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  1. 19 October 2017 – Grammar, Languages, Linguistics, Sociology, Women

    ‘Like’ has totally evolved to become, like, a legit word

    The word "like" may be frowned on, but University of Melbourne research finds young women lead the way in how languages and grammar evolve, and it's, like, fine

  2. 15 October 2017 – Catalonia, Independence, Scotland, Spain, United Kingdom

    Catalonian and Scottish independence: Why so different?

    Separatists in Catalonia and Scotland share many strategies, but the best way to resolve national tensions is negotiation, says a University of Melbourne expert

  3. 9 October 2017 – Asia, North Korea, Nuclear, Nuclear Power, Nuclear Proliferation

    “Risky” lack of nuclear governance in the Asia Pacific

    Keeping nuclear power/materials safe requires strong governance but a University of Melbourne expert warns governance in the Asia/Pacific is partly decorative

  4. 9 October 2017 – Education, Future, Jobs, Resilience, Technology

    Adapting to the speed of change

    As automation and technology advances changes the nature and availability of work - University of Melbourne experts look at how to prepare for unpredictability.

  5. 6 October 2017 – Asia, Asialink, Employment, Future, Jobs

    Becoming Asia-capable

    By 2030, 3.2 billion middle class will live in Asia, but University of Melbourne experts warn that Australia's future business leaders could be left behind.

  6. 1 October 2017 – Australia, Books, Libraries, Publishing, Writing

    Alice Pung on John Marsden

    Alice Pung on John Marsden is the first book in the Writers on Writers series, from the University of Melbourne, the State Library Vic and Black Inc publishing.

  7. 28 September 2017 – Accessibility, Disability, Information, Literacy

    Information accessibility and the right to know

    University of Melbourne research investigates guidelines on information accessibility and particularly how those with a disability can make informed decisions.

  8. 27 September 2017 – Asia, Asialink, Business, Leadership, Women

    Getting women on board

    The University of Melbourne's Asialink explores the innovations in Australia and Singapore getting more women on corporate boards across the Asia Pacific.

  9. 6 September 2017 – Accent, Australian History, Immigration

    Why doesn’t modern Australia have diverse regional accents?

    University of Melbourne experts discuss why the Australian-English accent doesn't have huge the regional variations other countries around the world do.

  10. 26 September 2017 – Architecture, Art, Culture, Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, Melbourne

    Peeling back history to reveal Melbourne’s faces from the past

    A team of University of Melbourne conservators has discovered a rich history under layers of paint at Victoria's Trades Hall ahead of its redevelopment.