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Monday, 9 Mar 2015

Free Lunch Hour Concerts: Derek Jones and Kristian Chong play Debussy, Franck and Messiaen

A series of free lunch hour concerts held on Mondays from 1.10pm – 2.00pm at Melba Hall, Royal Parade, Parkville. Derek Jones (Flute) Kristian Chong (Piano) Claude DEBUSSY Prélude à l’aprèsmidi d’un faune arr. Platanov César FRANCK Sonate for...

STEM Education: Underpinning our Innovation System

When looking at the big picture of Australia’s future prosperity, one problem that needs to be addressed is: how can we ensure Australia has the necessary skilled workforce to fill the jobs of tomorrow that will sustain and prosper the country’s s...

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Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015

The Graeme Clark Oration: Controlling how cells reproduce

All living organisms are made of cells, and their reproduction from one to two underpins the growth development and reproduction of all life. The molecular mechanisms that control the progression through the cell reproductive process called the c...

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Study to become a lawyer: The Melbourne JD

The Melbourne JD is designed specifically for graduate students, and leads to admission to legal practice. Associate Professor Alison Duxbury, Associate Dean (JD) will discuss the benefits of the program, structure, entry requirements and more. ...

MacGeorge Lecture: A change of heart towards children?

Dr Catherine Burke, University of Cambridge, will deliver the MacGeorge Lecture: 'A change of heart towards children?' Historical perspectives from the UK, Australia and New Zealand on the design of a new primary school for Cambridge. This lectur...

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Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015

The Neuroscience of PowerPoint

Love it or hate it, lectures utilising slideware constitute a major portion of university educational practice. As such, it's important we understand how to get the most from these tools. In this talk, we will explore what the neuroscienctific, ps...

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Characterising the Indigenous health situation in Chile: Potential and limitations

In both Australia and Chile, the identification of Indigenous people is necessary for setting health targets and priorities, ensuring accessible and appropriate health care and gathering data on Indigenous health outcomes. However, Indigenous ide...

Coeliac disease, lupus and immune deficiencies – new research, future treatments

What does the future hold for immune disorders? Find out about the latest research and future treatments for coeliac disease, lupus and primary immunodeficiencies, and other immune disorders. Join Melbourne’s leading experts in an extended Q&A se...

Thursday, 12 Mar 2015

The Age of STEM: Educational policy and practice across the world in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

This seminar will launch the above book, edited by Brigid Freeman, Simon Marginson and Russell Tytler (Routledge). Four of the book’s authors will present key findings. Russell Tytler will examine the major themes; Elizabeth McKinley will examine ...

Perceptions of Mary in Christianity, Judaism and Islam

Faithful Jew, Jesus’s first disciple, Muslim saint, feminist icon. The Virgin Mary is arguably the most influential woman in history, yet one who has existed almost from the first as a symbol. Her persona is fluid and complex. This illustrated lec...

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Mexico's New Transnational Auteurs: Local/Global Cultural Dynamics

Professor Marvin D'Lugo (Clark University). The recent international success of Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity and Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim have altered the popular perception of Mexican cinema and perhaps ...

Buddhadharma: simple, direct and profound.

Buddhadharma, literally, the ‘teaching of awakening’ – a way of natural awakening, is a treasure valued and transmitted by sages of all great spiritual traditions. Buddhist forms of Buddhadharma reveal an unbroken line of oral transmission that sp...

The Science of Horsemanship: Working with bone to prevent injury in racehorses

Dr Chris Whitton, Associate Professor in Equine Surgery, will examine how the skilled trainer balances the pursuit of fitness without damaging the bone, and where things can go wrong resulting in injury. Careful study of injuries in racehorses ha...

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Moving beyond improving experience: An evolution in cancer nursing research

Asking patients to tell us about their experience of care has become a hallmark of quality health service delivery. Increasingly, international cancer centres are driving KPI metrics based on patient experience data partly in response to policy ma...

