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25 February 2014 6:15 PM to 16 December 2014 8:15 PM


Hosted by the Faculty of Arts

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. However if you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please register.

Ten books that have profoundly altered the way we experience the world presented by ten celebrated scholars.
Cost: $44 - $430

Open to: alumni and general public



 
2 August 2014 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM



Hosted by the University of Melbourne Alumni Association Singapore 

Enjoy a visual and auditory experience of the Parade Show over drinks and tapas.

Cost: S$35

Open to: alumni and guests




 
4 August 2014 6:15 PM to 7:15 PM


Hosted by the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne 

Come along to an information session and hear about Crafting Venice, a one-week journey into the heart of Venetian craftsmanship, history and culture.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public



 
6 August 2014 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM



Hosted by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Hollywood was not always a bastion of liberalism. Following World War II, an informal alliance of movie stars, studio moguls, and Southern California business interests formed to revitalize a factionalized Republican Party.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
6 August 2014 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM



Hosted by the School of Languages and Linguistics & Asia Institute

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED.  Please email nina.hofmann@unimelb.edu.au to be placed on a waiting list.

The teaching and learning of foreign /second languages today is caught between the need to acquire 'usable skills' in predictable cultural contexts and the fundamental unpredictability of global contexts.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
6 August 2014 6:30 PM to 10 September 2014 8:00 PM


Hosted by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Melbourne

Whatever Happened to Democracy?

The Wednesday Lectures hosted by Raimond Gaita



Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public




 
6 August 2014 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Hosted by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Melbourne 

Whatever Happened to Democracy?

The Wednesday Lectures hosted by Raimond Gaita
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public



 
7 August 2014 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM



Hosted by the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies

What insights can we derive from a century-long perspective on the challenges of governance in China today?  In any state that has undergone a revolution there are elements of state making and constitutional thinking that survive the revolution.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
7 August 2014 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM



Hosted by the Faculty of Arts

2014 Walter Mangold Lecture


Food and cuisine, like any cultural phenomenon, constitute organized systems with rules and regulations that function much like a language does.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
7 August 2014 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM



Hosted by the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies

Against the background of the broader history of the idea of human rights, this lecture investigates when and why the contemporary field of 'global justice' in philosophy and political theory was invented.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
12 August 2014 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM






Hosted by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education           



Indigenous Australians and universities: Navigating reform in a changing landscape




Presented by Professor Ian Anderson



Pro-Vice Chancellor (Engagement) and Foundation Chair for Indigenous Higher Education
Cost: Free



Open to: alumni and general public.






 
13 August 2014 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM



Hosted by the School of Languages and Linguistics

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Literary Nobel Price Octavio Paz (México D.F., March 31st, 1914 - Coyoacán, Mexico, April 19th, 1998), the Instituto Cervantes in Sydney in collaboration with the Mexican Embassy in Australia and the University of Melbourne, are organizing a series of conferences in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne about his work as a Mexican poet and essayist, presented by the Mexican poet and essayist Aurelio Asiain.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
13 August 2014 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Hosted by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Melbourne

Whatever Happened to Democracy?

The Wednesday Lectures hosted by Raimond Gaita       

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public



 
14 August 2014 to 17 August 2014



Hosted by the School of Culture and Communication

The 2014 Melbourne Art Fair Lectures and Forums program is curated by Nikos Papastergiadis, Professor at the School of Culture and Communication and Director of the Research Unit in Public Cultures at the University of Melbourne and runs over four days from 14 to 17 August.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
14 August 2014 10:00 AM



Hosted by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney

Garvan scientists will discuss the latest research into Health Ageing: Diseases that affect us as we age. The lecture is part of the Institute’s 2014 Seminar Program.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public




 
14 August 2014 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM


Hosted by the School of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Arts 

In his seminar, Professor Thakur disaggregates the UN role of maintaining international peace and security into the separate elements of pacific settlement, collective security, peace operations, arms control and disarmament, legal adjudication, and peacebuilding. An effort is made to analyse the historical record in order to connect the past to the future and to demonstrate changes that might be required in the institutional machinery in order to enhance the UN's peace maintenance role.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public




