- A Message from the Dean of Arts
Extraordinary bequest extends opportunities to develop Indigenous language research
The Murrinhpatha language spoken by the Northern Territory Wadeye community has a linguistic peculiarity. Whenever a sentence is spoken that mentions a group of people, that sentence must specify whether the people to whom the speaker is referring are siblings or not. The language thus forces the speaker to constantly
I-LEAP: Changing the landscape of leadership in Australia
“If we can nurture and celebrate the aspirations and achievements of elite Aboriginal sportsmen and women, or elite Aboriginal artists and musicians, why don’t we do the same for intellectual leaders?”
Coming Together Through Knowing: an app to challenge Indigenous representation in the media
As digital technology continues to effect journalism and its relation to civic engagement and participation, First Nations news industry professionals and new media users are utilising these innovative technologies to not only contest mainstream media representations of Indigenous people, but hold Australia’s other dominant institutions to account.
Meet Paris Mordecai: the future is bright for this KPMG scholarship recipient
“When a 20 year old walks into a room and they are confident, they are poised and they know what they want, you know that the next generation of Indigenous leaders are safe. They’re confident, educated and they are going to do amazing things” reflects Andrew Olson, KPMG’s Indigenous Employment
The Bachelor of Arts (Extended): A unique model of transition education
“Aim lower and be more realistic.” That’s the advice Melena Atkinson received when she told her careers counsellor she wanted to study the Bachelor of Arts (Extended) at the University of Melbourne.
Meet Professor Tony Birch: Author, Activist, Academic
In 1987, after 10 years in the workforce, Tony Birch quit the fire brigade and went to complete Year 12 at the Broadmeadows TAFE College.
Making ACCA a Little Blacker: An Intern’s View of Sovereignty, ACCA’s First Indigenous Art Exhibition
‘Let’s make ACCA a little bit blacker’. These were the closing words of the speech delivered by Wemba-Wemba and Gunditjmara woman Paola Balla to an enthusiastic and overflowing audience at the exhibition opening for Sovereignty held at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) on December 16, 2016.
Plotting the Island: Dreams, discovery and disaster exhibition
Mentoring at Melbourne: mentor a current Arts student now!
The Arts Mentoring Program connects current Bachelor of Arts students with locally based University of Melbourne alumni. Join now and help to challenge, motivate, inspire and empower the next generation of students.