Saturday, 27 Aug 2016

It's a Gas! Dentistry & Cartoons

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

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

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

After Shakespeare

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

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

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

Melbourne Masterclass: Greek Mythology – Religion and Art in Ancient Greece

The Ian Potter Museum of Art, in partnership with the Faculty of Arts, the University of Melbourne present a fourpart masterclass on Greek mythology and the significance of religion in daily life through the study of myths and ceramics. Each wee...

Old Time Accomplices: Mentors and Mentees conference

Old Time Accomplices: Mentors and Mentees is a three day conference that creates a space for the interdisciplinary exploration of the idea of mentoring. The School of Languages and Linguistics at The University of Melbourne and the Department of...

Captain Australia: Emu War

Come one, come all to Medleys 2016 comedy show Captain Australia: Emu War! We've got a great line up of sketches, songs and dances for you, followed by a comedy musical that will sweep you off your feet! So come and laugh with us (or at us) and wa...

Silver Screen Science Film Festival

From human clones to mutant monsters, the big screen loves to draw inspiration from science for the sake of spectacle. But science can also be used to tell powerful human stories and tackle big questions facing humanity. Silver Screen Science is ...

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Flourishing in the 21st Century: The rise of contemplative science

A century of unprecedented scientific and technological innovation has given humanity the potential to resolve many of its material challenges. Nevertheless, fear and greed have perpetuated exploitation and inequity of a massive scale, while diss...

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Basil Sellers Art Prize: Ten Minute Talks

The fifth and final Basil Sellers Art Prize presents the work of seventeen Australian artists working across a range of mediums. The exhibition encourages contemporary artists to develop their practice, to engage with the many themes within sport...

University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

A trio of orchestral works by three of last century’s most revered composers. Elgar’s Cello Concerto is one of the most popular concertos in the classical repertoire, which will be performed by soloist Eliza Sdraulig, who is a currently studying a...

Sunday, 28 Aug 2016

Le Prophete: Four-handed Alkan

Stephanie McCallum (Sydney Conservatorium of Music) and Erin Helyard (Melbourne Conservatorium of Music) are quickly establishing themselves as a formidable fourhanded duo that specialises in exploring the rich and diverse repertoire of the ninete...

Monday, 29 Aug 2016

High-Dimensional Cellular Immune Profiling in Health and Disease

Blood and tissue samples taken as part of clinical studies and trials can provide critical information on the roles of the immune response in patient outcome. However, the cellular compositions of these samples are often highly diverse, and impor...

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Broadly Reactive Antibodies against Malaria Variant Antigens

Joshua is working on the broadly reactive antibody response against Plasmodium falciparuminfected erythrocytes. He has spent a year studying a malariaendemic cohort at the KEMRIWellcome Trust Research Programme in Kenya before moving to the labora...

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Publishing in Nature Journals

How do professional editors assess manuscripts that are submitted to a Nature family journal? Based on his seven years of experience as an editor at Nature Biotechnology, in which he has assessed and published manuscripts in areas including cance...

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To Die And Let Live? Proapoptotic therapies in tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is a leading infectious killer in the world, with an estimated 8 million new infections and 1.5 million deaths per annum. The disease, which includes various clinical manifestations such as cavitatory pneumonia, is caused by the slowg...

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Hidden Traces of Shared History

Professor Geoffrey Batchen, Victoria University of Wellington, will present this keynote address as a closing to a fullday symposium, bringing together leading researchers who are working on 19th and early 20th century collections of Asia Pacific ...

Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016

Jazz and Improvisation Small Ensemble

Ensemble based series featuring emerging contemporary improvisers from the Jazz and Improvisation program, performing original compositions and arrangements in a small ensemble setting.

There Is No One Way for Indigenous Education: Reflections on the Māori experience

There is no one way for Indigenous education. Rather, there are multiple approaches occurring simultaneously across every context and every level, and these must occur while sustaining momentum, investing quality resources, building future capacit...

Science and Technology: New Frontiers for Helping People with Mental Illness

Mental illnesses are amongst the most common, disabling, and costly disorders in all of medicine. In contrast to most medical disorders, mental illnesses (including depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder) usually begin...

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Wednesday, 31 Aug 2016

Q&A session: How to publish in Nature journals

How do professional editors assess manuscripts that are submitted to a Nature family journal? Based on Markus Elsner’s seven years of experience as an editor at Nature Biotechnology, in which he has assessed and published manuscripts in areas i...

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A Day in the Life of a Clinical Audiology Student

What did you say? You’re interested in hearing? Meet and hear from a panel of current students undertaking Master of Clinical Audiology at the University of Melbourne. Come along and experience what a day in the life of a Clinical Audiology st...

When You’re Labelled a Scrounger, a Slacker or a Bludger – Understanding Welfare Stigma and its Mental Health Consequences

The income support (or welfare) system is a key element of Australia’s social safety net, providing assistance to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in the community. However, negative views of those receiving welfare payments, stigma and discr...

Hijacking Host Complement Regulators: Mechanisms of Plasmodium Falciparum Immune Evasion

The front line defence of the immune system in our war against microbes is the complement system. Naturally, the world’s deadliest pathogen has found ways to counter complement’s destructive force. In this seminar, Alexander Kennedy presents his ...

