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Getting lost in the bush

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In this lecture, exhibition curator Dr Grace Moore will consider the excitement and terror experienced by the lost child protagonist. While the ‘lost children’ narrative is an old one that plays out in many European fairy tales, its emphasis shifted when it was adapted by settler Australians. Examining Ethel Pedley’s Dot and the Kangaroo and some of Jessie Whitfield’s stories for children, Grace Moore will consider some of the particular perils and adventures associated with being lost in the...

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Innovation and the academic workforce

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How are the structure and character of academic work roles and the academic workforce changing in Australia? Are innovative approaches to academic employment emerging to support the changing character of higher education? Worldwide there is speculation on the 'unbundling' of academic work and the need for differentiation in work roles, however the academic profession is slow to evolve. In the context of new pressures and priorities, including online teaching and learning and the imperative fo...

Investigating platelet-forming lineages during mouse embryonic development

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Blood formation in development occurs in three overlapping waves. Primitive haematopoiesis emerges first in the extraembryonic yolk sac and contains primitive erythrocytes, which is followed by embryonic haematopoiesis comprising progenitors that have been shown in vitro to have the potential to form a range of mature blood lineages. Definitive haematopoiesis is stem cell driven and emerges at midgestation, giving rise to the full mature lineage hierarchy seen in the adult blood. It is not...

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Farmers' Market at the University of Melbourne

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Enjoy a picnic lunch and shop direct from Victorian farmers for fresh, seasonal produce to take home. The market is right in the heart of the Parkville campus with the support of The University and Carlton Connect Initiative and is positioned on Union Lawn and South Court. Every week we will share a delicious recipe with ingredients available from our Farmers' Markets created by acclaimed chef, Stefano de Pieri, just for you. Head down to the market and collect yours each Wednesday!

The hunt for the right target for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

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Professor Arnon Kater’s fundamental, translational and clinical research as a clinical hematologist is focused on lymphatic cancer (lymphoma), particularly chronic lymphatic leukaemia (CLL). Together with colleague Professor Eric Eldering, Kater is working towards a better understanding of the cellular and molecular processes underlying the emergence and clinical behaviour of these illnesses. Many new insights are emerging in this field and rapidly leading to new treatment modalities. Over ...

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Hollywood North and its Transpacific Turn

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As “Hollywood North,” Vancouver has long served as a versatile site for runaway film productions, generating more than $1 billion in annual revenue for the province and viewed as a model for other cities to develop their own film service industry. At the same time, this success is viewed with ambivalence by many cultural producers. It is frequently lamented that Vancouver “never plays itself” on screen. Most often, it serves as “no place” or “any place” for foreign productions that value th...

To boldly reform IP dispute resolution: Experience in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court

This event commences in about 12 hours from now

Between 2010 and 2013 a series of reforms took place in the Patents County Court in London which led to the foundation of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. The reforms were a radical attempt to improve access to justice in intellectual property cases. A particular focus was on disputes involving smaller and medium sized enterprises. Sir Colin Birss was appointed as a judge in 2010 to take charge of the court and implement the reforms. Today the Intellectual Property Enterprise...

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Patriotism in War and Peace

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Patriotism is most fervently displayed in times of war and impending war. Even during times of peace, patriotism is often expressed in commemorations of war and in ceremonies involving the military. Is patriotism warlike? Does patriotism lust for violence? Or is there an achievable form of patriotism grounded in respect for humanity in general, and aimed at achieving peace? This talk traces a series of philosophical arguments about the connection between patriotism and war, asking along th...

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If You Are The One Panel Discussion: “看非诚勿扰,聊当今中国”

This event commences in about 13 hours from now

The Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne invites you to attend a panel discussion on everyone's favourite program "If You Are the One". This talk will explore the social phenomenon of the show and why it's become popular in Australia. The panel will also analyse modern day Chinese society through the lens of the show. The event will feature a panel discussion from expert China commentator Peter Cai, Editor, China Spectator; Dr Jing Han, Manager, Subtitling & Program Preparation...

