Thursday, 18 Sep 2014

3rd Melbourne Protein Group Symposium

This is an event that provides an opportunity for postdoctoral students involved in protein research to present their data and liaise with other postdocs. It is a full day event to be held at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. It is open to all res...

The Future of Bougainville: Community Perspectives on the Panguna Mine

The Panguna Mine in Bougainville, once a source of nearly 44% of PNG’s revenue, has been closed for twentyfive years. The mine was closed amidst intense opposition to the mine’s operation amongst local communities, which contributed to the eruptio...

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Building Information Modelling: Opportunities and Challenges for the Building Industry

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is at the heart of an emerging technology revolution for the building and construction Industry. As rapid urbanisation sees cost constrained governments keen to maximise outcome for every dollar spent, many are...

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Human Rights Lecture - Australian Exceptionalism: International Human Rights and Australian Law

Australia is unique among comparable legal systems in that it has very few constitutional or legislative protections for most human rights, and has no bill of rights or rights charter. Rather, Australia has developed an adhoc approach to the prote...

What's Happening to Universities? Historical and Comparative Perspectives

Faculty of Arts Dean's Lecture In recent years, universities across the world have been experiencing dramatic changes in their forms of funding, assessment, and governance, leaving many (both inside and outside these institutions) alarmed and dis...

Fragrance permeates the garments: books, constructions and drawings

An exhibition by Alex Selenitsch Inspired by photographs of Chinese garden screens taken by Melbourne artist Craig Easton, and a poem by Kosen Shoten (Gaoquin Xingdun, 163395), these works were (except for the books) made of materials from waste ...

Friday, 19 Sep 2014

Pathways - Building a Sustainable Career in the Arts

Hosted by the Victorian College of the Arts & Melbourne Conservatorium of Music as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, Pathways 2014 is a professional development symposium for emerging artists, exploring the different pathways to a sustainab...

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...

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 Mu...

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...

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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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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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...

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...

Monday, 6 Oct 2014

Investigations into soluble CD52 as a novel therapeutic for inflammation-driven diseases

CD52 is a small glycoprotein that has recently been shown to suppress Tcell activation. Dr Rashidi has demonstrated that soluble CD52 is also a potent suppressor of proinflammatory cytokine secretion by innate immune cells induced by a range of in...

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Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014

The Great East Japan Earthquake: Effects on the People of Japan

In 2012 Sue Daniels was invited by the Red Cross to conduct a grief and loss workshop in the Iwate prefecture Morioka, headquarters of the Red Cross for the Great East Earthquake effort. This presentation includes pictures taken before and after ...

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Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014

How do you build a (hybrid) institution? Indigenous People and the Governance of Resource Projects in Australia and Papua New Guinea

Indigenous people in Australia and Papua New Guinea are keenly aware of the importance of governance in achieving their goals in relation to largescale resource projects, but building appropriate governance institutions constitutes a formidable ch...

Thursday, 9 Oct 2014

Women and Militant Wars: The Politics of Injury

This talk is based on Dr. Parashar's latest book and will address the gender politics of insurgent wars and women’s roles and experiences within them. In International Relations, interstate conflict, antistate armed insurgency and armed militanc...

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The Multiple Temporalitiesof Memory: The Contested Memory of the Spanish Civil War in Contemporary Spain

Miegunyah Public Lecture The talk will give an overview of the often acrimonious debates on the Spanish Civil War of 19361939 and its repressive aftermath under the Franco Dictatorship that have occupied the media in Spain since the start of the ...

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Monday, 13 Oct 2014

Changing the image of the profession: the fight for economic reality in accounting and the increasing value of the audit

The University of Melbourne and CPA Australia are proud to present the 2014 Annual Research Lecture. This year’s event marks the 75th installment of what is the longest continuously running lecture series of its kind. Endowed by CPA Australia, the...

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Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014

Peering inside the black box of research funding

The success rate for NHMRC Project Grants last year was a record low 17%. Winning funding is now harder than ever, but the pressure to win is always high especially for researchers whose careers are on the line or who need funding to support their...

Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014

Interrogating the architecture of cancer genomes

Dr Peter Campbell is Head of Cancer Genetics and Genomics at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, having started a Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellowship in 2010. He completed specialist training in Haematology in 2002. Following this, he compl...

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Protecting Australia’s Threatened Species and the Environment: Policy, Reform and Action

Past attempts to protect Australia’s threatened species and improve the health of our land and water have yielded mixed results. There have been successes: the revegetation of our land over the past two decades through the National Salinity Plan, ...

Kenneth B Myer Lecture 2014

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health proudly presents the 18th Kenneth B Myer Lecture Madness, Genius and the Origin of the Brain As this is a free public lecture registration is required

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Thursday, 16 Oct 2014

Melbourne Brain Symposium

The Melbourne Neuroscience Institute, University of Melbourne and the​ Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health share a proud history of hosting the annual Melbourne Brain Symposium. This year's program is a testament to the remarkable ...

Friday, 17 Oct 2014

In Conversation with Robyn Davidson - 'Tracks' Film Screening, Q&A and Book Signing

The Australia India Institute is delighted to invite you to attend an evening in conversation with Robyn Davidson, author of the novel Tracks, which was adapted into a major motionpicture last year. Did you miss the opportunity to see the film on ...

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Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014

The Dingo Fence: Molecular Insights into the First line of Defense

Dendritic Cells (DCs) are virtually present in all tissues, patrolling, sampling the environment in search for antigens to present to T cells. To deal with the immense variety of potential microorganisms in the environment, DCs have evolved into a...