Information Session - Master of Nursing Science

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

Friends of Warmun Gala Dinner in the Lab

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED Professor Robyn Sloggett AM, Director of the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation and the Friends of Warmun Organising Committee invite you to the 2016 Gala Dinner in the Lab. This year th...

Community and Wellbeing Applications of Hip Hop and Beat-Making

Born of the oppressive social and political circumstances of African American communities living in the Bronx during the 1970’s, Hip Hop culture embodies positivity, resilience, cultural understanding, and ingenuity (or ‘hustle’). In this public ...

The European Union – Beacon of Hope or a Values Community in Crisis? - Professor Philomena Murray

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

Thursday, 1 Sep 2016

Callers' experience of a telephone crisis line and its impact in their lives

There is a relatively small amount of research undertaken on the efficacy and impact of telephone crisis lines, despite their existence in many countries (there are estimated to be more than 1,000 such services world wide). Most of the research ...

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In the Saddle on the Wall

Join us for this unique opportunity to hear In the Saddle on the Wall exhibiting artist, Patrick Mung Mung from the Warmun Art Centre give a floor talk about his work Boornoolooloo (Purnululu) 2013. This is a Kimberley Aboriginal Artists touring ...

Erewhon

Erewhon is the (almost) return of Neverwhere, an exhibition that travelled to Istanbul last year, commissioned by Asialink as part of the Australia Year in Turkey. Neverwhere presented the work of eight contemporary Australian artists that disturb...

Building a Chinese Dream: Language, Power and Hierarchy

China is one of the most multilingual countries in the world. The government of the People’s Republic of China promotes the country as a harmonious and unified nation with 56 distinct ethnic groups who speak more than 400 languages. The government...

Sculpture and the Museum: From Fortunate Son to Runaway Child

In 2005, the Director of the National Gallery, London, signalled the longstanding eclipse of sculpture in favour of painting when he noted that "sculpture is what you fall over when you step back from the paintings". The expanded field of contempo...

Secrets Hidden Behind the Walls: The Tomb of Tutankhamun and Nefertiti?

The 2016 Marion Adams Memorial Lecture In summer 2015, British Egyptologist Dr Nicholas Reeves announced that he believed the burial of Queen Nefertiti, great wife of the heretic pharaoh Akhenaten, whose image is an archetype of ancient world bea...

Blackrock

After a party goes wrong and a girl is found murdered on the beach, the lives of a group of teens change forever. Set in the early nineties, this raw Australian play uncovers and exposes the power of pack mentality, the effects of traumatic events...

The Peace Lounge Series

Join us for Concert 2 of The Peace Lounge Series concert experiences to calm, inspire and uplift. Concert 2 features a free student concert at Lionel's from 6pm7pm, where MCM's Jazz/Improvisation Ensembles will set the mood.This will be followed...

Friday, 2 Sep 2016

Music, Health, Wellbeing and the NDIS

The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) potentially brings dramatic changes to the funding of music services for the purposes of health and wellbeing. As allied health professionals, many music therapists have worked w...

The Drowsy Chaperone

Get ready, because St Hilda’s College Theatre Group is taking you back to the 1920’s to present a hilarious parody of American musical comedy! Filled with gangsters, showgirls, a wedding , and of course, a drowsy chaperone, this 5time Tony award w...

Saturday, 3 Sep 2016

Show and Tell with Vipoo Srivilasa

Join Vipoo Srivilasa for insights into the creation his work and what he learnt from art and sports collectors’ alike. Bring an item from your sports or art collection and be part of the conversation. Curious to discover what drives enthusiasts ...

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Sunday, 4 Sep 2016

Australian Centre and Faculty of Arts Literary Awards 2016

Join the Australian Centre with the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Arts in congratulating the winners of this year's literary awards at the Melbourne Writers Festival. Hosted by Professor Ken Gelder and Professor Denise Varney, codirectors...

Monday, 5 Sep 2016

Trauma-Focussed Therapy Workshop: Working with Adults

Presented by Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (Department of Psychiatry) Treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is challenging, whether the result of a single incident such as a car accident or natural disaster, or...

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Trauma-Focussed Therapy Workshop: Working with Adults

Treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is challenging, whether the result of a single incident such as a car accident or natural disaster, or more chronic trauma exposure such as child sexual abuse. This training program will give you the s...

Programmed Cell Death Shapes T Cell Immunity

Coevolution of viruses and bacteria with humans has allowed pathogens to develop mechanisms to subvert the host’s immune system. This has lead to the emergence of chronic infections such as Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Hepatitis B virus (HB...

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Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Student Open Days

Are you looking for a career in biomedical research? Attend our Student Open Day to discover the benefits we offer our students. Advance your career advance medical research. Student open days are for prospective Honours, Masters and PhD student...

Tuesday, 6 Sep 2016

When the High Court Went on Strike

The 2016 Allen Hope Southey Memorial Lecture: "When the High Court Went on Strike" presented by the Hon. Justice Stephen Gageler. This lecture covers a little known historical episode from the early history of the High Court when the justices wen...

