Thursday, 23 Oct 2014

Cancelled

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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Handloomed Cloth Threading Through Indian History

Cloth has long played an enormous part in the social, cultural, political and economic life of India. The Romans admired the gossamerlike muslin made in Bengal and termed it nebula venti (woven air). By the mideighteenth century India virtually cl...

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The Endeavour Engineering & IT Exhibition showcases Engineering and IT for tomorrow by presenting amazing final-year projects

A robot that fights fires. An unmanned search and rescue aeroplane. A studentbuilt race car. A device that can transcribe music directly from a guitar, called the “Tablord.” A 3D printed rabbit filled with 10,000 spheres, mimicking bone structure....

BEHAVIOURAL PUBLIC POLICY: FUTURE CHALLENGES

A specialist education opportunity designed for middle managers and senior executives in government, as well as those working closely with government in notforprofit and commercial organisations. People do not always behave rationally and the ide...

Why there is a need for mental health professionals network

IranianAustralian Mental Health Professionals Network This event will provide a platform for gaining an understanding of available local services, service gaps and how services and individuals can work together to meet the mental health needs of ...

Melbourne School of Population & Global Health Graduate Information Session

Meet staff, students & discover graduate study options. The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health offers a unique and exciting range of postgraduate professional education and research training opportunities. The Melbourne School of Po...

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014

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Pastiche and Authenticity: Surrealism’s Encounter with Outsider Art

Replying to a critic of “Les Possessions”, a series of automatic texts in which André Breton and fellow Surrealist Paul Eluard simulate various categories of mental illness, Breton denied that pastiche had played any part in it. An overview of Sur...

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Monday, 27 Oct 2014

A New Multiplex Solution for Simultaneous Quantifications of Cytokines and Chemokines in Biological Samples

Current multiplex assay technologies on the market for soluble protein targets are frequently associated with high reagent and instrument cost, inconsistent assay performance, timeconsuming data analysis, and lack of good reproducibility. To addr...

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In Search of Protolife: The Advent of Synthetic Cellularity in Chemical Systems

The design and construction of compartmentalised chemical ensembles for modelling complex biological systems, exploring the origin of life, and advancing future living technologies is attracting considerable interest in a wide range of research co...

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Investigation of the molecular mechanisms of MOZ in embryonic development

Monocytic leukaemia zinc finger protein, or MOZ, is a member of the MYST family of histone acetyltransferases. The acetylation of histones is an essential element of the regulation of gene transcription. To understand the role of histone acetylat...

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Critical Mass: Discover the Parkville Biomedical Precinct

A 'discovery' talk and tours program held during Melbourne Knowledge Week, exploring the sheer quantity of life sciences research facilities, institutes, researchers, fellows and postgraduate students in the Parkville precinct and surrounds, and t...

Guitar Perspectives: Concert 4 - Bach and Beyond

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music lecturer and renowned classical guitarist Tonié Field performs favourite works from the classical guitar repertoire. This performance is concert 4 of a 5 concert series. Admission: $20 full/$15 concession. Tick...

Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014

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

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

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Going Virtual: The Arrival of the Internet

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

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The Statistician as an Expert: The Truth, the Whole Truth and Statistics

Statisticians regard themselves as experts in various aspects of data – collections, perhaps management, definitely analysis and sometimes presentation. This was reasonably clear to earlier statisticians who had a focus on solving real life probl...

Science and Arts Colliding - New approaches to communicating innovation

As part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 2014, the Carlton Connect Initiative’s 3rd Annual Dialogues on Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (DICE) Lecture will be presented by leading scientist and Boyle medallist, Professor Luke O’Neill of Tri...

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Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014

Annual University Librarian's Lecture - Engagement Strategies for the 21st century

Speaking for the first time in his new expanded role as Executive Director of Collections, Mr Philip Kent will discuss engagement strategies in the 21st century. In this onehour lecture, Philip will draw on learnings from his recent visits to the...

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Structure and function of proteins required for invasion of human red blood cells by malaria parasites

Dr Lin Chen obtained her PhD from La Trobe University, where she was trained as a protein biochemist. Following postdoctoral research as a protein chemist/structural biologist at BRI/CSIRO and a short period as a research fellow at La Trobe Univer...

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Targeting cell adhesion in early lung cancer

After graduating with BSc and MSc degrees in Biology and Toxicology from the University of Rochester (19952001), Adam Giangreco completed a PhD in cell biology at the University of Pittsburgh with Professor Barry Stripp (20142004). This work led ...

