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  • Jobs study pits 'who you know' against 'where you go'[11 July 2014]

    Associate Professor Gaby Ramia.

    Associate Professor Gaby Ramia of the Graduate School of Government will lead a landmark study into how formal and informal networks affect employment outcomes for the long-term and youth unemployed. More

  • French students bound for Sydney under dual degree pilot[9 July 2014]

    New University of Sydney student Aleksander Pietrak.

    Five French students will arrive at the Faculty this month as part of a pilot program for a new dual degree agreement with Sciences Po, a leading Parisian institution for the humanities and social sciences. More

  • Spectre of anti-communist smears resurrected against Jokowi[7 July 2014]

    Joko Jokowi Widodo.

    Allegations of communism have surfaced in Indonesia's increasingly tight presidential election, writes Lecturer in Indonesian Studies, Dr Vannessa Hearman. More

  • Prose and poetry on show as faculty hosts literary luminaries[3 July 2014]

    literary events

    Two cutting edge literary conferences at the University of Sydney next week and a redesign of the Masters of Creative Writing show the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences' critical engagement with the written word. More

  • Associate Professor Yixu Lu wins Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Prize[24 June 2014]

    Associate Professor Yixu Lu

    Congratulations to Associate Professor Yixu Lu on winning the Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Prize, awarded to a scholar from outside Germany who has made a particularly distinguished contribution to research and teaching and to international collaboration in German studies. More

  • Explaining Egypt's place in a changing Arab world[20 June 2014]

    Dr Lucia Sorbera.

    Leading Australian and international thinkers will discuss the upheaval in Egypt at the University of Sydney on Monday 23 June, in the first of a series of new talks probing sweeping change across the Arab world More

  • Behind a bold but beguiling failure[19 June 2014]

    Alejandro Jodorowsky.

    David Otto Fitzgerald reviews the Sydney Film Festival screening of Jodorowsky's Dune, a documentary about the ultimately doomed adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi epic, Dune. More

  • Winners, losers and bruisers at SFF[18 June 2014]

    Dr Bruce Isaacs.

    The Sydney Film Festival concluded on Sunday night with Two Days, One Night announced as the winner of the Sydney Film Prize. Dr Bruce Isaacs gives his verdict on all this year's prize entries. More

  • English department fosters young Australian writer[16 June 2014]

    Sydney author Elisbathe Murray.

    Arts student Elisabeth Murray has wasted no time in pursuing her dream - the promising University of Sydney undergraduate has just had her first novella published. More

  • Fell rises to cinematic heights[16 June 2014]


    Fell at Sydney Film Festival is flawlessly executed by serious Australian talent, finds Ellen Becker. It is ideal cinema - where all the elements available to the form are seamlessly melded. More

  • Found footage horror fails to raise a fright[16 June 2014]

    A still from the horror film Willow Creek.

    PhD candidate Olivia Hopkins is unimpressed by found footage horror film Willow Creek. Read her Sydney Film Festival review. More

  • Queen's Birthday Honour for Professor Barbara Caine[13 June 2014]

    Professor Barbara Caine AM

    The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences would like to congratulate Professor Barbara Caine AM, who has been made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to tertiary education, particularly to gender studies, women's history, and as a role model and mentor. More