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The Perfect Presentation

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Delivering a good presentation can often make the difference between success or failure. Whether you are trying to win the next big grant or convince an appointment committee that you are the best person for the job, if you can’t communicate your ideas in a lively, interesting and succinct way, you could well lose out. This workshop will teach you how to write and deliver the perfect presentation. Simon Clews has been a key figure in the University of Melbourne’s 3MT competition and has judg...

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The Perinatal Mental Health Project – Lessons from 14 years of Integrating Maternal Mental Health Care in to Public Service Platforms

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In South Africa 2045% of pregnant and postnatal women experience depression or anxiety (Hartley et al.2011, Cooper et al. 1999, Rochat et al. 2011, van Heyningen et al. 2016). About 75% of South Africans with mental health problems (8790% with mood or anxiety disorders) do not receive any care for these (Seedat et al. 2009). Dr Simone Honikman, founder and director of The Perinatal Mental Health Project, will present on its work. The Perinatal Mental Health Project (PMHP) is based at the...

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The Unravelling of Europe: Immigration, Benefits and Brexit

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Research suggests that the more porous a country’s borders, the more governance and social protection is required to protect workers from risk and maintain political support for openness. As Jeff Williamson and Kevin O’Rourke put it "Unless politicians worry about who gains and who loses [from open borders], they may be forced by the electorate to stop efforts to strengthen global economy links, and perhaps even to dismantle them". In this lunchtime seminar Dr Amy Ludlow will explore how im...

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The State of the Art in Virtual Reality Applications: Workshop and Masterclasses

Virtual Reality (VR) is a transformative technology that is disrupting many facets of traditional business, media and social communications. This is your chance to discover the commercial and creative opportunities firsthand from VR masters Matt Lee (VP of Alibaba investment arm Youku Global Media Fund, Hangzhou/Hong Kong), Duncan Ransom (Academy Award winner and CEO, The Endless Collective, New York), Mark Pesce (CoCreator of VRML, Sydney). University of Melbourne presenters who will also ...

Breaking the Brand: Producers and Consumers in a Globalized World

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This one day workshop interrogates the paradox of the brand, and the producers and consumers who are driven by its imperatives. The overall luxury industry surpassed $1.5 trillion in retail sales in 2015. Personal luxury goods lie at the core of this interconnected worldwide industry, with a market share of $487 billion. With so much at stake, the drive for increased profits and ever broader markets has placed unparalleled pressures on sources of raw materials, and those who create branded pr...

The Death of Penalties in Two Legal Cultures? (Sydney presentation)

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The James Merralls Visiting Fellowship in Law public lecture will be presented by Professor Sarah Worthington, Downing Professor of Laws of England. This lecture will be held in Sydney, Professor Sarah Worthington will be presenting this lecture in Melbourne on 21 September. Details The common law rules on penalties have changed beyond recognition in both Australia and England. The final courts in each jurisdiction have tackled the problem in quite different ways, perhaps revealing deepsea...

Graduate Study in Theatre and Music Theatre Information Session

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Ready to get serious about Theatre? Come along to this event with the VCA, which includes sample writing and directing workshops and masterclasses and hear from course coordinators about our graduate programs in Writing for Performance, Directing and Dramaturgy, and about graduate research options in Theatre and Music Theatre. Courses covered: Master of Directing for Performance Master of Dramaturgy Master of Writing for Performance Master of Fine Arts (Theatre Practice) Master of Fine ...

Marc-Antoine Charpentier - La Descente D'Orphee Aux Enfers

Composed in 1686, MarcAntoine Charpentier's twoact chamber opera La Descente d'Orphée Aux Enfers was first performed for the great patroness Marie de Lorraine, last member of the House of Guise, and her niece Élisabeth Marguerite d'Orléans. Rarely performed, this extraordinary masterpiece is presented in a fullystaged version by students and staff of the Early Music Studio and the Vocal Department of the MCM in a historicallyinformed manner. Free, bookings essential.

