2014 News archive

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April 2014
Global Voices Exchange: Nicola Bauman part of delegation to Paris OECD Forum   View Summary
16 April 2014
Global Voices Exchange: Nicola Bauman part of delegation to Paris OECD ForumThe Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences would like to congratulate BA Honours student, Nicola Bauman on being selected for the Global Voices delegation to the OECD Forum in Paris during May.
School of Economics consolidates world-class position with addition of disciplines   View Summary
14 April 2014
AgricultureTo equip Australia to better respond to challenges in agriculture, resources, energy and commodity pricing, the University of Sydney's disciplines of Agriculture Economics and Resource Economics (ARE) will join the School of Economics.
University of Sydney continues proud partnership with Sydney Film Festival   View Summary
14 April 2014
The Sydney Film Festival at the State Theatre.The University of Sydney is pleased to announce it is continuing its cultural partnership with the Sydney Film Festival in 2014.
'Rebalancing' human rights? They don't belong to the left or the right    View Summary
10 April 2014
Free speech is a fundamental human right, but it cannot be absolute. Photo: AAP/Howard JonesThe debate over the need for "rebalancing" of the Australian Human Rights Commission raises fascinating questions about the nature of human rights as a public ideal.
Groundbreaking research highlights little support for shark culling   View Summary
9 April 2014
Dr Christopher NeffIn the wake of yet another fatal shark bite in Australia, groundbreaking new research released today found little support for the Government on the issue of culling sharks who have been responsible for causing injuries or death to swimmers.
Peter Rose delivers master class for postgraduate research students   View Summary
8 April 2014
Peter RoseEditor of Australian Book Review, Peter Rose, recently delivered a master class to postgraduate research students, drawing on his deep experience in writing, editing and publishing.
Remembering Rwanda, 20 Years On   View Summary
8 April 2014
A monument to victims of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.The University of Sydney will host the Rwandan community of New South Wales on Thursday as it partakes in a global commemoration to mark 20 years since the genocide against the Tutsi.
Special consideration system outage   View Summary
7 April 2014
Online special consideration system currently experiencing difficulties
Sydney Writers' Festival announces 2014 program   View Summary
4 April 2014
Sydney Writers' Festival in Walsh BayThe University of Sydney is bringing bold and bright ideas to the 2014 Sydney Writers' Festival, with members of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences featuring right across this year's program.
March 2014
Faculty continues enhancement of its facilities   View Summary
31 March 2014
Brennan MacCallumThe Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is continuing the enhancement of its facilities with the Brennan MacCallum building the latest site to receive an upgrade.
2013/14 Media and Communications International Fellows   View Summary
28 March 2014
Kate BolsterFinal year Media and Communications students, Kate Bolster and Robert North share their experiences working as interns in South Korea.
The Scientific War: Universities and the First World War   View Summary
27 March 2014
AdamsA symposium, War and Peace: Universities and the First World War, to be held at The University of Sydney on the 28th March, will delve into Australian universities' contribution to the first global conflict,
Social Justice Fellows to break down barriers for society's most vulnerable   View Summary
18 March 2014
Social Justice Fellows to break down barriers for society's most vulnerableWhat can frontline social justice workers learn from academics and vice versa? And how can government policy better serve the most vulnerable people in our communities?
Why ancient spin doctors hit a wall   View Summary
11 March 2014
Why ancient spin doctors hit a wallCONTEMPORARY notions of propaganda evoke modern-day North Korea or Nazi Germany, but attempts by the powerful to influence the minds of every day people have been around since ancient times.
Social Justice Fellows to break down barriers for society's most vulnerable   View Summary
7 March 2014
The 2014 Fellows: (Left to right) Solange Frost, Rivkah Nissim and Edwina Pickering will bring diverWhat can frontline social justice workers learn from academics and vice versa? And how can government policy better serve the most vulnerable people in our communities?
MECO savours Woolley Building revamp   View Summary
6 March 2014
The $1.8m Woolley Building renovationThe $1.8m Woolley Building renovation has been completed, and its occupants could not be happier with the facelift.
The Academy Awards and racial diversity - what are the odds?   View Summary
5 March 2014
The Academy Awards and racial diversity â what are the odds?Oscars nominations and winners this year offered an unparalleled level of racial diversity, writes Dr Helen Young.
Faculty expanding Sydney Writers' Festival sponsorship in 2014   View Summary
3 March 2014
Alexander McCall Smith and Elizabeth GilbertThe University of Sydney is giving bookworms a teaser of this year's partnership with the Sydney Writers' Festival, with two special off-season events featuring best-selling authors Alexander McCall Smith and Elizabeth Gilbert.
February 2014
The risks of flawed and failed elections worldwide   View Summary
28 February 2014
Professor Pippa NorrisIn many countries, polling day ends with disputes about ballot-box fraud, corruption, and flawed registers. Which claims are accurate? And which are false complaints from sore losers?
QS World University Rankings 2013/2014   View Summary
28 February 2014
QS World University Rankings 2013/2014The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences featured prominently in the the new QS world rankings by subject.
In simple everyday foreign languages, unis get it   View Summary
10 February 2014
foreign languagesTwo universities are putting rivalry aside to save foreign language programs.
Secrecy, Law and Society   View Summary
5 February 2014
Secrecy, Law and SocietyThis two-day workshop will examine how a 'culture of security' ushered in after 11 September 2001 has involved exceptional legal measures and increased recourse to secrecy on the basis of protecting public safety and national security.
The Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program   View Summary
3 February 2014
Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange ProgramThe Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is well represented in this year's Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program.
January 2014
Future Leaders Scholarship Scheme   View Summary
31 January 2014
Future Leaders Scholarship SchemeThe Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is excited to announce a new scholarship, aimed at students with potential to contribute to society. The Future Leaders Scholarship Scheme is being introduced in time for the start of semester 1 2014.
Forecasting to prevent mass atrocity   View Summary
10 January 2014
Africa crisisAs the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) worsens, researchers from the Atrocity Forecasting Project argue that models for predicting genocide and politicide could help prevent these instances of mass violence.