Starr finds work worth doing at La Trobe Art Institute

The La Trobe Art Institute’s View Street gallery launched its latest façade mid-lockdown, titled Work Worth Doing. New LAI director Bala Starr says Kay Abude’s photograph raises very public questions around labour inequality and the utility of artists’ work.  “Questions that have become urgent under COVID’s shadow,” she says. For Bala, taking La Trobe’s art... Continue Reading →

I am passionate about people’s everyday lives, which are often taken for granted – Dr Nastaran Doroud

Occupational Therapy lecturer Dr Nastaran Doroud brings a unique perspective to her Bendigo classes, and not just because of her international experience, although that’s a benefit, too. Nastaran’s PhD research into considering people’s everyday lives and their stories of resilience and recovery in mental illness informs her values and teaching. It all began when she... Continue Reading →

Tiny fibres are a big breakthrough at La Trobe

Imagine a material that could make jet planes, road trains, even the family car lighter – saving fuel, money and importantly, emissions. It’s called a ‘nano-cermet’, a nanocomposite of aluminium and silicon carbide, and the first few precious fibres of it have been grown at La Trobe University’s Bendigo Campus. Engineering Professor James Maxwell has... Continue Reading →

Mick strokes up the ailments for education

Meet the man who’s had a hundred heart attacks. Give or take. Not to mention countless cancers, hypertension, emphysema, diabetes… the list goes on. In fact, Mick Cumming jotted them all down in time to share his story. “I had fun going through my notes today,” he says. “I’ve had colon cancer, lung cancer, strokes.... Continue Reading →

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