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June 2013
Dear alumni and friends

Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence launched Sydney’s ambitious fundraising campaign INSPIRED - the Campaign to support the University of Sydney last month, and in doing so set the stage for another successful year of giving at the University with the announcement of three major donations totalling $16 million. The Vice-Chancellor provides further insights into the Campaign below.

In other news, the University has achieved a meteoric rise in the latest QS World University rankings, and David Stratton, film critic, joins us to discuss his life with the movies. I do hope you will join us at this special Sydney Connections Breakfast.

Kind regards

Tracey Beck | Director, Alumni Relations and Events
Division of Alumni and Development
News
University launches INSPIRED campaign
Dear Alumni and friends

I am pleased to announce that the University of Sydney publicly launched the first comprehensive Australian higher education fundraising campaign on May 4: INSPIRED – the Campaign to support the University of Sydney.
Latest university rankings confirm our place among the world's best
Eighth in the world in Education, equal ninth in Accounting and Finance, and 10th in the world in Law are among the impressive results confirming the University of Sydney's meteoric rise in international rankings, according to the latest QS World University Rankings.
Jack Manning Bancroft launches AIME's global mentoring program
After nine years in development, Australian mentoring program, AIME, has launched 'Mentors 4 Life', a world-first program open to businesses, networks and individuals around the world.
Prime Minister announces major support for Future Direction Network
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced a $500,000 grant to support the Future Direction Network scholarships, founded by University of Sydney Business School alumnus and NSW Young Australian of the year, Corey Payne.
More news
Vale Ralph Panebianco
$1 million grant for multiple sclerosis research
Improving Australia's foreign aid to the world
Vivid lights up Sydney
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Events
Sydney Connections Breakfast:
David Stratton
Join us for this special Sydney Connections Breakfast at The Ivy Room on Wednesday 19 June, to hear film critic, David Stratton, discuss his life with the movies. Find out more
3 June – 19 July | Exhibition: Growing up with cancer
4 June | Sydney Ideas: Global Warming – do the maths
5 June | Sydney Ideas: Kim Scotton – Ngallak Koort Boodja
6 June | Insights 2013: Making economics matter
7 June | Vivid Sydney at Seymour: Sound, abstraction and pathology
11 June | Sydney Ideas: Carrying the torch for children
11 June | Sydney Ideas: Techniques for an uncertain world
12 June | Lunchbreak Concert: Conservatorium High School
13 June | Former Staff Network Launch
13 June | Laffo's Long Lunch 2013
13 June | Building Graph Search at Facebook
15 June | Conservatorium Open Academy: Rising stars
18 June | Sydney Ideas: Science on a pagan planet
19 June | Matt Laffan memorial address on social justice
19 June | Sydney Ideas: Ageing well size does matter
21 June | Museum talk: Ancient treasures from our sister cities
24 June | Sydney Ideas: The Productivity Zombie
25 June | Talk: Tim Bedding and Natalie Batalha Kepler telescope
26 June | Lunchbreak Concert: Conservatorium High School
26 June | Scholarships Information Evening
Inspired stories
The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
In the small town of Bourke in northwest New South Wales, it is common to find young children whose teeth are severely decayed. Adults similarly suffer significant decay and often have missing teeth. With the nearest denture-fitting facility more than 370 kilometres away, many people must endure the difficulties which come with having no teeth at all.

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Alumni in the news
Baden Pailthorpe (BA '07)
Media artist and Faculty of Arts graduate, Baden Pailthorpe, has been announced as the Australian War Memorial's inaugural artist in residence. Find out more
Dr Cameron Webb (PhD '02)
Alumnus Dr Cameron Webb is examining the role of mosquitoes as prey for small bats to discover just how important these insects are to our coastal ecosystems. Find out more
Suzie Ferrie (BSc '90 MNutrDiet '93)
What are the health benefits and risks when it comes to drinking coffee? Faculty of Science alumna, Suzie Ferrie, breaks down the latest research into the effects of caffeine.
Find out more
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Don't miss out on SAM
New exhibition: Time Exposures
Regional events
Hong Kong | 8 June
Hiking: Fireflies by the Waterfall

Canberra | 21 June
Alumni drinks at the Brassey

London | 11 July
UK Summer Reception
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've just selected the top 40 submissions for March, April and May, so be sure to vote for the photos you think should win the People's Choice Award!  Vote here
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:

| Doll Martin Associates
| Heritage Consultancy
| The Salon des Refuses
| Intercultural Solutions
Alumni library access
Did you know that all graduates of the University can apply for an Alumni Library Borrowers Card? And first-year alumni are entitled to 12 months of alumni Library membership at no cost.

Did you know that all graduates of the University can apply for an Alumni Library Borrowers Card? And first-year alumni are entitled to 12 months of alumni Library membership at no cost.

Find out more 
Don't miss out on SAM
The next edition of the Sydney Alumni Magazine will be out this month, so be sure to update your postal contact details to receive your copy. Email us or give us a call on +61 2 9036 922.
New exhibition: Time Exposures
Sydney alumna Sharon Zwi is showing her new photographic exhibition, Time Exposures: 60 Life Portraits, at Fisher Library to chronicle the extraordinary lives of 60 influential Australians. 
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