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USYD calls out bullshit

The 2016 Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year is getting a work out. ‘Post-truth’ is the subject of a new USYD research project. Simply named the Post-Truth Initiative, it pools together researchers from fields as diverse as physics, philosophy, data ...

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USYD launches ‘policy powerhouse’

Black suit jackets were apparently de rigueur at the launch of the Sydney Policy Lab at its CBD campus. By combining multi-disciplinary researchers in what professor Duncan Ivison called a “slightly edgy environment”, the self-described ‘policy powerhouse’ aims to tackle some ...

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USYD research project suspended for questionable ethics

The University of Sydney’s Human Research Ethics Committee has suspended two academics’ research project for their use of pseudonyms in analysing participants. International relations associate professors Benjamin Goldsmith and Megan Mackenzie’s project, An Open Door? Experimental Measurement of Potential Bias in Informal Pathways ...

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Redundancies reduced at Sydney

Three students were arrested at a protest over redundancies at the University of Sydney last week, where a police officer’s arm was also broken. After months of at times angry debate, including a hearing at Fair Work Australia, the university ...

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Sydney uni in Fair Work hearing

The University of Sydney faced Fair Work Australia on Friday, after the National Tertiary Education Union took it to the industrial relations tribunal over proposed mass redundancies. The case was deferred to today by adjudicator Senior Deputy President Lea Drake, ...

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Sydney Uni to go ahead with job cuts

Staff at the University of Sydney are anxiously awaiting letters dictating their futures at the institution, after management announced its intentions to go ahead with job cuts on Friday evening. The university released its Formal Change Proposal late on Friday ...

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Plea to save microscopy unit

Alarmed at proposed cutbacks at a high-performing University of Sydney science centre, former deputy director Guy Cox appeals for a re-think. In 1975 I joined the then Electron Microscope Unit (now the Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis) at the ...

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Sydney uni staff angry over job cuts

Staff angry at proposed job cuts at the University of Sydney began to dig in last week, with union members protesting outside a meeting of the university senate, and a group of senior academics firing off an open letter to ...

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