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December 2010
Spinning information for better memory   View Summary
17 December 2010
The spin of atomic nuclei in silicon can store information for over one hundred seconds and be read out electronically, finds University of Sydney researchers.
Is lower biodiversity linked to increased disease transmission?   View Summary
17 December 2010
Professor Michael Ward from the Faculty of Veterinary Science responds to a paper in Nature which said loss of habitat and biodiversity might increase the risk of infectious disease from animals and humans.
Sydney researchers named in NHMRC top 10   View Summary
16 December 2010
Two University of Sydney researchers have been ranked in the top 10 recipients of the National Health and Medical Research Council's Excellence Awards.
Support for private sector role in public transport varies across states   View Summary
16 December 2010
Victorians are more averse to private sector involvement in public transport than other states, the latest quarterly national transport survey from the University of Sydney shows.
Alumna returns to speak on human development   View Summary
15 December 2010
Jeni Klugman, a graduate of Sydney Law School in 1988, will return there this Wednesday 15 December for a public discussion on the 2010 Human Development Report, of which she is the lead author.
First Commonwealth Supported Places for Master of Agriculture   View Summary
15 December 2010
The Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources is offering, for the first time ever, Commonwealth Supported Places for students in their Master of Agriculture program to start in 2011.
Australians could be charged for site attacks   View Summary
14 December 2010
Australians who took part in attacks that brought down the websites of firms refusing to transfer payments to WikiLeaks may find themselves in breach of the law, a University of Sydney cyber-security expert says.
Development Economics School: alleviating world poverty   View Summary
14 December 2010
The University of Sydney will this week host the Development Economics School, a three-day event in which international experts tackle the challenges of the persistence of poverty around the world.
Classical nudes exposed in photography   View Summary
14 December 2010
One hundred nude images inspired by the Classical past will be on display at the University of Sydney's Nicholson Museum during January's Sydney Festival.
Exposing our energy usage   View Summary
13 December 2010
An applied design research project has proposed that self-awareness and self-exposure may be the key to reducing energy usage.
Medical students need more hands-on work in human anatomy   View Summary
13 December 2010
Dissection anatomy should be an integral component of medical education, according to a study by University of Sydney researchers published in the Medical Journal of Australia.
Equity Fellowships help researchers dig deeper   View Summary
13 December 2010
The University of Sydney has given academics an opportunity for deeper, more focused research with its latest round of Equity Fellowships.
Ten from 2010 - highlights of the year   View Summary
13 December 2010
Ten international highlights from 2010 have been picked out by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor International, Professor John Hearn.
First Australian Chair of Poetry   View Summary
13 December 2010
Professor Barry Spurr has become the first Australian Chair of Poetry and Poetics
Problem-solving ants inspire next generation of algorithms   View Summary
10 December 2010
An ant colony is the last place you'd expect to find a maths whiz, but University of Sydney researchers have shown that the humble ant is capable of solving difficult mathematical problems.
University of Sydney academics among 100 most influential people   View Summary
10 December 2010
Five academics from the University of Sydney are included in a list of Sydney's one hundred most influential people, published in the Sydney Morning Herald's 'sydney magazine'.
Students showcase research in international aid and development   View Summary
10 December 2010
A diverse range of aid and development research carried out by international students studying at the University of Sydney has been showcased at the AusAID Annual Conference.
'Black hole of evidence' for motorcycle rider training   View Summary
10 December 2010
The George Institute for Global Health has revealed a startling lack of evidence of whether pre- and post-licence training is effective in reducing death and serious injury for motorcycle riders.
The morality of our fellow primates   View Summary
9 December 2010
The 2010 Templeton Lecture at the University of Sydney will show that the building blocks of morality - altruism, empathy and fairness - are innate features of social animals.
Three elected as Humanities Fellows   View Summary
9 December 2010
Three University of Sydney academics have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, one of the highest honours available in the humanities in Australia.
Invert the funding pyramid   View Summary
8 December 2010
Universities would gain if academics could focus on teaching and research and be funded directly, writes Associate Professor Philip Clarke.
All That's Left: What Labor Should Stand For   View Summary
8 December 2010
A panel discussion at the University of Sydney this Thursday 9 December will see Australia's leading thinkers, players and commentators to asking what the Labor Party should stand for.
Perfect 10s for Mitcham at Australian Diving Champs   View Summary
8 December 2010
The University of Sydney's Matthew Mitcham has scored perfect 10s at the Australian Open Diving Championships.
School of Physics wins prestigious Pawsey Medal for tenth time   View Summary
7 December 2010
Professor Bryan Gaensler at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy, within the School of Physics at the University of Sydney, has won the highly prestigious Pawsey Medal.
Google grant to enhance online writing tutor   View Summary
7 December 2010
A grant from the world's most popular search engine will help University of Sydney researchers enhance an online writing tool.
Jeopardy faces those in a fragile mental state   View Summary
7 December 2010
Dr Christopher Ryan of the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine writes about the difficulties of treating mental illness in NSW.
Rudd's Chinese whispers will have been heard loud and clear   View Summary
7 December 2010
Professor Geoffrey Garrett from the United States Studies Centre examines how WikiLeaks will affect Australia-China relations.
SCA postgraduate works go on display   View Summary
6 December 2010
The 2010 Sydney College of the Arts Postgraduate Degree Show opens on Wednesday 8 December at the Rozelle Campus.
Hear the story of Billy Blue at the Sydney Festival 2011   View Summary
6 December 2010
One of Australia's first celebrities and cultural figures, Billy Blue, will be brought to life at the Sydney Festival.
Scholarships awarded for US-bound Economics and Business students   View Summary
6 December 2010
Nineteen undergraduate students from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Economics and Business have been presented with travel scholarships to the United States.
Forum discusses future plans for European trade    View Summary
3 December 2010
The EC's new trade strategy will be discussed at an international forum at the University of Sydney, attended by the Deputy Director General for Trade, Mr Joao Aguiar Machado.
Boden Institute expands its research into human nutrition   View Summary
3 December 2010
An increased research scope and recognition of one of the University of Sydney's most generous benefactors will be reflected in the official naming of the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders this week.
The First Emperor's home base: archaeological perspectives on ethnicity in Ancient China   View Summary
3 December 2010
Professor Lothar von Falkenhausen, the foremost international scholar on Chinese archaeology, will visit the University of Sydney for a free public lecture this Monday 6 December.
Leading public space theorist to deliver 2010 Wilkinson Lecture   View Summary
2 December 2010
Esteemed writer and artist, Professor Paul Carter, will deliver the 2010 Wilkinson Lecture in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning tonight, Thursday, 2 December, 2010.
Sydney Morning Herald editor-in-chief goes back to uni   View Summary
2 December 2010
Peter Fray, Editor-in-Chief of The Sydney Morning Herald and Sun Herald, has been named the First Decade Fellow in a prestigious appointment to the University of Sydney's Department of Media and Communications.
Latest ARC grants fund old languages and new networks   View Summary
1 December 2010
Seven University of Sydney research projects have received funding in the latest round of Australian Research Council grants.
November 2010
The troubled state of social democracy   View Summary
30 November 2010
Leading international experts on social democracy will this week visit the University of Sydney to discuss the troubled state of social democracy.
Don't blame the operators for bank glitch, says expert   View Summary
29 November 2010
Sensible design of enterprise systems would have avoided NAB's current delays, says a University of Sydney expert on transaction management.
100 years of contributions to education   View Summary
26 November 2010
The University of Sydney's Faculty of Education and Social Work celebrated 100 years of contribution to education and research at an anniversary dinner this week.
First Indigenous PhD graduate for Health Sciences   View Summary
26 November 2010
Dr Reuben Bolt today became the first Indigenous student to graduate with a doctorate degree from the Faculty of Health Sciences.
What is the Australian Dream? University of Sydney debates   View Summary
25 November 2010
In a debate at the University of Sydney on Tuesday 30 November, key industry speakers will discuss what the Australian Dream means today.
World-first system helps researchers detect and analyse rare cells   View Summary
25 November 2010
A world-first research system launched yesterday at the Centenary Institute will give medical researchers in Australia a new weapon in the fight against cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Exhibition of cutting-edge architecture and design   View Summary
25 November 2010
The 2010 Graduate Exhibition from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning is a visual sensation and packed with hand-crafted architectural models, computer-generated images and illustrations that relate to a full gamut of architectural projects.
Sydney Uni Flames players picked for Aussie squad   View Summary
23 November 2010
Two Southern Design Sydney Uni Flames players have been named in the Australian Under 19 squad to start preparations for the 2011 basketball world championships in Chile.
Symposium on latest breast cancer research   View Summary
23 November 2010
The University of Sydney's Breast Cancer Research Group will hold a symposium on Friday 26 November to share research findings and ideas for future projects.
Future of smart grids   View Summary
23 November 2010
Professor David Hill from the School of Electrical and Information Engineering and Energy Australia managing director talks about the future of smart grids on The Scoop.
The Amazon: from wetland to river   View Summary
22 November 2010
How do you turn a mega wetland into the world's largest river? By continental tilting, suggests an international team led by a University of Sydney group.
Women's rights in Asia-Pacific   View Summary
22 November 2010
Five leading Asia-Pacific activists in the field of women's rights will discuss tensions in the recognition of their issues at a free public lecture at the University of Sydney this Thursday.
The Blind Assessor: Are we constraining or enriching student learning?   View Summary
19 November 2010
Education experts from around the world will come to the University of Sydney for a symposium on the controversial issue of standard assessment programs such as NAPLAN.
Study looks into sexual health of Indian migrant men   View Summary
19 November 2010
The University of Sydney is conducting an online survey and study on the impacts of migration on attitudes toward human sexuality, sexual behaviours and sexual health of Indian men living in Australia and is seeking participants.
Researchers recognised in NHMRC grants   View Summary
18 November 2010
University of Sydney researchers have been recognised as leaders in their fields with today's announcement of more than $9.8 million in Fellowships from the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Governor-General discusses Parkinson's disease with leading researchers   View Summary
18 November 2010
Researchers from the Parkinson's Disease Research Clinic at the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI) were thrilled to have the opportunity to explain some of their ongoing work with the Governor-General of Australia, Ms Quentin Bryce AC on 16 November 2010.
Australian Research Council Future Fellowships announced   View Summary
18 November 2010
University of Sydney researchers working on new therapies for cancer, improving Australian's food supply and how the galaxies were formed are among the recipients of the 2010 Australian Research Council Future Fellowships.
Straight from the horse's mouth: Equitation Science   View Summary
17 November 2010
'Equitation Science', a new book co-authored by the University of Sydney's Dr Paul McGreevy, will ultimately improve the welfare of horses in their associations with humans.
Students selected for World University Games   View Summary
17 November 2010
Two University of Sydney students have been selected to represent Australia at the 2011 Winter Universiade (World University Games).
Scholarship to promote leadership in not-for-profit sector   View Summary
17 November 2010
A $50,000 scholarship promoting excellence in not-for-profit sector leadership is again being offered as part of the University of Sydney's Global Executive MBA program.
Public invited to free mental health discussions   View Summary
17 November 2010
The latest psychiatric treatments, developments and research will be presented when the Brain and Mind Research Institute hosts the 2010 Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research Annual Conference.
Book challenges the 'pro-testing' movement for prostate cancer   View Summary
16 November 2010
Men need to weigh up the significant risks as well as the benefits associated with being tested for prostate cancer, according to a new book from the University of Sydney.
Fields Medalist reveals the shape of inner space    View Summary
16 November 2010
Professor Shing-Tung Yau, a Fields Medal winner from Harvard University, will present a free public talk on The Shape of Inner Space on Friday 26 November at the University of Sydney.
Automatic milking machine revolutionises dairy farming   View Summary
16 November 2010
This week heralds a new era in dairy farming with the revelation of the robotic rotary, a world first, developed by DeLaval in collaboration with Australia's FutureDairy project.
Visit opens new science links with China   View Summary
16 November 2010
Senior officials from the Chinese Academy of Sciences visited the University today for talks with academics and to sign a memorandum of understanding.
$5 million gift for diabetes research   View Summary
15 November 2010
The University of Sydney will appoint a new Chair of Diabetes as part of a major new research and teaching initiative, thanks to a $5 million endowment from the Australian Diabetes Council (ADC).
Poche Centre to host showcase for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health initiatives   View Summary
12 November 2010
For the first time, myriad new research into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health will be presented in one forum facilitated by the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, Sydney Medical School, on Tuesday, 16 November, 2010.
Global call for focus on health systems   View Summary
12 November 2010
Australian researchers have joined with leading academics from around the world to call for a new focus to improve systems of health in low and middle-income countries.
Death of a spouse, child research presented at American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions   View Summary
12 November 2010
Dr Tom Buckley, senior lecturer and cardiovascular researcher at Sydney Nursing School, has been given the honour of participating in the American Heart Association's distinguished International Lunch Forum as part of its Scientific Sessions 2010 in Chicago from 13 to 17 November.
University of Sydney arts programs get government boost   View Summary
12 November 2010
Public arts programs at the University of Sydney's Seymour Centre and Tin Sheds Gallery will be boosted by $137,787 in funding from the NSW State Government.
NHMRC grants announced   View Summary
12 November 2010
The University of Sydney has been awarded approximately $50 million in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants.
New book marks 150 years of University Museums   View Summary
10 November 2010
A new book on some of Australia's best-hidden cultural treasures celebrates the 150th birthday of the nation's oldest university museum collection.
University of Sydney awards outstanding alumni   View Summary
10 November 2010
The University of Sydney will honour the outstanding achievements of its alumni in a special awards presentation in its Great Hall this Friday.
Voice research laboratory established at the University of Sydney   View Summary
10 November 2010
The University of Sydney this week cements its role as a leader in the area of voice research with the official opening of the state-of-the-art Voice Research Laboratory at the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Islam, democracy and the status of Malaysia's quasi-secular state   View Summary
9 November 2010
Malaysia's opposition leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Dr Anwar Ibrahim will speak at a free University of Sydney public lecture on Saturday.
Classical nudes exposed in photography   View Summary
9 November 2010
One hundred nude images inspired by the Classical past will be on display at the University of Sydney's Nicholson Museum during January's Sydney Festival.
University of Sydney and Sydney Festival join forces   View Summary
9 November 2010
For the second year running as leadership partner of the Sydney Festival, the University of Sydney will proudly kick open its doors in January 2011, inviting Sydneysiders in to share our passion for the arts, intellectual debate and fun.
University of Sydney unveils its Sydney Festival program   View Summary
9 November 2010
Whether it be classical nudes, movies in the Quadrangle, tales of your girlfriend's boyfriend, or ancient Chinese lute-like instruments, there is something for everyone in the University of Sydney program of events for the 2011 Sydney Festival.
Conference examines the future of engineered body parts   View Summary
8 November 2010
The future of engineered body parts will be discussed and scrutinised by the world's leading tissue engineers at the University of Sydney this week.
Heart link discovered in sudden epilepsy deaths   View Summary
8 November 2010
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is the most common cause of epilepsy-related death. New findings from the Centenary Institute and the University of Sydney have revealed faulty heart genes may be the missing link.
Childhood obesity best tackled via social strategies, claims new book   View Summary
8 November 2010
A new book by the University of Sydney's Associate Professor Jennifer O'Dea promotes tackling and treating childhood obesity by targeting socially disadvantaged children, long before they become obese adults.
Beaming with pride: celebrating 50 years of laser innovation   View Summary
8 November 2010
We use lasers every day, but where and how? Find out at this Sydney Science Forum at the University of Sydney on Wednesday 10 November.
Gridlock looms in Congress   View Summary
5 November 2010
Despite the result, the reality is that the 2010 midterm elections have not delivered a brand new political world, writes Dr Lesley Russell.
University building wins world architecture award   View Summary
5 November 2010
The new Youth Mental Health Building at the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Research Institute has won a prestigious architecture award at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona, Spain.
Performing the story of Bougainville   View Summary
5 November 2010
The Chair of the Department of Performance Studies, Dr Paul Dwyer, will be performing his critically acclaimed show The Bougainville Photoplay Project at the Belvoir Theatre from this Sunday.
Now it's the economy, stupid - cubed    View Summary
4 November 2010
In the latest American Review, published by the US Studies Centre, Edward Luce writes that things have not got gone to plan for President Barack Obama in his first two years.
Life-changing Walk On program launched at the University of Sydney   View Summary
4 November 2010
The Governor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce AC officially launched the first NSW Spinal Cord Injuries Australia Walk On program in a ceremony yesterday at the University of Sydney.
