Arts and Society

Influencing the cultural conversation

Arts and Society

Influencing the cultural conversation

Uni teams up with council to launch anti-racism campaign
In response to new research results, a campaign aimed at stamping out incidents of casual and verbal racism will launch in Sydney's municipality of Ryde, where international students make up more than 10 per cent of the population.
Why the timing could not be worse as newspapers close across Australia
Communities around the nation enter a new era without a local newspaper at a time when the bush faces issues that affect us all, says Macquarie University Senior Lecturer in Media Dr Willa McDonald.
Has cancel culture gone too far?
In the aftermath of George Floyd’s violent death, Macquarie University’s Dr Anthony Lambert explores whether the cultural reckoning can actually help uproot systemic racism.
Big brands take a stand and support #BLM
The corporate world has been quick to offer its support to the Black Lives Matter movement as tensions continue in the U.S. following the death of George Floyd, but it should go further than changing a hash tag.
Please explain: What's behind the brawl over our borders?
As Australia's premiers skirmish over the reopening of state borders, Dr Andrew Burridge, a Lecturer in Macquarie University's Department of Geography and Planning, explains why we have these borders in the first place – and why they make us
The radical 1970s and the Royal Commission Australia forgot
The personal became the political in the 1970s and Australia was transformed, writes Macquarie University Professor Michelle Arrow, whose book about the decade has won the 2020 Ernest Scott Prize for History.
The power of learning IRL: how hand gestures help kids – and adults – understand
Online education has done its job during the COVID-19 crisis, but Macquarie University research reveals how it can never match real-life learning.
Why research ethics should be taught as part of the HSC
Many senior secondary students now conduct original research as part of their curriculum – and Dr Natasha Todorov says they need formal research ethics training to make sure no harm is done to their human subjects.
Invisible monsters: why infectious diseases are so hard to conquer
Globally, infectious disease is the leading cause of child and adolescent mortality and one of the leading causes of adult deaths. One of the biggest contributing factors is air travel, explains anthropologist Associate Professor Lisa Wynn.
Home learning shock: what happened to the good old days?
As Australian children begin a new school term at home, parents are about to discover learning is about more than chanting times tables and reciting grammar rules.
How parents can help children learn
Professor Garry Falloon believes learning from home during the pandemic is a chance to acknowledge that learning opportunities are not confined to a school syllabus, but are in fact all around us.
2020: A boom in babies or bust-ups?
Will our enforced COVID-19 isolation lead to record divorce rates? Or will it bring couples closer? Macquarie University relationships expert has these 10 tips for staying positive while under unusual strain.