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Journalism students shine in election night coverage

September 9, 2013

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It might have been ‘Tony Abbott’s night’ as Australia’s new Prime Minister elect – but it was also upstart’s … With their very own live four-hour Australian federal election broadcast, poll night was a great success for students in La Trobe University’s journalism program. Between 7 and 11 pm a team of dedicated students streamed […]

Bob Brown: the personal and political

August 30, 2013

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Former Australian Greens leader Dr Bob Brown has been awarded the honorary degree, Doctor of the University (honoris causa), by La Trobe University for his commitment to environmental protection, human rights and social justice. The degree was conferred on Dr Brown by Chancellor, Professor Adrienne E Clarke AC and emphasised his substantial contribution to Australian […]

Are the days of the ATAR numbered?

August 30, 2013

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Alternative university entry from school no longer a bridge too far In a Victorian first, La Trobe University next year will welcome new students into its science and health science courses based not on their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), but on completion of a highly innovative new tertiary entry program. Piloted by the University for the […]

Unique role in $17 million US global health program

August 29, 2013

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La Trobe University has been selected to take part in a new $17 million science program launched  by the peak United States’ medical science funding body, the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The program comprises a consortium of more than 30 universities involved in 24 research projects and will probe the next frontier in the […]

Cool science, a million times brighter than the sun

August 28, 2013

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La Trobe offers real-time remote Synchrotron access for Victorian secondary schools La Trobe University is providing Victorian secondary school students with remote access to one of the nation’s largest and most expensive science facilities, the Australian Synchrotron, so they can conduct their own experiments. About 60 students from Parade College in Bundoora, William Ruthven Secondary […]

Career change: scholarships can make all the difference

August 27, 2013

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From mining to medical engineering While many young people  headed west for work and big pay packets in Australia’s mining sector, Hannah Ozturk  travelled in the opposite direction. She moved from Perth to Melbourne, leaving a job in mining during the minerals boom for a new career in prosthetics and orthotics to help people get […]

Archives to preserve 130 years of the Greek Diaspora

August 23, 2013

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La Trobe University has begun the massive job of listing and assessing a valuable collection of Greek archives which captures the life, culture and history of the Greek Diaspora in Australasia, Oceania and South America over the last 100 years. The archives, donated by the Greek-Australia community over the years, are in 5,500 boxes containing more […]