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Articles published in 2016
25 November 2016
Does pressure to be a 'real man' lead to violence against women?

There is growing evidence that violence against women may be the result of society’s traditional beliefs about what it means to be a “real man”.

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25 November 2016
Atomic blueprint device: a winner

Dr Peter Liddicoat, a recipient of AMP Tomorrow funds and PhD graduate of Materials Engineering, has developed a new microscope that can unravel the ‘DNA’ of inorganic materials. 

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24 November 2016
Why we need to stand against domestic violence

To commemorate White Ribbon Day, experts from the University reflect on why it is critical that we take a stand against domestic violence.

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24 November 2016
Trump: Tragedy or farce?

As the world tries to determine what kind of President Donald Trump will be, Professor James Der Derian writes Trump's tale is not a new one for history.

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24 November 2016
Major finding identifies nitrogen as key driver for gut health

Scientists are one step closer to understanding the link between different diet strategies and gut health, with new research presenting the first general principles for how diet impacts the microbiota.

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24 November 2016
World of viruses uncovered – not just unwanted house bugs

1445 viruses have been discovered in the most populous animals – those without backbones such as insects and worms – in a Nature paper that shows human diseases like influenza are derived from those present in invertebrates.

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23 November 2016
Today’s innovation is tomorrow’s history

Professor Athman Bouguettaya says “Cloud computing, Big Data and the Internet of Things are the three key emergent paths for research innovations and those studying to be IT professionals.”

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23 November 2016
Sydney graduates rated the most employable in Australia

University of Sydney graduates are the most employable in Australia and are among the top 5 most sought-after by employers worldwide, according to the latest 2017 QS Graduate Employability Rankings. 

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23 November 2016
Humanities scholars elected into Australian academy

Three University of Sydney academics have been elected into Australia’s most prestigious humanities academy.

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22 November 2016
Inspired student visions for Sydney architecture

University of Sydney students unveil their big architectural visions for a series of landmark cultural buildings and public spaces in Sydney and regional NSW in a final graduate exhibition that opens on 24 November.

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22 November 2016
Macleay Museum closes its doors to make way for new museum

The Macleay Collection (along with the University’s Nicholson Museum and art collections) will be incorporated into the University’s new Chau Chak Wing Museum.

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21 November 2016
Fighting to be funny: Sakdiyah Ma’Ruf gets serious at Sydney Ideas

The first Indonesian female Muslim stand-up comedian walks into a university…No, it doesn’t have a punch-line, but it’s what happened last week when pioneering comic Sakdiyah Ma’ruf joined the Chaser’s Julian Morrow, an alum of the University (BA ’95 LLB ’98), to discuss the serious side of comedy. 

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21 November 2016
Changing the world one scholarship at a time

As they prepare to return home, our latest cohort of international scholarship graduates explain how they will use their experiences at Sydney to make social, economic and cultural changes in their countries.

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18 November 2016
Food for thought: the science of eating a healthy diet

In this podcast Chris is joined by Associate Professor Amanda Salis, who speaks about how to eat well in a world of confusing food and nutrition advice.

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18 November 2016
Take Trump one step at a time

Australia has handled far more seismic jolts to its international outlook, writes Professor James Curran from the University of Sydney. 

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18 November 2016
Musical ambitions for cochlear implant

The human ear is amazing. It can hear the slightest whisper and tolerate high intensity sounds. But for people relying on hearing devices, the sounds of music can be unbearable.

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18 November 2016
Sydney dominates major STEM prizes – 2016 wrap

2016 has been a great year for science and medical research, with the University of Sydney leading major science prizes including the Australian Academy of Science’s awards and the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.

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18 November 2016
5G cellular network not far away

A 5G cellular network that supports the trillions of interconnected devices predicted to be in use in the coming few years is being designed by telecommunications specialists at the University of Sydney.

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18 November 2016
Sydney dominates Academy’s Awards

Sydney has again won the most awards for science and medical research, in today's Australian Academy of Science awards announcement – capping an outstanding year – which has included the Prime Minister's Prize for Science.

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17 November 2016
Keeping creativity in the classrooms

If politicians and industry want creativity and collaboration, why are we taking all the fun out of learning, ask Professor Robyn Ewing and John Saunders.

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