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Several survivors of the Holocaust now living in Melbourne, have met with director Harald Fuhrmann and student actors currently cast in the play Ghetto by Israeli writer Joshua Sobol, to explore the legacy of the Holocaust, and the story of the infamous Vilna Ghetto.

More than 2,500 three year-olds attending over 250 education and care services in Victoria and Queensland are now part of Australia’s largest ever early childhood education study.

Recently, The Age reported in ‘DNA first gives hope on genetic diseases’ (see here)that research by Newcastle University in the UK had shown that embryos created with two mothers may offer a breakthrough that could eradicate a host of hereditary diseases.

Professor Gerry Simpson is the Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Military Law at the Melbourne Law School, and is a Professor of Public International Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.  In this piece, he analyses how the 2010 British Election could unfold.You can read more about Professor Simpson at

The University of Melbourne today received the report of the intensive five-month stakeholder consultation on the future of its Faculty of the VCA and Music.

A new resource to address the "unacceptable levels" of prejudice against Muslims by Australian secondary school students has been designed by experts at the University of Melbourne.

Four elite student musicians from the University of Melbourne are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime as they head to China to perform at the Shanghai World Expo.

Transport disadvantage and social exclusion will be two of the key themes discussed at a University of Melbourne forum tomorrow afternoon on public transport in Melbourne’s outer suburbs.

Cities Alliance head and former United Nations settlements expert William Cobbett will share his perspective on the challenges of urbanization in the next Melbourne School of Design Dean’s Lecture for 2010. 

The University of Melbourne will offer the country’s first professional entry masters level course in Medicine as part of its newly designed suite of graduate degrees in medicine, dentistry and physiotherapy.