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August 2013
Dear alumni and friends

Greetings, I hope you enjoy this edition of eSydney which brings you up to date with news and events from the University. I very much appreciate the many messages that I receive from alumni, friends and donors who read eSydney, thank you!

Please note that this year two alumni elections will be taking place in October/November for five Fellows of Senate, and for 36 members of the University of Sydney Alumni Council. Please click here for further information on both elections, thank you.

Kind regards

Tracey Beck | Director, Alumni Relations and Events
Division of Alumni and Development
News
Alumnus donates $5 million to support scholarships and research
The University of Sydney has announced a $5 million gift from alumnus Peter Davidson (BEc '54) to establish scholarships at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Sydney Medical School.
World-first WHO collaborating centre launched at the University
A new World Health Organization centre has been launched at the University of Sydney, and aims to increase the role of prevention in reducing non-communicable diseases including obesity, diabetes, chronic lung diseases and cardiovascular diseases.
Baden Pailthorpe is the inaugural Australian War Memorial artist in residence
Faculty of Arts graduate, Baden Pailthorpe, has been announced as the inaugural Australian War Memorial artist in residence.
Australian Institute for Nanoscience building work launched by Senator Kim Carr
Senator The Hon Kim Carr, Federal Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research and Minister for Higher Education, has launched building work on the site for the new Australian Institute for Nanoscience at the University of Sydney.
More news
The 30,000th member of an Inspired community of donors
Our student debaters are world beaters
University launches new Arts postgrad degrees  
International award for Faculty of Pharmacy academic  
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Events
Vice-Chancellor's Morning Tea
A special event on 14 August for alumni of the University of Sydney who graduated prior to 1965, and their guests. The generous morning tea will include entertainment and an address by the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Dr Michael Spence. Find out more
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. Find out more
01 Aug | Social & Digital Media: Harbingers of Practising IT 3.0?
06 Aug | Sydney Ideas: Machiavelli’s Prince 500 years on
07 Aug | CHAST Lecture: Falling Through Time
07 Aug | Sydney Ideas: Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie
07 Aug | Sydney Ideas & Health Sciences: Kathryn Refshauge
07 Aug | Walter Westman Lecture 2013: Climate change
08 Aug | Insights 2013: Art History and Discovery
08 Aug | Digital Fabrication Exhibition
08 Aug | Sydney Ideas: South African drug discovery
09 Aug | Women in Dentistry Cocktail evening
12 Aug | Sydney Ideas: Eco-Business
13 Aug | Sydney Ideas: The Australian Leadership paradox
14 Aug | 2013 Julius Stone Address: Prof Brian Leiter
14 Aug | Sydney Ideas: Religion through civil society
14 Aug | Surviving the Game: The Psychology of gambling
15 Aug | Sydney Ideas: Visualising the earth, mind and body
16 Aug | Sydney Ideas: Iranian diaspora, media and public diplomacy
19 Aug | S T Lee Lecture: Prof Soonman Kwon
20 Aug | Sydney Ideas & China Studies Centre: Prof Carolyn Cartier
20 Aug | Sydney Ideas: Recognition of Australian South Sea Islanders
21 Aug | Carbon Copies: Inheritance of the Human Genome
21 Aug | Sydney Ideas & Power Institute: Fritz Lang's ‘Metropolis
23 Aug | Book launch: Prof Jeffrey Riegel
27 Aug | Sydney Ideas: Origins of the God debate in Ancient Greece
28 Aug | Talk: Advances in Speech Pathology
29 Aug | 2013 Wheelwright Memorial Lecture in Political Economy
31 Aug | 2013 Open Day
04 Sep | Sydney Ideas & Health Sciences: Breast Screening Debate
04 Sep | Postgraduate Information Evening: Health Sciences
04 Sep | Dean's Gala Dinner and Challenge 2013
04 Sep | Conservatorium Piano Unit Sonata Concert
05 Sep | 2013 Kevin McCann Lecture on Energy and Resources Law
06 Sep | Graduating Classes of 1981 to 1983: 30 Year Reunion
19 Sep | Business Alumni Network AGM and Launch Reception
Postgraduate Expo
What will your career look like in 10 years time? How can you remain relevant and ready in an ever-changing landscape?

Join us at the Postgraduate Expo where you can find out about our new courses, attend information seminars and hear our keynote speech given by our Global Executive MBA student and thought leader, Anders Sorman-Nilsson. Register now

Thinking of returning to study? For an up-to-date and detailed snapshot of key industries, visit our postgraduate microsite for tablet, smart phone, and PC.
Alumni in the news
Professor Graeme Clark (MB '58 MS '69 PhD '70 MD '89)
Alumnus Professor Graeme Clark has given a public lecture about his pioneering research that provided speech-understanding in profoundly deaf people. Watch the video
Dr Cameron Webb (PhD '02)
Alumnus Dr Cameron Webb has finished a three-year study to reveal that a particular introduced mosquito species is active all year round, and may be spreading diseases such as Ross River virus and Barmah Forest virus. Find out more
Anika Gauja (BEc(SocSc)(Hons) '04) LLB '06)
Will the Rudd party reforms work? Alumna Anika Gauja discusses the difficult path to amending the Labor Party’s constitution.
Find out more
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News
Events
Postgraduate Expo
Alumni in the news
Alumni email update
Building links with Southeast Asia
SAM Travel Photo Competition
Special Sydney alumni offer
Alumni Business Directory
New exhibition: 1969 – the blackbox of conceptual art
Alumni email update
Alumni email log-in access has changed. Please visit the website if you're unable to access your alumni email account.
Building links with Southeast Asia
The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) is Australia’s premier centre of interdisciplinary academic excellence on Southeast Asia.
SAM 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. You can also browse the best submissions so far and vote for the photos you think should win the People's Choice Award.
Vote here
Special Sydney alumni offer
The Forum Restaurant in the Darlington Centre has a special lunch offer for University of Sydney alumni this month. Please print and present this voucher and your Alumni Card when you order, or say the code words “AUGUST ALUMNI”, to receive this special offer.
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:

| West India Spices Inc.
| COCONET
| Polemic Forensic
New exhibition: 1969 – the blackbox of conceptual art
A new reconstruction of the first Conceptual art exhibition in Australia, sent by Ian Burn, Roger Cutforth and Mel Ramsden in 1969 to Pinacotheca gallery in Melbourne. Opens 3 August.
Find out more
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