Food Desire and Technology

Join us at the exhibition opening of Food Desire & Technology by Pierre Proske. Taste unique local beers and chocolate, experience the interactive Gastro Analytics Machine, and test your emotional responses using the latest remote biosensing techn...

Creating Future Leaders Series

The Honourable John Brumby and Andrea Myles will share their own personal experiences of leadership, the role of the Australia China Business Council and its context within the AustraliaChina strategy and the China Australia Millennial Project (CA...

"Dr. Alemán"

Based on a true incident, the film Dr Aleman tells the story of Marc (August Diehl), an unexperienced medical doctor from Germany who accepts an internship at a hospital in Santiago de Cali, Colombia, to treat gunshot victims, and soon finds himse...

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Wednesday, 7 Sep 2016

A huge hot air balloon: How do average-risk women think about the risk and prevention of breast cancer?

Socalled ‘personalised prevention’ of breast cancer has focused on reducing incidence in women at the highest risk, yet the majority of women are at populationaverage or only moderately increased risk. Associate Professor Louise Keogh will descri...

Using real-time student feedback to shape curriculum

Innovations in Teaching and Learning Inviting students to collaborate in real time on the design of a subject’s curriculum is an exciting and empowering way to engage them in selfdirected learning. Furthermore, allowing students to be directly inv...

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The Role of Apoptosis Regulation in Angiogenesis

Angiogenesis is the growth of new blood vessels from preexisting ones. It is essential in order to match the size of the blood vessel network to the metabolic demands of growing tissues. New vessel production is accompanied by the removal of redun...

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Measuring global health and the Global Burden of Disease Study: history, highlights and recent update

The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study originated in the early 1990s in order to quantify premature death and disability worldwide from various causes, initially as a key input into the 1993 World Development Report of the World Bank. Annual upd...

Musical States: how governments make music and music makes governments

Places are often known by, and for, their distinctive musical sounds and associations. Is this just a coincidence or is there an explanation for it? This discussion, led by Professor John Street, will explore this phenomenon as a product of politi...

Natural Features in Greek Cult Places and Ritual: the Case of Athens

Greek sanctuaries have been connected with monumental architecture for a long time, especially with temple architecture, altars and functional buildings. But natural features were sometimes predecessors of architectural elements; in other cases, e...

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Major Depression: an update on the latest research with a world leader in the field

Professor Patrick McGorry AO presents the latest research around depression. Professor Patrick McGorry is the Executive Director of Orygen, Professor of Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne, and a Director of the Board of the Nation...

Svetlana Alexievich Didn't Make it to the Royal Commission

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

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Melbourne ABP Alumni Network Launch

The Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning invites you to an exciting upcoming event: the official announcement of the Melbourne ABP Alumni Network. The network will launch with a Q&A panel session for alumni and current students around t...

Joseph Lyons - and the management of adversity

Joseph Lyons was the tenth Prime Minister of Australia, serving from 1932 to 1939. He governed Australia through adverse social and economic circumstances, and for a time held the offices of Prime Minister and Treasurer simultaneously. This 2016...

Thursday, 8 Sep 2016

Public issues, Private trauma: Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress (ACOTS)

ACOTS provides a world class forum for the sharing of knowledge about traumatic stress within the Australasian region. The theme of ACOTS 2016 reflects the increasing public recognition of issues such as childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence,...

Implementation Science: translating evidence into practice

This handson short course will cover the essential knowledge for designing, implementing and evaluating successful interventions in health care delivery. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and engage in group work. Thi...

Book Launch: The Legacies of Bernard Smith: Essays on Australian Art, History and Cultural Politics

Join Professor Rex Butler for the Melbourne launch of The Legacies of Bernard Smith: Essays on Australian Art, History and Cultural Politics. Bernard Smith could rightly be called the founder of Australian art history. His influence on Australia...

Human Kind: Transforming Identity in British and Australian Portraits 1700-1914

The University of Melbourne and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, present Human Kind: Transforming Identity in British and Australian Portraits 17001914 international conference, a four day conference between September 811, 2016 that focuse...

China as a Polar Great Power

In the last five years China has emerged as a member of the unique club of nations who are powerful at both poles. Polar states are global giants, strong in military, scientific, and economic terms. The concept of a polar great power is relatively...

Spotlight on China: Business Insights, Industry Panel Q&A event

Business leaders from ShineWing, KPMG and China CITIC Bank will share insights into the synergies and challenges of operating businesses across the Australia / China business landscape. Chair/facilitator: Jill (Jing) Lei, Associate Professor of M...

Postgraduate Psychology Information Evening 2017 Entry

Are you interested in studying Psychology at the Post Graduate Level? Come and meet the academic convenors and student representatives to find out about : Clinical Psychology Clinical Neuropsychology Educational Psychology Research Degree’s Ph...

The Peace Lounge Series

Join us for Concert 3 of The Peace Lounge Series concert experiences to calm, inspire and uplift. Concert 3 features a free student concert at Lionel's from 6pm7pm, where MCM's Jazz/Improvisation Ensembles will set the mood. This will be follow...

Friday, 9 Sep 2016

Children's Voices in Contemporary Australia

This symposium will explore the status of children’s voices and their ability to tell their own stories in contemporary Australia. A blend of keynote, researcher and practitioner paper and poster presentations, youth panel, art, film and performan...

