<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Gm9qEmlF36E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><h2 class="node-title">Regarding Piranesi</h2><a href="/node/1740" class="button">Read more</a>

Visions takes a closer look at a unique cultural partnership between the University Library, the Ian Potter Museum of Art and the State Library of Victoria which showcases the two libraries' collections of works by 18th Century Printmaker and Architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi. 

The collections are the largest of their kind in Australia, and the resulting exhibitions, "Rome: Piranesi's Vision" at the State Library of Victoria and "The Piranesi Effect" at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, explore Piranesi's work and its impact on artists, writers and architects in his time and in ours. 

 

3 min 54 sec
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/LAmF2FR0a7A?rel=0&start=16&end=&autoplay=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <h2 class="node-title">Racial "Self Segregation"? </h2><a href="/node/1707" class="button">Read more</a>

New research has found English-speaking white people are more likely to 'self-segregate' or 'stick together' in public spaces.

The study explored the role of public spaces in promoting understanding and contact between different racial groups through short-term observation in three localities across Melbourne.

A total of 974 people were observed, with most occurring in sports settings (40.7 per cent), shopping centres (24.9 per cent) and libraries. 

It was found that public spaces within Australian communities encouraged social dynamics that reinforce racial segregation and isolation of racial minority groups.

2 min 47 sec
<iframe width="640" height="390" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/sifZ2L6zTf8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><h2 class="node-title">Fostering 'young Einsteins'</h2><a href="/node/1678" class="button">Read more</a>

VISIONS takes a tour of the new Elizabeth Blackburn School of Sciences which is dedicated to training the scientists of tomorrow. 

3 min 44 sec
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/L5R4495m8qs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><h2 class="node-title">Cold Turkey â the fight against tobacco</h2><a href="/node/1659" class="button">Read more</a>

The University of Melbourne has quit smoking.

From World Cancer Day 2014, the University went tobacco-free on university grounds, prohibited campus businesses from selling cigarettes and vowed not to invest in tobacco companies. 

The aim is to provide a healthier environment for staff, students and visitors. VISIONS explores the change, the body of research behind it, and investigates the future of tobacco research.

Watch this video for secret instructions on how to win a real life cold turkey. No joke. 

3 min 53 sec
<iframe width="580" height="326" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/csQIuUqMhUo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><h2 class="node-title">Wonderful Wollemis, Australia's "Phoenix trees" </h2><a href="/node/1640" class="button">Read more</a>

Wollemi Pines are one of the oldest and rarest plants on earth — they are also currently the focus of a large amount of acadmeic research.

Scientists are trying to determine how best to protect and conserve this endangered native species, which once may have been food for dinosaurs.

3 min 50 sec
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/iTy_wdvFzok" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><h2 class="node-title">Australia's Tango With Waltzing Matilda </h2><a href="/node/1621" class="button">Read more</a>

Learn how a 'swag' of gold medals at the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics could have helped make Waltzing Matilda Australia's national anthem.

3 min 34 sec
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Cupd13GLTjw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><h2 class="node-title">Celebrating the big 160th</h2><a href="/node/1578" class="button">Read more</a>

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what's the value of an entire building? Join VISIONS as we mark the University of Melbourne's 160th birthday with a special tour of the Parkville campus. 

3 min 45 sec
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/mPbeN3zfATY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><h2 class="node-title">Educating for breadth</h2><a href="/node/1383" class="button">Read more</a>
Embedding undergraduate students into school classrooms is proving beneficial for the students, school teachers and children.
3 min 24 sec
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/LV01doc8Ips" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><h2 class="node-title">Tipping Point?</h2><a href="/node/1373" class="button">Read more</a>

Australians might soon be expected to tip as frequently and generously as Americans, new research warns.

The study assessed the origins, drivers and social consequences of tipping in Australia and the United States.

3 min 40 sec
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Gtes_uvZGaI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><h2 class="node-title">A scientific endeavour</h2><a href="/node/1372" class="button">Read more</a>

What do robot teddies, multi-copters and disposable posture tape all have in common? VISIONS visited the annual Endeavour Exhibition to find out how University of Melbourne graduates are impressing industry stalwarts and inspiring the next generation of engineers. 

3 min 32 sec

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