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Industry partnership to grow next generation of architects

Volume 10 Number 3 March 10 - April 13 2014

 

A new partnership between Dulux Australia and the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning will create enhanced industry links in the areas of paints, colours and coatings, including developing cutting-edge research. By Rebecca Scott

Looking at images of Muslim women

Volume 10 Number 3 March 10 - April 13 2014

 

Annie Rahilly talks to the researchers behind a project looking at the content and effects of images used in contemporary human rights campaigns of Muslim and ‘other’ women, why such images drive global campaigns, and how they enable and constrain the participation of Muslim and immigrant women in public life in Australia.

Indigenous cultural sites under the spotlight in new national study

Volume 10 Number 3 March 10 - April 13 2014

 

A national study has investigated Indigenous cultural sites around Australia to determine how they bring benefit to Indigenous communities and the potential for a major cultural venture in the heart of Melbourne. By Rebecca Scott.

Supporting education in Samoa

Volume 10 Number 3 March 10 - April 13 2014

 

Taylor Callaghan has led a group of Trinity College residents to help establish an undergraduate scholarship to benefit Samoan students from areas devastated in a 2009 tsunami. Stuart Winthrope speaks with him about Project Poutasi, the group’s effort to improve education in a disadvantaged community on the island.

Global experience shaping rural health advocacy

Volume 10 Number 2 February 10 - March 9 2014

 

Sometimes you have to adopt a global outlook to address local challenges. Medical student Skye Kinder is doing just that – and doing great things for rural health in Australia. By Kate Dukes.

What makes a good workplace?

Volume 10 Number 2 February 10 - March 9 2014

 

People management deficiencies are the major challenges to quality workplaces. Susannah Woodward explains the role of the new Centre for Workplace Leadership in addressing these challenges.

Thought-leaders, impact-seekers

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

 

Bold ideas have the power to change lives – that’s the philosophy behind The Big Idea, a nation-wide competition designed to get undergraduate university students thinking about social justice. By Kate O’Hara.

Chinese Gateway project builds 12th century replica and cultural ties

Volume 9 Number 12 December 9 2013 - January 12 2014

 

University of Melbourne students have embraced the opportunity to build life-size ancient Asian architecture, by Rebecca Scott.

Social media in the Library

Volume 9 Number 12 December 9 2013 - January 12 2014

 

Maya Borom looks at the way the University Library engages users – not only students – with social media.

Exhibition of Holy Land pottery – excavated by archaeology’s leading light

Volume 9 Number 12 December 9 2013 - January 12 2014

 

Dr Louise Hitchcock explains how items of Bronze and Iron Age pottery on show at the University’s Ian Potter Museum of Art were excavated in Jericho and Jerusalem by the most influential woman archaeologist of the 20th century, Dame Kathleen Kenyon (1906–1978), and how they continue to stimulate generations of students.

Liveability ranking under threat

Volume 9 Number 11 November 11 - December 9 2013

 

Rebecca Scott speaks with Director of the Melbourne School of Design Professor Alan Pert about challenges to Melbourne’s liveability status.

Forging the future of healthy cities

Volume 9 Number 11 November 11 - December 9 2013

 

Louise Bennet speaks with Professor Billie Giles-Corti about her research background and the McCaughey VicHealth Centre’s role in leading a new National Centre of Excellence in Healthy, Equitable and Liveable cities.