Friday, 1 Jul 2016

It's a Gas! Dentistry & Cartoons

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

The Glory that Was Greece: Greek Art & Architecture

This six week course traces the development of Greek art from its beginnings in the Dark Ages to the Classical perfection of the 5th century BC. It also looks at how Greek art changed in the 4th century BC and the radical transformations which occ...

Annual Winter School Program Launched

Victorian College of the Arts has just launched its annual 2016 Winter School Program for 15 – 20 year olds. There are courses are available in Film and TV, Music Theatre, Theatre, Visual Arts and Dance and are perfect for VCE students. The ...

Final Frontier Festival

The Melbourne Space Program is excited to announce Final Frontier Festival 2016. The fiveday festival is set to become Melbourne’s largest celebration of space, hosting a collection of events that has something for space lovers of all ages. And...

VCE Winter School History: Revolutions

The Faculty of Arts is pleased to announce its 2016 VCE Winter School programs for VCE students and teachers. This year we will be offering a series of inspiring lectures, seminars and tutorials in three VCE subjects: Literature, History: Revoluti...

NASA’s Juno Mission to Jupiter

On July 4, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will enter polar orbit around Jupiter. It will be a daring encounter in dangerous new territory: Jupiter lies in the harshest radiation environment known. This amazing spacecraft will peer below Jupiter’s swirlin...

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Gender Equality and the Final Frontier

The words “astronaut” and “rocket scientist” still conjure up images of white men for many people, despite the fact that women have played an integral role in both space travel and in space. Sophia will be discussing the often forgotten history of...

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How All of Humanity Can Benefit From Space Mining

Space enthusiasts speak in utopian terms of the benefits for humanity of exploring the Final Frontier. Advocates of space mining speak of trillion dollar checks and riches beyond our wildest dreams. But beyond the rhetoric, how exactly will humani...

What’s Space Ever Done for Me?

You may not realise it, but space technology touches your life every day. From the food on your plate and the GPS in your smartphone to the daily weather report and live global 24hour news, satellite networks and spinoff technologies from space ex...

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The Politics Behind Space in Australia

Australia was a pioneering and active nation during the space race of the 20th century. Yet, in the decades since the space capability of the nation has been suppressed through political actions and for legitimate reason. With a new wave of space ...

Celebrating 100 years of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity: Lost planets, Australian Eclipses and warped space

Over the years 1915 and 1916 Albert Einstein presented his magnificent General Theory of Relativity. The product of years of toil, it took expeditions to observe total solar eclipses visible from northern Australia in 1922 to confirm the theory. ...

Saturday, 2 Jul 2016

OzQube-1: The Rise of DIY Satellites

OzQube1 is one of a growing number of a new generation of tiny satellites. It is unique in that it’s being developed in Australia, but not by the government, a company or even a University. It’s a solo project that was conceived and developed by i...

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How Do You Do a Space Business?

Building any business is a difficult, timeconsuming and expensive task. It’s no wonder that 90% of all entrepreneurs fail. And a business for space is considered especially difficult because it is owned by very large established players, not to me...

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The story of Australis OSCAR 5: Australia's first satellite

In 1965 Australia had not built a satellite. That year, a nerdy lot of students from this university asked Project OSCAR, a California group that had built 4 amateur radio satellites, if they could get an Australian one launched. They said "maybe....

The Science of Aboriginal Star Knowledge

Like many Indigenous peoples of the world, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures use the stars to inform navigation, calendars, and social structure. Within their complex astronomical traditions, the properties of stars play an important ...

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The brain and space travel: How does travelling into outer space influence the space between our ears?

Travelling into space and how it influences our minds has been the stuff of science fiction. With extended stays on the International Space Station and plans for colonising Mars on the horizon, it has become more important to understand how our br...

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Monday, 4 Jul 2016

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

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

Haematopoietic cytokines and their receptors

Maintenance of the haematopoietic and immune systems are controlled by the secretion of cytokines. Cytokines are small, soluble glycoproteins that initiate an intracellular signalling cascade in their target cells, leading to proliferation, differ...

