Tuesday, November 16, 2021



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.

Catching and spreading kindness – the children show us how

In a recent article in Australian Educational Leader, researchers...

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. 

Indigenous Science Experience goes online for everyone in 2021

Founder of the first ever all Aboriginal boomerang team...

Slow progress – physical inactivity remains a global pandemic

A new three-paper series in the Lancet, co-led by a University of Sydney academic and featuring University of Sydney authors, reveals that since the 2016 Olympics worldwide progress to improve physical activity has stalled with deaths associated with inactivity still at more than five million per year.

Celebrating together through and beyond Covid

At this time of lockdown, the notion of celebration...

Mural in Waterloo honours Eileen O’Connor’s work with the poor

The primary school and church in Waterloo which played...

Local learning leader nominated for HESTA award

PADDINGTON: Natalie Cordukes, director of Paddington Children’s Centre (Uniting),...

Rethink Year 12 return – an open letter to the NSW Premier

Since the NSW government’s announcement that HSC students and...

Pandemics and Deadly Science feature as festival goes digital

A global biosecurity expert, a virus research director, an...

Kinchela boys reclaim their education

A landmark literacy program run by TAFE NSW is helping...

Get reading for a good cause, kids!

More than 40,000 Aussie kids are expected to read...

Don’t just smile and call me cute

Take another look. There’s so much more to me...

Recycling robot could help solve soft plastic waste crisis

Despite an improvement in plastic recycling in recent years, landfill is a growing issue. Soft plastics like cling wrap and plastic bags are a major contributor to the problem, with 94 percent going to landfill in 2016-17.

Bush playgroup brings city children back to nature

ALEXANDRIA: Young children are venturing to the bush and...

Statement from the Heart wins Sydney Peace Prize

The Uluru Statement from the Heart has been announced winner of the 2021 Sydney Peace Prize; Australia’s only international prize for peace.

Ethical use of quantum technologies in the spotlight

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.

Notre Dame graduate helps bushfire survivors to rebuild

When Celina Nunez finished university at the end of...

Cancer Council NSW and the University of Sydney partner to enhance research capacity

Cancer Council NSW and the University of Sydney have announced a joint venture to create the Daffodil Centre...

10 start-ups chosen for University accelerator program

INCUBATE, Australia’s first university-based accelerator program, has announced the 10 start-ups accepted for this year’s program.

Students help transform bread tags into wheelchairs

ALEXANDRIA: Children from Camp Australia’s before- and after-school care service at Alexandria Park Community School (APCS) have posted 1.2kg of bread tags to an organisation in South Australia and are continuing to collect tags at a fast rate.

Migrant teachers offered path to Australian accreditation

This article is sponsored by the University of Sydney....

Children paint mural on professor’s fence

DARLINGTON: Darlington Public School children recently came to the...

House names changed to honour Indigenous heritage

Leading First Nations artists, Tony Albert, Blak Douglas, Thea Perkins and Nicole Monks worked with Bourke St Public School (BSPS), parents, and Elder Uncle Jimmy Smith, to create new Aboriginal school house names and symbols unveiled during NAIDOC week in November.

Sydney’s newest museum opens

The Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney opened to the public in November. The museum has free entry and brings together the University of Sydney's collections of antiquities, natural history, historic photographs, cultural artefacts and art.

Responsible business platform wins Sydney Genesis

Yasmin Smith and Kalanjay Dhir have been awarded the 2020 Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to an emerging and a mid-career/established artist who are graduates of the Sydney College of the Arts (SCA).

The little country school in the big city exhibits artwork to neighbourhood

Like the hand-drawn rainbows in windows during Sydney’s Covid-19 lockdown in April, Darlington Public School is bringing colour to the community.

Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarships winners announced

Yasmin Smith and Kalanjay Dhir have been awarded the 2020 Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to an emerging and a mid-career/established artist who are graduates of the Sydney College of the Arts (SCA).

Masterclasses on leadership post-Covid

The University of Sydney Business School will launch a unique program which includes a suite of masterclasses and workshops on leadership in a post-Covid world, available to students in Semester 2, 2020.

