Dear alumni and friends,

Over a thousand alumni and friends attended the Spring Back to Sydney Alumni Reunion in September, and to help us plan for 2010 we are now seeking your feedback, including from alumni who didn’t attend. I would greatly appreciate hearing your views and there are two Sony Cyber-shot digital cameras to win!

Please click here to complete our short survey >>>

For those considering a return to study, applications for 2010 alumni postgraduate scholarships close at the end of October. Click here for further information.

Kind regards,
Tracey Beck | Director, Alumni and Community Engagement
Elections underway for Senate
Every four years, the Governing body of the University - the Senate - holds elections, and by now you should have received your ballot papers. Nominations close in early November, so be sure to complete and return your ballot and have your say in the future of the University. More ...
Sydney improves in world rankings
The University of Sydney has increased its position in the prestigious Times Higher Education world rankings, moving up one position to be ranked 36 amongst the world's top 200 universities and equal second in Australia. Read more
$16m Youth Mental Health Facility Opens

The Governor of New South Wales officially opened the $16 million Youth Mental Health building at the University's Brain & Mind Research Institute on Monday 28 September.
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Sydney Ideas Key Thinkers | 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 her enduring legacy. More ...
Lecture | Moving Cities to Low Carbon
Lessons from Hannover
Thursday 15 October (6.30pm)
Hannover has over twenty years of experience in planning to meet Climate Change, and a Low Carbon Future, and is ranked as the greenest city in Germany. More ...
Lecture | Tax Policy after the Financial Crisis
Monday 19 October (5.30 for 6pm)
Major tax reform is on the legislative horizon for the first time in more than twenty years as current fiscal situation in the United States is untenable. More ...
Sydney Ideas Key Thinkers Series | Confucius
Wednesday 21 October (6.30pm)
Confucius lived during the waning years of the Zhou dynasty and was deeply troubled by the disorder of his age and took it upon himself to teach others about Zhou virtues. More …
Museums | On Gold Diggings, Ants and Crocodile Farming
Herodotus' ethnography in context
Thursday 22 October (6.30pm)
Following in the footsteps of Herodotus, classicist Julia Kindt will take a journey through Egypt exploring some of Herodotus' descriptions of the people and the customs he found. More …
Dr Charles Perkins AO Annual Oration and Prize
Thursday 22 October (7pm)
Professor Gordon Briscoe AO, long-standing Indigenous activist, organiser, researcher, writer, teacher and mentor will deliver the 2009 Charles Perkins Oration. More ...
Biology Alumni Cocktail Reception
Friday 23 October (6pm)
The Head of Biological Sciences invites all Biology Alumni to the 2009 Biology Alumni Cocktail Reception ... Spring time is Swarm time. More ...
Concert | In Blue
Friday 23 October (7.30pm)
Sydney University Symphony Orchestra proudly presents a concert for the benefit of beyondblue (the national depression initiative), featuring renowned Australian pianist Kathryn Selby. More …
Dental Alumni Society Annual Dinner and AGM
Saturday October 24 (6pm)
The Dental Alumni Society invites all members, dental graduates and their guests to attend their Annual Dinner and AGM in the MacLaurin Hall. More…
Museums | Sweet, unmingled, a potion divine:
Greek Wine from Antiquity to Modern Times
Monday 26 October (6.30pm)
An evening to entice the senses! Three experts will give short talks on the wine culture of ancient and modern Greece, with seven tasting samples created by David Tsirekas from Perama Restaurant. More ...
Concert | Celebrating the International Year of Astronomy
Tuesday 27 October (7.30pm)
A plethora of music from across the ages including favourites old and new, featuring members of the Australian Baroque Brass, Sydney Conservatorium Early Music Ensemble, Barefoot Musica Antigua, Pocket Score Company, Madrigal Alumni Choir and the Madrigal Society. More ...
E&B | Connect over Cocktails and Book Launch
Wednesday 28 October (6pm)
Economics and Business alumni are invited to the second Connect over Cocktails in MacLaurin Hall with special guest and alumnus, Mr Glenn Stevens, who will launch a new book documenting the history of the Faculty. More …
Lecture | Describing Rome in the Middle Ages
Thursday 29 October (5 for 5.30pm)
For the Centre for Medieval Studies, Dr Maurizio Campanelli, Ricercatore at the Sapienza University of Rome, will speak to 'Describing Rome in the Middle Ages'. More …
Lecture | Not in my Name: representation and its discontents
Thursday 5 November (5.30 for 6.30pm)
The Sydney University Arts Association is pleased to announce the Inaugural Lecture of Professor Simon Tormey, Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences, on the topic: "Not in my Name: representation and its discontents". More ...
Debate: Too many people go to University
Tuesday 10 November (6.45pm)
The University of Sydney and IQ² Australia have assembled a panel of expert speakers to debate the merits of the current University system. More ...
Lecture | International Law and State Power
Thursday 12 November (5.30 for 6pm)
The 2009 Julius Stone Address will feature Martti Koskenniemi, an international lawyer and a former Finnish diplomat, well known for his critical approach to international law. More …
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New York | Icons of the Desert alumni tour
Friday 6 November (6pm)
Alumni are invited to a very special alumni tour of 'Icons of the Desert' at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, by Curator Professor Roger Benjamin, Research Professor in the History of Art at Sydney. More ...
SUGUNA | Sydney Ideas Visiting Academics program
Wednesday 2  December (7pm)
Alumni are invited to the Cornell Club, New York, to hear Associate Professor Carole Comerton-Forde of the University's Faculty of Economics and Business address the issue of “Competition and challenges in US equities markets”. More ...
Hong Kong | Cocktail Reception and AGM
Saturday 16 November (6pm)
Join fellow alumni in and around Hong Kong for the 2009 Alumni Cocktail Reception and AGM to be held in the elegant Hong Kong Club. More ...
China | University of Sydney Guangzhou Reception
Tuesday 17 November (7pm)
Join fellow alumni in and around Guangzhou for the 2009 University of Sydney Guangzhou Reception to be held in the elegant Crystal Ballroom at the China Hotel. More ...
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Government and
International Relations

Calling all Government and International Relations Majors and Honours graduates! Today’s students are doing great things on campus and welcome alumni to share their experiences. Click here to find out more.

The Sydney Globalist is written and published by University undergraduates and they would love alumni support, contributions – and subscribers!
US Studies Centre
Study with Robert Hill

Join Robert Hill, head of the Australian Carbon Trust and former Environment Minister, for this unique summer school course: Climate Change after Copenhagen - Australia, the US and the World. More ...
Medicine 1964
Saturday 24 October

Medicine 1999
Saturday 24 October

Pharmacy 20 years
Saturday 21 November

Mandelbaum House
Sunday 29 November

Women's College 1970s
Sunday 29 November

University Art Gallery
Anne Marie Grgich

Until Sunday 10 May

Anne Marie Grgich began making spontaneous art at the age of 15, mostly junk constructions and clandestine paintings in her family’s books. She first introduced collage into her work around 1988, but took it to a higher level in 1997 during a period of illness. More ...

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