Musical Battles: French and Italian Styles in the Eighteenth Century

This symposium explores the confrontation and engagement of French and Italian musical styles in the eighteenth century, a complex and longlived debate that generated numerous struggles for aesthetic supremacy and, in many cases, stylistic synthesis. Competition between French and Italian styles from the dawn of the eighteenth century until its end drove the production of new genres, works, and aesthetic treatises, and became strongly associated with particular kinds of instrumental and vocal...

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. As a consequence, the same period saw a dramatic increase in the importance, even prestige, claimed by translators, both women and men, for their skills. Translators and printers made these claims in frontispieces, prefaces, letters of dedication,...

Erewhon

Erewhon is the (almost) return of Neverwhere, an exhibition that travelled to Istanbul last year, commissioned by Asialink as part of the Australia Year in Turkey. Neverwhere presented the work of eight contemporary Australian artists that disturbed distinctions between our real and imagined selves, and between the authentic and the proposed. Narratives were informed by external – and often mysterious – forces, both seen and unseen; the exhibition shifted registers between sincerity and satir...

Mudcrabs in Space

Space is the void that exists between celestial bodies, including the Earth. It is not completely empty, but consists of a hard vacuum containing a low density of particles, predominantly a plasma of hydrogen and helium as well as electromagnetic radia This is sketch comedy at its finest. Presented by Mudcrabs Melbourne University Revue Board as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival 2016. Tickets: $18, $14 (concession), $13 (Group 6+)

Wilin at the Melbourne Fringe Festival

The Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development, in partnership with the Melbourne Fringe Festival, will present performance, multimedia art and other works as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Featuring Wilin students, staff and alumni along with other Indigenous artists, the public are invited to attend multiple Wilin events across the duration of the Festival. When: 15 September – 2 October 2016 Where: Various Melbourne Fringe Festival venues. See www.melbournefringe....

Social Media: Theory

Why tweet, post or blog? This workshop looks at why you can't afford to overlook social media as the most powerful tool available to you as a researcher and a communicator today. Essentially, like it or not, you can’t afford NOT to have a digital footprint today. This workshop will mark the first day of your new life online and electronically connected to the outside world! Simon Clews has been a key figure in the University of Melbourne’s 3MT competition and has judged every heat, semifinal...

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Melbourne Masterclass: Pivotal Elections in American Politics, from Abraham Lincoln to Donald Trump

The United States of America will elect its 45th president on November 8, 2016. In the lead up to this significant moment in history, the Faculty of Arts will present a the final two of a fourpart masterclass held over the duration of the presidential campaign. Focussing on pivotal moments in presidential election history, the series will take us from the Civil War to Donald Trump. Each session includes a presentation from one of the University of Melbourne’s preeminent professors followed b...

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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Thursday, 29 Sep 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...

Thursday, 29 Sep 2016

Melbourne Masterclass: Pivotal Elections in American Politics, from Abraham Lincoln to Donald Trump

The United States of America will elect its 45th president on November 8, 2016. In the lead up to this significant moment in history, the Faculty of Arts will present a the final two of a fourpart masterclass held over the duration of the presiden...

Sunday, 2 Oct 2016

University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the Melbourne Recital Centre

Join us for an evening with the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Conductor: Fabian Russell Program: Katy ABBOTT KVASNICA Introduced Species Benjamin BRITTEN Violin Concerto soloist: Arna Morton Joh...

Monday, 3 Oct 2016

Eat to Cheat Dementia: What you eat helps you avoid it or live well with it!

Ngaire Hobbins is a dietitian driven by a passion to promote independence and health in older people by averting physical and mental decline that is all too common because of inappropriate food choices. She is an advocate for promoting the joy of ...

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Critical Issues in Indonesia and China

The Centre of Asian Business and Economics research seminar series aims to facilitate the exchange of research ideas and the formation of research collaboration on significant issues relevant to Asian business and economics. Indonesia and China ar...

