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09 October 2018

New database documents rights abuses of 457 visa holders

New analysis of a decade's worth of data by a University of Sydney immigration expert has revealed the nature of worker rights violations experienced by temporary migrants.
27 September 2018

Six scholars recognised for social sciences leadership

Six University of Sydney social scientists have been elected to the prestigious Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia for their distinguished contributions to their disciplines and to society.
25 September 2018

Old and modern architecture the focus of building conservation

In a time of dramatic change, conserving precious architecture, objects and places becomes even more important. But alumna, Susan Macdonald, knows it takes more than good intentions - it takes detective work and new thinking.
25 September 2018

Trailblazing academic takes out major umpiring prize

University of Sydney Education academic Dr Victoria Rawlings has been named the Sydney AFL Umpire of the Year, the first female umpire to take home the title.
24 September 2018

University of Sydney academics on tour for one night only

After three sold-out seasons, Raising the Bar returns to Sydney on Wednesday 17 October. Join us as our academics take to Sydney's bars to talk heatwaves, happiness, artificial intelligence and much more.
12 September 2018

Community language teaching offers migrant women pathways to work

New research on community languages teachers in NSW has revealed the majority are university-educated migrant women looking to return to work and further study after raising families.
10 September 2018

Giving music to regional kids who need it most

Alumna, Michelle Leonard, decided to bring back music education through Moorambilla Voices, and in the process enriched entire regional communities.
05 September 2018

How the Philosopher and the Wolf inspired new self-reliance

Alumna, Stephanie Fynn (MIDEA '14), creates sensory worlds for people with disabilities. Here she explains how Mark Rolands' The Philosopher and the Wolf made her think differently about her approach to what she does.
31 August 2018

Crazy Rich Asians is a ground-breaking moment for representation

Crazy Rich Asians is a ground-breaking moment for Asian representation in Western film, with the first all-Asian cast in Hollywood in 25 years - an industry where Asian actors constitute one percent of lead roles.
30 August 2018

Bruce Beresford talks Ladies in Black and directing movies

He had a significant influence on Australia's cinematic voice, and is the only Australian director of a film that won an Academy Award for Best Picture. Alumnus Bruce Beresford discusses his journey from Hollywood to home.