Saturday, 23 May 2015

Nature/Revelation

Climate change and its devastating impact on the earth’s many ecosystems is arguably today’s most critical global issue. Nature/Revelation celebrates the unique capacity art has to cut through prevailing rhetoric to stimulate individuals both inte...

Luminous World: Contemporary Art from the Wesfarmers Collection

Luminous World brings together a selection of contemporary paintings, objects and photographs from the Wesfarmers Collection in a conversation life on earth is bound to events playing out in the celestial realm, to the influence on the contemporar...

Weird melancholy: The Australian gothic

The University’s collection of early landscape painting shows that our most celebrated artists were not free of anxieties about the natural environment and the ghosts that haunt it, indeed many could not escape them. Weird melancholy brings togeth...

Brook Andrew. Sanctuary: Tombs of the outcasts

The world dramatically changed after the outbreak of WWI: Australia was not excluded. Described as the war to end all wars it would be a mere two decades before Europe was once again plagued by a major conflict. Australia has played its role in bo...

Composition Concerts: Brand new solo and chamber works

Tuesdays, 5, 12 & 19 May & 9 June, 7.30pm These concerts feature brand new solo and chamber works by MCM composer majors, performed by MCM students. The series also includes an electroacoustic concert featuring cutting edge sonicart, recorded and...

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music: Brass Ensembles including the Trombone Choir

Join Melbourne Conservatorium of Music for a performance showcasing the versatile, passionate, and powerful nature of brass ensembles, including Ozteology, MCM’s 12piece Trombone Choir. Admission: Free, bookings recommended

Monday, 25 May 2015

Free Lunch Hour Concert: 'Til the Black Lady Sings

Renowned soprano and composer Deborah Cheetham, AO shares the unique story of her journey to discover her belonging. Building on her acclaimed works 'White Baptist Abba Fan' and 'Pecan Summer', ‘Til the Black Lady Sings’ is storytelling at its mos...

How do you run a government? Better yet, how do you fix a government to maximize benefits for citizens? In conversation with Sir Michael Barber

In his new book, 'How to Run a Government so that citizens benefit and taxpayers don't go crazy' Michael draws on his wealth of experience of working for and with government leaders the world over to present a blueprint for how to run a more effec...

How do you run a government? Better yet, how do you fix a government? Sir Michael Barber

In conversation with Sir Michael Barber In his new book, How to run a government so that citizens benefit and taxpayers don’t go crazy Michael draws on his wealth of experience of working for and with government leaders the world over to present ...

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The Global Economy Seven Years after the Financial Crisis: Vulnerabilities and Policy Issues

The David Finch Lecture 2015 Following the global financial crisis of 2008, most advanced economies went into a protracted economic slump, coupled with a historic private debt overhang and rapidly mounting public debts. Meanwhile, most emerging m...

Beyond Pills: The Therapeutic Revolution

The SVI Forum 2015 The 21st century has seen "pills and potions" relegated to the history books with the introduction of precision medicine, including the use of monoclonal antibodies and 3D printed body part replacement to treat diseases such as...

Family Violence: What should we know and how should we respond?

Increase your understanding and responsibilities when dealing with Family Violence in Early Childhood programs. Presented by Ian Hamm, Director Aboriginal Economic Development, Dept of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources with: Me...

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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Identifying genetic & environmental factors causing developmental defects

Birth defects are present in 36% of live born babies and in greater numbers in those that die during gestation. Birth defects are the leading cause of infant death and are more prevalent than most chronic childhood diseases such as autism, cancer ...

Characterising high grade glioma-specific EGFR mutants identified by the TCGA

Sequencing of primary highgrade gliomas (HGG) by The Cancer Genome Atlas Group has identified that the receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK), EGFR, is genetically altered in 57% of patients. Furthermore, an autoactive truncation mutant of EGFR, called E...

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India: a credible investment destination

A time comes in the life of a nation for it to stand up and be counted among the comity of nations. In that sense, India is on the crux of achieving greatness. Nearly two decades of economic liberalization, coupled with robust domestic demand, a g...

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Following footprints: Analysing students' digital interactions

Dean's Lecture Series 2015 Students' digital interactions – their clicks, the sequence of their actions and the time spent on tasks – are helping researchers understand student learning. When students interact with digital learning environments t...

