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Lost student soldiers of WWI honoured with posthumous degrees

Monash University has honoured the lives of four fallen students who fought in World War I by conferring upon them posthumous degrees.

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Physical restraint doesn't protect patients – there are better alternatives

Regulating physical restraint of the elderly in nursing homes is a step in the right direction, but more still needs to be done to educate the sector on alternatives.

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Mindfulness needed to help steer clear from driving dangers

Research conducted by Monash University has found that the more mindful the driver was the less likely they were to engage in dangerous and distracting behaviours on the road.

Research

Festive nostalgia leaves no scone unturned

Monash University researchers are attempting to understand how the combination of nostalgia and social interaction leads to poor food choices such as cake and sweets - especially during the Christmas season.

Business
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New neuroscience laboratory a playground for the brain

Innovative treatment approaches to compulsions and addictions are the focus of the new neuroscience research lab, BrainPark.

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Climate change sounds predict impact of extreme weather

Researchers at Monash University and Penn State University (USA) are ‘sonifying’ cyclones and hurricanes to create soundtracks for use by scientists, weather forecasters and climate change researchers.

Arts & culture

Melbourne arts couple donates home to fund music and fine arts scholarships for disadvantaged students

Tess Hill and Bill Hawtin, a Melbourne arts power couple, donate Middle Park home to fund scholarships for disadvantaged students.

University news

Music city: charting the history of Melbourne pop and rock

The rich history of Melbourne pop music is being documented – along with the cultural conditions that gave rise to it.

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Unlocking the fear and myths around 'African gangs' in Melbourne

A moral panic and sensationalist media reporting demonstrates how rhetoric can promote fear and intolerance.

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