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World-class research into the history of child refugees in Australia has been recognised by the Australian Research Council (ARC), who today announced that Professor Joy Damousi has been awarded an Australian Laureate Fellowship.

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century has provoked a global debate about rising inequality and what to do about it.

The University of Melbourne recently hosted a panel discussion these issues, with pannelists Professor Ross Garnaut, Dr Mark Triffitt and Dr Helen Szoke. The panellists discussed Australia's wealth and opportunity gap, particularly in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis. 

It used to be that computer models of weather events such as thunderstorms could only be run using powerful - and expensive - supercomputers. Now, however, these kinds of models can be run on the humble laptop. This episode explores this democratisation of weather modelling using the example of a spectacular thunderstorm called ‘Hector the Convector'. Dr Chris Chambers produced a computer model of this thunderstorm on his laptop, and shows us how accurate it is by running it side-by-side with a timelapse video of the actual thunderstorm.
Social policy researcher Prof Karen Rowlingson discusses the growing inequality in income and wealth in the developed world, how it's researched, and its implications for society and individuals. Presented by Lynne Haultain.

Open Day at the University of Melbourne.

The University of Melbourne, Australia’s top ranked university, has been ranked 44 in the world in the Academic Ranking of World Universities - the first time any Australian university has made it under 50 in this ranking.

Neuropsychiatrist Prof Chris Pantelis and neural engineering researcher Prof Stan Skafidas discuss the potential for the use of genetics to improve the diagnosis of autism. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

Research into melanoma and skin cancers will be further advanced through a $5 million gift from a donor in honour of her husband who died of melanoma.

Associate Professor Richard Pennell told CNBC Asia that the Islamic State is threatening to change national boundaries that have been in place since the end of the first World War.

For the first time in Victoria, the renowned Tjanpi Desert Weavers will be holding a series of three masterclasses for Fine Arts students at the University of Melbourne.