Focus On Commerce

Are you interested in studying at Australia’s Number 1 University? Come to a Focus on Melbourne seminar for prospective students and families, and get the answers you need to choose the right course for you. Take a closer look at the options for p...

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Implementation and Evaluation of Tobacco Plain Packaging in Australia

This seminar will provide an overview of evaluation studies of the late2012 worldfirst implementation of tobacco plain packaging in Australia. These include crosssectional surveys of secondary schoolchildren before and after the policy, early resp...

Learning Analytics Research Group Showcase

The University of Melbourne’s Learning Analytics Research Group was formed in 2013 and has since established an international reputation for research in this field. In this seminar the work of four researchers from this group will be showcased. ...

Ignition Enhancement Experiments and Modeling with Renewable and Alternative Fuels

Enhanced ignition technologies such as turbulent jet ignition can improve fuel consumption, reduce emissions, and improve combustion stability in internal combustion engines. Additionally, these technologies may also enable renewable fuels and fue...

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‘Special’ responsibilities in the Responsibility to Protect

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) suffers a collective action problem. It insists that international society should assume responsibilities once the state ‘manifestly fails’ to protect its own population. But who is ‘international society’? B...

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The Brain's Way of Healing

Join Toronto psychiatrist, Dr Norman Doidge, renowned author of the The Brain that Changes Itself. This international bestseller made headlines when it discussed the way the brain can repair itself known as neuroplasticity an utterly fascinatin...

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Celebration of Indigenous Short Film

Join the VCA and MCM for an evening of Indigenous short films to kick off Reconciliation Week 2015. Cohosted by the VCA's Head of Film and Television, Nicolette Freeman and the Head of Curriculum and Programs at the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Ar...

Indigenous ANZACs: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

The commemoration of war expresses a celebration of service and a remembrance of the fallen. Yet it can also privilege certain forms of service over others. This forum will discuss the silences and absences in the commemoration of War, drawing on ...

Adolescent Sleep: Not as good as it seems

After decades of neglect recent sleep research has focused on the sleep of adolescents. This work has produced unexpected findings and instigated a bitter dispute amongst sleep researchers. The presentation will describe what is known of the sleep...

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Advancing Australia - Macedonia Relations

The Australian Institute of International Affairs (National Office) in collaboration with the Melbourne School of Government at the University of Melbourne and the United Macedonian Diaspora is pleased to host a public lecture featuring the Macedo...

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Meet Melbourne Warrnambool

The University of Melbourne will be visiting Warrnambool to give students, teachers and parents in the area the chance to talk to our friendly staff and find out more about: Courses and career outcomes, including the Melbourne degrees and graduat...

Focus On Environments

Are you interested in studying at Australia’s Number 1 University? Come to a Focus on Melbourne seminar for prospective students and families, and get the answers you need to choose the right course for you. Take a closer look at the options for p...

Winds of Change

Directed by Kevin Cameron The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Wind Symphony presents a concert featuring the evocative new sounds of the symphonic wind ensemble in 21st Century music, including works by Eric WHITACRE, John MACKEY, Stuart GREENB...

Reconciliation Week 2015

National Reconciliation Week celebrates the culture and history of the First Australians and is marked by two important dates in history; the 1967 referendum and 1992 Mabo decision. It offers us all a time to celebrate, reflect and commit to a con...

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Age-related macular degeneration information forum

Agerelated macular degeneration is a major cause of severe vision loss in Australians aged 50 years and older. It is a progressive disease that causes the loss of central vision, and may affect your ability to read, drive, and recognise faces. I...

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Will tobacco tax improve health, reduce health inequalities, and save money? And when?

Many countries are embracing a tobaccofree goal. Tobacco tax is usually considered as key to achieve low smoking prevalence. In NZ there have been 10% per annum increases in tobacco tax since 2010. This presentation will address the following ...

UNESCO Observatory for Arts Education E-journal

Hosted by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, in collaboration with the UNESCO Observatory for Arts Education, this launch will include an expert panel discussion followed by refreshments. Professor Elizabeth McKinley, Melbourne Graduate ...

Is it time to leave the grid? The rise of distributed generation and the consequences for consumers and the electricity sector

Leaving the grid is becoming easier and cheaper. Advances in battery technology, falling costs of solar PV, increases in electricity prices and growing concerns regarding the environment are making leaving the grid an attractive proposition to man...

