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20 March 2019

Alumna's $2 million gift for teaching modern and biblical Hebrew

Ann Kirby, an alumna of the University of Sydney, has left a $2 million bequest to the University to be used for teaching modern and biblical Hebrew.
20 March 2019

Design assistance for heart patients

University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning collaborates with Monash University on a long-term medical device project to redesign patient experience for patients with cardiovascular disease.
19 March 2019

Scholarship program triples completion rates for Aboriginal TAFE students

A unique teaching approach has more than tripled Aboriginal students' completion rates at TAFE, new research from the University of Sydney has found.
19 March 2019

Novel form of graphene-based optical material developed

The graphene-based material is 1000 times thinner than a human hair and can be tuned for use in solar cells, solar desalination, infrared lights and optical components.
19 March 2019

Study links breastfeeding with lower risk of heart disease

Mothers who breastfeed their babies have a lower risk of developing or dying from heart disease than those who don't breastfeed, finds new research from the University of Sydney.
18 March 2019

NSW finances face a serious squeeze unless radical action is taken

A new report by the Sydney Policy Lab at the University of Sydney reveals that any incoming NSW government faces a difficult fiscal situation, potentially threatening funding for public services.
18 March 2019

World's oldest semen still viable

Artificial insemination using the world's oldest known viable semen has a successful impregnation rate in sheep equivalent to recently frozen samples, in research from Associate Professor Simon de Graaf and Dr Jessica Rickard.
15 March 2019

University community booked for 2019 Sydney Writers' Festival

More than 30 University of Sydney academics, students and graduates will join a powerhouse line-up of speakers at this year's Sydney Writers' Festival.
15 March 2019

Why you need to get some shut-eye (and how to do it)

We all know sleep is important for focus, but did you know it could also be the key to keeping your brain healthy as you age? Our new research centre is at the forefront of these discoveries.
14 March 2019

Why the perfect office temperature is a myth

Air conditioning industries claim 22 degrees Celsius as the uniform temperature for offices to ensure peak performance by workers. Research suggests that it's not quite that simple write Professor Richard de Dear, Fan Zhang and Professor Peter Hancock.