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Hands on Engineering

Hands on Engineering is a daylong program for Year 10 students, run during the Victorian school holidays. Hands on Engineering day offers students who are interested in mathematics and science the opportunity to come on campus to experience what engineering is through interesting, handson activities, and see up close what engineers do.

NASA's New Horizons Mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt

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Dr Anne Verbiscer from University of Virginia will be talking about the New Horizons mission closest approach to Pluto happening on July 14. Anne is an expert of icy bodies in the outer solar system, and she has been involved in all major current NASA missions, especially in Cassini and New Horizons, with one recent highlight being the discovery of Saturn's largest ring (Verbiscer et al. 2009, Nature, 461, 1098).

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Timeless Melody: Sheng Zhongguo’s Musical Life

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Thirtyfive years ago, in 1980, the preeminent Chinese violinist Sheng Zhongguo, known as the ‘Chinese Yehudi Menuhin’, held more than 20 concerts around Australia in five different cities. Mr Sheng was the first Chinese artist to perform nationally in Australia, and was hailed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as ‘one of the greatest artists in the world’. Now, some 35 years later, Sheng Zhongguo is coming back to Australia to present the ‘35 year Anniversary Australian Tour’. Ple...

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Design City, Built Melbourne!

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This annual talk presents a diverse cross section of design disciplines and building typologies that form the built fabric of Melbourne. The talk will provide a rare opportunity to hear from the experts on the design process behind the built outcome. Come and be inspired and indulge your curiocity. Supported by the Architects Registration Board of Victoria. Doors open at 6pm 6.30pm – 6.40pm Tim Leslie , Open House Melbourne Introduction to the evening and the Open House concept 6.45pm – 6...

Luminous World: Contemporary Art from the Wesfarmers Collection

Luminous World brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation life on earth is bound to events playing out in the celestial realm, to the influence on the contemporary imagination of the universe of artificial light in which we live today, artists in this exhibition about light. From an enduring fascination with the way in which artists including Susan Norrie, Rosemary Laing, Howard Taylor, Dale Frank, Paddy Be...

Nature/Revelation

Climate change and its devastating impact on the earth’s many ecosystems is arguably today’s most critical global issue. Nature/Revelation celebrates the unique capacity art has to cut through prevailing rhetoric to stimulate individuals both intellectually and emotionally in the face of current environmental issues. Focusing on contemporary notions of nature and the sublime, the exhibition affirms that the world we live in offers moments of revelation, and that nature can provoke a range o...

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...

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Friday, 3 Jul 2015

Understanding light: from the Arab scholars of the 11th Century to Maxwell and Einstein

The July Lectures in Physics “International Year of Light 2015" The great “Book of Optics” written by the Arab scholar Al Hazen between 1011 and 1021 set humanity on a new journey to understanding the nature of light and its applications to human...

Saturday, 4 Jul 2015

Celebrating 40 years of Music Therapy in Victoria

Hosted by Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Music Therapy department and the Australian Music Therapy Association, the event will celebrate and highlight the developments of the music therapy profession in Victoria over the last 40 years. The sym...

Breathe, Woman! A Contemporary Dance Performance

Join us in celebrating the VCA & MCM's Regional Training and Engagement program with the performance of Breathe, Woman! Dancer, choreographer and Master of Dance student Shermaine Heng was artistinresidence from January to March this year at the ...

Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015

Secrets of Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll’s book, Alice in Wonderland, is famous as a story that doesn’t make much sense – unless you know that the author was a mathematician! Join us for this partperformance, partdiscussion as we uncover the mathematical commentary within ...

Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015

Cross-faculty friends, new skills, and student love - the unexpected benefits of making a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

In this talk we'll share with you our experiences in developing and delivering the interdisciplinary Massive Open Online Course Rethinking Ageing: Are We Prepared to Live Longer?. If you're not quite sure what a MOOC is, what preparing a MOOC i...

Using health service and public health interventions to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the areas of STIs, HIV and viral hepatitis

James Ward, a Pitjantjatjara Nurrunga man, is the Head of Infectious Diseases Research ProgramAboriginal Health at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute. He has progressed research in the areas of sexually transmissible infect...

Dungala Kaiela Oration

The Kaiela Institute and the University of Melbourne are proud to host the Dungala Kaiela Oration. This year, University of Melbourne ViceChancellor, Professor Glyn Davis AC, will deliver the 7th Annual Oration as he discusses “From the 1930s to ...

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Thursday, 9 Jul 2015

Mental health and the Sustainable Development Goals

Mental disorders were famously not included in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and were not included in the Action Plan for the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs). This is likely to change wit...

Art, liturgy and the five senses in the Middle Ages

This lecture will explore several aspects of the definition of the five senses in Christianity before and during the Middle Ages. Professor Eric Palazzo will show how the conception of the five senses in Christian theology interacts with the con...

