Monday, 26 Sep 2016

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 the final two of a fourpart masterclass held over the duration of the presiden...

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...

Social Media: Theory

Why tweet, post or blog? This workshop looks at why you can't afford to overlook social media as the most powerful tool available to you as a researcher and a communicator today. Essentially, like it or not, you can’t afford NOT to have a digital ...

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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...

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

Australia's Electricity System Transition to 2030

In the wake of the Paris COP21 and the outcomes of the Federal election, Australia's emissions pathway and the policies that will guide the energy sector are gradually becoming clearer. Current policy settings will see a significant increase in r...

From Research to Book

Thesis to book is dead. Long live research to book! In the commercial publishing world, the days of a simple conversion of your research into a book are long gone. Even academic presses are looking for writers with a ‘platform’ who can deliver s...

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Alternative Drug Discovery in Pharma - a snapshot of diversity in GSK drug discovery through collaboration

John Haselden, VP and Head of Malaria Discovery GlaxoSmithKline will speak on their 'alternative' portfolio, such as diseases of the developing world and maternal and neonatal health; hightlighting emerging drugs in discovery and some progressing ...

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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Graduate Study in Design for Stage and Screen Information Session

At this information session, learn about the innovative, highly industryfocused art and production design courses offered at the VCA. Meet with lecturers and industry leaders Anna Cordingley (live performance design) and Juliet Mcdonnell (film a...

Stan Grant in conversation with Richard Flanagan

Join us for a fascinating conversation about politics, privilege and Australian culture between two awardwinning writers – journalist Stan Grant and author Richard Flanagan. Stan Grant is the Indigenous affairs editor for Guardian Australia. He i...

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...

Antimalarial Drug Discovery and Development

Malaria is a devastating disease affecting millions of people each year yet, surprisingly, apart from the Artemisinin Combination Therapies (ACTs) there are relatively few effective treatments for Plasmodium falciparum and only one complete treatm...

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Secrecy for Sale: Unravelling the Panama Papers

Imagine you have has just been handed an immense amount of leaked information that could change the world. How do you navigate the data, how do you locate the important details and form them into a story for the general public? The Panama Papers ...

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.

Mudcrabs in Space

Space is the void that exists between celestial bodies, including the Earth. It is not completely empty, but consists of a hard vacuum containing a low density of particles, predominantly a plasma of hydrogen and helium as well as electromagnetic ...

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

Composed in 1686, MarcAntoine Charpentier's twoact chamber opera La Descente d'Orphée Aux Enfers was first performed for the great patroness Marie de Lorraine, last member of the House of Guise, and her niece Élisabeth Marguerite d'Orléans. Rare...

Thursday, 29 Sep 2016

The State of the Art in Virtual Reality Applications: Workshop and Masterclasses

Virtual Reality (VR) is a transformative technology that is disrupting many facets of traditional business, media and social communications. This is your chance to discover the commercial and creative opportunities firsthand from VR masters Matt L...

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 Perfect Presentation

Delivering a good presentation can often make the difference between success or failure. Whether you are trying to win the next big grant or convince an appointment committee that you are the best person for the job, if you can’t communicate your ...

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Breaking the Brand: Producers and Consumers in a Globalized World

This one day workshop interrogates the paradox of the brand, and the producers and consumers who are driven by its imperatives. The overall luxury industry surpassed $1.5 trillion in retail sales in 2015. Personal luxury goods lie at the core of t...

The Perinatal Mental Health Project – Lessons from 14 years of Integrating Maternal Mental Health Care in to Public Service Platforms

In South Africa 2045% of pregnant and postnatal women experience depression or anxiety (Hartley et al.2011, Cooper et al. 1999, Rochat et al. 2011, van Heyningen et al. 2016). About 75% of South Africans with mental health problems (8790% with m...

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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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The Death of Penalties in Two Legal Cultures? (Sydney presentation)

The James Merralls Visiting Fellowship in Law public lecture will be presented by Professor Sarah Worthington, Downing Professor of Laws of England. This lecture will be held in Sydney, Professor Sarah Worthington will be presenting this lecture...

Graduate Study in Theatre and Music Theatre Information Session

Ready to get serious about Theatre? Come along to this event with the VCA, which includes sample writing and directing workshops and masterclasses and hear from course coordinators about our graduate programs in Writing for Performance, Directing ...

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...

