Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
MAR
10

Council Member, Kathy Belov, appointed interim DVC (Research) at the University of Sydney

Council Member and Society Fellow, Professor Kathy Belov AO FRSN, has just been appointed as the interim Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Sydney.  Her term will extend from 2 April until the arrival in July of Professor Emma Johnston AO FRSN FTSE as the substantive replacement for Professor Duncan Ivison FRSN FA...

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MAR
02

Society welcomes new Fellows and Members: February 2022

The Royal Society of NSW warmly welcomes 13 new members to the Society's ranks, effective from 2 February 2022. Fellows Professor Mark Griffith EvansDr Peter KeeganProfessor Charles James LemckertProfessor Deborah LuptonMr David John van NunenProfessor Alistair Gary Beresford PooreMs Judith Maree Rae Biographical information about the new Fellows i...

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FEB
22

Royal Society of NSW Online Book Catalogue

Announcing a new service for Society members As a means of creating greater collegiality among members of the Society, the Publishing Committee, in conjunction with Halstead Press, has created a mechanism for all members to be made aware of some of the interesting, published works of your Society colleagues on a regular basis. Conversely, this is a...

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FEB
22

Recent Events now on YouTube: February 2022

All online events from the Royal Society of NSW are recorded and made available for subsequent viewing on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/royalsocnsw. In our first event of 2022 (2 February) that was held online, Professor Mark Scott AO FRSN, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney, discussed “Where next for higher education...

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FEB
18

December 2021 Issue of the Journal now available

The December 2021 issue of the Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of NSW is now available online.  Members of the Society who subscribed to two issues of the hard-copy edition for 2021 will receive their December 2021 copy in the mail in coming weeks once it is printed. Members who did not renew their subscription to the pr...

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FEB
14

RSNSW Council Elections 2022: Call for Nominations

The Council is the Society’s governing body, and together with its Committees, is responsible for the planning and delivery of the Society’s programs and the initiatives of an ambitious triennial Strategic Plan. Amongst these initiatives are the successful delivery of the Bicentenary celebration during 2021–22, increasing the visibility, reach and ...

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FEB
09

Society Fellow, Emma Johnson, named as next DVC (Research) at the University of Sydney

Society Fellow, Professor Emma Johnston AO FRSN FTSE, has just been named as the incoming Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Sydney.  She joins the University in July 2022.  Professor Johnston, who is currently the Dean of Science and previously Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) at UNSW (Sydney), is a leading authority in...

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FEB
03

Royal Society of NSW Awards for 2021

The Royal Society of NSW announced its Awards for 2021 at the 1300th Ordinary General Meeting on Wednesday, 2 February 2022.  These prestigious awards, awarded by Australia's oldest learned society, recognise outstanding achievements and excellence in science, engineering, philosophy and the arts. The awards and their recipients...

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FEB
02

Society welcomes new Fellows and Members: December 2021

The Royal Society of NSW warmly welcomes 12 new members to the Society's ranks, effective from 1 December 2021. Fellows Professor Simon HoProfessor Jennifer Louise Martin Professor Robert A. Minasian Associate Professor Alice Elizabeth Motion Professor Louis Michael Rendina Professor Emeritus Graham Edward Town Scientia Professor Toby Walsh Biograp...

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JAN
26

Australia Day Honours 2022

The Society is pleased to note the awards in the 2022 Australia Day Honours that have gone to Society Fellows: Members in the Order of Australia to Associate Professor Kristine Barlow-Stewart AM FRSN and  Ms Elizabeth Ann Macgregor AM OBE FRSN. Professor Barlow-Stewart, who is the Director of the Master of Genetic Counselling at the Unive...

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JAN
15

Vale Dr David Branagan AM FRSN

The Royal Society of NSW records with great regret the passing of one of its Past Presidents, Dr David F. Branagan AM FRSN, on 9 January 2022 at the age of 91. David Branagan was born in Broken Hill in 1930 and combined his love of geology with his equally strong love of singing and choral music, in which he was heavily involved. He was amongst Aus...

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DEC
09

Vale Geoffrey Colin Harcourt AC FRSN FASSA (1931–2021)

The Royal Society of NSW records with great sadness the passing of one of its valued and eminent Fellows, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Harcourt AC FRSN FASSA, on 7 December 2021 at the age of 90. Geoff Harcourt was a graduate of Melbourne and Cambridge universities. He taught at Adelaide and Cambridge, which has remembered him as an economist o...

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DEC
09

Society Fellow elected as a 2021 Fellow of the Academy of Technology and Engineering

The Royal Society of NSW is delighted to learn of the recognition of one of its Fellows as a new Fellow of the Academy of Technology and Engineering, elected in November 2021.  He is Professor Jason Sharples FRSN FTSE of UNSW (Canberra), a Bundjalung man, who uses predictive mathematical models to prevent catastrophic bushfires. Professor Jaso...

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DEC
06

Recordings of the 2021 Forum now on YouTube

The Royal Society of NSW, together with its Learned Academy partners, is pleased to announce that the recordings from the 2021 Forum, Power and Peril of the Digital Age, are now available on the Society's YouTube channel. This year the Forum was held online over two mornings on 4 and 5 November 2021. The recordings can be accessed directly fro...

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NOV
16

Society Fellow, Veena Sahajwalla, named as 2022 NSW Australian of the Year 2022

Society Fellow and UNSW Sydney Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla FRSN FAA FTSE was named as the 2022 NSW Australian of the Year at a ceremony held at Luna Park, Sydney on the evening of 15 November 2021. Professor Sahajwalla is a distinguished waste research engineer who is the founding director of the UNSW Centre for Sustainable Materials Resear...

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NOV
09

Society Fellows elected as 2021 Fellows of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

Professor Bernard Balleine
Professor Catharine Colborne
Professor Andrew Jakubowicz
Professor Frans Verstraten

The Royal Society of NSW is delighted to learn of the recognition of four of its Fellows as new Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, elected in November 2021.  They are Professor Bernard Balleine FRSN FASSA of UNSW (Sydney), Professor Catherine Coleborne FRSN FASSA of the University of Newcastle, Emeritus Professor Andrew Ja...

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NOV
04

Society Fellows awarded 2021 Prime Minister's Science Prizes

Professor Edward Holmes
Professor Anthony Weiss

The Council of the Royal Society of NSW is delighted to learn that two of its Fellows have been recognised with the two highest awards in the 2021 Prime Minister's Science Prizes in an online ceremony on 3 November 2021. They are Professor Edward Holmes FRSN FAA FRS, of the University of Sydney, who has won the 2021  Prime Minister's...

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OCT
21

Recent Events on YouTube: September/October 2021

All online events from the Royal Society of NSW are recorded and are made available for subsequent viewing on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/royalsocnsw, as well as being curated on the Presentations page of this website (under the Publishing menu).  In September, Dr Jessica Milner Davis FRSN treated the Society to an insight into&...

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OCT
15

Awards to Society Fellows: October 2021

The Council of the Royal Society of NSW was delighted to learn of two Fellows of the Society who have recently received prestigious awards. Professor Maria Kavallaris AM FRSN FAHMS was a member of a team from the Faculty of Medicine at UNSW (Sydney) who was awarded the ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology, for the development of a hi...

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OCT
03

Society Fellows win prestigious awards in the chemical sciences and engineering

The Council of the Royal Society of NSW extends its warmest congratulations to two of its Fellows who have been awarded major prizes in the chemical sciences and engineering. Scientia Professor Rose Amal AC FRSN FAA FTSE from UNSW Engineering has been awarded the 2021 Chemeca Medal by the Australian and New Zealand Federation of Chemical Engineers ...

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