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July 2015


31 July 2015

Farewell former Indian President Dr Abdul Kalam

Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence paid tribute to former Indian President Dr Abdul Kalam who passed away on 27 July 2015, aged 83.

30 July 2015

Women architects debate future ways to work

The University of Sydney in collaboration with Parlour Inc will host a panel of four powerhouse women architects for a robust debate on changes needed in architecture to create a more equitable and sustainable profession in the future.

30 July 2015

How to help Australians pass on the salt

Writing in the journal Nutrients, Dr Belinda Reeve and Professor Roger Magnusson warn that current efforts to reduce our salt intake are weak and too reliant on voluntary participation by the food industry.

30 July 2015

Student turns tampon tax into national conversation

No doubt over the last week you’ve heard something about the tampon tax. The phrase refers to the adding of GST to sanitary pads and tampons. The issue has received a significant amount of media attention after a petition was started by University of Sydney student Subeta Vimalarajah, calling for sanitary products to be exempted.

30 July 2015

Harper Lee’s gamble could undermine her Mockingbird

Professor Paul Giles examines the gamble of Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman, the author's first novel since the literary classic To Kill a Mockingbird was published. 

30 July 2015

Choose your adventure at Open Day

Meet humanoid robots, play in a mass orchestra, find out how science could cure diabetes or get lost in the cloisters and gardens of one of the world’s most beautiful campuses at the University of Sydney this Open Day, Saturday 29 August

30 July 2015

Artist's 'burial' challenges views of imprisonment

In a packed gallery, Lucas Davidson was buried almost entirely beneath gravel to highlight the effects of solitary confinement.

30 July 2015

Researcher honoured in Top Ten list

A University of Sydney academic working to improve the quality of maternal and infant health care in Australia's remote communities has been recognised among the nation's top researchers.

30 July 2015

Lack of knowledge on animal disease leaves humans at risk

Researchers from the University of Sydney have painted the most detailed picture to date of major infectious diseases shared between wildlife and livestock, and found a huge gap in knowledge about diseases which could spread to humans.

30 July 2015

Policing parenting

The right to parent isn't unfettered in the eyes
of the law, writes Dr Sascha Callaghan.