Saturday, 23 Aug 2014

Australian Centre and Faculty of Arts Literary Awards 2014

The Australian Centre and the Faculty of Arts warmly invite you to join us in congratulating and celebrating the winners of this years literary awards at the Melbourne Writers Festival. Hosted by Professor Ken Gelder and Associate Professor Denis...

Monday, 25 Aug 2014

Development of a Health and Disease Care System for the Elderly

The objective of the T Convergence Healthcare Research Centre is to develop jointly with healthcarerelated companies the health and disease care system for the elderly, thereby facilitating the healthcare industry while fostering highcalibre speci...

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The nuclease Drosha regulates myelopoiesis independently of microRNAs

The nucleases Drosha and Dicer are best known for their critical role in microRNA biogenesis. By genetic ablation we found that the impact of Drosha deletion on the development of myeloid cells was more severe than Dicer deletion. This indicated t...

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China’s Energy Transition: Effects on Global Climate and Sustainable Development

China's rapid energyintensive growth in the first eleven years of this century accelerated the world's rush towards dangerous climate change. A new model of economic growth in China began to change the relationship of Chinese economic development ...

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Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014

Guitar Perspectives: Concert 2 - Choro Serenata

Acclaimed Brazilian musician Paulo Aragão leads this concert featuring Melbourne Conservatorium of Music student chamber groups and soloists in a journey through South American musical styles. This performance is concert 2 of a 5 concert series. ...

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The Ideas Soirée: Changing Indian Education; Learning from Australia

Join us on the last Tuesday of every month from 5.30PM – 6.30PM for an evening of thought and discussion with Emerging Leaders from India. Light refreshments will be served. The huge success of Australian institutes of higher education has met a...

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Rhetoric, Humor and Persuasion in Medieval France (9th-15th centuries)

“Did Jesus laugh in his terrestrial life?”… This is a question that medieval scholars kept asking for centuries. Is there any kind of humor in Saint Augustine’s City of God? Surprisingly humor was everywhere in medieval farces, novels and nonliter...

Strategy, People, Leadership: conquering the challenges of online retail

The Faculty of Business and Economics invites you to attend the upcoming Creating Future Leaders Series seminar featuring Jonathan Reeve, a member of the awardwinning team behind the success of Tesco.com. Join the students, staff and alumni of the...

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The hunt for dark matter

It is almost eighty years now since the original realization that a majority of our universe consists of a type of matter that neither emits nor absorbs light. For this reason, we refer to it as "dark matter". Numerous astronomical observations ...

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014

Cryo-EM structure of the Plasmodium falciparum 80S ribosome bound to anti-malarial drugs

Dr Wilson Wong is a Research Officer working in the Cowman Laboratory in the Infection and Immunity Division. He was awarded his PhD degree at Monash University, where he received training in protein crystallography for protein structure determina...

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How Real is Race? Creating Racial Literacy through the RACE Project

The RACE Project was originally designed to convey three key messages: (1) Race is a recent human invention; (2) Race is about culture, not biology; and (3) Race and racism are embedded in institutions and everyday life. The conceptual separation ...

The John Barry Memorial Symposium 2014

1. Panel: Space and Power in the Contemporary City When worlds collide: critiquing the impact of CCTV on gender performances within night time spaces in Melbourne Caitlin Overington, PhD Candidate in Criminology, University of Melbourne Followi...

Melbourne Business School Information Evening

Wonder what it’s like to be a Melbourne Business School (MBS) student? Attend the information session to learn more about your graduate study options in business and economics. You will have the chance to meet with current students, course advi...

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'Race' matters: Silence, Empowerment and the University as a Racialised Landscape

The impacts of the racialised polices justifying colonisation continue to permeate the dailylived realities of every Australian; Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, ‘white’ or otherwise. Yet a constructive dialogue surrounding issues of ‘race’ ...

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Seeing Crime and Managing Security: Reflections on the Criminological Gaze

John Barry Memorial Lecture Discipline of Criminology, School of Social and Political Sciences For over 30 years, scholars throughout the social sciences and humanities have been developing sophisticated tools with which to reflect on the gaze th...

The De-Cosmopolitanisation of Democracy

Whatever Happened to Democracy? The Wednesday Lectures hosted by Raimond Gaita In recent times, the Middle East has seen many tensions arising from the struggles for democracy but also from the struggles over democracy. Most of these tensions ar...

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Thursday, 28 Aug 2014

The effects of suicide prevention measures reported through a psychoeducational video: A practice in Japan

The current suicide mortality rate per 100,000 population is over 25 in Japan. Although in the past few years the rates among the olderaged and the middleaged have decreased, approximately 20% of unnatural deaths are still due to suicide. Professo...

