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Transmissions: Archiving HIV/AIDS - Melbourne 1979-2014

Transmissions is an exhibition of manuscripts, posters and other material from private collections and public archives. It will examine the nexus between government, policy makers, health professionals, and Melbourne’s gay community. Highlighting the role of design in the success and failure of the health promotion campaigns that have emerged from these partnerships, Transmissions will also articulate how design helped to brand political activism throughout the epidemic. The exhibition will ...

Sound, Memory and the Senses Conference

The past 20 years has witnessed a turn towards the sensuous, particularly the aural, as a viable space for critical exploration in History and other Humanities disciplines. This has been informed by a heightened awareness of the role that the senses play in shaping modern identity and understanding of place; and increasingly, how the senses are central to the memory of past experiences and their representation. The result has been a broadening of our historical imagination which has previousl...

re.reading – Pound at the Lenton Parr Library

re. reading – Pound at the Lenton Parr Library will see Melbourne artist and collector Patrick Pound working with the Lenton Parr Music, Visual and Performing Arts Library collections. The exhibition presents subtle and poetic interventions in the library’s displays as well as substantial collectionrelated artworks and ephemera, all referencing the activity of reading and the book and music collections of the library…as if on a dare. The event is part of Melbourne Rare Book Week Proudly s...

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Friday, 25 Jul 2014

Hedgehogs and common human cancer

Professor Wainwright was appointed as Director of Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) in 2006, previously holding the position of IMB’s Deputy Director (Research) from 2002. As Director, Professor Wainwright is responsible for advancing the I...

From Manchester to Melbourne: Collections of the John Rylands Library

A floor talk by Julianne Simpson from the University of Manchester as part of the exciting exhibition of the Gutenberg Bible (19 to 27 July 2014) during Rare Book Week. Ms Simpson is Manager of Rare Books and Maps at Manchester, and will provide ...

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Legal luminaries and their books - A panel of lawyers discuss their passion for rare books

A panel of lawyers discuss their passion for books. Presented by the Supreme Court of Victoria Library and the Melbourne Law School. Panellists: The Hon. David Levine AO RFD QC, formerly of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, His Hon. Judge Gra...

Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig

In anticipation of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performance of the B minor Mass 7, 8 and 9 August, the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music with St Johns Southgate, and the Australian Bach Society will be hosting a symposium entitled Bach Studie...

July Lectures in Physics: Physics Research Shapes our Future - More Than You Might Think

Hey, where’s my jetpack? Physics has a strong positive impact on our lives. Australian Physics has made many great contributions in the last 50 years. Let’s have a look at some of the highlights, the thrills, the motivation and success. Whil...

Symposium: Bach Studies in Australia

The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music joins with St Johns Southgate and the Australian Bach Society to host a symposium showcasing Bach scholarship across the country featuring a free public lecture by Prof. Christoph Wolff, Harvard University. P...

Saturday, 26 Jul 2014

Reflections: Tales from within the crystal

Dr Renee Beale, curator of the exhibition "Reflections: Tales from within the crystal" gives an intriguing insight into crystals, which have long captivated humankind, providing ancient healing remedies, myths and legends to modern fashion trends....

Melbourne Masterclasses: Les Misérables

Explore the evolution of the characters of Les Misérables, on their journey from the page to the screen. In conjunction with the State Library of Victoria's exhibition Victor Hugo: Les Misérables From Page to Stage. From the moment of their cre...

Family History Treasures in the University of Melbourne Archives

The University of Melbourne Archive (UMA) is one of the largest nongovernment, publicly accessible research collections in Australia, holding some 15 kilometres of records. These have been gathered in the interests of future research into Australi...

Cultural Treasures Festival

The University of Melbourne unlocks the doors to its extraordinary collection of treasures for two days only for the biennial Cultural Treasures Festival. This unmissable program of exhibitions, guided tours, talks and seminars reveals the riches ...

The Competition - Australian Premier

DIScour.se presents the australian premiere of The Competition, in partnership with Open House Melbourne, Melbourne School of Design and ACMI Cinemas. The Competition is a film, directed by Spanish Architect, Angel Borrego Cubero. It presents a ...

Sunday, 27 Jul 2014

Reflections: Tales from within the crystal

Dr Renee Beale, curator of the exhibition "Reflections: Tales from within the crystal" gives an intriguing insight into crystals, which have long captivated humankind, providing ancient healing remedies, myths and legends to modern fashion trends....

The print medium employed

Former artistinresidence at the University of Melbourne’s Ian Potter Museum of Art, wood engraver, printmaker and sculptor Tim Jones explores the practical application of the print medium. Tim will show viewers the Alexandra Press, housed at the B...

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re.reading – Pound at the Lenton Parr Library: Artist's floor talk

re. reading – Pound at the Lenton Parr Library will see Melbourne artist and collector Patrick Pound working with the Lenton Parr Music, Visual and Performing Arts Library collections. The exhibition presents subtle and poetic interventions in t...

