Monday, 2 Mar 2015

A model of inner hair cell ion channels can explain nonrenewal properties of auditory nerve spike trains

We propose several modifications to an existing computational model of stochastic vesicle release in the inner hair cell ribbon synapses, with the aim of producing simulated auditory nerve fibre spiking data that more closely matches empirical dat...

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Free Lunch Hour Concerts: Guitar Duo Masterpieces of Spain

A series of free lunch hour concerts held on Mondays from 1.10pm – 2.00pm at Melba Hall, Royal Parade, Parkville. Daniel McKay and Tonié Field (Guitars) Joaquín RODRIGO (Concierto Madrigal) Enrique GRANADOS (Valses Poeticos)

Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015

Think, Eat, Talk, Grow

A series of short talks with local foodies, academics, farmers and producers Think, Eat, Talk, Grow will explore the concept of Seasonal, Local, Fresh. Part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Think, Eat, Talk, Grow will launch the first we...

Parkinson’s Disease: Medications pros and cons

Professor Malcolm Horne will discuss the medications used to treat the movement disorder of Parkinson's disease. He will discuss options, benefits and side effects and when medications are effective in Parkinson's disease. Professor Horne is a s...

Think, Eat, Talk, Grow - Food for Thought Q&A

Here’s some food for thought: how can we be “local, seasonal and fresh” and still live in the city? Think, Eat, Talk, Grow will bring together food producers, farmers and gastronomes from the University of Melbourne, Carlton Connect Initiative an...

Thursday, 5 Mar 2015

What is the future of Australian energy exports in a carbon constrained world?

For the last decade Australia’s balance of trade has been heavily reliant on coal exports. With future global demand for coal potentially softening, and the demand for renewable energy rising, what is the likely impact on Australia's future energy...

Friday, 6 Mar 2015

Exhibition: Object as Score

The Fluxus project and legacy of John Cage pointed the way to the utilisation of objects as scores, recognising the potential for action and interaction that each object holds. Using the object as a score in sculpture, contemporary improvised musi...

Monday, 9 Mar 2015

Free Lunch Hour Concerts: Derek Jones and Kristian Chong play Dubussy, Franck and Messiaen

A series of free lunch hour concerts held on Mondays from 1.10pm – 2.00pm at Melba Hall, Royal Parade, Parkville. Derek Jones (Flute) Kristian Chong (Piano) Claude DEBUSSY Prélude à l’aprèsmidi d’un faune arr. Platanov César FRANCK Sonate for...

STEM Education: Underpinning our Innovation System

When looking at the big picture of Australia’s future prosperity, one problem that needs to be addressed is: how can we ensure Australia has the necessary skilled workforce to fill the jobs of tomorrow that will sustain and prosper the country’s s...

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Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015

Study to become a lawyer: The Melbourne JD

The Melbourne JD is designed specifically for graduate students, and leads to admission to legal practice. Associate Professor Alison Duxbury, Associate Dean (JD) will discuss the benefits of the program, structure, entry requirements and more. ...

The Graeme Clark Oration: Controlling how cells reproduce

All living organisms are made of cells, and their reproduction from one to two underpins the growth development and reproduction of all life. The molecular mechanisms that control the progression through the cell reproductive process called the c...

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Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015

Coeliac disease, lupus and immune deficiencies – new research, future treatments

What does the future hold for immune disorders? Find out about the latest research and future treatments for coeliac disease, lupus and primary immunodeficiencies, and other immune disorders. Join Melbourne’s leading experts in an extended Q&A se...

Thursday, 12 Mar 2015

Perceptions of Mary in Christianity, Judaism and Islam

Faithful Jew, Jesus’s first disciple, Muslim saint, feminist icon. The Virgin Mary is arguably the most influential woman in history, yet one who has existed almost from the first as a symbol. Her persona is fluid and complex. This illustrated lec...

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Mexico's New Transnational Auteurs: Local/Global Cultural Dynamics

Professor Marvin D'Lugo (Clark University). The recent international success of Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity and Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim have altered the popular perception of Mexican cinema and perhaps ...

Moving beyond improving experience: An evolution in cancer nursing research

Asking patients to tell us about their experience of care has become a hallmark of quality health service delivery. Increasingly, international cancer centres are driving KPI metrics based on patient experience data partly in response to policy ma...

The Science of Horsemanship: Working with bone to prevent injury in racehorses

Dr Chris Whitton, Associate Professor in Equine Surgery, will examine how the skilled trainer balances the pursuit of fitness without damaging the bone, and where things can go wrong resulting in injury. Careful study of injuries in racehorses ha...

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Friday, 13 Mar 2015

Concert: Steinway Piano Launch

Please join us for special concert to celebrate the acquisition of our newest Steinway Concert D, one of four Steinway Concert Ds in the MCM’s collection, the program includes SCHUMANN’s Fantasy in C Major for Piano performed by Ian Holtham and BE...

Monday, 16 Mar 2015

Free Lunch Hour Concerts: Rivers to Rags

A series of free lunch hour concerts held on Mondays from 1.10pm – 2.00pm at Melba Hall, Royal Parade, Parkville. Donna Coleman (Piano) Donna Coleman explores the music of composers associated with the Ohio River Valley region, including Rags by...

Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015

The urban age in question: towards a new epistemology of the urban

In what sense is the 21st century world urban? In this lecture, Neil Brenner, Professor of Urban Theory, Harvard University, critiques contemporary ideologies of the "urban age," which confront this question with reference to the purported fact t...

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Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015

2015 Wominjeka (Indigenous Welcome)

Join us for the University of Melbourne's Indigenous Welcome and Launch of our second Reconciliation Action Plan for the period 2015–2017. The Wominjeka is an annual Universitywide event that celebrates our commitment to reconciliation and acknow...

