Dear alumni,

Welcome to the latest edition of eSydney, which we are pleased to advise has moved to a new monthly format. This will help keep you more up to date with the latest news and our growing program of alumni events, exclusive offers and exhibitions.

Make sure you click on the links below for full information. We look forward to your participation.

Kind regards,
Alumni Relations Office

Professor Gavin Brown takes on royal role

Professor Gavin Brown retires from the position of Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney on 10 July 2008. During his 12 years in office, Professor Brown has been responsible for reshaping the University. Read more

Top in their field - Sydney University Sport

With nine Sydney University athletes already confirmed as Australian team members and less than two months to go to the Beijing 2008 Olympics Games, the release of a book celebrating the achievements of sport at the University of Sydney couldn't be more timely. Read more

Comment invited on the 2007-2010 Strategic Plan
Alumni are invited to comment on the University's Strategic Plan 2007-2010, which sets the framework for the University to realise its aspirations of national and international leadership and excellence. Read more
Tour of CarriageWorks and Anna Schwartz Gallery
Tuesday 1 July
Chair of the Power Institute Alumni and Friends Association and CEO of CarriageWorks, Sue Hunt, invites you to attend a tour of this bold new arts centre. Drinks will follow in the newly opened Anna Schwartz Gallery. More ...

Intelligence Squared Debate - Special Alumni offer
Tuesday 8 July
Join this lively debate, including Sharan Burrow, Ross Gittins and Elizabeth Proust ... the motion is "By 2020 only the rich will be at home in Australia" which will provide a lively forum to examine the increasing gulf between rich and poor. Is the essential egalitarianism of Australia under threat? More ...
Public lecture: Jeffrey Sachs
Tuesday 15 July

The soon to be launched University of Sydney Institute for Sustainable Solutions is pleased to invite you to a public lecture by Professor Jeffrey Sachs. Professor Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is also Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More ...

Unearthed Tales at the Nicholson Museum!
Thursday 24 July
This inaugural alumni-and-guests event includes cocktails and canapés and a fascinating presentation by the Museum's Senior Curator, Michael Turner, about the Nicholson and the intriguing ways in which many of the artefacts came to join the collection. More ...
Lecture: Sydney Ideas - Civil War from Rome to Iraq
Thursday 24 July
David Harmitage, Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard University, will trace the meaning and impact of the idea of civil war from Rome to the Republican invasion of Iraq. More ...
Blue and Gold Rugby Luncheon
Friday 25 July
Supporters and friends of Sydney University Sport are invited to attend the Blue and Gold Rugby Luncheon to be held at Tattersalls Club, in Sydney's CBD. Tickets will also be available for the Bledisloe Cup Match at ANZ Stadium on July 26. More ...
Lecture: the fifty-year revolution in global public health
Wednesday 30 July
As part of the Grand Challenges in Health & Medicine Public Lecture Series 2008, Professor Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE will speak about the many triumphs in health over the past 50 years. More ...
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Jakarta Alumni Reception
Friday 4 July
This reunion is being hosted by the Chancellor, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, and will be a great opportunity to re-connect with other alumni living in Indonesia. More ...
UK Alumni Association Summer Reception
Wednesday 9 July
Alumni residing in the UK are invited to attend the Summer Reception, with special guest Professor Gavin Brown AO FAA CorrFRSE. This will be a wonderful opportunity to say farewell to Professor Brown who retires in July. More ...
September Alumni Programs in Singapore

Faculty of Medicine Alumni Cocktail Reception
Tuesday September 2

The Faculty of Medicine will hold a cocktail reception for medical alumni in Singapore. Please save the date in your calendar as details are being finalised now. More ...

Come Bowling With Us
Saturday September 6

The University of Sydney Singapore Alumni Association warmly invites all alumni to join us for bowling on Saturday 6 September. Everyone is welcome to join us for a networking dinner after the game (venue to be confirmed) . More ...

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Mother and Son author at Graduate Connections Breakfast

Join us for our July Graduate Connections Breakfast with Mr Geoffrey Atherden (BArch '65), President of the Australian Writers' Foundation and creator of small screen comedy classics Mother and Son and Grass Roots.

Click here for more details and to make a reservation! 

Seymour Centre exclusive alumni offer

Reduced-price alumni theatre parties (including drinks, nibbles and meeting the cast) at the Seymour Centre! There are two more of these increasingly-popular theatre events coming up soon.

Click here for more details and to make a reservation!

Kosciuszko to Kenya

When she was six weeks old Lucinda Watson (BA Hons ’00 MInternatLaw ’02) left Australia for Kenya where her father worked on an Australian Aid project. She spent her first three years there and was left with vivid memories. Now she’s returning as one of 14 women from around the world picked for 3 Peaks in 3 Weeks (3P3W), an expedition that will raise money for, and awareness of, the three key problems facing Africa: environment, health and education.

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We'd love to hear from you - where you are, where your degree has taken you, or about a recent move or promotion.

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Shattered Glass: Illuminating the Past

23 June to December 2008

From the Bronze Age furnaces of Mesopotamia to the tables of the Roman Emperor Nero, glass was a prized and magical material. Despite its fragility, many beautiful pieces of glass have survived through the ages, some in tombs, some underwater in shipwrecked cargoes. More ...


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