Friday, 29 Apr 2016

1969: Retrieving the Black Box of Conceptual Art

Curator: Dr Ann Stephen Opening celebration: 7 April, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Margaret Lawrence Gallery Opening hours: Tues – Sat, 12pm – 5pm Admission: Free

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Melbourne Masterclasses: Shakespeare

April 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death and to celebrate his literary achievements and influence in world culture, the Faculty of Arts presents a masterclass series exploring four of Shakespeare’s greatest plays spann...

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Day of Immunology: Laboratory Discovery Tours

Celebrate your amazing immune system on International Day of Immunology by taking a laboratory discovery tour. Melbourne's worldleading biomedical research institutes are opening their doors for International Day of Immunology. Go behind the sce...

Henry IV Part 1

by William Shakespeare Presented by Melbourne University Shakespeare Company “No more the thirsty entrance of this soil Shall daub her lips with her own children’s blood…” With the deposed and unfavourable Richard dead, Queen Henry IV resides o...

Developmental Pathways in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Aetiology and Treatment

Dr Swarbrick completed his PhD in 2003 at the University of New South Wales. Supported by a CJ Martin Travelling Fellowship from the NHMRC for his postdoctoral training, he trained with Nobel laureate J Michael Bishop at the University of Californ...

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What Does It Take to Develop a Program for Men Who Use Violence and Are Fathers?

This professional development workshop brings together Australian program providers and managers of men’s programs with international and local experts. The workshop is an opportunity to engage in the discussion about the impact on children when m...

Snapshots of the immune system – Day of Immunology photography exhibition

The Victorian Day of Immunology organizing committee is pleased to announce a call for entries to the inaugural “Snapshots of the immune system” photo exhibition 2016. This event is being held in April as part of international Day of Immunology. ...

Alzheimer’s Disease: What Does Genomic Analysis Tell Us?

While early onset “pure genetic” Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is rare, gene analysis of these families identified mutations in the amyloid (APP) and presenilin genes as causes of AD. Presenilins were later shown to be the major component of gamma sec...

Immunology: Heroes and Villains!

Why do we need an immune system? What happens when the immune system goes out of control? What can we do to stop it? How can we boost the immune system to fight off infections and cancer? Find out the answers at this free public lecture. To celeb...

Saturday, 30 Apr 2016

Burnley Festival and Alumni Day

This year, Burnley campus will be celebrating 125 years of horticultural education. The University of Melbourne's Burnley Campus is renowned for its environmental and ornamental horticultural educational programs. The Campus, set on 13 hectares o...

Acting Specialisation: Shakespeare

Discover the immediacy, energy and vitality of Shakespeare's language through an exploration of monologues and scenes. This course will give you fun and effective ways to unlock meaning in the text while discovering some of the clues Shakespeare ...

Sunday, 1 May 2016

The National Science Quiz

Have you ever stayed awake at night wondering about life’s deep questions? (What makes popcorn pop? Does grass grow at night? Is an empty roller coaster faster than a full one? Why are some bruises blue and not red? Does the volume of soft drink ...

Monday, 2 May 2016

The Secret Life of Immune Cells

Tracking cell migration in vivo using photoconversion and twophoton microscopy Homing, migration and cellcell interactions are vital features of a successful immune response. Twophoton microscopy has revolutionised biology in the last 20 years b...

Lunch Hour Concert: Quartz Quartet

Kathryn Taylor (Violin), Rachael Beesley (Violin), Matt Laing (Viola) and Zoe Wallace (Cello). WA Mozart String Quartet in B flat major K589 (Prussian Quartet No. 2) Guiseppe Verdi String Quartet in E minor Admission: Free This event is pa...

A Day in the life of a Doctor of Physiotherapy student

Meet and hear from a panel of current students undertaking Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne. Come along and experience what a day in the life of a Physiotherapy student is like. You’ll also be given an opportunity to ask qu...

Save the Minions: An Introduction to Engineering

Engineering and IT are central to creating innovative solutions to society's challenges, with applications in health, energy, our environment and infrastructure. This workshop is designed to introduce school students to engineering concepts, and...

The peace process and the Constitution: Constitution making as peace making?

The 2016 Human Rights Lecture will be delivered by Manuel José Cepeda Espinosa, President of the International Association of Constitutional Law. In 2015, the Colombia government entered into a transitional justice agreement with the FARC guerril...

