Today 3 events

Illuminating bowel cancer - is bowel cancer prevention on the horizon?

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90% of bowel cancer cases could be treated successfully if found early. <40% of cases are found in time ....but what if we could prevent bowel cancer altogether? At our free public forum, clinicians and scientists will discuss the latest in bowel cancer research, including early detection methods and future outlooks for preventing bowel cancer. Register online for the free public forum and extended Q&A session

Australian Theatre, Singular Proper

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This lecture focuses on the relationship between Australian theatre in the 1960s and 1970s (the New Wave) and Australian theatre now, examining lines of continuity between the New Wave and its successors despite their aesthetic and industrial disparities. Reviving the notion of ‘an alternative’ theatre, Julian Meyrick will show how ‘Australian theatre’ is not a flatly descriptive phrase but conveys an arc of fidelity founded on the rapturous and rupturing sense of alternative that permeated ...

A Thin Red Line: The Presence of Prehistoric Pictoriality

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The lecture addresses one of the most wellestablished and influential ideas about prehistoric (and specifically Paleolithic) pictorial representation, namely, the idea that their original makers and beholders did not take them and use them as pictures "in our sense" but instead considered them to be the "things themselves" that is, the objects depicted, such as bison and other animals. But how do we reconcile this idea, which has some anthropological justification, with the visible activity o...

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Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014

The Dingo Fence: Molecular Insights into the First line of Defense

Dendritic Cells (DCs) are virtually present in all tissues, patrolling, sampling the environment in search for antigens to present to T cells. To deal with the immense variety of potential microorganisms in the environment, DCs have evolved into a...

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10th Annual Nossal Global Health Forum

Health security and economic growth in AsiaPacific challenges for Australian aid? What is the meaning of health security? Where do trade interests meet health needs? What are the health priorities for Australian aid? This year's Global Health Fo...

War Record and the records of war - tweeting from the front amidst the noise of gunfire - a century of conflict

Michael Moss' grandfather was killed in June 1918. His mother never knew him, but his shadow still haunts family life. This lecture will explore his story and that of Michael's Australian relatives who returned to fight and reconnected with his fa...

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Embodied Othering: Unsensing as a Concept and Methodological Tool

Understanding othering as a social practice, Yasmine puts forward that analyses of it tend to emphasize cognitive and representational aspects, and that this goes hand in hand with a concurrent neglect of its embodied dimensions. These she attends...

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The 2014 Downing Lecture

The labor market is the subject of intense policy debates and heavily influenced by targeted policies. But what do we know about the impact of these interventions? What do we know about the return of public money invested there? For several years...

History, Heritage and the Re-urbanisation of Asian Cities

Powered by globalising capital and rapid economic growth, Asia has been urbanising at an unprecedented speed and scale. Many Asian cities are not just expanding territorially, but are also reurbanising redeveloping old city areas to create greate...

Launch of the Zero Carbon Australia 'Land Use Report'

This seminar will include the launch of the Zero Carbon Australia Land Use: Agriculture and Forestry Report and presentation of the key findings followed by a Q & A session with an expert panel to discuss issues relating to implementation as well ...

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Thursday, 23 Oct 2014

Handloomed Cloth Threading Through Indian History

Cloth has long played an enormous part in the social, cultural, political and economic life of India. The Romans admired the gossamerlike muslin made in Bengal and termed it nebula venti (woven air). By the mideighteenth century India virtually cl...

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Writing on Water: Sculpting the Body and Emotions on Stage

Writing on water. Forming letters that come together and take shape in front of you only to disappear forever at the very moment of its birth ? The theatrical gesture has the poetic quality of appearing and disappearing at the same moment of time....

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The Endeavour Engineering & IT Exhibition showcases Engineering and IT for tomorrow by presenting amazing final-year projects

A robot that fights fires. An unmanned search and rescue aeroplane. A studentbuilt race car. A device that can transcribe music directly from a guitar, called the “Tablord.” A 3D printed rabbit filled with 10,000 spheres, mimicking bone structure....

BEHAVIOURAL PUBLIC POLICY: FUTURE CHALLENGES

A specialist education opportunity designed for middle managers and senior executives in government, as well as those working closely with government in notforprofit and commercial organisations. People do not always behave rationally and the ide...

Melbourne School of Population & Global Health Graduate Information Session

Meet staff, students & discover graduate study options. The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health offers a unique and exciting range of postgraduate professional education and research training opportunities. The Melbourne School of Po...

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014

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Pastiche and Authenticity: Surrealism’s Encounter with Outsider Art

Replying to a critic of “Les Possessions”, a series of automatic texts in which André Breton and fellow Surrealist Paul Eluard simulate various categories of mental illness, Breton denied that pastiche had played any part in it. An overview of Sur...

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Monday, 27 Oct 2014

A New Multiplex Solution for Simultaneous Quantifications of Cytokines and Chemokines in Biological Samples

Current multiplex assay technologies on the market for soluble protein targets are frequently associated with high reagent and instrument cost, inconsistent assay performance, timeconsuming data analysis, and lack of good reproducibility. To addr...

