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Legalising same-sex marriage in the US may be a civil rights victory, but it’s not the fix for what’s wrong with the law of families, according to a leading international family law expert.

To examine the importance of data as the basis of news stories, the University of Melbourne will host a panel discussion with some of Australia’s leading journalists. Using their own experiences, journalists will discuss the process of analyzing and presenting data when covering topics such as medical and social research and opinion polls.

Do you have a passion for animals? Interested in finding out what it's like to be a veterinarian? Would you like to go behind-the-scenes at a working vet hospital? The University of Melbourne's Veterinary Science Open Day is an opportunity for future students, pet owners and the community to visit the state-of-the-art Veterinary Clinic and Hospital.

Federal Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr, will give a keynote address to senior staff from leading Pacific Rim universities at the University of Melbourne this week.

The University of Melbourne’s own Santa Claus will lose his locks for charity at 1pm today.

The process of globalization, specifically rapid growth in cities, is exacerbating urban poverty according to visiting expert Sheela Patel.

Australia’s most employable graduates (THES, 2008) are in high demand despite the economic crisis; with more than 140 employers set to attend the University of Melbourne’s 2009 Graduate Careers Fair.

While all eyes were on Beijing Olympic gold medallist Steve Hooker last night in his attempt to break the world pole vault record at Olympic Park, the University of Melbourne will host an elite athlete meet tomorrow featuring the next generation of Australian pole vaulters.

The University of Melbourne will host information sessions in regional Victoria for students and their families to explore study options, scholarships and careers.

Internationally renowned eating disorders expert Professor Daniel le Grange will argue that parents are not to blame for their children’s eating disorders, at the 75th Beattie Smith Lecture at the University of Melbourne on Tuesday 3 March at 6.00pm.

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