Compass Visionary Series: Defining The New Social Impact Leader

Father and son Tim Costello (CEO of humanitarian aid organisation World Vision) and Elliot Costello (CEO of social impact incubator YGAP) will feature at the second Compass Visionary Series with Jan Owen (CEO of Foundation for Young Australians) a...

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Managing disaster: technologies for a safer city

How would we prepare for, respond to and protect ourselves against disaster in Melbourne? Hear from an expert panel from the University of Melbourne on the latest research around safer cities and resilient infrastructure. This event is held in col...

Making a World of Difference: The First 1000 Days for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children

6th Vera Scantlebury Brown Memorial Lecture Making a World of Difference: The First 1000 Days for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children and the launch of Dr Heather Sheard’s life of Vera Scantlebury Brown ‘A Heart Undivided’ The rates of ...

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

On the Measurement of Socioeconomic Inequality of Health Between Countries

In this paper we explore the extent to which estimates of betweencountry inequality are sensitive to differences in population weights when using rankdependent indices of inequality. Not surprisingly, since larger countries count more than smaller...

Translational Genomics to Improve Outcomes for Patients with Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer treatment has evolved considerably over the past decade, with the development of increasingly sophisticated radiation and chemotherapy approaches and the introduction of molecularly targeted agents. Despite this progress, bowel cancer...

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Terms of Engagement: Ethics and Participatory Art

'Communitybased art', 'community practice', 'political art', 'participatory art', 'relational art and aesthetics' and 'socially engaged art' are just some of the terms used to describe the art practice of artists who engage directly in some way or...

Breast cancer: new research, future treatments

Hear top Walter and Eliza Hall Institute breast cancer researchers discuss new frontiers in breast cancer research and treatment. Professor Geoff Lindeman will discuss the successful research that has led to a worldfirst early phase clinical tria...

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Active memory - use it or lose it!

Just like our hearts, our brains respond to a healthy diet and good oldfashioned exercise. Smoking? Stop it. Too much alcohol? Ditto. But there are even more things you can do to improve brain function. There are times when our memory leaves us h...

Marco Polo’s Tomatoes, or on Cross-Cultural Exchange in Early European Art

In the last decades, the question of crosscultural contact and exchange has emerged as a major field of research in Art History and the humanities in general. This work is driven by the need to understand the early history of our own global moment...

The Emotional Life of Objects

Objects are to ideas, as constellations are to stars Walter Benjamin Objects have lives, and people have relationships with objects. Our possessions are static witnesses to the trajectory of time, and hold traces of distant places and people, con...

Bitcoin and beyond

Will the future be sweet for cryptocurrencies and the block chain (or shared public ledger) technology behind them? Explore how the digital home could be virtually unhackable, how money is grown on PCs and how chocolate can explain the code that u...

PhD Research Opportunities Forum for Clinicians

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research is hosting an open forum directed toward medical trainees and physicians to provide an opportunity to discuss the issues regarding undertaking a PhD as part of their career and facilitating a...

Grease

This could be automatic… Systematic… Why it could be GREASED LIGHTNING! The John Travolta and Olivia NewtonJohn cult classic is being presented onstage with glorious live singing and dancing. The show stars Iffy Latisha Donnellan, Stefan Geleta, ...

The Emotional Life of Objects

Interactive Composition students contribute unique sound responses to exhibition artworks and engage with the exhibition theme of memory, history, emotions and objects.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

The Sustainability Plan 2016-2020 Forum

The University is hosting a 6075 minute forum aimed at staff and students to showcase the sustainability community & their activities at The University of Melbourne. Chaired by State MP for Melbourne Ellen Sandell, this will be a platform for staf...

The Progression of Mental Health and Wellbeing Amongst Older Adults

Despite increasing proportions of the population moving into older adulthood, and with greater proportions living longer, the state of knowledge regarding mental health and wellbeing in older adults is limited and frequently contradictory. A Ushap...

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Responding to the Growing Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

This forum will explore health trends and drivers of the noncommunicable disease epidemic in India and how the global community can build capacity to respond. Internationally renowned researchers from leading public health institutes in India wil...

Data Users Workshop: MABEL

The Centre for Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics, funded by the NHMRC is pleased to host the halfday Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) Data Users Workshop will be held on Thursday 5 May 2016 at the Melbou...