South Asia Research Seminar - Beef Trade in India: Intersections of Religion and Informality

India is uniquely placed in having cow protection laws that criminalise slaughter and beef, but intriguingly, is also the leading global exporter of beef, producer of milk, and the largest producer of leather in Asia, all of which can only be sust...

Saturday, 10 Sep 2016

Skin and Bone: Surface and Sunstance in Anglo-Colonial Portraiture

This lecture takes an exploratory, speculative tour around physiognomies of politics and sensibility, class and race in Britain and Australia, from the late eighteenth to the midnineteenth centuries. It considers the relationship between the coa...

Sunday, 11 Sep 2016

The Two Titans of Australian Portraiture: Roberts and Lambert

Tom Roberts was the preeminent portrait painter in Australia in the late 19th century and George W. Lambert was Australia’s most successful portrait painter in the early 1900s. Portraits were central to both artists’ work and played a major role i...

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Monday, 12 Sep 2016

Trauma-Informed Care Workshop

Presented by Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (Dept of Psychiatry) If you work in a communitybased setting with people who have experienced trauma, this workshop will provide a framework for understanding, responding, and...

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Trauma-Informed Care Workshop

If you work in a communitybased setting with people who have experienced trauma, this workshop will provide a framework for understanding, responding, and aiding recovery. Traumatic experiences are common, and the effects can be profound. TraumaIn...

Green Growth and Green Trade - Opportunities for Australia

Sustainable economic growth requires countries to shift their production to 'green products' that will drastically reduce environmental damage. EU Centre Visiting Fellow and Oxford economist Dr. Alex Teytelboym shares his experiences in compiling ...

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Demain (Tomorrow)

As part of the European Climate Diplomacy Week (September 12 16), the EU Centre is proud to screen the French documentary Demain (Tomorrow). Instead of showing all the worst that can happen from climate change, this globetrotting documentary feat...

Japanese security policy under Prime Minister Abe: A revival of militarism?

The predisposition of international relations scholars to examine the evolution of Japanese security policy through the prism of realism has been challenged by constructivist approaches. Whereas the former has recently paid attention to the change...

What Can Governments Do to Prevent Body Dissatisfaction and Eating Disorders?

Young Australians identify body dissatisfaction and eating disorders as major concerns, so focus has turned to possibilities for prevention. Importantly, effective prevention requires reaching whole communities rather than a small number of indivi...

Tuesday, 13 Sep 2016

Twins: Invaluable Insight into what it is to be Human

Twins can help researchers from all disciplines disentangle the roles of the environment on health and disease while controlling for genes. Attend this event to understand the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of twin study designs and the r...

Why and How Twin Studies are Valuable for Your Research

Twins can help researchers from all disciplines disentangle the roles of the environment on health and disease – while controlling for genes. Attend this free event, comprising a morning seminar and afternoon workshop, to understand the strengt...

Extension Program Information Evening

If you are interested in participating in the Extension Program during Year 12, this event will provide information about the application and enrolment process for the 29 different subject areas available in 2017 and will allow you to meet with ac...

Asylum Seeker Pathways Forum: Overcoming Barriers and Creating Pathways into Higher Education and Training

Young people seeking asylum in Victoria are among the most severely disadvantaged in our state. They face significant challenges: the ongoing uncertainty of their visas, the need to develop their English skills and the apprehension generated by th...

Melbourne Business School Information Evening

Join us for an information evening where you'll hear what it's like to be part of Melbourne Business School’s diverse student cohort, the world class opportunities that we offer, and the outcomes you can expect when you graduate from one of the wo...

Wednesday, 14 Sep 2016

Research, regulation and revolution in health and care

Why, in an age of rapid technological advances in healthcare, are we seeing an unprecedented rise in complaints about health professionals? Is it because the public have unrealistic expectations? Does it arise from professional myopia? Or is the c...

RANKL as a Target for Breast Cancer Prevention in BRCA1 Mutation Carriers

Women who inherit a mutation in the gene BRCA1 have a high lifetime risk of developing basallike breast cancer, an aggressive tumour subtype that is associated with a poor prognosis. Beyond prophylactic mastectomy, there are currently few options ...

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International Refugee Law: Yesterday, Today, but Tomorrow?

The international refugee law regime is currently facing fundamental challenges.We are witnessing unprecedented levels of forced displacement, and yet many developed states continue to implement a raft of policies, including securitisation, restri...

Songs to Live By: the Arrernte Women's Project

Join Rachel Perkins and Myfany Turpin as they discuss the Arrernte Women's Project. In 2015 senior women from across the Arrernte nation in central Australia gathered with their families to record what was held in their living memory of their so...

How to do a reform in a 'second best world': the case of Indonesia

The word of reform has become a mantra to solve many economic problems in developing countries. Nevertheless, only a few reforms have been successful. When economists are asked why, they usually blame on politics or institutional setup as the culp...

Why is Islamic State so Violent?

Islamic State and its predecessors in Iraq have become famous for their violence, even more than their jihadist rival, alQaeda. IS is personally brutal while alQaeda has typically engaged in massatrocities in the past and, more recently has become...

