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Articles published in 2019

13 November 2019

$10,000 scholarships for postgraduate study

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is offering start-up scholarships worth $10,000 for domestic applicants commencing postgraduate studies in 2020.
13 November 2019

Biography of accounting pioneer win prestigious award

A 20-year effort to save the correspondence of Australian accounting pioneer Professor Raymond Chambers has been recognised with a prestigious award for the Business School's Emeritus Professor Graeme Dean.
13 November 2019

How transit scaling shapes our cities

A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Sydney reveals public transport investments in large metropolitan areas reap a better return, with more passengers adopting public transport, than those in smaller cities.
13 November 2019

Sydney engineering graduate awarded NSW Rhodes Scholarship

University of Sydney engineering graduate Grace Henry has been elected as a 2020 NSW Rhodes Scholar for her outstanding academic, sporting and community achievements.
12 November 2019

Engineering doctorate awarded to Sir Michael Hintze AM

The University of Sydney has awarded an honorary doctorate in Engineering to Sir Michael Hintze AM for his philanthropic efforts and global contributions to engineering and business.
12 November 2019

Climate change goes to war

Two professors, a politician and a student publicly consider the risks of the climate change status quo, including armed conflict, and who we can trust to improve it.
12 November 2019

Exercise is the best medicine for managing back pain

Associate Professor Paulo Ferreira spoke to ABC Life about the best evidence-based approaches for back pain in those who have demanding jobs.
12 November 2019

The Sydney students synthesising psychedelics for health research

Six science undergraduates have won gold in an international competition with a project to manufacture the active compound in magic mushrooms. The psychedelic could be the next big thing in depression treatment.

11 November 2019

NSW and Queensland bushfires: experts available for comment

How might bushfires threaten animals like the koala? What's the link between coal and CO2? University of Sydney experts are available for comment on issues related to bushfires.
11 November 2019

The best short films from Semester 2's Who is Sydney? competition

From a strong field of 18 diverse films, a judging panel of academics and students has chosen the top three films of this semester's Who is Sydney? competition.
11 November 2019

Scientists discover mood-altering brain receptor

International research has uncovered a receptor believed to be linked to negative moods, in a part of the brain that is little-understood. The discovery published in Science could lead to more targeted medications.
11 November 2019

Home buyers likely to be happier retirees

Australians become more engaged with their superannuation when they take out a mortgage and are therefore likely to have better retirement outcomes, according to a study by the University of Sydney Business School.
11 November 2019

Are we overestimating lifetime cancer risks?

Researchers have found current estimates of lifetime risks of cancer diagnosis and mortality consistently higher than when they allowed for competing causes of death.
11 November 2019

From the Dean

As the end of the year looms and various tasks take on a new sense of urgency, it is a Dean’s pleasure to reflect on the many achievements of the staff, students and alumni of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
11 November 2019

Showcasing rehabilitation counselling research

In the lead up to Sydney's inaugural Rehabilitation Counselling Showcase, we spoke with three final-year master’s students to learn more about the research projects they would be exhibiting to industry and community.
11 November 2019

Two new Fellows elected to the Academy of Social Sciences

Two University of Sydney social scientists have been elected to the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in recognition of their world-leading research in the fields of intellectual history and environmental justice.
08 November 2019

The Marketing Commute to feature world's leading marketers

Australia is producing outstanding marketing talent and exporting it to the world, according Professor Vince Mitchell, co-host of new podcast The Marketing Commute, which will feature industry news and in-depth interviews.
08 November 2019

Saving Australia's sea lion population

Every sea lion pup in Australia contracts hookworm. Veterinary scientist Rachael Gray and her team are conducting a trial at Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island, with a topical treatment that could help the endangered species' population recover.
08 November 2019

Nobel chemist awarded Doctor of Medical Science

Medicinal chemist and Nobel Prize winner Sir Gregory Winter CBE has received a Doctor of Medical Science (honoris causa) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to medical science, entrepreneurship and human health.
08 November 2019

Sydney Medical School appoints new Head of School and Dean

The University of Sydney School of Medicine has appointed its first female Head of School and Dean since the school’s inception in 1856, Professor Cheryl Jones.