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21 October 2015

Raising the Bar takes education out of the lecture theatre

Have you heard the one about the professor who walked into a bar? On Tuesday night, more than 1000 Sydneysiders did, when they turned up to 20 bars to hear from 20 academics as part of the inaugural Raising the Bar Sydney.

21 October 2015

Rippa robot takes farms forward to the future

The robotic labour foreseen by the film Back to the Future is becoming a reality with devices such as RIPPA.

21 October 2015

Wallaby stars' brains shed light on tackle risks

Researchers from the Heart Research Institute and the Charles Perkins Centre are behind an Australian-first project to understand the impact of rugby union on elite players.

20 October 2015

Jacky Redgate reflects in University Art Gallery exhibition

Light and reflection are a common theme of Jacky Redgate’s oeuvre and she reinvents this in Mirrors, her latest show, which incorporates photographic abstraction and features a new project using photographs found by the artist.

20 October 2015

University of Sydney scholars win $5.7m for dementia research

Ten University of Sydney scholars have been awarded a combined $5.7m in federal funding to tackle the impacts of dementia and find ways to prevent and cure the debilitating disease.

20 October 2015

School of rock

Eight years after her first performance at a campus band competition, The Jezabels' frontwoman Hayley Mary returned to the University of Sydney this week to deliver a guest lecture to students from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

20 October 2015

Olympic hopefuls headline Sydney's Australian Boat Race lineup

They've both booked berths to Rio, but before pursuing Olympic glory next year University of Sydney rowers Cameron Girdlestone and Sasha Belonogoff have a local test.

20 October 2015

Mad for Madmaker

Students across Australia have gone mad for Madmaker, an online STEM challenge launched this week by the University of Sydney.

20 October 2015

Students missing out on education in democracy

Why is it proving so hard to get a specific curriculum on democracy taught in all Australian schools, asks Professor Murray Print.

20 October 2015

Creative writing boosts kids' confidence and creativity

Initial findings from an evaluation of Redfern's Sydney Story Factory reveal the value of creative writing experiences in fostering children's imagination and writing.