Events - 12 Sep 19


Pragda’s 2019 Spanish Film Festival

13 August 2019 - 30 September 2019

Our 2019 Spanish Film Festival aims to screen the most recent and remarkable movies making their mark in the Hispanic world. The films portray current issues such as class struggles, political unrest, civil war, and the effects of media in contemporary society, among others. Screenings will be in Spanish with English subtitles and will be accompanied with a brief introduction to the topic at hand, and/or a Q&A with experts on the topic whenever possible.

We would like to thank the Pragda Spanish Film Club Grant, as well as the International Studies Department, for their support in this festival.

Below you will find the list of screenings, dates, times and also a trailer for each movie.

Movie: The Candidate / El candidato (Argentina, Uruguay, 2017)

Date: Thursday, 15 August

Time: 5:30-9pm

Venue: 1.200 Lecture Theatre AHH

Speaker: Dr Gerardo Pigniatello, Binghamton University – SUNY



Movie: Giants Don’t Exist / Los gigantes no existen (Guatemala, 2017)

Date: Thursday, 22 August

Time: 5:30-9pm

Venue: 1.200 Lecture Theatre AHH



Movie: El amparo / El amparo (Colombia, Venezuela, 2016)

Date: Thursday, 29 August

Time: 5:30-9pm

Venue: 1.200 Lecture Theatre AHH

Speaker: Dr Luis Angosto Fernández, The University of Sydney



Movie: Everybody Leaves / Todos se van (Colombia, Cuba, 2015)

Date: Thursday, 5 September

Time: 5:30-9pm

Venue: 1.200 Lecture Theatre AHH

Speaker: Dr Karo Moret Miranda, The Australian National University



Staff Wellbeing Month

12 September 2019 - 9 October 2019

Be proactive about your health.

This year we are extending our wellbeing week to a month to encourage greater participation and a more sustained focus on your health and wellbeing. It is also an opportunity for you to think about what you can do to proactively look after yourself.

During the month there will be a range of seminars and activities including informative lunchtime sessions, campus walks, exercise classes, indoor plant workshops, massages and an art class for staff to attend.

There will also be a number of lucky draw prizes up for grabs so be sure to read more about how to enter the draws.

Staff Wellbeing Month is a collaborative effort brought to you by Human Resources, Campus Life – Sport and Aquatic Centre, MQ Health, Student Wellbeing, Sustainability, Risk and Assurance and The Australian Hearing Hub.

Register now!

Airway receptors of human influenza virus: A barrier for human to human transmission of ‘Avian Flu’

12 September 2019

Professor James Paulson, from the prestigious Scripps Research Institute in the US, is a world leader in the chemical biology of carbohydrates and in the biological function of glycoproteins. He has made seminal discoveries and contributions to glycobiology in over 30 years of pioneering work in the field. His work has important implications for the treatment of cancer, influenza and bacterial infections and has been recognised by many international awards.

In addition to his important and wide-ranging scientific contributions, Professor Paulson’s leadership has had a major impact on the glycobiology community. He served as President of the US Society for Glycobiology in 2003 and President of the Scripps Research Institute in 2014 and serves on numerous scientific advisory and editorial boards.

Join in to hear Professor James Paulson talk about his research on examining how the carbohydrates on the surface of our cells modifies their function in human health and disease.

To find out more about Professor James Paulson and register for this event please register here

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