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The Victorian College of the Arts and the Margaret Lawrence Bequest will celebrate the centenary of philanthropist Margaret Lawrence (1914 – 2004) at the arts festival Give it up for Margaret:  A month of Philanthropic Inspiration, May 1-31, 2014.

Clinical psychologist Dr Mario Alvarez-Jimenez discusses research into non-drug approaches -- such as Positive Psychology and social media -- to preventing the recurrence of psychotic episodes in young people. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.

Talented violinist Anne-Marie Johnson has been awarded the 2014 Dorcas McClean Travelling Scholarship, Australia’s richest prize for violinists.

Deaths from viral Hepatitis B and C have surpassed HIV/AIDS in many countries, including Australia and in Western Europe, according to an analysis of the 2010 Global Burden of Disease study.

Visions this week takes to the high seas with researchers from the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, who work with disabled patients and teach them how to sail. Professor Norman Saunders and PhD Candidate Maree Ellul are helping disabled people to sail, working with the Victorian Spinal Cord Service at Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre and Docklands Sailing Club.  

Many high school students are struggling with financial literacy, especially students living in rural and regional areas, new University of Melbourne research has found.

Pro-Russian forces in the Ukraine ignored the government's ultimatum to leave government buildings in the east of the country on Monday. Professor John Langmore from the Melbourne School of Government told ABC News 24 that it was important for both parties to maintain a dialogue if the situation is to be resolved without violent conflict.

Coinciding with the launch of a dedicated Lung Health Research Centre, researchers at the University of Melbourne have discovered a new insight into the unexplained link between lung infections, emphysema and lung cancer.

Art historian and former gallery director Prof Gerard Vaughan discusses the challenges, fiscal and otherwise, facing publicly-funded art galleries. He also explores the evolution of curatorship in these galleries. With host Elisabeth Lopez.

Recent Melbourne graduates Sabrina Anjara, Stephanie Mawson and Sandra Neoh have been awarded 2014 Gates Cambridge Trust Fellowships to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge.