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

I am delighted to announce that four Alumni Awards for Achievement will be presented this month, recognising alumni for their dedication to the animal world, women’s rights, business and industry, and the creative arts. Click here for more details.

A reminder that 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. Click here for further information on both elections.

Kind regards

Tracey Beck | Director, Alumni Relations and Events
Division of Alumni and Development
Sydney alumnus Martin Indyk leads peace talks between Israel and Palestine
Former United States Ambassador to Israel and University of Sydney alumnus Martin Indyk was responsible for facilitating peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine in August.
New Centres for Research Excellence announced
World-changing collaborative research in the areas of youth mental health, metabolic health and sleep medicine have seen three research teams at the University of Sydney funded for five years.
Leading Australian businesses support six new scholarships
The University has announced the endowment of six perpetual undergraduate scholarships donated by a number of leading Australian companies to commemorate the long and distinguished career of renowned Australian businessman, James Strong AO.
Helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students prepare for university
Personalised homework, study assistance and careers information will support young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people interested in attending university, as part of the University's new Get Prepared program.

More news
Opening addresses at the Disability Action Plan launch
Business School partners with Emerging Leaders program
Alumnus Alex McBratney wins 'Nobel prize' for soil science
Pharmacy alumnus takes nanomedicine research global
Developing our future engineering leaders  
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2013 Alumni Awards Presentation Ceremony
Celebrate outstanding alumni achievements at the 2013 Alumni Awards Presentation Ceremony on Friday 27 September. The ceremony runs from 6–8pm in the Great Hall. 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
Book Fair 2013
From 14–18 September, join us in the Great Hall for the 2013 Book Fair. Funds raised go to scholarships and important University projects. Find out more

More events
05 Sept | Talk: Childhood in Ancient Athens
05 Sept | 2013 Kevin McCann Lecture
10 Sept | Sydney Ideas: Tourists' pictures of the past
10 Sept | Sydney Ideas and SCA: Amanda Cachia
11 Sept | Sydney Ideas: How the Westies won
11 Sept | Sydney Connections Breakfast: Chris Russell
12 Sept | Postgraduate Information Evening
13 Sept | Veterinary Science Alumni Awards
14 Sept | Chancellor's Committee Book Fair
16 Sept | Sydney Ideas: Academies under stress
17 Sept | Sydney Ideas & China Studies Centre: Chinese Nationalism
17 Sept | Sydney Ideas: Sydney Environment Institute Launch
19 Sept | Moon Festival BBQ
19 Sept | Sydney Ideas: Buddhism and the challenge of modernity
19 Sept | Business Alumni Network AGM and Launch Reception
24 Sept | Sydney Ideas: China Consul General Li Huaxin
25 Sept | 21st Century Medicine Series: Why diets (usually) fail
25 Sept | Anthony McNicoll Memorial Lecture: Death and the City
26 Sept | Division of Natural Sciences: Postgraduate Info Night
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Alumni in the news
Nick Molnar (BCom '12)
School of Economics graduate and entrepreneur, Nick Molnar, is shaking up the Australian jewellery game and going it alone. Find out more
Justice Michael Pembroke (LLB '78 BA '76)
Supreme Court Justice and alumnus Michael Pembroke has released a new book, Sailor, Mercenary, Governor, Spy, about Captain Arthur Phillip and the establishment of the Colony of NSW on January 26th, 1788.
Find out more
Nicole Gurran (MUrbRPlan '97 PhD '02 BA '95 CertEdStud '03)
Sydney alumna, Associate Professor Nicole Gurran, has published a piece in the Conversation about the importance of urban planning as an election issue. Find out more
Alumni in the news
Regional events
Alumni email update
New Founders' Circle members
SAM Travel Photo Competition
Alumni Business Directory
New exhibition: Touring the past
Regional events
Oxford | 05 Oct
USUKAA Autumn Lecture

Charlotte | 10 Oct–13 Oct
SUGUNA Annual Conference
Alumni email update
Alumni email log-in access has changed. Please visit the website if you're unable to access your alumni email account.
New Founders' Circle members
Fourteen new members have been inducted into the University of Sydney's Founders’ Circle, which honours people who change the lives of others through substantial giving throughout their lifetime.
Find out more
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
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:

| David Barlow Publishing
| CandidTown Photography
New exhibition: Touring the past
How did the Australian past become an object of the tourist gaze? Explore the history of tourism in Australia at the Macleay Museum. Find out more
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