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Former Justice of the High Court of Australia, The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG, discusses international law in accepting an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the University of Melbourne.

The University of Melbourne has welcomed the announcement today of major Commonwealth and State funding to create a world leading comprehensive cancer centre in Melbourne.

“If we win today we’re in the finals. It’s not for yourself today. Everything you do today is for all your team mates out there. You’ve done it all year, lift that care for each other up another notch. Let’s show them that there’s a bunch of blokes who know how to play for each other and know how to play footy,” Alan Brown, Coach, Fitzroy Stars Football Club.

As Barack Obama approaches his first 100 days at President of the United States, noted US congressional scholar and media commentator, Dr Tom Mann, will discuss the performance of the Obama Administration in a public lecture at the University of Melbourne .

The science behind Victoria’s recent bushfires will be discussed at a forum at the University of Melbourne this week. The Melbourne School of Land and Environment will host a public forum as part of the Bushfire Recovery Initiative (BRI). The forum will address critical scientific issues including climate change, understanding the risks and management of bushfires, bushfire behaviour and the implications for our catchments and streams.

The Royal Society of Victoria will host a symposium at the University of Melbourne to highlight the contribution of Emeritus Professor Nancy Millis AC to science, higher education and public policy.

One of Australia’s leading supporters of cultural and social causes – Dame Elisabeth Murdoch - is to be honoured at the University of Melbourne this Monday, 30 March at 4pm in the Woodward Conference Centre, top floor, Melbourne Law School.

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.

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