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The Fellows of the 2017 Pathways to Politics Program for Women at the University of Melbourne will graduate tonight with the tools and know-how to run for politics, with two Fellows already pre-selected for safe Labor and Liberal seats and one just weeks away from the Northcote by-election as an endorsed candidate for the Reason Party.

University of Melbourne graduate James Maccarrone has been awarded the 2018 Victorian Rhodes Scholarship for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford.

For the first time, Australia has been elected into the UN Human Rights Council along with Saudi Arabia, the Phillipines and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Professor Hilary Charlesworth discusses the legitimacy of the elections and says that this appointment gives Australia an opportunity to examine its own human rights record. Recorded on October 17, 2017 with ABC News' Kathryn Robinson.

Melbourne Law School Associate Dean Professor John Howe has been appointed the new Director of the Melbourne School of Government.

 Families from Ararat are invited to show their pieces of war heritage to conservation experts, share their stories and get free advice on cleaning and care on Friday 20 October.

Families from Horsham are invited to show their pieces of war heritage to conservation experts, share their stories and get free advice on cleaning and care on Saturday 21 October.

The University of Melbourne has climbed six places in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for Arts and Humanities, from 41 in 2017 to 35 in 2018.

Families from Warrnambool will learn about their own wartime history at a two-day War Heritage Roadshow that kicks off on Friday 11 August.

Families from Frankston will learn about their own wartime history at a two-day War Heritage Roadshow that kicks off on Friday 28 July.

Experts from across the globe will meet in Melbourne next week to rethink international governance in an era of global insecurities, regional tensions and rising nationalism.

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