Staff News No 408, 16 March 2012

News of interest to staff of the University of Melbourne

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CONTENTS

1.    Payroll schedule for April
2.    VC’s Engagement Awards
3.    New Privacy Policy and Web Site
4.    Earth Hour call to action
5.    New Print Management Unit
6.    Maintenance of Custom Mailing Lists
7.    Cornelius Regan Trust Award
8.    Staff Development
9.    The Future of eLearning Workshop
10.    Two day mental health first aid training course
11.    Contracts Submissions Workbench overview sessions
12.    Training sessions – Contract Submission Workbench
13.    MSGR New Supervisor Workshop
14.    MSGR and MDHS Austin Hospital Experienced Supervisor Workshop
15.    Travel Diary Completion
16.    New Up Close podcast
17.    Unidentified funds in University bank account
18.    Participants needed: Overweight 12-17 year olds
19.    What’s on
20.    Career opportunities

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1.    Payroll schedule for April

The Payroll Calendar for April has been updated due to Easter and Anzac Day public
holidays. This is available to view on the HR website. For more information:
 http://www.hr.unimelb.edu.au/news/articl…. Enquiries: Irina
Kouchnareva, 8344 5573 /  payroll-help at unimelb.edu.au.

[Source: Irina Kouchnareva, Human Resources]

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2.    VC’s Engagement Awards

Staff nominations are open for the VC’s Engagement Awards. Nominations are accepted
in the staff engagement grants and staff excellence award categories. There are ten
grants ($10,000 each) and four excellence awards ($5,000 each) that will be awarded at
a ceremony to be held in September. Nominations close 29 June. Student grant
applications are also open. Application forms can be downloaded:
 http://go.unimelb.edu.au/8ww. For more information:
 http://www.mepo.unimelb.edu.au/info. Enquiries: Kate O’Hara, 8344 0907 /
 kate.ohara at unimelb.edu.au.

[Source: Kate O'Hara, Melbourne Engagement and Partnerships Office]

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3.    New Privacy Policy and web site

New Privacy Policy and procedures and new Privacy web pages were launched by the
Senior Vice-Principal Ian Marshman at a meeting of the Privacy Network in the
Woodward Centre on Wednesday 14 March. They can be found at:
 http://www.unimelb.edu.au/unisec/privacy…. Enquiries: Steve Halliwell, 8344 6398 /
 privacy-officer at unimelb.edu.au.

[Source: Steve Halliwell, University Secretary's Department]

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4.    Earth Hour call to action

The University celebrates Earth Hour each year. Staff are asked to help by turning off all
non-essential lights and appliances before leaving their offices on Friday 30 March.
Property Campus Services will provide a sustainable morning tea as a prize for staff of
the building that best supports the initiative. Building energy rates will be checked by
the Executive Director of Property Campus Services. Refrigeration equipment is an
essential item and must remain on. For more information:
 http://sustainablecampus.unimelb.edu.au/….

Enquiries: Melanie Ashe /  sustainable-campus at unimelb.edu.au.

[Source: Melanie Ashe, Property and Campus Services]

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5.    New Print Management Unit

The Print Management Unit will open on Tuesday, 1 May. The new unit will continue to
manage the university’s print needs but will operate through external suppliers and
work with other departments to keep costs down, ensure reasonable prices and to
maintain the integrity of the University of Melbourne brand. The former Digital Print
Centre will close on 30 April. Enquiries: Greg Kranz, 9035 9749 / info-
 pmu at unimelb.edu.au.

[Source: Leanne Younes, Property and Campus Services]

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6.    Maintenance of Custom Mailing Lists

The University’s custom mailing list service will undergo maintenance from 9am
Saturday 17 March-5pm Sunday 18 March. During this time, staff can continue to use
the service, but there may be brief delays in the delivery of messages to list recipients.
For more information:  http://go.unimelb.edu.au/2cw. Enquiries: email-
 renewal at unimelb.edu.au.

[Source: Hilary Sissons, ITS Project Delivery]

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7.    Cornelius Regan Trust Award

Applications are open for the Cornelius Regan Trust Award for the Professional
Development of Academic and Professional Staff. The award provides recognition and
assistance to academic and professional staff by enabling staff to pursue a professional
development activity that is directly related to a work project/outcome in connection.
Applications close 5pm Monday 2 April. For more information:
 http://www.hr.unimelb.edu.au/pd/performa…. Enquiries:
Dorit Marom, 8344 7823 /  dmarom at unimelb.edu.au.

[Source: Dorit Marom, Human Resources]

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8.    Staff Development

Building on the knowledge gained in the PDF eLearning programs, a series of face-to-
face skills sessions are available via Themis.

PDF Skills Sessions for Supervisors: Communicating the PDF Policy to Staff – 22 March:
Designed to enhance supervisor capability to communicate policy and principles that
underpin the Performance Development Framework and respond confidently to staff
questions around PDF.

Writing Performance Objectives and Indicators – 22 March: Designed to enhance
supervisor capability to coach staff in writing performance objectives and indicators
within the context of the PDF.
Writing Performance Objectives and Indicators (Academic Staff) – 5 April: Designed to
enhance staff capability in writing performance objectives and indicators within the
context of the PDF.

Enrol via Themis. Enquiries: Beti Talevski, 8344 4277.

[Source: Beti Talevski, Human Resources]

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9.    The Future of eLearning Workshop

This one-day workshop on Friday 8 June is designed to bring together people with a
keen interest in the implications of virtuality for higher education and work in the 21st
century. Keynote presenters include Professors Ray Land and Belinda Tynan as well as
academic, business and industry panel members. Submissions of work for the
afternoon paper session are invited.  For more information:
 http://go.unimelb.edu.au/6ww. Enquiries: Paul Evans, 8344 7083.

[Source: Paul Evans, Management and Marketing]

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10.    Two day mental health first aid training course

This certified training program teaches participants how to support someone who is in
a mental health crisis situation or developing a mental disorder. Training assists in
early intervention and the ongoing support of people with mental illnesses. There are
two courses: 1) 12 and 19 April, 2) 24 May and 4 June, both from 9:30am – 4.30pm. Staff
can enrol through Themis. For more information:
 http://cms.unimelb.edu.au/studentservice…. Enquiries: Allison Macdonald,
8344 6927 /  macda at unimelb.edu.au.

[Source: Orania Tokatlidis, Counselling and Psychological Services]

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11.    Contracts Submissions Workbench overview sessions

Overview sessions of the new Themis Contracts Submissions Workbench have now
been scheduled. The hour-long sessions give a general overview for those who will
create, administer or report on Research Contracts Submissions. Training sessions will
follow in April. The new workbench will replace the current paper-based process,
enabling better monitoring and reporting. For session details and to register:
 http://mro.eventbrite.com. Enquiries: Annabel Cookson, 8344 2061 /
 acookson at unimelb.edu.au.

[Source: Tania Finn Angelo, ITS]

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12.    Training sessions – Contract Submission Workbench

Registration is open for training on the new Themis Contract Submission Workbench.
The training sessions are designed for administration staff and researchers who are
involved with the submission and management of research contracts. Enrolment is via
Training and Development in Themis Staff Self Service.  Search by provider, Application
Services (Documentation and Training Services) or by training course, ‘Themis
Contract Submission Workbench’. Enquiries: Annabel Cookson, 8344 2061. For training
queries:  ea-training-doc at unimelb.edu.au

[Source: Tania Finn Angelo, ITS]

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13.    MSGR New Supervisor Workshop

New Supervisor Workshops are for supervisors new to the University, or new to
supervision of graduate research (RHD) students. The workshops fulfil the new
supervisor training requirements as listed in the PhD Handbook. All staff new to
supervising graduate researchers are required to attend this intensive half-day
workshop on Friday 11 May. The workshop introduces the key elements of supervision,
and covers a range of topics. Enquiries: Sylvia Schaffarczyk, 8344 8664 / msgr-
 events at unimelb.edu.au. Staff must enrol through Themis:
 http://go.unimelb.edu.au/5ww .

