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17 April 2019

Tim Soutphommasane to lead Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network

Professor of Practice (Sociology and Political Theory) Tim Soutphommasane has been announced as the new Co-Chair of the Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network (SDIN).
10 April 2019

Turning streets into art galleries

If the people can't go to the art gallery, take the art gallery to the people. That's been the approach of Kat Roma Greer as she's created dynamic street art events in disadvantaged communities the world over.
08 April 2019

Theatre, movies and the photographer who loves them

Often the first thing seen of a new film is the images captured by the on-set photographer. It's a specialist vocation that requires creativity, spontaneity and diplomacy. Alumna Lisa Tomasetti has all three.

04 April 2019

Sydney places 25th in the world in global impact ranking

The University of Sydney has been ranked 25th in the overall 2019 Times Higher Education University Impact Ranking.
03 April 2019

A man of his word: revitalising an Indigenous language

At the start of European settlement, there were two hundred and fifty Aboriginal languages. Today, only twenty are widely spoken. Nathan Schrieber's language, Gunggay, was about to be lost until he made it his mission to bring it back.
03 April 2019

Alumni Awards honour incredible achievements of Sydney graduates

The winners of the Alumni Awards for 2019 have been announced, with graduates from a wide range of disciplines celebrated for making invaluable contributions to their field, and the University community.
29 March 2019

Sydney excels in national research engagement and impact assessment

The University of Sydney has performed strongly in the Australian Research Council's first Engagement and Impact Assessment of research at Australian universities.
27 March 2019

University and ABC supporting emerging voices in humanities

Following on from a successful inaugural collaboration in 2018, the University is proud to partner with the ABC again to support its popular media residency scheme and raise the profile of humanities research in Australia.
27 March 2019

University of Sydney research shines in ERA results

All 22 broad fields of research undertaken at the University of Sydney have been rated as above or well above world standard by the Australian Research Council in a report released today.
26 March 2019

Education creates opportunity for students in Uganda

When Eddie Woo and Annabelle Chauncy sat next to each other, their connection was instant. But it wasn't chemistry, it was mathematics that linked them, and a plan to educate some of the most disadvantaged children in Uganda.
15 March 2019

University community booked for 2019 Sydney Writers' Festival

More than 30 University of Sydney academics, students and graduates will join a powerhouse line-up of speakers at this year's Sydney Writers' Festival.
08 March 2019

Sydney College of the Arts alumni selected for Dobell Drawing Prize

Sydney College of the Arts alumni Amy Dynan selected as finalist in the Dobell Drawing Prize 2019, an acquisitive award and major exhibition that explores the enduring importance of drawing within contemporary art practice.
07 March 2019

New Arts and Social Sciences flagship themes to fix the future

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Professor Annamarie Jagose has announced six flagship themes that humanities and social sciences research at the University of Sydney will become known for over the next few years.
05 March 2019

Sydney Conservatorium of Music announces Associate Dean of Research

Sydney Conservatorium of Music announces the internal appointment of world-renowned performing scholar and educator Professor Neal Peres Da Costa as Associate Dean (Research).
04 March 2019

How plants and trees talk to each other and why we should care

The last decade has seen significant scientific discoveries on how forests sense, respond and communicate - yet we haven't paused to understand what these discoveries mean for us and trees.
04 March 2019

New artworks illuminate the University's past and reimagine its future

A new collection of public artworks by Dale Harding has been installed at the University's Camperdown campus. The artworks reflect Australia's cultural roots, the artist's heritage and the University's history.
01 March 2019

How queer texts combat homophobia in schools

Schools teach academic skills - but they are also sites of learning about tolerance and hate. Embedding queer texts in the English curriculum could lessen gender-based bullying and affect real social change, write Sydney experts.
26 February 2019

University launches new digital placemaking Footbridge Gallery

The University of Sydney has launched the Footbridge Gallery, a digital placemaking area embedded in the landscape of the University using light, sound and music to create an open, shared space.
25 February 2019

Sydney librarian discovers rare drawing by Renaissance artist

One of the most enigmatic figures in Renaissance art, Giorgione, has been identified as the artist behind a drawing that remained undiscovered for over 500 years on the back page of a University of Sydney library book
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.