University News

University to host world-first IBM research facility

October 10 / 47

The University will be home to the world’s first IBM Research and Development Centre.

The lab – which will engage with researchers from the University, CSIRO, National ICT Australia (NICTA) and Australian business - will begin operating during the first quarter of 2011.  IBM expects to employ about 150 people, including 38 PhD students, within five years.

Counting our multiple mathematics awards

October 10 / 47

Professor Peter Hall of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics has been awarded the 2010 George Szekeres Medal.

Two University alumni named to Australian Accounting Hall of Fame

October 10 / 47

The University's Centre for Accounting and Industry Partnerships in the Department of Accounting and Business Information Systems has established the Australian Accounting Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame honours and celebrates accountants who have made a significant contribution to Australian accounting.

Celebrating sustainability on National Ride to Work Day

October 10 / 47

Members of the University's Bicycle Users Group (BUG) enjoyed a free breakfast and the chance to meet other bike riders at a celebration of National Ride to Work Day on Wednesday 13 October.

Library grant sees students swap podiums for video cameras

October 10 / 47

A pilot program funded by one of the University Library's Scholarly Information Innovation Grants has resulted in students delivering their assignment presentations in front of a camera lens – not their classmates.

Highlighting mental health in the University community

October 10 / 47

Wellbeing Services highlighted National Mental Health Week (11-15 October) with a range of events and activities at the Parkville campus.

University Curator awarded prestigious travel fellowship

October 10 / 47

Curator at the Ian Potter Museum of Art Joanna Bosse has recently returned from a three-month international study tour in the USA and Canada.

Grainger Museum re-opens after major renewal

October 10 / 47

The Grainger Museum has reopened after seven years of renovation and renewal works.

The museum was established by Percy Aldridge Grainger, Australia’s first world-renowned composer and concert pianist of international standing. The Museum was a gift to the University and the people of Australia.

University strengthens Vanderbilt partnership

October 10 / 46

The University has further enhanced its partnership with Vanderbilt University (USA) with several new initiatives.

University researcher's team awarded grant for multinational research project

October 10 / 46

Dr Tine Koehler from the Faculty of Business and Economics' Department of Management and Marketing is part of a multinational, interdisciplinary team which was recently awarded a US$400,000 National Science Foundation grant.

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