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Drawing in the Gallery - Basil Sellers Art Prize 5

This event commences in about 8 hours from now

Join us for a drawing class with accomplished artist Steven Rendall. Looking at works on display you will learn different techniques and use a variety of mediums to refine your drawing skills in this monthly lesson. All artistic abilities welcome. Materials provided.To many, art and sport are integral parts of Australian society. Like sport, drawing has a profound relationship with time. In this session we will reflect on the use of time in sport via a sequence of timelimited drawings of the ...

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Why NMR Matters in Metabolomics

This event commences in about 11 hours from now

Hear about recent developments in the field of Nuclear Magnetic Resonancebased metabolomics and learn how NMR can be used to match or even exceed the speed, sensitivity and metabolite coverage claimed by various mass spectrometry methods. Dr. David Wishart is a Professor in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Computing Science at the University of Alberta.

Australia and Indonesia: When neighbours become good friends

This event commences in about 14 hours from now

Although the number of students studying Indonesian in Australia has declined in recent decades, Australia remains the country outside Indonesia with the largest number of students studying Indonesian at both schools and universities. Recognising the significance of the relationship between Indonesia and Australia, and the importance of crosscultural understanding between these two countries, Gusrizal has initiated several programs to support Australian teachers of Indonesian. In this present...

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Einstein’s Gravity: Black Holes, Dark Matter and Gravitational Lensing

This event commences in about 16 hours from now

The General Theory of Relativity describes how mass distorts how we observe space and time. Two spectacular examples of this are provided through gravitational lensing and the predictions of black holes. Gravitational lenses provide our strongest evidenced for Dark Matter in the Universe. The gravity waves announced in 2016 came from a violent merger between two black holes around one billion years ago. The signal provides compelling evidence for the existence of black holes with masses of 1...

Book launch: Talking Contemporary Curating

This event commences in about 16 hours from now

In 2015, Terry Smith launched his second publication, Talking Contemporary Curating, as part of ICI’s series Perspectives in Curating. To accompany the Melbourne launch of this important publication, Terry Smith will be speaking with Rebecca Coates (curator and writer, Fellow, School of Culture and Communication, UoM, and Director, SAM, Shepparton Art Museum) and Tara McDowell (Associate Professor, Curatorial Practice, MADA, Monash University). The conversation will be moderated by Professor...

Guitar Perspectives: Memories of Spain

This event commences in about 17 hours from now

Sergio Ercole and Massimo Scattolin guitar duo Take a delightful musical journey through a stunning Latin guitar landscape with renowned Italian guitarist Massimo Scattolin and Melbourne virtuoso Sergio Ercole. The musical program will feature an exciting arrangement of Astor PIAZZOLLA'S Estaciones Porteñas and SCATTOLIN’S new suite Memories of Spain. The concert is part of the Guitar Perspectives 2016 Series. Admission: Free, bookings not required.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Love makes fools of us all but especially the characters of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, proudly presented by Newman College Theatre. Watch as two young couples fall into the tumultuous path of love, with magic, fairies and amateur acting all thrown in for good measure. The course of true love never did run smooth; especially if Shakespeare has anything to say about it. Close your eyes and get ready to dream. “Lord, what fools these mortals be” Tickets: from $23...

Melbourne Uni Law Revue 2016: Homecoming!

Come and join us at Homecoming, as our cast razzledazzle you in a night of sketch comedy genius. With hilarious stage and video sketches, colourful musical numbers, and a touch of tasteful nudity, this show is sure to leave everyone in stitches. This year, this revue is going back to its roots. Performing at the Union Theatre, our eclectic cast are treading the boards at the home of revue, where so many Australian legends got their start. This revue has been a springboard for Aussie performe...

Melbourne Masterclass: Degas: A New Vision... A New Beginning

In partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria’s exhibition Degas: A new vision, the Faculty of Arts is proud to present a fourpart masterclass series on the life and art of Edgar Degas, one of the most recognizable grand masters of French modernism. Drawn from across the globe and with over 200 artworks, this exhibition represents one of the most internationally significant retrospectives of Degas, highlighting his influential contribution across the different mediums of painting, scul...

