UWA symposium to celebrate career of Professor Brian Bosworth

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


UWA SYMPOSIUM TO CELEBRATE CAREER OF PROFESSOR BRIAN BOSWORTH


The University of Western Australia and the Institute of Advanced Studies will host a symposium next week to celebrate the work of Professor Brian Bosworth, retiring at the end of 2007 after 40 years' service at UWA.

UWA’S 2007 Fulbright Symposium to focus on social inclusion of Muslims

Friday, 6 July 2007

A stellar line-up of local, national and international speakers will gather at The University of Western Australia next month to focus on the complex and sometimes vexed issue of Muslim inclusion in the Western world.

UWA’s Centre for Muslim States and Societies, in conjunction with the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA), is hosting the three-day 2007 Fulbright Symposium ‘Muslim Citizens in the West: Promoting Social Inclusion’, at The University Club from August 1 to August 3.

John Hirst to examine the Australian national character at a UWA lecture

Thursday, 5 July 2007

The Australian national character will come under the microscope at The University of Western Australia next week.

Dr John Hirst’s lecture for UWA’s Institute of Advanced Studies, ‘The Australians: Insiders and Outsiders on the National Character since 1770’, will be held in the Social Sciences Lecture Theatre at 6pm, Tuesday, July 10, 2007.

UWA lecture examines food in Hebrew fiction

Friday, 29 June 2007

The role of food in Israeli literature will be the focus a free public lecture by Professor Nancy Berg at The University of Western Australia on Thursday, July 5, 2007.

UWA’s new podiatry clinic puts its best foot forward

Wednesday, 20 June 2007

The University of Western Australia has officially opened its new Podiatry Clinic, offering accessible, affordable podiatric services to the community.

The clinic offers general podiatry care, paediatric foot assessment, treatment for sports injuries of the foot and ankle, the prescription and manufacture of foot orthoses, diabetic foot assessment, diabetic wound management and minor podiatric surgery.

UWA symposium explores link between emotion and motivation

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

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.

American perspective on challenges for teaching

Monday, 18 June 2007

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.

UWA music Fazioli debut

Monday, 18 June 2007

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. 

UWA maintains commitment to excellence and access

Wednesday, 6 June 2007

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.

UWA turns up heat on climate change in June

Friday, 1 June 2007

The hot topic of climate change will take centre stage at The University of Western Australia next week with a series of lectures and a photographic exhibition to be held on campus.

Vice-Chancellor Alan Robson said UWA and the Department of Environment and Conservation had joined forces in response to growing community interest in climate change.

“The program has been put together to provide an opportunity for people to get information first hand from the experts,” Professor Robson said.