Faculty in the Media

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November 2017

Faculty in the Media – 22 November 2017

  • Australian Financial Review quoted Ben Flatgard, Alliance 21 Fellow at the United States Studies Centre and former cyber security adviser to Barack Obama, about how Australia's mining and energy companies may be vulnerable to hacking attacks.
  • Investing (US) mentioned a study by a researcher in the School of Economics about rainfall during La Niña years.
  • The Conversation Indonesia republished an article originally published on The Conversation by PhD candidate Natali Pearson from the School of Letters, Arts and Media about saving shipwrecks in Southeast Asia from looters.

Faculty in the Media – 21 November 2017

  • ABC Radio National replayed a panel discussion featuring the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, recipients of the Sydney Peace Prize, mentioning it was recorded at the University of Sydney.
  • BBC World Service interviewed Professor Valerie Harwood form the School of Education and Social Work about the yes result in the same-sex marriage postal survey.
  • A column in the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr Yasmine Musharbash from the Department of Anthropology about giving second-hand gifts at Christmas. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • The Real News (US) interviewed Professor Sujatha Fernandes from the School of Social and Political Sciences about how US President Donald Trump’s politics are impacting ordinary Cubans.
  • 2SER FM interviewed Professor Colin Wight, Chair of the Department of Government & International Relations, about the University’s Post-Truth Initiative research group.

Faculty in the Media – 20 November 2017

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about storytelling.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations about how democracy has evolved. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • AFR Weekend quoted Professor Ariadne Vromen from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the high number of western Sydney electorates that returned a majority no vote in the same sex marriage postal survey.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr Catherine Bishop from the Department of History about an old hand-painted sign advertising the Sydney Morning Herald, uncovered at a building site in Campsie. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • An AFP article syndicated across SBS Online, News Corp Australia’s online mastheads, Yahoo! New Zealand, Philippine Daily Inquirer, France24, Sun Daily (Malaysia), Daily Mail (UK) and Firstpost (India) quoted Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan from the Centre for International Security Studies about North Korea’s nuclear missiles program.
  • AFR Weekend published an article by Professor James Curran from the Department of History and the United States Studies Centre about foreign relations between the US and Asia.
  • EducationHQ Australia reported on Memory Mates, a classroom-based attention and working memory intervention program, designed by the University of Sydney and the NSW Education Department. Associate Professor Susan Colmar from the School of Education and Social Work was quoted.
  • XKB (China) interviewed Dr Christine Preston from the School Education and Social Work about tutoring for pre-schoolers.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor James Morley from the School of Economics about changing the mandate of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to focus on “maximising employment”.

Faculty in the Media – 17 November 2017

  • Campus Morning Mail and Thrillist (US) reported on the Times Higher Education Global University Employability Ranking 2017, mentioning the University of Sydney placed first in NSW and 48th in the world.
  • Sydney Morning Herald published an article by PhD candidate Hussain Nadim from the Department of Government and International Relations about the high number of western Sydney electorates that returned a majority no vote in the same sex marriage postal survey. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • The Guardian published an article by Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about post-truth and the rejection of scientific evidence.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Mark De Vitis from the School of Letters Arts & Media about a Da Vinci painting that sold at auction yesterday for US$450 million.
  • ChannelNews Asia twice interviewed Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the Cambodian Supreme Court dissolving the opposition party.
  • BBC published an analysis of the same-sex marriage postal survey results by Dr Shaun Ratcliffe from the United States Studies Centre.
  • An opinion article on ABC Online mentioned research from the United States Studies Centre on changing attitudes towards same–sex marriage in Australia and the US.
  • Hills News reported alumnus Eddie Woo has received a 2018 Local Hero award, mentioning he is a volunteer with the University’s Widening Participation and Outreach program.
  • ABC Online republished an article by PhD candidate Natali Pearson from the Department of School of Letters, Arts & Media originally published on The Conversation about saving shipwrecks in Southeast Asia from looters.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor Colin Wight, Chair of the Department of Government & International Relations, about truth in a post-truth environment.
  • The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Hans Pols from the School of History and Philosophy of Science about the founders of Indonesia’s health and research institutes. The article was also published in The Conversation Indonesia.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations about government decision making for war.