Meet the University of Melbourne in Bogota

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Come and meet us at the QS World Grad School Tour in Bogota to discuss which University of Melbourne course is for you. Find out about courses and career outcomes, university life and ask any questions that you may have about studying at Australia's Number 1 ranked University.

Mimir Chamber Music Festival

This year the Mimir Chamber Music Festival celebrates its 18th season. In collaboration with the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, the weeklong festival brings together an array of leading musicians from North America and Melbourne through an intensive program of masterclasses, demonstrations, coaching and performances. Lunch Hour Concert Series (free admission) The Calla Quartet Monday 31 August, 1.10pm The String Trio / The Calla Quartet Monday 7 September, 1.10pm Concert 1 Wednesda...

Jazz & Improvisation Small Ensemble Series

Ensemble based series featuring emerging contemporary improvisers from the Jazz & Improvisation program at the Victorian College of the Arts, performing original compositions and original arrangements in small ensemble settings. Admission: $10 Full / $8 Concession at the door Photo by Sav Schulman

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Thursday, 3 Sep 2015

Analysis of quantitative PCR data: from raw fluorescence to between-plate correction

RNA transcripts such as mRNA or microRNA are frequently used as biomarkers to determine disease state or response to therapy. Reverse transcription in combination with quantitative PCR (qPCR) has become the method of choice to quantify small amoun...

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What Use is Evidence? Focus on Severe Mental Illness

Severe mental illness carries an increased risk of reduced life expectancy and disability. There are significant contradictions in the direction of policy and practice in the State funded response to severe mental illness and the evidence base o...

Building Youth Leadership for Social Change

The Community Volunteering for Change (CVC) Global subject is offered by the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Arts to students in undergraduate degrees through a partnership with Australian Volunteers International. Students participate in a f...

From the dark zone into the light: the Bcl-2 juggle in the Germinal Center

Professor Eldering and his laboratory investigates apoptosis regulation in normal and pathological immune cells. Currently, there are two main lines of research. First, hematooncology mainly focused on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), together ...

3 Minute Thesis - Grand Final

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 3MT...

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3 Minute Thesis Competition: Grand Final

After the excitement of last year’s competition, we are looking to the 3MT Grand Final featuring eight graduate researchers from around The University of Melbourne (including the Faculties of Science and Medicine, plus the Melbourne School of Engi...

Paradoxes of language learning in multilingual society

The 2015 Walter Mangold lecture will discuss how language learning entails language ideologies, which influence diverse forms of learner habitus—a set of dispositions, habits, tastes, and desires related to language learning—as well as language ed...

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Friday, 4 Sep 2015

Peace Lounge: Grooving and Soloing Workshop

Awardwinning master drummer David Jones conducts an interactive workshop for all instruments, all levels. Experience a dynamic, fresh, inspiring approach to musicmaking. This workshop is part The Peace Lounge, a series of concerts and workshops w...

Saturday, 5 Sep 2015

Luxury Textiles: Painting and Gilding Workshops in Medieval and Renaissance Europe

This public lecture explores the significance of luxury silk and gold textiles, as depicted in the religious paintings of fourteenth and fifteenth century Europe, with a particular focus on the Medieval and Renaissance collection of Kerry Stokes. ...

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Burnley Open Day

At Burnley Open Day you’ll learn all you need to know about sustainable gardening and horticultural practice at Melbourne’s famous heritagelisted Burnley Gardens. With special guest David Glenn of Lambley Nursery, Burnley Open Day offers a stella...

Sunday, 6 Sep 2015

Peace Lounge Double Concert: Eternal Angel CD Launch and Third Ear Music

A special CD launch and double concert. Eternal Angel Improvised spirited music, dedicated to Brian Brown with Dr Rob Vincs (saxophone) and David Jones (drums). Third Ear Music A movie without pictures, where the soundtrack takes centre stage...

