Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015

Mimir Chamber Music Festival

This year the Mimir Chamber Music Festival celebrates its 18th season. In collaboration with the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, the weeklong festival brings together an array of leading musicians from North America and Melbourne through an int...

Jazz & Improvisation Small Ensemble Series

Ensemble based series featuring emerging contemporary improvisers from the Jazz & Improvisation program at the Victorian College of the Arts, performing original compositions and original arrangements in small ensemble settings. Admission: $10 F...

Getting lost in the bush

In this lecture, exhibition curator Dr Grace Moore will consider the excitement and terror experienced by the lost child protagonist. While the ‘lost children’ narrative is an old one that plays out in many European fairy tales, its emphasis shift...

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Innovation and the academic workforce

How are the structure and character of academic work roles and the academic workforce changing in Australia? Are innovative approaches to academic employment emerging to support the changing character of higher education? Worldwide there is specul...

Investigating platelet-forming lineages during mouse embryonic development

Blood formation in development occurs in three overlapping waves. Primitive haematopoiesis emerges first in the extraembryonic yolk sac and contains primitive erythrocytes, which is followed by embryonic haematopoiesis comprising progenitors that...

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Farmers' Market at the University of Melbourne

Enjoy a picnic lunch and shop direct from Victorian farmers for fresh, seasonal produce to take home. The market is right in the heart of the Parkville campus with the support of The University and Carlton Connect Initiative and is positioned on ...

The hunt for the right target for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

Professor Arnon Kater’s fundamental, translational and clinical research as a clinical hematologist is focused on lymphatic cancer (lymphoma), particularly chronic lymphatic leukaemia (CLL). Together with colleague Professor Eric Eldering, Kater...

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Hollywood North and its Transpacific Turn

As “Hollywood North,” Vancouver has long served as a versatile site for runaway film productions, generating more than $1 billion in annual revenue for the province and viewed as a model for other cities to develop their own film service industry....

The Anders Breivik Massacre: the Psychology of Evil

The 2015 Wednesday Lectures will explore whether a morality that is responsive to the deepest part of our history needs a concept of evil that records something different from and more than the judgement that something is morally terrible. And, if...

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To boldly reform IP dispute resolution: Experience in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court

Between 2010 and 2013 a series of reforms took place in the Patents County Court in London which led to the foundation of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. The reforms were a radical attempt to improve access to justice in intellectual ...

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Patriotism in War and Peace

Patriotism is most fervently displayed in times of war and impending war. Even during times of peace, patriotism is often expressed in commemorations of war and in ceremonies involving the military. Is patriotism warlike? Does patriotism lust for...

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If You Are The One Panel Discussion: “看非诚勿扰,聊当今中国”

The Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne invites you to attend a panel discussion on everyone's favourite program "If You Are the One". This talk will explore the social phenomenon of the show and why it's become popular in Australia...

Meet the University of Melbourne in Bogota

Come and meet us at the QS World Grad School Tour in Bogota to discuss which University of Melbourne course is for you. Find out about courses and career outcomes, university life and ask any questions that you may have about studying at Australia...

Thursday, 3 Sep 2015

Analysis of quantitative PCR data: from raw fluorescence to between-plate correction

RNA transcripts such as mRNA or microRNA are frequently used as biomarkers to determine disease state or response to therapy. Reverse transcription in combination with quantitative PCR (qPCR) has become the method of choice to quantify small amoun...

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What Use is Evidence? Focus on Severe Mental Illness

Severe mental illness carries an increased risk of reduced life expectancy and disability. There are significant contradictions in the direction of policy and practice in the State funded response to severe mental illness and the evidence base o...

From the dark zone into the light: the Bcl-2 juggle in the Germinal Center

Professor Eldering and his laboratory investigates apoptosis regulation in normal and pathological immune cells. Currently, there are two main lines of research. First, hematooncology mainly focused on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), together ...

Building Youth Leadership for Social Change

The Community Volunteering for Change (CVC) Global subject is offered by the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Arts to students in undergraduate degrees through a partnership with Australian Volunteers International. Students participate in a f...

3 Minute Thesis Competition: Grand Final

After the excitement of last year’s competition, we are looking to the 3MT Grand Final featuring eight graduate researchers from around The University of Melbourne (including the Faculties of Science and Medicine, plus the Melbourne School of Engi...

