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21 April 2016

Wakil donation to transform approach to health care

The University of Sydney has received a $35 million gift from the Susan and Isaac Wakil Foundation.  In 2015 the Wakils gave an unprecedented $10.8 million to Sydney Nursing School to establish 12 annual nursing scholarships, bringing their total University giving to nearly $46 million. 

21 April 2016

Game of Thrones and the fluid world of medieval gender

The hit television series Games of Thrones never even approaches the slippery and surprising world of gender manipulation and redefinition that existed in medieval spirituality, writes Dr Juanita Ruys.

20 April 2016

Microsoft supports Sydney University quantum effort

The Quantum Nanoscience Laboratory at the University of Sydney, headed by Professor David Reilly, is among a small collection of labs worldwide that are collaborating with Microsoft on quantum computing by doing revolutionary engineering and physics.

20 April 2016

Leading health experts join fight against childhood obesity

A world-first research centre exclusively focused on tackling the childhood obesity epidemic will launch this week at the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre (CPC).

20 April 2016

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music lights up for Vivid Sydney

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music will be a beacon of stunning light and live music as part of the opening weekend of Vivid Sydney for the first time. 

20 April 2016

Australia's first nanoscience facility

The first facility built for nanoscience in Australia was launched at the University of Sydney in April. The Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology is the most advanced facility for nanoscience in the region. 

20 April 2016

On my desk: Craig Barker

As an archaeologist with an office right next to the Nicholson Museum where he often leads school tour groups and classes, Dr Craig Barker is close to lots of history. Here he talks about the objects that tell the story of his work.

20 April 2016

My favourite

Karn Ghosh was an award winning student destined to start his own business. He is now CEO of health-tech start-up, Hit 100. Here he talks about some of his favourite things and photographs he's taken of them.

20 April 2016

Through the lens

Photographer and alumna Edwina Pickles shares her stunning and unsettling images of Eastern Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp - the largest in the world.

20 April 2016

At the heart of dementia

Finding a treatment for dementia is an international priority. Protein plaque in the brain is the main focus, but Professor Jonathan Stone believes plaque is just a side effect of other events caused by the beating of the heart.