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The Future of Mobile with Rick Costanzo

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Today's workforce is mobile. Whether the media calls it the Consumerisation of IT (CoIT) or the new computing era, employees are using mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to get work done. We've just scratched the surface of the mobile revolution. Businesses that embrace mobile will improve sales and service, reshape business models, and create sustainable competitive advantage. However, a business can't mobilise the entire organisation overnight. Building a mobileenabled enterp...

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A Little Home for Myself and Child: Competency, Women & the Quapaw Agency

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Most scholarship that focuses on Native American people’s economic activity in the assimilation period tells a story of fraud and failure, and the policy of competency is often identified as the legislative culprit. A legal status which released the recipient from government supervision and allowed them to sell, mortgage or lease their allotted lands, competency was bestowed via the award of a paper certificate called a “fee patent.” Competent Indians were immediately at the mercy of unscrupu...

Higher Education Policy Seminars: Graduate Capability

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Beyond big business to portfolio careers, what capability and experience is required by future graduates? Can graduates secure jobs before completion? What are the job and skillneeds of the future? What industry and more general capabilities will help distinguish graduates from Australian universities? Speakers: Robin Shreeve, Paul Wellings and John Wood to discuss. Chaired by Hamish Coates. This seminar series is jointly presented by the Centre for the Study of Higher Education and t...

Graduate capability: A higher education policy seminar

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In an increasingly deregulated environment Australian higher education providers need to source students and provide programs that create the professional workforce of the future. Join Robin Shreeve, Paul Wellings and Rod Jones to discuss. Chaired by Hamish Coates. Beyond big business to portfolio careers, what capability and experience is required by future graduates? Can graduates secure jobs before completion? What are the job and skillneeds of the future? What industry and more genera...

Does art exist in science? And can there be science in art?

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What can a poet offer a biologist? Is physics better with the flair of interpretive dance? Do we understand the environment better by being able to paint it? Join us as we attempt to bridge the cultural divide (or tackle it head on) in the debate ‘There is no art in science’. Join comedians Claire Hooper, Rod Quantock and Andrea Powell, science comedians Chris KrishnaPillay and Ben McKenzie and scientists Melissa Call and James Murphy in a battle of the wits as we attempt to settle the debat...

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Friday, 22 Aug 2014

CSHE Issues and Ideas Seminar: Does Higher Education Make You Think?

Higher education is a noble and longstanding enterprise. And yet, curiously, it has not been a particularly selfreflective one. Especially in times of economic or political difficulty, the academic community has been more ready to analyse and camp...

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Whales, Antarctica, Forests and Climate Change

The Role of International Activism and National Leadership in Saving the Planet Australia has a mixed record when it comes to international environmental policymaking. Widely acknowledged as a global leader on issues such as whaling and protectin...

The Long Reach of the Ancient Past: China, Rome and Modernity

Historians and social scientists continue to disagree on the causes of the divergent social and economic development of China and the ‘West’ during much of the last two centuries. Systematic comparison of key features in the ancient history of eas...

Guitar Perspectives: Concert 1 - Brazilian Guitar Extravaganza

Virtuoso Brazilian guitarist, composer and arranger Paulo Aragão is joined by Doug de Vries, Ken Murray, Corey King and Sexteto Zona Sul for a special concert of Brazilian guitar music. This performance is concert 1 of a 5 concert series. Admiss...

Voices of Angels

In his first residency at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), internationally renowned violinist Jack Liebeck partners Resident Composer Brett Dean, violist Victoria Sayles and the ANAM Musicians to bring you an exciting night of cham...

2014 Majlis Travelling Scholarship: Exhibition

The Majlis Travelling Scholarship is open to third (final) year undergraduate students at the Victorian College of the Arts’s (VCA) School of Art. A travelling scholarship of $10,000 will be awarded to a third year student and will allow the sch...

