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November 2018

20 November

  • The Daily Telegraph reported first-year economics/law student Kavya Nagpal was named the recipient of the 2018 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship at the 2018 Bradfield Oration last night. Kavya was interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney about her people-centric vision, where Sydney's living spaces would serve to build relationships. The Daily Telegraph also mentioned comments made by Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence about Bradfield’s legacy and the Scholarship at the Bradfield Oration and also featured a photo of Dr Spence with the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Scott Morrison, NSW Premier, the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian, Lendlease’s Australian Property CEO Kylie Rampa and the Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship finalists.
  • CNBC (US), ABC Radio (Victoria and Brisbane) and ABC Radio’s The Signal interviewed Professor Simon Tormey from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Brexit stalemate.
  • The Australian Financial Review profiled Dr Joseph Stigitz, winner of the Sydney Peace Prize and detailed his speaking events at the University.
  • The Atlantic (US) quoted Dr Anna Boucher from the Department of Government and International Relations about ways in which to fix the immigration system in the United States.
  • BeFM (South Korea) interviewed Associate Professor Jean (Jonathan) Bogais from Sydney Business School and Adjunct Associate Professor from the School of Social and Political Sciences about Rohingyan refugees who fear returning to Myanmar.
  • Teacher Magazine interviewed Professor Robyn Ewing from Sydney School of Education and Social Work about the barriers to arts-rich programs in schools.
  • Sydney Morning Herald and ABC Radio National detailed a report by former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence, David Ochmanek published by the United States Studies Centre. The article was syndicated across Fairfax media.
  • South China Morning Post (China) quoted Ashley Townsend from the United States Studies Centre about the Asia Summit.
  • SBS interviewed Dalyell Scholar Liesl Chen about her time at a selective school.
  • CNN (US) published an opinion piece by Dr John Lee from the United States Studies Centre about Chinese President Xi Jinping's dissatisfaction with the outcomes from the APEC Summit.

19 November

  • The Daily Telegraph ran a series of articles featuring the 2018 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship finalists. One article profiled arts/law student Sean Perry and his vision of building a ‘greenway’ to cut through Sydney’s congested suburbs. Another article re-published on News.com.au profiled engineering student Katherine Cai’s vision for the Greater Sydney region. The Sunday Telegraph interviewed arts student Henry Nelson about his proposal to combat climate change through artificial intelligence. The Daily Telegraph also published an article about Sydney’s new road network and quoted Professor Stephen Greaves from the Business School for the feature. The Telegraph interviewed architecture student Kate Zambelli, recipient of the 2016 scholarship, about her experiences working part-time at Lendlease while completing her studies.
  • Professor Megan Mackenzie from the Department of Government and International Relations wrote an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald about the risk of suicide among returning veterans. The article mentioned she will speak at a Sydney Ideas event on this topic.
  • The Good Weekend quoted Associate Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about the multiple health crises in Papua New Guinea.
  • The Australian Financial Review reported Professor Joseph Stiglitz from Columbia University has delivered a seminar at the University of Sydney about global economic inequality.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr Sarah Cameron from the Electoral Integrity Project about a study on the declining satisfaction with our political system. The article was syndicated widely across Fairfax Media.
  • The Australian reported on a new United States Studies Centre report on the long-term impact of globalisation in the U.S. Director of the Centre’s trade and investment program Stephen Kirchner was quoted.
  • Visiting Fellow of the United States Studies Centre Stephen Loosley wrote an article published in The Australian about the potential for former Prime Ministers to make a contribution to public life.
  • The Daily Telegraph reported on the Nicholson Museum exhibition Connections, which will explore the global backstories of artefacts.
  • Professor Adrian Vickers from the School of Languages and Cultures was quoted in the Daily Telegraph about Indonesia’s attitude to the Federal Government’s intention to move the Australian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
  • The Weekend Australian reviewed Richard Flanagan: Critical Essays written by Professor Robert Dixon from the Department of English.
  • Dr Rachel Wilson from the School of Education and Social Work was quoted in the Canberra Times about the sliding educational attainment of ACT schools despite the fact they are among the most advantaged.
  • Professor Helen Irving from Sydney Law School was quoted on ABC Pacific Beat about the difference between holding an Australian passport and citizenship.
  • ABC’s Future Tense interviewed Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the role of social media in rising populist politics. Professor Tormey was also interviewed on ABC Weekend Breakfast.
  • ABC Radio Perth interviewed Dr Craig Barker from Sydney University Museums for a regular segment about the latest archaeological news, Can You Dig It?
  • Times of India quoted Ashley Townshend from the United State Studies Centre about President Donald Trump’s proposal to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

16 November

  • ABC News TV interviewed Honorary Associate Professor Nicholas Rowley from the Department of Government and International Relations about the proposed Brexit deal. ABC Radio National also interviewed Professor Simon Tormey from the Department of Government and International Relations about the draft bill.

15 November

  • Daily Telegraph reported on University of Sydney economics and law student Kavya Nagpal’s plans to create apartment blocks that encourage a sense of community, as part of the University of Sydney and Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship.
  • SBS Online reported on the upcoming Healing Our Spirit Worldwide gathering being co-hosted by the University of Sydney this month, quoting Professor Juanita Sherwood, Associate Dean (Indigenous Strategy & Services) in the Faculty of Medicine and Health, and Dr Lynette Riley from the School of Education and Social Work.
  • Australian Financial Review reported on economist Joseph Stiglitz receiving the Sydney Peace Prize from the University’s Sydney Peace Foundation.
  • Professor Marc Stears, Director of the University’s Sydney Policy Lab, featured on ABC’s panel show The Drum.
  • Professor Jakelin Troy, Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research, featured on the SBS show Child Genius.
  • BBC Radio 5 interviewed Professor Simon Tormey from the Department of Government and International Relations about the development of the Brexit agreement.
  • Independent (Ireland) quoted Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about whether Hillary Clinton might run for the Democrats in the 2020 presidential election. 
  • Mosman Daily profiled Patricia Garcia, Honorary Associate in the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies.

14 November

  • SBS Insight interviewed Professor Robyn Ewing from the School of Education and Social Work about gifted children.
  • ABC NewsRadio interviewed Honorary Associate Professor Nicholas Rowley from the Department of Government and International Relations about ongoing Brexit negotiations.
  • Vogue Australia quoted Dr Prudence Black from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about the historical fashion of the wives of political leaders.
  • Australian Financial Review published an article by Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United States Studies Centre about the benefits of globalisation.
  • 2SER FM interviewed Adjunct Associate Professor Jean Bogais from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the Rohingya Muslim population.
  • The Conversation published an article co-authored by Marianna Brungs, Director of the Sydney Peace Foundation at the University of Sydney, about how to tackle inequality.

13 November

  • Daily Telegraph reported on University of Sydney architecture student Anastasia Uricher’s plans for building up in Sydney’s inland suburbs, as part of the University of Sydney and Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship.
  • Times Higher Education (UK) quoted Professor Roger Benjamin from the Department of Art History about reapplying for his Australian Research Council funding grant, originally vetoed by former Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham.
  • Australian Financial Review published an article by Associate Professor Salvatore Babones from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the teaching of Western civilisation and the proposed partnership between the University of Sydney and the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Frances Clarke from the Department of History about the activism of American feminist Susan B. Anthony.
  • An AAP article syndicated across SBS Online, Daily Mail Australia, Fairfax Regional Media and Yahoo!7 quoted Adjunct Associate Professor Jean Bogais from the School of Social and Political Sciences about Prime Minister Scott Morrison attending the East Asia Summit in Singapore.  
  • Eastside Radio interviewed Dr Benjamin Nickl from the School of Languages and Cultures and Associate Professor Michelle Royer from the Department of French Studies about their upcoming international film festival event.

12 November

  • Australian Financial Review published an article by Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, about the chances of Donald Trump winning the 2020 presidential election. The Australian also quoted Professor Jackman about the results of the US midterm elections. AFR Weekend quoted Dougal Robinson from the Centre about Trump’s control of the Republican Party, following the results of the midterms. ABC Radio National interviewed Bruce Wolpe, Visiting Fellow at the Centre, analysing the midterms.
  • Australian Financial Review published an article by Professor James Curran from the Department of History about the legacy of WWI and its impact on Australian defence policy. An editorial in the Australian Financial Review also mentioned Professor Curran’s article. Financial Times (UK) also quoted Professor Curran about the impact of the war on Australian nationalism. Hope 103.2 interviewed Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the political landscapes that led to WWI and WWII.
  • Channel 5 (UK) program Pompeii's Final Hours: New Evidence, which also aired on SBS TV, interviewed Dr Estelle Lazer from the Department of Classics and Ancient History.
  • ABC Radio Evenings interviewed Dr Peter Hobbins from the Department of History about the influenza pandemic that began in 1918, colloquially known as the ‘Spanish flu’.
  • ABC Radio AM interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about NSW Labor appointing a new leader after the resignation of Luke Foley.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick from the Department of History about Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky.
  • ABC Radio Perth interviewed Dr Yasmine Musharbash from the Department of Anthropology about the many meanings of ‘monsters’ in Indigenous culture.
  • News.com.au quoted Professor Megan MacKenzie Department of Government and International Relations about high rates of suicide among defence force personnel. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online.
  • An AAP article syndicated across Nine News, SBS News and Fairfax Regional Media quoted Adjunct Associate Professor Jean Bogais from the School of Social and Political Sciences about Prime Minister Scott Morrison attending the East Asia Summit in Singapore  
  • CNN International (US) published an opinion piece by Dr John Lee from the United States Studies Centre about Australia’s plan to challenge China in the South Pacific.
  • Bloomberg (US) quoted Professor James Morley from the School of Economics about the limited number of recessions the world has seen since the end of WWII.
  • Sunday Telegraph quoted Professor Ariadne Vromen from the Department of Government and International Relations about data use by political parties. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia.
  • The Australian published an article by Stephen Loosley, Visiting Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, reviewing the book Leadership: Lessons from the Presidents for Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
  • Sydney Morning Herald and The New Daily mentioned Robyn Denholm, newly announced chairperson of Tesla, is a graduate of the University of Sydney. The Herald article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor Michael Hogan from the Department of Government and International Relations about the resignation of NSW Opposition Luke Foley.

9 November

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Gorana Grgic from the United States Studies Centre about the aftermath of the US midterm elections. Crikey also quoted Dr Christopher Pepin-Neff from the School of Social and Political Sciences from his appearance on ABC’s panel show The Drum where the panel discussed the results of the US midterm elections.
  • A Reuters article syndicated on The Straits Times (Malaysia) quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the resignation of NSW state opposition leader Luke Foley because of allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards a journalist.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor Marc Stears, Director of the University’s Sydney Policy Lab, about using politics to fight for equality.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy about the need to invest in child and elder care in our Pacific nation neighbours.
  • The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Hans Pols from the School of History and Philosophy of Science about Indonesian physicians during Dutch colonial rule. The article was also published on The Conversation (Indonesian).

8 November 

  • ABC NewsRadio interviewed Associate Professor Brendan O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about the US midterm elections. The Australian published an article by Stephen Loosley, Visiting Fellow at the Centre, about the election results. The New Daily quoted Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the Centre about the atmosphere in the US during the election. Dr Christopher Pepin-Neff from the School of Social and Political Sciences appeared on ABC’s panel show The Drum to discuss the midterm elections along with other news topics.
  • A Reuters article syndicated across The Straits Times and Daily Mail (UK) quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about Mark Latham joining Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party for the NSW election.
  • The Guardian published an article by Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations about whether Foxtel’s deal to broadcast the cricket is in breach of anti-siphoning laws.
  • SBS Online quoted Dr Gil Merom from the Department of Government and International Relations about the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
  • PJ Media (US) reported on a study about toxic masculinity in online gaming and mentioned research by Professor Raewyn Connell from the School of Education and Social Work.

7 November 

  • Canberra Times quoted Dr Charles Edel from the United States Studies Centre about the appointment of Arthur B. Culvahouse Jnr as the next US Ambassador to Australia. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • 2SER FM interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the growing influence of far-right party Lega in Italian politics.
  • 2SER FM interviewed Associate Professor Brendan O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about the US midterm elections.

6 November 

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Roger Benjamin from the Department of Art History about former Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham vetoing funding for research projects recommended by the Australian Research Council. 
  • Sydney Morning Herald also quoted Dr John Lee, Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about Federal Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne’s visit to China. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, about the impact of the Brett Kavanaugh case on the US midterm elections.
  • Stephen Loosley, Non-Resident Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, took part in ABC’s panel show The Drum.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Bruce Isaacs from the School of Literature, Arts & Media about iconic scenes in movies.
  • ABC Radio Brisbane interviewed Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations about whether Foxtel’s deal to broadcast the cricket is in breach of anti-siphoning laws.
  • West Australian republished an article originally published on The Conversation by Associate Professor Brendan O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre and Dan Dixon from the Department of English about the US midterm elections.

5 November

  • Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian reported on two new University of Sydney degrees in conservation being offered in partnership with Taronga Zoo, quoting Dr Spence. The Herald article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online. 2GB Sydney, 4BC Brisbane and 6PR Perth also interviewed Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education – Enterprise and Engagement) Professor Richard Miles about the new degrees.
  • The Australian mentioned an article by Professor Roger Benjamin from the Department of Art History, originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald, about the ARC funding process. Weekend Australian published an opinion column about viewing the work of Shakespeare through a modern political lens, mentioning the teaching of other Western authors at the University of Sydney.
  • Daily Telegraph quoted Associate Professor Brendan O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about the potential results of the US midterm elections. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online. ABC Online published an article by Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, about the impact of gerrymandering on the elections. ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Jackman about Americans living in Australia voting in the elections. Hope 103.2 interviewed Dr Shaun Ratcliff from the United States Studies Centre about the US election system and the midterms.
  • Seven Sydney and Prime7 (Canberra, Newcastle) reported anthropologists at the University of Sydney removed and analysed human bones uncovered in Surry Hills at the site of Sydney’s light rail project.
  • ABC NewsRadio interviewed Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences about German chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision not to seek re-election as head of the Christian Democratic Union.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Associate Professor Helen Proctor from the School of Education and Social Work about the Wyndham education report, which was handed down in 1957 and resulted in a number of changes to NSW’s education system. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr David Brophy from the Department of History about the persecution of Uighurs in China. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Stephen Castles from School of Social and Political Sciences about state immigration policies. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • The Atlantic (US) quoted Professor James Curran from the Department of History about President Trump’s failure to appoint a new US Ambassador to Australia.
  • ABC Online quoted Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about neuro-linguistic programming.
  • The Conversation published an article co-authored by Professor Robyn Ewing from the School of Education and Social Work about decodable readers for schools.
  • The Conversation published an article co-authored by Rizanna Rosemary a PhD student in the School of Literature, Arts & Media about mental health workers in Indonesia.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Bruce Isaacs from the School of Literature, Arts & Media about The Matrix and the elements that make a film a “classic”.
  • The Conversation published an article authored by Associate Professor Brendan O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre and Dan Dixon, a postgraduate student in the Department of English, about the US midterm elections. Stuff (NZ) republished the article.

October 2018

2 November 

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Sarah Cameron from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about electoral integrity in the US ahead of the mid-term elections.
  • ABC News 24 and MSN Australia interviewed Dr David Brophy from the Department of History about the persecution of Uighurs in China.
  • ABC News 24 interviewed Hussain Nadim from the Department of Government and International Relations about political unrest in Pakistan.
  • SBS News interviewed Dougal Robinson from the United States Studies Centre about Texan Senator Beto O’Rourke.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Kirsten McKenzie from the Department of History about Australia’s colonial history.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Jim Stanford from the School of Economics about equality and the labour market. The Daily Bulletin republished the article.

1 November

  • The Australian published an opinion article by Greg Sheridan about increasingly divisive political debates, mentioning Professor Dirk Moses from the Department of History.
  • ABC Radio (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane) interviewed Nigerian journalist Adeola Fayehun, mentioning she is in Australia to speak as part of the Chaser Lecture being held at the University of Sydney this evening. 
  • BBC Radio 5 interviewed Dr Olivia Oliver-Hopkins from the Department of Art History and Film Studies about horror films to celebrate Halloween.
  • ABC Online quoted Dr David Brophy from the Department of History about Chinese authorities cracking down on Uighurs and other Muslim minorities
  • Business Standard (India) published an opinion piece by Dr Steve Georgakis from the School of Education and Social Work about the review released into the culture of Cricket Australia.

31 October

  • The Australian interviewed Professor Annamarie Jagose, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, about the proposed partnership between the University of Sydney and the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation. 
  • Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Professor Roger Benjamin from the Department of Art History about his Australian Research Council Discovery grant that was vetoed by former education minister Simon Birmingham. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online. The Australian also interviewed Professor Benjamin about the grant and subsequent veto. 
  • ABC TV’s Matter of Fact interviewed Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services), about the importance of education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, her life and career, and her new role at the University of Sydney.
  • ABC TV (News, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart) interviewed Professor Peter Morgan, Director of European Studies in the School of Languages and Cultures, about German chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision not to seek re-election as head of the Christian Democratic Union. ABC NewsRadio also interviewed Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences about Merkel’s announcement.
  • Daily Telegraph quoted Olivia Oliver-Hopkins, PhD Candidate in the Department of Art History, about why people are drawn to horror movies and spooky things. 2SM Sydney mentioned the comments and the article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online. 
  • The Age quoted Dr Rodney Taveira from the United States Studies Centre about how American culture has influenced younger Australians embracing Halloween. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • Triple M (Sydney, Melbourne) interviewed Dr Steve Georgakis from the School of Education and Social Work about the release of an independent review into the culture of Cricket Australia. Dr Georgakis also published an article in The Conversation about the review.
  • ABC Radio National replayed a presentation by Professor Kirsten McKenzie from the Department of History about scandals in the British Empire.
  • Tenterfield Star reported Dr Peter Hobbins from the Department of History gave a presentation on the Spanish flu and his research project encouraging local and family history groups around NSW to explore the impact of the flu on local communities.
  • Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga) quoted Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about attempted infiltration of the NSW National Party by extreme right-wing groups.
  • 2SER FM interviewed Dr Thomas Adams from the United States Studies Centre about the upcoming midterm elections in the US.
  • TV Tonight reported Professor Robyn Ewing from the School of Education and Social Work has completed her term as Chair of the Australian Film Television and Radio School Academic Board.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Yasmine Musharbash from the Department of Anthropology about the many meanings of ‘monsters’ in Australian Aboriginal culture. SBS Online republished the article.    
  • The Conversation published an article co-authored by Professor Dirk Moses from the Department of History about former federal education minister Simon Birmingham vetoing $4.2 million in recommended university research grants.

30 October

  • Sydney Morning Herald, News.com.au, Daily Mail Australia and Pedestrian reported anthropologists at the University of Sydney removed and analysed human bones uncovered yesterday in Surry Hills at the site of Sydney’s light rail project. The Herald and News.com.au articles were syndicated widely online across Fairfax Media and News Corp Australia respectively.
  • ABC Radio National replayed an interview with Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about the origins of Halloween.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Associate Professor Charlotte Epstein from the Department of Government and International Relations about attitudes to digital privacy in Europe.
  • triple j interviewed Dr Thomas Adams from the United States Studies Centre about the mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, USA.
  • 2SM Sydney interviewed Dr Steve Georgakis from the School of Education and Social Work about the review released yesterday into the culture of Cricket Australia.
  • ABC Online published an article by Pamela Maddock, PhD Candidate in the Department of History, about gender-segregated high schools.
  • 今日头条 (China) quoted Dr Shaun Ratcliff from the United States Studies Centre about the recent pipe bombs that have been sent to members and supporters of the Democratic Party in the United States.

