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Melbourne Special Events for Cultural Heritage

Come and join a range of cultural materials conservation events from tours to panel discussions. The world’s best material conservators will be in Melbourne. Come and hear what some of them have to say and share your views. Jointly organised by the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne and the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM), these events encourage participants to consider the tangible and intangible asp...

Li'l Abner

Presented by the Victorian College of the Arts Music Theatre Company 2014 and Undergraduate Production students. Director: Martin Croft Musical: Director Stephen Gray Choreographer: Troy Phillips Li'l Abner is based on the Al Capp comic strip that ran in many newspapers for 43 years between 1934 and 1977. It takes cartoon as its stylistic convention and spoofs American hillbillies, political machinations and gender. First performed on Broadway in 1956, it was the winner of three Tony Aw...

Li'l Abner

What happens when the government thinks you ain't worth nothin'? Ya prove 'em wrong! Book by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank Based on Characters Created by Al Capp Original Direction and Choreography by Michael Kidd Lyrics by Johnny Mercer Music by Gene de Paul Presented by VCA Music Theatre and Production students. Performances Friday 19 September, 7.30pm Saturday 20 September, 2pm & 7.30pm Wednesday 24 September, 7.30pm Thursday 25 September, 7.30pm Friday 26 September, 7.30pm Satur...

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Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014

PhD Up and Comers - meet our next crop of neuroscience-related PhD students

From the bionic eye to the ethics of stem cell tourism in China, meet our next crop of neurosciencerelated PhD students. We are showcasing four diverse, multidisciplinary and innovative projects and have asked the students behind them to deliver e...

The View from Above from Below: Novel, Suburb, Cosmos

Suburbia has functioned for cultural critics as a provincial, materially aspirational, middleclass other against which an emerging cosmopolitan selfhood is defined. Critics of suburbia have in turn been accused of an elitist, now discredited kind ...

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New Histories of Sexualities

Gender, Sexuality and Intimacy in Australia’s 1980s by Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno The 1980s has been widely recognised as a period of significant and rapid change in Australian life; Paul Kelly called his nearcontemporary account of the ...

Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014

The life courses of Tasmanian convicts: early influences, insults, fertility, and cause-specific mortality

Around 65,000 men and women were transported to Tasmania, 1803–1853. This presentation reports on a sample of just over 20 per cent of the men and half the women. With volunteer genealogists and using a variety of sources, the convicts have been t...

Cancer Epigenetics: From Mechanism to Therapy

Associate Professor Mark Dawson is a consultant haematologist and Head of Peter Mac’s new Cancer Epigenetics Laboratory. Mark is the Senior Fellow for The Leukaemia Foundation Australia. He is also a VESKI Innovation Fellow and a VCCC Herman Clin...

Country Musics or, The Indigenizing Imagination

James begins with the observation that North American country songs, performance and instrumental styles are very popular in communities we call, variously, tribal, native, First Nations, Aboriginal. He suggests why this is so, exploring the dynam...

Melbourne Business School Information Evening

Attend the MBS Information Evening to learn more about your graduate study options in business and economics. You will have the chance to meet with current students, course advisers,and the admissions team as well as the Deputy Dean, Professor N...

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Thursday, 25 Sep 2014

Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy (FSHD): an epigenetic disease with genetic modifiers

Fascioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD) is a common form of human muscular dystrophy that is caused by the inefficient epigenetic repression of the D4Z4 macrosatellite array, either due to a deletion of a subset of D4Z4 repeat units that creates an ...

Dear Ella: Japan's Great Earthquake through Tokugawa letters in the Grainger Museum

This public lecture accompanies the exhibition 'Aftershocks: Experiences of Japan's Great Earthquake', currently on display in the Noel Shaw Gallery, Baillieu Library. In 1923 Iyemasa Tokugawa, the 17th hereditary head of the former Shogunal branc...

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World Trade Organization – Why push trade facilitation at the cost of food security?

There has been a volley of accusations towards India due to renegging its commitments made at Bali and subsequently putting the future of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in jeopardy. These accusations have come from within the WTO and from vest...

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3 Minute Thesis Competition Grand Final

After last year's stellar performances we're excited to again bring you the event of the year! Please join us at the 3 Minute Thesis Competition Grand Final for 10 compelling, thoughtprovoking and engaging three minute talks on topics of public i...

Consumerism, Society and our Ecological Future

Human population and economic growth are putting increased pressure on the Earth; our actions and policies are leading to climate disruption, loss of biodiversity, pollution, and unsustainable exploitation of natural resources. Kasser will use ps...

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Antirealism: a Hazard of Philosophy

The 2014 Barry Taylor and David Lewis Philosophy Lecture According to “realism about the external world”, the known physical world of stones, trees, cats, and the like exist independently of our minds. This seems to be the very heart of commonsen...

Kenneth Clark and Australian Art

In this lecture Simon Pierse sheds new light on the role that Sir Kenneth Clark (later Baron Clark of Saltwood) played in bringing Australian art to a new audience in Britain during the early 1950s. Pierse examines the crucial part that Joseph Bur...

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Monday, 29 Sep 2014

Whole-genome sequencing of cell-free DNA in maternal plasma to detect fetal aneuploidy

Cellfree DNA fragments can be found in the plasma, urine, synovial and cerebrospinal fluids of our body. This naturally cleaved DNA is known to be a byproduct of cellular apoptosis, necrosis and active secretion. In the case of pregnant women, we ...

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014

Beyond Compliance: Ethics and Integrity Research Showcase 2014

'Beyond Compliance: Ethics and Integrity Research Showcase 2014' is a free public event celebrating recent advances and innovations in research ethics and integrity. The principles of research ethics and integrity are more than prescriptive requ...

Graduate Study Expo

Graduate study is an investment in your future. Join us at our Graduate Study Expo and find out how a graduate degree from Australia’s number one university will give you the chance to pursue your passion and develop your career. Find out about m...

Philosophy as Therapy and Self-Transformation in Seneca

Seneca, the tutor and advisor of the Roman emperor Nero, left behind a wide range of philosophical writings. The first goal of Seneca’s philosophy is the therapy of the soul in other words, the moral progress of the reader as well as of the write...

Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014

Control of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell survival during emergency hematopoiesis

Research in our laboratory and division over many years has provided great insights into the role of the BCL2 family during development, maintenance of homeostasis and during disease pathogenesis. Recent work has focused particularly on the role o...

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Managing the Space Beneath: Energy and Water in Sedimentary Basins

Sedimentary basins and their subsurface resources are often "contested space." These basins are crucial to agricultural productivity, energy, water, waste management (including CO2 sequestration), and the management of ecosystems. There is a criti...

Art and Ethnography in the Post-Western Museum

There are two principal avenues through which the material creations of nonWestern peoples have gained recognition and value in the cultural centers of Europe and North America. One avenue can be called “culture,” the other “art.” Much has been wr...

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