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23 December 2021

The book I didn't expect to read this year

A perfect time capsule of sciences’ fight against COVID

23 December 2021

The effects of the Spanish Inquisition linger to this day

Two hundred years after its abolition, the Spanish Inquisition leaves a stain. The locations in which it was strong have markedly lower levels of economic activity, trust and educational attainment, write Dr Jordi Vidal-Robert and colleagues.
23 December 2021

Your daily medications could put you at greater risk of sunburn

With summer holidays underway, it's time to think about the sun and your skin, say researchers from the Sydney Pharmacy School.
22 December 2021

How our experts shaped the COVID-19 response

Perhaps more than ever before, 2021 saw an increased demand for our researchers' expertise. Governments, industry, and the public were hungry for a better understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the way forward.
22 December 2021

Farewelling Professor Alana Mann

Congratulations to Alana Mann as she heads to a new role as Professor and Head of Discipline at the University of Tasmania in 2022.
21 December 2021

Stories that challenged our thinking in 2021

Although COVID-19 again dominated the headlines this year, our people continued to test our preconceptions across a range of areas.
21 December 2021

Congratulations to Anna Sturman on the award of her doctorate

The Sydney Environment Institute is thrilled to congratulate Doctoral Fellow Anna Sturman on the award of her PhD, Capital, the State and Climate Change in Aotearoa New Zealand.
21 December 2021

Guaranteed Entry: what are my options?

There’s a lot of consider when selecting your preferences, but we’re here to help. We have answered your frequently asked questions about Guaranteed Entry, so you understand what's required to be offered a guaranteed place. 

21 December 2021

How we walk could impact future arthritis

A new study suggests a person's walking style that places more pressure on the hips and knees can contribute to future osteoarthritis. Researchers say the key is to find and catch these habits 'in the act' early on.
20 December 2021

University of Sydney awarded top honours at science education awards

The Faculty of Science has won Gold in this year’s QS Wharton Reimagine Higher Education Awards for Sydney Science 2021, an online initiative that has revitalised first-year science units and engaged more than 4000 students.
20 December 2021

5 lessons in disruption to help your child prepare for university

There's a silver lining to dealing with disruption in the final year of high school, writes Professor Suresh Cuganesan, Deputy Dean (Students and External Partnerships) at the University of Sydney Business School.
20 December 2021

Eight blockbuster films to see this summer

COVID-19-delayed blockbuster films are now being released over the holiday season. Associate Professor Bruce Isaacs, senior lecturer in Film Studies, gives us his personal recommendations and hot tips for 2022.
20 December 2021

Nutritional qualities of starch depend on the way it is digested

Starch digestion is a complex process that begins in the mouth and ends in the guts, all the while releasing glucose that provides energy for all tissues and organs and nutrients for vital gut bacteria.
20 December 2021

Fouling / Concrescing / Artmaking: three habits of an encrusting ocean

A longform essay adapted from Killian Quigley's Postdoctoral Fellowship lecture on the the dynamics that take place “where invertebrate organisms and sunken surfaces meet”.
20 December 2021

Why study mechanical engineering at Sydney

From automotives to biomedical implants, mechanical engineers use the principles of motion, energy, and force to design mechanical systems that intersect with nearly every aspect of our modern lives.
20 December 2021

26 books you should read this summer

What will you be reading this summer break? Our experts share their favourite reads from 2021. These are the books they couldn't put down, the unexpected comforts during the pandemic, the deep fascinating reads late at night and the much-loved books they reread.
20 December 2021

Hot housing market puts renters off having more kids

Based on data from a nearly 20-year period, University of Sydney research shows Australian renters are less likely to want and have more children when the property market booms. The opposite is true for home owners.
17 December 2021

PREMISE 2021 overview

The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Prevention and Early Intervention in Mental Illness and Substance Use (PREMISE) has had another successful year training future leaders and conducting innovative and exciting prevention and early intervention research for substance use and mental disorders.
17 December 2021

Professor Barry Webb AM awarded honorary Doctor of Engineering

The renowned lighting engineer has been recognised for his professional excellence, commitment to nurturing the next generation of engineers and contribution to the wider community.
17 December 2021

One-of-a-kind manikin used to track COVID-19 within indoor spaces

University of Sydney researchers are using a breathing, life-sized anatomical human model to investigate airborne transmission of COVID-19, raising questions about how we return to the 'new normal' inside buildings.