From the Dean
Dear Ms MacFarlane

It seems amazing that the 2013 academic year is beginning to enter the final quarter. It’s been yet another terrific year for your Faculty. I was delighted to welcome so many of you to our 3rd annual ‘ArtSS in the City’ event last month, held at the top of the spectacular Sydney Tower.
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What do Masterchef, Sharks and Hipsters all have in common?
ArtSS in the City alumni event. The theme for the event this year - "What do Masterchef, Sharks and Hipsters all have in common?" is a reflection of the broad range of topics being studied in the faculty and were the talking points of our current young academics who spoke on the night. Find out more
Arts and Social Sciences graduates honoured at 2013 Alumni Awards Ceremony
Four Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students were honoured at the Alumni Awards ceremony on 27 September, each recognised for their academic achievements and outstanding contributions to life at the University of Sydney. Find out more
Arts and Humanities rise in World University Rankings
The University of Sydney has maintained its place among the top 25 universities in the world in humanities and social sciences for the eighth year running, according to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. Find out more
Academics collaborate on new history of Australia
The decision to set up a penal colony at Botany Bay, Australia's involvement in the Great War and how Australian became a nation are among the topics traversed by University of Sydney academics in a newly-released history of Australia. Find out more
Tedeschi family continue tradition of giving
Mark, Michael and Claire Tedeschi, grandchildren of the late Rosina Tedeschi, a well-loved University of Sydney lecturer and prominent member of the local Italian community, have made a generous $10,000 donation to strengthen the perpetual funding of the prize that bears her name. Find out more
The other election – an Inspiration for Indigenous Australia
The Other Election is the latest initiative by AIME which showcased 646 Indigenous students in years 10-12 delivering what would be their inaugural speech as Australia’s first Indigenous Prime Minister. Find out more
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29 Oct | 2013 Sydney China Business Forum
29 Oct | Sydney Ideas: Pipa Virtuoso Wu Man
30 Oct | 21st Century Medicine: Heart disease
30 Oct | Nadia Wheatley and Caroline Jones AO: In conversation
31 Oct | Insights: Coming to Australia
05 Nov | France and the Arab-world upheavals: Friend to foe
05 Nov | Sydney Ideas: What is money?
06 Nov | Sydney Ideas & Health Sciences: Prof Eric Emerson
07 Nov | Sydney Ideas: Professor Michael Zurn
08 Nov | Sydney Ideas: Western philosophy
11 Nov | Sydney Ideas: The ethics of refugee policy
12 Nov | Sydney Ideas: Hero and villain - Lafayette's legacies
26 Nov | The 3rd Warren Hogan Memorial Lecture
27 Nov | Humour in Chinese life and culture
05 Dec | Climate change: Risks of extreme events and disasters
The 3rd Warren Hogan Memorial Lecture
The Warren Hogan Lecture is an annual series devoted to the economic analysis of public policy issues. It commemorates Warren Pat Hogan (1929–2009), Professor of Economics. This year's lecture, on Tuesday 26 November, is by Dr John Laker, AO Chairman, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. Find out more
Inside the Faculty
Sydney Environment Institute takes holistic approach to tackling climate change
Some of Australia's leading sustainability thinkers across a broad spectrum of disciplines joined forces to seek innovative solutions to climate change following the recent launch of the new Sydney Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of Sydney in September. Find out more
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Ratih Hardjono (BA ’84)
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney, Ratih Hardjono became an international correspondent for Indonesia’s leading daily newspaper. She then went on to become the Presidential Secretary under President Abdurrahman Wahid and was instrumental in the establishment of 13 Sekolah Demokrasi (Schools of Democracy) in Indonesia. She now owns a public affairs consultancy. Find out more
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Insights Lecture Series
In focus: Matthew Carney
An Important Update from the Sydney Arts and Social Sciences Alumni Association
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Insights Lecture Series
Coming to Australia: The First Migration of Humans to Australia and its’ Global Significance, by Peter Hiscock, Tom Austen Brown Professor of Australian Archaeology, on Thursday 31 October 2013.
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In focus: Matthew Carney
To date alumnus Matthew Carney (BEc 1988), has had a truly impressive 25 year career as a leading Australian reporter and producer. His stories have been both compelling and ground breaking, as he has covered an unbelievable number of international crisis situations in war torn countries.
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An Important Update from the Sydney Arts and Social Sciences Alumni Association
In September the Sydney Arts and Social Sciences Alumni Association (SASSA) met for their annual general meeting. During this meeting the President Nerida Newbigin concluded her term. Find out more
Student activity
Not many first year students arrive at University with a debut book already under their belt, but Media graduate Will Kostakis was not the average undergraduate. Find out more
Sydney University Museums
Recondita Armonia
This exhibition transforms objects of urban landscape into a strange harmony of contrasts.

Lon Marum film launch
Explore the profound relationship between the people of Emyotungan and West Ambrym and a volcano.

Alexander the Great
In his talk, Bob Milns will show some of the more significant places visited, and describe the logistics of his (and Alexander’s) tour.

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