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Articles published in 2019

07 November 2019

Fake news, hate speech on social media impacting Myanmar's youth

A report led by the University of Sydney and Save the Children, launched in London, shows social media may be undermining democracy, revealing the extent to which youth are vulnerable to abuse, hate speech and fake news.
07 November 2019

How healthy is your meal kit meal?

Popular commercial meal kit subscription services assessed for nutritional quality were found to provide adequate serves of core foods such as vegetables - but there was room to improve to meet dietary guidelines.
06 November 2019

Healthcare sector offers enticing career prospects

While job growth in many industries is stagnating in an age of automation, Australia’s healthcare sector is thriving, opening doors for young people seeking job security and career flexibility.
06 November 2019

MBA Student Profile: Emily Reilly Vale

Emily Reilly Vale, current part-time MBA student and Alek Safarian Scholarship recipient, reflects on her MBA experience so far.

06 November 2019

ProCan: how a database of cancer proteins may transform treatment

Why does a cancer treatment work for one person and fail for another, even if it's the same type of cancer? The fact is, the same cancers can have different protein signatures. ProCan's aim is to use this insight to select the best treatments.
06 November 2019

What caused air pollution in New Delhi? Sydney experts respond

On Sunday, air pollution in New Delhi, India reached its worst levels for the year, with authorities declaring a public health emergency and ordering the closure of schools. Experts discuss the causes of the air pollution and the significant health impacts.
06 November 2019

World scientists declare climate emergency

A paper published in BioScience has outlined six steps humanity needs to take to reduce the impact of the emerging climate crisis. Dr Thomas Newsome, a co-author of the paper, says scientists have a moral obligation to warn of any great threat.
05 November 2019

Want some Christmas pork? Go local, avoid imports

This Christmas, Sydney experts urge all travellers to be vigilant with pork products to avoid the risk of introducing African swine fever.
05 November 2019

Casualised, aging and diverse workforce major national challenge

The Business School has revamped its Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations program with significant changes recognising the nation's highly casualised, aging and increasingly diverse workforce.
05 November 2019

Dog ownership could reduce loneliness: study

Sydney researchers find some evidence to suggest new dog owners experience a reduction in negative mood but further larger-scale trials are needed.
05 November 2019

Corey Tutt named NSW Young Australian of the Year

Deadly Science founder and University Research Assistant Corey Tutt has been named the 2020 NSW Young Australian of the Year.
05 November 2019

University of Sydney graduate’s mission to make poor families safer

Alexie Seller graduated from the University of Sydney in 2011 with a combined degree in arts and mechanical engineering. Now as Co-founding Director of Pollinate Group, the entrepreneur is empowering women entrepreneurs to provide clean energy to neglected communities in India and Nepal.
05 November 2019

International House Candlelight Ceremony

The ceremony observes the symbolic exchange of cultural understanding which is a hallmark of the International House experience.
05 November 2019

MBA Scholarship winner calls for mental health "rethink"

As the drought continues to take a heavy toll, the Business School has awarded a Future Leaders MBA Scholarship to a clinical psychologist who wants to improve mental health outcomes for children, adolescents and families in rural Australia.
04 November 2019

Will public pressure bury the horse racing industry?

Many Australians are questioning whether the horse racing industry can operate ethically. It's time to create a national registry to trace horses for their whole lives, writes Professor Phil McManus.
04 November 2019

Australia’s digital transformation is suffering from uncoordinated initiatives

Ben Fahimnia asserts that Australia needs to take advantage of the multiple opportunities afforded by digital technologies in order to boost the country's productivity and be able to compete on a global scale.
04 November 2019

A global university with links around the world

Last week academics from the University of Sydney's partner institutions gathered in Sydney for an annual summit that brings together our priority partners from around the world.
04 November 2019

Youth mental health: right level of care needed, first time

Sydney researchers detail a youth mental health model - the result of years of work from the Brain and Mind Centre - based on their findings that the common 'stepped care' approach may be too little, too late.
01 November 2019

Experts lead push for human rights approach to diets and food systems

Professor Roger Magnusson is calling for international guidelines to address the challenges of healthy diets and sustainable food systems. An opinion piece recently published in the British Medical Journal calls on the Director-General of the World Health Organisation, and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to jointly lead the process.
01 November 2019

Colonial history researcher awarded prestigious fellowship

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the University of Sydney's Department of History has been granted $20,000 to investigate the history of monetary relations between colonial Australia and the rest of the world, and consider how this resonates today.