Media Releases : Archive
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[ 20 Dec 2004 ]
New Dean for Land and Food appointed
The University of Melbourne is taking steps to revitalise agricultural and related education in Victoria with a restructure and repositioning of its Faculty of Land and Food Resources (LFR).
[ 16 Dec 2004 ]
Twins top off a great year for physio scholars
It has been a productive year for postgraduate students Anne Holland and David Berlowitz, who each completed PhD degrees in physiotherapy, and welcomed twin daughters Ruby and Ella to the family in April.
[ 15 Dec 2004 ]
University honours its Vice-Chancellor
The University of Melbourne has honoured its outgoing Vice-Chancellor Professor Kwong Lee Dow with its highest gift, its honorary degree of Doctor of Laws.
[ 14 Dec 2004 ]
Melbourne Uni scholarships go to top 2004 VCE students
Nine outstanding young Victorians have been named as the first recipients of the University of Melbournes 2005 round of Melbourne National Scholarships, a fund worth up to $1 million.
[ 9 Dec 2004 ]
Melbourne Uni scholarships to be awarded to top 2004 VCE students
The best and brightest 2004 VCE students will be named winners of the University of Melbournes 2005 Melbourne National Scholarships next week.
[ 7 Dec 2004 ]
Nobel Laureate presents the magic and power of nano-science and technology
Nobel Prize winning physicist, Professor Heinrich Rohrer, will discuss the big changes we may see in future technologies and electronics as scientists tackle the world on an ever smaller scale, at a University of Melbourne free public lecture on Thursday, December 9.
[ 3 Dec 2004 ]
Melbourne Business School paves way for Innovation
Melbourne Business School (MBS) Dean and Director, Professor John Seybolt, has approved the introduction of a new course aimed to support the innovation and entrepreneurial needs within business.
[ 2 Dec 2004 ]
Political processes damaging to Indigenous Australians
The commitment by both major political parties to the abolition of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) in 2004 symbolises profound problems that continue to limit movement towards meaningful reconciliation in Australia, according to a University of Melbourne study published in the Australian Journal of Public Administration by Dr Katrina Alford (School of Population Health) and Jan Muir, a member of the Yorta Yorta nation in the Goulburn Murray region.
[ 1 Dec 2004 ]
Social inequality, not bad teaching the key issue in improving education outcomes
Debate in the recent federal election overplayed the language of class and class warfare, causing negative voter response to Labors education policies, according to a leading expert who will speak to a conference of education researchers at the University of Melbourne tomorrow (2 December).
[ 29 Nov 2004 ]
Researchers creating CarVY proof carrots
Australian researchers are currently creating carrot cultivars resistant to a devastating virus, which could save the Australian carrot industry between $5 and $10 million a year.
[ 29 Nov 2004 ]
Xmas shopping addicts needed for binge buying study
In the lead up to the busy Christmas shopping period, University of Melbourne researchers are seeking volunteers for a comprehensive study into compulsive shopping and binge buying.
[ 25 Nov 2004 ]
Melbournes grants success confirms top research university position
The University of Melbourne has confirmed its outstanding position as Australias leading research university winning more than $83 million in major competitive research funding for 2005.
[ 24 Nov 2004 ]
Rise of the quantum machine
The ability to be in two places at once, for two objects to be interlinked despite being far apart and the capacity to store information on a single atom will be topics of discussion at a free public lecture on the rise of quantum machines.
[ 24 Nov 2004 ]
No 1 in Australia, No 22 in the world
The University of Melbourne has been listed as No 1 in a ranking of Australias universities by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research in its study, The International Standing of Australian Universities.
[ 23 Nov 2004 ]
Study challenges the myth of Australias knowledge economy
Data identifying a growth of innovative and creative knowledge workers in Australias labour market is masking a significant rise in less glamorous jobs, according to a new University of Melbourne study.
[ 22 Nov 2004 ]
Gippsland students scoop state business awards
The successful marketing of an innovative grow-your-own-herb kit has helped a group of University of Melbourne McMillan Campus students scoop the pool at an annual youth business award ceremony.
[ 18 Nov 2004 ]
Political conservatism stifles open sex talk: academic
A leading US gender studies expert claims post-election political conservatism in Australia and the US could hinder academic freedom to explore important sex and gender issues, including abortion.
[ 16 Nov 2004 ]
$2.2M awarded to enhance sensor network technology
A University of Melbourne-led research network to enhance Australias ability to detect and respond to environmental, security and biomedical challenges has been awarded $2.2 million by the Federal Government.
[ 15 Nov 2004 ]
Land and Food Dean to step down
Professor Bob Richardson will step down as Dean of the Faculty of Land and Food Resources (LFR) at the University of Melbourne.
[ 14 Nov 2004 ]
Melbourne tops 2005 NHMRC Project Grant funding
The University of Melbourne has enjoyed outstanding success in the recently-announced National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant funding for 2005.