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Captain Australia: Emu War

Come one, come all to Medleys 2016 comedy show Captain Australia: Emu War! We've got a great line up of sketches, songs and dances for you, followed by a comedy musical that will sweep you off your feet! So come and laugh with us (or at us) and watch your friends / family / medical colleagues getting into compromising positions all for the sake of comedy! All proceeds go to Feed Melbourne. Presented by Medleys the Med Revue Tickets $20 each | $15 concession

University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

A trio of orchestral works by three of last century’s most revered composers. Elgar’s Cello Concerto is one of the most popular concertos in the classical repertoire, which will be performed by soloist Eliza Sdraulig, who is a currently studying at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Mahler’s introspective and ‘heavenly’ 4th Symphony the shortest of his symphonic masterpieces leads the listener on a contemplative journey from childlike innocence to celestial joy. Conductor: Fabian Russ...

Silver Screen Science Film Festival

From human clones to mutant monsters, the big screen loves to draw inspiration from science for the sake of spectacle. But science can also be used to tell powerful human stories and tackle big questions facing humanity. Silver Screen Science is a contemporary science film festival where screenings are followed by thoughtprovoking discussion and a Q&A with Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers and Melbourne’s talented storytellers. Presented in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festi...

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...

Melbourne Masterclass: Greek Mythology – Religion and Art in Ancient Greece

The Ian Potter Museum of Art, in partnership with the Faculty of Arts, the University of Melbourne present a fourpart masterclass on Greek mythology and the significance of religion in daily life through the study of myths and ceramics. Each week case studies on figural vases from the University of Melbourne’s collection will be used to explore the relationship between religion and art in ancient Greece. Imagery, object function and use, and Greek mythology from an archaeological perspectiv...

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 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 by a break with lig...

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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Saturday, 27 Aug 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...

Saturday, 27 Aug 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 fourpart masterclass held over the duration of the presidential campaign. Focu...

Saturday, 27 Aug 2016

Melbourne Masterclass: Greek Mythology – Religion and Art in Ancient Greece

The Ian Potter Museum of Art, in partnership with the Faculty of Arts, the University of Melbourne present a fourpart masterclass on Greek mythology and the significance of religion in daily life through the study of myths and ceramics. Each wee...

Sunday, 28 Aug 2016

Le Prophete: Four-handed Alkan

Stephanie McCallum (Sydney Conservatorium of Music) and Erin Helyard (Melbourne Conservatorium of Music) are quickly establishing themselves as a formidable fourhanded duo that specialises in exploring the rich and diverse repertoire of the ninete...

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...

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Broadly Reactive Antibodies against Malaria Variant Antigens

Joshua is working on the broadly reactive antibody response against Plasmodium falciparuminfected erythrocytes. He has spent a year studying a malariaendemic cohort at the KEMRIWellcome Trust Research Programme in Kenya before moving to the labora...

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Publishing in Nature Journals

How do professional editors assess manuscripts that are submitted to a Nature family journal? Based on his seven years of experience as an editor at Nature Biotechnology, in which he has assessed and published manuscripts in areas including cance...

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To Die And Let Live? Proapoptotic therapies in tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is a leading infectious killer in the world, with an estimated 8 million new infections and 1.5 million deaths per annum. The disease, which includes various clinical manifestations such as cavitatory pneumonia, is caused by the slowg...

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Hidden Traces of Shared History

Professor Geoffrey Batchen, Victoria University of Wellington, will present this keynote address as a closing to a fullday symposium, bringing together leading researchers who are working on 19th and early 20th century collections of Asia Pacific ...

Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016

Jazz and Improvisation Small Ensemble

Ensemble based series featuring emerging contemporary improvisers from the Jazz and Improvisation program, performing original compositions and arrangements in a small ensemble setting.

There Is No One Way for Indigenous Education: Reflections on the Māori experience

There is no one way for Indigenous education. Rather, there are multiple approaches occurring simultaneously across every context and every level, and these must occur while sustaining momentum, investing quality resources, building future capacit...

Science and Technology: New Frontiers for Helping People with Mental Illness

Mental illnesses are amongst the most common, disabling, and costly disorders in all of medicine. In contrast to most medical disorders, mental illnesses (including depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder) usually begin...

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Wednesday, 31 Aug 2016

Q&A session: How to publish in Nature journals

How do professional editors assess manuscripts that are submitted to a Nature family journal? Based on Markus Elsner’s seven years of experience as an editor at Nature Biotechnology, in which he has assessed and published manuscripts in areas i...

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A Day in the Life of a Clinical Audiology Student

What did you say? You’re interested in hearing? Meet and hear from a panel of current students undertaking Master of Clinical Audiology at the University of Melbourne. Come along and experience what a day in the life of a Clinical Audiology st...

When You’re Labelled a Scrounger, a Slacker or a Bludger – Understanding Welfare Stigma and its Mental Health Consequences

The income support (or welfare) system is a key element of Australia’s social safety net, providing assistance to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in the community. However, negative views of those receiving welfare payments, stigma and discr...