Music bridges differences and distances   View Summary
4 November 2010
Dean and Principal of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Professor Kim Walker spoke this week at an international forum in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of the Central Conservatory of Music.
The midterm referendum on Obama   View Summary
4 November 2010
At a Sydney Ideas lecture next Tuesday, two of the US's most distinguished political analysts will discuss what the midterm rebuke means for Obama and Australia-US relations.
Peak oil: what dwindling oil supplies means for the world   View Summary
3 November 2010
A world-leading peak oil authority will discuss the economic threat of dwindling oil supplies in a special presentation at the University of Sydney next week.
'Parking rock star' to speak at Sydney   View Summary
2 November 2010
Cities should charge fair market prices for on-street parking and use resulting revenue to pay for public improvements in areas near metered streets, says a highly influential Urban Planning Professor addressing a public seminar at the University of Sydney next week.
Seymour Centre focuses on arts education in 2011 program   View Summary
2 November 2010
The Seymour Centre has launched a comprehensive 2011 arts education program featuring productions that engage students as both performers and audience.
Republicans on track for a Clayton's win   View Summary
2 November 2010
Tom Switzer from the United States Studies Centre predicts a major win for the Republican Party in the US midterm elections.
Movie finds our colour centre   View Summary
1 November 2010
The colourful Australian film Strictly Ballroom has been used in a breakthrough scientific experiment to locate the colour processing centre in the human brain.
Sydney makes rowing history   View Summary
1 November 2010
History was made yesterday when the University of Sydney rowing eight defeated arch rivals University of Melbourne in a long and gruelling race on Sydney harbour.
Liquid Engineering take first prize in Horses for Watercourses competition   View Summary
1 November 2010
Fifty one first-year engineering students made a splash around the Ornamental Pool on Darlington's Eastern Avenue last Wednesday, as they competed to move as much water as possible across eight metres in a minute.
October 2010
Compass Showcase: celebrating one year of engagement   View Summary
29 October 2010
This Sunday, the University of Sydney will be celebrating this year's involvement in the Compass - find your way to higher education program with more than 500 parents and participating children invited to join the celebration.
Free-market fundamentalism to blame for climate change, says Dr Vandana Shiva   View Summary
29 October 2010
The distinguished physicist, philosopher, environmental activist, eco-feminist and celebrated author, Dr Vandana Shiva, will deliver the 2010 Sydney Peace Prize lecture.
Researchers improve understanding of benefits and harms of bowel cancer screening   View Summary
28 October 2010
University of Sydney researchers have given more Australians an opportunity to make an informed choice about bowel cancer screening.
What makes a good mother?   View Summary
28 October 2010
A new book titled "The good mother: contemporary motherhoods in Australia" by Dr Susan Goodwin and Dr Kate Huppatz explores how ideals of motherhood are created and reproduced.
University hosts graduation ceremonies in China   View Summary
28 October 2010
The University has hosted graduation ceremonies in Shanghai and Hong Kong for more than 400 of its China-based students.
NSW Rhodes Scholarship announced   View Summary
28 October 2010
Nathaniel Ware, a University of Sydney Bachelor of Economics (Hons) student with a determination to help non-profit organisations impact on world poverty and hunger, is the winner of the 2011 NSW Rhodes Scholarship.
Get hands on at the University of Sydney museums   View Summary
27 October 2010
Handle a piece of 3000-year old Greek pottery, wrap yourself up like a mummy, get close to a rare insect collection or sketch a portrait in an art gallery at a 'hands-on' day celebrating the University of Sydney museums' 150th birthday.
Law's role in the global response to HIV/AIDS   View Summary
26 October 2010
How can the law be used as a tool in the fight against HIV? A public lecture on Thursday 28 October at the University of Sydney will answer this important question.
Australians and caves: free public lecture at the University of Sydney   View Summary
25 October 2010
The long held fascination of Australian caves to tourists will be chronicled and discussed at a free public lecture at the University of Sydney this week.
Judgment of an American president   View Summary
25 October 2010
Dr Lesley Russell from the US Studies Centre analyses what the United States mid-term elections mean for both Democrats and Republicans.
Dr Kerry Arabena to deliver Charles Perkins Memorial Oration   View Summary
25 October 2010
This Thursday 28 October, Dr Kerry Arabena will deliver the 10th Dr Charles Perkins AO Annual Memorial Oration at the University of Sydney's Great Hall.
University of Sydney receives $33m for world-changing research   View Summary
25 October 2010
University of Sydney research pursuits as diverse as saving the Tasmanian devil from extinction, to the development of self-cleaning paint, to explaining triggers for childhood obesity have been rewarded approximately $33 million in Australian Government grants today.
Catholic women need to challenge hierarchy for good of the church   View Summary
22 October 2010
After the recent canonisation of Mary MacKillop, Dr Laura Beth Bugg asks why women can be saints in the Catholic Church but not priests.
Musical doctors join forces to raise funds for microsurgery   View Summary
22 October 2010
Esteemed doctors from the medical orchestra, Musicus Medicus will return to the University of Sydney's Great Hall to perform a fundraising concert for research into microsurgery on Sunday 31 October.
Time to start peace talks with the earth   View Summary
21 October 2010
Dr Vandana Shiva, recipient of the 2010 Sydney Peace Prize, is one of three most important environmental scientists today, writes Professor Stuart Rees.
University joins Sydney Architecture Festival   View Summary
20 October 2010
Students and staff from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney will actively be participating in the fourth annual Sydney Architecture Festival from 20 October to 7 November 2010.
Sydney tops international rankings for science   View Summary
20 October 2010
The University of Sydney has been ranked first in Australia and 53rd in the world in the latest international rankings of scientific output.
Sydney Science Forum: Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree   View Summary
19 October 2010
Lizards are one of the most successful animal groups to have evolved on earth. What can their success tell us about the process of evolution? Find out in this talk on Wednesday 20 October.
Sydney-Melbourne rivalry takes to the Harbour   View Summary
19 October 2010
One hundred and fifty years of intervarsity rivalry will come to a head this month at the inaugural Australian Boat Race, a historic clash of oars between the University of Sydney and University of Melbourne.
Department of Media and Communications turns 10   View Summary
19 October 2010
Around 110 people converged in the Great Hall to mark the Department of Media and Communications' 10th Anniversary on Tuesday 12 October.
It's New York, New York for The Con   View Summary
18 October 2010
In an historic collaboration, 34 members of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music's Chamber Orchestra will be joining forces tomorrow with 34 members of the highly esteemed music school, Julliard, in New York.
Child Health Now: why are the most vulnerable forgotten?   View Summary
18 October 2010
The University of Sydney will tomorrow host the One Just World forum, part of a national series of free, after-work speakers' forums designed to involve the community in dialogue over key issues facing Australia, the Asia-Pacific and beyond.
Is condemnation enough?   View Summary
18 October 2010
Dr Danielle Celermajer asks if public international condemnation is effective in fighting for social and political reform in China.
Big finish to Expo program   View Summary
18 October 2010
The University's involvement in the Shanghai Expo comes to a conclusion this week with a busy program of events.
Oxidative Stress Bioanalytical Facility opens at University of Sydney   View Summary
15 October 2010
The University of Sydney's Bosch Institute formally opened its Oxidative Stress Bioanalytical Facility (OSBF) this week, located in the Medical Foundation Building.
Sydney students dominate at Commonwealth Games   View Summary
15 October 2010
University of Sydney athletes have had their most successful outcome ever at this year's Commonwealth Games with nine of 12 participating athletes returning home as medal winners.
Bright young scientists recognised   View Summary
15 October 2010
Three young University of Sydney scientists striving to find out have been recognised for their research pursuits in the Young Tall Poppy Science Awards, presented at the Powerhouse Museum last night.
Crime or care? The problem of cause of death and 'intention to kill' in end-of-life care   View Summary
14 October 2010
When is 'allowing a person to die' classified as killing them? The legal and ethical problems faced by doctors the world over about end-of-life care will be examined in a symposium at the University of Sydney on Thursday 28 October.
Sydney professor represents Australia at international science forum   View Summary
14 October 2010
Professor Ben Eggleton from the School of Physics has represented Australia at the Science and Technology in Society forum in Kyoto, Japan.
Former lecturer wins Booker Prize   View Summary
14 October 2010
A former lecturer from the Department of English has been awarded the Man Booker Prize for 2010.
Cycling versus the cyclist: the perceptive barriers putting off Sydney cyclists   View Summary
13 October 2010
Popular perceptions of cyclists can make or break our decision to take up the sport, says a recent study by the University of Sydney's Dr Chris Rissel.
Time to attack cyber crime with a strong security policy   View Summary
13 October 2010
Professor Alan Dupont urges the Gillard government to go serious about cyber security.
Smart grid needs smarter computing   View Summary
13 October 2010
Computer, communication and control sciences are vital to the success of smart grid technology the University of Sydney's incoming Energy Australia Chair in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering.
Terminal Decline: a surgeon's diagnosis of the Australian healthcare system   View Summary
12 October 2010
University of Sydney Professor of Surgery, Mohamed Khadra has taken a scalpel and dissected the Australian healthcare system in his recently-released book, Terminal Decline. His findings point to a healthcare system in crisis.
Dance meets digital at the Seymour Centre   View Summary
12 October 2010
A cutting-edge symposium that links dance with digital technology is set to stimulate audiences for two days at the Seymour Centre on Friday and Saturday, 15 and 16 October.
Science without borders   View Summary
11 October 2010
In February 2009, an earthquake devastated the mediaeval Italian city of L'Aquila, which lies in the province of Abbruzzo, at the foot of the Appenine mountains.
Study into workplace experiences of people who stutter   View Summary
11 October 2010
Speech pathology researchers from the Faculty of Health Sciences are calling for participants for an online study that aims to better understand the experiences of people who stutter and how this impacts on their working life.
Sydney orchestra to host musical legend   View Summary
11 October 2010
The Sydney University Symphony Orchestra (SUSO) will be joined by ARIA award- winning pianist Gerard Willems in The Sounds of Triumph, a concert featuring the music of Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikovsky at the Great Hall, Camperdown Campus on 22 October.
Sydney students light up Singapore   View Summary
8 October 2010
Andrew Daly and Sascha Crocker, two students from the University of Sydney's Master of Architecture program, are participating in the inaugural Smart Light Singapore Festival, commencing on 15 October 2010.
How to really feel healthy: the link between emotions and health   View Summary
8 October 2010
Internationally recognised mind-body-stress-wellness expert Professor Esther Sternberg will join the University of Sydney's Professor Ian Hickie next week for a special discussion on the science connecting our emotions and health.
Confronting the greenhouse conundrum in a climate of uncertainty   View Summary
8 October 2010
What does the future hold for climate change negotiations? As part of Sydney Law School's Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series, Professor Rosemary Lyster will address the uncertainties surrounding one of the defining issues of the 21st century.
Conference examines Australia's superannuation risk    View Summary
7 October 2010
The wider issues of retirement funds and the changing face of compulsory superannuation will be brought together at a conference next week presented by the Australian Working Group on Financialisation in the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Sydney.
Low blood sugar warning for type 2 diabetics   View Summary
7 October 2010
People with type two diabetes who suffer episodes of critically low blood sugar levels are at greater risk of suffering a heart attack, stroke and kidney disease, as well as cancer and respiratory conditions.
Setting the trend: first arrivals in Highland New Guinea   View Summary
7 October 2010
University of Sydney research, published in the international journal Science, has found new evidence about the eating habits of earliest known settlements of Papua New Guinea.
Full-time work no longer the norm   View Summary
6 October 2010
Casual, part-time and contract work is gradually overtaking permanent full time employment as the standard type of job for the majority of working Australians, according to a major report by the Workplace Research Centre in the Faculty of Economics and Business.
Major prize for Sydney College of the Arts lecturer   View Summary
6 October 2010
Rebecca Beardmore, a lecturer at the Sydney College of the Arts, has won the $12,000 major acquisitive prize in this year's Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award.
Resilience of the welfare state flummoxes the free marketeers   View Summary
5 October 2010
The global economic crisis did not resolve the battle between free market liberalism on the one side, and social democracy on the other, writes Professor Fred Block.
Study findings could revolutionise stem cell transplants   View Summary
5 October 2010
One of the major challenges in stem cell transplants is how to obtain sufficient numbers of cells to put into patients. Researchers have found a way to increase the number of blood-forming stem cells when growing them outside of the body.
Men with osteoporosis under diagnosed   View Summary
5 October 2010
Despite a high prevalence of osteoporosis in elderly Australian men, 90 percent of men are unaware they have the condition, according to a University of Sydney study published in the Medical Journal of Australia.
Students win Shute Shield six years in a row   View Summary
5 October 2010
The University of Sydney has earned the title of the best premier grade rugby team in NSW for the sixth year running, taking out the Tooheys New Shute Shield on Sunday with a convincing 46-6 win over Randwick at Concord Oval.
Gambling deal is meaningless tokenism   View Summary
1 October 2010
The deal forged between the Gillard government and the independents on problem gambling is nothing but meaningless tokenism, writes Dr Rohan Miller.
To tweet, or not to tweet: students and alumni talk Shakespeare in the Great Comedy Debate   View Summary
1 October 2010
At the Great Comedy Debate next Tuesday, students will go head to head with alumni to solve the insoluble problem of whether Shakespeare would have tweeted.
Sydney Science Forum explores why antimatter matters   View Summary
1 October 2010
Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn, Federation Fellow of the School of Physics, will explore the mysteries of antimatter in an upcoming lecture.
Dr Susan Goodwin at Festival of Dangerous Ideas   View Summary
1 October 2010
Are children worth it? On Sunday, Dr Susan Goodwin will be chairing the provocative session entitled just that at 4.30pm in the Drama Theatre at the Sydney Opera House as part of The Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2010.
September 2010
Children's TV advertising: self-regulation is not enough   View Summary
30 September 2010
Children still see the same amount of television advertising for unhealthy foods as they did before industry self-regulation was introduced last year, according to new University of Sydney research published in the International Journal of Pediatric Obesity.
Finding a vaccine for dengue fever: participants needed   View Summary
30 September 2010
The National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance is inviting volunteers aged 18 to 60 years living in Sydney to assist in developing a dengue fever vaccine.
Regular exercise still burns calories while resting   View Summary
30 September 2010
New University of Sydney research, published in the journal Public Library of Science ONE, has found exercise can significantly increase cellular metabolism and hence the body's ability to burn calories at rest.
Protecting our protectors   View Summary
29 September 2010
On National Police Remembrance Day, it is time to think about how we can better protect our protector, writes Giuseppe Carabetta.
Revisiting the euthanasia debate   View Summary
29 September 2010
To stimulate community debate on euthanasia - an issue reignited by the Greens' proposal to reintroduce enabling legislation for the territories - University of Sydney Professor Simon Chapman is making his book on the issue freely available to the public.
History lecturer wins literary award for first book   View Summary
29 September 2010
Dr Clare Corbould from the Department of History has been awarded the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for a First Book of History, which comes with a prize of $15,000.
Globalisation critic to give Ted Wheelwright Memorial Lecture   View Summary
29 September 2010
Professor Fred Block, a leading economic and political sociologist from the University of California, will deliver the third annual Ted Wheelwright Memorial Lecture next Tuesday 5 October.
Minister visits Brain and Mind Research Institute   View Summary
29 September 2010
The Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI) at the University of Sydney recently hosted a visit by the Hon Mark Butler MP, the newly appointed Minister for Mental Health and Aging.
Study finds best way to prevent blood clots   View Summary
28 September 2010
Treating hospital patients with thigh-length surgical stockings, rather than knee-high socks, can reduce the chance of developing life threatening blood clots by 30 percent.
New super pea to be launched at field day   View Summary
27 September 2010
A new variety of field pea with improved disease resistance and higher yields will be unveiled at the Sustainable Futures Forum and Field Day at Narrabri on Wednesday 29 September.
University of Sydney hosts Celtic studies conference   View Summary
27 September 2010
Topics as unique and diverse as medieval Irish magic and the drinking of blood in the ritual context of mourning will be explored at the Seventh Australian Conference of Celtic Studies at the University of Sydney this week.
School holiday fun at Sydney University Museums   View Summary
24 September 2010
Children will be able to explore the treasures of the three Sydney University Museums these school holidays in an action-packed program that looks into the stories behind some of history's most interesting images.
Where is Africa in the Australian media?   View Summary
23 September 2010
Thomas Mukoya, a prominent photojournalist in Africa, will share his experiences in the trials and triumphs of telling African stories in the global media in this Sydney Ideas lecture.
