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Women architects debate future ways to work

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

The University of Sydney in collaboration with Parlour Inc will host a panel of four powerhouse women architects for a robust debate on changes needed in architecture to create a more equitable and sustainable profession in the future.

National salt reduction goal could aid fight against cardiovascular disease

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Setting a national salt reduction target could be an effective way to stem cardiovascular disease, propose University of Sydney researchers.

The Slackers reunite for Cosmic Love Wonder Lust

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Leading contemporary artists from the radical Imperial Slacks artist collective of the late 1990s will reunite next month in a new exhibition jointly presented by Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) and Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Doing Time exhibition challenges views of imprisonment

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

An exhibition devised by the Sydney Law School and the Sydney Institute of Criminology brings artists together for a creative and informed response to growing rates of imprisonment and detention.

Harper Lee's gamble could undermine her Mockingbird

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

American author Harper Lee is taking a bold gamble by sanctioning the publication of the follow-up to To Kill A Mockingbird, writes Professor Paul Giles for The Conversation.

Quad, set and match: University of Sydney's hidden tennis past

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

One of Sydney's most iconic buildings - the University of Sydney Quadrangle - has an unlikely past: as a tennis court. As all eyes turn to Wimbledon for this weekend's finals, a University of Sydney historian is asking Sydney-siders to consider this forgotten slice of local tennis lore.

Hockey v Fairfax should start the debate on defamation law reform

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

The complexity of defamation law is a real problem, writes Associate Professor David Rolph for The Conversation.

Australian citizens have the right to return home

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Regardless of their conduct or relationship to culpable persons, Australian citizens have the right to return to their country, writes Professor Helen Irving.

Why women are not joining the defence forces

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

The combat exclusion has gone but the military remains an unwelcoming place for women soldiers, research suggests.

Dying to Talk: Australians with intellectual disability in the dark about death

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Researchers from the University of Sydney have embarked on a landmark project to ensure Australians with intellectual disability understand the concept of death and their own mortality, and are appropriately supported to comprehend and cope with end-of-life issues.