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08 October 2021

Interweaving Voices: Wayai and Women’s Songs of Sorrow

In the fourth part of the Interweaving Voices series, musicologist Genevieve Campbell shares the story of the Wayai, and the powerful connections across memory, time and space the songs summon.
07 October 2021

Lift in restrictions: Sydney experts on what we can expect

Experts in health, psychology and pandemic modelling comment on what Australians can expect as the nation emerges from pandemic restrictions.
07 October 2021

Review of COVID and mental health finds hope but growing inequalities

Australia's Mental Health Think Tank review of mental health impacts of the pandemic has found most people will recover. However, those hit particularly hard will find it difficult to bounce back, write Sydney experts.

06 October 2021

Museum as classroom

The chance to handle museum objects is bringing study to life for students from across the disciplines, with object-based learning preparing for a second semester.

06 October 2021

Writing the environment: Encounters, transformation, and perspectives in multispecies storytelling

In this collaborative piece a geographer, an anthropologist and a historian unspool reflections on and excerpts of writing from the recent SEI Writing the Environment workshop.
06 October 2021

Four new species of perchlets identified

Chau Chak Wing Museum curator Dr Anthony Gill was the leader of a collaborative team of researchers recently highlighted by the CSIRO’s annual report about the 150 new species named in the past year.

06 October 2021

As vast amounts of polystyrene go to landfill, could wool be the answer?

Working in the meal kit delivery industry, Joanne Howarth was horrified by the volume of EPS polystyrene packaging it generated. The solution she came up with was both disruptive and effective. It also won her a 2021 University of Sydney Alumni Award.

06 October 2021

The female Australian coach bringing boss energy to African basketball

Raised in the suburbs of Sydney, Liz Mills built a successful career in African men's professional basketball. As a driven and goal orientated coach, her style is underpinned by the African idea of ubuntu: I am because we are.

05 October 2021

Sydney Law School alumni appointed Senior Counsel in 2021

Congratulations to our Sydney Law School alumni who have been appointed Senior Counsel this year.
05 October 2021

'Mother of all cannabinoids': anti-seizure compounds found in cannabis

The team at the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics is focused on developing a better cannabis-based treatment for Dravet syndrome, an intractable form of childhood epilepsy.
05 October 2021

Guidelines for treatment of alcohol problems notes risks, stigma

The University of Sydney has led the development of the updated federal Guidelines for the Treatment of Alcohol Problems, publicised in the MJA yesterday, which sits alongside the NHMRC alcohol consumption guidelines.

05 October 2021

Is Globalisation through digital platforms a good idea?

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many employers to introduce flexible work from home arrangements for their staff. Professor David Hensher looks at the pros and cons of implementing this on a global scale so that labour markets are not restricted by state or even country.
30 September 2021

Koala genome data released in push to protect vulnerable species

With support from Australian federal and state governments, releasing the genomic data will help New South Wales in its steps to double the koala population by 2050.
29 September 2021

Understanding mental health

This Mental Health Month discover the inspiring mental health research being undertaken across the University and access our mental health resources to inform yourself and others.

29 September 2021

What exactly does it take to launch a startup?

This year’s Sydney Innovation Festival features an outstanding line-up of panellists from Australia’s best innovators and startups. If you have an idea in mind, or want a taste of innovation, we have rounded up the top 3 sessions you should attend.

28 September 2021

How studying at Sydney unlocks opportunities for international students

From launching successful companies to driving public health initiatives, these international student alumni have shown that studying at Sydney can take your career in unexpected directions.

28 September 2021

Reckoning with food crimes: Shifting the conversation from harms to violence

An active and unacceptable agenda in our food systems should be named, shamed, and taken seriously if we want to do something about it, writes SEI Research Lead Alana Mann.
28 September 2021

What is mental health?

October is Mental Health Month so we spoke to Dr Alyssa Milton from the Brain and Mind Centre to help unravel this very important topic.
28 September 2021

Imposter syndrome: what is it and how to overcome it?

Studying at university can sometimes incite feelings of inadequacy in students. Combine that with remote learning and the stresses of lockdown, it's no surprise that some students may suffer from what's known as imposter syndrome.
28 September 2021

‘Kiss me I’m vaxxed’: Art student launches start-up while in lockdown

We talk to Art Curating student Chloe Morrissey, the founder of ‘Kiss me I’m Vaccinated.’, on her creative journey with the campaign, and her passion for art curation and social causes.