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Despite rates of spinal fusion being on the rise for chronic back pain sufferers, current evidence doesn't support its effectiveness, write Gustavo Machado, Christine Lin and Ian Harris.


L-R: Joseph Rowlands and Grace Constable of UNSW Science, and Shakif Shakur of UNSW Medicine - winners of Westpac Future Leaders Scholarships.

Three exceptional UNSW students have been awarded Westpac Future Leaders Scholarships worth up to $120,000 each to undertake post-graduate studies.


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Public toilets are an essential amenity, but most of them aren't places we'd want to visit unless we have to. Christian Tietz asks: What does the failure to provide more restful and inviting places say about us?


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From free guided tours to speed friending sessions, O-Week at UNSW provides the perfect opportunity for students to get their year off to a flying start.

UNSW Canberra has launched a new Defence Research Institute to deliver world-class research to enhance Australia's security.

Issue 3 2017


Gabina Funegra at the Sacshuaman ruins in Peru. Photo: Supplied

UNSW academic Gabina Funegra is heading to Geneva for the UN's International Mother Language Day, where she will present her documentary about her quest to save the ancient Quechua language.


Michael Crouch at the opening of the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre in 2015. Photo: Andy Baker

UNSW Sydney is mourning the death of Dr Michael Crouch AC, who made significant contributions to the University, including the establishment of the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre.


Professor Paul Gladston is one of the world’s leading experts on Chinese contemporary art and culture. Photo: Supplied

Professor Paul Gladston, one of the world’s leading experts on Chinese contemporary art and culture, is the inaugural Judith Neilson Chair of Contemporary Art at UNSW Sydney.


Professor Ross Harley will continue as Dean of Art & Design until 2023 and take on take the new role of Chair of Culture at UNSW. Photo: Dan White

Professor Ross Harley has been appointed to a second term as Dean of the Faculty of Art & Design and will take on the new role of Chair of Culture at UNSW.


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By the time young people get to university, it’s far too late to be initiating education on sexual consent, writes Bianca Fileborn.


Brain scans show why people get aggressive after a drink or two. Photo: Shutterstock

UNSW scientists measuring blood flow in the brain to better understand why people often become aggressive after drinking alcohol have found that brain areas that temper aggression shut off when people drink.


Winning team: (From left) Jack Rathie, Nadhirah Daud, team coach Dr Rosemary Howell, Brittany Young and Nanak Narulla. Photo: ICC

A UNSW Law team has claimed victory at the world’s top mediation challenge in Paris, beating 65 teams from 32 countries.