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2018: all news

The latest news and expert opinion from the University of Sydney.

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01 August 2018

World-leading diet and ageing researcher joins Sydney

Professor Luigi Fontana - a biogerontologist in the field of diet and its role in healthy longevity in humans - has joined the University of Sydney as the Leonard P Ullmann Chair of Translational Metabolic Health.
01 August 2018

Is storytelling an enemy of science?

31 July 2018

Nalini Joshi elected to leading role in world mathematics

The University's first female professor of mathematics and former Head of School, Nalini Joshi, has been elected Vice-President of the International Mathematical Union, the worldwide body representing mathematics.
31 July 2018

Why Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights is a cult classic

Brontë's novel has fascinated generations of readers with its rebellion against Victorian femininity. But does her fiery heroine continue to allure and shock us, asks English Doctoral candidate Sophie Alexandra Frazer.
31 July 2018

AGL and undergraduates partner for new perspective

Six undergraduate student projects explored what our electricity grid might look like in the future and what the lifestyle and wider social implications will be for the choices we make.
31 July 2018

The Obesity Collective: new joint initiative to tackle the crisis

University of Sydney partners with a coalition of researchers, health professionals, government and private sector representatives, campaigners, non-profits and consumers to transform the way we think and act on obesity.
30 July 2018

Are you walking your dog enough?

How much exercise does your dog need? How do you overcome some of the barriers to regular walks? Professors Paul McGreevy and Adrian Bauman from the University of Sydney explain in this opinion piece.
30 July 2018

Culturally diverse leaders needed on ASX100 boards: new report

Australia's top 100 ASX listed companies are governed by boards that fail to reflect the nation's cultural diversity and need to move 'beyond the pale', according to a new University of Sydney Business School report.
27 July 2018

A year of world-changing innovations

From 3D printed bones and new drugs that combat addiction to an iWitness app that aids convictions and prevents miscarriages of justice, the University is a hub of innovation.
26 July 2018

Great Barrier Reef reveals rapid changes of ancient glaciers

Graphs of sea levels about the time of the poorly understood Last Glacial Maximum indicated ice sheets were stable before slowly starting to melt but a new Nature paper paints a different picture, which could be bad news for the reef.