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Articles published in 2017

13 October 2017

Australia’s infrastructure service providers innovating for customers

Big data, digital technology and other innovations used by infrastructure providers are delivering better customer outcomes, according to a new paper by the John Grill Centre for Project Leadership.

13 October 2017

New technique tracks plant photosynthesis from space

University of Sydney and NASA researchers have developed a revolutionary new technique to image plant photosynthesis using satellite-based remote-sensing, with potential applications in climate change monitoring.

12 October 2017

Mozart’s last opera ignites the magical voices of future opera stars

Rising opera stars at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music will be put through their operatic paces when they take to the stage this month to perform Mozart's final and most popular opera of all time.

12 October 2017

Brain scientists win big at national awards

The 2017 Brain Foundation Research Awards took place on Monday 9 October, with Brain and Mind Centre researchers winning more than $300,000 in funding to research dementia, motor neurone disease and immune-mediated neuropathy. 

12 October 2017

“Dockless” bike sharing launched on University of Sydney campus

A new bicycle sharing app which aims to make crossing campus easier has been launched on the University of Sydney campus in the wake of its success in the Business School’s Sydney Genesis Start-up Program.

12 October 2017

Battery storage warranties leave consumers exposed: report

Many warranties for residential solar batteries are in breach of consumer law, according to University of Sydney and Public Interest Advocacy Centre research.

10 October 2017

Mum's immune response could trigger social deficits for kids with autism

Children with autism are more likely to show severe social symptoms if their mother had chronic asthma or allergies while pregnant, the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre reveals today in Molecular Psychiatry.

09 October 2017

The major donation that began with dinner under the stars

Twenty years ago, Dr Virginia Hood had dinner in the desert with Dr Charles Perkins AO. Now her donation to the University of Sydney is supporting the research centre named in his honour.

09 October 2017

From scholarship to fellowship

Mabs Melville scholarship recipients Dr Camilla Whittington and Dr Angela Crean have been awarded L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women In Science Fellowships, which will ensure more important research into the biology of reproduction.

09 October 2017

A lesson in Japanese language and literature

Honorary Associate Professor Sakuko Matsui has dedicated her life's work to the study of Japanese language and literature.

09 October 2017

A bequest that has transformed research into liver disease

Before Robert Storr passed away from liver cancer in 1992, he pledged his support for medical research into this devastating illness and its treatment.

09 October 2017

3 facts about gun laws in Australia

Before the introduction of the National Firearms Agreement in 1996, gun laws in Australia looked very different. Injury prevention expert Associate Professor Philip Alpers details three evidence-based facts about gun reform.

09 October 2017

Quality improvement closing the gap, saving money in indigenous health

The use of continuous quality improvement activities raises the quality and quantity of preventive healthcare delivered to Indigenous Australians, University of Sydney research reveals.

09 October 2017

3 ways millennials do politics differently

Millennials’ political engagement is quite distinct from that of their baby boomer and Gen X predecessors. Professor Ariadne Vromen explains in this Open for Discussion episode.

09 October 2017

Help! I still don't know what career I want...

If you struggle committing to a new TV show, the idea of deciding what to do after university can be daunting. But there’s good news! You’re not alone and you’re not going to be shackled to one career choice forever.

06 October 2017

Bradfield Award for University of Sydney engineer

University of Sydney engineer Professor Xiaoke Yi has been awarded one of NSW's top engineering honours.

05 October 2017

SCA awards Nick Dorey $28,000 art prize

Nick Dorey is the latest recipient of the Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship from Sydney College of the Arts. 

05 October 2017

High hops for novice brewers

PhD student and rookie brewer Nathan Danckert rallied together a group of postgraduate agriculture students to take on the ultimate challenge of brewing beer in the name of literature.

05 October 2017

7 ways to tackle obesity

Ahead of World Obesity Day, University of Sydney experts offer their advice on how to address the global obesity crisis now, to avoid the consequences later. 

05 October 2017

Australia slipping backwards on National Firearms Agreement

No Australian State or Territory has ever complied fully with the 1996 or 2002 firearms resolutions collectively formed under the National Firearms Agreement, a new report reveals today.