Monday, 7 Sep 2015

Lunch Hour Concert: Mimir Festival - The Calla Quartet

Held in conjunction with the Mimir Chamber Music Festival and as part of a series of free lunch hour concerts held on Mondays from 1.10pm 2.00pm at Melba Hall. Michaela Wellems violin, Amelia Dietrich violin, Aiden Kane viola, Karissa Zadinsky c...

Transparent Universities: International trends in educational assessment and evaluation

Drawing together international trends, this presentation forecasts the future of transparency and performance reporting in higher education. Professor Hamish Coates has a Chair of Higher Education at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher E...

Meet the University of Melbourne in Santiago

Come and meet us at the QS Connect Masters 121 event in Santiago. Connect Masters 121 is a unique opportunity to meet with the Future Students team from Australia's number 1 ranked University to discuss our management and leadership programs for s...

Innovative Solutions to Poverty

Elliot Costello is the CEO and CoFounder of YGAP and is a force in the social enterprise community. Since cofounding YGAP, the social change incubator has expanded their global community of impact entrepreneurs, created emotive campaigns and built...

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Can Christianity and Islam Co-Exist? A National Dialogue

Join us to hear two eminent Christian and Muslim public scholars discuss key issues for a multicultural and multifaith Australia. This important and timely dialogue will address ChristianMuslim relations in the AustralianIndonesian context and see...

Tuesday, 8 Sep 2015

Climate Change: New Thinking on Assessing Risks and Responses

A crucial political decision about climate change is what level of effort is required to counter it. That decision should be informed by a full account of the risk. At a minimum, a risk analysis must include what we are doing to the climate; how t...

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Bringing Australia’s Broadband Network into the 21st Century

Highspeed broadband Internet access enhances GDP growth in communities and entire nations. But Australia’s broadband speed lags well behind other advanced and even emerging economies. In April 2009, at the time the National Broadband Network (NBN)...

Down the Rabbit Hole: An intimate look at Rothschild Prayer Book within a new era of art production and society

The Rothschild Prayer Book has been called “exceptional”, “exquisite”, “legendary” and “one of the most important manuscripts to be offered at auction”. This lecture reveals the reasons for these accolades by providing an intimate look at the mini...

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Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015

Loss of DNA methylation at transposons alters the chromatin landscape during meiosis

DNA methylation is essential for protecting the mammalian germline against transposons. When DNA methylationbased transposon control is defective, meiotic chromosome pairing is consistently impaired during spermatogenesis: How and why meiosis is v...

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Parchment: from Medieval goats to Tasmanian marsupials

Libby Melzer and Grace Pundyk will discuss the Medieval material parchment from two different perspectives. Libby will address parchment’s role as an archaeological resource, the analysis of which can inform our knowledge of the circumstances of ...

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 market is right in the heart of the Parkville campus with the support of The University and Carlton Connect Initiative and is positioned on ...

Master of Social Work Information Session

Come along to our upcoming Information Session to find out about studying the Master of Social Work here at The University of Melbourne. You'll hear from academic staff as well as current and past students about the course structure, entry require...

Can agriculture save the planet before it destroys it?

In a hot, flat, hyperconnected world, public perception of risk may determine if agriculture will save the planet by 2050 or destroy it. Science and technology may hold the key to addressing global challenges like hunger and climate change, but if...

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Thursday, 10 Sep 2015

Lessons Learned from the German 'Energiewende'

Australian Ambassador to Germany, David Ritchie will comment on the state of the reunited Germany as it turns 25, as well as the challenges Germany is facing in implementing the ‘Energiewende’ (energy transition). What are the lessons for Austra...

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Disease models and reality tests: learning about chronic lymphocytic leukemia in mice and men

Alexander Egle has trained as an MD and translational scientist in Innsbruck Austria, from 2000 – 2003 he was lucky to work as an Austrian FWF ErwinSchrödinger fellow with Suzanne Cory at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Me...