 
14 August 2014 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM



Hosted by the School of Culture and Communication

‘Hope’ is treated thoroughly and theorized in Paradise Lost. In contradistinction to the deliberate exclusion of hope from Dante’s hell, Milton’s recently fallen angels debate their range of options with the intention of regaining lost hope, and enforced by an evident residue of hope.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
14 August 2014 8:30 PM



Hosted by the University of Melbourne in Makati City 

Hear about the newly forming University of Melbourne Alumni Association Philippines and find out how you can be involved!
Cost: 1,000 PHP

Open to: alumni and guests




 
15 August 2014 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM



Hosted by the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies & the School of Social and Political Sciences

A forum that will bring together leading people in education, the arts, research, community and government, to talk about new ways of engaging with history and structural justice.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
20 August 2014 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Hosted by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Melbourne

Whatever Happened to Democracy?

The Wednesday Lectures hosted by Raimond Gaita


Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public



 
22 August 2014 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM


Australia in the World History Lecture and Seminar Series supported by the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne 

This seminar aims to uncover aspects of the history of international environmentalism from an Australian perspective, using case studies to illuminate our chequered history of environmental achievement.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public



 
22 August 2014 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM


Hosted by the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne 

How much did the emergence of the modern world owe to developments in the distant past?

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public




 
26 August 2014 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM



Hosted by the School of Languages and Linguistics

“Did Jesus laugh in his terrestrial life?”… This is a question that medieval scholars kept asking for centuries. Is there any kind of humor in Saint Augustine’s City of God? Surprisingly humor was everywhere in medieval farces, novels and non-literary works.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
27 August 2014 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM



Hosted by the School of Culture and Communication

The RACE Project was originally designed to convey three key messages: (1) Race is a recent human invention; (2) Race is about culture, not biology; and (3) Race and racism are embedded in institutions and everyday life.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
27 August 2014 3:30 PM to 5:45 PM



Hosted by the School of Social and Political Sciences

The John Barry Memorial Symposium 2014


Caitlin Overington When worlds collide: critiquing the impact of CCTV on gender performances within night time spaces in Melbourne

James Petty Living on the streets: the margin between juridical and disciplinary power

John Fitzgerald, Claire Loughnan and Nesam McMillan A Conversation about the Spaces of Criminal Justice Governance
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
27 August 2014 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Hosted by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Melbourne

Whatever Happened to Democracy?

The Wednesday Lectures hosted by Raimond Gaita


Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public




 
27 August 2014 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM



Hosted by the Faculty of Arts

'Race' matters: Silence, Empowerment and the University as a Racialised Landscape

The impacts of the racialised polices justifying colonisation continue to permeate the daily-lived realities of every Australian; Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, ‘white’ or otherwise.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
27 August 2014 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM



Hosted by the School of Social and Political Sciences

For over 30 years, scholars throughout the social sciences and humanities have been developing sophisticated tools with which to reflect on the gaze that we use to ‘see’ crime, visualize risks, and take measures to maximize security.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
28 August 2014 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM




Hosted by the School of Social and Political Sciences

To inculcate the obligations of responsibility – has this not been the aspiration of almost all who hope to govern human beings, who seek to implant technologies of ‘self-mastery’ in each individual who is to live their lives in a condition of freedom rather than of domination?

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.






 
28 August 2014 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Hosted by the School of Historical & Philosophical Studies, Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne 

This lecture focuses on war activisim in America and the ordinary citizens who felt strongly enough about the issues to articulate an opinion on the social, cultural and political histories of the period.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
29 August 2014 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM



Hosted by the Australian Centre

This lecture will consider the achievements of Kiffy Rubbo and her legacy within the context of other women curators whose creative leadership has contributed significantly to the vibrancy of Australian art galleries today.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
30 August 2014 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM



Hosted by the Australian Centre

A dynamic and unique force in Australian art, Kiffy Rubbo was director of the Ewing (later the George Paton) Gallery, at the University of Melbourne Student Union, 1971-1980. For the first time, her major role in Australian visual culture as well as her legacy are explored.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
1 September 2014 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM



