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StaffNews no. 389

Friday 8 January 2010

News of interest to staff of the University of Melbourne


1. Name change - The Faculty of Business and Economics
2. Opening of Eastern Precinct Student Centre
3. Towards 2011 Project Preliminary Report
4. Publication Support Program: applications now open
5. 2010 Themis Grants and Contracts training
6. ARC Grant Application seminar
7. Travel Portal training
8. CMS training
9. Statistics for research workers (using Minitab)
10. Graduate Certificate in Quality Assurance
11. Dreamweaver training in January and February
12. Travel Advice from Environment, Health and Safety Unit
13. What's On
14. Career opportunities

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1. Name change - The Faculty of Business and Economics

The University Council has approved a change of name for the Faculty of Economics and
Commerce, now known as the Faculty of Business and Economics. The Melbourne
Graduate School of Management becomes the Graduate School of Business and
Economics, which will be officially launched by the Governor General on February 22.
Staff who maintain distribution lists are asked to update them to reflect these changes.
Enquiries and further information: Aileen Loi 834407653 / fbe-enquiries@unimelb.edu.au

[Source: Aileen Loi, Faculty of Business and Economics]


2. Opening of Eastern Precinct Student Centre

The Eastern Precinct Student Centre (EPSC) will open 18 January. The Centre is the first
shared student centre which will support enquiries from prospective and current students
enrolled in three Melbourne Model degrees - the Bachelor of Biomedicine, Bachelor of
Engineering (2008), Bachelor of Science - and all other undergraduate science programs.
Ms Margot Eden will manage the Centre, reporting to the Executive Director of Student
Services and Academic Registrar. The EPSC website will be available on 18 January at
www.studentcentre.unimelb.edu.au/eastern. More information: Peter Andrews
pandrews@unimelb.edu.au / 9035 8025.

[Source: Lin Martin, Chair of the Eastern Precinct Steering Committee]


3. Towards 2011 Project Preliminary Report

The Towards 2011 Project Preliminary Report is now available for consideration and
feedback at www.provost.unimelb.edu.au/towards_2011/report_feedback. The
Report makes a number of recommendations on the arrangements for the University's
graduate programs from 2011, and will be discussed by the Academic Board in February
2010. Recommendations will be finalised in April. Staff will also be able to provide direct
feedback through a series of road shows planned for early 2010. All staff are invited to
contribute feedback until 12 March - towards-2011@unimelb.edu.au

[Source: Gioconda Di Lorenzo, Office of the Provost]


4. Publication Support Program: applications now open

The Publication Support Program is open to academic staff, graduate research candidates
and recent alumni seeking support to communicate their research to a general audience.
Participants attend an introductory workshop on publishing and advanced workshops to
develop a publishing proposal. Outstanding proposals may be awarded an editorial
mentorship or financial support. The first stage of the program will run 16-18 February.
Applications close Monday 1 February. For further information and to apply:

[Source: Jane Hawtin, Writing Centre for Scholars and Researchers]


5. Themis Grants and Contracts training 2010

Enrolment applications for the February 2010 Themis Grants and Contracts training
sessions are now open via Themis self service. Sessions include Themis Grants and
Contracts for Administrators - Part 1 Submissions and Proposals, Wednesday 3 February,
10:00am to 12:00pm, administered by Sybil Woolfson and Part 2 - Agreements. Friday 5
February 2010, 9:30am to 12:30pm, administered by Sue Jager. Both sessions will be
held at the ITC Labs - Level 1, 780 Elizabeth Street.

[Source: Sue Jager, Finance Training Officer]


6. ARC Grant Application seminar

This seminar provides an overview of how to use the ARC Research Management
System for the preparation and submission of a 2011 Discovery Project
applications. Thursday 14 January 2010, 1:00pm-2:00pm, Theatre 2, Alan Gilbert
Building. Register to attend at:

[Source: Jane Pontikis, Melbourne Research]


7.Travel Portal training

The Travel Portal team will run a series of training sessions during January and February
this year. For information on when the sessions will be held and to sign up, see

[Source: Simon Crunden, Property and Campus Services]


8. CMS training

A Content Management System (CMS) allows users to manage web content by simplifying
web publishing processes. The University of Melbourne's CMS is called MySource Matrix.
There are two CMS training sessions available. More information:
web.unimelb.edu.au/support/training/training. For enrolments or inquiries send an
email to: ea-training-doco@unimelb.edu.au

[Source: Mark Mitrione, Information Technology Services]


9. Statistics for research workers (using Minitab)

This course gives a basic understanding of statistical ideas and methods involved in
carrying out research. Topics covered include estimation, hypothesis testing, regression,
inference based on the normal distribution, experimental design and analysis of
proportions. The course will use the statistical package Minitab. Wednesday, 17 February -
Wednesday, 24 February at the Statistical Consulting Centre. More information: 8344
6995 / www.scc.ms.unimelb.edu.au/courses.html

[Source: Deb Maillardet, Statistical Consulting Centre]


10. Graduate Certificate in Quality Assurance

Graduate Certificate in Quality Assurance available. The GCQA is a one-year part-time,
on-line, professionally-oriented graduate program. It is awarded by the University of
Melbourne, and will begin in March 2010. Applications close on Sunday 31 January 2010.
More information:
www.mihelm.unimelb.edu.au/award_programs/2009/grad_cert/index.html or contact
Leo Goedegebuure, leo.g@unimelb.edu.au / 8344 0756. For access to the demonstration
site for the GCQA program, contact Dr Chinh Nguyen - chinhn@unimelb.edu.au / 8344

[Source: Chinh Nguyen, LH Martin Institute, Melbourne Graduate School of Education]


11. Dreamweaver training in January and February

The Dreamweaver Template workshop is designed to give staff an overview of
Dreamweaver, and provide them with the skills to use University web templates using
Dreamweaver. The next courses will run on 19 January and 16 February. Booking is
online through Themis. There is a maximum of eight people per course. Cost - $140.
Level 1, 780 Elizabeth Street. Administrator for the course is Dilpreet Jaswal. Enquiries to
Dilpreet - 8344 7575 / dilpreet@unimelb.edu.au

[Source: Iseult Blanchard, Scholarly Information Services]


12. Travel Advice from Environment, Health and Safety Unit

The Environment Health and Safety Unit advise staff that DFAT has changed its
information on travelling to: Belgium, Spain, Laos, Romania, Venezuela, Nepal, Bosnia
and Herzegovina, Brazil, Malaysia, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Guam, Tajikistan, Saudi
Arabia, South Africa, Belize, Russia, Tanzania, Niger, Philippines, East Timor, Lebanon,
Yemen, Tonga, New Caledonia, Hong Kong, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras,
Somalia, Dominican Republic, Republic of Korea, Egypt, Democratic People's Republic of
Korea, Pakistan, Iran, Greece, Mali, Argentina, India and Indonesia.

View the most recent DFAT advice at:

More information on the University's Overseas Travel Policy:

[Source: Anne De Bono, Environment, Health and Safety Unit]


13. What's On


INFORMATION SESSION: Friday 15 January 12.30pm - 1.30pm, 'University of
Melbourne Awards for Excellence: What you need to know about applying', Barbara Falk
Room, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, Level 1, 715 Swanston St Enquiries:
Claire Jennings 8344 7577 Claire Jennings clairej@unimelb.edu.au For information:


14. Career opportunities



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