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Physics PhD prize awarded

Dr Kaye Morgan (BSc, BE(Elec&Comp)(Hons) 2007, PhD 2011) has been awarded the inaugural Robert Street Doctoral Prize in Physics for her work to achieve live imaging of airways affected by cystic fibrosis.

Reunion prompts student support initiative

Monash medicine alumni from the Class of 1972 have turned their 40-year reunion celebration into an opportunity to give back to the University.

Seminal Australian songwriter to join Monash

Australian songwriter Eric McCusker will bring his talents as a performer, composer and teacher to Monash University having accepted a position in the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music.

Panel analyses global health challenges

The Monash University Medical Foundation recently hosted a panel discussion as the annual event for the Finkel Chair in Global Health. The topic was 'Is there a financial fix for global health?'

Legends unite

Legendary footballer Peter Hudson AM has brought together Ted Whitten Jnr and Monash University to help find a cure for prostate cancer, which is diagnosed in around 20,000 Australians each year.

Pioneer's legacy lives on through scholarship

The late Dr June Louise Howqua made an enormous difference to the lives of many people during her life and is still having an impact today through the June Howqua Scholarship, established in perpetuity through a gift in her will.

Fostering education

Dr Paul Gardner AM (PhD 1974) has expressed his gratitude to Monash University for a rewarding 36-year career by making a bequest to the Faculty of Education.

Animating traditions

Thousands of years of Australian history will soon disappear as Indigenous languages across the country face extinction. But philanthropy is playing a role in helping to preserve snapshots of these languages.

Shared experience

Charles Lee (BE(Civ) 1982) is one of more than 400 alumni who volunteer on behalf of the University across the world. His experience at Monash has inspired an ongoing commitment to Monash University Alumni Singapore.

Eliminating dengue

Great scientific discoveries require a combination of curiosity, persistence, collaboration and luck. They also require the support of people who believe in the research and are willing to back it financially.

Family ties

All gifts, great and small contribute to the success of our students. Brenda Wardlaw (BEc (Hons) 1975) gives a face to the many quiet Achieving Potential Fund donors.

Dispensing life lessons

Transitioning students into fully-fledged pharmacy professionals and working to shape the profession's attitudes are hallmarks of 40 years of dedication to the pharmacy profession by Mr Irvine Newton OAM (BPharm 1969).

Designing top women

Directors Rob McGauran and Eli Giannini of McGauran Giannini Soon (MGS) hope to inspire talented women to thrive in their field by creating the 'MGS Women in Architecture Scholarship' in the Faculty of Art and Design.

Encouraging education

Dr Gordon Young (EdD 1998) has been involved in education for most of his life and has seen first-hand how funding support can enhance a student's life. He has made the first-ever bequest to the Faculty of Education.

Foundation for success

When Professor Christina Mitchell started as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences she became a member of the Medical Foundation board, which matches people's philanthropic goals with the faculty's research and education projects.

Doctor's gift to regional students

Dr Herbert Gibson (MBBS 1970) believed that helping talented young people from rural areas become doctors would in turn improve the health of rural communities.

Museum's grand entrance

A 20-metre high sculpture, made possible by a gift from Marc and Eva Besen, creates an iconic gateway to the new Monash University Museum of Art.

Gift to establish chair in international design

A major philanthropic gift from Marc Besen AO and Eva Besen AO will create the first endowed research chair in the Faculty of Art & Design.