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

On Friday 27 September, the outstanding achievements and contributions of our alumni were celebrated at the 2013 Alumni Awards Presentation. Held in the Great Hall, the evening was attended by over 500 members of the University of Sydney community. Read more about the winners and some of their extraordinary stories, and view a gallery of the evening's highlights.

The Sydney Ideas lecture program continues to share a diverse range of the world’s leading thinkers with our alumni, students and the broader community. Free lectures this month feature fellow alumna Germaine Greer (MA ’63, DLitt ’05) and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, plus many more, which you can find listed on the Sydney Ideas website.

Kind regards

Tracey Beck | Director, Alumni Relations and Events
Division of Alumni and Development
Top alumni honoured at the 2013 Alumni Awards
Four alumni dedicated to the animal world, women's rights, business and industry, and the creative arts have taken out the University of Sydney's top Alumni honours at the 2013 Alumni Awards Presentation.
University launches new Sydney Environment Institute
Some of Australia's leading sustainability thinkers across a broad spectrum of disciplines have joined forces to seek innovative solutions to climate change with the launch of the new Sydney Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of Sydney.
Alumnus Rick Shine wins Eureka Prize for Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers
Professor Rick Shine, alumnus and academic from the School of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Science, won the Eureka Prize for Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers.
Sydney Business School offers Australia's leading Executive MBA program
The University of Sydney Business School Global Executive MBA has been ranked as the nation's leading Executive MBA program by the Australian Financial Review's BOSS Magazine.

More news
Alumnus Bryan Gaensler wins Scopus Young Researcher Award
Sydney graduates receive Cambridge scholarships
University of Sydney welcomes alumni to Cabinet
Secrets of the sandstone unveiled at Quarantine Community Day
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Charles Perkins AO Memorial Oration and Memorial Prize
Join us in the Great Hall on Thursday 17 October for the Dr Charles Perkins AO 2013 Memorial Oration and Memorial Prize. The keynote speaker will be Mr Shane Phillips, CEO of the Tribal Warrior Association. Find out more
Professor Marjorie Jacobs memorial service
Alumni are advised that a Memorial Service for Professor Marjorie Jacobs (BA ’36 MA ’42) will be held on Wednesday 27 November 2013 at 2:30 pm in the Great Hall. To rsvp please contact Elia Mamprin, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, or call 2 9351 5658.
This year's INCUBATE Demo Day on Wednesday 9 October will showcase the most promising local start-ups from the University of Sydney students and alumni. Prospective investors, mentors, partners and participants are welcome! Use your alumni promotional code (ddalumni) for ticket discounts.
Find out more

More events
03 Oct | Sydney Ideas: Women and the Chilean Public Sphere
09 Oct | 21st Century Medicine: Beating melanoma
10 Oct | Sydney Business School Annual Alumni Dinner
11 Oct | Sydney Ideas: Beyond Wikileaks
14 Oct | Sydney Ideas: Sydney Forum on Racism
15 Oct | Sydney Ideas: De-inventing Ireland
15 Oct | Sydney Ideas: Margot Badran
16 Oct | Sydney Ideas Distinguished Speaker Series: Helen Clark
16 Oct | Talk: Far-reaching advances in quantum mechanics
16 Oct | 21st Century Medicine: Preventing the superbug apocalypse
23 Oct | Conservatorium Piano Unit Sonata Concert
24 Oct | Sydney Ideas: More Than Honey film screening
27 Oct | Sydney Ideas: Germaine Greer
29 Oct | 2013 Sydney China Business Forum
29 Oct | Sydney Ideas: Pipa Virtuoso Wu Man
30 Oct | 21st Century Medicine: Heart disease
31 Oct | Insights: Coming to Australia
06 Nov | Sydney Ideas & Health Sciences: Prof Eric Emerson
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Alumni in the news
Brook Roberts (BAppSc (MRS) DiagRadiography '97)
Engineering alumna Brooke Roberts is an award-winning knitwear designer and diagnostic radiographer. She creates digital knitwear from medical scans and x-rays using specialist programming technology.
Watch her TED talk.
Eleanor Lyons (BMus (Perf) '09)
Sydney Conservatorium of Music alumna Eleanor Lyons has won first prize in the prestigious International Elena Obraztsova Singing Competition in Russia. Find out more
Dr Katia Tiutiunnik (BMus'93)
Sydney Conservatorium of Music alumna Dr Katia Tiutiunnik represented Malaysia at the Asian Composers' League Festival and Conference in Singapore earlier this month. Find out more
Alumni in the news
Regional events
Sydney Festival 2014
INSPIRED: The Campaign to support the University of Sydney
Open Days
SAM Travel Photo Competition
Alumni Business Directory
Regional events
Oxford | 05 Oct
USUKAA Autumn Lecture

Charlotte | 10 Oct–13 Oct
SUGUNA Annual Conference

Beijing | 23 Oct
Alumni reception

Canberra | 25 Oct
Alumni Drinks at the Brassey
Sydney Festival 2014
The University will once again partner with Sydney Festival, which has announced the first event of the 2014 program, the Australian exclusive of Dido and Aeneas, by Sasha Waltz and Guests. University of Sydney alumni receive a 10% discount on tickets by using the promo code USYD when booking.
INSPIRED: The Campaign to support the University of Sydney
Dr Lesley Muir forged a distinguished career at the University of Sydney, first as a history student and then as a librarian. Her legacy continues through a generous gift to the Veterinary Science Foundation that will be used for research and education towards the treatment and prevention of disease in cats. Find out more
Open Days
| 04 Oct - Medan
| 05 Oct - Jakarta
| 06 Oct - Surabaya
| 19 Oct - Harbin
| 20 Oct - Beijing
| 26 Oct - Shanghai
| 31 Oct - Guangzhou
SAM Travel Photo Competition
Send us your best or favourite travel photo to go in the running for a MacBook Pro or iPod Touch. The Competition closes on 1 November, so click here to enter. Browse the best submissions so far and cast your vote.
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:

| Solidaro
| The Specialist Practice
| Halage Media
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