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NAIDOC Week: Reconciliation Staff and Students Choir

We invite you to celebrate NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) week by watching the first ever performance from the University of Melbourne's Staff and Student Reconciliation Choir. Choir members are from the Univ...

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Tuesday, 5 Jul 2016

Why Indonesia Will Not Be the Next Rising Power in Asia

This lecture seeks to critically engage with currently popular views about ‘Indonesia Rising’ as a regional and international power. Many scholars have argued this due to Indonesia’s sustained economic growth and successful democratic transition. ...

Wednesday, 6 Jul 2016

Inside knowledge on research ethics

Savvy researchers know they must think about their ethics applications from the perspective of the reviewing committee. This seminar will provide insight into how ethics committees review applications. Some of the topics covered will include: the...

Taking it to Heart: Exploring Immune Solutions to Curb Rheumatic Heart Disease in Aboriginal Australians

The 10year life expectancy gap between Indigenous and nonIndigenous Australians is one of the most pressing health concerns of this nation. Contributing solutions to closing the gap has been a growing priority at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institut...

Take Heart: The Quest to Rid Australasia of Rheumatic Heart Disease

Rheumatic heart disease threatens the lives of over thirty million young people around the world, and is 100% preventable.This provocative documentary lifts the lid on this largely invisible disease. The first peoples of Australasia have among t...

The Thorax and Whole Body Function

The thorax forms the largest region of the spine and trunk and is essential for respiration, while ensuring effective transfer of loads for optimal whole body function and performance. There are multiple mechanisms by which a dysfunctional thorax,...

Alzheimer’s Disease: the latest research and a search for a cure

In this presentation, Professor Ashley Bush will discuss the research he and his Oxidation Biology Unit are looking at with regards to how key proteins interact inappropriately with metals in the brain to cause oxidative stress in diseases includi...

The Dark Frontier

Astrophysical and cosmological observations tell us that the matter described so well by the Standard Model of particle physics is only 5% of the content of the Universe. Another 25% is the mysterious dark matter, which may be provided by unknown ...

Yinga-bul: Stories of a Song Man

Playright, poet, scriptwriter, filmmaker, author and musician Richard J Frankland is a master storyteller, passionately inspiring audiences around the world with his unique voice and strong views. In this special Salon performance he is joined by...

Thursday, 7 Jul 2016

VCE Winter School: Study Day for Literature Teachers

This year we are also offering a new professional study day for VCE Literature teachers for those keen to prepare key texts on the new 2017 syllabus. We will explore and develop the different critical perspectives and theories required by the ‘Int...

Friday, 8 Jul 2016

Portliness Amidst Poverty: Evidence from India

Much of the health economics literature in India has focused on the pervasive problem of malnutrition and infectious diseases. However, a topic that has garnered considerably less attention is the rising phenomenon of obesity in the country. The p...

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The Discovery of Gravity Waves: The Breakthrough by LIGO

The 2016 announcement of the experimental observation of gravity waves from space is the latest confirmation of Einstein’s General Theory and comes after decades of work developing the incredibly sophisticated observatory. Member of the internati...

Saturday, 9 Jul 2016

Extending a Hand: Gesture, Duration, and the Posthumous Turn

What is the durational reach of gesture? Thinking about call and response, or hail and acknowledgement, Professor Rebecca Schneider asks "How long can call lie in wait for response? How far can a hail extend?" Schneider looks at contemporary art w...

Monday, 11 Jul 2016

Closing the gap on indigenous health

Associate Professor James Ward will speak on closing the gap on indigenous health. James Ward is the Head of Infectious Diseases Research and Aboriginal Health at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute in Adelaide and is a le...