3 Minute Thesis - Grand Final

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 3MT...

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Paradoxes of language learning in multilingual society

The 2015 Walter Mangold lecture will discuss how language learning entails language ideologies, which influence diverse forms of learner habitus—a set of dispositions, habits, tastes, and desires related to language learning—as well as language ed...

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Friday, 4 Sep 2015

Peace Lounge: Grooving and Soloing Workshop

Awardwinning master drummer David Jones conducts an interactive workshop for all instruments, all levels. Experience a dynamic, fresh, inspiring approach to musicmaking. This workshop is part The Peace Lounge, a series of concerts and workshops w...

Saturday, 5 Sep 2015

Luxury Textiles: Painting and Gilding Workshops in Medieval and Renaissance Europe

This public lecture explores the significance of luxury silk and gold textiles, as depicted in the religious paintings of fourteenth and fifteenth century Europe, with a particular focus on the Medieval and Renaissance collection of Kerry Stokes. ...

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Burnley Open Day

At Burnley Open Day you’ll learn all you need to know about sustainable gardening and horticultural practice at Melbourne’s famous heritagelisted Burnley Gardens. With special guest David Glenn of Lambley Nursery, Burnley Open Day offers a stella...

Sunday, 6 Sep 2015

Peace Lounge Double Concert: Eternal Angel CD Launch and Third Ear Music

A special CD launch and double concert. Eternal Angel Improvised spirited music, dedicated to Brian Brown with Dr Rob Vincs (saxophone) and David Jones (drums). Third Ear Music A movie without pictures, where the soundtrack takes centre stage...

Monday, 7 Sep 2015

Lunch Hour Concert: Mimir Festival - The Calla Quartet

Held in conjunction with the Mimir Chamber Music Festival and as part of a series of free lunch hour concerts held on Mondays from 1.10pm 2.00pm at Melba Hall. Michaela Wellems violin, Amelia Dietrich violin, Aiden Kane viola, Karissa Zadinsky c...

Transparent Universities: International trends in educational assessment and evaluation

Drawing together international trends, this presentation forecasts the future of transparency and performance reporting in higher education. Professor Hamish Coates has a Chair of Higher Education at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher E...

Meet the University of Melbourne in Santiago

Come and meet us at the QS Connect Masters 121 event in Santiago. Connect Masters 121 is a unique opportunity to meet with the Future Students team from Australia's number 1 ranked University to discuss our management and leadership programs for s...

Innovative Solutions to Poverty

Elliot Costello is the CEO and CoFounder of YGAP and is a force in the social enterprise community. Since cofounding YGAP, the social change incubator has expanded their global community of impact entrepreneurs, created emotive campaigns and built...

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Can Christianity and Islam Co-Exist? A National Dialogue

Join us to hear two eminent Christian and Muslim public scholars discuss key issues for a multicultural and multifaith Australia. This important and timely dialogue will address ChristianMuslim relations in the AustralianIndonesian context and see...

Tuesday, 8 Sep 2015

Climate Change: New Thinking on Assessing Risks and Responses

A crucial political decision about climate change is what level of effort is required to counter it. That decision should be informed by a full account of the risk. At a minimum, a risk analysis must include what we are doing to the climate; how t...

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Bringing Australia’s Broadband Network into the 21st Century

Highspeed broadband Internet access enhances GDP growth in communities and entire nations. But Australia’s broadband speed lags well behind other advanced and even emerging economies. In April 2009, at the time the National Broadband Network (NBN)...

Down the Rabbit Hole: An intimate look at Rothschild Prayer Book within a new era of art production and society

The Rothschild Prayer Book has been called “exceptional”, “exquisite”, “legendary” and “one of the most important manuscripts to be offered at auction”. This lecture reveals the reasons for these accolades by providing an intimate look at the mini...

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Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015

Loss of DNA methylation at transposons alters the chromatin landscape during meiosis

DNA methylation is essential for protecting the mammalian germline against transposons. When DNA methylationbased transposon control is defective, meiotic chromosome pairing is consistently impaired during spermatogenesis: How and why meiosis is v...

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Parchment: from Medieval goats to Tasmanian marsupials

Libby Melzer and Grace Pundyk will discuss the Medieval material parchment from two different perspectives. Libby will address parchment’s role as an archaeological resource, the analysis of which can inform our knowledge of the circumstances of ...

