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The Victorian College of the Arts and the Margaret Lawrence Bequest will celebrate the centenary of philanthropist Margaret Lawrence (1914 – 2004) at the arts festival Give it up for Margaret:  A month of Philanthropic Inspiration, May 1-31, 2014.

Talented violinist Anne-Marie Johnson has been awarded the 2014 Dorcas McClean Travelling Scholarship, Australia’s richest prize for violinists.

Deaths from viral Hepatitis B and C have surpassed HIV/AIDS in many countries, including Australia and in Western Europe, according to an analysis of the 2010 Global Burden of Disease study.

Many high school students are struggling with financial literacy, especially students living in rural and regional areas, new University of Melbourne research has found.

Coinciding with the launch of a dedicated Lung Health Research Centre, researchers at the University of Melbourne have discovered a new insight into the unexplained link between lung infections, emphysema and lung cancer.

Recent Melbourne graduates Sabrina Anjara, Stephanie Mawson and Sandra Neoh have been awarded 2014 Gates Cambridge Trust Fellowships to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge.

A new University of Melbourne study has found that women who take iron supplements, experience a marked improvement in their exercise performance.

The University of Melbourne will join a national campaign empowering staff and students to take a stand against racism in the community.

Eye health expert Professor Hugh Taylor AC, Melbourne Laureate Professor and the Harold Mitchell Chair of Indigenous Eye Health at the University of Melbourne has been named President of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO).

University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis has been awarded the 2013 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) Asia-Pacific Leadership Award. 

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