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13 November 2015

New director for the China Studies Centre

The University of Sydney has appointed Professor Jeffrey Riegel as the interim director of the China Studies Centre.

13 November 2015

Brain cancer experts crowdsource a cure for deadly glioblastoma

Leading clinicians and researchers are plotting to disrupt a deadly brain cancer.

12 November 2015

Big Tobacco: 'Of all the concerns, there is one - taxation - which alarms us the most'

Despite popular cynicism, tax increases are instrumental in reducing smoking rates, argues Professor Simon Chapman.

12 November 2015

We will find a way to predict the spread of disease

Software 'agents' modelled on real-life individuals will be used by University of Sydney researchers to develop high-precision computer models that can predict where or when an epidemic may strike.

11 November 2015

US conservatives in crisis

The frontrunners for the Republican nomination are symptomatic of their party's decline, argues Tom Switzer.

11 November 2015

Engineers don't just build things, they can help change the world

A mission to improve the living conditions of the least privileged citizens of the world - in Australia and overseas - needs to be at the forefront of engineering education, argue Petr Matous and Abbas El-Zein.

11 November 2015

Remembrance Day: Lest we forget

Honouring those who have died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts, we share the letters of graduate Eric Mortley Fisher from the Gallipoli frontline.

10 November 2015

Political satirists aren't freedom fighters, says Bassem Youssef

The role of political satirists is simple: to 'bring more people to the table', renowned comedian and freedom-of-speech advocate Bassem Youssef told a packed MacLaurin Hall at the University of Sydney last week.

10 November 2015

Trailblazing disability campaigner takes on stereotypes and wins

Joan Hume (DipEd '69, BA '69, MA '84) has spent a lifetime advocating for people with disabilities.

10 November 2015

Art helps make the world a better place

Since 1998 the Sydney Peace Prize has been recognising peace builders in both Australia and overseas. Now, an artist is joining the winners circle, reflects David Hirsch.