[Source: Marcus Liddle, Melbourne School of Graduate Research]

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14.    MSGR and MDHS Austin Hospital Experienced Supervisor Workshop

This experienced supervisor refresher takes place on-site at the Austin Hospital and is
specifically for MDHS staff who supervise Research Higher Degree candidates.
Experienced Supervisor workshops augment successful supervision of graduate
researchers by providing updates and introducing new information on key
responsibilities of academic supervisors at the University of Melbourne. All supervisors
are expected to attend at least one skill development workshop every five years, as
stated in the PhD Handbook. For further information: http://go.unimelb.edu.au/8aw.
Enquiries: Sylvia Schaffarczyk, 8344 8664 / msgr-events at unimelb.edu.au.

[Source: Marcus Liddle, Melbourne School of Graduate Research]

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15.    Travel Diary Completion

Staff who have travelled in the last twelve months and have not completed the travel
diary (if required), must complete the diary by no later than 31 March. For more
information on completing a travel diary:
 http://www.fpg.unimelb.edu.au/cf/interna…. Enquiries: Joseph Borg /
 finance-tax at unimelb.edu.au.

[Source: Moira Kolker, ITS]

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16.    New Up Close podcast available

I’m all ears: Improving your organization through active listening

Human resources management expert Associate Professor Avraham Kluger explains
what’s wrong with conventional employee appraisal methods in the corporate world,
and posits that truly listening to one’s workers is good for business. Presented by
Jennifer Cook.

The current and every past episode of Up Close are available at
 http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au.

[Source: Kelvin Param, Marketing and Communications]

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17.    Unidentified funds in University bank account

There is a listing available of unidentified funds the University has received in its bank
account. Staff looking for missing funds should check the Finance and Planning Group’s
website, http://www.fpg.unimelb.edu.au/cf/interna…. The listing is
updated monthly. Staff who believe any of the items on the listing belong to their
department(s) should email  finance-bankrec at unimelb.edu.au with the details.
Enquiries: Van Do, 8344 2944 /  finance-bankrec at unimelb.edu.au.

[Source: Van Do, Finance and Planning]

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18.    Participants needed: Overweight 12-17 year olds

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute at the Royal Children’s Hospital is running a
randomised clinical trial of an online weight management program for overweight
adolescents in metro Melbourne. Participation involves completing height, weight,
blood pressure and waist circumference measurements and an online questionnaire at
baseline, 3, 6 and 12 months. Parents are also invited to participate. Every three months
there will be a draw for a $100 voucher for participants who have kept their
appointments. Enquiries: Karly Cini, 9345 6954 /  karly.cini at mcri.edu.au.

[Source: Libby Hughes, Paediatrics]

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19.    What’s on
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CONFERENCE: Saturday 17 March 9:00am – Sunday 18 March 5:30pm (two days).
Middle East in Revolt: The First Anniversary Conference, by the Asia Institute in
conjunction with Freedom House. This conference brings together a host of globally
renowned experts and activists to explore the opportunities and challenges of the Arab
Revolutions.  For more information and to register:
 http://asiainstitute.unimelb.edu.au/conf…. Enquiries:
Faiza Muhammad /  faiza.muhammad at unimelb.edu.au.

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PUBLIC LECTURE: Monday 19 March 5:00pm. ‘Religion, science and the question of
bias: The tale of Frieda Keysser’ by John Strehlow. John Strehlow’s recently-published
biography of his grandparents, Carl Strehlow and Frieda Keysser, draws on the copious
diaries kept by his grandmother throughout her eventful life, in addition to dozens of
archives in Germany, Australia and the UK. The Oratory, Newman College, 887
Swanston Street, Parkville.

