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Weird melancholy: The Australian gothic

The University’s collection of early landscape painting shows that our most celebrated artists were not free of anxieties about the natural environment and the ghosts that haunt it, indeed many could not escape them. Weird melancholy brings together works from the nineteenth century to the contemporary era. The exhibition reveals how artists are attempting to confront the ‘weirdness’ of their home and in doing so engaged tropes of the colonial gothic tradition. IMAGE: Arthur Boyd Australia S...

Brook Andrew. Sanctuary: Tombs of the outcasts

The world dramatically changed after the outbreak of WWI: Australia was not excluded. Described as the war to end all wars it would be a mere two decades before Europe was once again plagued by a major conflict. Australia has played its role in both of these wars and many other conflicts since. Wars leave a lasting impression on those who participate, on those left behind and on future generations who look to them for remembrance, lessons and identity. However, often parts of the narrative b...

Flight: A Festival of New Writing

A season of performances of new Australian works that have been developed by writers who have completed the Master in Writing for Performance course led by playwright and dramaturg, Raimondo Cortese of Ranters Theatre. The five plays written by Fleur Kilpatrick, Bridget Mackey, Patrick McCarthy, Morgan Rose and Chi Vu will be showcased over one month at Theatre Works and Footscray Community Arts Centre. Presented by Theatre Works in partnership with the VCA and in association with Footscray ...

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Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015

Three Perspectives on Affordable Housing

This forum will explore viable solutions to Melbourne’s housing affordability crisis from three perspectives; Nathalie de Vries from MVRDV (Rotterdam), Shayne Ramsey from BC Housing (Vancouver), and Janice Abbott from Atira Women’s Resources Socie...

Positive Computing: Technologies for psychological wellbeing and human potential

Digital technologies have made their way into all the aspects of our lives that, according to psychology, influence our wellbeing everything from social relationships and curiosity to engagement and learning. By bringing together research and me...

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Linear Inequalities

Given several linear inequalities, it is not easy to see if they have a common solution in integers. It is even harder to actually find such solutions. Professor Vergne will give several examples where the existence of integral solutions is guaran...

Empathy and Perspective: A Smithian Conception of Humanity

This talk explores Adam Smith's conception of empathy (roughly, what he called "sympathy"), and its connection, for him, with our understanding of our selves. This lecture will begin with a comparison between Smith and David Hume on sympathy, move...

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New collectivities: Housing and the city

In our increasingly privatized world, coinhabited spaces are rather seen as sources of conflict rather than stimulators of interconnectivity, especially in dense urban contexts. Can we create new ways of connecting people, whether permanent or t...

Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015

Brave daughters of the Empire: British and Australian girls' fiction, 1900-1930

Historically, most British girls’ fiction was about home and family. In the early twentieth century, however, writers for girls began to mimic popular boys’ genres, including adventure stories and Robinsonades. The far reaches of the British Empir...

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Preventing suicide:  a clinical and population-health perspective from the UK

Abstract: Suicide is a complex problem with many potential causes. Of course, we need to consider population wide and societal approaches but what role might health services have in preventing suicide?  Nav will draw on research from his unit in ...

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Consumers enhancing WEHI Research

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute is at the forefront of consumer involvement and support for medical research. Consumers support researchers with their grant proposals, influence research design and translation and can provide a powerful voi...

Farmers Market at the University of Melbourne

Enjoy a picnic lunch and shop direct from Victorian farmers for fresh, seasonal produce to take home. The new market is right in the heart of the Parkville campus with the support of The University and Carlton Connect Initiative and is positioned...

Collaborative Research at the Interface of Disciplines in Bio21: The Past 10 Years

Professor Emeritus Andrew Holmes shares some personal experiences as a foundation member of the Bio21 Institute. He will trace progress in collaborations with scientists in Australia and abroad in the areas of organic electronic materials, leading...

Responses to the Australian Human Rights Commission report: "The Forgotten Children" - Where to next on asylum seeker issues?

Join a panel conversation with: Michael Gordon, Political Editor, The Age Professor the Hon. Barry Jones AC, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne Professor Cheryl Saunders AO, Laureate Professor, Personal Chair in Law, ...

Thursday, 6 Aug 2015

Panel Presentation: headspace – implementing and evaluating early intervention in youth mental health

headspace the National Youth Mental Health Foundation is now the largest provider of youth mental health care across Australia. First initiated in 2006 as the Australian Government’s response to a high level of need, but a low level of access, to ...

Tiffin Talk: US - Pakistan Relations Under Obama

Historically, USPakistan relations have largely followed a clientelistic pattern. The American patron needed a regional broker to contain communism, to play the middleman visàvis China and to offer support in the post9/11 “global war on terror”. T...

Tiffin Talk: US - Pakistan Relations Under Obama

Historically, USPakistan relations have largely followed a clientelistic pattern. The American patron needed a regional broker to contain communism, to play the middleman visàvis China and to offer support in the post9/11 “global war on terror”. T...

Indigenous language and communication matters in the law

This talk will use a case study (Western Australia v Gibson WASC 2014) to show why and how Indigenous language and communication matters in the law. This case highlights what it means for people who speak a traditional Indigenous language as their...

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Wildlife Health in the 21st Century

How many people can the earth support, and with what quality of life? In the 21st century, this question has moved from a matter of passive speculation to an active global experiment in which all of humanity is participating as subject, scientist,...

