Arts and Society

Influencing the cultural conversation

Arts and Society

Influencing the cultural conversation

Get out now: Why Sydney’s first catastrophic fire warning will save lives
The first “catastrophic” fire danger rating for the Greater Sydney, Greater Hunter and Illawarra Shoalhaven areas comes with warnings that people living in bushfire zones should get out now.
Life after the HSC: how to find the right job
You don't have to decide what to do with the rest of your life right now -  in this cheat sheet for school leavers, workplace expert Dr Patrick Garcia busts common myths about choosing a career.
Macquarie changing the world through the power of research
From seeking cures for devastating diseases to developing heat-resistant crops, Macquarie University is making a real-world impact through its research, writes Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Sakkie Pretorius.
Book review: The Testaments
Three decades after the dystopian best-seller The Handmaid's Tale hit the shelves, Department of English senior lecturer Dr Stephanie Russo gives her verdict on the sequel, The Testaments.
The man behind the Tuscan splendour tourists come to see
On the anniversary of his birth 500 years ago, due recognition of art patron Cosimo I de’Medici is long overdue - and the Art Gallery of NSW has drawn on Macquarie University expertise to mark the occassionthis month.
Children who have music lessons are quick learners
Music lessons may one day be used for treating children and adults with certain kinds of learning impairments, researchers say.
Review: Opera Australia's Anna Bolena
Soprano Ermonela Jaho fires the imagination as one of history's most famous queens, writes English literature specialist, Senior Lecturer Dr Stephanie Russo.
Review: Bangarra's triple bill celebrates 30 groundbreaking years
Bangarra Dance Theatre's 30th anniversary production is a powerful evening of performance showcasing the resilience and strength of the company's vision, writes Dr Jon Burtt, Lecturer in Dance and Performance at Macquarie University.
Podcast: Time to ditch the textbooks on Indigenous culture
Australian teachers are often nervous about teaching Indigenous history and culture. But one simple approach can have remarkable results, as Associate Professor of Education Neil Harrison explains.
Report tackles the impact of cyberbullying on Indigenous kids
Two Macquarie researchers are working to help Indigenous communities respond to racist and abusive conduct on social media.
The story behind the journey of the black bean tree
A three-year project is exploring the ancient history of how Indigenous Australians moved plants around the continent.
New app to help keep endangered languages alive
Macquarie University researchers are part of an international minority language project that will help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia record Indigenous words and sentences into an online resource.