A review of ‘The Fiction of Tim Winton’

by Agata Mrva-Montoya - Published on: 6 April 2017
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The Fiction of Tim Winton
A great review of Lyn McCredden’s The Fiction of Tim Winton appeared over the weekend in The Australian. ‘The Fiction of Tim Winton is an intelligent and exhaustively researched contribution to studies of Winton’s writing. This book is also an example of sophisticated and immensely readable literary analysis.’ (Jay Daniel Thomson)

Happy International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month!

by Agata Mrva-Montoya - Published on: 8 March 2017
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Published on: 8 March 2017

Editing for a cause. Wikimedia Commons

We’re very excited to be celebrating the Women’s History Month with a Wikipedia edit-a-thon on 28 March. We’ll be getting together with the University of Sydney students, staff and the wider community to improve the representation of Australian women on the world’s favourite encyclopedia.

Happy 140th birthday, May Gibbs!

by Susan Murray - Published on: 17 January 2017
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Published on: 17 January 2017

May Gibbs, mother of the gumnuts

Today we celebrate the 140th birthday of May Gibbs, Australian author and illustrator, and her extraordinary legacy.

Professor Rick Shine, snakes, lizards and cane toads

by Susan Murray - Published on: 20 October 2016
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Published on: 20 October 2016

Cane toads: a tale of sugar, politics and flawed science

Congratulations to Professor Rick Shine for winning the 2016 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. Professor Shine’s research into cane toads and their effects on predators are a vital component of Nigel Turvey’s book on cane toads and other invasive introduced species, Cane toads: a tale of sugar, politics and flawed science.

Doglogbook, the app to ensure optimum quality of life and happiness

by Susan Murray - Published on: 14 September 2016
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Carrots and sticks: principles of animal training

Doglogbook has been designed by animal welfare scientists in the Faculty of Veterinary Science to be a dog’s new best friend, helping ensure optimum quality of life and happiness – from puppyhood through to old age to assist with difficult end-of-life decisions. The app complements research and information from Professors Paul McGreevy and Bob Boakes, in their book, Carrots and sticks: principles of animal training.

Gardens of History and Imagination

by Agata Mrva-Montoya - Published on: 21 June 2016
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Published on: 21 June 2016

Gardens of History and Imagination

Published to coincide with the bicentennial celebrations of the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Gardens of History and Imagination: Growing New South Wales will delight gardeners and history buffs alike. The book features ten scholars, members of the Independent Scholars Association (Sybil Jack, Janet George, Gaynor Macdonald, Ailsa McPherson, Colleen Morris, Gretchen Poiner, John Ramsland, Stuart Read, Catherine Rogers and Sue Rosen) exploring the social, cultural and economic significance of gardens in the history of New South Wales. The book is beautifully produced and richly illustrated with rarely seen images from the State Library’s Mitchell collections.

Focus on archaeology

by Agata Mrva-Montoya - Published on: 17 May 2016
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Published on: 17 May 2016

Would you like to learn more about what archaeologists do? Participate in the celebration of National Archaeology Week with events and activities for the general public organised throughout Australia to discover how archaeologists work and how they contribute to the study of the human past. Since 2003, National Archaeology Week has focused on showcasing the work of Australian archaeologists at home and overseas, and promoting the importance of protecting Australia’s archaeological heritage. And if you cannot get to any events, you can always read a book.

Grow Young with incidental exercise!

by Agata Mrva-Montoya - Published on: 1 April 2016
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“Grow Young” is the theme of this year’s NSW Seniors Festival with numerous events running from 1 to 10 April across the state. In its 59th year, the festival celebrates seniors and encourages them to be active, social and healthy. The need to be physically active is very important at any stage of life, but particularly for seniors, for whom it is a key to staying healthy and independent. LiFE program developed at the University of Sydney teaches seniors how they can easily and effectively integrate balance and strength activities into regular daily activities. Grow Young with incidental exercise!

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