Monday, 28 Jul 2014

Cytokine signalling in rheumatoid arthritis (G-CSF/GM-CSF/IL-17)

This seminar forms part of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute postgraduate seminar series running from March to August this year. Members of the public are welcome to attend at no charge. Professor Wicks’ research has relied on wellcharacterised...

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Transcriptional Regulation of Innate Lymphoid Cells: New players in barrier function and homeostasis

Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are a family of key effector cells found enriched at mucosal surfaces. They are crucial for lymphoid tissue development and preserving the delicate balance of tolerance, immunity and inflammation at these sites. Howeve...

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St Hilda's College Marjorie Smart Oration: The Freedom Wars

Members of the University of Melbourne community are warmly invited to attend the St Hilda’s College Marjorie Smart Oration: The Freedom Wars presented by: Professor Gillian Triggs President, Australian Human Rights Commission Fellow, St Hilda’s ...

University of Melbourne Artists Register Winter Concert

You are invited to attend a free concert by members of the University of Melbourne Artists Register (UMAR). The register is designed to help University of Melbourne staff, postgraduates and associates meet for the purposes of organizing artistic...

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014

Biofilms to Protein Crystallisation: Protein Interactions at the Nano-Scale Controlling Macroscopic Behaviour

The characterisation of proteins at interfaces is often achieved through fluorescence microscopies, spectroscopies or a range of traditional biochemical techniques, yet in some instances, due to the complexity of the systems, direct physical measu...

Effects of the Closing the Gap Pharmaceutical Benefit Co-payment Measure on Preventable Hospitalizations among Indigenous Australians

Centre for Health Policy Seminar Series presents Dr Amal Trivedi. Abstract: Although Australian Indigenous populations residing in nonremote areas have twice the prevalence of chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and asthma, thei...

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Faculty Graduate Research Symposium 2014

Discover the innovative research in the creative and performing arts taking place at the VCA & MCM. Hear presentations from PhD and Masters level research candidates undertaking research projects and practice based research in discipline areas in...

The Happiness Challenge: Lessons from Australia

Join us on the last Tuesday of the month from 5.30p.m. – 6.30 p.m. for an evening of thought and discussion with emerging leaders from India. Light refreshments will be served. Happiness surveys place Australia in the top 10 and India in the d...

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Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014

The diverse functions of the monocytic leukaemia zinc finger protein (MOZ) – from development to drug design

In 1989 Tim Thomas received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Melbourne. He was a NHMRC postdoctoral fellow at The Centre for Early Human Development at Monash Medical Centre. Subsequently, he was awarded an EMBO fellowship and purs...

I Feel Like An Abstract Line

Mirrortouch synaesthetes are capable of extraordinary embodied responses to the world: an extreme empathy to other people and also to nonhuman and nonliving things. Nonsynaesthetes can also cultivate embodied and empathic responses to inorganic f...

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Competing Ideas: Public debate on the role and relevance of Architectural Design Competitions

The Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne will present a panel discussion on the role and relevance of architectural design competitions. The event provides 1.5 informal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points awarded ...

Book Launch: The Economics of Just About Everything

Did you know that another 10cm of height boosts your income by thousands of dollars per year? Or that a boy born in January is nearly twice as likely to play first grade rugby league as a boy born in December? Or that natural disasters attract mor...

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014

Joint crisis plans for people who self-harm: Findings from a randomised controlled trial in London, UK

People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) frequently experience crises, resulting in episodes of selfharm. To date, no randomised controlled trials of crisis interventions for this population have been published. In this seminar, Dr. Bo...

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Joint crisis plans for people who self-harm: Findings from a randomised controlled trial in London, UK

People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) frequently experience crises, resulting in episodes of selfharm. To date, no randomised controlled trials of crisis interventions for this population have been published. In this seminar, Dr. B...

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Is the Indian Ocean destined to become India's Ocean?

The Indian Ocean is shaping up to become a major strategic battleground of the 21st century. The rise of India and China is shaping a new regional balance of power in the IndoPacific. Just as China is now asserting itself in the Pacific, India a...

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Who will marry my daughter? Shanghai Parental Match Making Corner and Zhiqing Generation

Three decades after the launch of market reforms, Shanghai is a leading exemplar of China’s embrace of globalisation and modernisation. Yet every weekend since 2005 in the centre of metropolitan Shanghai, middleaged parents have gathered in People...

Moctezuma: the question of headdress and heritage

Controversy has always surrounded Moctezuma II, one of the most fascinating figures in the history of Mexico. As the Aztec emperor who welcomed Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortés, who eventually conquered the Aztec empire, Moctezuma II is consider...

Philosophy and its History

The history of philosophy seems integrally related to philosophy in a way that, say, the history of mathematics or psychology is not so related to those disciplines. This poses two interrelated questions. The first is 'Why?'. The second is 'In w...

