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As part of the 2015 Mimir Chamber Music Festival at the University of Melbourne, the newly appointed Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, Frank Huang, will be at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) for a week of public performances and masterclasses.
More than 70 per cent of all lower-urgency visits to Emergency Departments at Victorian hospitals between 2002 and 2013 could have been appropriately treated at GP clinics, new research has found – with the number increasing to 90 per cent among children aged 0-4 years.
A new teaching academy at Deakin
University's Warrnambool Campus aims to improve teacher preparation and build stronger
partnerships with local schools.
Andrew Gourley has turned a lolly into one of the most recognisable brands known for helping young people during alcohol-fuelled events - Red Frogs Australia.
At just 31, economist Andrew Blackman has had the ear of some of the most influential decision-makers in South America, East Asia, the Pacific and Africa, advising them on how to improve the quality of life of people living in developing countries.
Karni Liddell, one of Australia's most successful Paralympic swimmers, has been named the winner of QUT's Outstanding Alumni Award for the Health Faculty at a ceremony in Brisbane today.
Walkley Award winning broadcast journalist and author Leigh Sales has been honoured with QUT's Outstanding Alumni Award for the Creative Industries Faculty at a ceremony in Brisbane today.
Andrew Northcott has gone from teenage drover, to founder and CEO of one of the fastest growing blue collar workforce management organisations in Australia, to developing a profitable portfolio of investments - and he is not even 35.
Carolyn Dawkins, head of Google's BrandLab in New York City has been named the winner of QUT's Outstanding Alumni Award for the Business School at a ceremony in Brisbane today.
A Victoria University investigation has proved that a former Olympian could have been duped out of a gold medal 35 years ago.
The study, now being considered by the International Olympic Committee, could allow for a retrospective gold medal to be awarded to Australian triple-jumper Ian Campbell after he was disqualified at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. His jump was controversially raked away as a foul before it was measured.
Biomechanics experts from VU’s Institute of Sport, Exercise Science and Active Living ( ISEAL ) examined television footage of the event to calculate the jump’s length, using biomechanics and the science of perspective geometry and planar homography (or measuring distances from photos).
Lead investigator Dr Simon Taylor said the study proved that Campbell produced a huge jump of somewhere between 17.49 and 17.51 metres, which would make it the world’s furthest jump to date, unassisted by wind or altitude.
“If it had been recorded, it would have been an Olympic record,” he said.
Earlier this year, Athletics Australia (AA) commissioned the team of Dr Taylor, Dr Kevin Ball and Professor Rezaul Begg to review Campbell’s jump.
The team’s research paper, 1980 Moscow Olympic Games: How far did Ian Campbell jump? has been endorsed by international experts. It forms a significant part of the AA’s application to world governing bodies to have Campbell’s jump recognised due to judging mistakes.
The jump had been controversially disqualified for ‘foot scraping’ at the final jump phase.
Dr Taylor said it was impossible to determine conclusively if scraping had actually occurred at the time since the evidence available from the broadcast film cannot suggest either way.
“My role was to measure the jump distance and the evidence from the two independent methods we applied shows this would have exceeded the gold-medal jump by 15cm.”
Dr Taylor met the now 58-year-old Campbell several times during the study.
Victoria University volunteers are looking for more host organisations in Melbourne’s West where they can donate their time and services as part of V4U Day 2015 to be held in October.
Now in its fifth year, the award-winning program sees hundreds of VU staff and students close their books and switch off their computers for a day a year to take on community projects.
V4U Day is designed to provide ‘service learning’ and build bridges between students, academics and the local community.
The volunteers come from all study areas and campuses. They fan out in teams across the region to garden, paint, clean, collect litter, and join in activities with the elderly, migrants, the disabled or children.
Footscray Aged Care director Marie Weir said their residents loved meeting VU volunteers last year.
“The students had conversations with our residents and some even provided massages,” she said. “From our perspective, the day was a resounding success.”
V4U organisers are now seeking more organisations that could use the volunteer manpower of enthusiastic VU students and staff, either on particular projects, or as part of their day-to-day operations.
Suitable organisations include:
VU’s student volunteers receive credit toward leadership qualifications by participating in V4U, which was nationally recognised for excellence by the Australian Association of Campus Activities.
V4U Day 2015 will be held on Friday 9 October.
For more information about becoming a host organisation for 2015, contact the V4U team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9919 8774.