Historical perspective of red blood cell and platelet formation

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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Neutrophil cell death and extracellular trap (NET) release - novel modifiers of inflammation in human Gout

Neutrophils are the most numerous circulating immune cells in the body and serve as the foot soldiers of innate immunity, guarding against pathogens of all types. A recently described antipathogen mechanism that neutrophils employ is a novel form ...

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Wednesday, 13 Jul 2016

EU Perspectives on the Energy Transition

As part of its Market Design Initiative, the European Union is currently consulting on changes to its Internal Electricity Market (IEM) the long held ambition of an integrated, transnational electricity infrastructure and trading zone. At the hea...

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Contingent Academic Employment in Australian Universities

Over the past two decades Australian universities have growth substantially, teaching more students and producing more research each year. This has coincided with a shift in employment practices away from secure employment in combined teaching and...

Distributed Networks of Linked Health Data: Their Role in the Rapid Quantification of Drug-related Harms

Pharmacoepidemiology uses large databases of linked administrative health data to assess the harms and benefits of prescription medicines. However, important findings are often delayed while individual research groups negotiate funding and access ...

Tracking the spread of malaria in the South West Pacific

Research in the Barry Laboratory is focused on dissecting the genomic diversity of malaria parasites, which is providing insights into transmission patterns, antigenic diversity and the development of naturally acquired immunity in the host. In th...

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VCA Short Films at the Queen Victoria Night Market

The Queen Victoria Night Market along with the Victoria College of the Arts will be presenting a special Night Market featuring a selection of past VCA short films. The VCA will showcase a selection of films from some of the best and brightest f...

Thursday, 14 Jul 2016

Chronicle: A glimpse of the 16th century through recent acquisitions from the Kerry Stokes Collection

The Baillieu Library is hosting a brief and exclusive exhibition of recent acquisitions from the Kerry Stokes Collection to coincide with this year's Rare Book Week. The centrepiece is a rare eleven metre scroll printed on parchment, Conica Cronic...

Changing the Definition of Sequencing

This seminar will review the 10X Genomics technology and key applications, particularly for single cell analysis. 10x Genomics meets the critical need for long range, structural and cellular information, with an innovative system that transforms ...

Evidence-informed Public Health decision-making

This twoday practical workshop helps participants develop skills and confidence in using evidence in decisionmaking and practice. Course areas include: • Defining, searching for, and accessing evidence quickly and easily • Assessing the quality...

After Shakespeare

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

Shakespeare on Film

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016, ACMI, in association with The University of Melbourne, present an international touring program from the British Council and the British Film Institute (BFI) that explores the deep affi...

Banality of Expressions: Language and politics in post-New Order Indonesia

During the New Order's rule, bahasa Indonesia was overly "inflated" by the overwhelming presence of euphemism (or the practice of softening expressions deemed to be sensitive in order to hide the truth; e.g., diamankan for 'being arrested', oknum ...

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Richard III (M)

Sir Ian McKellen leads an allstar cast in Richard Loncraine’s stunning adaptation of Richard III. A bold reimagining of Shakespeare’s murderous, scheming king, Loncraine transplants Shakespeare’s bloody play to an alternative fascist England of th...

Friday, 15 Jul 2016

Much Ado ABout Nothing (PG)

Arguably one of the best Shakespearian adaptations ever filmed, this witty and fastpaced version of Much Ado About Nothing is a testament to Kenneth Branagh’s extensive creative abilities. Branagh, along with costar and writer Emma Thompson injec...

Pulsars: Nature's naturally-occurring gravitational laboratories

Pulsars are spinning dead stars that have long since consumed all their nuclear fuel and collapsed into superdense remnants. Pulses of radiation from the spin can be used as extremely precise clocks with which to study extreme gravity. Astronomers...

Theatre of Blood (M)

Vincent Price and Dianna Rigg star as a hilariously ghoulish father and daughter hellbent on Shakespearian themed revenge in this camp comedichorror film. Edward Lionheart (Price) is primed to accept his hardearned prize for actor of the year at ...

