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Lessons from Rwanda

Over 100 days in 1994, more than one million Rwandans were killed in the Genocide against the Tutsi. It was the most efficient and brutal mass slaughter in recent human history. In the 22 years since, Rwanda has achieved remarkable progress. At the heart of this progress are efforts to build peace, unity and reconciliation between Rwandans. The Kigali Genocide Memorial is the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims and plays an important role in this process through remembrance in...

Urinetown: The Musical

Urinetown is a razorsharp satire that manages to braid corporate corruption, water consumption, capitalism and Malthusian ethics into its farcical musical theatre plot. Set in a dystopian world where the titular bodily function is heavily regulated, it chronicles the valiant attempts of a couple of starcrossed lovers to stage a revolution against the avaricious Urine Good Company (pun thoroughly intended), which is flanked by a corrupt government and police force. Music and Lyrics by Mark Ho...

Tully Moore

Exhibition dealing with collaborative practice curated by Tully Moore. Opening celebration: 12 May, 5.30pm 7.30pm Margaret Lawrence Gallery Opening hours: Tues – Sat, 12pm – 5pm Admission: Free

Acting Specialisation: Shakespeare

Discover the immediacy, energy and vitality of Shakespeare's language through an exploration of monologues and scenes. This course will give you fun and effective ways to unlock meaning in the text while discovering some of the clues Shakespeare gives you to bring his characters to life. This is a specialised acting stream, designed to take your acting skills to the next level. You will learn how to recognise and move past ‘blocks’ in individual performance, free yourself from habits, cont...

It's a Gas! Dentistry & Cartoons

This exhibition traces the history of dentistry through illustrations and cartoons from Europe and Australia dating from the seventeenth century to now. Themes include fear, relief, pain and vanity. The cartoons come from private and public collections including the University of Melbourne print collection and the Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum. It’s a gas! explores the story of dentistry through humour. Come along and laugh out loud. IMAGE: James ‘Jimmy’ Charles Bancks (Australian, 1...

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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

360 Degrees of Crisis Communications

Bob Jensen brings us ten of his key lessons about leaders and crisis communications and how this crucial role fits into emergency management. Bob will illustrate the nature of the 360 degree approach to crisis communications through his experience...

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The structural biology of the insulin and Type 1 insulin-like growth factor receptors

The Lawrence Laboratory is at the forefront of understanding and exploiting the structural biology of the insulin and Type 1 insulinlike growth factor receptors. This seminar will focus on the discovery of how insulins and insulinlike growth facto...

A simplified way to wellbeing

The newly developing field of positive psychology has identified a number of activities to increase individual wellbeing such as being grateful, more mindful and utilising personal strengths. However there are many other possible interventions tha...

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Aboriginal Memories of Inundation of the Australian Coast

18,000 years ago at the end of the last ice age, when sea level was about 120 metres below its present level, land ice started melting and sea level began rising, a process that ended some 6000 years ago around Australia. Postglacial sealevel rise...

Marie Darrieussecq: In Conversation

‘We have to love men a lot. A lot, a lot. Love them a lot in order to love them. Otherwise it’s impossible; we couldn't bear them.’ Marguerite Duras Internationallycelebrated French author, Marie Darrieussecq, joins us in conversation to discuss ...

Untold Stories of China: a Q&A in Mandarin

During the 1960s, the Chinese government dispatched city high school leavers to work on farms and plantations in the countryside. When they were permitted to go home more than a decade later, their spouses and children were forced to remain in the...

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Focus on IT

The world is awash with information. In the last five years, we’ve produced and recorded more information than in the previous 50,000 years; and almost all of this new information is digital. Hear from current students, academic staff and recent ...

Triptych

Triptych is a triple bill comprising of three new exciting Australian short plays Cherry Bomb, The Mutineer & Terrorism. Written by Melbourne University students and alumni. Presented by Four Letter Word Theatre.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Partnerships to defeat viral diseases now and tomorrow

Professors Damian Purcell and Peter Revill, the newly appointed Viral Infectious Diseases Theme Leaders at the Doherty Institute, will discuss their exciting vision for the future research efforts in virology at the Doherty Institute. At this sem...

