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The University of Melbourne has appointed Allan Myers AC QC as its next Chancellor.

A new program offering free eye tests and glasses at Victorian schools is set to transform the learning environment of children in prep to year three — up to a third of whom may have unidentified vision problems.  

Young people who had sexually abused other children said that helping them to manage pornography and improving their sexuality education could have helped prevent their abusive behaviour. The findings represent the rarely-captured voices of young people who sexually abuse, in a policy briefing paper released today by the University of Melbourne.

The Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning has received a gift of $1 million from Creative Futures, supported by Professor Daryl Le Grew and alumnus Dr Robert Treseder.

The gift will provide the annual Robert Garland Tresder Fellowship, set to bring internationally acclaimed design and innovation trailblazers to work in residence at the University.

The future of women in science is stronger today after funding was announced for one of Australia’s most prestigious awards – the Nancy Millis Medal.

University of Melbourne student Sander Bredal was chosen from Victoria’s 175,000 international students as the International Student of the Year – Higher Education at the 2016 Victorian International Education Awards held last night at Government House.

A University of Melbourne researcher has been recognised for her work on drug-resistant strains of typhoid and dysentery, which are spreading through developing countries and making a comeback in developed countries via international travellers. 

Utopian Appetites, the 21st Symposium of Australian Gastronomy, will be held over 4 days in December at the University of Melbourne and William Angliss Institute.

An oral health program for schoolchildren in Timor L’Este — where an estimated one in seven rural children has painful infections, broken teeth and abscesses — will receive a boost from a new University of Melbourne scholarship. 

The gap in blindness in Indigenous communities has been halved since 2008 through collective implementation of the sector-supported Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision, according to a report launched today.

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