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Dear alumni and friends,

Welcome to your August edition of eSydney. On Monday 2 August, Senate approved the University of Sydney 20112015 Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan, and its accompanying White Paper offering context and commentary, are now available online, together with a video introduction by the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence.

I am also pleased to announce that SAM has 'gone green'. You can subscribe to the online edition to help us save the environment, trees and money ... you will need your ID, which is .

Kind regards,
Tracey Beck | Director, Alumni and Community Engagement
NSW Premier supports China Studies Centre partnership
NSW Premier Kristina Keneally has given her in-principle support to a formal partnership between the NSW Government and a new China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.
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Alumni awarded $57 million contract
Three Sydney alumni have been awarded a $57 million contract with the United States Marine Corp to trial advanced robot technology for training soldiers in live firing exercises.
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Open your mind at Sydney Uni Open Day
Do you need more information about undergraduate admissions or courses at the University? Have your questions answered, take in a lecture, re-visit the sights and soak up the atmosphere of your alma mater at our Open Day. Find out more
In other news:
Eight Sydney scientists named as Eureka Prize finalists            Great Barrier Reef corals unveil sea level and climate changes

The Gathering Storm: China's Challenge to US Power in Asia

Major breakthrough in Alzheimer research              
Wed 11 August Sydney Ideas Key Thinker's series returns
Thu 12 August US: SUGUNA Alumni Conference in Chicago
Thu 19 August Lecture: Some like it Hot
Thu 19 August Inaugural Women in Business Dinner
Fri 20 August Sydney Ideas: The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG
Sun 22 August Afternoon tea with surgeon Dr Wirginia Maixner
Thu 26 August Medieval Studies lecture: Salvation and
the Albigensian Crusade
Thu 26 August Our Electronic Era - Nobel Prize in Physics
Sat 28 August 2010 Pet Fair with Bondi Vet Dr Chris Brown
Mon 30 August Sydney Ideas: Credit crunch and war on terror
with Loretta Napoleoni
Fri 3 September Canberra: Alumni Drinks at the Brassey
The Faculty of Pharmacy invites you to join them in celebrating 10 years as a faculty and 111 years of pharmacy education. Find out more

Tuesday 7 September
Professor Ian Caterson AM

GO EXPO: Im ready to GO
22 September 2010 from 3 to 8pm

Explore your graduate options, investigate a particular course or, for some courses, begin the application process. Find out more

Sydney Ideas
Take advantage of your free alumni ticket to any of the great Sydney Ideas lectures, including the weekly Key Thinkers and Human Rights series. Find out more
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