Friday, 1 Aug 2014

Ethically Slippery Arguments for Geoengineering

"If a Climate Emergency is Possible, is Everything Permitted? Reflections on Some Ethically Slippery Arguments for Geoengineering" In the face of escalating climate change, some scientists are pushing for a serious research program on a dramatic ...

Monday, 4 Aug 2014

Antigen presentation: the link between innate and adaptive immunity

This seminar forms part of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute postgraduate seminar series running from March to August this year. Members of the public are welcome to attend at no charge. Dr Justine Mintern completed her PhD at the Walter and El...

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Programming T-cell division number – it’s as easy as 1 + 2 + 3!

Tcell responses are initiated by antigen (Signal 1) and promoted by a range of costimulatory signals (Signals 2 and 3). These signals control multiple aspects of immune cell behaviour including cell activation, proliferation, survival and differen...

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Cultural and Global Mental Health Film Initiative - Collected Thoughts 3: Richard McLean

Collected Thoughts 3 is a film about Richard McLean. As well as a trained exhibiting multimedia artist and mental health advocate, Richard is also a published author of Recovered not Cured: a journey through schizophrenia and Ego and Soul.   ...

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Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014

Rapid, Facile and Automated Polymer Assembly Techniques for the Preparation of Layer-by-Layer Capsules

Layerbylayer (LbL) assembled films and capsules have shown potential application in diverse fields such as energy and drug delivery, because they can be prepared from various polymers and loaded with numerous materials. Although film deposition ...

Indigenous women in Canada and the criminal justice system

Joint seminar Centre for Mental Health, Onemda and Centre for Health Policy. Abstract: For millennia, Indigenous people have lived on the land that has become Canada. They organized into their own nations and societies, and enjoyed excellent ...

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Shan Shui City by Ma Yansong, MAD Architects

As part of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning Dean's Lecture Series, Founding Principal of MAD Architects, Ma Yansong will present the architectural idea of Shan Shui City with examples from his own work. To Ma, Shan Shui City doe...

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Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Seminar - Alcohol as an issue for public health

Abstract: Taking into account the history of changes in drinking volumes and alcohol policies, public health responses to alcohol problems in Australia and internationally are discussed.  Compared to alcohol’s large contribution to health and so...

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New insights into selective regulation of interferon signaling

Professor Paul Hertzog is the Director of the Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases; Deputy Director of the recently merged MIMRPHI institute; Senior Principal Research Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Au...

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The Future of Power - will it be 'soft power'?

As we witness the power shift from the West to the East, Indian leaders from all fields, including science, media, politics, business and the arts, are being brought into dialogue to explore what kind of power India will bring to the world. Can In...

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The 2014 Corden Lecture

We live in a new world economy characterized by deep financial integration and asset bubbles that pop in and burst periodically. This year's Corden Lecture will provide a nontechnical discussion of some new and exciting frontier research that st...

When Hollywood was Right

Hollywood was not always a bastion of liberalism. Following World War II, an informal alliance of movie stars, studio moguls, and Southern California business interests formed to revitalize a factionalized Republican Party. Coming together were st...

Between the local and the global: Foreign languages in the crossfire

The teaching and learning of foreign /second languages today is caught between the need to acquire 'usable skills' in predictable cultural contexts and the fundamental unpredictability of global contexts. It has become difficult to reconcile the l...

Whatever Happened to Democracy?

Two weeks or so before the last election, when Joe Hockey had good reason to believe he would be treasurer in a new Coalition government, he ridiculed the demand that he should explain how the Coalition would pay for its policies. Such disdain fo...

Thursday, 7 Aug 2014

Molecular and cellular organization of cancer suppressor mechanisms controlling chromosome stability

The stability of the information encoded in the human genome is maintained by the mechanisms that control chromosome duplication, repair and segregation, which act in concert to suppress somatic mutation and tumourigenesis. These mechanisms exhibi...

Innovation and its Challenges

What insights can we derive from a centurylong perspective on the challenges of governance in China today? In any state that has undergone a revolution there are elements of state making and constitutional thinking that survive the revolution. S...

The Political Origins of Global Justice

Against the background of the broader history of the idea of human rights, this lecture investigates when and why the contemporary field of 'global justice' in philosophy and political theory was invented. Returning to the engagement of American l...

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Eating Italian is Speaking Italian: the Language of Food in Renaissance Italy

2014 Walter Mangold Lecture Food and cuisine, like any cultural phenomenon, constitute organized systems with rules and regulations that function much like a language does. Meals, one of the most basic social acts in any society, have a vocabular...

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"Eating Italian is Speaking Italian: the Language of Food in Renaissance Italy"

Food and cuisine, like any cultural phenomenon, constitute organized systems with rules and regulations that function much like a language does. The language of food that developed in Italy during the Renaissance is an elaborate system known to ...

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