Googles... but do you really know how to get the best out of Google Scholar for your research? This hands-on workshop will demonstrate the best tips and tricks to use Google to find scholarly material.

13:00 - WORKSHOP - Giving Effective Student Feedback : A professional development workshop for UWA staff with a teaching support role. Website | More Information
For students to learn feedback needs to be timely, tangible and targeted. This workshop will consider the nature of formative and summative feedback and consider University policy on feedback and expectations. Register through the link provided.

15:00 - SEMINAR - CMSS Seminar : Family Violence and Your Visa More Information
Family violence and violence against women remain a major issue globally and in Australia. This affects migrant communities, including Muslim families, in Australia. In this presentation, Rachel Mathewson will outline the Home Affairs provisions and support provided for visa-holders affected by (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Past sea-level changes, environments and coastal demography. Is archaeology missing some critical factors? And if so, why? More Information
Abstract: This talk has three main sections: 1. An outline of the main sedimentary processes controlling coastal and marine archaeological sites, with a focus on Australia's NW shelf. This is relevant because it is a critical control upon much archaeological work in NW Australia, but it is poorly (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Mathematics and Statistics colloquium : Convex surfaces of constant Gauss curvature and partially free boundaries More Information
Consider a pair of parallel planes in and a strictly convex closed curve laying on one of the planes. Is there a convex hypersurface of constant Gauss curvature such that it is trapped between the planes, the curve is on its boundary, and the surface strikes the other plane at given constant (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Women, Inequality and the Butterfly Effect : The 2019 Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture by Antoinette Kennedy AO Website | More Information
The “butterfly effect” was coined in 1972 by Edward Lorenz in a talk titled “does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?” It models how a small action can have a significant impact.

In this year’s Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture, the Honourable Antoinette (...)
Friday 23
10:00 - WORKSHOP - Research and Communication Skills in Curriculum : A professional development workshop for UWA staff with a teaching support role Website | More Information
The teaching of these skills is vital to our students’ critical thinking and problem solving but are often overlooked. This workshop will introduce a framework to help you identify and embed these skills into your curriculum. Register through the link provided.

11:00 - SEMINAR - UWA Linguistics Seminar : The challenges of community- led language and country maintenance More Information
What are the realities and challenges of community-led, on-country language-revitalisation/maintenance of Martu languages in the Western Desert today?

After graduating from the ANU in 2015 with Honours in Language Studies, Duke (Garry Earl-Spurr) moved to the East Pilbara in mid-2016 (...)

13:00 - STAFF EVENT - Research and Communication Skills in Curriculum : A professional development workshop for UWA staff with a teaching support role Website | More Information
The teaching of these skills is vital to our students’ critical thinking and problem solving but are often overlooked. This workshop will introduce a framework to help you identify and embed these skills into your curriculum. Register through the link provided.

13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Lunchtime Concert | Irwin Street Collective and UWA Voice: Handel's German Arias More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from with the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

This week we welcome back the ever-popular Irwin Street Collective in conjunction with UWA's talented voice students (...)

13:30 - PRESENTATION - UWA Staff Appraisee Training Website | More Information
The staff appraisal process is a critical part of supporting our staff and the University as a whole in achieving the UWA 2030 vision. Staff appraisals provide an opportunity to reflect on your performance and development over the past 12 months, and discuss objectives and development goals for (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series : PhD Proposals More Information
Presentation 1:

In the wake of choice: Perth’s autonomous women’s engagement with the discourse of choice via post-abortion narratives presented by Dorinda ’t Hart.

Pro-abortion discourse generally presents abortion as an unproblematic event in the course of a woman’s (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Groups and Combinatorics Seminar: Hassan Alavi, 4pm Aug 23 in Weatherburn LT More Information
Speaker: Hassan Alavi (Buali Sina University, Iran)

Title: On transitive automorphism groups of 2-designs

Time and place: 4pm Friday 23 Aug 2019, Weatherburn LT

Abstract: A 2-design with parameters (v,k,lambda) is an incidence structure consisting of a set of v (...)
Monday 26
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Why "home" matters the most for people on the move Website | More Information
A public lecture by Paolo Boccagni, Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Trento, Italy and 2019 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

All across social sciences and humanities, "home" has emerged as a unique research topic, despite its inherent ambiguity (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Anthropology and Sociology Public Lecture More Information
All across social sciences and humanities, “home” has emerged as a unique research topic, despite its inherent ambiguity, as it bridges a variety of divides - public vs private, material vs immaterial, descriptive vs prescriptive, “us” vs “them”. However, under conditions of displacement and large-s (...)
Tuesday 27
1:00 - EVENT - Conducting a comprehensive literature search (Humanities and Social Sciences focus) Website | More Information
Ensure that your literature searching is effective, efficient and thorough. Learn how to:

Develop a search strategy; identify relevant, scholarly information sources and; use tools and techniques to track the literature related to your research. This session has a Humanities and Social (...)

12:00 - TUTORIAL - Comprehensive literature searching for STEM researchers Website | More Information
Feeling a bit lost trying to navigate the deluge of scholarly literature in your area of research? Let us help you feel confident that you are finding the best and most relevant information for your literature review in an efficient and effective way. We will show you how to:

- Develop a (...)

13:00 - WORKSHOP - Anthropology and Sociology Research Workshop More Information
Interested Postgraduate Students and Early Career Researchers whose research engages with themes of migration, home, identity and belonging are invited to attend a special research workshop with Professor Paolo Boccagni. Participants will give brief presentations summarising their research on these (...)


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