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New research has found English-speaking white people are more likely to 'self-segregate' or 'stick together' in public spaces.The study explored the role of public spaces in promoting understanding and contact between different racial groups through short-term observation in three localities across Melbourne.A total of 974 people were observed, with most occurring in sports settings (40.7 per cent), shopping centres (24.9 per cent) and libraries. It was found that public spaces within Australian communities encouraged social dynamics that reinforce racial segregation and isolation of racial minority groups.

American scholar Dr Patricia Galloway, the world's foremost expert on megaprojects and gigaprojects, spoke at the University of Melbourne recently on the evolving concept of the megaproject with a particular focus on the Asian region.

In the wake of the referendum for Crimean independence from Ukraine, both Europe and Russia will have to find compromises which will not be welcomed in Kiev.

Leadership has long been identified as a crucial ingedient for a productive and innovative worplace. SKY News Business spoke with Professor Peter Gahan (Director, Centre for Workplace Leadership) about how 'leadership' is defined, devloped and demonstrated. 

VISIONS takes a tour of the new Elizabeth Blackburn School of Sciences which is dedicated to training the scientists of tomorrow. 

Dr Barbara Keys discusses the relationship between the Olympics and the international conflict involving Ukraine and Russia. There has been a call for an international boycott of the Paralympics, beginning later this week. 

Ukraine is bordering on a pre-default situation with its economy, says political scientist Professor Leslie Holmes from the School of Social and Political Sciences.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said a $320 million assistance package to drought-stricken farmers was "a hand up", not a handout. 

The University of Melbourne has quit smoking. From World Cancer Day 2014, the University has banned smoking on university grounds, prohibited campus businesses from selling cigarettes and vowed not to invest in tobacco companies. The aim is to provide a healthier environment for staff, students and visitors. VISIONS explores the change, the body of research behind it, and investigates the future of tobacco research.Watch this video for secret instructions on how to win a real life cold turkey. No joke.  

New research indicates just one extra year of schooling can make you a healthier person for life.

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