29 October

  • Sydney Morning Herald published an opinion piece by Associate Professor Amy Conley Wright and Professor Judith Cashmore from the Institute of Adoption Studies about the NSW parliament considering legislative amendments streamlining foster care.
  • Sydney Morning Herald published a review of Claire Wright’s You Daughters of Freedom by Professor Penny Russell from the Department of History. The review was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • Weekend Australian quoted Professor James Curran from the Department of History and United States Studies Centre about opposition to the US Vice-President Michael Pence in Australia.
  • Professor Gerard Goggin from the Department of Media and Communications was interviewed on Triple J's Hack about whether software updates impact the speed and performance of older mobile phones.
  • ABC Online quoted Dr Jane Park from the Department of Gender and Culture Studies about perceptions of food from different cultures.  
  • Sydney Morning Herald mentioned that dancer Joel Bray is an alumnus of the University of Sydney.
  • The Australian mentioned a study by Dr Stephen Kirshner from the United States Studies Centre discussing the role of the Reserve Bank in the failure to get inflation back to its target band and the impact on financial stability.
  • Sydney Morning Herald interviewed Dr Luis Angosto-Ferrández from the Department of Anthropology about the election in Brazil. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • 新浪财经 (China) quoted Dr Shaun Ratcliff from the United States Studies Centre about the recent pipe bombs that have been sent to members and supporters of the Democratic Party in the United States.
  • Independent (Ireland) mentioned the Professor Jonathan Wooding from the Department of Celtic Studies spoke at the Ferns Conference about historical links between Ireland and Wales.
  • 2SER FM interviewed Dr Jedidiah Evans from the Department of English on the growing prevalence of contract cheating in higher education with 31 million students worldwide paying essay mill companies.
  • SBS French interviewed Dr Carolyn Stott from the Department of French and Francophone Studies about the place of French teaching in Australian universities.

26 October

  • Australian Arts Review and Arts Hub reported the University of Sydney’s Power Institute is celebrating 50 years of teaching art history and visual culture through the Department of Art History.
  • The Economist (UK) quoted Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the frequent changes in Australia’s Prime Minister affecting the government’s ability to make long term reform.
  • News.com.au quoted Dr Shaun Ratcliff from the United States Studies Centre about increasing public tension in the US, after several bombs were sent to high-profile Democrats. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia and on New Zealand Herald.
  • News.com.au quoted Dr Sabine Selchow from the Department of History about politics becoming extremely polarised. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online.
  • Sputnik (Russia) interviewed Dr Tim Anderson from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about media reporting of the war in Syria.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Alana Mann from the Department of Media and Communications about reclaiming and rebuilding the global food system.

25 October

  • Barrier Daily Truth republished an article that appeared in The Conversation by Professor Garry Barrett and Associate Professor Stephen Whelan from the School of Economics on income inequality.

24 October

  • The Age referenced a paper presented by Professor Patricia Apps from Sydney Law School about the tax system’s inequality around household expenditure. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media publications.
  • The Age quoted Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations about former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s new book. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media publications.
  • Sweden UR (Sweden) interviewed Dr Åse Ottosson from the Department of Anthropology about the life and legacy of Eddie Mabo for a series of podcasts.
  • Australian Financial Review quoted Dougal Robinson from the United States Studies Centre about the Trump administration’s reaction to thousands of Central Americans migrants heading towards the US border.
  • Probono Australia quoted Dr Marcus Carter from the Department of Media and Communications about equipping young people with digital citizenship skills.
  • Sputnik International (Russia) interviewed Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan from the Centre for International Security Studies about China and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

23 October

  • Crikey also quoted Professor Twomey about the eligibility of Dr Kerryn Phelps to stand for parliament. 2SER FM and Triple H Hornsby interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Wentworth by-election and the possibility of a minority government. Sydney Morning Herald quoted Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations about a new poll revealing Australians are losing faith in the political system. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • ABC News TV interviewed Madelyn Creedon, 2018 Alliance 21 Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about US President Donald Trump pulling the US from a nuclear arms treaty with Russia.

22 October

  • CNBC Asia, Nikkei (Japan) and Infobae (Argentina) quoted Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Wentworth by-election. SBS Online republished the article.
  • Professor Lisa Adkins, Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences, spoke to 9Honey about the use of payment plans by young female consumers.
  • Your Money interviewed Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education – Enterprise and Engagement) Professor Richard Miles about a number of topics including economic growth in Australia and the royal visit by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Emeritus Professor Garry Trompf from the School of Literature, Arts and Media about apocalyptic beliefs.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr James Kane from the Department of English bout the People’s Crusade in 1096.
  • Fairfax’s Good Weekend quoted Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations about Kevin Rudd being deposed as Prime Minister in 2010.
  • ABC Radio WA Afternoons interviewed Jedidiah Evans from the Department of English about contract cheating at Australian universities.
  • ABC Radio Perth interviewed Dr Craig Barker from Sydney University Museums about recent archaeological news.

19 October

  • Dr Marcus Carter from the Department of Media and Communications was interviewed on ABC Sunshine Coast about the digitisation of money and gaming cultures online. 

18 October

  • Food and Beverage and Get Farming reported on a Sydney Ideas event on food security held last night, quoting Dr Alana Mann from the Department of Media and Communications and Sydney Environment Institute. The Get Farming article was syndicated across other publications online.
  • ABC TV News interviewed Dr Cindy McCreery from the Department of History about previous royal visits to Australia as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tour regional NSW.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Megan Le Masurier from the Department of Media and Communications about the magazine industry after it was recently announced Cosmopolitan would cease publication.

16 October

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Madelyn Creedon, 2018 Alliance 21 Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about "no first use" declarations by nuclear-armed countries. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Huw Griffiths from the Department of English reviewing the play An Enemy of the People, currently on at the Belvoir St Theatre.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Patricia Ranald, Honorary Associate from the Department of Political Economy, about the new Trans Pacific Partnership.

15 October

  • ABC News TV interviewed Dr Patricia Ranald, Honorary Associate from the Department of Political Economy, about allowing large companies to sue governments over changes to domestic laws in trade deals, a power that is currently included in the new Trans Pacific Partnership.
  • Seven’s Weekend Sunrise interviewed Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, about whether Nikki Haley resigning as US Ambassador to the United Nations is a sign she plans to run for the US presidency.
  • ABC Radio AM interviewed Dr Stephen Mills from the Graduate School of Government about early voting in the Wentworth by-election.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Mark Tredinnick, 2018 Writer-in-Residence in the School of Education and Social Work and Dr Beth Yahp from the Department of English about a slow reading Sydney Ideas event being held this evening.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Honorary Associate Tim Dean from the Department of Philosophy as part of a panel discussion on schoolies.
  • The Australian quoted Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations about Clive Palmer trying to claim the original United Australia Party, which included serving Prime Ministers such as Joseph Lyons, is the same party as his current United Australia Party. 2SM Sydney also mentioned Professor Tiffen’s comments.
  • An Agence France Presse article syndicated across Daily Mail, ABS CBN News (US), The Japan Times (Japan) and This is Money (UK) quoted Aleksandar Mitreski from the Department of Government and International Relations about how Saudi Arabia has handled the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who went missing while visiting the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul.
  • CNET and Chron (US) quoted Dr Jonathan Hutchinson from the Department of Media and Communications about ‘YouTube House’, a house in Sydney where gamers are paid to record and stream their activities 
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Helen Watt from the School of Education and Social Work about heavily male and female-dominated HSC subjects not changing in gender composition over the past two decades. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • Sunday Telegraph quoted Dr Helena Robinson from the School of Literature, Arts and Media about a collection of American memorabilia in Newcastle.
  • Weekend Australian published an article by Stephen Loosley, Visiting Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, reviewing the book Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward.
  • 2MCE Orange interviewed Dr Anna Boucher from the Department of Government and International Relations about her new analysis that revealed the nature of worker rights’ violations experienced by temporary migrants.
  •  SBS Arabic24 interviewed Dr Ali Aldahesh from the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures about the importance of learning Arabic in Australia.

12 October

  • An AFP article syndicated on Yahoo!7 andBreitbart (US)  quoted Aleksandar Mitreski from the Department of Government and International Relations about diplomatic immunity in relation to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who went missing while visiting the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul.
  • Get Sydney reported on the upcoming Sydney China Business Forum held by the University’s China Studies Centre in collaboration with the Business School and the Charles Perkins Centre.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Cherry Baylosis, PhD Candidate in the School of Literature, Art and Media, about how young people engage with online memes that involve mental health. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • Business Insider published an article by Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United States Studies Centre about the US bond market.
  • Atlas Obscura (US) interviewed Associate Professor Charlotte Epstein from the Department of Government and International Relations about the decline of whaling industry
  • Tempo.co (Indonesia) quoted Dr David Brophy from the Department of History about China reportedly beginning to transfer Muslim minority Uighur detainees from Xinjiang to prisons nationwide.

11 October 

  • triple j interviewed Dr Anna Boucher from the Department of Government and International Relations about plans to force new migrants to live in regional areas instead of Sydney and Melbourne. 2TM Tamworth also interviewed Dr Boucher about her new analysis that revealed the nature of worker rights’ violations experienced by temporary migrants.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Anne Rogerson from the Department of Classics and Ancient History about ‘ancient magic’ in Rome.
  • Detik (Indonesia), Keponews (Indonesia) and Viva (Indonesia) republished an ABC Online story quoting Dr David Brophy from the Department of History about China reportedly beginning to transfer Muslim minority Uighur detainees from Xinjiang to prisons nationwide.
  • ABC Online published an article by Dr Charles Edel from the United States Studies Centre about America’s role in global politics and US President Donald Trump’s isolationist policies.

10 October

  • Xinhua (China) and China Daily (China) reported on new analysis by Dr Anna Boucher from the Department of Government and International Relations that revealed the nature of worker rights violations experienced by temporary migrants. Dr Boucher was also interviewed about her Migrant Worker Rights Database on 2SM Sydney and National Radio News
  • ABC Online quoted Dr David Brophy from the Department of History about China reportedly beginning to transfer Muslim minority Uighur detainees from Xinjiang to prisons nationwide.
  • Teacher Magazine interviewed Professor Robyn Ewing from the School of Education and Social Work about why it's important educators are passionate about the arts.
  • ABC NewsRadio interviewed Honorary Associate Mark Pesce from Department of Media and Communications about Google revealing a data breach of its social network Google+.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Cat Moir, Chair of the Department of Germanic Studies, about the experiences of Germans interned in Australian concentration camps during World War I.

9 October 

  • ABC Radio PM interviewed Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the ongoing debate around projecting advertising onto the Sydney Opera House.
  • Australian Financial Review reported on a report co-authored by researchers at the United States Studies Centre calling for greater investment in technology for Australia’s growing agricultural industry.
  • Kompas (Indonesia) reported on education research projects in Indonesia involving Associate Professor David Evans and Dr Amanda Niland from the School of Education and Social Work.

8 October

  • The Washington Post quoted Professor James Curran from the US Studies Centre and Department of History about allies of the US, particularly Australian-US relations under former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
  • Dr Cat Moir, Chair of Germanic Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, was interviewed on ABC Radio National about religion in Germany, including Christian persecution in East Germany and the role of churches in the reunification of Germany.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed James Brown from the United States Studies Centre about US Vice-President Mike Pence accusing China of meddling in the US mid-term elections.
  • ABC Radio National rebroadcast a panel discussion on the ethics of surrogacy including Dr Luara Ferracioli from the Department of Philosophy.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr Remy Low from the School of Education and Social Work about data from the NSW Department of Education revealing the concentrations of different religions across NSW schools. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • Daily Telegraph quoted Associate Professor Julia Horne, University Historian in the Department of History, about a number of archival photos showing Sydney’s history in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online.
  • ABC Online quoted Professor Colm Harmon from the School of Economics about similarities between the Australian and Irish housing markets.
  • Newcastle Herald quoted Associate Professor Amanda Howard from the School of Education and Social Work about early intervention playgroups for disabled and at-risk children. The article was syndicated across Australian Community Media online mastheads in NSW.
  • Business Standard (India) quoted Dr Chandana Maitra from the School of Economics and China Studies Centre about an Indian-Australian workshop organised by the University of Sydney and the International Institute for Population Sciences on the triple burden of malnutrition.
  • Hope 103.2 interviewed Professor James Der Derian, Director of the Centre for International Security Studies, about the future of technology and artificial intelligence.

5 October 

  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor Marc Stears, Director of the University’s Sydney Policy Lab, about the current state of Australian politics.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Honorary Professor Roslyn Arnold from the School of Education and Social Work about Labor’s plan to offer free or subsidised access to preschool for three-year-olds.
  • CNBC (US) interviewed Jared Mondschein from the United States Studies Centre about Australia’s diplomacy in juggling its relationships with Beijing and Washington.

4 October

  • A Reuters (UK) article syndicated across Daily Mail AustraliaUS News & World Report (US)Investing (British Virgin Islands)Hindustan Times (India)Euronews (France)This is Money (UK)Yahoo!News (US), Yahoo! News Taiwan (Taiwan), ATT.com (US) and The Star Online (Malaysia) quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the federal and state governments agreeing to scrap the GST on women’s sanitary products. 
  • Australian Financial Review quoted Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about China’s involvement in the South China Sea, after a near-miss between US and Chinese warships.
  • Matador Network (US) quoted Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about using filler words.

3 October

  • The Guardian published an article by Professor Marc Stears, Director of the University’s Sydney Policy Lab, about Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s image transformation being a symptom of Australia’s lack of faith in politics, ahead of the launch of the Lab’s program.
  • ABC News TV interviewed Honorary Associate Professor Nicholas Rowley from the Department of Government and International Relations about Boris Johnstone’s speech challenging UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan.
  • Australian Financial Review quoted Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about the delay in appointing a US Ambassador to Australia.
  • ABC NewsRadio interviewed Jared Mondschein from the United States Studies Centre about the new trade deal between the US, Mexico and Canada.
  • Hope 103.2 interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about St Francis of Assisi.
  • 2SER FM interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Wentworth by-election.

2 October

  • BBC Radio 5, Hope 103.2, Radio Sputnik (Russia) and ABC Radio Illawarra interviewed Professor Vrasidas Karalis, Chair of Modern Greek Languages, about a referendum held on the weekend to settle a decades-long dispute over Macedonia's name.
  • ABC Radio (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide) interviewed Dr Steve Georgakis from the School of Education and Social Work about sport songs and the NRL and AFL grand finals.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Anita Callaway from the Department of Art History about illustrator Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.
  • Financial Times (UK) quoted Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations about Australia’ “culture wars” in relation to the ABC Board and leadership.
  • Australian Financial Review published an article by Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United States Studies Centre about the impact of the ongoing trade war between the US and China. Hope 103.2 also interviewed Dr Kirchner about the trade war’s impact on the Australian economy.
  • National Interest (US) published an opinion article by Associate Professor Salvatore Babones from the School of Social & Political Sciences about US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy successes.
  • ABC podcast Russia if You’re Listening interviewed Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, about the ongoing issues surrounding the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court and what it might mean for US President Donald Trump.
  • ABC Online quoted Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy in a fact check on whether the gender pay gap has shrunk under the Coalition Government.
  • Radio Sputnik (Russia) interviewed Dr Tim Anderson from the Department of Political Economy about claims by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s of a secret nuclear facility in Iran.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Bruce Isaacs from the Department of Art History about the Darren Aronofsky film Requiem for a Dream.

September 2018

28 September

  • ABC Radio Illawarra interviewed Professor Vrasidas Karalis, Chair of Modern Greek Languages, about a referendum to be held on the weekend to settle a decades-long dispute over Macedonia's name.
  • ABC Online quoted Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about the gendered language used by former ABC Chairman Justin Milne.

27 September

  • Campus Morning Mail reported on new appointments to the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, including Professor David Alais from the School of Psychology; Professor David Burr from School of Psychology; Professor Robyn Dowling from the School of Architecture Design and Planning; Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics; Professor Simon Jackman from the Department of Government and International Relations and the United States Studies Centre and Professor Stewart Jones from the Business School.
  • ABC The World Today interviewed Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, about the ongoing issues surrounding the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court and what it might mean for US President Donald Trump.
  • CAAMA Radio interviewed Dr Sheelagh Daniels-Mayes from the School of Education and Social Work about incorporating Australian Aboriginal history into school curriculums.
  • BBC Radio 5 interviewed Professor Chris Hilliard from the Department of History about the auctioning of a historic copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
  • Australian Financial Review published an article by Matilda Steward and Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about the Better Utilisation of Investments Leading to Development Act that will double America's capacity to channel private investment into development-oriented projects in low and middle-income nations.
  • Toutiao (China) and Jiemian (China) quoted Emeritus Professor Frank Stilwell from the Department of Political Economy about the tenth anniversary of the Global Financial Crisis.
  • 2MCE Orange interviewed Professor David Hensher, Director of the Institute of Transport and Logistic Studies in the Business School, about a new survey from the Institute finding Australians would like to see fuel excises and vehicle registration replaced with charges linked directly to road usage, in a bid to reduce congestion.
  • Kompas (Indonesia) reported on a research project including Professor Iain Gardner from the Department of Studies in Religion about an ancient Egyptian text that has been translated.

26 September

  • Nine.com.au quoted Research Fellow Brendan Thomas-Noone from the United States Studies Centre about the 1983 false alarm when Soviet Union satellites erroneously thought the US had launched nuclear missiles. 
  • China Daily quoted Dr Marianne Hulsbosch from the School of Education and Social Work about the Moon Festival, celebrated predominantly by Chinese and Vietnamese communities in September.
  • The Land mentioned Professor Robert Slonim from the School of Economics is a member of a review committee looking into why tens of thousands of potentially eligible farmers have not accessed social welfare programs. The article was syndicated across Fairfax’s agriculture mastheads.
  • The Australian published its Research magazine including a series of ‘stars of research’ and ‘field leaders’ lists. A summary of the lists mentioned the University of Sydney was top in 19 research fields and had 18 leading researchers. Professor Stephen Castles from School of Social and Political Sciences was included in the Lifetime Achievement Leaderboard. Professor Castles was also included as field leader in human migration in the field leaders for social sciences. Associate Professor Melinda Cooper from the School of Social and Political Sciences was profiled as a research field leader in the humanities, arts and literature. The field leaders list for the same category also included the University of Sydney as the leading institution for gender studies.

25 September

  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Associate Professor Charlotte Epstein from the Department of Government and International Relations about Brexit and the European Union.
  • Xinhua (China) quoted Dr Marianne Hulsbosch from the School of Education and Social Work about the Moon Festival, celebrated predominantly by Chinese and Vietnamese communities in September.

24 September

  • Eastday (China) reported on the Two World Harmonies concert, which celebrated the 46th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and China and the 10th anniversary of the University of Sydney Confucius Institute, quoting Xing Jin, Executive Director of the Confucius Institute. ABC Radio National also replayed the concert.
  • Hong Kong Herald, Times of IndiaHuffpost (US), FoxNews (US) and BOL Notícias (Brazil) quoted Dr David Brophy from the Department of History about Chinese authorities cracking down on Uighurs and other Muslim minorities, including the separation of children from their families.
  • Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Bruce Wolpe, Visiting Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, reviewing the book Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • Weekend West quoted Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s nickname ‘ScoMo’.
  • ABC Online quoted Dr Xiaohuan Zhao from the School of Languages and Cultures about the Chinese Moon Festival, celebrated in September, and the homesickness it causes for international students.
  • ABC OnlineVariety (US) and ATT.net (US) reported on the upcoming movie Ladies in Black, mentioning the film’s director Bruce Beresford and the author of the novel the movie is based on, Madeleine St John, both attended the University of Sydney.

