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The University of Melbourne is one of four teams worldwide awarded a share of more than US$100 million in funding from the US Government’s Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), in what may be one of the largest-ever research efforts aimed at improving human reasoning.

University of Melbourne researchers will seek to reduce the risk of racehorse fatalities on the track as part of a $5.25 million funding commitment from the Victorian Government and Racing Victoria.

A 16th century, 11-metre-long scroll illustrating the history of the world from Biblical times will be on show to the public for the first time, as the centrepiece of an exclusive exhibition of recent acquisitions from the Kerry Stokes collection, to be held at the University of Melbourne for Rare Book Week from July 14.

The latest comprehensive analysis of national plans to address climate change after 2020 shows the world will not reach its target of keeping warming to below 2C off pre-industrial levels.

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.

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.

The far reaching repercussions of Ireland’s historic 1916 Easter Rising and specifically its effect on Australia during a time of war will be explored as State Library Victoria and the University of Melbourne partner to commemorate the centenary of this seminal moment in Irish history.

University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis has paid tribute to members of the University community named in this year’s Australia Day honours.

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