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  1. 22 September 2021 - Science Matters

    Q&A: 4 things you need to know about Victoria’s earthquake

    The largest onshore earthquake in Victoria's recorded history has rocked our east coast, University of Melbourne experts explain where it came from

  2. 22 September 2021 - Humanities

    The symbolism of Australia’s Southern Cross

    The Southern Cross has been on flags since the early colonial period but a University of Melbourne expert says it’s a very difficult emblem for many Australians

  3. 21 September 2021 - Health & Medicine

    The facts of vaccinating our kids against COVID-19

    Does the risk versus benefit equation justify having my Year 7 child vaccinated against COVID-19? A University of Melbourne expert says the clear answer is yes

  4. 20 September 2021 - Learning & Teaching

    Australia’s Gen Y democracy gap

    New University of Melbourne research finds there’s a democracy gap for young Australian adults, with a distrust of traditional politics but a focus on community

  5. 16 September 2021 - Under the Microscope

    Snakebites and human rights

    Dr Andrew Watt and his team at the University of Melbourne's Australian Venom Research Unit are saving lives following deadly snakebites across Papua New Guinea

  6. 16 September 2021 - Health & Medicine

    Meeting the challenge of dementia prevention in Australia

    Dementia is the second leading cause of death for Australians, and University of Melbourne research says prevention must be prioritised in our health policies.

  7. 15 September 2021 - Design

    Protecting older Australian women from homelessness

    A University of Melbourne expert says older Australian women are the fastest growing group experiencing homelessness and more access to social housing will help

  8. 14 September 2021 - Public Affairs

    Australia needs a democracy fix

    A University of Melbourne expert says COVID-19's domination of public life since 2020 has overshadowed the need to focus on the health of Australia's democracy.

  9. 14 September 2021 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Using music and words to bridge dementia

    An international trial led by University of Melbourne is showing how home-based music and reading activities can help families care for dementia sufferers.

  10. 13 September 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    We are leaving people released from prison vulnerable

    People released from prison are vulnerable and more likely to be the victims of violence, says University of Melbourne research, and more support is needed.