21 September

  • The Washington Post (US) published an opinion piece by Luke Mansillo, PhD student from the Department of Government and International Relations and the United States Studies Centre, about the recent history of leadership changes in Australia’s political parties.
  • New Zealand Herald quoted Dr David Brophy from the Department of History about Chinese authorities cracking down on Uighurs and other Muslim minorities, including the separation of children from their families.
  • ABC Radio NSW Statewide Drive interviewed PhD candidate Natali Pearson from the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre about researchers believing they have discovered the wreck of Captain Cook’s historic ship HMB Endeavour.

20 September

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Associate Professor Kathryn Welch from the Department of Classics and Ancient History about the life of Julius Caesar.
  • ABC’s Matter of Fact interviewed Honorary Associate Tim Dean from the Department of Philosophy about freedom of speech.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Huw Griffiths from the Department of English about Shakespeare and his use of repetition.
  • SBS Radio (Italian) interviewed Acting Chair of the Department of Arabic and Language Cultures Dr Lucia Sorbera about gender quotas in the Liberal Party.
  • ABC Radio Adelaide mentioned comments from Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations on the influence of Rupert Murdoch.
  • Canberra Times and the West Australian reported on the upcoming movie Ladies in Black, mentioning the film’s director Bruce Beresford and the author of the novel the movie is based on, Madeleine St John, both attended the University of Sydney. The Canberra Times article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • The Conversation published an article by PhD candidate Natali Pearson from the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre about researchers believing they have discovered the wreck of Captain Cook’s historic ship HMB Endeavour.

19 September 

  • Washington Post (US) published an article by PhD candidate Marama Whyte from the Department of History about the power structures at media organisations, which foster a culture of discrimination and harassment toward women.
  • SBS World News interviewed Associate Professor Shyamal Chowdhury from the School of Economics about a new report from the Center for Global Development which showed Australia ranked 14th in the world for domestic policies that improve lives in the developing world.
  • Campus Morning Mail reported on the Undergraduate Awards, which honour the best research papers by students across the world, mentioning James Monaghan from the University of Sydney was the philosophy winner.
  • The Australian quoted Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United States Studies Centre about the ongoing trade war between the US and China and its impact on Australia.
  • ABC Online published an article by Dr Thomas Adams from the United States Studies Centre about sexual assault allegations against US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
  • Boston (US) quoted Dr Christopher Pepin-Neff from the School of Social and Political Sciences about his research on public perceptions of shark attacks, in the context of a recent incident in the US.
  • 2SER FM interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about Liberal MP Ann Sudmalis resigning from parliament, citing bullying within the party.
  • ABC Radio Canberra mentioned the University of Sydney’s Pella Volunteer Scheme, which allows members of the public the opportunity to work on an excavation project in Jordan.
  • Wentworth Courier reported on the upcoming movie Ladies in Black, mentioning the film’s director Bruce Beresford and the author of the novel the movie is based on, Madeleine St John, met at the University of Sydney.

18 September 

  • The Daily Telegraph and Cairns Post mentioned that former Premier Mike Baird is an economics alumnus of the University of Sydney, in an article about his promotion at NAB.
  • Sunday Mail Brisbane and ABC Sunshine Coast interviewed Dr Madeleine Kelly from Sydney College of the Arts about her artwork, which won the Sunshine Coast Art Prize. 
  • SBS World News (TV and online) interviewed Associate Professor Charlotte Epstein from the Department of Government and International Relations about Japan’s threat to leave the International Whaling Commission.
  • The Nikkei Asian Review quoted John Lee from the United States Studies Centre about Australia’s leadership spill.
  • The Adelaide Advertiser interviewed Associate Professor James Reilly from the Department of Government and International Relations about the upcoming summit between North and South Korean leaders.
  • Australian Arts Review mentioned the Tin Sheds Poster Collective at the University in an article about women in Australian art.

17 September

  • ABC News Breakfast interviewed director and alumnus Bruce Beresford about his new film, Ladies in Black. The film is based on a novel by Madeleine St John based on a period during which she was studying at the University of Sydney. An article about the film published in the Daily Telegraph and Hollywood Reporter (US) also mentioned Beresford and St. John attended the University.
  • ABC Radio Nightlife interviewed Professor Kirsten McKenzie from the Department of History about Britain and the Netherlands’ control over Cape Town historically.
  • The Conversation published an article by Honorary Associate Tim Dean from the Department of Philosophy about virtual reality.

14 September 

  • BBC News quoted Associate Professor Richard White from the Department of History about the Australian national anthem and whether it should be changed.
  • 2MCE Orange interviewed Associate Professor Ken Cruickshank, Director of the Sydney Institute for Community Language Education in the School of Education and Social Work, about new research from the Institute that found a majority of university-educated migrant women struggle to return to work and 96 percent of female volunteer teachers are born overseas. The interview was broadcast across the National Radio News network.
  • The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Peter Kirkpatrick from the Department of English about the poetry of Rosemary Dobson.

13 September

  • National Interest (US) published an opinion article by Associate Professor Salvatore Babones from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about the US being right to engage with North Korea.
  • Manly Daily profiled author and University of Sydney alumnus Jaclyn Moriarty.
  • The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre on anti-American sentiment under Trump versus George W. Bush. ABC Online republished the article.

12 September

  • ABC Radio World Today interviewed Madelyn Creedon, 2018 Alliance 21 Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about whether Russia and the US on track for another nuclear arms race.
  • 2MCE Orange interviewed Associate Professor Ken Cruickshank, Director of the Sydney Institute for Community Language Education in the School of Education and Social Work, about new research from the Institute that found a majority of university-educated migrant women struggle to return to work and 96 percent of female volunteer teachers are born overseas. The interview was broadcast across the National Radio News network.
  • Slate (US) quoted Associate Professor Catriona Elder from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about racism, in the context of a Herald Sun cartoon of Serena Williams.
  • ABC Online published an article by Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United States Studies Centre about the collapse of US financial services company Lehman Brothers, ten years ago.
  • 2SER FM interviewed Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan from the Department of Government and International Relations about foreign relations between the US and North Korea.
  • 2SER FM interviewed Dr Cat Moir from the School of Languages and Cultures about the Swedish election.
  • 2SER FM interviewed Dr Steve Georgakis from the School of Education and Social Work about runner Usain Bolt playing football in Australia for the Central Coast Mariners.
  • ABC News TV mentioned a United States Studies Centre report that highlighted the importance of US foreign capital.
  • The Australian and Nine’s Today Extra reported on the upcoming movie Ladies in Black, mentioning the film’s director Bruce Beresford and the author of the novel the movie is based on, Madeleine St John, met at the University of Sydney. 

11 September

  • CNBC (US) interviewed Associated Professor Justin Hastings from the Department of Government and International Relations about the upcoming meeting between North Korea and South Korea and denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the release of jailed Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • Broadway World (US) mentioned research from Honorary Associate Professor Tim Fitzpatrick and Russell Emerson from the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies into Shakespeare’s second Globe Theatre influenced the design of the ‘Pop-up Globe’, now in Sydney. Arts Review Australia also quoted Professor Fitzpatrick about the Globe.
  • ABC Online quoted Professor Ying Jie Guo from the School of Languages and Cultures about the history of the Moon Festival, celebrated predominantly by Chinese and Vietnamese communities.
  • 2SER FM interviewed Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences about Boris Johnson potentially angling for the leadership of the UK Conservative Party.

10 September

  • Australian Financial ReviewDaily AdvertiserBorder Mail and a Reutersarticle syndicated across The Straits Times and Investing.com (British Virgin Islands) quoted Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Wagga byelection and what the results mean for the Coalition government.
  • ABC Radio World Today and Hope 103.2 interviewed Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the Swedish election held during the weekend.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about whether Pastafarianism should be considered a legitimate religion.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Honorary Associate Professor Tim Fitzpatrick from the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies about his research on Shakespeare’s second Globe Theatre that influenced the design of the ‘Pop-up Globe’, now in Sydney.
  • ABC podcast Russia, If You're Listening interviewed Dr Gorana Grgic from the United States Studies Centre about the anonymous op-ed published in the New York Times reportedly by a senior figure in the Trump administration.
  • Australian Financial Review published an article by Professor James Curran from the Department of History about Australia’s revolving door politics and how it might impact foreign policy.
  • Sun Herald quoted Dr Jonathon Hutchinson from the Department of Media and Communications about bots on social media who act the same as influencers. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online and Stuff (NZ).
  • Breitbart (US) quoted Mr Aleksandar Mitreski from the School of Government and International Relations about the recent collapse of peace talks between the government of Yemen and Houthi rebels, armed tribespeople from northern Yemen.
  • Sunday Herald Sun and Sydney Morning Herald reported on the upcoming movie Ladies in Black, mentioning the film’s director Bruce Beresford and the author of the novel the movie is based on, Madeleine St John, met at the University of Sydney. The articles were syndicated across News Corp Australia and Fairfax Media respectively.

7 September

  • SBS World News TV interviewed Associate Professor Anika Gauja from the Department of Government and International Relations about a renewed push for gender quotas in politics, after reports of bullying and intimidation within the Liberal party.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Bill Schwarz from the Queen Mary University of London, ahead of his Sydney Ideas talk next week.
  • triple j interviewed Dr Jonathon Hutchinson from the Department of Media and Communications about ‘mystery boxes’ and other internet trends.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Miles Gregory, artistic director and founder of the Pop-up Globe Theatre

6 September 

  • News.com.au quoted Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s nickname ‘ScoMo’. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Tim Dean, Honorary Associate in the Department of Philosophy, about the differences and similarities between Eastern and Western philosophy.
  • ABC Radio Melbourne interviewed Dr Rodney Taveira from the United States Studies Centre about changes in stand-up comedy including a rise in female comedians.
  • The Conversation published an article by Justine Shih Pearson, Honorary Associate in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, about how First Nations dancers are stepping into the void left by Australia’s politicians.

5 September

  • triple j quoted Dr Thomas Adams from the United States Studies Centre about Nike’s sponsorship deal with NFL player Colin Kaepernick, who chose to kneel during the national anthem as form of protest.

4 September

  • BBC World News interviewed Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the jailing of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar.
  • Northern Territory News quoted Associate Professor Annie Clarke from the Department of Archaeology about her research on Groote Eylandt and a project to return archaeological materials from the University of Sydney to the island’s traditional owners, the Anindilyakwa people.
  • Yahoo! Finance (US) republished a television interview from Bloomberg Daybreak with Professor John Romalis from the School of Economics on the US-China trade and the impact of potential tariffs.

3 September

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Robert J Rosenthal from the US Centre for Investigative Journalism, ahead of his Sydney Ideas talk later this week.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Sophie Loy-Wilson from the Department of History about historical Chinese immigration to Australia.
  • Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Emeritus Professor Stuart Rees from the Sydney Peace Foundation about the role of discretion in interpreting cases that come before the Department of Home Affairs. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • Australian Financial Review quoted Professor Robyn Ewing from the School of Education and Social Work about the School Drama program, a partnership between University of Sydney and the Sydney Theatre Company to improve students’ English and literature skills.
  • The Australian published an article by Stephen Loosley, Visiting Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about the legacy of Senator John McCain who passed away last week. The Australian also mentioned comments from Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, on the death of Senator McCain.
  • The Saturday Paper quoted Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations about News Corp Australia’s influence in Australian politics.
  • ABC Online quoted Emeritus Professor John Wong from the Department of History about the legacy of the Opium Wars in modern China.
  • ABC Online quoted Associate Professor Kristie Miller, Director of the Centre for Time from the Department of Philosophy, on the nature of time and time travel.
  • ABC Online quoted Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s nickname ‘ScoMo’.
  • ABC Online interviewed Chris Rodley, PhD candidate in the Department of Media and Communications, about using artificial intelligence to create art.
  • Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga) quoted Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Wagga byelection. Infobae(Argentina) also interviewed Dr Jackson about the Liberal leadership spill.
  • Bloomberg article syndicated across NDTV (India) and Times of India quoted Dr David Brophy from the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry about US Congress pressuring the Trump administration to confront the Chinese government over its internment camps in Xinjang, holding Muslim minority Uighurs. 
  • South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) quoted Dr Su-Kyoung Hwang from the Department of Korean Studies about a communist insurgency and a subsequent anti-communist suppression campaign on South Korea’s Jeju Island from 3 April 1948 – May 1949.
  • ATT.net (US) republished a television interview from Bloomberg Daybreak with Professor John Romalis from the School of Economics on the US-China trade and the impact of potential tariffs.
  • Who and New Idea quoted Dr Marcus Carter from the Department of Media and Communications about the video game Fortnite.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Bruce Isaacs from the Department of Art History about Sofia Coppola’s 2006 film Marie Antoinette.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor Robert Slonim from the School of Economics about how Australia could encourage plasma donations, including paying donors.

August 2018

31 August

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Associate Professor James Reilly from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Chinese economy and its relationship to Australia.
  • Inside Story published an article by Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Liberal leadership spill.

30 August 

  • Wall Street Journal (US) quoted Dr David Brophy from the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry about US Congress pressuring the Trump administration to confront the Chinese government over its internment camps in Xinjang, comprising Muslim minority Uighurs. Morning Star (US) republished the article.
  • BBC Online quoted Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his new cabinet.
  • Australian Jewish News mentioned an article published by Professor Dirk Moses from the Department of History in the Washington Post where he discussed the political similarities between US President Donald Trump and the former First Lady of Argentina, Eva Perón.

28 August

  • Ten (Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide), SBS World News, 2MCE Orange and 2SER FM interviewed Professor Jim Tognolini from the School of Education and Social Work about calls for the 2018 NAPLAN results to be discarded due to issues with the online tests. 98.5 Sonshine FM also discussed comments on NAPLAN from Professor Tognolini published in the Sydney Morning Herald.
  • An opinion column in the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the power of vocal opinions, particularly in the media and politics. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • 2SER FM interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s new cabinet. Investing(British Virgin Islands) also quoted Dr Jackson about the leadership spill.

27 August

  • Nine’s Today, ABC Radio AM and WSFM interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Liberal leadership spill and Scott Morrison becoming Prime Minister. Bloomberg (US), Fox News (US) and Daily Telegraph also quoted Dr Jackson about the spill. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online. A Reuters article syndicated across Daily Mail(UK), Yahoo! (US), Business Times and Time of India quoted Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen about how US-Australian relations might change under Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Sina (China) reported on the change of Prime Minister, mentioning a University of Sydney and KPMG report on Chinese investment in Australia.
  • ABC (News TV, NewsRadio, Online) and Sydney Morning Herald interviewed Professor Jim Tognolini from the School of Education and Social Work about calls for the 2018 NAPLAN results to be discarded due to issues with the online tests. The Herald article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online and the ABC online article was republished by The New Daily.
  • ABC Radio World Today interviewed Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, about the death of US Senator John McCain. Professor Jackman also published an article on ABC Onlineabout Senator McCain.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Emeritus Professor John Wong from the Department of History about the legacy of the Opium Wars in modern China.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Timothy Steains from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about Asian representation in film in relation to the new film Crazy Rich Asians. Mr Steains also published an article in The Conversation about the film.
  • Sydney Morning Herald interviewed Dr Victoria Grieves from the School of Social and Political Sciences, about her experiences as an ARC Indigenous Research Fellow.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr Bruce Isaacs from the Department of Art History about television spoilers in the age of streaming.
  • Buzzfeed Australia quoted Dr Dyah Pitaloka from the School of Languages and Cultures about Islamic faith and vaccines.
  • South China Morning Post published an article by Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations about democracy and the Chinese government.

17 August

  • The Washington Post published an article co-authored by Dr Shaun Ratcliff from the United States Studies Centre about his research about public attitudes to immigration in the US.
  • Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Associate Professor Lily Rahim from the Department of Government and International Relations reviewing The House of Islam: A Global History by Ed Husain. The article was syndicated across Fairfax media.
  • Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International reviewing Bob Carr’s memoir Run for Your Life. The article was syndicated across Fairfax media.

16 August

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Danielle Celermajer from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the importance of truth in democratic politics.
  • SBS Online quoted Professor Dirk Moses from the Department of History about the meaning of the term 'final solution', used during a maiden speech by Senator Fraser Anning.
  • ABC Online quoted Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences about whether Brexit will actually take place on its scheduled date of 29 March 2019.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Omid Tofighian, Honorary Associate in the Department of Philosophy, about his time translating the book No Friend but the Mountains, written by Behrouz Boochani while he was detained in the Manus Island immigration detention centre.

15 August

  • SBS Online quoted Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about a former aide of US President Donald Trump releasing a tape of her dismissal.
  • SBS Online quoted Dr David Brophy from the Department of History on China’s ‘re-education campaign’, which targets the Uighur culture and identity.
  • An opinion article in the Australian Financial Review mentioned comments from Associate Professor James Reilly in the Department of Government and International Relations and Dr John Lee from the United States Studies Centre about Australia’s relationship with China.
  • A column in the Sydney Morning Herald mentioned research by Dr Christian Gillitzer in the School of Economics and ANU that looked at the impact of ‘nudge’ letters designed to remind people they had unpaid tax debts. The column was syndicated across Fairfax Media.

14 August

  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Associate Professor Charlotte Epstein from the Department of Government and International Relations about trade politics, especially those between the US and Europe.
  • ABC Online quoted Dr David Brophy from the Department of History on China’s ‘re-education campaign’, which targets the Uighur culture and identity.
  • Strait Times (Singapore) quoted Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United States Studies Centre about a three-way investment scheme between Australian, the United States and Japan.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor Jim Tognolini from the School of Education and Social Work about the delay in releasing NAPLAN results.

13 August

  • Sunday Telegraph quoted Dr Rachel Wilson from the School of Education and Social Work about students with very low ATARs being admitted into teaching degrees across various NSW universities.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Luara Ferracioli from the Department of Philosophy as part of a panel discussion on the ethics of surrogacy.
  • Weekend Australian published an article by Dr John Lee from the United States Studies Centre about the resilience of autocratic governments across Asia.
  • ABC Online quoted Professor Iain McCalman from the Department of History and Sydney Environment Institute about Great Barrier Reef campaigner John Büsst.
  • SBS Urdu interviewed Hussain Nadim, PhD candidate the Department of Government and International Relations, about free speech in Pakistan.

10 August

  • Broadsheet and Broadway Globe (US) reported on the Sydney Underground Film Festival program, mentioning the Inhuman Screens Conference will be hosted by the University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

9 August

  • Scenestr reported the Inhuman Screens conference at the Sydney Underground Film Festival will be hosted by the University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
  • Radio NZ quoted Dr Sarah Graham from the United States Studies Centre about the announcement from the US for nearly $US300 million in security funding for the Indo-Pacific region.
  • 2SER Sydney interviewed Dr Tim Anderson from the Department of Political Economy about a violent protest and political crisis in Nicaragua.
  • TVN 25 (Poland) reported Professor Wojciech Sadurki from Sydney Law School is one of 20 legal academics from around the world who have signed a letter in support of Małgorzata Gersdorf, the first President of the Supreme Court of Poland.

