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31 May 2023New tech tackles plastic farm waste

New tech gets plastic farm waste into the circular economy

29 May 2023Australia’s first Care Economy Research Institute

Australia’s first research institute devoted to the Care Economy

29 May 2023Successful regional pathway program to expand

New data shows students in the Pathways program going onto study

23 May 2023Bendigo students celebrated at graduation

Years of study and determination have paid off for 852 students

19 May 2023Virtual emergency departments to nursing homes

A virtual Emergency Department program is being developed

17 May 2023LGBTIQ+ inclusion training funded

The How2 program supports organisations to improve LGBTIQ+ inclusion

10 May 2023Vale (Frederick) John Richards OAM

The La Trobe University community is deeply saddened by the news.

09 May 2023Addressing Social Work Shortage

Helping to meet social work shortages in the Goulburn Ovens region

01 May 2023Vale the Reverend Dr John Scott AO

Remembering Reverend Dr John Scott AO.

01 May 2023$2.5 million to support children's learning

$2.5 million to support children's learning

28 Apr 2023$15,000 scholarships to re-train former nurses

Former nurses are eligible for $15,000 scholarships to re-train through La Trobe’s world leading nursing program and re-join the nursing workforce in just 16 weeks.

28 Apr 2023Mildura campus graduation celebrations

58 students graduate at the Mildura campus, including three PhDs.

25 Apr 2023Alien plants and animals threaten Antarctica

Alien species invasions are a key threat to Antarctic ecosystems.

24 Apr 2023La Trobe Presents at Bendigo Writers Festival

La Trobe University presents the Bendigo Writers Festival 2023

20 Apr 2023New cell-killing toxin discovered

Discovery of new cell-killing bacterial toxin

20 Apr 2023Bendigo celebrates long-held thirst for knowledge

Bendigo celebrates 150 years of tertiary education in 2023

20 Apr 2023Albury-Wodonga students celebrate their studies at graduation

Albury-Wodonga students celebrate their studies at graduation

14 Apr 202310 million Australians harmed by alcohol each year

Study shows alcoholic products harm 10 million Australians each year

06 Apr 2023New partnership to advance smart-city research

New partnership between La Trobe and Tata Institute of Social Sciences

05 Apr 2023La Trobe ranked first in Victoria by employers

La Trobe graduates rated first in Victoria by employers

04 Apr 2023Freshwater turtles found basking in the moonlight

The nocturnal basking habits of freshwater turtles

31 Mar 2023Celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility

Creating a more inclusive, accessible, respectful and equitable place

31 Mar 2023Significant cultural partnership strengthened

La Trobe signs Memorandum of Understanding with Golden Dragon Museum

29 Mar 2023World-first 'weather service' for water quality

Creating a network of observation satellites and and water sensors.

23 Mar 2023Non-native plants climbing the Australian Alps

Increase in non-native plants species reaching new altitudes

22 Mar 2023La Trobe excels in QS global subject rankings

La Trobe confirms its status as a world-leading university

21 Mar 2023Shepparton students celebrate milestone

Community comes together to celebrate student achievements

17 Mar 2023Young people in affluent areas drink more alcohol

English speaking young people in affluent areas found to drink most

14 Mar 2023La Trobe geneticist receives prestigious honour

Professor Jenny Graves awarded Australian Academy of Science honour

13 Mar 2023La Trobe Statement on a First Nations Voice

La Trobe University Statement on a First Nations Voice

10 Mar 2023Explanation for postmenopausal middle-aged spread

New study offers explanation for postmenopausal middle-aged spread

10 Mar 2023Ads in shopping trolleys boost healthy purchases

Ads in shopping trolleys boost fruit and vegetable purchases

07 Mar 2023More aspiring rural doctors than ever on Border

Eight new rural medical students commence in Albury-Wodonga

06 Mar 2023Bachelor of Education inaugural class at Wodonga

First class of aspiring teachers at Albury-Wodonga campus

05 Mar 2023Lack of fluoride in rural areas impacting children

Many Victorian rural towns don't have access to fluoridated water

02 Mar 2023Crocodiles could save us from deadly infections

Crocodiles resist fatal fungal infections by sensing pH

02 Mar 2023Regional students flock to health courses

La Trobe Rural Health School attracts rural origin students

02 Mar 2023La Trobe strengthens partnerships in India

La Trobe cements partnerships with Indian industry and universities

01 Mar 2023Rare cancer project receives Cancer Council grant

Rare cancer project receives Cancer Council grant

27 Feb 2023La Trobe Vice-Chancellor to conclude tenure

La Trobe Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Dewar AO, to conclude tenure