Farmers' Market at the University of Melbourne

Enjoy a picnic lunch and shop direct from Victorian farmers for fresh, seasonal produce to take home. The market is right in the heart of the Parkville campus with the support of The University and Carlton Connect Initiative and is positioned on ...

The Art of Pitching

For any startup, pitching is an essential skill. A great pitch can excite customers and potential investors. A bad pitch can create many obstacles to success. We are very pleased to host Anthony Glenning, Investment Director at Starfish Ventures,...

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Master of Social Work Information Session

Come along to our upcoming Information Session to find out about studying the Master of Social Work here at The University of Melbourne. You'll hear from academic staff as well as current and past students about the course structure, entry require...

Can agriculture save the planet before it destroys it?

In a hot, flat, hyperconnected world, public perception of risk may determine if agriculture will save the planet by 2050 or destroy it. Science and technology may hold the key to addressing global challenges like hunger and climate change, but if...

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Thursday, 10 Sep 2015

Lessons Learned from the German 'Energiewende'

Australian Ambassador to Germany, David Ritchie will comment on the state of the reunited Germany as it turns 25, as well as the challenges Germany is facing in implementing the ‘Energiewende’ (energy transition). What are the lessons for Austra...

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Disease models and reality tests: learning about chronic lymphocytic leukemia in mice and men

Alexander Egle has trained as an MD and translational scientist in Innsbruck Austria, from 2000 – 2003 he was lucky to work as an Austrian FWF ErwinSchrödinger fellow with Suzanne Cory at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Me...

Measuring and modelling malaria parasites: Why Bio21 is a great place to do convergence science

Convergence is being touted as the next revolution in science. Nobel Laureate Phillip Sharp, noted: "Convergence entails collaboration among research groups but, more deeply, the integration of disciplinary approaches that were originally viewed a...

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Reforming Australian Federal Democracy: From Education to Taxation – is it time to change?

Come and join us for a lively public debate on reform and its implications for Australians. Moderated by Virginia Trioli, guests Paul Abbey, (Price Waterhouse Coopers), Dr John Hewson AM, (Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU), Bronwyn Hinz, (Me...

Protecting Human Rights in the UK Courts: What are we doing wrong?

The UK Human Rights Act was hailed by Lord Irvine as a “modern reconciliation of the inevitable tension between the democratic right of the majority to exercise political power and the democratic need of individuals and minorities to have their ri...

Friday, 11 Sep 2015

Peace Lounge: The Light Trio

Guest guitarist Oliver Paterson Beat project and The Light Trio Original world, folk and ethereal music featuring Michael Johnson (folk harp), Evripides Evripidou (bass) David Jones (drums). This concert is part The Peace Lounge, a series of co...

Saturday, 12 Sep 2015

Introducing Marshall-Hall (1862–1915) and his Opera Stella

On 12 September, the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music is hosting a oneday symposium to honour the centenary of the death of the firebrand and iconoclast, GWL MarshallHall, the first Professor of Music at the University of Melbourne. The symposiu...

Sunday, 13 Sep 2015

Peace Lounge: Family Portraits & Drum Space

Family Portraits Andrea Keller (Piano/loops/effects/ preparations) Joe Talia (sound tech). The solo pieces, dedicated to Keller’s ancestors, capture the love, humour and sadness of a geographically disparate family. Drum Space David Jones’s me...

Monday, 14 Sep 2015

Lunch Hour Concert: Janet Hilton - Clarinet

As part of a series of free lunch hour concerts held on Mondays from 1.10pm 2.00pm at Melba Hall. Johannes BRAHMS Sonata for clarinet and piano Op.120 No.2 in Eflat major MarkAnthony TURNAGE Two Memorials (clarinet solo) Joseph HOROVITZ Sonat...

Investigating the role of IL-21 in early stages of a T dependent B cell response

During a T dependent response, activated B cells undergo a number of critical events to establish a robust antibody response and longlived memory. These regulated events include migration, T and B cell interaction, proliferation, selection and di...

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Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015

Judges in Conversation series 'Agency and Attribution: is the law doing its job?'

Melbourne Law School and the Federal Court of Australia present the second Judges in Conversation event for 2015, where the Hon. Justice Jonathan Beach, will be in conversation with Professor Sarah Worthington on the topic of 'Agency and Attribut...