8 August

  • ABC Radio Mid North Coast interviewed Dr Jonathon Hutchinson from the Department of Media and Communications about Four Corner’s report into Facebook and how it moderates content.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Jean (Jonathan) Bogais, Adjunct Associate Professor from the School of Social and Political Sciences, about Cambodia’s recent elections and the country’s relationship with Australia.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Bruce Isaacs from the Department of Art History analysing Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

7 August

  • ABC 7.30 interviewed Master of Museum and Heritage Studies student Bethany Robinson about her discovery of never-before-seen medical records detailing the first use of penicillin in Australia, while undertaking an internship at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. The report also interviewed Adjunct Associate Professor Dr Glen Farrow and Associate Professor Alyson Kakakios from the Children's Hospital, Westmead.
  • Canberra Times published an article by Dr Stephen Kirchner and Jared Mondschein from the United States Studies Centre about their report into regulating direct foreign investment in Australia for national security. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online. Yahoo! Finance (US) and ATT (US) also republished a Bloomberg interview with Dr Kirchner on the trade discussions between the US and China.
  • The Australian reported on a debate into the teaching of phonetics, organised by the Australian College of Educators with the Centre for Independent Studies, which featured Professor Robyn Ewing from the School of Education and Social Work.
  • An Agence-France Presse article syndicated across South China Morning Post, Yahoo!7, Breitbart (US) and The National (United Arab Emirates) reported on director Haifaa al-Mansour, mentioning she completed a Master’s degree in film at the University of Sydney.

6 August

  • The Guardian quoted Dr Jessica Kean from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about what clothes say about Australian men.
  • The Australian published an article by Stephen Loosley, Visiting Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about US President Donald Trump’s fan base.
  • ABC Radio Gippsland interviewed Sophie Alexandra Frazer, PhD Candidate in the Department of English, about Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights.
  • Sunday Telegraph reported on the upcoming movie Ladies in Black, mentioning the film’s director Bruce Beresford and the author of the novel the movie is based on, Madeleine St John, met at the University of Sydney. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia.

1 August

  • The Australian reported on a report from the United States Studies Centre into regulating direct foreign investment in Australia for national security. The article quoted report co-author Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United States Studies Centre. Sydney Morning Herald, Bloomberg, South China Morning Post, Straits Times (Singapore) and ATT (US) also quoted Dr Kirchner about the US, Japan and Australia agreeing to invest in infrastructure projects in the Indo-Pacific with the Herald article syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Associate Professor Brendan O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about US politics.
  • ABC Radio Hobart interviewed Professor Ariadne Vromen from the Department of Government and International Relations about what rights workers have in relation to social media.
  • Kotaku reported on responses into a Senate enquiry into gaming loot boxes, publishing a submission from Dr Marcus Carter from the Department of Media and Communications.

31 July

  • Sky News interviewed Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United States Studies Centre about US President Donald Trump’s economic policy and the growing trade war between the US and other countries. Bloomberg Asia also quoted Dr Kirchner about the US, Japan and Australia agreeing to invest in infrastructure projects in the Indo-Pacific.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Associate Professor Helen Proctor from the School of Education and Social Work about how fees for subject electives differ between public schools across Sydney. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • ABC Online reported on data from a recent survey from the United States Studies Centre into how income impacts anxiety levels about certain issues such as climate change and losing a job.
  • The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Tim Dwyer from the Department of Media and Communications about the merger of Fairfax Media and Nine Entertainment and what it means for media concentration in Australia.
  • The Conversation published an article by Sophie Alexandra Frazer, PhD Candidate in the Department of English, about Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights.

30 July

  • 2GB Sydney, 3AW Melbourne, 6PR Perth, 4BC Brisbane, 5AA Adelaide and 2CC Canberra interviewed Professor Rodney Smith from the Department of Government and International Relations about the ‘Super Saturday’ by-elections held on the weekend. 4KQ Brisbane and 97.3fm Brisbane also interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the by-elections.
  • La Monde (France), France 1 TV News (France), CNBC Asia and ABC Radio Melbourne interviewed Dr Jean (Jonathan) Bogais, Adjunct Associate Professor from the School of Social and Political Sciences, about the upcoming Cambodian general election.
  • The Australian mentioned the United States Studies Centre has received a $12 million funding grant from the federal government.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Gorana Grgic and Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about recent events in US politics.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Associate Professor David Macarthur from the Department of Philosophy about American philosopher Stanley Cavell who passed away last month.
  • ABC NewsRadio interviewed Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United States Studies Centre about US tariff policies.
  • BBC News and Radio NZ quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about Australia’s relationship with New Zealand.
  • The Economist quoted Associate Professor Tim Dwyer from the Department of Media and Communications about the merger of Fairfax Media and Nine Entertainment.
  • Daily Telegraph quoted Luke Mansillo, PhD candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations, about increasing tensions in Ireland due to Brexit negotiations. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online.
  • The Guardian quoted Dr Jane Park from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about race relations for Asian-Americans and Asian-Australians.

20 August

  • Nine’s 60 Minutes interviewed Professor James Der Derian, Director of the Centre for International Security Studies, about the shifting terrorism landscape.
  • ABC AM interviewed Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, about news organisations across the US publishing editorials in defence of press freedom.
  • Australian Financial Review reported on a weekend speech delivered by Emeritus Professor Geoff Gallop, Director of the Graduate School of Government, during which he called for constitutional change including the recognition of Indigenous Australians.
  • Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about the rules of language and their role in ‘post-truth’ public discourse. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • Weekend Australian published an article by Stephen Loosley, Visiting Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, reviewing The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by John Meacham.
  • Ten Daily quoted Dr Omid Tofighian, Honorary Associate in the Department of Philosophy, about his time translating the book No Friend but the Mountains, written by Behrouz Boochani while he was detained in the Manus Island immigration detention centre.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Tara Colley from the United States Studies Centre about rapper Nicki Minaj’s new album Queen.

July 2018

27 July

  • ABC TV (News, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart) interviewed Associate Professor Tim Dwyer from the Department of Media and Communications on the merger between Fairfax Media and Nine Entertainment.
  • Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, News.com.au, Kidspot and This is Money (UK) quoted Professor Helen Watt from the School of Education and Social Work on excessive praise of children who achieve lower grades, saying that is not in the best interests of the student. 2GB Sydney also covered the story and quoted Professor Watt.
  • Channel NewsAsia interviewed Dr Jean (Jonathan) Bogais, Adjunct Associate Professor from the School of Social and Political Sciences, about the upcoming Cambodian elections.
  • Sydney Morning Herald interviewed Professor Robyn Ewing from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work about her report for the NSW Teachers’ Federation on how phonics is best used when children are learning to read. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • The Star (Canada) and The San Diego Union-Tribune (US) quoted Dr Chris Pepin-Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations about how Discovery Channel’s Shark Week can lead to fear and misunderstanding about sharks.

26 July

  • ABC News TV interviewed Hussain Nadim, PhD candidate the Department of Government and International Relations, about the Pakistan elections.
  • ABC Radio Country Hour (TAS, VIC, QLD, NT, WA) and ABC Online interviewed Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United States Studies Centre about the US announcing a $12 billion program to help famers deal with increased tariffs and how this will impact Australian farmers. Republika (Indonesia) also quoted Dr Kirchner about the program.
  • An opinion article on ABC Online mentioned details about Australia’s relationship with the US during the Whitlam and Nixon era, featured in the book Unholy Fury: Whitlam and Nixon's Alliance Crisis by Professor James Curran from the Department of History.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Webby from the Department of English about the 2018 Kibble and Dobbie Literary Awards for female authors, of which she is a judge. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • Toutiao (China) reported on a study from a team including the University of Sydney that found participants over the age of 50 who ate one or more servings of oranges per day had more than 60 percent reduced rate of developing macular degeneration.

25 July

  • BBC Radio 5 interviewed Dr Jean (Jonathan) Bogais, Adjunct Associate Professor from the School of Social and Political Sciences, about the upcoming Cambodian elections.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Associate Professor Susan-McGrath Champ from the Business School and Dr Rachel Wilson from the School of Education and Social Work about a report they authored finding 97 percent of teachers reported an increase in administration duties since the Local Schools, Local Decision state policy was introduced.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about US President Donald Trump‘s tweet directed at Iran.
  • Washington Post (US), New York Daily (US) and Baltimore Sun (US) quoted Dr Chris Pepin-Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations about how Discovery Channel’s Shark Week can lead to fear and misunderstanding about sharks.
  • The National Interest (US) published an opinion article by Associate Professor Salvatore Babones from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about the Trump administration's tariffs and trade rules.
  • ABC Southeast NSW interviewed Dr Victoria Rawlings from the School of Education and Social Work about gender expectations in school, including uniforms.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor Pippa Norris from the Department of Government and International Relations about how Putin’s interference in US elections undermines faith in American democracy. UPI (US) republished the article.

24 July

  • ABC’s The Signal interviewed Associate Professor Brendan O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about US President Donald Trump’s remarks after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • The Guardian mentioned research by Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre and Luke Mansillo, PhD candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations, into the accuracy of political polls.
  • 2SER FM interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the ‘Super Saturday’ by-elections being held this weekend.

23 July

  • ABC (News TV, NewsRadio) interviewed Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations about US politics and the rise of China. Weekend Australian quoted Professor James Curran from the Department of History about how changing political landscapes in the US and UK will impact Australia. AFR Weekend quoted Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, about Australia’s relationship with the US. Australian Financial Review published an article by Ashley Townshend, Director of the Foreign Policy and Defence Program, and Research Fellow Brendan Thomas-Noone from the United States Studies Centre about how Australia must refocus its foreign policy.
  • Sunday Age mentioned a talk by Senator Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, delivered at the United States Studies Centre last week. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Associate Professor Helen Proctor from the School of Education and Social Work about the history of selective schools in NSW. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Benn Banasik, PhD Candidate in the Department of Studies in Religion, about the role of religion in video games.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Honorary Associate Professor Richard White from the Department of History on “ghost towns” in the Central West of NSW.
  • ABC Radio Brisbane interviewed Associate Professor Anika Gauja from the Department of Government and International Relations about the upcoming by-elections.
  • Business Insider quoted Dr Aim Sinpeng from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Thai soccer team cave rescue being a political win for the military, which took power in 2014.
  • Hope 103.2 interviewed Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about post-truth language.
  • Channel 7 Sydney interviewed Professor Michael Hogan from the Department of Government and International Relations about NSW Labor’s strategy to try and win the next state election.

19 July

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Gorana Grgic from the United States Studies about whether US President Donald Trump misspeaking about Russian interference would impact the upcoming US mid-terms. Sky Newsalso interviewed Dougal Robinson, research fellow at the United States Studies, about the mid-terms.
  • Sydney Morning Herald interviewed Honorary Associate Professor Tim Fitzpatrick from the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies about his research on Shakespeare’s second Globe Theatre that influenced the design of the ‘Pop-up Globe’, coming to Sydney in September. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Luara Ferracioli from the Department of Philosophy about whether prosperous nations have a moral obligation to accept migration.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Honorary Associate Professor Richard White from the Department of History about the National Biography Award administered by the State Library of New South Wales, of which he is a judge.
  • Scroll (India) republished an article by from The Conversation by Associate Professor Sarah Gleeson-White from the Department of English about the William Faulkner novel As I Lay Dying.
  • ABC Radio Newcastle interviewed Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about how the Australian accent helps Australians excel in the US.

18 July

  • Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Dougal Robinson, research fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about the low probability the Trump presidency will end soon and its impact on the US’s foreign policy.
  • ABC Radio (Brisbane, Gold Coast) interviewed Associate Professor Brendan O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about the meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • ABC Radio Alice Springs interviewed Dr Ase Ottosson from the Department of Anthropology about her research into Indigenous anthropology and music.
  • ABC Radio Illawarra interviewed Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about World Emoji Day. Ballarat Today also interviewed Professor Enfield about how the Australian accent helps Australians excel in the US.
  • Government News interviewed Dr Helena Robinson from the School of Literature, Art and Media about her research into the role of local government in funding small to medium museum facilities.

17 July

  • Campus Morning Mail reported on the winners of the University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor’s Awards.
  • ABC News TV interviewed Dr Yelena Zabortseva from the Department of Government and International Relations about the meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. ABC News TV also interviewed Dr Gorana Grgic from the United States Studies about the meeting and President Trump’s comments that he believes Russia did not interfere in the 2016 presidential election. ABC NewsRadio interviewed Dr Thomas Adams from the United States Studies Centre about the meeting.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Debra Hayes from the School of Education and Social Work about inequalities in selective public schools due to the additional funds the schools receive from voluntary fees and parental contributions. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Associate Professor Charlotte Epstein from the Department of Government and International Relations about France winning the World Cup in Russia and how politics influences football.
  • BroadwayWorld quoted Honorary Associate Professor Tim Fitzpatrick from the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies about his research on Shakespeare’s second Globe Theatre that influenced the design of the “Pop-up Globe”, coming to Sydney in September.
  • Euronews quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the latest Newspoll results showing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s personal popularity is at 48 percent, his highest since the 2016 general election.
  • Eastmoney quoted Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations about falling migration levels in Australia and its impact on the current government.
  • Border Mail reported the NSW Teachers Federation wants further details before supporting a working group into ways to ease the administrative burden for teachers, announced following a study by University of Sydney researchers into teachers administrative workloads.
  • The Conversation published an article co-authored by Dr Romain Gauriot from the School of Economics about research that investigated skill versus luck in soccer games.

16 July

  • Campus Morning Mail reported Professor Colm Harmon, Head of the School of Economics, has been appointed Vice-Provost (Academic Performance). Campus Morning Mail also reported Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark from the School of Economics has been named distinguished fellow of the Economic Society of Australia.
  • Channel 7 Sydney and Prime 7 Canberra interviewed Honorary Associate Professor Tim Fitzpatrick from the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies about his research on Shakespeare’s second Globe Theatre, which has impacted the design and dimensions of the “Pop-up Globe”, coming to Sydney in September. Broadsheet also mentioned the Globe was based on designs by Associate Professor Fitzpatrick and Russell Emerson from the University of Sydney.
  • ABC News TV and 3AW Melbourne interviewed Emeritus Professor Graeme Gill from the Department of Government and International Relations about the upcoming meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • ABC Radio National and Sky News interviewed Professor James Curran from the Department of History about US President Donald Trump criticising UK Prime Minister Theresa May.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Evelyn Araluen Corr, PhD Candidate in the Department of English, about NAIDOC Week and its theme Because of Her, We Can.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about whether the current investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election can be compared to the investigation and subsequent resignation of former US President Richard Nixon.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Danielle Celermajer from the School of Social and Political Sciences and Associate Professor Luke Russell from the Department of Philosophy about the concept of evil.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Catherine Schuetze, PhD Candidate in the School of Languages and Cultures, about the ethics of eating animals.
  • News.com.au quoted Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about how the Australian accent helps Australians excel in the US. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online.
  • Straits Times and Reuters quoted Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations about falling migration levels in Australia and its impact on the current government.
  • Reuters quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the latest Newspoll results showing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s personal popularity is at 48 percent, his highest since the 2016 general election.
  • Weekend Australian published an article by Stephen Loosley, Visiting Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, reviewing the book The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations by John McCain and Mark Salter.
  • A review of the upcoming film Mary Shelley, syndicated across Fairfax Media, mentioned the movie’s director Haifaa al-Mansour completed a Master’s degree in film at the University of Sydney.
  • The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Sarah Gleeson-White from the Department of English about the William Faulkner novel As I Lay Dying.

13 July

  • The Sydney Morning Herald reported the NSW State Government today announced the establishment of a working group to examine ways to ease the administrative burden for teachers following a study by University of Sydney researchers, commissioned by the NSW Teachers Federation, which found 97 percent of teachers reported an increase in administration duties since the Local Schools, Local Decision state policy. The study was authored by Associate Professor Susan-McGrath Champ from the Business School and Dr Rachel Wilson from the School of Education and Social Work.
  • Koori Radio interviewed six Year 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students attending the University’s Bunga Barrabugu Winter Program to support preparation for final exams and transition to university, run by Widening Participation and Outreach.
  • The Australian Financial Review published an opinion piece by Ashley Townshend, Director of the Foreign Policy and Defence Program at the United States Studies Centre, which looks at the US President’s policies on trade and security in the Pacific rim and how they are impacting the region.
  • ABC NewsRadio interviewed Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre on the US President’s visit to Europe and assesses his tenure and its effectiveness to date.
  • ABC News interviewed Honorary Associate Professor Richard White from the Department of History on “ghost towns” in the Central West of NSW.

12 July

  • BBC 5 interviewed Honorary Associate Professor Nicholas Rowley from the Department of Government and International Relations about the resignations of British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis.

11 July

  • Sydney Morning Herald published a column about different popular theories in management practice, which mentioned a University of Sydney study found the major of NSW teachers are overwhelmed by administrative demands. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media. The Educator and Business Daily republished an article from The Conversation by the authors of the report, Dr Rachel Wilson from the School of Education and Social Work and Associate Professor Susan McGrath-Champ from the Business School.
  • ABC Radio Sydney and triple j interviewed Honorary Associate Professor Nicholas Rowley from the Department of Government and International Relations about the resignations of British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court.
  • ABC Online published an opinion article by Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United States Studies Centre about the US imposing a number of tariffs on Chinese goods.
  • Daily Mail Australia and Nova 1069 (online) quoted Dr Chris Chesher from the Department of Media and Communications about a new selfie trend.
  • New Idea quoted Dr Marcus Carter from the Department of Media and Communications about the video game Fortnite.
  • ABC Radio Sydney and Sydney Morning Herald mentioned Haifaa al-Mansour, a Saudi Arabian film director of Wadjda and the forthcoming Mary Shelley, completed a Master’s degree in film at the University of Sydney. The Herald article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • ABC Radio Sunshine Coast mentioned the University of Sydney teaches Indigenous languages.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Tara Colley from the United States Studies Centre about whether white Australian fans should rap along to the n-word at upcoming Kendrick Lamar concerts.

10 July

  • Campus Morning Mail, Daily Advertiser, Illawarra Mercury, Barrier Daily Truth, MSN, 2SM Sydney, Classic Rock Radio and Power FM Illawarra reported on a study by University of Sydney researchers, commissioned by the NSW Teachers Federation, finding 97 percent of teachers reported an increase in administration duties since the Local Schools, Local Decision state policy was introduced. The Conversation also published an article by the authors of the report, Dr Rachel Wilson from the School of Education and Social Work and Associate Professor Susan McGrath-Champ from the Business School, about the report, which was republished in the Daily Bulletin.  
  • 2MCE Orange reported on the University’s Bunga Barrabugu Winter Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Year 12 students, designed to optimise their performance in their final HSC exams and support access and transition to university.
  • ABC News TV interviewed Honorary Associate Professor Nicholas Rowley from the Department of Government and International Relations about the resignations of British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Honorary Associate Professor Richard White from the Department of History about the National Biography Award from the State Library of New South Wales, of which he is a judge. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.

9 July

  • Sydney Morning Herald reported a study by University of Sydney researchers, commissioned by the NSW Teachers Federation, found 97 percent of teachers reported an increase in administration duties since the Local Schools, Local Decision state policy. Lead author Associate Professor Susan-McGrath Champ from the Business School was quoted about the study, which was co-authored with Dr Rachel Wilson from the School of Education and Social Work. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media. An AAP article, syndicated broadly online including across News Corp Australia and Daily Mail Australia, also reported on the study.
  • Campus Morning Mail reported Dr Miranda Johnson and Dr Peter Hobbins in the Department of History received awards from the Australia Historical Association. The article also mentioned Professor Umberto Ansaldo from the University of Hong Kong will soon join the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
  • New York Times published an article by Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about how the US could adopt aspects of Australia’s refugee detention policies.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor James Curran from the Department of History about US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy.
  • ABC Radio Melbourne interviewed Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United States Studies Centre about the US imposing a number of tariffs of Chinese goods. Sky News also interviewed Jared Mondschein from the United States Studies Centre about the tariffs.
  • ABC podcast Russia, If You’re Listening interviewed Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about the Watergate scandal.
  • ABC Online published an article by Dr Thomas Adams from the United States Studies Centre about the significance of Mexico’s recent election.