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Embodied Othering: Unsensing as a Concept and Methodological Tool

Understanding othering as a social practice, Yasmine puts forward that analyses of it tend to emphasize cognitive and representational aspects, and that this goes hand in hand with a concurrent neglect of its embodied dimensions. These she attends...

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History, Heritage and the Re-urbanisation of Asian Cities

Powered by globalising capital and rapid economic growth, Asia has been urbanising at an unprecedented speed and scale. Many Asian cities are not just expanding territorially, but are also reurbanising redeveloping old city areas to create greate...

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014

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Writing on Water: Sculpting the Body and Emotions on Stage

Writing on water. Forming letters that come together and take shape in front of you only to disappear forever at the very moment of its birth ? The theatrical gesture has the poetic quality of appearing and disappearing at the same moment of time....

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Monday, 27 Oct 2014

Critical Mass: Discover the Parkville Biomedical Precinct

A 'discovery' talk and tours program held during Melbourne Knowledge Week, exploring the sheer quantity of life sciences research facilities, institutes, researchers, fellows and postgraduate students in the Parkville precinct and surrounds, and t...

Guitar Perspectives: Concert 4 - Bach and Beyond

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music lecturer and renowned classical guitarist Tonié Field performs favourite works from the classical guitar repertoire. This performance is concert 4 of a 5 concert series. Admission: $20 full/$15 concession. Tick...

Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014

Improving Access to Tertiary Healthcare in India- A Strong Case for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

In modern India, a little less than 20% of the world’s population lives on a little more than 2% of its land surface. The incidence of noncommunicable diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer has risen sharply, along with ass...

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Going Virtual: The Arrival of the Internet

It is a quartercentury since the University of Melbourne brought the Internet to Australia. On 23 June 1989, staff member Robert Elz announced ‘link up’, heralding our connection to the rest of the world. Since then, the Internet has become an ess...

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Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014

Is there a future for manufacturing in Australia?

Challenges to the Australian manufacturing sector have never been greater. Increased global competition, technological innovation and a strong economy have threatened the existence of many Australian organisations. While these conditions may prove...

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Thursday, 30 Oct 2014

Systems Biology: Next generation research into unlocking human disease

The Human Genome Project of 2001 ushered in a new era of research in which the molecular components of living systems could be identified and enumerated. Our challenge now is to understand how these components interact with one another, and use ...

Tertiary Workforce: A Higher Education Policy Seminar

How to create the next generation of tertiary workforce? How to improve overall skills? What are key challenges and opportunities for global mobility? Join Peter Coaldrake and Leo Goedegebuure to discuss. Chaired by Richard James. The tertiary wo...

Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014

Compressed Capitalism, Globalization, and the Fate of Indian Development

India’s economic turnaround since the 1980s and since 1991 has been widely credited as a result of economic reforms. Gradual and systematic deregulation at home and increased international integration promises even better economic performance. Thi...

Thursday, 6 Nov 2014

‘A dream palace in the intangible night’ Lionel Lindsay in India 1929-1930

Sir Lionel Lindsay (18741961) was one of Australia’s finest etchers and wood engravers. In a long career spanning over 50 years he produced many sophisticated and enduring prints. He is most well known for his wood engravings of birds and his etch...

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Monday, 10 Nov 2014

Guitar Perspectives: Concert 5 - The Thin Blue Line

New works for solo guitar performed by Ken Murray including the world premiere of Stuart Greenbaum's Sonata for guitar and works by Andrew Batterham. This performance is the final concert in a 5 concert series. Admission: $20 full/$15 concessio...

Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014

Coffee @ Burnley - Course Information Session

Have you always dreamt of a career in the great outdoors? The University of Melbourne’s Burnley campus will be holding information sessions just for you. You can discuss your study and career options in a relaxed and friendly environment over a c...

Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014

2014 Narrm Oration

Murrup Barak, Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development at the University of Melbourne and Rio Tinto Australia are pleased to announce the date of the 2014 Narrm Oration. The Narrm Oration, offered annually since 2009, profiles leading Indig...

Friday, 21 Nov 2014

Honoring the Child, Honoring Equity 14: Embracing diverse identities conference

We hope you can join us for the 2014 Honoring the Child, Honoring Equity conference at the University of Melbourne, Australia. 2014 Conference Themes include exploring identities in a changing world (including but not limited to gender, culture, ...

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014

The Net Effect: An Optimist in the News Business

The disruption of ‘legacy’ newspapers by the Internet should be welcomed and celebrated. The new technology arrived just in time. Over the next few years it will replace the paperbased process that was both hugely expensive, and that, by its natu...

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Monday, 1 Dec 2014

Seventh Melbourne Doctoral Forum on Legal Theory

The Melbourne Doctoral Forum on Legal Theory brings together research students from all academic disciplines to engage with social, political, theoretical, and methodological issues raised by law and legal theory. The workshop is a welcoming, co...

Monday, 8 Dec 2014

Signaling pathways connect the cell cycle to epigenetics and cell fate determination

Stephen Dalton has been Professor and GRA Chair in Molecular Cell Biology in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Georgia since 2003. In 20012 he was appointed founding Director of the Center for Molecular Medi...

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014

Course Information Day

You've got your ATAR, now come to Course Information Day and find out what you can study at Melbourne in 2015. You can learn more about the undergraduate courses and pathways to graduate study that are available to you, and find out which scholar...