Monday, 3 Oct 2016

Eat to Cheat Dementia: What you eat helps you avoid it or live well with it!

Ngaire Hobbins is a dietitian driven by a passion to promote independence and health in older people by averting physical and mental decline that is all too common because of inappropriate food choices. She is an advocate for promoting the joy of ...

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Critical Issues in Indonesia and China

The Centre of Asian Business and Economics research seminar series aims to facilitate the exchange of research ideas and the formation of research collaboration on significant issues relevant to Asian business and economics. Indonesia and China ar...

The Virtual Authentic: Playing with Monkeys, MoCap and Cultural Heritage

In this presentation Matt Delbridge discusses a series of interconnected Motion Capture projects covering animal studies, film, animation, acting and cultural heritage. From remodelling lost Elizabethan venues, to men in monkey suits, to the Hong ...

Knowing Animals Reading Group

The reading for the next Knowing Animals Reading Group will be Dr Yamini Narayanan's forthcoming article ''Street dogs at the intersection of colonialism and informality: ‘subaltern animism’ as a posthuman critique of Indian cities". Yamini will...

Keynote Event: Contemporary Architects and the Pavilion

On the eve of the launch of MPavilion 2016, come and hear what three distinguished architects have to say on the contemporary pavilion and its significance for audiences today. The speakers at this public forum have all experimented with the idea...

Tuesday, 4 Oct 2016

Pavilions: a Symposium

This symposium brings together leading architects, artists, curators, architectural historians, cultural historians and art historians to focus on the theme of 'The Pavilion', a building structure with an ancient lineage and great contemporary res...

Extraction at the threshold: the emerging geo(-) politics of deep-sea mining

Despite the truism that less is known about the deepsea than outer space, deepsea mining (DSM) is being promoted as the next frontier of resource extraction. In 2018, Nautilus Minerals hopes to become the world’s first company to mine the deepsea...

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'fragile story': Travelling Exhibition of 10 Mokuhanga Artists

Artists: Hiroki Satake, Katsutoshi Yuasa, Michiko Hamada, Yuuna Tanii, Ayumi Ohira, Chihiro Taki, Kazuki Sakai, Shoji Miyamoto, Misaki Oguro, Yuki Kashiwagi. One outcome of the Second International Mokuhanga Conference Tokyo 2014, was to establis...

The Inaugural Derek Denton Lecture in the Arts - The Neurobiology of Art

Derek Denton Lectures in Science and the Arts “...the artist is in a sense, a neuroscientist, exploring the potentials and capacities of the brain, though with different tools. How such creations can arouse aesthetic experiences can only be fully...

Turning Back the Hands of Time

An original musical set during the Ming Dynasty in China. He has made some mistakes in life. He chose the wrong crowd, the wrong goal, the wrong morals, the wrong behaviour. She loved him – his smile, his promises… She wanted his attention, want...

Wednesday, 5 Oct 2016

Driving Effective Implementation

'Driving Effective Implementation', this year's Australasian Implementation Conference (AIC) will gather an impressive array of national and international speakers and delegates. Its aim is to advance the use of implementation science in practice ...

A Toni Lamond Showreel

A popular feature of Melbourne nighttime TV variety shows, like In Melbourne Tonight on GTV9 and Sunnyside Up on HSV7, were their very talented female vocalists. Derham Groves will introduce a number of these singers, including Dorothy Baker, Gayn...

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Is There an App for That? Increasing Students’ Academic Performance and Engagement Through Push Notifications, Digital Badges and Leaderboards

Students live on their phones, but most university strategies in mobile learning are problematic and underdeveloped. Further, there is now decent evidence that games can be good intrinsic motivators for positive student behaviours, leading to bett...

3DMed: 3D Printing and Medical Applications Seminar

3D printing is a rapidly advancing technology that has been utilised with great success in fields such as engineering. However, there has been a recent explosion of interest in 3D printing in the medical field, with applications such as customised...

The Fields of Popular Fiction and Australian Romance, Crime and Fantasy

English and Theatre Studies seminar This special extended seminar is presented with the Australian Centre and the Publishing and Communication program and supported by the ARC Discovery Project Genre Worlds: Australian Popular Fiction in the Twen...

Language Learning and Global Citizenship

What is global citizenship? What is the role of language learning for global citizenship? In this forum, scholars from the Asia Institute and the School of Languages and Linguistics will present their views on language learning and global citizens...

