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25 September 2018

Old and modern architecture the focus of building conservation

In a time of dramatic change, conserving precious architecture, objects and places becomes even more important. But alumna, Susan Macdonald, knows it takes more than good intentions - it takes detective work and new thinking.
25 September 2018

Security the only cost in the marketplace of ideas

Universities should be places where ideas of every type are protested and defended. This is the everyday experience of students at universities, writes Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence in The Australian.
25 September 2018

Trailblazing academic takes out major umpiring prize

University of Sydney Education academic Dr Victoria Rawlings has been named the Sydney AFL Umpire of the Year, the first female umpire to take home the title.
25 September 2018

Planning controls not keeping pace with online holiday rentals

Australia needs new planning tools to manage the rapid growth in listings on Airbnb and other online holiday rental platforms, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Sydney.
25 September 2018

Sisters do it for themselves

Termite colonies have been found to thrive and reproduce without males, new research from the University of Sydney reveals.
24 September 2018

University of Sydney academics on tour for one night only

After three sold-out seasons, Raising the Bar returns to Sydney on Wednesday 17 October. Join us as our academics take to Sydney's bars to talk heatwaves, happiness, artificial intelligence and much more.
24 September 2018

Residential aged-care doesn't meet older people's emotional needs

In the wake of ABC's Four Corners investigation Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low explains why Australia's current aged-care system is failing older people and the fundamental shift needed to change things.
21 September 2018

Transforming devastated landscapes with permaculture

The humanitarian crises that most of us only read about are often witnessed firsthand by alumna Rosemary Morrow, as she travels the world to help refugees and displaced people grow food.
20 September 2018

How the law failed the victims of the Bowraville murder case

Last week, the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal added another chapter to the decades-long story of injustice for the Indigenous community of Bowraville. David Hamer from Sydney Law School explores how the laws of 'double jeopardy' have put obstacles in the path of the prosecution for a third child murder.
20 September 2018

Can video game exercises help chronic low back pain?

A new study from University of Sydney found the effect of an 8-week home-based video game program was comparable to exercise programs completed under the supervision of a physiotherapist.