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December 2016
Our students named Schwarzmann Scholars for 2018   View Summary
16 December 2016
Schwarzman College Congratulations to Alistair Kitchen (Master of Arts (Research), Philosophy) and alumna Hannah Elten (Bachelor of Arts (Dual Degree, Sciences Po, France), Political Economy and Asian Studies '16) for being named Schwarzmann Scholars for 2018.
Alumnus recognised as influential social change-maker   View Summary
15 December 2016
Philip ChanWell done to Alumnus Philip Chan (B Arts (Media & Communications)/B Law '15) - a Pro Bono Australia Impact 25 Award Winner for 2016.
Brain structure best explains our dwindling risk tolerance   View Summary
14 December 2016
Dr Agnieszka Tymula, University of Sydney. Nature findings will improve understanding of decision-making, as global demographics shift toward an aged population.
Global Voices scholar travels to Marrakech for UN conference   View Summary
14 December 2016
Global Voices UN ConferenceBachelor of International and Global Studies student Madelin Strupitis-Haddrick shares her experience of COP22, the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Top 5 reasons to study Arts and Social Sciences   View Summary
13 December 2016
Top 5 reasons To study Arts and Social SciencesRanked 14th in the world for Arts and Humanities by the QS World Faculty Rankings, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers you the opportunity to pursue your passions.
Valuable experience gained abroad - #usydontour    View Summary
13 December 2016
Valuable experience gained abroad – #usydontour This December a group of students from the School of Languages and Cultures ventured to China for an in-country immersion exchange experience.
New inter-disciplinary project involves students working towards social change   View Summary
8 December 2016
Social Justice Learning LabAn innovative pilot program at the University of Sydney provides students with real-world and engaged social justice learning experiences.
Inaugural Research Fellowships underscore breadth and depth of research expertise   View Summary
5 December 2016
Inaugural Research Fellowships underscore breadth and depth of research expertiseWell done to our Researchers, recognised as part of the primary cohort of the University's new Sydney Research Accelerator (SOAR) Fellowships.
November 2016
Discover the benchmark for high-end postgraduate economics training in Australia   View Summary
30 November 2016
Discover the benchmark for high-end postgraduate economics training in AustraliaTo find out more about the economics qualifications available at Sydney, we would like to invite you to attend an exclusive series of taster classes.
New book reveals 150 years of Sydney's quarantine history   View Summary
30 November 2016
View from Old Man's HutA new book with University of Sydney authors has revealed the sandstone engravings of those who found themselves detained at Sydney's Quarantine Station during its 150-year history.
Humanities scholars elected into Australian academy   View Summary
23 November 2016
Humanities scholars elected into Australian academyThree University of Sydney academics have been elected into Australia's most prestigious humanities academy.
UN Special Rapporteur meets with Faculty academics   View Summary
23 November 2016
UN Special Rapporteur meets with Faculty academicsThe Sydney Asia Pacific Migration Centre (SAPMiC), as part of the School of Social and Political Sciences, organised and hosted an academic consultation workshop for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrants during his official mission to Australia.
Apply now for the HSC World Politics intensive course   View Summary
23 November 2016
HSC World Politics courseThe University of Sydney's intensive two-week HSC World Politics course is a terrific way to get a head start on your university studies this summer!
2017 HDR Teaching Fellowships announced   View Summary
18 November 2016
2017 HDR Teaching Fellowships announcedThe 2017 Teaching Fellowships for Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences doctoral students have been awarded to 10 promising early career scholars
Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest Award 2017   View Summary
14 November 2016
Pen on notepadThe Department of English is pleased to announce that the second biennial award under the Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest will be made in 2017.
New Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences   View Summary
14 November 2016
Professor Annamarie JagoseProfessor Annamarie Jagose has been appointed the new Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Humanities mindset at heart of Silicon Valley disruption   View Summary
9 November 2016
Humanities mindset at heart of Silicon Valley disruptionLeaders from the Business Council of Australia, Intel, and the CSIRO discuss the humanities' competitive edge at our special forum.
University authors win PM's Literary Awards   View Summary
9 November 2016
Open bookThree University of Sydney authors have been awarded Prime Minister's Literary Awards across a number of categories for 2016.
Exploring Health Emergencies in the 21st Century   View Summary
8 November 2016
Exploring Health Emergencies in the 21st CenturyOver the past number of decades, we have continually seen that diseases in one part of the world can rapidly spread to other regions to cause not only increased morbidity and mortality, but also social, economic, even political harm.