Even illegal workers have rights   View Summary
23 September 2010
Illegal workers still have basic human rights, argues Dr Danielle Celermajer.
Transport still considered a state government issue   View Summary
23 September 2010
The majority of Australians regard their state government as responsible for transport, but the latest quarterly Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies Interfleet Transport Opinion Survey (TOPS) from the University of Sydney shows a small increase in respondents who believe it is a federal issue.
Back pain trial tests paracetamol power   View Summary
23 September 2010
The George Institute is calling for people with back pain who are living in Sydney to join a new clinical trial called PACE.
Environmental scientist studies Western consumerism   View Summary
23 September 2010
Many people are not aware of the environmental and social impacts of our consumption, according to Professor Manfred Lenzen, Director of the Integrated Sustainability Analysis Research Group (ISA) at the School of Physics.
National Computer Science School awarded for educational excellence   View Summary
22 September 2010
The National Computer Science School, developed by the School of Information Technologies, has received the Engineers Australia's Excellence Award for Education and Training (Sydney Division).
Independent too risky, strictly speaking   View Summary
21 September 2010
Rob Oakeshott's flirtation with the role of Speaker threatened centuries of impartiality, writes Associate Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School.
World leading agriculture research opens to public   View Summary
20 September 2010
World leading research into growing more of the world's most abundant crop with diminishing water supplies will be on show this month when the University of Sydney's IA Watson Grains Research Centre opens its doors to the public.
Are you ready to GO?   View Summary
17 September 2010
The Graduate Options Expo, on Wednesday 22 September, is where you can come and have all your questions answered about postgraduate study at the University of Sydney.
World-leading robotics engineer named NSW Scientist of the Year   View Summary
16 September 2010
The University of Sydney's Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte - a leading robotics innovator who has played a critical role in raising the visibility of Australian robotics internationally - has been named NSW Scientist of the Year.
Public forum on stuttering and bullying at school   View Summary
16 September 2010
In the lead up to International Stuttering Awareness Day next month, the University of Sydney is hosting a public forum on Monday 20 September to promote discussion and awareness of the relationship between stuttering and teasing and bullying at school.
Is Buddhism a path to a more sustainable world?   View Summary
15 September 2010
What guidance does Buddhism give as we strive for a more ecologically sustainable existence? 2010 Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies, Geoffrey Samuel, will explore this in a lecture to be held at the University on Monday 20 September.
World-renowned evolutionary biologist to speak at Sydney   View Summary
15 September 2010
World-renowned evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson will visit the University of Sydney later this month to deliver a public lecture and lead an expert workshop on how evolutionary theory can be used to improve the human condition.
New plant to improve biofuels   View Summary
14 September 2010
A new pilot biomass processing plant at the University of Sydney gives researchers an opportunity to improve biofuel production, taking it a step closer to becoming a commercially viable, sustainable energy source.
Stability isn't always what you think it might be   View Summary
13 September 2010
A stable government is actually not something we are used to, writes Dr Greg O'Mahoney from Sydney Law School.
Health outcomes for China and Australia   View Summary
13 September 2010
Better understanding of causes and solutions for chronic disease will be explored in a suite of new joint research collaborations agreed between leading Australian and Chinese researchers and policy makers at a high level Commonwealth Roundtable in the Australian Pavilion at Shanghai World Expo last week, on 9 September.
Chancellor's Committee Book Fest   View Summary
10 September 2010
The 2010 Chancellor's Committee Book Fest is on again from 11 to 15 September in the Great Hall, Camperdown Campus.
Sydney Science Forum: Law of the Locust   View Summary
10 September 2010
Hear a tale of cannibals, ageing and human obesity from Professor Steve Simpson, NSW Scientist of the Year 2009, at his Sydney Science Forum public talk on Wednesday, 15 September 2010.
Translating research into results   View Summary
10 September 2010
The University's next symposium at the Shanghai Expo looks at the latest developments in translational health research in China and Australia.
Young participants sought for obesity weight loss trial   View Summary
10 September 2010
Researchers from the University of Sydney are seeking participants to sign up for a new tailored weight loss program trial specifically designed for obese young people.
Joining the Coalition to pass policies will backfire   View Summary
10 September 2010
Associate Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School asks if it was wise, or even possible, for the Greens and independants to tell Tony Abbott he can participate in government from opposition.
Initiatives in Internationalisation   View Summary
10 September 2010
Innovative and sustainable initiatives in internationalisation were today awarded funding by the International Program Development Fund (IPDF) offered by the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International).
Controversial study suggests neck manipulation not worth the risk   View Summary
9 September 2010
A study by the University of Sydney has found the 'thrust and click' methods associated with neck manipulation do not result in better patient recovery than milder treatments.
The future of Australian drama   View Summary
9 September 2010
The 2010 Alex Buzo Memorial lecture at Sydney Ideas, co-presented with the Seymour Centre Enquiring Minds talk series, will be delivered by the award-winning playwright Tommy Murphy. The lecture is entitled A voice like no other: the future of Australian drama on the international stage.
Experts highlight dangers of drinking while pregnant   View Summary
9 September 2010
A new study reveals that while almost 93 percent of Australian women agree alcohol can affect the unborn child, 16 percent do not know the effects are permanent.
Sydney to host 2012 International Conference of the Learning Sciences   View Summary
9 September 2010
The University of Sydney has been announced as the host of the 2012 International Conference of the Learning Sciences. It will be the first time the conference has been held in the Southern Hemisphere.
New super strong alloy discovered   View Summary
8 September 2010
University of Sydney researchers have discovered a new super-strength light alloy and had their key findings published in the prestigious journal, Nature Communications.
New approach to health care in China   View Summary
8 September 2010
University of Sydney health specialist Lyndal Trevena is working with Chinese partners to encourage the spread of general practice medicine in China.
New daisy marks 100 years of agriculture   View Summary
7 September 2010
The University of Sydney's Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has developed a larger variety of an old favourite - the Marguerite Daisy - to celebrate its centenary year.
Interactive online tools help teenagers battle depression   View Summary
7 September 2010
Interactive online mental health resources combined with traditional counselling help improve the mental wellbeing of teenagers, according to new research by the University of Sydney published in the Journal of Technology in Human Services.
Nursing opens doors for History Week   View Summary
7 September 2010
Step back through time and explore the lives of the women who shaped nursing and midwifery in Australia when the University of Sydney's Nursing History Research Unit opens its doors for History Week, 6 to 11 September.
Gap year can prepare students for uni life   View Summary
6 September 2010
A new study by Professor Andrew Martin from the Faculty of Education and Social Work has found that a gap year can both help some students prepare for university life and clarify what they want to do.
God's biographer discusses Obama, religion and US policy   View Summary
3 September 2010
What role does religion play in the United States' foreign and domestic policy? Prize-winning author of GOD: a Biography, Jack Miles will explore this and more in a Sydney Ideas lecture co-presented by the United States Studies Centre on Monday 6 September.
Fighting obesity at the Graduate Connections Breakfast   View Summary
3 September 2010
Ian Caterson, the Boden Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of Sydney and director of the Institute of Obesity, Nutrition and Exercise, will be delivering a talk at Graduate Connections Breakfast next Tuesday.
Executive MBA students help the hungry   View Summary
3 September 2010
Participants of the University of Sydney's innovative Global Executive MBA (EMBA) program have tackled the enormous issue of feeding millions of hungry Australians in a project for not-for-profit agency, Foodbank New South Wales.
Sydney student is a World University Champion   View Summary
2 September 2010
A University of Sydney student has helped boost Australia's medal tally at the World University Championship Sprint Canoe in Poznan, Poland over the weekend.
Cheap charade by Labor's spin doctors stripped bare   View Summary
2 September 2010
The Labor coup against Kevin Rudd was quick and neat, but voters were offended by its ruthlessness, writes Professor Rod Tiffen.
University of Sydney helps bring medieval music back to life   View Summary
2 September 2010
The Centre for Medieval Studies is part of a team that has been awarded over one million Australian dollars to help re-catalogue, research and produce sound recordings of an important but largely neglected genre of 13th-century vocal music.
Professor Ron McCallum re-elected to the UN   View Summary
2 September 2010
Professor Ron McCallum AO from Sydney Law School has been re-elected to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Fulbright scholar begins health study   View Summary
2 September 2010
Fulbright scholar Aisha Harun has started work on a project looking at how multiculturalism in Australia affects health outcomes.
Domestic violence: Australia's silent victims   View Summary
1 September 2010
Political crack downs on street crime ignore the fact that for most of us, the danger exists within our homes, writes Masters of Social Work student Catherine Robinson.
University of Sydney holds conference for National Literacy Numeracy Week   View Summary
1 September 2010
This week is National Literacy Numeracy Week, and as part of this initiative, the University of Sydney will host the 2010 Future Directions in Literacy Conference on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 September.
August 2010
Learning to love maths   View Summary
31 August 2010
The University of Sydney's Institute for Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education (IISME), launched in February this year and commissioned by the Go8 universities, is developing a new study unit in a program designed to challenge primary school students' dislike of maths.
Bank leader surveys economic outlook   View Summary
31 August 2010
The Vice-President of the Asian Development Bank will speak at an International Forum about eonomic growth in the Asia Pacific region, and its impact on Australia.
The science and civics of health   View Summary
30 August 2010
One of America's most distinguished scientific experts on ageing and longevity, Dr Walter Bortz will dissect the symptoms of America's ailing healthcare system and promote a radical new approach to medicine in a public seminar at the University of Sydney on Wednesday 1 September.
The worldwide diabetes crisis   View Summary
30 August 2010
President of the International Diabetes Federation, Professor Jean Claude Mbanya, will present observations of the worldwide explosion in diabetes cases at a free public lecture on Thursday 2 September at the University of Sydney.
Professor John Keane to join Q&A   View Summary
30 August 2010
Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations in the School of Social and Political Sciences, will be one of the panellists on tonight's ABC TV program Q&A.
Taking Our Place: Aboriginal education at the University of Sydney   View Summary
27 August 2010
The University of Sydney is proud to launch the book Taking our Place, which tells the story of the diversity of engagement between Aboriginal people and the University of Sydney.
Sydney builds research links with Switzerland   View Summary
27 August 2010
Professor Marcel Tanner, a Swiss expert on diseases that can be passed from animals to humans, has delivered a lecture at the University.
Ocean Technology Group to discover Ming Dynasty sea treasure   View Summary
27 August 2010
The Chinese Academy of Science are working with the University of Sydney and the government of Oman to search for Chinese ships wrecked off the northern Omani coast in the 15th century.
The art of waking up   View Summary
27 August 2010
Getting out of bed has now been elevated to an art form with the inclusion of 20-year-old Sydney College of the Arts photography student, Emilio Cresciani, as one of the finalists in the National Youth Self Portrait prize, which is now on show at Canberra's National Portrait Gallery.
Terrorism economics: best-selling author Loretta Napoleoni speaks at Sydney   View Summary
26 August 2010
An international expert on terrorist financing will reveal how the war on terror contributed to the global financial crisis in a lecture to be held at the University of Sydney on Monday 30 August.
When voters elect an independent...   View Summary
26 August 2010
Government is likely to be formed by the Labor Party with the support of two independents, but this does not mean the independents necessarily lose their independence, writes Dr Richard Stanton.
More beds for mental health   View Summary
26 August 2010
NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Health Carmel Tebbutt and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) of the University of Sydney Professor Jill Trewhella today signed a $40 million agreement to fund the major upgrade and relocation of the Missenden Mental Health Unit at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Students collect Expo tickets   View Summary
26 August 2010
Four Sydney medical students will be flying to Shanghai as guests of China Eastern Airlines to take part in the University's next symposium in September.
Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it's parkour!   View Summary
26 August 2010
Students at the University of Sydney were encouraged to look skyward during a recent lunchtime BBQ to see a jaw-dropping display by a group demonstrating the emerging sport of parkour.
Making a mark in Chile   View Summary
26 August 2010
The University has been catching up with some of its graduates in Chile on a visit by the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor International.
Visit strengthens ties with India   View Summary
25 August 2010
A group of Indian health professionals has arrived in Sydney for an intensive training program in the prevention and management of HIV and sexually transmitted infections.
Promising climate research awarded   View Summary
25 August 2010
A University of Sydney researcher has won recognition for her groundbreaking research into capturing carbon emissions, work which has the potential to significantly impact climate change.
How the law can help save the environment   View Summary
24 August 2010
A conference at the Sydney Law School this week will examine the legal frameworks that can help defend the planet against environmental degradation.
The Icarus Syndrome: a history of American hubris   View Summary
24 August 2010
Did US foreign policy push too far with the war in Iraq? Was it a symptom of the hubris of America's then hawkish global vision? And what can the past tell us about the future consequences of such action? These are some of the questions to be addressed by US political commentator and former editor of New Republic, Peter Beinart in a Sydney Ideas lecture on Wednesday 25 August, co-presented by the United States Studies Centre.
Embedding cultural knowledge: Indigenous education symposium   View Summary
23 August 2010
Eric Willmot AM - the author of the book Pemulwuy: The Rainbow Warrior, a fictional account of the Bidjigal warrior who led the Eora people in the first major response to the British invasion of Sydney from 1790 to 1802 - will deliver a keynote speech in this week's highly anticipated symposium Bridging the Gap through contributions of education and social work.
PM welcome to stay until the House votes her out   View Summary
23 August 2010
Associate Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School explains what a hung parliament really means for Australia.
Dog's breakfast on health   View Summary
20 August 2010
The incoming government, of whatever persuasion, needs to tackle several major health matters fast, writes Professor Stephen Leeder from Menzies Centre for Health Policy.
Australian scientists discover first new chlorophyll in 60 years   View Summary
20 August 2010
University of Sydney scientists have stumbled upon the first new chlorophyll to be discovered in over 60 years and have published their findings in the international journal Science.
Leading Stanford climate law expert teaches at Sydney Law School   View Summary
20 August 2010
The attention paid to the failure of the US Senate to pass climate change legislation misses other important regulatory action on climate change in the US, according to Stanford University's Michael Wara.
Centre for the Mind stages Youth Olympic Games forum   View Summary
20 August 2010
The University of Sydney's Centre for the Mind explored what drives outstanding young achievers when it recently co-hosted the What Makes a Young Champion Forum at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
Research fellow begins fenofibrate study   View Summary
20 August 2010
German researcher Linda Hoffmann has won a fellowship to study at Sydney, where she will look into why the drug fenofibrate has proved so successful in treating diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Memorial service for Sir Bruce Williams   View Summary
19 August 2010
A memorial service for the late Sir Bruce Williams will be held in the Great Hall of the University of Sydney Camperdown Campus at 10am, Monday 23 August. The distinguished former Vice-Chancellor died last week aged 91.
Is a vote for an independent a wasted vote?   View Summary
19 August 2010
The mainstream media in Australia supports the two-party system of voting and government, writes Dr Richard Stanton from the Department of Media and Communications.
The Hon Michael Kirby on the future of HIV/AIDS and the Commonwealth   View Summary
19 August 2010
University of Sydney alumnus and former High Court Justice the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG will deliver a lecture tomorrow on the future of the Commonwealth and the HIV/AIDS epidemic as part of a special lecture series on human rights and democratisation.
Shock of the new, or why voters want life to be simpler    View Summary
18 August 2010
The stress of too much change too soon could be the deciding factor in this election, writes Professor Rod Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations.
Top Sydney academics have Eureka moment    View Summary
18 August 2010
Two University of Sydney researchers have won 2010 Eureka Prizes - one of the nation's most prestigious science awards - in recognition of their outstanding scientific contributions.
Green leadership cooperation between Korea and Australia   View Summary
18 August 2010
Green growth and climate change experts from the Republic of Korea are in Australia as part of a University of Sydney managed leadership program. They have spent the past two days in Canberra meeting with Australian government officials to discuss green policies, climate change and renewable resource strategies.
Clock ticks to the next pandemic   View Summary
17 August 2010
Professor Peter Curson from the Centre for International Security Studies writes swine flu is not entirely over.
The country can't face the technological future through copper wire   View Summary
16 August 2010
Professors Ben Eggleton and David Moss from the ARC Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems write that there is much more to the national broadband network than email and YouTube.
Teen insomniacs sought for sleep study   View Summary
16 August 2010
Researchers from the University of Sydney's Woolcock Institute of Medical Research are seeking insomnia sufferers of high school age to participate in a treatment trial.
Stop the political point-scoring, people are dying out there   View Summary
16 August 2010
Controlling the arrival of unauthorised boats carrying asylum-seekers is complex and challenging for all countries, write Professor Mary Crock and Daniel Ghezelbash from Sydney Law School.