Saturday, 23 Aug 2014

Australian Centre and Faculty of Arts Literary Awards 2014

The Australian Centre and the Faculty of Arts warmly invite you to join us in congratulating and celebrating the winners of this years literary awards at the Melbourne Writers Festival. Hosted by Professor Ken Gelder and Associate Professor Denis...

Monday, 25 Aug 2014

Development of a Health and Disease Care System for the Elderly

The objective of the T Convergence Healthcare Research Centre is to develop jointly with healthcarerelated companies the health and disease care system for the elderly, thereby facilitating the healthcare industry while fostering highcalibre speci...

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The nuclease Drosha regulates myelopoiesis independently of microRNAs

The nucleases Drosha and Dicer are best known for their critical role in microRNA biogenesis. By genetic ablation we found that the impact of Drosha deletion on the development of myeloid cells was more severe than Dicer deletion. This indicated t...

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China’s Energy Transition: Effects on Global Climate and Sustainable Development

China's rapid energyintensive growth in the first eleven years of this century accelerated the world's rush towards dangerous climate change. A new model of economic growth in China began to change the relationship of Chinese economic development ...

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Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014

Guitar Perspectives: Concert 2 - Choro Serenata

Acclaimed Brazilian musician Paulo Aragão leads this concert featuring Melbourne Conservatorium of Music student chamber groups and soloists in a journey through South American musical styles. This performance is concert 2 of a 5 concert series. ...

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The Ideas Soirée: Changing Indian Education; Learning from Australia

Join us on the last Tuesday of every month from 5.30PM – 6.30PM for an evening of thought and discussion with Emerging Leaders from India. Light refreshments will be served. The huge success of Australian institutes of higher education has met a...

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Rhetoric, Humor and Persuasion in Medieval France (9th-15th centuries)

“Did Jesus laugh in his terrestrial life?”… This is a question that medieval scholars kept asking for centuries. Is there any kind of humor in Saint Augustine’s City of God? Surprisingly humor was everywhere in medieval farces, novels and nonliter...

Strategy, People, Leadership: conquering the challenges of online retail

The Faculty of Business and Economics invites you to attend the upcoming Creating Future Leaders Series seminar featuring Jonathan Reeve, a member of the awardwinning team behind the success of Tesco.com. Join the students, staff and alumni of the...

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The hunt for dark matter

It is almost eighty years now since the original realization that a majority of our universe consists of a type of matter that neither emits nor absorbs light. For this reason, we refer to it as "dark matter". Numerous astronomical observations ...

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014

Cryo-EM structure of the Plasmodium falciparum 80S ribosome bound to anti-malarial drugs

Dr Wilson Wong is a Research Officer working in the Cowman Laboratory in the Infection and Immunity Division. He was awarded his PhD degree at Monash University, where he received training in protein crystallography for protein structure determina...

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How Real is Race? Creating Racial Literacy through the RACE Project

The RACE Project was originally designed to convey three key messages: (1) Race is a recent human invention; (2) Race is about culture, not biology; and (3) Race and racism are embedded in institutions and everyday life. The conceptual separation ...

The John Barry Memorial Symposium 2014

1. Panel: Space and Power in the Contemporary City When worlds collide: critiquing the impact of CCTV on gender performances within night time spaces in Melbourne Caitlin Overington, PhD Candidate in Criminology, University of Melbourne Followi...

Melbourne Business School Information Evening

Wonder what it’s like to be a Melbourne Business School (MBS) student? Attend the information session to learn more about your graduate study options in business and economics. You will have the chance to meet with current students, course advi...

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'Race' matters: Silence, Empowerment and the University as a Racialised Landscape

The impacts of the racialised polices justifying colonisation continue to permeate the dailylived realities of every Australian; Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, ‘white’ or otherwise. Yet a constructive dialogue surrounding issues of ‘race’ ...

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Seeing Crime and Managing Security: Reflections on the Criminological Gaze

John Barry Memorial Lecture Discipline of Criminology, School of Social and Political Sciences For over 30 years, scholars throughout the social sciences and humanities have been developing sophisticated tools with which to reflect on the gaze th...