Myanmar’s Transition Amid International Economic Sanctions

After two decades of military rule, in 2011, Myanmar (Burma) held elections and moved towards an apparently more 'democratic' regime, beginning a period of economic reforms and some political liberalisation. Western policymakers and Myanmar's demo...

‘Women who read are dangerous’: Illuminated manuscripts and female book collections in the Early Renaissance

According to late medieval educational treatises, virtuous woman were advised to read morally uplifting texts and were told to stay away from light or even frivolous reading. As is well known, theory and practice are not always identical. Renaissa...

Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015

The Immunological Synapse: A kiss of death or inflammatory consequences for the immune system

Reconciliation Seminar Series Dr Misty Jenkins is a Senior Research Officer and cellular immunologist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, where she leads a small team. Misty has had a long standing interest in cytotoxic lymphocyte biology and has ...

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Farmers' Market at the University of Melbourne

Enjoy a picnic lunch and shop direct from Victorian farmers for fresh, seasonal produce to take home. The market is right in the heart of the Parkville campus with the support of The University and Carlton Connect Initiative and is positioned on ...

Scenes from Daily Life on Athenian Vases

Greek painted vases from Athens are our richest and most complex source of images from ancient Greece. Traditionally, they have been grouped together as either scenes of myth or pictures of daily life with most of the scholarly attention being pai...

Thursday, 17 Sep 2015

Tiffin Talk: Gendered Infidelity in Hindi Cinema

Providing a medium of expression while qualifying as an art form, cinema has been the only medium for entertainment up till not too long ago. Due to the fluid nature of film, one responds to it emotionally. That’s why cinema carries the added burd...

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Tiffin Talk: Gendered Infidelity in Hindi Cinema

Providing a medium of expression while qualifying as an art form, cinema has been the only medium for entertainment up till not too long ago. Due to the fluid nature of film, one responds to it emotionally. That’s why cinema carries the added burd...

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Isle Landers: Boat Migration and Malta

Isle Landers is a photographic art project based on photojournalist Darrin Zammit Lupi's documentation of the lives of asylum seekers and migrants through and after their journey across the Mediterranean to Malta. Hear Darrin, a regular winner a...

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Curating as a Profession

What does it mean to build a career as a professional curator working in the expanded field of contemporary art, art history and practices of art? Often discussions focus on defining the role of curator, but less attention has been given to curati...

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Found in Translation: How does Italy Travel?

Explore what it is that continues to attract Australian writers and artists to Italy in these contemporary times and which Italy is portrayed in their works. Offering a new horizon of expectations concerning Italy, and thus of a new kind of approa...

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History at the Crossroads: A Melbourne Story

For the urban historian, writing a new history of Melbourne is rich with possibilities and provocations. In this lecture Professor Andrew May will draw on examples from his current project to discuss the interpretive power of urban history to cast...

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42nd Street

Musical Director: Luke Hunter Choreographer: Kirsten King A revered Broadway director, who falls on hard times, leads an ambitious musical as a final production before his retirement with hilarious consequences. Book by Michael Stewart and Mar...

Friday, 18 Sep 2015

Art Curatorship Now and Beyond: Keynote Lecture

This lecture will discuss the issues and challenges Carol Yinghua Lu has encountered surrounding contemporary independent curatorship in a global environment. How can curatorship engage global issues in a local context whilst recognising diversity...

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Peace Lounge: Peace Collective

A powerful, emotive, elegantly ambient concert. David Jones (drums, percussion), Evripides Evripidou (bass and FX), Fiona Burnett (soprano sax), Megan Kenny (flute, keys), Carmen Warrington (voice), Michael Johnson (folk harp), Adam Simmons (wood...

Art Curatorship Now & Beyond

This symposium celebrates 25 years since art curatorship was first offered as a degree at The University of Melbourne. As well as recognising this legacy through reflection and debate, the symposium program provides the opportunity to construct a ...

Monday, 21 Sep 2015

Lunch Hour Concert: The Colourful Flute

As part of a series of free lunch hour concerts held on Mondays from 1.10pm 2.00pm at Melba Hall. Luisa Sello flute, Alvin Wong cello Gaetano DONIZETTI Sonata for flute and piano Alfredo CASELLA Barcarola e Scherzo for flute and piano Giovanni...

Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015

Brainoids: Growing a brain in a dish

The human brain is a complex thing, and scientists are trying new and innovative techniques to unravel its mysteries. Most recently, researchers have been growing brainlike organs called ‘brainoids’ in their labs using induced pluripotent stem cel...

Neo-Liberalism before its Time: Free Trade and Social Democracy in the Era

A now well recognised ‘crisis’ overtook organised labor in the 1970s in Western countries that rippled out, if in delayed form, across the entire ‘developed’ world by the 1990s. The decline of the unions as an organised social bloc and vector of p...

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Chrysalis to Butterfly: The Evolution of the Book of Hours from Manuscript to Print

This lecture examines the continuities and transformations undergone by the Book of Hours as it progressed from a primarily manuscript culture to the Age of Print, as evidenced by three sixteenthcentury illuminated printed books held in Victorian ...

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Sweet Honey in the Rocks: Honey, Bees & Beekeeping in the Ancient Near East

2015 Marion Adams Lecture Honey was used throughout the ancient Near East, and was widely valued as a sweetener, food, medicine, a source for alcoholic beverages (mead), and even for mummification. Honey also had very deep cultural significance...

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Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015

NF-κB1 functions as a tumour suppressor in gastric cancer

Dr Lorraine O'Reilly’s current research focuses on mechanisms of cell death and inflammation, in particular the FASL/FAS and NFκB pathways in development of cancer and autoimmunity through the study of animal models. Lorraine will discuss the curr...

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Farmers' Market at the University of Melbourne

Enjoy a picnic lunch and shop direct from Victorian farmers for fresh, seasonal produce to take home. Enjoy a picnic lunch and shop direct from Victorian farmers for fresh, seasonal produce to take home. The market is right in the heart of the Pa...

Australia and Asia's new guard

Professor Michael Wesley argues that with the rise of great powers in Asia – Japan, China, India, Russia and perhaps, in time, Indonesia – it's time to question the longevity of the current international order and how Australia should respond to t...

Thursday, 24 Sep 2015

Engineering & IT Adelaide information evening

Melbourne School of Engineering is hosting an information evening in Adelaide. Come and talk to our friendly staff about courses and career outcomes, university life and ask any questions that you may have about engineering or IT at Australia's nu...

Depression: latest international research and advice for patients and families

Did you know one in four of us will experience a disease of the brain or mind during our lives? The Florey’s talented researchers are making great headway in the search for cures and improved treatments for many serious conditions of the brain. So...

FRISK: Three Birds One Cock

The iconic blondes from Vertigo, Psycho and The Birds are not quite satisfied with their morbid endings. Why is it that Alfred Hitchcock's beautiful women are often the victims of gruesome and violent storylines? Using their feminine charms (what ...

FRISK: Disasterpiece

Theatre is dying. We’ve decided to kill it, put it out of its misery. We set out on the irreverent task of making a show so catastrophically awful it kills the medium of theatre once and for all. Come on a once in a lifetime journey of biblical pr...

FRISK: Smithereens

Five performers come together with a single objective: to explain the meaning of life, once and for all. When they realise their individual answers to the big question are worlds apart however, they are left with one option: make five shows and le...

FRISK: We Are Not Good People

Angel has been killed. Violence between the Romans and the Goths has peaked. Foot soldiers are needed in the war for revenge. The Generals have issued a call to arms and the time has come for a retaliation mission. We Are Not Good People is an imm...

FRISK: Mission Unsexable

Five humans tackle sexual objectification in this absurdist chooseyourownadventure. Enter a hyperreal urban landscape. Taste. Touch. Smell. Explore. Play the game. Regain control. Mission Unsexable will deconstruct our media's obsession with sex...

FRISK: The Human Project

“I know it like the back of my hand”; but how often do you actually look at the back of your hand? Commence the search for the Perfect Human. This original physical theatre piece splices together body parts, personalities, languages and music in a...

FRISK: Soula's Kitchen

According to Soula, the answer to life's problems is ‘καλύτερα να φάτε κάτι’ (better eat something). Soula doesn't speak English yet, but food transcends language barriers. You are invited into her home to overcome your woes and 'eat something'. S...

Friday, 25 Sep 2015

Peace Lounge: Here and Now

A wealth of refined crosscultural, heartfelt music. Alex Pertout (percussion), Nilusha Dassenaike (vocal), Geoff Hughes (guitar), David Jones(drums), Evripides Evripidou (bass), Michael Conolan (cello), and Glenn Taylor (cello effects). This co...

