Friday, 25 Jul 2014

Hedgehogs and common human cancer

Professor Wainwright was appointed as Director of Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) in 2006, previously holding the position of IMB’s Deputy Director (Research) from 2002. As Director, Professor Wainwright is responsible for advancing the I...

From Manchester to Melbourne: Collections of the John Rylands Library

A floor talk by Julianne Simpson from the University of Manchester as part of the exciting exhibition of the Gutenberg Bible (19 to 27 July 2014) during Rare Book Week. Ms Simpson is Manager of Rare Books and Maps at Manchester, and will provide ...

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Legal luminaries and their books - A panel of lawyers discuss their passion for rare books

A panel of lawyers discuss their passion for books. Presented by the Supreme Court of Victoria Library and the Melbourne Law School. Panellists: The Hon. David Levine AO RFD QC, formerly of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, His Hon. Judge Gra...

Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig

In anticipation of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performance of the B minor Mass 7, 8 and 9 August, the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music with St Johns Southgate, and the Australian Bach Society will be hosting a symposium entitled Bach Studie...

July Lectures in Physics: Physics Research Shapes our Future - More Than You Might Think

Hey, where’s my jetpack? Physics has a strong positive impact on our lives. Australian Physics has made many great contributions in the last 50 years. Let’s have a look at some of the highlights, the thrills, the motivation and success. Whil...

Symposium: Bach Studies in Australia

The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music joins with St Johns Southgate and the Australian Bach Society to host a symposium showcasing Bach scholarship across the country featuring a free public lecture by Prof. Christoph Wolff, Harvard University. P...

Transmissions: Archiving HIV/AIDS - Melbourne 1979-2014

Transmissions is an exhibition of manuscripts, posters and other material from private collections and public archives. It will examine the nexus between government, policy makers, health professionals, and Melbourne’s gay community. Highlighting ...

Sound, Memory and the Senses Conference

The past 20 years has witnessed a turn towards the sensuous, particularly the aural, as a viable space for critical exploration in History and other Humanities disciplines. This has been informed by a heightened awareness of the role that the sens...

Saturday, 26 Jul 2014

Reflections: Tales from within the crystal

Dr Renee Beale, curator of the exhibition "Reflections: Tales from within the crystal" gives an intriguing insight into crystals, which have long captivated humankind, providing ancient healing remedies, myths and legends to modern fashion trends....

Melbourne Masterclasses: Les Misérables

Explore the evolution of the characters of Les Misérables, on their journey from the page to the screen. In conjunction with the State Library of Victoria's exhibition Victor Hugo: Les Misérables From Page to Stage. From the moment of their cre...

Family History Treasures in the University of Melbourne Archives

The University of Melbourne Archive (UMA) is one of the largest nongovernment, publicly accessible research collections in Australia, holding some 15 kilometres of records. These have been gathered in the interests of future research into Australi...

Cultural Treasures Festival

The University of Melbourne unlocks the doors to its extraordinary collection of treasures for two days only for the biennial Cultural Treasures Festival. This unmissable program of exhibitions, guided tours, talks and seminars reveals the riches ...

The Competition - Australian Premier

DIScour.se presents the australian premiere of The Competition, in partnership with Open House Melbourne, Melbourne School of Design and ACMI Cinemas. The Competition is a film, directed by Spanish Architect, Angel Borrego Cubero. It presents a ...

Sunday, 27 Jul 2014

Reflections: Tales from within the crystal

Dr Renee Beale, curator of the exhibition "Reflections: Tales from within the crystal" gives an intriguing insight into crystals, which have long captivated humankind, providing ancient healing remedies, myths and legends to modern fashion trends....

The print medium employed

Former artistinresidence at the University of Melbourne’s Ian Potter Museum of Art, wood engraver, printmaker and sculptor Tim Jones explores the practical application of the print medium. Tim will show viewers the Alexandra Press, housed at the B...

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re.reading – Pound at the Lenton Parr Library: Artist's floor talk

re. reading – Pound at the Lenton Parr Library will see Melbourne artist and collector Patrick Pound working with the Lenton Parr Music, Visual and Performing Arts Library collections. The exhibition presents subtle and poetic interventions in t...

Monday, 28 Jul 2014

Cytokine signalling in rheumatoid arthritis (G-CSF/GM-CSF/IL-17)

This seminar forms part of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute postgraduate seminar series running from March to August this year. Members of the public are welcome to attend at no charge. Professor Wicks’ research has relied on wellcharacterised...