Water, marks and countenances: Works on paper from the Grainger Museum collection, Exhibition

This exhibition of prints, watercolours, drawings and sketches explores two significant thematic areas of the Grainger Museum’s rich art collection: portraiture and depictions of water and maritime culture. Although portraiture is common to most art collections to varying degrees, the fact that the Grainger Museum is essentially an autobiographical museum invests the Museum’s multiple portrait images with a unique interconnectedness. There are numerous likenesses of Percy Grainger as well as...

It's a Gas! Dentistry & Cartoons

This exhibition traces the history of dentistry through illustrations and cartoons from Europe and Australia dating from the seventeenth century to now. Themes include fear, relief, pain and vanity. The cartoons come from private and public collections including the University of Melbourne print collection and the Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum. It’s a gas! explores the story of dentistry through humour. Come along and laugh out loud. IMAGE: James ‘Jimmy’ Charles Bancks (Australian, 1...

Melbourne Masterclass: Pivotal Elections in American Politics, from Abraham Lincoln to Donald Trump

The United States of America will elect its 45th president on November 8, 2016. In the lead up to this significant moment in history, the Faculty of Arts will present a fourpart masterclass held over the duration of the presidential campaign. Focussing on pivotal moments in presidential election history, the series will take us from the Civil War to Donald Trump. Each session includes a presentation from one of the University of Melbourne’s preeminent professors followed by a break with lig...

After Shakespeare

On 23 April 1616, the poet and playwright William Shakespeare died, at the age of 52. To mark the 400th anniversary of his death, the Baillieu Library’s After Shakespeare exhibition explores the author’s legacy, both in terms of writers who imitated or adapted his works (that is, literally wrote ‘after’ his style) and in terms of Shakespeare’s reputation and significance in the four centuries after his demise, with a particular emphasis on how his work has been received in Australia. After ...

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Friday, 29 Jul 2016

It's a Gas! Dentistry & Cartoons

This exhibition traces the history of dentistry through illustrations and cartoons from Europe and Australia dating from the seventeenth century to now. Themes include fear, relief, pain and vanity. The cartoons come from private and public collec...

Friday, 29 Jul 2016

Water, marks and countenances: Works on paper from the Grainger Museum collection, Exhibition

This exhibition of prints, watercolours, drawings and sketches explores two significant thematic areas of the Grainger Museum’s rich art collection: portraiture and depictions of water and maritime culture. Although portraiture is common to most ...

Friday, 29 Jul 2016

After Shakespeare

On 23 April 1616, the poet and playwright William Shakespeare died, at the age of 52. To mark the 400th anniversary of his death, the Baillieu Library’s After Shakespeare exhibition explores the author’s legacy, both in terms of writers who imitat...

Friday, 29 Jul 2016

Melbourne Masterclass: Pivotal Elections in American Politics, from Abraham Lincoln to Donald Trump

The United States of America will elect its 45th president on November 8, 2016. In the lead up to this significant moment in history, the Faculty of Arts will present a fourpart masterclass held over the duration of the presidential campaign. Focu...

Monday, 1 Aug 2016

Introduction to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health

This oneday short course run by the Health Economics Group provides participants an understanding of how economic analysis can be used to evaluate health programs and aid decision making. No previous knowledge required. The course will consist of ...

Immune Cell Differentiation

Immune cells belong to hematopoietic cells and their ultimate origin is hematopoietic stem cells (HSC). The differentiation of immune cells, including innate and adaptive immune cells, from HSC is a stepwise controlled process that is critical for...

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Oleh Krysa (Violin)

Join us for this free Monday lunch hour series at Melba Hall. Oleh Krysa violin, Markiyan Melnychenko violin, Oksana Melnychenko piano J.S. BACH – Chaconne from Violin Partita in D minor, BWV 1004 Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Sonata for Violin and Pia...

Role of TNF Induced NF-kB Signalling in Development and Function of T cells

T lymphocytes are immune cells that play a central role in regulating immune responses. There are several T cell types, all with different functions, so having the right number and composition of these cells is essential for a normal immunity to i...

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Structural Investigations of Pro-apoptotic Bcl-2 Proteins: Bak at the Membrane and when Chickens go Bok

Apoptosis is a program of altruistic cell suicide that is essential for the development and homeostasis of multicellular organisms. Insufficient or aberrant apoptosis is a hallmark of many disease states, including cancer. Permeabilisation of the ...

