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25 January 2017

The health potential of big data

Associate Professor Genevera Allen will present a free public lecture exploring the ways big data may hold the key to understanding causes and cures for cancer as well as understanding the complexities of the human brain. 

24 January 2017

Reimagining teaching: Educational Innovation grants announced

The grants will give academics opportunities to explore virtual reality laboratory classes, student-created learning resources and engaging online modules for students. 

24 January 2017

'New collar' jobs will be old-fashioned, our response should be too

Benefits from technological change must be shared equitably, writes Dr Samuel Wills in The Conversation.

24 January 2017

Give teachers more freedom

It's time to roll back curriculum constraints and give teachers the freedom to make their own professional judgements, writes Dr Nicole Mockler.

23 January 2017

5 predictions for China in 2017

The University of Sydney has many University academics who in various and diverse ways work on China. In new commentary, some of these experts share their predictions for China in 2017.

23 January 2017

Training under the midnight sun

Agriculture and Environment’s Professor Margaret Barbour joined 75 other women scientists in a year-long program intending to increase the influence and impact of women with a background in science.

23 January 2017

LGBTIQ pride and support at Sydney

In preparation for the 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, we've collated a few ways you can stand with our LGBTIQ staff and students, and the support structures in place every day for those who identify as LGBTIQ.

23 January 2017

Explainer: What are workers rights to pay in the gig economy?

Whether it be Uber or Airtasker, most workers in the gig economy want to be paid a fair rate for their work. How does the law protect the rights of these workers? Professor Joellen Riley, Dean of Sydney Law School, explains. 

23 January 2017

Student dig explores Tasmanian barracks of colonial regiment

Student archaeologists are excavating a former British military barracks to learn about Tasmania's convict and military history.

21 January 2017

Alumnus wins top US Presidential award

Dr Arora (PhD ’06) received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for his leading research on the life-long health effects of environmental factors.