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English-speaking countries are among the most reluctant to make physically punishing children illegal, says a children’s rights expert.

Key contributors to climate change policy making in Australia will reflect on their experiences and point to the lessons that can be learnt at a forum at the University of Melbourne on Tuesday 30 March.

Children living in high rise apartments want more places to play and explore by themselves, leading to more physical activity, a new study has found.

A team of researchers from the University of Melbourne is working on a program that will provide decision-makers in crisis situations accurate predictions of which buildings could fall following a bomb blast. The technology will also provide information about the vulnerability of critical underground infrastructures such as water, gas pipelines and urban utility networks.

Changes in technology and the development of the NBN could force the closure of almost 25% of companies listed on the stock exchange, University of Melbourne business systems expert Professor Colin Ferguson has warned.

It will be harder to lie about your age or your poker hand after new research by the University of Melbourne, has revealed that our eye position betrays the numbers we are thinking about.

An Australian first study at the University of Melbourne is investigating how webcam technology might be used to reduce rates of sexually transmissible infections in young people.

The University of Melbourne’s state-of-the-art Veterinary Hospital in Werribee will open its doors this Sunday to the community and future students.  Around 2000 expected visitors will be able to speak to veterinary staff and join in interactive activities and tours as part of the University of Melbourne Veterinary Science Open Day and Pet Expo.

World-renowned sitar player, composer, teacher and writer Ravi Shankar will receive the University of Melbourne’s highest honour -   the degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) - at a special conferring ceremony at the University today (Friday 19 March).

Internationally recognised computational scientist Professor Peter R Taylor has been appointed as the Director of the University of Melbourne led Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI).

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