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31 July 2018

Why Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights is a cult classic

Brontë's novel has fascinated generations of readers with its rebellion against Victorian femininity. But does her fiery heroine continue to allure and shock us, asks English Doctoral candidate Sophie Alexandra Frazer.
31 July 2018

The Obesity Collective: new joint initiative to tackle the crisis

University of Sydney partners with a coalition of researchers, health professionals, government and private sector representatives, campaigners, non-profits and consumers to transform the way we think and act on obesity.
18 July 2018

Top honour for University of Sydney economist

University of Sydney economist Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark has been awarded one of Australia's top economics honours.
17 July 2018

6 ways politics "trumps" health in America

The Trump Administration has shown time and time again that public health takes a backseat to political promises, writes public health law experts Professor Lawrence Gostin and Professor Roger Magnusson.
11 July 2018

Volunteers shine at University archaeology dig

Archaeologists don't see much Indiana Jones-style action, but at a long-running University dig in Cyprus, archaeology professionals and volunteers share the adventure.
10 July 2018

Could mental health apps lead to overdiagnosis?

Mental health app marketing commonly presents mental health problems as ubiquitous and individuals as responsible for mental wellbeing; overdiagnosis and denial of the social factors related to mental health could result.
09 July 2018

Teachers need more support, less admin to deliver quality education

New data shows the majority of teachers (91 percent) reported administrative demands were a hindrance to their core job, according to a University of Sydney survey.
25 June 2018

Will robots inherit the earth?

Ahead of her appearance at the next Outside the Square event, the New Scientist reporter and University of Sydney Science graduate sits down to discuss the implications of Artificial Intelligence.
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.
14 June 2018

New research cuts through the chatter to decode our needs

Innovative research by the University of Sydney is set to transform our built environments. Trending topics will be captured and used to inform policy making through the federal government's Smart Cities and Suburbs program.
24 May 2018

New EU privacy rules could lead to better protections in Australia

Could the tough General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) lead to better protections in Australia? Professor Vince Mitchell from the University of Sydney Business School explains how the regulations might create pressure for change in Australia.
23 May 2018

Unspoken cooperation more important than saying 'thank you'

New research from the University of Sydney has found people around the world usually don't say 'thank you' when someone fulfils a simple request.
18 May 2018

E-commerce platform scores academic place on Forbes ‘30 Under 30’

Dr Olga Oleinikova, Director of the Ukraine Democracy Initiative, has been recognised as a leader in retail and e-commerce in this year’s Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ Asia list.
16 May 2018

Royal Wedding fever: Gowns, the monarchy and British wedding traditions

With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle due to walk down the aisle this weekend, University of Sydney academics weigh in on the significance of the event for Australia and the history underpinning the day.
11 May 2018

Does banking attract cheats or make them?

The Banking Royal Commission has exposed a culture of dishonesty that demands reform, writes Professor David Kinley from Sydney Law School. Will changing corporate culture change the morals of the finance industry or threaten its viability?
10 May 2018

Dual citizenship crisis sounds a stern warning for future MPs

Ignorance is no excuse for parliamentarians holding dual citizenship, writes Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School. What are the ramifications of the High Court ruling on the Katy Gallagher case? Can the dual citizenship crisis be fixed?
04 May 2018

5 things you need to know about the federal budget

Ahead of the 2018-19 Federal Budget on Tuesday, University of Sydney experts explain what the budget might mean for Australia, including the implications in the infrastructure sector, taxation system and NDIS funding.
01 May 2018

World-first synthesis of globalisation effects on people & planet

A review of the international trade footprint on people and the planet show about a third of the impact is displaced from rich to poorer nations. Consumption-based accounting is set to close loopholes like ‘carbon leakage’.
30 April 2018

How Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer win merges pop and classical

As the Pulitzer Music Prize moves away from recognising composers of traditional art music, Dr Scott Davie from Sydney Conservatorium of Music discusses the musical and political criticism behind the rapper's album DAMN.