Monday, 27 Apr 2015

Luminous World: Contemporary Art from the Wesfarmers Collection

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

Nature/Revelation

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

Exhibition: Halfway There

Halfway There is a studentcurated exhibition, presented by 2nd, 3rd and honour students from Drawing and Printmedia, VCA. The works are within the City Library’s gallery space but are not bound by it; the architecture of the space facilitates expa...

Weird melancholy: The Australian gothic

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

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)....

Amy Balkin: Public Smog

Amy Balkin is an American artist whose practice investigates the geopolitical and legal structures that define and claim the land and sky. Interested in the evolving issues around climate change politics, Balkin’s processoriented work includes the...

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David Buckland: Discounting the Future

An exhibition showcasing a decade of climate artworks by David Buckland. David Buckland is a designer, artist and filmmaker whose lens‐based works have been exhibited in numerous galleries in London, Paris and New York and collected by the Nation...

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Public Smog

Amy Balkin is an American artist whose practice investigates the geopolitical and legal structures that define and claim the land and sky. Interested in the evolving issues around climate change politics, Balkin’s processoriented work includes the...

Brook Andrew. Sanctuary: Tombs of the outcasts

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

Biomedical Engineering seminar: Bilateral Cochlear Implants: Recent Advances and Future Directions

In the field of audiology, the standard of care is to provide patients who are deaf or hardofhearing with cochlear implants (CIs) in both ears. The goal of bilateral implantation is to take advantage of binaural neural circuitry, which enables hum...

Free Lunch Hour Concerts: The Sound of Silence

A series of free lunch hour concerts held on Mondays from 1.10pm – 2.00pm at Melba Hall, Royal Parade, Parkville. SallyAnne Russell (mezzo soprano), ​Nicholas Dinopoulos (basebaritone) and Andrea Katz (piano) Through the healing power of song we...

Gender and War: Twenty Years On

Professor Joy Damousi and Professor Marilyn Lake will reflect upon their ground breaking publication Gender and War: Australians at War in the Twentieth Century which was first published in 1995.

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Joe Penhall: In Conversation

This free public lecture sees Olivier Awardwinning writer Joe Penhall joined by MTC Literary Director Chris Mead to talk about success, failure and the power of story, about his theatre career in London and being a playwright in Hollywood. Descri...

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Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015

Process evaluation of complex interventions: new guidance from the UK Medical Research Council

Attempts to address problems such as smoking and obesity increasingly involve ‘complex interventions’. These are commonly defined as interventions that comprise multiple interacting components. While, randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are regard...

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Progressive education in Australia and why the history of education still matters

Dean's Lecture Series 2015 Across the twentieth century, progressive education in Australia promised wideranging reform of the organisation and aims of schooling and brought the social purposes of public education into sharp relief. It reimagined...

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Towards a Manufacturing Renaissance: Social & Technical Innovation

Australia and the United States, as well as key European countries, have recognised the centrality of advanced manufacturing as a foundation for sustainable development. There is great emphasis on innovation in technology, logistics and transport...

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Meet Melbourne Shepparton

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

Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015

A fuller picture of the risks we face in a warming world

The impacts of future climate change don't fit neatly into the standard categories of Earthsystem research. In many cases, understanding the greatest risks posed by climate change requires us to combine our knowledge of impacts in different secto...

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Nutritionism: The Philosophy and Politics of Nutrition Science 

Nutrition science research and dietary guidelines for the public have been characterised by a reductive focus on and interpretation of the role of nutrients in dietary health, referred to as a form of nutritional reductionism or nutritionism. The...

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Making better use of the LMS to reduce 'busy-work'

In this talk, Dr. Brian Cook from the school of Geography, will recount his experiences using the LMS to deliver online quizzes to a large, 3rdyear subject. The work was funded by a Learning and Teaching Initiative grant, which explored whether on...

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Making better use of the LMS to reduce 'busy-work' while improving teaching and learning: a case for online quizzes

Dr Brian Cook will recount his experiences using the LMS to deliver online quizzes to a large, thirdyear subject. The work was funded by a Learning and Teaching Initiative grant, which explored whether online quizzes could be used to improve class...

