26 April 2016

Teaching literacy can't be done in five easy steps

One of the best ways for children to excel in reading comprehension is for them to interact widely with a wide range of books, selected by them, for enjoyment, writes Professor Robyn Ewing.

26 April 2016

Government's subsidised dental care plan cautiously welcomed

The University of Sydney’s Dean of Dentistry, Professor Chris Peck has cautiously welcomed the federal government’s plan to spend $5 billion over four years subsidising a public dental scheme it hopes will provide treatment to more than 10 million people.

26 April 2016

An elusive virtuoso who embraced ambiguity and female desire

Sacred. Profane. Lover. Slave. Coy. Explicit. Intimate. Epic. Human. Messiah. Prince was a study in oppositions, ambiguity, and resistance.

26 April 2016

Outstanding achievements honoured at the 2016 Alumni Awards

Artists are a mad bunch, but "we’re all thinkers", said noted artist and activist Ben Quilty (BVA '96) as he accepted his award for Cultural Contribution at the 2016 Alumni Awards last week.

23 April 2016

International Day celebrates the diverse flavours of Sydney

Eastern Avenue came alive last week with music, colour, food and fun as we celebrated the diversity of our student community at International Day.

23 April 2016

Lest we forget

This ANZAC Day we share the story of graduate Robert 'Jack' Massie who sacrificed a blossoming sporting career to fight in World War One.

22 April 2016

The Paris Climate Agreement: What comes next for Australia will be hard

We know that to make a meaningful contribution to combating climate change, Australia needs a credible path to net zero emissions by 2050, writes Professor Tim Stephens. 

21 April 2016

Vale Dame Leonie Kramer

The University of Sydney expresses its condolences to Dame Leonie Kramer's family and her large community of friends, following news of the passing of the former chancellor. 

21 April 2016

An Anzac myth

In this essay for The Monthly, Professor Mark McKenna considers whether Turkey and Australia have memorialised a romantic image of Gallipoli. 

21 April 2016

Universities need funding reform, not more cuts

A large cut to university funding will hurt Australia's innovation plans, writes Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Dr Michael Spence.