Chai and Conversation: Health policy and financing in India and Australia

The University of Melbourne ENCORE program, is an international research and training collaboration between senior health researchers from the University of Melbourne and from India’s top public health and medical research institutes, namely the P...

After the deluge: The longer term impacts of the Three Gorges Dam

In 2015 the construction of the Three Gorges Dam on China’s Yangtze River will officially end with the completion of the ship lift. For the more than 1.13 million people displaced for its construction, their livelihoods were disrupted by disposses...

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Das Lied in mir (The Day I Was Not Born)

On a trip to Chile, the young German woman Maria (Jessica Schwarz) listens to a Spanishlanguage lullaby in a transport lounge in Buenos Aires. Maria does not speak Spanish, but she instinctively responds to the song. She misses her connection and ...

Women entrepreneurs: defining success

Meet some of Victoria’s leading women entrepreneurs. Learn from four outstanding female entrepreneurs on a keynote panel and stay to network with other significant innovators and founders. This event will leave you inspired, connected and ready to...

Bach Cantata 37 for Ascension Day Vespers

Liturgical performance of JS Bach's stunning cantata BWV 37, Wer da gläubet und getauft wird, by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) Baroque Ensemble and MCM Early Voices, in a Lutheran service for Ascension Day. Admission: Free, no booki...

Friday, 6 May 2016

When accounting collides with botany

What happens when accountants and botanists join forces to measure and report carbon emissions? Join the University of Melbourne’s Brad Potter, Naomi Soderstrom and Ian Woodrow for a walkandtalk in the Royal Botanic Gardens as they explain how tr...

What makes a place age-friendly?

Ideas inspired across the generations fuel this multidisciplinary event. A team of academics and older guests will encourage an audience to generate big ideas on making a place 'agefriendly'. Experts in design, art, population and global health l...

Research Forum: MABEL

The Centre for Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics, funded by the NHMRC, is pleased to host the 4th MABEL Research Forum 2016 at the Melbourne Business School. The oneday MABEL Research Forum will examine how doctors' working lives ...

That good "F" word: the beauty and necessity of failure

According to Albert Einstein: ‘A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new’. Join this dynamic and interactive evening with our ‘failure panel’ leaders and entrepreneurs from business, arts, research and the community to understan...

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Curator Talk: Images of Life

Curator Dr Heather Jackson will explore ancient Greek vases from the Classical period in the exhibition Images of Life. Artefacts from Athens, Corinth, east Greece and south Italy from the eighth to the fourth centuries BCE depicting aspects of da...

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Monday, 9 May 2016

Lunch Hour Concert: Tacet

Michael Edwards (tenor), Matan Franco (baritone), Christian Smith (baritone), Tim MatthewsStaindl (bass). Tacet's repertoire spans classical, jazz and modern pop impressing audiences with its complex harmonies, timbral homogeneity and personabl...

Between Prophecies and Invectives: The Myth of Avignon in Dante's Purgatorio

Dante has been the first European intellectual and poet to understand the socalled "Avignon crisis" and forge a polemic myth around the relocation of the papal court to France. In this paper Dr Vagata aims to read and interpret some excepts from t...

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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...

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

A Day in the Life of a Doctor of Optometry Student

Thinking about the Doctor of Optometry? Curious about what life is like for an Optometry student at The University of Melbourne? Come and hear our Doctor of Optometry students speak on what a day in the life of an optometry student is like! You’...

Encore: In Conversation with Barry Conyngham

With his latest composition ‘Diasporas’ premiering on 21 May with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, prolific Australian composer Professor Barry Conyngham, discusses how he balances a fulltime creative practice with extensive academic management p...

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Symposium: The Social and Cultural Experience of World War I

The photographs, writings and ephemera assembled in the exhibition Somewhere in France: Australians on the Western Front reveal individual connections and personal experiences of individuals on the Western Front. These glimpses convey the diverse ...

Controlling plasma cell formation and function

The production of antibody by plasma cells is an essential arm of the immune system, providing both immediate protection against a current infection and longterm immunity against reexposure to the same pathogen. Plasma cells are the terminal stage...

The Eye Sees Not Itself: Shakespeare and Aristotle on Friendship

In a conversation in Troilus and Cressida between Ulysses and Achilles, Shakespeare presents a remarkably sophisticated account of the relationship between the self and the other, adumbrating the concept of intersubjective “recognition” (Anerkennu...