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PUBLIC LECTURE: Monday 19 March 6:00pm. ‘Industrial relations reform: Chasing a pot
of gold at the end of the rainbow?’, by Professor Jeff Borland (University of Melbourne).
Returning Harvard Chair in Australia Studies Lecture. Harold Woodruff Theatre,
Microbiology Building. Bookings www.events.unimelb.edu.au. Enquiries: Chris Fargher
8344 6004 /  cfargher at unimelb.edu.au.

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BOOK LAUNCH: Monday 19 March 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Humour in Chinese Life and
Letters: Classical and Traditional Approaches by Jocelyn Chey and Jessica Milner Davis.
Launched by Carrillo Gantner AO.  Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room, Sidney Myer Asia Centre
For more information and to register: http://go.unimelb.edu.au/4tw. Enquiries:
Leanne van Diemen, 9035 3789 /  l.vandiemen at asialink.unimelb.edu.au.

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POTTER TUESDAY TALKS: Tuesday 20 March 1:00pm – 1:30pm. Curator Joanna Bosse
on ‘New York’ (1995) by Jenny Watson. A program of free talks on the third Tuesday of
every month until November at The Ian Potter Museum of Art. For more information:
 events at unimelb.edu.au.

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PUBLIC LECTURE: Wednesday 21 March 5:30pm – 7:30pm. ‘Fossil-free cities: Towards
intelligent cities ready for the energy crisis’ by Professor Andy van den Dobbelsteen
(Delft University of Technology). Theatre B, Room 129 (1st floor), Old Arts (building
149). For more information: http://go.unimelb.edu.au/6cw. Enquiries: Craig Prebble,
8344 3099, Emma Joughin /  ejoughin at unimelb.edu.au.

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THURSDAY LUNCHTIME FORUM: Thursday 22 March 1:00pm – 2:00pm. ‘Occupy’s
challenge to our economics and notions of development’ by Laura Griffin (Law) and
John Langmore (Politics), Arts West (building 148), Seminar Room 124. Hosted by
Ecumenical Chaplain, Wes Campbell. Blog: http://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/radicalchurc….
Enquiries: Wes Campbell (chaplain), 8344 6034 / 0431847278 /
 wesleyc at unimelb.edu.au.

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HARMONY DAY: Thursday 22 March 3:30pm – 8:00pm. Staff are invited to Carlton’s
annual Harmony Day celebrations. This year’s event will be bigger and better with free
food, entertainment and activities. For more information:
 http://www.mepo.unimelb.edu.au/content/p…. Enquiries:
Lynda Gilbert, 8344 9333.

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PUBLIC LECTURE: Thursday 22 March 5:00pm – 6:30pm. Marian Barrett Lecture:
‘Borderless Learning Experiences: An opportunity for nursing education and quality of
care?’. For more information:
 http://healthsciences.unimelb.edu.au/new…. Enquiries/RSVP: Dayani
Solomons, 9035 4468 /  dayanis at unimelb.edu.au.

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PUBLIC LECTURE: Wednesday 21 March 6:00pm – 7:45pm. ‘Advising China Inc.: Selling
professional services to the world’s largest market’. Antony Dapiran, Partner, Davis,
Polk and Wardwell LLP, Hong Kong.  Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room, Sidney Myer Asia
Centre. For more information and to register: http://acypi.eventbrite.com/. Enquiries:
Leanne van Diemen, 9035 3789 /  l.vandiemen at asialink.unimelb.edu.au.

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PUBLIC SEMINAR: Thursday 22 March 5:30pm – 7:00pm. ‘Boring but safe: An
institutional analysis of why the big Australian banks survived the global financial
meltdown’ by Associate Professor Andrew Hindmoor (UQ). Brown Theatre, Electrical
and Electronic Engineering Building (193). Register at:
 http://alumni.online.unimelb.edu.au/andr…. Enquiries: Erin Eades, 8344
6564 /  eveades at unimelb.edu.au.

