University Events Calendar 14 March, 2017

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Exhibition: Scholarly Discovery 2016: Researching in Special Collections

Date/Time: Monday, 6 February 2017 - Sunday, 9 April 2017

Location: Barr Smith Library, Rare Books & Special Collections, Level 1

Cost: Free: All Welcome

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This exhibition showcases the contributions of Rare Books & Special Collections to learning and research throughout 2016. We have supported undergraduate students with assignments, researchers with source materials and creative projects with inspirational works. We have also responded to queries from interstate and international researchers ranging from Broome to Russia, and supplied resources to exhibitions from Springfield (Adelaide) to Edinburgh (Scotland), while our digitised items continue to disseminate our unique holdings throughout the world.

Contact: Ms Cheryl Hoskin (email), Special Collections Librarian, Business: (08) 8313 5224

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LightWorks

Date/Time: Friday, 17 February 2017 - Sunday, 26 March 2017, 8:30 pm to 12:00 am

Location: North Terrace campus frontage (front fence)

Cost: Free event - all welcome.

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LightWorks is a motion-sensing wall of lights that detects your presence and mirrors your movement as you walk. LightWorks is a playful display, a lightshow that is engaging to watch as shapes and pictures unfold. Start thinking of your moves, and step out of the shadows and leap into the light.

Contact: Mrs Maria Mesa (email), Events and Sponsorships Coordinator, Business: 08 8313 6381

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Research Tuesdays: Conservation Drones

Date/Time: Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Location: The Braggs lecture theatre, North Terrace campus

Cost: Free event - all welcome. Registrations essential

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Environmental conservation can be financially and physically challenging wherever it occurs, but particularly so in remote, hard-to-access, or geographically vast areas. Research at the University of Adelaide, however, is making a difference.

A team from the University's Centre for Applied Conservation Science has been investigating the development and use of low-cost unmanned aircraft, or 'drones', for conservation-related applications.

Their work--including using drones to successfully survey orangutan populations in dense Sumatran rainforests--has attracted global interest, and led to widespread adoption of this transformative technology throughout the environmental sciences.

In this informative presentation you'll hear how the team has done it, the impact their work is having internationally, and how it's supporting our own conservation needs here in Australia.

The presenter

Associate Professor Lian Pin Koh is an applied ecologist and environmental scientist, and directs the University of Adelaide Centre for Applied Conservation Science. He also heads the University's Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility, and is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow.

Contact: Mrs Maria Mesa (email), Events and Sponsorships Coordinator, Business: 08 8313 6381

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SABE Speaker Series - Boris Brorman Jensen & Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss

Date/Time: Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Location: Horace Lamb 1022 lecture theatre

Cost: Free

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Boris Brorman Jensen is an independent researcher, consultant and practicing architect with fifteen years of research experience from architectural schools and universities around the world.

Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss has a background in philosophy and is a former co-owner of Danish architecture studio, Effekt

Contact: James Curry (email), Lecturer, School of Architecture & Built Environment, The University of Adelaide, Business: +61 8 8313 3476

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