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Chair of Opera Australia and former Telstra CEO, Dr Ziggy Switkowski has agreed to be the independent chair of an open and extensive consultation and review of the Faculty of the VCA and Music (VCAM) at the University of Melbourne.

Leading University of Melbourne climate change expert Professor David Karoly has warned there is only a short window of opportunity  to take action on climate change, and seize the opportunities to provide a safe future for society and has challenged our leaders rise to put aside politics for good government.

Two leading education experts from the University of Melbourne's Graduate School of Education have been elected to presidencies of prestigious Australian Academies.

 
Almost half of the people from non-English speaking backgrounds have experienced discrimination, resulting in poorer health outcomes, research from the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has found.

New research into journalists’ experiences of covering the ‘Black Saturday’ February 2009 bushfires was launched at the University of Melbourne today.

A University of Melbourne academic has been awarded US$150,000 in funding to help researchers in Asia and Africa better understand how fungi cause disease. Despite being one of the most significant health problems in many emerging countries, not enough is known about medically important fungi.

A new survey has revealed ways to improve the social acceptance of forest management, while maintaining timber supply and benefiting the environment. The report released by the University of Melbourne provides an insight into Tasmanian community views on forest management methods, applied to the landscape over the long term. It is hoped that this understanding will help forest managers to balance environmental and timber outcomes in a socially acceptable way.

Children learn a range of skills through arguing, according to new research from the University of Melbourne.

Eminent legal scholar and academic administrator Professor Michael Crommelin has accepted the role of Dean of the Melbourne Law School at the University of Melbourne.

The University of Melbourne's Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis has written to all staff and students, supporting the Prime Minister's apology to the "Forgotten Australians".

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