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HaBIC Seminar Series - Clinical Engagement

Come and hear examples from industry, a state government and academia on how to engage clinicians. Helen Dickinson is Associate Professor in the Melbourne School of Government. She was educated at the Universities of Manchester and Birmingham in...

Keywords for India: Environment

Dr. Haripriya Rangan will use a comparison between environmental concerns in India and Australia as a basis for examining the changing meaning of the term ‘environment'. Drawing on research across the Indian Ocean, Professor Rangan will offer a co...

Thursday, 12 May 2016

A History of Benjamin Britten in Five or Six Songs

Conductor and writer Dr Paul Kildea, author of Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century (Penguin, 2013), teams up with tenor Jacob Lawrence in this oneoff lecture and recital. Kildea’s biography is widely recognised as the best text on it...

Hiding in Plain Sight: Nursing Solutions in Health Care Reform

The Australian Health care system has achieved remarkable gains for the health of our population in terms of longevity and technological and scientific advances in management and cure of common diseases. These healthcare gains, however, are not av...

A Drop in the Ocean: How Did a Seascape Make Waves in China and Beyond?

Professor Eugene Y. Wang, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art, Harvard University, will present a public lecture on early Chinese art. The daughter of a prehistorical sageking, so an ancient Chinese tale goes, is accidentally drowned ...

Tully Moore

Exhibition dealing with collaborative practice curated by Tully Moore. Opening celebration: 12 May, 5.30pm 7.30pm Margaret Lawrence Gallery Opening hours: Tues – Sat, 12pm – 5pm Admission: Free

Friday, 13 May 2016

Dancing to the Tunes of Bollywood Part 1

In this South Asia Research Seminar, Dr Vikrant Kishore will show part one of his documentary (23mins) which will be followed by discussion and Q&A. With first hand interviews with some of Bollywood's well established directors, actors and dance ...

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Sunday, 15 May 2016

University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Richard Davis Program: Dmitri Shostakovich Festive Overture Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (selected Suites) Igor Stravinsky Petrushka (1947) Admission: Free, bookings essential. The University of Melbourne Symphony Orche...

Monday, 16 May 2016

Lunch Hour Concert: Wind Symphony

A popular program of works arranged for Wind Symphony, conducted by Music Director Kevin Cameron. Van McCoy African Symphony arr. Iwai Nacio Herb Brown Singin’ in the Rain arr. Fernie Ennio Morricone Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso ...

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

HaBIC Seminar Series - EMR: use it or lose it

The collection of biomedical data is essential for both patient care and research. 247, uncomplicated availability of this data improves safety of individual patients and supports researchers in their work. In the present digital era, Electronic M...

Passive Radar: An Electromagnetically Green Technology

Most modern radars are active, meaning that they transmit radio signals explicitly to accommodate their sensing objectives. This is analogous to carrying a torch on a dark night: the transmitted electromagnetic energy (light) illuminates the scene...

Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space

The Carlton Connect Initiative and Faculty of Science present a combined DICE – Dialogues on Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship and Dean’s Lecture on the biggest news in physics since the discovery of the Higgs Boson. Scientists have con...

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Focus on Engineering

Do you love creating solutions to problems and want to make a difference to the world? Come along to find out how to study Engineering at Melbourne. Hear from current students, academic staff and recent graduates about what it is like to study e...

Jazz and Improvisation Large Ensemble Series

The Jazz and Improvisation program showcases their eclectic range of large ensembles featuring staff and emerging contemporary improvisers. Admission: Free, bookings required.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Setting up screening systems for epigenetic modifiers, and characterising their molecular mechanisms of action

Epigenetic control of gene expression is essential for normal development, and frequently goes wrong in disease. Despite significant efforts over the last decade or more, we still understand relatively little about the molecular mechanisms of epig...

Schools Program: Jazz & Improvisation

Ever wondered what goes on in the Bachelor of Music's Jazz & Improvisation specialisation? This session is designed for VCE Music students and their teachers, and features ensemble performances by current emerging artists within the Jazz & Improv...

Citizens of the Anthropocene: community and polity in a changing climate

Climate change is influencing the scale at which human societies and their governments understand and potentially redesign the relationship between humans and the ‘natural world’. Using examples from contemporary environmental and legal controvers...