Young local wins grant to fund kitchen garden

WATERLOO: Moore Park local Ezel Yildiz, aged 11, has...

University of Sydney builds ventilator to fight Covid-19

The University of Sydney and NSW Health Infrastructure have partnered to develop a simple, low-cost ventilator solution using modern design tools and 3-D printing technology.

Sydney transforms Master of Commerce to prepare students for future of work

The University of Sydney Business School has transformed the Master of Commerce, with a greater focus on core skills that will be in-demand in future workplaces.

U3A – windows on a world of wonders

Sydney U3A (University of the Third Age) is a not-for-profit volunteer-based organisation providing continuing education for people who are no longer in full-time employment. Courses and talks are conducted in a relaxed environment and participants are given opportunity to form enduring friendships while learning something new.

Greater social distancing could curb Covid-19 in 13 weeks

A University of Sydney data study from the Faculty of Engineering has revealed that social distancing must be adopted by at least 80 per cent of the Australian population to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

Happy 30th birthday, NHSPA!

Newtown High School of the Performing Arts (NHSPA) turned 30 this year and celebrated the milestone in style. On March 13, nearly 1,600 people flocked to the party, which boasted 32 stalls, 15 live bands, five dance companies and an abundance of rides. Past, present and even future students turned up in droves to enjoy the celebrations.

Sydney graduates launch face mask to protect against air pollution

With public concern about the health impacts of air pollution rising in Australia and around the globe, University of Sydney graduates have launched an innovative face mask that protects users from harmful pollutants.

How a first edition of ‘Principia’ with Newton’s notes got to Sydney

First published in 1687, Principia (Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica) is one of the most important books on natural philosophy in which Isaac Newton establishes the modern science of dynamics and outlines his three laws of motion.

Neighbourly correspondence

The University of Sydney VC responds to a former local resident whose letter was published on the SSH website last month. We include both letters here.

My work experience with the South Sydney Herald was jam packed!

I joined the South Sydney Herald team for two...

Summer school inspires next generation of Indigenous teens

Students from around Australia will attend the University of Sydney’s Wingara Mura-Bunga Barrabugu (WMBB) Summer Program. Living on campus and taking part in tailored workshops, they’ll discover what higher education has to offer.

Sydneysiders help rebuild Palestinian school

Friends of Hebron Sydney is excited about its new...

University announces musical chair

Sydney Conservatorium of Music has announced Professor Liza Lim as the inaugural Sculthorpe Chair of Australian Music.

Little scribes write to bridge the city-country divide

Children in the city are being invited to swap their life stories with children in the country under pressure from the drought as part of the My Life Story program ...

Sydney Uni’s Raising the Bar returns October 16

The University of Sydney is back turning pubs into classrooms on Wednesday October 16, as Raising the Bar Sydney returns with a series of talks designed to liven up your week and get you thinking.

Budding entrepreneurs pitch for Sydney Genesis top gong

Seven startups will pitch their ideas on Friday September 20, competing for $25,000 in prize money from Sydney Genesis, the University of Sydney’s entrepreneurship program.

Dementia research finds its perfect match online

This article is Sponsored by the University of Sydney....

Raising awareness about sexual assault

A new factsheet for students who have experienced sexual assault is available in 11 languages for international students.

Darlington School rebuild

The present school built in 1975, lists the upgrade on Dept of Education website as a new school in the Design Stage, one step along from the Planning Stage.

Going, going – goodbye to ugly building

Even so, we are also well aware that some of the structures on our campus are less than lovely — some would go so far as to say “eyesores”. We are doing our best to rectify that, and our long-term Campus Improvement Plan will see the overall aspect of the University change for the better.

New scholarship in support of Indigenous excellence

Tamara is the first in her family to graduate from university, an accomplishment she is very proud of. “If you are committed and passionate you can achieve what you want. I spent a lot of time on country camping with family and I always dreamed of building a career that allowed me to work on country and with community,” she said.

Naming and overcoming violence

Domestic and family violence. Our very own dirty little secret. Hiding in plain sight in our homes, our towns and our cities. Currently responsible for killing two women a week in Australia, it is the leading cause of death in women under 50.