2024

Articles

24 May 2024

Professor Tom Calma awarded honorary Doctor of Letters

The renowned advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples has been recognised for his work to shape a better and fairer Australia.
23 May 2024

Age verification for social media: Do kids and parents even want it?

Age verification for social media would impact all of us. Dr Justine Humphry, Dr Catherine Page Jeffery, Dr Jonathon Hutchinson and Dr Olga Boichak from Media and Communications investigate the efficacy and risks of age-checking technologies and whether there are better approaches to mitigating online harms affecting young people.
23 May 2024

Everybody's Home: National conversation about the housing crisis

Australia's first People's Commission into the Housing Crisis reveals the human toll of housing stress, with 58 percent of respondents struggling. Led by Professor Nicole Gurran from the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, and former Labor senator Doug Cameron, the commission hears from affected citizens today. Solutions are urgently needed to ease housing stress.
23 May 2024

Three Sydney researchers elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science

Three University of Sydney scientists are among 24 researchers newly elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.
21 May 2024

Shirley Chowdhary awarded honorary doctorate

Distinguished alumna Shirley Chowdhary has been awarded an honorary doctorate in recognition of her achievements and leadership across industries and advocacy for the advancement of Indigenous education and gender equality.
21 May 2024

How three tenacious reefs can help restore global oyster populations

Researchers at the University of Sydney have revealed how our oyster reefs can provide lessons on reef restoration projects.
21 May 2024

Can you control your image? Gina Rinehart, King Charles and 'moral portraits'

From heroic Roman emperors to caricature and King Charles III, Professor Roger Benjamin from Art History discusses Vincent Namatjira's painting of Gina Rinehart and when or if a portrait's subject should have control over the artist's depiction.
20 May 2024

University of Sydney's 2023 financial position

In 2023, the University of Sydney recorded a surplus of $351.8 million in overall terms, an increase on 2022's $298.5 million surplus, yet significantly less than 2021's one-off result.
20 May 2024

Shipwreck origins: Reconnecting 'orphaned' objects

Maritime discussions in Southeast Asia often overlook underwater heritage. A new research project co-led by the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre addresses the issue of salvaged cultural items losing their historical context due to commercial and illicit salvaging. By using archaeological science and engaging local communities, the project aims to trace objects back to their original shipwrecks.
20 May 2024

ChatGPT is now better than ever at faking human emotion and behaviour

As AI becomes more adept at mimicking human emotion, the risk of users forming deep emotional attachments could lead to over-reliance, manipulation and even harm, writes Dr Marcel Scharth for The Conversation.