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28 April 2017

Science alumna receives graduate medal

Recent psychology graduate Philippa Specker was awarded the Convocation Medal at the University’s Alumni Awards for 2017.

27 April 2017

Indigenous midwives march to close the gap

Indigenous midwives will gather and march in Redfern to highlight the need to close the gap in healthcare in Indigenous communities.

27 April 2017

Mental health system needs reform

“More funding for mental health services is crucial but unless we overhaul the current system and defund ineffective programs, we will be throwing good money after bad," says Professor Ian Hickie.

26 April 2017

Nanodiamond 'tiny machines' closer to reality with global finding

Sydney quantum physicists have played a leading role in global research towards the development of non-invasive nanodiamond imaging – linking the gold standard MRI with synthetic industrial diamonds for targeted drug delivery.

26 April 2017

Waist circumference better indicator of early death than BMI

University of Sydney researchers have found that a person's waist circumference is more closely linked to early death than their Body Mass Index.

24 April 2017

Australian governments are treading lightly around Airbnb

Australia is gripped by a housing affordability crisis. Without proper planning, legalising Airbnb may make housing even more unaffordable in high-demand suburbs, writes Professors Nicole Gurran and Peter Phibbs.

24 April 2017

Australia’s first family obesity service opens

Australia’s first family-centred, multidisciplinary clinic to help mums, dads and kids tackle obesity and achieve a healthy weight was officially opened by NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard.

24 April 2017

US Vice-President Mike Pence meets Vice-Chancellor Michael Spence

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Dr Michael Spence, met with the US Vice-President Mike Pence as part of a three-day visit to Australia.

24 April 2017

How do you find your calling?

While many of us find it hard to decide what to eat for breakfast, some people seem to know exactly how they want their career to unfold. So how do you make big life decisions on what to study and where it will take you?  

24 April 2017

Global health pioneer receives prestigious university award

Recipient of the University of Sydney's President’s Award, alumnus Dr Colin Mathers talks to us about his exceptional contributions to world health.