The Virtual Authentic: Playing with Monkeys, MoCap and Cultural Heritage

In this presentation Matt Delbridge discusses a series of interconnected Motion Capture projects covering animal studies, film, animation, acting and cultural heritage. From remodelling lost Elizabethan venues, to men in monkey suits, to the Hong ...

Knowing Animals Reading Group

The reading for the next Knowing Animals Reading Group will be Dr Yamini Narayanan's forthcoming article ''Street dogs at the intersection of colonialism and informality: ‘subaltern animism’ as a posthuman critique of Indian cities". Yamini will...

Keynote Event: Contemporary Architects and the Pavilion

On the eve of the launch of MPavilion 2016, come and hear what three distinguished architects have to say on the contemporary pavilion and its significance for audiences today. The speakers at this public forum have all experimented with the idea...

Tuesday, 4 Oct 2016

Pavilions: a Symposium

This symposium brings together leading architects, artists, curators, architectural historians, cultural historians and art historians to focus on the theme of 'The Pavilion', a building structure with an ancient lineage and great contemporary res...

Extraction at the threshold: the emerging geo(-) politics of deep-sea mining

Despite the truism that less is known about the deepsea than outer space, deepsea mining (DSM) is being promoted as the next frontier of resource extraction. In 2018, Nautilus Minerals hopes to become the world’s first company to mine the deepsea...

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The Inaugural Derek Denton Lecture in the Arts - The Neurobiology of Art

Derek Denton Lectures in Science and the Arts “...the artist is in a sense, a neuroscientist, exploring the potentials and capacities of the brain, though with different tools. How such creations can arouse aesthetic experiences can only be fully...

Turning Back the Hands of Time

An original musical set during the Ming Dynasty in China. He has made some mistakes in life. He chose the wrong crowd, the wrong goal, the wrong morals, the wrong behaviour. She loved him – his smile, his promises… She wanted his attention, want...

Wednesday, 5 Oct 2016

Driving Effective Implementation

'Driving Effective Implementation', this year's Australasian Implementation Conference (AIC) will gather an impressive array of national and international speakers and delegates. Its aim is to advance the use of implementation science in practice ...

A Toni Lamond Showreel

A popular feature of Melbourne nighttime TV variety shows, like In Melbourne Tonight on GTV9 and Sunnyside Up on HSV7, were their very talented female vocalists. Derham Groves will introduce a number of these singers, including Dorothy Baker, Gayn...

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Is There an App for That? Increasing Students’ Academic Performance and Engagement Through Push Notifications, Digital Badges and Leaderboards

Students live on their phones, but most university strategies in mobile learning are problematic and underdeveloped. Further, there is now decent evidence that games can be good intrinsic motivators for positive student behaviours, leading to bett...

3DMed: 3D Printing and Medical Applications Seminar

3D printing is a rapidly advancing technology that has been utilised with great success in fields such as engineering. However, there has been a recent explosion of interest in 3D printing in the medical field, with applications such as customised...

The Fields of Popular Fiction and Australian Romance, Crime and Fantasy

English and Theatre Studies seminar This special extended seminar is presented with the Australian Centre and the Publishing and Communication program and supported by the ARC Discovery Project Genre Worlds: Australian Popular Fiction in the Twen...

Language Learning and Global Citizenship

What is global citizenship? What is the role of language learning for global citizenship? In this forum, scholars from the Asia Institute and the School of Languages and Linguistics will present their views on language learning and global citizens...

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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....

Democratising The Creative City: An Evening with Indy Johar

Democracy is not about the vote but the democratic power to create our cities. How do we unleash the many to create, reimagine and remake our cities? Indy Johar will share learnings from a series of projects and ventures developing this agenda ...

Who's Afraid of the Working Class?

Four Letter Word Theatre proudly presents Who's Afraid of the Working Class?, written by some of Australia's best playwrights including Andrew Bovell, Patricia Cornelius, Christos Tsiolkas and Melissa Reeves. Directed by Madeleine Kerr and produce...

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 ...

