Dear alumni and friends,

Welcome to your September edition of eSydney. Our next Graduate Connections Breakfast speaker this Wednesday September 16 is Julie McCrossin, prominent TV and radio personality and alumna. Click here for further information and to book online.

As an engineering alumnus/a, we would appreciate your support of future engineering students - current students must have 12 weeks industrial experience in order to graduate, and we have close to 1,000 students requiring work this summer! Please email Keiran Passmore or telephone 02 9351 5768 if you can help out, thank you.

An election of five Fellows of the Senate, by and from Sydney graduates, will be held on 11 November 2009. You will receive your ballot papers on approximately 12 October, and votes are due back to the University by 10 November. I encourage you to participate in the Senate Elections to ensure high quality alumni representation on the governing body of the University.

Also, nominations for election to the Alumni Council close on 29 September. I encourage you to nominate fellow alumni to forge strong alumni engagement avenues and fulfil the important advisory role that the Council plays do please join in and have your say!

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

Register for Spring Back to Sydney
Time is running out to register for the 2009 Spring Back to Sydney Alumni Reunion. All graduates and their families are invited to enjoy a full day of festivities, cultural and sporting events and family activities. More ...
New Alumni networking community launched
AlumniOnline, your new online alumni network community is launched and waiting for you to activate your account. Be among the first 500 to log in and you could win an 8GB iPod nano or a $200 Amazon voucher. More ...
Student leaders take their ideas to the world
With ambitious afternoon activities that included designing an ideal society and writing a draft constitution, it was no surprise that the University of Sydney's Christine Ernst and Angela Ha returned from a recent leadership conference inspired and ready to change the world. Read more
In other news

> University secures 17 Australian Research Council grants
> Ultrasound to make dental patients smile
> Evolution expert named NSW Scientist of the Year 2009

Menander's "Dyskolos"
Thursday 17 September (6.30pm)
In 1959, students of the University performed this comedy in its original Greek for the very first time since antiquity. Now, 50 years later, a combination of students, staff and members of the original 1959 cast will re-perform scenes from the play in celebration of that important event in theatre history. More ...
100th anniversary of the Fisher Library
Sunday 20 September (2 to 4pm)
Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir will launch the celebration at a gala afternoon tea, with guest speakers, live music, treasures from the Library's Rare Books and Special Collections and memorabilia covering the last 100 years. More ...
Sydney Ideas | Excavating Memory in Jerusalem
Tuesday 22 September (6.30pm)
Professor Saree Makdisi will discuss the clash between two competing claims to the site of the Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem, and offers a paradigmatic case to explore and rethink the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. More ...
Sydney Ideas Key Thinkers Series | John Rawls
Wednesday 23 September (6.30pm)
Duncan Ivison, Professor of Political Philosophy and Head of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry will explore why John Rawls is hailed as one of the most important liberal political philosophers of our times. More ...
Lecture | Black Caesar and Billy Blue
Thursday 24 September (5.30 for 6pm)
The Sydney University Arts Association invites alumni and friends to the Inaugural Lecture of Professor Cassandra Pybus from the Department of History, on the topic: 'Black Caesar and Billy Blue: subversive African performance in early colonial Sydney'. More ...
Self-guided tours to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Great Hall
Sunday 27 September (10am to 3pm)
The University of Sydney's Great Hall will be open to the public for self-guided tours of the Great Hall and Quadrangle, Graduate Choir and Carillon performances. More ...
Sydney Ideas | Getting China Right
Tuesday 29 September (6.30pm)
For the first time in our history, our most significant trading partner is not a member of our alliance system. Hear Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Affairs, Michael Wesley, talk on the relationship with our most important trading partner. More ...
Sydney Ideas Key Thinkers Series | Kurt Godel
Wednesday 30 September (6.30pm)
Kurt Godel was one of the foremost mathematicians and logicians of the 20th century. Professor Mark Colyvan, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science, will provide an accessible outline of Godel's work and achievements. More ...
Lecture | Cities as collections of land uses
Wednesday 7 October (5.30 for 6pm)
Mariana Valverde, Professor of Criminology and Director of the Centre of Criminology at the University of Toronto, will trace the outlines of genealogy of the key 20th century legal category of 'land use' - an important way of seeing order and disorder. More ...
Book launch: A Natural Calling by Professor Tony Larkum
Friday 9 October (4.30 to 7pm)
Come to the launch of the fascinating new book entitled 'A Natural Calling: Life, Letters and Diaries of Charles Darwin and William Darwin Fox', by Professor Tony Larkum from the School of Biological Sciences at Sydney. More ...
Lecture | Obesity and the food industry
Monday 12 October (5.30 for 6pm)
Listen to nutritionist Dr Rosemary Stanton and the director of global health policy at PepsiCo, Dr Derek Yach, outline the role food companies are increasingly playing in contributing to over and under nutrition around the world. More ...
Sydney Ideas Key Thinkers Series | Mary Wollstonecraft
Wednesday 14 October (6.30pm)
Mary Wollstonecraft was the first theorist systematically to give voice to what we now call feminism. Professor Helen Irving, from the Faculty of Law at Sydney, traces Wollstonecraft's life and the enduring legacy of her ideas. More ...
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UK | USUKAA Autumn Lecture and AGM
Saturday 10 October 2009
The University of Sydney UK Alumni Association cordially invites all alumni and friends to the 2009 Autumn Lecture and AGM at Christ Church, Saint Aldate's, Oxford. The Guest Speaker is Jon Snow Presenter Channel Four. More ...
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Angkor Summer School

In January 2010 Dr Martin Polkinghorne, a specialist in Khmer art, will lead an intensive 18-day study tour to Cambodia focusing on the history, art and archaeology of Angkor. The tour will include exclusive site visits and field excursions to renowned temples, lesser known sites and current archaeological excavations. More ...

Social Sciences at Sydney

The Institute of Social Sciences supports and promotes the social sciences across all University disciplines and hosts a range of public lectures and seminars.

Oct 08 | Geoffrey Garrett
The US, China and Australian national interests in the 21st century

Oct 15 | Tony Aspromourgos
Adam Smith and the division of labour among the social sciences

Oct 22 | John Roberts
The triumph of management

SU Football Club
Click here for further details

Semi Final
Sat 19 and Sun 20 September

SUFC 1st Grade, opposition TBC

Economics 1966-1970
Wednesday 16 September

Materia Medica 1949
Friday 25 September

Medicine 1946
Friday 25 September

Medicine 1948
Friday 25 September

Materia Medica 1959
Friday 2 October
Egyptians, gods and mummies: Travels with Herodotus
From 26 August

In about 450 BC the Greek travel writer Herodotus went to Egypt. He journeyed throughout the Delta, up the Nile as far as Elephantine, and headed into the desert towards Giza to see the Pyramids and the Sphinx. They were already, in his day, 2000 years old. More ...

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