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Dorcas McClean Travelling Scholarship for Violinists 2016: Semi-Final 1

The Dorcas McClean Travellling Scholarship for Violinists seeks to support the musical education of outstanding young violinists through the provision of travelling scholarships and prizes to support those judged most talented at the beginning of ...

Tuesday, 2 Aug 2016

Designing Economic Evaluation Alongside Clinical Studies

Oneday course run by the Health Economics Group providing an overview of economic evaluation alongside randomised controlled trials and other studies, with a particular focus on the design and practical aspects. A combination of lectures and pra...

Use of the Delphi expert consensus method in mental health research

The Delphi method is a systematic way of determining expert consensus that is useful for answering questions that are not amenable to experimental and epidemiological methods. The validity of the approach is supported by 'wisdom of crowds' researc...

Interplay of Cis and Trans Mechanisms Driving Transcription Factor Binding, Chromatin, and Gene Expression Evolution

Noncoding regulatory variants play a central role in the genetics of human diseases and in evolution. This presentation explores findings of a study in which allelespecific TF binding affinity of three liverspecific TFs were measured between cross...

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Trusts – constructive, resulting and the importance of definition and doctrinal approach

For the third event in the 2016 ‘Judges in Conversation’ series, the Hon James Leslie Bain Allsop AO (Chief Justice, Federal Court of Australia) will be in conversation with Professor William Swadling (University of Oxford) to discuss Trusts – con...

Dorcas McClean Travelling Scholarship for Violinists 2016: Semi-Final 2

The Dorcas McClean Travellling Scholarship for Violinists seeks to support the musical education of outstanding young violinists through the provision of travelling scholarships and prizes to support those judged most talented at the beginning of ...

Ideology Beyond Belief: Social Practices and the Persistence of Injustice

Racism, sexism, and other forms of injustice are more than just bad attitudes; after all, such injustice also involves unfair distributions of goods and resources. But attitudes play a role. How central is that role? Tommie Shelby argues that r...

Dynamic Patterns

Join us for the third Melbourne School of Design Dean's Lecture, which will showcase the work of eminent international professionals in the built environment. Dynamic Patterns will discuss the work of Philadelphiabased PEG office of landscape + ar...

Wednesday, 3 Aug 2016

Immunity: Harnessing the Power and Specificity of the Immune System to Beat Killer Diseases

From 2126 August 2016, over 3000 experts in the field of immunology will descend on Melbourne for the International Congress of Immunology 2016 (ICI 2016). To celebrate and showcase some of the cuttingedge research being conducted in the Melbourn...

Climate impacts at 1.5° and 2° - where half a degree makes a difference

The ultimate objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is to “prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system”. In this context, the Paris Agreement sets a longterm temperature goal of hol...

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Impact of Human Milk Oligosaccharides on Shortand Long-term Health

Human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) are a family of structurally diverse complex carbohydrates that are highly abundant in human milk. HMO concentrations often exceed the concentration of all human milk proteins combined. In sharp contrast, today’s ...

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Ion Channels: A Directional Shift in Mechanism and Context

Potassium channels connect cells into networks, invoking and responding to second messengers and triggering Ca2+ signaling cascades. Unfortunately, their potential as a bridge to pharmacology has been circumvented by a limited and generic understa...

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Hidden Power: The Strategic Logic of Organized Crime

Hidden Power: The Strategic Logic of Organized Crime reveals criminal mafias determining political outcomes to suit their own agendas, and explores how they do it – by influencing elections, changing constitutions, fomenting terrorism, waging war,...

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The Future in Ruins: Thoughts on the Temporality of Infrastructure

In this seminar, Akhil Gupta explores the relationship between infrastructure and temporality by focusing on the future. Infrastructures are particularly good to think about the connection between the present and the future since they are usually ...

Information Session - Master of Nursing Science

Come along to our Information Session to find out about studying the Master of Nursing Science here at The University of Melbourne. You'll learn about the course structure, entry requirements, career outcomes and what's like to be a nurse.

