University Events Calendar 9 May, 2017

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Exhibition: Raggers and Radicals: Student Activity and Activism from 1880

Date/Time: Tuesday, 2 May 2017 - Friday, 30 June 2017

Location: Barr Smith Library, Rare Books & Special Collections, Level 1

Cost: Free: All Welcome

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From larrikin behaviour to celebrity kidnappings and extortion, student pranks at the University of Adelaide have been a long-time tradition. The processions of the early 1900s to the 1950s had offended many with their questionable floats which some considered to be in poor taste. The "Prosh" (short for procession) began in the 1950s and saw historical pranks such as the suspension of an FJ Holden under the University Footbridge in 1971.

The 1960s and 70s saw more political activism than previous years, where violent protests took place in the anti-Vietnam War movement. Radical groups such as the Marxist Students for Democratic Action also established themselves to protest the undemocratic nature of university administration. Other movements such as Women's and Gay Liberation began in the radical 1970s.

In more recent times students have found an alternative platform for political discussion and activism in social media. This exhibition was created in conjunction with the University of Adelaide Archives.

Contact: Ms Cheryl Hoskin (email), Special Collections Librarian, Business: (08) 8313 5224

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Leo Greenfield: Drawn to the City

Date/Time: Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - Thursday, 1 March 2018

Location: Hub Display Wall, Level 3 Hub Central

Cost: Free

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Each month in 2017, South Australian artist and University of Adelaide graduate Leo Greenfield creates illustrated biographical notes on residents of our city, including the University, which are then published in The Adelaide Review.

In collaboration with University Collections, Leo's series of illustrated biographical notes will be presented to the university on the Level 3 Hub Wall as they unfold.

Contact: Ms Elizabeth Pascale (email), Project Officer, University Collections, Business: The University of Adelaide, Other: 8313 3714

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Leo Greenfield Flyer  [PDF]  (195.7K)

Henry V by William Shakespeare

Date/Time: Saturday, 6 May 2017 - Saturday, 20 May 2017, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Location: Little Theatre, (The Cloisters), North Terrace campus

Cost: $28 Full, $23 Concession

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The Theatre Guild presents Henry V by William Shakespeare, directed by Megan Dansie, with Nick Duddy as Henry V.

"Every subject's duty is the King's;
But every subject's soul is his own"

In this gripping production of Henry V, a talented cast tell the story of a King who grows in stature as a leader and soldier, winning an impossible victory when facing certain defeat. His journey from uncertain youth to triumphant King is accompanied by all of Shakespeare's much loved characters, both bold and humorous, in this, Shakespeare's most famous history play.

Director Megan Dansie's vision for Henry V is inspired by the use of drama therapy for survivors of post- traumatic stress disorder. A group of patients and family members perform Shakespeare's Henry V as they deal with the trauma of war and move to acceptance by confronting their past actions. It explores the effect of war on the combatants and their families, and the difficult moral decisions made by leaders in the heat of battle.

"Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more ..."

The cast comprises Robert Bell, Beatrice Blackwell, Tony Busch, Matthew Chapman, Peter Davies, Geoff Dawes, Nick Duddy, Lindsay Dunn, Gary George, Rose Harvey, Guy Henderson, Matt Houston, Steve Marvanek, Ellie McPhee, Dylan O'Donnell, Jason Sardhina, Angela Short and Georgia Stockham.

Contact: Melanie Hibberd (email), website, Administrator, University of Adelaide Theatre Guild, Business: +61 8313 5999, Fax: 8313 5019

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Crisis on the Korean Peninsula: An early test for the Trump Administration

Date/Time: Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: Room 01, Level 9, Nexus Building

Cost: Free

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With its nuclear program and the development of long range missiles, North Korea has long posed among the most serious challenges to security in the Asia-Pacific. In his first 100 days, U.S. President Donald Trump has abandoned the Obama's Administrations approach of "Strategic Patience" and has raised the level of rhetoric and tension in response to recent North Korean missile tests. Professor Gordon Flake, a long-time analyst of Korean affairs, will discuss the Trump Administration policy and the prospects for both conflict and progress on the Peninsula.

Presenter: Professor L. Gordon Flake, CEO, Perth USAsia Centre, The University of Western Australia

L. Gordon Flake is the founding CEO of the Perth USAsia Centre. He was previously Executive Director of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, a Senior Fellow and Associate Director of the Program on Conflict Resolution at The Atlantic Council of the United States and prior to that Director for Research and Academic Affairs at the Korea Economic Institute of America.

Contact: Ms Gemma Stanger (email), Executive Assistant to the Faculty Executive Team , Business: 8313 3986

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Research Tuesdays: Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Date/Time: Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Location: The Braggs lecture theatre, North Terrace campus

Cost: Free

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Life is never without challenge, but when a child is born with a neurodevelopmental disability (NDD), such as an epilepsy, autism spectrum disorder or cerebral palsy, the challenges can be extreme--both for the child and their family.

Ongoing genetic and genomic research at the University of Adelaide, however, could hold the key to the development of effective medical therapies; and in this presentation you'll hear how. Topics covered will include:

  • the genetic architecture of NDDs, including the influence of de novo mutations
  • complicating factors of comorbidities, such as neuropsychiatric problems and obesity, and emerging data on the overlapping genetic determinants of cancer and NDDs
  • differing male and female NDD risk profiles.

You will also hear analysis of factors influencing patient access to genetic and genomic testing, support and--with continued progress--personalised therapy.

The presenter:

Professor Jozef G├ęcz is a Professor of Human Genetics in the University of Adelaide's Robinson Research Institute. He and his teams have discovered, or contributed to the discovery of, more than 150 genes for neurodevelopmental disorders. Jozef is also an NH&MRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, and winner of the Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation Chair for the Prevention of Childhood Disability.

Contact: Mrs Maria Mesa (email), Events and Sponsorships Coordinator, Business: 08 8313 6381

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