Today 8 events

Exhibition: Halfway There

Halfway There is a studentcurated exhibition, presented by 2nd, 3rd and honour students from Drawing and Printmedia, VCA. The works are within the City Library’s gallery space but are not bound by it; the architecture of the space facilitates expanded practices. Halfway There looks critically at visual hierarchies and asks the question, what does drawing mean in contemporary world? Exhibition Opening: 9 April 68pm Exhibition opened by Anastasia Klose 16 April 1pm Artist Discussion 11 Apr...

Exhibition: ‘ _____ ‘

A group of artists consider the nature of blankness as a signifier of creative potential (in the sense of capturing the dilemma of approaching a blank piece of paper, digital file, gallery space or canvas with the intention of creating something). As such, the exhibition will ask questions such as: “What is a blank space?”; “Can there be a blank space?”; “What are the power dynamics associated with framing or designating a blank space?”; and “What are the aesthetic potentials of blankness?” ...

David Buckland: Discounting the Future

An exhibition showcasing a decade of climate artworks by David Buckland. David Buckland is a designer, artist and filmmaker whose lens‐based works have been exhibited in numerous galleries in London, Paris and New York and collected by the National Portrait Gallery, London, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, the Metropolitan Museum, New York and the Getty Collection, Los Angeles, and the Michael Wilson Collection amongst others. In 2001 he created and now directs the Cape Farewell project ...

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Amy Balkin: Public Smog

Amy Balkin is an American artist whose practice investigates the geopolitical and legal structures that define and claim the land and sky. Interested in the evolving issues around climate change politics, Balkin’s processoriented work includes the purchasing of land and the atmosphere, the creation of websites, photographs and videos, and the presentation of public talks. As part of the Art+ClimateChange festival, and in conjunction with the exhibition Nature / Revelation, the Potter will pre...

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Public Smog

Amy Balkin is an American artist whose practice investigates the geopolitical and legal structures that define and claim the land and sky. Interested in the evolving issues around climate change politics, Balkin’s processoriented work includes the purchasing of land and the atmosphere, the creation of websites, photographs and videos, and the presentation of public talks. As part of the Art+climatechange festival, and in conjunction with the exhibition 'Nature / revelation', the Potter will ...

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...

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Monday, 20 Apr 2015

Biomedical Engineering seminar: Intracranial Markers of Conscious Face Perception in Humans

The investigation of the neuronal basis of consciousness has greatly benefited from protocols that involve the presentation of stimuli at perceptual threshold. These protocols enabled the assessment of the patterns of brain activity that correlate...

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Free Lunch Hour Concerts: Melbourne Conservatorium Chamber Brass

A series of free lunch hour concerts held on Mondays from 1.10pm – 2.00pm at Melba Hall, Royal Parade, Parkville. Joel Brennan Trumpet William Day Trumpet Roman Ponomariov French Horn Don Immel Trombone Mike Szabo Bass Trombone Staff me...

The rise and fall of the English private library

In this lecture Shane Carmody will explore the history of the private library in England, and the remarkable stories of their great collections and in many cases their dispersal, with examples of some great books that have made their way to Austra...

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Wilin Week 2015

The Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development invites you to our annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural diversity. Over the course of the week there will be many opportunities to learn about, honour an...

Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015

Botanical art: An illustrator's perspective

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 Herbar...

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Positive Psych: What's the hype?

The Centre for Positive Psychology has recently developed the +S3 model which extends Positive Psychology in Education to three levels of analysis: students, schools and systems. The group symposium will showcase the innovative research methods us...

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Death, Drugs and the Bali Nine

Two Australians, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, face execution in Indonesia for serious drugs offences. Their efforts to have their death sentences remitted to imprisonment have led to significant tensions between Australia and Indonesia. The...

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Jazz and Improvisation Small Ensemble Series at Bennetts Lane

An ensemble based series featuring emerging contemporary improvisers performing original compositions and arrangements. Admission at the door: $10 Full / $8 Concession

Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015

Coffee @ Burnley

Come and chat to us about your study options over a free coffee! Have you always dreamt of a career in the great outdoors? The University of Melbourne’s Burnley campus will be holding information sessions just for you. You can discuss your study...