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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....

Who's Afraid of the Working Class?

Four Letter Word Theatre proudly presents Who's Afraid of the Working Class?, written by some of Australia's best playwrights including Andrew Bovell, Patricia Cornelius, Christos Tsiolkas and Melissa Reeves. Directed by Madeleine Kerr and produce...

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 ...

Global Histories of Refugees in the 20th and 21st Centuries

The plight of refugees has become the global issue of our times. The United Nations has estimated that over 65 million people worldwide are displaced as a result of conflict and persecution, the highest number since the 1990s. In most recent event...

Social Media: Practical

This workshop is a practical session to assist beginners in getting started in the digital world. Participants will look at all the possible digital channels for communicating their research, ideas and personal stories to the outside world and wil...

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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...

Food Security in a World Full of Infections (Dookie Campus)

In his inaugural lecture Professor John Fazakerley, Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, will address the threat posed to our global food supplies by a wide range of infectious diseases from African swine fever, influenza a...

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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The Three Worst Things about Criminal Law in our Systems: a US-Australia Comparison

For the fourth event in the 2016 'Judges in Conversation' series, the Hon Mark Weinberg (Supreme Court of Victoria) will be in conversation with Professor Paul Marcus (Haynes Professor of Law, The College William and Mary School) to discuss The th...

Keeping Honey Bees in Victoria

Keeping bees has become very popular and the number of beekeepers in Australia has doubled in the last seven years. This talk will explain what is involved in keeping bees both in urban areas as well as in country Victoria as well as the time comm...

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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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Saturday, 8 Oct 2016

From the History of Refugees to Refugee History

The plight of refugees has again become a dominant focus of public debate as it was in the aftermath of the two world wars. It seems to speak to the desperation of displaced people and the intransigent stance adopted by many governments. In reflec...

Sunday, 9 Oct 2016

Crafting Experiments in Freedom

Rosalind Hall is the researcher behind the exhibition Experiments in Freedom and the coproducer of a forthcoming LP of Grainger’s Free Music experiments. Rosalind will describe the process she and engineer/designer Michael Candy undertook to real...

Monday, 10 Oct 2016

Measuring Productivity in Healthcare

This oneday course will provide an introduction to the measurement of productivity in health care. You will learn about the practical experience of measuring productivity, with examples focusing on hospital productivity. Participants will learn: ...

Investigating the Spatial Organisation of the T Cell Receptor Complex in the Membrane

The T cell antigen receptor (TCR) is an eightsubunit cellsurface protein assembly that controls T cell activation. Upon encountering immunogenic peptide:MHC complexes on antigenpresenting cells, the ligandbinding TCRαβ module transmits to the cell...

When Helen Met Eleanor: Intersecting Lives and Prophetic Encounters

In March 1905, when Eleanor Roosevelt was on her extended honeymoon, she and her husband, Franklin, visited Ronald and Helen Munro Ferguson at their home, ‘Raith’, in Scotland. Eleanor’s closest friend, Isabella Selmes had recently married Bob Mun...

Early Modern Depictions of Dancing Others

... and what we can infer of their viewers' emotional response. Based on his forthcoming book and project The Savage, the Peasant and the Witch Alessandro Arcangeli discusses these three figures as examples of meaningful ‘dancing others’ in t...

Tuesday, 11 Oct 2016

How to Turn Engaged Students into Employable/Employed Graduates

A lot is said within the University system about the employability of graduates, but is enough consideration given to what employers are actually looking for? This workshop will examine graduate employmentreadiness from the employer’s point of vie...

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Urban horticultural careers session at Burnley

Do you dream of a career working with plants, nature and people in the great outdoors? Come and chat to us about your study and career options! Study options at Burnley include: Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture Graduate Certificate in Arb...

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...

Planning in Complexity: Applying Collaborative Rationality to Wicked Problems

These days planners are faced with great uncertainty as the demands of players and interests proliferate and as traditional government institutions are becoming less effective in addressing public problems. Trust in government is at a low, as is t...

Wednesday, 12 Oct 2016

Being on a Board of Directors and Making It Count at Performance Review Time

Being on the Board of Directors of an external organisation is a highly effective way to engage with the community outside the University and to really make a difference. But how do you make this count in terms of your annual performance review? T...

