Presentations & Events

Upcoming and previous MARCS presentations and events are located on this page.

Frequency of MARCS Meetings

MARCS Monday Meetings (MMM's) are held every Monday at 11 a.m. until noon (except on public holidays);
Monday Afternoon Colloquiums (MAC's) are held on the first Monday of each month from 1 p.m. until 2.30 pm (except public holidays).

Students, Academic and Professional Staff are encouraged to attend all meetings.

Remote access to live presentations is available for Western Sydney University staff and students via Zoom. Please use this link https://uws.zoom.us/j/627146998 to join.
Monday, 10 December 2018 - 11.00am
Student Only MMM. Social event to celebrate the end of the year.
We hope to see all MARCS students there.
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Monday, 3 December 2018 - 11.00am
A review of the last year.
We hope that all MARCS students will attend.
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Monday, 26 November 2018 - 11.00am
Alba Tutinetti and Pelle Soderstrom will give a presentation on mapping language with EEG: Speech perception and prediction. responses to mother's speech.
We hope that all MARCS students will attend.
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Monday, 19 November 2018 - 11.00am
This MMM is for students only. Alba Bellot-Saez will give a presentation on "Astrocytic modulation of neuronal network oscillations"
We hope to see all MARCS students there.
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Monday, 12 November 2018 - 1.00pm
Please join us to welcome Dr Jenny Horn from REDI who will be presenting budget writing tips and tricks for ARC schemes. Suitable for postdocs, ECRs, MCRs and senior researchers alike.
RSVP Essential.
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Monday, 12th November 2018 - 11.00am
Dr Sandra Garrido will give a presentation on working with communities of young people to develop a music-based health program.
We hope to see everyone there.
Sandra Garrido
Monday, 5 November 2018 - 1.00pm
Please join us to welcome Dr Christos Pliatsikas from the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, Reading University, UK who will give a presentation titled "Understanding structural plasticity in the multilingual brain: The Dynamic Restructuring Model".
We hope to see all in MARCS attend this interesting presentation.
Christos Pliatsikas
Monday, 5th November 2018 - 11.00am
Professor Kate Stevens will give a comprehensive update on what is happening at MARCS and Western Sydney University
We hope to see everyone there.
Kate Stevens
Monday, 29th October 2018 - 11.00am
Visit to BENS research at Werrington South campus. Presentations will be given byTravis Monk and Ying Xu. A BBQ lunch take place afterwards from 12pm
We hope to see everyone there.
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Monday, 22 October 2018 - 11.00am
This MMM is for students only and will include presentations from students on their community outreach experiences.
We hope that all MARCS students will attend.
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Monday, 15 October 2018 - 1.00pm
At this MAC, we welcome Professor Niels O. Schiller from Leiden University, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) & Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC) who will give a presentation titled "Putting words together in the mind for speech production".
We hope to see all MARCS staff and students at this interesting presentation.
Niels O. Schiller
Monday, 15th October 2018 - 11.00am
Mark Richards will give a talk about his work on linguistic research in Aboriginal communities.
We look forward to seeing you at this MMM.
Mark Richards
Monday, 8 October 2018 - 1.00pm
At this MAC, we welcome Dr Jonathon Love who will give a presentation titled "jamovi - what statistical software is like, after SPSS". This talk introduces the jamovi spreadsheet and provides an overview of its data-editing and analysis capabilities.
We hope all MARCS will attend this interesting presentation.
Jonathon Love
Monday, 8th October 2018 - 11.00am
Dr Sandra Garrido will give a presentation on Working with communities of young people to develop a music-based health program.
We to see all MARCS students at this MMM.
Sandra Garrido
Monday, 24 September 2018 - 11.00am
Professor Denis Burnham will give a presentation on his keynote for ABC 18 titled "A showcase of infancy research in the Asia-Pacific region".
We look forward to seeing you there.
Room BA-3.G.55
Denis Burnham
Monday, 17 September 2018 - 11.00am
This MMM is for students only. Jonathon Love will give a presentation titled "jamovi - what statistical software is like, after SPSS".
We hope all MARCS students will attend this interesting presentation.
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Friday, 14 September 2018 - 10.00am to 4pm
Technology has an important role to play in successful research and language teaching programs which is reflected in the increasing number of apps available. Many of these apps have features that can limit their usefulness in meeting specific needs. Developing your own app is one way to ensure that it has the functionality you are looking for. This workshop will introduce participants to app development approaches with a focus on language research (community researchers, fieldworkers, psycholinguists) and language teaching (foreign languages, Aboriginal languages, community languages & classics). The day features an invited talk from Dr Stephen Wan, Leader of the Language & Social Computing Team at CSIRO's Data61 in Sydney. A tutorial style workshop on low-tech app prototyping within the broader process of collaboration, design and usability assessment will be led by WSU's Kate Richards.
Registration Essential.
Parramatta South campus - room EB.G.33
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Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 10.30am
