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News from Monash

A demanding business
Monash University has offered graduate programs in business since its earliest days. But a new era demands new solutions - and this year the new Graduate School of Business was created to act as a focus for all the university's graduate business programs.

A crucial cause
Engineering lecturer Associate Professor Maki Habib has taken his expertise in robotics technology to a global level through his involvement in ridding the world of landmines.

Library matters
Each year the Monash University Library receives many donations of books, journals, music scores, sound recordings and other published material.

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Web of light
Dragline silk from the golden orb-weaver spider -- is stronger than steel and has great commercial potential.

Linguists unite to document islanders' language
Languages all over the world are dying as the 'linguistic bulldozers' of widely spoken languages such as English and Spanish crush smaller ones.

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Getting down to grass roots
Monash University medical students are working closely with metropolitan and rural communities -- and there are rewards all round.

Pathways to the possible
As head of the Centre for Rural Communities at Monash's Gippsland campus, Dr Helen Sheil is a passionate advocate for the local area.

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Putting health on the agenda

A new vision for Monash's Peninsula campus will put health more prominently on the agenda for both the campus and the region.

Alumni news

Community focus
Monash alumni are showing their community spirit by moving through the ranks to head welfare organisations throughout the country.

Graduating entrepreneurs
An increasingly competitive jobs market and an entrepreneurial spirit have encouraged two recent Monash South Africa graduates to start their own company.

A passionate life
Environmentalist Angela Hijjas chose adventure over convention when she headed to Malaysia on an Australian Volunteers Abroad assignment soon after graduation.

Accidental hero
Monash alumnus and Melbourne silk Julian Burnside QC donates large amounts of his time and energy to fighting for the rights of asylum seekers.

Global alumni update
Networks and events.

Graduate news from the 1960s - 2000s, and Alumni in Print.

Queen's Birthday Honours 2004
Congratulations to alumni and staff who received awards this year.

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