Meet Melbourne Hamilton

The University of Melbourne will be visiting Hamilton to give students, teachers and parents in the area the chance to talk to our friendly staff and find out more about: Courses and career outcomes, including the Melbourne degrees and graduate p...

Friday, 29 May 2015

Jessie Lloyd and the 'Yil Lull' Ensemble

Awardwinning Indigenous singer songwriter Jessie Lloyd performs with ‘Yil Lull Ensemble’ directed by Alex Pertout with students from the VCA & MCM Jazz & Improvisation stream. This performance is part of the University of Melbourne's National Rec...

Challenges and Conundrums: New findings on LHD 244

This oneday symposium offers the opportunity to hear international and Australian early music researchers present new findings on LHD 244, an extraordinary manuscript from the Louise HansonDyer Music Library rare collections at the University of M...

Communicating wanting in Kuuk Thaayorre

Whether they are talking about defecation or their innermost desires, a speaker must balance being understood by their addressee(s) against the risk of offending them. This seminar suggests that this balancing act helps explain a puzzling fact a...

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Saturday, 30 May 2015

Sensitive Examinations for Men & Women Workshop

This workshop is designed for GPs & GP Registrars with a focus on the fine technical and communication skills necessary for sensitive examinations. Each workshop participant will gain practical hands on experience of six different examinations: S...

Monday, 1 Jun 2015

Language Matters with Bob Hollman: a film by David Grubin

The Research Unit for Indigenous Language (School of Languages and Linguistics, Faculty of Arts) will be screening the first episode of the documentary Language Matters, with Bob Hollman, a film by David Grubin. The film has been highly acclaime...

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Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015

Depicting mushrooms - the art and science of painting fungi

Join us for a cup of tea or coffee, and some fascinating talks in the Leigh Scott Room on the first floor of the Baillieu Library during the exhibition From Botanical Illustrations to Research: Watercolours from the University of Melbourne Herbari...

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How travelling the world can create reconciliation: new models of Indigenous philanthropy

Professor Kerry Arabena, Chair for Indigenous Health and Professor and Director of Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit, will deliver this lunchtime seminar as part of the the University of Melbourne's National Reconcilaition Week celebrations. T...

Faces, Art, and Computerized Evaluation Systems

FACES (Faces, Art, and Computerized Evaluation Systems) is a project that, after two years of research support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), has established proof of concept for the application of face recognition technolog...

Focus On Science

Are you interested in studying at Australia’s Number 1 University? Come to a Focus on Melbourne seminar for prospective students and families, and get the answers you need to choose the right course for you. Take a closer look at the options for p...

Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015

Haematopoiesis during embryonic development

Haematopoietic development in the embryo occurs in a sequential process, during which primitive erythropoiesis and progenitor formation occurs in the yolk sac. Once this first wave of haematopoiesis is established HSCs are then formed; this is a c...

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Thursday, 4 Jun 2015

Focus On Law

Are you interested in studying at Australia’s Number 1 University? Come to a Focus on Melbourne seminar for prospective students and families, and get the answers you need to choose the right course for you. Take a closer look at the options for p...

Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015

Control of organ size and cancer by the Hippo pathway

The Hippo tumour suppressor pathway is a complex signalling network that controls developmental tissue growth and is frequently deregulated in different human cancers. Discovered in 2002, the Hippo pathway is now the subject of intense investiga...

Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015

Exploring Hollywood’s tools for scientific visualization

Scientific visualization combines the complexities of science, the technical rigor of programming, the challenges of effective communication and the creative possibilities of art and design. Dr Gaël McGill will explore a variety of projects crea...

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Visualizing biological data for research and for outreach

Dr Sean O'Donoghue uses data visualization, humancomputer interaction, and user experience design to create bioinformatics resources that are powerful, easy to use, and of broad interest to life scientists. O'Donoghue will present several resource...

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Making Babies in Melbourne: The IVF story

Join playwright Kylie Trounson, author of the new MTC production The Waiting Room, her father and IVF researcher Alan Trounson and eminent medical lawyer Loane Skene on stage for a unique and deeply personal insight into the story behind the story...

Malaria, HIV, hepatitis and vaccines: new research, future treatments

Malaria, HIV, hepatitis and vaccines: new research, future treatments What does the future hold for infectious diseases? Join us at a free public lecture to find out about the latest research and future treatments for malaria, HIV, hepatitis and...