Faculty awarded over $9.9 million in ARC funding    View Summary
2 November 2016
ARC FundingThe Australian Research Council (ARC) has announced over $9.9 million in funding for research projects within the University of Sydney Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
October 2016
Postgraduate Masterclasses   View Summary
31 October 2016
Postgraduate MasterclassJoin us for a series of postgraduate masterclasses to experience first-hand classes from the Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences, Master of International Relations and the Master of Public Policy.
Arts/Law student selected as winner of international essay competition   View Summary
21 October 2016
Tallulah BurArts/Law student Tallulah Bur was one of 60 students chosen from a pool of over 3,600 entrants as a winner of the 2016 Many Languages, One World international essay competition.
University writers shortlisted for top literary awards   View Summary
21 October 2016
Open bookFour University of Sydney authors, including two from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, have been shortlisted for the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Awards.
South Asia Study Group brings India to the University of Sydney   View Summary
14 October 2016
Indian MP Sitaram Yechury with SASG members Kiriti Mortha and Zushan HashmiWith a growing interest in India among students, the South Asia Study Group (SASG) held a one-day summit on campus last week, highlighting the country's growing importance in global politics.
Gender and Cultural Studies students on-country at Kakadu   View Summary
11 October 2016
On Country at KakaduGender and Cultural Studies students take part in first interdisciplinary service learning project at Kakadu National Park.
VC's Excellence Award winners announced   View Summary
11 October 2016
Congratulations to the eight Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences staff recognised in the inaugural Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence.
September 2016
High mortgage debts leave homeowners vulnerable to economic shocks   View Summary
29 September 2016
A house. Research from our School of Economics has shown homeowners took on more debt as house prices rose between 2001 and 2012.
Tinder users still swiping yes to long-term relationships   View Summary
28 September 2016
keyboard with love heart symbolNew research from the Department of Media and Communications has found people who use dating apps are just as likely to seek long-term love.
Shanghai's lost history of Chinese-Australians   View Summary
26 September 2016
Daisy KwokIn the aftermath of Federation, many Chinese-Australians fled discriminatory Australian laws to start new lives in Shanghai. Daisy Kwok was one of them.
Staff named inaugural recipients of Armenian studies research awards   View Summary
22 September 2016
Kerkyasharian and Kayikian Fund research awardsCongratulations to the inaugural recipients of the Kerkyasharian and Kayikian Fund research awards, University of Sydney academic staff, Professor Iain Gardner and Dr Jan Shaw.
New open course meets growing demand for ethical social media skills   View Summary
16 September 2016
Dr Jonathon Hutchinson. A new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), is giving students and professionals the skills to use social media ethically.
Paid internship opportunities for students with disability   View Summary
14 September 2016
Applications are now open for the Summer 2016/17 Stepping Into Internship Program.
2017 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Guide   View Summary
13 September 2016
2017 FASS UG GuideStart your journey with us and explore the many options available through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences' undergraduate courses.
Professor Pippa Norris wins academic leadership award   View Summary
13 September 2016
Professor Pippa NorrisCongratulations to Professor Pippa Norris on receiving an Academic Leadership in Political Science Award from the Australian Political Studies Association.
The School of Social and Political Sciences takes part in global coal research   View Summary
6 September 2016
The School of Social and Political Sciences takes part in global coal researchThe most recent research production from the interdisciplinary project The Coal Rush and Beyond is now being broadcast on the ABC's Radio National Science Show.
No room for a language in your degree? Discover the accelerated Diploma of Language Studies   View Summary
5 September 2016
Diploma of Language Studies Accelerated ModeIf you've always wanted to learn a language, it's now easier than ever to do so with the Accelerated Mode of the Diploma of Language Studies. Applications for the accelerated mode close on 1 October 2016.
High school students explore history with an eye on university futures   View Summary
5 September 2016
The Quadrangle at the University of Sydney. A faculty social inclusion program is encouraging high school students to pursue university education through a three-month history project.
August 2016
2016 Strategic Education Grants   View Summary
31 August 2016
2016 Strategic Education GrantsCongratulations to our researchers who were recipients of University of Sydney 2016 Strategic Education Grants.
