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Joshua Hooke (Piano)

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Masters Recital Series free concert from pianist Joshua Hooke. Program: F. CHOPIN 24 Preludes, Op. 28 R. SCHUMANN Fantasie in C, Op. 17

Making the Case for Impact in Languages Research: The UK experience

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With Australia set to follow the lead of the United Kingdom in assessing the impact of research beyond the academy, scholars in the humanities, in particular in languages and area studies, will be faced with the daunting task of arguing the case for the benefits of public investment in their research. This workshop will present some successful case studies from the UK’s REF impact exercise at Oxford University, focusing on ways in which the rich and varied benefits of languages, poetry, crea...

Graduate Employability 2.0: Introduction to the Connectedness Learning Model and Educators Toolkit

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Graduate Employability 2.0 is the title of Associate Professor Ruth Bridgstock’s 20152016 Australian National Senior Teaching Fellowship. The fellowship takes a networked approach to graduate employability in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. The networked approach emphasises the cultivation and promotion of professional partnerships and connections between and among learners, teachers, university programs, industry, and community. The first phase of the fellowship involved data colle...

After Shakespeare

On 23 April 1616, the poet and playwright William Shakespeare died, at the age of 52. To mark the 400th anniversary of his death, the Baillieu Library’s After Shakespeare exhibition explores the author’s legacy, both in terms of writers who imitated or adapted his works (that is, literally wrote ‘after’ his style) and in terms of Shakespeare’s reputation and significance in the four centuries after his demise, with a particular emphasis on how his work has been received in Australia. After ...

Light Microscopy Australia Inaugural National Conference

The conference organisers are delighted to announce the inaugural conference of Light Microscopy Australia (LMA), a special interest group operating under the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society. We have assembled an exciting program that includes 2 days of talks across a range of microscopy techniques and applications, followed by a 3rd optional day of practical workshops. The scientific program includes 2 keynote addresses, over 15 talks from scientists using highend imaging ...

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Monday, 5 Dec 2016

After Shakespeare

On 23 April 1616, the poet and playwright William Shakespeare died, at the age of 52. To mark the 400th anniversary of his death, the Baillieu Library’s After Shakespeare exhibition explores the author’s legacy, both in terms of writers who imitat...

Monday, 5 Dec 2016

Light Microscopy Australia Inaugural National Conference

The conference organisers are delighted to announce the inaugural conference of Light Microscopy Australia (LMA), a special interest group operating under the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society. We have assembled an exciting program...

Tuesday, 6 Dec 2016

Paul Ton (Piano)

Master Recital Series free concert from pianist Paul Ton. Program: J.S. BACH Toccata in E minor, BWV 914 Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata in D major, Op. 28 'Pastoral' Johannes BRAHMS Klavierstücke, Op. 118 Claude DEBUSSY Estampes, L. ...

What's Wrong With This Picture?

A lively evening with film and television industry leaders Join us in conversation with film and television industry leaders on how we build greater diversity and inclusivity behind the scenes and on our screens. Panelists Ferne Downey, Preside...

Wednesday, 7 Dec 2016

Industry Meets Academia Symposium

The Symposium aim is to fuel interactions between Industry and Academics in the field of Therapeutics and Technologies. We will discuss the potential value of engagement between Industry and Academia and how to approach potential Industry partners...

Sijia Zheng (Piano)

Masters Recital Series free concert from pianist Sijia Zheng. Program: J.S. BACH Partita No.2 in C minor, BWV 826 MOZART Piano Sonata in C minor, K. 457 CHOPIN Ballade No.1 in g minor, Op. 23 SCHUBERT Impromptu Op. 90 No. 2 and No.3 CHO...

Randomised Trials of Complex Public Health Interventions - Challenges, Prospects, and Example

Full title: Randomised trials of complex public health interventions Challenges, prospects, and example: National Prevention Research Initiative trial of the Strengthening Families Program 1014 Abstract: In this seminar, Professor Laurence Moore...

The Consequences of Defects in Thymic T cell Differentiation in Autoimmunity and Leukemia

Defects in the process of thymic T cell differentiation can result in the development of autoimmunity and cancer. A series of mechanisms have evolved to defuse the risk of autoimmunty, referred to as immunological tolerance. It remains unclear how...

Rose Kavanagh (Violin)

Masters Recital Series violin performance from Rose Kavanagh. Program: Maurice RAVEL Sonata for violin and piano, no. 2 Sergei PROKOFIEV Five Melodies, Op 35 Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio, no. 1, Op 8 George GERSHWIN/ Jascha Heifetz (tra...

Telemodernities: Television and Transforming Lives in Asia

Book launch of Telemodernities: Television and Transforming Lives in Asia, cowritten by Tania Lewis, Fran Martin and Wanning Sun. The book will be launched by Professor Graeme Turner.

Good Food for 9 Billion: Community Forum

By 2050, the world population is expected to be nine billion people. To feed this population well, we will have to revise what we eat and how we produce food. In this free panel discussion, renowned cooks, researchers, primary producers and indus...

