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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. 

The authors of a world first study of GPs have found that girls as young as 15 are undergoing labiaplasties and other procedures, even though the medical consensus is that female genitalia do not reach maturity until around the age of 18.

Eight-time Director of the Edinburgh Festival, Sir Jonathan Mills, has devised and curated an entire precinct of the Melbourne Festival in collaboration with academics and students from the University of Melbourne.

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