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5 Things About is for you and your inner curious cat. The part of you that just loves to know what others know about inventions, ideas, people and places. You've heard the proverb "curiosity killed the cat" ... the rest of the proverb is "but satisfaction brought it back." The 5 Things About podcast is a University of Melbourne training program created by Dr Andi Horvath.

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5 Things About is for you and your inner curious cat. The part of you that just loves to know what others know about inventions, ideas, people and places. You've heard the proverb "curiosity killed the cat" ... the rest of the proverb is "but satisfaction brought it back." The 5 Things About podcast is a University of Melbourne training program created by Dr Andi Horvath.

Viral Marketing with Brent Coker

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This is the full interview with Brent Coker, from Eavesdrop on Ideas episode two. It explores viral marketing - an online sales technique that involves organic or word-of-mouth information about a product or service to spread at an ever-increasing rate.Our second episode was Tipping points: from viral marketing to planetary systems.We collected comments from amazing people, but the entire unedited interviews were so exciting we decided to publish them here on the 5 Things About channel.
This podcast was made possible by the University of Melbourne and the Centre of Visual Art.Thanks to our guest Brent Coker, your hosts were Dr Andi Horvath and Dr Suzie Frazer, audio engineering was by Arch Cuthbertson.This episode was recorded on the 7th of August 2020.

Jan 28 2021

25mins

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The Event Horizon Telescope with Peter Galison

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This is the full interview with Peter Galison from Eavesdrop on Ideas' first episode. The Event Horizon Telescope is a global network of synchronized radio observatories that work in unison to observe radio sources associated with black holes.Our first episode of Eavesdrop on Ideas is about The Event Horizon, from science to art. We collected comments from amazing people, but the entire unedited interviews were so exciting we decided to publish them here on the 5 Things About channel.
ABOUT PETER GALISONPeter Galison is a Professor at Harvard and a physicist, historian of science and film maker.
This podcast was made possible by the University of Melbourne and the Centre of Visual Art. Thanks to our guest Peter Gallison, your hosts were Dr Andi Horvath and Dr Suzie Frazer, Audio engineering was by Arch Cuthbertson.This episode was recorded on the 13th of August 2020.

Jan 28 2021

27mins

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The Anthropocene with Will Steffen

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This is the full interview with Will Steffen from the second episode of Eavesdrop on Ideas. It explores themes of The Anthropocene - the time during which humans have had a substantial impact on our planet.
Our second episode was Tipping points: from viral marketing to planetary systems.We collected comments from amazing people but the entire unedited interviews were so exciting we decided to publish them here, on the 5 Things About channel.
ABOUT WILL STEFFENWill Steffen is the emeritus professor at the ANU, the Australian National University in Canberra. He has spent much of his career working internationally on issues of global change and climate change.
This podcast was made possible by the University of Melbourne and the Centre of Visual Art. Thanks to our guest Will Steffen, your hosts were Dr Andi Horvath and Dr Suzie Frazer, audio engineering was by Arch Cuthbertson.This episode was recorded on the 13th of August 2020.

Jan 28 2021

21mins

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The Physics of The Event Horizon with Margaret Wertheim

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This is the full interview with Margaret Wertheim, from Eavesdrop on Ideas episode one. It explores the physics of the event horizon. In astrophysics, an event horizon is a boundary beyond which events cannot affect an observerOur first episode was about The Event Horizon - from science to art, we collected comments from amazing people, but the entire unedited interviews were so exciting we decided to publish them here on the 5 Things About channel.
This podcast was made possible by the University of Melbourne and the Centre of Visual Art. Thanks to our guest Margaret Wertheim, your hosts were Dr Andi Horvath and Dr Suzie Frazer, audio engineering was by Arch Cuthbertson.This episode was recorded on the 11th of August 2020.

Jan 28 2021

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Melancholy

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According to the Oxford dictionary, Melancholy is a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause. Melancholy can be seen as a positive feeling, a moment of self-reflection, allowing us to be sad. It is also often seen as a culturally endorsed performance of narcissism. In many contexts melancholy is understood as a mental condition, a form of major depressive disorder. So what is exactly melancholy? Is melancholy the right word for what most of us are feeling during the pandemic?
In this episode of 5 Things About we hear from four University of Melbourne scholars, Professor Véronique Duché, Dr Vivien Gaston, Professor John Griffiths and Dr Mark Nicholls. The Melbourne Melancholic team reflect on the changing nature of melancholy and how they understand the idea in literature, art history, music and film. Their discussion highlights keys theorists from the ancients to Freud and Kristeva, and a range of melancholic art works by artists such as Gérard de Nerval, Francisco de Goya, John Dowland and Alfred Hitchcock.

Dec 03 2020

35mins

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Type 2 diabetes

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Type 2 diabetes affects 1.2 million Australian adults and 400 million people globally. But those figures are rising – fast – and there’s an urgent need to develop new approaches to treat people with this disease. Professor Matthew Watt is Head of the Department of Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Matthew Watt and his team have stumbled across a key liver protein that reduces blood glucose levels. This discovery could lead to more effective diabetes drugs and a reengineering of this protein would be an improvement of current treatments. 5 Things About... was made possible by the University of Melbourne. Episode recorded: September 10, 2020. Production, audio engineering and editing: Chris Hatzis. Co -production: Dr Andi Horvath. 5 Things About... is licensed under Creative Commons, Copyright 2020, The University of Melbourne.

