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07 October 2021

Lift in restrictions: Sydney experts on what we can expect

Experts in health, psychology and pandemic modelling comment on what Australians can expect as the nation emerges from pandemic restrictions.
07 October 2021

Review of COVID and mental health finds hope but growing inequalities

Australia's Mental Health Think Tank review of mental health impacts of the pandemic has found most people will recover. However, those hit particularly hard will find it difficult to bounce back, write Sydney experts.

23 September 2021

Sydney student tackles master's degree from home in Delhi slum

Tushar Joshi has won the Sydney Scholars India Equity Scholarship, commencing a Master of International Relations. Due to COVID-19, he is studying remotely from the one-room home he shares with his family of four.
21 September 2021

First Peoples arts company shares unique insights with students

Moogahlin Performing Arts, the renowned Sydney First Peoples arts company, is in residence in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies enabling students to observe the process of fine-tuning a script with actors.
09 September 2021

Your child's well-being must come first: 5 lockdown tips

Social and emotional well-being is the greatest cost of lockdowns, for both students and parents, writes Dr Nikki Brunker in Education. Schools are supporting students, and we can look for glimmers of hope in supporting our children respond to challenges.
06 August 2021

$6m bequest for archaeology from former professor and curator

Archaeology professor, curator of the Nicholson Museum for 37 years and founder of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, Professor Cambitoglou has bequeathed $6 million to the Institute.
28 July 2021

Do search engines influence you more than you think?

The Australian Search Experience is a citizen science project calling on Australian Internet users to help solve search engine secrets. Why do search engines order and display information the way they do? Help us find out.
15 July 2021

Tokyo 2021: our experts on the Games and the impact of COVID-19

Tokyo 2021 will be unusual in many ways. Sydney researchers discuss the COVID-19 Games, and why the Olympics (mostly) go on, even in the toughest of circumstances.
05 July 2021

Facebook still allowing hate speech on public pages

Researchers at the University of Sydney and University of Queensland are calling on Facebook to do more consultation and offer better training for page moderators to respond to online hate speech in the Asia Pacific region.
24 June 2021

Being Anglo-Saxon a matter of language and culture, not genetics

A new study from archaeologists at University of Sydney and Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, has provided important new evidence to answer the question: Who exactly were the Anglo-Saxons?
23 June 2021

Sydney academics and alumni named 2021 Fulbright Scholars

From biomedical engineering to river science, academics and alumni of the University of Sydney have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships.
22 June 2021

'A poem can provide a moment of calm contemplation'

Dr Sarah Holland-Batt is the 2021 Judy Harris Writer in Residence. She the first poet to undertake the residency, awarded to a writer who explores health-related themes.
09 June 2021

The Other Portrait

A new exhibition brings together the works of contemporary artists who explore the concept and traditions of portraiture. The exhibition will be accompanied by a panel discussion and a series of artist talks.
19 May 2021

Why benchmark human rights in financial services?

The link between financial services' business activities and their human rights impacts are not well understood. Publicly benchmarking performance can create pressure to improve: our benchmark offers a snapshot of FSE performance and a way toward better outcomes.
18 May 2021

The best things to see and do at the Chau Chak Wing Museum

With a dizzying collection of art, history, science and ancient cultures sprawling over four floors, where do you start? What should you do? Well, this guide is for you.

12 May 2021

5 things you need to know about the federal budget

From aged care and mental health to childcare and superannuation, experts from the University of Sydney respond to key announcements in the 2021-2022 federal budget.
11 May 2021

Pop art meets ancient Egypt

An introductory exhibition at the Chau Chak Wing Museum shows the possibilities created by bringing three museum collections under one roof.
10 May 2021

Australians support mandatory COVID-19 vaccine: survey

Three-quarters of Australians would support a government requirement to be vaccinated in order to work, travel or study. This number is higher than the number of Australians who would agree to the vaccine voluntarily, a survey has found.
29 April 2021

Homecoming for some of our greatest jazz exports

The Sydney Con Jazz Festival offers the best of jazz from Australia and the rest of the world. All five of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music's world-class concert halls and facilities will be on show allowing audiences to wander between acts and experience performances by over 120 artists.
21 April 2021

Quantum ethics project awarded DFAT grant

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has awarded the Centre for International Security Studies (CISS) $800,000 over two years to develop accords for the ethical use of quantum technologies.