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  1. 29 May 2024 - Science Matters

    Going back to the future for food crops

    New sensing techniques detect drought tolerance in ancient plants, enabling breeding of new food crops for a warmer world finds University of Melbourne research

  2. 28 May 2024 - Humanities

    “In this way, the beginning of a highly contested history of the University began”

    An Indigenous-led book from the University of Melbourne confronts the disturbing history of the University's problematic past with Indigenous Australia.

  3. 28 May 2024 - Humanities

    “Melbourne had no place for the ‘black’ Indigenous population in the ‘white Australian race’”

    A new truth-telling book about the University of Melbourne acknowledges the University's place as the centre of Australian eugenics in the twentieth century.

  4. 28 May 2024 - Humanities

    “Universities can change names without distancing themselves from troubling histories”

    A new truth-telling book about the University of Melbourne says renaming buildings is not about hiding the past but is a way to redefine the University's future

  5. 28 May 2024 - Health & Wellbeing

    “One of the most affecting and unsettling things I have ever seen”

    A new truth-telling book about the University of Melbourne confronts the history of poorly-curated human remains' collections that facilitated scientific racism

  6. 28 May 2024 - Learning & Teaching

    “For the first time, the curriculum in Australian classrooms has a focus on truth-telling”

    A new truth-telling book about the University of Melbourne's disturbing history emphasises the importance of incorporating truth-telling in school education.

  7. 28 May 2024 - Science Matters

    “The Boorong pride themselves upon knowing more of astronomy than any other”

    A new University of Melbourne book shares how Indigenous astronomy is changing narratives around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges and traditions

  8. 28 May 2024 - Health & Wellbeing

    “As the seasons change, so too does Billibellary’s expectation of his environment”

    Billibellary’s Walk is a guided tour through the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus through the eyes of the local Wurundjeri people 200 years ago

  9. 28 May 2024 - Health & Wellbeing

    “This has so rarely occurred in the University’s history”

    Truth-telling is one form of restorative justice, but more is needed to redress the wrongs done to Indigenous people, says new University of Melbourne book.

  10. 28 May 2024 - Health & Wellbeing

    People coming off antidepressants are looking for help online

    Without tailored clinical guidelines, people are turning to their peers instead of doctors to taper off antidepressants, finds University of Melbourne research.