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19 February 2019

Community languages institute celebrates first graduating cohort

The Sydney Institute for Community Languages Education (SICLE) - a partnership between the University of Sydney and New South Wales Department of Education - has celebrated its first graduating cohort.
01 February 2019

Poetry and memoir win at Victorian Premier's Literary Awards

Associate Professor Kate Lilley has taken out the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Poetry for her collection Tilt, while Dr Omid Tofighian's translation of Behrouz Boochani's memoir garnered two prizes.
31 January 2019

8 ways to learn more about Shakespeare

Ahead of the international conference "Shakespeare FuturEd" at the University this week, here are eight ways scholars, teachers and practitioners are exploring the enduring relevancy of The Bard at Sydney.
31 January 2019

Constitutional monarchy and royal assent for government bills

There has been recent speculation that governments could advise royal assent not be granted if bills are passed against their wishes. Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School explains why this is very unlikely to happen.
31 January 2019

Australia Day list celebrates excellence in the University community

The University of Sydney congratulates all members of our community who have been recognised for their work in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List.
24 January 2019

Back to School: preparing for the new year

The first day of school can be exciting yet daunting for pupils, parents and teachers. University of Sydney education, tech and health experts share their evidence-based advice.
21 January 2019

Tim Soutphommasane returns to the University of Sydney

Former Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane has been appointed the University of Sydney's first Professor of Practice (Sociology and Political Theory).
21 January 2019

Centenary of Spanish flu pandemic in Australia

'Spanish flu', the pandemic that killed between 50-100 million people worldwide, made landfall in Australia by 1919. About a third of all Australians were infected and nearly 15,000 people were dead in under a year, yet little is known of its generational impact. Dr Peter Hobbins investigates.
13 December 2018

Top teacher Eddie Woo appointed Education Ambassador

Award-winning maths teacher, YouTube star and proud University of Sydney graduate Eddie Woo will return to his alma mater to take up a post as Education Ambassador.
12 December 2018

Winners of 2018 David Harold Tribe Poetry Award announced

New South Wales writer and poet Grace Heyer and Victorian poet and researcher Ella O'Keefe have been announced as joint winners of the 2018 David Harold Tribe Poetry Award.
11 December 2018

Politics expert's book named amongst 2018's best

A new book written by Associate Professor Salvatore Babones from the School of Social and Political Sciences has been named one of 2018's best reads in The Wall Street Journal.
11 December 2018

Fellowships awarded to outstanding early-career researchers

After an international search, 10 Fellowships have been awarded to outstanding postdocs to conduct innovative, multidisciplinary research at the University of Sydney.
06 December 2018

After 70 years, does the Declaration of Human Rights still matter?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) - the first declaration of universal human rights to be made by nations in concert - turns 70 on Monday 10 December 2018.
03 December 2018

Terra Foundation brings Scholars of First Nations Art to Sydney

A new program made possible by a generous grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art, will allow leading scholars of First Nations art in North America to teach, collaborate, and conduct research in Sydney.
29 November 2018

$37 million funding for University of Sydney research

The University of Sydney has secured over $37 million of funding across a wide range of areas including food insecurity, gravitational waves, and Indigenous disability in rural and remote areas.
28 November 2018

Young Sydney philosophers showcase big ideas at Harvard

Three young philosophers with big ideas recently spent 10 days at Harvard University, where they engaged in lively philosophical debate and fostered connections with researchers and philosophers from four different countries.
22 November 2018

2018 SCA Undergraduate Degree Show

Two awards were presented at the opening of the Undergraduate Degree show at the Sydney College of the Arts. Student achievements are celebrated at the annual exhibition, displaying the progressive works from the class of 2018.
20 November 2018

The lost voices of WWI: German internment in Australia

The story of Australia's 'German Concentration Camps', as they were called, is a little-known episode in the history of the First World War. Now, 100 years on, a collection of letters written by these internees have been translated into English for the first time by students from the University of Sydney's Department of Germanic Studies.
20 November 2018

Economics/Law student following in Bradfield's footsteps

First-year Economics/Law student Kavya Nagpal has been named the 2018 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholar, with a people-centric vision where Sydney's living spaces would serve to build relationships.
19 November 2018

Sydney Law School academic wins 2018 National Dreamtime Award

Dr Nicole Watson has been named Educator of the Year at the 2018 National Dreamtime Awards for her outstanding work in law affecting Indigenous people and her support of Indigenous students.