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Articles published in 2015

08 October 2015

Are today's standards for being a 'real man' leading to violence against women?

Evidence increasingly shows violence against women could be the consequence of beliefs about what it means to be a "real man", write Stefano Verrelli and Eileen Chu.

08 October 2015

Young composer awarded inaugural Peter Sculthorpe Fellowship

An emerging composer from south west Sydney has been awarded the inaugural Peter Sculthorpe Music Fellowship in honour of the internationally renowned Australian composer who passed away in 2014.

08 October 2015

Win for early career researcher

Research on a novel drug treatment for alcohol-use disorders - and a novel class of compounds targeting social deficits in psychiatric neurological disorders - has been recognised in the NSW Premier's Prizes for Science and Engineering.

08 October 2015

Focused on food

Twelve food manufacturers and biotech industry representatives are meeting  today at the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre to discuss ways of increasing innovation in their industries.

08 October 2015

Landslides and tsunamis under investigation on Australia's east coast

Australia's coastline may be vulnerable to rare landslides with potentially disastrous consequences, according to ongoing research by the University of Sydney. 

07 October 2015

Mind the mental health gap

More than 30 reports and inquiries into mental health between 2006 and 2012 found that Australia's mental health system is in crisis, writes Sebastian Rosenberg.

07 October 2015

To tackle extremism in schools we must challenge the 'white curriculum'

A curriculum that challenges whiteness will help schools and universities to eradicate discrimination, encourage intercultural respect and combat violent extremism, writes Omid Tofighian.

07 October 2015

If lawful firearm owners cause most gun deaths, what can we do?

By accepting the common mantra that law-abiding, licensed firearm owners are not the problem, many have chased popular fears such as mental illness and violent video games.

07 October 2015

Less-invasive surgery may not be best option for rectal cancer

More research needed to establish the case for routine use of laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer.

06 October 2015

Children the key to North Korea's power

As North Korea prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of its ruling Korean Workers' Party on 10 October, a University of Sydney PhD student believes the state is maintaining strength from an unlikely source: its children.

02 October 2015

University of Sydney becomes a top pick for regional students

A group of 50 promising Year 11 students from disadvantaged communities across NSW, including 20 students from Dubbo Senior College, embarked on a school holiday journey to the University of Sydney this week.

02 October 2015

Five tips on surviving surf rips

Dr Jak McCarroll from the School of Geosciences offers five pointers for swimmers this summer.

02 October 2015

Sabotage: How the attack on renewables undermines government

In the latest Australian Book Review, Professor David Schlosberg explains how the Abbott government's attack on renewables undermined its very work.

02 October 2015

Celebrating Mahatma Gandhi's birthday

More than 250 prominent Australian and Indian leaders from the business, government and education sectors gathered at the Art Gallery of NSW on Wednesday night to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's birthday.

02 October 2015

Exercise in a bottle could become a reality

Research finds around 1000 molecular reactions to exercise, opening the door for drug treatments to mirror the health benefits of exercise.

02 October 2015

‘Whitesplaining’: what it is and how it works

Matt Damon and Kyle Sandilands have both recently been accused of 'whitesplaining', but what does that mean? Associate Professor Catriona Elder explains.

01 October 2015

School kids reimagine Beowulf as computer game and live performance

Students from years seven to nine are giving Beowulf a fresh adaptation at an on-campus workshop run in partnership with the Australian Theatre for Young People. 

01 October 2015

Sydney jumps in Times rankings

The University of Sydney has continued its rise through the ranks to 56 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16.

01 October 2015

Swap the couch for a walk to avoid an early death

Swapping just one hour of sitting with walking or other physical activity each day decreases your chance of an early death by 12 to 14 per cent, according to a University of Sydney study of more than 200,000 Australians.

30 September 2015

Vice-Chancellor appointed Go8 Chair

University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence has been elected as the new Chair of the Group of Eight.