Wednesday, June 16, 2021



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

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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

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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.

Inner West Bank support helps Palestinian kids at school

It’s a new year and Leichhardt Friends of Hebron are very excited about their latest project – supporting a school transport scheme in the isolated Palestinian community of Dkaika, a village so small it is not named on Google maps.

Key to successful learning

REDFERN: Key College is one of the four independent accredited colleges operated by Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets. Established in 1996, Key College serves young people who are either homeless or who have unstable living situations and who want to pursue their School Certificate.

Local crowned International Student of the Year

Leticia comes from a small rural town called Oliveira in Brazil. She left there when she was 16 years old to go to a selective school in the city before starting a mechanical engineering degree at Universidade Estadual de Campinas.

Let’s get metaphysical

New Acropolis is one of 11 not-for-profit organisations in the Sydney electorate to be awarded Volunteer Grants this year. It received $4,000. “With this grant, we are going to buy electronic devices such as a computer and data projector to help us to promote cultural and philosophical events,” said national director, Guner Orucu.

United against racism

More than 60 people attended the Forum on Racism on October 14 at the University of Sydney. The event was organised by the Racism Action Group, formed by staff and students of the university and created after the racial abuse of a doctoral student.

‘A burden that cannot be shared’ – Reflections on Mental Health Month in conversation with Dr Anthony Harris

Dr Harris is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Sydney’s medical school. He is also a practising psychiatrist of many years experience treating patients with psychotic illness, and the president of the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW.

Local wins computer science scholarship

Darlington resident and University of Sydney doctoral student Georgina Wilcox has just been awarded the Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship.

Learning to share at Wunanbiri

The pre-school values Early Childhood Education and aims to...

A modern school with an ancient history

ALEXANDRIA: Alexandria Park Community School this year celebrates its 10th anniversary, with some very impressive results. In just one year last year the school leapt from 583rd place in the HSC rankings to 66th! The school’s highest performing students were local students from the Mainstream classes.

Strike action on campus

Staff at Sydney University went on strike on March 26 and 27, supported by a large number of students. Pickets lined each of the entrances to the University from 7am, remaining until the late afternoon. Many lectures and classes were cancelled for the duration of the strike and the level of activity on campus was low.

Teaching and learning in challenging contexts

The latest act of generosity by former Big Brother entertainment executive, Neil Balnaves, is a new learning centre for Indigenous students at the University of NSW (SMH, September 22-23). Increasingly, philanthropists like Balnaves are turning their attention towards the challenge that politicians have failed to address – improving the educational opportunities of Australia’s most disadvantaged young people.

School funding based on children’s needs

On October 15, in light of the Gonski Review of school funding, Tanya Plibersek, the Federal Member for Sydney, hosted a public forum with three speakers about the Future of School Funding.

Reflections on Cambodia

Avid readers will recall Jemima Hall who featured in...