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Demonstrating Teaching with Unique Collections

Ever wondered what you could do with Shakespeare’s second folio and a bamboo pipe? These and many more objects along with innovative learning ideas are presented on a new website: Teaching with Unique Collections. Made possible with a Melbourne E...

The Clinical Potential of Cancer Genome Sequencing

Genome sequencing has made great advances in the understanding of tumour development and progression. The genome data has been used to classify tumours into significant subtypes, discover driver mutations, identify the mutational processes that un...

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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...

Engaged Research: Show Me the Money!

The great academic catch cry used to be ‘publish or perish.’ Now it’s ‘show me the money’ or even more bluntly ‘find the dollars or get out!’ Research that engages with industry and attracts investment funds is now more crucial than ever before. T...

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The Philip Morris cases against Uruguay and Australia: Implications for International Investment Law and Public Health

Philip Morris’s recent attempts to use international investment law to challenge governments’ tobacco control measures have failed. In December 2015, a tribunal held that it did not have jurisdiction to hear and determine a claim by Philip Morris ...

Haunting Biology: the scientific collection of blood and bones in Indigenous Australia

One night in 2009, an Aboriginal poet was haunted by a dead anatomist who cut through her body with a scalpel. This article takes a leap of faith to consider this not as a freak event but as a reflection of the general condition of scientific rese...

Melbourne Institute Seminar with the Hon John Brumby

Where to next for tax reform? Tax reform may seem to be off the agenda for now, but ongoing modernisation of our tax system coupled with real reform in the medium term will be crucial in tackling Australia’s rapidly growing public debt, and build...

On the Edge of Madness: Shakespeare and Cervantes

The University of Melbourne and the Instituto Cervantes, in commemoration of the 400 year anniversary of the deaths of Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare, present the Seminar: On the Edge of Madness: Shakespeare and Cervantes What does ...

The Cherry Orchard

An original adaptation of Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard set during the Qing Dynasty in China. In the suburb of Beijing China, there was a tea plantation ran by the Tong family. For over two centuries they supplied Ochannomizu (royal tea) for ...

Friday, 14 Oct 2016

South Asia Research Seminar: Hegemony and Sustainable Agriculture in India

According to its advocates, lowexternal input sustainable agriculture has the potential to not only reduce the ecological burden of industrial farming, but also to challenge entrenched power relations. This is said to be particularly true in devel...

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Saturday, 15 Oct 2016

Crafting Experiments in Freedom

Rosalind Hall is the researcher behind the exhibition Experiments in Freedom and the coproducer of a forthcoming LP of Grainger’s Free Music experiments. Rosalind will describe the process she and engineer/designer Michael Candy undertook to real...

Ethereal Eye

Ethereal Eye is a musical homage to the architecture and ideas of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony, the American architects who, in 1911, won the international competition to design and build Canberra as a new capital for a new nation—a bol...

Sunday, 16 Oct 2016

Curators Floor Talk, Percy Grainger: The Accidental Futurist

Composer, designer and social commentator, Percy Grainger was a cultural maverick, ahead of his time in both his approach to music and to his interactions with society. Curators Clare Williamson and Brian Allison will take you on a colourful journ...

Monday, 17 Oct 2016

Transnational Migration and the Involuntary Return of Undocumented Migrants across the Thai-Cambodia Border

Migration is a major livelihood strategy for rural Cambodian families. Underinvestment in the agrarian economy and unequal access to resources leaves many with little option but to migrate. Thailand is their number one destination. Most are undocu...

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George W. Bush and Saddam Hussein: Why the United States Went to War in Iraq in March 2003

Presented by Professor Melvyn P. Leffler The war in Iraq launched in 2003 was a decisive moment in postCold War international history. This lecture will challenge and interrogate prevailing interpretations of why the United States went to war in ...

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...

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...

Wednesday, 19 Oct 2016

TV's 'Annoying' Commercials, Jingles and Themes

Dr Derham Groves will introduce a curated collection of “classic”—but some might argue “annoying”—TV commercials, as well as the opening themes to some bygone TV shows. While "Dr. McKenzie’s Menthoids" have long disappeared from our supermarket sh...

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Curators Floor Talk, Percy Grainger: The Accidental Futurist

Composer, designer and social commentator, Percy Grainger was a cultural maverick, ahead of his time in both his approach to music and to his interactions with society. Curators Clare Williamson and Brian Allison will take you on a colourful journ...