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Transcriptional Regulation of Innate Lymphoid Cells: New players in barrier function and homeostasis

Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are a family of key effector cells found enriched at mucosal surfaces. They are crucial for lymphoid tissue development and preserving the delicate balance of tolerance, immunity and inflammation at these sites. Howeve...

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St Hilda's College Marjorie Smart Oration: The Freedom Wars

Members of the University of Melbourne community are warmly invited to attend the St Hilda’s College Marjorie Smart Oration: The Freedom Wars presented by: Professor Gillian Triggs President, Australian Human Rights Commission Fellow, St Hilda’s ...

University of Melbourne Artists Register Winter Concert

You are invited to attend a free concert by members of the University of Melbourne Artists Register (UMAR). The register is designed to help University of Melbourne staff, postgraduates and associates meet for the purposes of organizing artistic...

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014

Biofilms to Protein Crystallisation: Protein Interactions at the Nano-Scale Controlling Macroscopic Behaviour

The characterisation of proteins at interfaces is often achieved through fluorescence microscopies, spectroscopies or a range of traditional biochemical techniques, yet in some instances, due to the complexity of the systems, direct physical measu...

Effects of the Closing the Gap Pharmaceutical Benefit Co-payment Measure on Preventable Hospitalizations among Indigenous Australians

Centre for Health Policy Seminar Series presents Dr Amal Trivedi. Abstract: Although Australian Indigenous populations residing in nonremote areas have twice the prevalence of chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and asthma, thei...

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Faculty Graduate Research Symposium 2014

Discover the innovative research in the creative and performing arts taking place at the VCA & MCM. Hear presentations from PhD and Masters level research candidates undertaking research projects and practice based research in discipline areas in...

The Happiness Challenge: Lessons from Australia

Join us on the last Tuesday of the month from 5.30p.m. – 6.30 p.m. for an evening of thought and discussion with emerging leaders from India. Light refreshments will be served. Happiness surveys place Australia in the top 10 and India in the d...

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Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014

The diverse functions of the monocytic leukaemia zinc finger protein (MOZ) – from development to drug design

In 1989 Tim Thomas received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Melbourne. He was a NHMRC postdoctoral fellow at The Centre for Early Human Development at Monash Medical Centre. Subsequently, he was awarded an EMBO fellowship and purs...

I Feel Like An Abstract Line

Mirrortouch synaesthetes are capable of extraordinary embodied responses to the world: an extreme empathy to other people and also to nonhuman and nonliving things. Nonsynaesthetes can also cultivate embodied and empathic responses to inorganic f...

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Competing Ideas: Public debate on the role and relevance of Architectural Design Competitions

The Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne will present a panel discussion on the role and relevance of architectural design competitions. The event provides 1.5 informal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points awarded ...

Book Launch: The Economics of Just About Everything

Did you know that another 10cm of height boosts your income by thousands of dollars per year? Or that a boy born in January is nearly twice as likely to play first grade rugby league as a boy born in December? Or that natural disasters attract mor...

re.reading – Pound at the Lenton Parr Library

re. reading – Pound at the Lenton Parr Library will see Melbourne artist and collector Patrick Pound working with the Lenton Parr Music, Visual and Performing Arts Library collections. The exhibition presents subtle and poetic interventions in t...

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014

Cancelled

Joint crisis plans for people who self-harm: Findings from a randomised controlled trial in London, UK

People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) frequently experience crises, resulting in episodes of selfharm. To date, no randomised controlled trials of crisis interventions for this population have been published. In this seminar, Dr. B...

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Joint crisis plans for people who self-harm: Findings from a randomised controlled trial in London, UK

People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) frequently experience crises, resulting in episodes of selfharm. To date, no randomised controlled trials of crisis interventions for this population have been published. In this seminar, Dr. Bo...

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Is the Indian Ocean destined to become India's Ocean?

The Indian Ocean is shaping up to become a major strategic battleground of the 21st century. The rise of India and China is shaping a new regional balance of power in the IndoPacific. Just as China is now asserting itself in the Pacific, India a...

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Who will marry my daughter? Shanghai Parental Match Making Corner and Zhiqing Generation

Three decades after the launch of market reforms, Shanghai is a leading exemplar of China’s embrace of globalisation and modernisation. Yet every weekend since 2005 in the centre of metropolitan Shanghai, middleaged parents have gathered in People...