Thursday, 15 Sep 2016

Wilin at the Melbourne Fringe Festival

The Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development, in partnership with the Melbourne Fringe Festival, will present performance, multimedia art and other works as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Featuring Wilin students, staff an...

Another part of the desert: The first Melbourne performance of Antony and Cleopatra

In this free public lecture Dr Mimi Colligan discusses the first Melbourne production of Antony and Cleopatra in 1867, beginning by taking a look at Melbourne theatre in 1867, which she arguse inherited the English provincial tradition. Dr Colliga...

Half-Baked Talk: VR-Enabled Education for EveRyone (VEER)

Achieving a 100% literacy rate among India's growing youth is of paramount importance to the Indian government. VEER is a small step forward in that direction as it offers free education to children across different education levels. VEER is an am...

Discover Research at Eastern Hill Campus, Melbourne Medical School

Meet our researchers and students at our annual Honours & PhD Info Session, and have a chat with them over food & drink about what life as a biomedical researcher/ scientist/ engineer is all about! Researchers at the Eastern Hill Campus Precinct ...

One Country, Two Welfare Regimes: Transition to Adulthood of Grown-up Young People Cared for by the State in China

This presentation examines the economic security achieved by young people (with or without disabilities) from state care in China in their transition to adulthood. The main findings are: China actually has two welfare regimes. Children in state ca...

Oscar Oeser and Psychological Science at the University of Melbourne

After a number of fitful starts, psychological science fully arrived at the University of Melbourne immediately after World War II. With it, came Oscar Oeser as foundation Professor. Oeser’s vision for the discipline at Melbourne was shaped by his...

Jamie Lloyd in Coversation

Multiawardwinning British director Jamie Lloyd will join MTC Literary Director Chris Mead in a free public talk about his career and prolific output of intriguing and thrilling productions. This special event is a rare opportunity to hear from o...

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Guitar Perspectives: Spanish Guitar and Beyond

Internationally acclaimed concert and recording artist Jacob Cordover will perform works from his latest solo CD featuring Spanish and Latin American classics alongside 20th century masterpieces. The recital will include works by Albeniz, Torroba...

Spring Awakening

VCA’s Music Theatre Company 2016 presents, Spring Awakening. Based on the German play by Frank Wedekind, Spring Awakening has evolved into an infamous rock musical, with music by Steven Sater, along with book and lyrics by Duncan Sheirk. Controv...

The Peace Lounge Series

Join us for The Peace Lounge Series concert experiences to calm, inspire and uplift. This concert features a free student concert at Lionel's from 6pm7pm, where MCM's Jazz/Improvisation Ensembles will set the mood.This will be followed by the ma...

Saturday, 17 Sep 2016

Melbourne Masterclass: Martin Scorsese

In association with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, the Faculty of Arts presents a one day masterclass on American director, producer, screenwriter, and film conservationist, Martin Scorsese in celebration of ACMI's SCORSESE exhibition...

Tuesday, 20 Sep 2016

University of Melbourne Graduate Study Expo

Considering further study? The Melbourne Graduate Study Expo brings together all of the University's 20 graduate schools for you to find out about graduate courses, entry requirements and application procedures for study in 2017 and beyond. Discus...

Wednesday, 21 Sep 2016

Nuances and complexities of cell death control

Precise control of cell death and survival is essential to maintain the health and function of cells and tissues. Defects in apoptosis are now recognized to fundamentally underpin both tumorigenesis and resistance to diverse anticancer agents. Und...

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The Death of Penalties in Two Legal Cultures?

The James Merralls Visiting Fellowship in Law public lecture will be presented by Professor Sarah Worthington, Downing Professor of Laws of England. The common law rules on penalties have changed beyond recognition in both Australia and England....

Thursday, 22 Sep 2016

Translating Research at Melbourne (TRaM)

The Translating Research at Melbourne (TRaM) program is an exciting new program to accelerate commercial insight for researchers. Modelled on the US National Science Foundation’s globallyrecognised Lean LaunchPadbased ICORPS program, the TRaM prog...

Dante at Auschwitz: the Role of Poetry in our World

Is there a degree of suffering and degradation beyond which a man or a woman ceases to be a human being? A point beyond which our spirit dies and only pure physiology survives? And to what extent, if any, may poetry and literary culture be capable...

4th Year Psychology Information Evening 2017 Entry

Are you interested in studying Psychology at a 4th Year Honours level? Come and meet the academic convenors and student representatives to find out about: The Honours experience, What happens during honours, Available research projects, Entry req...

The Sentient City

Throughout cities of the world today, an explosion in digital information and communications technology is producing a profusion of data as never before. Presented by the EU Centre and the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, this provocative ...

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FRISK: HOLT! Who Goes There?

In partnership with Melbourne Fringe Festival, the Victorian College of the Arts is wickedly excited to bring you FRISK 2016! Featuring some of VCA's best and brightest, the FRISK 2016 lineup will challenge, inspire, entertain and mesmerise, as p...

FRISK: A Dingo Ate My Baby / Small Brown Supporting Role (Double Bill)

In partnership with Melbourne Fringe Festival, the Victorian College of the Arts is wickedly excited to bring you FRISK 2016! Featuring some of VCA's best and brightest, the FRISK 2016 lineup will challenge, inspire, entertain and mesmerise, as p...