MARCS R U OK? morning tea for staff and students. R U OK? Day is a national suicide prevention campaign that aims to encourage everyone to start a conversation by asking their friends, family and colleagues "Are you OK?" This simple but powerful question lets the people in our lives know that they are important to us, and creates a sense of connectedness for all in the community.
Please join us.
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Monday, 10 September 2018 - 11.00am
Dr Olivia Lapenta will present on "Modulation of multimodal and crossmodal integration with tDCS".
We look forward to seeing you there.
Room BA-3.G.55
Weicong Li
Monday, 3 September 2018 - 1.00pm
Associate Professor Danielle Navarro from University of NSW will give a presentation titled "Human Reasoning, Statistical Learning and the Origins of Data.
Room BA-3.G.55.
Patti Nijhuis
Monday, 3 September 2018 - 11.00am
The Ultimate BIGS event: "Grand schemes" Collaborative Research Discussion. This event will facilitate discussion of "Grand Scheme" interdisciplinary research projects that could potentially be developed and taken forward by teams of cross-are researchers at MARCS
Room BA-3.G.55.
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Monday, 3 September 2018 - 10.30am
Susan Hudson and Kay Hempsall from the Office of Human Resources will give a presentation on the results of the recent My Voice survey.
We look forward to seeing you there
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Monday, 27 August 2018 - 10.30am
Farewell morning tea for Susan Robbins, Library Co-ordinator for Research Services, followed by presentations from Dr Karen Hutchings on using the powerful survey engine tool, Survey Monkey for research and Drs John Taylor, Chris Stanton and Andy Milne who will present on the Rhythmotron.
We look forward to seeing you there.
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Friday, 24 August 2018 - 11am to 1pm
2018 Western Sydney University 3MT Final. The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges research candidates to present their thesis in three minutes using just one static slide. The 3MT Final provides a unique opportunity to showcase the work being undertaken by our Western research candidates.
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Thursday, 23 August 2018 - 6.00pm to 8.30pm
AAS Technical Talk - Dr Dominique Estival " The Challenges of Aviation Communication". This special event will be held in Conference Room 4, 9th Floor, 1PSQ (169 Macquarie Street), Parramatta.
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Monday, 20 August 2018 - 11.00am
This MMM is for students only. the Mental Health team will run a Mental Health workshop.
We hope all MARCS students will attend this workshop.
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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Dr Hannah Sarvasy is visiting MARCS to give a presenation titled "Primary description as basis for advanced linguistic investigation: the case of Nungon (PNG)"
All Welcome
Room BA-3.G.55.
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Monday, 13 August 2018 - 12.00pm to 2pm
Concept Pitch Party No.2. Suitable for all researchers wanting to submit an ARC or NHMRC application in 2019. We anticipate this event will help researchers identify research projects and funders for grant income.
Room BA-3.G.55.
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Monday, 13 August 2018 - 11.00am
Dr Gregory Cohen will give a presentation titled "Biologically-inspired cameras for use in space imaging".
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Thursday, 9 August 2018 - 6.00pm
Special music event. austraLYSIS new Australian music with Professor Roger Dean. austraLYSIS is a highly regarded and internationally active ensemble of widely recorded artists directed by MARCS’ Professor Roger Dean. It is the longest-standing sound and intermedia ensemble based in Australia. austraLYSIS has performed in more than 30 countries, appears on around 50 CDs and has created more than 100 works.
RSVP Essential due to limited seats.
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Monday, 6 August 2018 - 1.00pm
Professor Nick Enfield from Sydney University will give a presentation titled "Is turn-taking the new syntax?". Looking at language in spontaneous dialogue, we see a striking pattern that is common to all languages: the conversational back-and-forth known as turn-taking. In turn-taking, people share the floor, with mostly neat transitions from one speaker to the next, and with a minimum of silence or overlap in speaking. People regulate this tidy back-and-forth on the fly, with no rehearsal. The two-person feat of turn-taking is as deep a puzzle for the science of language as the one-person tricks of syntax that have preoccupied cognitive scientists for decades.
This informative and interesting presentation should not be missed.
Nick Enfield
Monday, 6 August 2018 - 10.30am
You are invited to attend the BIGS (Big Ideas Grand Schemes) Café No. 2 which is titled "Assistive Technologies".
Those Big Ideas and Grand Schemes – which MARCS should lead, must begin at home.
Registration for this workshop is essential.
Morning tea and lunch provided.
Room BA-3.G.55
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Monday, 16 July 2018 - 12.30pm to 2pm
Concept Pitch Party No.1. Suitable for all researchers hoping to submit an ARC or NHMRC application in 2019. Grant writing advice and information in preparation for ARC 2019 proposal development.
Room BA-3.G.55.
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Monday, 16 July 2018 - 11.00am to 12.30pm
MARCS Heats - 3 Minute Thesis Competition.
MARCS has six finalists competing for the winning spot his year. The winner will go forward and represent MARCS at the University wide competition later this year.
A light lunch to be provided afterwards.
Don't miss this exciting event!
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