Saturday, 16 Jul 2016

Romeo and Juliet (PG)

Italian director, Franco Zeffirelli’s adaptation of forbidden passion is one of the most wellknown and loved filmic adaptations of Shakespeare. Lavishly staged and full of beauty, the director famously cast virtual unknowns, Leonard Whiting and ...

Macbeth (MA15+)

Steeped in treachery, magic and bloody revenge, Shakespeare’s Macbeth tells the tale of a couple who are beset by grief and driven to madness in their pursuit of power. Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard lead an impressive cast in Australian...

Sunday, 17 Jul 2016

Play On! (Silent Shakespeare) (Unclassified 15+)

A compilation of silent Shakespeare shorts with a newly commissioned score by awardwinning young composer Laura Rossi, performed by The Globe Players. The seven films in this unique collection – from Britain, Italy and the USA – are created from t...

Bill (PG)

William ‘Bill’ Shakespeare leaves his home and family in Stratford to find fame and fortune as a playwright in Elizabethan London, but don’t be fooled, this is no ordinary telling of the history of England especially when told by the stars from H...

The Angelic Conversation (PG)

Intense, dreamlike and poetic, The Angelic Conversation is one of the most artistic films from celebrated British artist filmmaker, Derek Jarman (Caravaggio, Jubilee, Sebastiane). Jarman freely interprets this series of Shakespearian sonnets, envi...

Monday, 18 Jul 2016

Homelessness and Housing Insecurity Workshop 2016

The Melbourne Institute and its Journeys Home research team are pleased to host a twoday international research workshop on homelessness and housing insecurity 18 and 19 July 2016 at the Melbourne Institute. Journeys Home is an important national...

Developing Targeted Therapies based on Blood Cell Biology

To develop targeted therapies for cancers of the blood, one first has to understand the biology of both the cancer and its counterpart normal cells. No treatment is ever cancerspecific. The talk will focus on the two examples of attempted develop...

From Cytokine Signalling to Cell Death

TNF (tumor necrosis factor) is a proinflammatory cytokine that is a key player in many inflammatory diseases like psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. TNF induces either the upregulation of other cytokines and survival mediators or, when this is pe...

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Melbourne Masterclass: Degas: A New Vision... A New Beginning

In partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria’s exhibition Degas: A new vision, the Faculty of Arts is proud to present a fourpart masterclass series on the life and art of Edgar Degas, one of the most recognizable grand masters of French m...

Tuesday, 19 Jul 2016

Passions: Healthy or Unhealthy?

This workshop will consider 'passion' and 'emotion', exploring their significance for contemporary philosophy, psychology, psychiatry. The term and concept 'passion' no longer figures in contemporary scientific efforts to understand emotion or ot...

Macrophages, Wnts and Light Response Pathways in the Regulation of Vascular Development and Vascular Disease

Dr Lang's scientific interests include early eye development, the role of myeloid cells in development, vascular development and most recently, the role of light responses in developmental processes. In this presentation he discusses marcophages, ...

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Tradition and invention in Thielman Kerver’s last book of hours

A 16th century eleven metre scroll illustrating the history of the world from Biblical times is the centrepiece of an exclusive exhibition at the University of Melbourne to coincide with Rare Book Week. 'A chronicle of French, English and world hi...

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

Join curator Brian Allison for a floor talk discussing the latest temporary exhibition, Water, marks and countenances: works on paper from the Grainger Museum collection. Free Entry

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Henry V (PG)

Kenneth Branagh in his debut as director had a big challenge in trying to match Lawrence Olivier’s 1944 celebrated screen version of Henry V. With handsome set pieces and accomplished performances Branagh wildly succeeds in bringing to life Shake...

Wednesday, 20 Jul 2016

What Gets Counted Gets Done

What gets counted gets done: Development and validation of a system for routine monitoring of deaths after release from prison. People released from prison are at markedly increased risk of death. However, despite wellestablished systems for moni...