FRISK: Bag of D*cks

In partnership with Melbourne Fringe Festival, the Victorian College of the Arts is wickedly excited to bring you FRISK 2016! Featuring some of VCA's best and brightest, the FRISK 2016 lineup will challenge, inspire, entertain and mesmerise, as p...

FRISK: Three Blind Mice

In partnership with Melbourne Fringe Festival, the Victorian College of the Arts is wickedly excited to bring you FRISK 2016! Featuring some of VCA's best and brightest, the FRISK 2016 lineup will challenge, inspire, entertain and mesmerise, as p...

FRISK: Life on Repeat

In partnership with Melbourne Fringe Festival, the Victorian College of the Arts is wickedly excited to bring you FRISK 2016! Featuring some of VCA's best and brightest, the FRISK 2016 lineup will challenge, inspire, entertain and mesmerise, as p...

FRISK: Matrophobia!

In partnership with Melbourne Fringe Festival, the Victorian College of the Arts is wickedly excited to bring you FRISK 2016! Featuring some of VCA's best and brightest, the FRISK 2016 lineup will challenge, inspire, entertain and mesmerise, as p...

FRISK 2016!

In partnership with Melbourne Fringe Festival, the Victorian College of the Arts is wickedly excited to bring you FRISK 2016! Featuring some of VCA's best and brightest, the FRISK 2016 lineup will challenge, inspire, entertain and mesmerise, as p...

The Peace Lounge Series

Join us for the finale of The Peace Lounge Series concert experiences to calm, inspire and uplift. Concert 5 features a free student concert at Lionel's from 6pm7pm, where MCM's Jazz/Improvisation Ensembles will set the mood.This will be followe...

Friday, 23 Sep 2016

Contesting Chinese-ness between locals and migrants in Singapore

Mainland Chinese migrants now make up a million in Singapore’s total population of 5.4 million, an unprecedented influx since the 19th century. Despite being ethnically proximate, the two groups have not necessarily taken to the other. This paper ...

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Saturday, 24 Sep 2016

Floor talk: Two Homes, Another World

In Two Homes, Another World Kate Daw and Stewart Russell use the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to unite two remarkable stories. The work connects an action by Yorta Yorta soprano Deborah Cheetham AO to a journey from Yuendumu to the MCG made by A...

Monday, 26 Sep 2016

Diasporas in Action: working together for peace, development and humanitarian response

Diasporas in Action focusses on the innovation and growing impact of diaspora communities in the global humanitarian, peace and development effort. Diasporas in Action is the premier forum to explore and enhance the power of diasporas in Australi...

What is the role of cytokine signalling in gastric cancer?

Gastric cancer is the third most common cause of cancerrelated mortality. Due to the asymptomatic nature of this cancer, patients are often diagnosed with advanced metastatic disease, for which there are limited treatment options. While our unders...

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Political Cartoonist Mark Knight in Conversation with Ajit Ninan

The Australia India Institute is delighted to partner with Confluence Festival of India to bring together two renowned political cartoonists Australia's Mark Knight and India's Ajit Ninan. This 'in conversation' style lecture will give the aud...

Tuesday, 27 Sep 2016

ThoughtLAB-14: My Veggie Garden Rules

Competition will be fierce in this series of My Veggie Garden Rules (MVGR). Four new contestants don their gumboots and raise their gardening tools to battle for the title of MasterGrower 2050. From its humble beginnings in 2016, MVGR is now in i...

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Wednesday, 28 Sep 2016

Early Childhood Oral Health Research Symposium

This oneday symposium will present and discuss the latest research in early childhood oral health. 10 presenters drawn from the fields of population health, clinical practice, molecular science, oral health epidemiology and genetics will present...

Malawi: the Warm Heart of Africa Part 2

Rob Moodie had always thought he could sneak through life without having to “do” detail. He was always big picture. Alas he’s tripped up in the back straight in his role as the Master of Public Health tutor (aka sheep dog), in the Malawi College o...

Information Session - Master of Nursing Science

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

Marc-Antoine Charpentier - La Descente D'Orphee Aux Enfers

Charpentier’s twoact chamber opera was first performed in the private apartments of the Dauphin of France in 1686. Rarely performed, this extraordinary masterpiece is presented in a fullystaged version by students and staff of the Early Music Stud...

Thursday, 29 Sep 2016

Translators and Printers in Renaissance Europe: Framing Identity and Agency

The European Renaissance witnessed a new significance accorded to the tasks of textual translation, and the printing and dissemination of the resultant works—whether religious tracts, literary or historical works, or popular manuals of instruction...

Musical Battles: French and Italian Styles in the Eighteenth Century

This symposium explores the confrontation and engagement of French and Italian musical styles in the eighteenth century, a complex and longlived debate that generated numerous struggles for aesthetic supremacy and, in many cases, stylistic synthes...

The Unravelling of Europe: Immigration, Benefits and Brexit

Research suggests that the more porous a country’s borders, the more governance and social protection is required to protect workers from risk and maintain political support for openness. As Jeff Williamson and Kevin O’Rourke put it "Unless politi...

