University News

A chance to reset the agenda for Government-Indigenous people: Dungala Kaiela Oration

September 16 / 186

Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Dr Martin Parkinson called on governments and Indigenous people to ‘reset the agenda’ during this year’s Dungala Kaiela Oration, delivered recently in Shepparton.

New Conservatorium building for Southbank

August 16 / 185

Construction of a state-of-the-art building for the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) on the University’s Southbank campus will proceed, following an agreement between the University and the Victorian Government.

Eye researchers awarded top Australian research fellowships

August 16 / 185

Two vision researchers from the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) have received top honours from the National Health and Medical Research Centre (NHMRC).

Confucius Institute helps parents and teachers engage Mandarin learners

August 16 / 185

Chinese is a difficult language to master, but is also increasingly important in today’s interconnected world. To discuss the best ways to support students from non-Chinese backgrounds when learning Chinese, the Confucius Institute at the University held its first parents forum last month.

Murrup Barak Experience and Leadership Camp

August 16 / 185

Forty-five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 11 and 12 attended the Murrup Barak Experience and Leadership Camp during the recent school holidays.

'My rich harvest of first-hand materials and unique journey of study at the University of Melbourne'

August 16 / 185

Liwei Cao, a masters student from Inner Mongolia University was a guest of the Australia-China Council’s Australian Studies Competitive Project, which funded a three month visit to the University of Melbourne. She shares her first impressions of Australia.

Sustainable honey from a sustainable campus

August 16 / 185

The University’s Sustainability Team has launched Bees@UniMelb Honey, a natural product that is fully harvested on campus.

Imagining the future of food, through art

August 16 / 185

The Carlton Connect Initiative recently opened Inheritance by artist Anna Madeleine (21 July to 26 August), as part of Absolutely Famished, a program investigating the future of food.

Redmond Barry Distinguished Professorships announced

August 16 / 185

Nine of the University’s most eminent scholars have been recognised with the award of the Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor title.

ANTSO Board role for Provost

August 16 / 185

University of Melbourne Provost Professor Margaret Sheil has been appointed to the board of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, alongside the University of Tasmania’s DVC (Research) Professor Brigid Heywood.

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