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17 December 2015
Seven experts share their top tips for summer

Summer is on the horizon and with it comes concern about sun exposure, heat related-illness and the increased risk of bushfires. Our experts provide recommendations for a healthy and safe summer. 

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17 December 2015
From Santa to Star Wars: what the experts have to say

Santa, Star Wars and sustainable fashion: experts from across the University of Sydney lend their research expertise to Christmas-themed topics

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17 December 2015
Remembering the evacuation of Gallipoli

Almost 100 years ago in the early hours of 20 December 1915, the final ANZAC troops were evacuated from the Gallipoli peninsula. At the end of the campaign, 388 University men had served in the battle, with 27 losing their lives. 

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17 December 2015
A taste of student life at Info Day 2016

The University of Sydney will open its doors to more than 9,000 prospective students and their parents for one of its biggest annual events, Info Day on Tuesday 5 January 2016.

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17 December 2015
Your post-HSC decisions aren't set in stone

Don't pin all your hopes on a single number, urges the University of Sydney's head of undergraduate recruitment, Kaveh Ghezel.

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16 December 2015
Males and under 30s at greatest risk of hospital admission for drug related poisonings

Poisonings from recreational drug and alcohol use account for 9 per cent of all poisoning-related hospital admissions, says a new University of Sydney study revealing that males and people under 30 are at greatest risk. 

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16 December 2015
A healthy approach: how to turn what we know about liveable cities into public policy

Rising rates of many non-communicable physical and psychological conditions in urban populations – particularly cancer, heart disease, diabetes, asthma and depression – are causing global concern. At the same time, there has been increased focus on how a city’s structure impacts collective well-being.

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16 December 2015
Policy change set to save kids' lives

Defibrillators to be available in all NSW schools thanks to Professor Chris Semsarian's campaign.

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16 December 2015
Astronomy, geometry and corruption: ARC Future Fellowships announced

Three outstanding mid-career academics from the University of Sydney have been announced 2015 Australian Research Council Future Fellows.

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15 December 2015
Inaugural Westpac Bicentennial Foundation scholarships reward innovation

Three commencing University of Sydney students have been announced inaugural recipients of the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Future Leaders scholarships.

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15 December 2015
Climate justice and an end to fossil fuels: the Paris agreement won't satisfy activists

Activist pessimism about the Paris Agreement reflects the fact climate movements want to change society and transform energy systems more rapidly and fundamentally than the UN system allows, argues Dr Rebecca Pearse.

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15 December 2015
Crowdfunding campaign launched for Animals in Need

A new crowdfunding initiative from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Sciences is seeking to raise $5000 for vulnerable animals in need of veterinary care.

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15 December 2015
Stop motion poised to speed up STEM engagement in 2016

Compass' popular program in film production and stop motion editing will zoom in on science, technology, engineering and maths concepts in 2016.

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14 December 2015
First Australian jazz ensemble to perform at the biggest US music convention

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music Jazz Orchestra and Australian virtuoso guitarist James Muller will perform at one of the world's biggest music conventions - The Midwest Clinic in Chicago - from 16-19 December.

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14 December 2015
Sydney to host global conference on robotics in architecture - March 2016

Sydney, Australia will host the largest gathering of robotics researchers in architecture and design from around the world in March 2016. ROB|ARCH2016 will be hosted by the University of Sydney in collaboration with five other Australian universities from 15-19 March at Walsh Bay on Sydney Harbour.

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14 December 2015
Bold designs by architecture students to address real city challenges

Each year the University of Sydney’s Architecture Graduate Exhibition presents bold designs by final year undergraduate and postgraduate students, who have reimagined important city landmarks and spaces in response to hypothetical briefs. This year’s design showcase is no exception.

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14 December 2015
America has lost control of its gun infestation

Although we foreigners can offer no immediate solution to America’s gun infestation, we can see how you lost control of the plague of armed violence. 

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11 December 2015
A boost for innovation in medical technologies and pharmaceuticals sector

Australia’s newest Growth Centre – the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceutical Industry Growth Centre –to be located at the University of Sydney, has been announced by the Hon. Christopher Pyne, Federal Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science and Minister for Health, Sussan Ley.

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11 December 2015
Partnership a win for students and Aboriginal families

Health students from the University of Sydney are spending their December break working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and getting hands-on with cross-cultural understanding.

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11 December 2015
10 tips to keep you mosquito free this summer

Summer is coming and so are the mosquitoes. There are plenty of myths and misconceptions about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to beating the bite of backyard mosquitoes.

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