How lipid-embedded domains contribute to the structure, organisation and function of transmembrane receptors

Dr Melissa Call is a Laboratory Head in the Structural Biology Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. The Call laboratory studies the structural basis of signalling through cellsurface receptors that control key functions in immunity and...

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Hamlet (G)

Winner of four Academy Awards, Lawrence Olivier’s take as the Danish Prince with a guilty conscious and a serious case of the blues is considered by many as the version that other actors must measure their performances against. This classic tale o...

Artists' books holding us in their palm

The flexible medium of the book holds us in its palm rather than us holding the book in our own palms. We are besotted with paper for its adaptable, foldable, cutable, concealable, revealing nature. In our artists' books, prints, zines, drawings, ...

Gastronomica Apocalyptica

Opening Night: Inheritance Ruminate over the future of food at the opening of Inheritance by Anna Madeleine. Taste the future through Gastronomica Apocalyptica a postapocalyptic food experience by Sophie Lamond. Gastronomica Apocalyptica invites...

Australia and China: Expanding the E-Commerce Opportunity

Mr. J. Michael Evans, Group President of Alibaba Group delivers the keynote address on Alibaba’s Australia and New Zealand office and global growth strategy. With its ecommerce sector expected to surpass RMB 6.5 trillion in total volume this year...

Thursday, 21 Jul 2016

The Chronicle of Chronicles, 1521

A 16th century eleven metre scroll illustrating the history of the world from Biblical times is the centrepiece of an exclusive exhibition at the University of Melbourne to coincide with Rare Book Week. 'A chronicle of French, English and world hi...

After Shakespeare, Floor Talk

'After Shakespeare' is an exhibition with associated public programs exploring the 400 year legacy of William Shakespeare. The exhibition includes work by writers who imitated or adapted his works, and documents his cultural influence in the four ...

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Half Baked Ideas - Putting India to Work: a new approach put more Indians in jobs

Despite two decades of economic growth, more than 70 percent of urban Indian workers don’t have formal sector jobs. This vast majority is excluded from India’s remarkable progress: their wages are twenty times lower, they don’t enjoy worker protec...

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A Very Australian Story: Political Libels and the Conscription Referendums of the First World War

In 1945, the AntiConscription League published a pamphlet ostensibly about the recently deceased Maurice Blackburn's opposition to conscription for the purpose of overseas military service. The polemic that infused the pamphlet a discussion of th...

Friday, 22 Jul 2016

UROP@BioMedVic 2016 Conference Day

BioMedVic will be hosting the annual UROP Conference Day at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Everyone is welcome to come see our outstanding UROP students present their exciting results. Registration: The conference day is a free e...

Young Scientist Forum on Cell Death and Survival

Australia is a world leader in the field of cell death and survival From the discovery of the genetic basis of apoptosis, to the molecular events that lead to necroptosis, to the development of therapeutics that target these pathways for the trea...

Recent acquisitions from the Kerry Stokes collection

A 16th century eleven metre scroll illustrating the history of the world from Biblical times is the centrepiece of an exclusive exhibition at the University of Melbourne to coincide with Rare Book Week. 'A chronicle of French, English and world hi...

Melbourne Rare Book Fair

Rare Book Week is a partnership event between ANZAAB (the Australia New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers, the University of Melbourne and eight other literary institutions. In its inaugural year over 44 free events were held at libra...

Dark Matter and Gravity: Searching for missing mass in the Stawell gold mine

Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity provides an exceptionally accurate theory for gravity and matter at the largest scales. But observations of the way stars move subject to gravity in the galaxies show there is more gravity that can be accou...

Monday, 25 Jul 2016

Haematopoietic stem cells and their niche

The ability of adult mammals to sustain and control the number of blood cells within the peripheral circulation is a remarkable physiological process underpinned by the regulation of the haemopoietic stem cell (HSC) pool and ultimately HSC fate. T...

