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WEDNESDAY 8 AUGUST 2012
NEWS
Super eight
University of Sydney Olympians have finished with a total of eight medals, making London 2012 our second-most successful games ever. Read more
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A better graduate
Thinking about further study? Fulbright scholar and PhD candidate Dominick Ng looks at how the University is enhancing its PHD program to produce more rounded and work-ready graduates. Read more
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What matters to you?
Are you concerned about traffic congestion, climate change or internet speeds? Passers-by in Martin Place, World Square and Chatswood can now have their say in our 'What Matters' community engagement project. Read more
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NOTICES
Scholarships now open
Visit the Scholarships website to see what's currently available.
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Data network downtime, 15 and 26 August
Over the next couple of weeks, work will be undertaken to improve the performance of the University’s data network, including access to wi-fi and University websites.
Over the next couple of weeks, work will be undertaken to improve the performance of the University’s data network, including access to wi-fi and University websites.

As part of this activity, key systems will be taken offline between 9pm and 11pm on Thursday 16 August. During this time you may experience loss of connection to the network and several online services, such as the University website.

Further work will take place on Sunday 26 August between 6am and 12pm. Any changes to the above schedule will be updated on the ICT service status webpage. If you have any concerns about this outage, please contact the ICT Helpdesk.

Need money for textbooks?
The $2000 first-year bursary is now open! Applications close Friday 14 September 2012. Read more
Health, wellbeing and study workshops
Get the most out of student life by taking part in one of these free workshops.
Get the most out of student life by taking part in one of these free workshops.

Visit the Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) office, Level 5, Jane Foss Russell Building, 10 minutes prior to start of each workshop. For more information call 8627 8433.

Let's talk about love

Whether you want to develop a relationship or are in one, explore the world of love in this three-part series starting from Wednesday 22 August at 1pm. Visit the website for more information.

Managing Group Work

Learn to manage working with other students effectively and collaboratively.

When: 1 to 2pm, Monday 20 August

Relationships

Learn how to develop and maintain worthwhile relationships.

When: 1 to 2pm, Tuesday 21 August

Time Management

Learn practical ways to better manage time that you can start using straight away.

When: 1 to 2pm, Thursday 23 August
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GET INVOLVED
Volunteers needed for exercise study
Are you concerned about your weight and physical fitness? Would you like to receive free exercise therapy?
Are you concerned about your weight and physical fitness? Would you like to receive free exercise therapy?

The Faculty of Health Sciences and the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition and Exercise are conducting a study that aims to compare different exercise strategies in reducing liver fat. To participate, you must be aged between 29 and 59, with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or greater.

To participate or for more information, contact Shelley Keating on 0405 735 200.
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CAREERS
Job of the Week
Multidisciplinary consulting firm Arup is looking for talented penultimate and final-year students to work on real projects during the uni break. Read more
Get Hired!
Improve your networking, interview and online application skills! The Careers Centre is running a series of ‘get hired’ workshops each Friday during August. Read more
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STUDENT ORGANISATIONS
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New Access Partners
Six new Access partners are providing USU members with great discounts.
Six new Access partners are providing USU members with great discounts.
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EVENTS
 20 AUG    |  
Living with Climate Change
Is the rate and extent of climate change still under our control?
Is the rate and extent of climate change still under our control? 

In this Sydney Ideas presentation, Professor Dale Jamieson, Director of Environmental Studies at New York University provides some consolation and motivation in the face of the sobering realities of climate change.

Event details
When: 6 to 7:30pm, Monday 20 August
Where: Foyer, New Law Building, Camperdown Campus
Cost: Free, no booking required

For more information, visit the Sydney Ideas website.
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 21 AUG    |  
Your internet could be a thousand times faster. Does this matter to you?
Join a live, online forum with Professor Ben Eggleton about his photonics research.
Join a live, online forum with Professor Ben Eggleton about his photonics research.

Photonics are poised to revolutionise the internet, processing information up to a thousand times faster and using less energy, and at no extra cost. So what’s the next step?  

Email or post your questions in the comments section of Ben’s What Matters webpage, where he’ll answer them during the forum.

Event details
When: 12pm, Tuesday 21 August
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 22 AUG    |  
Many Australians will never own their own home. Does this matter to you?
Join a live, online forum with Associate Professor Nicole Gurran on her housing affordability research.
Join a live, online forum with Associate Professor Nicole Gurran on her housing affordability research.

If you could recommend a better development model for Australian cities, what would it be?

Who is getting it right, and what can we learn from them?

Email or post your questions in the comments section of Nicole’s What Matters webpage, where she’ll answer them during the forum.

Event details
When: 1pm, Wednesday 22 August
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 22 AUG    |  
Politics and economics: Australia-China at 40
Zhou Wenzhong, Secretary-General of the Boao Forum for Asia presents ‘Australia-China at 40: The Intersection of politics and economics’.
Zhou Wenzhong, Secretary-General of the Boao Forum for Asia presents ‘Australia-China at 40: The Intersection of politics and economics’.

A former Chinese ambassador to Australia, Wenzhong will discuss the friendly exchanges since the establishment of Australia-China diplomatic relations at this Sydney Ideas event.

Co-presented with the Sydney World Program International Forum Series.

Event details
When: 6 to 8pm, Wednesday 22 August
Where: MacLaurin Hall, The Quadrangle, Camperdown Campus
Cost: free
Bookings essential

For more information, visit the Sydney Ideas website.
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 23 AUG    |  
Being collected
‘Being Collected’ is the annual lecture and reception hosted by the Macleay Museum for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts community.
‘Being Collected’ is the annual lecture and reception hosted by the Macleay Museum for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts community.

This year’s distinguished speaker is Danie Mellor, an artist whose work encompasses and comments on Indigenous and non-Indigenous culture and history. Mellor will talk about inspirations for his artworks and his research into museum collections acquired from the northeast coast of Australia during the late 19th and early 20th century. Mellor lectures in theoretical enquiry at the Sydney College of the Arts.

Event details
When: 6 to 8pm, Thursday 23 August
Where: Macleay Museum Gosper Lane (off Science Road), Camperdown Campus
Cost: free
Bookings with Museum Reception or via 9036 5253 essential
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 13 SEP    |  
A role for states in the Australian federation?
Join Michael Sexton SC, Solicitor General for New South Wales, as he discusses the Australian states' current political separateness, and whether this is a good model for federalism in the 21st century.
Join Michael Sexton SC, Solicitor General for New South Wales, as he discusses the Australian states' current political separateness, and whether this is a good model for federalism in the 21st century.

The decisions of the High Court over the last century have largely concentrated legal and financial power in the federal government. The states continue to exist as political entities, but are in many ways dependant on federal funding to carry out their traditional functions. Is this a good model for federalism in the 21st century? Is there any prospect of this trend being reversed in the decisions of the High Court?

Event details
When: 6 to 7pm, Thursday 13 September, followed by a cocktail reception (registrations from 5.30pm)
Where: Minter Ellison Room, University of Sydney Law School, St James Campus, 173 Phillip St, Sydney
Cost: $25, Sydney Law School alumni $20, University of Sydney students $10

For more information, visit the Sydney Law School website.
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Would you like to represent students on your faculty board? Nominations close Monday 20 August – current student rep Claire explains the benefits of participation.
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