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Academic Mobility and its Transformative Potential

This presentation explores transnational academic mobility and opportunities it presents for learning cosmopolitanism. Academic exchange programs, such as the recently launched New Colombo Plan in Australia, serve to further deepen and expand tran...

Art Forum: Ulla von Brandenburg

In this special art forum, guest artist Ulla von Brandenburg will be talking about her own practice in the context of exhibition It has a Golden Yellow Sun, And an Elderly Grey Moon opening at ACCA on Friday 20 May. This is the first Australian s...

Half Baked Ideas with Melbourne Writer's Festival Director Lisa Dempster

In this talk Ms Lisa Dempster will explore the idea and focus of the MWF in curating programs that advance audiences’ cultural engagement with India and its writers. The halfbaked lunch workshop series is an opportunity for individuals to test an...

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Adherens Junctions, Mechanotransduction, and Epithelial Homeostasis

Professor Yap's laboratory studies the cellular mechanisms responsible for cadherindependent morphogenesis, notably the mechanisms and principles that coordinate cadherin adhesion with the cytoskeleton. He was Chair of the 2011 Gordon Research Con...

Reform of administrative detention powers and the problem for minor crime

What do we make of abolition of the administrative detention power of Reeducation through Labour (RETL)? Many hoped that it marked greater acceptance of the need for development of a regularised, rulebased system of punishments in China. However, ...

Chopin's Piano: A Path Through the Romantic Century

Author and conductor Dr Paul Kildea uses a single piano – the instrument on which Chopin completed his groundbreaking Preludes – to forge a path through the history of Romantic music. Kildea outlines the fate of the piano and the famous pieces wri...

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Friday, 20 May 2016

New Music Ensemble: Gubaidulina at 85

Conductor: Elliott Gyger Curated by Melbourne Conservatorium of Music lecturer in Brass, Joel Brennan, Gubaidulina at 85 is a remarkable set of works tracing the compositional journey of this world renowned Russian composer, known for her transce...

Monday, 23 May 2016

The Interface Between Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors and Targeted Therapies in Melanoma

The disease of melanoma has seen dramatic advances in outcomes for patients with advanced disease through the development of therapies targeting either the BRAF oncogene or immune checkpoints in Tlymphocytes. Targeting signalling activated by muta...

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The structural biology of the insulin and Type 1 insulin-like growth factor receptors

The Lawrence Laboratory is at the forefront of understanding and exploiting the structural biology of the insulin and Type 1 insulinlike growth factor receptors. This seminar will focus on the discovery of how insulins and insulinlike growth facto...

Public Lecture: Associate Professor Nicholas Reid: Aboriginal Memories of Inundation of the Australian Coast

18,000 years ago at the end of the last ice age, when sea level was about 120 metres below its present level, land ice started melting and sea level began rising, a process that ended some 6000 years ago around Australia. Postglacial sealevel rise...

A simplified way to wellbeing

The newly developing field of positive psychology has identified a number of activities to increase individual wellbeing such as being grateful, more mindful and utilising personal strengths. However there are many other possible interventions tha...

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Focus on IT

The world is awash with information. In the last five years, we’ve produced and recorded more information than in the previous 50,000 years; and almost all of this new information is digital. Hear from current students, academic staff and recent ...

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Guitar Ensemble at Melba Hall

Conductor: Ken Murray The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) guitar ensemble specialises in the presentation of new music and has given premiere performances of a number of works by Australian composers. Admission: Free, no bookings required

NODE 0 2016: The Beats Project

An Interactive Composition multimedia event turning Lionel's Lounge and Grant Street Theatre into a DJing and VJing club for the night, with beats mixed live by Interactive Composition staff and students. Admission: Free, no bookings required

Friday, 27 May 2016

World Music Concert

A concert showcasing the variety of world music ensembles on offer at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, including performances by the African Drum and Dance, Shakuhachi and Chinese ensembles and the World Music Choir. Admission: Free, no boo...

Reconciliation Week

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...

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Wind Symphony at the Recital Centre

This concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre will feature fine examples of the very latest works written for Wind Ensemble, performed by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music’s Wind Symphony Orchestra and featured wind symphonies from across Victo...

