In a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia on August 2, 2007, distinguished Australian author and intellectual, Professor Robert Manne, will examine attempts by politicians, intellectuals and anthropologists – from AE Elkin to Noel Pearson – to develop a policy for the survival of Aboriginal society under conditions of modernity.
An impressive line up of experts from Australia and overseas will convene at The University of Western Australia next month to explore the many issues surrounding the responses to terrorism and the use of torture.
The Institute of Advanced Studies, in collaboration with the School of Psychology, Political Sciences and International Relations and the Crime Research Centre at UWA will host a timely series of public lectures from August 6 - 13, 2007, and a two and a half-day intensive symposium entitled: ‘Terrorism and Torture’ from August 9 - 11, 2007.
National Australia Bank Chief Executive Officer Ahmed Fahour will deliver a keynote address -‘Muslims in Australia: Promoting Social and Economic Inclusion’ - during a Fulbright Symposium at The University of Western Australia next month.
Mr Fahour’s address will be delivered during a lunch at The University Club from 12.15pm on Friday, August 3, 2007.
More than a quarter of students training at the Rural Clinical School of Western Australia have a rural background, the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia, Professor Alan Robson, said today.
“It is significant in that not only are we attracting some of the State’s top medical students to The University of Western Australia but, we are also ensuring that students who’ve grown up in regional WA are keen to go back and study there,” Professor Robson said.
Professor Alan Robson AM, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia, will succeed Professor Glyn Davis AC, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne as Chair of Australia’s Group of Eight universities on 1 September 2007.
Professor Robson said he was looking forward to taking on this new role at an exciting time for higher education in Australia.
Australian political history expert David McKnight will discuss progressive politics in Australia in the University Club Theatre Auditorium, at 6pm next Tuesday, July 24, 2007, as part of the inaugural New Critic Lecture Series.
An Associate Professor in Humanities at the University of Technology, Sydney, he will argue that progressive Australians can and should develop a new social and political vision.
A new Perth production of Oscar Wilde’s beloved play ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ features a remarkable family connection to the original 1895 London production.
Peter Clark, who will play Jack Worthing in the Graduate Dramatic Society production at The University of Western Australia’s Dolphin Theatre from July 27-28 and August 1-4 and 8-11, is the great, great nephew of Allan Aynesworth, who played Algernon in the original production at the St James Theatre more than a century ago.
Challenges associated with climate change will require diverse and strategic approaches to ensure both long and short term goals can be met, according to Professor Alistar Robertson, Dean of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at The University of Western Australia.
“Understanding the complexity and impact of climate change requires a cross disciplinary approach from all the sciences and even the professions. At UWA, our academics and researchers are keen to assist in that process of understanding,” Professor Robertson said.
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.