Dear alumni and friends

It has been a great pleasure to meet with so many of you this year at the wide variety of alumni events the University hosted; which I do hope you have enjoyed.

I am pleased to announce two important new programs for which our international students need your support in 2010, if possible: The past year has certainly been busy with the launch of AlumniOnline, the introduction of the Alumni Card, recent Alumni Council and Senate Elections, and a diverse range of programs and alumni events staged in and around Australia and abroad.

The University has faced many challenges this year, in particular navigating through the difficult financial climate. Whilst this is likely to have an impact on our activities in 2010, we look forward to bringing you another great year of alumni events and programs.

On behalf of the University, it is my privilege to wish you our very best wishes for the festive season and the New Year.

Kind regards,
Tracey Beck | Director, Alumni and Community Engagement
AIME creator named NSW Young Australian of the Year
Alumnus Jack Manning Bancroft has been named the NSW Young Australian of the Year for his work establishing the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience, which he runs from the University's Wentworth Building. Read more
Unique glass harmonica to appear in Great Hall
Musical pioneers Ensemble Offspring will make use of the haunting sounds of the glass harmonica when they perform in the Great Hall at the SydneyFestival in January. Read more
Award sends two alumni overseas
A scientist researching sustainable power generation and a lawyer with an interest in human rights law have both received a prestigious award that will allow them to continue their research at leading overseas universities. Read more
In other news ...
> Graduate Fellows of Senate election results 2009
> Results of the Alumni Council elections
> Pure water to flow in Vietnamese Hospital
> Sydney four join Australian Academy of the Humanities
> New grants strengthen research infrastructure and capacity
Celtic Foundation Annual Christmas Concert
Thursday 10 December (7pm)
The Celtic Studies Foundation Annual Christmas Concert will be held in 'The Chapel', St Andrew's College at the University of Sydney. More ...
Concert | Music for Kings and Queens
Saturday December 12 (8pm)
Join the Sydney University Graduate Choir for their final concert, which will celebrate festive baroque music originally written for or commissioned by Kings and Queens for different occasions. More ... 
Sydney Ideas | Indigenous Knowledges
Tuesday 15 December (6.30pm)
Indigenous people the world over know the value of their knowledges in sustaining the natural environment of the earth and human relationships, keeping all alive well. More ... 
World Cafe | Are we happy yet?
Sunday January 24 (6pm)
Led by former WA premier and alumnus Dr Geoff Gallop, the inaugural World Café integrates performance and music into a rich discussion on the nature of human happiness, with perspectives from the worlds of art, psychology and spirituality. More ...
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Malaysia | Sydney Ideas at Le Meridien in KL
Thursday 10 December
The Sydney University Graduates of Malaysia Association (SUGMA), in conjunction with the University of Sydney, would like to invite all alumni of the University to join them for a Sydney Ideas Seminar and alumni get-together at Le Meridien in Kuala Lumpur. More ...
USA | 2010 SUGUNA  Conference
Chicago, August 12-15
Save the date in your diary! The SUGUNA Annual Conference will take place in Chicago, Illinois, Thursday August 12 to Sunday August 15, 2010. This promises to be another successful meeting. More ...
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University closedown period
Christmas/New Year 09-10

Please note that the University will close for two weeks from 5pm Friday 18 December until Friday 1 January 2010.

The Alumni Relations Office will re-open on Monday 4 January.

Info Day is your last opportunity to experience the campus and speak to staff and students before you have to finalise your UAC preferences for the Main Round Offers. Find out more ...
Justice Peter Hely Scholarship
Promoting postgraduate study in the fields of commercial law and equity, the scholarship is open to final year law students, law graduands and graduates of the University of Sydney. Applications close on February 10, 2010.
Find out more ...
Conservatorium Graduations Pre 1990

On Thursday 18 February 2010, the Conservatorium of Music will hold a special graduation celebration to recognise Pre-1990 alumni as part of the University of Sydney family.

Please email us for further information.
Makarr-garma: Aboriginal Collections from a Yolŋu Perspective
Until 15 May 2010

The Makarr-garma is a ceremony of formal invitation and introduction to Yolŋu land and culture. Guest curator, Dr Joseph Neparrŋa Gumbula uses this concept as a way of welcoming us to share in his understanding of the Yolŋu world. More ...

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