University News

“My Other Closet the Cabaret” shining a light on the dark side of the rainbow

June 17 / 194

Intimate partner abuse in the LGBTIQ community is the subject of a two-person cabaret opening in Melbourne in July.

The art of the guitar on show at Grainger Museum

June 17 / 194

The Grainger Museum is showcasing a number of rare and beautiful guitars as part of an exhibition charting the instrument’s rise in popularity during the early 20th century.

Respect. On campus. Online. At home

June 17 / 194

For the second year running, the University came together to celebrate Respect Week and show our commitment to a safe and inclusive community, one that embraces diversity and rejects all forms of assault, harassment, discrimination and bullying. 

Minna Gilligan on art school, making, and the 9 X 5 NOW exhibition

June 17 / 194

The exhibition 9 X 5 NOW at the Victorian College of Arts will bring together small artworks by over 300 artists, all graduates of the VCA. One such alumna, Minna Gilligan, graduated in 2012 and now works as a practicing artist in painting, drawing and collage. 

Engineering PhD candidate selected to attend prestigious women in tech conference

June 17 / 194

Engineering PhD candidate Damayanthi Herath has secured a scholarship from the Anita Borg Institute (ABI) to attend the 2017 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Celebration.

A night on the St Vincent de Paul food van with Margaret Sheil

June 17 / 194

As an Ambassador for this year’s St Vincent de Paul’s CEO Sleepout, Provost Margaret Sheil spent an evening with food van volunteers to see first hand the important work they do. MUSSE checked in with her about the experience.

Melbourne from a sketcher's point of view

May 17 / 193

Our University was the site of a meet up for members of a global community of urban sketchers, who recently took part in a workshop with legendary sketcher Stephanie Bower.

Dookie camp gives rural students a taste of agricultural study

May 17 / 193

Over 30 Year 9 students from Shepparton’s Moroopna Secondary College attended a University of Melbourne-funded camp at Dookie campus last month to explore agricultural science and experience learning in a university environment.

IT students off to the USA after claiming Microsoft national Imagine Cup prize

May 17 / 193

A group of University of Melbourne IT students will be flown to Microsoft headquarters in Seattle this year after taking out the Australian final of the Microsoft Imagine Cup.

New research initiative to explore economic and social participation

May 17 / 193

A new Hallmark Research Initiative investigating how people engage with social, economic and political institutions across the life course – irrespective of gender, socioeconomic status, or ethnic or racial background – has been launched at the University of Melbourne.

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