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10 June 14

A drug traditionally used as an anaesthetic and sometimes used recreationally could be effective in preventing suicide in severely depressed patients, says a UNSW academic who has trialled the drug.

10 June 14

Educators can now learn to design and teach their own online and blended courses with the launch of UNSW’s newest Massive Open Online Course.

10 June 14

An interactive app that monitors children’s heart rates is helping take the fear out of hospital visits.

10 June 14

As Tony Abbott arrives in the US for his first face-to-face meeting with Barack Obama, his failure to learn from the past on climate change could cause yet another diplomatic bungle, warns Christian Downie.

10 June 14

UNSW Master of Architecture graduate Felix Saw has won the prestigious NSW Design Medal for an innovative project redesigning a Vietnamese community building in Cabramatta.

10 June 14

A TV documentary about the discovery in China of the remains of a new species of prehistoric human, featuring UNSW scientist Darren Curnoe, airs on ABC TV this week.

10 June 14

In publicising the plan to cut emissions from old coal power stations, US President Barack Obama put the emphasis on health. Now it's time for Australia to do the same, write Melissa Haswell and Haydn Washington.

Mt Thorley Open Cut Coal Mine at 6000m (Photo credit: Jeffrey Peng)
7 June 14

A team of UNSW engineering students has successfully designed, built and launched an unmanned high-altitude balloon as part of a global challenge, travelling roughly one-third of the distance to space.

6 June 14

UNSW Australia Chancellor David Gonski has announced the appointment of eminent UK academic Professor Ian Jacobs as the University's incoming President and Vice-Chancellor.

5 June 14

We cannot accept a world where women are considered the collateral damage of war, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has told a symposium attended by UNSW experts.