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16 July 2019

Cannabis treatment counters addiction: first study of its kind

A Sydney-led study published in a JAMA journal provides the first strong evidence that medicinal cannabis could reduce the rate of relapse for users of cannabis - a leading cause of drug treatment episodes in Australia.
15 July 2019

Making deer fair game for unlicensed hunting in NSW

The NSW government last week revealed plans to ease shooting restrictions on feral deer. If the plans go ahead, deer will be stripped of their status as a game animal, writes Dr Thomas Newsome and PhD candidate Emma Spencer.
15 July 2019

Sydney appoints new Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Life)

The University of Sydney has appointed Dr Susanna Scarparo to the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Life) commencing on 1 October 2019.
12 July 2019

Why cultural competence is important

As Australia celebrates NAIDOC Week 2019, we talk to Rebecca Halliday, Sydney's new Director of Indigenous External Relationship Development, about why the University's focus on cultural competence is so important.
12 July 2019

Designed in Italy. Made in Australia.

Through research, a series of original work and new documentation, the exhibition Designed in Italy. Made in Australia, will for the first time, showcase the comprehensive work developed during the 1960s and 70s by world-famous Italian engineer Pier Luigi Nervi.
12 July 2019

Eating a bit less reduces heart attack risk, study shows

The first international study of moderate calorie restriction in non-obese people with clinically normal risk factors, centred in the United States, has noted significantly reduced risk of heart attack, even in young adults.
12 July 2019

2019 ABC Top 5 Humanities Media Residencies announced

The winners of the 2019 ABC Top 5 Humanities and Social Sciences Media Residencies have been announced, supported by the University of Sydney.
12 July 2019

A fish called Wakanda a new species of fairy wrasse

Inspired by the Marvel film Black Panther, Yi-Kai Tea has named a new species of fairy wrasse after the fictional country Wakanda. Mr Tea believes taxonomy is a vital component in conservation science.
11 July 2019

Students tackle climate change with Tech Mahindra's research arm

University of Sydney students will this week share their ideas on how to tackle water shortages and air pollution with Tech Mahindra's Makers Lab, marking the completion of the first Industry and Community Project Unit (ICPU) in India.
11 July 2019

The Sydney astronomer tackling the mysteries of the universe

For nearly six decades, Professor Richard Hunstead has looked for answers in the heavens, and for better ways of doing things on Earth.