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FACULTY OF ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES NEWSLETTER | NOVEMBER 2011
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Dear alumni and friends

Amazingly 2011 is now almost at a close. It has been a terrific year for the Faculty and I am extremely grateful for your support that has been demonstrated in so many ways – by donating to our appeals, by attending our events and by keeping in touch with us.

I have been delighted with the enthusiasm you have shown for our alumni and friends events this year – the Dean's Reception, our sold-out series of 'Insights' Inaugural Lectures, our 'Arts & Social Sciences in the City' function, as well as an Alumni Connections Breakfast and various other University functions. It has been a pleasure to meet so many of you at these events, both old friends and new acquaintances as well. We have an exciting program lined up for 2012, including our becoming a partner with the Sydney Writers' Festival – so stay tuned for more details.

You will be pleased to know that the Faculty has enjoyed an extraordinary year of success with regard to our research performance – we have secured a record number of Australian Research Council grants, including two Laureate Fellowships, the most prestigious fellowship in Australia, and a host of new postdoctoral fellowships, bringing some of the brightest young academic talent from around Australia and the world to Sydney. I hope you are able to meet some of them in the new year.

I wish you all the best for the upcoming holiday season and the new year. See you in 2012!

Best wishes, Duncan

Professor Duncan Ivison
Dean | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
LATEST NEWS
Alumni in the City ponder inner demons

ArtSS in the City, a new alumni program by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, was launched at the Museum of Sydney on Wednesday 19 October. The event, entitled The Demons Made Me Do It: A History of Human Emotion, featured a special talk from world-renowned scholar Dr Juanita Ruys.

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The University of Sydney Ranks 18th in the World for Arts and Humanities
The University of Sydney is ranked 18th in the world in the field of arts and humanities, according to the most recent figures from Times Higher Education.
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Insights 2012: Inaugural Lecture Series
Following the highly successful Insights 2011: Inaugural Lecture Series, we are delighted to announce next year’s schedule. Alumni, colleagues and friends are invited to celebrate four new professorial appointments in 2012. 
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Death on the Nile and Murder in Mesopotamia
Not many people know that there is a link between the Queen of Crime, novelist Agatha Christie and the Nicholson Museum! Her second husband, English Near Eastern archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan, ran a number of excavations in what is now Iraq and Syria before and after the second world war.
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OUR PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Alumna Gladys Berejiklian, the (sydney) magazine

Professor Elizabeth Webby and Dr Brigid Rooney on alumna Kate Grenville, The Weekend Australian Magazine

Media and Communications students win prized ABC internships

Reading Between the Lines: Alumna Kim Anderson

Anthropology alumna Zoe Tryon on the impact of oil drilling on local tribes in the Amazon, Sunday Night

Dr Huw Griffiths on Shakespeare and issues of authorship, ABC Sydney with Richard Glover

Tim Dwyer and Fiona Martin on the media inquiry, The Conversation

Professor Barry Spurr on his Professorship of Poetry and Insights lecture, The Australian

Wishes Granted for Faculty Research Applicants
SYDNEY EVENTS
Mon 28 Nov Lecture: Why Modern Life is bad for our mental health and wellbeing and what we might choose to do about it
Sat 3 Dec Concert: SUMS Annual Carolfest
Tue 6 Dec Sydney Ideas: The Development of Human Rights and Its Mechanisms in ASEAN
Thu 8 Dec Warren Hogan Memorial Lecture
Fri 9 Dec Sydney Ideas: Affirming Indigenous Knowledge as the social capital of Indigenous Peoples
Sat 10 Dec Graduate Choir: Poetic Inspirations
     
                                    
The Inaugural Warren Hogan Memorial Lecture



Thursday 8 December 2011, 6pm
Guest speaker Mr Glenn Stevens, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
The Warren Hogan Lecture is to be an annual series devoted to the economic analysis of public policy issues.
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IN FOCUS


ALUMNA IN FOCUS – Dr Robyn Veal

Dr Robyn Veal BSc (’83) BA(Hons) (’05) PhD (’09), post-doctoral honorary in the University of Sydney's Department of Archaeology, is a shining example of how you can successfully juggle family, research and work whilst still maintaining life balance.
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CONNECTIONS
Contact our Alumni Relations Officer Kate Macfarlane.

Discover the rich History of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

As leadership partner of the Sydney Festival, we are pleased to offer alumni a 10% discount on full price single ‘A Reserve’ tickets. To access your discount simply quote the promotion code UNISYDALUMNI when booking via the Sydney Festival box office on 1300 668 812.

Find us on Facebook and keep in touch about upcoming events and programs. 
Narelle Jubelin: Vision in Motion
7 January – 30 March 2012



Image: Narelle Jubelin, Sydney Heads & Environs: Distance View, 1987

Art comes face-to-face with architecture in Vision in Motion, a project by the renowned artist Narelle Jubelin, which celebrates the University of Sydney’s significant – though often overlooked – modernist architecture.
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MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES EVENTS
A series of talks and films will be run in the Chemistry Building during January in conjunction with the exhibition. Find out more.
FREE CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES
Sunday 5 February 2012, 12-4pm
The Year of the Dragon!
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WHAT'S NEW

Visit the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website for further updates and news from individual schools and disciplines.

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