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Indigenous Totem Art graces new molecular science institute

October 16, 2013

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The first large-scale public sculpture commissioned by the University from an Indigenous artist was unveiled on La Trobe’s Melbourne campus in October. Titled Murri Totems, the sculpture is by Reko Rennie, an interdisciplinary artist whose work on Indigenous culture and identity in modern urban environments has been shown internationally including Paris, New York, Berlin and […]

NSW Premier’s Book Prize, and shortlisted for the Miles Franklin

May 21, 2013

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A novel by La Trobe student Carrie Tiffany, completed as part of her PhD studies in English, has won the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award and is one of five works shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Miles Franklin literary award to be announced later this month. Ms Tiffany’s novel Mateship with Birds also won […]

Survey ranks our disciplines among best in the world

May 8, 2013

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La Trobe University disciplines have been rated among the world’s top 100 in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. The rankings evaluated 2,858 universities verifying 8,391 programs on the basis of 68 million citations. Sociology came in at number 43, placing La Trobe in the world’s top 50 most elite institutions. In four other […]

VC’s Fellowships help explore ideas for science and society

April 16, 2013

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Two of Australia’s most outstanding thinkers, writers and public commentators – political and social scientist Robert Manne and biochemist and science journalist Elizabeth Finkel – have been made Vice-Chancellor’s Fellows at La Trobe University. Vice-Chancellor John Dewar announced the part-time appointments in April. He said Dr Finkel’s role would further enhance La Trobe’s standing as […]

Premier art school and institute for regional Victoria

March 25, 2013

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La Trobe University is strengthening its visual arts education program in regional Victoria, forging stronger links with local artists. It has also established  the La Trobe Art Institute, based in Bendigo, to  be headed by accomplished artist and  Mildura Campus Director,  Neil Fettling. Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar said visual arts courses at the Bendigo and Mildura campuses were […]

Nature in the Dark: nightlife like you’ve never seen it

November 21, 2012

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Science meets art in a La Trobe University ‘candid camera’ collaboration that is providing visitors to Melbourne’s Federation Square  with a rare giant-screen view of another world.  Between now and Christmas they will be able to watch intimate and unguarded moments showing how native animals have gone about their nightly lives since Victoria’s disastrous Black Saturday bushfires […]

La Trobe Drama at Olympian heights

May 29, 2012

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La Trobe University’s Student Theatre will represent Australia at the prestigious International Student Drama Festival in the UK in June, part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. A troupe of ten student thespians led by director, Bob Pavlich, will stage the only authorised production of Kenneth Cook’s iconic Australian novel ‘Wake in Fright’ ever performed […]