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Young people who had sexually abused other children said that helping them to manage pornography and improving their sexuality education could have helped prevent their abusive behaviour. The findings represent the rarely-captured voices of young people who sexually abuse, in a policy briefing paper released today by the University of Melbourne.

Utopian Appetites, the 21st Symposium of Australian Gastronomy, will be held over 4 days in December at the University of Melbourne and William Angliss Institute.

University of Melbourne researchers are pushing for recognition of young ‘kinship carers’ — a hidden group aged 30 and under caring for family members or friends aged under 18, sacrificing their own careers, education and wellbeing.

Renowned international and University of Melbourne academics will examine the emotional significance of objects and paintings at this week’s Art, Objects and Emotions 1400-1800 conference.

The University of Melbourne has received Australian Research Council grants totalling more than $44 million for projects including understanding the environmental impact of fire before the arrival of Europeans, antibiotic resistance in soil, and how bacteria affects gut function. 

University of Melbourne student Rebecca Duke has been awarded the 2017 Victorian Rhodes Scholarship for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford.

 

The University of Melbourne has become a major partner with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in ACMI X, a pioneering co-working space where people from various cutting-edge creative industries are brought together to share ideas, experience and inspiration.

Australia’s premier art journal Art + Australia will be launched in a new print format by celebrated Australian artist Bill Henson on 28 October.

A new fellowship dedicated to supporting mid-career leaders in Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities over the next two decades will be launched by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Canberra this morning. 

With official figures showing suicides in Australia hit a record high last year, a world-first research partnership has found that TV can be a force for good for men’s mental health. 

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