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Dear alumni and friends

Welcome to the first edition of eSydney for 2011.

The 2011 Graduate Connections Breakfast will kick-off with the acclaimed Australian writer and alumnus David Malouf AO on Wednesday 9 March. This year we are offering a further alumni discount, with tickets now only $35. Guests and friends are also welcome attend. Register now  | Find out more

The 2011 Sydney Ideas program is well under way, with the internationally renowned Australian philosopher, Peter Singer, to speak in the Great Hall on Wednesday 9 February. Entry is free, however online registration is essential.

We look forward to keeping you up to date with news from across the University as well as dates for your diary.

With kind regards
Tracey Beck | Director, Alumni and Events Office

Sydney rates well above world standards

The University of Sydney has met or exceeded the world standard in all discipline areas in which it was rated in the 2010 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation program.

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Stamp of approval for famous graduates

Three Sydney alumnae will have Australian stamps issued in their honour for advancing gender equality.

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Update on IT security at the University
The University has engaged two internet security firms to bolster the protection of its networks after several malicious attacks to the Sydney homepage and corporate website were experienced in January.

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In other news:
Future of food policy must start at home Mathematician wins first Christopher Heyde Medal
Childhood obesity plateaus Call to embed arts in school curriculum    
Thu 3 Feb Sydney Ideas: Why deliberative democracy matters
Wed 9 Feb Lecture: Indecent exposure: when does looking become lewd?
Wed 9 Feb Sydney Ideas: Peter Singer on evolution and ethics
Sun 13 Feb Lecture: Psyche and the Chinese ink brush
Tue 15 Feb Sydney Ideas:
The Royal Society and the decline of magic
Thu 17 Feb Law - Parsons CLE: year in review
Sat 19 Feb Sydney Ideas:
Structures of unfeeling: mysterious skin
Thu 24 Feb Sydney Ideas: The Philosophical Baby
Wed 2 Mar Lecture: ‘I am a camera’: gay photographers and their classical nudes
Wed 9 Mar Dr David Malouf at Graduate Connections Breakfast
Thu 10 Mar Agriculture: Inaugural annual Centenary lecture

Comedy and Cocktails!
Thu 10 Feb, 6.30pm
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All alumni are invited to the official launch of the Freedom Ride 2011, being held at the Clocktower at 10am on Saturday 12 February.

Alumni are invited to host a meal for a small group of Australian and international students, to provide an opportunity to meet and engage with each other and local families.
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Sydney students are calling a number of alumni and enjoying conversations about their experiences while at Sydney.

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Medicine 1971
Sat 19 Feb

Fri 18 Mar 

Medicine 1981
Sat 19 Mar

Exposed: Art and the naked body
Until 27 Mar

The exhibition Exposed: Art & the Naked Body brings together 75 nude/naked works from the collection of the Hon Roddy Meagher, the Power Collection, and the University Art Collection.
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