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WEDNESDAY 29 AUGUST 2012
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Sydney at the Paralympics
Seven University of Sydney students, alumni or sports club members are going for gold at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London – cheer them on! Find out more
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Alumni vs students!
Can our crack student team defeat alumni Adam Spencer, Fiona Roughley and the Vice-Chancellor? Don't miss the great alumni vs students comedy debate tomorrow night (Thursday 30 August) in the Great Hall. Find out more
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NOTICES
Scholarships now open
Visit the Scholarships website to see what's currently available.
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Copyright infringement
Do you know your rights and responsibilities regarding copyright? Find out more about photocopying and other uses of printed and online content.
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Upcoming IT maintenance
Maintenance of the University's data network is scheduled for 1 September, and email system maintenence will occur on 3 September.
Maintenance of the University's data network is scheduled for 1 September, and email system maintenence will occur on 3 September.

Data network maintenence will occur between 7am and 9am on Saturday 1 September. During this time, you may experience a brief loss of connection to the network, including online services such as the University website.

Email system maintenence will take place on Monday 3 September between 6pm and 9pm.

Any changes to the above schedule will be published on the ICT service status webpage. If you have any concerns about this outage, please contact the ICT Helpdesk.
Sydney Medical School postgraduate information evening
Discover our wide range of courses and research options in medicine, public health and pharmacy.
Discover our wide range of courses and research options in medicine, public health and pharmacy.

Highlights of the evening include the following:
  • Professor Simon Chapman will look at the role of the advocate in generating fundamental changes in public attitudes, policy and laws.
  • Professor Robert Cumming will discuss some of the global opportunities available in international public health.
  • Professor Alexandra Barrett will identify some of today’s challenges in public health.
Event details
When: 5 to 7pm, Thursday 6 September
Where: Edward Ford Building, Camperdown Campus

For more information, visit the Sydney Medical School website.
2013 Juris Doctor info session
Hear about admission requirements, exclusive features, fees and scholarships for the 2013 Sydney Juris Doctor (JD) on Thursday 13 September. Register now or find out more.
Confidence and emotional stability
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.

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

Speaking Confidently

Do you dread tutorial presentations and speaking in front of groups? Learn some practical strategies to manage public-speaking anxiety over two sessions.

When: 1 to 2pm Thursday 30 August and Thursday 6 September

Manage Your Feelings

Explore the purpose of emotions, and develop strategies for managing distressing emotions.

When: 1 to 2pm, Monday 10 September
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GET INVOLVED
Sleep survey
Are you aged between 18 and 40? Complete this online survey before 5pm on 31 August for the chance to win $500. Take the survey now
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Help shape the Disability Action Plan
Would you like to see the University become a more accessible place to study and work? Join these workshops and help make a difference. Find out more
Symposium: Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease
Hear distinguished local and international speakers discuss the latest developments in the field of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease research.
Hear distinguished local and international speakers discuss the latest developments in the field of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease research.

International guest speakers include Dr Jorge Palop (Gladstone Institutes) and Dr Ryan Watts (Genetech).

Event details
When: 27 and 28 September 2012 (abstracts close Friday 31 August)
Where: Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI), 100 Mallett Street, Camperdown

For more information, visit the BMRI website.
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GET CAREER CENTRED
Jumpstart your science career
Don’t miss this conference-style careers information evening for science students from all disciplines and degree stages.
Don’t miss this conference-style careers information evening for science students from all disciplines and degree stages.

Have your career questions answered by employers and industry experts from a variety of backgrounds. Network and mingle with presenters over complimentary drinks and canapés at the conclusion of the sessions.

When: Wednesday 5 September, 6 to 8pm
Where: Eastern Avenue Building, Camperdown Campus

For more information, visit the Careers Centre website.
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STUDENT ORGANISATIONS
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New Access partner
Bedlam Bar + Food on Glebe Point Road has joined the Access program. See all the available offers on the Access website.
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Interfaith Week
Get ready for Interfaith Week, held between 3 and 7 September. Brimming with events, Interfaith Week is a campus-wide festival that celebrates the richness and diversity of the many faiths represented at the University. Look out for the program and posters, and most importantly, get involved! Find out more
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SUPRA website currently unavailable
The Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA) website is currently offline. To access information, advice or advocacy services please call 02 9351 3715, email or visit the SUPRA office on Boundary Lane, Darlington Campus. The regular ‘eGrad’ bulletin will also not be published until these technical issues are resolved. SUPRA apologises for any inconvenience.
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EVENTS
 4 SEP    |  
Crash and crisis in contemporary Europe: lessons from history
What lessons can history teach us about contemporary financial crises?
What lessons can history teach us about contemporary financial crises?

