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The emergence of ‘hate crime’ as a socio-legal construct and its relationship to recent Australian incidents of violence against international students, particularly Indian students, will be the subject of the John Barry Memorial Lecture in Criminology at the University of Melbourne tonight, Wednesday 21 October at 6.30pm.

The University of Melbourne is to be honoured as the first Australian institution to be presented with the updated, Romanised edition of the Buddhist scriptural canon, or World Tipitaka, tomorrow, Wednesday 21 October.

Dr Angela Paladino from the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Economics and Commerce has been named as one of Australia’s top university teachers with the award of a national Teaching Excellence award from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

Following is the transcript of the Janet, Lady Clarke Oration at the University of Melbourne, 13 October 2009
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The Prime Minister’s personal intervention to convince the Indonesian President to arrest and hold 260 Sri Lankans off Krakatoa Island this week smacks of the Howard administration’s program says the Dean of the Melbourne Law School, Professor James Hathaway.

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.