News for alumni, donors and friends
May 2013
Dear alumni and friends

Be sure to read our news highlights in this edition, which include a message from the Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence on the federal government’s proposed funding cuts to universities. There are also some great stories on the impact our alumni and students are having in the world, and an insight into activities and developments on campus.

Thank you to the many alumni who stay in contact with us throughout the year via our website, email or in person through our events and alumni programs. I hope you will continue to stay connected!

Kind regards

Tracey Beck | Director, Alumni Relations and Events
Division of Alumni and Development
Government funding cuts to universities
The federal government recently announced plans to cut around $2.5 billion from universities and student support to help fund planned reforms to the school system. Read Vice-Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence's, message on the impact of these cuts to Sydney.
Four of the best and brightest bound for Cambridge
This year, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Gates Cambridge Scholarships were given to four Australians, and each of the recipients were either University of Sydney students or alumni.
Guy Morgan is finalist in 2013 Archibald Prize
Sydney College of Arts alumnus, Guy Morgan, is a finalist in this year's Archibald Prize, with his self-portrait entitled 'Guy Morgan with Peter Pan after retinal detachment'.
Ashley Zeldin honoured at Women in Gaming Awards
Last month alumna, Ashley Zeldin, was named a finalist in the Rising Star category of the Women in Gaming Awards at the 2013 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
More news
Dalai Lama Australian visit: Statement from Professor John Keane
International scholarships give a Sydney experience
University academic heads new centre for dementia sufferers
Henry Lawson's original works live again
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TEDxSydney Satellite Event
We live for ideas. That's why we're proud to help bring powerful ideas to life as the principal partner of TEDxSydney. Video coverage of all talks will be streamed live from the Sydney Opera House from 8.30am to 6.30pm AEST this Saturday 4 May. Find out how you can watch the live stream here.
Sydney Connections Breakfast: David Stratton
Join us for the first Connections Breakfast of the year on Wednesday 19 June with David Stratton, as he discusses his life with movies. Find out more
National Reconciliation Week 2013
Join us for National Reconciliation Week, running from 27 May to 3 June. Events include the Sea of Hands, Flag-raising ceremony and Community BBQ, plus public forums and discussions. Find out more
More events
7 May | Sydney Ideas: Unfit for the future
9 May | Distinguished Speakers Program: Zaki Tun Azmi
10 May | Rugby Club Home Game: Friday Night Football
10 May | Thank God it's On Stage: Love, Factually
11 May | Conservatorium Open Academy: Rising Stars
11 May | Seymour Centre: Tell Me a Story
14 May | Sydney Ideas: Behind the rising East Asian maritime tension
14 May | Sydney Ideas: Filippo Lippi, Donatello and Bellini
15 May | Sydney Ideas: From Space Invaders to Place-makers
18 May | Baroque Opera: Cimarosa - "Il matrimonio segreto"
22 May | Medicine & Health Careers and Research Fair 2013
22 May | Your path to Sydney: Student and Parents' Info Evening
24 May | Sydney Ideas: Thomas Demand's Pacific Sun
26 May | Musica Viva: Tokyo String Quartet
27 May | Reconciliation Week 2013: Flag Raising Ceremony and BBQ
27 May | Sydney Ideas: Violence and the post-traumatic subject
28 May | Reconciliation Week 2013: Changing our Constitution
29 May | Faculty of Health Sciences Awards Night
1 June | Conservatorium Open Academy: Rising Stars
3 June | Sydney Ideas: I'm not creative, but...
4 June | Sydney Ideas: Global Warming do the maths
6 June | Insights 2013: Professor Colm Harmon
13 June | Laffo's Long Lunch 2013
13 June | Former Staff Network Launch
19 June | Sydney Connections Breakfast: David Stratton
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Alumni in the news
Brian O'Toole (BSc '68 PhD '80 MPHlth '90)
Alumnus Brian O'Toole from the ANZAC Research Institute at the University of Sydney has overseen the first national epidemiological study ever conducted in Australia of the post-war health of war veterans and their families. Find out more
Maria Seton (BSc (Hons) '01 PhD 0'5)
The 'undiscovery' of an island by a team of scientists led by alumna, Maria Seton, resulted in worldwide scientific debate, the correction of databases and a re-evaluation of the infallibility of certain information. Find out more
Bryan Gaensler (BSc '95 PhD '99)
Scientists strive always to be fair and impartial in their research. But there’s one aspect of our work that is rife with bias and subjectivity: our gender distribution remains overwhelmingly male, says alumnus Bryan Gaensler.
Find out more
Alumni in the news
Travel Photo Competition
Hansard Monologues giveaway
Alumni Business Directory
Former Staff Network
Interested in postgraduate studies?
New exhibition: Test Pattern
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
Hansard Monologues giveaway
The Seymour Centre is giving away two double passes to The Hansard Monologues: A Matter of Public Importance on 23 July at 8pm. To be in a draw, email your answer to the question below by 1 June. Which term of parliament does The Hansard Monologues specifically relate too? Find the answer.
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
Former Staff Network
The Vice-Chancellor will be launching a Former Staff Network next month, to provide opportunities for former staff to re-connect with each other and stay informed on current and future developments at the University. Join us at the Launch.
Interested in postgraduate studies?
Join the University of Sydney Open Day in Jakarta on Sunday, 26 May 2013. Free entry, but bookings are essential. Click here for information and registration details.
New exhibition: Test Pattern
Curated by Geoff Newton, Test Pattern brings together works by inter-generational artists across painting, video and installation. Opens 4 May at the University Art Gallery. Find out more
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