The role of women working in corrective services will be the subject of the 2011 Grace Vaughan Memorial lecture held at The University of Western Australia on Monday 14 March 2011.
To mark the centenary year of International Women's Day, Emerita Professor Anne Worrall, former Director of the Centre for Criminological Research at Keele University in the UK, will explore the history and present day place of women who work in statutory and voluntary corrective services.
The challenges for Australia in discharging its responsibilities towards refugees will be the subject of the 2010 Manning Clark Day of Ideas, presented by UWA's Institute of Advanced Studies, on Saturday, October 16, 2010.
A member of the Australian-Indonesian research team who announced the discovery of Homo floresiensis - known as the‘hobbit' - will give a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia about the current research on their remarkable find.
A major global challenge is to satisfy the growing energy demand – in the face of peak oil - while simultaneously balancing the needs of environment and economy.
In a public lecture at UWA this week, Derek Elsworth, Professor of Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering at Penn State University, will explore the significant role subsurface science may play in brokering such a technological and societal transition.
Multi-award winning author Anna Haebich will visit UWA next week to deliver the Institute of Advanced Studies' annual New Critic Lecture. Her lecture will explore the controversial case of Perth stepmother Martha Rendell, 100 years after her execution for the murder of her three small step children.
At the conclusion of a report on a patent litigation involving the drug Viagra, The Economist quoted one of the attorneys involved as saying, “Forget horse racing, patent litigation is the true sport of kings.”
The controversial issues surrounding patent litigation will be the subject of a free public lecture at UWA next week, to be given by Professor Joel Bernstein of Ben-Gurion University.
Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University, Fr. Borys Gudziak, will visit UWA next week to speak about the work of the Ukrainian Catholic University in post-Soviet Ukraine and on the broader theme of the place of Christian Spirituality in a post-Modern world.
Winthrop Professor Carmen Lawrence will explore what we know - and need to know - about the human psyche to make any progress in crafting workable solutions to the problem of climate change when she presents The University of Western Australia's 2010 Joseph Gentilli Memorial Lecture.
The challenges faced by individuals and families around Australia who are struggling to integrate the demands of work with the needs of home and community life will be explored at the annual Grace Vaughan Memorial lecture held at The University of Western Australia.
One of the world's most highly cited mathematicians, Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger AM FAA, will confront the crisis that faces us as the supply of maths graduates and teachers fails to meet the demand in a public lecture where she will address the question - What must Australia do to properly equip itself for the future?
Germaine Greer seems to have been a trigger for outbursts of acrimony ever since the publication of The Female Eunuch forty years ago, but what was the book actually about, and why has it entrenched such violent reactions in Australia since 1970?
The lives of some of Australia’s brave women pioneers will be under the spotlight at UWA next week when visiting author Susanna de Vries presents a free public lecture based on her recent book Females on the Fatal Shore.
An adviser to the US administration, and world expert on supergravity, Professor Sylvester (Jim) Gates has had the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science conferred on him by UWA Chancellor Dr Michael Chaney at the University's Autumn Graduations.