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19 September 2017
Researchers awarded more than $1.5million in Federal grants

University of Sydney researchers have received Federal Government funding to support a number of fellowship initiatives.

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11 September 2017
Linguistics professor dissects language to unlearn truth

Professor Nick Enfield, Director of the Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre, explains his interest in linguistics, his goal to unlearn 'truth', and teaches us how to identify bullshit.

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04 September 2017
University authors win NSW Premier’s History Awards

Three University of Sydney authors have won NSW Premier’s History Awards for 2017. The trio were honoured at an awards ceremony to mark NSW History Week.

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04 September 2017
24 powerful hours - Pave the Way

Across the University, researchers are striving to transform lives and graduates are taking their skills into the world. But breakthroughs are a team effort and many are only made possible by the generosity of our community.

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28 August 2017
Creating a lifetime love of literature

High school students who might never have thought about going to university are changing their minds thanks to a program, in partnership with the Nelson Meers Foundation, that demystifies tertiary study and brings the arts and humanities to life.

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25 August 2017
A life-changing university scholarship

Talent and hard work are no guarantee of a university education. For one gifted current student, the only thing that allowed him the chance to work towards his full potential was a scholarship.

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24 August 2017
University authors shortlisted for state’s top history awards

Four history researchers from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences have been shortlised for the 2017 NSW Premier's History Awards.

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21 August 2017
Under Construction

When wet-plate negatives were the latest in photographic technology, one of the University’s first professors, John Smith, was fascinated by this process and created many precious plates that document the history of the University.

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17 August 2017
The dream of finding a lost manuscript

Exploring a collection of items provided by the Conservatorium library, student Simon Polson came across a previously unknown manuscript by a world renowned composer.

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17 August 2017
Objects of desire

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Challis Bequest Society, which acknowledges the people who make provision for the University in their wills. Bequests are made for many reasons. Tom Brown’s bequest was born out of his great passion for archaeology.

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