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15 December 2015

Climate justice and an end to fossil fuels: the Paris agreement won't satisfy activists

Activist pessimism about the Paris Agreement reflects the fact climate movements want to change society and transform energy systems more rapidly and fundamentally than the UN system allows, argues Dr Rebecca Pearse.

15 December 2015

Crowdfunding campaign launched for Animals in Need

A new crowdfunding initiative from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Sciences is seeking to raise $5000 for vulnerable animals in need of veterinary care.

15 December 2015

Stop motion poised to speed up STEM engagement in 2016

Compass' popular program in film production and stop motion editing will zoom in on science, technology, engineering and maths concepts in 2016.

14 December 2015

First Australian jazz ensemble to perform at the biggest US music convention

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music Jazz Orchestra and Australian virtuoso guitarist James Muller will perform at one of the world's biggest music conventions - The Midwest Clinic in Chicago - from 16-19 December.

14 December 2015

Sydney to host global conference on robotics in architecture - March 2016

Sydney, Australia will host the largest gathering of robotics researchers in architecture and design from around the world in March 2016. ROB|ARCH2016 will be hosted by the University of Sydney in collaboration with five other Australian universities from 15-19 March at Walsh Bay on Sydney Harbour.

14 December 2015

Bold designs by architecture students to address real city challenges

Each year the University of Sydney’s Architecture Graduate Exhibition presents bold designs by final year undergraduate and postgraduate students, who have reimagined important city landmarks and spaces in response to hypothetical briefs. This year’s design showcase is no exception.

14 December 2015

America has lost control of its gun infestation

Although we foreigners can offer no immediate solution to America’s gun infestation, we can see how you lost control of the plague of armed violence. 

11 December 2015

A boost for innovation in medical technologies and pharmaceuticals sector

Australia’s newest Growth Centre – the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceutical Industry Growth Centre –to be located at the University of Sydney, has been announced by the Hon. Christopher Pyne, Federal Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science and Minister for Health, Sussan Ley.

11 December 2015

Partnership a win for students and Aboriginal families

Health students from the University of Sydney are spending their December break working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and getting hands-on with cross-cultural understanding.

11 December 2015

10 tips to keep you mosquito free this summer

Summer is coming and so are the mosquitoes. There are plenty of myths and misconceptions about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to beating the bite of backyard mosquitoes.