Delivering the Energy Transition

The energy sector globally has entered an era of radical transition. Driven by combinations of technological change and environmental concerns from the local to the global, the change is most obvious in the electricity sector but will spread far ...

Thursday, 8 Dec 2016

Superhero Identities Symposium

It is hard to imagine a time when superheroes have been more pervasive in popular culture. As one of our most beloved folkloric traditions these costumeclad adventurers have become a means to negotiate and articulate identities in response to fict...

Festschrift for Professor Marilyn Lake

The University of Melbourne will host a Festschrift to celebrate the distinguished career of historian, Professor Marilyn Lake, on the eve of her retirement. To be opened by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Glyn Davis, the Festschift will feature ...

Participatory Public Space

'Participatory Public Space' is a Symposium organised by the Research Unit in Public Cultures, the University of Melbourne. The problematic: PPS is a oneday symposium that explores the future of urban public space in the context of multicultural...

VCA Graduate Film Screenings

Graduating students from VCA's film and television programs will be presenting an enthralling selection of films over the month of December. Tickets: $13 Full / $10 Concession (via ACMI) Program may be subject to change, please visit the VCA F...

Uncertainty: Macroeconomic Effects and Policy Implications

Melbourne Institute Public Economics Forum A luncheon event at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra. Uncertainty is often seen as a major drag on an economic system. But what is uncertainty, really? Where does it originate? Why does it matter? What are the ...

1956 Melbourne Olympic Games

The first Olympic Games to be held in the southern hemisphere showcased modern Melbourne and Australia to the world. Almost every sector of the community contributed to preparations in the years leading up to 1956, a year in which Melbourne was a...

Friday, 9 Dec 2016

Melbourne Photonics Symposium: Biophotonics in Focus

This event will feature a distinguished roster of international and national invited speakers: Prof. Mikael Kall (Chalmers University), “Plasmonic nanoparticles and metasurfaces for molecular sensing” Associate Prof. Laura Waller (University of...

US-Proofing the Paris Climate Agreement

What can be done if a future US President withdraws from, or attempts to undermine from within, the Paris Climate Agreement? It is a question that has tragically become all too important with the election of Donal Trump. It is a critical question ...

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"Queen of Katwe" Movie Screening & Fundraiser

The Centre for Ethical Leadership would like to invite you to a screening of Queen of Katwe, followed by an expert panel addressing the importance of access to opportunities in addressing gender inequality and racism. This is a true story about an...

Posthuman Feminism

This lecture given by Professor Rosi Braidotti will address the socalled ‘posthuman’ turn in contemporary feminist theory in the light of three main considerations: firstly the shifting perception and understanding of ‘the human’ in the Life scien...

Monday, 12 Dec 2016

Patterns of Feeling and Cultural Politics

Raymond Williams’ notion of ‘structures of feeling’ emerged out of a dialogue between the anthropological ambitions of Ruth Benedict and Gregory Bateson and the ‘practical criticism’ (or close reading) of what was known as ‘Cambridge English’. It ...

Tuesday, 13 Dec 2016

No-Bell Prize

Communicating science is tricky. We tend to get a lot of information from celebrities, politicians, and the media – but not necessarily directly from scientists. How do we navigate this complex landscape? How do we, as consumers, filter through th...

Wednesday, 14 Dec 2016

Christmas Farmers Market at the University of Melbourne

Celebrate the festive season at the University of Melbourne Christmas Market on Wednesday 14 December. The market is right in the heart of the University of Melbourne's Parkville campus.

Identification of an Enhancer Associated Long Non Coding RNA Locus that Dictates Mesendoderm Specification

Dr Michael Alexanian’s PhD work aimed to characterise the role of the enhancer and long noncoding transcriptional landscape during mesendoderm specification. His research interests focus on understanding the regulation of lineage commitment and di...

How Does Mutant p53 Promote Tumour Development?

Brandon Aubrey presents about the overexpression of the cMYC oncogene and Trp53 gene mutations being among the most common genetic alterations in human cancer and, when combined, the result in highly aggressive malignant disease.

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Thursday, 15 Dec 2016

Lyrebird Press Book Launch: 'Tuning the Antipodes: Performing Pitch in Melbourne'

Lyrebird Press at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music is delighted to invite you to the launch of 'Tuning the Antipodes: Performing pitch' in Melbourne, by Simon Purtell. Examining the many controversies associated with pitch standards in Melbo...

Mapping Lawyers' Ethics

Legal Professions Research Network Seminar Can one measure, map, benchmark or otherwise engage empirically with as contested a topic as lawyers’ ethics? In this talk, Professor Richard Moorhead will explore work he has conducted on lawyers values...

From Lotteries to Polls to Monte Carlo

Jeffrey Rosenthal Public Lecture This talk will discuss randomness and probability, to answer such questions as: Just how unlikely is it to win a lottery jackpot? If you flip 100 coins, how close will the number of heads be to 50? How many dying ...

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