People with mental illness deserve better facilities   View Summary
13 August 2010
People interested in mental health should consider voting for any party that promises a long term strategic plan to invest in mental health reform in Australia, writes Sebastian Rosenberg from the Brain and Mind Research Institute.
Teaching journalism in the tech age   View Summary
13 August 2010
Professor Jay Rosen, the New York writer, media critic and journalism teacher, visited the Department of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney yesterday to address Australian media educators about teaching journalism "in a time of disruptive technology".
Research finds employment rights cut during Coalition years   View Summary
13 August 2010
Over the last six weeks, 30 academics have been considering the most comprehensive analysis of the independent research on the impact of the Howard Government's workplace laws ever undertaken.
Easy to be cynical in game of it's a knockout   View Summary
12 August 2010
Professor Rod Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations discusses how easy it is to be cynical about politics.
Osteoporosis fractures significantly reduce quality of life   View Summary
12 August 2010
Women who suffer fractures from osteoporosis experience a significant reduction in their quality of life similar to or worse than that of patients with diabetes, arthritis, lung disease and other chronic illnesses.
Leadership in the modern era   View Summary
11 August 2010
Two Sydney students have recently returned from Singapore where they were part of a summer program focusing on the challenges of leadership in the modern era.
Sydney opens doors to new generation of school students   View Summary
11 August 2010
This Thursday 12 August, the University of Sydney will welcome another 350 Year 9 and 10 students onto campus for the latest University Experience Day, held in conjunction with the Smith Family, to expose disadvantaged children to university life.
Secrets of the Simpson Desert unveiled   View Summary
10 August 2010
Results from a unique 20-year study of the ecology of the Simpson Desert will be revealed on Thursday 12 August, when Professor Chris Dickman from the University of Sydney presents his Sydney Science Forum presentation, Some Like It Hot.
Award-winning Darwin biographer to speak at University of Sydney   View Summary
10 August 2010
Pre-eminent Darwin scholar and Harvard professor Janet Browne will join two University of Sydney scholars on Thursday 12 August to discuss the challenges and delights of writing historical science biographies.
Trade law and energy security dialogue at Shanghai   View Summary
10 August 2010
Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence is taking part in a roundtable at the Shanghai Expo this week, when trade law and energy security will be on the agenda.
Islam is not on trial in judge's burqa ruling   View Summary
10 August 2010
Dr Fleur Johns and Dr Jacqueline Mowbray from the Sydney Centre for International Law comment on the Perth case in which a woman's entitlement to testify while wearing a burqa or niqab is in dispute.
Wrong numbers   View Summary
9 August 2010
Professor Nalini Joshi from the School of Mathematics and Statistics writes that mathematics is being unfortunately neglected in this year's election.
Sydney study finds false memories are common   View Summary
9 August 2010
Memories can't be trusted and become contaminated when people discuss their memories of an event with others, according to a University of Sydney study.
In memory of former Vice-Chancellor Sir Bruce Williams   View Summary
9 August 2010
The distinguished former Vice-Chancellor Sir Bruce Williams has died aged 91.
Chaser writer launches novel about student politics   View Summary
6 August 2010
One of the founders of the Chaser, Dominic Knight, has written a satirical but affectionate portrayal of student politics at the University of Sydney in his new novel, Comrades.
Australian study finds sunbeds greatly increase the risk of melanoma   View Summary
6 August 2010
A landmark Australian study has found that use of sunbeds by young people aged 18 to 39 years increased their risk of developing melanoma by an average 41 percent.
Human Rights and Democratisation special lecture series   View Summary
6 August 2010
Exploring issues surrounding the "outsourcing" of human rights, the Faculty of Arts and Sydney Ideas are hosting a series of public lectures starting Monday 9 August.
Harnessing telecoms cables to monitor global warming   View Summary
6 August 2010
Telecommunications companies and oceanographers should work together to use old and new submarine cables to advance research projects, according to an opinion piece by Dr John You from the Institute of Marine Science at the University of Sydney.
The Gathering Storm: China's Challenge to US Power in Asia   View Summary
5 August 2010
Transcript of the fourth annual Michael Hintze Lecture in International Security, delivered by Professor John Mearsheimer on 4 August 2010.
Climate of emissions trading cools   View Summary
5 August 2010
Tom Switzer, research associate at the United States Studies Centre,
Expo spotlight turns to biomedicine   View Summary
5 August 2010
Innovations in biomedical engineering are the focus of the next University symposium at the Shanghai Expo on Sunday (8 August).
Revolutionary Chinese art at University of Sydney gallery    View Summary
5 August 2010
The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution of 1960s and 1970s China is re-examined in a striking new exhibition at the University of Sydney Art Gallery.
White Paper spells out University's future directions   View Summary
4 August 2010
The future directions of the University of Sydney have been outlined in the White Paper 2011-15. "This document outlines a radical new way of thinking for a university," said Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence.
Chronically ill Australians poorly served   View Summary
4 August 2010
Australian health policy needs to better reflect the fact most chronically ill Australians suffer from multiple illnesses, a team of researchers led by Dr Clive Aspin at the University of Sydney has found.
Prominent science historian to speak at University of Sydney   View Summary
4 August 2010
Eminent UK-based science historian Professor Simon Schaffer will discuss early European explorers' fascination with the Pacific and the science that led them here in a public lecture to be held at the University of Sydney tomorrow night, Thursday 5 August.
Health Sciences part of ARC Centre of Excellence on Population Ageing   View Summary
4 August 2010
Professor Hal Kendig from the Faculty of Health Sciences and Professor Bob Cumming from the School of Public Health are Chief Investigators on a Centre of Excellence grant on population ageing. Associate Professor Lindy Clemson and Dr Kate O'Loughlin both from Health Sciences are Associate Investigators.
ARC Centre of Excellence grant for Faculty of Arts   View Summary
4 August 2010
The Faculty of Arts is part of a project which has been awarded a $24.25 million Centre of Excellence Grant for research into the history of emotion over the next seven years.
National sleep survey seeks participants    View Summary
3 August 2010
Sleep researchers from the University of Sydney have teamed up with ABC Science to run a national survey on how well the Australian population sleeps.
Getting through the crisis - the view from the OECD   View Summary
3 August 2010
Aart de Geus, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD, will discuss how the global financial crisis has affected economic development at an International Forum on Monday.
Star meeting: Australia-China astronomy roundtable   View Summary
3 August 2010
University of Sydney astronomers joined a historic Australia-China Commonwealth Roundtable on Astronomy at the Shanghai Expo on Monday 2 August.
Nobel prize winner William Phillips at University of Sydney   View Summary
2 August 2010
Nobel Laureate and celebrated US-based physicist, William D Phillips, will reveal the thinking behind one of the technological wonders of the contemporary world when he appears at the University of Sydney on Wednesday 4 August.
July 2010
Great Barrier Reef corals unveil sea level and climate changes   View Summary
30 July 2010
Groundbreaking preliminary findings from the Great Barrier Reef show climate change has not been smooth and continuous but may have been characterised by several rapid changes.
Rescuing climate change science from politics   View Summary
30 July 2010
Professor Rosemary Lyster from Sydney Law School writes that climate change needs to be separated from politics.
Biomedicine at the Expo   View Summary
30 July 2010
Biomaterials researcher Hala Zreiqat is one of the speakers at the next University of Sydney Symposium at the Shanghai Expo.
Alumni awarded $57 million contract with US military   View Summary
29 July 2010
Three former University of Sydney PhD students have been awarded a $57 million contract with the United States Marine Corp to trial advanced robot technology for training soldiers in live firing exercises.
Chief Justice of the United States visit   View Summary
29 July 2010
The most senior and most distinguished judicial officer in the United States, described as 'one of the outstanding legal leaders and thinkers of our time', Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr gave a lecture at the University of Sydney's Law School last night.
Band-Aid for broken mental health system    View Summary
29 July 2010
Adjunct Associate Professor John Mendoza writes that mental health has missed out again due to lack of political leadership.
Is there time to spare in the fight against climate change?   View Summary
28 July 2010
Samantha Mostyn, director of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions, writes that there is no time to waste when it comes to action on climate change.
Creative entrepreneurship with Kate and Dare Jennings   View Summary
28 July 2010
High-profile siblings Kate and Dare Jennings will discuss creative entrepreneurship at a Sydney Ideas "city" event at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music this Friday 30 July.
Freud, Mayhew, Herodotus: Key Thinkers series returns to Sydney    View Summary
28 July 2010
The popular free Key Thinkers Sydney Ideas series will return to the University of Sydney tonight with Dr Richard Stanton exploring the late 20th century sociologist who believed public relations rather than policy ruled politics.
States of Statelessness   View Summary
28 July 2010
An intensive workshop on international history run by the University of Sydney has brought postgraduate research students from Harvard, Birkbeck College (University of London), the École Normale Supérieure (University of Paris), Oxford, Bristol and Leeds to Australia to join students from the University of Sydney, ANU, Queensland, and La Trobe.
You wouldn't read about it: climate scientists right   View Summary
28 July 2010
Professor Rod Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations writes on one of the pivotal moments in the politics of climate change.
Citizens' assemblies work fine - in theory    View Summary
27 July 2010
Associate Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School writes how citizens' assemblies are a good idea but don't work in real life.
Spintronics comes to Sydney   View Summary
27 July 2010
The Worldwide Universities Network has chosen Sydney as the venue for its 2011 spintronics conference.
Plastiki adventurer to speak at the University of Sydney   View Summary
26 July 2010
UK-based environmentalist David de Rothschild will speak about his groundbreaking expedition on a vessel made from plastic at the University of Sydney this Thursday, 29 July 2010.
World expert on China's challenge to US power   View Summary
26 July 2010
World-renowned foreign policy expert and New York Times best-selling author Professor John Mearsheimer will discuss China's rise in Asia and its implications for Australia in his first ever Australian lecture at the University of Sydney next Wednesday 4 August.
Revue workshops at the Seymour   View Summary
23 July 2010
Each year the University of Sydney hosts revue workshops for students to gain expert advice from theatre professionals. The Seymour Centre at the University of Sydney hosts training workshops which started from Monday 12 July for three successive Mondays in order to prepare young actors and comedians for the revue season.
Ancient Britons were the earliest North Europeans   View Summary
23 July 2010
A team of international scientists, including the University of Sydney's Dr Peter Hoare, has uncovered archaeological remains in Britain which have revolutionised our knowledge of the first known settlement in northern Europe.
Major breakthrough in Alzheimer research    View Summary
23 July 2010
Researchers from the University of Sydney's Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease Laboratory have achieved a major breakthrough by finding the causes of Alzheimer's disease at a cellular level and thereby identifying a potential therapy as a result.
Eight Sydney scientists named as Eureka Prize finalists   View Summary
22 July 2010
Eight University of Sydney academics have been shortlisted today for the 2010 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.
International Arts in Society conference at SCA   View Summary
22 July 2010
Hundreds of international researchers will converge at the Sydney College of the Arts today for the fifth International Conference on the Arts in Society.
Drugs that save infants' lives   View Summary
22 July 2010
Researchers at the University of Sydney have found the combined intake of iron-folic acid supplements with World Health Organisation (WHO)-endorsed anti-malarial drugs during pregnancy could reduce early infant mortality in sub-Saharan Africa by a quarter.
Researchers share nanotechnology knowledge   View Summary
22 July 2010
InForm, a EU-funded project bringing together international research institutions, has held its first nanotechnology conference in Stockholm.
Why history matters: historians remap the world   View Summary
21 July 2010
Leading international historians will come together at the University of Sydney on Monday 26 July to discuss why history should be viewed from a global perspective.
World-first dialysis study set to reduce health costs   View Summary
21 July 2010
The results of a world-first controlled trial of dialysis start-time in patients with Stage V chronic kidney disease is set to have major impact on the cost and infrastructure of chronic kidney disease (CKD) treatment and dialysis services.
ARC Centre of Excellence successes for Faculty of Science   View Summary
20 July 2010
The Faculty of Science has been successful in having two Australian Research Council Centres of Excellence funded from 2011 in the latest round of funding announced on 16 July 2010. The two new Centres have been funded for a total of $44.4 million from the Australian Research Council.
Practice nurses increase GP short consultations   View Summary
20 July 2010
The increased role of nurses in general practice is the primary driver of recent increases in short GP consultations, a general practice researcher from the School of Public Health says.
NSW Premier supports China Studies Centre partnership   View Summary
19 July 2010
NSW Premier Kristina Keneally has given her in-principle support to a formal partnership between the NSW Government and a new China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.
Rural visitors to University of Sydney   View Summary
19 July 2010
The University of Sydney last week hosted the annual Rural High Schools Workshop, a week-long program designed to encourage selected rural students to consider careers as doctors or health science practitioners.
Scholarships information night this Wednesday   View Summary
19 July 2010
The University of Sydney offers more than 1000 scholarships to new recipients each year and will host a scholarship information night this Wednesday 21 July.
National treasure made music until the end   View Summary
16 July 2010
Associate Professor Peter McCallum pays tribute to conductor Sir Charles Mackerras.
The infinite value of the natural environment questioned   View Summary
16 July 2010
A new study conducted by the University of Sydney and University of California, Riverside says that the environment should not be valued over economics and other competing interests in environmental decision-making.
Professor shortlisted for Prime Minister's Literary Award   View Summary
16 July 2010
Professor John Keane's book, The Life and Death of Democracy, has been shortlisted for the annual Prime Minister's Literary Awards for Non-Fiction.
Kids get creative at Dangerous Worlds art day   View Summary
16 July 2010
The University of Sydney's Macleay Museum will hold a special Kids' Museums Day from noon to 4pm this Sunday 18 July where children will be able to design their very own species of the future, using the Dangerous Worlds exhibition as inspiration.
Professor shortlisted for Eureka People's Choice Awards   View Summary
16 July 2010
Professor Naomi McClure-Griffiths, an Honorary Associate of Astronomy at the School of Physics, has been shortlisted for the Eureka Prizes People's Choice Award 2010 for scientific research.
Sydney graduate designs World Expo mascot   View Summary
16 July 2010
A graduate of the Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) at the University of Sydney is the designer of the Shanghai World Expo's mascot, Haibao, which means treasure of the seas.
Sydney expert part of Paid Parental Leave evaluation team   View Summary
15 July 2010
Professor Marian Baird, from the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies, has been named in a team of Australian researchers who have won a $2.7 million project to conduct the Federal Government's Paid Parental Leave scheme evaluation.
Indigenous Australians are not heavy smokers   View Summary
15 July 2010
A recent study has busted the myth Indigenous Australians are heavy smokers and has indicated those living in remote communities consume fewer cigarettes a day than other smokers, even though they continue to suffer from higher rates of smoking-related diseases.
Workshops help students cope with stress   View Summary
14 July 2010
University students are four times more likely to be anxious and depressed than other people their age, a recent article in The Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Forgotten exhibition linking University with China in 1978   View Summary
14 July 2010
A recent translation of a photographic album reveals relations between the University of Sydney and China took an important step when an exhibition of Australian animals from the Macleay Museum travelled to China in 1978.
Australia faces tough contest with US for Asian students   View Summary
14 July 2010
Dr Sean Gallagher of the US Studies Centre writes that Australia is now competing with the US for international students from Asia.
Adventurous ideas at the Expo   View Summary
13 July 2010
Business experts from Australia and China made their way through the crowds at the Shanghai Expo on Monday to share their ideas on reform and innovation at the second University of Sydney symposium.
Australia in denial over greenhouse    View Summary
13 July 2010
Professor Rod Tiffen writes on the myth of Australia's irrelevance and innocence when it comes to global climate change.
University of Sydney hosts sixth triennial APIRA Conference   View Summary
12 July 2010
With a reputation for academic rigour and the participation of world-leading researchers, the Sixth Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting (APIRA) Conference runs from 11 - 13 July. This triennial conference promises three days of intensive discussions, debates and networking with leading and emerging scholars in accounting.
Online depression education for Chinese-Australians   View Summary
12 July 2010
University of Sydney researchers are pilot-testing an Internet-based education program for Chinese-Australian adults with depression and are seeking participants.
World-renowned political commentator joins University of Sydney   View Summary
9 July 2010
Australian-born John Keane - voted by The Times of London as one of Britain's leading political thinkers and writers whose work has 'world-wide importance' - has returned to Australia this month to join the University of Sydney's Department of Government as Professor of Politics.
Some ifs, but Timor could be a solution   View Summary
9 July 2010
Associate Professor Ben Saul from Sydney Law School examines Prime Minister Julia Gillard's policy on asylum seekers.
