Monday, 3 Nov 2014

Impact of anti-apoptic proteins on the development and treatment of MLL-AF9 acute myeloid leukaemia

Despite considerable progress in delineating the molecular lesions that cause acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), better treatment options are urgently needed for this disease. Chromosome translocations involving the mixed lineage leukaemia (MLL) gene ...

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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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Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014

Free Speech, Democracy and Disagreement

Free speech is an essential element of a healthy democracy. Without the capacity to debate robustly and to subject ideas to critical discussion, democracy would be under threat. Yet free speech cannot be completely unbounded or it too can pose a t...

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 explores AsianAustralian representation and participation in public life. It focuses on the upcoming Victorian State Election and the potential pathways to fostering greater leadership among ...

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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A Better World Becoming: Placing Critical Indigenous Studies

What is the "place" of Indigenous Studies in the global academy today? How does the specificity of location inform the work of Indigenous and settler scholars, especially in relation to the transnational and transIndigenous turns in the discipline...

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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...

Disability and International Development: The Road Ahead

In this free public lecture Professor Nora Groce (University College London) will discuss the future of disability programs in international development.

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Why is Philip so fidgety? Unpicking the causes of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Professor David Coghill, Reader in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, has a particular interest in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), disruptive behaviours and psychopharmacology. He leads the Developmental Research Group within the Di...

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...

Gifted Knowing and Thinking: Research tells us what it looks like.

The provision of appropriate educational opportunities for gifted and talented students in Australia has challenged education providers for decades. “Aiming high: a strategy for gifted and talented students and young people 2014 to 2019” was relea...

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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Making an Emotional Body: Christmas in Greccio according to the Vita prima of Francis of Assisi by Thomas of Celano

Barbara Rosenwein elaborated the notion of emotional communities as a way of explaining the affective dimension of social and cultural groups. But how is an ‘emotional community’ born? Exploring a famous case from medieval religious history, Profe...

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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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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...

2014 Kate Challis RAKA Award: Award Screening and Panel Discussion

The Australian Centre is pleased to present the Kate Chalis RAKA (Ruth Adeney Koori Award) Award 2014 for best script for film or television performed in the preceding five years. The $20,000 (approximately) award is offered in a fiveyear cycle wi...

Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014

Wnt Signalling and Colon Cancer: A Computational Systems Approach

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common forms of cancer and a leading cause of death in the western world. The signalling system perturbed in CRC is the Wnt/βcatenin pathway: with truncation of the tumour suppressor gene adenomatous poly...

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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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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...

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...

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

Social Equity in a Post-Broadband Society: Insights from Disability for Technology-Enabled Citizenship

Visions of the good life, the just, inclusive, and genuinely participatory society, the economically productive and efficient citizen, the democratic polity, have for many decades been expressed globally through how we imagine technology. Austral...

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...

The Future of Gas Supply and Demand in Australia

The soon to be completed liquified natural gas (LNG) export facilities in Queensland mean that for the first time Eastern Australian Gas will be linked to the world market. This seminar will explore the impacts this will have on Australians that...

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...

Monday, 17 Nov 2014

Signaling mechanism and shaping of a Bone Morphogenetic Protein morphogen gradient

Professor Mary Mullins’s research involves using the zebrafish developmental model system to study fundamental processes of development and cell biology. In this seminar, she will present on her current lab studies around the molecular mechanism o...

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Severe malaria and the germinal centre response: dysregulation of key populations during Plasmodium infection

Despite significant advances in treatment and control, malaria remains a widespread cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. No evidence exists of sterile immunity to the disease and the development of sustained clinically protective antibody r...

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

Models of Disability: Implications for Disability Policy and Programs

In this free public lecture Dr Tom Shakespeare (University of East Anglia) will discuss how different models of disability can affect policy.

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Towards a Sustainable Connected World

Free Public Open Forum The next disruptive trend arising from ICT technologies will be a societal phase transition as we move to a fully connected world in which a vast number of machines and devices distributed around the planet collect, store, ...

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...

Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014

Public Science and its Output: First Evidence from the California Institute of Technology

What return does society get from publicly funded science? Leading scientists manage their laboratories much as entrepreneurs manage their firms. They raise funds; hire and supervise workers (PhD students; postdocs; colleagues; external collaborat...

Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014

The impact of arginine methylation in B cell receptor signaling

Signals through the B cell receptor (BCR) are transmitted by a multitude of molecules, many of which undergo posttranslational modification. In BCR signaling, arginine methylation, a characterized posttranslational modification, has been suggested...

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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...

Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014

The Ideas Soirée: Bridging Gaps in Engineering Education

If India wants to make a strong mark in the innovative product and technology development market, then it must harness the strengths of a multidisciplinary education system. Design thinking can play a critical role in enticing innovative leaders w...

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Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014

Investigating the cellular origins of lung cancer

In this seminar, Dr Sutherland will present her work with relation to generating new preclinical mouse models of human squamous cell lung cancer. Dr Kate Sutherland is a Laboratory Head in the Stem Cells and Cancer division. Kate completed her Ph...

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Human rights in mental health

For United Nations Human Rights Day, the Global and Cultural Mental Unit (Centre for Mental Health, School of Population and Global Health) in collaboration with the Social Equity Institute and representatives from Mind and Mental Illness Fellowsh...

Monday, 15 Dec 2014

Chemical Analysis in Situ using Mass Spectrometers: Operating Rooms, Crime Scenes, Grocery Stores and Factory Floors

Bio21 public seminar presented by Prof R Graham Cooks, Dept of Chemistry, Purdue University USA. This presentation presents technology recently developed at Purdue University for rapid molecular analysis. It uses mass spectrometry and is specific...

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...