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Sunday, 2 Oct 2016

University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the Melbourne Recital Centre

Join us for an evening with the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Conductor: Fabian Russell Program: Katy ABBOTT KVASNICA Introduced Species Benjamin BRITTEN Violin Concerto soloist: Arna Morton Joh...

Wednesday, 5 Oct 2016

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Recovery After Stroke: latest research from the Florey

A stroke is a common and devastating event but Florey research is changing the way rehabilitation is practiced across the world. In this presentation, Professor Julie Bernhardt, discusses the effect of strokes and how life skills can be regained....

Thursday, 6 Oct 2016

Trauma-Focussed Therapy Workshop: Working with Children and Adolescents

Presented by Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (Department of Psychiatry) Treating traumatised children and adolescents can be challenging even for experienced practitioners. This training program will provide you with ...

Trauma-Focussed Therapy Workshop: Working with Children and Adolescents

Treating traumatised children and adolescents can be challenging even for experienced practitioners. This training program will provide you with the confidence to use a toolkit of evidencebased interventions to address PTSD and other posttraumatic...

China: from Antimonopoly Law to Organisation Bureau, China Communist Party

This seminar will cover two topics. The first is China’s Antimonopoly Law, in which the speaker has been involved for many years. This will review the history and nature of the law and how it is being applied. As well, there will be a discussion o...

Investing in Change

Impact investment is the latest financial movement for good. This growing industry comprises philanthropists, firms and funds, looking for the next big thing, with a financial and social return. If you are building a venture that focuses on bene...

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Friday, 7 Oct 2016

Chai and Conversation: India Skills - Connecting Demography to Development

By 2025, almost 1 in 5 of the world’s working age population will be Indian. 12 million young, aspiring Indians enter the Indian workforce every year. Skill development has therefore emerged as a key policy priority to leverage India’s demographic...

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Tuesday, 11 Oct 2016

Urban Plantings as Living Laboratories for Climate Change

This seminar will look at how urban plantings can help us understand how plants may adapt to climate change and how we can use this information to make better choices for urban plantings. Researchers will present on how they have used difficult u...

Wednesday, 12 Oct 2016

Minds on the Markets

Neuroscience methodologies are progressing to a point where detailed measures of brain function are being connected to crucial aspects of cognitive function. These methods now reach into domains not even imaginable a short 30 years ago: neurolaw,...

Thursday, 13 Oct 2016

Qualitative Research Interviews: Principles and Practices

This short course is aimed at researchers who plan to undertake qualitative research interviews. Day One provides an introduction and presents different interview methods and designs. Day Two introduces the practices of qualitative research interv...

Monday, 17 Oct 2016

MCM Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Fabian Russell Program: Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture, Op. 84 Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 The MCM’s Philharmonic Orchestra performs two of Beethoven’s most celebrated works in its inaugural public c...

Tuesday, 18 Oct 2016

Leading Indicators of Organizational Outcomes

Professor Shane Dikolli will deliver the 77th CPA Australia University of Melbourne Annual Research Lecture. Shane will explore how recent innovations in accounting research such as executive compensation, audit fees, and corporate culture, hav...

Leading Indicators of Organizational Outcomes

Professor Shane Dikolli will deliver the 77th CPA Australia University of Melbourne Annual Research Lecture. Shane will explore how recent innovations in accounting research such as executive compensation, audit fees, and corporate culture, ha...

Melbourne Law Masters Information Session

The Melbourne Law Masters is a world class program available to law and nonlaw graduates that deepens knowledge, sharpens practical insights and offers international perspectives in specialised legal fields. Taught by more than 200 leading experts...

Thursday, 20 Oct 2016

Scrapbook Shakespeare: James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps and the preparation of a nineteenth-century Shakespeare edition

James Orchard HalliwellPhillipps was responsible for one of the most beautiful and most expensive complete editions of Shakespeare in the nineteenth century. In this talk Professor Paul Salzman will explain how the edition was put together, and ho...

Queer Migrants to Australia: A Conceptual Overview

Two key contrasting global developments in the last fifteen years have shaped the contours of queer migration. The first is the sexual law reform of marriage equality that has witnessed gays and lesbians migrating to countries such as Canada and S...

The Great Leaders Masterclass

Great leaders inspire us. They impact culture, business, government and importantly, individuals. Great leaders give us models to look up to and knowing how to apply the lessons they teach can support us to become great leaders ourselves. Who inf...

Friday, 21 Oct 2016

Performance & Challenging Stigma

Theatre and performance have always been important vehicles for challenging stigma, saying the unsayable, and advocating for reform. Stigma often lies beneath discrimination and outside legal, medical, religious and political frameworks. It is c...

Sunday, 23 Oct 2016

Australian Boat Race

The Australian Boat Race is the annual rowing eights challenge between Australia's two oldest universities, the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney. The venue alternates between the Yarra River in the heart of Melbourne and on the...

Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016

Screening for Chlamydia: Does it Work? Results from the Australian Chlamydia Control Effectiveness Pilot (ACCEPt)

Chlamydia trachomatis is the most commonly reported bacterial sexually transmitted infection affecting about 4% of sexually active 16 to 29 year olds in Australia at any point in time. As over 80% of infections are asymptomatic, screening is the ...