Leading researchers gather for the Sydney Cancer Conference 2010   View Summary
9 July 2010
The University of Sydney will host the second Sydney Cancer Conference (SCC2010) next week from 14 to 16 July.
Student diplomats engage at Model UN   View Summary
9 July 2010
The University of Sydney will be hosting the Asia Pacific Model United Nations Conference from 10 - 16 July, where tertiary students can exercise their diplomatic negotiation skills in a replica of the United Nations.
Scholarships information evenings for high school students   View Summary
9 July 2010
Two Scholarships Information Evenings are being held on Tuesday 13 July and Wednesday 21 July to help high school students navigate the University of Sydney's range of scholarships.
Reform tops the agenda at business symposium   View Summary
9 July 2010
The need to reform business practices to promote innovation and enterprise will dominate the agenda at the second University of Sydney symposium at the Shanghai Expo on Monday 12 July.
2010 teaching citation awards announced   View Summary
8 July 2010
Five University of Sydney academics will shortly receive citations from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) for their significant contributions to student learning.
Traditional Chinese medicine meets IT   View Summary
8 July 2010
A public lecture at the University of Sydney will outline research melding the 2000-year old practices of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with IT-based bioinformatics, building evidence-based data in an area of medicine facing increased government scrutiny.
Study into best treatment for problem gamblers   View Summary
7 July 2010
The University of Sydney's Gambling Treatment Clinic is conducting a trial commencing in July researching the best method of treatment for problem gamblers.
How the Patel case has changed the world of health care forever   View Summary
7 July 2010
Professor Merrilyn Walton writes on the legacy of the Jayant Patel case.
Sydney professor wins prestigious American Heart Award   View Summary
6 July 2010
Professor Brian Morris from Sydney Medical School's School of Medical Sciences and Bosch Institute has won a major award in the field of hypertension research.
The Garden at the End of the World: documentary explores life in Afghanistan   View Summary
6 July 2010
As part of the International Peace Research Association Conference program (Tuesday 6 to Saturday 10 July), the University of Sydney is proud to present a moving documentary that follows the struggle of the families of Afghanistan in the wake of a decade of armed conflict and civil unrest.
Sydney researchers awarded top Australian fellowships   View Summary
6 July 2010
Two University of Sydney academics have been awarded prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowships by the Australian Research Council. Astronomer Professor Bryan Gaensler, based within the School of Physics and Professor Peter Goodyear from the Faculty of Education and Social Work are among 15 researchers to be awarded a fellowship under the Australian Laureate Fellowship Scheme.
Experts urge community to get behind bowel cancer screening   View Summary
5 July 2010
University of Sydney experts say around 1000 bowel cancer deaths could be prevented every year if a fully-funded, evidence-based bowel cancer screening program was implemented by the Australian Government.
Free school holiday fun at Sydney   View Summary
2 July 2010
The University of Sydney's museums and art gallery will once again hold a series of free arts, photography and ancient mummified activities for kids looking for something different to do these school holidays.
Malcolm Turnbull comments on leadership spill   View Summary
2 July 2010
The University of Sydney hosted a Graduate Connections Breakfast on Wednesday morning where 300 University of Sydney alumni and friends were treated to an engaging speech and Q&A session with The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, himself a graduate of the University of Sydney.
Peace comes to the University Of Sydney   View Summary
2 July 2010
Four hundred leading peace researchers from five continents will converge on the University of Sydney next week (6 to 10 July) for the biennial global conference of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA).
King of the classroom   View Summary
1 July 2010
University of Sydney students were honoured to receive a lecture from His Royal Highness Raja Devashish Roy, the traditional Raja, King of the Chakma people of the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. The students of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies welcomed the opportunity to hear from the King, who is trained as a barrister, human rights and indigenous rights advocate and an advocate for sustainable environment and biodiversity.
Transport professor to help Beijing curb car use   View Summary
1 July 2010
Transport planners in Beijing are drawing on expertise at the University of Sydney's Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies to help curb car traffic in the city and increase public transport use.
Bright outlook for space scientists   View Summary
1 July 2010
The School of Physics along with Australia's space weather agency IPS Radio and Space Services have been awarded a 2010 Australian Research Council Linkage grant of $360,000 to fund space weather prediction via automated data analysis systems over the next three years.
June 2010
New book puts focus on Australian healthcare fundamentals    View Summary
30 June 2010
The Rudd health reform proposals failed to address the funding fundamentals of the Australian healthcare system, according to the authors of the fourth edition of the highly regarded book, 'Health Care and Public Policy: An Australian Analysis'.
Launch pad for ties with China   View Summary
30 June 2010
The Shanghai Expo is a launch pad for an increasing level of engagement with China, writes Professor John Hearn, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International) of the University of Sydney.
Photonic future bright thanks to IPOS   View Summary
30 June 2010
The University of Sydney's Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS) is set to present a year of research breakthroughs in photonics since its inception when it hosts its first Symposium tomorrow and Friday.
Vice-Chancellor holds forum on strategic plan   View Summary
30 June 2010
More than 400 people attended an all-staff forum in the Great Hall last week to hear the Vice-Chancellor outline the development of the University's strategic plan.
Lizard reveals cancer secrets   View Summary
29 June 2010
A compound produced by a pregnant lizard may provide important information on the origins and treatment of cancer in humans, according to zoologist Bridget Murphy from the School of Biological Sciences who discovered the protein, which is pivotal to the development of the lizard placenta.
Speculation set the scene for ALP leadership spill    View Summary
29 June 2010
Dr Peter Chen from the School of Social and Political Science analyses the role of the contemporary media in the Rudd-Gillard transition.
Beauty and Betrayal: ancient jewellery at the Nicholson Museum   View Summary
28 June 2010
A stunning collection of ancient jewellery, including pieces close to 4000 years old, is on display at the University of Sydney's Nicholson Museum as part of its latest exhibition, Beauty and Betrayal: Ancient and Neo-Classical Jewellery.
Can we make lung cancer history? The rise and fall of the smoking epidemic   View Summary
28 June 2010
To celebrate the opening of the Sydney Cancer Conference 2010 (Wednesday 14 to Friday 16 July), world-leading public health researcher and tobacco control advocate Professor Simon Chapman will give a free public lecture titled 'Can we make lung cancer history? The rise and fall of the smoking epidemic.'
Ramos-Horta addresses hundreds in the Great Hall of the University of Sydney   View Summary
25 June 2010
Professor John Hearn, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International) has welcomed His Excellency President José Ramos-Horta to the University of Sydney for a public address on Regional Integration and Cooperation. The Great Hall was packed to the brim with guests eager to hear from the president of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and Nobel Peace Prize laureate...a man with a long and fascinating history.
Building critical care workforce capacity in Timor Leste   View Summary
24 June 2010
A multidisciplinary team of University of Sydney affiliated doctors and nurses from Sydney Medical School, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Nursing School and ICU at Royal North Shore Hospital is working with partners in Timor Leste to develop crucial critical care skills.
Public transport is top transport concern for Australians   View Summary
23 June 2010
Australians remain more concerned about improving public transport than improving roads, the latest quarterly transport survey from the University of Sydney shows.
Modelling of aerial athletes receives linkage grant   View Summary
23 June 2010
Mathematicians, engineers and sports scientists are scrutinising the aerial movements of Olympic gold medallist Matthew Mitcham in order to help optimise the performance of divers and gymnasts. Their research Bodies in Space is one of 13 University of Sydney projects to receive a total of almost $4 million funding in the Federal Government's second round of Linkage Projects, announced today.
University launches Expo program   View Summary
23 June 2010
The University's program of events at the Shanghai Expo gets under way on Monday 28 June with a symposium looking at spintronics research.
Graduate School of Government hosts African mining officials   View Summary
23 June 2010
Fourteen senior African mining officials are heading back to Africa this week, taking with them with valuable new skills acquired during a two-month practical research program run by the University of Sydney's Graduate School of Government.
Transport studies agreement for Sydney and Abu Dhabi   View Summary
22 June 2010
The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) and The University of Sydney, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) in the Faculty of Economics and Business will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday aimed at providing Masters courses in transport management to targeted UAE students and executive courses for DoT employees.
ISA conference teaches businesses greenhouse gas solutions   View Summary
21 June 2010
The 18th International Conference on Input-Output Economics will be hosted by the Centre for Integrated Sustainability Analysis (ISA), in the School of Physics, at the University of Sydney from Sunday 20 to Friday 25 June.
Last year's champ has become this year's chump   View Summary
21 June 2010
Professor Rod Tiffen, from the Department of Government and International Relations, writes that Prime Minister Kevin Rudd can now do nothing right.
Working with the world   View Summary
21 June 2010
The 2011 International Program Development Fund (IPDF) is now open and academic staff are invited to send in their proposals.
University of Sydney professor honoured for a career spent changing lives   View Summary
18 June 2010
Professor Trevor Parmenter, a University of Sydney alumnus and one of the architects of Australia's Disability Services Act, will be inducted into the ACE National Network's Hall of Fame today, Friday 18 June. ACE is the national peak body for Australia's disability employment services network, and is bestowing this honour on upon the Professor in recognition of a lifetime's work in the area of disability.
Research Week at Sydney Nursing School   View Summary
18 June 2010
Sydney Nursing School is hosting its annual Research Week from 21 to 25 June 2010, bringing together world-renowned nursing scholars and students who are shaping the future of healthcare through research and nursing practice.
University of Sydney to screen emotive homecoming film    View Summary
18 June 2010
The University of Sydney's Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine will host a free screening of the film Wrong Side of the Bus, about psychiatrist Sidney Bloch's homecoming to South Africa.
Indonesians seek solutions to food security challenges   View Summary
17 June 2010
Indonesian scientists have visited the University's Plant Breeding Institute at Cobbitty.
President Ramos-Horta to speak at the University of Sydney   View Summary
17 June 2010
Nobel Peace Laureate and President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, His Excellency Dr José Ramos-Horta, will present a public address at the Great Hall on Thursday 24 June.
Simple injection could save thousands of lives   View Summary
17 June 2010
Tens of thousands of lives could be saved each year if patients with serious bleeding received a cheap, widely available and easily-administered drug to help their blood to clot, according to researchers from the University of Sydney.
Silicon chips to enter world of high speed optical processing   View Summary
17 June 2010
Physicists at the University of Sydney have brought silicon chips closer to performing all-optical computing and information processing that could overcome the speed limitations intrinsic to electronics.
The Hon Michael Kirby wins international justice prize   View Summary
17 June 2010
One of the University of Sydney's most celebrated alumni - recently retired High Court judge the Hon. Michael Kirby - has been named the co-winner of the prestigious international Gruber Justice Prize.
Veterinary Science makes links with Brazil   View Summary
16 June 2010
A Brazilian scientist has spent four weeks at the University's Faculty of Veterinary Science as a recipient of a COALAR Executive Award.
Ethics conference brings diverse professional fields together   View Summary
16 June 2010
Renewing the code of ethics for pharmacists in the wake of the recent changes to healthcare legislation will be among the topics considered at a wide-ranging ethics conference at the University of Sydney today and tomorrow.
New website arms the world with true facts on guns   View Summary
16 June 2010
University of Sydney Adjunct Associate Professor Philip Alpers has spent the past two years working on a special project for the United Nations - creating a website which tells the whole picture of gun usage and gun control, globally.
New discovery in Herpes Simplex Virus infection route   View Summary
15 June 2010
Researchers from the University of Sydney have made a major breakthrough in identifying how skin cells are infected with the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), a discovery which may have significant implications for a vaccine finally being available for the virus.
University of Sydney staff named in Queen's Birthday Honours List   View Summary
15 June 2010
A legal specialist who listens to children, a musician with a background in medicine, and two other medical academics are among staff from the University of Sydney to have been named in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for 2010.
Large-scale plans for small-scale technology   View Summary
15 June 2010
The University of Sydney will build a world-leading facility for specialist research into nanoscience - science dealing with matter on an atomic or molecular scale - after the Federal Government pledged a $40 million contribution through its Education Investment Fund.
100 perspectives to make a workplace bloom   View Summary
11 June 2010
As part of a world-first study University of Sydney researchers are investigating the connection between managers' abilities to engage with multiple viewpoints, and workplaces where staff are productive and flourish.
Silk microchip for rapid medical testing   View Summary
11 June 2010
Silk could provide a sophisticated new way of monitoring health, Peter Domachuk, a physicist from the University of Sydney, has found.
National symbol inspires art   View Summary
11 June 2010
Sydney College of the Arts PhD student Maria Fernanda Cardosa has taken one of Australia's national symbols to the world in a New York exhibition called Dead or Alive at the Museum of Arts and Design.
Are gifts from pharmaceutical companies appropriate?   View Summary
10 June 2010
A University of Sydney study has examined for the first time the views of medical specialists and members of the public on whether gifts are appropriate from pharmaceutical companies and calls for an end to the practice.
Can the law help cure cancer?   View Summary
10 June 2010
For the next two days, the Sydney Law School in conjunction with the International Union Against Cancer, is hosting a conference that draws attention to the role for law and regulation in a comprehensive response to the prevention and treatment of cancer, both in the Australian community and globally.
University of Sydney goes World Cup crazy   View Summary
10 June 2010
With students at the University from 134 different countries, the World Cup has grabbed the attention of thousands of campus soccer fans.
Elements line up in the big picture    View Summary
9 June 2010
Professor Stephen Leeder, director of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy, writes on the complex needs of healthcare reform.
Cities of the world unmasked   View Summary
9 June 2010
An exciting new series of free public talks aimed at demystifying and bringing to life some of the world's great cities begins tomorrow at the University of Sydney.
Removing the Cancer Emperor's Clothes: the successful campaign to get cigarettes in plain packs   View Summary
8 June 2010
The historic announcement by the Rudd government that all tobacco products would be sold in plain packaging from 2012 was the culmination of an intense campaign of public health advocacy. In a presentation today, Professor Simon Chapman and researcher Becky Freeman from the School of Public Health rehearse the arguments for plain packaging and describe the efforts by Australian and international advocates to advance this strategy onto the political agenda.
A bit of Keatingesque passion needed   View Summary
8 June 2010
Dr Nick Dyrenfurth from the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies writes that the PM needs to work smarter, rather than harder.
Robotics pioneer elected to Royal Society   View Summary
7 June 2010
Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte from the Faculty of Engineering and IT's Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, the world's oldest continuously running scientific academy.
Condemned by faceless accusers and secret evidence   View Summary
7 June 2010
Associate Professor Ben Saul writes on the injustice of the Sheikh Leghaei deportation case.
Partnership demonstrates the vital role of molecular imaging in combating disease   View Summary
7 June 2010
A new research and educational partnership between the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), the University of Sydney and other leading universities in the Asia-Pacific region demonstrates the important role that molecular imaging will play in unravelling the molecular mechanisms of disease.
How to end hunger in Africa: food expert at Sydney Ideas   View Summary
7 June 2010
Lading academic at the forefront of restoring fertility to some of the world's most degraded soils, Dr Pedro Sanchez, will give his insights into how to end starvation in Africa when he speaks at the University of Sydney this Wednesday, 9 June.
Where is capitalism going today   View Summary
7 June 2010
Professor Geoff Gallop, who led a University of Sydney delegation to the OECD Forum in Paris, writes about the future of capitalism.
Justice Neville Owen to speak on corporate misadventures   View Summary
3 June 2010
The Hon Justice Neville Owen of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, will highlight the peculiar problems that long and complex legal cases present at a 50th anniversary event for the Accounting Discipline in the Faculty of Economics and Business.
University experience for Indigenous high school students   View Summary
3 June 2010
The University of Sydney, in partnership with The Smith Family, today hosted an Experience day for Indigenous high school students from across the state, many of whom had never considered tertiary education as an option.
High frequency ventilation for preterm babies just as effective   View Summary
3 June 2010
A University of Sydney study of ventilation strategies has shown that high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) for preterm babies gives the same outcomes as conventional ventilation (CV).
New laser to speed up information superhighway   View Summary
2 June 2010
Silicon chips may soon be able to transmit and process information at extremely high speeds using light thanks to a University of Sydney invention, a new pulsed laser that allows light to be generated on a computer chip.
World authority on food security to speak at University of Sydney   View Summary
1 June 2010
World-leading food and sustainability expert, Dr Per Pinstrup-Andersen, will reveal the inner workings of the global food system and what needs to be done to ensure the world doesn't go hungry when he speaks at the University of Sydney early next month.