Friday, 13 Mar 2015

Concert: Steinway Piano Launch

Please join us for special concert to celebrate the acquisition of our newest Steinway Concert D, one of four Steinway Concert Ds in the MCM’s collection, the program includes SCHUMANN’s Fantasy in C Major for Piano performed by Ian Holtham and BE...

Monday, 16 Mar 2015

Neural network models of pitch perception in normal and cochlear implant (CI) hearing

Pitch is the perceptual correlate of sound frequency and is important for using speech prosody, understanding tonal languages, and appreciating music. The goal of this study was to develop computational models of normal and CI hearing to investiga...

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Free Lunch Hour Concerts: Rivers to Rags

A series of free lunch hour concerts held on Mondays from 1.10pm – 2.00pm at Melba Hall, Royal Parade, Parkville. Donna Coleman (Piano) Donna Coleman explores the music of composers associated with the Ohio River Valley region, including Rags by...

Transferring international models of Aboriginal-centred health care to Australian hospital settings

Community participation has been identified as a central strategy to reducing health inequities since the 1978 Alma Ata Declaration. Hospital experiences are particularly important to Aboriginal health as Aboriginal Australians are admitted to pu...

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Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015

The urban age in question: towards a new epistemology of the urban

In what sense is the 21st century world urban? In this lecture, Neil Brenner, Professor of Urban Theory, Harvard University, critiques contemporary ideologies of the "urban age," which confront this question with reference to the purported fact t...

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Meet Melbourne Bendigo

The University of Melbourne will be visiting Bendigo to give students, teachers and parents in the area the chance to talk to our friendly staff and find out more about: Courses and career outcomes, including the Melbourne degrees and graduate pa...

Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015

2015 Wominjeka (Indigenous Welcome)

Join us for the University of Melbourne's Indigenous Welcome and Launch of our second Reconciliation Action Plan for the period 2015–2017. The Wominjeka is an annual Universitywide event that celebrates our commitment to reconciliation and acknow...

International House Centre for Learning and Living Opening

The Centre for Learning and Living at International House is now complete and will transform and connect our college in an exciting new way. We invite you to join The Honourable Alex Chernov AC QC, Governor of Victoria and members of the Internat...

Internet Voting and Cybersecurity: What Could Go Wrong?

Internet voting has the potential to ease voter participation, reduce fraud, and provide a hightech upgrade to traditional polling methods. Unfortunately, it also raises some of the most difficult challenges in computer security, due to the need t...

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Are you prepared to disobey?

Moral courage comes in many forms from whistleblowers speaking out against unjust institutions to multinational corporations taking a stand and putting profits on the line for social justice. When you get your chance will you act with moral coura...

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Miegunyah Lecture: The Long Shadow of the Great Famine on Irish people's health at home and abroad

The Great Famine of 1846 to 1852 cast a long shadow over the Irish people. A million died of hunger and disease; another two million fled to the United Kingdom and the New Worlds. Ireland was changed utterly. But the effects were also felt on the ...

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Sovereignty and Property: Reflections on the Scope of the History of International Law

In early modern legal thinking, sovereignty and property were described as the only two forms of legitimate authority that humans could exercise towards each other. Their common origin in God’s lordship over the world (dominium), maintained them a...

Thursday, 19 Mar 2015

The Professional and Emotional Impact of Medical Errors on Swiss Anaesthesiologists: A Cross-Sectional Survey

Mistakes are an intrinsic feature of medical work, which has been called an “errorridden activity” precisely because it is inexact, uncertain and practised on the human body. While medical errors cause disabling injuries or death to hundreds of th...

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Tiffin Talk - What is the State of Indian Higher Education and its Contribution to the Global Economy

Every year India produces more than 1.5 million engineering graduates. Most OECD countries look at India as a source for technical professionals. The question is how good is the state of Indian education and what does it contribute to the world ec...

Melbourne Business School - March Information Session

Attend the Melbourne Business School (MBS) Information Evening to learn more about your graduate study options in business and economics. You will have the chance to meet with current students, course advisers and the admissions team as well as t...

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