Matt Brown

Researcher to discuss the future of genetic research

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Recent research in genetics has shown huge potential to enable medicine to move beyond therapy to disease prevention and radically improve the health of our community.

This exciting possibility will be the subject of the 2012 Ian Constable Lecture, to be given by Professor Matt Brown, Director of the Diamantina Institute.

CarmenLawrence

Dr Carmen Lawrence to deliver Reid Oration on equality and education

Monday, 15 October 2012

Egalitarianism, the idea that each person has equal worth; that any limitations on achievement and ability to share in society's goods should be systematically broken down, is a goal that UWA's Winthrop Professor Carmen Lawrence has always been passionately committed to achieving.

In this year's Reid Oration, Dr Lawrence, who served on the recent Commonwealth review of school funding in Australia, will discuss the importance of equality in education.

Sally Young

Lecture to spotlight power and influence of Australian media

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

The power and influence of Australian media is the topic of a public lecture by a visiting political scientist at The University of Western Australia next week.

Ignore oceans at our peril: Expert

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

If we ignore our close emotional attachment to the ocean, then the future is dire for our species and for our planet.

Ms Gail Kelly

Gail Kelly to deliver Vincent Fairfax Oration on Leadership

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Westpac CEO and Managing Director Gail Kelly will deliver the Vincent Fairfax Oration on Leadership at The University of Western Australia next Monday.

Professor Louis Charland

Passionate plea for passion in psychiatry

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

The study of human passions has vanished from Western psychiatry and should be restored, according to a visiting professor who will give a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia.

The Hon. Greg Combet AM, MP

Federal Climate Change Minister explains carbon price

Monday, 18 June 2012

The Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the Hon. Greg Combet AM, MP, delivered a public joint lecture on ‘Understanding Climate Change and the Carbon Price' to 250 guests at The University of Western Australia last week.

Winthrop Professor Klaus Regenauer-Lieb

Tapping geothermal energy to create fresh water for WA

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia will investigate the use of geothermal energy to desalinate groundwater in WA.

History, novelty and virtue in ecological restoration

Monday, 28 May 2012

The role and value of historical reference in the face of intensifying environmental and ecological change will be the subject of a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia this Wednesday night.

Ocean of opportunities to understand eye function

Monday, 21 May 2012

The oceans are filled with exquisite examples of how different animals' eyes use light for survival - and knowing how these eyes work is useful for understanding and even improving human vision.

Shaun P. Collin

Lecture series to shine spotlight on our oceans

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Australia is a maritime nation with more territory in the ocean than on land and an economy that relies heavily on its oceans through fisheries, oil and gas and tourism.

In a new lecture series ‘Ocean Solutions for Humanity's Grand Challenges‘, presented by the Institute of Advanced Studies and The UWA Oceans Institute, experts will explore ways in which safe and sustainable uses of our oceans can open a pathway of wealth and well-being through what is, in effect, our last frontier.

Noongar rights denied by colonial laws: expert

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

The ways in which early Swan River colonists used British law to deny the rights of Noongar people will be examined in a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Passmore

Expert to discuss causes of dementia

Monday, 14 May 2012

International Health and dementia expert Professor Passmore will discuss the causes of brain degeneration in dementia in a free public lecture at UWA this Tuesday 15 May.

Once considered a rare disorder, dementia is now seen as a major public health problem that is seriously affecting thousands of older Australians and their families.

Girl with destroyed building

Researcher to discuss War and Sexual Violence

Friday, 27 April 2012

Rape and sexual torture of women in times of war and crisis is not a new phenomenon. However it was only recently, following reports of mass rapes perpetrated during the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and in Rwanda, that the use of rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war has been widely discussed.

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Shale Gas and 'Fracking': Environmental Saviour or Devil Incarnate?

Friday, 27 April 2012

The controversial subject of shale gas and the use of "fracking" (hydraulic fracturing) will be the subject of a free public lecture at UWA this Monday 30 April by visiting UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Professor-at-Large Derek Elsworth.

Joanna Bourke

The Experience of Combat

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The recounting of atrocities of war will be the subject of a free public talk at UWA this week by Professor Joanna Bourke, Professor of History in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck College.

Mary Gentile

Public lecture to ask: ‘Do ethics make us happy?’

Thursday, 29 March 2012

We often view our ethical decisions as constraints on action - a set of "thou shalt nots". What if we instead looked at these choices as the opportunities to be more of who we already are, at our best?

Unquenchable thirst is sucking Australia dry: expert

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Torrents of underground water from the heart of the Mojave Desert flow into Las Vegas casino waterfalls, fountains, lagoons and wave machines - an example of water use that is sucking America dry, according to one of the world's leading water authorities.

US Water Crisis expert to discuss water management lessons for Australia

Friday, 2 March 2012

Robert Glennon, Professor of Law at the University of Arizona and author of Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It will give a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia on 6 March.

Sexualisation of girls and the digital age

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Spray tans, make-up and padded bras for pre-adolescent girls are some of the heavily marketed products that promote a sexualised appearance for girls in modern society.