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“Habitat destruction, pollution, climate change and a deadly skin disease caused by a fungus are the main threats to frogs around the world” says Dr Kirsten Parris of The University of Melbourne.

Australia’s peak architectural and design index, covering more than 50 000 items, will be easier to access following the launch of a digitised web edition.

The integrated approach to combining architecture and advanced engineering will be the focus of an upcoming lecture by world-renowned architect, Winston Shu.

“If we win today we’re in the finals. It’s not for yourself today. Everything you do today is for all your team mates out there. You’ve done it all year, lift that care for each other up another notch. Let’s show them that there’s a bunch of blokes who know how to play for each other and know how to play footy,” Alan Brown, Coach, Fitzroy Stars Football Club.

The first clinical test of an Australian bionic eye is likely to take place within two years and be commercialised within five according to University of Melbourne researchers, thanks to a $50 million funding boost from the Federal Government.

ANZACs landing at Gallipoli in 1915 discovered classical ruins from antiquity while digging trenches, and uncovered evidence that Lone Pine – now a place of pilgrimage for many Australians – was already a place of special significance to people in the ancient world.

Evil, law and humanity are all linked, but to what ends asks Professor Gerry Simpson in the Inaugural Professorial Lecture at the Melbourne Law School.

As Barack Obama approaches his first 100 days at President of the United States, noted US congressional scholar and media commentator, Dr Tom Mann, will discuss the performance of the Obama Administration in a public lecture at the University of Melbourne .

The science behind Victoria’s recent bushfires will be discussed at a forum at the University of Melbourne this week. The Melbourne School of Land and Environment will host a public forum as part of the Bushfire Recovery Initiative (BRI). The forum will address critical scientific issues including climate change, understanding the risks and management of bushfires, bushfire behaviour and the implications for our catchments and streams.

University of Melbourne researchers have leapt the lab to marketplace divide, by selling the world’s first Single Photon Source to Germany. Single Photon Sources are the key to advances in Quantum Communications which will provide unprecedented Ultra-high Security for information transfer.

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