University News

Food and the future

March 11 / 55

University scientists are joining forces with the Department of Primary Industries to form an Australian-first research centre to tackle the challenges Australia’s agriculture industry faces under a changing climate.

Profiling Australian Higher Education policy developments

March 11 / 55

Frank Larkins’ book, Australian Higher Education Research Policies and Performance 1987 – 2010 was launched by Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis at International House on 17 February. 

New department to lead on sustainable infrastructure

February 11 / 54

Growing infrastructure challenges, such as greenhouse gas emissions, water scarcity and infrastructure for an expanding population, and the spatial data to monitor these challenges will be the focus of the University’s newest department.

Alumni trio to open 2011 lunchtime concert hour series

February 11 / 54

The Firebird Trio will launch their performance season at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in the University’s first 2011 Melba Hall lunch hour concert on 28 February.

University appoints new Archivist to head Australia's largest non-government archive

February 11 / 54

By Kate Hannah

Former curator of the History of Science at the British Library Dr Katrina Dean has begun work as the new University Archivist.

Model Pictures at the Ian Potter Museum of Art

February 11 / 54

The Model Pictures exhibition, at the Ian Potter Museum of Art from 23 February - 15 May, will feature four Melbourne-based artists who use constructed models or tableaux as integral parts of their painting process.

Inaugural Melbourne Neuroscience Institute Fellows named

February 11 / 54

Dr Andrew Zalesky (Psychiatry) and Dr Peter Crouch (Pathology) have been named the inaugural Melbourne Neuroscience Institute (MNI) Fellows.

Veterinary Science makes major appointment in cattle and sheep health

February 11 / 54

The Faculty of Veterinary Science has appointed Professor Andrew Fisher as its inaugural Chair of Cattle and Sheep Production Medicine.

Canonisation process begins for University of Melbourne Alumna Mary Glowrey

February 11 / 53

University of Melbourne alumna Dr Mary Glowrey, who became Sister Mary Glowrey and worked as a missionary in India from the 1920s until her death in 1957, may be made  Australia’s second saint after the first stage of the canonisation process commenced in Bangalore, India in December last year.

Alumnus Simon McKeon named Australian of the Year

February 11 / 53

By Lieu Pham, Advancement Office

University alumnus Simon McKeon (BCom 1976, LLB 1978) has received the nation's highest honour, being named Australian of the Year 2011.

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