Dear alumni and friends,

Welcome to your August edition of eSydney. Registrations are now open for the 2009 Spring Back to Sydney ... your special Alumni Reunion being held on Saturday 19 September. Click here for further information and to register.

Bring your family and friends to enjoy a day of festivities, lectures, cultural and family activities. I do hope to see you and your family there on the day.

Kind regards,
Tracey Beck | Director, Alumni and Community Engagement
2009 Alumni Award winners announced
The Alumni Awards recognise outstanding achievements made by alumni locally and outside of Australia in community service and their professional fields. The winners were announced earlier this month, and you are cordially invited to attend the Awards Presentation to be held on Friday September 11. More ...
David Copperfield conjures therapeutic magic
Globally-renowned magician David Copperfield visited the University on Saturday August 8 to help launch a program that uses magic to encourage therapeutic rehabilitation among the disabled and handicapped. Read more
Carbon footprint tool awarded
The development of a new assessment tool for organisations to calculate their ecological footprint has seen the University of Sydney take out the Public Sector Sustainability category of the state's leading environmental awards. Read more
In other news
> Largest international exchange and aid program underway
> John Pilger wins Sydney Peace Prize
> Skin cancer researchers throw new light on tumour growth
Alumni Theatre Group
Norm & Ahmed/Shafanna & Aunt Sarinnah
Thursday 13 August (7pm for 8pm)
An Australian double bill of Alex Buzo's acclaimed 1968 classic with new work by Alana Valentine. Special alumni rate at the Seymour Centre of $32 includes a pre-show drink from the bar, light refreshments and the chance to meet the cast afterwards. More ...
Concert | Haydn 'The Seasons'
Sunday August 16 (3pm)
Listen to the Sydney University Graduate Choir on the 200th anniversary of Haydn's death when they perform his timeless oratorio Die Jahreszeiten, or The Seasons. More ...
Lecture | Solving swine flu with science
Tuesday 18 August (6.30pm)
Come and learn about the latest research into swine flu, presented by Professor Robert Booy from the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, the Children's Hospital at Westmead. More ...
Anne Summers in Conversation with Ann Stephen
Wednesday 19 August (6 to 7pm)
Writer and alumna Anne Summers talks about her new book 'The Lost Mother', which explores her journey to recover the stories behind the Constance Stokes portraits of her mother as a child, and her broader relationship with her mother. More ...
Cocktail Reception | Back to Holme Reunion
Friday 21 August (6.30pm)
University of Sydney Union Alumni and Friends are invited to the 2009 'Back to Holme' Cocktail Reception. Guest speaker is alumnus Dr Andrew Charlton, an economist, Honorary Fellow of St Paul's College and senior adviser to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. More ...
Concert | Carnival of the Animals
Friday 21 August (6.30pm)
The Sydney University Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Children's Music Foundation invite alumni, friends and family to the 'Carnival of the Animals', an hour of children's musical delights! More ...
Law and Medicine | Global Health Day 2009
Friday 28 August (9am to 4pm)
This full-day symposium brings together leading national and international experts on the key health issues facing the global community. More ...
Workshop | War Art in Asia and the Representation of War
Friday 28 August (9am to 6.30pm)
Alumni and friends are invited to a free one-day international workshop focussing on Japanese war art, as well as art and photography representing conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, East Timor and Iraq. More ... 
Sancta Sophia College Open Day
Saturday 29 August (9am to 5pm)
Sancta Sophia College invites ex-students and potential students to attend Sancta’s Open Day on Saturday 29 August. Come and explore the College, reminisce about your time at the College, discover how the College has grown and improved and meet today’s Sancta students. More ...
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital's Pet Fair
Saturday 29 August (10am to 4pm)
Held on the University grounds that surround the Veterinary Faculty precinct. There will be wildlife and exotic pet displays, pet health and information stalls, free pet health checks (bring along any type of animal), a fantastic cat show and a range of children's entertainment. More ...
Lecture | Using the News Media for Research
Tuesday 1 September (1 to 2pm)
Rod Tiffen is one of Australia's leading media scholars. His teaching and research interests are in the mass media, Australian politics, comparative democratic politics, democratisation and Australian relations with Asia. More ...
Lecture | Legal perspectives dealing in art & cultural objects
Tuesday 1 September (5.30 for 6pm)
Join Professor Deborah DeMott from Duke Law School when she explores the role of the intermediary in art dealings and contrast relationships of legal agency with other more informal relationships between artists or owners of cultural objects and the market. More ...
Lecture | Access, Influence and Innovation in Health Policy
Tuesday 1 September (6 to 9pm)
Professor Jill White, Dean of the Faculty of Nursing, invites alumni and friends to the inaugural launch of the Faculty's International Policy and Research Round table, which will host local and international guests well-known for their contribution to health policy in Australia and abroad. More ...
Alumni Event | Beyond the Sky's Limit
Tuesday 1 September (6.30 to 7.30pm)

In the International Year of Astronomy, world-leading astrophysicist and alumnus Professor Bryan Gaensler will give a special alumni talk on his amazing insights into astronomy today and tomorrow to be held in the Nicholson Museum. More ...