Moctezuma: the question of headdress and heritage

Controversy has always surrounded Moctezuma II, one of the most fascinating figures in the history of Mexico. As the Aztec emperor who welcomed Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortés, who eventually conquered the Aztec empire, Moctezuma II is consider...

Philosophy and its History

The history of philosophy seems integrally related to philosophy in a way that, say, the history of mathematics or psychology is not so related to those disciplines. This poses two interrelated questions. The first is 'Why?'. The second is 'In w...

Friday, 1 Aug 2014

Ethically Slippery Arguments for Geoengineering

"If a Climate Emergency is Possible, is Everything Permitted? Reflections on Some Ethically Slippery Arguments for Geoengineering" In the face of escalating climate change, some scientists are pushing for a serious research program on a dramatic ...

Monday, 4 Aug 2014

Antigen presentation: the link between innate and adaptive immunity

This seminar forms part of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute postgraduate seminar series running from March to August this year. Members of the public are welcome to attend at no charge. Dr Justine Mintern completed her PhD at the Walter and El...

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Programming T-cell division number – it’s as easy as 1 + 2 + 3!

Tcell responses are initiated by antigen (Signal 1) and promoted by a range of costimulatory signals (Signals 2 and 3). These signals control multiple aspects of immune cell behaviour including cell activation, proliferation, survival and differen...

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Cultural and Global Mental Health Film Initiative - Collected Thoughts 3: Richard McLean

Collected Thoughts 3 is a film about Richard McLean. As well as a trained exhibiting multimedia artist and mental health advocate, Richard is also a published author of Recovered not Cured: a journey through schizophrenia and Ego and Soul.   ...

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Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014

Rapid, Facile and Automated Polymer Assembly Techniques for the Preparation of Layer-by-Layer Capsules

Layerbylayer (LbL) assembled films and capsules have shown potential application in diverse fields such as energy and drug delivery, because they can be prepared from various polymers and loaded with numerous materials. Although film deposition ...

Indigenous women in Canada and the criminal justice system

Joint seminar Centre for Mental Health, Onemda and Centre for Health Policy. Abstract: For millennia, Indigenous people have lived on the land that has become Canada. They organized into their own nations and societies, and enjoyed excellent ...

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Shan Shui City by Ma Yansong, MAD Architects

As part of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning Dean's Lecture Series, Founding Principal of MAD Architects, Ma Yansong will present the architectural idea of Shan Shui City with examples from his own work. To Ma, Shan Shui City doe...

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Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Seminar - Alcohol as an issue for public health

Abstract: Taking into account the history of changes in drinking volumes and alcohol policies, public health responses to alcohol problems in Australia and internationally are discussed.  Compared to alcohol’s large contribution to health and so...

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New insights into selective regulation of interferon signaling

Professor Paul Hertzog is the Director of the Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases; Deputy Director of the recently merged MIMRPHI institute; Senior Principal Research Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Au...

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The Future of Power - will it be 'soft power'?

As we witness the power shift from the West to the East, Indian leaders from all fields, including science, media, politics, business and the arts, are being brought into dialogue to explore what kind of power India will bring to the world. Can In...

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The 2014 Corden Lecture

We live in a new world economy characterized by deep financial integration and asset bubbles that pop in and burst periodically. This year's Corden Lecture will provide a nontechnical discussion of some new and exciting frontier research that st...

When Hollywood was Right

Hollywood was not always a bastion of liberalism. Following World War II, an informal alliance of movie stars, studio moguls, and Southern California business interests formed to revitalize a factionalized Republican Party. Coming together were st...

Between the local and the global: Foreign languages in the crossfire

The teaching and learning of foreign /second languages today is caught between the need to acquire 'usable skills' in predictable cultural contexts and the fundamental unpredictability of global contexts. It has become difficult to reconcile the l...

Whatever Happened to Democracy?

Two weeks or so before the last election, when Joe Hockey had good reason to believe he would be treasurer in a new Coalition government, he ridiculed the demand that he should explain how the Coalition would pay for its policies. Such disdain fo...

Thursday, 7 Aug 2014

Molecular and cellular organization of cancer suppressor mechanisms controlling chromosome stability

The stability of the information encoded in the human genome is maintained by the mechanisms that control chromosome duplication, repair and segregation, which act in concert to suppress somatic mutation and tumourigenesis. These mechanisms exhibi...

