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VCA releases 50 films for Film and Television’s golden anniversary
Australia’s longest-continuing film school is celebrating its golden anniversary this year and using the milestone to make 50 student films from those 50 years freely available to the public for the first time.
Launch of innovative new arts education space
With soundproof flooring, pull-out seats and an attractive light filled piazza complete with a grand piano, the University of Melbourne’s new arts education space studioFive is every arts teacher’s dream.
Women use warmer language than men on Facebook, finds new research
By analysing the language of 65 000 Facebook users, researchers have found that females used language that was characteristic of compassion and politeness, while masculine language was more hostile and impersonal.
Centre for Advancing Journalism students covering the Federal Election via UniPollWatch
Centre for Advancing Journalism Masters students are part of Australia’s largest newsroom, reporting on the 2016 federal election campaign through the UniPollWatch project, a groundbreaking national student journalism project.
CLIMARTE Poster Project Forum: Are images worth a thousand words?
CLIMARTE and the University of Melbourne's Carlton Connect Initiative have hosted a forum on the role and effectiveness of visual media in communicating matters of environmental and social importance.
Priceless first map of Australia arrives in Melbourne for restoration
One of the National Library of Australia’s greatest treasures, a 1663 map of New Holland and the map on which all subsequent mapping of Australia is based, has arrived at the University of Melbourne for expert analysis.
Death does become him: 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death
To coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death on 23 April, the University of Melbourne is holding a program of lectures, exhibitions, performances and screenings to celebrate the legacy of the world’s most revered poet and playwright.
Pathways to Politics Program for Women: political presenters announced
Current and former politicians from across the political spectrum, speechwriters and senior executives will be among the high profile presenters in Australia’s first university-led program committed to addressing the ongoing under-representation of women in politics.
Religious prejudice, not racism, main driver of intolerance towards asylum seekers
Negative attitudes among Australian voters towards asylum seekers are driven by religious bigotry more than by racism or economic anxieties, according to a University of Melbourne report released today.