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Sensitive Examinations for Men & Women Workshop

This workshop is designed for GPs & GP Registrars with a focus on the fine technical and communication skills necessary for sensitive examinations. Each workshop participant will gain practical hands on experience of six different examinations: Speculum exam, Bimanual exam, Breast exam, Inguinal Hernia exam, Genital exam, DRE exam. Participants will be working with the University of Melbourne Clinical Teaching Associates (Male & Female). This workshop is allocated 40 points (Category 1) i...

Reconciliation Week 2015

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 conversation of reconciliation for a better and stronger Australia. The Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music believes that the arts have an opportunity to be at the forefront of the reconciliation conversation and we welco...

Possum Skin Cloak Display

University community who have attended the Narrm Oration are among a special few who have ever seen the University’s Possum Skin Cloak. However, during National Reconciliation Week 2015, this is set to change as the University’s Possum Skin Cloak is placed on public display for the first time as a celebration of renewal of Aboriginal culture and identity and as a tribute to our Traditional Custodians. In creating this cloak, Wurundjeri artist Mandy Thomas (nee Nicholson) used traditional s...

Composition Concerts: Brand new solo and chamber works

Tuesdays, 5, 12 & 19 May & 9 June, 7.30pm These concerts feature brand new solo and chamber works by MCM composer majors, performed by MCM students. The series also includes an electroacoustic concert featuring cutting edge sonicart, recorded and reinterpreted from the sounds that surround us in everyday life.

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...

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...

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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Monday, 1 Jun 2015

Language Matters with Bob Hollman: a film by David Grubin

The Research Unit for Indigenous Language (School of Languages and Linguistics, Faculty of Arts) will be screening the first episode of the documentary Language Matters, with Bob Hollman, a film by David Grubin. The film has been highly acclaime...

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Join a Reconciliation Reading Group

A meeting is proposed during National Reconciliation Week to explore how the Library and Murrup Barak might support University staff to establish Reconciliation Reading Groups. The purpose of the proposed Reconciliation Reading Groups is to encou...

Let's Walk the Talk

A series of walks of the Parkville Campus will be offered in National Reconciliation Week, at 1pm on Monday 1 June and 1.00pm on Wednesday 3 June.. Billibellary's walk was developed by a research team from Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit and Mu...

Social Innovation as a new model for community development and poverty alleviation

Tony Meloto, the founder of Gawad Kalinga, an innovative movement strated in the Philippines to eradicate poverty, will talk about inclusive wealth creation as the answer to massive poverty alleviation through the establishments of social enterpri...

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Partisan: In Conversation with Ariel Kleiman

Awardwinning filmmaker and VCA alum Ariel Kleiman releases his first feature film Partisan on May 28, and the Emerging Writers' Festival (EWF) is giving you the chance to get the inside scoop on his process as a screenwriter and film maker. How ca...

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Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015

Depicting mushrooms - the art and science of painting fungi

Join us for a cup of tea or coffee, and some fascinating talks in the Leigh Scott Room on the first floor of the Baillieu Library during the exhibition From Botanical Illustrations to Research: Watercolours from the University of Melbourne Herbari...

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How travelling the world can create reconciliation: new models of Indigenous philanthropy

Professor Kerry Arabena, Chair for Indigenous Health and Professor and Director of Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit, will deliver this lunchtime seminar as part of the the University of Melbourne's National Reconcilaition Week celebrations. T...

Faces, Art, and Computerized Evaluation Systems

FACES (Faces, Art, and Computerized Evaluation Systems) is a project that, after two years of research support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), has established proof of concept for the application of face recognition technolog...

State of the Nation: Nine Things to Know About Thailand

Thailand is now Australia's eighthlargest goods and services trading partner, and the secondlargest in ASEAN. Total Thai investment stock in Australia has grown significantly from $338 million in 2006, to $6.1 billion in 2013. Australia and Thail...

Focus On Science

Are you interested in studying at Australia’s Number 1 University? Come to a Focus on Melbourne seminar for prospective students and families, and get the answers you need to choose the right course for you. Take a closer look at the options for p...

Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015

Haematopoiesis during embryonic development

Haematopoietic development in the embryo occurs in a sequential process, during which primitive erythropoiesis and progenitor formation occurs in the yolk sac. Once this first wave of haematopoiesis is established HSCs are then formed; this is a c...

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Let's Walk the Talk

A series of walks of the Parkville Campus will be offered in National Reconciliation Week, at 1pm on Monday 1 June and 1.00pm on Wednesday 3 June.. Billibellary's walk was developed by a research team from Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit and Mu...

Thursday, 4 Jun 2015

Grace Marion Wilson Public Lecture: Mac Wellman

For the 2015 Grace Marion Wilson Lecture, Mac Wellman will be speaking about his career, development as a writer, processes and methodologies for text creation, experiences in the industry and will also field questions from the audience. Mac Well...

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Focus On Law

Are you interested in studying at Australia’s Number 1 University? Come to a Focus on Melbourne seminar for prospective students and families, and get the answers you need to choose the right course for you. Take a closer look at the options for p...

Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015

Control of organ size and cancer by the Hippo pathway

The Hippo tumour suppressor pathway is a complex signalling network that controls developmental tissue growth and is frequently deregulated in different human cancers. Discovered in 2002, the Hippo pathway is now the subject of intense investiga...

Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015

Exploring Hollywood’s tools for scientific visualization

Scientific visualization combines the complexities of science, the technical rigor of programming, the challenges of effective communication and the creative possibilities of art and design. Dr Gaël McGill will explore a variety of projects crea...

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Visualizing biological data for research and for outreach

Dr Sean O'Donoghue uses data visualization, humancomputer interaction, and user experience design to create bioinformatics resources that are powerful, easy to use, and of broad interest to life scientists. O'Donoghue will present several resource...

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Making Babies in Melbourne: The IVF story

Join playwright Kylie Trounson, author of the new MTC production The Waiting Room, her father and IVF researcher Alan Trounson and eminent medical lawyer Loane Skene on stage for a unique and deeply personal insight into the story behind the story...

Malaria, HIV, hepatitis and vaccines: new research, future treatments

Malaria, HIV, hepatitis and vaccines: new research, future treatments What does the future hold for infectious diseases? Join us at a free public lecture to find out about the latest research and future treatments for malaria, HIV, hepatitis and...

Thursday, 11 Jun 2015

Validating Self-reported History of Stigmatised Health Conditions and Behaviours Using Linked Data

The Passports study cohort consists of 1,325 people released from prisons in Queensland between 2008 and 2010, whose responses to a detailed baseline survey were linked to state and federal health records for the period 1999 to 2013. We validated ...

Tiffin Talk - We Weren't Born Yesterday

We Weren’t Born Yesterday was a radio series produced by the Queering the Air collective at 3CR Community Radio exploring queer heritage, vocabulary and intergenerational connections in migrant communities in Australia. It was broadcast in Februar...

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The Technical Advance: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

World War I made extraordinary demands on the scientific community. Its requirements for manufactured munitions and equipment, as well as the advent of new chemical weapons, made science essential to national security. The war would produce govern...

Periodizing Postmodernism, or, Beginnings & Endings

When did postmodernism begin? The consensus seems to be that it emerged over the course of the “long sixties”; let’s say, for the sake of the thought experiment, that its onset dates from 1966, a year in which avantgarde tendencies converged, min...

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Focus On IT

Are you interested in studying at Australia’s Number 1 University? Come to a Focus on Melbourne seminar for prospective students and families, and get the answers you need to choose the right course for you. Take a closer look at the options for p...

Focus On Engineering

Are you interested in studying at Australia’s Number 1 University? Come to a Focus on Melbourne seminar for prospective students and families, and get the answers you need to choose the right course for you. Take a closer look at the options for p...

Saturday, 30 May 2015

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 inte...

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 contemporar...

Saturday, 30 May 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...

Saturday, 30 May 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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