Documentary Screening & Talk: Right to Know - Understanding Digital Literacy in Rural India

How can we welcome one billion rural, mostly belowthepovertyline Indians online by 2020? Right to Know is a photo and video essay presented as a seminar discussing the issues forthcoming film Ocean in a Drop raises; from the risks field workers ta...

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Tuesday, 26 Jul 2016

Family Business

Family businesses are the most common form of economic organization in the world and they play a prominent role in the AsiaPacific region. With the rapid development in the institutional environments of various economies in this region, the role, ...

Violence and the Supreme Court: Perspectives from both sides of the bench

Violent crime is of central concern to the community and attracts significant political interest. The Criminal Division of the Supreme Court sees the state's most violent offenders. It is the premier venue for deliberating on those crimes that ref...

The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision - Where are we on the path?

Australia is the only developed country to still have trachoma, and until recently the rates for trachoma in Australian Aboriginal communities were amongst the highest in the world. Blindness rates in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people a...

Wednesday, 27 Jul 2016

Community Water Fluoridation: Why we continue to support it

While for the most part the studies from which the Community Water Fluoridation (CWF) evidence is drawn are of high calibre and the conclusions drawn from them are irrefutable, science is rarely if ever, perfect. Sometimes the evidence arises fr...

Drilling Down into the Structured Core of the T Cell Receptor Complex

The Call laboratory studies the structural basis of signalling through cellsurface receptors that control key functions in immunity and haematopoiesis. Activation of T lymphocytes through the T cell antigen receptor (TCR) is a central event in all...

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Inspiring India: Challenges for Environmental Democracy in the Worlds Largest Democracy

India's developmental strategy is obsessively focused on economic growth with GDP being the central focus. This obsession has led to massive exploitation of forests, rivers and land, as well as increased conflict between the State and the corporat...

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Julie Taymor's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Premiere Australian Screening: From the mind of awardwinning director Julie Taymor (The Lion King on Broadway, Frida, Titus) comes a Shakespeare adaptation like none other, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Rich with Taymor's trademark creativity, this i...

Thursday, 28 Jul 2016

Political Islam and the Challenge to International Law

Professor Naz Modirzadeh and Professor Andrew March will explore some of the challenges posed by the rise of militant forms of political Islam to international law. The speakers will explore what transnational Jihadis may have contributed to Islam...

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

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

How to be a Pragmatist

The 2016 Barry Taylor and David Lewis Philosophy Lecture is presented by Professor Elizabeth Anderson. Pragmatism is often loosely characterized as the view that people should adopt "whatever works." This seems like empty and useless advice, sinc...

Friday, 29 Jul 2016

Einstein’s Gravity: Black Holes, Dark Matter and Gravitational Lensing

The General Theory of Relativity describes how mass distorts how we observe space and time. Two spectacular examples of this are provided through gravitational lensing and the predictions of black holes. Gravitational lenses provide our strongest ...

Monday, 1 Aug 2016

Introduction to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health

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

Immune Cell Differentiation

Immune cells belong to hematopoietic cells and their ultimate origin is hematopoietic stem cells (HSC). The differentiation of immune cells, including innate and adaptive immune cells, from HSC is a stepwise controlled process that is critical for...

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Structural Investigations of Pro-apoptotic Bcl-2 Proteins: Bak at the Membrane and when Chickens go Bok

Apoptosis is a program of altruistic cell suicide that is essential for the development and homeostasis of multicellular organisms. Insufficient or aberrant apoptosis is a hallmark of many disease states, including cancer. Permeabilisation of the ...

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Tuesday, 2 Aug 2016

Designing Economic Evaluation Alongside Clinical Studies

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

Wednesday, 3 Aug 2016

Ion Channels: A Directional Shift in Mechanism and Context

Potassium channels connect cells into networks, invoking and responding to second messengers and triggering Ca2+ signaling cascades. Unfortunately, their potential as a bridge to pharmacology has been circumvented by a limited and generic understa...

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Information Session - Master of Nursing Science

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

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What Causes Parkinson’s Disease?

