University News

A year of celebration for VCA ART150 kicks off in March

March 17 / 191

Throughout 2017, the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) will celebrate 150 years of art in Melbourne, a lineage that began with the VCA’s predecessor institution, the National Gallery of Victoria Art School, in 1867. 

Our favourite farmers and food treats are back on campus next week

March 17 / 191

UMSU’s Summerfesters will have packed up their giant water slide and student BBQs just in time for the return of the University of Melbourne Farmers Market next week. It’s back for 2017 on Union Court next Wednesday 8 March. The market goes from 10.30am-2.30pm with lots of lunchtime traffic and fare.

Meet your neighbours, make new friends, taste new flavours!

March 17 / 191

Two Carlton community celebrations supported by the University are coming up this month, and all staff and students are invited to attend and help forge connections within the University’s immediate neighbourhood.

Is this the world’s most stylish carpark?

March 17 / 191

The University of Melbourne’s iconic Underground or South Lawn Car Park in Parkville was the venue for the launch of Myer’s Autumn 17 fashion collection during February, bringing together two of our city’s oldest and most recognisable institutions: the University and Myer stores.

New structure and heads of school at Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

March 17 / 191

The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences has appointed Professors Ted Whittem and Mohan Singh to lead the Melbourne Veterinary School (MVS) and School of Agriculture and Food (SAF), respectively. 

Reuse centre diverts tonnes of waste from landfill

March 17 / 191

The results speak for themselves. 6.8 million dollars saved and 300 tonnes of perfectly good items repurposed (12 467 items to be exact) – in just four years.

University of Melbourne leads the way in ARC Linkage awards

March 17 / 191

University of Melbourne researchers have been awarded more than $3 million in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects announced last week by the Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham.

Emissions reduction, curriculum changes central to new Sustainability Plan

February 17 / 190

The University of Melbourne will be carbon neutral before 2030, achieve zero net emissions from electricity by 2021 and will now report annually on the institution’s sustainability impact and performance. 

Website brings eclectic group of cultural objects together to aid teaching

February 17 / 190

On a scholarship visit to the British Museum in 2015, Kerrianne Stone, a curator at the Baillieu Library’s print collection, came across the ‘Teaching History with 100 Objects’ project.

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