Reflecting on emotions of the past at new Wollongong exhibition   View Summary
18 August 2016
Treasured Possessions participant Maureen Lyndon. A new photo exhibition, Treasured Possessions, explores the 'profound life experiences' of Wollongong's senior residents.
Faculty expert tackles Pompeii myths   View Summary
18 August 2016
Dr Estelle Lazer examines a 3D model of a Pompeian cast. A team led by Dr Estelle Lazer has used portable digital x-ray machines to yield readable images of bones embedded in thick plaster, and digital CT scanners, to provide the most complete picture yet of skeletons in Pompeii.
Arts student wins international postgraduate conference prize   View Summary
18 August 2016
Arts student wins international postgraduate conference prizeCongratulations to Arts/Law student Serena May, on receiving the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Prize at the 2016 Southern Writers and Southern Writing Graduate Conference.
Queen's Birthday Honours 2016   View Summary
12 August 2016
Queen's Birthday Honours 2016Congratulations to the alumni and staff who have been recognised for their outstanding contributions in a broad range of fields.
Saying goodbye to the Arts and Social Sciences Alumni and Friends Association   View Summary
11 August 2016
Saying goodbye to the Arts and Social Sciences Alumni and Friends AssociationAfter 63 years, we say goodbye to the University of Sydney Arts and Social Sciences Alumni and Friends Association (previously known as the Sydney University Arts Association).
Crowdfunding campaign raises $10k for Refugee Language Program   View Summary
10 August 2016
Crowdfunding campaign raises $10k for Refugee Language ProgramThe generosity of 143 donors has helped to raise over $10,000 towards funding free language classes, mentoring and social activities for refugees.
Satellite images of world at night can map rural poverty   View Summary
4 August 2016
Dr Samuel Wills will join the University of Sydney in late 2016. A University of Sydney-bound economist has mapped people's access to electricity to identify economic inequality in oil-rich countries.
Fifteen nations placed on genocide watchlist   View Summary
4 August 2016
An image of the world. The chief investigator of the University's Atrocity Forecasting Project has urged 'intensive monitoring' of nations facing significant risk of genocide.
July 2016
Why AR in public spaces is a game changer   View Summary
22 July 2016
PhD cancidate Kyle Moore.Urban mobile gaming researcher Kyle Moore explains what Pokémon Go and Ingress can tell us about augmented reality experiences.
Gas pipeline research will explore regulatory impact on safety   View Summary
7 July 2016
Dr Lynne Chester is CI of the new project.Dr Lynne Chester of the Department of Political Economy will lead a new research project investigating potential conflicts in economic and technical regulation of gas pipelines.
June 2016
World Health Organization (WHO) Internship Program opportunities for the Master of Health Security   View Summary
30 June 2016
WHO InternshipsThe Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to announce a new World Health Organization (WHO) Internship Program opportunity for students enrolled in the Master of Health Security.
Postgraduate coursework applications for Semester 2 2016 close on 8 July   View Summary
29 June 2016
Applications for semester 2 2016 are closing soonApplications for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences' postgraduate coursework programs for Semester 2 2016 close on 8 July.
Master of Public Policy   View Summary
29 June 2016
Master of Public PolicyGain a critical and multidisciplinary perspective through the Master of Public Policy.
Jobs and growth focus ignores society's most vulnerable, warns pre-election audit   View Summary
24 June 2016
Professor Danielle CelermajerAhead of the Federal Election, a group of leading academics have released a new audit questioning what the Coalition, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and the Australian Greens are doing to address poverty in Australia and beyond.
Ira Trivedi on India's Sexual Revolution    View Summary
22 June 2016
Ira Trivedi and Swetha DasDespite hailing from the same background, Ira Trivedi is still very different to me. She was born and raised in India, but speaks with a diluted American accent reflecting her many years in the States studying at Columbia University. Meanwhile, I was raised in Australia, by Indian parents, balancing the values of my South Asian background with the norms of the surrounding Western culture.
Apply now for our Global Voices Scholarship   View Summary
21 June 2016
Global VoicesExperience an unmatched professional networking opportunity and apply for our scholarships in partnership with Global Voices.
Master of Political Economy   View Summary
20 June 2016
Master of Political EconomyAcquire unparalleled knowledge of the important trends underlying the global economy and its transformation through the Master of Political Economy.
To Wing Chinese Language and Culture Fund launched   View Summary
17 June 2016
University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence and Dr To WingStudents from the University of Sydney's Department of Chinese Studies will be given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the language and culture of China, thanks to a new fund launched this week.