Hosted by the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies

Isaac Newton is known today as one of the most profound scientists to have ever lived. Newton's discoveries in physics, optics, and mathematics overturned a variety of fundamental beliefs about nature and reshaped science in ways that are still powerfully with us.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
3 September 2014 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM



Hosted by the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies

Conservation responds to environmental, material and social change, including the emotive responses of people. Dr. Eastop's paper looks at the response to garments concealed within the structure of buildings many years before recent discovery.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
3 September 2014 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Hosted by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Melbourne

Whatever Happened to Democracy?

The Wednesday Lectures hosted by Raimond Gaita


Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public



 
4 September 2014 6:15 PM to 9:00 PM



Hosted by International House in Melbourne. 

Associate Professor Jane Munro, Head of International House, is pleased to invite all IH alumni from 1984 to a reunion dinner on Thursday 4 September.

Cost: Free

Open to: IH alumni only 




 
1990’s Reunion
6 September 2014



Hosted by St Hilda's College

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of St Hilda's College, a cocktail reception reunion is being held for freshers from 1990 - 1999.

Click Here to Register
Cost: $35

Open to: alumni



 
10 September 2014 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Hosted by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Melbourne

Whatever Happened to Democracy?

The Wednesday Lectures hosted by Raimond Gaita


Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public



 
11 September 2014 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM




Hosted by the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Dean's Lecture

A healthy planet? Ten grand challenges to improving global health.

presented by 

Professor Alan D Lopez

University of Melbourne Laureate Professor

Rowden-White Chair of Global Health and Burden of Disease Measurement

Director, Global Burden of Disease Group Melbourne School of Population and Global Health








Cost: Free

Open to:alumni and general public.




 
11 September 2014 6:15 PM to 9:00 PM



Hosted by International House in Melbourne.

Associate Professor Jane Munro, Head of International House, is pleased to invite all IH alumni from 1994 to a reunion dinner on Thursday 11 September.

Cost: Free

Open to: IH alumni only 




 
18 September 2014 6:15 PM to 9:00 PM



Hosted by International House in Melbourne

Associate Professor Jane Munro, Head of International House, is pleased to invite all IH alumni from 2004 to a reunion dinner on Thursday 18 September.

Cost: Free

Open to: IH alumni only




 
18 September 2014 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM


Faculty of Arts Dean's Lecture at the University of Melbourne 

In this lecture, Stefan Collini attempts to place the changes that universities across the world have been experiencing in recent years in a comparative and historical perspective.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public



 
1 October 2014 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM




Hosted by the Melbourne School of Engineering at Queens College, Melbourne University, Parkville campus.















Cost: $65.00


Open to: Alumni and their guests only



 
1 October 2014 6:30 PM



Hosted by International House in Melbourne

Professor Emeritus Frank Larkins AM, Chair of the International House Council, invites you to attend a special dinner to celebrate the work of Associate Professor Jane Munro AM, 2004 - 2014.
Cost: $100

Open to: everyone



 
2000’s Reunion
11 October 2014



Hosted by St Hilda's College

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of St Hilda's College, a cocktail reception reunion is being held for freshers from 2000 - 2009.

Click Here to Register
Cost: $35

Open to: alumni



 
1960’s Reunion
18 October 2014



Hosted by St Hilda's College

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of St Hilda's College, a cocktail reception reunion is being held for freshers from 1960 - 1969.

Click Here to Register
Cost: $35

Open to: alumni



 
2010’s Reunion
25 October 2014



Hosted by St Hilda's College

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of St Hilda's College, a cocktail reception reunion is being held for freshers from 2010 - 2013.

Click Here to Register
Cost: $20-$30

Open to: alumni



 
Class of 2004 10 year reunion
15 November 2014 to 16 November 2014



Hosted by the Faculty of Veterinary Science

Venue to be determined. Sunday brunch at the Werribee Campus.

Contact Andrew Down at aedown@gmail.com for more information.

Cost: TBA

Open to: alumni



  
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