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Distinguished Australian art historian and Director of the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne Dr Chris McAuliffe has been appointed to the Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University for the 2011/2012 academic year.

The University of Melbourne’s Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society (IBES) hosted the launch of the Victorian eHealth Network, a collaboration that will promote and support the application of IT to improve health and wellbeing. 

Australian humanitarian and military law expert Professor Tim McCormack has been appointed as Special Adviser on International Humanitarian Law to Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Former senior diplomat, Ian Wilcock, has been appointed Chair of the Advisory Board of the Faculty of the VCA and Music (VCAM) on behalf of the Council of the University of Melbourne. He will take up the role from 1 March 2010.

Education experts have called for the National Curriculum to prepare students for 21st century challenges.

The University of Melbourne has been awarded more than $35M to improve the lives of people suffering Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, knee osteoarthritis and bacterial infections.

University of Melbourne mathematicians have developed a software tool to help maximize investment and minimize the cost of carbon emissions compliance.

Australia is still a lucky country.  Our per capita income is higher than that of many affluent nations, including  Sweden, Denmark and the United Kingdom.  On the broader Human Development Index, which includes health and education levels alongside our material standard of living, we rank second, with a score virtually indistinguishable from that of the top-ranked Norway.  We reside in some of the world’s most livable cities.

Her Excellency, the Governor General of Australia, Quentin Bryce will officially launch the University of Melbourne’s new Graduate School of Business and Economics at 5.30pm today.

A University of Melbourne study has revealed that certain breast cancer genetic variants increase mammographic density, confirming the link between mammographic breast density and breast cancer.

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