Global Histories of Refugees in the 20th and 21st Centuries

The plight of refugees has become the global issue of our times. The United Nations has estimated that over 65 million people worldwide are displaced as a result of conflict and persecution, the highest number since the 1990s. In most recent event...

Trauma-Focussed Therapy Workshop: Working with Children and Adolescents

Treating traumatised children and adolescents can be challenging even for experienced practitioners. This training program will provide you with the confidence to use a toolkit of evidencebased interventions to address PTSD and other posttraumatic...

Social Media: Practical

This workshop is a practical session to assist beginners in getting started in the digital world. Participants will look at all the possible digital channels for communicating their research, ideas and personal stories to the outside world and wil...

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The State of Play: Australian Popular Fiction in the Twenty-First Century

Contemporary Australian popular fiction is an underacknowledged success story. Works of Australian popular fiction are international award winners and bestsellers, and popular fiction is one of the most significant growth areas in Australian trade...

China: from Antimonopoly Law to Organisation Bureau, China Communist Party

This seminar will cover two topics. The first is China’s Antimonopoly Law, in which the speaker has been involved for many years. This will review the history and nature of the law and how it is being applied. As well, there will be a discussion o...

The Three Worst Things about Criminal Law in our Systems: a US-Australia Comparison

For the fourth event in the 2016 'Judges in Conversation' series, the Hon Mark Weinberg (Supreme Court of Victoria) will be in conversation with Professor Paul Marcus (Haynes Professor of Law, The College William and Mary School) to discuss The th...

Investing in Change

Impact investment is the latest financial movement for good. This growing industry comprises philanthropists, firms and funds, looking for the next big thing, with a financial and social return. If you are building a venture that focuses on bene...

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Text and Music: Songwriting Through the Ages

Explore text and music through examples of plainsong, polyphony, ballades, madrigals, chansons, lieder, and modern works. Song is perhaps the oldest form of musical communication, with the earliest surviving manuscript dating from 3400 years ago....

Food Security in a World Full of Infections (Dookie Campus)

In his inaugural lecture Professor John Fazakerley, Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, will address the threat posed to our global food supplies by a wide range of infectious diseases from African swine fever, influenza a...

Keeping Honey Bees in Victoria

Keeping bees has become very popular and the number of beekeepers in Australia has doubled in the last seven years. This talk will explain what is involved in keeping bees both in urban areas as well as in country Victoria as well as the time comm...

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Friday, 7 Oct 2016

Chai and Conversation: India Skills - Connecting Demography to Development

By 2025, almost 1 in 5 of the world’s working age population will be Indian. 12 million young, aspiring Indians enter the Indian workforce every year. Skill development has therefore emerged as a key policy priority to leverage India’s demographic...

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Saturday, 8 Oct 2016

From the History of Refugees to Refugee History

The plight of refugees has again become a dominant focus of public debate as it was in the aftermath of the two world wars. It seems to speak to the desperation of displaced people and the intransigent stance adopted by many governments. In reflec...

Sunday, 9 Oct 2016

Crafting Experiments in Freedom

Rosalind Hall is the researcher behind the exhibition Experiments in Freedom and the coproducer of a forthcoming LP of Grainger’s Free Music experiments. Rosalind will describe the process she and engineer/designer Michael Candy undertook to real...

Monday, 10 Oct 2016

Measuring Productivity in Healthcare

This oneday course will provide an introduction to the measurement of productivity in health care. You will learn about the practical experience of measuring productivity, with examples focusing on hospital productivity. Participants will learn: ...

Investigating the Spatial Organisation of the T Cell Receptor Complex in the Membrane

The T cell antigen receptor (TCR) is an eightsubunit cellsurface protein assembly that controls T cell activation. Upon encountering immunogenic peptide:MHC complexes on antigenpresenting cells, the ligandbinding TCRαβ module transmits to the cell...