6 July

  • ABC Online quoted Dr Peter Hobbins from the Department of History about whether older generations were healthier than people of today.
  • 新浪新闻 reported Professor John Keane from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences was a visiting scholar at Peking University.
  • Die Welt (Germany) reported on research by Dr Franziska Tausch from the School of Economics that looked into the role of media reporting in people making economically risky decisions.
  • ABC Radio National and Newcastle Herald mentioned Haifaa al-Mansour, a Saudi Arabian film director of Wadjda and the forthcoming Mary Shelley completed a Master’s degree in film at the University of Sydney.

5 July

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy about how parents determine whether to utilise child care, in light of the federal government’s new child care package. The Conversation also published an article by Dr Marianne Fenech from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work about the new package.
  • Australian Financial Review published an article by Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United States Studies Centre about the US and China’s current economic policies.
  • ABC Online quoted Dr Justine Humphry from the Department of Media and Communications about how access to mobile phones can help those dealing with homelessness.
  • Yahoo! Sports published an opinion article co-written by Dr Charles Edel from the US Studies Centre about dangers to America’s democracy.
  • The Conversation published an article by Anastasiya Silkatcheva from the Nicholson Museum and the School of Literature, Art, and Media about the National Museum of Australia’s exhibition, So That You Might Know Each Other: Islamic Faith and Culture.

4 July

  • The Daily Telegraph quoted Dr Jennifer Wilkinson from the School of Social and Political Sciences about a new survey that found Australians have fewer friends and less contact with their neighbours than a decade ago. The article was syndicated across News Corp publications.
  • Star Tribune quoted Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about his research finding expressions of thanks are rare in informal conversations across different languages.

3 July

  • The Irish Times (Ireland) profiled director Haifaa al-Mansour about the upcoming release of Mary Shelley, mentioning she completed a master’s degree in film studies at the University.
  • The Australian Financial Review quoted Professor James Morley from the School of Economics in an article on the predicted property price fall.
  • The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail interviewed Professor Ruth Barcan from Department of Gender and Culture Studies on the recent plastic bag ban.
  • Radio National Canberra interviewed Professor Jakelin Troy, Director Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research, on native title in part three of a series tracing the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

2 July

  • ABC Radio National reported on the Pride of Place conference held at the University last week, which commemorated 40 years of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Associate Professor Bronwyn Winter from the School of Languages and Cultures, PhD Candidate Curtis Dickson from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, and Louise Williams, honours student at the Department of Arabic Languages and Cultures were interviewed.
  • The Conversation published an opinion article by Dr Bruce Isaacs from the Department of Art History about the scenes from The Godfather that made it great.
  • Central Western Daily, Orange reported on a partnership between Orange Anglican Grammar School and the University of Sydney’s STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy in which pupils designed a library.
  • The Hobart Mercury quoted interviewed Associate Professor Stefanie Schurer from the School of Economics on her research that shows that while studying, university students develop a number of important skills which make them work-ready.
  • 东方网 (China) quoted Professor Jocelyn Chey from the School of Languages and Cultures about Australia’s bilateral relations with China.
  • The Australian Financial Review reported that Professor James Morley from the School of Economics suggests that there is capacity within the economy to cope with a neutral cash rate.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald cited research by Honorary Associate Professor Tim Fitzpatrick and Mr Russell Emerson from the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies and their findings on the true size of Shakespeare’s second Globe Theatre which has impacted the design and dimensions of the “Pop-up Globe”, coming to Australia in September.
  • The Age, Canberra Times and The Sydney Morning Heraldinterviewed Haifaa al-Mansour, a Saudi Arabian film director ofWadjda and the forthcoming Mary Shelley who completed a Master’s degree in film at the University of Sydney.
  • UOL Notícias (Brazil), Emol (Chile) quoted Professor Stephen Castles from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about immigration in Europe and the United States.
  • The Sun Herald and Sunday Canberra Times quoted Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy on the pressure on women to return to work soon after having a baby and the shift in traditional maternity leave policies. The article was syndicated across Fairfax print and online.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about spirituality in Japan.

June 2018

29 June

  • Professor James Curran from the Department of History was interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney about the historical relationship between the US and Australia. He also wrote an opinion article about the impact of US President Donald Trump’s impact on foreign policy, which was published in the Australian Financial Review.
  • ABC Radio National interview Dr Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about religion in Japan.
  • Stephen Castles from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences was quoted on Australia’s policy towards refugees compared to other countries, in an AFP story that was published on various online outlets including Exame (Brazil), Yahoo! (Brazil), Istoé (Brazil), Estado de Minas (Brazil), UOL (Brazil), Jornal do Brasil(Brazil) and Emol (Chile).
  • The Economist quoted director of the China Studies Centre Professor Luigi Tomba in an article on Chinese officials increasing use of neighbourhood watch schemes for community control.

27 June

  • ABC Radio National announced the winners of the Top 5 Media Residency program for humanities researchers, which is sponsored by the University of Sydney. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison was interviewed.
  • The Australian Financial Review quoted Professor James Morley from the School of Economics on the scope within the economy for a neutral cash rate.
  • Crikey.com.au quoted Dr Elizabeth Ingleson from the United States Studies Centre about the impact of the US President appointing 42 judges at various levels since assuming office.

26 June

  • The Sydney Morning Herald reported on a major study by the Sydney Policy Lab, commissioned by the Department of Education, about the future of the education system and the skills needed to thrive in future workplaces. Lead author Professor John Buchanan from the University of Sydney Business School and the NSW Department of Education Secretary Mark Scott AO were quoted in the article and interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney. Professor Buchanan spoke to ABC Radio Melbourne about the casualisation of the workforce.
  • Associate Professor Bronwyn Winter from the School of Languages and Cultures told Channel 10 News (Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney) the recent lifting of a ban for women in Saudi Arabia is focused more at boosting economic activity than advancing gender equality.
  • LOTL reported an international academic conference commemorating 40 years of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is being held at the University of Sydney this week.
  • Daily Mail (UK), ATT (US) and Times of India published a Reuters article that quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the polling impact of the Turnbull Government’s corporate tax cuts.
  • Canterbury-Bankstown Express interviewed Associate Professor Stefanie Schurer from the School of Economics and Charles Perkins Centre on research highlights the skills university students develop, while studying, which make them work-ready.
  • Nikkei Asian Review (Japan) quoted Dr Jean Jonathan Bogais from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the possibility of sanctions being put in place by the EU and US in the lead up to Cambodia’s upcoming national election.

25 June

  • The Sun Herald and Sunday Age quoted Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy on the pressure on women to return to work soon after having a baby and the shift in traditional maternity leave policies. The article was syndicated across Fairfax print and online.
  • ABC Radio National Canberra interviewed Honorary Associate Mark Pesce from Department of Media and Communications on cybersecurity and the finance industry’s vulnerability to attacks by hackers.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald published two book reviews by Penny Russell, Bicentennial Professor of History. They were syndicated across Fairfax print and online.
  • The Daily Beast (US) mentioned comments by Dr Marcus Carter from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about the media reporting on the video game Fortnite.
  • ABC Online quoted Dr David Brophy from the Department of History on China’s ‘re-education campaign’, which targets the Uighur culture and identity.

22 June

  • Campus Morning Mail reported Professor Lisa Adkins has been appointed the new Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences.
  • The Age published a review of The Sydney Wars: Conflict in the Early Colony, 1788-1817 by Stephen Gapps, which was authored by Professor Penny Russell from the Department of History. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • ABC TV Sydney interviewed Associate Professor Justin Hastings from the Department of Government and International Relations about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping meeting in Beijing.

21 June

  • Financial Times (UK) quoted Professor James Curran from the Department of History about the importance of Australia’s alliance with the US.
  • South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) quoted Dr Jean Jonathan Bogais from the School of Social and Political Sciences about Cambodia’s upcoming election.
  • Honorary Associate in the Department of Philosophy, Tim Dean, wrote an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald about his work as a volunteer teaching ethics to primary school students and the state government’s change to school enrolment forms in 2015.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about extra-terrestrial intelligence and the transmission of language.
  • Associate Professor Ian Young from the School of Languages and Cultures was interviewed on ABC Radio National about the history of the modern Bible.
  • CNBC (US) interviewed Dr Charles Edel from the United States Studies Centre about the strategic alliances the US has in our region.
  • The National Interest (US) published an opinion article by Associate Professor Salvatore Babones from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about the National Security Agency’s use of blockchain technology.

20 June

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Mark Ledbury from the Department of Art History about how synaesthesia can impact artists and their art.
  • triple j interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about the US’s current border protection policies, including the separation of children from their parents.
  • UpFront KPFA (US), WDIY (US) and KDSC (US) interviewed Professor Sujatha Fernandes from the School of Social and Political Sciences about her new book Curated Stories: The Uses and Misuses of Storytelling.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about how we would communicate with alien species.
  • The Guardian quoted Dr Marcus Carter from the Department of Media and Communications about the video game Fortnite. The article was syndicated on Yahoo Finance.
  • South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) quoted Dr Jean Jonathan Bogais from the School of Social and Political Sciences about Cambodia’s upcoming election.
  • National Interest (US) published an article by Associate Professor Salvatore Babones from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy about how the US’ National Security Agency could use blockciain to make their data more secure.
  • An opinion article published on Mumbrella mentioned research from the Department of Media and Communications that found almost three in four Tinder users were just as inclined to seek a monogamous relationship as singles who hadn’t taken their search online.
  • The Conversation published an article by Katrina Spadaro, PhD Candidate in the Department of English, about the need to rethink satire.

19 June

  • 4BC Brisbane and 6PR Perth interviewed Associate Professor Justin Hastings from the Department of Government and International Relations about an upcoming Sydney Ideas event on the diplomatic future of the Korean peninsula.
  • ABC Radio Hobart interviewed Dr Steve Georgakis from the School of Education and Social Work on why soccer is falling in popularity in Australia, compared to rugby and AFL football. Dr Georgakis also published an article on The Conversation about the topic.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor Vrasidas Karalis, Chair of the Modern Greek Department, about ongoing protests between Greece and Macedonia, after an agreement between the two nations will see the latter now known as Northern Macedonia.
  • Sputnik News (Russia) interviewed Paul Duffill, Honorary Associate in the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, about Israel’s plans to ban the filming of its soldiers.

18 June

  • The Times Higher Education (UK) quoted Dr Rachel Wilson from the School of Education and Social Work about the importance of maths in studying science.
  • Radio National Canberra interviewed Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United States Studies Centre on the G7, which he suggests is weakened following the recent diplomatic and trade crisis between the US and Canada.
  • ABC Radio Brisbane interviewed Dr James Fraser, Senior Curator at the Nicholson Museum, on his discovery of looted treasure inside a coffin that has been part of the Nicholson collection since 1850.
  • Radio National Canberra interviewed Associate Professor Justin Hastings, Department of Government and International Relations, on the summit between the US and North Korean leaders and the potential for foreign investors in North Korea.

15 June

  •  ABC Radio Brisbane interviewed Dr Jamie Fraser, senior curator at the Nicholson Museum, about talks on Ancient Egypt he is presenting at the Queensland Museum.
  • SBS Online quoted Dr Anna Boucher from the Department of Government and International Relations about recent changes to the 457 visa category.
  • Daily Mail Australia quoted Lisa Heinze, PhD candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations, about the environmental impact of vegan clothing.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Gaynor Macdonald from the Department of Anthropology about the underlying issues of sovereignty that are not addressed by indigenous treaties.

14 June

  • Daily Telegraph quoted Associate Professor Justin Hastings from the Department of Government and International Relations about the meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un being a positive for Trump regardless of the long term outcome. News.com.au and Liputan(Indonesia) also quoted Associate Professor James Reilly from the Department of Government and International Relations about how China would have viewed the meeting. The news.com.au article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr James Elmslie, Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences, about Indonesia’s election to the UN Security Council and the impact on West Papua.
  • ABC Online quoted Dr Marcus Carter from the Department of Media and Communications about the concept of loot boxes in video games, where players buy in-game items using real money. ABC Radio NSW Statewide Drive also interviewed Dr Carter about the video game Fortnite.
  • Canberra Times published an article by Dr Patricia Ranald, Honorary Associate from the Department of Political Economy, about allowing large companies to sue governments over changes to domestic laws in trade deals, a power that is currently included in the new Trans Pacific Partnership. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • Broadsheet reported the architectural plans for the Pop-up Globe theatre, coming to Sydney in September, are based on research from Associate Professor Tim Fitzpatrick and Mr Russell Emerson from the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies.
  • Herald Sun quoted Professor Danielle Celermajer from the School of Social and Political Sciences about national apologies after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced he would deliver an apology to victims of institutional child abuse.
  • ABC Online published an article by Anthony Wicht, Alliance 21 Fellow (Space) at the United States Studies Centre, on why it’s important for Australia to embrace a space industry.
  • ABC Online published an article by Dr John Dickson from the School of Languages and Cultures about the impact of Christian humility.

13 June

  • ABC Radio Melbourne interviewed Ashley Townshend, Director of Foreign Policy and Defence at the United States Studies Centre, about the meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. The Australian published an article by Research Fellow Brendan Thomas-Noone from the United States Studies Centre about the US potentially removing troops from the Korean peninsula following the meeting. The Star (Canada) and CNBC (US) quoted Associate Professor Justin Hastings from the Department of Government and International Relations about North Korea opening up its economy should a peace deal be successful. Yahoo also quoted Dr Stewart Jackson from Department of Government and International Relations about the meeting.
  • Ten’s Studio 10, ABC Radio (Sydney, Illawarra), 2GB Sydney, 4BC Brisbane and Arts Review mentioned the architectural plans for the Pop-up Globe theatre, coming to Sydney in September, are based on research from Associate Professor Tim Fitzpatrick and Mr Russell Emerson from the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Prudence Black from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about the historical changes to the role of airline cabin crew.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Constance Lord from University of Sydney Museums about Ancient Egyptian artefacts and the Nicholson Museum.
  • An opinion column on universal basic income in the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Troy Henderson, PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Economy. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.

12 June

  • News.com.au quoted Associate Professor Justin Hastings from the Department of Government and International Relations about the meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online. Sky News also interviewed Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, about the meeting.
  • SBS Radio (Mandarin)interviewed Dr Yeow-Tong Chia from the School of Education and Social Work about why Singapore was chosen as the location for the Trump-Kim summit.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Jakelin Troy, Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research, about a past kangaroo hunt at the University of Sydney.
  • Channel 7’s Sunrise interviewed Dr Gorana Grgic from the United States Studies Centre about US President Donald Trump testifying in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
  • ABC (Online, Radio Melbourne) interviewed Dr Constance Lord from University of Sydney Museums about Australia Museum hosting the largest King Tutankhamun exhibition to ever leave Egypt.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the upcoming by-elections and their impact on Bill Shorten’s leadership. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • Broadway World (USA) interviewed Associate Professor Tim Fitzpatrick and Mr Russell Emerson from the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies on Pop-up Globe and the Festival of Shakespeare.
  • The Australian Financial Review published an article by Professor James Curran from the Department of History about the differing ideologies of the US and China.
  • ABC Online quoted Dr Marcus Carter from the Department of Media and Communications about the video game Fortnite.
  • Weekend Australian published an article by Stephen Loosley, Visiting Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, reviewing the book Grant, a biography of Ulysses S. Grant by Ron Chernow.  
  • City Hub quoted Dr Susan Heward-Belle from the School of Education and Social Work about proposed NSW tenancy law reforms allowing domestic violence victims to end their tenancies immediately.
  • Estadão (Brazil) and Mother Nature Network (USA) quoted Professor Nick Enfield, Department of Linguistics about his research finding expressions of thanks are rare in informal conversations across different languages.
  • Mashable (USA) quoted Dr Aim Simpeng from Department of Government and International Relations on the government of Papua New Guinea’s proposed one-month ban of Facebook.
  • Sputnik (Germany) interviewed Dr Tim Anderson from the School of Social and Political Sciences on the Syrian group White Helmets.
  • The Atlantic (USA) referenced a book by Dr Chin Jou in the Department of History, Supersizing Urban America in a piece on the relationship between race, poverty and health outcomes.

7 June

  • CAAMA Radio interviewed Professor Jakelin Troy, Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research, about the importance of Aboriginal language.
  • The Australian reported on a new report from the United States Studies Centre that calls for Australian defence and intelligence agencies to help America defend its dominance in space in the face of challenges by China and Russia.
  • 2SER interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about Australia’s changing spiritual landscape.
  • Crikey reported on an event held at the United States Studies Centre featuring Walter Robinson, journalist with the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Victoria Grieves from the School of Social and Political Sciences about traditional Aboriginal healers working alongside doctors to help close the gap.

6 June

  • The Washington Post (US) published an article by Dr John Lee, Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the United States Studies Centre, about China’s presence in the East and South China Seas and the defence policy of the U.S.
  • CAAMA Radio interviewed Professor Jakelin Troy, Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research, about reclaiming Australian languages.
  • NITV Radio interviewed Dr Sheelagh Daniels-Mayes from the School of Education and Social Work about education and reconciliation, during National Reconciliation Week.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about US President Donald Trump recently pardoning a number of people. ABC Radio Central Victoria also interviewed Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about the pardons.

5 June

  • Herald Sun and Bloomberg (USA) quoted Professor Stephen Kirchner from the United States Studies Centre about the Reserve Bank of Australia focussing too much on inflation to raise Australia’s interest rate for the first time since 2010.
  • ABC Radio Adelaide interviewed Dr Bruce Isaacs from the Department of Art History about music used in various movies including Psycho and Lord of the Rings.

4 June

  • ABC TV (Sydney, Darwin) interviewed Dr Sheelagh Daniels-Mayes from the School of Education and Social Work about a new online resource, which aims to help Australians have a better understanding of Aboriginal history and culture.
  • SBS World News interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about people adapting to meet their own spiritual needs outside of traditional organised religions.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Prudence Black from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about uniforms and personal identity.
  • Courier Mail quoted Associate Professor Stefanie Schurer from the School of Economics and Charles Perkins Centre about her research that found universities succeed in imparting to students key social skills that are valued by society. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia.
  • Detik (Indonesia) and Tribunnews (Indonesia) reported on Egyptian artefacts donated to the University’s Nicholson Museum by an alumna, quoting Candace Richards, Assistant Curator at the Museum.
  • Bloomberg (US) quoted Dr Stephen Kirchner from the US Studies Centre about the need for the RBA to have a greater focus on managing inflation.
  • ETtoday (Taiwan) quoted Dr Aim Sinpeng from the Department of Government and International Relations in a story about Papua New Guinea banning Facebook.
  • The Saturday Paper quoted Honorary Professor Yanis Varoufakis from the Department of Political Economy about the potential for Italy to stop using the Euro.
  • Hope 103.2 interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about race relations history in the US.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Bruce Isaacs from the Department of Art History about the music used in the movies Psycho and Lord of the Rings.

