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Australians who would benefit from stem cell research need to have a voice in the lead up to the legislative review on this topic, stem cell expert Professor Bob Williamson has urged.

Cowardly violent attacks on students and members of Australia’s Indian community have been strongly condemned by University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis who is visiting India.

It will be business as usual at the University of Melbourne today (16 September) despite strike action threatened by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU).

The University of Melbourne will coordinate the new $5 million Climate Change Adaptation Research Centre which aims to develop solutions to the impact of climate change.

Internationally respected global health and pandemics scholar Professor Lawrence Gostin will deliver the 2009 Miegunyah Public Lecture at the University of Melbourne on Wednesday, September 16.

A leading Australian academic administrator, Professor John Dewar, has been appointed as the University of Melbourne’s new Provost, following an extensive external recruitment process. A priority responsibility of the Provost is overseeing the continued smooth implementation of the University’s major curriculum reform, the Melbourne Model.

An Australian first study to reduce falls and improve the bone density in older Australians is being run by the University of Melbourne’s Department of Medicine based at the Western Hospital.

The National Director of World Vision Uganda, Rudo Kwaramba, will speak at the University of Melbourne next week.

University of Melbourne researchers have scooped the pool in the inaugural ARC Fellowships announced today.

Women wanting to birth their children at home and midwives in private practice have gained some breathing space from Health Minister Nicola Roxon, but the issue of control over birth will still be there in two years time, says gender studies researcher at the University of Melbourne, Dr Meredith Nash.

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