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August 28, 2010toSeptember 17, 2010

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What’s ON at the UNSW – talks, events, open day, thesis competition, lectures, Australia Ensemble Lunch-Hour Concert 5, more

  • Saturday 28 August to Friday 17 September

Tuesday 31 August | Public Lecture | HIV Prevention

‘HIV Prevention: Current Challenges for Social Science’ presented by Professor Susan Kippax from the Social Policy Research Centre. Location: Room 250, Level 2, Robert Webster Building, UNSW Kensington campus. 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Free.  Booking is necessary. Contact: Duncan Aldridge (02) 9385 7802  sprcseminars@unsw.edu.au

Saturday 4 September – Sunday 5 September | Course | Your Gifted Child

Do you suspect, or have you been told, that your child is gifted? Are you feeling unsure about how to be an effective parent to your gifted child?  The course will be led by Professor Miraca Gross, an internationally recognised authority on the education of gifted and talented children and adolescents. Location: UNSW Kensington campus. 10am to 4pm. Refer to website for cost. Booking is necessary. Contact: Jennifer Eaton 9385 1979 j.eaton@unsw.edu.au  http://gerric.arts.unsw.edu.au/prnt_yrch.html

Saturday 4 September | Event | UNSW Open Day

One of the biggest days on the University calendar, UNSW Open Day is your chance to see the university up-close, meet lecturers and speak to students. Get your questions answered and find information to help you choose your ideal UNSW program. From 9am to 4pm, UNSW Kensington Campus. Contact: (02) 9385 1844

Wednesday 8 September | Event | 3 Minute Thesis Competition

The UNSW Interfaculty Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) will be a lively and competitive afternoon of ‘pitches’ from some of the brightest PhD students. Come along and see the stars of the future from all nine faculties at UNSW. Location: Science Theatre, UNSW Kensington campus. Free. Booking is necessary. Contact: (02) 9385 5500
enquiries.grs@unsw.edu.au

http://www.grs.unsw.edu.au/resources/threeminutecompetition.html

Wednesday 8 September | UNSW BrainFood Series |Nuclear – Solar Energies: Facts and Fictions Demystified

The BrainFood lecture series presents a discussion on the solar/nuclear debate facilitated by Professor Vassilios Agelidis. Speakers: Dr Mark Diesendorf, Institute of Environmental Studies at UNSW, and Professor Barry Brook, Sir Hubert Wilkins Chair of Climate Change, and Director of Climate Science at the Environment Institute, University of Adelaide. Location: Central Lecture Block Theatre 6, UNSW Kensington campus. Free. 6pm to 8pm. Booking is necessary. Contact: Jacob Henwood (02) 9385 3279 alumni@unsw.edu.au

Wednesday 8 September | Open Forum | Racism in Sport

This forum will explore the nature of racism in sport, and what the various codes, in particular the NRL, are doing to address the problem. The expert panel includes David Gallop, NRL CEO; Graeme Innes, Race and Disability Discrimination Commissioner; Dr Barry Judd, Monash University; Marcia Ella-Duncan, Deborah Healey & Megan Davis, UNSW.  Location: Law Building, G02 Law Theatre, UNSW Kensington campus. 6pm to 8pm. Free. Booking is necessary. Contact: Janette Murdoch (by 1 September 2010) (02) 9385 2252 j.murdoch@unsw.edu.au     http://www.ilc.unsw.edu.au/

Tuesday 14 September | Public Lecture | Why Does Becoming a Parent Make Men More Conservative?

Professor Janeen Baxter and Sandra Buchler, from the School of Social Science and Institute for Social Science Research, University of Queensland, discuss parenthood transitions and gender role attitudes. Location: Room 250, Level 2, Robert Webster Building, UNSW Kensington campus. 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Free. Booking is necessary. Contact: Duncan Aldridge (02) 9385 7802 sprcseminars@unsw.edu.au

Tuesday 14 September | Concert | Australia Ensemble Lunch-Hour Concert 5

Nino Rota – Clarinet Trio in A minor Op.114 Seven Australian Composers – Anniversary Miniatures. Location: Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW Kensington campus. 1:10pm to 2pm. Free. Booking is not necessary. Contact: Ursula Bremmer, (02) 9385 4874 australia.ensemble@unsw.edu.au http://www.ae.unsw.edu.au/

Tuesday 14 September | COFA Talks | Art and Design in Textile and Clothing: Case Studies from Japan

Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada will explore the complex strands and diverse approaches being taken by contemporary Japanese designers. Location: Lecture Theatre EGO2, College of Fine Arts, cnr Oxford Street and Greens Road, Paddington. 6pm to 8pm. Free. Booking is not necessary. Contact: Xueting Zheng (02) 9385 0636 xueting@unsw.edu.au

http://www.cofa.unsw.edu.au/events/cofa-talks/

Tuesday 14 September | Public Lecture | The Hal Wootten Lecture 2010

To be delivered by Justice Albie Sachs, former Justice of The Constitutional Court of South Africa. The annual Hal Wootten Lecture was established in 2006 by the Faculty of Law in honour of founding dean, Emeritus Professor Hal Wootten. Location: Law Theatre, UNSW Kensington campus. 6:30pm to 8pm. Free. Booking is necessary. Contact: Christine Brooks (02) 9385 8041 christine.brooks@unsw.edu.au 

http://www.law.unsw.edu.au/news_and_events/events/eventdetail.asp?id=3343
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