27 Feb 2023New project to track alcohol in Influencer posts

AI project monitoring influencers’ Instagram posts for alcohol

24 Feb 2023Better transport design for people with disability

New app could give more control to people with disabilities

22 Feb 2023Record international student enrolments in Bendigo

Orientation Week gets into full swing at the Bendigo campus

21 Feb 2023Support to bring students to the regions

More than $900,000 to deliver Destination Australia scholarships

21 Feb 2023La Trobe's highly employable graduates

La Trobe graduates are among the most employable in the country

21 Feb 2023La Trobe welcomes students back to campus

Orientation Week kicks off across all La Trobe campuses

20 Feb 2023Helping older farmers age in place

Research supporting retiring farmers to age in place for longer

15 Feb 2023Funding to accelerate quantum technologies

Establishing Victoria as a global player in quantum technologies

14 Feb 2023Home of The Matildas at La Trobe to open mid-2023

The Home of The Matildas at La Trobe University on track for mid-2023

10 Feb 2023Biotech partnership to develop new therapies

New partnership between La Trobe and Australian biotech company

10 Feb 20232.9m-year-old stone tools found at Kenyan site

Ancient stone toolkit reveals early humans’ hunting ground larger

06 Feb 2023Surfers save hundreds from drowning each year

Surfers play a critical safety role at unpatrolled beaches

02 Feb 2023Research to reduce insomnia in autistic adults

Promising intervention for reducing insomnia in autistic adults

25 Jan 2023Australia Day Honours awarded

La Trobe congratulates awardees in this year's Australia Day Honours

25 Jan 2023New technology to support recovering alcoholics

New technology quantifies alcohol exposure in electronic images

24 Jan 2023Upholding the rights of people with disabilities

New framework to uphold rights of people with cognitive disabilities

23 Jan 2023Helping disability support workers empathise

New immersive virtual reality technology helping to build empathy

13 Jan 2023La Trobe increases VTAC offers by 20 per cent

Students’ hard work pays off with University offers

12 Jan 2023Issues around aged care and intimacy

Research reveals intimacy and sexuality is compromised in aged care

06 Jan 2023Deep learning algorithm can hear alcohol in voice

New deep learning tech that detects aberrant alcohol-related behaviour by voice

20 Dec 2022New role to accelerate climate change adaptation

Establishing Australia's first Climate Change Adaptation Lab

19 Dec 2022La Trobe experts available over summer

La Trobe experts are available to talk to media over the summer break

19 Dec 2022Fathers’ drinking affects quality of parenting

Reducing fathers' binge drinking can benefit their families

19 Dec 2022Boost for Chinese students’ learning

The new Chinese International Student Experiential Learning Ecosystem

16 Dec 2022Boost for healthcare in Melbourne's north

Healthscope to redevelop La Trobe Private Hospital in Bundoora

14 Dec 2022La Trobe students awarded prestigious scholarship

Five students awarded prestigious New Colombo Plan Scholarship

14 Dec 2022Snake clitoris described for first time

World-first anatomical description of the clitoris in female snakes

13 Dec 2022NanoMslide team wins prestigious Victoria Prize

La Trobe team wins 2022 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation

09 Dec 2022La Trobe staff recognised at awards ceremony

La Trobe’s annual Staff Awards recognise achievements

07 Dec 2022Research reveals burnout in midwives

Largest ever survey of Victorian midwives reveals a deepening crisis within profession

01 Dec 2022Major report on HIV released

A major national survey of Australians living with HIV

30 Nov 2022Pro Vice-Chancellor Regional appointed

Associate Professor Melanie Bish appointed to new role

29 Nov 2022Report for Disability Royal Commission

Disability Royal Commission report reveals extent of mental health illness

29 Nov 2022Professor Luis Eslava joins La Trobe

Award-winning international law Professor joins La Trobe University

22 Nov 2022Recognition for First Nations program

Award recognises innovative program for First Nations women and babies

22 Nov 2022Bid to save turtles this Turtle Month

November is turtle month and citizen scientists can get involved

11 Nov 2022Endangered bird rediscovered in Victoria

White-bellied whipbird rediscovered in Victoria after 40 years

10 Nov 2022Autism researcher elected to Academy

Professor Cheryl Dissanayake AM elected fellow of ASSA

10 Nov 2022MBA achieves in Better World rankings

La Trobe in Top 5 for 2022 Better World MBA ranking

09 Nov 2022La Trobe researchers shine

La Trobe University researchers in The Australian's Research Awards

07 Nov 2022Students take on mental health challenge

Bendigo students taking innovative approach to tackling mental health

04 Nov 2022New centre to grow space food expertise

Providing the next generation of space explorers with nutritious food

04 Nov 2022Addressing regional workforce challenges

Regional students encouraged to stay local

04 Nov 2022La Trobe's national employability award

La Trobe a winner in AFR Higher Education Awards

26 Oct 2022Dr Neal leaves lasting legacy in Mildura

Dr Deb Neal has retired after 30 years of service to education

25 Oct 2022Deputy Vice-Chancellor Future Growth

Dr Stacey Farraway appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Future Growth)

25 Oct 2022Rockets in Sweden for cancer research

Our simplest and smallest animals sent into space for cancer research

21 Oct 2022Albury-Wodonga campus marks 30 years

La Trobe Albury-Wodonga campus celebrates 30 years

21 Oct 2022Experts: Victoria State Election 2022

Experts available issues, events and policies for Vic State Election

20 Oct 2022New rapid water test reduces outbreaks

New rapid water test shows results in 30 mins not 3 days

19 Oct 20222022 State Election Priorities

Proposals which will support communities to respond to the COVID challenges

18 Oct 2022Early offers for Year 11 students

Students can now secure university offers earlier with Aspire program

13 Oct 2022Virus discovery could help fight cancer

Virus discovery could revolutionise cancer treatment

13 Oct 2022Students can now secure offers earlier

Students can now secure university offers earlier with Aspire program

13 Oct 2022Early offers for Albury-Wodonga students

Students can now secure university offers earlier with Aspire program

12 Oct 2022Protecting honey bees from deadly threat

New test to revolutionise detection of deadly bacterial disease

12 Oct 2022Rapid test to detect livestock parasite

New test to combat deadly parasite in cows and sheep

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