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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.
15 April 2021

Dorothy Hoddinott awarded honorary doctorate

The University of Sydney has awarded an honorary doctorate to Dorothy Hoddinott AO in recognition of her outstanding contributions to public education, social justice and human rights.
23 March 2021

Lift the curtains!

In response to COVID effectively shutting down live performance, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music was forced to rethink how opera in a time of a global pandemic could look. They took a traditionally staged opera, Cendrillon, and produced it as an opera film.
12 March 2021

Evidence shows mental illness isn't a reason to doubt women survivors

Research reveals many women demonstrate resilience after violence and abuse. Others report mental distress made worse by disappointing system responses, victim-blaming, and other negative social impacts, writes Dr Emma Tseris.
09 March 2021

Playing Beatie Bow brought to thundering life in a joyous stage play

Dr Vanessa Berry, lecturer in Creative Writing, reviews the stage production of Playing Beatie Bow by Sydney Theatre Company.
05 March 2021

A military-led internet shutdown in Myanmar may be imminent

Technology has played a key role for both sides engaged in the conflict. So what would happen if Myanmar's military shut down all communication to the outside? Dr Susan Banki from Sydney Southeast Asia Centre explains.
03 March 2021

International experience for students continues during pandemic

Despite the COVID-19 border closures, University of Sydney students have still obtained international experience as part of their degree.