Having trouble viewing this email? View an online version.
Alumni & Friends Newsletter
FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WORK | MAY 2011
VISIT OUR WEBSITE ALUMNI ONLINE CONTACT US FORWARD TO A FRIEND
Dear alumni and friends

Welcome to the new Alumni & Friends quarterly newsletter of the Faculty of Education & Social Work. As well as graduates of the Faculty, friends are invited to subscribe to this e-news: former and current staff, current students who are not yet graduates, those from stakeholder organisations, and those working in the fields of Education and Social Work or simply with an interest in matters of relevance are welcome.

As we begin this publication venture, we welcome your input. Indeed, we would love feedback and suggestions on the newsletter and especially on a name for the newsletter. Please email suggestions to Helen Loughlin. In terms of suggestions for a newsletter name, we’re looking for one-word that is robust to encompass the possibilities of the newsletter and perhaps inclusive of all the sectors of our Faculty. The August edition will bear the newsletter’s new moniker as well as details of the alumna/us or friend whose suggestion is chosen. The ‘winner’ will receive a signed copy of Delia Falconer’s book Sydney (NewSouth 2011).

Apart from this newsletter, you should visit our website. In so doing you will find that we have also updated and added to the Alumni & Friends section of the Faculty’s website. You will find regularly updated information on our activities. We are planning to establish a Faculty of Education & Social Work Alumni & Friends Association in 2012. In the meantime, we are keen to welcome back alumni and any ‘lost alumni’ -- those who fallen out of contact with us.

This newsletter and the website will serve as a ‘hub’ for news for our alumni & friends, as well as highlighting their achievements and stories, and announcing forthcoming events. By being a part of this community you can meet fellow graduates, reconnect with classmates, take part in casual social gatherings and attend professionally-relevant events and make the most of networking opportunities.

We welcome you to your Faculty of Education & Social Work and look forward to building a vibrant community with you.

Professor Robert J Tierney
Dean, Faculty of Education and Social Work

LATEST NEWS
ALUMNA PROMOTED TO PROFESSOR OF SOCIAL WORK & SOCIAL JUSTICE

The Faculty congratulates Social Work alumna Jude Irwin who this year was promoted to Professor of Social Work and Social Justice.

Read more
NSW PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARD 2011 SPECIAL PRIZE WINNER TO BE WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE
We’re delighted to announce that the Faculty’s Adjunct Associate Professor, Libby Gleeson AM, an award-winning and highly acclaimed writer will be the Faculty’s inaugural Writer-in-Residence for a three-month period in second semester this year.
Read more
ALUMNUS AND EMERITUS PROFESSOR KEN ELTIS AWARDED HONORARY DEGREE
The Faculty of Education & Social Work is very proud to congratulate distinguished alumnus and Emeritus Professor Ken Eltis who was awarded a Doctor of Education (honoris causa) at a graduation ceremony in the Great Hall in April this year.
Read more
PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION IN TOP 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE
One of the Faculty’s distinguished staff members, Professor Peter Goodyear, was named in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Sydney magazine as one of the city's Top 100 Most Influential People. Professor Goodyear was selected as one of just five from the field of Education.

"In a controversial year, these five people stuck to their principles" says the editorial’s comment on the Education category.

The annual Top 100 "celebrates Sydneysiders who have made an impact on our city or made significant contributions in their field". Faculty Associate Professor Michael Anderson is quoted by the Herald describing Peter as "a quiet achiever who is shaping the future of learning".

The Herald cites Peter's Australian Laureate Fellowship win, pointing out it is the first-ever to come to the Education sector. It describes his career path from a PhD in social geography to a leader of research in learning technology and the learning sciences.

Peter Goodyear is a Professor of Education in our Faculty and, since 2004, has been co-director of the Centre for Research on Computer Supported Learning and Cognition (CoCo). He is also a Senior Fellow of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (UK).

Before emigrating to Australia in 2003 Peter was Professor of Educational Research at Lancaster University in the UK. He was the founding director of Lancaster's Centre for Studies in Advanced Learning Technology. He has also held academic positions in Belfast, London and Birmingham. His BSc and DPhil degrees are from the University of Ulster. He is editor of the international journal Instructional Science, and has published seven books and over 100 research articles.

The University of Sydney scooped two of the 15 Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowships awarded in 2010. (The other went to world-leading physicist Professor Bryan Gaensler.) The combination of ALTC Senior Fellowship and ARC Laureate Fellowship make Peter the only academic in Australia to have won top honours in both teaching and research.

Peter is currently recruiting postdoctoral and PhD student researchers to join his Laureate team, which will spend five years analyzing successful examples of (online) learning networks and improving the tools and methods available for designing better environments for networked learning. Further information is available online.
FACULTY ALUMNA AND ACADEMIC ROBYN EWING LAUNCHES NEW BOOK
Sydney Theatre Company co-artistic directors Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton launched Professor Robyn Ewing’s new book The Arts and Australian Education at a glittering party at the Wharf Theatre on 15 March this year.
Read more
PROFESSOR LINDA DARLING-HAMMOND: 
LESSONS FROM THE U.S.

The FESW in partnership with the Australian Education Union and the Australian College of Educators hosted an evening with Professor Linda Darling-Hammond of Stanford University at the Faculty on Monday 2 May 2011.

Read more
TEN QUESTIONS
In each issue of this e-news, we’ll be highlighting a member of the Faculty’s Alumni & Friends group. This issue we talk to BELINDA LUSCOMBE who completed a Diploma in Education in 1986 and is now editor-at-large at Time magazine in New York. Follow her path from here to there.

"Teachers and social workers are the front line of the fight to get people out of the depressing repeating cycle of poverty and festering misery and squandered ability"
Read more
WHAT'S NEW
FEDSW ALUMNI & FRIENDS WEBSITE

We’ve just restructured and updated the Alumni & Friends pages of the Faculty of Education & Social Work’s website. This section of the site will provide a hub of information and features which will be updated regularly with news and events, alumni stories, opportunities for supporting the Faculty and anything else that we feel is relevant and interesting to our Alumni & Friends.
Read more
EVENTS

The Faculty of Education & Social Work is planning various events for its Alumni & Friends for later in the year, to be announced in the next edition and on our website but in the meantime, the University’s Alumni and Events has a diverse range of events and activities.
EXCLUSIVE BEHIND-THE-SCENES FOR ALUMNI

We invite you to join us at a new event series that takes you 'behind the scenes' at some of Sydney's newest and oldest venues. Enjoy an exclusive tour of select venues, with canapes and drinks served throughout the evening.

AUSGRID
Thursday 19 May, 6-8pm

SYDNEY CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC
Tuesday 28 June, 6-8pm

STATE LIBRARY OF NSW
Thursday 28 July, 6-8pm
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING IN EDUCATION & SOCIAL WORK

This division of the Faculty provides professional development activities that are devised and delivered by experts from within the Faculty of Education & Social Work and respected external consultants and academics.
Read more
CONNECTIONS

LOST ALUMNI

We are keen to build our FESW Alumni & Friends contacts list as we have a number of “lost alumni” – those people who studied with our Faculty with whom we’ve now lost contact. Please forward on this newsletter to any of your friends or colleagues who may have studied at the Faculty of Education & Social Work, Sydney Teachers College or former institutions at any time over the century! They can register with us here.

ALUMNI CONTACT

HELEN LOUGHLIN
Alumni & Events Officer
Faculty of Education & Social Work

Dean’s Unit | Education Building A35
T 02 9351 2791
E helen.loughlin@sydney.edu.au 
W sydney.edu.au 
 

Copyright © 2010-2012, University of Sydney, Australia.
Alumni and Events Office | Privacy statement | Unsubscribe
This e-newsletter is powered by SwiftDigital email marketing.