May 2010
100 Years of Agriculture   View Summary
31 May 2010
The University of Sydney's Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources turns 100 this year, marking a century where agricultural advances have pulled back from the brink of intensive land practices and ventured down a more sustainable path.
Why we should take Paris Hilton seriously   View Summary
28 May 2010
In a new book, three University of Sydney researchers analyse celebrity as a strategically important aspect of the fabric of society, politics and law. Celebrity and the Law, published by Federation Press, explains how celebrity is a valuable part of our economy as well as an avenue for members of our increasingly individualistic society to bond with each other, and outlines the changing legal aspects of celebrity.
Honorary doctorate for musical legend   View Summary
28 May 2010
The University of Sydney today awarded an honorary doctorate to the Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Sydney Symphony, Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Six generations of Sydney graduates    View Summary
28 May 2010
It was a very proud moment for Catherine Crouch (nee Lockhart) recently when her daughter, Georgina graduated from Law at the University of Sydney. Georgina's graduation marked the sixth direct generation in her family to graduate from Sydney.
Student 'personal bests' more effective than My School comparisons   View Summary
27 May 2010
Building on ground-breaking 2006 research, a new study by the University of Sydney has confirmed the importance of school students setting and pursuing 'personal bests' in achieving academic success.
Year 10 students experience university   View Summary
27 May 2010
To help year pre-HSC students find out what university might be like, the University of Sydney is hosting an Experience Day for Year 10 students on Friday 28 May. The Experience Day provides an opportunity for kids who might not otherwise consider university as an option to be exposed to life on campus.
University of Sydney commemorates 2010 Reconciliation Week   View Summary
27 May 2010
This year, the University of Sydney is celebrating National Reconciliation Week in style. The University's Koori Centre is hosting a series of events, and a history of the Centre is being published by Sydney University Press.
Early 1900s country NSW recaptured in photographic exhibition   View Summary
26 May 2010
The thriving country towns of NSW in the early 1900s are revealed in a new exhibition of historical photos at the University of Sydney's Macleay Museum.
Ambassador pays tribute to Argentina's revolutionary leaders   View Summary
25 May 2010
Argentine Ambassador Pedro Villagra Delgado has paid tribute to the leaders of Argentina's May Revolution at an international forum to celebrate the Bicentenary of the revolution.
How will humans adapt to a dangerous new world?   View Summary
25 May 2010
What exactly will humans look like when gravity and a habitable earth are things of the past? Students from the Design Centre Enmore - TAFE came up with a series of designs for future human species that have adapted to survive catastrophic climate change.
Feeding the world sustainably   View Summary
24 May 2010
The University of Sydney will next month bring to Australia two world leaders on feeding the world sustainably as it marks the centenary of its Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.
Visit from Saudi Arabian delegation broadens research relationships   View Summary
24 May 2010
Mutual collaborations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the University of Sydney have been deepened during a visit by the Saudi Arabian Minister of Higher Education and a delegation of dignitaries.
World Democracy Forum launches in Washington this week   View Summary
24 May 2010
This week, a group of researchers will meet in Washington DC to officially launch the World Democracy Forum - a global network of researchers dedicated to emerging and continuing global issues.
Sydney Nursing School to host international student delegation   View Summary
24 May 2010
Sydney Nursing School at the University of Sydney will host the first-ever nursing student delegation to Australia through the International Scholar Laureate Program on Tuesday 25 May.
Forum celebrates 200th anniversary of May Revolution   View Summary
21 May 2010
The University is hosting an Interntional Forum commemorating the May Revolution in Buenos Aires 200 years ago.
Honorary doctorate for first woman Governor-General   View Summary
21 May 2010
The University of Sydney has awarded an honorary doctorate to a former Principal of its Women's College, now Australia's first woman Governor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce AC.
Abbott's economic furphy   View Summary
20 May 2010
Dr Graham White, senior lecturer in the Faculty of Economics and Business, picks apart Tony Abbott's claim that smaller government means higher economic growth.
New creative guns bunker down at Seymour   View Summary
20 May 2010
Emerging choreographic dynamo Shaun Parker and new cutting-edge music group Chronology Arts have taken up residence at Sydney's Seymour Centre in 2010, as part of an expanded Arts Bunker program, dedicated to fostering Australia's next creative heavy hitters.
University hosts emerging infectious diseases and biosecurity conference   View Summary
20 May 2010
The latest research to combat emerging infectious diseases threatening Australia is being presented at the Sydney Institute of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity Conference at the University of Sydney today.
The literary life of a scientist   View Summary
19 May 2010
Associate Professor Abbas El-Zein of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies has won a prize at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards for his memoir Leave To Remain.
Telstra net service lets Australia down   View Summary
19 May 2010
Emeritus Professor in government and international relations Rod Tiffen writes on the poor state of Tesltra's broadband service.
Koori Centre hosts preview fundraiser screening of Our Generation   View Summary
19 May 2010
On Thursday 20 May at 6.30pm, in the lead up to Reconciliation Week, the Koori Centre at the University of Sydney will be screening the Indigenous film Our Generation. Providing a fresh look at unresolved issues, with music by John Butler Trio, Yothu Yindi and Archie Roach, the film looks at the Government's Indigenous policies through the stories of the Yolngu of Arnhem Land.
The challenge of climate change as a cultural crisis   View Summary
19 May 2010
Professor Linda Connor from the Department of Anthropology writes on how climate change is becoming a cultural crisis.
Free University of Sydney clinic for problem gamblers   View Summary
18 May 2010
This week is Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, and problem gamblers, their families and friends are urged to seek help and information at the University of Sydney's Gambling Treatment Clinic.
What sort of PM will David Cameron be?   View Summary
18 May 2010
Professor Simon Tormey, Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences, gives his view on new UK Prime Minister, David Cameron.
In defence of the Lisbon Treaty   View Summary
18 May 2010
David Daly, Head of the EU Delegation to Australia, has mounted a vigorous defence of the Lisbon Treaty at a University of Sydney International Forum.
Forum looks to shed light on the Lisbon Treaty   View Summary
17 May 2010
An International Forum at the University, attended by the Head of the European Union Delegation to Australia, will look at the far-reaching effects of the EU's Lisbon Treaty.
Patient safety compromised by interruptions to doctors   View Summary
17 May 2010
Emergency doctors complete interrupted tasks in a shorter time than uninterrupted tasks and fail to return to 18.5 per cent of interrupted tasks, according to a study by the University of Sydney's Health Informatics Research and Evaluation Unit.
Engineering CEO receives honorary doctorate   View Summary
17 May 2010
WorleyParsons CEO John Grill has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Sydney in recognition of his contribution to the engineering profession.
Carcinogenic potential of mobile phone use not clear cut   View Summary
17 May 2010
The most comprehensive international study to date on the association between mobile phone use and brain cancers has not shown a strong causal link between the two but research on their relationship needs to continue, Professor Bruce Armstrong from the School of Public Health says.
Australia needs 'green collar' workers   View Summary
14 May 2010
A new report from the Workplace Research Centre (WRC) in the Faculty of Economics and Business has found more 'green collar' jobs are needed if key climate change challenges facing the Australian economy are to be met.
Twitter's tweeps, twits and all   View Summary
14 May 2010
Mark Pesce, technology expert and honorary lecturer at the University of Sydney, writes about the true value of Twitter.
Play nice, hard or not at all: the US foreign policy flip-flop   View Summary
13 May 2010
Professor James Fallows of the US Studies Centre writes on the gap that exists between the ideals of American foreign policy and its realities.
Indigenous health worker awarded prestigious fellowship   View Summary
13 May 2010
Cynthia Payne, a respected indigenous elder and health worker who believes indigenous health must be tackled from a spiritual perspective, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship to test her ideas in her local community.
Scientists milk a beetle's survival tip   View Summary
13 May 2010
A small African beetle has inspired a team of Sydney scientists to seek out a new source of drinking water, writes Richard North.
Students are revolting: sit-in marks opening of Kent State exhibition   View Summary
12 May 2010
The University will hold a 'sit-in' tomorrow afternoon to mark the opening of the University Art Gallery's new exhibition Kent State: Four Decades On.
Free talk by world-leading UN human rights expert tomorrow   View Summary
12 May 2010
Leading international human rights expert and UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Professor Manfred Nowak, will give a free lecture exclusively at the University of Sydney tomorrow.
Research looks at bird flu controls   View Summary
12 May 2010
Australian and Indonesian researchers are working together on a project which looks at the success of measures taken to control the spread of bird flu in poultry flocks.
Indian physicist and environmentalist awarded Sydney Peace Prize   View Summary
10 May 2010
The distinguished Indian physicist and environmentalist, Dr Vandana Shiva, is the recipient of the 2010 Sydney Peace Prize.
Postgraduate student's research could bring faster internet   View Summary
10 May 2010
Research by University of Sydney postgraduate student, Trung Duc Vo, could lead to internet speeds 100 times faster than currently available.
Ground-breaking Yolngu art exhibition closes this week   View Summary
10 May 2010
The Macleay Museum's ground-breaking Makarr-garma: Aboriginal Collections from a Yolngu perspective exhibition closes this Sunday 16 May.
The Con marks 95 years of musical history   View Summary
6 May 2010
The Sydney Conservatorium of Music celebrates its 95th anniversary today, Thursday 6 May.
Exhibition marks anniversary of Kent State University shootings   View Summary
6 May 2010
The 40th anniversary of the shooting of students at Kent State University is commemorated in a provocative new exhibition at the University Art Gallery.
Sydney historian wins international award   View Summary
6 May 2010
The American Association for the History of Medicine has awarded University of Sydney historian, Professor Warwick Anderson, the prestigious 2010 William H Welch Medal for his book The Collectors of Lost Souls: Turning Kuru Scientists into Whitemen.
Building bridges to Indonesia   View Summary
5 May 2010
Indonesia and Australia both have much to gain from a closer relationship, writes Professor John Hearn.
Promising regional students awarded scholarships   View Summary
5 May 2010
Thanks to a unique scholarship program, six young people from rural and regional locations around Australia have recently been brought closer to achieving their goals of completing tertiary study at the University of Sydney.
What does it mean to be secure?   View Summary
4 May 2010
The University of Sydney and One Just World is bringing together leading security experts tomorrow night to debate what it really means to be secure in our region and what we can do to be more secure.
Play-based intervention trial for children with ADHD   View Summary
4 May 2010
The Faculty of Health Sciences is seeking participants for a new play-based intervention program which aims to assist children with ADHD to develop their social interactions.
Sydney Harbour Bridge bunnies to be health checked and re-homed   View Summary
4 May 2010
The fate of a small colony of domestic bunnies living under the Sydney Harbour Bridge has finally been determined. Fortunately for them, they will be re-homed following a visit to the Sydney University Veterinary Teaching Hospital to be health checked, vaccinated and de-sexed.
Architect Ken Woolley awarded honorary doctorate   View Summary
3 May 2010
The University of Sydney has awarded architect Ken Woolley an honorary doctorate. Since graduating with First Class Honours in Architecture in 1955, where he also received the University Medal, Woolley has had an influential career spanning six decades, during which he has become acknowledged as a leader in Australian architecture.
International experts to talk on feeding the world   View Summary
3 May 2010
The University of Sydney will next month bring to Australia two world leaders on feeding the world sustainably as it marks the centenary of its Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.
Cyberspace a jurisdictional challenge for lawyers   View Summary
3 May 2010
The Sydney Law School will tomorrow host a seminar to discuss the very modern challenges of private international law jurisdiction in cyberspace.
April 2010
The Unknown Nation - Australia after Empire   View Summary
30 April 2010
A new book that examines Australia's hesitancy to define itself post Empire will be launched next week by one of Australia's most strident republicans, former Opposition leader, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP.
24-hour emergency vet clinic now open   View Summary
30 April 2010
The Faculty of Veterinary Science is proud to announce the opening of the Sydney After-hours Veterinary Emergency Service (SAVES).
Meet the Sydney Uni Wheelchair Flames   View Summary
30 April 2010
Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness (SUSF) is proud to announce the integration of the first Australian university wheelchair basketball team into the Sydney Uni Flames basketball program for 2010.
Professor of Cancer Epidemiology appointed   View Summary
29 April 2010
The School of Public Health has appointed Dr Jane Young as its first Professor of Cancer Epidemiology, who will establish a cancer epidemiology and cancer services research program at the University.
How to mend the heart of league   View Summary
29 April 2010
John Murray of the Faculty of Economics and Business writes on the Melbourne Storm NRL salary cap scandal.
Major win for University anti-smoking campaigners   View Summary
29 April 2010
Today's announcement by the Federal Government that it will overhaul cigarette packaging legislation and dramatically increase taxes is being welcomed by University of Sydney public health researcher, Professor Simon Chapman and PhD student, Becky Freeman.
Expensive drugs cost Australia billions   View Summary
28 April 2010
Consumers and the Australian Government are paying up to 10 times more for generic cholesterol-lowering drugs compared to the United Kingdom, according to research carried out by health economists at the University of Sydney.
When architecture meets education   View Summary
28 April 2010
While many schools in Australia claim to be advocates of the principles of contemporary childhood learning, very few deliver when it comes to architecture. This Thursday, Stone will join architect Ed Lippman to deliver a public talk called "The principal and the architect: educational philosophy meets design" as part of the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning's Thursday Night Lecture Series.
Valuable climate between Indonesia and the University of Sydney   View Summary
27 April 2010
A selection of University of Sydney dignitaries have travelled to Indonesia to attend a series of relationship strengthening engagements with Indonesian government and academic officials. The high-profile delegation of twenty-three, which includes the University Chancellor, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International) Professor John Hearn, along with a number of deans and academics from various faculties, will meet with Indonesian counterparts to enhance the already highly-productive educational relationship between the two countries.
Interruptions associated with medication errors by nurses   View Summary
27 April 2010
Nurses who are interrupted while administering medication appear to have an increased risk of making medication errors, according to a report in the April 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
A first step in the long road to health reform   View Summary
27 April 2010
Political leaders have taken the first step on the long road to Medicare reform.
Hospitals will treat 'em and street 'em as COAG dumps mentally ill   View Summary
23 April 2010
Professor Ian Hickie of the Brain & Mind Research Institute writes on the shortcomings of COAG's approach to mental health care.
Dictionary of Sydney wins heritage award   View Summary
23 April 2010
The Dictionary of Sydney - the ultimate online guide to Sydney's rich and diverse history - has been presented with a National Trust Heritage Award.
Six hundred schoolchildren flock to University    View Summary
22 April 2010
The front lawns of the Quadrangle burst into life today with 600 Year 3 primary school students and 30 marquees filled with activities devised by University of Sydney faculties to engage and interest eight-year-olds.
New research lab opens at Woolcock Institute   View Summary
22 April 2010
The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, a leading institute specialising in respiratory and sleep research, officially opened the doors of its new laboratories in Glebe on Wednesday, 21 April, 2010.
Making the internet safe: will ISP filtering work?   View Summary
21 April 2010
The University of Sydney's IT Alumni Association will next week bring together IT experts in networking, industry, law, child welfare and ethics to discuss the Federal Government's plans to introduce compulsory internet filtering.
Wobbly Underbelly hides criminal truth   View Summary
21 April 2010
Criminologist Professor Mark Findlay discusses how the television program Underbelly has falsely informed public debate about law and order, organised crime and corruption.
Forum examines growth of e-publishing   View Summary
21 April 2010
Students from partner members of the Worldwide Universities Network met at the University of Sydney recently to put their entrepreneurial skills to the test at the inaugural WUN Stimulate Forum.
Teaching with the new generation of mobile technology   View Summary
21 April 2010
An internationally-renowned pioneer in the use of digital interactivity in the education sector will present two free Sydney Ideas seminars next week, aimed at demystifying digital books and the new generation of mobile technology.
Probiotics - thousands of premature babies could benefit worldwide   View Summary
20 April 2010
Thousands more very premature babies could survive each year if probiotics were added to their feeds, according to research published today in Pediatrics, a leading clinical journal.
What is Australia's responsibility to asylum seekers?   View Summary
19 April 2010
To mark the introduction of a new Masters degree in Human Rights and Democratisation, the University of Sydney's Faculty of Arts will host a free public seminar this Thursday on a critical human rights question - what is Australia's responsibility to those who seek asylum on our shores?
It's a better system, but there's still a long way to go   View Summary
19 April 2010
The state government's new public transport fare system, MyZone, has come into effect. It is intended to simplify fares ahead of a successor to the abandoned T-card initiative, but it introduces its own anomalies.