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Colon cancer - A cryptic puzzle

Colon cancer is initiated by mutation of the tumour suppressor gene Apc. This seminar will present our progress with analysing the effects of growth factors and inhibitors on normal, precancerous and cancerous colon stem cells. The biochemical an...

Farmers Market at the University of Melbourne

Enjoy a picnic lunch and shop direct from Victorian farmers for fresh, seasonal produce to take home. The new market is right in the heart of the Parkville campus with the support of The University and Carlton Connect Initiative and is positioned...

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Extent of Operational Zen Principles in Classic Morita Therapy

Morita therapy is a Japanese system of treatment for a broad range of diagnosable anxietybased disorders, including posttraumatic stress, existential distress and health anxiety. It is uniquely phenomenological, relying on natural processes and ex...

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Disasters beyond data

Currently there is an enormous enthusiasm in both media studies and disaster research for mobilising the potential of social media to aid disaster victims. The capacity for social media to aid those affected by natural disasters has been received...

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Lost in Evolution - How research is unlocking the mystery of regenrative medicine

Ever wondered why some animals have the ability to grow new arms, legs or even repair damaged hearts, but in humans this capability is lost? Can understanding more about how genes function in other species regeneration deliver new insights into hu...

Marijuana and Madness: cannabis and mental illness

Cannabis has been used for centuries and remains the most widely used illicit drug in the world. It has undoubted medicinal properties and has been legalised for medical use in a number of jurisdictions. However, there is widespread concern about ...

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Indonesia’s foreign jihadists: on mobilization and their afterward activism trajectory

Why did some Indonesian Muslim activists join ‘holy war’ (jihad) in foreign countries? Who are they, and how does their experience influence the trajectory of their Islamic activism afterwards? This lecture will discuss the timely issue of mobi...

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We would have become Roman: From Arminius to Herman the German

In classical sources, the Cheruscan military leader Arminius is mentioned as an obstacle to Roman expansion in the early 1st century AD who eventually fell victim to a revolt in his own tribe. Professor Kai Brodersen will explore how the perceptio...

Setting Australia’s emissions reduction targets

This year, Australia and other countries will announce new emissions reduction targets for the period beyond 2020 as its contribution to the global task of addressing climate change. The Minister for the Environment has asked the Climate Change A...

Meet Melbourne Albury

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

Immunology Myth Busters

To celebrate the International Day of Immunology, this free public lecture features "mythbusting" experts. Three of Melbourne’s top scientists will talk about the myths and realities surrounding cancer, allergies and bacteria. Are antibiotics ove...

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....

Thursday, 30 Apr 2015

Resolving the root causes, driving mutations and therapeutic opportunities in recalcitrant cancers

Over the last 20 years, Professor Sean Grimmond’s research has focused uncovering the underlying genetics controlling key biological processes (organogenesis and pluripotency) and pathological states (tissue repair and numerous cancers) using geno...

Selling your Story: Commercialising Research in the Humanities & Social Sciences

Researchers everywhere are hearing the drum beat of commercialisation the new mantra is 'apply or die'. STEM research seems easily applied in commercial projects, but what about the Humanities and Social Sciences? Is there any way to create the...

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Researching Historical Institutional Child Sex Abuse Scandals: The Savile Effect

This free public lecture will consider ongoing research on historical institutional child sex abuse (ICSA) scandals. Its focus is the multiinstitutional scandal triggered by sensational 2012 allegations that British television icon and ‘national t...

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Monday, 4 May 2015

Free Lunch Hour Concerts: Kristian Chong plays Chopin, Hyde and Schubert

A series of free lunch hour concerts held on Mondays from 1.10pm – 2.00pm at Melba Hall, Royal Parade, Parkville. Kristian Chong Piano Frédéric CHOPIN Nocturne in Bb minor Op.9 No.1 Miriam HYDE Rhapsody for Left Hand (written for Kristian C...

