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19 February 2020

Dr Michael Spence to end term as University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor

After 12 years in the role, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Dr Michael Spence AC, will conclude his term as Vice-Chancellor in December 2020 to take up his appointment as President and Provost of UCL in London in January 2021.
19 February 2020

Virtual games help people stand and walk in rehab

VR, activity monitors and handheld devices can increase the chances people will stand and walk, the largest trial into the effects of digital devices in rehabilitation, carried out through three hospitals, has found.
18 February 2020

Sydney graduates launch face mask to protect against air pollution

With the help of the Sydney Genesis startup program, University of Sydney graduates Elias and Isaac Honor have this month launched an innovative new face mask to protect against air pollution.
17 February 2020

Fatal Woman, The Origin of Evil, and other tantalising tales

They may sell for 30 cents at the local op shop, but classic crime books - especially their cover art - warrant appreciation. Criminologist and artist Dr Carolyn McKay outlines their appeal.
17 February 2020

Insufficient evidence backing herbal medicines for weight loss

Researchers from the University of Sydney have conducted the first global review of herbal medicines for weight loss in 19 years, finding insufficient evidence to recommend any current treatments.
17 February 2020

Scientists unlock low-cost material to shape light for industry

Crystal materials used in solar cells have been discovered to be cheaper alternatives to manipulate laser light with potential application in telecommunications, medical diagnostics and consumer electronics.
14 February 2020

Statement following the loss of student George Yuhan Lin

On behalf of University of Sydney staff and students, Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence expressed his condolences, following the tragic death of student George Yuhan Lin in a road incident earlier this week.
14 February 2020

Grants awarded to power green schemes

The University of Sydney has been announced as a joint recipient of almost $10 million in Cooperative Research Centre Projects grants for projects that aim to power the green economy.
13 February 2020

Instant prescriptions: we need to manage the risks

Instant prescriptions might be the way of our digital future, but we need to manage the risks first, write academics from our Faculty of Medicine and Health.
13 February 2020

$3.75m awarded to transform the way ovarian cancer is treated

The Cancer Council of NSW has awarded its annual Translational Program Grant to a Sydney-led project aiming to match ovarian cancer patients with the treatment or clinical trial most likely to work for their cancer subtype.