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Clinical Research Forum 2016

The Translational and Clinical Research Cross Cutting Discipline leaders will host the inaugural Doherty Clinical Research Forum 2016. This event will showcase some of the clinical research initiatives being pursued at the Institute and will also provide information on the clinical support services available through the University of Melbourne.

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

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How can we welcome one billion rural, mostly belowthepovertyline Indians online by 2020? Right to Know is a photo and video essay presented as a seminar discussing the issues forthcoming film Ocean in a Drop raises; from the risks field workers take when providing internet access to women, to asking what does being digitally literate actually mean within the context of rural India? With specially selected excerpts to be screened from the yet to be completed film, a curated selection of behi...

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Shakespeare on Film

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016, ACMI, in association with The University of Melbourne, present an international touring program from the British Council and the British Film Institute (BFI) that explores the deep affinity between cinema and The Bard. From 14 to 26 July this prestige program showcases a selection of new digital restorations. The season features 11 films, including three special presentations: Play On! (Silent Shakespeare), a compilation of silen...

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

In partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria’s exhibition Degas: A new vision, the Faculty of Arts is proud to present a fourpart masterclass series on the life and art of Edgar Degas, one of the most recognizable grand masters of French modernism. Drawn from across the globe and with over 200 artworks, this exhibition represents one of the most internationally significant retrospectives of Degas, highlighting his influential contribution across the different mediums of painting, scul...

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

This exhibition of prints, watercolours, drawings and sketches explores two significant thematic areas of the Grainger Museum’s rich art collection: portraiture and depictions of water and maritime culture. Although portraiture is common to most art collections to varying degrees, the fact that the Grainger Museum is essentially an autobiographical museum invests the Museum’s multiple portrait images with a unique interconnectedness. There are numerous likenesses of Percy Grainger as well as...

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 collections including the University of Melbourne print collection and the Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum. It’s a gas! explores the story of dentistry through humour. Come along and laugh out loud. IMAGE: James ‘Jimmy’ Charles Bancks (Australian, 1...

After Shakespeare

On 23 April 1616, the poet and playwright William Shakespeare died, at the age of 52. To mark the 400th anniversary of his death, the Baillieu Library’s After Shakespeare exhibition explores the author’s legacy, both in terms of writers who imitated or adapted his works (that is, literally wrote ‘after’ his style) and in terms of Shakespeare’s reputation and significance in the four centuries after his demise, with a particular emphasis on how his work has been received in Australia. After ...

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Monday, 25 Jul 2016

It's a Gas! Dentistry & Cartoons

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

Monday, 25 Jul 2016

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

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

Monday, 25 Jul 2016

After Shakespeare

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

Tuesday, 26 Jul 2016

Family Business

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

Mindfulness in the Gallery

Mindfulness meditation is a scientifically backed way to reduce stress, and to improve wellbeing in daily life. This series of guided meditations will introduce you to the foundations of mindfulness and compassion training, so that you can return ...

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Presentation of the 2016 Emory Global Health Case and Team

Earlier this year a group of Melbourne University postgraduate students, drawn from across the university, travelled to Emory University in Atlanta USA to compete in the Emory Global Health Competition, where they won third place, please join us t...

Brain in a Dish: Advancing our understanding of neurological disorders

Neural engineering is a new transdisciplinary research area bringing together neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry, physics, computer science and engineering, with the aim of better understanding complex neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders ...

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...

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

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

Wednesday, 27 Jul 2016

Community Water Fluoridation: Why we continue to support it

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

Floor talk: Dirty words

Join us for a discussion with William Mackinnon, exhibiting artist from the Basil Sellers Art Prize 5 exhibition as he proposes 'words are taking over the artworld'. He reasons that creativity comes from a different and deeper place.

The EU-China Relationship - an investment perspective

EU Centre Visiting Fellow Professor Louis Brennan, Trinity College Dublin, will examine the features and trajectory of the EUChina relationship, a vital trade partnership for the global economy. The EU is China's largest trading partner, and behin...

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

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

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Ayurveda & Wellness

Free workshop on Ayurveda and Wellness with Dr Nisha Manikantan Ayurveda is the ancient Indian system of natural and holistic medicine. When translated from Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “the science of life” (the Sanskrit root Ayur means “longevity” ...

Energy Transistions - this event might light up your life

Public Interactive Learning Lab Energy Transitions Have you ever wondered how new technologies like solar panels, Tesla battery walls and electric vehicles will change our lives? Shocked at the profits that coal burning power producers are repor...

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Love makes fools of us all but especially the characters of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, proudly presented by Newman College Theatre. Watch as two young couples fall into the tumultuous path of love, with magic, fairie...