Innovation and its Challenges

What insights can we derive from a centurylong perspective on the challenges of governance in China today? In any state that has undergone a revolution there are elements of state making and constitutional thinking that survive the revolution. S...

Eating Italian is Speaking Italian: the Language of Food in Renaissance Italy

2014 Walter Mangold Lecture Food and cuisine, like any cultural phenomenon, constitute organized systems with rules and regulations that function much like a language does. Meals, one of the most basic social acts in any society, have a vocabular...

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The Political Origins of Global Justice

Against the background of the broader history of the idea of human rights, this lecture investigates when and why the contemporary field of 'global justice' in philosophy and political theory was invented. Returning to the engagement of American l...

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"Eating Italian is Speaking Italian: the Language of Food in Renaissance Italy"

Food and cuisine, like any cultural phenomenon, constitute organized systems with rules and regulations that function much like a language does. The language of food that developed in Italy during the Renaissance is an elaborate system known to ...

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Friday, 8 Aug 2014

Two Projects of Commercial Interest (Long-Term Digital Data Storage and Thin Layer Chromatography) and a Theoretical One (Using the Equivalent Width to Better Understand XPS Narrow Scans)

In 2007 A/Prof Linford cofounded Millenniata (see www.mdisc.com), which is dedicated to making data storage devices that last for at least centuries. Their first product was a DVD that, based on industry accepted longevity tests, should last for...

The development of Mental Health First Aid for Workplaces

Mental illness is common and costly in workplaces, with the majority of fulltime workers not seeking help. One way that the impact of common mental illnesses can be reduced is through facilitating effective early intervention within the workplac...

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Monday, 11 Aug 2014

From discovery to the clinic

This seminar forms part of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute postgraduate seminar series running from March to August this year. Members of the public are welcome to attend at no charge. Andrew Nash completed his PhD in immunology at The Univer...

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Master of Nursing Science and Master of Social Work "DreamInsight" Information Day for interested Indigenous participants

Ever thought of working in health but not sure how to get there? If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and have an undergraduate degree or are about to finish one, join us at our Health Sciences Indigenous student open day. Meet key st...

Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014

Friday 13th Risk Modelling - A New Analytical Tool for Quantitative Process Safety

Despite increasing predictive and control capability, everyone will have experienced one of those Friday 13th (Fr 13) days when everything seems to combine unexpectedly to cause surprise failure; the idea is not new and appears universal in human ...

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Global Media in the 21st Century : Challenges and Opportunities

With the internet and digital technology transforming the media, STAR TV’s CEO, Uday Shankar, will deliver a public lecture on the challenges and opportunities for the media in this rapidly changing environment. A formidable thought leader who h...

Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014

Mapping posttranslational mechanisms of cell signalling with mass spectrometry

One of the fundamental goals in molecular biology is understanding the complexity of how cells communicate and function. Recently, our perception of a unidirectional flow of information from DNA to RNA to proteins has been challenged, with many k...

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Chemical bases of life processes revealed by X-ray crystallography

Professor Yonath was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for pioneering work in which she determined the structure of the ribosome. The ribosome is central to all life. It is a complex molecular machine that is the main site for the biosynthesis ...

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Thursday, 14 Aug 2014

The United Nations and the elusive Quest for Peace

There is much scepticismcumcynicism about the United Nations, some of it justified. Yet the world is a better place because it exists and because of what it does. The UN remains the embodiment of the international community of states, the focus ...

Friday, 15 Aug 2014

Melbourne Sustainability Perspectives and Ethics Conference 2014

Are you interested in the ethics of sustainability? Are you interested in listening to interdisciplinary perspectives on sustainability? If so, there is an upcoming conference entitled the "Melbourne Sustainability Perspectives and Ethics Confere...

Monday, 18 Aug 2014

Genetic defects in nucleic acid metabolism and the role of type I interferons in the pathogenesis inflammatory encephalopathies

This seminar forms part of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute postgraduate seminar series running from March to August this year. Members of the public are welcome to attend at no charge. Iain Campbell obtained his graduate (1979) and doctoral (...

Dissecting the roles of basal transcription factors in the mammary gland

Transcription factors are essential for controlling cell fate decisions and differentiation during embryonic and adult development. Although transcription factors have been implicated in regulating development of the mammary gland, most of these h...