When Helen Met Eleanor: Intersecting Lives and Prophetic Encounters

In March 1905, when Eleanor Roosevelt was on her extended honeymoon, she and her husband, Franklin, visited Ronald and Helen Munro Ferguson at their home, ‘Raith’, in Scotland. Eleanor’s closest friend, Isabella Selmes had recently married Bob Mun...

Early Modern Depictions of Dancing Others

... and what we can infer of their viewers' emotional response. Based on his forthcoming book and project The Savage, the Peasant and the Witch Alessandro Arcangeli discusses these three figures as examples of meaningful ‘dancing others’ in t...

Tuesday, 11 Oct 2016

How to Turn Engaged Students into Employable/Employed Graduates

A lot is said within the University system about the employability of graduates, but is enough consideration given to what employers are actually looking for? This workshop will examine graduate employmentreadiness from the employer’s point of vie...

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Urban horticultural careers session at Burnley

Do you dream of a career working with plants, nature and people in the great outdoors? Come and chat to us about your study and career options! Study options at Burnley include: Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture Graduate Certificate in Arb...

Urban Plantings as Living Laboratories for Climate Change

This seminar will look at how urban plantings can help us understand how plants may adapt to climate change and how we can use this information to make better choices for urban plantings. Researchers will present on how they have used difficult u...

Planning in Complexity: Applying Collaborative Rationality to Wicked Problems

These days planners are faced with great uncertainty as the demands of players and interests proliferate and as traditional government institutions are becoming less effective in addressing public problems. Trust in government is at a low, as is t...

Wednesday, 12 Oct 2016

Being on a Board of Directors and Making It Count at Performance Review Time

Being on the Board of Directors of an external organisation is a highly effective way to engage with the community outside the University and to really make a difference. But how do you make this count in terms of your annual performance review? T...

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Demonstrating Teaching with Unique Collections

Ever wondered what you could do with Shakespeare’s second folio and a bamboo pipe? These and many more objects along with innovative learning ideas are presented on a new website: Teaching with Unique Collections. Made possible with a Melbourne E...

The Clinical Potential of Cancer Genome Sequencing

Genome sequencing has made great advances in the understanding of tumour development and progression. The genome data has been used to classify tumours into significant subtypes, discover driver mutations, identify the mutational processes that un...

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Minds on the Markets

Neuroscience methodologies are progressing to a point where detailed measures of brain function are being connected to crucial aspects of cognitive function. These methods now reach into domains not even imaginable a short 30 years ago: neurolaw,...

Thursday, 13 Oct 2016

Engaged Research: Show Me the Money!

The great academic catch cry used to be ‘publish or perish.’ Now it’s ‘show me the money’ or even more bluntly ‘find the dollars or get out!’ Research that engages with industry and attracts investment funds is now more crucial than ever before. T...

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The Philip Morris cases against Uruguay and Australia: Implications for International Investment Law and Public Health

Philip Morris’s recent attempts to use international investment law to challenge governments’ tobacco control measures have failed. In December 2015, a tribunal held that it did not have jurisdiction to hear and determine a claim by Philip Morris ...

Haunting Biology: the scientific collection of blood and bones in Indigenous Australia

One night in 2009, an Aboriginal poet was haunted by a dead anatomist who cut through her body with a scalpel. This article takes a leap of faith to consider this not as a freak event but as a reflection of the general condition of scientific rese...

Melbourne Institute Seminar with the Hon John Brumby

Where to next for tax reform? Tax reform may seem to be off the agenda for now, but ongoing modernisation of our tax system coupled with real reform in the medium term will be crucial in tackling Australia’s rapidly growing public debt, and build...

On the Edge of Madness: Shakespeare and Cervantes

The University of Melbourne and the Instituto Cervantes, in commemoration of the 400 year anniversary of the deaths of Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare, present the Seminar: On the Edge of Madness: Shakespeare and Cervantes What does ...

The Blue Economy

Hosted by the EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges, entrepreneur and author Gunter Pauli will present the concept of the 'Blue Economy' with the goal to demonstrate how we can create a portfolio of businesses that generate multiple benefits for ...

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