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Mimir Chamber Music Festival 2014

Having recently celebrated its 17th season in Fort Worth, Texas – the Mimir Chamber Music Festival returns to Melbourne for its second year. The weeklong festival brings an array of leading musicians from North America and Melbourne to work with Melbourne Conservatorium of Music students in an intensive week of masterclasses, demonstrations, coaching and performances. Mimir Artists Nathan Cole violin (Principal Associate Concertmaster, LA Philharmonic), Frank Huang violin (Concertmaster, Ho...

Marvel: The 2014 Windsor Prize

Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) students will transform Melbourne’s Windsor Hotel into a public gallery while vying for The Windsor Art Award, a $10,000 scholarship recognising Australia’s best emerging talent. Opening on Melbourne Day, 30 August, running until 14 September 2014, the Marvel exhibition and Windsor Art Award will be judged by a prestigious panel including Heide Museum of Modern Art director Jason Smith and artist Julia DeVille. As part of a collaborative exhibition betwee...

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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

MUSEUM LAB Floor Talk

MUSEUM LAB invites you to join Dr Vincent Alessi, Associate Professor Ruth Beilin and Professor Julie McLeod as they discuss the foreign and familiar, alien landscapes and how the displaced self of the mid19th century has shaped contemporary Victo...

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...

How Do Buildings Burn? by Professor José Torero

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) and the Melbourne School of Design are pleased to present an AIB Address by Professor José L. Torero, Head, School of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland. Fire safety...

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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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Friday, 5 Sep 2014

G20 2014: How will it affect Australia?

What is Australia seeking to achieve in its G20 host year? How will the outcomes of the G20 Summit impact Australian policy and regulation, and therefore our business and community sectors? Join Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, Josh...

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Psycho-oncology Research Conference

Announcing the opening of registrations for this year’s Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Psychooncology Research Conference, to be held at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. There will be four international speakers at ...

Monday, 8 Sep 2014

"Trust me, I'm a researcher..." Understanding trust from your participants' perspective.

Have you ever wondered why participants say yes to taking part in research? What is research like from a participant’s point of view? Why do ethics committees worry about participants? How much do your participants trust you? This symposium is...

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Refugees: A New Era of Forced Displacement

A discussion of the current global displacement situation, the changing humanitarian landscape confronting UNHCR and the international community, and the operational challenges and dilemmas facing humanitarian actors today. The forum will explore ...

'People and Climate Change: Science from Europe' public forum

The University of Melbourne’s recently established European Union Centre on Shared Complex Challenges is holding a public forum to mark Climate Day, a joint day of climate action by the governments of the United Kingdom, Germany and France. Clim...

Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014

A “New” India in the Making: Myths, Realities, and Ideals - Research Symposium on Contemporary India

The Australia India Institute and the School of Social and Political Sciences, at the University of Melbourne present A “New” India in the Making: Myths, Realities, and Ideals Research Symposium on Contemporary India Much has been written about ...

Crafting Democracies: From Authoritarian Rule to Democratic Governance

Many countries have launched transitions from authoritarianism to democracy over the past twentyfive years. While some have succeeded in building relatively strong democracies with shared prosperity, others have stumbled. As a wave of change conti...

Improving the Impact of Evidence-Based Practices: Tiered Systems of Support

Supporting the behaviour success of all students requires, at minimum, the adoption of evidencebased practices; however, to maximize student outcome more may be required. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the logic and features of ...

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The Crafts and Arts of Early Greece (from 12th to the 8th centuries BCE)

This lecture will look at the work of the craftsmen and artists of the period from 1200 to 700 BCE. Though Mycenaean architecture and art have been greatly admired and the Archaic and Classical Greek monuments, ceramics, and sculpture are well kno...

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Narratives of Varied Everyday Lives: Intersectionality, difference and family lives

The lecture will focus particularly on how intersectional differences are lived in the intimacy of family lives and practices as well as in the wider society. The presentation first considers current issues related to the theorising of intersectio...

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Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014

SPHINX, DEPTH, CIRRUS, The Ark, SPARK and “super” computing in 21st century population and global health research

Modern computing was inspired by the need to unravel the ENIGMA code, and has gone on to be used to unravel the human genome and better predict the weather. Thanks to then Premier John Brumby, the University has the fastest supercomputer in the so...

Death by sugar - Modulation of Toxoplasma gondii glucose metabolism by CDPK2

Dr Alex Uboldi is a Senior Research Officer in the Tonkin lab of the Infection & Immunity division. Alex obtained his PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand and began at WEHI at the end of 2000 in the Cancer & Haematology division. In 2003 h...