Sunday, 27 Sep 2015

Rehearsed Reading of Stealing Picasso: A New Australian Musical

Performed by the Music Theatre Company 15 and production students. Music and Lyrics by Joel Paszkowski. Book by Tom Reed. Stealing Picasso is an adaptation of the novel Stealing Picasso by Anson Cameron. The story, based on the theft of the pain...

World War 1 Songs Packed in an Old Kitbag

Robert Holden presents a fascinating and lively talk based on his latest book And the Band Played On, featuring popular songs that boosted ANZAC morale as well as images from the Australian War Memorial's extraordinary photographic collection. R...

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Melbourne Cello Festival

From 27 29 September, the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music will host the inaugural Melbourne Cello Festival. The aim of the Festival is to bring together cellists from Australia and around the globe to share the love for the instrument and to c...

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Monday, 28 Sep 2015

Two fifteenth century items from the Kerry Stokes Collection

An Associate of the Jouvenal Master and the Breviary of Prior Francois Robert presented by Dr Elaine Shaw The artist responsible for the illumination of the Breviary, Use of Rome, in the Kerry Stokes Collection, Lib.2006.092, belongs to a group w...

Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015

Tantalising Culinary Tastes of India

Discussion and Demonstration with Celebrity Chef Adam D'Sylva. India is famous all over the world for her tantalising tastes, spices and culinary delights. Indian food goes hand in hand with her culture, history and evolution. Innovative chefs su...

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The Gathering

The Gathering is the VCA Jazz & Improvisation Stream’s annual concert established in 2000 as an avenue for emerging artists to collaborate with established artists in a formal concert platform. Admission: Free, bookings required Photo by Sav Sc...

Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015

Building Retinal Stimulation Implants out of Diamond: The Bionic Vision Australia High Acuity Device

Use of electrical stimulation of the retina with electrode arrays to restore some vision to patients with degenerative eye disease such as retinitis pigmentosa and more recently age related macular degeneration is now well established. Several gro...

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Master of Nursing Science Information Session

Come along to our Information Session to find out about studying the Master of Nursing Science here at The University of Melbourne. You'll hear from academic staff as well as current and past students about the course structure, entry requirements...

Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015

Freedom from Information - Australia's War on Transparency

2015 A.N. Smith Lecture in Journalism Can we really handle the truth? When The Killing Season aired on ABC TV this year Prime Minister Tony Abbott lifted his arms to the press gallery and declared “Thank you to the ABC”. This was the ABC’s 4th ...

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Thursday, 8 Oct 2015

Integrating Health Care Financing and Delivery: the US experience

This talk examines the extent to which health insurance schemes can successfully intervene in the delivery of health care to reduce costs and improve outcomes. Traditionally, many health insurance schemes are passive they reimburse the services ...

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Crucifixion by Breughel the Younger

The important largescale Crucifixion panel by Pieter Brueghel the Younger, now on view at the Potter Museum of Art from the Kerry Stokes Collection in Perth, displays a multitude of figures against a vast panoramic landscape. It is the finest of e...

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New News

New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism is a threeday series looking at the present and future of journalism – and an exploration of the most uptothemoment developments in how journalism and the media can create and support engaged citizen...

Friday, 9 Oct 2015

3D Printing Showcase 2015

How does 3D Printing work? Who's using it now? How will it shape our society? The third 3D Printing Showcase will bring together the latest technology, ideas, innovations and experts under one roof. Hosted by The University of Melbourne and Qua...

Monday, 12 Oct 2015

Lunch Hour Concert: Arcadia Quintet

As part of a series of free lunch hour concerts held on Mondays from 1.10pm 2.00pm at Melba Hall. Featuring: Kiran Phatak, flute, David Reichelt, oboe, Lloyd Van’t Hoff, clarinet, Rachel Shaw, french horn and Matthew Kneale, bassoon Gyorgy LIG...

Guitar Perspectives Concerts: Subterranean Frequencies

Master of the electric bass, Evripides Evripidou, explores solo pieces and improvisations in this special concert. Evripides is an indemand bass player, producer, composer and educator. His solo performances are notable for his rich tone and the m...