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Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014

A public conversation on the Piketty phenomenon

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century has provoked a global debate about rising inequality and what to do about it. In Australia, inequality is on the rise, particularly in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis. Welfare groups and commu...

Harold Ford Public Lecture: Directors Duties and a Company's Creditors

This Lecture is named in honour of the Law School’s distinguished Alumnus, Professor Harold Ford, who passed away in September 2012. The 2014 Harold Ford Lecture will be presented by Justice Kenneth M Hayne AC, Justice of the High Court of Austra...

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Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014

Ensuring Survival for Lactation: Mcl-1 is the key

Dr Nai Yang Fu obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at Xiamen University in 1995, then his Master of Science at Zhongshan University in 1998. He subsequently completed his PhD studies (2007) on the regulation of apoptosis by the Bcl2 family pro...

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The 2014 Foenander Public Lecture

Contemporary workplace design in Australia has its origins in the processes of workplace reform in the Finance sector in the 1990s. The experience of a highly collaborative and inclusive design process used to develop the first MLC Enterprise Dev...

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Thursday, 21 Aug 2014

Higher Education Policy Seminars: Graduate Capability

Beyond big business to portfolio careers, what capability and experience is required by future graduates? Can graduates secure jobs before completion? What are the job and skillneeds of the future? What industry and more general capabilities w...

Graduate capability: A higher education policy seminar

In an increasingly deregulated environment Australian higher education providers need to source students and provide programs that create the professional workforce of the future. Join Robin Shreeve, Paul Wellings and Rod Jones to discuss. Chai...

Friday, 22 Aug 2014

CSHE Issues and Ideas Seminar: Does Higher Education Make You Think?

Higher education is a noble and longstanding enterprise. And yet, curiously, it has not been a particularly selfreflective one. Especially in times of economic or political difficulty, the academic community has been more ready to analyse and camp...

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Whales, Antarctica, Forests and Climate Change

The Role of International Activism and National Leadership in Saving the Planet Australia has a mixed record when it comes to international environmental policymaking. Widely acknowledged as a global leader on issues such as whaling and protectin...

The Long Reach of the Ancient Past: China, Rome and Modernity

Historians and social scientists continue to disagree on the causes of the divergent social and economic development of China and the ‘West’ during much of the last two centuries. Systematic comparison of key features in the ancient history of eas...

Monday, 25 Aug 2014

The nuclease Drosha regulates myelopoiesis independently of microRNAs

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

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

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

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Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014

The Ideas Soirée: Changing Indian Education; Learning from Australia

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

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The hunt for dark matter

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

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014

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

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

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The John Barry Memorial Symposium 2014

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

Melbourne Business School Information Evening

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

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

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

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Seeing Crime and Managing Security: Reflections on the Criminological Gaze

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

Thursday, 28 Aug 2014

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

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

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Making us Resilient: Responsible citizens for uncertain times

The TASA Risk Societies Thematic Group in partnership with the School of Social and Political Sciences and Victoria University invite you to attend a lecture by one of the leading sociologists and social theorists. To inculcate the obligations of...

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Dungala Kaiela Oration – Noel Pearson

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

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Friday, 29 Aug 2014

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

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

Kiffy Rubbo, Women Curators and Australian Art Galleries

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

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Saturday, 30 Aug 2014

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

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

Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014

MYST histone acetyltransferases in healthy development, congenital disease and cancer

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

Friday, 5 Sep 2014

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Psycho-oncology Research Conference

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

Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014

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

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

Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014

University research and innovation: A Higher Education Policy Seminar

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

Thursday, 11 Sep 2014

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

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

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

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

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The 18th Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress

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

Thursday, 9 Oct 2014

Women and Militant Wars: The Politics of Injury

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

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Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014

Kenneth B Myer Lecture 2014

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

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Thursday, 16 Oct 2014

Melbourne Brain Symposium

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

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014

Writing on Water: Sculpting the Body and Emotions on Stage

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

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Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014

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

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

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Going Virtual: The Arrival of the Internet

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

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Thursday, 30 Oct 2014

Systems Biology: Next generation research into unlocking human disease

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

Tertiary Workforce: A Higher Education Policy Seminar

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

Thursday, 6 Nov 2014

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

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

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Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014

Coffee @ Burnley - Course Information Session

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

Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014

2014 Narrm Oration

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

Friday, 21 Nov 2014

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

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

Monday, 1 Dec 2014

Seventh Melbourne Doctoral Forum on Legal Theory

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