Monday, April 22, 2024

Mark Scott

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Experts swap lecture halls and boardrooms for local bars and pubs

On Tuesday April 9, for one night only, 10 venues across Sydney will help boost your intellect and host 20 free talks about “Healthier Futures” – with topics including the benefits of riding public transport with dogs, how big vape is hooking the next generation and wearable technology that can improve your mental health.

Dancing may be better than other exercise for improving mental health

A structured dance program of at least six weeks’ duration can significantly improve psychological and cognitive health outcomes equivalent to other forms of structured exercise interventions, finds new research from Australian researchers.

Melanoma treatment pioneers awarded 2024 Australian of the Year

University of Sydney Professors Georgina Long AO and Richard Scolyer AO, co-medical directors of the Melanoma Institute Australia, have jointly won the prestigious Australian of the Year award for their pioneering work in the treatment of melanoma.

Delayed cord clamping could halve risk of death in premature babies

Waiting for two minutes or longer to clamp the umbilical cord of a premature baby soon after birth could help reduce the risk of death, compared with immediately clamping the umbilical cord, or waiting a shorter time before doing so. Delaying clamping could decrease the child’s risk of death by more than half relative to immediate clamping.

Simulator lets students and researchers pilot aircraft, spaceships

Captain a SpaceX Starship or an F-16 in a first-of-a-kind experience. The University of Sydney has acquired a 360-degree rotating cockpit simulator, allowing researchers and students to replicate the experience of piloting any aircraft from an A380 to a spaceship.

Sydney Uni hosts prestigious THE World Academic Summit

The University of Sydney has hosted over 500 higher education leaders from 46 countries at the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit 2023.

How a cat got people talking about rare neurological diseases

A wobbly “scouse” cat named Phineas belonging to two biomedical researchers at the University of Sydney has become an internet sensation bringing the pair’ s passion for neuroscience education outside the classroom and onto the smart phones of millions of people around the world.

Indigenous Year 12 students taste university life

Year 12 students from across the country took part in a five-day program (July 10 to 14) at the University of Sydney designed to build their educational confidence and motivation and prepare for university.

New research suggests ways to reduce jet lag

Journalist Lech Blaine, author of Car Crash: A Memoir and Quarterly Essay “Top Blokes”, will join the Charles Perkins Centre as the 2023 Judy Harris Writer in Residence.

Lech Blaine named Charles Perkins Centre 2023 Writer in Residence

Journalist Lech Blaine, author of Car Crash: A Memoir and Quarterly Essay “Top Blokes”, will join the Charles Perkins Centre as the 2023 Judy Harris Writer in Residence.

Life-changing scholarship brings Sumit from the Tigri slum community to the University of Sydney

This article is sponsored by the University of Sydney. Authorised by Vice-Chancellor and Principal Prof. Mark Scott. Enquiries: 9351 2000; info.centre@sydney.edu.au _________________________________________________________________ Last year Sumit was...

Welcome to Deborah Cheetham Fraillon as Chair of Vocal Studies

This article is sponsored by the University of Sydney. Authorised by Vice-Chancellor and Principal Prof. Mark Scott. Enquiries: 9351 2000; info.centre@sydney.edu.au _________________________________________________________________ The University of Sydney...

‘Our biggest Welcome Program in three years’

The University of Sydney kicked off its biggest-ever Welcome Program last month as students began to arrive on campus for the start of the academic year.

New scholarship supports under-represented students

Sydney University’s new MySydney Entry and Scholarship Scheme offers eligible student from disadvantaged backgrounds admission to an undergraduate degree based on an adjusted ATAR, plus an $8,500 per annum scholarship for the duration of their degree.

Lego replica of Tutankhamun’s coffin at Chau Chak Wing Museum

The University of Sydney has jumped four places in the 2023 edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University rankings to 54th position globally out of 1,799 institutions worldwide.  

University of Sydney jumps four places in 2023 THE rankings

The University of Sydney has jumped four places in the 2023 edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University rankings to 54th position globally out of 1,799 institutions worldwide.  

University of Sydney’s 10-year strategy commits to more than double scholarships for under-represented students

In September, the University of Sydney released our 10-year strategy, with immediate commitments to more than double scholarship support for under-represented domestic students and invest nearly half a billion dollars in a world-leading biomedical precinct.

Historic $478m investment to change healthcare in Australia forever

The University of Sydney Rocketry Team was recently announced as the overall winner of the Spaceport America Cup intercollegiate rocketry competition, held annually in New Mexico.

Historic $478m investment to change healthcare in Australia forever

This week the University of Sydney announced its largest ever capital investment, a landmark $478 million, to build a nation-leading biomedical precinct to fast-track research and patient care in NSW.

Sydney rocketry students announced as world champions

The University of Sydney Rocketry Team was recently announced as the overall winner of the Spaceport America Cup intercollegiate rocketry competition, held annually in New Mexico.

Sentient Paper exhibition celebrates artistry and innovation

Sentient Paper, the latest exhibition in the China Gallery of the University of Sydney’s Chau Chak Wing Museum, celebrates the dynamic spirit of paper – a supple yet robust material that has a special place in Chinese history, thought and art.

New partnerships drive collaboration with Indigenous businesses

The University of Sydney has launched new partnerships with not-for-profit organisations, the NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce and Supply Nation, to drive collaboration with Indigenous-owned businesses.

Sensor bracelet designed to give back control to hand-impaired

People who lack the ability to use their hands from conditions like motor neurone disease and cerebral palsy may one day be able to play video games that require a handheld controller through the use of customisable, wearable 3D printed bracelets.

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 (SCM) is designing a musical intervention to help those at risk of cognitive decline.

University of Sydney welcomes students back to campus

After months of online learning during the pandemic, the University of Sydney celebrated the return of students during Welcome Week (February 14-18).

Meat eating link to inflammation, worse gut health and MS

Eating more meat, having less of a carbohydrate-digesting bacteria in the gut and more pro-inflammatory immune cells in the blood, all link with multiple sclerosis (MS), an international team has found.

Promising results for University of Sydney bionic eye

A bionic eye being developed by a team of biomedical researchers at the University of Sydney and UNSW has shown to be safe and stable for long-term implantation in a three-month study, paving the way towards human trials.

The bionic eye that could help blind people navigate the world

For people with impaired eyesight or no sight at all, the world is an enormous obstacle course. Professor Gregg Suaning is pushing vision capture and nerve stimulation technologies beyond their limits to help clear a path.

Mental health modelling recognised globally

The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) is warning that without concerted and effective action, the disruption caused by Covid-19 will cast a “long shadow” on mental health.

Start-up raises $784,000 for baby resuscitation system

A University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital start-up has raised almost $800,000 in a recent investment round for a paediatric medical device designed to safely resuscitate babies who struggle to begin breathing after birth.