May 2018

1 June

  • BBC World News TV interviewed Dr Aim Sinpeng from the Department of Government and International Relations about Papua New Guinea banning Facebook. Tech Times (US) also quoted Dr Sinpeng about ways to prevent fake news on social media.
  • ABC Radio Melbourne interviewed Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about his research finding expressions of thanks are rare in informal conversations across different languages.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Associate Professor Helen Proctor from the School of Education and Social Work about a growing trend of people choosing public school over private. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • The Conversation published an article by Justin Wastnage from the United States Studies Centre about the lessons from airport development in the US that can be applied to the development of Badgerys Creek Airport.

31 May

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Estelle Lazer, Honorary Associate in the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, about recent excavations in Pompeii after a moratorium was lifted.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United States Studies Centre about US President Donald Trump imposing a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor Robyn Ewing from the School of Education and Social Work about nurturing creativity in young children.
  • NITV Radio interviewed Dr Sheelagh Daniels-Mayes from the School of Education and Social Work about education during Reconciliation Week.
  • ABC Online reported on Egyptian artefacts donated to the University’s Nicholson Museum by an alumna, quoting Candace Richards, Assistant Curator at the Museum. The article was republished on The New Daily.
  • UOL Notícias (Brazil), Público (Puerto Rico) and Epoca Negocios (Brazil) quoted Dr Aim Sinpeng from the Department of Government and International Relations about ways to prevent fake news on social media.
  • The Weekly Review quoted Dr Jessica Kean from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about non-monogamous relationships.
  • The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Julia Kindt from the Department of Classics and Ancient History and Dr Tanya Latty from the School of Life and Environmental Sciences about Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species.

30 May

  • The Guardian (UK) interviewed Dr Aim Sinpeng from the Department of Government and International Relations about Papua New Guinea banning Facebook. The interview was mentioned across a number of outlets including International Business Times, Engaget (US), and Newser (US).
  • ABC Radio South East SA interviewed Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about his research finding expressions of thanks are rare in informal conversations across different languages. ATT (US) also reported on the research.
  • An editorial in the Newcastle Herald on the use of shark nets mentioned research into their historical use by Dr Chris Pepin-Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations.
  • News Corp’s Central quoted Dr Olivia Oliver Hopkins, former PhD student from the School of Literature, Art, and Media, about the Sydney Film Festival’s Freak Me Out program, which will also involve Dr Bruce Isaacs from the Department of Art History.  
  • The Conversation published an article co-authored by Kirstin Wilmot, PhD candidate in the School of Social & Political Sciences, about student writing groups.

29 May

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Robyn Ewing from the School of Education and Social Work about nurturing creativity in young children.
  • Inner West Courier quoted Dr Olivia Oliver Hopkins, former PhD student from the School of Literature, Art, and Media, about the Sydney Film Festival’s Freak Me Out program, which will also involve Dr Bruce Isaacs from the Department of Art History.
  • ABC Online published an article by Elizabeth Ingleson from the United States Studies Centre and Department of History about the federal government’s proposed foreign interference laws.

28 May

  • Australian Financial Review reported on a new report form the United States Studies Centre on what the builders of Badgerys Creek Airport can learn from ten years of airport development in the US.
  • Sydney Morning Herald interviewed Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about a racial slur aired during a live TV broadcast on SBS. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online. An opinion column in Sunday Mail also mentioned Professor Enfield’s research that found expressions of thanks are rare in informal conversations across different languages.
  • Courier-Mail quoted Professor Ariadne Vromen from the Department of Government and International Relations about adults living at home well into their twenties. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia.
  • Cosmos quoted Dr Patrick Faulkner and PhD Candidate Loukas Koungoulos from the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry about their research cataloguing the bite marks of native Australian animals.

25 May

  • The AustralianHelloGiggles (US) and Daily Examiner quoted Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about his research that found expressions of thanks are rare in informal conversations across different languages. ABC News TV also mentioned the research
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Steve Georgakis from the School of Education and Social Work about the US National Football League forcing players to stand during the national anthem.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Jim Rheingans from the School of Languages and Cultures about the original Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Megan Le Masurier from the Department of Media and Communications about magazines.
  • The Economist (UK) mentioned research by Professor Garry Barrett in the School of Economics about response rates to household surveys that influence policy makers.
  • 3AW Melbourne interviewed Dr Prudence Black from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about a Melbourne council’s decision to install female pedestrian crossing lights.
  • Australian Financial Review quoted Professor Paul Giles from the Department of English about Portnoy's Complaint, a novel by American author Philip Roth, who died on Tuesday.
  • Sky News interviewed Professor James Curran from the Department of History about the US calling off a denuclearisation meeting with North Korea.
  • The Conversation published an article co-authored by Professor James Morley in the School of Economics on whether the government should intervene to fix low wages. Business Insider republished the article.
  • The Conversation published an article by Timothy Kazuo Steains in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies on the impact of media reporting of Meghan Markle as being “mixed race” on mixed race Australians. ABC Online republished the article.
  • The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Julia Horne, University Historian in the Department of History, about a collection in the State Library of NSW that includes furniture and books that belonged to her late parents.

24 May

  • 3AW Melbourne, triple j, ABC Radio Darwin and Deutschlandfunk (Germany) interviewed Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about his new research finding expressions of thanks are rare in informal conversations across different languages. The New York Times (US), The GuardianThe Independent (UK), The Times (UK), iNews (UK), Starts at 60, Hit101.3 Sea FMPhys.orgNature Research HighlightsYahoo News Hong Kong and Nemo Kennislink (Netherlands) also reported on the research, quoting Professor Enfield. 
  • CAAMA Radio interviewed Professor Jakelin Troy, Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research, about non-Indigenous Australians learning Aboriginal languages.
  • Sohu (China) quoted Associate Professor Salvatore Babones from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy about the US Navy using blockchain technology.
  • 23 May 
  • ABC TV (News, Sydney), ABC Radio Sydney and Sydney Morning Herald interviewed Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about his new research finding expressions of thanks are rare in informal conversations across different languages. The Herald article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online. An AAP article syndicated across Australian Financial ReviewYahoo!7, Daily Mail Australia and SBS News also quoted Professor Enfield about the study. ABC Radio Adelaide also interviewed Professor Enfield about the pronunciation of the letter ‘h’.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Stephen Loosley, Visiting Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about the political satire film Dr Strangelove.
  • Australian Financial Review published an article by Dr Stephen Kirchner in the United States Studies Centre about the US’s trade dealings with China.
  • The Conversation published an article by Paul Duffill from the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies about public relations in Israel.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Huw Griffiths from the Department of English reviewing the Sydney Theatre Company play Blackie Blackie Brown.
  • 22 May 
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Jim Rheingans from the School of Languages and Cultures about the original Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about the Australian accent.
  • News.com.au and Metro (France) quoted Luke Mansillo, PhD candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations, about Australia’s feelings towards the monarchy throughout recent history. The news.com.au article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online.
  • ABC Online published an article by PhD candidate Stuart Rollo from the Department of Government and International Relations about Australia’s role in the militarisation of the Pacific.
  • 2SER Sydney interviewed Dr Luis Angosto-Ferrandez from the Department of Anthropology about the new President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado.
  • 21 May
  • ABC (Radio National, NewsRadio) interviewed Professor Adrian Vickers from the School of Languages and Cultures about the Suharto era in Indonesia.
  • The Australian quoted Dr Stephen Kirchner in the United States Studies Centre about his article in The Conversation on the Reserve Bank of Australia’s statement on monetary policy and inflationary pressures.
  • News.com.au quoted Luke Mansillo, PhD candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations, about Australia’s feelings towards the monarchy around the time of royal weddings. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online.
  • Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about the pronunciation of the letter ‘h’. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • Sky News interviewed Professor James Curran from the United States Studies Centre and the Department of History about current politics in North Korea and the US.
  • The Conversation published an article co-authored by Associate Professor Anika Gauja from the Department of Government and International Relations about the number of female representatives in the Australia Liberal party.
  • The Conversation published an article co-authored by Dr Damien Spry, Honorary Associate in the Department of Media and Communications, about how the AFL game held in Shanghai over the weekend may help Australia-China relations.

17 May

  • Koori Mail interviewed Professor Juanita Sherwood, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services), about Healing Our Spirit Worldwide: The Eighth Gathering that will be held in Sydney in November and is co-hosted by the University of Sydney and the Healing Foundation. SBS NITV Radio also interviewed Rod Jeffries, a representative of the Indigenous International Council that oversees Healing Our Spirit Worldwide.
  • ABC News TV interviewed Dr Fiona Giles from the Department of Media and Communications about the death of influential US journalist Tom Wolfe.
  • SBS World News interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about Australians increasingly identifying as non-religious. 2SM Sydney also interviewed Professor Cusack about the upcoming wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
  • ABC Online quoted Professor Jakelin Troy, Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research, about how some Sydney roads are based on original tracks and pathways created by Aboriginal people.
  • triple j quoted Dr Minglu Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the use of “break-up fees” in China.
  • The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Robyn Gibson from the School of Education and Social Work about how royal weddings have shaped bridal fashion.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Stephen Kirchner in the United States Studies Centre about the Reserve Bank of Australia now considering financial stability as well as keeping inflation in check. Business Insider republished the article.

14 May

  • ABC News TV interviewed Associate Professor Anika Gauja from the Department of Government and International Relations about the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Gabriele Abbondanza, PhD Student in the Department of Government and International Relations, about Italy two months on from the general election.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Emeritus Professor Suzanne Rutland from the School of Languages and Culture about the 70th anniversary of the formation of Israel.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Simon Tormey, Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences, about the period of civil unrest in France in May 1968.
  • Weekend Australian published an article by Stephen Loosley, Visiting Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, reviewing the book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership by James Comey.
  • Sky News interviewed Professor James Curran from the United States Studies Centre and the Department of History about current politics in North Korea and the US.
  • An opinion article published in The Australian about a Sydney Writers Festival panel on Israel and Palestine mentioned Dr Nick Riemer from the Department of English.

10 May

  • The Wire interviewed Dr Anna Boucher from the Department of Government and International Relations about security spending in the budget.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Associate Professor Helen Proctor from the School of Education and Social Work about the trend in public versus private high school enrolments. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.

9 May

  • A number of University academics were quoted in the media about the federal budget released last night. Radio Adelaide interviewed Emeritus Professor Frank Stilwell from the Department of Political Economy about the budget deficit. The Conversation published a comment from Associate Professor Anika Gauja from the Department of Government and International Relations analysing money allocated to NSW in the federal budget. The Conversation published an article by Anthony Wicht, Alliance 21 Fellow (Space) at the United States Studies Centre, about the government allocating funding to Australia’s space sector.

4 May

  • Australian Financial Review published an article co-authored by Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan from the Department of Government and International Relations about defence spending in the upcoming federal budget.
  • Quartz (India) quoted Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about cruise missiles in the South China Sea.

April 2018

27 April

  • Sydney Morning Herald published an opinion piece from Emeritus Professor Dick Bryan from the School of Political Economy on the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry and the resulting social crisis. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media. Canberra Times also quoted Professor Marian Baird from the Business School in an opinion piece on the Royal Commission that was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Ashley Townshend the Director of Foreign Policy and Defence at the United States Studies Centre on the ongoing search for a US ambassador to Australia. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • ABC Radio Illawarra interviewed Dr Jean Jonathan Bogais from the School of Social and Political Sciences about French President Emmanuel Macron’s imminent visit to Australia.

26 April

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, about US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw Admiral Harry Harris as the Ambassador to Australia. Sydney Morning Herald also quoted Ashley Townshend, Director of the Foreign Policy and Defence Program at the United States Studies Centre, about Admiral Harris. Newsweek (US) quoted a tweet by Ashley Townshend about the issue.

24 April

  • ABC News TV interviewed Associate Professor Ken Cruickshank, Director of Community Languages Education in the School of Education and Social Work, about his research that found the ATAR scaling system is contributing to a decline in students studying languages. Sydney Morning Herald also reported on the research and the article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • Wall Street Journal quoted Dr Jean Jonathan Bogais, Adjunct Professor from the School of Social and Political Sciences, about Australia building a high-speed internet cable to the Solomon Islands, excluding Chinese company Huawei from the project.
  • ABC Radio National replayed a talk by Professor Mark McKenna in the Department of History on his Quarterly Essay: Moment of Truth, History and Australia’s Future.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations about whether democracy is in crisis. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • SBS Mandarin interviewed Dr Xiaohuan Zhao about the importance of Chinese Language Day.

20 April

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor John Keane from the Sydney Democracy Network and Professor Nadia Urbinati from Colombia University after their Sydney Ideas event, The False Friends of Democracy.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Josh Stenberg in the School of Languages and Cultures and the China Studies Centre about the 18th century Chinese novel, Dream of the Red Chamber.

19 April

  • ABC’s WA Statewide Drive interviewed Dr Chris Pepin-Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations about how the public and media react to shark attacks.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Anne Rogerson from the Department of Classics and Ancient History about burial process and culture in ancient Greece and ancient Rome.
  • Yahoo! Finance (US) quoted Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the benefits of compulsory voting.

18 April 

  • Australian Jewish News quoted Emeritus Professor Suzanne Rutland from the School of Languages and Culture about the formation of Israel.
  • 2GB Sydney interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about the Vatican offering classes in exorcism to Catholic priests.

17 April

  • ABC Radio National replayed a panel discussion about the evolution of various human species which featured Professor Peter Hiscock from the Department of Archaeology.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about language and grammar.
  • ABC Radio Adelaide interviewed Dr Meredith Lake, Honorary Associate in the Department of History, about Australia’s declining biblical literacy.
  • Sina and IFeng (China) referred to a book published by Associate Professor Salvatore Babones in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy in which he discussed the Chinese middle class doubling by the middle of the century. 

16 April 

  • Daily Telegraph quoted Emeritus Professor Graeme Gill from the Department of Government and International Relations about current tensions between the US, Syria and Russia. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia. The Australian also quoted Dr Tim Anderson from the Department of Political Economy about recent events in Syria.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr Charles Edel from the United States Studies Centre about China’s plans to establish a military base in Vanuatu. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • A column in Courier Mail quoted Dr Mitchell Hobbs from the Department of Media and Communications about his research into why people use dating apps. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia.
  • Weekend Australian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about her recent Australian Financial Review article into the lack of evidence suggesting there was a conspiracy to sack Prime Minister Gough Whitlam in 1975.
  • Weekend Australian quoted Dr Garner Clancey from Sydney Law School about the general decline in crime across Australia since the early 2000s.
  • AFR Weekend quoted Elsina Wainwright, Senior Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about Nikki Haley, the current United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
  • 5AA Adelaide interviewed Professor Shae McCrystal from Sydney Law School about the history of industrial relations in Australia.
  • ABC Radio Newcastle interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about the superstitions around Friday the 13th.
  • Sky News interviewed Professor James Curran from the United States Studies Centre and the Department of History about the US’s actions towards Syria and the Trans Pacific Partnership.
  • South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) quoted Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan from the Department of Government and International Relations about tensions between the Australian and Chinese governments.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Meredith Lake, Honorary Associate in the Department of History, about Australia’s declining biblical literacy.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Steve Georgakis from the School of Education and Social Work about the Commonwealth Games medal tally and Australia’s interest in the event.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Olga Oleinikova from the School of Social & Political Sciences about the Euromaidan revolution in Ukraine.

13 April

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Jane Park from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about the representation of race in Wes Anderson’s new film Isle of Dogs.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about how new words are introduced in the age of the internet.
  • ABC NewsRadio interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announcing his retirement.
  • ABC Radio South East interviewed Professor Jakelin Troy, Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research, about the formation of her community’s new Ngarigo Indigenous Corporation and their aspirations to gain a stronger presences across a number of sectors.

12 April

  • ABC Radio Central Victoria interviewed Dr Jonathon Hutchinson from the Department of Media and Communications about Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg’s statement to a US Senate hearing.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Associate Professor Amy Conley Wright, Director of the Institute of Open Adoption Studies, about local adoption in Australia.
  • SBS Online quoted Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about what would happen if US President Donald Trump sacked Robert Mueller who is investigating whether there was Russian interference in the US election.

11 April

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison about a new partnership between ABC and the University of Sydney for five Australian PhD researchers in the humanities to participate in an ABC media residency.
  • Professor Dr Charles Edel from the United States Studies Centre featured on ABC’s panel show The Drum.
  • The Guardian quoted Professor Jakelin Troy, Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research, on the plan to split Sydney into three separate cities.
  • Radio Adelaide interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Prime Minister losing his 30th Newspoll in a row.

10 April

  • SBS TV interviewed Professor Robert Slonim from the School of Economics and Professor Ellen Garbarino from the Business School about their research into how hand ratios can determine factors such as financial risk taking.
  • Channel 9’s Today discussed the app, iWitnessed, mentioning it was developed by researchers at the University of Sydney.
  • Live Science (US) quoted Associate Professor Agnieszka Tymula from the School of Economics about the neuro underpinnings that make people take financial risks. 
  • EduResearch Matters published an article by Dr Alison O’Grady from the School of Education and Social Work about how schools should commemorate ANZAC Day.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Craig Barker from Sydney University Museums about thousands of artefacts still missing from Iraq’s national museum.
  • The Conversation interviewed Professor Michael Dirkis from Sydney Law School about what should happen when a tax officer and the tax office get something wrong.
  • The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Lina Markauskaite and Professor Peter Goodyear in the School of Education and Social Work about how universities should teach ‘knowledge’.

9 April

  • Campus Morning Mail reported Professor Gerard Goggin from the Department of Media and Communications has been appointed panel chair in creative arts and humanities for the inaugural round of the Australia Research Council’s engagement and impact assessment.
  • Sky News interviewed Professor James Curran from the United States Studies Centre and the Department of History about the US imposing additional tariffs on Chinese goods.
  • Australian Financial Review published an article by Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United States Studies Centre about the tariffs. SBS Radio Germany also interviewed Professor Hans Hendrischke from the Business School on the outlook of the US and China trade war.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Kimberlee Weatherall from the Sydney Law School about the backlash Facebook is facing over its privacy policies. ABC NewsRadioalso interviewed Honorary Associate Mark Pesce from the Department of Media and Communications about the Facebook data scandal.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about the connection between religion and sport.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Estelle Lazer, Honorary Associate in the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, about new research into Pompeii.
  • Dr Kimberley-Joy Knight from the Centre for the History of the Emotions discussed Robyn Cadwallader's novel, Book of Colours on ABC Radio National.
  • Sun Herald quoted Professor Debra Hayes from the School of Education and Social Work about the number of teachers fired from NSW public schools being on the rise. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • AFR Weekend quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about political opinion polls and how the media handles them in Australia versus the US and UK.
  • Café Europe reported on the excavation of the Mer-Neith-it-es mummy coffin at the University of Sydney’s Nicholson Museum. The article was syndicated in Germany, Austria and Luxembourg.
  • The Culture Trip (UK) reported on How We Talk, a new book from Professor Nick Enfield, Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre.

6 April

  • Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy was interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney and Professor Marian Baird from the Business School was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio about the research.
  • ABC News quoted Dr Shaun Ratcliff from the United States Studies Centre about the patterns of political support in regional Australia.
  • Associate Professor Helen Proctor from the School of Education and Social Work was quoted in the Age about competition between private schools to attract students.
  • Scientific American quoted Associate Professor Agnieszka Tymula from the School of Economics about the neuro underpinnings that make people take more or less risk when it comes to investments.

5 April

  • Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy and Professor Marian Baird from the Business School was quoted in The Age about the gender segmentation of the labour market. The story was syndicated across Fairfax.