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

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

Thursday, 28 Jul 2016

Health Services Research at CSIRO: Improving patient outcomes and driving efficiency through technology solutions

Digital innovation through data capture and analytics, clinical decision support, improved diagnosis and treatment, and the development of new services, is transforming the way healthcare is delivered. This transformation will drive improvements t...

Why Algorithms Matter

Transformative Technologies Research Unit In this first of TTRU’s workshop series, we focus on computer algorithms and the important role they play in contemporary society. Algorithmic formulas make possible tasks as diverse as performing a spell...

Between Islamic Popular Culture and the Korean Wave: Cosmopolitan identity formation amongst Indonesian youth

Halyu or Korean Wave has reached Indonesia and other southeast Asian countries and quickly disseminated amongst youth, following the previous success of JPop as well as replacing its dominance. In the meantime, another flow of culture has also bee...

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Writing Histories of Gender in Australia and the World

In this roundtable conversation, featuring Mary Tomsic, Kat Ellinghaus, Catherine Kevin and Jacinthe Flore, the panel will discuss the ways in which gender histories have been, and can be, written. Each speaker will reflect on their own practices ...

Political Islam and the Challenge to International Law

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

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

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

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Stalin’s Defectors: How Red Army Soldiers became Hitler’s Collaborators, 1941-1945

The question of Red Army soldiers crossing the line to the Germans during the GermanSoviet war of 194145 has long obsessed historians. Some have treated all Soviet prisoners of war as deserters to the enemy, while others have tried to minimize the...

How to be a Pragmatist

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

Melbourne Uni Law Revue 2016: Homecoming!

Come and join us at Homecoming, as our cast razzledazzle you in a night of sketch comedy genius. With hilarious stage and video sketches, colourful musical numbers, and a touch of tasteful nudity, this show is sure to leave everyone in stitches. ...

Friday, 29 Jul 2016

Drawing in the Gallery - Basil Sellers Art Prize 5

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

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Why NMR Matters in Metabolomics

Hear about recent developments in the field of Nuclear Magnetic Resonancebased metabolomics and learn how NMR can be used to match or even exceed the speed, sensitivity and metabolite coverage claimed by various mass spectrometry methods. Dr. Dav...

Australia and Indonesia: When neighbours become good friends

Although the number of students studying Indonesian in Australia has declined in recent decades, Australia remains the country outside Indonesia with the largest number of students studying Indonesian at both schools and universities. Recognising ...

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Book launch: Talking Contemporary Curating

In 2015, Terry Smith launched his second publication, Talking Contemporary Curating, as part of ICI’s series Perspectives in Curating. To accompany the Melbourne launch of this important publication, Terry Smith will be speaking with Rebecca Coat...

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 ...

Guitar Perspectives: Memories of Spain

Sergio Ercole and Massimo Scattolin guitar duo Take a delightful musical journey through a stunning Latin guitar landscape with renowned Italian guitarist Massimo Scattolin and Melbourne virtuoso Sergio Ercole. The musical program will feature an...

Monday, 1 Aug 2016

Introduction to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health

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

Immune Cell Differentiation

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

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Oleh Krysa (Violin)

Join us for this free Monday lunch hour series at Melba Hall. Oleh Krysa violin, Markiyan Melnychenko violin, Oksana Melnychenko piano J.S. BACH – Chaconne from Violin Partita in D minor, BWV 1004 Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Sonata for Violin and Pia...

Role of TNF induced NF-kB signalling in development and function of T cells

T lymphocytes are immune cells that play a central role in regulating immune responses. There are several T cell types, all with different functions, so having the right number and composition of these cells is essential for a normal immunity to i...

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

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

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Dorcas McClean Travelling Scholarship for Violinists 2016: Semi-Final 1

The Dorcas McClean Travellling Scholarship for Violinists seeks to support the musical education of outstanding young violinists through the provision of travelling scholarships and prizes to support those judged most talented at the beginning 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...

Use of the Delphi expert consensus method in mental health research

The Delphi method is a systematic way of determining expert consensus that is useful for answering questions that are not amenable to experimental and epidemiological methods. The validity of the approach is supported by 'wisdom of crowds' researc...

Trusts – constructive, resulting and the importance of definition and doctrinal approach

For the third event in the 2016 ‘Judges in Conversation’ series, the Hon James Leslie Bain Allsop AO (Chief Justice, Federal Court of Australia) will be in conversation with Professor William Swadling (University of Oxford) to discuss Trusts – con...