Overview of Internal Quality Assurance & Learning Outcomes Assessment in Japan

This seminar discusses the future of the evidencebased educational improvement in Japan through the review of accomplishments and challenges at Ritsumeikan University. On an international basis, there has been a growth in the student learning ou...

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The Worldwide Tendency to High Participation Higher Education Systems (HPS): Evidence, interpretations, implications

The worldwide tendency toward universal education at an advanced level has profound long term implications. It lifts the common level of social literacy, and workplace credentials and potential productivity. It also changes the politics of access ...

Art From a Changing Climate

Between 2003 and 2005 filmmaker David Hinton travelled 2,500 nautical miles on three expeditions aboard the schooner Nooderlicht filming artists, scientists and educators exploring the pristine environment of the High Arctic as part of the Cape Fa...

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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Crouching Mycologist, Hidden fungi: truffle-like fungi

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

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Graduate Study Expo

Graduate study is an investment in your future. Join us at our Graduate Study Expo and find out how a graduate degree from Australia’s number one university will give you the chance to pursue your passion and develop your career. Find out about m...

Climate is Culture - the Cape Farewell project

David Buckland will narrate 14 years of Cape Farewell's ambition to place climate centre stage. Using the notion of expedition as a model to interrogate the future, Buckland will showcase some of the art produced by over 320 artists who have risen...

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Naked Ambition and The Future of Work: Optimism, Opportunities and Meritocracy

This Creating Future Leaders Series seminar features Erica Davis and Fiona Triaca, cofounders of Naked Ambition, who draw on almost 20 years of global experience in banking and finance. Erica and Fiona will discuss the exciting opportunities pres...

Composition Concerts: Brand new solo and chamber works

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

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

The Qualified Self: Social media and the cataloguing of everyday life

Many of the ways we use social media today have longstanding precedents in historical media like diaries, journals, and scrapbooks. What we think of as the ‘social media revolution’ is part of a much longer story about the use of media for connect...

Battlefield Archaeology: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

A major archaeological survey of the Gallipoli battlefields, now on display at the Shrine, reveals the brutal realities of daily life in the trenches for both the allied and Turkish sides. This discussion explores what the survey reveals about t...

Memory Concern in the Age of [Too Much] Information: Wellness or Malady?

This talk explores, through the eyes of a memory clinician and researcher, the nature of memory concerns in health and disease, and the factors that might influence them. Expressed concerns about memory function by ostensibly well people are now c...

The Art of the Anthropocene

Imagine art, not just for art’s sake, but art that walks in the world; recording and archiving the human experience for present and future generations to learn and grow from. The anthropocene is an informal geologic chronological term that serves ...

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Strangers at Home: The Give and Take of Life in the Borderlands of Judah

The near30dunam site of Tel Zayit lies in the strategic Beth Guvrin Valley, roughly halfway between Lachish to the south and Tell esSafi (Gath of the Philistines) to the north. Although this area generally belonged to the lowlands district of anci...

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VCA Dance: Dystopia

An underclass remains bound to the planet’s surface where their labour is exploited by the privileged. This work explores the ‘surrealness’ of that reality, power dichotomy, the stripping of humanity, and the grinding mechanical cycle, resulting ...

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Reliability and Necessary Truth

Uppsala Universitet The University of Melbourne, Philosophy program, Thursday Seminarst Presened by Professor Folke Tersman

Monday, 11 May 2015

Free Lunch Hour Concerts: Igor Machlak and Olga Kharitonova

A series of free lunch hour concerts held on Mondays from 1.10pm – 2.00pm at Melba Hall, Royal Parade, Parkville. Igor Machlak and Olga Kharitonova Piano Duo W.A. MOZART Sonata in C, K545, arr GRIEG Maurice RAVEL Rapsodie espagnole Camille...

Freebairn Lecture in Public Policy: Economic Policy for the 21st Century

Current discussion of economic policy in Australia is backward looking, dominated by the policy issues of the late 20th century, and in particular the microeconomic reform agenda of the 1980s and 1990s. By contrast, policy problems and opportuniti...