4 April

  • The Australian reported political theorist and public policy expert Professor Marc Stears has been announced as the inaugural director of the University’s Sydney Policy Lab.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Killian Quigley from the Sydney Environmental Institute and Bill Fox from the Nevada Museum of Art about their Sydney Ideas event on the role artists can play in the environmental crisis.

3 April

  • Dr Jamie Fraser, senior curator at the Nicholson Museum, was interviewed and quoted in ABC Radio (Melbourne),Smithsonian (US), The World News (Austria) and CNN (Spain) about the excavation of the Mer-Neith-it-es mummy coffin at the University of Sydney’s Nicholson Museum. Dr Fraser was also quoted in the Weekend Australian about another exhibition at the Nicholson Museum, Alpha Omega: Tales of Transformation.
  • SBS World News interviewed Dr Anna Boucher from the Department of Government and International Relations about the federal government’s proposed changes to visa categories.
  • The Daily Telegraph and News Corp publications reported on a study published by the United States Studies Centre about the future of the Republican Party, quoting Matilda Steward and Dougal Robinson.
  • Dr Steve Georgakis from the School of Education and Social Work was quoted in the Financial Times (UK) and The Independent (Ireland) about the Australian cricket cheating scandal.
  • Emeritus Professor Richard Waterhouse from the Department of History was interviewed on ABC Radio (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Gippsland) about how Easter traditions have changed in Australia.
  • ABC Radio Adelaide interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Religious Studies about the origin of Easter traditions. Professor Cusack was also interviewed on 2UE Sydney about the origin of April Fool’s Day.
  • ABC Radio National’s The Money interviewed Professor Bob Slonim from the School of Economics about behavioural economics.
  • Shepparton News named Stephen Gilchrist from the Department of Art History as a judge in the 2018 Indigenous Ceramic Awards.
  • The New Daily quoted Dr Rachel Wilson from the School of Education and Social Work about schools moving away from grouping students by academic ability.
  • The Daily Telegraph reviewed a documentary about Pompeii featuring Dr Estelle Lazer, Honorary Associate from the Department of Classics and Ancient History.

March 2018

29 March

  • Channel 7’s The Morning Show, MSN (Indonesia), 2UE Sydney and KIIS Sydney reported on the excavation of the Mer-Neith-it-es mummy coffin at the University of Sydney’s Nicholson Museum.
  • ABC Radio Brisbane’s Focus interviewed Professor Mark McKenna from the Department of History about the Uluru Statement and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Religious Studies about the religious origins of Easter.
  • Straits Times (Singapore) mentioned Dr David Brophy from the Department of History and China Studies Centre led a submission to the Senate inquiry into the federal government’s foreign interference legislation by a group of academics with research expertise in China. 
  • Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais from the School of Social and Political Sciences was interviewed on Channel NewsAsia about developments in Myanmar’s Parliament.
  • Politico (US) mentioned Dr Anna Boucher from the Department of Government and International Relations is the co-author of a forthcoming book about comparative immigration regimes.

28 March

  • The excavation of the Mer-Neith-it-es mummy coffin at the University of Sydney’s Nicholson Museum continued to receive media coverage including on Pedestrian TVMashablenews.com.aunine.com.au and radio news bulletins on 2GB Sydney and 4BC Brisbane. Dr Jamie Fraser, senior curator at the Nicholson Museum, was interviewed and quoted in the articles. A Reuters article quoting Dr Fraser was syndicated in the Sydney Morning Herald and other Fairfax Media publications. 
  • International coverage included Washington Post (US), Daily Mail (UK) Independent (UK), Tribune Review (US), USA TodayFox NewsGizmodo(US), NDTV (India), CBS (US), AOL.com (US), Newsweek (US), US News & World ReportNY Daily NewsBBC and SF Gate (US).
  • Emeritus Professor Graeme Gill from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC News Sydney about the expulsion of Russian diplomats from several countries including Australia.
  • Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre spoke to ABC Radio Sydney about the US President Donald Trump appointing John Bolton as the new security advisor.
  • SBS Online mentioned Dr David Brophy from the Department of History and China Studies Centre led a submission to the Senate inquiry into the federal government’s foreign interference legislation by a group of academics with research expertise in China.  
  • BBC interviewed Dr Steve Georgakis from the School of Education and Social Work about the Australian cricket cheating scandal. 
  • 360doc.com (China) reviewed Professor Richard Miles’ book Ancient Worlds: the search for the origins of Western civilisation.

27 March

  • ABC 7.30 and Online interviewed Dr Jamie Fraser, senior curator at the Nicholson Museum, for a feature on the University’s exploration of human remains found in an ancient Egyptian coffin. ABC Radio Australia, New DailyMSN, Studio 10 and RT (Russia) also reported on the research.
  • ABC Four Corners interviewed Emeritus Professor Dick Bryan from the Department of Political Economy about Australia’s compulsory superannuation scheme.
  • ABC Radio Melbourne interviewed Professor Mark McKenna from the Department of History about his new Quarterly Essay, Moment of Truth, inspired by the Uluru statement.
  • ABC Radio Adelaide interviewed Associate Professor Brendan O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about adult film star Stefanie Clifford’s interview with 60 Minutes (US), in which she claimed she was threatened not to speak publicly about her alleged affair with US President Donald Trump.
  • triple j Hack interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about the recent student-led protests for greater gun control in the US. 
  • Radio Adelaide interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the government’s attempts to get its 25 percent company tax rate through the Senate.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Associate Professor Kathryn Welch, Chair of the Department of Classics and Ancient History, about Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra.
  • Democratic Audit (UK) published an article about the new report from the University’s Electoral Integrity Project, which found a connection between electoral corruption and coercion. It was co-authored by Professor Pippa Norris, Director of the Project, and Research Fellows Sarah Cameron and Thomas Wynter.
  • Channel NewsAsia interviewed Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the implications of Aung San Suu Kyi potentially resigning as State Counsellor of Myanmar.

26 March

  • Dr David Brophy from the Department of History and China Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC Radio National about concerns that the federal government’s foreign interference legislation will dissuade international collaboration among academics, particularly those in China. The Saturday Paper mentioned Dr Brophy has led a submission to the Senate inquiry by a group of academics with research expertise in China.
  • The Saturday Age’s News Review quoted Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics and Post-Truth Initiative about distrust in mainstream media and the connection to the Facebook-Analytica case. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media papers.
  • An AAP article quoted Associate Professor Timothy Dwyer from the Department of Media and Communications about social media users needing to be more wary of the information they disclose to a platform. The article was syndicated broadly online. ABC Far North interviewed Honorary Professor Mark Pesce from the Department of Media and Communications about the case and data privacy more generally.
  • The Saturday Paper quoted Professor Michael Humphrey from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the high homicide rate on South African farms.
  • Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise interviewed Dr Gorana Grgic from the United States Studies Centre about China-US trade relations.
  • CEO of the United States Studies Centre Professor Simon Jackman was interviewed on ABC Radio National (AMabout the former US President Barack Obama giving an address at the NSW Art Gallery.
  • Research Fellow Brendan Thomas-Noone from the United States Studies Centre spoke to ABC NewsRadio about the US President Donald Trump sacking the National Security Adviser.

23 March

  • ABC Statewide Drive interviewed Professor Simon Jackman from the US Studies Centre about the data scandal. An AAP article syndicated across The Australian, SBS Online, News Corp Australia and Yahoo!7 quoted Associate Professor Timothy Dwyer from the Department of Media and Communications about social media users needing to be more wary of the information they disclose to a platform. Digital Trends (US) quoted Professor Ariadne Vromen from the Department of Government and International Relations about the importance of civil society in protecting the privacy of individuals online, in light of the scandal. 
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Emeritus Professor Graeme Gill from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Russian election and the recent nerve agent attack on a Russian spy in the UK.
  • Australian Financial Review reported on a report into the US congressional midterms released by Dougal Robinson and Matilda Steward in the United States Studies Centre.
  • Sydney Morning Herald and Yahoo! News (Taiwan) quoted Dr David Brophy from the Department of History about the Chinese Government’s refusal to allow former Parramatta councillor John Hugh entry into China. The Herald article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • The Australian published an article by Stephen Loosley, Visiting Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about the comparisons between Marvel movie Black Panther and Wolf Warrior II, the most popular film in the history of Chinese cinema.
  • WIN Hobart interviewed Professor Robyn Ewing from the School of Education and Social Work about teachers calling for the performing arts to be recognised as a critical part of a child’s education.
  • Vogue reported Lisa Heinze, PhD candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations and Sydney Environment Institute, took part in a round table discussion on sustainable fashion in Sydney this week.

21 March

  • The Australian reported on the University’s Women in Wikipedia Edit-a-thon which took place yesterday and aims to address the gender imbalance of the site’s online profiles. The article quoted Denise O'Dea, Editorial Officer at Sydney University Press.
  • ABC TV (News, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane) and ABC Online interviewed Associate Professor Ken Cruickshank from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work about an OECD report into the school performance of migrant children in Australia. The ABC Online article was syndicated on The New Daily.
  • Dr Chris Pepin-Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations featured on ABC’s panel show The Drum.
  • CAAMA Radio interviewed Professor Jakelin Troy, Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research, about her research into how female Indigenous Australians were involved in the translating of their language.
  • ABC Online quoted Professor Anthony Welch from the School of Education and Social Work about calls for Australia to look to ASEAN nations for international students.
  • A Miranda Devine column in the Daily Telegraph mentioned a book co-edited by Professor Raewyn Connell from the School of Education and Social Work. The column was syndicated across News Corp Australia. 

20 March

  • ABC Radio (Radio National, Sydney) interviewed Denise O'Dea, Editorial Officer at Sydney University Press, about the University’s Women in Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on today, which aims to address the gender imbalance of the site’s online profiles. triple j also mentioned the event.
  • Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the future of the Greens, after they failed to win the Victorian seat of Batman. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online. 2SER Sydney also interviewed Dr Jackson about the Batman and SA elections.
  • Campus Review interviewed Associate Professor Stefanie Schurer from the School of Economics and Charles Perkins Centre about her research that found universities succeed in imparting to students key social skills that are valued by society.
  • ABC Radio Sydney and 2SER Sydney interviewed Professor Mark McKenna from the Department of History about his new Quarterly Essay, Moment of Truth: History and Australia’s Future.
  • 2UE Talking Lifestyle interviewed Dr Mark De Vitis from the School of Literature, Art, and Media about the colours of road signs.
  • CNBC (US) interviewed Emeritus Professor Graeme Gill from the Department of Government and International Relations about last weekend’s election in Russia.
  • ABC Online published an article by Emeritus Professor Dick Bryan from the Department of Political Economy about a ‘fair’ minimum wage.
  • 2SER Sydney interviewed Dr Aim Sinpeng from the Department of Government and International Relations about the ASEAN-Australia Summit held last week.
  • EduResearch Matters published an article by Associate Professor Helen Proctor and Helen Weaver from the School of Education and Social Work about the Australian Women’s Weekly’s role in Australian school children wearing uniforms.

19 March

  • Sydney Morning Herald interviewed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Pip Pattison about student internships and the University’s new interdisciplinary internship unit. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • ABC Radio Perth interviewed Dr Craig Barker from Sydney University Museums about the secrets of the ancient city of Petra.
  • Sydney Morning Herald and Canberra Times published an edited extract of Moment of Truth: History and Australia’s Future, a new book by Professor Mark McKenna from the Department of History. Both articles were syndicated across Fairfax Media online. Launceston Examiner also quoted Professor McKenna about the 2018 John West Memorial Lecture he delivered last Friday in Launceston.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about the word ‘huh’ and his book How We Talk: The Inner Workings of Conversation. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • AFR Weekend quoted Professor James Der Derian, Director of the Centre for International Security Studies, about recent events in world politics. The article mentioned the University’s Quantum Science Research Group.
  • Professor Jakelin Troy, Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research, was interviewed on Hope 103.2 Sydney and1wayfm Canberra about her recent Sydney Ideas talk ‘Interlocutors in the archive: Aboriginal women and the collection of anthropological data’, and National Geographic’s coverage of race throughout its history.
  • Hope 103.2 Sydney interviewed Emeritus Professor Graeme Gill from the Department of Government and International Relations about last weekend’s election in Russia.
  • Hope 103.2 Sydney interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about St Patrick’s Day.

15 March

  • The Guardian quoted Candace Richards, Assistant Curator at the Nicholson Museum, about two mummified ibises from the Museum that were recently CT scanned to discover more about what was inside them.
  • ABC NewsRadio interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about US politics and the recent nerve agent attack on a Russian spy in the UK.

13 March

  • The Australian reported on the University’s upcoming Women in Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, which aims to address the gender imbalance of the site’s online profiles. 2GB Sydney also discussed the event.
  • ABC Radio (Sydney, Hobart) interviewed Dr Tim Dean, Honorary Associate in the Department of Philosophy, about the greatest moral challenge.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Debra Hayes from the School of Education and Social Work about new data that revealed Australian parents spend less time helping their children with homework than other OECD countries. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • The Monthly quoted Dr Patricia Ranald, Honorary Associate from the Department of Political Economy, about the Trans Pacific Partnership.
  • Launceston Examiner reported Professor Mark McKenna from the Department of History will deliver the John West Memorial Lecture at the University of Tasmania this week.
  • Mumbrella published an article by Lydia Bilton, Media and Communications alumna and recipient of the 2017 Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship, about her experience breaking into journalism.

12 March

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr Michael Walsh, Honorary Associate in the Department of Linguistics, about a rise in Indigenous language teaching in Australian schools. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • News.com.au quoted Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United States Studies Centre about the new US tariffs on steel and aluminium. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online.
  • CNN (US) quoted Dr Minglu Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about Chinese President Xi Jinping’s platform of the Chinese Dream.
  • Business Insider (UK) mentioned research by Dr Elise K. Tipton, Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Languages and Cultures, into the number of casualties during Operation Meetinghouse, a bombing by the US on Japan during WWII regarded as the deadliest air raid in human history.
  • Chicago Tribune (US) mentioned research by Professor Simon Jackman from the US Studies Centre into gerrymandering in the US.
  • In an interview with 2UE Talking Lifestyle, author Tara Moss mentioned she was currently studying for her PhD at the University of Sydney.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Tim Dean, Honorary Associate in the Department of Philosophy, about how people view morality.

9 March

  • Multiple media outlets including ABC TV Sydney, Channel Nine News, Channel Seven News, Prime7 News (Newcastle, Canberra), NBN TV News, ABC Radio (Radio National, Sydney, Canberra, South East NSW), 2GB Sydney, ABC OnlineThe Daily MailCampus Morning MailEngineers Australia’s Create News and The Mandarin reported Professor Hala Zreiqat from the Faculty of Engineering and IT was awarded the NSW Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year.
  • An opinion article in the Canberra Times quoted Professor Rae Cooper, Associate Dean of the Business School and Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy about their study from the University’s Women, Work & Leadership Research Group that found one third of working women believe they are not treated equally to men in their workplace. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media. ABC South East SA interviewed Professor Cooper about the study and New MatildaWomen’s Agenda,Sky News and ABC Riverland SA also mentioned the research.
  • BBC (UK) quoted Professor John Keane from the Department of Government and International Relations criticising a book by academic Clive Hamilton which argues that the Chinese government is undermining Australia’s sovereignty.
  • The Washington Post (US) mentioned research by Professor Simon Jackman from the US Studies Centre into gerrymandering in the US.
  • Quartz (India) quoted Professor Nick Enfield from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about his research into the rules of talking.

8 March  

  • Deputy opposition leader Tanya Plibersek mentioned a landmark study by the University of Sydney’s Women, Work & Leadership Research Group in her address to the National Press Club, which was broadcast on ABC News TV. The Sydney Morning Herald’s editorial today also referenced the report, which found one third of working women believe they are not treated equally to men in their workplace. The editorial was syndicated in the Age and other regional Fairfax papers. The federal Minister for Women Kelly O’Dwyer discussed the report on ABC Radio National’s Drive program. Another article in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Daily Life mentioned the survey highlighted women’s experiences of gender inequality in the workplace. The article was syndicated broadly across other Fairfax online outlets. Authors of the report, Professor Rae Cooper from the Business School and Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy, were quoted in articles in Smart Company and Human Resources DirectorThe research was discussed on ABC Radio (Alice Springs, Canberra). 
  • The Australian quoted Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark from the School of Economics about her research into what impact gender has on schooling outcomes.
  • The Australian reported on University of Sydney arts/science student Lena Wang’s experience as a female trying to work in the tech industry. The article was written by University of Sydney arts student Zoe Stojanovic-Hill.
  • Sky Business News interviewed Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United States Studies Centre about the new US tariffs on steel and aluminium.
  • SBS Online quoted Associate Professor Stephen Whelan from the School of Economics about a Grattan Institute report on housing affordability.
  • ABC Online quoted Associate Professor Charles Fairchild from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music about protest songs.
  • Triple j’s Hack reported on the Skipping a beat report by Professor Rae Cooper, which found women in the Australian music industry are chronically disadvantaged.
  • 3CR Melbourne interviewed Dr David Brophy from the Department of History about Clive Hamilton’s new book Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia.

7 March

  • A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University’s Women, Work & Leadership Research Group released a landmark survey that found respect and job security are critical to working women’s futures. Co-author of the report, Professor Rae Cooper from the Business School, was interviewed on ABC Radio (AM, NewsRadio, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Darwin, Newcastle, Gold Coast, South East NSW), 6PR Perth, 3AW Melbourne, 2CC Canberra, 5AA Adelaide, Cruise (Adelaide), NOVA (Brisbane), hit (Canberra, Perth), WS FM Sydney, KIIS Sydney, Triple M (Hobart, Melbourne) and MIX FM (Adelaide). Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy, who co-authored the report, was interviewed on ABC Radio (Melbourne, NSW Statewide Drive) and jjj’s HackChannel Ten’s Eyewitness News and The Project reported on the national survey, which found significant gaps between working women’s aspirations and current working realities. Professor Cooper and Dr Hill were interviewed for the coverage, which both aired nationally. The report was discussed on ABC TV’s (Breakfast, The Drum) and ABC Radio (Sydney, RN Drive) by the NSW Minister for Women Tanya Davies. Additional coverage included an AAP article syndicated on The GuardianThe AustralianNews.com.auDaily Telegraph, Gold Coast Bulletin, NT News, Nine.com.au and regional News Corp papers. MSNViceABC OnlineWomen’s AgendaMamamia and Detik (Indonesia) also reported on the study.
  • ABC Radio Hobart interviewed Dr Thomas Adams from the United States Studies Centre about US gun laws.
  • SBS Online quoted Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United Studies Centre about the new US tariffs on steel and aluminium.
  • Huffington Post Australia quoted Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about Australia’s compulsory voting system.

5 March

  • Sky News Live interviewed Professor James Curran from the United States Studies Centre and the Department of History about the new US tariffs on steel and aluminium. Australian Financial Review also published an article by Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United Studies Centre about the tariffs. CNBC (US) interviewed Professor Hans Hendrischke from the Business School about what impact the tariffs could have on China.
  • ABC News TV interviewed Dr Marcus Duranti from the Department of History about the Italian election held on the weekend. Sky News Live also interviewed Gabriele Abbondanza, PhD Student in the Department of Government and International Relations, about the election.
  • Sky News Live interviewed academic Clive Hamilton about his new book Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia and mentioned a review of the book by Dr David Brophy in the Department of History.
  • NITV Radio interviewed Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Professor Jakelin Troy about the Indigenous Languages Convention held by the federal government on the Gold Coast last month.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Associate Professor Stuart Rosewarne from the Department of Political Economy about the potential for multinational corporations to sue Australia under the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • ABC Radio Hobart interviewed Dr Tim Dean, Honorary Associate in the Department of Philosophy, about cloning animals after singer Barbra Streisand revealed she’d cloned her dog.
  • Nine.com.au quoted Brendan Thomas-Noone, Research Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about Russia’s nuclear weapons.
  • Hope 103.2 interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about gun control in the US.
  • Daily Telegraph quoted John Hughes, a retired University of Sydney lecturer, about his experience marching in the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 1978. BBC also quoted Mark Gillespie from the Centre for English Teaching about his experience in the first parade.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor Adam Morton from the Department of Political Economy about the book Conquered City, which explores the Russian Civil War.

