2018 News archive

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July 2018
SLAM announce new Head of School   View Summary
16 July 2018
New Head of School Professor Umberto AnsaldoThe School of Literature, Art and Media (SLAM) is excited to announce the appointment of Professor Umberto Ansaldo as the new Head of School.
Best film of the 2018 Sydney Film Festival    View Summary
16 July 2018
the heiresses Film Studies student, Chloe Callow, chat with Marcelo Martinessi, director of The Heiresses, the winner of the 2018 Sydney Film Festival's top prize.
Submit your film to the Sydney Underground Film Festival!   View Summary
10 July 2018
Sydney Underground Film FestivalThe Sydney Underground Film Festival is back this September 13-16 with an opportunity for students, staff and alumni of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Sydney College of Arts to be part of the program. Film and video art submissions close 13th July.
FASS Three Minute Thesis (3MT) - 2018 Faculty Heat - Winner Announced!   View Summary
4 July 2018
FASS Three Minute Thesis The Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) Faculty Heat for 2018 was held on July 2nd. Chaired by Ruth Phillips, Associate Dean Research Education (FASS) it was supported by generous colleagues who agreed to judge the event, fellow HDR students and guests.
Largest gathering of experts studying Asia in the southern hemisphere   View Summary
2 July 2018
22nd biennial conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) The University of Sydney is proud to be hosting the 22nd biennial conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) from 3-5 July 2018.
June 2018
Indigenous economics scholarships a first   View Summary
27 June 2018
cadwalladers Thanks to a generous donation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander economics students at the University of Sydney will be supported with scholarships for the first time.
Spotlight on Banned Cinema: 3 Faces, Pig and Rafiki at the Sydney Film Festival   View Summary
27 June 2018
RafikiTwo Film Studies honours students, Chloe Callow and Kaitlin Lake, put the spotlight on three banned films as part of the Sydney Film Festival.
2018 Sydney Film Festival Documentary Strand   View Summary
27 June 2018
three identical strangers Film Studies honours student, Sophie Zielinski, discusses the documentary strand from the 2018 Sydney Film Festival.
An unlikely pairing: Corey Payne and Lauren Pearce   View Summary
25 June 2018
An unlikely pairing: Corey Payne and Lauren PearceWe chat to Corey Payne, founder of the Future Direction Network (FDN) and one of the FDN's first scholarship recipients, Lauren Pearce.
School of Social and Political Sciences announce new Head of School   View Summary
20 June 2018
Professor Lisa AdkinsThe School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Lisa Adkins as the new Head of School.
Film Studies student in conversation with film critic David Stratton    View Summary
18 June 2018
Aki KaurismakiFilm Studies Honours student, Will Jeffery, interviewed renowned film critic David Stratton about the Retrospective as part of the 2018 Sydney Film Festival.
Film Studies student covers the Sydney Film Festival   View Summary
15 June 2018
sydney film festivalFilm Studies Honours students covers the Sydney Film Festival, held 6 - 17 June, giving a run down on what's screening.
Meet the boss: Sydney Film Festival director, Nashen Moodley   View Summary
1 June 2018
nashen moodley The doors of the Sydney Film Festival will open from 6 - 17 June in cinemas across Sydney CBD and the greater Sydney. In celebration of this iconic annual Sydney event, Film Studies honour students, Beth and Will, caught up with the ultimate film guru, Sydney Film Festival director, Nashen Moodley.
May 2018
First in My Family Mentoring Program launches with a bang   View Summary
29 May 2018
Students talkingThe School of Economics has launched a mentoring program matching alumni with students who are the first in their family to attend university.
Zoe Neill heads to Paris to represent Australia at OECD Forum   View Summary
25 May 2018
OECD ParisBachelor of International Global Studies student, Zoe Neill has been named a 2018 Global Voices delegate to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Forum in Paris.
Sydney Film Festival partnership to thrill film lovers   View Summary
18 May 2018
sydney film festival 64 years and thousands of films since the first Sydney Film Festival was held at its Camperdown campus, the University of Sydney will return to support the event as an Education Partner in 2018.