Faculty in the Media – 16 November 2017

  • Daily Telegraph quoted Professor Rodney Smith from the Department of Government and International Relations about the high number of western Sydney electorates that returned a no vote in the same sex marriage postal survey. ABC Online quoted Dr Shaun Ratcliff from the United States Studies Centre about the divide in the results.
  • An AFP article syndicated across Daily Mail Australia, Yahoo!7, Yahoo! New Zealand, quoted Dr Hayley Fisher from the School of Economics about the economic benefits to legalising same-sex marriage.
  • CNBC (US) interviewed Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the persecution of Rohingya people in Myanmar.
  • RT (Russia) quoted Dr Tim Anderson from the Department of Political Economy about relations between Russia and the US.
  • Professor Sujatha Fernandes from the School of Social and Political Sciences wrote an article published in The Nation (US) about how US President Donald Trump’s politics are impacting ordinary Cubans.
  • PhD candidate Natali Pearson from the Department of School of Letters, Arts and Media wrote an article published on The Conversation about saving shipwrecks in Southeast Asia from looters.

Faculty in the Media – 15 November 2017

  • WGBH Radio (US), CJAD Radio (Canada), Slate (US) and Wisconsin Public Radio interviewed Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about his new book How We Talk: The Inner Workings of Conversation. Language in Society (US), Library Journal (US), Psychology Today (US), Quartz (US), Scientific American, Reader’s Digest (US), Globe and Mail (Canada) and Toronto Star (Canada) also mentioned the book.
  • The Australian quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about a report that found at least 18 worldwide elections were interfered with through social media.
  • ABC Radio Canberra interviewed Honorary Professor Andrew Martin from the School of Education and Social Work about repeating year levels.
  • Daily Mail Australia and Sunraysia Daily quoted Honorary Associate Professor Michael Hogan from the Department of Government and International Relations about the electorate of Bennelong, which he said was no longer a safe Liberal seat.
  • A Miranda Devine column in the Daily Telegraph mentioned an Institute of Public Affairs event was held at the University of Sydney last week.
  • Radio Adelaide interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about various politics news, including the resignation of Jacqui Lambie and the announcement that Kristina Keneally will run for the seat of Bennelong.
  • The Conversation published expert reactions to the latest incarnation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, including responses from Professor Kimberlee Weatherall from Sydney Law School and Dr Patricia Ranald, Honorary Associate from the Department of Political Economy.

Faculty in the Media – 14 November 2017

  • Channel 7 Sydney interviewed Dr Christine Preston from the School Education and Social Work about Minecraft being introduced into some NSW schools as a learning tool.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Adjunct Associate Professor Michael West from the School of Social and Political Sciences about a document revealing how much the NSW Government is paying private companies for legal consultancy and financial work.
  • Phoenix Television (China) interviewed Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais from the School of Social and Political Sciences about ASEAN, the US and Australia.
  • National Public Radio (US) reviewed an upcoming book by Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics, How We Talk: The Inner Workings of Conversation.
  • An AAP article syndicated across Prime 7, Yahoo! 7, SBS Online and Yahoo! New Zealand quoted Honorary Associate Professor Michael Hogan from the Department of Government and International Relations about Bennelong no longer being a safe Liberal seat.
  • ABC Radio Canberra interviewed Associate Professor Geoffrey Sherington from the School of Education and Social Work about the origins of Canberra.
  • MIX 104.9 Darwin mentioned comments from Professor Nicolas de Roos from the School of Economics about recent petrol price hikes in Darwin.
  • Radio Adelaide interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the various citizenship issues in Australian parliament.

