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New Hallmark Program and Indigenous Studies initiatives

February 21, 2014

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La Trobe University has launched its unique ‘Hallmark Program’ for high achieving students – with the foundation cohort of 23  arriving on campus in February – as well as a special on-line introductory Indigenous studies module aimed at all students. The Hallmark Program is designed to help students extend their thinking on key global issues […]

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 […]

New method for detecting early signs of autism goes global

February 20, 2014

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In a breakthrough technique  embraced across the world, La Trobe psychologist Dr Josephine Barbaro has determined a way to diagnose autism in babies as young as 12 months. She has developed an accurate set of ‘red flag’ markers of the condition, which include a failure by babies to make consistent eye contact, to smile, show […]

Farewell to early mature-age student and benefactor

February 7, 2014

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The 1970s were a formative decade at La Trobe University – a new era of educational opportunity and belief that student activism could create a better world. Into that heady mix stepped Iris Manton.  A grandmother  and one of La Trobe’s earliest mature-aged students, she went on to become a life-long friend of the University […]

A spiritual snapshot of Australia

January 15, 2014

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Australians find it hard to talk about spiritual matters because ‘they fear being stigmatised or categorised as a a lunatic fringe,’ says La Trobe University author and specialist in religious and literary studies, David Tacey. ‘We are such a radically secular culture, so materialist, that to talk about the transcendent is almost un-Australian,’ says Professor […]

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 […]

Major gift to study challenges of modern parenting

December 4, 2013

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La Trobe University has received a philanthropic gift of $3.2 million dollars over five years to fund an innovative new research program on the challenges of modern day parenting. The program was launched in November by Natasha Stott Despoja, Deputy Chair, beyondblue and Chair of the Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and Children. The […]