Thursday, 11 Jun 2015

Validating Self-reported History of Stigmatised Health Conditions and Behaviours Using Linked Data

The Passports study cohort consists of 1,325 people released from prisons in Queensland between 2008 and 2010, whose responses to a detailed baseline survey were linked to state and federal health records for the period 1999 to 2013. We validated ...

The Technical Advance: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

World War I made extraordinary demands on the scientific community. Its requirements for manufactured munitions and equipment, as well as the advent of new chemical weapons, made science essential to national security. The war would produce govern...

Periodizing Postmodernism, or, Beginnings & Endings

When did postmodernism begin? The consensus seems to be that it emerged over the course of the “long sixties”; let’s say, for the sake of the thought experiment, that its onset dates from 1966, a year in which avantgarde tendencies converged, min...

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Focus On IT

Are you interested in studying at Australia’s Number 1 University? Come to a Focus on Melbourne seminar for prospective students and families, and get the answers you need to choose the right course for you. Take a closer look at the options for p...

Focus On Engineering

Are you interested in studying at Australia’s Number 1 University? Come to a Focus on Melbourne seminar for prospective students and families, and get the answers you need to choose the right course for you. Take a closer look at the options for p...

Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015

Superstar Firms in the Global Economy

The Corden Lecture 2015 The academic discipline of international trade has been revolutionized in recent years by a new focus on the role of firms in the global economy. New data sources have revealed previously unsuspected features of the import...

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Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015

Platelet biogenesis and function in health and disease

Platelets play vital roles in haemostasis and wound healing, but can also contribute to thrombosis and cancer dissemination. Dr Emma Josefsson recently challenged a prevalent paradigm to show that neither intrinsic nor extrinsic apoptosis in megak...

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War Trauma & Psychology: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

The horrific nature of conflict on the battlefields of World War I had profound affects on those who served. The debilitating condition of shell shock changed those returning from war and had mental and physical manifestations that had not been se...

Thursday, 18 Jun 2015

Systems for Optimizing 3D Cell Culture Environments

Threedimensional (3D) cell culture environments provide structural and biochemical cues for cellular differentiation and functionality. For specialized cell types such as primary cells, a twodimensional growth substrate may not be sufficient to su...

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National Indigenous Engineering Summit

The National Indigenous Engineering Summit will bring together the engineering industry, professional bodies, educational providers and policy leaders to exchange ideas and develop strategies to create and support pathways into the engineering pro...

Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015

Understanding the mechanics of gene silencing

The precise role of epigenetic modification in the mechanics of gene silencing is not well understood. Based mainly on studies of H3K27me3, the prevailing model is that epigenetic marks stabilize rather than cause transcriptional silencing. Here w...

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China: The Constrained Superpower

Dr Geoff Raby is an Australian Economist, diplomat and businessman with a long and distinguished career in foreign affairs. His most recent experience as Australia's Ambassador in Beijing and before that as Australia's chief trade negotiator give...

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Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015

A molecular arms race: The Immune System Vs HIV

Over 30 years after the emergence of HIV, there is no effective vaccine, and AIDS remains a threat to global public health. Following HIV infection, the human immune response is unable to clear the virus, partly because the virus rapidly mutates t...

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The Enemy Within: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

The First World War was conducted in political climate of patriotic fervour and rigorous policing of opposition. Debates over conscription divided the community. The War Precautions Act created arbitrary powers that threatened the civil liberties ...

Focus On Music

Are you interested in studying at Australia’s Number 1 University? Come to a Focus on Melbourne seminar for prospective students and families, and get the answers you need to choose the right course for you. Take a closer look at the options for p...

Thursday, 25 Jun 2015

Tiffin Talk - Chakma Refugees in India: Going Beyond Victimhood

Over last five decades the Chakmas of Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh have sought refuge in the northeastern states of India, primarily Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Tripura and Assam. Chakmas are the largest ethnic group in the Chittagong Hill T...

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Focus on Fine Arts

Are you interested in studying at Australia’s Number 1 University? Come to a Focus on Melbourne seminar for prospective students and families, and get the answers you need to choose the right course for you. Take a closer look at the options for p...