Fundraising lunch for Indigenous postgraduate scholarships   View Summary
16 April 2010
In order to offer financial support to Indigenous students who would like to pursue their studies, the University of Sydney Chancellor's Committee in consultation with the University of Sydney Koori Centre, is holding a lunch in the Stranger's Dining Room, NSW Parliament House to raise funds for Indigenous scholarships.
Kidney expert receives international award   View Summary
16 April 2010
Professor Jonathan Craig from the School of Public Health has been honoured for his contribution to the study of kidney disease. The US-based National Kidney Foundation awarded Professor Craig with its 2010 International Distinguished Medal, recognising outstanding accomplishments in the field of nephrology.
Thought leaders join forces to prescribe for a healthy planet   View Summary
16 April 2010
Australian experts from health, business, government, the environment, community and academia have converged at the University of Sydney today to identify priorities for improving human health and ongoing sustainability in the face of significant climate change.
Qantas IR specialist to deliver Kingsley Laffer Memorial lecture 2010   View Summary
15 April 2010
Sue Bussell, Executive Manager of Industrial Relations at Qantas, will deliver the 18th annual Kingsley Laffer Memorial Lecture on Monday 19 April.
Project to attract students from Sydney's South West   View Summary
15 April 2010
Students enrolled in the Master of Management program in the Faculty of Economics and Business are working on a 'real-life' project which aims to encourage students from South West Sydney to attend university in greater numbers.
Pollie Pedal crosses finish line at University on Thursday   View Summary
15 April 2010
The 13th annual Pollie Pedal bike ride, led by the federal opposition leader Tony Abbott, crossed the finish line at the University of Sydney on Thursday.
Endangered quolls taught to turn their noses up at toxic toad   View Summary
14 April 2010
Ecologists at the University have successfully trained a critically endangered marsupial - the northern quoll - to turn its nose up at toxic cane toads. Their results, including fascinating behavioural video footage, are published today in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology and could provide conservationists with a vital new weapon in the fight against invasive species.
Quick fix for coal mine methane emissions    View Summary
13 April 2010
A new methane burner, developed at the University and under consideration by mining companies, has potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from underground coal mines by almost ninety per cent.
Rachel Bate wins Joan Carden award   View Summary
13 April 2010
The Joan Carden Award for 2010 has been won by soprano, Rachel Bate. Rachel holds the degree of Bachelor of Music (Performance) from the Conservatorium and is currently studying for the Advanced Diploma of Opera.
Many shared interests but few shared values with China   View Summary
12 April 2010
The once pervasive optimism among Western liberals that China's rise will be strategically benign and a boon to an ailing global economy is giving way to a gnawing anxiety that a strong China may not be so good for the world after all.
Two awarded honorary doctorates   View Summary
9 April 2010
The University will confer two honorary awards today - a Doctor of Letters to Dr Owen Harries, and an Honorary Fellowship to Dr Dugald McLellan.
Feminist and author Anne Summers to speak at Graduate Connections   View Summary
9 April 2010
In 1979, she received one of the first post-publication PhDs for her now legendary feminist book Damned Whores and God's Police. Her university career was also remarkable for her role in the push for women's studies to be part of University of Sydney curriculum. Now author, journalist and former political advisor Dr Anne Summers AO is returning to her alma mater for a special address on her university and broader career.
How the sea snake got its stripes   View Summary
9 April 2010
We all know that looks matter, and for snakes, a colour which works well on land has dramatically different results under water, according to a recent study by biologists from the University of Sydney.
Women unaware of risk of dangerous osteoporosis fractures   View Summary
8 April 2010
Only one in three Australian women diagnosed with osteoporosis are aware they are at higher risk of sustaining debilitating bone fractures, according to a landmark international study published with input from University of Sydney researchers.
Entry into residential aged care largely preventable   View Summary
8 April 2010
Lifestyle, social and health factors, such as being underweight, having inadequate nutrition or having low social activity, have been shown to be significant contributing factors to the entry of older people into residential aged care.
China's foreign policy under discussion   View Summary
8 April 2010
How China copes with the demands and responsibilities of its new global status will be the subject of an international forum at the University of Sydney on 12 April.
Sydney hosts World Democracy Forum workshop   View Summary
7 April 2010
Democracy is imperfect but is the fundamental right of individuals.
Building for bushfires   View Summary
7 April 2010
A novel approach to designing homes for bushfire-prone land has won Douglas Brown a PhD scholarship.
Helping students of promise   View Summary
7 April 2010
The University of Sydney and The Smith Family today renewed their joint commitment to supporting students of promise, with the University pledging more than a quarter of a million dollars to provide scholarships to disadvantaged students.
Carbon and Water Management Research for Australia and Mexico   View Summary
6 April 2010
Three key researchers from the Mexican College of Postgraduate Studies (Colegio de Posgraduos), and Government agency the Mexican Institute of Water Technology (Instituto Mexicano de Technologia de Agua - IMTA) have arrived in Australia to work with University of Sydney academics from the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.
Workers stressed by technology   View Summary
1 April 2010
"Work/life balance" is riddled with paradox with new research showing work-related email invading workers' homes and leisure spaces, causing stress, anxiety, an inability to switch off, as well as potential damage to family relationships.
China, God and ancient Iran: free Sydney Ideas Open talks in April   View Summary
1 April 2010
Sydney Ideas Open, the University of Sydney's new free public talk series, will tackle the big issues throughout April - from China's ties to the Americas, to whether or not God and evolution can co-exist.
Forum investigates e-publishing boom   View Summary
1 April 2010
Students from around the world will look at how the growth of e-publishing is creating business challenges and opportunities as part of an international forum at the University of Sydney.
Nursing Dean appointed to expert group advising WHO   View Summary
1 April 2010
Professor Jill White, Dean of Sydney Nursing School at the University of Sydney, has been appointed to the Expert Group of the World Health Organisation/US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Innovative drug design wins medical research prize   View Summary
1 April 2010
The development of a new way to treat iron overload disease has won the 2010 Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund Prize for Medical Research for Dr Rachel Codd, Discipline of Pharmacology.
March 2010
Four appointed to Australian Academy of Science    View Summary
31 March 2010
Four University of Sydney scientists have received the prestigious honour of election to the Australian Academy of Science. They are among only 17 to be elected in 2010.
New book on pig products reveals problems for Muslim, Jewish and vegetarian smokers   View Summary
31 March 2010
A new book exploring the many and varied uses of pigs after slaughter has revealed that haemoglobin from pigs' blood is used in the production of cigarette filters.
Charles Nicholson's secret life revealed   View Summary
30 March 2010
The secret life of one of Australia's most prominent early colonialists and major philanthropists has been revealed thanks to the research of Nicholson Museum senior curator Michael Turner.
How ocean plateaus lifted up the Rocky Mountains   View Summary
30 March 2010
The Rocky Mountains may be famous for their ski fields, dramatic scenery and Yogi bear but how the mountains formed has been a long-standing geological puzzle.
How Australia lost New Zealand: computer model explains abyss between the two countries   View Summary
29 March 2010
Geoscientists from the University have created a mathematical computer model that calculates the immense forces of nature that tore New Zealand away from Australia 100 million years ago and say a similar process may be underway in South America.
Australia has a duty to take Gitmo inmates   View Summary
29 March 2010
Australian officials are grappling with yet another request from the United States to resettle some of the remaining 183 detainees at Guantanamo Bay, as part of President Barack Obama's efforts to shut it down.
Improving the government's social inclusion policy   View Summary
26 March 2010
A new report produced by the University of Sydney, the University of Western Sydney and the Illawarra Forum proposes that the NSW Government's social inclusion objectives have missed the mark in achieving its goals.
Call for informed debate on schools funding   View Summary
26 March 2010
The Federal Government's My School website has been criticised for its lack of disclosure about the comparative resource levels of schools, while inviting public comparison of their performance.
Anthropology symposium: Ends of the World   View Summary
25 March 2010
Over the next two days anthropologists from the University of Sydney will be meeting to consider the useful perspectives that anthropological research can provide on climate change as a cultural crisis in the contemporary world.
Scientists in hot pursuit of first new drug for global killer in 50 years    View Summary
25 March 2010
Researchers at the University's Centenary Institute have announced that they have made an exciting discovery that could lead to the first new drug for Tuberculosis (TB) in almost 50 years.
The numbers don't add up in maths class   View Summary
24 March 2010
Australia has a numeracy problem and we are not addressing it. Demand for mathematics and statistics graduates is predicted to grow in Australia by 3.5 percent annually until 2013. But two weeks ago the Group of Eight universities published a review that revealed a 27 percent decline between 1995 and 2007 in the number of high school students taking advanced maths, and a 15 percent decline during 2001-07 in the number of students majoring in maths at university.
Contemporary reflections on the art of mirrors at University of Sydney galleries   View Summary
24 March 2010
Classic mirror works from the 1960s and 1970s are joined by contemporary mirror art in a new exhibition at the University of Sydney's Tin Sheds and Verge Galleries.
Transport confidence survey highlights national concern   View Summary
23 March 2010
Four out of five Australians think transport in their local area has not improved in the last year and don't see the situation improving in the short term, a new independent survey of transport opinions shows.
UK's most philanthropic banker and Sydney alumnus to present talk   View Summary
23 March 2010
Michael Hintze, who has become one of the UK's most respected and successful philanthropic bankers, is returning to speak to his alma mater at a special dinner event.
2010 Fulbright Scholar: Dr Mary Haines   View Summary
23 March 2010
Dr Mary Haines has won a 2010 Fulbright Professional Scholarship to visit the US for three months to research health-care reform.
Is there a clash of civilisations?   View Summary
22 March 2010
Leading American political scientist, Professor Peter Katzenstein, will argue against the clash of civilisations theory in this lecture co-presented by the United States Studies Centre and part of Sydney Ideas.
Leaders come together to re-engage with Africa   View Summary
19 March 2010
The University of Sydney will today host a high profile event on Australia's re-engagement with Africa, bringing together leaders and thinkers from around the world to share their views on strategic international issues.
Participants sought for trial of driver training for youth with Asperger Syndrome   View Summary
19 March 2010
The University of Sydney's Driver Rehabilitation Clinic is seeking participants for the trial of a new specialised driver training program that aims to assist young people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to learn to drive safely.
Australia re-engaging with Africa   View Summary
19 March 2010
Mr Stephen Smith MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs, has today used the University of Sydney's International Forum, Australia's Re-engagement with Africa, to announce further Australian assistance for Africa. The forum brought together a range of leaders and thinkers from around the world to share their views on strategic international issues, and was held in the University of Sydney's MacLaurin Hall.
Deadly swine flu risk to pregnant women uncovered in landmark study   View Summary
19 March 2010
Researchers have warned of the potential risk to pregnant women of complications from swine flu ahead of the influenza season, which kicks off during the Easter period.
2010 Fulbright Scholar: Professor Robert Park   View Summary
18 March 2010
2010 Fulbright scholarship recipient, Robert Park, is set to provide the global population with better food security by helping to safeguard one of the world's primary crops - wheat.
2010 Fulbright Scholar: Dr James Curran   View Summary
18 March 2010
Dr James Curran, a senior lecturer in history, is set to deepen our understandings of the political underpinnings of Australia's relationship with America during 1969-83, with research that focuses on recently released archival documents of key US administration officials.
Indigenous pioneer to feature in ABC documentary   View Summary
18 March 2010
University of Sydney alumnus, Dr Charles Perkins will feature in the ABC1 documentary Fire Talker: the Life and Times of Charlie Perkins tonight 18 March.
Student receives commendation for bravery   View Summary
17 March 2010
A University of Sydney student who rescued his girlfriend after she was shot in the leg during the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, has been commended by the Governor-General.
Why feminism still matters: A Sydney Ideas forum   View Summary
16 March 2010
The University of Sydney will host a panel of leading international and Australian commentators and political scientists to question how far women have really come in politics in the last 30 years.
Yemen asks for aid to ward off al-Qa'ida   View Summary
16 March 2010
Yemenis fear that a collapse of government will usher in a Taliban-style regime, writes Sarah Philips.
1500 students sign up to Indigenous mentoring program   View Summary
16 March 2010
A record number of University of Sydney students has volunteered to mentor Indigenous high school students through the AIME Mentoring Program, with 1500 students signing up - beating the existing record of 990 from 2007.
Dramatic reforms needed in public transport: report   View Summary
16 March 2010
Professor John Stanley, Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney's Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, has called for dramatic reforms to the nation's transport infrastructure.
Medical Foundation appoints first Chair in adolescent health   View Summary
12 March 2010
Kate Steinbeck has just been appointed Australia's first university-supported Professor of Adolescent Medicine, and the inaugural Chair of Adolescent Medicine at The Children's Hospital at Westmead.
Engineering Masters programs get accreditation   View Summary
12 March 2010
Two of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies Masters programs have being given the thumbs up by industry bodies during the summer break.
Breakthrough to tackle disease threatening Australia's barramundi industry   View Summary
11 March 2010
The University of Sydney will lead a new project to improve existing methods of detecting a fish disease which is causing substantial setbacks to the barramundi industry.
Discovery of genetically different Tasmanian devils offers new hope    View Summary
10 March 2010
In a discovery of consequence for efforts to save Tasmanian devils in the wild, scientists have found some devils from north-west Tasmania are genetically different and potentially resistant to the deadly cancer threatening the species.
Doctors find new way to control blood pressure   View Summary
10 March 2010
In a scientific breakthrough, a recent study headed by Professor Roland Stocker from Sydney University's Bosch Institute and Medical School has discovered a new way to control blood pressure.
Nobel Prize winner to deliver public lecture   View Summary
9 March 2010
The first Australian-born woman to win a Nobel Prize will deliver a public lecture on her ground-breaking science at the University of Sydney on March 12.
US-based author to reveal the man behind the discovery of DNA    View Summary
9 March 2010
A leading US-based scholar will reveal the inner workings of the scientist largely responsible for discovering DNA - Francis Crick - when he speaks at the University of Sydney tonight.
University named an Employer of Choice for Women 2010   View Summary
9 March 2010
A fellowship given to women academics to help them advance in research to better their promotion prospects is just one of the many initiatives behind the University of Sydney once again being recognised as an Employer of Choice for Women in 2010.
Women from the Pacific tackling Climate Change   View Summary
9 March 2010
Faamanatu 'Molly' Nielsen was disappointed that she would be missing the International Women's Day festivities in her home country of Samoa this year, but was lucky enough to pass by the University of Sydney's Great Hall as the International Women's Day morning tea was being held yesterday.
Dr Kay Paterson delivers Women's Day speech at International House   View Summary
8 March 2010
International House celebrated International Women's Day on Friday, 5 March, with a speech by the Hon. Dr Kay Patterson, an alumna of International House and a former senator.
Sydney outlines the way ahead   View Summary
6 March 2010
The University of Sydney has released a major discussion paper outlining its future directions for the next five years.
Virtual reality offers insight into Parkinson's disease   View Summary
5 March 2010
A world-first study on how thinking tasks impact on the 'freezing' of feet often experienced by people with Parkinson's Disease (PD) will lead to new directions for targeting therapy.
The University celebrates International Women's Day   View Summary
5 March 2010
Across the University there are a variety of events to celebrate the day, held annually on March 8.
Physicist recognised as Scopus Young Researcher of the Year   View Summary
4 March 2010
Professor Ben Eggleton, the Director of the Institute of Photonics and Optical Science, has been named the Scopus Young Researcher of the Year.
Answering hard health questions   View Summary
4 March 2010
There is no single magic bullet for Australia's health system and it is important to be realistic about what Rudd's plan might achieve, writes Stephen Leeder.
Greener grazing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions   View Summary
3 March 2010
Gases such as methane expelled by grazing animals make up roughly one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions. Dr Alex Chaves, Senior Lecturer of Animal Nutrition in the Faculty of Veterinary Science, is working on ways to reduce these livestock emissions, which contribute to global warming.
Australia's obesity costs blow out to $21 billion   View Summary
3 March 2010
New research published today in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) shows the total direct cost of overweight and obesity in Australia is $21 billion a year, double previous estimates.
Sydney Burns Foundation to develop living replacement skin for burns survivors   View Summary
3 March 2010
Research being carried out by the Sydney Burns Foundation is advancing towards the holy grail of burns surgery - the development of a living, fully functioning, full-thickness, three-dimensional replacement skin.
Turn the heat up on solariums   View Summary
2 March 2010
Professor of Public Health Simon Chapman asks why we tolerate solariums when we are now fully aware of their harm.
"Grandfather of climate change" James Hansen at Sydney    View Summary
2 March 2010
One of the world's leading climate change authorities Dr James Hansen will speak at the University of Sydney on Monday in his only public Sydney address.