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New Music Demystified: Cellist Friedrich Gauwerky

Join visiting German cello virtuoso and one of the world’s leading new music specialists, Friedrich Gauwerky on stage at Melba Hall as he explains his passion for new music through works by composers including John CAGE and Giacinto SCELSI. MCM ...

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

“On the Shoulders of Giants”: Shifting sands in the field of assessment

Presented by Professor Patrick Griffin. After a career spanning more than 40 years in the field of educational assessment, Professor Griffin will reflect on assessment changes over this time, how this is linked to teaching and how it is changing t...

Thought LAB-14: Baby, it's hot outside!

It’s the summer of 2050 and after three consecutive days hotter than 47C, including a new record temperature for Melbourne of 50C, predictions of even hotter temperatures have thrown citizens into chaos. Your country has turned to you to solve the...

The Asymmetry of Good and Evil: The Barry Taylor and David Lewis Philosophy Lecture

We do good to one another by bringing about welcome consequences and, in particular, by bringing about welcome consequences that are dispositiondependent. Thus we give one another respect by acting out of the beneficent disposition not to interfer...

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Is childhood mild traumatic brain injury related to adult problems?

Childhood is a time of physical growth and exploration and also a time when mild traumatic brain injuries (also known as concussion or mild head injury) are common. While it used to be thought that mild traumatic brain injuries were relatively ben...

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Thursday, 14 May 2015

Tiffin Talk: India – Open for Business

Like many developing economies, India faces an escalating demand for electricity, mostly from polluting power stations. The country faces grave challenges in environmental pollution. Australia has significant intellectual property in climate scien...

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Metadata in the Networked Society

This public forum aims to critically examine the concept of metadata and its potential advantages and disadvantages in fashioning the networked society. The forum will bring together a panel to define metadata, explore its uses and probe its limit...

Compulsory Mental Health Treatment in the Community: Are CTOs justified?

Community Treatment Orders [CTOs] enable mental health practitioners to enforce treatment for severe mental health problems outside of hospitals. They have existed in Victoria since 1986, but were only introduced in 2008 in Sweden after much contr...

Focus On Biomedicine

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

Friday, 15 May 2015

Signal Processing for CBR defence

CBR defence comprises collective measures against a chemical (C), biological (B) or radiological (R) attack. This talk will focus on statistical signal processing and data fusion algorithms for CBR defence. In particular, it will cover autonomous...

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Alumni Series: Art Rock and Beyond - Stuart Fischer, Guitar

Alumnus Stuart Fischer leads us on a journey through the highoctane world of notated repertoire for the electric guitar featuring works by Steve REICH, Tristan MURAIL, James TENNEY and others. Fischer is joined by the MCM guitar ensemble and staff...

Contemporary Plays Season: Cloudstreet

Classic Australian play presented by Company 2015 and designed by Master of Design for Performance and undergraduate production students. Adapted by Nick Enright and Justin Monjo from the novel by Tim Winton Directed by Julián Fuentes Reta A ...

Contemporary Plays Season: The Chapel Perilous

Classic Australian plays presented by Company 2015 and designed by Master of Design for Performance and undergraduate production students. By Dorothy Hewett Directed by Tanya Dickson The painful, and sometimes farcical life, of a defiant young ...

Monday, 18 May 2015

Free Lunch Hour Concerts: Winds of Change

A series of free lunch hour concerts held on Mondays from 1.10pm – 2.00pm at Melba Hall, Royal Parade, Parkville. Director: Kevin Cameron The MCM Wind Symphony presents a concert featuring the evocative new sounds of the symphonic wind ensemble ...

Prestigious Scholarships Information Night

Ever thought about pursuing your research or study in another country? Come along to hear about the opportunities offered by Australia’s most prestigious scholarships and awards including the Rhodes Scholarships, Sir John Monash Foundation Schola...

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

University of Melbourne Herbarium past and present

Join us for a cup of tea or coffee, and some fascinating talks during the exhibition From Botanical Illustrations to Research: Watercolours from the University of Melbourne Herbarium. The University of Melbourne Herbarium (MELU) began in 1926 wi...