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In Search of Protolife: The Advent of Synthetic Cellularity in Chemical Systems

The design and construction of compartmentalised chemical ensembles for modelling complex biological systems, exploring the origin of life, and advancing future living technologies is attracting considerable interest in a wide range of research co...

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Investigation of the molecular mechanisms of MOZ in embryonic development

Monocytic leukaemia zinc finger protein, or MOZ, is a member of the MYST family of histone acetyltransferases. The acetylation of histones is an essential element of the regulation of gene transcription. To understand the role of histone acetylat...

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Critical Mass: Discover the Parkville Biomedical Precinct

A 'discovery' talk and tours program held during Melbourne Knowledge Week, exploring the sheer quantity of life sciences research facilities, institutes, researchers, fellows and postgraduate students in the Parkville precinct and surrounds, and t...

Guitar Perspectives: Concert 4 - Bach and Beyond

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music lecturer and renowned classical guitarist Tonié Field performs favourite works from the classical guitar repertoire. This performance is concert 4 of a 5 concert series. Admission: $20 full/$15 concession. Tick...

Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014

Improving Access to Tertiary Healthcare in India- A Strong Case for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

In modern India, a little less than 20% of the world’s population lives on a little more than 2% of its land surface. The incidence of noncommunicable diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer has risen sharply, along with ass...

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Going Virtual: The Arrival of the Internet

It is a quartercentury since the University of Melbourne brought the Internet to Australia. On 23 June 1989, staff member Robert Elz announced ‘link up’, heralding our connection to the rest of the world. Since then, the Internet has become an ess...

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The Statistician as an Expert: The Truth, the Whole Truth and Statistics

Statisticians regard themselves as experts in various aspects of data – collections, perhaps management, definitely analysis and sometimes presentation. This was reasonably clear to earlier statisticians who had a focus on solving real life probl...

Science and Arts Colliding - New approaches to communicating innovation

As part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 2014, the Carlton Connect Initiative’s 3rd Annual Dialogues on Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (DICE) Lecture will be presented by leading scientist and Boyle medallist, Professor Luke O’Neill of Tri...

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Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014

Annual University Librarian's Lecture - Engagement Strategies for the 21st century

Speaking for the first time in his new expanded role as Executive Director of Collections, Mr Philip Kent will discuss engagement strategies in the 21st century. In this onehour lecture, Philip will draw on learnings from his recent visits to the...

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Structure and function of proteins required for invasion of human red blood cells by malaria parasites

Dr Lin Chen obtained her PhD from La Trobe University, where she was trained as a protein biochemist. Following postdoctoral research as a protein chemist/structural biologist at BRI/CSIRO and a short period as a research fellow at La Trobe Univer...

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Targeting cell adhesion in early lung cancer

After graduating with BSc and MSc degrees in Biology and Toxicology from the University of Rochester (19952001), Adam Giangreco completed a PhD in cell biology at the University of Pittsburgh with Professor Barry Stripp (20142004). This work led ...

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Achieving the Walkable City

What makes a liveable, healthy and active city? What can we learn from the experience in Vancouver to achieve better outcomes for our communities? The City of Vancouver is consistently identified as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Beyon...

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Is there a future for manufacturing in Australia?

Challenges to the Australian manufacturing sector have never been greater. Increased global competition, technological innovation and a strong economy have threatened the existence of many Australian organisations. While these conditions may prove...

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The Contemporary Challenge of Leadership in the Boardroom by Graham Bradley AM

The Vincent Fairfax Speaker Series is proudly presented by the Centre for Ethical Leadership through the generous support of the Vincent Fairfax Ethics In Leadership Foundation. Graham Bradley AM will canvass the mismatch between community and g...

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Thursday, 30 Oct 2014

Ripped Jeans and Recovery: a discussion of the commodification of the concept of ‘recovery’ in mental health treatment

This presentation addresses the notion that while the commodification of ‘recovery’ warrants critique, when negotiated in a manner that acknowledges and honours the resistance from which the term originated; it has the potential to enhance people’...

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Does Reliance on the Market create Unequal Investments in Children?

Recent research shows growing inequality of parental spending on children's education and child care in the United States; this is an important topic since investments in children are crucial for their success. It is important to investigate patte...

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Systems Biology: New Research into Understanding Human Disease

The Human Genome Project of 2001 ushered in a new era of research in which the molecular components of living systems could be identified and enumerated. Our challenge now is to understand how these components interact with one another, and use ...

Federalism and the Politics of Territorial Redistribution

Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently announced a White Paper on Reform of the Federation. The Melbourne School of Government, with the support of the State Government of Victoria's Department of Premier and Cabinet, has engaged researchers from the...

Tertiary Workforce: A Higher Education Policy Seminar

How to create the next generation of tertiary workforce? How to improve overall skills? What are key challenges and opportunities for global mobility? Join Peter Coaldrake and Leo Goedegebuure to discuss. Chaired by Richard James. The tertiary wo...

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