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23 January 2020

Back to school: 6 tips from our experts

What can parents and educators do to support students starting school? With the new school year around the corner, University of Sydney experts in education, child psychology and children's health provide evidence-based tips.
23 January 2020

Fulbright Scholarship success

This year, the University of Sydney has its largest contingent of Fulbright Scholars since 1972, with eight members of the University community receiving the prestigious scholarship to undertake further study and research in the United States.
23 January 2020

Dissecting Prime Ministers' Australia Day speeches

Australia Day and Anzac Day are meant to be opportunities for Prime Ministers to unite and inspire Australians, yet research suggests that their speeches often don't reflect diversity and can even marginalise certain groups.
22 January 2020

The NDIS and mental illness: what needs to change?

It's hard for people with severe mental illness to get in the NDIS and the problems don't stop there, write Nicola Hancock and Jennifer Smith-Merry from the Centre for Disability Research and Policy.
21 January 2020

6 steps to successful weight loss for women

Obesity researcher Dr Nick Fuller outlines his six key steps to healthy weight loss for women, using his evidence-based Interval Weight Loss approach.
21 January 2020

Cousin took a DNA test? Courts could use it to profile you

Police already use DNA databases to identify suspects, but what if judges used them to inform sentencing decisions? Dr Allan McCay and Christopher Lean investigate.
21 January 2020

How a first edition of Principia with Isaac Newton's notes got to Sydney

The University of Sydney copy of Principia is one of only four in the world known to have handwriting by Sir Isaac Newton.
17 January 2020

Bushfires left millions of animals dead. We should use them, not bury them.

Carcasses can play a positive role as landscapes recover from bushfires, providing rich nutrients for other native animal, microbial and plant species.
17 January 2020

Live-in program inspires future engineers

25 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from years 10, 11 and 12 have attended a one-week program at the Faculty of Engineering to learn key skills and meet experts from the sector.
17 January 2020

Changes to Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness

Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness, the body responsible for all of the University of Sydney's sport, fitness and recreation activities, begins 2020 with a change of structure and management.