University News

HCI Internship at Microsoft Research Cambridge for SocialNUI student

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What will the future of human-computer interactions look like? 

’56 Olympics ladies’ team skirt found in University archives

September 16 / 186

On the sixtieth anniversary of the Melbourne Olympic Games in 1956, many of Victoria’s collecting institutions are running programs to celebrate. In a moment of timely serendipity the Australian Team ladies’ skirt made by Fletcher Jones has recently been uncovered at the University of Melbourne Archives. 

After #CensusFail: Is Australia’s public service up to the job?

September 16 / 186

The recent #CensusFail, where millions of Australians were unable to enter their details to the Census website, is the starting point for the latest edition of The Policy Shop – a monthly podcast about public policy and the way it affects Australia and the world, hosted by Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis.

Racehorse safety and welfare research receives $5.25m boost

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New funding from the University, Victorian Government and Racing Victoria will allow Equine Centre researchers to develop models and training guidelines to reduce risk of injury to horses and riders.

Professional staff conference will help us work Faster.Smarter.Stronger

September 16 / 186

If you’re a member of professional staff, there’s still time to register for this year’s Professional Staff Conference to be held at Etihad Stadium on 15 September.

MacGeorge Fellowship for Soviet era food expert

September 16 / 186

The internationally regarded linguistics and Russian studies scholar Darra Goldstein has been awarded the 2016/2017 MacGeorge Fellowship to complete a piece of scholarly research and writing, hosted by the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne. 

Postgraduate International Student of the Year award to Sina Khatami

September 16 / 186

Infrastructure Engineering PhD candidate Sina Khatami was named Postgraduate International Student of the Year at the Council of International Students Australia (CISA) annual conference in Darwin recently.

Indigenous winter camp at Ormond College

September 16 / 186

Late last month 28 young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students arrived at Ormond College to commence a five-day culturally enriched, STEM focused program at the University of Melbourne. The young people ranged in age from 12 to 18 years, and were drawn from areas as far afield as Brisbane; Portland, NSW; Mildura; Robinvale; Wodonga; Kyabram and Bundoora. 

Investments Forum concludes consultation on Sustainability Plan 2016-2020

September 16 / 186

Opinions across the entire topic of University investments and interactions with the fossil fuel sector were heard at a recently held Investments Forum, as the University continued with next steps in developing the Sustainability Plan 2016-2020.

Melbourne Soccer squad brings home silver

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Last month the University of Melbourne soccer team came second in the inaugural World Elite University Football Tournament (WEUFT) hosted by Tsinghua University in China. 

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