Jazz & Improvisation Large Ensemble Series

For two consecutive nights the Jazz and Improvisation program showcase their eclectic range of large ensembles featuring staff and emerging contemporary improvisers from the Victorian College of the Arts. Admission: $10 Full / $8 Concession, avai...

Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015

An Accessory of Intellect: Reflections on a Renaissance Writing Casket

Before the cubicle and the corner office, there was the Renaissance study, or studio, a space for private contemplation, study, and writing. Like its progeny, the Renaissance study was not merely an enclosure for mental work, but also a repository...

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Turning Tides: Indigenous Performance, Cultural Capital and the International Stage

This presentation examines indigenous contributions to London’s recent festival offerings, focusing mainly on live performances developed by Aboriginal and Maori artists and their collaborators. The works at issue make compelling invitations to se...

China as seen from Spain in the Sixteenth Century

It is no secret that China has long captured Europe’s imagination. In the Middle Ages, Prester John, Marco Polo, and John Mandeville were reputed to be the first Europeans to foray into the legendary Cathay. In the sixteenth century, China became ...

Wednesday, 14 Oct 2015

Master of Social Work Information Session

Come along to our upcoming Information Session to find out about studying the Master of Social Work here at The University of Melbourne. You'll hear from academic staff as well as current and past students about the course structure, entry require...

Commemorating The Great War in a Community Museum

This lecture will present a communityengagement project which was focused on the development of the museological skills of volunteers running the LifeCare retirement village's War Museum. University of Melbourne conservation students have worked w...

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Monday, 19 Oct 2015

Lunch Hour Concert: MCM Chamber Music Competition Final

As part of a series of free lunch hour concerts held on Mondays from 1.10pm 2.00pm at Melba Hall. Four of the MCM’s most talented ensembles compete for the coveted prize, offering you the chance to hear the best and brightest students from the M...

Is Proof Overrated?

The concept of scientific proof is an important one in a rational society, but what does ‘proof’ really mean and how does it inform public policy in practice? Policymakers often cite research as proof on contested issues. But whether or not overw...

Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015

Decarbonising Australian Electricity: Policy and Technology Options

The debate on how we might decarbonise Australian electricity continues to be charged and confusing. On policy, whilst we currently have Direct Action and a Renewable Energy Target (RET), others advocate a carbon price or other approaches. On tech...

Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015

The Book of Hours in Print: A Floor Talk

Books of hours were personal prayer books widely used by the laity during the late Middle Ages. Illustration was intrinsic to the devotional function of the book of hours, and many were illuminated with beautiful miniatures. The exquisite Rothschi...

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Love Hurts: Issues surrounding human attachment to companion animals

The Animal Welfare Science Centre is pleased to present this lecture from Peter Sandøe. Peter Sandøe, has been professor of bioethics at the University of Copenhagen since 1997. Presently, his chair is divided between the Department of Large Anim...

Graeme Base: A Career in Pictures

Graeme Base is a renowned author and artist of picture books. He is perhaps best known for his second book, Animalia published in 1986, and third book The Eleventh Hour which was released in 1989. Graeme will speak about his work and career as an ...

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Thursday, 22 Oct 2015

Addiction: latest research and the impact of addiction on our lives

Did you know one in four of us will experience a disease of the brain or mind during our lives? The Florey’s talented researchers are making great headway in the search for cures and improved treatments for many serious conditions of the brain. So...

Sunday, 25 Oct 2015

Australian Boat Race

The Australian Boat Race is the annual rowing match race between the Sydney and Melbourne University Boat Clubs. The event encapsulates the longstanding rivalry between two great cities and two great universities. The venue alternates between th...

Monday, 26 Oct 2015

Locating World Literature: monolingualism, translingualism, multilingualism

This lecture opens with an exploration of the (un)translatability of the concepts of world literature/littératuremonde/Weltliteratur. These are understood as a series of interlinked terms that have emerged multiply, in a range of different histori...

Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015

Master of Nursing Science Information Session

Come along to our Information Session to find out about studying the Master of Nursing Science here at The University of Melbourne. You'll hear from academic staff as well as current and past students about the course structure, entry requirements...

Thursday, 29 Oct 2015

The Rothschild Prayer Book and the Book of Hours

The Rothschild Prayer Book is famous for its beautiful illumination and fine miniatures by many of the leading artists of the day. It is an outstanding example of the Northern Renaissance. It is also part of a much older tradition of the Book of H...

