University News

Archiving the past, protecting the future

September 17 / 197

Later this month the University of Melbourne will host this year’s Australian Society of Archivists conference as part of the Information Technologies Indigenous Communities symposium, which will explore questions on the diversity of UMA’s collections, audiences and the profession, as well as exploring the impact and potential of information technologies in Indigenous communities and on traditional knowledge.

Re-thinking measures of national wellbeing

September 17 / 197

On an almost daily basis we are warned about the shape of the nation’s finances, told statistics about market behaviour, frightened over housing unaffordability, and chastened over the amount of debt Australians have. What if this dire state of the economy we are told about is based on analysis of the wrong things?

Team behind FREO2 life-saving oxygen technology wins Eureka Prize

September 17 / 197

A University of Melbourne team developing a life-saving oxygen supply system for the world’s poorest areas has won the 2017 ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology.

New study abroad opportunities announced for University of Melbourne students

September 17 / 197

More than 300 students at the University of Melbourne will receive financial support  to undertake part of their studies elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific region, thanks to the 2018 round of the New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants. These grants were announced on Friday 25 August by Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop.

Heartwarming production shows challenges facing young second generation immigrants

September 17 / 197

Screening now in cinemas across the country, Ali’s Wedding is the latest in a long line of film/TV productions filmed here on the Parkville campus over the past year, though this production is extra special as the University actually ‘plays' itself!

Difficult territory of Australia’s response to refugees arriving without visas covered in inaugural Malcolm Fraser Oration

September 17 / 197

Barrister and vocal advocate for the rights of refugees Julian Burnside delivered the inaugural Malcolm Fraser Oration at the University last week, in which he cited some of the very many ways Australia’s treatment of ‘irregular maritime arrivals’ has fallen short of global standards.

Time to think, for thinking’s sake

August 17 / 196

The School of Historical and Philosophical Studies’ Frederik Vervaet has been selected from a very competitive international field to undertake a residential membership at the prestigious Institute for Advanced Study in the first term of 2018.

Fair Food UniCycle and Growroom to launch in Student Precinct this month

August 17 / 196

Two student-led initiatives, the ‘Growroom’ and ‘Fair Food UniCycle’, will be officially launched in the New Student Precinct site on Wednesday 16 August.

Art meets science in blood exhibition

August 17 / 196

BLOOD: ATTRACT & REPEL opened in the Frank Tate building this week. The inaugural exhibition of the Science Gallery Melbourne, it is an innovate take on the scientific, symbolic and strange nature of blood.

Experience a wider Open Day in 2017

August 17 / 196

August is one of the busiest months in the University’s calendar, with students and academics settling into second semester learning and teaching, and plans for Open Day turning into reality.

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