Hijacking Host Complement Regulators: Mechanisms of Plasmodium Falciparum Immune Evasion

The front line defence of the immune system in our war against microbes is the complement system. Naturally, the world’s deadliest pathogen has found ways to counter complement’s destructive force. In this seminar, Alexander Kennedy presents his ...

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.

Friends of Warmun Gala Dinner in the Lab

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED Professor Robyn Sloggett AM, Director of the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation and the Friends of Warmun Organising Committee invite you to the 2016 Gala Dinner in the Lab. This year th...

The European Union – Beacon of Hope or a Values Community in Crisis? - Professor Philomena Murray

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...

Community and Wellbeing Applications of Hip Hop and Beat-Making

Born of the oppressive social and political circumstances of African American communities living in the Bronx during the 1970’s, Hip Hop culture embodies positivity, resilience, cultural understanding, and ingenuity (or ‘hustle’). In this public ...

Thursday, 1 Sep 2016

Callers' experience of a telephone crisis line and its impact in their lives

There is a relatively small amount of research undertaken on the efficacy and impact of telephone crisis lines, despite their existence in many countries (there are estimated to be more than 1,000 such services world wide). Most of the research ...

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In the Saddle on the Wall

Join us for this unique opportunity to hear In the Saddle on the Wall exhibiting artist, Patrick Mung Mung from the Warmun Art Centre give a floor talk about his work Boornoolooloo (Purnululu) 2013. This is a Kimberley Aboriginal Artists touring ...

Building a Chinese Dream: Language, Power and Hierarchy

China is one of the most multilingual countries in the world. The government of the People’s Republic of China promotes the country as a harmonious and unified nation with 56 distinct ethnic groups who speak more than 400 languages. The government...

Sculpture and the Museum: From Fortunate Son to Runaway Child

In 2005, the Director of the National Gallery, London, signalled the longstanding eclipse of sculpture in favour of painting when he noted that "sculpture is what you fall over when you step back from the paintings". The expanded field of contempo...

Secrets Hidden Behind the Walls: The Tomb of Tutankhamun and Nefertiti?

The 2016 Marion Adams Memorial Lecture In summer 2015, British Egyptologist Dr Nicholas Reeves announced that he believed the burial of Queen Nefertiti, great wife of the heretic pharaoh Akhenaten, whose image is an archetype of ancient world bea...

Blackrock

After a party goes wrong and a girl is found murdered on the beach, the lives of a group of teens change forever. Set in the early nineties, this raw Australian play uncovers and exposes the power of pack mentality, the effects of traumatic events...

The Peace Lounge Series

Join us for Concert 2 of The Peace Lounge Series concert experiences to calm, inspire and uplift. Concert 2 features a free student concert at Lionel's from 6pm7pm, where MCM's Jazz/Improvisation Ensembles will set the mood.This will be followed...

Friday, 2 Sep 2016

Music, Health, Wellbeing and the NDIS

The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) potentially brings dramatic changes to the funding of music services for the purposes of health and wellbeing. As allied health professionals, many music therapists have worked w...

The Drowsy Chaperone

Get ready, because St Hilda’s College Theatre Group is taking you back to the 1920’s to present a hilarious parody of American musical comedy! Filled with gangsters, showgirls, a wedding , and of course, a drowsy chaperone, this 5time Tony award w...

Saturday, 3 Sep 2016

Show and Tell with Vipoo Srivilasa

Join Vipoo Srivilasa for insights into the creation his work and what he learnt from art and sports collectors’ alike. Bring an item from your sports or art collection and be part of the conversation. Curious to discover what drives enthusiasts ...

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Sunday, 4 Sep 2016

Australian Centre and Faculty of Arts Literary Awards 2016

Join the Australian Centre with the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Arts in congratulating the winners of this year's literary awards at the Melbourne Writers Festival. Hosted by Professor Ken Gelder and Professor Denise Varney, codirectors...

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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Trauma-Focussed Therapy Workshop: Working with Adults

Treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is challenging, whether the result of a single incident such as a car accident or natural disaster, or more chronic trauma exposure such as child sexual abuse. This training program will give you the s...

Programmed Cell Death Shapes T Cell Immunity

Coevolution of viruses and bacteria with humans has allowed pathogens to develop mechanisms to subvert the host’s immune system. This has lead to the emergence of chronic infections such as Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Hepatitis B virus (HB...

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Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Student Open Days

Are you looking for a career in biomedical research? Attend our Student Open Day to discover the benefits we offer our students. Advance your career advance medical research. Student open days are for prospective Honours, Masters and PhD student...

Tuesday, 6 Sep 2016

Food Desire and Technology

Join us at the exhibition opening of Food Desire & Technology by Pierre Proske. Taste unique local beers and chocolate, experience the interactive Gastro Analytics Machine, and test your emotional responses using the latest remote biosensing techn...

When the High Court Went on Strike

The 2016 Allen Hope Southey Memorial Lecture: "When the High Court Went on Strike" presented by the Hon. Justice Stephen Gageler. This lecture covers a little known historical episode from the early history of the High Court when the justices wen...

