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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.

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.

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