Lecture | Southeast Asian Studies after Edward Said
Thursday 3 September (5.30 for 6pm)
The Sydney University Arts Association is pleased to announce the Inaugural Lecture of Professor Adrian Vickers, Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, School of Languages and Cultures, on the topic: 'Southeast Asian Studies after Edward Said'. More ...
Canberra Alumni Association Concert Group
Saturday 6 September (1 to 5.45pm)
Commemorate Haydn’s 200th anniversary with your fellow Canberra-based alumni, at Affect from Another Age, featuring acclaimed fortepianist Professor Geoffrey Lancaster (PhD ’99). More ...
Bookfest 2009
Saturday 12 to Wednesday 16 September
The book fair Sydney waits for is on again from Saturday 12 September to Wednesday 16 September in the Great Hall. More ...
Lecture | Legal interpretation: the bounds of legitimacy
Wednesday 16 September (5.30 to 7.30pm)
Former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia and alumnus, the Hon Murray Gleeson AC, will deliver a lecture on the contemporary importance of statutory interpretation, as part of the Sydney Law School's Distinguished Speakers Program for 2009. More ...
Graduate Connections | Julie McCrossin
Wednesday 16 September (7.15 to 8.45am)
September's Graduate Connections Breakfast will feature media personality and alumna Julie McCrossin. Her topic is 'Education - a life changing experience'. More ...
Lecture | Climate change: targets, technologies & the till
Thursday 17 September (7 to 8.30pm)
Alumni and friends are invited to hear John Connor, CEO of the Climate Institute of Australia, speak on 'Targets, Technologies and the Till', exploring how Australian and international efforts are shaping up on the crucial elements of an effective global climate agreement. More ...
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USA | SUGUNA Annual Conference
Thursday 20 to Sunday 22 August
The 2009 SUGUNA Conference will be held in Los Angeles, with a great line-up of presentations and social events to meet fellow Sydney alumni. More ...
UK Young Members Group | Networking Drinks
Thursday 3 September (From 7pm)
Alumni and friends are invited to USUKAA Young Members Group Networking Drinks to be held at the Loop Bar, between Oxford Circus and Bond Street stations. More ...
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Sydney Ideas

Sydney Ideas is the University of Sydney’s premier public lecture series program that aims to bring some of Sydney and the world’s leading thinkers to the wider Sydney community. 

Enjoy a range of ticketed and free lectures as well as podcasts and vodcasts of many of the lectures for those who cannot attend.

International Ideas lectures:

Thursday 20 August
Michael Cathcart | Water Dreamers

Monday 7 September
John Corigliano | Building Music

Key Thinkers:
Free Lecture Series

19 August | Galileo
26 August | Beethoven
02 September | Mao Zedong
09 September | Konrad Lorenz

Economics and Business Annual Alumni Dinner

We are delighted to extend an invitation to alumni for the annual dinner hosted for the Faculty's alumni network on Thursday 15 October. The keynote address for the event will be given by alumnus, Chris Richardson, Director of Access Economics, whose topic will be "Has Australia dodged the bullet?" More ...

2009 Dental Alumni Society Jubilee Medal

Dental Alumni of the University of Sydney are encouraged to nominate outstanding fellow alumni for the biennial Dental Alumni Society Jubilee Medal. More ...

What’s On at The Con

The Conservatorium of Music has a diverse range of concerts and performances, many of them free of charge. Visit the website for a comprehensive listing of events through August and September. More ...

SU Football Club
Click here for further details

Saturday 15 August
1st Grade vs Eastern Suburbs

Economics 1966-1970 Reunion
Wednesday 16 September
University of Sydney

Materia Medica 1949 Reunion

Friday 25 September
University of Sydney

Medicine 1946 Reunion 
Friday 25 September
Concord Golf Club

Materia Medica 1959 Reunion
Friday 2 October
University of Sydney

Collection Passions:
Justice Roddy Meagher

Until Sunday 27 September

Behind Roddy Meagher’s illustrious legal career is a gentle connoisseur, passionate for the visual arts, who has spent his adult life collecting since studying arts at the University. More ...

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