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CLIMARTE and the University of Melbourne's Carlton Connect Initiative have hosted a forum on the role and effectiveness of visual media in communicating matters of environmental and social importance.

By analysing the language of 65,000 Facebook users, researchers have found that females used language that was characteristic of compassion and politeness, while masculine language was more hostile and impersonal.

 

Masters Students at the Centre for Advancing Journalism are part of Australia’s largest newsroom, reporting on the 2016 federal election campaign through the UniPollWatch project (www.unipollwatch.org.au), a groundbreaking national student journalism project.

One of the National Library of Australia’s greatest treasures, a 1663 map of New Holland – the map on which all subsequent mapping of Australia is based – has arrived at the University of Melbourne for expert analysis.

To coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death on April 23rd, the University of Melbourne marks the year with a program of lectures, exhibitions, performances and screenings to celebrate the legacy of the world’s most revered poet and playwright. 

Dr Sara Bice from the Melbourne School of Government has been awarded one of four inaugural Westpac Research Fellowships, contributing $330,000 towards her research activities.

Current and former politicians from across the political spectrum, speechwriters and senior executives will be amongst the high profile presenters in Australia’s first University-led program committed to addressing the ongoing under-representation of women in politics.

Negative attitudes among Australian voters towards asylum seekers are driven by religious bigotry more than by racism or economic anxieties, according to a new University of Melbourne report released today.

To celebrate International Women's Day on Tuesday, 8 March, 2016, we recognise the incredibly talented, inspiring and dedicated women we have working here at the University of Melbourne.

Level crossing removals should be viewed as part of a total picture for an effective transport system and the best way to achieve this is to incorporate elevated lines or ‘skytrains’, according to Melbourne researchers.

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