Skip to main content
University_

November

Articles

10 November 2015

Wheat disease-resistance gene identified, potential to save billions

An international team of scientists has identified a gene that can prevent some of the most significant wheat diseases-creating the potential to save more than a billion dollars in lost production in Australia each year.

10 November 2015

Why COP21 in Paris doesn't define climate change action

Paris is not the be-all and end-all for global climate change action, writes Lisette Collins for the Huffington Post Australia.

10 November 2015

The story of Wall Street's first black millionaire

Jeremiah Hamilton made white clients do his bidding. He bought insurance policies on ships he purposely destroyed. And in 1875, he died the richest black American, writes Professor Shane White.

09 November 2015

Students count down to their biggest art show yet

Over 160 students at Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) are counting down to their biggest exhibition yet as they put finishing touches on artworks for the 2015 Undergraduate Degree Show, which officially opens on Tuesday 17 November.

09 November 2015

Archaeologists uncover Roman roads from ancient Cyprus

A team of Australian archaeologists has uncovered evidence of Roman roads and colonnades in Nea Paphos, the ancient capital city of Cyprus.

09 November 2015

'Little Hands' makes a big difference for lifelong learning

A new pilot program pairing Occupational Therapy students from the University of Sydney with kindergarteners from western Sydney public schools has ended its first year with breakthrough results.

09 November 2015

Thousands of dollars in scholarships still available for 2016

If you’re studying at Sydney next year there are numerous scholarships still open for new and current students across many study areas including engineering, the sciences, education, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, medicine, social work, engineering, and business.

09 November 2015

NHMRC funding recognises University of Sydney's research excellence

This outstanding result includes funding of more than $7 million for three NHMRC centres of research excellence dedicated to the early prevention of obesity in childhood, protecting the public from emerging infectious diseases and creating a more sustainable healthcare system, with a focus on cardiovascular disease and cancer. 

09 November 2015

Sydney Ideas marks 40th anniversary of Whitlam dismissal

The University of Sydney will mark the 40th anniversary of the dismissal of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam by Governor General Sir John Kerr with a free public event bringing together three leading scholars to lend their constitutional, legal and historical research expertise on the sacking. 

09 November 2015

Screening a silent killer cuts risk of stroke and death: JAMA opinion

Screening for asymptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) in people aged 65 and over and treating it with anticoagulant medications could greatly reduce the risk of stroke and premature death, say cardiologists in today's Journal of the American Medical Association.