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New Board Appointments for UWA Business School

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Mr Adrian Fini, Executive Director Development, Mirvac WA Ltd, and Mr Jimmy Wilson, President of BHP Billiton's Stainless Steel Materials customer sector group have been appointed to The UWA Business School Board of Directors.

Singapore Graduation

Thursday, 1 November 2007

More than 80 graduates attended the Singapore Presentation Ceremony held in August at the Raffles City Convention Centre including 52 Bachelor of Commerce students, 27 Master of Business Administration students, three Master of Business Research students and 1 Doctor of Business Administration student.

Successful Open Day at UWA Albany

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Over 200 school students and other members of the community streamed through the UWA Albany Centre recently and discovered just what might be involved if they chose to study at university in Albany.

Senior Executive Forum a Success

Thursday, 1 November 2007

The annual Senior Executive Forum held in July 2007 was an outstanding success with great contributions from Professors Jay Conger and Srikant Datar. More than 50 senior executives gathered at the Vines Resort for three days to discuss, debate and challenge strategy, leadership and implementation.

Teaching & Learning Update

Thursday, 1 November 2007

The Teaching and Learning (T&L) Committee meets monthly - the following is a summary of some of the significant highlights.

Promotions and Awards

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Leadership - a Core Philosophy at Hawaiian

Thursday, 1 November 2007

The unity of business and people is Hawaiian's core philosophy, a privately owned WA property investment and development group. Armed with this belief and a strong practice of staff development, Hawaiian selected the Leadership Development Program with AIM-UWA Business School Alliance as its training program for staff development.

Events

Thursday, 1 November 2007

The following is a list of current and upcoming events....

Business School graduate named a Humane Studies Fellow

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Business School graduate and inaugural winner of the Sir John Monash Award, Jean-Paul Carvalho, currently pursuing his PhD in Oxford, was recently named a Humane Studies Fellow by the Institute for Human Studies in Virginia, and invited to present his work at at a Colloquium in Washington D.C. The other winners included some of the top students from Harvard, Stanford and MIT.

Overseas Chapters

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Manila
The biannual student-alumni gathering for the Manila MBA program was held in August at The Rockwell Club in Manila. Organised to coincide with the a visit from UWA Business School staff, 50 guests celebrated their academic achievements and took the opportunity to meet other students and graduates living in the Philippines.

GRADUATE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Student survey results are in!
The GMA recently ran an online survey to receive MBA students' feedback on their experiences and how the GMA can have a positive impact.

Rewriting Australia - where do we come from and where might we be going?

Monday, 29 October 2007
One of Australia’s leading scholars of Australian Studies will give a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia on Wednesday (October 31) on what it means to think and write as Australians.

Professor Peter Beilharz, Professor in Sociology and Australian Studies at La Trobe University, will present his lecture Rewriting Australia in which he asks whether Australians are the bearers of a strong national narrative, or whether we rather tell stories governed by closer spheres of colony, city and region. He also considerers the

Logged-on Gen Y bloggers get philosophical at UWA

Friday, 26 October 2007

Most of them own a mobile and a computer, they’re often logged on 24/7, they usually have their own blog and a 2007 survey of Australian employers found they’re bad spellers, don’t bother with grammar and have little understanding of how to behave at work.

Science awards honour UWA research and teaching

Friday, 26 October 2007

The breadth of scientific research talent within The University of Western Australia has been confirmed with the announcement of Professor David Blair as Western Australian Scientist of the Year, Dr Kristen Nowak as Western Australian Young Scientist of the Year and Professor Paul McMenamin winning the Excellence in Science Teaching Award.

Premier Alan Carpenter last night announced the winners of the Premier’s Science Awards, which recognise outstanding achievements in Western Australian science.

Health issues forum to focus on ageing gay and lesbian community

Monday, 22 October 2007

With the emergence of an ageing HIV-positive population in Australia, health issues facing the older and ageing gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and intersex community in Western Australia will be the focus of a forum to be held at The University of Western Australia this week.

The third annual GRAI Forum, a free public event, will be held this Wednesday October 24, 2007, at 6pm, in Theatre Auditorium of the University Club at UWA.

Public lectures to probe equity and diversity

Friday, 19 October 2007

Recent achievements in equity and diversity may be threatened by an emerging political climate that may be more tolerant of stereotyping based on race, gender, or belief, according to UWA Professor of Psychology Stephan Lewandowsky.

A new series of free public lectures at The University Western Australia, which starts next week, will examine the role that science can play in shaping the emerging public discussion about equity and diversity.

Change climate change: Think future, Act now

Friday, 19 October 2007


UWA EXTENSION SPRING SCHOOL

‘CHANGE CLIMATE CHANGE: THINK FUTURE, ACT NOW’ - LECTURES BEGIN OCTOBER 23-24

Australia’s most prominent climate change speakers and activists will speak at the UWA Extension lecture series CHANGE CLIMATE CHANGE: THINK FUTURE, ACT NOW. Don't miss this opportunity to hear four of Australia's most prominent speakers and activists on critical issues associated with climate change, Bill Mollison, Peter Andrews, Callum Coats and John Law.

UWA celebrates women in engineering

Friday, 19 October 2007

Women are in a unique position to be able to bring exceptional life skills to the workplace, according to one of The University of Western Australia’s first female engineering graduates, Sue Murphy.

Ms Murphy, who was also the first female engineer employed by Western Australian construction firm Clough Engineering, will be the guest speaker at a cocktail party to honour women in engineering at The University of Western Australia’s Watersports Complex, from 6.30pm-8.30pm next Friday, October 26, 2007.

UWA's 'Birthday Party' gets conversation rolling

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

If you go to see the latest interpretation of Harold Pinter’s play, The Birthday Party, plan to spend a few hours afterwards mulling over exactly what might have happened.

The intriguing and conversation-inspiring play may be 50 years old but it has been given a fresh new treatment by The University of Western Australia’s Graduate Dramatic Society.

Pre-historic earth yields valuable new secrets for UWA scientists

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Ancient nickel-iron sulphide deposits, which are some of our most valuable mineral resources, provide important clues to help us understand the operation of the Earth’s systems more than 2.5 billion years ago.

Formed at a time when there was no oxygen and no complex life, these clues can help us find more deposits, according to Professor Mark Barley of the Centre for Exploration Targeting in The University of Western Australia’s School of Earth and Geographical Sciences.