A University of Melbourne academic has become one of the few art historians in the world to receive the prestigious Ufficiale dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy) award.
The first Australian university program to address the continued under-representation of women in parliament has been launched today by the Hon Julie Bishop MP, the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Ms Carol Schwartz AM and the University of Melbourne at Parliament House, Canberra.
The Melbourne Music Map is a collaboration between University of Melbourne’s Associate Professor John Fitzgerald, Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) alumnus Adam Simmons and 100 local musicians that documents the social networks that exist between musicians in the Melbourne arts scene.
Internationally acclaimed novelist, Richard Flanagan, has been appointed as the Boisbouvier Founding Chair in Australian Literature at the University of Melbourne, the first chair of its kind in Victoria.
Distinguished Australian historian Professor Geoffrey Blainey will be awarded the University of Melbourne's inaugural Tucker Medal, in recognition of his substantial contributions to the University, the Faculty of Arts and to public life.
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.