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Following is the transcript of the Janet, Lady Clarke Oration at the University of Melbourne, 13 October 2009
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Following is the transcript of the A.N. Smith Memorial Lecture in Journalism 2009 at the University of Melbourne, Wednesday 14 October 2009, 6.30 pm.
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Managing Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Mark Scott will examine where the future of media might be headed after the fall of the great media empires, in the 2009 AN Smith Lecture in Journalism at the University of Melbourne this Wednesday.

The University of Melbourne has jumped two places to No 36 - and  again is the only Australian university to have all surveyed disciplines in the Top 30 in the world - in the Times Higher Education-QS (THE-QS) 2009 World University Rankings, released today.

The University of Melbourne, Monash University and RMIT University today announced an innovative collaboration with Fujitsu Australia to develop a shared data centre that will make a significant contribution to cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

The University of Melbourne has expressed disappointment the merger of the Faculty of Economics and Commerce and the Melbourne Business School (MBS) will not go ahead at this time.

Up to 1000 Robot Dancers could shuffle their way into the Guinness Book of World Records with an attempt for the word’s largest Robot Dance at the University of Melbourne tomorrow. 

Programs that seek to reduce the use of seclusion in acute psychiatry, improve the health of dogs in a remote Arnhem Land community, and tackle the isolation felt by some of Melbourne’s transnational student population are among University of Melbourne ‘knowledge transfer’ projects that have won excellence awards, announced today.

Cowardly violent attacks on students and members of Australia’s Indian community have been strongly condemned by University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis who is visiting India.

It will be business as usual at the University of Melbourne today (16 September) despite strike action threatened by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU).