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18 January 2017
Trump inauguration moves dial from rhetoric to reality

Trump gained power by magnifying the sense of national malaise – with a potent mix of populism, nativism, nationalism and conservatism, writes Professor James Curran in the Weekend Australian.    

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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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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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06 December 2016
75 years on from Pearl Harbor

On December 7 1941, the Japanese Imperial Navy launched an attack on a US naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Now, 75 years on, University of Sydney experts reflect on the impact of this historical event.

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05 December 2016
Infrastructure: learning lessons from superannuation

Superannuation and infrastructure have a lot in common, and so they should: they represent two sides of the same coin. 

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05 December 2016
Is the Australian housing market at risk of a collapse?

Understanding if a ‘housing bubble’ exists in the Australian housing market is the new focus of a University of Sydney complex systems research team.

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04 December 2016
Australian gun laws may seed their own destruction

Of all Australia’s public health initiatives, our gun control laws are perhaps the most widely recognised and cited with pride. Yet they also contain the seed of their own destruction.

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24 November 2016
Trump: Tragedy or farce?

As the world tries to determine what kind of President Donald Trump will be, Professor James Der Derian writes Trump's tale is not a new one for history.

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17 November 2016
Keeping creativity in the classrooms

If politicians and industry want creativity and collaboration, why are we taking all the fun out of learning, ask Professor Robyn Ewing and John Saunders.

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16 November 2016
A new temporary parent visa threatens to create second-class Australians

Migrants have welcomed a proposed long-term temporary visa for parents, but Australia should be wary of restrictions on residents in a democracy, writes Dr Anna Boucher and co-authors.

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16 November 2016
How Australia can help America rebuild

The US should look to lessons from Australia's infrastructure story to help realise Trump's economic agenda, writes Garry Bowditch and Edward Blakely.

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09 November 2016
University authors win PM’s Literary Awards

Three University of Sydney authors have been awarded Prime Minister’s Literary Awards across a number of categories for 2016.

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08 November 2016
ANZUS will evolve under new POTUS

Video: Professor James Curran charts the recent history of ANZUS relations and looks ahead to a new dynamic under a new American President. 

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08 November 2016
How to make Sydney trains run on time

The NSW Transport Minister wants to do away with timetables and trial on-demand public transport, but there's another solution, writes Associate Professor Pablo Guillen Alvarez.

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08 November 2016
6 types of ugly American, and Donald Trump is all of them

Is Trump an “ugly American” or just someone who exemplifies the world around us? Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor, an expert in American politics, writes. 

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31 October 2016
How will we feed the future?

Leading experts will discuss how we can protect the future food system, while new research reveals our food labelling system is better than we think.

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24 October 2016
Politics 2041 – Gen Y need Gen X to support their future

As part of the University of Sydney’s Innovation Week four of our researchers imagine our world in 25 years time. Here Professor Ariadne Vromen, from the Department of Government and International Relations, shares her vision.

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19 October 2016
University of Sydney leads Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

Biologist Professor Rick Shine has won the 2016 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science, while early career researcher Professor Richard Payne has been recognised in the physical sciences category for his medicinal chemistry developments. 

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05 October 2016
Australia leads the United States in women at work

Australia has caught up to - and on some measures surpassed - the United States in female labour force participation and in relation to women's representation in senior and strategic organisational roles, according to new report from the United States Studies Centre. 

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04 October 2016
Time to protect Antarctica again

In 1991, Australia proved it was an environmental world leader with the Antarctica agreement and now we need to do it again, writes Professor Tim Stephens.

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