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Following is the transcript of the A.N. Smith Memorial Lecture in Journalism 2009 at the University of Melbourne, Wednesday 14 October 2009, 6.30 pm.
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Leading construction expert Professor Paolo Tombesi will examine the dynamics of technical progress in construction, and consider the steering role public planning can play in a public lecture at the University of Melbourne on Tuesday.

The Traffic Director from the City of Copenhagen (Denmark), Niels Tørsløv will give a free public lecture tomorrow at the University of Melbourne on sustainable transport options for Melbourne.

Managing Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Mark Scott will examine where the future of media might be headed after the fall of the great media empires, in the 2009 AN Smith Lecture in Journalism at the University of Melbourne this Wednesday.

The University of Melbourne has jumped two places to No 36 - and  again is the only Australian university to have all surveyed disciplines in the Top 30 in the world - in the Times Higher Education-QS (THE-QS) 2009 World University Rankings, released today.

The fallout from the recent Samoan tsunami and earthquake in Sumatra provides a good chance for aid agencies to consider how effective reconstruction architecture from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has been, according to Dr David O’Brien.

The University of Melbourne, Monash University and RMIT University today announced an innovative collaboration with Fujitsu Australia to develop a shared data centre that will make a significant contribution to cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Despite a rise by the Reserve Bank in the official cash rate yesterday, and the prospect of more rises in November, Associate Professor Neville Norman says borrowers are still ‘better off’.

World-leading cancer surgeon Professor Peter Choong has been appointed the prestigious Hugh Devine Chair of Surgery at the University of Melbourne and St Vincent’s Melbourne.

Mergers, management changes and unfriendly work-family practices were the main reasons behind women leaving the workforce today a new Melbourne Business School survey has found.