Creating Future Leaders Series

The Honourable John Brumby and Andrea Myles will share their own personal experiences of leadership, the role of the Australia China Business Council and its context within the AustraliaChina strategy and the China Australia Millennial Project (CA...

"Dr. Alemán"

Based on a true incident, the film Dr Aleman tells the story of Marc (August Diehl), an unexperienced medical doctor from Germany who accepts an internship at a hospital in Santiago de Cali, Colombia, to treat gunshot victims, and soon finds himse...

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Wednesday, 7 Sep 2016

A huge hot air balloon: How do average-risk women think about the risk and prevention of breast cancer?

Socalled ‘personalised prevention’ of breast cancer has focused on reducing incidence in women at the highest risk, yet the majority of women are at populationaverage or only moderately increased risk. Associate Professor Louise Keogh will descri...

The Role of Apoptosis Regulation in Angiogenesis

Angiogenesis is the growth of new blood vessels from preexisting ones. It is essential in order to match the size of the blood vessel network to the metabolic demands of growing tissues. New vessel production is accompanied by the removal of redun...

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Using real-time student feedback to shape curriculum

Innovations in Teaching and Learning Inviting students to collaborate in real time on the design of a subject’s curriculum is an exciting and empowering way to engage them in selfdirected learning. Furthermore, allowing students to be directly inv...

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Measuring global health and the Global Burden of Disease Study: history, highlights and recent update

The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study originated in the early 1990s in order to quantify premature death and disability worldwide from various causes, initially as a key input into the 1993 World Development Report of the World Bank. Annual upd...

Musical States: how governments make music and music makes governments

Places are often known by, and for, their distinctive musical sounds and associations. Is this just a coincidence or is there an explanation for it? This discussion, led by Professor John Street, will explore this phenomenon as a product of politi...

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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...

Svetlana Alexievich Didn't Make it to the Royal Commission

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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Natural Features in Greek Cult Places and Ritual: the Case of Athens

Greek sanctuaries have been connected with monumental architecture for a long time, especially with temple architecture, altars and functional buildings. But natural features were sometimes predecessors of architectural elements; in other cases, e...

Melbourne ABP Alumni Network Launch

The Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning invites you to an exciting upcoming event: the official announcement of the Melbourne ABP Alumni Network. The network will launch with a Q&A panel session for alumni and current students around t...

Joseph Lyons - and the management of adversity

Joseph Lyons was the tenth Prime Minister of Australia, serving from 1932 to 1939. He governed Australia through adverse social and economic circumstances, and for a time held the offices of Prime Minister and Treasurer simultaneously. This 2016...

Thursday, 8 Sep 2016

Implementation Science: translating evidence into practice

This handson short course will cover the essential knowledge for designing, implementing and evaluating successful interventions in health care delivery. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and engage in group work. Thi...

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,...

Book Launch: The Legacies of Bernard Smith: Essays on Australian Art, History and Cultural Politics

Join Professor Rex Butler for the Melbourne launch of The Legacies of Bernard Smith: Essays on Australian Art, History and Cultural Politics. Bernard Smith could rightly be called the founder of Australian art history. His influence on Australia...

China as a Polar Great Power

In the last five years China has emerged as a member of the unique club of nations who are powerful at both poles. Polar states are global giants, strong in military, scientific, and economic terms. The concept of a polar great power is relatively...

Spotlight on China: Business Insights, Industry Panel Q&A event

Business leaders from ShineWing, KPMG and China CITIC Bank will share insights into the synergies and challenges of operating businesses across the Australia / China business landscape. Chair/facilitator: Jill (Jing) Lei, Associate Professor of M...

Postgraduate Psychology Information Evening 2017 Entry

Are you interested in studying Psychology at the Post Graduate Level? Come and meet the academic convenors and student representatives to find out about : Clinical Psychology Clinical Neuropsychology Educational Psychology Research Degree’s Ph...

The Peace Lounge Series

Join us for Concert 3 of The Peace Lounge Series concert experiences to calm, inspire and uplift. Concert 3 features a free student concert at Lionel's from 6pm7pm, where MCM's Jazz/Improvisation Ensembles will set the mood. This will be follow...

Friday, 9 Sep 2016

Children's Voices in Contemporary Australia

This symposium will explore the status of children’s voices and their ability to tell their own stories in contemporary Australia. A blend of keynote, researcher and practitioner paper and poster presentations, youth panel, art, film and performan...

South Asia Research Seminar - Beef Trade in India: Intersections of Religion and Informality

India is uniquely placed in having cow protection laws that criminalise slaughter and beef, but intriguingly, is also the leading global exporter of beef, producer of milk, and the largest producer of leather in Asia, all of which can only be sust...

Saturday, 10 Sep 2016

Skin and Bone: Surface and Sunstance in Anglo-Colonial Portraiture

This lecture takes an exploratory, speculative tour around physiognomies of politics and sensibility, class and race in Britain and Australia, from the late eighteenth to the midnineteenth centuries. It considers the relationship between the coa...

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