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University of Melbourne Dean of Science Professor Robert Saint has congratulated alumna Professor Elizabeth Blackburn after she became the first Australian woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize.

An intervention program which aimed to reduce postnatal depression has halved the incidence of depression and anxiety in women with no history of psychiatric problems in the first six months after giving birth.

The Australian academic profession is headed for crisis due to a lack of academic staff, unless major change takes place.

The University of Melbourne has expressed disappointment the merger of the Faculty of Economics and Commerce and the Melbourne Business School (MBS) will not go ahead at this time.

The rate of blindness in Indigenous adults is more than six times higher than non-Indigenous Australians, national survey results announced today by the Governor General, Ms Quentin Bryce AC, revealed.

Up to 1000 Robot Dancers could shuffle their way into the Guinness Book of World Records with an attempt for the word’s largest Robot Dance at the University of Melbourne tomorrow. 

The Institute will play a key role in coordinating and supporting the development of a wide range of Indigenous programs that are supported by the University and its affiliates.

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.

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