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March 2014

Dear alumni and friends

Last month the University hosted a special edition of the ABC’s Q&A program which featured the compelling IMF Chief, Christine Lagarde. You can find out more about the program and view the video using the link below.

Keep an eye out for the newest edition of the Sydney Alumni Magazine (SAM), packed with some fascinating university stories, due to land in your mailbox, inbox or iPad in two weeks. Get access to a range of exclusive content and extra features by downloading the free SAM iPad app.

Finally, I would like to strongly encourage you to nominate and recognise a graduate who is making a difference in the 2014 Alumni Awards. Nominations close at the end of next month.

Warm regards

Toula Lambros | Executive Manager, Alumni Relations
Division of Alumni and Development
News
Protein and carbohydrates outweigh calorie counting
World-first research conducted by the University of Sydney’s ground-breaking Charles Perkins Centre has found that food intake is regulated primarily by dietary protein and carbohydrate, and not by the number of calories consumed.

Published in Cell Metabolism, the most comprehensive study of macronutrient balance ever undertaken examines the effects of protein, fat and carbohydrate on energy intake, metabolic health, ageing and longevity in mice. Find out more.
IMF chief says investment in education should be a priority
International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde urged governments to invest in education and health as a priority, on the ABC's Q&A program late last month.

The special edition of the program, filmed on campus, was co-presented by the University of Sydney and The Global Foundation. You can view the program on the Q&A website.
Supporting TEDxSydney & Sydney Writers' Festival
The University of Sydney is proud to continue its support of some of Sydney's biggest and most popular cultural events again in 2014.

We have committed to TEDxSydney as Principal Partner for the second year in a row, as well as the exclusive education and research partner. We will also be partnering with Sydney Writers' Festival for the third year running. Find out more.
Devil in the detail for international partnership
San Diego Zoo Global and the University of Sydney are partnering together to help save the Tasmanian devil through the reintroduction and management of a disease-free population.

The endangered marsupials have become increasingly threatened in the wild by the spread of a fatal cancer. Read more about the partnership and find out how you can make a difference.

More news
Fingerprinting herbal medicine
For the sake of song and language
Students Singapore bound under new Colombo Plan
Omega 3 and antidepressants could help avoid dementia and
  depression
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Events
Good Food, Good Health: Delivering the benefits of food security in Australia and beyond
To be held on Monday 17 March, this free day-long forum will showcase the University of Sydney’s multidisciplinary and practical response to solving the complex challenge of food and nutrition security.

University staff and experts from institutes around the world involved in food security, will tackle issues ranging from sustainable farming in Australia to aquaculture in Southeast Asia to associated human rights. Find out more.
Business School and BAN – Connect over cocktails
The University of Sydney Business School invites all Business School alumni and Business Alumni Network (BAN) members to attend the first Connect over Cocktails event for 2014 on Thursday 3 April.

The keynote speaker for the evening will be Mr Angus Harris, Co-CEO, Harris Farm Markets who will discuss Small Innovative Retailers: David vs Three Goliaths. Find out more

More events
10 Mar | Sydney Ideas: Edwardian Modernities and the Twopenny Tube
12 Mar | Breast Cancer Consumer Evening
13 Mar | Sydney Ideas: Antipoverty Transfers in the South
13 Mar | Insights: Power and Propaganda in the Ancient World
13 Mar | 2014 Julius Stone Address: Professor Frederick Schauer
17 Mar | In conversation: Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook
19 Mar | Planet terror
19 Mar | The Virtual Observatory: Deep Time Travel in the Pacific
20 Mar | Lifting our gaze
24 Mar | Sydney Ideas: Multisensory Memories
25 Mar | Sydney Ideas: Philosophy in the Age of Democracy
26 Mar | Sydney Ideas: Sugar Sweetened Schools
27 Mar | Sydney Ideas: Writing Memoirs, Writing History
27 Mar | Sydney Ideas: Stranded Down Under
28 Mar | Sydney Ideas: WWI Nationalism, Internationalism and Legacies
04 Apr | Save the date: Hong Kong Alumni Reception (details to come)
09 Apr | Golden Graduates Luncheon
04 Jun | Sancta Sophia College London Alumni and Friends reception
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QUICK LINKS
News
Events
Business School and UN Women partner
Exhibition: Historic photographs from the Pacific
Nominations open for Alumni Awards
CCE Alumni discount
Lunchtime learning at CPC
Sydney Ideas tickets
Business School and UN Women partner
Executive Director of UN Women NC Australia and 2013 Young Alumni Award recipient, Julie McKay, today announced a unique partnership which will see funding for an MBA scholarship and industry placement opportunities for undergraduate students. Find out more.

The University of Sydney Business School is the National Education Partner for the UN Women National Committee Australia International Women’s Day 2014 Sydney Event.
Exhibition: Historic photographs from the Pacific
Through the themes of community, sea & land, governance, spirituality and the market, historic photographs are used as points of focus to examine aspects of Pacific history at the Macleay Museum. Find out more.
Nominations open for Alumni Awards
The University's alumni community is filled with inspirational leaders, creative thinkers and outstanding achievers. This is your opportunity to recognise a graduate who is making a difference. Find out more.
CCE Alumni discount
Interested in learning some new skills in the new year? Take advantage of the 10% discount for alumni on enrolments with the Centre for Continuing Education. Find out more.
Lunchtime learning at CPC
Every Tuesday between 1 - 2pm the newly completed Charles Perkins Centre will be running free seminars from world-leading academics from across many faculties and disciplines.

First up, we have Prof David Raubenheimer, Veterinary Science, delivering his seminar "What can nutritional ecology tell us about human health?" Find out more.
Sydney Ideas tickets
The University’s premier public lecture program, Sydney Ideas, is already well under way for 2014. Many events are free, and for any paid events alumni receive one free ticket, all you have to do is register online. For the full program, and for details on how to book, visit the Sydney Ideas website.
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