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The Faculty of the VCA and Music (VCAM) and Wallara Asset Management last night announced that Christopher Dolman has won the prestigious 2009 Wallara Travelling Scholarship. Every year since 2001, this scholarship is open to third (final) year undergraduate students at the Faculty’s School of Art.

The Faculty of the VCA and Music's School of Performing Arts has today announced the winners of over $60 000 of scholarships for theatre students.

Australian writers were today presented with $65,000 worth of literary prizes at a gala event at the Melbourne Writers Festival.

The key gene that determines sex in birds has been discovered by researchers at the University of Melbourne, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) and CSIRO, as published online in the prestigious journal Nature.

A new program in rural areas is helping at risk teenagers fight depression.

Whale and dolphin stranding is being investigated to discover what part disease plays in this phenomenon.

To help commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions (established August 1949) the International Red Cross ran an essay competition on the importance of international humanitarian law.  The following is the winning essay by Sarah Horan, a final year Media & Communications/Law student at the University of Melbourne, on the the development of international humanitarian law since the establishment of the Geneva Conventions.

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