From the Dean
Dear Mrs Brownstein

Welcome to another edition of Accord. One sign of a great Faculty is the quality of the students and staff we attract to our programs. Once again, in 2013 FASS has attracted more high achieving high school students than any other Faculty of its kind in NSW. Even more exciting, through our new ‘E12’ early offer program, we are attracting more students of outstanding promise into the BA from low socio-economic, regional and aboriginal communities than ever before. We are looking to build on this success in 2014, adding new degree pathways to this exciting initiative.

We have also recruited truly outstanding academic staff. You will meet many of them through our ever-popular Insights Lecture Series, but I wanted to draw your attention to just some of the new colleagues who are joining us.
Latest news
University events unveiled in 2013 Sydney Writers' Festival Program
Sydney Writers' Festival unveiled an exciting program of events for the 2013 festival, that will take place at Walsh Bay between 20 - 26th May.
Alumni welcomed back to the Faculty at Dean's Reception event
On Wednesday 10 December in MacLaurin Hall, past students of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences were welcomed back to the university as guests of the Dean, Professor Duncan Ivison, at the annual Dean's Reception.
Campaign launch
On 04 May 2013, the University of Sydney announced its first major fundraising campaign, one of the biggest fundraising drives of its kind in Australian higher education.
Peter Fray: From editor-in-chief to adjunct professor
Peter Fray, former publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald, has been appointed an adjunct professor in the Department of Media and Communications (MECO) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Pip Smith wins inaugural Helen Anne Bell Poetry Award
The Department of English is pleased to announce its first biennial Helen Anne Bell Poetry Award.
Media alumni launch new global magazine
Despite dwindling circulation figures plaguing the magazine industry worldwide, two resourceful Media and Communications (MECO) alumni are seizing an opportunity where others see pessimism.
Upcoming events
Sydney events

22 May | Best & Brightest Honours Showcase 2013
27 May | Reconciliation Week Flag Raising Ceremony and BBQ
06 Jun | Insights: Prof Colm Harmon on Making Economics Matter
16 May | School of Economics Student Awards Night
24 May | Sydney Ideas: Thomas Demand's Pacific Sun
03 Jun | Sydney Ideas and Vivid Sydney: "I'm not creative, but..."
04 Jun | Sydney Ideas: Global warming: do the maths
13 -14 Jun | Rethinking anthropology and the human condition

International events
11 Jul | UK Summer Reception 2013 on HQS Wellington
05 Oct | USUKAA Autumn Lecture

For a complete listing visit the University's Event Calendar.
In Focus: Alumnus Daniel Hyslop
Daniel Hyslop BEc (SocSc) ’05 MEc (SocSc) (First Class Honours) ’09 currently commissions, directs and manages research for the Institute for Economics and Peace.

From 2008 to 2010, he worked as a research associate to an Australian government relations and political consultancy, advising and researching on a broad range of political and public policy issues. Prior, Daniel lived in Beijing where he worked and studied at Peking University under scholarship from the University of Sydney. At Peking University, he was research fellow at the Guanghua School of Management where he focused on the political economy of Chinese health reform.

With a bursting passion for helping to make the world a more harmonious place, Daniel reminisces of his time at the University of Sydney.
Inside the Faculty: AusAID Development Research Award Scheme
Congratulations to Russell Toth, who has just been awarded funding as Principal Investigator in the 2012 AusAID Development Research Awards Scheme, for his project "The Human and Environmental Impacts of Migratory Pastoralism and Index-Based Livestock Insurance in Arid and Semi-Arid East Africa".

The project was one of 178 submissions received by AusAID under the priority theme of Africa and builds on the work of an interdisciplinary research team to generate a number of policy-relevant results on the feedbacks between migrant pastoralism and the environment, including addressing the impacts of new index insurance products.

Project activities will include developing spatial models for the modeling of new spatial data that the team is collecting, including high frequency data from GPS collars placed on livestock, and policy simulations. Find out more
Our people in the news
  • 11 Apr | Honorary Associate Mark Pesce on the need for internet speed, The Canberra Times.
  • 09 Apr | Professor John Keane on the death of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, The Conversation.
  • 08 Apr | Adjunct Associate Professor John Lee on North Korean political tensions, ABC News 24.
  • 05 Apr | Professor Stephen Castles op-ed on racism in Australia following his PhD student’s experience of racial abuse on a Sydney bus, The Sydney Morning Herald.
  • 05 Apr | Professor Gerard Goggin on the 40th Anniversary of the mobile phone's invention, Radio 2UE.
  • 02 Apr | Professor Frank Stillwell profiled on his recent retirement after more than 40 years at the University, The Sydney Morning Herald.
  • 27 Mar |  Professor Pippa Norris's 'Insights' lecture on electoral integrity broadcast on ABC Radio National’s Big Ideas program.
Tom Neale benefits from Student Activity Fund
“Last year I had the opportunity to attend the World Model United Nations Conference (WorldMUN), due to the generous support of the Sydney University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences ‘Student Activity Fund’.

Most people ask ‘what on earth is WorldMUN’? Well, it’s a boisterous bevy where delegates represent a country, historical figure or judge, then argue a point of view to try and reach a consensus.

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From the Dean
Latest news
Upcoming events
In Focus: Alumnus Daniel Hyslop
Inside the Faculty: AusAID Development Research Award Scheme
Our people in the news
Tom Neale benefits from Student Activity Fund
Inaugural Insights Lecture Series
Our ideas lead the way
Global Hub
Travel Photo Competition
Alumni Business Directory
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Inaugural Insights Lecture Series
Economics is critical to understanding modern society. How can we create an environment where economics ‘matters’ to our citizens? Speaker: Colm Harmon, Professor of Economics and Head of School.

When: Thursday 06 June 2013. Refreshments at 5:30pm lecture at 6:00pm
Where: The University of Sydney
Cost: $10
RSVP: Click here for more information and bookings

View the full 2013 Inaugural Insights Lecture Series program here.
Our ideas lead the way
View a sample of the extraordinary teaching and research being carried out in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney here.
Global Hub
Braving sandstorms, nervous partners and conservative bystanders don’t often top the list of challenges facing most directors. But for Saudi Arabia’ first female filmmaker alumna Haifaa Al Mansour, these were just some of the hurdles confronted along the way to producing her feature debut, Wadjda.
Travel Photo Competition
Send us your best or favourite travel photo to go in the running for a MacBook Pro or iPod Touch. Find out more
Alumni Business Directory
Post a listing free of charge in the AlumniOnline Business Directory or search the range of products and services. Browse this month's highlighted listings below:

| LangTec
| Turramurra Vet Hospital
| Larapinta Creative Camps
| James McGarry Artworks
The Colosseum in Lego
The largest ever model of Rome's famous Colosseum has now been built for the Nicholson Museum – in Lego.

True to Form: Models Made for Science
A showcase of the University's 19th and early 20th century wax, paper, plaster and wooden scientific models.

Aphrodite’s Island: Australian Archaeologists in Cyprus
Explore the stories of the Australian researchers who have investigated the island of Cyprus' history.
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