Case Study: A Showcase of Teaching Practices Used to Personalise Learning in a Large Class

Personalising and engaging students in large online and blended learning environments is difficult. Using examples from her own large class of 2100 students annually, Jaclyn will showcase a range of methods she uses to personalize the learning exp...

Thursday, 20 Oct 2016

Endeavour Engineering and IT Exhibition

The Endeavour Exhibition is a Melbourne School of Engineering flagship event, and one of the largest showcases of graduate engineering and IT projects in Victoria. The innovative projects exhibited tackle industry problems, improve processes and...

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...

Trading Tales: E-commerce platforms for Indian craft

Ecommerce is particularly innovative in India. Many new online trading fields have emerged for Indian crafts that provide much richer engagement than the standard retail environment. In some ways, they may seem to be reviving traditional elements ...

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Sinophone as Method: Australia's Screen Co-productions with China and the Chinese Diaspora

In recent years, the rise of the Chinese film industry has seen it become a formidable global force, with its increase in foreign film quota, accelerated expansion in film production and strong market growth (with 25,000 screens). Where film copro...

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...

Baroque Naples and the Industry of Painting: The World in the Workbench

Join author Christopher R. Marshall for the launch of his book Baroque Naples and the Industry of Painting: The World in the Workbench (Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2016). To be formally launched by Dr Gerard Vaughan, Director, Na...

Culinary Cinema – Haute Cuisine

Presented by Jacqueline Dutton, Associate Professor in French Studies. Les Saveurs du Palais (Haute Cuisine) is based on the true story of Danièle MazetDelpeuch, whose culinary talents took her from a Périgord kitchen to the Elysée Palace, as per...

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...

Rethinking Liberation, Emancipation, and Inequality

In this symposium, academics from Melbourne University, Deakin University, University of Divinity, and Australian Catholic University will present their views on subjugation and liberation in light of both philosophical perspectives and theologica...

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The Detection of Large Scale Variation in Expression of Human Genes

Multiple lines of evidence support the view that genetic variation in the regulation of gene expression has a very significant, perhaps dominant, role in defining human variation. The great thrust of present studies is genecentric, seeking to unde...

Salomania in Nineteenth-Century Western Visual Culture

Dance and music, as two of the most expressive signifiers of femininity in the European history of ideas, are crucial to understanding the narrative structure of the story of the beheading of John the Baptist as told in the Gospel of Mark (Mark 6:...

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...

Monday, 24 Oct 2016

Equality: Keywords for India

Indian citizens have a fundamental right to equality, recognized in the 1950 Constitution. But caste, religious, gender and sexual equality remain elusive for many Indians. Indians also debate whether recent market liberalization is making things ...

Just Words. And Then the Tower Crumbled

2016 Walter Mangold Lecture To learn another language is to create the possibility of a dialogue, though not (necessarily) of understanding ‘the other.’ Other than in mathematics –the only language that does not require mediation or explanatio...

Tuesday, 25 Oct 2016

Recent Developments in Aboriginal Title Law in Canada: Tsilhqotin Nation v. British Columbia (SCC 2014) and its impact

In June, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a declaration of Aboriginal title to land for the first time in Canadian history. The judgment clarified a number of issues, including what is necessary to prove Aboriginal title, whether it is si...

Jadoo: Street Magic from India - Performance and Public Lecture

Join the Australia India Institute and the Festival of India in welcoming three of India’s renowned street magicians in a one of a kind performance. This hybrid public lecture and performance event will give you insight into the background and his...

A Life in International Law: a Conversation with John Dugard on the Quest for International Justice in Troubled Times

This conversation with Professor Dugard will canvas his views on the role of international law in dealing with intractable political conflict, including his experiences in South Africa and the Palestinian territories.

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...

Thursday, 27 Oct 2016

New News 2016

New News by the Centre for Advancing Journalism is the nation's leading forum for public discussion of the strengths and ills of journalism and the news media. Over three days of panel events, workshops and discussions we will take the conversatio...

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Melbourne Accelerator Program's Demo Day 2016

Melbourne Accelerator Program's Demo Day 2016 marks the official conclusion of the MAP16 Startup Accelerator. If you're interested in learning more about startups, entrepreneurship or what MAP does, join us at the Melbourne Town Hall on October ...

