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10 May 2022

First Nations poet Evelyn Araluen wins prestigious prize

Evelyn Araluen, 29, is the youngest winner of the 2022 Stella Prize for women and non-binary writers, and the first poet to win the Australian literary award worth $60,000 for her book of poetry Dropbear.
22 April 2022

Glasses bring colour to the museum

In an Australian first, colour blind visitors to the Chau Chak Wing Museum will be able to experience exhibitions in vibrant colour thanks to a partnership with EnChroma, creators of glasses for colour blindness.
21 April 2022

Ross Steele named Honorary Fellow

Associate Professor Ross Steele AM, author of 37 books in French and English on subjects including French culture, language, and the teaching of the French language, has been named an Honorary Fellow.
19 April 2022

How to be a better manager, parent and teacher

A new study suggests that management, teaching, and parenting strategies that are "autonomy-supportive" rather than controlling unlock people's "good sides".
08 April 2022

Reimagining history

Chris Fox from the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning has unveiled his newly commissioned installation, Immerge which reimagines a piece of history through the use of recycled components of the former Rozelle Tram Depot water tank.
06 April 2022

University of Sydney rises in QS subject rankings

In the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject, the University of Sydney has nine subjects in the top 20 and 28 subjects in the top 50 globally.
06 April 2022

Sydney Con Jazz Festival 2022

Sample the best of jazz from here and abroad at the fifth Sydney Con Jazz Festival (SCJF), taking place at Sydney's Conservatorium of Music on 5 June. Over 100 leading jazz artists from Australia, US and Europe will perform in over 24 concerts.
06 April 2022

The best way to read Jane Austen? Out loud!

Dr Ruth Wilson's PhD thesis proposed an unusual strategy in her re-imagining of established practices for teaching and reading the novels of Jane Austen: reading them out loud. Now her PhD has led to a memoir "The Jane Austen Remedy".
04 April 2022

Botany Bay spears obtained in 1770 to be displayed in Sydney

The Kamay spears, taken by Lieutenant James Cook from Botany Bay in 1770, are finally returning to Sydney.
30 March 2022

New public policy institute welcomes Chair

The James Martin Institute for Public Policy, of which the University of Sydney is a founding member, today announced the appointment of its new Chair of the Board.
25 March 2022

School strike for climate: why are students still striking?

Dr Blanche Verlie, a climate sociologist says schools are failing to provide students with climate education. So, what do the kids do? To learn about climate action, they're taking to the street.
24 March 2022

Can music slow the onset of neurodegenerative disease?

A new collaboration between the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music will be launched on 25 March. Together, with support of a generous gift, they are designing a musical intervention to help those at risk of cognitive decline.
22 March 2022

Celebrated conductor to lead Symphony Orchestra

For one night only, on 25 March, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music's Symphony Orchestra will be led by celebrated guest conductor Ola Rudner. This is the Orchestra's first public performance after an absence of more than two years.
02 March 2022

Indigenous heritage curator appointed to Chau Chak Wing Museum

The new curator of Indigenous heritage at the Chau Chak Wing Museum will continue to work in partnership with First Nations communities.
28 February 2022

Queerness as a source of resilience for Pacific LGBTIQ+ community

A new paper outlines Pacific peoples' rich and diverse history with sexual differences and how Western religion introduced shame and homophobia. Now the Pacific LGBTIQ+ community is reclaiming queerness on its own terms.
25 February 2022

Russia-Ukraine war: experts explain

University of Sydney experts weigh in on the rapidly escalating Russia-Ukraine war.
10 February 2022

Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship winners announced

$40,000 has been awarded to Sydney College of the Arts alumni Emily Hunt and Pamela Pirovic. Every year, the Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarships are awarded to one mid-career/established artist and one emerging artist.
07 February 2022

Why Ukrainians are ready to fight for their democracy

Dr Olga Boichak, lecturer in Digital Cultures and Ukraine expert, maps the strategies of Russian interference across 30 years of Ukraine's independence.
03 February 2022

COVID-19 guide developed for Pasifika community

University of Sydney and Multiculturalism NSW create easy-to-read COVID-19 information for Pasifika communities in six languages with infographics.
02 February 2022

Beijing Olympics: How will China handle COVID-19 and protests?

David Goodman, Director of the China Studies Centre and Professor of Chinese Politics examines the dual threat of COVID-19 and potential political protests at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.