Human Ethics Advisory Group: In the trenches and beyond

The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Human Ethics Advisory Group (HEAG) is one of 24 HEAGs across the University which work in the front line of the University’s Human Ethics review process. It’s not always a fun job, but someone v...

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The wine industry: a model for climate change attribution and adaptation studies

Globally the wine industry seeks to optimize grape and wine quality by matching adapted wine grape varieties to unique combinations of soil and climate in the French concept of terroir. As changing climates clearly challenge these established ter...

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From NK cells to Innate Lymphoid cells: function and therapeutic applications

Veterinarian and immunologist by training, Eric Vivier is Director of the Centre d’Immunologie de MarseilleLuminy (CIML) since 2006. In 1993, after a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School, he joined the CIML where he founded the Labora...

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Meet Melbourne Ballarat

The University of Melbourne will be visiting Ballarat to give students, teachers and parents in the area the chance to talk to our friendly staff and find out more about: Courses and career outcomes, including the Melbourne degrees and graduate p...

Thursday, 23 Apr 2015

Religion in the warzone: Driver of conflict, force of peace?

Religious communities see their religion as peaceful and its institutions, beliefs and rituals as serving an important space of healing and consolation. However, many of today’s armed conflicts have a religious component. Religious leaders may be ...

Friday, 24 Apr 2015

Is our Democracy Working? University College Annual Forum

The results at recent state elections and turmoil in Canberra suggest this is a timely discussion. Winston Churchill observed: ‘Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.’ ...

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Making games normal: computer gaming discourse in the 1980s 

Based on a study of 1980s UK computer and gaming magazines, Professor Graeme Kirkpatrick argues that a gaming discourse emerges in the middle of the decade with the strategic goal of normalizing the activity. It succeeds gaming spreads but fails...

Australian String Quartet at the Potter

The Australian String Quartet, in partnership with the Ian Potter Museum of Art, invites you and a guest to an exclusive and intimate evening to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Australian String Quartet and the 100th Anniversary of Anzac D...

Monday, 27 Apr 2015

Biomedical Engineering seminar: Bilateral Cochlear Implants: Recent Advances and Future Directions

In the field of audiology, the standard of care is to provide patients who are deaf or hardofhearing with cochlear implants (CIs) in both ears. The goal of bilateral implantation is to take advantage of binaural neural circuitry, which enables hum...

Free Lunch Hour Concerts: The Sound of Silence

A series of free lunch hour concerts held on Mondays from 1.10pm – 2.00pm at Melba Hall, Royal Parade, Parkville. SallyAnne Russell (mezzo soprano), ​Nicholas Dinopoulos (basebaritone) and Andrea Katz (piano) Through the healing power of song we...

Gender and War: Twenty Years On

Professor Joy Damousi and Professor Marilyn Lake will reflect upon their ground breaking publication Gender and War: Australians at War in the Twentieth Century which was first published in 1995.

Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015

Process evaluation of complex interventions: new guidance from the UK Medical Research Council

Attempts to address problems such as smoking and obesity increasingly involve ‘complex interventions’. These are commonly defined as interventions that comprise multiple interacting components. While, randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are regard...

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Progressive education in Australia and why the history of education still matters

Dean's Lecture Series 2015 Across the twentieth century, progressive education in Australia promised wideranging reform of the organisation and aims of schooling and brought the social purposes of public education into sharp relief. It reimagined...

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Towards a Manufacturing Renaissance: Social & Technical Innovation

Australia and the United States, as well as key European countries, have recognised the centrality of advanced manufacturing as a foundation for sustainable development. There is great emphasis on innovation in technology, logistics and transport...

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Meet Melbourne Shepparton

The University of Melbourne will be visiting Shepparton to give students, teachers and parents in the area the chance to talk to our friendly staff and find out more about: Courses and career outcomes, including the Melbourne degrees and graduate...

Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015

A fuller picture of the risks we face in a warming world

The impacts of future climate change don't fit neatly into the standard categories of Earthsystem research. In many cases, understanding the greatest risks posed by climate change requires us to combine our knowledge of impacts in different secto...

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Nutritionism: The Philosophy and Politics of Nutrition Science 

Nutrition science research and dietary guidelines for the public have been characterised by a reductive focus on and interpretation of the role of nutrients in dietary health, referred to as a form of nutritional reductionism or nutritionism. The...

