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The latest news and events from the Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin University.

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May events (free)

8, 11, 18 May (Afternoons)
Workshop - Film Acting
This workshop series gives you experience of working to camera and with a director. 
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22 May 11-2pm
'Diving horses'
Free site-specific performance in and around Arts Centre Melbourne and Main Lawns 
Discover the hidden world of Wirth's Circus, as 100 student performers bring to life the ghosts of a bygone era through visual installation and performance. Enter backstage and encounter the working life behind the spectacle, witness the untold stories and private moments behind the scenes of 'the greatest show on earth'.

Diving Horses visual installation and performance by deakin students 22 May 11am-2pm

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Relive the magic of vox lumen

One of White Night Melbourne's most popular events is about to launch back to life thanks to a new mobile app created by Deakin Motion.Lab

Destruction of Nimrud

Mapping the ‘cultural genocide’ in Iraq and Syria

The destruction of ancient heritage sites across Iraq and Syria by fundamentalists, such as the Islamic State's annihilation of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud reported this weekend, is cultural genocide on a scale that has never been seen before, according to a Deakin University Middle East expert.


Vox Lumen to light up White Night Melbourne at Fed Square

A cutting-edge fusion of live performance and new technologies will light up the iconic Federation Square at the highly anticipated White Night Melbourne later this month


School signs contract with CDSS

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences has won an extensive contract with the Department of Defence to deliver programs at the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies in Canberra.

Dual award - a first for Deakin University

Deakin University Australia, in partnership with Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany, is pleased to announce a new Dual Award Program in Cultural Heritage and World Heritage Studies.

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Deakin Alumni Awards

Congratulations to Madison Robinson on receiving Deakin's Young Alumni of the Year award.

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Deakin Criminologist Kate Fitz-Gibbon honoured in 100 Women of Influence Awards

A young Deakin University criminologist committed to the study of men who murder while also acting as a passionate voice for victims of crime has been recognised as one of Australia's most influential women.

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Deakin named International Education Provider of the Year

The University received the Premier's Award for International Education Provider of the Year and won two other 2014 Victorian International Education Awards: Excellence in Education (University) and Excellence in International Education (Student Employability and Careers).

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Academic awards to outstanding students

The Faculty was delighted to present academic awards to outstanding students at presentation events in Geelong and Burwood.

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Vice-Chancellor's Award goes to a graduate of Deakin's off-shore Masters in the Middle East

The Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2013 has been won by Mr Abdelaziz Tamoghzi of the United Arab Emirates.

QS World University Rankings

Arts and Education celebrate success in the QS World University Rankings for 2014

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