University News

Gardening project builds community ties through food sharing and education

February 17 / 190

More than 70 residents from inner city housing estates, including newly-arrived migrants and refugees, are flexing their green thumbs to grow food plants to cater to their own needs and that of their communities.

My Melbourne with .... Jonathan Wright

February 17 / 190

My Melbourne introduces the people who keep our not-so-little community buzzing, what they do with their working days, and what they've learned along life's journey.

Indigenous Mentoring Fellow hopes to be a game changer

February 17 / 190

The first Sir Robert Menzies Indigenous Mentoring Fellow, Michelle Kerrin, knows it’s a big deal to have an Aboriginal cultural background because for much of her life it was the missing piece of the puzzle. 

External Relations launches new map to help visitors explore the Parkville campus

December 16 / 189

A colourful new illustrated campus map has recently been published by External Relations, to engage visitors with the accessible and welcoming university we all know. The DL-sized map provides a unique and refreshed look at the buildings, history and landscape features of the Parkville campus.

All about that mace!

December 16 / 189

Anyone who has graduated from the University of Melbourne or attended a graduation ceremony will be familiar with our imposing ceremonial mace. 

Ken Gelder's research impact recognised by election to Australian Academy of the Humanities

December 16 / 189

English and Theatre Studies’ Ken Gelder is the most recent addition to the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) having been elected in November.

University of Melbourne named on new list of most innovative universities in Asia-Pacific

December 16 / 189

The University’s commitment to research and innovation has been recognised in Thomson Reuters’ new ranking of the most innovative universities in the Asia-Pacific. Melbourne came in at 34.

Women in Research Citation Award for Applied Linguistics’ Ute Knoch

December 16 / 189

The Department of Applied Linguistics’ Dr Ute Knochhas been named one of twelve Clarivate Analytics’ inaugural Women in Research Citation Awards winners. The Awards, presented jointly with the Australian National University, honour the outstanding achievements of early to mid-career women researchers in Australia across all fields of research in science, social sciences and the humanities. 

Exhibition shows life-saving effect of radiology in cancer treatment

December 16 / 189

When Swedish doctor Tage Sjögren became the first person to cure a patient’s skin cancer using x-ray treatment in 1899, he lamented that there was no safe method to accurately measure radiation doses, having to rely instead on intuition and previous experience.

Indigenous student success celebrated

December 16 / 189

In October Indigenous Academics, students and staff came together to celebrate and recognise Indigenous student success at the Murrup Barak Indigenous Student Awards night.

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