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University research and innovation: A Higher Education Policy Seminar

With limited resources and a desire to exceed, Australia must focus national and institutional research priorities carefully, and ensure funding and dissemination yield maximum returns. Join Margaret Sheil, Paul Jensen, John McCallum and Dominic E...

Subverting Democracy: Neo-Liberalism, Narcissism and the Care Deficit

Whatever Happened to Democracy? The Wednesday Lectures hosted by Raimond Gaita The top one per cent of the wealthiest Australians are now worth as much as the bottom 60 per cent. Anne Manne’s lecture will examine the impact on democracy of this ...

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From Blitzkrieg to Total War: Germany´s War in Europe

The Great War was long, painful, and costly. The Second World War was total and murderous. Both wars haunted the last century and haunt us still. The Second World War has commonly been portrayed as the foremost example of total warfare, while Blit...

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Integrating India's Holistic Sciences With Modern Medicine

India has a long and illustrious history in the holistic sciences of yoga, meditation, Ayurvedic medicine and Vedanta (spirituality). Yoga and meditation has now become well accepted by mainstream medicine, whilst Ayurveda is finding it's place. V...

Thursday, 11 Sep 2014

Glaucoma community information forum

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. 1 in 10 Australians over 80 will develop glaucoma. Learn about developments in glaucoma research and treatment from a leading ophthalmologist and researchers in this free informati...

Whats Our Story? Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development in a Climate of Reform in India

India has been taking massive strides in its economical development since the liberalisation era was ushered in in the early 1990’s. This rapid economic progression particularly over the last two decades however has led to environmental problems o...

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A healthy planet? Ten grand challenges to improving global health

Declines in mortality over the past three to four decades have led to impressive gains in life expectancy in most countries, but not all populations have enjoyed better health. HIV in Africa, alcohol consumption in Eastern Europe and wars and natu...

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Burnley Information Day

Join us at Burnley Information Day, where Australia’s best horticulture and environmental management courses are at your fingertips. At Burnley Information Day, you’ll have the opportunity to speak to current students and researchers focused on s...

Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellow Public Lecture: Conscience in England and Australia: Divided by a Common Private Law

Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Professor Graham Virgo, will present his public lecture entitled Conscience in England and Australia: Divided by a Common Private Law? England and Australia share a common legal heritage, with common doctri...

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The 18th Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress

The Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health at the University of Melbourne, along with the Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, is delighted to invite you to the 18th Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress. Explorin...

Friday, 12 Sep 2014

Cultural materials conservation: China and Australia programs

The Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (CCMC) together with the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology, Henan Provincial Administration of Cultural Heritage and the School of History at Zhengzhou University, China will present their i...

Genomics in Medicine

Are you interested in how genomics will impact clinical care now and in the future? Then this symposium is for you! Fundamentals of genomics and next generation sequencing Impact of genomics on diagnosis, prognosis and treatment Interactive and ...

Writing the Pacific, Re-Writing Australia

In recent times Pacific history has generated new interest among a range of historical researchers in Australia – see for example the new collection edited by David Armitage and Alison Bashford, Pacific Histories: Ocean, Land, People (Palgrave Mac...

Saturday, 13 Sep 2014

Working with the Hirox 3D digital microscopy of paintings and art objects

Ever felt you needed more magnification to see some feature in a work of art? This is your chance to get to know the Hirox microscope. By placing the microscope on a 2D stand platform we are now able to reach all areas on a painting for observatio...

Sunday, 14 Sep 2014

Keith Haring and the Conservators - Fringe Session

Conservation, funded by Arts Victoria has returned Collingwood’s iconic Keith Haring mural to a presentable appearance avoiding total repainting. This half day event will start with Dr Lachlan MacDowall of the Victorian College of the Arts who wil...

Sustainability and environmental standards for cultural collections

This one day event will be based on a conversation between the Council of Australasian Museum Directors (CAMD) and the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM) on the recently issued AICCM Interim Guidelines for envir...

Monday, 15 Sep 2014

Making sense of whole-genome DNA methylation data

DNA methylation is an epigenetic modification that plays an important role in Xchromosome inactivation, genomic imprinting and the repression of repetitive elements in the genome. It must be tightly regulated for normal mammalian development and a...

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Guitar Perspectives: Concert 3 - Sheer Pluck

Geoffrey Morris and Samantha Cohen perform a treat for lovers of early plucked instruments. This performance is concert 3 of a 5 concert series. Admission: $20 full/$15 concession Tickets at the door.

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