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2019: all news

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

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22 March 2019

Passing of eminent scientist Professor Noel Hush

Emeritus Professor Noel Hush AO FRS FNAS FAA, a major force in chemistry research and Head of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Sydney for almost 20 years, passed away on 20 March 2019 at the age of 94.
22 March 2019

Sydney College of the Arts presents Pillar to Post

Sydney College of the Arts presents Pillar to Post, a new contemporary art exhibition that showcases outstanding works created by leading Australian artists.
21 March 2019

Why we're investing in multispecies justice research

Following recent media coverage, the University of Sydney has restated the intention of its Faculty of Arts and Social Science's FutureFix research themes - in particular the strand examining the institutions required to achieve justice in ways that take into account humans, animals and the environment.
21 March 2019

Data sharing by popular health apps is "routine", research finds

Researchers call for greater regulation and transparency as analysis of medicines-related apps found most directly shared user data - including sensitive health data - with third parties, posing an unprecedented privacy risk.
21 March 2019

Aboriginal Australia's smash hit that went viral

In a time before radio, songs were shared between Aboriginal groups at large social gatherings and spread enormous distances. One such song known as Wanji-wanji has travelled some thousands of kilometres and remained unchanged over the past 150 years.
21 March 2019

What is needed to improve diversity and inclusion in Australia

Harmony Day, a day set aside every year to celebrate Australia's cultural diversity, is celebrated on the same day as the International Day of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It is a day for both the celebration of multiculturalism but also a day to resolve to eliminate racism and xenophobia.
20 March 2019

Alumna's $2 million gift for teaching modern and biblical Hebrew

Ann Kirby, an alumna of the University of Sydney, has left a $2 million bequest to the University to be used for teaching modern and biblical Hebrew.
20 March 2019

Design assistance for heart patients

University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning collaborates with Monash University on a long-term medical device project to redesign patient experience for patients with cardiovascular disease.
19 March 2019

Scholarship program triples completion rates for Aboriginal TAFE students

A unique teaching approach has more than tripled Aboriginal students' completion rates at TAFE, new research from the University of Sydney has found.
19 March 2019

Novel form of graphene-based optical material developed

The graphene-based material is 1000 times thinner than a human hair and can be tuned for use in solar cells, solar desalination, infrared lights and optical components.