Power of image
According to Lynne Burmark “Humans process images 60,000 times faster than text. ” ( Harnessing the power of visual literacy! website) . She makes this statement on the back of research that I have not read, however she captures why I think it is important to re-evaluate the potential for the integration of media in [...]
ePod 7 – March 2010 – Apple’s iPad
This month, ePod takes a look at the imminent release of Apple's tablet PC, the iPad. With mixed reviews from the media, will the iPad be as successful as the iPod, or a failure like the Apple TV? With its limited functionality, will it be just a big iPod touch? ePod investigates. We welcome your [...]
ePod 10 – Peter Cheung
ePod talks to Peter Cheung, Head of Electrical & Electronic Engineering about whether engineers going into investment banking are "selling their souls" by not using their engineering skills for good! Look out for the full lecture in a future episode of ePod, which covers the issue of engineers in the defense industry - appearing in [...]
Episode 2: New Directions in Music Therapy
Associate Professor Denise Grocke explores Music Therapy with host Jacky Angus
Guest: Associate Professor Denise Grocke, Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Music and Head of Music Therapy.
Topic: New Directions in Music Therapy
Duration: 21 min 45
Episode 5: Malaria Resurgent
Professor Graham Brown discusses the resurgence of malaria, and
the role of the Nossal Institute of Global Health in the war on malaria
and other global health problems.
Guest: Professor Graham Brown, Foundation Director of the Nossal Institute of Global Health
Topic: Malaria Resurgent
Episode 8: Getting Public Transport Back on Track
Dr Paul Mees explores integrated public transport systems with Humanities host, Sian Prior
Guest: Dr Paul Mees from the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.
Topic: Public transport systems for dispersed cities
Duration: 26 min 01 sec
Episode 12: War Against the Cotton Bollworm
Assoc Prof Phil Batterham and Prof Derek Russell describe how
genetics, proteomics, chemistry and field work join forces in the war
against the cotton bollworm - a 5 billion dollar pest that is the
scourge of farmers from Australia to Africa.
Associate Professor Phil Batterham
Professor Derek Russell
Episode 15: Crystal Meth (Ice) Use - Myths and Realities
Associate Professor John Fitzgerald
Dr Frances Bramwell
Topic: Crystal Meth: Myths and Realities
Duration: 26 min 44 sec
Episode 18: Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Updated Look
Professor Margot Prior discusses the latest research into autism
spectrum disorder, its effects on sufferers and their families, and the
latest developments on diagnosis and treatment.
Guest: Professor Margot Prior, AO from the School of Behavioural Science
Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Updated
Episode 19: Individual Privacy vs Public Benefit in Health (Medical) Informatics
Prof Loane Skene and Assoc Prof Jim Black discuss the debate on medical informatics with Sian Prior
Professor Loane Skene, Chair of the
Board of Undergraduate Studies, and Professor of Law at the Melbourne
Law School and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Assoc Prof Jim Black, Epidemiologist and Publ
Episode 20: Genetically modified (GM) crops: the wheat from the chaff
Professor Rick Roush examines the realities and myths around
Genetically Modified (GM) or transgenic Crops. With Dr Shane Huntington.
Professor Rick Roush, Dean, Faculty of Land and Food Resources.
Topic: Genetically modified crops: the wheat from the chaff
Episode 21: Barry Tuckwell: A Life with French Horn
Triple Grammy nominee, Professor Barry Tuckwell, chats with Sian Prior about his art and life.
Guest: Professor Barry Tuckwell, OBE and AC from the Faculty of Music
Topic: A Life with French Horn
Note: For legal reasons, this episode will not be
available as an on-demand stream. It continues to be
Episode 22: Geopolitics of Climate Change
Dr Peter Christoff explores the global politics of climate change with Sian Prior.
Guest: Dr Peter Christoff, School of Social and Environmental Enquiry.
Topic: Geopolitics of Climate Change
Duration: 31 min 12 sec
Episode 23: India and China, Globalized
Dr Pradeep Taneja and Dr Salim Lakha discuss how globalisation is shaping India and China. With Sian Prior.
Dr Pradeep Taneja, School of Political Science, Criminology and Sociology
Dr Salim Lakha, School of Social and Environmental Enquiry
Topic: The effects of globalization on India and Chin
Episode 24: Simon Phillips: Theater is No Drama
Simon Phillips joins Up Close host Sian Prior for a wide-ranging
discussion of the role of theatre in contemporary society, and its
continuing relevance in the digital age.
Simon Phillips, Artistic Director of the Melbourne Theatre Company
Topic: Contemporary theatre
Duration: 24 mi
Episode 27: Mindful Leadership
Prof Amanda Sinclair talks about how mindfulness contributes to effective leadership. With Sian Prior.
Duration: 18 min 48 sec
Episode 28: Post-Natal Depression Across Cultures
Post-natal, or perinatal, depression is found beyond the wealthy, Europeanised societies with which this phenomenon is usually associated. In this podcast, Assoc Prof Jane Fisher of the Key Centre for Women's Health discusses PND and its incidence in poorer countries, especially Vietnam. With host Sian Prior.
Privacy has long been recognised as one of the important human rights and this is reflected in religion and history. There are, for example, references to privacy in the Qur'an, the Bible and Jewish law. Privacy was also protected in classical Greece and ancient China.
The protection of privacy is seen as a way of drawing the line to indicate how far society can intrude into a person's affairs. Privacy encompasses an individual's liberty to choose how they lead their lives, freedom from
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