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Articles published in 2013

21 November 2013

Opportunity and Housing Markets in Sydney and Detroit: More Alike Than Meets the Eye?

The lecture advances a conceptual framework for analyzing and evaluating metropolitan areas based on the degree that they facilitate citizens' efforts to obtain, retain and expand economic, social and psychological resources, what is called "the quest for respect".

13 November 2013

How the echidna lost its venom

The spur on the hind leg of echidnas was once venomous, based on new research at the University of Sydney.
01 October 2013

Do not resuscitate: the benefits of an early decision

Providing information about do-not-resuscitate instructions to terminally ill patients leads to fewer of them dying in a hospital environment, a University of Sydney study has found.
27 September 2013

Participation in the arts aids students in the classroom and life

Research by the University of Sydney and the Australian Council for the Arts shows involvement in the arts has wide-ranging benefits for young people not just in the classroom, but also in life.
17 September 2013

Workers dissatisfied with open plan offices

Most people are dissatisfied with having to work in an open plan office, University of Sydney research has found.
24 July 2013

Study finds introduced mosquito species active all year round

Australia has plenty of 'home grown' mosquitoes but one introduced species is active all year round, according to a three-year study by University of Sydney researchers.
07 May 2013

Ancient Greek, modern scholars

While Ancient Greek may "never be as popular as Psychology 101", a generous bequest will advance the study of languages, literature, philosophy and civilisation.

23 April 2013

Flu shots boosted by exercise

Exercising at the time of having a flu shot may increase the success of vaccination according to a University of Sydney researcher.
18 April 2013

Citizens and city making: Who should be involved and how?

Who should be involved in city making and how? This is one of the questions at the center of NSW Government deliberations as it seeks to reform the NSW planning system. The question is an important one for architects and planners and also raises issues about the right to the city.
09 April 2013

Are people really staring at you?

People often think that other people are staring at them even when they aren't - research led by the University of Sydney has found.