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July 2013
Dear alumni and friends

Your June edition of SAM will be arriving in the coming weeks, featuring an exclusive report on how Sydney researchers uncovered an entire city beneath the foliage surrounding Angkor in Cambodia. If you'd prefer to receive your copy directly to your inbox, 'go green' with a digital subscription, which includes additional online content and a downloadable copy of the magazine.

More than 45 alumni were honoured in the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours List, congratulations!

Kind regards

Tracey Beck | Director, Alumni Relations and Events
Division of Alumni and Development
News
$5.6 million for University of Sydney to lead on cultural competence
A grant of $5.6 million will support the creation of the National Centre for Cultural Competence at the University of Sydney, establishing it as the first university in the world to address cultural understanding at a broad university level.
2013 Queen's Birthday Honours List
The University would like to congratulate the outstanding alumni who were recognised as part of the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours List.
The Dalai Lama speaks on education
With his customary red robes enfolding him, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, spoke with great humour to a group of about 800 students at the Seymour Centre on 13 June.
Work starts on state-of-the-art Abercrombie Precinct Project
A ground-breaking ceremony for the University of Sydney's Abercrombie Precinct Project today marked the official start of the construction phase of a $180 million, state-of-the-art facility for the University of Sydney Business School.
More news
Researchers unravel developmental origins of immune disease
ARC Linkage Grants reward cutting-edge research
Business School alumni attend World Economic Forum
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Events
Sydney Connections Breakfast: Chris Russell
Join us for our Sydney Connections Breakfast at The Ivy Room with agricultural scientist and The New Inventors judge, Chris Russell, on Wednesday 11 September, to hear him discuss the importance of innovation to our future. 
Find out more
05 Jul | Sydney Ideas: PISA and other large student assessments
10 July | Talk: Living and working on the International Space Station
11 July | Sydney Ideas: Australian astronomy with Brian Schmidt
17 July | The Hunger Goals: New solutions to feeding the world
18 July | Distinguished Speakers Program: The Hon Kevin Lindgren
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: Machiavelliís 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
14 Aug | Vice-Chancellor's Morning Tea
10 Sep | MBA & Postgrad Studies Expo
Alumni in the news
Natasha Hamilton (BScAgr '97 PhD '05 CertEdStud '13)
Sydney researcher and Vet Science alumna, Natasha Hamilton, is heading up a new project to sequence the genome of champion thoroughbred Phar Lap. Find out more
Haifaa al-Mansour (MFs '09)
Film Studies graduate, Haifaa al-Mansour, has just released Wadjda, a film touted as the first full-length feature to be shot entirely in Saudi Arabia. Find out more
Bryan Gaensler (BSc '95 PhD '99)
Sydney alumnus and one of the world's leading astronomers, Bryan Gaensler, has been elected as an Australian Academy of Science fellow, the country's highest scientific honour.
Find out more
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INSPIRED: The Campaign to support the University of Sydney
Travel Photo Competition
Alumni Business Directory
New exhibition: LEGO Acropolis
Regional events
London | 11 July
UK Summer Reception

North Carolina | 10 October
SUGUNA Annual Conference
INSPIRED: The Campaign to support the University of Sydney
Stuttering can cause frustration and anxiety, and interfere with a personís ability to engage with others. Generous donations are helping the Australian Stuttering Research Centre develop new treatments.

To support the work of the Australian Stuttering Research Centre, you can make a donation via the giving button below.

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
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:

| Sydney Sabre
| CandidTown Photography
| Space Rescue Pty Ltd
| EnGrow Pty Ltd
New exhibition: LEGO Acropolis
Brickman Ryan McNaught is turning his hand to one of the most iconic architectural monuments of Ancient Greece - The Acropolis. Find out more
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