New use for old drug in heart disease prevention   View Summary
1 March 2010
Paracetamol may hold the key to heart disease prevention according to new research.
February 2010
Stutterers to benefit from $4.7 m NHMRC grant    View Summary
26 February 2010
Professor Mark Onslow and colleagues Associate Professors Ann Packman and Ross Menzies have been awarded a $4,775,000 NHMRC Program Grant for research about stuttering treatments that are driven by information technology.
Queer Thinking at the Seymour Centre   View Summary
26 February 2010
Two University of Sydney academics will take part in Queer Thinking, a gathering of the gay and lesbian community's top creative and academic talent at the Seymour Centre on Friday, 26 February.
Professors appointed to the first Board of Health Workforce Australia   View Summary
26 February 2010
Two University of Sydney Professors have been appointed to the first Board of Health Workforce Australia.
Innovative program to boost interest in science and maths education   View Summary
25 February 2010
To help address the shortage of maths and science secondary teachers, the University is establishing the Institute for Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education.
Dictionary of Sydney goes live   View Summary
25 February 2010
The Dictionary of Sydney, the ultimate guide to Sydney's rich and diverse history, has been launched online as part of a landmark history initiative led by the University of Sydney and the City of Sydney.
Multimillion dollar funding for research into the 'Australian cancer'   View Summary
25 February 2010
A national team of researchers led by University of Sydney Professor Rick Kefford has been awarded a $12.065 million National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Program Grant to continue its world-class research into the causes and treatments of melanoma.
Another STEP forward in understanding the safety and efficacy of screening and testing for disease   View Summary
25 February 2010
One of the most contentious issues in modern medicine is the safety and efficacy of screening and testing for disease, balancing the benefits against risk and costs.
Student profile: Karl Dela Torre   View Summary
23 February 2010
Read about a selection of first-year students in our series student profiles. Karl Dela Torre has enrolled in a combined Civil Engineering and Architecture degree.
Student profile: Ashleigh Baker   View Summary
23 February 2010
Student profile: first-year Ashleigh Baker.
Student profile: Tim Willis   View Summary
23 February 2010
Read about a selection of first-year students in our series student profiles. Eden resident Tim Willis has enrolled at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Student profile: Laurie Wallis   View Summary
23 February 2010
Read about a selection of first-year students in our series student profiles. Blue Mountains resident Laurie Wallis has enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) Honours.
Exploring Cooperative movements in Italy and Australia   View Summary
23 February 2010
The University of Sydney hosted the inaugural international symposium of the Cooperative movements in Italy and Australia.
Student profile: Tye McBride   View Summary
23 February 2010
Read about a selection of first-year students in our series student profiles. Tye McBride has this year enrolled in a Bachelor of Architecture and Design.
Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad   View Summary
23 February 2010
The NSW OzCLO competition is sponsoring the NSW OzCLO competition, and the first round of 'logic-offs' is to be held on 24th February at Sydney University as part of `O Week', with almost 100 students participating.
O-Week 2010: what's in store?   View Summary
23 February 2010
A record 20,000 students are expected to attend the University's Orientation Week, which kicks off today with a fresh program of O-Week festivities and a renewed focus on student welfare.
International investigative journalist Mark Danner to speak at Sydney Ideas    View Summary
19 February 2010
One of the world's most distinguished investigative journalists and war reporters, Mark Danner, will appear in conversation with US Studies Centre chief executive Professor Geoffrey Garrett at on Thursday 25 February.
New evidence about the efficacy of placebos   View Summary
19 February 2010
New evidence about placebo - the mind-brain interaction which unlocks the body's own healing mechanisms.
Gene defect for degenerative disease discovered    View Summary
19 February 2010
Researchers at the ANZAC Research Institute (University of Sydney and Concord Hospital) have found the cause of a mysterious degenerative disorder.
Native meat ants to diminish cane toad population   View Summary
18 February 2010
With cat food as bait, scientists from The University of Sydney's School of Biological Sciences have succeeded in showing that native meat ants can help control the spread of cane toads.
New breakthrough in diagnosis of ADHD   View Summary
18 February 2010
The accuracy and efficiency of identifying Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in young people could improve by close to 30 per cent thanks to a new testing method.
New global MBA program begins   View Summary
16 February 2010
An outstanding group of senior professionals has begun the exciting and innovative Global Executive MBA program being offered for the first time by the University of Sydney.
Cane-toad sausages fed to quolls to save lives   View Summary
16 February 2010
In an innovative effort to save endangered quolls from extinction, University of Sydney biological scientist Stephanie O'Donnell is feeding them poisonous cane toad sausages.
World-leading climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer at Sydney   View Summary
16 February 2010
Renowned climate change scientist Dr Michael Oppenheimer will tackle the recent controversy surrounding scientific reporting of global warming when he speaks at an exclusive Sydney Ideas/Institute of Sustainable Solutions lecture on Tuesday (Feb 23).
US Studies Centre announces Dow Sustainability Program   View Summary
15 February 2010
The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is pleased to announce the launch of a three-year research program on sustainability made possible by US$2,000,000 in support from The Dow Chemical Company Foundation in the United States
Internet filtering laws outdated before they are passed   View Summary
15 February 2010
The Federal Government's plan to compel Internet Service Providers to filter the Internet has been unanimously opposed by Australasian Computer Science academics, says University of Sydney Associate Professor Bjorn Landfeldt.
Trial has the potential to change lives of stroke patients   View Summary
12 February 2010
A new trial being undertaken at the University of Sydney has the potential to improve the quality of life and independence of stroke survivors through changing the mode of community rehabilitation.
Pompeii expert to appear on ABC Radio   View Summary
12 February 2010
Dr. Estelle Lazer spent seven field sessions dusting off human skeletal bones at the famous disaster site of Pompeii. Now, she is set to appear on ABC Big Ideas with her talk, 'Romancing the Bones' to discuss how popular culture, rather than science, has influenced thinking on Pompeii.
Rosemary Lyster: the inaugural Professor of Climate and Environmental Law   View Summary
11 February 2010
Rosemary Lyster has been appointed the University's inaugural Professor of Climate and Environmental Law.
Dr Tim Schmidt first Australian to win the Coblentz Award   View Summary
11 February 2010
Dr Tim Schmidt, from the School of Chemistry, has won the 2010 Coblentz Award from US vibrational spectroscopy association, the Coblentz Society.
Internet porn addiction focus of Australia-first study    View Summary
10 February 2010
In the first study of its kind University of Sydney researchers are investigating how addiction to internet porn affects people's work, finances and relationships.
Archaeologists bound for Iran   View Summary
10 February 2010
Archeologist Professor Daniel Potts and his team will leave for Iran next week to begin excavations in the Mamasani district of the Fars province in Iran, called Tol-e Nurabad.
Laser-dental team to appear on ABC's The New Inventors   View Summary
10 February 2010
Tonight David Hsiao-Chuan Wang and his supervisor Simon Fleming will appear on ABC's The New Inventors with their new ultrasonic evaluation technique measuring the elasticity of the surface of teeth.
University honours list   View Summary
9 February 2010
University Medals: Profiles of Brad Ruting and Meaghan Cooke.
Lower-back-pain care not meeting international guidelines   View Summary
9 February 2010
New research from the University of Sydney and three University-affiliated research institutes has found that only 20 per cent of patients receive the most simple treatment approach for back pain.
University of Sydney takes on Melton   View Summary
8 February 2010
From 2010, the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School (FMAMS) will come under the auspices of the University of Sydney's Centre for Continuing Education and Department of Hebrew, Jewish and Biblical Studies, headed by Associate Professor Suzanne Rutland.
Researchers strike gold - saffron found to help vision loss in elderly   View Summary
5 February 2010
The golden-hued herb saffron may hold the key to preventing the loss of sight in the elderly, a world first trial by researchers at the University of Sydney and in Italy has found
Climate change authority Michael Oppenheimer to speak at Sydney   View Summary
5 February 2010
Dr Michael Oppenheimer will start the 2010 program of Sydney Ideas. He was interviewed by Kerry O'Brien on the 7.30 Report on Thursday.
Centre for the Mind Announces What Makes a Young Champion Forum and YouTube video competition   View Summary
4 February 2010
The Centre for the Mind will be giving a voice to young people with its What Makes a Young Champion Forum at this year's inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
Database doctorate provides breakthrough for multiple users   View Summary
4 February 2010
University of Sydney alumnus Dr Michael Cahill has received an Australasian award for outstanding doctoral work by an IT student.
Less talk from parents can encourage more speech from children, study shows   View Summary
4 February 2010
A University of Sydney study has found children with well below average language skills performed almost as well as their normally developing peers just four months after their parents made a few simple changes in the way they interacted with them.
Male Italian-born immigrants more prone to depression   View Summary
3 February 2010
Older male Italian immigrants are almost twice as likely to suffer from depression as their Australian-born counterparts, researchers from the University of Sydney's School of Public Health have found.
"Shovel ready" announced as Macquarie Dictionary's Word of the Year   View Summary
3 February 2010
Shovel ready has been named as the Macquarie Dictionary's Word of the Year for 2009.
US Studies Centre appoints distinguished legal policy expert   View Summary
1 February 2010
The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is pleased to announce the appointment of the former President of the Australian Law Reform Commission, Emeritus Professor David Weisbrot AM, as Professor of Legal Policy
Fatigue the major risk factor in construction   View Summary
1 February 2010
Fatigue is the number one accident risk factor for construction workers and requires better recognition by occupational health and safety managers, research at the University of Sydney has found.
January 2010
Comment on release of family law evaluations   View Summary
29 January 2010
Professor Patrick Parkinson, a professor of law at the University of Sydney and a former Chairperson of the Family Law Council, welcomed the release today of three major reports on family law issues.
Hawking got it backwards, says physicist   View Summary
29 January 2010
Owen Maroney, a postdoctoral research fellow in Foundations of Physics at The University of Sydney, challenges Stephen Hawkings.
Cancer tumour research receives $4m grant   View Summary
28 January 2010
A world leading researcher in the field of medical physics plans to continue his work on ways to more accurately and effectively target cancer tumours after receiving a four million dollar Australian Fellowship today.
Are We Happy Yet? Sydney Festival review   View Summary
28 January 2010
The innaugural Australian World Cafe was held at the Great Hall during the 2010 Sydney Festival.
Replacement skin offers hope for burn victims   View Summary
28 January 2010
Skin grafts for burn victims may become a thing of the past thanks to a federal government grant announced today that will support world-first research into ready-made skin replacements for third and second degree burns.
Microsoft founder funds food supply research   View Summary
28 January 2010
The University of Sydney has won a major grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help combat a major threat to world food supplies.
University staff garner honours in Australia Day list   View Summary
28 January 2010
The significant community and national contribution made by University of Sydney academics and alumni has been recognised in this year's Australia Day Honours list.
A day in search of meaning   View Summary
25 January 2010
Efforts by national committees with briefs to fill Australia Day with deep significance and symbolism are inevitably resisted by Australians' natural scepticism towards anything that smacks of excessive patriotic display or pious self-regard.
Dogged persistence will reap rewards   View Summary
25 January 2010
What do dogs value? Why do they get so excited by their daily walk? And why may dogs of different breeds have different needs? Dr Paul McGreevy's new book gives the answers.
Sydney Festival review: Six Characters in Search of an Author   View Summary
25 January 2010
Sydney Festival show Six Characters in Search of an Author raises questions about memory, identity and what constitutes reality.
Let's not be too precious about using our national symbols    View Summary
22 January 2010
Emblems can be a handy marketing prop, a means of identifying one's heritage - and a cause of impassioned debate, write Richard White and Melissa Harper.
Sydney Festival review: Heart of glass   View Summary
22 January 2010
Richard North's review of the Sydney Festival's Fractured Again.
Student cyclist riding for Parkinson's   View Summary
21 January 2010
University of Sydney student Sarah McDonald is raising awareness about Parkinson's Disease by cycling from Sydney to Melbourne.
Multiple wavelength laser helps silicon chip see the light   View Summary
21 January 2010
The ultra-small revolution has begun with the invention of a new laser that will allow light to be used on a computer chip. Assoc. Professor David Moss, a senior researcher at The University of Sydney, leads an international team which has developed a multiple wavelength laser on a silicon chip that produces light to process and transmit information, and in doing so will speed up computing.
Prince William to inspect University's underwater robotics   View Summary
20 January 2010
His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales will today inspect cutting edge robotics equipment developed at the University of Sydney to research marine environments.
Review: Tim Key's The Slutcracker   View Summary
20 January 2010
Tim Key: The Slutcracker is playing at the University of Sydney's Seymour Centre January 19-23 at 10pm. Read the review.
Listening to the man: John Cale at the Seymour Centre   View Summary
20 January 2010
John Cale's keynote address at the Sydney Festival is reviewed by Richard North.
Sydney Festival review: Isy Suttie   View Summary
20 January 2010
Isy Suttie's Love Lost in the British Retail Industry is on at the Seymour Theatre Centre, Downstairs Theatre until Saturday 23 January. Read the review.
Mirror Mirror on the walls of University galleries   View Summary
19 January 2010
An intriguing new multi-venue exhibition that draws viewers into the trickery and allure of mirrors will be held across the University's three leading art spaces in early 2010.
Washington must think before acting in Yemen   View Summary
19 January 2010
When the would-be bomber of the Northwest airliner, Umar Farouk Abdulmuttalab, confessed to having received his instructions from the al-Qa'ida group in Yemen, a torrent of international media commentary asked whether this corner of the Middle East might become the next Afghanistan.
Hope survives Haiti tragedy   View Summary
18 January 2010
Among the images and comments on international news networks concerning the devastation of Haiti, the following have leapt out at me. First, the view down a main street of Port-au-Prince.
A celebration of hope   View Summary
18 January 2010
There is a saying that man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope.
To Google and Beyond: University nurtures future IT programmers   View Summary
15 January 2010
It's not everyone's idea of how to spend their January school holidays. But for 78 motivated high-school students, interested in web applications and robotics, the University of Sydney's National Computer Science School (NCSS) - now in its fifteenth year - still holds great appeal.
New agreement with Mexican University    View Summary
15 January 2010
The University of Sydney has signed an agreement with the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) opening the door for engagement with one of the largest and most important universities in Latin America.
Review: One Small Step   View Summary
15 January 2010
One Small Step transports the audience to a cluttered room where two young boys act out the space conquest of the 50s and 60s and the first moon-landing, with a supporting cast of cardboard boxes, plastics cups and a large filing cabinet.
Sydney Festival review: Party   View Summary
14 January 2010
A group of five wannabe politicians gather together in the back shed of someone's garden to vote on the naming of their new political party. Should they choose to be The Righteous Party? Gladios? The Liberal Humanists? Or the Social Justice Party?
Review: The Manganiyar Seduction   View Summary
13 January 2010
The Manganiyar Seduction performed its second sell-out show at the Seymour Centre on Tuesday night to a rapturous crowd and received its second standing ovation in as many nights.
Sydney Festival review, Tempest: without a body   View Summary
12 January 2010
To share the Sydney Festival experience we will feature reviews of 17 performances on our website written by University reviewers to help guide your Sydney Festival fun.
New decade, new dynamic   View Summary
8 January 2010
The University of Sydney begins the new decade with a fresh approach to community and our mission, and a determination to identify and cultivate the best minds, regardless of background or nationality.
First results from NASA's Kepler mission    View Summary
6 January 2010
Astronomers at the University of Sydney are using data from NASA's Kepler Mission to learn more about the future fate of the Sun. After 300 days of intense investigation since the Kepler spacecraft launched in 2009, the scientific team behind Kepler is announcing the first results from the mission on 5 January 2010.
Transport expert wins lifetime achievement award   View Summary
5 January 2010
The Director of the Centre for Transport and Logistic Studies Professor David Hensher has been awarded the 2009 International Association of Travel Behaviour Research Lifetime Achievement Award.
Addressing non-communicable disease in Africa   View Summary
5 January 2010
The University of Sydney's School of Public Health is working with Kenya's leading health authorities to build the country's capacity to respond to the growth of non-communicable diseases.
Hope 2010: VC to join MC Wendy Harmer on stage   View Summary
5 January 2010
The Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence will join MC Wendy Harmer on stage to solve the challenge, "What shall we resolve for 2010?" at the inaugural Sydney Festival keynote, HOPE 2010: Crisis, Catharsis, Renewal at the City Recital Hall on 13 January.
No debate: our orators are world's best   View Summary
5 January 2010
The University of Sydney Union's USU Debating Team has won the 2010 World Titles, held in Turkey.