Vocal Ensemble Sings Mozart

Directed by Andrea Katz, the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) Vocal ensemble students present a selection of Mozart operatic ensembles from Cosi fan Tutte, Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni. Admission: Free, no bookings required

Monday, 30 May 2016

Targeting kinases and the ubiquitin system for the treatment of inflammatory disease

Philip Cohen is one of the world's most eminent biological scientists in the area of signal transduction. Cohen identified a family of calciumcalmodulin dependent protein kinases and phosphatases including calcineurin, which was later shown to be ...

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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Medieval and Renaissance Ensemble

The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) Medieval and Renaissance Ensemble presents its Semester 1 concert, with the program including Guillaume de Machaut’s Remède de fortune. Admission: Free, no bookings required.

Health Program Evaluation: Scoping the Evaluation Plan

Program planners and implementers are often faced with the task of having to develop an evaluation plan or framework for the program/project that they are working on. This requires scoping the boundary of the evaluation and choosing the most appro...

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Wednesday, 1 Jun 2016

Aboriginal Agriculture

Bruce Pascoe writes about the past to suggest solutions for the future. Forensic in his research, he is compelled to agree that most history about Indigenous Australians has been substantially distorted. Bruce asks the question that may hearten m...

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Art, Ethics and Indigeneity

A full day symposium to be held as part of Reconciliation Week. The symposium invites Indigenous and nonIndigenous researchers working across the field of Indigenous arts and culture to address some of the key issues when working with Indigenous...

Baroque Ensemble and Early Voices

The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) Baroque Ensemble and Early Voices present their Semester 1 concert. The program includes J. S. Bach’s Cantata BWV 37, Wer da gläubet und getauft wird. Admission: Free, no bookings required.

My Imaginary Friends

A collaborative, projection event that includes work by VCA Animation, VCA Dance and MCM Interactive Composition students.

Thursday, 2 Jun 2016

Schools Program: The Art of Performance

This presentation is perfectly suited to VCE Music students to help them manage performance anxiety and enhance their performance potential. The session will be hosted by Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) Postdoctoral Fellow and performanc...

Inspiring India: Smart Cities - Art Cities

Enhanced quality of life defines truly international cities be it London, New York, Singapore or Hong Kong. A key ingredient to this is access to arts and entertainment which defines the liveability of a city. As city governments create ambitious ...

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Human Evolutionary History in a Global Context: Progress and Challenges

For nearly two centuries we have been accumulating fossil and other evidence that bears on our evolutionary history. As we review the history of that accumulation and all that we have learned from it, we must recognise that there is yet much to be...

Friday, 3 Jun 2016

Percussion Ensemble Concert

The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) Percussion Ensemble presents a program of the best of repertoire for percussion ensemble from around the world. Admission: Free, bookings essential.

Monday, 6 Jun 2016

Modelling the Immune Response

Professor Phil Hodgkin aims to understand how cells process signals and work cooperatively to achieve a collective task. His focus is to understand the molecular and cellular mechanics of the immune response. By combining experiment and theory, ...

Tuesday, 7 Jun 2016

It's Hot in the City Tonight: Using GI to Mitigate Climate Change

Burnley 125th Anniversary Seminar Join us on Tuesday evenings throughout the year and listen to researchers discuss: How can we really 'green' cities? What is the research helping to drive the ‘green cities’ movement in Australia? How does enviro...

Wednesday, 8 Jun 2016

Cells, Life and Death

This seminar will describe the basic research that has underpinned the development of novel drugs that promote the death of cancer cells, such as venetoclax and birinapant, that are now in clinical trials. Professor Vaux is an internationally acc...

1966 and All That

1966 was an immensely significant year for continental thought. In France, Michel Foucault’s Les mots et les choses, Jacques Lacan’s Écrits and Gilles Deleuze’s Le Bergsonisme all played central roles in an intellectual scene that saw new theoreti...

Friday, 10 Jun 2016

Navigating uncertainty: Everyday youth strategies and generational change in rural Gujarat, India

How do the aspirations of rural youth in contemporary India differ from older generations? To what extent are they able to live out their hopes for the future? This talk will focus on the everyday strategies of young men and women in India's weste...

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Tuesday, 14 Jun 2016

Schools Program: Dance On

Students and their teachers are invited to a special schoolsonly matinee performance of our second and third year dancers’ first semester performance. Includes a Q&A with cast and choreographers. Featuring new works by Melbournebased choreographe...