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Proportionality and its use in Australian Constitutional Law

The Sir Anthony Mason Honorary lecture was inaugurated in 1995, the year of Sir Anthony Mason's retirement as Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. The lecture serves to celebrate Sir Anthony Mason's outstanding contribution to the legal p...

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Monday, 3 Aug 2015

IWSP7: Epilepsy Mechanisms, Models, Prediction & Control

This interdisciplinary and international conference will bring together world leading epileptologists, engineers, computer scientists, physicists, mathematicians, neurosurgeons and neuroscientists to focus on epilepsy research.

Monday, 10 Aug 2015

The emergence of transcription factors as therapeutic tools for cancer therapy: a personal story

The ribosomal RNA gene (rDNA) loci comprise large arrays of tandem repeats (~200) that encode the central RNA component of ribosomes, rRNA. A dedicated polymerase, Pol I, transcribes the rDNA in the nucleolus, the site of ribosome biogenesis. Wor...

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For Good and Bad: Stem Cells and Organoids in Health and Disease

A chance for all medical researchers to hear Professor Hans Clevers explain how adult stem cells help repair damage to diseased organs, fight the aging process and are the basis for cancer. Hans Clevers' research has shaped our understanding of W...

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Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015

Teacher evaluation and standardised tests: A policy fiasco

Dean's Lecture Series 2015 In the United States almost all recent designs of teacher evaluation systems rely on standardised tests of student achievement as a substantial part of, or all of the teacher evaluation process. These tests have one cha...

Islam, Democracy, and the Future of the Death Penalty

Islam, Democracy, and the Future of the Death Penalty Should democratic countries apply the death penalty? Does Islam require the death penalty? Are executions a breach of human rights? Is religion an obstacle to the human rights reform? Profes...

Contesting Academic Freedom: Descartes, Spinoza, and the Limits of Toleration

The principle of libertas philosophandi (or freedom of philosophising) was widely debated in seventeenth century Europe. Should philosophers and other academics be allowed to write and teach without any boundaries given by religion and politics or...

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Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015

What can we learn from local field potentials (LFPs) recorded in the brain?

While extracellular electrical recordings are the work horse in in vivo electrophysiology, the interpretation of such recordings is not trivial. The recorded extracellular potentials in general stem from a complicated sum of contributions from all...

The First 1000 Days

The 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s 2nd birthday offer a unique window of opportunity to shape healthier and more prosperous futures. The First 1,000 Days program aims to reduce vulnerabilities for Aboriginal and Torres S...

Mobile RNA and trans-generational epigenetic inheritance: Mechanisms, functions, and prevalence

The discovery of RNA interference (RNAi) in C. elegans was accompanied by the observation that the RNAinduced silencing signals are mobile, spreading between cells to knockdown gene expression throughout the animal and in its progeny. Dr. Hunter ...

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Illuminated: Through the prism of Chemistry

The School of Chemistry celebrates the 'International Year of Light'. Join Dr Renee Beale (Manager and Curator, Chemistry Cultural Collection, School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne) and Peter Sharp (Resident Artist, Chemistry Cultural Coll...

Thursday, 13 Aug 2015

A Raving and Melancholy Madness

In this lecture, Professor Allan Young presents on current research and treatment options for Bipolar disorder (BD). BD is a common, chronic, severe, complex and costly group of recurrent psychiatric illness that can be devastating for the affec...

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Peacemaking and peacekeeping through the United Nations

United Nations' peacekeepers are on the frontline of efforts to protect civilians from mass violence in places such as Mali, CAR, South Sudan, Darfur and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In the DRC, the UN has gone on the offensive, authori...

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The Challenge of Food Security

Providing food for a growing population has been a challenge for millennia. Threats today are more daunting than in any previous era. The basic components of food production – land, water, nutrients, climate and crops are poised to undermine rathe...

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Diagnosing Dementia: What does the future hold?

Join Paul Barclay (Host, ABC Big Ideas) and an expert panel as they discuss dementia prospects and we might be able to detect and diagnose dementia into the future. They will also talk about why this research is an important step forward for find...

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Friday, 14 Aug 2015

MOOCs: What Have we Learned?

It has been nearly four years since the first MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) were offered by Stanford University. MOOCs are now offered to tens of millions of learners worldwide, by hundreds of top universities. MOOCs are no longer an experim...

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Trust and Proof: Translators in Early Modern Print Culture

The influence of translators as cultural agents in early modern Europe was both enhanced and complicated by the growth of the print industry. This symposium interrogates the role and selfimage of translators in the context of early modern print cu...

Sunday, 16 Aug 2015

Open Day 2015

Where ideas collide Our annual Open Day is a chance to explore our campus, meet staff and students, and find out all about life at the University of Melbourne. Immerse yourself in a different way of thinking with the Melbourne Curriculum.

Sunday, 2 Aug 2015

Brook Andrew. Sanctuary: Tombs of the outcasts

The world dramatically changed after the outbreak of WWI: Australia was not excluded. Described as the war to end all wars it would be a mere two decades before Europe was once again plagued by a major conflict. Australia has played its role in bo...

Sunday, 2 Aug 2015

Flight: A Festival of New Writing

A season of performances of new Australian works that have been developed by writers who have completed the Master in Writing for Performance course led by playwright and dramaturg, Raimondo Cortese of Ranters Theatre. The five plays written by Fl...

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