Faculty in the Media – 13 November 2017

  • SBS World News interviewed Associate Professor Ken Cruickshank from the School of Education and Social Work about the NSW Government investing $7.5 million with the University to establish the Sydney Institute for Community Languages Education. SBS Radio 1, Campus Morning Mail, Campus Review and The Indian Down Under also reported on the announcement.
  • Campus Morning Mail reported on the results of an investigation into a research project from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, quoting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, about a survey commissioned by the Centre on changing attitudes towards same–sex marriage in Australia and the US. Smooth FM, Nova (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane) and Star FM also reported on the survey.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Emeritus Professor Graeme Gill from the Department of Government and International Relations about Karl Marx and the Russian Revolution. Hope 103.2 also interviewed Emeritus Professor Gill about the Revolution.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Bruce Isaacs from the Department of Art History about the second season of the Netflix series Stranger Things.
  • Fairfax’s Domain quoted Associate Professor Helen Proctor from the School of Education and Social Work about a trend in single-sex schools becoming co-educational.
  • NT News quoted Professor Nicolas de Roos from the School of Economics about recent petrol price hikes in Darwin.
  • 9news.com.au quoted Emeritus Professor Richard Waterhouse from the Department of History about Remembrance Day.
  • International Business Times (India) quoted Professor Adrian Vickers from the School of Languages and Cultures about Nazi nostalgia in Indonesia.
  • Euronews (France) quoted Dr Jessica Kean from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about the methods used by the ‘no’ campaign during the same sex marriage debate.
  • Hope 103.2 interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about the latest US political news.
  • Professor Shane White from the Department of History published a review of The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison in the Sydney Morning Herald. The review was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • A column in the Weekend Australian on religious freedoms and same-sex marriage quoted former University of Sydney philosophy professor John Anderson.

Faculty in the Media – 10 November 2017

  • Campus Morning Mail reported on the announcement of the Australian Research Council grants, mentioning the University of Sydney received 55 grants.
  • ABC Radio Sydney, 2GB Sydney, NOVA 96.9 Sydney, The Australian, News.com.au and Sydney Morning Herald reported on a survey commissioned by the United States Studies Centre on changing attitudes towards same–sex marriage in Australia, which showed arguments on both sides of the debate would have had little impact on people’s attitudes. The Sydney Morning Herald and News.com.au articles were syndicated across Fairfax Media and News Corp Australia online respectively.
  • ABC Radio Melbourne and Sydney Morning Herald interviewed Emeritus Professor Ros Pesman from the Department of History about surviving pancreatic cancer and a new study that may shed light on why seven out of a hundred people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer are able to survive.
  • ABC Radio (Perth, Hobart) interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about the latest US political news.
  • ABC News TV interviewed Dr Aim Sinpeng from the Department of Government and International Relations about US President Donald Trump’s visit to Asia.
  • South China Morning Post quoted Associate Professor Justin Hastings from the Department of Government and International Relations about the US President Donald Trump meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping and their approach to North Korea.
  • MSN (US) published an image gallery of the 2016 US Presidential election, which included an image from a United States Studies Centre event held on campus.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor Annamarie Jagose, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, about the Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition now open at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
  • The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Ann Elias from the Department of Art History about the representation of flowers in war paintings.

Faculty in the Media – 7 November 2017

  • CNBC interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s visit to Australia.
  • The Advertiser published an article co-authored by Associate Professor Susan Colmar from the School of Education and Social Work about Memory Mates, a classroom-based attention and working memory intervention program, designed by the University of Sydney and the NSW Education Department.
  • Sydney Morning Herald reported Pawel Krzysiek, spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria, gave the keynote address at the Australian Red Cross International Humanitarian Law and Journalism Symposium, held at the University last week. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • The Conversation published an article by Lisa Heinz, PhD candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations, about how to buy ethically sustainable sneakers.

Faculty in the Media – 8 November 2017

  • ABC Online published an opinion article by Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about the US President Donald Trump visiting Asia.
  • Sydney Morning Herald and The Guardian republished an article from The Conversation by Lisa Heinze, PhD candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations and Sydney Environment Institute, about how to buy ethically sustainable sneakers. The Sydney Morning Herald article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.

