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Australian early childhood education and care programs offer good quality care and emotional support, but more high quality teaching through play is required, according to new research from the University of Melbourne.

 

We are delighted to announce that University of Melbourne student, Ellan Alethia Lincoln-Hyde, has been selected as one of the Yenching Scholars in the third cohort at the Yenching Academy of Peking University.

Imogen Crump has been appointed Editor of Pursuit, the University of Melbourne’s multi-media news website.

Victorian families will be able to help preserve our wartime history and learn more about the role their loved ones played in military conflict at a free War Heritage Roadshow to tour the state this year. 

The first new report in a quarter of a century on death by snake bite in Australia has revealed most victims are male, bitten in the warmer months of the year, more than half of the bites occurring in or near home.

Men who strongly identify as self-reliant are much more likely to have thoughts about suicide and self-harm than other men, research has found.

Mary Vallentine AO, one of Australia’s most distinguished arts administrators, is the recipient of the 2016 Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award.

The nuclear family is “unhealthy”, and our traditional societal structures enable family violence, says Germaine Greer in the latest episode of the University of Melbourne’s The Policy Shop podcast. 

Acclaimed author and conservationist Tim Winton has been announced as patron of the ‘Native Australian Animals Trust’ at the University of Melbourne, which was officially launched on March 15. 

Some of Australia’s most acclaimed writers, including Christos Tsolkias and Alice Pung, will feature in a groundbreaking collaboration between the University of Melbourne, independent publisher Black Inc. and State Library Victoria.

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