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A national research centre launched today will investigate how language works and how it makes us who we are.

Researchers at the University's Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation are combining art history knowledge with chemistry and physics to conserve Australia's cultural heritage.Visions explores the emerging field of technical art studies with a close look under the microscope of Arthur Streeton's 'The domes of St Mark's' to examine what that can teach us about art, and its preservation.

Indigenous story telling drawing inspiration from the cultural significance of the possum skin cloak will be the focus of a year long project for Victorian multimedia and performing artist, Tiriki Onus, who was today awarded the inaugural Hutchinson Indigenous Fellowship (HIF) at the University of Melbourne.

Graduating Theatre students from the Victorian College of the Arts will take live performance and theatre works to regional Victoria, with a series of performances and workshops, starting in Natimuk on Saturday 22 November.

A $1 million donation from Mr Allan Myers AO QC will enable the foundation of a new Chair in Classics at the University of Melbourne, to be formally announced tonight.

Skilled migrants are enjoying better jobs and higher levels of employment thanks to a shift in policy, according to a new study by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne.

A collection of one hundred years of photographs, records and treasured objects that tell a significant story in Australia’s social history has been donated to the University of Melbourne Archives (UMA) today.

Public Policy Fellow Nicholas Reece thinks it is "absolutely ridiculous" to make laws telling people what they should and should not wear.

Linguists at the University of Melbourne have been going into Indigenous communities to record and better understand Indigenous languages. One of the languages Associate Professor Rachel Nordlinger has researched is Murrinh-patha, spoken in the Northern Territory community of Wadeye. This language has some unique features that reveal a lot about the community's shared perspective and experience. 

Professor Gerry Simpson from the Melbourne Law School says it is unlikely that the Scottish will vote for independence but very likely they will wish they had.

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