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PUBLIC FORUM: Thursday 22 March 6:30pm – 8:00pm. ‘Vaccines to change the world:
Australia’s role in a critical global health mission- immunising against deadly diseases’.
Spot Basement Lecture Theatre, 198 Berkeley St, Parkville. Panellists include Dr Seth
Berkley, CEO of GAVI. Enquiries: Elizabeth De Bono, 9035 4601/
 edebono at unimelb.edu.au.

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SEMINAR AND WEBINAR: Friday 23 March 1:00pm – 2:00pm. ‘Interdisciplinarity and
climate change adaptation’ by Dr Lauren Rickards. Agar Theatre, Zoology (building
147). Available online via webinar. For more information and to register:
 http://go.unimelb.edu.au/7cw. Enquiries: Lauren Hull, 9035 8269 /
 lauren.hull at unimelb.edu.au.

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SEMINAR SERIES: Friday 23 March 12:00pm – 1:00pm. Natural Disaster Management
Research Initiative Seminar Series, Seminar 5: Peter Lawther on ‘Toward a long-term
post disaster intervention and recovery framework’ . This is the fifth of a series of
seminars related to Natural Disaster Management which will be presented in the same
time-slot. E-zone Lecture Theatre, Level 1, Architecture Building. For more information:
 http://ndmri.research.unimelb.edu.au/ <http://ndmri.research.unimelb.edu.au/.

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MGSE DEAN’s LECTURE SERIES: Monday 26 March 6:00pm – 7:00pm. ‘Positive
leadership and extraordinary organisational performance’ by Professor Kim Cameron.
Basement Theatre, The Spot, 198 Berkeley St. For more information and to register:
 http://www.education.unimelb.edu.au/news…. Enquiries:
Natalie Hinton, 9035 7646 /  natalie.hinton at unimelb.edu.au.

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BOOK LAUNCH: Monday 26 March 6.30pm – 8.00pm, The Sweet Spot: How Australia
Made it’s Own Luck and Could Now Throw it all Away by Peter Hartcher in conversation
with Jim Middleton, Australia Network.  Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room, Sidney Myer Asia
Centre Enquiries: Leanne van Diemen, 9035 3789. Enquiries only:
 l.vandiemen at asialink.unimelb.edu.au. For more information and to register:
 http://go.unimelb.edu.au/5tw

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COMMUNITY EVENT: Wednesday 28 March 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Carlton Community
Sports Carnival – Connecting Communities through Sport. Melbourne University Sports
Centre, Tin Alley. Free BBQ, prizes and more. For more info or to register a team:
 carltoncommunitysportscarnival at gmail….. Enquiries: Kate O’Hara, 8344 0907.

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PUBLIC SEMINAR: Wednesday 28 March 6:00pm – 7:00pm. ‘Social Cities- Humans are
social animals: Relationships are critical to our wellbeing’. Grattan’s new report, Social
Cities, argues that the way humans build and organise cities is crucial to the quantity
and quality of social connection. For more information and to register:
 http://grattan-social-cities.eventbrite….. Enquiries: Angela Henderson, 8344 9041.

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HOLIDAY PROGRAM: 2-13 April. The University in conjunction with Camp Australia will
offer a school holiday program at Queen’s College 1 -17 College Crescent Parkville from
2-13 April (excluding the Easter public holidays). Bookings can be made at
 grainger at unimelb.edu.au.

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PUBLIC LECTURE : Wednesday 4 April 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Sir Kenneth Bailey Memorial
Lecture: ‘Re-reading the Berlin Conference: International law and the logic of extraction’
by Professor Matthew Craven, Dean of the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences,
University of London. Melbourne Law School. For more information:
 http://go.unimelb.edu.au/5cw. Enquiries: Chiara Comodari, 9035 3804 /
 www.cshe.unimelb.edu.au/bfr. Enquiries: Nigel Palmer,
9035 4549 /  palmern at unimelb.edu.au.

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20.    Career opportunities
 http://www.hr.unimelb.edu.au/careers/

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