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Under 50 – and looking fabulous

May 31, 2012

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La Trobe University in two just-released global surveys has been ranked among the top 50 and top 100 ‘younger’ universities in the world. These universities have been founded in the past 50 years during an era of unprecedented growth in global higher education, contributing to widespread intellectual, social and economic achievement. The two rankings are […]

Books: Tragic fires and futuristic sunlight

May 31, 2012

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A book by La Trobe staff member and PhD scholar Adrian Hyland about Australia’s worst bushfire disaster – Black Saturday, 7 February 2009 – has been shortlisted for the prestigious Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. It is one of five works chosen for the non-fiction category of the awards, which this year have attracted the highest […]

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 […]

World-leading scientist joins LIMS

May 24, 2012

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Professor Emma Whitelaw, an internationally renowned molecular geneticist, has been appointed Director of the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Sciences (LIMS). She will take up her post early next year, coinciding with the opening of the $94 million Institute on La Trobe University’s Melbourne campus. Professor Whitelaw will also take on the role of Head of Genetics […]

Stories from a Queensland past

May 23, 2012

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She remembers Xavier Herbert, celebrated author of ‘Poor Fellow My Country’, back in the 1950s visiting her North Queensland home.  Patsy Coverdale was still a child, but the La Trobe graduate already had a strong interest in the Aboriginal people who lived near her home in Redlynch, Cairns. Surrounded by rain forest and sugar cane country, […]

Ken Harvey: Consumer Champion

May 23, 2012

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Public Health expert and consumer advocate Ken Harvey has won this year’s ‘Choice’ Consumer Champion Award from the Australian Consumers’ Association. An Adjunct Associate Professor in Public Health, Dr Harvey has been working in the field of medicinal drug policy for most of his career. In the 1970s, while at Royal Melbourne Hospital, he became […]

Life-saving rail crossing trials begin

May 22, 2012

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A $5.5 million three-year year series of trials using La Trobe University technology which aims to save lives by cutting collisions at railway crossings began on Melbourne’s Frankston line in May. It involves up to 100 cars, a specially equipped Metro train and two level crossings, all in direct ‘communication’ with each other via a […]