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eSydney
FEBRUARY 2012
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Dear alumni and friends

Welcome to your first edition of eSydney for 2012.

Nominations are now open for the 2012 Alumni Awards, which recognise the extraordinary difference our alumni make in Australia and around the world. It’s a unique opportunity to honour those in our community whose remarkable contributions often go unrecognised. Find out more

Watch the thank you video which provides a snapshot of the lives being inspired and changed here at the University and beyond.

With kind regards
Tracey Beck | Director, Alumni and Events Office
SYDNEY NEWS
Honourable mentions

Once again University alumni were well represented in the 2012 Australia’s Day honours. Two were named Companion (AC) of the Order of Australia, the highest honour bestowed, with conductor Maestro Richard Bonynge, who studied at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and the Honourable Justice Virginia Bell both receiving the title.
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The hand of friendship

Imagine how it feels to arrive in Australia with no knowledge of the local culture, customs or traditions. The Fun, Fare & Future Alumni program offers alumni the opportunity to connect with students by hosting a meal in a friendly and social environment.

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Sydney alumnus wins prestigious physics medal
Professor Ben Eggleton (BSc '93 PhD '97), Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), in the School of Physics, has won the 2011 Walter Boas Medal from the Australian Institute of Physics.
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In other news:
Sydney academics praise sunbed ban Sydney researcher wins top astronomy medal
New Dean of the Conservatorium of Music University backs dialogue with India
                                                                                                                 
SYDNEY EVENTS
Thu 9 Feb Sydney Ideas:
The Precariat - the new dangerous class
Thu 16 Feb Lecture: Sam Wood - On Hannibal's Trail
Wed 22 Feb Law Distinguished Speakers Program:
Professor Nicholas Bala
Thu 23 Feb Lecture: The inter-American system for the protection of human rights
Fri 24 Feb Sydney Ideas: Why Gender Matters
Sat 25 Feb Conservatorium Open Academy: Rising Stars
Wed 29 Feb Sydney Ideas: Spanish novelist Javier Cercas
Thu 1 Mar Sydney Ideas: The Culture of Surveillance: Who’s watching whom, now?
Mon 5 Mar Law Distinguished Speakers Program:
Professor Paul Marcus
     
                                    
CONNECTIONS
SYDNEY ALUMNI ON FACEBOOK
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HEALTH SCIENCES
Applications are now open for the Helga Pettitt FHS Postgraduate Study Award for 2012. Read more
BUSINESS SCHOOL
Connect Over Cocktails
with guest speaker Alex Malley FCPA, CEO, CPA Australia
Thursday 29 March, 6-8pm
Tattersall’s Club, Sydney Read more
THE LARRY KWOK AND GOUGH WHITLAM AUSTRALIA-CHINA SCHOLARSHIPS
The students of today are providing us a bright and hopeful future. At the University of Sydney our scholarships office administers over 700 scholarship schemes and distributes over $65 million in scholarship funding each year.
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ALUMNI & STUDENT HOMESTAY SUCCESS 
Alumni have the opportunity to host newly-arrived international students in their homes for two or more weeks to help these students settle in to Sydney.
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REGIONAL EVENTS
Canberra Alumni Drinks
Friday 10 February

Sri Lanka Alumni Dinner
Sunday 19 February

Hong Kong Alumni Drinks
Tuesday 28 February

Singapore Alumni Drinks & Tapas
Thursday 8 March

UK Spring Reception
Thursday 24 May
London
EXHIBITIONS
The Etruscans: A Classical Fantasy
Until 1 December 2012

In popular imagination the Etruscans are the very stuff of fantasy, myth and legend. Who are they, where did they come from, what does their language mean?
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