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Ignition Enhancement Experiments and Modeling with Renewable and Alternative Fuels

Enhanced ignition technologies such as turbulent jet ignition can improve fuel consumption, reduce emissions, and improve combustion stability in internal combustion engines. Additionally, these technologies may also enable renewable fuels and fuel blends to be integrated with existing technologies, facilitating their introduction into the marketplace. Chemical kinetics modeling is another important area of study in renewable fuels combustion research. Alternative fuels such as biodiesel are ...

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‘Special’ responsibilities in the Responsibility to Protect

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The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) suffers a collective action problem. It insists that international society should assume responsibilities once the state ‘manifestly fails’ to protect its own population. But who is ‘international society’? Building on the work of Bukovansky et. al Special Responsibilities (CUP 2012) this lecture will explore how responsibilities can be allocated. More specifically, it will explore the argument that ‘culpability’ for creating situations of vulnerability...

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The Brain's Way of Healing

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Join Toronto psychiatrist, Dr Norman Doidge, renowned author of the The Brain that Changes Itself. This international bestseller made headlines when it discussed the way the brain can repair itself known as neuroplasticity an utterly fascinating notion that turned conventional thinking on its head. Seven years later, Norman has interviewed several of our neuroscientists as part of a new book, The Brain’s Way of Healing. Come and join a discussion about remarkable discoveries and recoveri...

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Celebration of Indigenous Short Film

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Join the VCA and MCM for an evening of Indigenous short films to kick off Reconciliation Week 2015. Cohosted by the VCA's Head of Film and Television, Nicolette Freeman and the Head of Curriculum and Programs at the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development Richard Frankland a selection of celebrated Indiegnous short films will be screened: No Way to Forget, director Richard Frankland Payback, director Warwick Thornton Babakiueria, director Don Featherstone – ABC, 2006 ...

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Indigenous ANZACs: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

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The commemoration of war expresses a celebration of service and a remembrance of the fallen. Yet it can also privilege certain forms of service over others. This forum will discuss the silences and absences in the commemoration of War, drawing on a major new exhibition by artist Brook Andrew at the Ian Potter Museum of Art. Professor Marcia Langton, Dr Vincent Alessi and Brook Andrew will join Maxine McKew to examine the omission of Indigenous service from official forms of commemoration, a...

Adolescent Sleep: Not as good as it seems

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After decades of neglect recent sleep research has focused on the sleep of adolescents. This work has produced unexpected findings and instigated a bitter dispute amongst sleep researchers. The presentation will describe what is known of the sleep of adolescents, what is in dispute, and the relevance of these findings to adolescents themselves, their parents, educators and health professionals.

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Meet Melbourne Warrnambool

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The University of Melbourne will be visiting Warrnambool 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 pathways Unique opportunities to enrich your degree such as studying a concurrent diploma or going on exchange Scholarships and course costs Access Melbourne, our special entry and access scheme, which offers guaranteed entry to Melbourne's degrees...

Focus On Environments

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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 pursuing your dreams through study at the University of Melbourne. Learn about how the unique Bachelor of Environments can open doors towards a career in Architecture, Engineering, Urban Planning and other disciplines within the built, natural and v...

Winds of Change

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Directed by Kevin Cameron The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Wind Symphony presents a concert featuring the evocative new sounds of the symphonic wind ensemble in 21st Century music, including works by Eric WHITACRE, John MACKEY, Stuart GREENBAUM, Steven BRYANT and Robert JAGER. Admission: Free

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.

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...

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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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Age-related macular degeneration information forum

Agerelated macular degeneration is a major cause of severe vision loss in Australians aged 50 years and older. It is a progressive disease that causes the loss of central vision, and may affect your ability to read, drive, and recognise faces. I...

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Will tobacco tax improve health, reduce health inequalities, and save money? And when?

Many countries are embracing a tobaccofree goal. Tobacco tax is usually considered as key to achieve low smoking prevalence. In NZ there have been 10% per annum increases in tobacco tax since 2010. This presentation will address the following ...

UNESCO Observatory for Arts Education E-journal

Hosted by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, in collaboration with the UNESCO Observatory for Arts Education, this launch will include an expert panel discussion followed by refreshments. Professor Elizabeth McKinley, Melbourne Graduate ...

Is it time to leave the grid? The rise of distributed generation and the consequences for consumers and the electricity sector

Leaving the grid is becoming easier and cheaper. Advances in battery technology, falling costs of solar PV, increases in electricity prices and growing concerns regarding the environment are making leaving the grid an attractive proposition to man...

Meet Melbourne Hamilton

The University of Melbourne will be visiting Hamilton 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...

Friday, 29 May 2015

Jessie Lloyd and the 'Yil Lull' Ensemble

Awardwinning Indigenous singer songwriter Jessie Lloyd performs with ‘Yil Lull Ensemble’ directed by Alex Pertout with students from the VCA & MCM Jazz & Improvisation stream. This performance is part of the University of Melbourne's National Rec...

Sino-Korean Film Connections: A History in Fragments

How should the study of AsiaPacific screen culture change if we think transnationally? All too often, the study of transnational cinema is little more than a celebration of national soft power, as in some writing on the socalled Korean Wave phenom...

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Challenges and Conundrums: New findings on LHD 244

This oneday symposium offers the opportunity to hear international and Australian early music researchers present new findings on LHD 244, an extraordinary manuscript from the Louise HansonDyer Music Library rare collections at the University of M...

Communicating wanting in Kuuk Thaayorre

Whether they are talking about defecation or their innermost desires, a speaker must balance being understood by their addressee(s) against the risk of offending them. This seminar suggests that this balancing act helps explain a puzzling fact a...

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Saturday, 30 May 2015

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: S...

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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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...

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...

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...

Wednesday, 27 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...

Wednesday, 27 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...

Wednesday, 27 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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