Dear alumni,

Welcome to your April edition of eSydney. April and May certainly offer a wonderful array of events, both locally and internationally. 

You will also notice the first news item is about the 2009 Alumni Awards. Your participation by providing nominations for the Alumni Awards would be greatly appreciated.

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

Participate in the 2009 Alumni Awards
The prestigious Alumni Awards program recognises outstanding achievements by alumni in community service or professional fields, locally and internationally.
Click here for further information and to download a nomination form.
Groundbreaking study into depression
Medical researchers from the University's Brain Dynamics Centre have launched a world-first study that could lead to a dramatic improvement in how people are treated medically for depression. Read more
Mentoring program has international benefits
As the first serving Rwandan bureaucrat to study at the University's Graduate School of Government, Alex Semarinyota is making the most of professional mentoring on offer. Read more
> Australia still obsessed with access to world power
> Meat ants may curb cane toad population
> Distinguished historian appointed Provost
Poems Old and New: Les Murray and Judith Beveridge
Tuesday 21 April (2pm)
Join alumnus Les Murray, who will read from his collection of poetry - something old and something new, and alumna Judith Beveridge, who will read from her forthcoming collection and some of her older poems. More ...
Arts Alumni Association:
Frank Hurley's Synchronised Lecture
Tuesday 21 April (5.30 for 6pm)
Robert Dixon, Professor of Australia Studies, will deliver his inaugural lecture on Frank Hurley's 'Synchronised Lecture Entertainments' of the early 20th century. More ...
Sydney Ideas | Annette Gordon-Reed
The Obamas: Rewriting the Narrative of American History
Wednesday 22 April (6.30pm)
Distinguished presidential scholar Annette Gordon-Reed puts American race relations in a historical context, with an emphasis on Thomas Jefferson's complicated relationship with African Americans. More ...
Sydney Law School Building Opening
Thursday 30 April (10am to 3pm)
Dr Michael Spence and Professor Gillian Triggs invite alumni and friends to the Sydney Law School Building open day, which will feature a day of music, tours, mock trials, a barbeque and lots of family-friendly activities. More ...
Sydney Ideas | Bill McKibben
350: The Most Important Number in the World
Wednesday 6 May (6.30pm)
The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth. More ...
Arts Alumni Association:
Barbie, Trademarks and Free Speech
Thursday 7 May (5.30 for 6pm)
The Sydney University Arts Association is delighted to announce that the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Dr Michael Spence, is to give an entertaining talk on "Barbie, Trademarks and Free Speech". More ...
Graduate Choir | Mendelssohn’s Elijah
Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 May
Mendelssohn’s powerful and dramatic oratorio about the Old Testament prophet, for soloists, choir, and orchestra. Experience the vivid imagery of Elijah’s ascent to heaven in a fiery chariot. More ...
Museums | Mummies Day on Mother's Day
Sunday 10 May (12 to 4pm)
Celebrate Mother's Day with a series of family events and kids activities looking at ancient Egyptian mummies. Wrap yourself up, help us excavate our archaeological site and handle artefacts found in Egyptian tombs. More ...
Sydney Ideas | Margaret Levi
A Virtuous Circle of Government
Tuesday 12 May (6.30pm)
Margaret Levi, Professor of Political Science at Washington University and Professor of US Politics at Sydney, will argue that better governments produce better citizens in her talk entitled 'A Virtuous Circle of Government'. More ...
Alumni Theatre Group | Inside Out
Thursday 14 May (7 for 8pm)
Special alumni rate at the Seymour Centre of $32 includes a pre-show drink from the bar, light refreshments and the chance to meet the cast afterwards. As featured in SAM Autumn, Inside Out explores the impact of mental illness on the relationship between a mother and her son. More ...
Chinese Studies Alumni Association:
Picnic in the Royal National Park
Sunday 17 May (From 11am)
Alumni, friends and family members with an interest in Chinese Studies are invited to a picnic in the beautiful Royal National Park at Audley. More ...
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Hong Kong Alumni Association | Networking Drinks
Friday 17 April (From 7pm)
All alumni in Hong Kong are warmly invited to join the University of Sydney Hong Kong Alumni Association for Happy Hour drinks in Central LKF! More ...
SCA Alumni Dinner | South Korea
Saturday 18 April (5.30pm)
All SCA graduates are invited to join Dr Karin Findeis, Lecturer and Chair of Jewellery and Object at the Sydney College of Arts (SCA) at an alumni dinner in Seoul, South Korea. More ...
UK Young Members Group | Networking Drinks
Thursday 7 May (From 7pm)
Alumni and friends are invited to USUKAA Young Members Group Networking Drinks to be held at the Loop Bar, between Oxford Circus and Bond Street stations. More ...
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Kids Museums:
School holiday activities

Tuesday 14 to Friday 24 April

Not sure what to do this school holidays? Come and explore the Macleay and Nicholson Museums - with a range of free and paid activities including dressing up, work sheets, creative arts and story-telling for children aged 5-12. More ...
Call for 2010 honorary award nominations

Alumni are invited to submit nominations for honorary degrees and honorary fellowships for 2010. Honorary degrees allow the University of Sydney to recognise exceptional achievement, whilst the award of Honorary Fellow recognises outstanding service to the University. More ...
Resort Nadir:
Irene Hanenbergh

Until Sunday 10 May

Irene Hanenbergh's practice consists of painting, printmaking (Zundprints on aluminium) and drawing. The stylistic form of her work relates to the origins of marginalised Fantastic & Visionary painting, Outsider and sub-cultural Folk art. More ...

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