The Pig and the Peace: Defining Imperial Order in the Age of Revolutions

This lecture begins with the execution of a “very fine pig” in Sydney in 1795. Pigs made notoriously disorderly colonists – procreating, trespassing and damaging public property at will. But this particular pig caused an unusual amount of trouble....

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What Causes Parkinson’s Disease?

Did you know that Parkinson’s disease occurs when nerve cells die in the brain? This causes the chemical dopamine to decline and has many other effects. In this presentation, Professor Malcolm Horne will discuss brain changes and possible symptoms...

White Concepts - Ghassan Hage

The Wednesday Lectures 2016 Hosted by Raimond Gaita It is striking how often people now speak of 'a common humanity' in an ethically inflected register, one that expresses a fellowship of all the peoples of the earth. More often than not, however...

Assassins

Presented by Ormond College Drama Club A multiple Tony Awardwinning musical, Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Assassins’ invites to the stage the eight infamous individuals who have attempted to assassinate presidents of the United States of America. Using th...

Thursday, 4 Aug 2016

Bombard the Headquarters - China's Cultural Revolution: Perspectives After Fifty Years

An Exhibition and Symposium to mark the 50th Anniversary of China's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. In August 2016, scholars from the Faculties of Arts and Architecture at the University of Melbourne are holding a symposium to mark the fif...

Revenge in the Age of Empire: Civilisation and Violence in the Nineteenth Century

Presented by Dr Jan Rüger: ‘Revenge is a kind of wild justice’, Francis Bacon wrote four centuries ago. It was a form of retribution, he thought, ‘which the more man’s nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out’. Blood feuds and revenge ki...

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International Law and Global Non-International Armed Conflict

How is international law involved in what the US has called the ‘global noninternational armed conflict’ against al Qaeda and associated forces? In this lecture, Professor Naz Modirzadeh will analyse the legal arguments developed by the US to just...

International Human Rights and Australian Exceptionalism

The Sir Anthony Mason Honorary lecture was inaugurated in 1995, the year of Sir Anthony Mason's retirement as Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. The lecture serves to celebrate Sir Anthony Mason's outstanding contribution to the legal p...

Friday, 5 Aug 2016

24 Hours Tea x Hiroshima

8:15am, 6th August is the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. From 8:15am 5th August to 8:15am 6th August, tea ceremony master Adam Sōmu Wojcinski performs a 24 hour tea meditation on the atomic bombing of Hiroshima for a nuclearfree w...

Personal Identity in the History of Philosophy

This conference aims to bring together scholars who work on theories of personal identity in the history of philosophy or on the development of historical theories in contemporary philosophy. The conference focuses on debates about the self or pe...

Control of Normal and Malignant Stem Cell Activity

Over the last 15 years the Trumpp team has contributed to a better understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of normal and malignant stem cell selfrenewal and differentiation. For example, they demonstrated that the most potent hematopoiet...

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Life as a Young Musician in the USSR

In tandem with the Dorcas McClean Travelling Scholarship for Violinists 2016, the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music is proud to host 'Life as a Young Musician in the USSR', a panel discussion featuring distinguished guests Oleh Krysa, Alice Waten,...

Saturday, 6 Aug 2016

Images of Life - ancient Greek vases

Images of Life: Ancient Greek Vases showcases the University of Melbourne’s Greek vase collection. This important teaching collection features artefacts from Athens, Corinth, east Greece and south Italy from the eighth to the fourth centuries BCE....

Monday, 8 Aug 2016

Neuropsychological Impact of Trauma Workshop

Presented by Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (Dept of Psychiatry) The cognitive impairments commonly associated with trauma and PTSD can be quite disabling. Using illustrative case studies, this workshop will help you ...

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Neuropsychological Impact of Trauma Workshop

The cognitive impairments commonly associated with trauma and PTSD can be quite disabling. Using illustrative case studies, this workshop will help you to identify these deficits, understand the impact they may have on a client’s presentation and ...

Melbourne Brass Quintet

Join us for the MCM's Monday Lunch Hour Concert series. Joel Brennan trumpet, Mark Fitzpatrick trumpet, Don Immel trombone, Roman Ponomariov french horn, Mike Szabo bass trombone This concert launches the start of an engagement tour of Victoria....

