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28 May 2020

ARC funding to investigate social impact of sociology in Australia

Associate Professor Fran Collyer has been awarded $601,647 from the Australian Research Council (ARC) to examine the history of Australian sociology and its impact on public discourse, policy and legislation.

28 May 2020

The alum helping stood-down workers find employment

Hatch, co-founded by Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce alum Adam Jacobs, has established a COVID-19 labour exchange to help Australian businesses hire workers who've been stood down.
27 May 2020

2020 versus 1919: is COVID-19 as bad as the ‘Spanish’ flu?

Dr Peter Hobbins, a leading expert on the history of the 'Spanish' flu in Australia, reckons with pandemics past and present - including their silver linings.
27 May 2020

Repatriating unexpected treasures in Arnhem Land

To mark National Reconciliation Week, we explore the unusual, fascinating career of University of Sydney archaeologist Professor Annie Clarke.
25 May 2020

How universities came to rely on international students

International student fees have become part of the unofficial funding policy of consecutive federal governments, writes Associate Professor Julia Horne for The Conversation.
22 May 2020

Reading Beckett and Joyce with a French accent

Paris came to a corner of the University of Sydney when Professor Jean-Michel Rabaté visited to review an Australian colleague’s manuscript about Samuel Beckett, lecture on James Joyce, and give a masterclass on Jacques Derrida, who was his mentor and friend.
20 May 2020

Arts and Social Sciences explained

With over 45 subject areas to choose from, we offer one of the widest ranges of arts and social sciences subjects in Australia. With so much choice, it can get a little overwhelming, so here’s a quick explainer of a few of our subjects.
19 May 2020

Vale, Emeritus Professor Gerald Wilkes (1927-2020)

Emeritus Professor Gerald Wilkes, best known for establishing a basis for Australian literature scholarship, passed away on May 15, 2020.
19 May 2020

Professional experience: How arts students get it for credit

As the workforce trends towards soft skills, we caught up with three Bachelor of Arts students who brought their communication and problem-solving abilities to bear while interning at Amnesty International, Macquarie Dictionary and the European Australian Business Council.

14 May 2020

The future of recycling: 4 experts explain

The NSW Government recently conducted a survey on recycling and plastic waste. Ahead of its findings, to be released later this year, four academics comment on research into recycling and the development of advanced waste conversion technologies.