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75 years of fuzzy accounting

Volume 10 Number 10 October 13 - November 9 2014

 

Accounting’s Geoff Burrows reflects on a forthcoming event which is the world’s oldest continuing accounting research lecture series.

A step toward unraveling the mystery of Indus Valley script, and printing

Volume 10 Number 10 October 13 - November 9 2014

 

Andi Horvath reports on a discovery in the Indus Valley of ancient copper plates which could potentially date the advent of printing to more than 1500 years, before what is commonly believed to be the first known printing, in China around 700 BCE.

Where are Asian-Australians in public life?

Volume 10 Number 10 October 13 - November 9 2014

 

Despite academic and social success, Asian-Australians remain under-represented in our nation’s public life. Pamie Fung explores the reasons why.

Study finds a lack of knowledge and interest in superannuation among young

Volume 10 Number 10 October 13 - November 9 2014

 

A new study has found young Australians are generally uninterested and sceptical about superannuation. By Heather Gasgoine.

Translating ideas into action: Carlton Connect

Volume 10 Number 9 September 8 - October 13 2014

 

Cristen Teen previews the forthcoming Challenges, Partnerships, Solutions: Carlton Connect Initiative Conference.

Talking up the importance of preserving our urban heritage

Volume 10 Number 9 September 8 - October 13 2014

 

Zoe Nikakis talks with Professor Gerard Vaughan, convenor of an international conference exploring the preservation of urban built heritage.

Beyond bushfires

Volume 10 Number 9 September 8 - October 13 2014

 

In the aftermath of natural disasters like Black Saturday, longitudinal research studies can be effective in alleviating distress in the short term and lay the groundwork for a more productive response over time. Gabrielle Murphy reports.

University to create 648 new student beds in Carlton

Volume 10 Number 8 August 11 - September 7 2014

 

A 648-bed student accommodation facility will be built in Carlton under a new agreement between the University of Melbourne and Campus Living Villages (CLV) in a 38-year Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) contract. By Rebecca Scott.

The legacy of Aztec astronomy

Volume 10 Number 7 July 14 - August 10 2014

 

Melbourne is University Partner in the current Melbourne Museum Aztecs exhibition. History and Philosophy of Science lecturer Dr Gerhard Wiesenfeldt gave a public lecture about Aztec astronomy recently. Following is an edited extract.

What can Brazil’s favelas teach us about future cities?

Volume 10 Number 7 July 14 - August 10 2014

 

With all eyes on Brazil as it packs up after the World Cup, David Scott takes a closer look at a new round of research grants awarded to joint Melbourne-Brazilian projects.

On the MAP: Start-ups boosted by unique funding program

Volume 10 Number 7 July 14 - August 10 2014

 

Chris Weaver explores a leading program supporting innovative young businesses to get off the ground.