Learning from naturally acquired humoral immunity to inform malaria vaccine and biomarker development

The last decades have experienced a dramatic reduction in the burden of malaria, with several countries now attempting to permanently eliminate this disease. Achieving the goal of malaria elimination would be greatly facilitated by the development...

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Lachlan Phillpott in Conversation

Raimondo Cortese in conversation with internationally acclaimed playwright Lachlan Philpott, one of Australia's leading and most innovative theatre voices. Lachlan will talk about the ideas behind his work, his writing process, and where he believ...

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Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016

The Killer Defence

As part of the “living fossil record’ of immunology Professor Doherty will take you through some of the questions, strategies and technical/conceptual limitations that have characterised his 40 years of involvement with the virusspecific CD8+ T ce...

Sustainability Plan 2016-2020: Investments Forum

The University of Melbourne's Sustainability Charter released in March 2016 set out a revised commitment to "implement investment strategies consistent with the University's commitment to sustainability and its financial and legal responsibilities...

Scorsese's Women

The films of Martin Scorsese are internationally recognised as platforms for male actors such as Harvey Keitel, Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio and the pantheon of underworld misanthropes they create. In this lecture, Mark Nicholls considers the...

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Wednesday, 10 Aug 2016

Why does Australia appear to have the highest rates of food allergy?

Food allergy is on the rise in developed countries with Australia reporting the highest rates to date using challengeproven outcomes. The 3 key hypotheses for the rise in food allergy are currently: The hygiene hypothesis (which includes microbi...

Perforin: structure, function and human pathology

Joe Trapani received his medical degree in 1977 and his PhD in 1985, from The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital. He completed physician training (FRACP) in Rheumatology (1985) and received his PhD in the immunogenetics of HL...

Innovations in Teaching and Learning: Overcoming students’ misconceptions in STEM disciplines

The conceptual nature of STEM disciplines means that students often start a subject with incorrect scientific assumptions. Misconceptions can be difficult to overcome, particularly in large classes where correcting them through personalised feedba...

Ready for Action: strengthening the role of non-violence and conflict resolution in the UN and its agencies

The idea of readiness for action is usually associated with military intervention. But peace, nonviolence and conflict resolution also require careful preparation and training. Changes that build peace can come from dramatic top down decisions....

The Fragility of the Idea of A Common Humanity - Professor Raimond Gaita

The Wednesday Lectures 2016 hosted by Raimond Gaita It is striking how often people now speak of 'a common humanity' in an ethically inflected register, one that expresses a fellowship of all the peoples of the earth. More often than not, however...

Thursday, 11 Aug 2016

Litigating the War on Terror: Smith v Obama and the Place of Islamic Law

Since 2014, the United States has participated in military operations in Syria against 'The Islamic State' as part of its 'Operation Inherent Resolve'. The US government claims that its use of force against IS in Syria is authorised domestically o...

Between Chinese State and Tibetan Nation: Language Shift Among Tibet's Minority Languages

The Case of the Manegacha Language of Qinghai Linguistic research over the past thirty years has been gradually overturning the common perception of Tibet as a linguistically homogenous region, and of Tibetans as a linguistically unified people. ...

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Was it An Intellectual Genocide? The Elimination of ‘Leftist Elements’ in the Indonesian Higher Education, 1965-1980

The anticommunist violence of 1965 is a political caesura that affected almost every aspect of the Indonesian state and society. So far there is a rich body of literature devoted to understanding the violence with a strong focus on: the political ...

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Leveraging technology to improve the wellbeing of the world

Ample research shows the benefits of happiness for personal wellbeing, as well as workplace wellbeing and physical health. Dr Acacia Parks will provide an overview of some of these benefits, including the idea of happiness as “contagious,” then ta...

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Friday, 12 Aug 2016

Remembering Indian independence: model, exception, and re-remembering

This talk situates collective or shared memory of Indian independence in the comparative context of remembering the 'moments' of independence of other new nations emerging from colonial rule after the Second World War. It suggests that the Indian ...

Engineering & IT Future Researchers Symposium

If you’re passionate about changing the world, join likeminded individuals, current research students and academics at the Engineering & IT Future Researchers Symposium. Discover the best way to pitch your thesis topic, how to find the right supe...

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