This ‘Why History Matters’ forum brings together distinguished historians to discuss international economic history, democracy and the rise of political extremism in Europe.

Event details
When: 6 to 8pm, Tuesday 4 September (doors open at 6pm for pre-event refreshments, panel discussion to start at 6.30pm)
Where: Assembly Hall, Ground Floor, St James Campus (Old Law School), 173-175 Phillip Street, Sydney
Cost: Free, bookings essential

To register or for more information, visit the Events website.
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 6 SEP    |  
Fear: from mice to humans
How does ‘fear processing’ in mice translate to fear-related disorders in humans?
How does ‘fear processing’ in mice translate to fear-related disorders in humans?

Associate Professor Kerry Ressler from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Emory University will discuss current approaches to understanding the molecular mechanisms of ‘fear processing’ in mice.

Through specific manipulations of fear circuits, it is hoped that novel treatments and interventions can be identified. Ressler will also discuss new findings from human genetics research pointing to molecular genetic pathways that may further our understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder and fear processing.

Event details
When: 3.30pm, Thursday 6 September
Where: Brain and Mind Research Institute, Level 5 Lecture Theatre, 94 Mallett Street, Camperdown
Cost: free
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 6 SEP    |  
Not the Higgs Boson
What can mainstream science learn from the 'physics on the fringe' of outsiders?
What can mainstream science learn from the 'physics on the fringe' of outsiders?

Acclaimed science writer Margaret Wertheim joins Sydney Ideas for an exclusive lecture about her new work on 'outsider physicists', those who work on the fringe of the physics discipline and believe they can unlock the true secrets of the universe.

Margaret's talk will be hosted by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the Science Foundation of Physics, the University of Sydney.

Event details
When: 6 to 7.30pm, Thursday 6 September
Where: Eastern Avenue Auditorium, Camperdown Campus
Cost: Free, bookings essential

To register or for more information, visit the Events website.
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 19 SEP    |  
Australia and the world
Join the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dennis Richardson AO, when he delivers the 2012 Michael Hintze lecture in international security.
Join the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dennis Richardson AO, when he delivers the 2012 Michael Hintze lecture in international security.

Richardson is one of Australia's most senior and respected government officials, and a former Australian ambassador to the United States. He will be examining Australia's role in a changing world, particularly regarding the growing power and strategic importance of the Asia-Pacific region.

Event details
When: 6 to 8pm, Wednesday 19 September
Where: Seymour Centre, corner of City Road and Cleveland Street, Chippendale (Darlington Campus)
Cost: free
RSVP: ciss@sydney.edu.au

For more information, visit the Centre for International Security Studies website.
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 27 NOV    |  
Smoking cessation
Tobacco treatment specialists, medical professionals, health workers and others with an interest in the field are invited to attend the 2012 Smoking Cessation Update Day 2012. Register before 30 September for a special early-bird rate. Find out more
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CONTENTS
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Events
$2500 Three-Minute Thesis competition
Student blog
US election watch
The Great Book Swap
Smoke-free campus information
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$2500 THREE-MINUTE THESIS COMPETITION
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Can you explain the importance of your research in just three minutes? Entries close 5 September, register now!
STUDENT BLOG
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Have you been to a student review this week? Student blogger Victoria describes the beauty and terror of opening night. Find out more
US ELECTION WATCH
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Eat American-themed food, see Mitt Romney accept the Republican nomination and hear an expert panel from the US Studies Centre discuss the live coverage of the Republican National Convention.
Eat American-themed food, see Mitt Romney accept the Republican nomination and hear an expert panel from the US Studies Centre discuss the live coverage of the Republican National Convention. 

Event details
When: 11.40am to 2pm, Friday 31 August
Where: United States Studies Centre, Institute Building (H03), Darlington Campus. 
 
Places are limited, so register now to avoid disappointment.
THE GREAT BOOK SWAP
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Donate a favourite book and make a gold coin donation to swap your book for someone else's on Wednesday, 5 September. Find out more
SMOKE-FREE CAMPUS INFORMATION
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Do you know where smoking is allowed on campus, and what to do about smoking outside of those areas?
Do you know where smoking is allowed on campus, and what to do about smoking outside of those areas?

Smoking on University grounds is only permitted in the immediate vicinity of a 'smoking area' sign (ashtrays are provided for cigarette butts). 

Find a designated smoking area, and read more about your rights and responsibilities [PDF].



If you have any questions, please contact Work Health and Safety Services.

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