Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
JUN
12

Society Fellow awarded a 2020-21 Fulbright Scholarship

The Royal Society of NSW is delighted to learn that one of its Fellows, Professor Hala Zreiqat AM FRSN FAA FTSE FAHMS, has been awarded a 2020-21 Fulbright Senior Scholarship.   Professor Zreiqat is a professor of biomedical engineering at The University of Sydney and Director of the Australian Research Centre for Innovative BioEngin...

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JUN
09

Vale Emeritus Professor Roger Layton AM FRSN

The Royal Society of NSW records with great regret the passing of one of its valued Fellows, Emeritus Professor Roger A. Layton AM FRSN on 5 June 2021.   Professor Layton was the father of modern marketing in our region, starting in 1967 with his appointment as the first Chair of Marketing at UNSW. He was Head of the School, of Marketing ...

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JUN
01

Society welcomes new Members and Fellows: May 2021

The Council of the Royal Society of NSW extends a warm welcome to new Members and Fellows elected at the 1294th Ordinary General Meeting on 5 May 2021 and trusts that each will enjoy and benefit from their membership of the Society. New Members Mr Philip BaileyMr Jordan GacutanMr Brian Spilsbury New Fellows (including laudations)  Professor Jo...

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MAY
31

Society Fellows and Members "In the News"

From time to time, the Society and its Fellows and Members are mentioned, or are published, in the media, or in other sources or outlets. The Society is pleased to inform readers that summaries of such mentions, together with links either to the original sources, or to news items that include links to original sources, are now published on the In t...

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MAY
25

Society Fellows elected as 2021 Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science

Professor Susan Coppersmith
Professor Hala Zreiqat
Professor Sie Fraser Stoddart

The Royal Society of NSW is delighted to learn of the recognition of two of its Fellows and one of its Distinguished Fellows as new Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science, elected in May 2021.  They are Professor Sue Coppersmith FRSN FAA and Professor Hala Zreiqat  AM FRSN FAA FTSE FAHMS who were elected as Fellows of the Academy, a...

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MAY
09

Recent Events now on YouTube: May 2021

Recent events held online during April and May 2021 by the Royal Society of NSW are now available on our YouTube channel.  Most recently, Emerita Professor Mary O'Kane AC FRSN FTSE HonFIEAust, Chair of the NSW Independent Planning Commission, former Chief Scientist and Engineer of NSW, and one of the leaders of the NSW Bushfire Inquiry (2020) ...

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APR
29

A message from the new President: Dr Susan Pond AM FRSN

It is my great privilege to be elected as President of the Royal Society of NSW. Thank you to the many who have welcomed me so warmly. I look forward to meeting more and more members in the coming months. You are a collection of inspiring individuals committed to using your influence to create a better world. It is an honour for me to be part of th...

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APR
16

Recent Events now on YouTube: April 2021

Recent events held online during April 2021 by the Royal Society of NSW are now available on our YouTube channel.  These are the lecture presented at the 1292nd Ordinary General Meeting by the contemporary artist, Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger, on the evening of 7 April, and the conversation with renowned author and Distinguished Fellow of the Soci...

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APR
03

RSNSW Fellows recognised in Australian Academy of Science Awards

Two Royal Society of NSW Fellows have recently received Australian Academy of Science (AAS) Honorific Awards, announced in March 2021.  They are: Professor Thomas Maschmeyer FRSN FAA FTSE who was awarded the David Craig Medal and Lecture—one of the AAS Career Honorifics Professor Angela Moles FRSN who was awarded the Nancy Millis Medal fo...

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MAR
16

RSNSW Council Elections 2021: Candidates and Ballot

Nominations for the 2021 Elections for the Council of the Royal Society of NSW closed at 5.00pm on Friday, 5 March 2021. Listed below are those who nominated as office-bearers and as ordinary members of Council. In all cases, candidates were invited to provide optional statements outlining how their expertise and experience fits them for these role...

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MAR
12

Mark Scott AO FRSN named as the next University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor

The Council of the Royal Society of NSW warmly congratulates one of its Fellows, Mark Scott AO FRSN, on being named as the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney. Mr Scott has had a distinguished career in both the public and the private sectors. Since 2016, he has served as Secretary of the NSW Department of Education. Pri...

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FEB
23

Society Fellow, Veena Sahajwalla, featured on ABC TV Australian Story

Society Fellow and UNSW Sydney Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla FRSN FAA FTSE was the subject of a fascinating ABC TV Australian Story documentary, The Tipping Point, on her life's work in the recycling of waste that is now revolutionising manufacturing.  From her childhood in Mumbai, she recognised that waste was an untapped resource that ...

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FEB
16

Society Fellow, Alison Bashford, named as a 2021 Dan David Prize Laureate

The Council of the Royal Society of NSW warmly congratulates one of its Fellows, ARC Laureate Professor Alison Bashford FRSN FAHA FRHistS of UNSW (Sydney), on being named as a 2021 Dan David Prize Laureate.  Professor Bashford is the Director of the Laureate Centre for History & Population at UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture,...

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FEB
15

RSNSW Council Elections 2021: Call for Nominations

The Royal Society of NSW traces its origins back to the Philosophical Society of Australasia, established nearly 200 years ago on 27 June 1821. Today, the Society is an inclusive, learned institution that aims to enrich lives through knowledge and inquiry. It encompasses a diverse group of people who are dedicated to ideas that matter and who ...

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FEB
06

Recent Events now on YouTube: February 2021

Recent events held online by the Royal Society of NSW are now available on our YouTube channel.  Most recently, there were the 2020 Student Award Presentations delivered at the1290th Ordinary General Meeting (3 February 2021) by the Jak Kelly Award Winner, Matthew Donnelly from UNSW (Sydney), and the three RSNSW Scholarship Winners, Sajad...

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JAN
27

NSW "Turning Ideas into Jobs" R&D Action Plan

On 25 January 2021, the NSW Premier,The Honourable Gladys Berejiklian, launched the Turning Ideas into Jobs – Accelerating Research & Development in NSW Action Plan. The Action Plan is the NSW Government response to an unprecedented disruption to the NSW economy, arising from technological advances, natural disasters and a devastating glob...

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JAN
26

Australia Day Honours 2021

The Society is pleased to note the awards in the 2021 Australia Day Honours that have gone to Society Fellows: an Officer of the Order of Australia to Professor Eileen Baldry AO FRSN; an Officer of the Order of Australia to Emeritus Professor Christopher Fell AO FRSN; and a Member of the Order of Australia to Dr Ronald Webber AM FRSN.  Profess...

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JAN
25

Introducing "The Long Enlightenment" from the Royal Societies of Australia

Royal Societies of Australia logo

The Royal Societies of Australia is a national umbrella organisation advocating for all of Australia’s Royal Societies, including the Royal Society of NSW. The Royal Societies of Australia and Halstead Press present a new book by Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy AM FRSN on the achievements of Australian scientists, both famous and forgotten, from t...

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JAN
04

Condolence message from the RSA President for Major General Michael Jeffery

On behalf of the Royal Societies of Australia I would like to express my great appreciation for the encouragement and support given by Major General Jeffery to the Royal Societies of Australia (RSA). It was General Jeffery who, as Governor-General at the time, encouraged the six separate Royal Societies in Australia to establish an umbrella body wh...

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JAN
01

Announcing the Society's 2021 Events Program

The Royal Society of NSW wishes all Members, Fellows and friends a most happy, healthy and successful New Year ahead and trusts that its Events Program for 2021 will be well received and widely enjoyed. The initial draft of the program has now been published on the website, and will be progressively developed in coming weeks and months. Please chec...

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