Dear alumni and friends,

Welcome to your November edition of eSydney. The University of Sydney has joined the Sydney Festival in a partnership that brings together two of Sydney’s leading cultural organisations, and I am delighted to announce an exclusive alumni discount of 10% off all adult tickets for the 2010 Sydney Festival.

Simply login to AlumniOnline to obtain your unique discount code. If you haven't got an AlumniOnline account yet, click here to activate your account and receive the unique promotion code upon activation. You will need your Student ID, which is blank.

Finally, thank you to those who participated in the recent Senate and Alumni Council elections. The tallying process is underway, and the results will appear on the alumni website later this week, and in the December edition of eSydney.

Kind regards,
Tracey Beck | Director, Alumni and Community Engagement
Sydney again ranks among world's best
The University of Sydney has jumped three places in this year's rankings published by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Read more
Sydney student wins Rhodes scholarship
The winner of the 2010 NSW Rhodes Scholarship is David Llewellyn, a University of Sydney Science Honours student with a determination to develop a vaccine for malaria.
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World-first super efficient solar cells
University of Sydney researcher and alumnus Dr Tim Schmidt, and Professor Max Crossley have come up with an ingenious low-cost device to harvest low energy photons, with the potential for significantly boosting the efficiency of conventional solar cells. Read more
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Terry Smith: Contemporary Art: Transitions & Translations
Monday 23 November (6pm)
Terry Smith, Professor of Contemporary Art History & Theory at University of Pittsburg and former Director of the Power Institute, University of Sydney, will explore the defining characteristics of contemporary art from an art historical point of view. More ...
Book Launch | Under the Radar
Wednesday 25 November (6 to 8pm)
Under the Radar is the biography of Ruby Payne-Scott (1912-1981), a graduate in Physics from the University of Sydney in 1936 who became the world's first female radio astronomer. More ...
RhiZomiC Poetry | Les Murray
Wednesday 25 November (7 to 9pm)
You are invited to the RhiZomic Poetry Christmas Party with acclaimed poet and alumnus Les Murray. There will also be an opportunity for audience members to share their own poetry at an open-mic. More...
Disciplines of Inquiry - Methodology Colloquia 09
Thursday 26 November (5pm)
The Research Division, Faculty of Education and Social Work, invites you to participate in the launch of a colloquia series on new approaches to research and interdisciplinarity across the education and social work domains. More ...
The Antikythera Mechanism
Thursday 26 November (6 for 6.30pm)
Discovered over a century ago off the coast of the Greek island of Antikythera, the Antikythera Mechanism is the most sophisticated scientific instrument to have survived from antiquity. More …
Kids Museum: Yolgnu Song and Dance
Sunday 29 November (12 to 4pm)
Come dance and sing with us in a celebration of Yolgnu spirit and Aboriginal heritage at this Kids' Museum afternoon to be held in the Macleay Museum. More ...
Concert | Music for Kings and Queens
Saturday 12 December (8pm)
Join the Sydney University Graduate Choir for their final 2009 concert, encompassing festive baroque music originally written for or commissioned by kings and queens for different occasions. More ...
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New York | Sydney Ideas Visiting Academics
Wednesday December 2 (7pm)
Alumni and friends are invited to the Cornell Club, New York, to hear alumna Associate Professor Carole Comerton-Forde of the Sydney's Faculty of Economics and Business speak to “Competition and challenges in US equities markets”. More ...
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World Debating

The University is sending three teams of student debaters and five adjudicators to the World Debating Championships taking place between December 28 and January 3 at Koc University in Antalya, Turkey. More ...
Enchanting Taiwan photographic exhibition

The University of Sydney Library is sponsoring 'Enchanting Taiwan', an exhibition comprising 80 captivating photographs by 67 different photographers. More ...
Call for volunteers at the Macleay Museum

No matter what you studied at the University, chances are the Macleay Museum’s collections will stir some memories. Alumni are invited to apply to volunteer in the historic surrounds of the Macleay Museum at the University of Sydney, and be a part of the Museum team. Please contact Jude Philp on 9036 6486 or email for further information.

David Harold Tribe Philosophy Award 2009

The aim of the David Harold Tribe Philosophy Award is to promote interest in philosophy, ethics, economics or politics and to help persons in those fields to further their education in those fields, enabling them to develop their insights and to advance the general public's understanding of philosophy. More ...
1990 Pharmacy Reunion
Saturday November 28

Mandelbaum House Reunion
Sunday November 29 2009
Outlines - Koori Artefacts from the Macleay Museum
From 26 October

This exhibition brings together painting tools, ochres, shields, spears and clubs that all have their provenance in Aboriginal language regions of New South Wales, such as the Bundjulung, Wiradjuri and Dharug. More ...

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