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World-renowned sitar player, composer, teacher and writer Ravi Shankar will receive the University of Melbourne’s highest honour -   the degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) - at a special conferring ceremony at the University today (Friday 19 March).

Internationally recognised computational scientist Professor Peter R Taylor has been appointed as the Director of the University of Melbourne led Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI).

Butterflies are emerging in spring over 10 days earlier than they did 65 years ago, a shift that has been linked to regional human-induced climate change in a University of Melbourne- led study. The work reveals for the first time, a causal link between increasing greenhouse gases, regional warming and the change in timing of a natural event.

Dwindling resources and radical environmental change is putting access to essential services like food and water at risk, according to the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL).

Internationally recognized public, commercial and residential architect Mathias Klotz will give the first lecture in the Melbourne School of Design’s 2010 “Dean’s Lecture Series”.

The University of Melbourne’s Department of Forest and Ecosystem Science has recently welcomed their new Head of Department, Associate Professor Gerd Bossinger, a leading expert in tree genetics, to be based at the Creswick campus. The department is Australia’s largest combined research, development and education provider dedicated to forests, forest products and forested landscapes, and is based in the Melbourne School of Land and Environment.

Evidence from a major education review shows that England’s drive to raise standards has had mixed results, with positive gains coming at a price, according to a leading British expert.

Electricity providers and governments need to do more to change how people think if more people are to take up green electricity, according to a new study.

Four leading academics and alumnae of the University of Melbourne have been recognised for their extraordinary achievements with inclusion on the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.  The Honour Roll celebrates and publicly recognises the achievements of remarkable women across Victoria.

Australia’s higher education sector has the potential to be the most diverse and therefore among the most effective in the world, according to a leading international expert.