Under the Microscope
University of Melbourne academics and researchers have experienced much on some amazing journeys – and share them here.
Using education to create cohesion from conflict
Professor Joseph Lo Bianco learned at a young age how language could divide communities. He now uses it to help opposing sides in conflicts find common ground.
It takes two to write and laugh
Sisters Lisa Gibbs and Bernadette Hellard have found fun and success in writing children's books that aim to build the resilience of younger readers.
Positive psychology much more than ‘Happyology’
Lifelong wellbeing is determined more by our patterns of behaviour over a trajectory rather than by any particular critical event.
Saving lives by counting deaths
Professor Alan Lopez says big data can revolutionise global health policy as more people die from non-communicable diseases than infectious diseases.
Frogs and the City
Cities can be more than concrete and glass – they can be places that provide space for native animals and plants to thrive, says Dr Kirsten Parris.
Monique diMattina: ‘I wanted to be the best jazz piano player ever’
Singer/songwriter, radio personality and in-demand session pianist Monique diMattina discusses her life and upcoming performance at the Big Blowout festival.
Hope and grief for our environmental future
Head of the School of Geography, Professor Lesley Head talks about taking a new direction in the fight about climate change
All the stage is a world if you work in theatre
Matthew Delbridge, Head of Theatre at the Victorian College of the Arts, talks motion-capture technology and the skills needed by Australia's emerging actors.
Come behind the scenes of Short Black Opera
Deborah Cheetham, proud Yorta Yorta woman and one of Australia's leading sopranos, reflects on the journey her opera Pecan Summer took to the Sydney Opera House
All we are saying is give beats a chance
World-renowned drummer David Jones discusses meditation and music in the run-up to his Peace Lounge series of concerts at the Victorian College of the Arts.