Articles published in 2023

23 October 2023

FDA funds Australian research for better, affordable asthma inhalers

Australian researchers have been awarded $AU1 million ($US687,000) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to develop improved testing methods for dry powder inhalers.
20 October 2023

Australian scientists detect most distant fast radio burst ever discovered

In a tiny fraction of a second the radio burst released the equivalent of our Sun's total emission over 30 years. A new generation of radio telescopes will allow us to unravel the mystery of fast radio bursts
19 October 2023

Housing now the highest priority for Australians

Half of Australians now consider housing our biggest national priority, according to the latest report from the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) at the University of Sydney Business School.
19 October 2023

Reef-devouring predator survives coral bleaching and feasts on the survivors

Research conducted by marine biologists from the University of Sydney has found juvenile crown-of-thorns starfish can withstand tremendous heatwaves well above levels that kill coral. These starfish then develop into carnivorous predators that devour reefs just as they begin to regrow.
18 October 2023

Superlensing without a superlens: microscopes boosted beyond limits

Physicists at the University of Sydney have shown a new pathway to achieve superlensing with minimal losses, breaking through the diffraction limit by a factor of nearly four times. Their trick? Remove the superlens altogether.
18 October 2023

2023 Sydney Peace Prize Lecture to be delivered by Nazanin Boniadi

This year's Sydney Peace Prize Lecture will be delivered by Iranian-born human rights activist and actress Nazanin Boniadi at the Sydney Town Hall on 2 November.
18 October 2023

'Animal disease detective' training launched at World Health Summit

With the risk of zoonotic diseases, such as coronaviruses and avian flu, on the rise, training a new generation of animal disease detectives at the frontline is vital to help prevent disease.
18 October 2023

SCA awards $40,000 art scholarships

Artists Marley Dawson and Danica I. J. Knežević have been awarded 2023 Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarships from Sydney College of the Arts (SCA). The $30,000 Mid-Career/Established and $10,000 Emerging Scholarships were announced at the opening of the Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship Finalist Exhibition at SCA Gallery.
18 October 2023

Dillon Kombumerri awarded honorary doctorate

The University of Sydney has awarded an honorary doctorate to distinguished alumnus Dillon Kombumerri in recognition of his contributions to built environmental professions and in shaping Australia's environments.
17 October 2023

Asha founder awarded honorary doctorate

Dr Kiran Martin, founder of the Asha Community Health and Development Society, has been awarded a Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) for her contribution to the interests and welfare of the people of India.
13 October 2023

University of Sydney statement on the conflict in the Middle East

The University of Sydney has released a statement to extend our sympathies to all those affected by the conflict, and to emphasise the support available for our community and our continued expectations of our staff and students at this challenging time.
13 October 2023

The Coronation of Poppea: a murderous collaboration

Australia's two leading performing arts tertiary schools, Sydney Conservatorium of Music and National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), are coming together for a striking co-production of The Coronation of Poppea. It is the world premiere of the Italian version of Claudio Monteverdi's opera with new orchestration by one of Australia's finest composers, Elena Kats-Chernin.
13 October 2023

Sydney health experts elected as fellows to the Australian Academy

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences welcomes six University of Sydney experts among their 27 newly elected fellows.
12 October 2023

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.
12 October 2023

Emerging labour market requires new regulation

New protections are needed to account for the emergence of the gig economy and the rise of labour hire operators, and to allow these new and evolving forms of business to maintain their social licence to operate, writes Associate Professor Chris F Wright in his submission to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee Inquiry on the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023.
11 October 2023

For most people, insomnia is nothing like in the movies

Movies are prone to either minimise or exaggerate symptoms, write Aaron Schokman and Professor Nick Glozier for The Conversation. This has implications for the third of us who have symptoms.
11 October 2023

Professor Hesham El Gamal appointed Dean of Engineering

Information theory expert Professor Hesham El Gamal has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, commencing in July 2024.
10 October 2023

The Voice could advise on how to address natural disasters

Disaster events like bushfires are predicted to increase in both frequency and severity as the climate changes. The Voice to Parliament has the potential to be an effective way to adapt to this riskier future, write Professor Claire Hooker and Associate Professor Michelle Dickson.
10 October 2023

Exhibition records colonial relationships with Pacific Islands

The stories of eight Pacific voyagers who visited Sydney in the 18th and 19th centuries are told via their descendants and compatriots in a new exhibition at the Chau Chak Wing Museum.
09 October 2023

Breaking with taboo

Kristy Chong has reshaped the long taboo conversation around menstruation and bodily leaks, driving positive change through the brand she founded, Modibodi. Now she's turning her focus to supporting other businesses founded by women.