University News

Language impairment holds youth offenders back – 3MT winning PhD research

October 16 / 187

Melbourne Graduate School of Education doctoral researcher Nathaniel Swain has won this year’s University of Melbourne Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT®), after condensing his thesis into a short presentation about language and literacy interventions with young offenders who have communication disorders.

"By the pricking of my thumbs something wicked this way comes!" - MTC ticket discounts for UoM staff

October 16 / 187

Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) released its season 2017 plays last month, and has a special offer available to all University of Melbourne staff.

High impact research awarded with Woodward medals

October 16 / 187

Each year the University of Melbourne honours two staff members whose research has made the most significant contribution to knowledge in the three years prior to the award, in a field of science and technology, and humanities and social sciences.

Derek Denton portrait added to Canberra collection

October 16 / 187

A new portrait of leading Australian scientist and Derek Denton – Emeritus Professor of the University – has recently been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.

Just like owning a car but better – five GoGet spaces now on campus

October 16 / 187

The University has joined with car share network GoGet as part of its focus on social and environmental sustainability, and there are now five car share vehicles located across campus.

Eureka Prize acknowledges giant leaps forward in science

October 16 / 187

Melbourne researchers were well represented in the Australian Museum’s prestigious Eureka Prizes for 2016, with three winning projects involving our scientific and medical investigators.

On-campus dance performance brings Degas’ art to life

September 16 / 186

There are still over two weeks for art lovers to explore the exquisite world of Degas and dance in the exhibition Degas: A New Vision now on show at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Rainbowing Raymond Priestley to show our collective Pride in diversity

September 16 / 186

For the second year running members of the University of Melbourne community are invited to support diversity and inclusiveness in Australian society, by joining the annual Pride march, to be held as part of Midsumma festivities on 29 January 2017.

“Mi casa es tu casa”

September 16 / 186

“Want to go to Mexico?”

It wasn’t a question science student Hao Le was expecting to hear from the Hackathon Innovation coordinator when he stepped in for a chat. Yet the opportunity to be one of only two Australian representatives at the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Undergraduate Leaders Program was something Hao couldn’t turn down.

UoM athletes storm Rio!

September 16 / 186

UoM staff and students only have to wait one more week until they can cheer for one of the University’s most accomplished athletes, as the Rio Paralympics are set to get underway on 7 September.

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