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Jazz and Improvisation Small Ensemble Series at Bennetts Lane

For two consecutive nights the Jazz and Improvisation program showcases an eclectic range of large ensembles featuring staff and emerging contemporary improvisers in an array of styles. Featuring Tonos Guitar Ensemble, Araliya Vocal Ensemble, Yamb...

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The Medical War: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

The First World War involved the mass enlistment of doctors, dentists and health professionals, supported by new networks of medical researchers at universities. The war introduced extraordinary medical conditions — such as disfiguring wounds, tre...

Psychology in the Bathroom

Excretion is a universal part of the human experience that is veiled in taboo. This public lecture will lift the veil and speak about the unspeakable. From constipation to incontinence, from flatulence to fetishes, and from dirty language to toile...

War and Military Spending in the Ancient Athenian Democracy

This lecture will calculate the public spending of classical Athens. The major public activities of the Athenian dēmos were the staging of religious festivals, the conducting of politics and the waging of wars. There is hot debate about what was s...

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Focus On Arts

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

The University of Melbourne Orchestra play Mozart & Dvorak

Conductor: Hansjörg Schellenberger Soloist: Georgia Williams, Flute Program: W.A. MOZART Overture to Idomeneo W.A. MOZART Concerto for Flute in G Major, K313 Antonin DVORAK Symphony No. 9 ‘From the New World’ Admission: Free, bookings essent...

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Focus on Agriculture

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

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music: Brass Ensembles including the Trombone Choir

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

Monday, 25 May 2015

Free Lunch Hour Concert: 'Til the Black Lady Sings

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

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Identifying genetic & environmental factors causing developmental defects

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

Focus On Commerce

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

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

‘Special’ responsibilities in the Responsibility to Protect

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

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The Brain's Way of Healing

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

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Indigenous ANZACs: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

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

Adolescent Sleep: Not as good as it seems

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

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Meet Melbourne Warrnambool

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

Focus On Environments

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

Winds of Change

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

Reconciliation Week 2015

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

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Meet Melbourne Hamilton

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

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Sensitive Examinations for Men & Women Workshop

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

Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015

Depicting mushrooms - the art and science of painting fungi

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

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Focus On Science

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

Thursday, 4 Jun 2015

Focus On Law

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

Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015

Control of organ size and cancer by the Hippo pathway

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

Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015

Exploring Hollywood’s tools for scientific visualization

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

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Visualizing biological data for research and for outreach

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

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Thursday, 11 Jun 2015

The Technical Advance: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

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

Focus On IT

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

Focus On Engineering

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

Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015

Platelet biogenesis and function in health and disease

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

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War Trauma & Psychology: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

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

Thursday, 18 Jun 2015

National Indigenous Engineering Summit

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

Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015

Understanding the mechanics of gene silencing

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

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Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015

A molecular arms race: The Immune System Vs HIV

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

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The Enemy Within: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

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

Focus On Music

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

Thursday, 25 Jun 2015

Focus on Fine Arts

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

Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015

Baba Amte Memorial Lecture: The Amnesias of Democracy

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

Sunday, 12 Jul 2015

Animal Publics: Emotions, Empathy, Activism

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

Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015

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

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

Friday, 17 Jul 2015

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

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

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Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015

Culture & War: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

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

Monday, 3 Aug 2015

IWSP7: Epilepsy Mechanisms, Models, Prediction & Control

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

Thursday, 6 Aug 2015

Tiffin Talk: US - Pakistan Relations Under Obama

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

Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015

Epilepsy: latest research and advice for patients and families

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

Thursday, 27 Aug 2015

The Performing Arts & War: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

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

Thursday, 17 Sep 2015

Tiffin Talk: Gendered Infidelity in Hindi Cinema

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

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Thursday, 24 Sep 2015

Depression: latest international research and advice for patients and families

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

Thursday, 22 Oct 2015

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

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

Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015

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

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

Thursday, 19 Nov 2015

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

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

Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015

Animal Welfare Science and Values

In this free publlic lecture, Professor John Webster, Emeritus Professor in Animal Husbandry at the University of Bristol will develop ideas on how animal welfare standards can be progressed globally. Professor Webster is a former member of the A...