Events - 25 Jul 18


Abstract Submissions – Modern Greek Conference

4 June 2018 - 30 September 2018

Connecting and Interconnecting Communities and Landscapes: Reclaiming Greece as a Field of Studies, Teaching and Research in the 21st Century

The Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand and the Department of International Studies: Languages and Cultures Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University are this year hosting the 14th Biennial International Conference from 5-8 December 2018.

This conference aims to re-frame the future of Modern Greek Studies by reclaiming Greek culture as a field of research, learning and community engagement. Participants are invited to explore alternative perspectives on Greece as a renewed field of research through discussion of past and present aspects of Greek Studies and how this has impacted and continues to impact the contemporary Greek world.

Connections and interconnections between ethnic, religious and diasporic communities within the Greek world and beyond, and efforts to build bridges between these communities and universities in the form of study opportunities, research and projects, is also of interest.

Participation is open to academics across disciplines, graduate and postgraduate students, early career researchers and representatives of institutions and organisations, as we explore the multifaceted aspects of Greek Studies as a form of study, research and community engagement, as well as the lived reality of Greek intercultural and interconnected identities.

We invite abstracts for talks on high-quality and original research around re-framing the future of Modern Greek Studies by reclaiming Greek culture as a field of research, learning and community engagement.

Abstracts and subthemes for discussion are listed on the abstract submissions page along with guidelines for how to submit your abstract.

Submission deadlines:

Round One submissions are due by 5pm on 30 June 2018 (AEST).
Round Two submissions are due by 5pm on 30 September 2018 (AEST).

Find out more, and submit your abstract here!

Orientation, Session 2 2018

23 July 2018 - 27 July 2018

Orientation Week – or ‘O Week’ as you’ll come to know it – is all about welcoming you to Macquarie University. Session 2, 2018 orientation will be held on campus from Monday 23 – Friday 27 July with some activities happening before and after these dates.

A better you at MQ

25 July 2018

Do you have good, healthy sleeping habits? AND are you coping with the increasing demands of everyday life? As part of our ongoing Wellbeing Program for staff we are pleased to offer 2 Lunch and Learn sessions on 25 July on these important topics:

11.30am – 12.30pm
Session 1: To sleep or not to sleep: That is the question
A good night’s sleep is incredibly important for our health. In fact, it is just as important as eating healthily and exercising.

Please join Dr Lydia Makarie Rofail, who is the Head of the Sleep Disorders Unit at Macquarie University Hospital, for this informative session. You will learn about:
The function of sleep
What is a normal sleep pattern
Factors affecting sleep efficiency
How to achieve a healthy sleep pattern
Brief synopsis on sleep disorders
When to seek help or advice for sleep disorders

1.00pm – 2.00pm
Session 2: How to manage workplace stress in an environment of uncertainty
Uncertainty is a part of life. However, knowing this doesn’t necessarily stop the uncomfortable and often stressful feelings we experience when we’re dealing with anticipated change.

Fortunately, there are ways we can handle uncertainty without letting our emotions get out of control. In this presentation you will learn:
How uncertainty contributes to our stress in the workplace
Common mistakes to avoid so you can tolerate uncertainty
Practical tips for coping with uncertainty

This session will be presented by Lesley Smyth, who is a Clinical Psychologist at the Centre of Emotional Health.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from our very own experts at Macquarie and book yourself on one or both, of these sessions.

Register here:

Exhibition Opening of A Field of Colour: Tony McGillick – A Retrospective

25 July 2018

The University Librarian, JoAnne Sparks, invites you and a guest to the exhibition opening of:
                                                          A Field of Colour
                                         Tony McGillick – A Retrospective

Curators: Rhonda Davis, Lauren McGillick and Paul McGillick

To be opened by Ian Milliss, artist and writer on Wednesday 25 July at 6pm

This major survey exhibition takes an in-depth look at the artist’s practice from the 1960s
until his untimely death in 1992. The exhibition cements Tony McGillick’s reputation as being one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists of the last century.

Response to Tony McGillick’s cloth works
Meredith Brice
Macquarie University Library Exhibition Space
19 July-24 August 2018
“I’ve responded to the works of Tony McGillick’s conceptual approach to painting – the line he has drawn between the Renaissance and Modernity. His innovative emphasis on the reductive process, geometric shapes, modular arrangements, repetition and colour.”

We hope you can join us. Register here

Into the unknown: Exploring the frontiers of earth and space science

25 July 2018

Macquarie University and One Giant Leap Australia invite you to attend a free public lecture by legendary US Earth Scientist Tom Nolan and Planetary Scientist Todd Barber.

We have access to more knowledge than at any time in human history, with new research breakthroughs every day. Yet both the Earth and space still hide many secrets from human understanding.

During this talk you will discover and explore some of these unknowns as you are led in a wide-ranging discussion about the near and far universe.

Touching on issues as diverse as climate change, natural disasters, pollution and extreme biology, you’ll gain new insight into humanity’s big issues:
– Are we really alone?
– What made the Earth habitable in an otherwise hostile universe?
– What would it take for us to live on another planet?
– How do we know what we know – and what do we need to find out?

It is only by daring mighty things that the impossible becomes possible.

Where: Macquarie Theatre, 21 Wally’s Walk, Macquarie University
When: Wednesday 25 July 2018, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
RSVP: Register online before 18 July to secure your spot

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