Master of International Relations   View Summary
14 June 2016
Master of International RelationsRelate theoretical concepts to specific, relevant world issues and challenges in international affairs today through the Master of International Relations.
Development Studies   View Summary
7 June 2016
Master of Development StudiesConfront the challenges in achieving sustainable economic development on a local, national and global scale through the Master of Development Studies.
Faculty experts help empower voters with pre-election project   View Summary
7 June 2016
Casting a vote.Our experts are contributing to an online tool which helps voters assess their political leanings against the major parties' positions in advance of the Federal Election.
May 2016
Sydney Writers' Festival interview with James O'Loghlin   View Summary
30 May 2016
James O'LoghlinHere's what one arts/law student learnt from talking to an economics and law alumnus, turned author and radio personality, at this years Sydney Writers' Festival.
Experts urge reform of work, care and family policies   View Summary
30 May 2016
Dr Elizabeth HillOur researchers contribute to calls for urgent policy change to reflect demographic and workplace shifts and represent growing numbers of workers who have care responsibilities.
Peace and Conflict Studies   View Summary
30 May 2016
Peace and Conflict StudiesPrepare for the intellectual and practical challenges of a career in peace building with the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies.
Women in the Military   View Summary
22 May 2016
Dr Megan MackenzieUniversity of Sydney lecturer Dr Megan Mackenzie talks about the myth that women don't belong in the armed forces.
William Boyd and Julian Barnes "History and Fiction"   View Summary
21 May 2016
Julian BarnesThis is one of the big talks, one of the ones that you can't wait to tell your friends and family about. Everyone has either read Boyd or Barnes for pleasure or study, they are two of the most important contemporary fiction writers of the English literature world.
Review: Have We Reached Peak Internet?   View Summary
21 May 2016
Have we reached peak internetWe've all heard the possible predictions about the Internet and our near future: is it burning our retinas right out? Is it making us socially inept? Will it lead to our total inability to read or write or love?
Interview with Luc Sante   View Summary
21 May 2016
Luc SanteSydney Writers' Festival Media Hub intern Angelina Kosev, interviews writer and critic Luc Sante at the Festival.
What I learned from meeting Marlon James   View Summary
21 May 2016
Marlon JamesSydney Writers' Festival Media Hub Intern Tom St John speaks with writer Marlon James about his 2015 Man Booker Fiction Prize winning novel A Brief History of Seven Killings.
The Great White Lie - Chris Neff on Shark Attacks   View Summary
21 May 2016
Dr Christopher NeffI've never actually seen Jaws before, and yet it's almost impossible to go further than neck-deep at my local beach before the rhythmic 'Dada…dada…dada-dada-dada' starts echoing through my mind.
2017 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Program   View Summary
18 May 2016
2017 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate GuideThe 2017 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Guide is now available.
MECO students covering the federal election via UniPollWatch   View Summary
16 May 2016
Australian coat of armsStudents from the Department of Media and Communications will be part of Australia's largest newsroom reporting on the 2016 federal election campaign.
Naomi Klein wins 2016 Sydney Peace Prize   View Summary
14 May 2016
Naomi KleinNaomi Klein, award-winning author, journalist, and activist will receive the 2016 Sydney Peace Prize.
World's oldest axe fragment found in Australia   View Summary
11 May 2016
Professor Peter HiscockAustralian archaeologists have discovered a piece of the world's oldest axe in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Projects in Economics and MECO receive ARC funding   View Summary
11 May 2016
Dr Agnieszka Tymula.Grants for School of Economics and Department of Media and Communications (MECO) researchers to explore separate projects on philanthropy in the art world and Australian disability theatre.
Unlocked! A History of the World in Five Acts   View Summary
9 May 2016
Unlocked! A History of the World in Five ActsThe Department of History at the University of Sydney invites HSC History students, their teachers and parents to join them in a light-hearted celebration of history.
Five things you need to know about our Sydney Writers' Festival sponsorship   View Summary
6 May 2016
Sydney Writers' Festival It's festival season, so let our ideas tantalise your literary senses and inspire your creativity.
Enhance your outlook through our Social and Political Sciences Postgraduate Program   View Summary
4 May 2016
Enhance your outlook through our Social and Political Sciences Postgraduate ProgramEquip yourself with the analytical and critical skills for understanding contemporary real-world problems through the Social and Political Sciences Postgraduate Program within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.