Women's Right to the City: Integrating Religion as a Planning Concept in India

Historically and contemporaneously, women's needs and vulnerabilities have been all too inadequately theorised and understood in modern urban planning, leaving women exposed to brutal and hostile environments in cities. Many feminist urban plann...

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Aligning Powerful Analytical Solutions for the Characterization of Proteins and Peptides

There is a growing need for selective and sensitive analytical tools for the characterization of intact proteins. The effective coupling of capillary electrophoresis and electrospray ionization timeofflight mass spectrometry (CEESITOFMS) may offer...

From Risk to Resilience: responsible citizens for uncertain times

The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Risk Societies Thematic Group in partnership with the School of Social and Political Sciences and Victoria University invite you to attend a lecture by one of the leading sociologists and social theor...

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The detrimental effects of Operation Sovereign Borders

The ongoing imprisonment of hundreds of children in Australian detention centres both on and offshore is a direct consequence of Australian government policy. It flies in the face of international opinion, contravenes the rights of children and is...

Dungala Kaiela Oration – Noel Pearson

The Dungala Kaiela Defining Shepparton Orations have been offered annually since 2009 as a partnership event by the University of Melbourne and the Kaiela Institute. The oration celebrates Aboriginal cultural identity with the goal of creating a ...

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War, Peace and Democracy: Ordinary Americans Debate US Entry into WWII

2014 Kathleen Fitzpatrick Lecture & Inaugural Professorial Lecture The Kathleen Fitzpatrick Lecture is a prestigious annual public lecture, organised by the History discipline in memory of Kathleen Fitzpatrick who taught in the History Department...

Friday, 29 Aug 2014

CSHE Issues and Ideas Seminar: What Australia should not learn from UK Higher Education

Although Australia became a quasiindependent dominion in 1901 and achieved a more definite national independence after World War 2, the higher education systems in Australia and UK remain similar. At times the two systems almost feel like one. ...

The Professionals: Money, Strategy and the Rise of the Political Campaigner in Australia

Stephen Mills has traced the professionalisation of Australian election campaigns, from the pretelevision days to the contemporary campaign model of social media and microtargeting. His research included interviews with every living national campa...

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Rise & Fall of Presidential Power from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama

The American presidency is the most powerful political office in the world. Surprisingly, most contemporary presidents have found themselves severely constrained in their ability to pursue their chosen agendas for domestic and foreign policy chang...

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Kiffy Rubbo, Women Curators and Australian Art Galleries

This lecture will consider the achievements of Kiffy Rubbo and her legacy within the context of other women curators whose creative leadership has contributed significantly to the vibrancy of Australian art galleries today. Frances Lindsay is one...

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2014 Majlis Travelling Scholarship: Exhibition

The Majlis Travelling Scholarship is open to third (final) year undergraduate students at the Victorian College of the Arts’s (VCA) School of Art. A travelling scholarship of $10,000 will be awarded to a third year student and will allow the sch...

Saturday, 30 Aug 2014

Kiffy Rubbo and The George Paton Gallery: Curating the 1970s

A dynamic and unique force in Australian art, Kiffy Rubbo was Director of the Ewing (later the George Paton) Gallery, at the University of Melbourne Student Union, from 19711980. For the first time, her major role in Australian visual culture, ...

Marvel: The 2014 Windsor Prize

Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) students will transform Melbourne’s Windsor Hotel into a public gallery while vying for The Windsor Art Award, a $10,000 scholarship recognising Australia’s best emerging talent. Opening on Melbourne Day, 30 Au...

Monday, 1 Sep 2014

Towards the Synthesis of Rocaglamide Congeners as Potential eIF 4A Inhibitors via The Pauson-Khand Reaction

Silvestrol is a member of a class of naturally occurring flavaglines which exhibits cytotoxic and antiproliferative effects both in vitro and in vivo over a range of cancer cell lines. These compounds are characterised by a highly substituted cycl...

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Stem cells: the potential, the reality and the dangers

What’s holding us back after the years of hype? When will stem cell medicine deliver on its promise for cancer, neurological diseases and tissue regeneration? Why is it a bad idea to pursue unproven stem cell treatments? The National Stem Cell Fo...

Why did Isaac Newton Believe in Alchemy?

Isaac Newton is known today as one of the most profound scientists to have ever lived. Newton's discoveries in physics, optics, and mathematics overturned a variety of fundamental beliefs about nature and reshaped science in ways that are still po...

Mimir Chamber Music Festival 2014

Having recently celebrated its 17th season in Fort Worth, Texas – the Mimir Chamber Music Festival returns to Melbourne for its second year. The weeklong festival brings an array of leading musicians from North America and Melbourne to work with M...

Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014

In vitro and in vivo characterization of the mouse central bone marrow (CBM)-depleted stromal cells

Li uses the Sca1 Ag expression level to define the the ALP negative osteoprogenitor cell faction which is one of the intermediate stage between MSC and ALP positive osteogenic cell enriched cell fraction. Li and his team also concentrated on devel...

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Lessons from urban innovations in India

Professor Chetan Vaidya will discuss India's urbanisation process in the context of the Government of India's commitment to supporting innovation as an engine for the growth of prosperity and national competitiveness in the 21st century. The Gover...

Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014

MYST histone acetyltransferases in healthy development, congenital disease and cancer

Associate Professor Anne Voss is the Head of the Development and Cancer Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. Anne completed her doctoral degree in Hannover, Germany. After postdoctoral positions at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, US...

Going Feral: The Unhomely Spectre of Wild Meat Consumption in Australia

Feral animals are commonly constructed as the scourge of the Australian landscape. The transgressive act of introduced, domestic animals going wild elicits strong emotive responses, often conceived in a kind of Freudian spectre of das unheimliche ...

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The Winner Takes All? Lessons from the Afghan Elections

Join us for a public panel discussion on the Afghan elections, involving established and internationally known scholars, policy makers and practitioners with comparative expertise on elections, conflict and transition. Each speaker will address di...

Responses to Concealments: Textile Conservation as Material Culture

Conservation responds to environmental, material and social change, including the emotive responses of people. Dr Eastop's presentation ooks at the response to garments concealed within the structure of buildings many years before recent discovery...

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The Marginalisation of Parliaments

Whatever Happened to Democracy? The Wednesday Lectures hosted by Raimond Gaita The Australian system of government relies heavily on Parliaments to legitimise the exercise of public power. Too often, however, Parliaments are effectively bypassed...

Thursday, 4 Sep 2014

Estate Planning - the power and the pitfalls

Hear well known Melbourne lawyer, and regular legal contributor to ABC Radio 774, David Whiting speak on issues of estate planning the power and the pitfalls and then take part in a Q&A session. David works in many areas of the law, and so is a...

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The Victorian Suicide Register Project

Conservatively, there are over 2,000 suicides in Australia annually, over a quarter of which occur in Victoria. Suicide is the leading cause of death for males aged <45 years and females aged <35 years, and the 15th leading cause of death overall....

Cultural and Global Mental Health Film Initiative - Bngvel (free film screening)

Bngvel is the reallife story of Phally, a Cambodian man struggling against the odds to be a good husband and father.  Never being able to provide enough for his cardplaying wife, he heads to the big city in search of better employment opportunitie...

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Seen and Unseen: Archbishop James Alipius Goold (1812-1886) and his European collections of books and paintings in Colonial Victoria

Although the first Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne, James Goold, has been dismissed as a mere collector of ‘copies’, this lecture will explore his ambitions and achievements as a bibliophile, a patron of architecture, and as a collector of late B...

Championing the Humanities: Messy and Unquantifiable?

Advocating for the fundamental importance of the Humanities in the twentyfirst century is a major higher education and research policy issue. This is particularly relevant in the current Australian political climate. The UK and USA both have a str...

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Friday, 5 Sep 2014

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Psycho-oncology Research Conference

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

Monday, 8 Sep 2014

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

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

Refugees: A New Era of Forced Displacement

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

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

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

Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014

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

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

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University research and innovation: A Higher Education Policy Seminar

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, 11 Sep 2014

Glaucoma community information forum

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

A healthy planet? Ten grand challenges to improving global health

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

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

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

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

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

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The 18th Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress

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

Friday, 12 Sep 2014

Cultural materials conservation: China and Australia programs

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

Writing the Pacific, Re-Writing Australia

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

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...

Saturday, 13 Sep 2014

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

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

Sunday, 14 Sep 2014

Keith Haring and the Conservators - Fringe Session

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

Sustainability and environmental standards for cultural collections

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

Monday, 15 Sep 2014

Making sense of whole-genome DNA methylation data

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

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Guitar Perspectives: Concert 3 - Sheer Pluck

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

Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014

Drawn from the Ground

Indigenous women’s sand stories from Central Australia are a traditional form of narrative in which storytellers incorporate speech, song, sign, gesture and drawing. A story begins with the clearing of a space on the ground. Ephemeral graphic form...

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Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014

How insulin binds its receptor - an event relevant to multiple disease states

Associate Professor Mike Lawrence heads a laboratory at the Walter and Eliza Hall institute that centres its research around understanding how insulin and insulinlike growth factors bind to their receptors and effect signalling across the cell mem...

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...

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...

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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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...

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...

Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014

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...

Thursday, 25 Sep 2014

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...

Friday, 19 Sep 2014

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...

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014

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...

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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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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Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014

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 ...

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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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...

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...