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Achieving the Walkable City

What makes a liveable, healthy and active city? What can we learn from the experience in Vancouver to achieve better outcomes for our communities? The City of Vancouver is consistently identified as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Beyon...

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Is there a future for manufacturing in Australia?

Challenges to the Australian manufacturing sector have never been greater. Increased global competition, technological innovation and a strong economy have threatened the existence of many Australian organisations. While these conditions may prove...

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The Contemporary Challenge of Leadership in the Boardroom by Graham Bradley AM

The Vincent Fairfax Speaker Series is proudly presented by the Centre for Ethical Leadership through the generous support of the Vincent Fairfax Ethics In Leadership Foundation. Graham Bradley AM will canvass the mismatch between community and g...

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Thursday, 30 Oct 2014

Ripped Jeans and Recovery: a discussion of the commodification of the concept of ‘recovery’ in mental health treatment

This presentation addresses the notion that while the commodification of ‘recovery’ warrants critique, when negotiated in a manner that acknowledges and honours the resistance from which the term originated; it has the potential to enhance people’...

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High-speed Atomic Force Microscopy: From Mechanical Design to Control

Atomic Force Microscopes (AFMs), which are capable of imaging objects with atomic resolution, have been one of the most versatile tools in fields such as medical science, biology, chemistry and material engineering. AFM is a mechanical microscope ...

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Does Reliance on the Market create Unequal Investments in Children?

Recent research shows growing inequality of parental spending on children's education and child care in the United States; this is an important topic since investments in children are crucial for their success. It is important to investigate patte...

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Systems Biology: New Research into Understanding 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 ...

Federalism and the Politics of Territorial Redistribution

Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently announced a White Paper on Reform of the Federation. The Melbourne School of Government, with the support of the State Government of Victoria's Department of Premier and Cabinet, has engaged researchers from the...

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...

Monday, 3 Nov 2014

How do the Australian and US health care systems compare?

Professor Southby from The George Washington University, USA, will review the recent, major changes in the US health care system and reflect on the extent to which these kinds of changes will be able to address the big, complex public health and ...

Do globalisation studies have a future?

Globalisation envelops the world and historians too. The 'g' word is now mandatory in titles of books and articles; PhD students follow their leaders in dedicating their dissertations to the subject. Yet, not so long ago postmodern approaches to ...

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Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014

Prevention of chronic diseases in low and middle income countries: Do we know what we don’t know?

Formalised efforts to prevent chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and to promote the health and wellbeing of populations date back to the 1970's. Since that time, a vast evidence base has been accumulated and many important lessons ha...

The Power of One - single cell systems biology in haematopoiesis

Dr Shalin Naik is a Laboratory Head in the Molecular Medicine division. Dr Naik is a graduate of the University of QLD (Microbiology & Biochemistry) where he did his Honours with Professor David Hume on macrophage activation by CpG DNA. After a 2...

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Promoting Asian-Australian Participation in Public Life

This special oneday forum hosted by the Asia Institute includes a morning panel of confirmed addresses by Senator for South Australia, the Hon. Penny Wong on 'Australia's trade and investment opportunities in the Asian Century' and Senator for Tas...

Caught in the Cross-Publics of the 'Muslimwoman'

What can we learn from the passionate and polarized afterlife of the attempt by Lila AbuLughod to intervene in debates about Muslim women and their rights through her recent book Do Muslim Women Need Saving?? Intended to present alternatives to th...

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Compressed Capitalism, Globalization, and the Fate of Indian Development

India’s economic turnaround since the 1980s and since 1991 has been widely credited as a result of economic reforms. Gradual and systematic deregulation at home and increased international integration promises even better economic performance. Thi...

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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Cultural and Global Mental Health Film Screenings - 'Inpatient' & 'Inpatient: behind the scenes'

This event includes film screenings and is part of the Cultural and Global Mental Health Film Initiative. The presentation focusses on the City of Sydney Inner City Film Workshops which gave people involved in the Inner City Cadre network the opp...

Friday, 7 Nov 2014

Jury Research and Practice Conference: Current Issues in Jury Reform, Resarch and Policy

The Court of the Future Network has been convening jury research and practice conferences for a decade now, presenting opportunities for jury researchers and practioners to meet and share innovative ideas and approaches to jury reform, research an...

