Dear alumni and friends,

Welcome to your March edition of e-Sydney. There is a wide variety of upcoming events, lectures and exhibitions for you to enjoy, including our first Graduate Connections Breakfast of the year. Dr Anne Summers (PhDArts '79) will be speaking on 'I remember... Autobiography and the personal politics of memory' on Wednesday 14 April. More…

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Kind regards,
Tracey Beck | Director, Alumni and Community Engagement

Sydney outlines the way ahead
The University of Sydney has released a major discussion paper outlining its future directions for the next five years. Read more

University to develop skin for burns survivors
From the spray-on variety to the small sheets of laboratory-grown skin used in burns treatment, the quest to recreate the body's largest organ made big strides in the 20th century. Read more
In other news ...
> Physicist recognised as Scopus Young Researcher of the Year
> Greener grazing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
> Virtual reality offers insight into Parkinson's disease
New Chapter for Coaching and Mentoring alumni
Wednesday 17 March (7.15 for 7.30pm)
Alumni are warmly invited to attend the launch of the Coaching and Mentoring Alumni Chapter (Psychology Alumni Association). Come and celebrate our greater status and network with your alumni colleagues and associated coaches over cheese and a glass of wine. The evening will also feature Dr Michael Cavanagh's presentation on the Executive Coaching guidelines project. More ...
Isolation, Intervention, Innovation: Engineering Challenges in the Australian Outback
Thursday 18 March (5 to 6.30pm)
Engineering Sydney™ has pleasure in inviting you to a distinguished lecture by Dr Bruce Walker, the founding CEO of the Centre for Appropriate Technology Inc that is the national Indigenous science and technology organisation. More ...
Dubbo Alumni Event
Thursday 18 March (6.30 to 8.30pm)
Join Fred Watson AM from the Anglo-Australian Observatory (AAO) in Dubbo as he discusses “Space Tourism: The Final Frontier” and catch up with your fellow alumni. Ticket prices include refreshments throughout the evening. More ...
Sydney Science Forum: The Origin of Epidemics
Thursday 18 March (5.45 to 6.45pm)
How do epidemics start and spread in human populations? In this lecture, Professor Holmes will address these fundamental questions by examining how evolving RNA viruses are able to jump species boundaries and emerge in humans, sometimes with devastating effects. More ...
Why Feminism Matters: an Arts Matters Forum
Monday 22 March (6.30pm)
This forum will include international political scientists along with Australian academics and researchers in a robust discussion on the state of contemporary feminism. Special alumni offer is available - please quote your alumni card number when booking. More ...

Back to Holme Reunion with Michael Hintze
Wednesday 24 March (6 to 8pm)
The University of Sydney Union Alumni and Friends are proud to present a very special 'Back to Holme' event for 2010. A Sydney University Alumni Award winner and Union aficionado, Michael Hintze (BSc '75, BE '77) is the keynote speaker of the evening. More ...
Ancient History and Classics Teachers networking drinks
Thursday 25 March (5 to 7pm)
The Staff of the Departments of Archaeology and Classics and Ancient History would like to invite all teachers of Ancient History and Classical Studies to join us for networking drinks. The evening will provide a great opportunity to meet old and new friends and a chance to learn more about professional development courses. More ...
Champagne in the Sancta Sophia Quadrangle
Saturday 27 March (5 to 7pm)
Alumnae and alumni of Sancta Sophia College and their guests are cordially invited to attend Champagne in the Quad on Saturday 27 March from 5 to 7pm. Ticket prices include champagne and canapés.  More ...
The Con Open Day
Sunday 28 March (from 10am)
Join us at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music Open Day! All venues will be bursting with activity from 10am in a unique day of talks, masterclasses, musical performance and much more. Bring the family for a day of free entertainment, exhibitions and installations and experience the diversity of venues and talent that is The Con. More ...