$10,000 scholarships for postgraduate study   View Summary
17 May 2018
PG scholarships imageThe Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is offering start-up scholarshipsworth $10,000 for domestic applicants planning to commence postgraduate studies in Semester 2 2018.
Graduates recognised in alumni awards   View Summary
11 May 2018
drew trahms The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to announce that two recent graduates have received an award as part of the 2018 Alumni Awards.
April 2018
Alumni Awards to honour recent graduates    View Summary
24 April 2018
2018 alumni awards This year, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is thrilled to have five recent graduates recognised in the 2018 Alumni Awards as Graduate Medal Finalists. Nominees are recognised for their outstanding contribution to the University and the wider community.
The Arts and Social Sciences Dean's top 6 picks for the Sydney Writer's Festival   View Summary
24 April 2018
annamarie jagoseDrawing on an stellar line-up of Sydney Writers' Festival authors, journalists, politicians and pop stars, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Professor Annamarie Jagose, shares her top picks for the Sydney Writers' Festival.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences partners with the 2018 OECD Forum   View Summary
20 April 2018
oecd forum in paris The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is excited to partner with the OECD Forum, which will see delegates network, exchange experiences, and share knowledge and expertise on global policy trends at the forum in Paris from 29-30 May 2018.
Vale Emeritus Professor Michael Halliday (1925-2018)   View Summary
18 April 2018
Emeritus Professor Michael HallidayThe Faculty is saddened by the passing of Emeritus Professor Michael Halliday, founder of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Sydney, aged 93.
University and ABC seek next generation research talent   View Summary
12 April 2018
top 5 media residency We've partnered with the ABC to include humanities, arts and social sciences in their Top 5 Media Residency Program. This year, 5 PhD-qualified early career researchers will undertake a 2-week media residency at the ABC in September. Applications are now open nationwide.
Progress in Political Economy blog wins Special Achievement award   View Summary
10 April 2018
The Duckie awardProgress in Political Economy (PPE) blog awarded the 2018 Special Achievements in International Studies Online Media prize, by the Online Media Caucus of the esteemed International Studies Association (ISA).
March 2018
5 things you need to know about The Lady and the Unicorn   View Summary
19 March 2018
the lady and the unicorn In celebration of The Lady and the Unicorn in Australia, 3rd year Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Art History) student, Imogen King, went along to the exhibition. Find out the 5 things you need to know about The Lady and the Unicorn, unravelled by Imogen.
Scholarship open for 2018 OECD Paris Forum    View Summary
16 March 2018
OECD ForumThe University of Sydney Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is offering an exclusive scholarship for a student to represent Australia at the OECD Forum in Paris.
The University of Sydney teams up with Sydney Writers' Festival   View Summary
16 March 2018
still-processingThe University of Sydney is excited to announce its partnership with the Sydney Writers' Festival for the seventh year running.
History Workshop - a new era in history education at Sydney   View Summary
5 March 2018
History WorkshopIn March 2018, new undergraduate students at the University of Sydney will be taking part in a bold experiment in history education, where they will begin unravelling the racial dynamics of depression-era La Perouse or the crackdown on communists in 1920s Shanghai.
Strong results continue for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in the 2018 QS Subject Rankings   View Summary
5 March 2018
education building The QS 2018 Subject Rankings, released last week, highlighted another strong showing for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, with nine subjects ranking in the top two domestically, and three reaching the global top 20.
February 2018
Master of Economics student receives prestigious Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship   View Summary
19 February 2018
ashley-vines Ashley Vines, Master of Economics student, has been awarded a Future Leaders scholarships through the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation, allowing him to undertake fully funded postgraduate studies at Sydney.
The Obama portraits: what they say to us   View Summary
16 February 2018
the obama portraitsThis week, the Obama portraits were unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery. Find out what Professor Mark Ledbury thinks of these presidential masterpieces.
Meet 7 superwomen of arts and social sciences   View Summary
15 February 2018
international women's day Thursday 8 March is International Women's Day. To celebrate, we profiled 7 women across the faculty to find out what motivates them, who inspires them, what advice they have for other women, and their proudest career achievement.