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Dear alumni and friends

Welcome to the August edition of eSydney. This month you can both develop professionally and discover your untapped creativity at one of the 700 courses on offer at the University’s Centre of Continuing Education. Sydney alumni receive a 10% discount off all courses. Find the course of your interest and register today with your alumni ID which is printed on your Alumni Card.

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

Your free ticket to ideas that make a difference

Take advantage of your free alumni ticket to any paid Sydney Ideas events, including the IQ2 Debate 'We need a nanny state' on 16 August at 6.30pm in the Great Hall. The popular Key Thinkers Series is also back on Wednesday nights, and are free for all to attend.

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The exclusive scoop on 'that' Picasso

SAM Online explores the history of the $20.6 million Picasso gift to the University. Watch a video of the auction, discover the untold story of Jeune fille endormie and find out how the painting's proceeds will fight obesity and cardiovascular disease.

Alumnus Dr Chris Brown cuts ribbon on Camden Campus upgrade
Bondi Vet's Dr Chris Brown (BVetSc '01), recently opened the $4.9 million Stage 4 Nepean Lodge and Nepean Hall Student Kitchen upgrade in the presence of Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ann Brewer.

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In other news:
Engineers build new bridge
to India
National recognition for teaching excellence
Sydney Business School does its part to end hunger Win for agriculture resource economist
Mon 15 Aug Michael Hintze Lecture: A Rising China versus a Status Quo America
Tue 16 Aug Sydney Ideas:
IQ2 Debate - We need a nanny state
Tue 16 Aug Lecture: East Asian National Identity Gaps
Wed 17 Aug ADB International Forum on Asia’s economic outlook
Wed 17 Aug Sydney Ideas: Key Thinkers. Professor Will Christie on Lord Byron
Wed 17 Aug Book launch: How Aborigines invented the idea of contemporary art
Wed 17 Aug Friends of the Nicholson Museum Annual Party
Wed 17 Aug St Lee Annual Lecture in Asian Art
and Archaeology
Thu 18 Aug Insights 2011: Malthus and the New World: Peopling America and Australia
Wed 24 Aug Sydney Ideas: Key Thinkers. Dr Victor Boantza on Joseph Priestley
Thu 25 Aug Breakfast seminar: The Business of Managing Climate Change
Thu 25 Aug Pharmacy Dean's Newcastle Alumni Reception
Fri 26 Aug Concert: 'Walkabout' - Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra
Wed 31 Aug Sydney Ideas: Key Thinkers. Professor Danielle Celermajer on Hannah Arendt
Thu 1 Sep Law Distinguished Speakers Program: Dr Robert Austin
Mon 5 Sep Sydney Ideas: Firewall China
Tue 6 Sep Graduate Connections Breakfast with David A Mortimer AO
Tue 6 Sep Sydney Ideas: Eating for Pleasure
Wed 14 Sep Sydney Ideas: Key Thinkers. Dr Jude Philip on Alfred Cort Haddon
Thu 15 Sep Behind the Scenes VIP tour of Sydney College of the Arts
Thu 15 Sep             Sydney Ideas: The Hindi Film Biopic and the New Indian Cinema
Sat 24 Sep Discussion Dinner with John Bell
Sydney-OECD Forum on Higher Education and Research
Tuesday 30 August
Guest speaker: Aart de Geus, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD. Register now
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Medicine 1961
Sunday 28 August

Medicine 1946
Friday 23 September


Sri Lanka Alumni Dinner
Friday 9 September

Hangzhou Alumni Get-Together
Saturday 17 September

University memorabilia sale now on

Visit the eStore today and pick up a great University gift at cost price.
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Development Fund Telephone Program
Many of our alumni have been contacted recently by current enthusiastic students of the University as part of the Sydney Development Fund Telephone Program.
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Focus on Marine Science
25 July – 6 September

The University of Sydney Institute of Marine Science (USIMS) shows the diversity of their current research.
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