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25 September 2018

Security the only cost in the marketplace of ideas

Universities should be places where ideas of every type are protested and defended. This is the everyday experience of students at universities, writes Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence in The Australian.
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.
21 September 2018

Transforming devastated landscapes with permaculture

The humanitarian crises that most of us only read about are often witnessed firsthand by alumna Rosemary Morrow, as she travels the world to help refugees and displaced people grow food.
19 September 2018

When politics corrupts the fairness of elections

Arranging election district boundaries can be made to favour a particular party, creating a problem for democracy. Working for the Campaign Legal Centre, alumna Ruth Greenwood is on the front line, fighting for fairness.
18 September 2018

Diagnosing kidney disease: the gift that could change lives

Kidney specialist Professor Carol Pollock has been treating Vicki Hanson for more than 20 years. Now Vicki is expressing her gratitude with a donation that could help millions worldwide.
18 September 2018

Neurodegeneration research boosted by $1.25 million gift

With Australia's ageing population an increasing concern, a generous donor is supporting research into diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
18 September 2018

The law professor who changed lives and inspired a $195,000 gift

Tom Yim says he would never have got through University without the help of Emeritus Professor Colin Phegan. Now he is honouring his former lecturer by making a gift that will help a new generation of law students.

18 September 2018

How a $300,000 gift will support crucial eye research

A generous donor is helping to tackle a disease that has been part of his life since childhood to support important research.
18 September 2018

A gift from the heart to advance Alzheimer's research

After confronting the trauma of Alzheimer's disease, the Jolly family made a gift to research in the hope that fewer families would be affected in future.