Dynamic Patterns

Join us for the third Melbourne School of Design Dean's Lecture, which will showcase the work of eminent international professionals in the built environment. Dynamic Patterns will discuss the work of Philadelphiabased PEG office of landscape + ar...

Dorcas McClean Travelling Scholarship for Violinists 2016: Semi-Final 2

The Dorcas McClean Travellling Scholarship for Violinists seeks to support the musical education of outstanding young violinists through the provision of travelling scholarships and prizes to support those judged most talented at the beginning of ...

Ideology Beyond Belief: Social Practices and the Persistence of Injustice

Racism, sexism, and other forms of injustice are more than just bad attitudes; after all, such injustice also involves unfair distributions of goods and resources. But attitudes play a role. How central is that role? Tommie Shelby argues that r...

Wednesday, 3 Aug 2016

Climate impacts at 1.5° and 2° - where half a degree makes a difference

The ultimate objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is to “prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system”. In this context, the Paris Agreement sets a longterm temperature goal of hol...

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Impact of Human Milk Oligosaccharides on Shortand Long-term Health

Human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) are a family of structurally diverse complex carbohydrates that are highly abundant in human milk. HMO concentrations often exceed the concentration of all human milk proteins combined. In sharp contrast, today’s ...

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Hidden Power: The Strategic Logic of Organized Crime

Hidden Power: The Strategic Logic of Organized Crime reveals criminal mafias determining political outcomes to suit their own agendas, and explores how they do it – by influencing elections, changing constitutions, fomenting terrorism, waging war,...

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Ion Channels: A Directional Shift in Mechanism and Context

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

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The Future in Ruins: Thoughts on the Temporality of Infrastructure

In this seminar, Akhil Gupta explores the relationship between infrastructure and temporality by focusing on the future. Infrastructures are particularly good to think about the connection between the present and the future since they are usually ...

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.

“The Pig and the Peace: Defining Imperial Order in the Age of Revolutions”

This lecture begins with the execution of a “very fine pig” in Sydney in 1795. Pigs made notoriously disorderly colonists – procreating, trespassing and damaging public property at will. But this particular pig caused an unusual amount of trouble....

White Concepts - Ghassan Hage

The Wednesday Lectures 2016 Hosted by Raimond Gaita It is striking how often people now speak of 'a common humanity' in an ethically inflected register, one that expresses a fellowship of all the peoples of the earth. More often than not, however...

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What Causes Parkinson’s Disease?

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

Assassins

Presented by Ormond College Drama Club A multiple Tony Awardwinning musical, Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Assassins’ invites to the stage the eight infamous individuals who have attempted to assassinate presidents of the United States of America. Using th...

Thursday, 4 Aug 2016

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

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

Revenge in the Age of Empire: Civilisation and Violence in the Nineteenth Century

Presented by Dr Jan Rüger: ‘Revenge is a kind of wild justice’, Francis Bacon wrote four centuries ago. It was a form of retribution, he thought, ‘which the more man’s nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out’. Blood feuds and revenge ki...

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International Law and Global Non-International Armed Conflict

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

International Human Rights and Australian Exceptionalism

The Sir Anthony Mason Honorary lecture was inaugurated in 1995, the year of Sir Anthony Mason's retirement as Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. The lecture serves to celebrate Sir Anthony Mason's outstanding contribution to the legal p...

Friday, 5 Aug 2016

Personal Identity in the History of Philosophy

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

Saturday, 6 Aug 2016

Images of Life - ancient Greek vases

Images of Life: Ancient Greek Vases showcases the University of Melbourne’s Greek vase collection. This important teaching collection features artefacts from Athens, Corinth, east Greece and south Italy from the eighth to the fourth centuries BCE....

Monday, 8 Aug 2016

Neuropsychological Impact of Trauma Workshop

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

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Neuropsychological Impact of Trauma Workshop

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

Melbourne Brass Quintet

Join us for the MCM's Monday Lunch Hour Concert series. Joel Brennan trumpet, Mark Fitzpatrick trumpet, Don Immel trombone, Roman Ponomariov french horn, Mike Szabo bass trombone This concert launches the start of an engagement tour of Victoria....

Learning from naturally acquired humoral immunity to inform malaria vaccine and biomarker development

The last decades have experienced a dramatic reduction in the burden of malaria, with several countries now attempting to permanently eliminate this disease. Achieving the goal of malaria elimination would be greatly facilitated by the development...

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Lachlan Phillpott in Conversation

Raimondo Cortese in conversation with internationally acclaimed playwright Lachlan Philpott, one of Australia's leading and most innovative theatre voices. Lachlan will talk about the ideas behind his work, his writing process, and where he believ...

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