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.

Grow Young with incidental exercise!

by Agata Mrva-Montoya - Published on: 1 April 2016
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Published on: 1 April 2016

“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!

Wrapping up International OA week

by Susan Murray - Published on: 27 October 2015
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Published on: 27 October 2015

Last week we set ourselves a target to publish one blog post each day about Open Access. We used the opportunity to think about our OA books which have had the most impact and the most downloads. We also looked at the impact on business models, research collaboration, and the opportunities for the future. See them all at our Sydney Publishing blog.

Plain packaging for Ireland and Britain, WHO applauds

by Susan Murray - Published on: 23 March 2015
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Published on: 23 March 2015

The UK House of Commons and the parliament of Ireland have both recently passed plain packaging legislation in the fight against tobacco use. Singapore and Norway are starting consultations, and the topic is also under consideration in South Africa, Panama, France, New Zealand and Turkey. Dr Margaret Chan, CEO of the WHO has applauded Australia’s efforts to reduce smoking.

Privatisation issues crucial to NSW election

by Susan Murray - Published on: 5 March 2015
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Published on: 5 March 2015

Privatisation is back in the news, in the lead up to the NSW state election on March 28. Emeritus Professor Bob Walker and Dr Betty Con Walker, authors of the book, Privatisation: sell off or sell out? The Australian experience have written a briefing paper showing that profts from electricity assets have been underreported to make selling them palatable to NSW taxpayers. Privatisation goes into greater detail about the downside to governments divesting public assets into private hands.

Lives of the Packers

by Susan Murray - Published on: 9 April 2014
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Published on: 9 April 2014

The Packer family are back in the news with a two-part Australian Story on Kerry Packer. Bridget Griffen-Foley talks about Kerry’s father, Sir Frank Packer, and the father-son relationship. See Part 1 on ABC iView and Part 2 on ABC1 next Monday. For more fascinating insights into the Packers, see Sir Frank Packer: a biography by Bridget Griffen-Foley.

Mali’ Buku-Ruŋanmaram wins a Mander Jones Prize

by Susan Murray - Published on: 31 October 2013
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Published on: 31 October 2013

Mali’ Buku-Ruŋanmaram won the Australian Society of Archivists Mander Jones Prize last week. The book documents collections of material culture from Arnhem Land held in the University of Sydney Archives, in particular photographs of Miliŋinbi and surrounds. ARC Indigenous Fellow Dr Joseph Neparrŋa Gumbula, a liya-ŋärra’mirri (learned, wise) Yolŋu elder and a leading authority on material culture from Arnhem Land chose and described the photos in the book.

SUP pays its respects to Mr Yunupingu

by Susan Murray - Published on: 4 June 2013
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Published on: 4 June 2013


Sydney University Press acknowledges the contribution of Mr Yunupingu who passed away yesterday. Mr Yunupingu collaborated with Aaron Corn, ARC Future Fellow & Associate Professor of Music at ANU, on the book Reflections and Voices: exploring the music of Yothu Yindi.
Aaron has written a beautiful obituary, published in The Australian today.

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