Sunday, 1 Nov 2015

Melbourne Band Map - A Primary Node

In the spirit of the Seattle Band Map and the US Map of Jazz, we wondered what a map of Australia’s Musical Capital would look like? What if we started with Adam Simmons, one of Melbourne’s hardest working musos? What would it tell us about Melbou...

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Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015

Heaven and Earth: the Worlds of the Rothschild Prayer Book

With more than 150 pages painted by leading Flemish artists, the Rothschild Prayerbook is one of the most luxurious manuscripts of the Renaissance: its production would have been both extremely complex and extremely costly and its near perfect con...

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Thursday, 5 Nov 2015

Guitar Perspectives Concerts: Pacific

Guitarists Adam May and Paul Carey are Duo Agogo. The Melbournebased musicians perform traditional Brazilian choro music, as well as original compositions inspired by Brazil. Pacific is their first CD recording and includes a range of compositions...

Economic and Social Outlook Conference

The Melbourne Institute and The Australian presents the Social and Economic Outlook Conference, Australia’s premier public policy event. This year’s conference, Rebuilding Foundations for Reform, investigates the challenge in developing a const...

Friday, 6 Nov 2015

7 Deadly Sins

International cabaret sensation Meow Meow joins with students from the Master of Music (Opera Performance) program as they reimagine the seven deadly sins for the 21st century. Discover seven wicked new songs inspired by the confrontational styl...

Monday, 9 Nov 2015

Developing and Evaluating Complex Interventions

Are you working in public health practice or in social policy? Are you looking to implement an intervention with multiple components and multiple effects? In partnership with DECIPHer, Public Health Insight is running a five day intensive trainin...

Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015

The Kerry Stokes Schembart Book: Festivity, Fashion and Family in the Late Medieval Nuremberg Carnival

Schembart was the name given to the carnival parade held in the city of Nuremberg on the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the church season of Lent. In the late middle ages Nuremberg was a wealthy economic and cultural centre in the Germ...

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The Cultural Afterlife of Criminal Evidence

Professor Katherine Biber examines the cultural afterlife of criminal evidence. It explores what happens to criminal evidence after the conclusion of the trial. Formally regarded as part of the court record, and subject to the rules of evidence wi...

Folio Live

Collaborative sound and media pieces by graduating students of the Interactive Composition program at the Victorian College of the Arts. Free, bookings essential IMAGE: Photograph by Mark Pollard

Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015

‘Doing her bit’: Girls’ wartime adventures

Girls’ fiction published in England, the United States, Canada and Australia during and immediately after World War I reflects a patriotic fervour that extols imperialist greatness and international allegiances alongside a strong national pride, w...

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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...

Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015

Parkinson’s disease: Treatment of complications including blood pressure, the gut, swallowing and neuropsychiatric complications

Did you know one in four of us will experience a disease of the brain or mind during our lives? The Florey’s talented researchers are making great headway in the search for cures and improved treatments for many serious conditions of the brain. So...

Thursday, 19 Nov 2015

Schizophrenia: update on current research and advice for patients and families

Did you know one in four of us will experience a disease of the brain or mind during our lives? The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health’s talented researchers are making great headway in the search for cures and improved treatments ...

Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015

Immunoreceptor Tyrosine-based Activation Motif (ITAM) Receptor Signals in Inflammation and Oncogenesis

ITAM containing Ctype lectin receptors (CLRs) form a distinct class of pattern recognition receptors in the innate immune system. They can recognize pathogen and hostderived danger signals, and are well known for their role in antifungal immunity....

Is ‘The Magic Pudding’ Australia’s Don Quixote?

While The Magic Pudding is traditionally evaluated within children’s literature for its fantasy and nonsensical elements, its inclusion in this exhibition celebrating the adventure book tradition has inspired this different interpretation. Most pa...

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Thursday, 26 Nov 2015

The growing concerns about employability and the value of undertaking tertiary education

Is tertiary education really worth it? What can institutions do to enhance the link between degrees and jobs? Should tertiary education be preparing people for the world of work in new ways. How is it possible to weave together in novel ways the d...

Thursday, 3 Dec 2015

Animal Welfare Science and Values

In this free public lecture, presented in association with the RSPCA, Professor John Webster, Emeritus Professor in Animal Husbandry at the University of Bristol will develop ideas on how animal welfare standards can be progressed globally. Profe...