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Centenary book: stories from a hundred war memorials

February 20, 2014

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There are more than 12,000 war memorials across the length and breadth of Australia – and La Trobe University photojournalists are documenting stories about 100 of these, from cities to outback towns, in every state and territory. The ambitious project is for a book to be published around Remembrance Day, as part of this year’s […]

Award-winning images of developing world’s rubbish

January 14, 2014

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Rarely will an assignment described as A Load of Rubbish by the person who submits it go on to win accolades in a national competition. Yet a photo essay by Trobe University student Daniel Quinlan dealing with people who live and work in a Thai rubbish dump has done just that. It has been ‘highly commended’ in the Best […]

Dental students get a taste of surgery in the outback

November 8, 2013

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The tiny, remote town of Robinvale in North-west Victoria is a long way from     La Trobe University’s Bendigo-based Dental School. But for some final year dentistry students it played a significant role in their practical education when they took part in the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s (RFDS) mobile dental care program. Fifth-year La Trobe […]

Australia’s Pharmacy Student of the Year winner

October 15, 2013

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La Trobe University’s Rebecca Boschert is Australia’s top pharmacy student. In a first for both the University – and for Victoria – Ms Boschert won the national Pharmacy Student of the Year contest held at the Pharmacy Australia Congress in Brisbane in October. Not only did she impress the judges to beat her seven interstate […]

Giving people a bigger say in rural health care

September 17, 2013

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A radical ‘grass roots’ approach for providing health care to rural Australia is being pioneered in a new La Trobe University research project valued at almost a million dollars. Based on an award-winning community participation model in Scotland, it aims to turn on its head existing methods of planning and designing health services. Head of […]

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 […]

New work on algorithms & enzymes to try and beat cancer

December 4, 2012

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Algorithmic data used in two of the most common methods of breast screening have been analysed in new research led by La Trobe University computer scientist Professor Phoebe Chen. The two techniques are Microarray DNA tissue sampling and diagnostic medical imaging, such as ultrasound, X-ray, Computed Tomography (CT) scan and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The […]