Western NSW Cocktail Reception at 'Knocklong' in Orange
Thursday 8 April (6 to 8pm)
Alumni and guests are invited to the annual Western NSW Alumni Cocktail Reception, which will take place on Thursday 8 April at the historic 'Knocklong' homestead in central Orange, with Professor Mark Adams as guest speaker. Attendance is complimentary for Alumni however bookings are essential. More ...

Graduate Connections Breakfast with Dr Anne Summers AO
Wednesday 14 April (7.15am)
Book your place now to hear Anne Summers AO speak on 'I remember... Autobiography and the personal politics of memory'. More ... 
Connect Over Cocktails
Thursday 15 April (6 to 8pm)
Faculty of Economics and Business alumni are invited to attend the first ‘Connect over Cocktails’ event for this year. Our guest speaker for the evening will be Mr John H C Colvin (BEc ’73), Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Colvin’s topic for the evening will be ‘Regulating corporations: Killing the golden goose?’. More ... 
SUAA Inaugural lecture
Thursday 15 April (5.30 for 6pm)
The Sydney University Arts Association (SUAA) presents the Inaugural Lecture of Professor Michael Humphrey. Please join us for drinks, food and a stimulating lecture. All welcome. More ... 
Canberra Alumni Theatre Group at King Lear
Tuesday 27 April (7.30 to 11.30pm)
Join the University of Sydney Canberra Alumni Association Theatre Group at King Lear and catch up with fellow alumnus John Bell (BA ’63, DLitt ’96) after the show at an exclusive private audience. Ticket prices include after-show refreshments. More ...
Save the Date: Luncheon at Parliament House
Thursday 6 May (12 to 2.30pm)
The Chancellor's Committee invites you to a luncheon to raise funds for postgraduate scholarships for Indigenous students at the University of Sydney. Save the date in your calendar! More ...
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Hong Kong Alumni Networking Drinks in Central
Thursday 25 March (7 to 10pm)
Join the Hong Kong Alumni Association in Central for the latest Hong Kong Alumni networking drinks evening at La Perouse on Thursday 25 March from 7pm. All welcome. Prior bookings recommended: Alumni receive 1 free drink with each RSVP prior to Friday March 19. More ...
Sydney Ideas at the China Club in Hong Kong
Tuesday 20 April (7 to 9pm)
The Hong Kong Alumni Association cordially invites Alumni and their guests to join them for a Sydney Ideas lecture and cocktail reception. Guest speaker is Professor David Goodman who will discuss "The New Rich in China: Why there is no new middle class". Ticket prices also include canapés and open bar. More ...
Save the Date: Malaysia Alumni Reception
Saturday 1 May
Place a hold in your diary for Saturday 1 May for this special Reception in Kuala Lumpur, which will be hosted by the Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence. Watch out for further details in the next edition of eSydney.
Save the Date: UK Alumni Reception at the House of Lords
Thursday 1 July
Join us for the premier UK Alumni event of the Summer at the USUKAA Summer Reception at the House of Lords. More ...
Registrations Open: SUGUNA Conference in Chicago
Thursday 12 August - Sunday 15 August
Plan your summer holiday early and book your flights for the Windy City! The SUGUNA (Sydney University Graduates Union of North America) Annual Conference will take place in Chicago, Illinois, from Thursday August 12 to Sunday August 15, 2010. Register before June 15 and save! More ...
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Humanities Salon: new program announced

The Sydney Humanities Salon brings together local and international scholars. The Salon showcases inspiring, award-winning and intriguing research in the fields of history (classical and modern), archaeology and philosophy, as well as gender and cultural studies. The first event is on 12 March.  Read more
Sydney Law School in Europe

Our post-graduate program continues to offer the expertise of academics from Sydney Law School and our international faculty. In 2010, places are available in Comparative Climate Law and International Structured Finance Law and Practice. Read more about the program and how to enrol.
1970 Dental Reunion
Sunday 14 March

1950 Medical Reunion
Monday 15 March

1955 Medical Reunion
Saturday 10 April

mirror mirror - then & now
Until Sunday 2 May

In the 1960s, mirrors began to be used by artists across a spectrum of international movements from pop, kinetic, minimal and conceptual art. More ...

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