A fascinating line-up of speakers will converge on The University of Western Australia next week for a major symposium on emotions and what motivates people to act as they do.
The ‘Emotions, Moods and Motivations’ Symposium will tease out the relationship between emotion and motivation in a diverse range of issues, including migration, trans-nationalism, eating, teaching and even pop music.
The University of Western Australia will host a free public lecture by a leading American scholar on ways to improve the quality of higher education through teaching.
Dr Mary Taylor Huber, Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the United States, will speak on ‘Building the Teaching Commons: Pedagogical Communities and Trading Zones’ on Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at 6pm in UWA’s Social Sciences Lecture Theatre.
One of the world’s finest international pianists will perform works by Bach, Liszt and Schubert when introducing local audiences to The University of Western Australia’s new hand-crafted Italian Fazioli grand piano next month.
Russian-born Nikolai Demidenko will give a recital, Built on Bach, in the Keyed Up! Piano Recital Series. This special debut performance on the Fazioli piano – which arrived at UWA’s School of Music last month – will take place in the Octagon Theatre on Sunday 29 July, 2007, at 5pm.
The University of Western Australia has maintained its strong commitment to admitting the brightest students, while ensuring fair access to tertiary study for all WA students, in announcing its 2010 admission requirements which will apply to current Year 10 students.
The Business School was privileged to host an invitation only breakfast forum with Professor John Coleman SJ, Chair of Jesuit Studies at St Thomas More College. The Chancellor of UWA, Dr Michael Chaney AO chaired the event as Professor Coleman delved into his topic of ‘Ethical challenges confronting the modern business leader'.
Engineers Australia has named 2007 the Year of Women in Engineering. They are planning a range of activities to educate people about engineering, the role of women in engineering and to showcase the successes and achievements of female engineers.
Science and technology based agriculture will play a major role in meeting the world’s increasing demand for food, but who will become the next generation of Australian scientists?
The University of Western Australia (UWA) Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (FNAS) believes the best way to encourage more students into science is to give them a practical arena for their studies, and, with this in mind, set up a viticulture project with secondary schools.
As part of this collaborate project, FNAS this week showcased a small vineyard, at the UWA Shenton Park field station, where students from various secondary schools can utilise the science they learn in the classroom to grow grapes and produce wine.