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Two short films by classmates from the School of Film & TV at the University of Melbourne’s VCA and Music (VCAM) are the only Australian films to have been selected for competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, it was announced this week.

Melting sea ice has been shown to be a major cause of warming in the Arctic according to a University of Melbourne study.

The University of Melbourne, Alcatel-Lucent’s research arm, Bell Labs, and the State Government today launched a $10 million Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET). The centre, to be based at the University, will focus on increasing the energy efficiency of networks and technologies.

The philanthropist and Jewish community leader Richard Pratt will be honoured with an honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree by Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s President, Professor Menahem Ben-Sasson, during the 2010 Pratt Memorial Oration this Thursday, 29 April.

One of the University of Melbourne’s most successful music graduates, Benjamin Northey, is returning to conduct the University’s Symphony Orchestra in concert at the Melbourne Town Hall tomorrow Wednesday 28 April at 7.30pm.

Australian businesses will need to engage in sustainability reporting in the future to remain competitive, according to a new report.

Leading Australian architecture firm Jackson Architecture – behind such designs as the MCG’s Southern Stand and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music – will exhibit at the first Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning’s ‘Alumni Retrospective Series’ for 2010.

The teaching program of the University of Melbourne’s Office for Environmental Programs has been announced as a finalist in the Tertiary Education category of the 2010 Premier’s Sustainability Awards, and is in the running for the coveted Premier’s Recognition Award.

University of Melbourne vets are warning that owners with unvaccinated dogs or dogs with uncertain vaccination histories should visit their local clinic immediately to protect their pets against the potentially deadly Canine Parvovirus. Melbourne veterinary clinics have seen a sharp rise in cases of Canine Parvovirus, a severe gastrointestinal infection which can be fatal for small and elderly dogs.

Leading higher education commentator Simon Marginson has called on all nations involved in exporting and importing education to establish a set of global protocols to secure the safety, human security and human rights of globally mobile students.