Nation, Neighbours & Humanity: Destroyed & Recovered in War & Violence

How does love for home/nation become the site for intolerance and provoke violence against neighbours deemed 'betrayers' and Other? What precipitates the expression of this hate? Is shared humanity possible among erstwhile perpetrators and victims...

Guitar Ensemble at Melba Hall

Conductor: Ken Murray The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) guitar ensemble specialises in the presentation of new music and has given premiere performances of a number of works by Australian composers. Admission: Free, no bookings required

NODE 0 2016: The Beats Project

An Interactive Composition multimedia event turning Lionel's Lounge and Grant Street Theatre into a DJing and VJing club for the night, with beats mixed live by Interactive Composition staff and students. Admission: Free, no bookings required

VCA Master of Dance: Signature

An evening of new choreographic and performance works from VCA dancers Joanne Lichti, Heidy Batista, Kaitlyn McConnell and Shermaine Heng. Enjoy the breadth and scope of movementbased investigations from this exciting group of upcoming artists. ...

Friday, 27 May 2016

Signals To Success

Sir Philip Cohen will deliver a lecture on Europe's largest collaboration between Academia and the Pharmaceutical industry. Professor Sir Philip Cohen has studied protein phosphorylation as a cellular control mechanism for 47 years. In the 1990s,...

World Music Concert

A concert showcasing the variety of world music ensembles on offer at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, including performances by the African Drum and Dance, Shakuhachi and Chinese ensembles and the World Music Choir. Admission: Free, no boo...

Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week celebrates the culture and history of the First Australians and is marked by two important dates in history: the 1967 referendum and 1992 Mabo decision. It offers us all a time to celebrate, reflect and commit to a con...

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Wind Symphony at the Recital Centre

This concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre will feature fine examples of the very latest works written for Wind Ensemble, performed by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music’s Wind Symphony Orchestra and featured wind symphonies from across Victo...

Vocal Ensemble Sings Mozart

Directed by Andrea Katz, the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) Vocal ensemble students present a selection of Mozart operatic ensembles from Cosi fan Tutte, Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni. Admission: Free, no bookings required

Monday, 30 May 2016

Balancing Immune Responses to Avoid Immunopathology

Key to effective immune responses is the ability to balance protective immunity with the risk of inappropriate, misdirected or dysregulated immune responses that can cause pathology. The findings of Professor DegliEsposti's studies, and the insi...

Targeting kinases and the ubiquitin system for the treatment of inflammatory disease

Philip Cohen is one of the world's most eminent biological scientists in the area of signal transduction. Cohen identified a family of calciumcalmodulin dependent protein kinases and phosphatases including calcineurin, which was later shown to be ...

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Cell traversal activity is critical for Plasmodium falciparum to initiate liver stage malaria

Malaria is an important mosquitoborne disease that causes approximately half a million deaths per year. It is caused by parasites of the genus of Plasmodium, of which P. falciparum is the most virulent form affecting humans. While malaria is known...

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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Towards a new EU approach to Asia

The decade since the release of the 2003 European Security Strategy has seen the world change dramatically. The EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges is convening an expert panel to provide insights on how the EU might manage its relationship wit...

Workforce literacy and factories of the future

The rise of robotics in manufacturing requires workers to have sophisticated literacy skills so they can direct machines and join up innovation and production networks. With machines doing the work that people used to do, the way products are im...

Medieval and Renaissance Ensemble

The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) Medieval and Renaissance Ensemble presents its Semester 1 concert, with the program including Guillaume de Machaut’s Remède de fortune. Admission: Free, no bookings required.

Health Program Evaluation: Scoping the Evaluation Plan

Program planners and implementers are often faced with the task of having to develop an evaluation plan or framework for the program/project that they are working on. This requires scoping the boundary of the evaluation and choosing the most appro...

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Wednesday, 1 Jun 2016

Complexity of Aboriginal agriculture

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research seeks to provide staff and students with education opportunities to develop their awareness and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture as part of our commi...

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Art, Ethics and Indigeneity

A full day symposium to be held as part of the National Reconciliation Week program at the VCA and MCM. This symposium invites Indigenous and nonIndigenous researchers working across the field of Indigenous arts and culture to address some of the...

Baroque Ensemble and Early Voices

The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) Baroque Ensemble and Early Voices present their Semester 1 concert. The program includes J. S. Bach’s Cantata BWV 37, Wer da gläubet und getauft wird. Admission: Free, no bookings required.

Thursday, 2 Jun 2016

Health disparities by income in Europe before and after the crisis

Early work has found that all European countries exhibit significant prorich inequality in selfassessed health. However, it is unclear how the recent economic crisis – which has led to changes in the distributions of both health and income has in...

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Schools Program: The Art of Performance

This presentation is perfectly suited to VCE Music students to help them manage performance anxiety and enhance their performance potential. The session will be hosted by Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) Postdoctoral Fellow and performanc...

Technologies/Histories Symposium

Cohosted by the Transformative Technologies Research Unit (University of Melbourne) & Flinders University, this symposium examines developments in various technologies and their relationship to history. The keynote speaker for the event is Lori ...

CSL and the Australian Biomedical Research Sector: Past, Present and Future

Dr Andrew Nash will outline the breadth and success of CSL’s engagement with the sector as well as discuss the importance of nurturing and supporting Australia’s next generation of scientific leaders. From its origins as a government funded organi...

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Inspiring India: Smart Cities - Art Cities

Enhanced quality of life defines truly international cities be it London, New York, Singapore or Hong Kong. A key ingredient to this is access to arts and entertainment which defines the liveability of a city. As city governments create ambitious ...

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Human Evolutionary History in a Global Context: Progress and Challenges

For nearly two centuries we have been accumulating fossil and other evidence that bears on our evolutionary history. As we review the history of that accumulation and all that we have learned from it, we must recognise that there is yet much to be...

Friday, 3 Jun 2016

Percussion Ensemble Concert

The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) Percussion Ensemble presents a program of the best of repertoire for percussion ensemble from around the world. Admission: Free, bookings essential.

Monday, 6 Jun 2016

Modelling the Immune Response

Professor Phil Hodgkin aims to understand how cells process signals and work cooperatively to achieve a collective task. His focus is to understand the molecular and cellular mechanics of the immune response. By combining experiment and theory, ...

Islamic Populism in Indonesia and the Middle East

Join us for the launch of the newly published book, Islamic Populism in Indonesia and the Middle East (Cambridge University Press, 2016) by Professor Vedi Hadiz, Convenor of Asian Studies at the Asia Institute, the University of Melbourne This pr...

Tuesday, 7 Jun 2016

It's Hot in the City Tonight: Using GI to Mitigate Climate Change

This seminar will discuss the effectiveness of green roofs and more traditional green infrastructure elements such as street trees as a costeffective and socially acceptable climate change adaptation strategy for buildings, communities and cities....

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Tully Moore

Exhibition dealing with collaborative practice curated by Tully Moore. Opening celebration: 12 May, 5.30pm 7.30pm Margaret Lawrence Gallery Opening hours: Tues – Sat, 12pm – 5pm Admission: Free

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Acting Specialisation: Shakespeare

Discover the immediacy, energy and vitality of Shakespeare's language through an exploration of monologues and scenes. This course will give you fun and effective ways to unlock meaning in the text while discovering some of the clues Shakespeare ...

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

It's a Gas! Dentistry & Cartoons

This exhibition traces the history of dentistry through illustrations and cartoons from Europe and Australia dating from the seventeenth century to now. Themes include fear, relief, pain and vanity. The cartoons come from private and public collec...

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