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eSydney
JUNE 2011
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Dear alumni and friends

Welcome to your June edition of eSydney, which brings you news and events from the University.

Limited places are still available for the first ‘Behind The Scenes’ on Tuesday 7 June at Ausgrid’s state-of-the-art training facility and education hub. Register online | Find out more

Thanks to those who completed the SAM Readership Survey, keep an eye out for the July edition to find out the competition winners.

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

SYDNEY NEWS
An Integrated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy and Services Plan – alumni feedback sought
The University has committed to developing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Integrated Strategy, and is seeking your feedback and input. Read an Open Letter from Professor Shane Houston, Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
Social networking may prove key to overcoming isolation of older adults

The University of Sydney is leading an investigation into the use of online social networking tools and other information technologies by older Australians as a means of combating social isolation and increasing community engagement of seniors.

Read more
Excellence award for paediatric neurogeneticist
World leading genetic research focussed on muscle function and performance has won Kathryn North, Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, the 2011 GlaxoSmithKline Australia Award for Research Excellence.
Read more
In other news:
Sydney strengthens research links with China New cancer study finds benefit in old therapy
Honorary doctorate for Indian leader, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam University of Sydney helps write the history of Australia
SYDNEY EVENTS
Tue 7 Jun Behind the Scenes: AUSGRID
Tue 7 Jun Sydney Ideas: Athens - Gift of Athena
Wed 8 Jun Colloquium: University Philanthropy and
Public Enterprise
Thu 9 Jun Sydney Ideas: The Blue Economy
Tue 14 Jun Sydney Ideas:
Is viral marketing good for your health?
Wed 15 Jun Sydney Ideas: Assignment China
Mon 20 Jun Sydney Ideas:
TJ Clark on Looking again at Picasso’s Guernica
Tue 21 Jun Sydney Ideas: Rome - From caput mundi to mirror of princes and beyond
Wed 22 Jun Friends of The Con:
Opera Insights Puccini's La Boheme
Wed 22 Jun Lecture: Litigating disputes in the WTO dispute settlement system
Tue 28 Jun  Behind the scenes:
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Thu 30 Jun Distinguished Speakers Program:
The Hon Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE
                                 
CONNECTIONS
AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Research Symposium 2011 
Fri 8 July
Alumni and friends are invited to join guest speakers and Australia’s key thinkers to discuss economic and environmental resilience.
Find out more
Reconciliation Week lecture
Download the Sydney Ideas podcast of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mr Mick Gooda's contention that without effective engagement the reconciliation agenda will stall.
REUNIONS

Medicine 1961
Sun 28 August

REGIONAL EVENTS

UK Summer Alumni Reception
Thursday 14 July
London

SUGUNA Annual Conference
4 - 7 August
Vancouver
Early bird bookings extended till 1 July

University Sport & Recreation Programs
Don’t miss out on your chance to get involved with Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness Short Courses this winter.
Registrations are open now for Pilates, Introduction to Fencing and Golf for Beginners. Find out more.
EXHIBITIONS
Bradfield: the Bridge and Beyond
2 May - 1 July

JJC Bradfield was one of the great visionaries of Australian engineering. Famed as the designer of the Sydney Harbour Bridge project, he also produced a range of brilliant and influential works that remain relevant today.
VIEW ALL EXHIBITIONS >>>
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