February 2018

2 March

  • News.com.au quoted Professor James Curran from the United States Studies Centre and the Department of History about the resignation of White House communications director Hope Hicks. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online.
  • 网易新闻 (China) quoted Dr David Brophy from the Department of History about the release of Clive Hamilton’s book Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia.
  • Radio Adelaide interviewed Dr Francesco Bailo from the Department of Media and Communications about the Italian election taking place on the weekend.
  • Sputnik International (Russia) interviewed Jay Tharappel, PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Economy, about why the Chinese population trusts their government.
  • ABC Radio Darwin interviewed Jodie Kell, band manager for Northern Territory group Ripple Effect, mentioning she is a PhD student in music at the University of Sydney.

28 February

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr David Brophy from the Department of History about the release of Clive Hamilton’s book Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia. Dr Brophy also published an article in the Sydney Morning Herald voicing his concerns about the book, the article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about US foreign policy issues for 2018.

27 February

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Julie Macfarlane from the University of Windsor about the role of Islamic law in marriage disputes, ahead of her keynote address at Sydney Law School’s Muslim Women and Agency in the Australian context symposium, held last week. ABC Online also published an article by Feda Abdo, Communications Manager for the Muslim Women Association, ahead of her presentation at the symposium.
  • Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, was interviewed on ABC News Sydney about the Prime Minister’s trip to the U.S.
  • The Inquirer (Philippines) published an editorial about the proliferation of fake news in the Philippines, which quoted Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics and Post-Truth Initiative.
  • Professor Robyn Ewing from the School of Education and Social Work wrote an article published on EduResearch Matters about the political issues surrounding phonics and literacy teaching.
  • Big Think (US) republished an article from The Conversation by Dr Craig Barker from Sydney University Museums about the erotic art of Ancient Greece and Rome.

26 February

  • Chief Executive of the United States Studies Centre Professor Simon Jackman wrote an article published in the Australian Financial Review about Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s trip to Washington.
  • The Daily Telegraph and Yahoo! News quoted Dr Christopher Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations about warnings to swimmers after a woman was attacked by a shark at La Perouse.
  • The Saturday Paper mentioned the University’s United States Studies Centre while discussing the government’s current rhetoric around Chinese influence.
  • Sky News Live interviewed Professor James Curran from the United States Studies Centre and the Department of History about US gun laws and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s visit to the US.
  • Daily Telegraph quoted Dr Tim Dean, Honorary Associate in the Department of Philosophy, about simulation theory, the idea that humans are all living in a virtual world. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online.  
  • The Saturday Paper quoted Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about the political division caused by gun control in the US.
  • CNBC (US) interviewed Dr Gorana Grgic from the United States Studies Centre about Australia’s relationship with the US.
  • SBS World News quoted Professor James Der Derian, Director of the Centre for International Security Studies, about a decision to allow a former ISIS fighter’s wife and her child to return to Australia.

23 February

  • ABC News TV interviewed Irish law professor and senator Ivana Bacik about Ireland’s upcoming referendum on abortion, ahead of her keynote address at Sydney Law School this morning.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Mark Gillespie from the Centre for English Teaching about his experience marching in the original Mardi Gras march in 1978, mentioning the University will host a conference in June to mark the 40th anniversary. The Conversation also produced an audio reading of Mr Gillespie’s essay on the original march.
  • The Nation (US) published an opinion piece by Professor Sujatha Fernandes from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about how socially engaging activism is transforming Cuba.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Craig Barker from Sydney University Museums about the erotic art of Ancient Greece and Rome.
  • The Conversation published an article by Associate Professor Michael Halliwell from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music about Dimitri Shostakovich’s The Nose currently being performed at the Sydney Opera House.
  • The Conversation published an article by Abi Taylor, PhD Candidate in the School of Social & Political Sciences, about French republicanism.

22 February

  • New York Times quoted Professor James Curran from the United States Studies Centre and the Department of History and Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about US and Australia’s relationship with China.
  • BBC (UK) published an article by Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, about Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s visit to the US.
  • New York Times featured research from Dr Anna Boucher from the School of Social and Political Sciences into international immigration patterns.
  • ABC NewsRadio interviewed Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about US President Donald Trump calling for a ban on gun bump stocks following the Florida school shooting.
  • An opinion article in the Australian Financial Review mentioned research by the United States Studies Centre into US investment in Australia.
  • In an interview on ABC Radio Sydney, Anwar Akash, Director of Bangla Academy Australia mentioned an Indigenous language initiative by the University’s Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Professor Jakelin Troy.

21 February

  • Australian Financial Review published an article by Garry Bowditch from the John Grill Centre for Project Leadership about Australia’s involvement in the US infrastructure boom.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor James Der Derian, Director of the Centre for International Security Studies, about the technological, social and political implications for emergent quantum technology, following the University’s Q Symposium last week.
  • Visiting Professor Justin Wolfers from the School of Economics took part in ABC’s panel show The Drum.
  • ABC Radio Brisbane interviewed Dr Craig Barker from Sydney University Museums about Roman gladiators.

20 February

  • Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre spoke to triple j Hack about the recent shooting in a Florida school and a subsequent rally for gun control laws organised by student survivors.
  • Professor James Curran from the United States Studies Centre and the Department of History was quoted in the Herald Sun about the difficulty for law enforcement agencies to act on every tip. The articles was syndicated across News Corp titles.

19 February

  • Professor James Curran from the Department of History and United States Studies Centre wrote an article in AFR Weekendabout the Prime Minister’s upcoming visit to the U.S. and ANZUS relations generally. Professor Curran also spoke to Sky News and 2MCE Orange about the recent shooting at a school in Florida and gun violence in the U.S.
  • Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre was quoted in the Age about United States’ security strategy in relation to China.
  • Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted about the tensions between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce in the Daily Mail (UK), Irish Times and Financial Times (UK).

16 February

  • Mamamia quoted Dr Xiaohuan Zhao from the School of Languages and Cultures about the Chinese folklore that the Chinese New Year can bring bad luck if your birth year matches the current year.
  • Radio Adelaide interviewed Professor Simon Tormey, Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences, about the Northern Ireland government.

14 February

  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about the US Congress agreeing to lift Obama-era caps on both military and non-military spending over the next two years. Radio Adelaide also interviewed Dr Brendon O'Connor from the United States Studies Centre about the lifting of the cap.
  • Australian Financial Review published an article by Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United Studies Centre about how US President Donald Trump can impact policy through his appointments to the Federal Reserve board.
  • ABC Religion and Ethics published an article by Professor Danielle Celermajer from the School of Social and Political Sciences about dealing with the past, in relation to the 10th anniversary of Keven Rudd’s Apology to Australia's Indigenous peoples. ABC Radio Canberra mentioned the article.
  • SBS Greek interviewed Dr Ilektra Spandagou from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work about how to help students with disabilities return to the classroom.
  • Hope 103.2 interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday.
  • Liverpool Leader quoted Xing Jin, Executive Director of the Confucius Institute, about the customs of Chinese New Year.
  • KPFA Radio (US) interviewed Dr Chin Jou from the Department of History and the Charles Perkins Centre about the role of the American government in creating an abundance of fast food restaurants in low incomes areas of the US.
  • 2SER FM interviewed Dr Christopher Chesher from the Department of Media and Communications about fake news and fake images on the internet.

13 February

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Robyn Ewing from the School of Education and Social Work about phonics and literacy teaching sessions held on campus for primary school teachers, after the federal government proposed introducing the tests for year 1 students by next year. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online. Inner West Courier also quoted Professor Ewing about air-conditioning in schools.
  • Dr Duk-Soo Park from the School of Languages and Cultures was quoted on Business InsiderYahoo Finance, and Global News (Canada) about the spelling of Pyeongchang in South Korea, the current host city of the Winter Olympics sometimes confused with Pyongyang in North Korea.
  • SBS Online quoted Professor James Der Derian from the Centre for International Security Studies about the potential threats to Australia's peace and security in 2018.
  • The Weekly Review’s Independent Schools Guide 2018 quoted Associate Professor Helen Proctor from the School of Education and Social Work in a number of articles including how to choose a schoolcoeducation versus single sexmulti versus single campuses and religious or secular schools.  
  • ABC Radio Hobart interviewed Dr Steve Georgakis from the School of Education and Social Work about the need for a Tasmanian AFL team and a decline in school sports.
  • Canterbury-Bankstown Express quoted Xing Jin, Executive Director of the Confucius Institute, about the customs of Chinese New Year.
  • Radio Adelaide interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government of International Relations about the Ministerial Code of Conduct and how it relates to Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce’s affair.

9 February

  • ABC News TV interviewed Professor Peter Morgan, Director of European Studies in the School of Languages and Cultures, about the newly formed German coalition government.

6 February

  • 2GB Sydney and 4BC Brisbane interviewed Professor Vrasidas Karalis, Chair of the Modern Greek Department, about Greek protests around the name Macedonia.
  • Australian Jewish News reported on a new permanent exhibition on human rights at the Sydney Jewish Museum, which was developed with academics from the University of Sydney. The article quoted the exhibition’s research team leader, Dr Avril Alba from the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies.
  • ABC Far North interviewed Dr Jessica Davis, Honorary Associate in the School of Literature, Art, and Media, about the Australasian Humour Studies Network Conference.

5 February

  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations about the lost Cabinet documents recently obtained by the ABC, government secrecy and accountability. CCTV (China) also interviewed Dr Jackson about Malcolm Turnbull's visit to Japan.
  • Sky News interviewed Professor James Curran from the Department of History and the United States Studies Centre about US President Donald Trump's State of the Union Address. News.com.au also quoted Professor David Smith from United States Studies Centre about the address. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia’s online mastheads.
  • ABC Online quoted Associate Professor Salvatore Babones from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about China’s one child policy.
  • Hope 103.2 interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about the meaning of colours in different cultures.
  • Weekend Australian published an article by Emeritus Professor Michael Wilding from the Department of English about crime fiction.

January 2018

2 February

  • Foreign Policy (US) published an opinion piece by Associate Professor Salvatore Babones from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about China’s middle class.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Roger Benjamin from the Department of Art History about Australian painter Tony Clark. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • Kinderling Radio interviewed Professor Michael Anderson from the School of Education and Social Work about the benefits of performing arts for school-aged kids.
  • ABC Online quoted Dr Sophie Loy-Wilson from the Department of History about China now allowing citizens of foreign countries with Chinese heritage to apply for a special five-year multiple entry visa.

31 January

  • 中国新闻网 (China) quoted Professor Ariadne Vromen from the Department of Government and International Relations about her research into online petitions.
  • Radio Adelaide interviewed Dr Gaynor MacDonald from the Department of Anthropology about Native Title.
  • 30 January
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor James Der Derian from the Centre for International Security Studies about fitness tracking company Strava unintentionally revealing military bases around the world on a map displaying fitness activity.
  • ABC Sunshine Coast mentioned Dr Tim Dean, Honorary Associate in the Department of Philosophy, will feature on Stan Grant’s new ABC TV show, Matter of Fact.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Craig Barker from Sydney University Museums about a new television show Britannia, which tells the story of the second Roman invasion of Britain in 43 AD.
  • 29 January
  • BuzzFeed Australia and West Australian reported maths teacher Eddie Woo, recipient of Australia’s Local Hero award, was a volunteer with the University's Widening Participation and Outreach program, as well as a graduate of the University of Sydney. 凤凰网-资讯 (China) also mentioned Mr Woo was a graduate of the University while reporting he had delivered this year’s Australia Day Address.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Jakelin Troy, Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research, about Aboriginal experiences of first contact. NITV also published an opinion piece by Professor Troy about the history of the Day of Mourning and endangered Indigenous communities and languages.
  • The Washington Post (US) published an opinion piece by Associate Professor Salvatore Babones from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about US and China relations. He was also quoted in 新浪财经 (China) about the same topic.
  • Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Professor Michael Anderson from the School of Education and Social Work about teaching students to prepare them for a changing future work force. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Ariadne Vromen from the Department of Government and International Relations about her research into online petitions. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • Weekend Australian published an article by Professor James Curran from the Department of History and the United States Studies Centre about a new biography of former Prime Minister John Curtin, John Curtin’s War Volume 1: The Coming of War in the Pacific, and Reinventing Australia by John Edwards. Australian Financial Review also published an article by Professor Curran about the "Quadrilateral Security Dialogue" that brings together the United States, Japan, India and Australia
  • Herald Sun quoted Honorary Associate Professor Christine Inglis from the School of Social and Political Sciences about anglicising names, especially for job applications. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online.
  • ABC OnlineThe New Daily and MSN (US) quoted Professor Peter Hiscock from the Department of Archaeology about recent evidence that challenges currently accepted ideas about how modern humans dispersed from Africa.
  • SBS Online quoted Dr Anna Boucher from the School of Social and Political Sciences about changes to the 457 skilled migrant visa.
  • Slate (US) quoted Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government of International Relations about how kangaroos can be viewed as pests in Australia.
  • Professor Shane White from the Department of History reviewed We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates for the Sydney Morning Herald. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • Shepparton News quoted Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about his book, How We Talk: The Inner Workings of Conversation.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Tim Dean, Honorary Associate in the Department of Philosophy, about how to discuss Australia Day.

25 January

  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about a new discovery in the translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls. ABC Radio Melbourne also interviewed Associate Professor Ian Young from the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies about the Scrolls.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Tim Dean, Honorary Associate in the Department of Philosophy, about the life and career of philosopher John-Paul Sartre.
  • An Agence France-Presse article syndicated across Yahoo! (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore), MSN Australia, France24, Bretibart (US), Straits Times (Singapore) and Sun Daily (Malaysia) quoted Dr Patricia Ranald, Honorary Associate from the Department of Political Economy, about the revived Trans Pacific Partnership agreement due to be signed in March.

24 January

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Dianna Kenny from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about research that suggested musical taste can be determined by people's tendency to fall into one or two personality categories.
  • Sydney Morning Herald reported on research from the United States Studies Centre that looked at Australian opinions of US President Donald Trump. Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, was quoted. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • Australian Financial Review quoted Dr Stephen Kirchner from the United Studies Centre about the US’ impact on the global economic forecast.
  • Australian Financial Review published an article by Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown from the United Studies Centre about the world being in a new Cold War.
  • Manly Daily mentioned research from the University of Sydney and UNSW that found children who display social and emotional strength when entering kindergarten perform better in later NAPLAN tests.

23 January

  • Forbes Advocate reported on the University’s Wingara Mura-Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program held for 150 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students last week.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Gorana Grgic from the United States Studies Centre about US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy.
  • 2GB Sydney and 4BC Brisbane interviewed Dr Charles Edel from the United States Studies Centre about the US government shutdown. Daily Telegraph also quoted Dougal Robinson, research fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about the shutdown. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia’s online mastheads.
  • Sydney Morning Herald reported on research from the University of Sydney and UNSW that found children who display social and emotional strength when entering kindergarten perform better in later NAPLAN tests. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media

22 January

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Debra Hayes from the School of Education and Social Work about when to give a child a mobile phone. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • Daily Telegraph’s Central and Manly Daily interviewed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Pip Pattison and student ambassador Vaidehi Mahapatra about the best way to transition into university studies. Manly Daily also profiled school leaver Luke Perrignon who will study a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Advanced Studies and take part in the University’s Dalyell Scholar Program.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Jakelin Troy, Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Research, about why Indigenous languages matter. ABC Radio National also interviewed Professor Troy about the history and legacy of the Day of Mourning, a protest held by Aboriginal Australians on 26 January 1938.
  • ABC NewsRadio interviewed Professor James Curran from the Department of History and the United States Studies Centre about US President Donald Trump’s first year in office. ABC Online and SBS News also quoted Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, about the year.
  • 2SM Sydney interviewed Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about the US Government shutdown. 2GB Sydney and 4BC Brisbane also interviewed Stephen Loosley, Visiting Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about the shutdown.
  • Daily Telegraph quoted Associate Professor Natalya Lusty from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies about the #metoo an #timesup social media campaigns. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr Miranda Johnson from the Department of History about the meaning of the fish hooks used in New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s pregnancy announcement on Twitter. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.

19 January

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about the investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
  • ABC Online quoted Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, about Donald Trump’s approval rating.
  • An AAP article syndicated across Yahoo! (7, Prime, GWN 7) and SBS World News quoted Associate Professor Debra Hayes from the School of Education and Social Work about inequality in school facilities across NSW.
  • The Australian profiled maths teacher and University alumnus Eddie Woo, mentioning he is a volunteer facilitator with the University’s Widening Participation and Outreach program.

18 January

  • Penrith Press quoted Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Pip Pattison and student ambassador Vaidehi Mahapatra about the best way to transition into university studies.
  • ABC NewsRadio interviewed Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, about the latest in US politics including the White House doctor’s press conference where he revealed the US president was physically and mentally healthy.
  • The Australian published an article by Stephen Loosley, Visiting Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about how Australia should embrace China’s One Belt, One Road initiative.

17 January

  • The Conversation published an article co-authored by Dr Marcus Carter from the Department of Media and Communications about the benefits and shortfalls of children playing the digital game Minecraft.

16 January

  • The Globe and Mail (Canada) mentioned Associate Professor Justin Hastings’ book, A Most Enterprising Country, from the Department of Government and International Relations, which catalogues how North Korea has evaded foreign trade restrictions for many years.
  • Various online outlets republished an article on The Conversation about pay equality by History PhD student Marama Whyte, including MumbrellaAustralian Business and Daily Bulletin.

15 January

  • The Sydney Morning Herald and Fairfax mastheads quoted Professor Simon Jackman from the United States Studies Centre about Donald Trump’s first year as president. 
  • Radio National’s PM, ABC News Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra spoke to Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about President Donald Trump’s criticism of Haiti.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald and Fairfax mastheads quoted Professor Simon Jackman from the United States Studies Centre about the three Australian Prime Ministers who were more unpopular than Donald Trump.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald and Fairfax mastheads quoted Professor Simon Jackman from the United States Studies Centre about Donald Trump’s approval rating during his first year in office.
  • The Australian published an article by Stephen Loosley, Visiting Fellow at the United States Studies Centre about Michael Wolff’s book about Donald Trump “Fire and Fury”.
  • Campus Review quoted Associate Professor Ken Cruickshank from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work about the University’s new Community Languages Institute.

10 January

  • Professor Anthony Welch from the School of Education and Social Work was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald about selective high schools, their impact on local comprehensive schools and the benefits of a local intake of students. The story was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • Charles Edel, visiting scholar at the US Studies Centre, wrote an opinion piece for the Sydney Morning Herald about US television personality Oprah Winfrey’s potential as a presidential candidate. The story was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • Quartz (US) published an opinion piece by Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics about why people use filler words – such as “um” and “uh” – in conversations.
  • East Asia Forum published an opinion piece co-authored by Associate Professor James Reilly from the Department of Government and International Relations about China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

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