The De-Cosmopolitanisation of Democracy

Whatever Happened to Democracy? The Wednesday Lectures hosted by Raimond Gaita In recent times, the Middle East has seen many tensions arising from the struggles for democracy but also from the struggles over democracy. Most of these tensions ar...

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Thursday, 28 Aug 2014

The effects of suicide prevention measures reported through a psychoeducational video: A practice in Japan

The current suicide mortality rate per 100,000 population is over 25 in Japan. Although in the past few years the rates among the olderaged and the middleaged have decreased, approximately 20% of unnatural deaths are still due to suicide. Professo...

Women's Right to the City: Integrating Religion as a Planning Concept in India

Historically and contemporaneously, women's needs and vulnerabilities have been all too inadequately theorised and understood in modern urban planning, leaving women exposed to brutal and hostile environments in cities. Many feminist urban plann...

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Aligning Powerful Analytical Solutions for the Characterization of Proteins and Peptides

There is a growing need for selective and sensitive analytical tools for the characterization of intact proteins. The effective coupling of capillary electrophoresis and electrospray ionization timeofflight mass spectrometry (CEESITOFMS) may offer...

From Risk to Resilience: responsible citizens for uncertain times

The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Risk Societies Thematic Group in partnership with the School of Social and Political Sciences and Victoria University invite you to attend a lecture by one of the leading sociologists and social theor...

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The detrimental effects of Operation Sovereign Borders

The ongoing imprisonment of hundreds of children in Australian detention centres both on and offshore is a direct consequence of Australian government policy. It flies in the face of international opinion, contravenes the rights of children and is...

Dungala Kaiela Oration – Noel Pearson

The Dungala Kaiela Defining Shepparton Orations have been offered annually since 2009 as a partnership event by the University of Melbourne and the Kaiela Institute. The oration celebrates Aboriginal cultural identity with the goal of creating a ...

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War, Peace and Democracy: Ordinary Americans Debate US Entry into WWII

2014 Kathleen Fitzpatrick Lecture & Inaugural Professorial Lecture The Kathleen Fitzpatrick Lecture is a prestigious annual public lecture, organised by the History discipline in memory of Kathleen Fitzpatrick who taught in the History Department...

Friday, 29 Aug 2014

CSHE Issues and Ideas Seminar: What Australia should not learn from UK Higher Education

Although Australia became a quasiindependent dominion in 1901 and achieved a more definite national independence after World War 2, the higher education systems in Australia and UK remain similar. At times the two systems almost feel like one. ...

The Professionals: Money, Strategy and the Rise of the Political Campaigner in Australia

Stephen Mills has traced the professionalisation of Australian election campaigns, from the pretelevision days to the contemporary campaign model of social media and microtargeting. His research included interviews with every living national campa...

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Rise & Fall of Presidential Power from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama

The American presidency is the most powerful political office in the world. Surprisingly, most contemporary presidents have found themselves severely constrained in their ability to pursue their chosen agendas for domestic and foreign policy chang...

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Kiffy Rubbo, Women Curators and Australian Art Galleries

This lecture will consider the achievements of Kiffy Rubbo and her legacy within the context of other women curators whose creative leadership has contributed significantly to the vibrancy of Australian art galleries today. Frances Lindsay is one...

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Saturday, 30 Aug 2014

Kiffy Rubbo and The George Paton Gallery: Curating the 1970s

A dynamic and unique force in Australian art, Kiffy Rubbo was Director of the Ewing (later the George Paton) Gallery, at the University of Melbourne Student Union, from 19711980. For the first time, her major role in Australian visual culture, ...