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Saturday, 8 Nov 2014

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, 10 Nov 2014

Distance in crises

In a crisis, we move towards managing negative outcomes, ensuring safety and survival. Needs that are seen to diverge from the immediate concerns of ensuring safety and survival are quashed. Normative configurations of family, of body, of language...

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Identifying novel functional correlates of acquired immunity to malaria

People can develop immunity to malaria following repeated exposure; hence the global search for a vaccine. However, it remains unclear how immunity is acquired. We propose that immunity to Plasmodium falciparum malaria requires specific types of h...

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Guitar Perspectives: Concert 5 - The Thin Blue Line

New works for solo guitar performed by Ken Murray including the world premiere of Stuart Greenbaum's Sonata for guitar and works by Andrew Batterham. This performance is the final concert in a 5 concert series. Admission: $20 full/$15 concessio...

Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014

Coffee @ Burnley - Course Information Session

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

Mind Change: How digital technologies are leaving their mark on our brains

There is no doubt that cyber technology is having a marked effect on 21st century societies. In this lecture Baroness Susan Greenfield will ask us to consider a world that was unimaginable only a few decades ago: a place where instant information...

Engineering a Better World

Engineering and technology are fundamental to a life of opportunity free from poverty. They underpin resilient, sustainable communities through the provision of access to clean water, sanitation, renewable energy, shelter, transport, communication...

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Keratoconus community information forum

It is an exciting and hopeful time for people with keratoconus. Corneal collagen crosslinking has the potential of being the most significant breakthrough for treating and halting the progression of the disease. Together with the identification o...

Book Launch: Barry Hill's 'Peacemongers'

Peacemongers is Barry Hill’s first major prose work since Broken Song. Imbued with the ideas of Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi, Peacemongers is a monumental tour de force of historical and self scrutiny. Professor Gerry Simpson, Director...

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Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014

The Historic Collections of Lambeth Palace Library

Lambeth Palace Library is the historic library of the Archbishops of Canterbury and the principal archive for the Church of England. Its collections today comprise: almost 5,000 volumes of manuscripts including medieval illuminated masterpieces su...

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Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy in the Twenty First Century

In this lecture Professor Garnaut will discuss prospects for and implications of the maturation of global development, in which all people enjoy high material standards of living. He assesses views from Keynes, Schumpeter and others on the maturat...

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Human Rights Lecture: Language rights, education and identity in Timor-Leste

As the Southeast Asia region’s newest nation emerging from centuries of colonial rule and a brutal 24year occupation, TimorLeste faces immense challenges in establishing a quality education system and national curriculum which reflect and uphold t...

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Finding the cause of Parkinson’s disease

Finding the cause of Parkinson’s disease is important because it is the key to finding therapies that slow or even halt the progression of this disease. In this lecture, Professor Malcolm Horne will outline and discuss current ideas about the pro...

memoria morum: Classical Antiquity and the Power of Memory

2014 Marion Adams Memorial Lecture "A mass of memories and records, of relics and replicas, of monuments and memorabilia, lives at the core of our being. And as we remake it, the past remakes us." (David Lowenthal) As the ancient Greeks and Roma...

Intellectual Property in Transition: desperately seeking the Big Picture

In the face of accelerating changes in the makeup of the world's economic, cultural and political structure, Intellectual Property (IP) rights face a stresstest. Pulled back into the past by legislative intent and judicial precedent, they are pro...

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Thursday, 13 Nov 2014

Disinvestment and Decommissioning of Public Services

A specialist education opportunity designed for middle managers and senior executives in government, as well as those working closely with government in notforprofit and commercial organisations. Australia, like all developed economies, is debati...

Flight of International Medical Graduates - A cross-country comparative study

PHD Completion Seminar by Indrajit Hazarika MBBS MD MPH International migration of health workers has been at the centre stage of the global discourse on health workforce resulting in a growing body of literature on the patterns and motifs of mi...

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Imagining the 21st Century Public Service Workforce

The public service workforce is at the frontier of major change. Significant changes to the shape and nature of public services combined with major changes in the organisation of work could transform the activities the public service workforce un...

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Mother? Nature?

Is there any essential connection between women and conservation? Nature is often feminised though it surely comprehends all genders. Female is the default sex and male the incomplete version; is the feminising of nature an unconscious acknowledg...

Friday, 14 Nov 2014

Feminist Ecologies in Australia Symposium

In the early 1990s, Australian ecofeminist philosopher Val Plumwood developed a definition of ‘environmental feminism’ or ‘critical ecological feminism’ that characterised oppression as ‘a network of multiple interlocking forms of domination linke...

Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014

Narrm Oration: Indigenous knowledges and how they help us think about the future

Murrup Barak, Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development at the University of Melbourne and Rio Tinto Australia are pleased to present the 2014 Narrm Oration 'Indigenous knowledges and how they help us think about the future'. The Narrm Orati...

Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014

Developments in land administration in Victoria

The property industry is one of the most important in Victoria, both to the economy of the state and for the financial and social wellbeing of millions of Victorians. Developments in this industry therefore have broad impact in the community. Land...

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Tackling HIV latency - towards a cure for HIV

Professor Lewin is an internationally renowned researcher in HIV/AIDS, an NHMRC Practitioner Fellow and previously headed the Department of Infectious Diseases, Alfred Health and Monash University (2003 2014) and was cohead of the Centre for Biome...

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Melbourne Business School Information Evening

Attend the MBS Information Evening to learn more about your graduate study options in business and economics. You will have the chance to meet with current students, course advisers,and the admissions team as well as the Deputy Dean, Professor N...

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Thursday, 20 Nov 2014

Reviewing Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Australia

When Narendra Modi lands in Brisbane for the G20 Summit in November, he will be the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Australia since Rajiv Gandhi in 1986. The opening months of Mr. Modi’s prime ministership have witnessed visits to the neighb...

What to do about Australians fighting for ISIS?

The growing number of Australians who have become foreign fighters for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have led to fears of terrorism at home, sweeping new laws limiting civil liberties, and questions about Australia's role in Middle Ea...

When stroke becomes dementia

Why do so many stroke patients slide into dementia? People typically have problems with thinking, speech and memory immediately after a stroke but they usually recover. But one in three stroke survivors even those who make a good recovery sli...

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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, 24 Nov 2014

Characterization of the niche regulators that control the formation and maintenance of colon crypts in vitro

Colon mesenchymal cells are closely associated with colon crypts and contribute the microenvironment of the epithelial stem cells. At present there is no appropriate in vitro model to study how colon epithelial stem cells respond to mesenchymal cu...

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Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014

Resilience and Fragility in the Asian Century

Resilience and Fragility in the Asian Century: Refocussing Australia's Economic Narratives Through the Lens of Economic History Behind every policy strategy, of government or business, lies a narrative that contextualises and justifies a course o...

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Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014

Immunoregulation by CD52….but there's more!

Professor Len Harrison presents a seminar about immunoregulation by CD52. He is a laboratory head in the Molecular Medicine Division and clinician at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. His major research interests are immune regulation and immune thera...

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Thursday, 27 Nov 2014

Complex alcohol control policies in Indigenous communities in Queensland

This seminar is jointly presented by the University of Melbourne's Centre for Health Policy, Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit and the Justice Health Research Group. Very high rates of injury and death during the 1990s were linked with increase...

The Net Effect: An Optimist in the News Business

The disruption of ‘legacy’ newspapers by the Internet should be welcomed and celebrated. The new technology arrived just in time. Over the next few years it will replace the paperbased process that was both hugely expensive, and that, by its natu...

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Monday, 1 Dec 2014

Seventh Melbourne Doctoral Forum on Legal Theory

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

Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014

Innovative Learning and Teaching: The Why and The How

A twoday symposium bringing together veterinary educators and practitioners from across the AsiaPacific region. Symposium themes include: Is the lecture dead? Student engagement, elearning, online learning and related topics. Is your graduate jo...

Monday, 8 Dec 2014

Signaling pathways connect the cell cycle to epigenetics and cell fate determination

Stephen Dalton has been Professor and GRA Chair in Molecular Cell Biology in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Georgia since 2003. In 20012 he was appointed founding Director of the Center for Molecular Medi...

Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014

Human rights in mental health

For UN Human rights day, the Global and Cultural Mental Unit (Centre for Mental Heallth, School of Population and Global Health) in collaboration with the Social Equity Institute and representatives from Mind and Mental Illness Fellowhip, is hosti...

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014

Understanding and treating stroke using advanced brain imaging

Dr Bruce Campbell is an awardwinning neurologist with a pioneering drive to improve outcomes for stroke patients. The pathophysiology of stroke varies greatly between individuals. Advanced brain imaging in ischemic stroke allows identification of...

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Course Information Day

You've got your ATAR, now come to Course Information Day and find out what you can study at Melbourne in 2015. You can learn more about the undergraduate courses and pathways to graduate study that are available to you, and find out which scholar...