Emotional Arenas: Historicising Emotions through Spaces and Places in Nineteenth-Century Italy

The ARC’s CHE and other centres around the world attest to the fact that over the past decade emotions have emerged as a dynamic field of historical inquiry. In the process, terms such as ‘emotives’, emotional ‘regimes’, ‘communities’ and ‘practic...

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Live and Dangerous: Journalism and the Real-Time Social Web

The 2016 A. N. Smith Lecture in Journalism Modern journalism is enabled by the reach and power of technology platforms and social networks to broadcast anything from anywhere in the world. Terrorist attacks become horrifying theatre, our attentio...

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Sunday, 30 Oct 2016

Grainger: The Complete Music for Four Hands Two Pianos

The University of Melbourne proudly presents a performance by Penelope Thwaites and Timothy Young, followed by a reception in The Grainger Museum next door. Join us to celebrate the launch of an important new boxed set of Percy Grainger's piano m...

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 ...

Tuesday, 8 Nov 2016

Persons with Disabilities: Cure or Accommodate?

From a medical perspective, disability may be viewed as the result of a physical condition intrinsic to the individual which may reduce that person's quality of life and cause disadvantages. A major purpose of medical research can thus be viewed a...

Australia in the World

India is one of the world’s oldest and most diverse civilisations and the largest democracy in the world. However, freedom of expression for many Indians is increasingly at risk. As the country approaches its 70th year of independence, concerns ab...

Wednesday, 9 Nov 2016

Short Course: Unearthing Persia’s/Iran’s Cultural Identity

The Persian heartland has long been the centre of one of the world’s oldest continuous major civilizations, exuding regional power and cultural production, with historical and urban settlements dating to 4000 BC. Today, much of the public image of...

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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

Hidden Hazards: Common Consumer Products and Indoor Environments

Contrary to popular belief, most of our exposure to hazardous pollutants occurs in places we consider safe—indoor environments, such as homes, schools, and workplaces. Primary sources of these pollutants are also considered safe—everyday consumer...

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 ...

A Conversation with the Hon. Chief Justice French AC

Reflections on a Career in the High Court. A Conversation with the Hon. Chief Justice French AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, moderated by Professor Carolyn Evans, Dean and Harrison Moore Professor of Law, Melbourne Law School. ...

Tuesday, 15 Nov 2016

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 ...

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. ...

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...

Wednesday, 16 Nov 2016

Workers’ Capital - The Industrial Relations Foundations of Australia’s Superannuation System

The lecture focuses on the unique development of the ACTUled industrial campaign of the 1980’s and its role in laying the foundations for our world leading universal system of retirement income. It also deals with the development of the represent...

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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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"Hello Girls and Boys": Early Melbourne TV ventriloquists

Clowns, magicians and ventriloquists were staples of livetoair children’s television during the 1950s and 60s. Derham Groves will briefly introduce some some early, live, children’s TV shows in Melbourne, including The Tarax Show on GTV9, The Happ...

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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, 1 Dec 2016

The Australian Accent: Origins and Evolution

Australian English differs from other Englishes of the world in its syntax, lexicon and idiom, but it is the phonology that immediately signals ‘Australian’ to a listener. The phonology determines the unique characteristics of the Australian accen...

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...

Sunday, 29 Jan 2017

Midsumma Pride March: Join the University of Melbourne Contingent!

WE ARE FAMILY WE’RE QUEER WE’RE ALLIES WE’RE FRIENDS AND WE’RE FAMILY. Let’s walk and party together to show our collective University of Melbourne pride. Midsumma Pride March Sunday 29 January 2017, Fitzroy Street, St Kilda As we sti...

Thursday, 16 Mar 2017

The Sustainability of Chinese Investment in Australia

Please Note: this event has been postponed to March 2017 Bookings will open in January 2017 The sustainability of Chinese outbound direct investment in Australia has become a political and geostrategic issue as national interest and national secu...

Monday, 27 Mar 2017

Introduction to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health

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

Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017

Designing Economic Evaluation Alongside Clinical Studies

Oneday course run by the Health Economics Group providing an overview of economic evaluation alongside randomised controlled trials and other studies, with a particular focus on the design and practical aspects. A combination of lectures and pra...

Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017

Practical Methods for Health Economic Evaluation

A threeday intensive computer based course in methods for health economic evaluation. The course is designed for those engaged in undertaking costeffectiveness analysis and resource allocation decisionmaking. The course involves a series of modu...