Legion of Honour awarded to Professor Angus Martin   View Summary
4 May 2016
Emeritus Professor Angus MartinThe Faculty would like to congratulate Emeritus Professor Angus Martin (BA DipEd) from the Department of French Studies for receiving France's highest decoration - Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur.
April 2016
The Chinese Enigma: China Through European Eyes: 1750-1900   View Summary
20 April 2016
The Chinese Enigma: China Through European Eyes: 1750-1900Register now for the 2016 Insights Lecture by Professor Yixu Lu entitled The Chinese Enigma: China Through European Eyes: 1750-1900.
A Welcome Return for the Class of 1966   View Summary
20 April 2016
A Welcome Return for the Class of 1966The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences recently hosted the 50 year reunion for the Economics Honours class of 1966.
Shakespeare game takes web learning to the next level   View Summary
19 April 2016
Professor Liam SemlerA new web game for high school students and teachers is turning the cards on traditional approaches to Shakespeare and three of his best known plays.
Celebrating the bicentenary of Charlotte Bronte's birth   View Summary
18 April 2016
Charlotte Bronte. To mark the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë's birth, two academics explain why the Victorian novelist's works are still relevant today.
'The right to food' - and how 1.2 million Australians miss out   View Summary
18 April 2016
Dr Alana MannGovernments must ensure affordable, accessible and healthy food is available to everyone, and that there is a publicly-funded safety net for the most vulnerable, writes Dr Alana Mann.
Don't judge a Muslim woman's dress choice   View Summary
18 April 2016
Professor Sahar AmerIt is time to change the narrative about Muslim women's identities and to stop defining them exclusively by their clothing, writes Professor Sahar Amer.
How to talk about climate change without talking about climate change   View Summary
12 April 2016
Lisette CollinsPolicymakers' inability to openly discuss climate change is leaving many local councils across Australia unprepared for its impacts, analysis by a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney has found.
Why fashion needs more big guys embracing their curves   View Summary
8 April 2016
Dr Anna Hickey-MoodyAt a time when thin, muscly men dominate popular media, male 'plus size' models are all too rare. Yet the average Australian man is not lean and stringy - imagine if he saw himself in ad campaigns?
Internships open for the SWF Media Hub   View Summary
7 April 2016
Media Hub internsThe Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is seeking applications for student interns to volunteer at the University's popular 'Media Hub' at the Sydney Writers' Festival Walsh Bay precinct.
Alumna's teen tales urge new generation to seize the future   View Summary
6 April 2016
Sarah AyoubMaster of Media Practice graduate Sarah Ayoub is a journalist-turned-novelist whose high school stories are connecting with young Australians.
March 2016
University speakers among Sydney Writers' Festival highlights   View Summary
31 March 2016
 Sydney Writers’ Festival at Welsh BayThis year's Sydney Writers' Festival features a wide range of University staff and alumni and a special Sydney Ideas event with international author and philosopher Julian Baggini.
Paid parental leave increase fertility intentions   View Summary
29 March 2016
Business woman and babyMore than five years after Australia's PPL scheme was introduced a School of Economics study suggests it has a 'bonus effect' on fertility intentions.
Reflecting on keepsakes helps seniors stave off loneliness   View Summary
29 March 2016
PocketwatchSocially isolated seniors will explore the meaning of the precious objects in their lives as part of a new project run by the University of Sydney Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.
Islam needs to invest in people and universities, not mosques   View Summary
14 March 2016
Hussain NadimPerception of Muslims would change if they won headlines for scientific discoveries rather than acts of terrorism, writes Hussain Nadim.
Opportunity For a Global Voice in Turkey   View Summary
10 March 2016
Global Voices - TurkeyThe Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is proud to support the opportunity for a student to take part in a delegation to attend the UNESCO World Heritage Summit in Istanbul, Turkey.
Campaign finance failed to meet international standards in two-thirds of all elections in 2015   View Summary
9 March 2016
Professor Pippa Norris.Flawed and failed elections around the world are manipulated through vote rigging and corruption, intimidation and violence, according to an annual report released by the Electoral Integrity Project.
Girls' school uniforms should be sweaty, not sweet   View Summary
8 March 2016
Associate Professor Susan ThomasAssociate Professor Susan Thomas considers whether school uniforms could be silently contributing to a health crisis in girls.