Oct 06 2020

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Dr Alex McCutchan - frontline health care worker who contracted COVID-19

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Today we explore ‘5 Things About...' what it's like being a frontline health care worker during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Andi Horvath talks to Dr Alex McCutchan, a recent alumni of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne, and a health care worker who recently contracted COVID-19.Thank you to Dr Alex McCutchan, Dr Andi Horvath and Dr Jennifer Henry at Advancement Services, University of Melbourne.Special thanks go to all the front-line health care workers as well as the cleaners and support staff at all hospitals and clinics. Honour their work and stay safe.Episode recorded: July 27, 2020.Audio engineering and editing: Chris Hatzis.Co-production: Dr Andi Horvath.'5 Things About...' is a training podcast created by Dr Andi Horvath at the University of Melbourne.

Aug 10 2020

22mins

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Learning from home during a pandemic

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In this episode of 5 Things About, we hear from several special guests on how to make the most of learning at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thanks to Sean Kang, Grant Blashki, Mark Quigley, and Danielle Goulopoulos. Students and staff can visit the virtual campus at https://unimelb.edu.au/community. This episode was recorded on 30 April 2020.Production by Chris Hatzis and Silvi Vann-Wall.Editing by Silvi Vann-Wall.& Audio Engineering by Chris Hatzis.Five Things About is a training podcast created by Dr Andi Horvath at the University of Melbourne.

May 04 2020

10mins

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PsychTalks Event FOMO - Mind the hype

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Meditation is hailed as a sure-fire solution to everything from workplace stress to trauma recovery, a way to cope with mental illness to the key to emotional balance. In the age of the selfie, wellness sells. But what are the facts, and what’s just hype?In this special episode of 5 Things About, we visit a panel event about mindfulness, hosted by the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences. Thanks go to Amy Bugeja, Cameron Fletcher, Professor Sarah Wilson, Hilary Harper, Hōjun Futen, Shannon Harvey, Jossy Jimenez, Dr Nicholas Van Dam , Adam Jaffrey, and to everyone involved in the Psych Talks series. Thanks also to our event partner, Melbourne Knowledge Week.This podcast was recorded on Tuesday the 21st May at Hoyts Melbourne Central. Thanks to the podcasting team Arch Cuthbertson, Chris Hatzis, and Silvi Vann-Wall. Event FOMO is an original podcast series created by Dr Andi Horvath.

Jun 12 2019

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Enabling Operational Excellence

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An interview between Neil Robinson, Head of University Services and Allan Tait, Vice-President (Administration and Finance) and Chief Operating Officer.

Jun 12 2019

52mins

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The University's Indigenous agenda, National Reconciliation Week, and University Services

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An interview between Neil Robinson, Head of University Services and Professor Shaun Ewen, PVC (Indigenous).

May 24 2019

41mins

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The University's international strategy, Academic Board, and University Services

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An interview between Neil Robinson, Head of University Services and Professor Ruth Fincher, DVC (International).

May 16 2019

33mins

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MSPACE, customers, and University Services

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Interview between Neil Robinson, Head of University Services, & Professor Simon Bell, Professor of Marketing and Head of MSPACE.

Apr 11 2019

32mins

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University Services International Women's Day

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An interview between Neil Robinson, Head of University Services & Professor Julie Willis, Dean, Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning. Recorded: 28 February, 2019. Producer, editor, audio engineer: Chris Hatzis.

Mar 07 2019

27mins

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MDHS Reunion Weekend: Medical Research - Evolution and Progress Panel Discussion - Part 2

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A discussion around big ideas that are reshaping healthcare today and what we can expect to see in the future with Professor Bruce Campbell, Sarah-Jane Dawson and Dr Sybil McAuley. Hosted by journalist, Natasha Mitchell.

Dec 23 2018

34mins

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MDHS Reunion Weekend: Medical Research - Evolution and Progress Panel Discussion - Part 1

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A discussion around the pivotal moments in medical research over the last 50 years with Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC, Professor Suzanne Cory ACand Professor Judith Whitworth AC. Hosted by journalist, Natasha Mitchell.

Dec 23 2018

30mins

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Indigenous Architecture with Mphethi Morojele

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5 Things About… Indigenous Architecture with Mphethi Morojele. Interviewer: Jefa Greenaway, architect and University of Melbourne lecturer. Interviewee: Mphethi Morojele, owner and founder of MMA Design Studio. Recorded: 18 July, 2018 at Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne. Production: James Rafferty.

Nov 01 2018

28mins

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Preventing bowel cancer

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Rose Story talks to Professor Mark Jenkins, Head of the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. Mark and Rose have a moving discussion about preventing bowel cancer.Episode recorded: 13 September 2018Interviewer: Rose StoryAudio engineering: Chris Hatzis and Arch CuthbertsonProduction: Chris Hatzis, Andi Horvath, Arch Cuthbertson, Louisa Flander, Mark Jenkins and Rose Story.Special thanks from Rose to Andi Horvath for script editing and mentoring.This podcast was made possible by the University of Melbourne. The Five Things About podcast is a University of Melbourne training program created by Dr Andi Horvath.

Oct 03 2018

11mins

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The Professional Staff Conference -2018 - Our world, our future

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If you missed this year's Professional Staff Conference, never fear, the External Relations podcast team has you covered.
Andi and Buffy take you behind these scenes, bringing you the highlights from the keynote speakers to the stand out sessions and what the people who were there had to say. See you next year!

Sep 19 2018

37mins

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Making the most of your library with Tanya Wilson

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Not all students will be aware of how to efficiently use their university library, and yet the information they miss out on could be crucial to their degree. To give students a head start, Tanya Wilson talks to Kylie Tran and Samuel Smith from the University of Melbourne about making the most of university libraries.

Aug 16 2018

19mins

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