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06 April 2020

Theatre in times of homelessness

Milk Crate Theatre has worked with homeless people in Sydney for 20 years, enabling them to tell their stories while gaining confidence, social skills and community. But while the number and needs of the homeless grow and funds for the arts shrink, how does a small non-profit group measure its value and develop a business model to support its work?
06 April 2020

Five things that will help fight the coronavirus

Experts from the Sydney Policy Lab want to empower citizens and policymakers to help stop the COVID-19 spread, and build a better future once it dissipates.
30 March 2020

Lest we forget: Anzacs and the aftermath of war

While war commemorations often focus on the fallen, Professor Stephen Garton wants us to pay equal attention to veterans - an often overlooked, vulnerable population.
17 March 2020

The dos and don'ts of coronavirus self-isolation

People should avoid contact with any person in their household who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is awaiting test results, writes Associate Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott.
16 March 2020

Private schools don't save taxpayers' dollars

Education researchers from three Australian universities have crunched government numbers, and countered an oft-held belief in the process.
09 March 2020

Sociology and sexual health scholar joins faculty

Dr Henningham’s expertise in medicine, gender and sexuality, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth will bring a multidisciplinary approach to new research into what it means to be young, Indigenous and queer in Australia today.
09 March 2020

Talking about disasters

Fire and flood, drought and pollution, mining and water rights were among many topics covered at a global symposium on environmental disasters, supported by the Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre (SSSHARC) in November 2019.
06 March 2020

Prominent female professors share their advice on leadership

What makes a good leader? Eight University of Sydney's leaders, who also happen to be women, share the view from the top - and the advice they'd offer aspiring female leaders.
06 March 2020

AMR Social Science launched to provide solutions to antimicrobial resistance

A new program within the Marie Bashir Institute has been launched to undertake research into understanding and providing innovative social solutions to the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
04 March 2020

Evolution and spine shape may predispose you to back problems

The reason many humans experience pain in their lower back can be found in our evolutionary past, according to new research from a team of bioarchaeologists at the University of Sydney, Simon Fraser University and the University of Liverpool.