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23 August 2019

What's happening in the Amazon?

Scientists, engineers and anthropology experts from the University of Sydney discuss the inferno that's raging through the Amazon, devastating large swathes of rainforest and increasing CO2 levels.
22 August 2019

When the patient is the planet

What should doctors do when the patient in the emergency room is the planet? History can help us understand and answer this pressing question.
20 August 2019

Art Music Awards winners announced

The 2019 Art Music Awards winners were announced last night at a ceremony in the University of Sydney's Great Hall. Presented by APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre, the Art Music Awards celebrate achievements in Australian contemporary classical music, experimental music and jazz.
15 August 2019

Bringing back the colour to Egyptian coffin

Mummy enthusiasts at the University of Sydney have revealed plans to digitally re-colour a 2,600-year-old Egyptian coffin.
15 August 2019

How can creative disciplines bring urban communities together?

The University of Sydney's Footbridge Gallery, a digital shared space, will host a sound and musical performance and interdisciplinary panel event to explore what role creative disciplines play in bringing urban communities together.
13 August 2019

Woodstock at 50: the lasting impact of a tribute to peace, music and love

University of Sydney American studies, music, and human geography experts explore what the Woodstock Music Festival meant in its sociopolitical context, and why efforts to recreate it are controversial.
06 August 2019

New museum takes shape

Building of the Chau Chak Wing Museum continues, with construction scheduled for completion early next year.
06 August 2019

Is FaceApp hoarding our data?

In recent weeks there have been privacy concerns and questions around how FaceApp processes facial images, and whether the app is amassing a database of user-submitted images for political purposes, under the guise of a light-hearted game.
01 August 2019

Three reasons to stick with maths

Studying maths is likely to make you smarter and more employable, according to University of Sydney experts.
10 July 2019

Over $1.5 million in ARC funding awarded to Sydney researchers

Disaster risk reduction practices to assist people with disabilities and relationship-building practices that foster lifelong connections for children in permanent care are two of four projects that have received funding through the federal government's ARC Linkage Project scheme.
03 July 2019

Our Voices: Indigeneity and Architecture

Indigenous authors from Canada, USA, New Zealand and Australia come together to explore the spaces which are informed by Indigenous identities and perspectives on architecture, design theory and practices.
19 June 2019

University of Sydney scoops up humanities grants

The Australian Academy of Humanities has awarded four University of Sydney academics grants - the most grants awarded to any university in the country.
11 June 2019

Sydney experts help secure Australia's place in Remembrance Alliance

Scholars from the University of Sydney's Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies played a vital role in helping Australia secure membership to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.
05 June 2019

Hillary and hashtags: how young female voters think

Females aged 18 to 30 in London and Sydney have faith in the political system, yet are often disenchanted with the governmental status quo, new University of Sydney research has found.
30 May 2019

University researchers to help Facebook counter hate speech

Researchers from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are the first University of Sydney academics to receive research support from Facebook.
20 May 2019

Scientists rush to support complex insight into obesity

Playwright Alana Valentine has been delighted by responses from scientists to her work Made to Measure, now playing at the Seymour Centre.
16 May 2019

Leading virtuoso Zhang Qiang and prodigious pipa performer Liu Lu in concert

One of the world's greatest pipa players, Zhang Qiang, will join Sydney Conservatorium of Music lecturer Liu Lu to perform for the first time in Australia.
16 May 2019

Sydney Con International Jazz Festival 2019

International stars and Australian jazz heavyweights descend upon Sydney as The University of Sydney's Conservatorium of Music hosts its third annual International Jazz Festival on Sunday 2 June.
15 May 2019

Lady Primrose Potter AC receives Honorary Fellowship

Lady Primrose Potter AC has been named an Honorary Fellow of the University of Sydney in recognition of her services to the arts, medicine, and sciences in Australia.
10 May 2019

University research in focus for 2019 Sydney Film Festival

In 2019, the inspiring research of our world-renowned researchers is the focus of the University of Sydney's partnership with the Sydney Film Festival.