Faculty in the Media – 6 November 2017

  • ABC Radio (Radio National, Sydney), ABC TV’s 7.30, ABC News TV, ABC Online, triple j, London Evening Standard (UK), Daily Telegraph (syndicated across News Corp Australia), SBS Online, HuffPost Australia, AAP, The Guardian, The Conversation and a Piers Akerman column in the Sunday Telegraph reported on the founders of Black Lives Matter being awarded the Sydney Peace Prize by the Sydney Peace Foundation, which is administered by the University of Sydney.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick from the Department of History about the Bolshevik revolution.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Emeritus Professor Suzanne Rutland from the School of Languages and Cultures about the anniversary of Kristallnacht and contemporary expressions of anti-Semitism.
  • Weekend Australia published an article by Professor James Curran from the Department of History and the United States Studies Centre about how US President Donald Trump has intensified the cultural crisis gripping the US.
  • Channel NewsAsia interviewed Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais from the School of Social and Political Sciences about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi making her first visit to Rakhine, where large populations of Rohingya Muslims have been driven out.
  • CNBC Asia interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the High Court decision that ruled five members of Australia’s parliament were ineligible to hold office due to their dual citizenship.
  • ABC Wide Bay interviewed Professor Margaret Clunies Ross from the Department of English about Norse mythology and Thor.

Faculty in the Media – 3 November 2017

  • Wall Street Journal published an article by Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about why we need words such as “um” and “uh”. Publishers Weekly also published a review of Professor Enfield’s upcoming book How We Talk: The Inner Workings of Conversation.
  • ABC Radio Darwin and Northern Territory interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about the origins of Halloween and the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration. Professor Cusack was also interviewed on ABC Radio National about the reasons Martin Luther and the Reformation still matter today.
  • Phoenix TV (Hong Kong) interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the High Court decision that ruled five members of Australia’s parliament were ineligible to hold office due to their dual citizenship. The Guardian also quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the decision.
  • Dr Thomas Adams from the United States Studies Centre featured on ABC’s The Drum discussing a number of topics including the Manhattan terrorist attack and US President Trump’s comments following the event.
  • ABC Online published an opinion article from Associate Professor Mark Melatos from the School of Economics about senior public servants working for big banks.
  • Australian Financial Review quoted Dr Minglu Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the behaviour of people from China.

Faculty in the Media – 2 November 2017

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about whether pure Protestantism ever exists.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Associate Professor Bronwyn Winter from the School of Languages and Culture about the Protestant Reformation and its impact on Europe.
  • The Indian Express reported on the founders of Black Lives Matter being awarded the Sydney Peace Prize by the Sydney Peace Foundation, which is administered by the University of Sydney.
  • ABC (Southern Queensland, Western Plains NSW) interviewed Professor Margaret Clunies Ross from the Department of English about Norse mythology and Thor.
  • The Conversation published an article by Anthony Wicht, Alliance 21 Fellow (Space) at the United States Studies Centre, about the steps Australia can take to build a successful space agency.

Faculty in the Media – 1 November 2017

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Ben Flatgard, Alliance 21 Fellow at the US Studies Centre, about the arrests of US President Donald Trump’s former aids, in relation to Washington's investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the US election. ABC Central Victoria interviewed Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about the arrests and Radio Adelaide also interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about the case. Dr Smith also published an article on The Conversation on the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • Hong Kong Standard and Daily Mail Australia reported on the Black Lives Matter movement being awarded the Sydney Peace Price, mentioning the Sydney Peace Foundation is administered by the University. The article also quoted Professor Mark McKenna from the Department of History about Australia’s race relations.
  • ABC Online quoted Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about the Protestant Reformation.
  • ABC (Far North, North West Qld) interviewed Professor Margaret Clunies Ross from the Department of English about Norse mythology and Thor.
  • Radio Adelaide interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about various political news including the High Court decision against Barnaby Joyce and the Prime Minister’s trip to Israel.