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04 August 2016

In praise of the Sirius building, a ruined remnant of idealistic times

With a ministerial refusal to act on the NSW Heritage Council’s findings, Sydney’s Sirius building has lost its heritage appeal. Demolition is now imminent and the building has been, philosophically at least, abandoned.

04 August 2016

The jobs of the future

The flow of reports about the impact of automation, mostly dire, continues. The big question is whether we are facing more of the same, or whether the exponential technologies will usher in more dramatic changes, writes Honorary Professor Ron Johnston.  

03 August 2016

Satellite images of world at night can map rural poverty

A University of Sydney-bound economist has mapped people’s access to electricity to identify economic inequality in oil-rich countries.

03 August 2016

Blueprint to overcome Anglo Celtic bias in leadership

A new 'blueprint' for cultural diversity and inclusive leadership based on research undertaken by the Business School was revealed this week.

03 August 2016

Poche Patron calls for increased funding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research projects

Professor Tom Calma AO appealed to the ARC to match the NHMRC's level of funding for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander projects at a University of Sydney health research showcase last week.

03 August 2016

Art show gives PhD students valuable curating experience

Bingqing Wei and Minerva Inwald have melded theory with hands-on experience for the University Art Gallery's latest exhibition. 

02 August 2016

Elite Athletes vs Couch Potatoes: can the Rio Games bridge the divide?

In the lead up to Rio 2016, Dr Chris Neff is joined by Senior Lecturer Dr Steve Georgakis (HumanMov)(’94) PhD(’00) BEd MEd(’11) to discuss the growing commercialisation of sport and the impact this has on participation.

02 August 2016

FemFlix revisits an overlooked decade of 90s feminism in Australia

An overlooked decade of 90s feminism that saw the rise of cyberfeminists, zine counter culture and high-octane post-punk gestures on screen is revisited in a new exhibition FemFlix at Sydney College of the Arts from 10 August to 3 September 2016.

02 August 2016

We are wasting our waste

Australia needs technology innovations, in particular, new technologies for the sustainable processing of industrial waste or by-products.  

02 August 2016

Faintest hisses from space reveal famous star’s past life

Research led by a PhD student investigating the cosmic ruins of a famous star has resulted in the piecing together of its past dating back millions of years. The star's spectacular explosion 29 years ago was the closest seen from Earth; the findings about supernova remnant 1987A will help astrophysicists' understanding of supernovas generally.