Under the Microscope
University of Melbourne academics and researchers have experienced much on some amazing journeys – and share them here.
Laura Woodward: The power of public art
Dr Laura Woodward, an award-winning kinetic sculptor and artist at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, explains becoming an artist.
Taking the sludge out of wastewater
Finding better ways to separate liquids from solids when treating wastewater means the costs of sanitation can be reduced, making it globally available.
From the bar to the supermarket: Life as a competition lawyer
Working on the Stolen Generations case was "life transforming" for former Barrister and competition law expert Professor Caron Beaton-Wells.
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