Did you know that Parkinson’s disease occurs when nerve cells die in the brain? This causes the chemical dopamine to decline and has many other effects. In this presentation, Professor Malcolm Horne will discuss brain changes and possible symptoms...

Thursday, 4 Aug 2016

Bombard the Headquarters - China's Cultural Revolution: Perspectives After Fifty Years

An Exhibition and Symposium to mark the 50th Anniversary of China's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. In August 2016, scholars from the Faculties of Arts and Architecture at the University of Melbourne are holding a symposium to mark the fif...

International Law and Global Non-International Armed Conflict

How is international law involved in what the US has called the ‘global noninternational armed conflict’ against al Qaeda and associated forces? In this lecture, Professor Naz Modirzadeh will analyse the legal arguments developed by the US to just...

Friday, 5 Aug 2016

Personal Identity in the History of Philosophy

This conference aims to bring together scholars who work on theories of personal identity in the history of philosophy or on the development of historical theories in contemporary philosophy. The conference focuses on debates about the self or pe...

Monday, 8 Aug 2016

Neuropsychological Impact of Trauma Workshop

Presented by Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (Dept of Psychiatry) The cognitive impairments commonly associated with trauma and PTSD can be quite disabling. Using illustrative case studies, this workshop will help you ...

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Neuropsychological Impact of Trauma Workshop

The cognitive impairments commonly associated with trauma and PTSD can be quite disabling. Using illustrative case studies, this workshop will help you to identify these deficits, understand the impact they may have on a client’s presentation and ...

Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016

The Killer Defence

As part of the “living fossil record’ of immunology Professor Doherty will take you through some of the questions, strategies and technical/conceptual limitations that have characterised his 40 years of involvement with the virusspecific CD8+ T ce...

Sustainability Plan 2016-2020: Investments Forum

The University of Melbourne's Sustainability Charter released in March 2016 set out a revised commitment to "implement investment strategies consistent with the University's commitment to sustainability and its financial and legal responsibilities...

Wednesday, 10 Aug 2016

Perforin: structure, function and human pathology

Joe Trapani received his medical degree in 1977 and his PhD in 1985, from The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital. He completed physician training (FRACP) in Rheumatology (1985) and received his PhD in the immunogenetics of HL...

Ready for Action: strengthening the role of non-violence and conflict resolution in the UN and its agencies

The idea of readiness for action is usually associated with military intervention. But peace, nonviolence and conflict resolution also require careful preparation and training. Changes that build peace can come from dramatic top down decisions....

Thursday, 11 Aug 2016

Between Chinese State and Tibetan Nation: Language Shift Among Tibet's Minority Languages

The Case of the Manegacha Language of Qinghai Linguistic research over the past thirty years has been gradually overturning the common perception of Tibet as a linguistically homogenous region, and of Tibetans as a linguistically unified people. ...

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Friday, 12 Aug 2016

Engineering & IT Future Researchers Symposium

If you’re passionate about changing the world, join likeminded individuals, current research students and academics at the Engineering & IT Future Researchers Symposium. Discover the best way to pitch your thesis topic, how to find the right supe...

Tuesday, 16 Aug 2016

Rumble in the (Urban) Jungle: Novel Science Research Driving Green Cities

This seminar forms part of Science Week and will highlight the research of early career scientists. Postgraduate students working in the urban jungle will present highlights from their research into making vegetation work better for greener citie...

Wednesday, 17 Aug 2016

IL-3Rα/CD123 as a potential novel therapeutic target in systemic lupus erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex chronic multisystem autoimmune disease, which still causes a significant morbidity, and even mortality, despite currently available treatments. There is an urgent need for effective and safe novel th...

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Thursday, 18 Aug 2016

Unrest in Tibet: What do variations in the incidence of protest and conflict tell us about the dynamics of integration and assimilation?

In 2008 a wave of political unrest broke out across Tibetan regions in China. Characterized by street protests, intercommunal violence, and, later, by selfimmolations, the political unrest was the most widespread since the annexation of Tibetan ar...