Measuring and modelling malaria parasites: Why Bio21 is a great place to do convergence science

Convergence is being touted as the next revolution in science. Nobel Laureate Phillip Sharp, noted: "Convergence entails collaboration among research groups but, more deeply, the integration of disciplinary approaches that were originally viewed a...

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Reforming Australian Federal Democracy: From Education to Taxation – is it time to change?

Come and join us for a lively public debate on reform and its implications for Australians. Moderated by Virginia Trioli, guests Paul Abbey, (Price Waterhouse Coopers), Dr John Hewson AM, (Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU), Bronwyn Hinz, (Me...

Protecting Human Rights in the UK Courts: What are we doing wrong?

The UK Human Rights Act was hailed by Lord Irvine as a “modern reconciliation of the inevitable tension between the democratic right of the majority to exercise political power and the democratic need of individuals and minorities to have their ri...

Friday, 11 Sep 2015

Peace Lounge: The Light Trio

Guest guitarist Oliver Paterson Beat project and The Light Trio Original world, folk and ethereal music featuring Michael Johnson (folk harp), Evripides Evripidou (bass) David Jones (drums). This concert is part The Peace Lounge, a series of co...

Saturday, 12 Sep 2015

Introducing Marshall-Hall (1862–1915) and his Opera Stella

On 12 September, the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music is hosting a oneday symposium to honour the centenary of the death of the firebrand and iconoclast, GWL MarshallHall, the first Professor of Music at the University of Melbourne. The symposiu...

Sunday, 13 Sep 2015

Peace Lounge: Family Portraits & Drum Space

Family Portraits Andrea Keller (Piano/loops/effects/ preparations) Joe Talia (sound tech). The solo pieces, dedicated to Keller’s ancestors, capture the love, humour and sadness of a geographically disparate family. Drum Space David Jones’s me...

Monday, 14 Sep 2015

Lunch Hour Concert: Janet Hilton - Clarinet

As part of a series of free lunch hour concerts held on Mondays from 1.10pm 2.00pm at Melba Hall. Johannes BRAHMS Sonata for clarinet and piano Op.120 No.2 in Eflat major MarkAnthony TURNAGE Two Memorials (clarinet solo) Joseph HOROVITZ Sonat...

Investigating the role of IL-21 in early stages of a T dependent B cell response

During a T dependent response, activated B cells undergo a number of critical events to establish a robust antibody response and longlived memory. These regulated events include migration, T and B cell interaction, proliferation, selection and di...

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Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015

Myanmar’s Transition Amid International Economic Sanctions

After two decades of military rule, in 2011, Myanmar (Burma) held elections and moved towards an apparently more 'democratic' regime, beginning a period of economic reforms and some political liberalisation. Western policymakers and Myanmar's demo...

Judges in Conversation: Agency and Attribution

The Melbourne Law School and the Federal Court of Australia present the second Judges in Conversation event for 2015, where the Hon. Justice Jonathan Beach, will be in conversation with Professor Sarah Worthington on the topic of Agency and Attri...

‘Women who read are dangerous’: Illuminated manuscripts and female book collections in the Early Renaissance

According to late medieval educational treatises, virtuous woman were advised to read morally uplifting texts and were told to stay away from light or even frivolous reading. As is well known, theory and practice are not always identical. Renaissa...

Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015

The Immunological Synapse: A kiss of death or inflammatory consequences for the immune system

Reconciliation Seminar Series Dr Misty Jenkins is a Senior Research Officer and cellular immunologist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, where she leads a small team. Misty has had a long standing interest in cytotoxic lymphocyte biology and has ...

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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 market is right in the heart of the Parkville campus with the support of The University and Carlton Connect Initiative and is positioned on ...

Scenes from Daily Life on Athenian Vases

Greek painted vases from Athens are our richest and most complex source of images from ancient Greece. Traditionally, they have been grouped together as either scenes of myth or pictures of daily life with most of the scholarly attention being pai...

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