From the Dean
Dear Ms MacFarlane

Earlier this year I wrote about some of our exciting initiatives around new undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. I am delighted to announce that last week we launched five new postgraduate degrees that will start in 2014 (joining more than 30 other programs that we offer) – our Masters of Art Curating, Economic Analysis, English Studies, Museum and Heritage Studies, and International Relations.

These programs have emerged out of a comprehensive review of our postgraduate offerings and close discussions with our industry partners in both the public and private sector. I am particularly pleased with the way they draw on our outstanding research and teaching strengths in the humanities and social sciences – each new degree plays to the extraordinary strengths of our staff and our global reputation for excellence. We’ve also decided to take a fresh approach to letting people know about our new programs. We have a new ‘microsite’ with videos and further information.
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Latest news
Faculty launches improved new Postgraduate degree
The University of Sydney's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has revamped its popular Masters degree programs to help equip graduates for a rapidly changing world.
Ten ways an Arts degree can change the world
In an era of rapid change, core human values will shape the tide of technological innovation. The Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Professor Duncan Ivison, highlights 10 ways that arts and social sciences can change the world. Find out more
Students get hands-on at Sydney Writers' Festival
Over four days at the recent Sydney Writers' Festival, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences marketing team ran the inaugural festival media hub, which was crewed by six Media student interns.
Not even George Orwell envisioned this
In 1984, George Orwell imagined a world in which surveillance technology was used only by dictators. What he didn't anticipate was society's willing integration of private information with commerce, writes Peter Marks.
David Harold Tribe Poetry Award open for submissions
The Department of English is pleased to be hosting the David Harold Tribe Poetry Award, which is now open for submissions.
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| MECO students secure coveted Fairfax internships
| Best and Brightest on show at NSW Parliament House
| Telling Australia's 'mongrel' multiculturalism story
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Upcoming events
ArtSS in the City: Save the date
What Do Masterchef, Sharks and Hipsters all have in common?

Join us on Wednesday 18 September at Sky Venue to find out more! Look out for further details that will be available shortly. ArtSS in the City is a dynamic series of events hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences specifically designed for our younger alumni, although all are welcome. Find out more
26 July | Being Collected: Aboriginal art in an international context
30 July | Talk: The end of public religions in America
31 July | Conservatorium Alumni Concert: Il Maestro e lo scolare
01 Aug | Digital Fabrication Exhibition
02 Aug | Ian Beveridge Memorial Lecture: Dr Mike Nunn
06 Aug | Sydney Ideas: Machiavelli’s Prince 500 years on
07 Aug | Sydney Ideas and Health Sciences: Kathryn Refshauge
08 Aug | Insights 2013: Art history and discovery
08 Aug | Sydney Ideas: South African drug discovery
26 Aug | Touring the past: tourism and history in Australia
14 Aug | Vice-Chancellor's Morning Tea
10 Sep | MBA & Postgrad Studies Expo

For a complete listing, visit the University's Event Calendar.
In focus: Alumna Louise Herron AM
Louise Herron (BA/LLM) is an alumna at the top of her game. Appointed last year as the Sydney Opera House’s seventh CEO, she is also the very first woman to hold this notable position. Her career to date is extremely impressive and spans senior roles in law, business and the arts, including positions with the Australia Council and Belvoir Street Theatre. It is due to this breadth of experience that she was awarded an Order of Australia for “significant service to the performing arts through leadership and advisory roles.”

Louise takes over at an important time for Sydney Opera House as it prepares for its 40th Anniversary in October. Since her arrival, she has launched the Sydney Opera House’s Enterprise Strategy, founded a hugely popular ideas festival (All About Women), and initiated a new group of influential supporters, The Idealists, which is already well on its way to realising its goal of 100 members.

Here she shares her rich career experience and passions with us.
Inside the Faculty
Professor Glenda Sluga from the Department of History has been awarded a prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowship in a ceremony held in Melbourne. The honour was presented by Senator the Hon Kim Carr, the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.

Glenda Sluga is Professor of International History at the University of Sydney. The project for which she has won the Fellowship is called 'Inventing the International' and its aim is to plot the details of how economics and politics intersected in the years after 1815 to make the modern global world. Find out more
Our people in the news
  • Lost ancient city: Using a radical new imaging technique, Sydney archaeologists have uncovered a network of temples and an entire city beneath the foliage surrounding Angkor in Cambodia: The Sydney Morning Herald
  • An ARC-Funded project on Mawland Quarantine Station featured on ABC TV's 7.30 program
  • Master of Film Studies alumna and Saudi Arabia's first female filmmaker, Haifaa Al Mansour, featured in The Sydney Morning Herald and ABC Radio National Life Matters
  • Dr Tim Soutphommasane on the debate on racism in Australia, The Age
  • Prof Paul Giles on the new film adaptation of The Great Gatsby and F. Scott Fitzgerald, ABC Classic FM
  • Prof Robert Slonim on research showing it is effective to reward people for donating blood, The Daily Telegraph
  • Prof Colm Harmon higher education and the federal budget, The Australian
  • Dr Anne Rogerson on electoral corruption in Ancient Rome, ABC 702 Sydney
  • Nick Rowley on what Rudd can learn from Indonesia, The Conversation
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ArtSS in the City – Save the Date
Insights Lecture Series
Global Hub
Alumni Business Directory
Travel Photo Competition
Stay in Touch
ArtSS in the City – Save the Date
What Do Masterchef, Sharks and Hipsters all have in common?

Join us on Wednesday 18 September at Sky Venue to find out more! Look out for further details that will be available shortly. ArtSS in the City is a dynamic series of events hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences specifically designed for our younger alumni, although all are welcome. Find out more
Insights Lecture Series
Art History and Discovery
Mark Ledbury, Professor of Art History and Visual Culture and Director of the Power Institute, will explore why art historians so love to discover what lies beneath the surfaces of art and what is really at stake in these acts of unveiling.

When: Thursday 08 August 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 remaining 2013 Inaugural Insights Lecture series.
Global Hub
Global Voices Exchange: Ben Brooks attends Israel Trade Mission, with help from alumni giving

Thanks to alumni donations directed to the Student Activity Fund, a third year Arts/Law student has helped to raise the profile of young Australian entrepreneurs by joining the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) trade mission in Tel Aviv. 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:

| Intercultural Solutions
| Doll Martin Associates
| Foxhunters Return
Travel Photo Competition
Send us your best or favourite travel photo to go in the running for a MacBook Pro or iPod Touch. Click here to enter.

We now have new galleries featuring the best submissions so far, so have a browse and vote for the photos you think should win the People's Choice Award. Vote here
The Lego Acropolis
A LEGO model of the Acropolis as it was in the 5th century BC and as it is today. View a photo gallery

Aphrodite’s Island

The work of Australian archaeologists on the island of Aphrodite.

1969: The Black Box of Conceptual Art
A reconstruction of the first conceptual art exhibition in Australia, held in 1969.

True To Form

The artisanship of scientific models and their place in history.

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