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Articles published in 2015

14 October 2015

Echo-less light observed for first time

Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems have created states of light that have no echo. The breakthrough, published in Nature Photonics, could increase early detection of tumours and be applicable to other waves such as Wi-Fi, sound waves, radio and mobile phones

14 October 2015

Traumatic vaginal births putting women at risk

Women need better information about the risks associated with vaginal births, with close to 30 per cent experiencing substantial trauma, according to new research.

14 October 2015

Muslim teens need space and support to find their voices

Muslim teens throughout the Western world are looking for answers for the events around them, writes Hussain Nadim.

14 October 2015

Uncovering the mystery of migraine

It's a disease that has baffled health professionals for years, but our researchers have taken a significant step forward in understanding migraine.

14 October 2015

Young offenders must be screened for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders before sentencing

It's vital to ensure that youth put behind bars have been properly assessed before sentencing. This is particularly important for Australians affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

13 October 2015

5 tips to ace HSC humanities exams

How do you best prepare for your exams in humanities subjects? Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Duncan Ivison, shares some tips.

13 October 2015

Learning how to teach in the digital era

The deep discipline-based knowledge and skills of our graduates must be accompanied by attributes that will prepare them better for the future, argues Dr Michael Spence.

13 October 2015

Why it matters that student participation in maths and science is declining

If declining participation in maths and science continues, Australians can no longer think of themselves as belonging to the clever country, writes Dr Rachel Wilson.

13 October 2015

Poche oral health initiative shortlisted for higher education prize

Mobile service improves oral health and provides scholarships and career pathways for hundreds of Aboriginal people.

12 October 2015

Leadership program offers roles across the University

The newly established Wingara Mura Leadership Program will support outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to gain qualifications and professional roles across the University.

12 October 2015

What medicines would we pack for a trip to Mars?

Other than some quick self-surgery at the start, the film The Martian does not touch on the medical aspects of survival on Mars or the long trip to and from the red planet, writes Dr Nial Wheate.

12 October 2015

Striking a blow against political donation corruption

By so comprehensively rejecting a challenge to political donation laws by a property developer this week, the High Court has opened the way for more comprehensive reform at the state and federal level, writes Anne Twomey.

12 October 2015

Scientists pave way for diamonds to trace early cancers

Physicists at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems have devised a way to use diamonds to target tumours. The research was published in Nature Communications and led by Professor David Reilly. 

12 October 2015

Book vending machines dispense mind food to students

The University of Sydney will roll out some of the first book vending machines in Australia as part of a novel new initiative to modernise its libraries.

12 October 2015

Richard Bonynge receives Honorary Doctorate from the University of Sydney

One of Australia’s greatest conductors and pianists, Maestro Richard Bonynge AC CBE, has been recognised for his long-serving dedication to musical excellence with an honorary doctorate.

09 October 2015

Sydney among world's best in global university rankings

The University of Sydney has been ranked 51 in the 2015–16 US News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings.

09 October 2015

Legacy from the past could help save Port Kembla steel plant

We must learn from the past on how to adapt to change to sustain Port Kembla, argues Professor John Buchanan.

09 October 2015

Opera: English eccentrics

The next generation of Australian opera singers from the University of Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music will perform Australian composer Malcolm Williamson's operatic interpretation of Edith Sitwell's novel, English Eccentrics.

09 October 2015

Collaboration to promote new opportunities

A new collaboration between the University of Sydney and global medical products and services provider Baxter Healthcare aims to facilitate new multidisciplinary educational and research opportunities.

08 October 2015

SCA awards Julian Day $28,000 art prize

Artist, composer and broadcaster Julian Day is awarded the 2015 Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship from Sydney College of the Arts.  The $28,000 art prize was announced at the University of Sydney’s contemporary art school during the opening of the Fauvette Loureiro Finalists Exhibition at SCA Galleries last night.