International House Centre for Learning and Living Opening

The Centre for Learning and Living at International House is now complete and will transform and connect our college in an exciting new way. We invite you to join The Honourable Alex Chernov AC QC, Governor of Victoria and members of the Internat...

Internet Voting and Cybersecurity: What Could Go Wrong?

Internet voting has the potential to ease voter participation, reduce fraud, and provide a hightech upgrade to traditional polling methods. Unfortunately, it also raises some of the most difficult challenges in computer security, due to the need t...

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Sovereignty and Property: Reflections on the Scope of the History of International Law

In early modern legal thinking, sovereignty and property were described as the only two forms of legitimate authority that humans could exercise towards each other. Their common origin in God’s lordship over the world (dominium), maintained them a...

Miegunyah Lecture: The Long Shadow of the Great Famine on Irish people's health at home and abroad

The Great Famine of 1846 to 1852 cast a long shadow over the Irish people. A million died of hunger and disease; another two million fled to the United Kingdom and the New Worlds. Ireland was changed utterly. But the effects were also felt on the ...

Thursday, 19 Mar 2015

The Professional and Emotional Impact of Medical Errors on Swiss Anaesthesiologists: A Cross-Sectional Survey

Mistakes are an intrinsic feature of medical work, which has been called an “errorridden activity” precisely because it is inexact, uncertain and practised on the human body. While medical errors cause disabling injuries or death to hundreds of th...

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Tiffin Talk - What is the State of Indian Higher Education and its Contribution to the Global Economy

Every year India produces more than 1.5 million engineering graduates. Most OECD countries look at India as a source for technical professionals. The question is how good is the state of Indian education and what does it contribute to the world ec...

Melbourne Business School - March Information Session

Attend the Melbourne Business School (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 t...

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The Outstanding Field: Artistic Research Emerging from the Academy

This symposium showcases the most outstanding PhD projects to have emerged from the Creative Arts in Australia and New Zealand over the last decade. All presenters are PhD graduates whose thesis projects have been recognised for their quality and...

Monday, 23 Mar 2015

Overview to cancer research with historical and future perspectives

Professor Andreas Strasser will introduce the Hallmarks of Cancer Lecture Program. It will present basic concepts in cancer biology. How do cancers develop? What are the causes of cancer? How are cancers currently being treated? It will conclude...

Free Lunch Hour Concerts: Mitch Berick, Ewen Bramble and Daniel De Borah play Brahms

A series of free lunch hour concerts held on Mondays from 1.10pm – 2.00pm at Melba Hall, Royal Parade, Parkville. Mitch Berick (Clarinet), Ewen Bramble (Cello) and Daniel De Borah (Piano) Johannes BRAHMS Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E flat ...

Thursday, 26 Mar 2015

Australia and India: Mapping The Journey 1944-2014, Meg Gurry

2014 was a transformative year in the life of the Australia – India relationship. The reciprocated prime ministerial state visits of Tony Abbott and Narendra Modi brought a frequently unfulfilled connection into sharp focus. In time for this wate...

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Friday, 27 Mar 2015

Special Event: Synthi 100

Tonmeister Les Craythorn takes a tour of The University of Melbourne’s Synthi 100, one of the world’s groundbreaking music machines. Manufactured in 1973, it is one of only 30 made and, following recent restoration to its original condition by Les...

Monday, 30 Mar 2015

Free Lunch Hour Concerts: Stravinsky, Chopin and Beethoven

A series of free lunch hour concerts held on Mondays from 1.10pm – 2.00pm at Melba Hall, Royal Parade, Parkville. Youn Mi OH (Piano) Benjamin Austin (Piano) Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No.31 in Aflat Major Op.110 Fredrick CHOPIN Scherzo...

Free Lunch Hour Concerts: Chopin, Stravinsky & Beethoven

A series of free lunch hour concerts held on Mondays from 1.10pm – 2.00pm at Melba Hall, Royal Parade, Parkville. Youn Mi OH (Piano) Benjamin Austin (Piano) Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No.31 in Aflat Major Op.110 Fredrick CHOPIN Scher...

Thursday, 2 Apr 2015

Tiffin Talk - The Modi Government: An Early Assessment of its Policies and Impact

Ten months ago, the Bharatiya Janata Party government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was elected with huge expectations, domestically and international level. This was the first time the BJP had ever secured a majority on its own, and the vi...

Thursday, 9 Apr 2015

Exhibition: ‘ _____ ‘

A group of artists consider the nature of blankness as a signifier of creative potential (in the sense of capturing the dilemma of approaching a blank piece of paper, digital file, gallery space or canvas with the intention of creating something)....

Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015

The First Century of the Magna Carta: the diffusion of texts and their use and citation by litigants, lawyers and justices, 1215-1315

Magna Carta was publicised in 1215 through the multiplication of official copies for sending out to the localities and through oral proclamation locally. A similar process occurred when it was later reissued in an amended form in 1216, 1217 and 12...

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Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015

From NK cells to Innate Lymphoid cells: function and therapeutic applications

Veterinarian and immunologist by training, Eric Vivier is Director of the Centre d’Immunologie de MarseilleLuminy (CIML) since 2006. In 1993, after a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School, he joined the CIML where he founded the Labora...

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Friday, 24 Apr 2015

Is our Democracy Working? University College Annual Forum

The results at recent state elections and turmoil in Canberra suggest this is a timely discussion. Winston Churchill observed: ‘Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.’ ...

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Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015

Future of Work: People, Place, Technology 2015

The Centre for Workplace Leadership in partnership with Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Cisco Systems Australia and Clayton Utz are proud to present the "Future of Work: People Place and Technology" on April 29th and 30th 2015....