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Articles published in 2016
13 December 2016
New diamond harder than ring bling

An international team has created a harder-than-diamond Lonsdaleite diamond – usually found at the site of meteoric impacts. Unlike cubic diamonds, the hexagonal creation is more likely to be used in manufacturing.

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12 December 2016
We need strict penalties for insider trading

Insider trading is not a victimless crime. In the wake of the Senate inquiry into financial crime, Dr Juliette Overland from the Business School explains why we need strict penalties. 

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12 December 2016
Sydney hosts Evatt Trophy and leaders of the future

The University of Sydney hosted 60 high school students as part of the UN Youth Australia’s Evatt Trophy debating finals and conference last week.

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12 December 2016
Why all of your UAC preferences matter

Choosing your university degree is a big decision. Secure your dream course by making the most of your UAC preferences.

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12 December 2016
Principals and teachers report impact of school devolution on worklife

A collaborative University of Sydney project investigates the effects of devolved public secondary schools in NSW, WA, and Sweden. 

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12 December 2016
Child mummy offers revised history of smallpox

A child mummy from the 17th century, found in a crypt underneath a Lithuanian church, was discovered to harbour the oldest known sample of the variola virus that causes smallpox.

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10 December 2016
Weighing up the evidence for the Historical Jesus

Did a man called Jesus of Nazareth walk the earth? Discussions over whether the figure known as the “Historical Jesus” actually existed primarily reflect disagreements among atheists, writes Raphael Lataster.

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09 December 2016
Former PM Bob Hawke awarded honorary doctorate

Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke AC received an honorary degree from the University of Sydney. Honorary degrees are awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the wider community.

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09 December 2016
Students make the world their campus this summer

With exams over and summer finally here, hundreds of our students are packing up their bags to head around the globe to gain hands-on experiences, learn new skills and make a difference in communities near and far.

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09 December 2016
Dean appointed to leading position with global education alliance

Dean of the University of Sydney Business School, Professor Greg Whitwell, has been appointed Deputy Chair of the CEMS global alliance, a unique network of 30 of the world's leading higher education institutions.

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08 December 2016
Boosted support for Aboriginal students in critical first year

From 2017, commencing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students will be offered guaranteed and subsidised accommodation and a structured peer mentoring program.

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08 December 2016
Minister Ley launches Psychology clinics in Brain and Mind Centre

Federal Health and Aged Care Minister Sussan Ley today launched the one-stop-shop psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience clinics, touring the new facilities leading the way in multidisciplinary brain and mind care.

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07 December 2016
10 reasons Australian maths skills are in decline

Professor and Chair of Applied Mathematics Nalini Joshi believes Australia can reverse its decline in results and ranking but systemic change is required.

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07 December 2016
App to change the way you retire

Do you need to save more money for retirement? There may soon be an app for that, thanks to MBA graduate Carla Harris and her team.

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07 December 2016
Everyone’s talking but no-one’s listening

It’s time to reclaim the art of communication, writes Dr Olaf Werder.

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07 December 2016
Domestic services: the unsung heroes of the China export boom

Research conducted by the University of Sydney and Westpac has revealed one of the biggest beneficiaries of Australia's growing trade ties with China has been the value-added domestic services and that they are contributing more to the export story than previously understood.

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07 December 2016
2016 honour roll of University researchers

Our researchers drive positive change for the benefit of Australia and the global community. Below are just a few of the awards our researchers have won this year, showing a wide breadth of achievements that is a testament to our culture of excellence in research.

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07 December 2016
It's all in the data - Sydney leads digital agriculture hackathon

A team of University of Sydney students gained second spot against teams of researchers in the AgData Challenge hackathon, with a PhD student also leading the winning CSIRO team.

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06 December 2016
Chancellor Belinda Hutchinson AM re-appointed

The University Senate has re-appointed Belinda Hutchinson AM for a second term as Chancellor.

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06 December 2016
Helping students live, study and work overseas in 2017

The University of Sydney has secured more than $1.2 million in government funding to support 332 students to study overseas in 2017.

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