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Parkinson’s Disease in the Future: Through the Researcher’s Lens

A huge international effort is driving medical research into Parkinson’s disease. From stem cell therapies to gene therapy and deep brain stimulation – we explore the future. Professor Malcolm Horne is a senior member of the Neurodegeneration lab...

1st & 2nd Year VCA Dance Program

This showcase features a body of new works by Melbournebased choreographers Sarah Aiken, Rochelle Carmichael, Becky Hilton and Phoebe Robinson, presented by the 1st and 2nd year Dancers and Production Students of VCA. Admission: $25 Full / $15 C...

Tuesday, 1 Nov 2016

Master of Dance 2016

Fresh choreographic and performance experiments from Nadine Dimitrievitch, Joel Fenton, Chelsea Byrne. Don’t miss the latest thoughts from the body – luscious, with momentum, and in finely crafted detail.

Wednesday, 2 Nov 2016

Statistics for Research Workers using SPSS

Do you need to understand statistical ideas and methods to carry out your research? Our practical and comprehensive 6 day course “Statistics for Research Workers using SPSS” will provide you with the skills you need. Topics include: estimatio...

Thursday, 3 Nov 2016

Guitar Perspectives: MCM Student Showcase

Featuring soloists from the MCM guitar program, the concert will include the premiere of a new composition by Sam Smith who was awarded the 2016 Guitar Perspectives composition prize sponsored by Peter and Rasika Crowley. Admission: Free, no book...

Sunday, 6 Nov 2016

Three: New Sonatas by Stuart Greenbaum

The members of Three present some of the latest works from Stuart Greenbaum’s sonata project. This concert will be recorded for future CD release. Join Three for this incredible concert experience, enjoy a wine reception and receieve a copy of ...

Wednesday, 9 Nov 2016

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Improve Your Brain Health

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health is ending the year on a high. While we are all born with a certain set of genes, every one of us can make the most of environmental factors to stay well for longer. In this presentation, Profe...

Thursday, 10 Nov 2016

VCA Dance Graduation Season 2016

This spectacular showcase from VCA's graduating dancers of 2016 features new choreographic works by Prue Lang and Rheannan Port and extant works, CRUSH (excerpt) by Stephanie Lake and Nonesuch by Anna Smith. Presented by 3rd year Graduating Dance...

Friday, 11 Nov 2016

First Australia and New Zealand Conference on Sarcopenia and Frailty

This Conference is a shared initiative of the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS), The University of Melbourne, Victoria University, and Western Health. During the two days of the Conference, delegates will hear from the lead...

Monday, 14 Nov 2016

Introduction to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health

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

Tuesday, 15 Nov 2016

Incorporating Health Economics into Grant Proposals

This half day course run by the Health Economics Group provides researchers with an overview of the role of health economics in grant proposals, practical assistance in grant writing, as well as guidance in identifying suitable health economists. ...

Beyond 400: New Shakespeares

After a yearlong celebration of the quartercentenary of Shakespeare’s death, it’s time to move from reflection to future directions. What will Shakespearean text and performance look like, beyond the 400 year anniversary? This symposium will draw ...

Where People, Landscapes and Biodiversity Collide

This seminar will discuss how green infrastructure can be used to support and enhance urban biodiversity and improve the wellbeing of people through psychological and productivity benefits and the benefits of growing our own food in the city. Th...

Thursday, 17 Nov 2016

Design and Analysis of Experiments

Are you a researcher needing help in designing an experiment or analysing your data? Our practical four weekday course will provide you with the skills you need. Applications include randomised trials in medicine and the social sciences, designed ...

Torn clothes, blood stained, half-undressed: The place of costume in Australian Shakespeare productions

In her book The Actor in Costume, Aoife McGrath argues that costumes provoke a range of questions; not least of how the costume relates to the body of specific authors, and how the thenembodied costume evokes responses from an audience. This lec...

Wednesday, 23 Nov 2016

Producing Excellent Graphics Simply

Do you need to produce graphs of your data, simply and effectively? Are you frustrated by how difficult this seems to be? Do you wonder how to represent statistical inferences graphically? We are offering a oneday workshop designed to show partic...

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Thursday, 24 Nov 2016

Wilin Celebrate 2016

Join the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development as we celebrate another great year of success and achievement in Indigenous excellence in arts and culture. We will highlight the wonderful achievements of the Centre's current stu...

Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016

Health Program Evaluation short course: Scoping the Evaluation Plan

This course is designed for those who are involved in the development of evaluation frameworks, guidelines or plans for programs or projects in the public health field. Program planners and implementers are often faced with the task of having to c...

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Thursday, 8 Dec 2016

Festschrift for Professor Marilyn Lake

The University of Melbourne will host a Festschrift to celebrate the distinguished career of historian, Professor Marilyn Lake, on the eve of her retirement. To be opened by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Glyn Davis, the Festschift will feature ...

VCA Graduate Film Screenings

Graduating students from VCA's film and television programs will be presenting an enthralling selection of films over the month of December. Tickets: $13 Full / $10 Concession (via ACMI) Program may be subject to change, please visit the VCA F...