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16 December 2016

2016: the year in Sydney Science

2016 was another amazing year of discoveries, world-firsts and prize wins for the sciences at the University of Sydney. Here are some of the true highlights.

16 December 2016

Just one in four teens in disadvantaged areas is physically active

One in four adolescents from disadvantaged regions of New South Wales engage in an hour per day of moderate to vigorous physical activity outside the school setting, new research reveals. 

16 December 2016

Scholarship gives boost to a hopeful start-up

Rameen Malik dreams of a future where clean energy solutions can provide a decent quality of life for all echelons of society. It’s a dream that would not have been possible without donor support.

16 December 2016

Public space: a contested and changing area

Urban geographer Kurt Iveson provides insights into the policy hotspot of public space in this final podcast series for 2016, describing a new policing project and analysing the impact of Pokémon GO on the city.

16 December 2016

My first year studying science

At the end of this first year of university, Bachelor of Science (Advanced) student William Zhou looks back on his experiences.

15 December 2016

Pop-up clinic for pets in need

The University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Sydney is supporting homeless and disadvantaged Sydneysiders to access quality veterinary care for their beloved pets.

15 December 2016

From nature to nanotechnology: Reasons to study science at Sydney

Studying a science course has never been more important and choosing where to do it can be tough choice. Here's why we think you should join us at the University of Sydney.

15 December 2016

Why your HSC results don't define you

No, I'm not here to remind you that 'your ATAR is just a number', writes Simone Armstrong for the Huffington Post Australia.

15 December 2016

Four PhD students secure jobs as part of Westpac STEM program

The unique employment program is a partnership between the Westpac Group and the Group of Eight Universities. 

15 December 2016

Composer strikes a chord with people living with dementia

A University of Sydney student and composer, Cyrus Meurant, has collaborated with an Australian aged-care facility on a unique recording project that will be music to the ears of dementia sufferers.

14 December 2016

Top tips to keep your pet healthy and happy this summer

The festive season can be hazardous for companion animals so we need to take precautions to keep them healthy and happy. Dr Anne Fawcett from the Faculty of Veterinary Science tells us the major things to be aware of this summer.

14 December 2016

Sydney researchers go global

From Antarctica to Amsterdam, many of our researchers will be delving into archives, excavating archaeological sites and collaborating with international peers during the teaching break.

14 December 2016

Brain structure best explains our dwindling tolerance of risk

Nature findings will improve understanding of decision-making, as global demographics shift toward an aged population. 

14 December 2016

Exotic mosquitoes a clear and present danger for Australians

Fears of outbreaks of Zika and dengue due to Australian travellers visiting affected countries this summer.

13 December 2016

Sydney alum off to Stanford as Monash scholar

University of Sydney alumnus Dr Martin Seneviratne has been named the 2017 Roden Cutler NSW John Monash Scholar. The award will see Dr Seneviratne head to Stanford University to continue his ground-breaking work into clinical informatics.

13 December 2016

Confidence boost linked to weight loss in smartphone trial

Confidence is key when motivating young people to change their diet and exercise habits, new research from the University of Sydney shows.

13 December 2016

New diamond harder than ring bling

An international team has created a harder-than-diamond Lonsdaleite diamond – usually found at the site of meteoric impacts. Unlike cubic diamonds, the hexagonal creation is more likely to be used in manufacturing.

12 December 2016

We need strict penalties for insider trading

Insider trading is not a victimless crime. In the wake of the Senate inquiry into financial crime, Dr Juliette Overland from the Business School explains why we need strict penalties. 

12 December 2016

Sydney hosts Evatt Trophy and leaders of the future

The University of Sydney hosted 60 high school students as part of the UN Youth Australia’s Evatt Trophy debating finals and conference last week.

12 December 2016

Principals and teachers report impact of school devolution on worklife

A collaborative University of Sydney project investigates the effects of devolved public secondary schools in NSW, WA, and Sweden.