Thursday, 2 Jul 2015

Hands on Engineering

Hands on Engineering is a daylong program for Year 10 students, run during the Victorian school holidays. Hands on Engineering day offers students who are interested in mathematics and science the opportunity to come on campus to experience what e...

Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015

Baba Amte Memorial Lecture: The Amnesias of Democracy

The 2014 national elections and the 2015 Delhi elections, both of which delivered absolute majorities, have reinforced the public notion that Indian democracy is vibrant and unique, with the capacity to reinvent the polity. In the context of the M...

Sunday, 12 Jul 2015

Animal Publics: Emotions, Empathy, Activism

The sixth biennial Australian Animal Studies Group (AASG) International Conference, will explore the complex relationship between the public and private worlds of animals. It will consider the roles played by emotions, empathy and activism in the...

Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015

Parkinson’s disease: Deep brain stimulation and other advanced therapies – when and when not to try, and their effectiveness

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

Friday, 17 Jul 2015

Georgian caricaturist and Victorian illustrator George Cruikshank – A prelude to S.T. Gill

S.T. Gill was often referred to as the 'Colonial Cruikshank' and this lecture will examine the artistic lives of George Cruikshank, printmaker, satirist and illustrator/collaborator with Charles Dickens, outlining his artistic development in the c...

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Monday, 20 Jul 2015

Technology and Society : Exploring Opportunities for Stronger Collaboration with Australia's Department of Defence & the US National Defense University

Defence Science Institute Discovery Session Do you undertake research in the any of the following (or related) areas? • Technology and society • Technology futures and foresight • Military history and the history of military revolutions • Milit...

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Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015

Culture & War: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

The First World War brought great social and cultural changes to Australia. The experience of soldiers travelling internationally, the national mobilisation, the grief and loss. This forum will discuss the way in which these changes are revealed i...

Thursday, 23 Jul 2015

CCCS: Constitutional Law Conference 2015

On behalf of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, you are invited to register for a major conference on constitutional law to be held at Melbourne Law School on 23 and 24 July 2015. The Conference will open at 4pm on 23 July with a ...

Monday, 27 Jul 2015

Designing with Computers: IStructE Australia Regional Group

It is relatively common to hear the senior members of our profession exhort our more junior members to “stop using computer models”, particularly early in the design process. However, a computer analysis programme is really just a superior calcula...

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Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015

Kalari: India's Ancient Martial Art

As part of our Health, Culture & Spirituality series, we are pleased to present a seminar on the ancient martial art of India, Kalari. Dr Ranjit Rao, convenor of the series will present our local Kalari experts as they discuss the intricacies and...

Monday, 3 Aug 2015

Genome instability in cancer – causes, consequences and clinical implications

Dr Sieber’s laboratory focuses on population genetics and epigenetics of human colorectal cancer with the goal to develop novel biomarkers and strategies for therapy. Patient cohort and model system studies are being combined to develop an integra...

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IWSP7: Epilepsy Mechanisms, Models, Prediction & Control

This interdisciplinary and international conference will bring together world leading epileptologists, engineers, computer scientists, physicists, mathematicians, neurosurgeons and neuroscientists to focus on epilepsy research.

Thursday, 6 Aug 2015

Tiffin Talk: US - Pakistan Relations Under Obama

Historically, USPakistan relations have largely followed a clientelistic pattern. The American patron needed a regional broker to contain communism, to play the middleman visàvis China and to offer support in the post9/11 “global war on terror”. T...

Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015

Epilepsy: latest research and advice for patients and families

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

Thursday, 27 Aug 2015

The Performing Arts & War: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

The representation of war in music and theatre has had enduring resonance. Music has been used to stir the blood of combatants and inspire great courage, and also to offer consolation to the bereaved. Theatrical representations of war give meaning...

Thursday, 17 Sep 2015

Tiffin Talk: Gendered Infidelity in Hindi Cinema

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

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Thursday, 24 Sep 2015

Depression: latest international research and advice for patients and families

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

Thursday, 22 Oct 2015

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

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

Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015

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

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

Thursday, 19 Nov 2015

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

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

Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015

Moral Horizons: Australian Anthropological Society 2015 Conference, The University of Melbourne

The 2015 annual conference of the Australian Anthropological Society (AAS) will be hosted by the Anthropology Program at the University of Melbourne from 14 December. This year's conference "Moral Horizons" will address moral pluralities both with...

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Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015

Animal Welfare Science and Values

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