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A leading Infrastructure academic believes an assessment needs to be made of the level of "very rare" earthquake that needs to be considered in structural design, perhaps one with a 10,000 year return period or higher, rather than the 500 year return period that is commonly adopted for many buildings in Australia.

Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee and Australia’s University of Melbourne have been engaged in building a new kind of strategic international partnership since 2007 through joint research, mobility and cultural exchange programs.

An Australian paediatric neurologist is one of five international scientists to win the prestigious L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Award for her ground-breaking research into epilepsy.
Professor Ingrid Scheffer has been awarded the title of Laureate for the Asia-Pacific region and is only the third Australian to receive the award.

Alaskan Inuit leader William Iggiagruk Hensley – who is best known for his extraordinary contribution to the Alaska Native Land Claims Movement – will visit the University of Melbourne this week to participate in a number of events including the annual Narrm Oration.

Mothers, sisters and daughters from breast cancer families with known genetic mutations do not all share the same high risk of developing the disease, according to a new international study involving the University of Melbourne.

Renowned Melbourne composer and Professor at the University of Melbourne Barry Conyngham’s symphonic tribute to the former Chief Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO), Hiroyuki Iwaki (1932-2006), will have its Melbourne Premiere by the MSO at the Melbourne Town Hall on 18 November 2011.

Climate scientists say the world’s target to stay below a global warming of 2 degrees, made at the United Nations conference in Copenhagen in 2009 and Cancun 2010 will require decisive action this decade.

Professor Howard Dick argues that there is worrying neglect in important dimensions of the Australia-Indonesia relationship despite its increasing maturity.