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Australian Academy of Science New Fellows Symposium

At this symposium, the newly elected Victorian Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science together with this year’s medal winners will give brief presentations on their work. Presenters and topics include: Dr Ziggy Switkowski FAA, Chairman,...

Baba Amte Memorial Lecture: The Amnesias of Democracy

The 2014 national elections and the 2015 Delhi elections, both of which delivered absolute majorities, have reinforced the public notion that Indian democracy is vibrant and unique, with the capacity to reinvent the polity. In the context of the M...

The (Adaptive) Innovative Organisation

Innovation as a buzzword is losing its meaning. The reason we innovate is to adapt. In this lecture Professor Gerry George will tackle the core management issues behind innovation in a simpler way. Addressing the imperative to change in today’s in...

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Friday, 10 Jul 2015

Nano-Scale Light: The Surprising World of Optical Nano-Structures

The July Lectures in Physics “International Year of Light 2015” Advances in nanotechnology allow us to make optical nanostructures with surprising and technologicallyuseful properties. Optical nanostructures can focus light so tightly that a sing...

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Monday, 13 Jul 2015

Is it possible that animals have some emotions deeper than those of any human?

If you consider peaceful coexistence is the ability to live at peace within your own species and other species, then almost all animals are our superior. Even the greatest predator on the planet (after us of course), the killer whale is far ahead ...

Biomedical Engineering seminar: Neural mechanisms of eye-hand coordination in the posterior parietal cortex

Everyday activities like reaching for our morning coffee depend on a wellorchestrated coupling of where we look with our eyes and where we reach with our hand. A wealth of behavioural research has contributed to our understanding of how eye moveme...

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The Multiple Animal Worlds of Edward Topsell

Edward Topsell’s Historie of FoureFooted Beastes of 1607 is a work bringing together the etymology of animals’ names, their anatomies, food, diseases, medical uses, reproductive methods, habits, and the fables about them. In it philology mixes wit...

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Web Accessibility for People with Cognitive Disabilities

Peter Blanck will examine the rights of individuals with cognitive disabilities to equal access to web content and how this can be achieved. This public lecture will be based upon Peter Blanck's book eQuality: The Struggle for Web Accessibility b...

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Making ethnographic history: Encounters in the Greg Dening Archive

In this talk, the 2014 Redmond Barry Fellow Dr Michael Davis will explore the juxtaposition of his reading of the archive of Professor Greg Dening, anthropologist and historian of the Pacific, with his research and writing on 19th century Aborigin...

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Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015

Discretion and Diplomacy in Interspecies Performance

As the Anthropocene flattens the ontological grounds upon which humanist inquiry and knowledge have been based, the embodied arts of performance are well positioned to lead the search for identifications and identities not only across species boun...

The Science Research Marathon

Professor Bell’s background is as a senior academic administrator, a documentary filmmaker and an anthropologist. Professor Bell holds a PhD from the University of Sydney in the discipline of Anthropology. Over the past decade she has conducted re...

Batman: 76 Years as a Transmedia Text

Since 1940, one year after his inception, Batman has occupied multiple media texts: from 1943 onwards he has also existed across multiple media forms. This talk takes us through 76 years of Batman as a crossplatform cultural icon, tracing his jour...

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Wanting the Wild

The general Romantic appreciation of wildness in the abstract or at an aesthetic or geographical remove was accompanied, at least in some hearts and minds, by the desire to incorporate it into everyday experience. Where animals were concerned, var...

2014 Terzaghi Lecture: Energy Geotechnology - enabling new insights into soil behaviour

Energy is critical to life, and the coming decades will see worldwide population growth and associated economic development that will result in a pronounced increase in energy demand. Historically, geotechnical engineering has been crucial to pro...

Parkinson’s disease: Deep brain stimulation and other advanced therapies – when and when not to try, and their effectiveness

Did you know one in four of us will experience a disease of the brain or mind during our lives? The Florey’s talented researchers are making great headway in the search for cures and improved treatments for many serious conditions of the brain. S...

Sunday, 12 Jul 2015

Animal Publics: Emotions, Empathy, Activism

The sixth biennial Australian Animal Studies Group (AASG) International Conference, will explore the complex relationship between the public and private worlds of animals. It will consider the roles played by emotions, empathy and activism in the...

Thursday, 16 Jul 2015

Eat to Cheat Ageing

When you really think about it, pretty much everything you hear about health on radio and TV, in magazines and newspapers and even from lots of health professionals, is aimed at younger adults. Of course, it’s absolutely critical that people do al...

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Challenges of Risk Governance: Coping with Climate Change

Current societies are challenged by a number of pressing global systemic risks arising from global environmental change, in particular climate change. Responding adequately to these risks is a challenge for our world society in which national inte...

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Thursday, 2 Jul 2015

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 togeth...

Thursday, 2 Jul 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...

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