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The Great Leaders Masterclass

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

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Citizens, Criminologists and Wayfarers: On Crime in the Open City

The city has long been a space of industry, commerce, pleasure and connection. Cities are also places that require defence, their territories vulnerable to outsiders; and a city was declared ‘open’ when its defenders conceded it for occupation by ...

Friday, 19 Aug 2016

Dual-specificity phosphatase 4 regulates STING- and RIG-I-mediated Type I interferon response via TBK1 and ERK

Dr Zhang’s laboratory is interested in signal transduction pathways that regulate innate and adaptive immune response, and how dysregulated signalling leads to pathological outcomes, such as inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Currently, the lab...

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Sunday, 21 Aug 2016

Open Day

The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive researchintensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*. Melbourne attracts the best and brightest ...

Thursday, 25 Aug 2016

Old Time Accomplices: Mentors and Mentees conference

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

Friday, 26 Aug 2016

Drawing in the Gallery: Ancient Greek Vases

Join us for a drawing class with accomplished artist Steven Rendall. Looking at works on display you will learn different techniques and use a variety of mediums to refine your drawing skills in this monthly lesson. All artistic abilities welcome....

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Ageing Workers: Challenges for Employment Relations and Labor Law

Workforce ageing is a major trend in many developed economies due to declining birth rates and rising life expectancy. This demographic development has important implications for economic performance, intergenerational solidarity and social cohesi...

Saturday, 27 Aug 2016

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

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

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University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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

Monday, 29 Aug 2016

High-Dimensional Cellular Immune Profiling in Health and Disease

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

Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016

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

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

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Wednesday, 31 Aug 2016

Hijacking Host Complement Regulators: Mechanisms of Plasmodium Falciparum Immune Evasion

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

Information Session - Master of Nursing Science

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

Thursday, 1 Sep 2016

Building a Chinese Dream: Language, Power and Heirarchy

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

Monday, 5 Sep 2016

Trauma-Focussed Therapy Workshop: Working with Adults

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

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Trauma-Focussed Therapy Workshop: Working with Adults

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

Wednesday, 7 Sep 2016

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

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

Thursday, 8 Sep 2016

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

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

Monday, 12 Sep 2016

Trauma-Informed Care Workshop

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

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Trauma-Informed Care Workshop

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

Tuesday, 13 Sep 2016

Twins: Invaluable Insight into what it is to be Human

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

Thursday, 15 Sep 2016

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

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

Wednesday, 28 Sep 2016

Information Session - Master of Nursing Science

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

Thursday, 29 Sep 2016

Translators and Printers in Renaissance Europe: Framing Identity and Agency

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

Wednesday, 5 Oct 2016

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Recovery After Stroke: latest research from the Florey

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

Thursday, 6 Oct 2016

Trauma-Focussed Therapy Workshop: Working with Children and Adolescents

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

Trauma-Focussed Therapy Workshop: Working with Children and Adolescents

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

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

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

Tuesday, 11 Oct 2016

Urban Plantings as Living Laboratories for Climate Change

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

Tuesday, 18 Oct 2016

Leading Indicators of Organizational Outcomes

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

Thursday, 20 Oct 2016

The Great Leaders Masterclass

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

Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016

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

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

Wednesday, 2 Nov 2016

Statistics for Research Workers using SPSS

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

Wednesday, 9 Nov 2016

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Improve Your Brain Health

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

Friday, 11 Nov 2016

First Australia and New Zealand Conference on Sarcopenia and Frailty

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

Monday, 14 Nov 2016

Introduction to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health

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

Tuesday, 15 Nov 2016

Beyond 400: New Shakespeares

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

Incorporating Health Economics into Grant Proposals

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

Where People, Landscapes and Biodiversity Collide

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

Thursday, 17 Nov 2016

Design and Analysis of Experiments

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

Wednesday, 23 Nov 2016

Producing Excellent Graphics Simply

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

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