Monday, 1 Sep 2014

Towards the Synthesis of Rocaglamide Congeners as Potential eIF 4A Inhibitors via The Pauson-Khand Reaction

Silvestrol is a member of a class of naturally occurring flavaglines which exhibits cytotoxic and antiproliferative effects both in vitro and in vivo over a range of cancer cell lines. These compounds are characterised by a highly substituted cycl...

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Stem cells: the potential, the reality and the dangers

What’s holding us back after the years of hype? When will stem cell medicine deliver on its promise for cancer, neurological diseases and tissue regeneration? Why is it a bad idea to pursue unproven stem cell treatments? The National Stem Cell Fo...

Why did Isaac Newton Believe in Alchemy?

Isaac Newton is known today as one of the most profound scientists to have ever lived. Newton's discoveries in physics, optics, and mathematics overturned a variety of fundamental beliefs about nature and reshaped science in ways that are still po...

Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014

In vitro and in vivo characterization of the mouse central bone marrow (CBM)-depleted stromal cells

Li uses the Sca1 Ag expression level to define the the ALP negative osteoprogenitor cell faction which is one of the intermediate stage between MSC and ALP positive osteogenic cell enriched cell fraction. Li and his team also concentrated on devel...

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Lessons from urban innovations in India

Professor Chetan Vaidya will discuss India's urbanisation process in the context of the Government of India's commitment to supporting innovation as an engine for the growth of prosperity and national competitiveness in the 21st century. The Gover...

Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014

MYST histone acetyltransferases in healthy development, congenital disease and cancer

Associate Professor Anne Voss is the Head of the Development and Cancer Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. Anne completed her doctoral degree in Hannover, Germany. After postdoctoral positions at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, US...

Going Feral: The Unhomely Spectre of Wild Meat Consumption in Australia

Feral animals are commonly constructed as the scourge of the Australian landscape. The transgressive act of introduced, domestic animals going wild elicits strong emotive responses, often conceived in a kind of Freudian spectre of das unheimliche ...

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The Winner Takes All? Lessons from the Afghan Elections

Join us for a public panel discussion on the Afghan elections, involving established and internationally known scholars, policy makers and practitioners with comparative expertise on elections, conflict and transition. Each speaker will address di...

Responses to Concealments: Textile Conservation as Material Culture

Conservation responds to environmental, material and social change, including the emotive responses of people. Dr Eastop's presentation ooks at the response to garments concealed within the structure of buildings many years before recent discovery...

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The Marginalisation of Parliaments

Whatever Happened to Democracy? The Wednesday Lectures hosted by Raimond Gaita The Australian system of government relies heavily on Parliaments to legitimise the exercise of public power. Too often, however, Parliaments are effectively bypassed...

Thursday, 4 Sep 2014

Estate Planning - the power and the pitfalls

Hear well known Melbourne lawyer, and regular legal contributor to ABC Radio 774, David Whiting speak on issues of estate planning the power and the pitfalls and then take part in a Q&A session. David works in many areas of the law, and so is a...

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The Victorian Suicide Register Project

Conservatively, there are over 2,000 suicides in Australia annually, over a quarter of which occur in Victoria. Suicide is the leading cause of death for males aged <45 years and females aged <35 years, and the 15th leading cause of death overall....

Cultural and Global Mental Health Film Initiative - Bngvel (free film screening)

Bngvel is the reallife story of Phally, a Cambodian man struggling against the odds to be a good husband and father.  Never being able to provide enough for his cardplaying wife, he heads to the big city in search of better employment opportunitie...

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Seen and Unseen: Archbishop James Alipius Goold (1812-1886) and his European collections of books and paintings in Colonial Victoria

Although the first Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne, James Goold, has been dismissed as a mere collector of ‘copies’, this lecture will explore his ambitions and achievements as a bibliophile, a patron of architecture, and as a collector of late B...

Championing the Humanities: Messy and Unquantifiable?

Advocating for the fundamental importance of the Humanities in the twentyfirst century is a major higher education and research policy issue. This is particularly relevant in the current Australian political climate. The UK and USA both have a str...

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