Arts and Society

Influencing the cultural conversation

Arts and Society

Influencing the cultural conversation

How to make the world love musicals, one hater at a time
Fans of musicals, take note: you can convert the naysayers miserables in your life so they’re singing along as loudly as you, says Macquarie University researcher Dr John Severn.
Right of resistance: the Hong Kong protests explained
With protests over an unpopular extradition bill continuing, Amy Barrow from the Macquarie Law School explains the chain of events leading to the latest eruption of the fight for civil liberties and democracy in Hong Kong.
Podcast: Security expert on training 21st century cyber soldiers
The cost of cyber crime globally is projected to reach US$2 trillion this year, and a massive shortfall in Australian cyber security workers could leave us vulnerable to attack. Here's how Macquarie University is helping build Australia’s next
Cashless society a foil for rogue banks
The potential for money laundering by rogue banks will diminish as Australia transitions to a cashless society, says Macquarie Business School's Professor Tom Smith.
Meet Australia's most diverse board
Macquarie University’s Business School has reimagined the MBA for a future, global workforce, advised by an industry board whose composition also leaves the past behind.
Why do some young people take drugs at festivals and others don't?
Distinguished Professor Ron Rapee, Founding Director of Macquarie’s Centre for Emotional Health, explains.
Students crucial for climate justice
The global school strike on March 15 gives students who are too young to vote a platform to be heard -  and that can have powerful consequences, Macquarie University social research has found.
Sex Discrimination Act exemptions should be scrapped to protect students and teachers
Unmarried pregnant women, divorcees and LGBTQI students and teachers can be kicked out of religious schools under current law, explains Macquarie University's Dr Tiffany Jones.
Are times tables and cursive writing relics of a pre-digital age?
As school goes back for another year, educators defend the relevance of two traditional skills they say remain key in the age of smart phones and keyboards.
Who are Australians in 2019?
Five Macquarie University academics give a snapshot of what it means to be an Australian right now.
Review: Mary Queen of Scots
Here is a gorgeous-looking, highly enjoyable costume drama with one particular scene worth the price of admission alone, writes Stephanie Russo, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English.
Drownings up: Foreign visitors can’t spot the risks at beaches and rivers, study finds
Visitors to Australia are at more risk of drowning than locals are – and new research from Macquarie confirms that people born overseas often don’t spot the many hazards around Australia’s waterways.