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UOW Knowledge Series

The UOW Knowledge Series showcases University of Wollongong thought leaders in various locations, discussing a range of engaging topics. Join us for thought-provoking lectures followed by a Q&A and an opportunity to engage with speakers and fellow alumni over drinks and canapes afterwards. 

WOLLONGONG – Professor Bert Roberts

Our story: the epic human and natural history of Australia

The human and natural history of Australia, Papua New Guinea and eastern Indonesia over the last 130,000 years will be the focus of a new centre for excellence based at UOW.

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH) was launched in June. It aims to examine the processes responsible for the changing biodiversity of the region to understand how to adapt to future environmental changes and protect our unique biodiversity and Indigenous heritage.

In this Knowledge Series event, Professor Bert Roberts will talk about CABAH’s agenda, outreach and quest to illuminate Australia’s epic story.

When? Thursday, 26 October 2017, 6pm
Where? Wollongong Campus

New York - Brendan Castle

Leadership, now and into the future and the secrets of talent spotting for Google

Associate Professor Robert Gorkin 

Associate Professor Robert Gorkin is an expert in biomedical engineering and 3D printing. His research focuses on advancing micro and nano technologies for practical uses in healthcare, energy and industrial applications.

His team are working on a new generation condom made of hydrogels which feel more like skin than a traditional condom.

The aim of Project Geldom is to cut STIs and unintended pregnancies with a new generation condom that is a pleasure to wear. The program has been funded in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with a particular interest in sexual health in the developing world


Dr Jen Roberts

Anzac: Men, myth and memory
War historian Dr Jen Roberts examined the place of the Anzac tradition at the first talk of the UOW Knowledge Series.

Read a review by Dr Ian Willis, a UOW alumnus and Honorary Fellow in the Faculty of Law, Humanities & the Arts.

Last reviewed: 19 September, 2017