Faculty in the Media

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August 2018

Faculty in the Media – 15 August 2018

  • SBS Online quoted Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about a former aide of US President Donald Trump releasing a tape of her dismissal.
  • SBS Online quoted Dr David Brophy from the Department of History on China’s ‘re-education campaign’, which targets the Uighur culture and identity.
  • An opinion article in the Australian Financial Review mentioned comments from Associate Professor James Reilly in the Department of Government and International Relations and Dr John Lee from the United States Studies Centre about Australia’s relationship with China.
  • A column in the Sydney Morning Herald mentioned research by Dr Christian Gillitzer in the School of Economics and ANU that looked at the impact of ‘nudge’ letters designed to remind people they had unpaid tax debts. The column was syndicated across Fairfax Media.

Faculty in the Media – 14 August 2018

  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Associate Professor Charlotte Epstein from the Department of Government and International Relations about trade politics, especially those between the US and Europe.
  • ABC Online quoted Dr David Brophy from the Department of History on China’s ‘re-education campaign’, which targets the Uighur culture and identity.
  • Strait Times (Singapore) quoted Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United States Studies Centre about a three-way investment scheme between Australian, the United States and Japan.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor Jim Tognolini from the School of Education and Social Work about the delay in releasing NAPLAN results.

Faculty in the Media – 13 August 2018

  • Sunday Telegraph quoted Dr Rachel Wilson from the School of Education and Social Work about students with very low ATARs being admitted into teaching degrees across various NSW universities.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Luara Ferracioli from the Department of Philosophy as part of a panel discussion on the ethics of surrogacy.
  • Weekend Australian published an article by Dr John Lee from the United States Studies Centre about the resilience of autocratic governments across Asia.
  • ABC Online quoted Professor Iain McCalman from the Department of History and Sydney Environment Institute about Great Barrier Reef campaigner John Büsst.
  • SBS Urdu interviewed Hussain Nadim, PhD candidate the Department of Government and International Relations, about free speech in Pakistan.

Faculty in the Media – 10 August 2018

  • Broadsheet and Broadway Globe (US) reported on the Sydney Underground Film Festival program, mentioning the Inhuman Screens Conference will be hosted by the University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Faculty in the Media – 9 August 2018

  • Scenestr reported the Inhuman Screens conference at the Sydney Underground Film Festival will be hosted by the University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
  • Radio NZ quoted Dr Sarah Graham from the United States Studies Centre about the announcement from the US for nearly $US300 million in security funding for the Indo-Pacific region.
  • 2SER Sydney interviewed Dr Tim Anderson from the Department of Political Economy about a violent protest and political crisis in Nicaragua.
  • TVN 25 (Poland) reported Professor Wojciech Sadurki from Sydney Law School is one of 20 legal academics from around the world who have signed a letter in support of MaƂgorzata Gersdorf, the first President of the Supreme Court of Poland.

Faculty in the Media – 8 August 2018

  • ABC Radio Mid North Coast interviewed Dr Jonathon Hutchinson from the Department of Media and Communications about Four Corner’s report into Facebook and how it moderates content.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Jean (Jonathan) Bogais, Adjunct Associate Professor from the School of Social and Political Sciences, about Cambodia’s recent elections and the country’s relationship with Australia.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Bruce Isaacs from the Department of Art History analysing Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Faculty in the Media – 7 August 2018

Faculty in the Media – 7 August 2018

  • ABC 7.30 interviewed Master of Museum and Heritage Studies student Bethany Robinson about her discovery of never-before-seen medical records detailing the first use of penicillin in Australia, while undertaking an internship at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. The report also interviewed Adjunct Associate Professor Dr Glen Farrow and Associate Professor Alyson Kakakios from the Children's Hospital, Westmead.
  • Canberra Times published an article by Dr Stephen Kirchner and Jared Mondschein from the United States Studies Centre about their report into regulating direct foreign investment in Australia for national security. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online. Yahoo! Finance (US) and ATT (US) also republished a Bloomberg interview with Dr Kirchner on the trade discussions between the US and China.
  • The Australian reported on a debate into the teaching of phonetics, organised by the Australian College of Educators with the Centre for Independent Studies, which featured Professor Robyn Ewing from the School of Education and Social Work.
  • An Agence-France Presse article syndicated across South China Morning Post, Yahoo!7, Breitbart (US) and The National (United Arab Emirates) reported on director Haifaa al-Mansour, mentioning she completed a Master’s degree in film at the University of Sydney.

Faculty in the Media – 6 August 2018

  • The Guardian quoted Dr Jessica Kean from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about what clothes say about Australian men.
  • The Australian published an article by Stephen Loosley, Visiting Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about US President Donald Trump’s fan base.
  • ABC Radio Gippsland interviewed Sophie Alexandra Frazer, PhD Candidate in the Department of English, about Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights.
  • Sunday Telegraph reported on the upcoming movie Ladies in Black, mentioning the film’s director Bruce Beresford and the author of the novel the movie is based on, Madeleine St John, met at the University of Sydney. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia.

Faculty in the Media – 1 August 2018

  • The Australian reported on a report from the United States Studies Centre into regulating direct foreign investment in Australia for national security. The article quoted report co-author Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United States Studies Centre. Sydney Morning Herald, Bloomberg, South China Morning Post, Straits Times (Singapore) and ATT (US) also quoted Dr Kirchner about the US, Japan and Australia agreeing to invest in infrastructure projects in the Indo-Pacific with the Herald article syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Associate Professor Brendan O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about US politics.
  • ABC Radio Hobart interviewed Professor Ariadne Vromen from the Department of Government and International Relations about what rights workers have in relation to social media.
  • Kotaku reported on responses into a Senate enquiry into gaming loot boxes, publishing a submission from Dr Marcus Carter from the Department of Media and Communications.