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Researchers at the University of Melbourne are calling on the general public to help survey Melbourne’s microbat population to help identify the best habitats for bat conservation. Members who volunteer will join Earthwatch volunteers to understand more about microbats’ behaviour by becoming field research assistants.

The recruitment and retention of Indigenous medical students is vital to closing the Indigenous health gap, according to Foundation Chair in Indigenous Health at the University of Melbourne Professor Ian Anderson.

A new Guaranteed Access Melbourne program at the University of Melbourne will give certainty to students from rural or isolated areas and in disadvantaged socio-economic circumstances who apply to enter the University of Melbourne in 2010 and meet the published criteria.

The University of Melbourne has again produced Victorian and Australian National Rhodes Scholars, who will be off to Oxford University in 2010 to embark on postgraduate programs which they hope will lead to opportunities for careers in public service.

Most childhood memories are captured through family photos and retold through stories around the dinner table, but for thousands of young Australians who experienced institutionalised ‘care’, this part of their history has remained a mystery– until now.

Contemporary Australian novelists have fully embraced the era of globalisation and transnationalism, meaning the idea of the ‘Great Australian Novel’ is almost impossible, and not necessarily desirable, according to University of Melbourne Professor of literature Ken Gelder.

Understanding how kangaroos repair their DNA could be the key to preventing skin cancer in the future, according to new research by Dr Linda Feketeová and Dr Uta Wille from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology at The University of Melbourne. 

Six outstanding students from the University of Melbourne have been awarded with international scholarships under the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Awards, the most of any Australian institution.
 

The University of Melbourne has come out on top in at an Oxford v Cambridge style showdown at  this afternoon’s  51st Head of the Yarra.

A focus on early intervention and ensuring adequate case workers are available would be the most effective response to this week’s Ombudsmen Victoria’s report into child protection services says Professor Cathy Humphreys.

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