Friends of the Library: March Speaker - Dr Ian McLeod

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Shipwrecks and salvage: Dr Ian MacLeod

Venue: Reid Library Meeting Room, UWA

Time: Doors open 7:00pm. There will be a short AGM at 7:15pm followed by the speaker at 7:30pm.

Cost:  $5 donation (Friends of the Library members free)

The UWA and Temasek Polytechnic celebrate 10 years of student exchange

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Last Friday, 27 February, a celebration was held at Temasek Polytechnic marking the 10th year of the UWA Temasek exchange program. The celebration was attended by His Excellency the Australian High Commissioner for Singapore, Mr Philip Green, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at UWA, Professor Krishna Sen, Associate Dean (International) Nick Harney as well as Media and Communication lecturers and dignitaries and staff from Temasek Polytechnic.

New degree to tackle emerging global development challenges

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

A unique new international development degree at The University of Western Australia aims to equip students with the skills needed to tackle the increasingly complex array of global challenges facing aid and development agencies.

Nicola Fraschini

Introducing Dr Nicola Fraschini, Lecturer in Korean.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

The School of Social Sciences is delighted to welcome a new member of staff to the Asian Studies Discipline, Dr Nicola Fraschini, Lecturer in Korean. Nicola comes to UWA from Sogang University Korean Language Education Center and this semester he is coordinating our first year Korean undergraduate unit KORE1401.

Mark Beeson

Iraq: graveyard of the believers - Mark Beeson writes for The Conversation

Monday, 2 March 2015

Professor Mark Beeson from Political Science and International Relations  regularly contributes to The Conversation. This week he wonders whether the motivation for Tony Abbott's apparent desire to send combat troops to Iraq owes something his religously-informed view of the world: Iraq: graveyard of the believers

Mixed Race in Australia and the region - 8-10 June 2015, call for abstracts

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Mobilities and Belonging Initiative are calling for abstracts for their Mixed Race in Australia and the region symposium being held 8-10 June 2015 at UWA.

David Mickler

David Mickler and Mark Beeson write for The Conversation

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Political Science and International Relations lecturers David Mickler and Mark Beeson both have articles in The Conversation this week.

Professor Philip Mead

UWA takes Australian literature to the world with its latest free online course offering

Monday, 23 February 2015

Literature lovers around the world will be able to take advantage of a resurgence of interest in Australian literature thanks to The University of Western Australia's newest online course.

Mark Beeson

Can democracy cope? - Mark Beeson writes for The Conversation

Monday, 16 February 2015

Professor Mark Beeson from Political Science and International Relations  regularly contributes to The Conversation. This week he considers whether democracies are facing multiple challenges from globalisation and a loss of legitimacy that may mean that they can no longer be able to deal with contemporary problems: Can democracy cope?

 

National Experimental Arts Forum comes to Perth in 2015

Friday, 13 February 2015

The Australia Council for the Arts has announced the second National Experimental Arts Forum
will be held in Perth in October 2015.

Australia Council Director Emerging and Experimental Arts Dr David Sudmalis said the two day event would
be held from Monday, 5 October to Tuesday, 6 October at the Perth Cultural Centre. It will be organised by
SymbioticA, The Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts, based at the University of Western Australia.
“The Australia Council is pleased to support the second National Experimental Arts Forum, which will be led