The sex myth buster   View Summary
1 March 2016
Rachel Hills and The Sex MythMeet Rachel Hills, the Gender and Cultural Studies graduate shattering stereotypes about sex.
February 2016
Unique Indigenous art exhibition seizes more than the moment   View Summary
18 February 2016
Stephen Gilchrist (centre) with artist Vernon Ah Kee (left) and Narayan Khandekar.While scientists debate new discoveries that confirm and challenge our understandings of space, a major new exhibition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art guest-curated by the University of Sydney's Stephen Gilchrist is making waves of its own, by addressing space's close relative: time.
25 years of excellence, iconoclasm and solidarity   View Summary
16 February 2016
Department of Gender and Cultural StudiesThe Department of Gender and Cultural Studies has evolved from its humble beginnings as a small Centre in 1991 through to a fully-fledged Department with majors in gender studies and cultural studies and the largest PhD program of its kind in Australia.
400 years after Shakespeare's death, Sydney academic brings the Bard's Globe back to life   View Summary
16 February 2016
Hollar's sketch of the globeA University of Sydney academic's research into the second Globe theatre has led to the world's first faithful reconstruction in New Zealand.
The Codex Rustici: An edition almost 600 years in the making   View Summary
15 February 2016
The Codex Rustici: An edition almost 600 years in the makingIn a journey stretching back to the fifteenth century, a beautiful two-volume edition of Marco di Bartolomeo Rustici's Codex was finally presented to Pope Francis late last year.
Academic Gown Donated to The University of Sydney    View Summary
15 February 2016
Academic Gown Donated to The University of Sydney The beautiful academic gown of the late Kevin Alan Shorten (MA honoris causa, 1996) was graciously donated to The University of Sydney by his loving wife, Freda Shorten.
Tackling homophobia out on the sports field   View Summary
15 February 2016
Alistair Kitche's report An award winning report by alumnus, Alistair Kitchen aims to raise awareness of homophobia on the sporting field.
Explainer: Surrealism   View Summary
9 February 2016
Associate Professor Natalya LustyAs the longest-running avant-garde movement of the 20th century, Surrealism's scope and richness is perhaps unparalleled in its influence of modern art and culture, writes Associate Professor Natalya Lusty.
Tracing the nation's remarkable record of safety in the skies   View Summary
5 February 2016
Image Stanley Fowler/CSIRO Records Services LA14-30An ARC-funded study will explore pivotal aviation developments between the years 1938 and 1968.
Probing the peace and security implications of quantum innovation   View Summary
5 February 2016
Particle Collision and Blackhole in Large Hadron ColliderThe impact of quantum science on peace and security will be debated by leading practitioners and researchers at the Q3 Symposium and Lecture.
'Laugh Lines' exhibition celebrates Australian cartooning   View Summary
3 February 2016
Laugh LinesSome of Australia's most iconic cartoons and illustrations will be on public display for the first time as part of a new exhibition at the University of Sydney.
January 2016
Shifting public opinion towards the monarchy in Australia   View Summary
28 January 2016
Queen Elizabeth's image on Australian money.Support for the monarchy in Australia is at its highest level since the 1990s thanks to the arrival of new royal family members and a declining number and frequency of royal scandals, new research reveals.
Updates in the Department of Linguistics   View Summary
27 January 2016
LinguisticsWith a journey through Asian Studies at ANU, Linguistics at the University of Melbourne and spending 14-years in the Netherlands in academia, Professor Nick Enfield as new chair of the department brings his experience to the University of Sydney to invigorate the department with a history dating back to the 1940's.
Xi Jinping's Global Cyber Vision   View Summary
22 January 2016
Stephenie Andal.Is Beijing in fact leading the way with its policies on "cybersovereignty?". Stephenie Andal from the Department of Government and International Relations writes in The Diplomat.
The future of Venezuelan politics is in indigenous hands   View Summary
19 January 2016
Dr Luis Fernando Angosto-FerrándezA frontal clash between the Executive and the Legislative Powers will not only shape Venezuelan politics in the next months: its outcome will also determine the fate of the socialism of the twenty-first century, writes Dr Luis Fernando Angosto-Ferrández.
Sydney student on Forbes '30 Under 30' list   View Summary
6 January 2016
Hussain NadimA University of Sydney student has been recognised as a global leader in law and policy in this year's Forbes '30 Under 30' list.