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Making better use of the LMS to reduce 'busy-work' while improving teaching and learning: a case for online quizzes

Dr Brian Cook will recount his experiences using the LMS to deliver online quizzes to a large, thirdyear subject. The work was funded by a Learning and Teaching Initiative grant, which explored whether online quizzes could be used to improve class...

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Colon cancer - A cryptic puzzle

Colon cancer is initiated by mutation of the tumour suppressor gene Apc. This seminar will present our progress with analysing the effects of growth factors and inhibitors on normal, precancerous and cancerous colon stem cells. The biochemical an...

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Extent of Operational Zen Principles in Classic Morita Therapy

Morita therapy is a Japanese system of treatment for a broad range of diagnosable anxietybased disorders, including posttraumatic stress, existential distress and health anxiety. It is uniquely phenomenological, relying on natural processes and ex...

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Disasters beyond data

Currently there is an enormous enthusiasm in both media studies and disaster research for mobilising the potential of social media to aid disaster victims. The capacity for social media to aid those affected by natural disasters has been received...

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Marijuana and Madness: cannabis and mental illness

Cannabis has been used for centuries and remains the most widely used illicit drug in the world. It has undoubted medicinal properties and has been legalised for medical use in a number of jurisdictions. However, there is widespread concern about ...

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Indonesia’s foreign jihadists: on mobilization and their afterward activism trajectory

Why did some Indonesian Muslim activists join ‘holy war’ (jihad) in foreign countries? Who are they, and how does their experience influence the trajectory of their Islamic activism afterwards? This lecture will discuss the timely issue of mobi...

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We would have become Roman: From Arminius to Herman the German

In classical sources, the Cheruscan military leader Arminius is mentioned as an obstacle to Roman expansion in the early 1st century AD who eventually fell victim to a revolt in his own tribe. Professor Kai Brodersen will explore how the perceptio...

Meet Melbourne Albury

The University of Melbourne will be visiting Albury to give students, teachers and parents in the area the chance to talk to our friendly staff and find out more about: Courses and career outcomes, including the Melbourne degrees and graduate pat...

Immunology Myth Busters

To celebrate the International Day of Immunology, this free public lecture features "mythbusting" experts. Three of Melbourne’s top scientists will talk about the myths and realities surrounding cancer, allergies and bacteria. Are antibiotics ove...

Future of Work: People, Place, Technology 2015

The Centre for Workplace Leadership in partnership with Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Cisco Systems Australia and Clayton Utz are proud to present the "Future of Work: People Place and Technology" on April 29th and 30th 2015....

Thursday, 30 Apr 2015

Resolving the root causes, driving mutations and therapeutic opportunities in recalcitrant cancers

Over the last 20 years, Professor Sean Grimmond’s research has focused uncovering the underlying genetics controlling key biological processes (organogenesis and pluripotency) and pathological states (tissue repair and numerous cancers) using geno...

Researching Historical Institutional Child Sex Abuse Scandals: The Savile Effect

This seminar will consider ongoing research on historical institutional child sex abuse (ICSA) scandals. Its focus is the multiinstitutional scandal triggered by sensational 2012 allegations that British television icon and ‘national treasure’ Sir...

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Sunday, 19 Apr 2015

Exhibition: ‘ _____ ‘

A group of artists consider the nature of blankness as a signifier of creative potential (in the sense of capturing the dilemma of approaching a blank piece of paper, digital file, gallery space or canvas with the intention of creating something)....

Sunday, 19 Apr 2015

Amy Balkin: Public Smog

Amy Balkin is an American artist whose practice investigates the geopolitical and legal structures that define and claim the land and sky. Interested in the evolving issues around climate change politics, Balkin’s processoriented work includes the...

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David Buckland: Discounting the Future

An exhibition showcasing a decade of climate artworks by David Buckland. David Buckland is a designer, artist and filmmaker whose lens‐based works have been exhibited in numerous galleries in London, Paris and New York and collected by the Nation...

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Public Smog

Amy Balkin is an American artist whose practice investigates the geopolitical and legal structures that define and claim the land and sky. Interested in the evolving issues around climate change politics, Balkin’s processoriented work includes the...

Sunday, 19 Apr 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...

Sunday, 19 Apr 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...

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