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Peter and Ruth McMullin intend to make one of the most significant gifts in the history of the University of Melbourne Law School to establish the world’s only academic centre devoted to the problem of statelessness.

Disadvantaged children in Australia who are subject to family breakdown are more likely to experience homelessness later in life than disadvantaged children whose parents stay together, according to new research by the University of Melbourne.

The first female Governor-General of Australia, The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, will formally open this year’s Pathways to Politics Program for Women at the Melbourne School of Government tonight.

Professor Shaun Ewen has been appointed to the role of Pro-Vice Chancellor (Indigenous) at the University of Melbourne.

The University of Melbourne is among nine Australian and New Zealand universities to sign a landmark deal today with the London-listed IP Group plc that will see $200 million being made available to find and commercialise research ideas and innovation.

Research investigating chewing gum to treat post-operative nausea was among projects recognised when Melbourne Medical School anaesthetists and trainees won prestigious Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) awards.  

A form of medicinal cannabis, cannabidiol, has significantly reduced convulsive seizures in a group of children with a severe form of epilepsy. Five per cent of children became seizure-free.

Students from the University of Melbourne will run a Teddy Bear Hospital and conduct health checks for children and their parents at Derrimut Primary School on Friday 26 May as part of the Building Healthy Communities in Melbourne’s West project.

Law students will compete in the 2017 ‘Law Apps Bake Off’ on Thursday 25 May at Melbourne Law School. Over the course of a semester, the students have worked in the Law Apps course with non-profit legal-service organisations to create applications that help Australian citizens address legal challenges.

The University of Melbourne has started a global search for its next Vice-Chancellor after Professor Glyn Davis elected not to renew his contract beyond the end of 2018. 

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