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05 July 2018

Portrait of an engineering trailblazer

As a respected engineer and transformative staff member at the University of Sydney for more than 50 years, of course Professor Rolf Prince would have a portrait done. One of his students, Don Heussler, helped make it happen.
05 July 2018

Acclaimed composer and writer present new work at Sydney premiere

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music presents the Sydney premiere of The Weight of Light by composer James Humberstone and writer Nigel Featherstone, featuring virtuosic duo Michael Lampard and Alan Hicks.
04 July 2018

Samoa's national orchestra masters the classical and traditional

Spending time as a teacher with the National Orchestra of Samoa, Sydney Conservatorium of Music alumna, Beatrice Carey, was swept up in the spirit of their music making.
28 June 2018

Our SOAR Fellows' research progress, six months on

The Sydney Researcher Accelerator (SOAR) Fellowships support outstanding early and mid-career researchers. Six months into the two-year fellowship, our SOAR fellows explain what a day in the life of a researcher is like.
27 June 2018

The 78ers Legacy Fund: crowdfunding to celebrate Mardi Gras' 40th

A University of Sydney crowdfunding initiative will honour the activists who took to Sydney's streets for the first Mardi Gras and helped transform gay and lesbian lives in Australia.

22 June 2018

Design courses launched to support business innovation

The University of Sydney, with the support of the NSW Government, is delivering two open online courses to help businesses and entrepreneurs embrace innovation and grow through design thinking.
20 June 2018

From protest to party: conference honours 40 years of Mardi Gras

An international academic conference commemorating 40 years of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will be held at the University of Sydney next week.
18 June 2018

Grants success for University of Sydney humanities researchers

Humanities academics from the University of Sydney have secured the largest number of 2018 grants awarded by the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
15 June 2018

University research sets the stage for Sydney Shakespeare season

A full-scale replica of the second Globe Theatre is set to offer an authentic Shakespeare experience for Sydney theatregoers - including for the University of Sydney academics whose research led to the reconstruction.
13 June 2018

Stories and Structures: Aboriginal art meets the microscopic world

Twenty-one Indigenous artists have teamed up with some of Australia's leading microscopy scientists to explore the interplay between Country, its stories and its structures at the microscopic scale.