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For the first time for any tropical forest region in the world, leading researchers have produced a compilation of Australian wet tropics research to better coordinate conservation and management efforts of our globally significant rainforests.

The following is the full text from the 2009 Law Week Oration by Professor the Hon Gareth Evans QC AO, held at the Melbourne Law School on 22 September 2009, in conjunction with the Victoria Law Foundation.  Video of the lecture can be accessed at http://live.unimelb.edu.au/episode/law-week-oration-2009.

Programs that seek to reduce the use of seclusion in acute psychiatry, improve the health of dogs in a remote Arnhem Land community, and tackle the isolation felt by some of Melbourne’s transnational student population are among University of Melbourne ‘knowledge transfer’ projects that have won excellence awards, announced today.

A University of Melbourne led study will examine the use of green roofs to tackle climate change in a project recently announced by the State Government.

Australians who would benefit from stem cell research need to have a voice in the lead up to the legislative review on this topic, stem cell expert Professor Bob Williamson has urged.

Cowardly violent attacks on students and members of Australia’s Indian community have been strongly condemned by University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis who is visiting India.

It will be business as usual at the University of Melbourne today (16 September) despite strike action threatened by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU).

The University of Melbourne will coordinate the new $5 million Climate Change Adaptation Research Centre which aims to develop solutions to the impact of climate change.

Internationally respected global health and pandemics scholar Professor Lawrence Gostin will deliver the 2009 Miegunyah Public Lecture at the University of Melbourne on Wednesday, September 16.

A leading Australian academic administrator, Professor John Dewar, has been appointed as the University of Melbourne’s new Provost, following an extensive external recruitment process. A priority responsibility of the Provost is overseeing the continued smooth implementation of the University’s major curriculum reform, the Melbourne Model.

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