Schools Program: Mongrel

Victorian College of the Arts' undergraduate Music Theatre, Production, and Interactive Composition students collaborate under the guidance of Maude Davey and Peter Farnan to create two programs of exciting new music theatre short works. This sc...

Mongrel 2016

Music Theatre, Production, and Interactive Composition students collaborate under the guidance of Maude Davey and Peter Farnan to create two programs of exciting new music theatre short works. Program A: 14 and 16 June, 7.30pm and 18 June, 2.30p...

Wednesday, 15 Jun 2016

Schools Program: VCE Media Students and Teachers Day

This lecture series is designed for VCE Media students and teachers, and other students considering the Bachelor of Fine Arts' Screenwriting, Film and Television, or Animation programs. The lecture series program includes: How to write a short f...

Connecting Homes and Communities: How to Support an Ageing Population?

The world is constantly changing, and for most developed countries the impact of ageing is being felt economically, socially and in the healthcare sector. The traditional notion of aged care is often associated with residential aged care, but many...

Friday, 17 Jun 2016

Jessica Krietzer

This exhibition comprises part of the 2016 VCA PhD program. Opening celebration: 12 Jun, 5.30 – 7.30pm Margaret Lawrence Gallery Opening Hours: TuesSat, 125pm

Monday, 20 Jun 2016

Biological Methylation: A New Frontier in Regulation of Immunity and Inflammation

Cells respond to external signals by converting information via surface receptors to the nucleus to induce or repress gene expression. These signals are transduced primarily by posttranslational modifications of signalling proteins, most often pho...

Tuesday, 21 Jun 2016

Schools Program: Art Talks

VCA visual art lecturers, all practicing artists in their own right, will host this talk about contemporary art, with a specific look at the exciting and complex art ecology of Melbourne, including both artistrun, state funded and commercial art s...

Friday, 24 Jun 2016

Psychological First Aid Workshop

Presented by Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (Dept of Psychiatry) Psychological First Aid (PFA) is a practical, flexible, and recommended approach to helping people in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event, such a...

Monday, 27 Jun 2016

T Cells and their Fate Decisions

The mechanisms underpinning T cell fate decision have been frustratingly elusive over several decades of intense effort. Several technological breakthroughs in the last few years has seen dramatic progress in this area. Dr Russell will review re...

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Wednesday, 29 Jun 2016

Molecular pathogenesis of Plasmodium liver infection

The first stage of malaria infection occurs when Plasmodium parasites deposited by an infected mosquito penetrate through host protective barriers to access and infect hepatocytes. Dr Boddey’s laboratory studies functional genomics of Plasmodium i...

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Friday, 1 Jul 2016

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. ...

Monday, 4 Jul 2016

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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Wednesday, 6 Jul 2016

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...

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...

Friday, 8 Jul 2016

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...

Thursday, 14 Jul 2016

After Shakespeare

On 23 April 1616, the poet and playwright William Shakespeare died. 2016 is the 400th anniversary of his death. The Baillieu Library exhibition After Shakespeare explores the author’s posthumous legacy, both in terms of writers who imitated or ada...

Friday, 15 Jul 2016

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...

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...

Thursday, 21 Jul 2016

Melbourne Law School Rare Books Lecture

'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 fo...

Friday, 22 Jul 2016

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...

Tuesday, 26 Jul 2016

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...

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

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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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, 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

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.

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...

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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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...

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...

Tuesday, 16 Aug 2016

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

Burnley 125th Anniversary Seminar Join us on Tuesday evenings throughout the year and listen to researchers discuss: How can we really 'green' cities? What is the research helping to drive the ‘green cities’ movement in Australia? How does envir...

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...

Wednesday, 31 Aug 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.

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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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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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

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 ...

Tuesday, 11 Oct 2016

Urban Plantings as Living Laboratories for Climate Change

Burnley 125th Anniversary Seminar Join us on Tuesday evenings throughout the year and listen to researchers discuss: How can we really 'green' cities? What is the research helping to drive the ‘green cities’ movement in Australia? How does enviro...

Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016

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, 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...

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

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

Burnley 125th Anniversary Seminar Join us on Tuesday evenings throughout the year and listen to researchers discuss: How can we really 'green' cities? What is the research helping to drive the ‘green cities’ movement in Australia? How does enviro...

Monday, 21 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 ...