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La Trobe ranks third in Victoria for research

December 7, 2012

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Big rise in research ratings for La Trobe – among the best in Australia in Biosciences La Trobe University has been confirmed as one of the nation’s leading research universities, climbing to third in Victoria, based on the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2012 report released in December. La Trobe is the top ranked institution […]

Reinventing the radical: ‘Future Ready’ plan unveiled

December 4, 2012

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La Trobe University  has unveiled its bold Future Ready five-year strategic plan with a distinctive new focus on research and learning, strong growth in student numbers – and a return to its ‘radical beginnings’ reinterpreted for the educational, national and global needs of the 21st century. Vice-Chancellor John Dewar, in a six-day round of campus, community […]

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 […]

La Trobe Law School – 20 years of achievement

November 30, 2012

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A prized post as Associate to a High Court Judge, two partnerships in a top-tier Australian law firm, and a call to the Canadian Bar….  These are just some of the latest achievements by La Trobe graduates as their Law School concluded its year-long 20th Anniversary celebration in late November with a gala cocktail party […]

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 […]

Diamonds for cancer therapy: short film promotes a big idea

November 16, 2012

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Watch the three-minute  film here – and register your vote A short film featuring La Trobe University Physics Lecturer Dr David Hoxley is the only Australian finalist in the international Focus Forward – Short Films, Big Ideas competition after beating entries from 69 countries. It is one of twenty just-announced finalists vying for a grand jury […]

Water research could help plantation timber industry

November 14, 2012

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New research by a La Trobe University ground water specialist indicates that strategic placement of tree plantations can boost their commercial value by reducing their impact on water resources. Joshua Dean says plantations can use more water than the rainfall that is available to them, which means they can become a drain on valuable groundwater […]