The Spring 2015 special edition of Meanjin has been guest-edited by the University of Melbourne’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis and senior lecturer Dr Gwilym Croucher. The issue will be launched on Thursday 17 September.
Part of a significant donation of $4 million by former staff member and Magistrate, Ms Francine McNiff, The University of Melbourne has established the Francine V. McNiff Chair in Criminology, a first for the institution. Professor Alison Young has been appointed in this role.
Ex-prisoners with a history of risky drug use, mental illness or poverty are more likely to end up back behind bars, a new University of Melbourne study has revealed. And those who are obese, are chronically ill or have attempted suicide are more likely to remain in the community, the research found.
The University of Melbourne is celebrating its three Fulbright Scholars – an expert in Global Paediatric Health, an Emergency Medicine specialist and a world leader in International Humanitarian and Criminal Law – after receiving their awards at a presentation dinner last night in Perth.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.