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WEDNESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2012
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Bronze for Ballard and Watt
Two University of Sydney athletes, Prue Watt and Angela Ballard, won bronze medals for Australia during the action-packed first weekend of the London 2012 Paralympics.
Two University of Sydney athletes, Prue Watt and Angela Ballard, won bronze medals for Australia during the action-packed first weekend of the London 2012 Paralympics.

Three-time Paralympian Prue Watt won bronze in the women's S13 50m freestyle, beaten by just 0.03 seconds for silver.

On the track, psychology honours student Angela Ballard secured her third Paralympic medal since beginning her journey at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, winning bronze in the women's T53 100m. She now turns her attention to the 800m T53 event on Thursday morning Australia time.

Learn more about our Olympians.
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What matters to you?
Five new topics have been added to the 'What matters' website for September! Vote, participate in online Q&As, and have your say.
Five new topics have been added to the 'What matters' website for September! Vote, participate in online Q&As, and have your say.
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NOTICES
Scholarships now open
Visit the Scholarships website to see what's currently available.
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Health and wellbeing 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.

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.

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

When: 1 to 2pm, Monday 10 September

Perfectionism
Perfectionism can lead to burnout. Learn strategies to help maintain excellence and wellbeing.

When: 1 to 2pm, Tuesday 11 September

Confidence
Build confidence in your personal and professional life.

When: 1 to 2pm, Thursday 13 September
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GET INVOLVED
Roll up your sleeves and give blood
The Australian Red Cross mobile blood service will be on Eastern Avenue from Monday 10 to Friday 14 September, 9am to 3pm daily.
The Australian Red Cross mobile blood service will be on Eastern Avenue from Monday 10 to Friday 14 September, 9am to 3pm daily. 

Call 13 14 95 to book your appointment, or get more information online.

Make sure you bring photo ID, drink at least 500ml of water and eat a good-sized meal before you donate bood.
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Find a mentor
Current University of Sydney students aged over 18 are eligible to apply for a mentor from the University's diverse and experienced alumni community. Apply now
Food, mood and mind study
Women are invited to play computer games while researchers unlock what feeds your thoughts! Participants will receive a $20 gift card.
Women are invited to play computer games while researchers unlock what feeds your thoughts! Participants will receive a $20 gift card.

This study aims to unravel the links between food, mood and the female brain. Participants need to be:
  • female, aged between 18 and 35 years old
  • non-smokers
  • at least 80kg in weight (or more)
  • fluent in English 
  • able to attend two visits at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital or Cumberland Campus in Lidcombe. 
For further information, please contact Rebecca Cook on 0434 362 515.
Test the new IT self-service portal
Students are invited to test a new IT self-service portal.
Students are invited to test a new IT self-service portal.

The portal will allow you to access online student IT services and support. You will get movie tickets for your time.

Event details
When: 10am to 12pm, Wednesday 12 September
Where: Madsen Access Lab
RSVP: ict.info@sydney.edu.au by 5pm, 10 September
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GET CAREER CENTRED
Job of the Week
Are you proficient in Mandarin and interested in working overseas? Apply for the UBS 2013 Graduate Program.
LinkedIn is the new resumé
What does your LinkedIn profile say about you? Get practical tips for improvement from our experts. Find out more
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EVENTS
 6 SEP    |  
Health systems and population ageing in the Asia-Pacific
How are regional healthcare systems responding to changing social, economic and political conditions?
How are regional healthcare systems responding to changing social, economic and political conditions?

Professor Kai Hong Phua from the National University of Singapore will be speaking on this topic at the 2012 ST Lee Lecture.

Event details
When: 6pm, Thursday 6 September (refreshments will be available from 5.30pm and at the conclusion of the lecture)
Where: Lecture Theatre 101, New Law Building, Camperdown Campus
Cost: Free
RSVP: mchp@sydney.edu.au

For more information visit the Menzies Centre for Health Policy website.
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 11 SEP    |  
Italy in the European crisis: problems and prospects
Did Italy’s leadership change last year mark the start of a new relationship with Europe?
Did Italy’s leadership change last year mark the start of a new relationship with Europe?

Italy was one of the founding members of Common Market in 1957, and its economy has remained one of the largest in Europe. Yet it has never played a role in the continent's politics that corresponds to its economic weight.

Hear from Professor Paul Ginsborg from the University of Florence, a leading authority on contemporary Italy.

Event details
When: 6 to 7.30pm, Tuesday 11 September
Where: Foyer, New Law Building, Camperdown Campus
Cost: Free, no booking required

For more information, visit the Sydney Ideas website.
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 12 SEP    |  
Does academic research matter?
Tell us why in an online forum with Professor Jill Trewhella, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).
Tell us why in an online forum with Professor Jill Trewhella, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).

Send your comments to what.matters@sydney.edu.au, or post them in the comments section of Jill's 'What Matters' page, where she'll respond during a live online forum next Wednesday 12 September at 12pm.
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 12 SEP    |  
The challenges of an 'extra lifetime'
How we can prepare for living into our 90s?
How we can prepare for living into our 90s?

Population ageing is a global phenomenon and one of the major social challenges of the 21st century. It is estimated that within 40 years nearly one in four Australians will be aged over 65 years and most can expect to live into their 90s. How will we respond to this change?

Presented by the Hon. Susan Ryan AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner for the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Event details
When: 6 to 7.30pm, Wednesday 12 September
Where: Foyer, New Law Building, Camperdown Campus
Cost: Free, registration required

To register or for more information, visit the Events website.
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 13 SEP    |  
Politics at the end of the world
Former Australian Greens leader Bob Brown and activist Jeff Hansen discuss current political developments in Antarctica and their long-term global significance.
Former Australian Greens leader Bob Brown and activist Jeff Hansen discuss current political developments in Antarctica and their long-term global significance.

Is Antarctica the first continent to go beyond the modern doctrine of sovereignty and, if so, is it relevant for the way we think about such matters as the global commons and how the world should be governed in the 21st century?

Event details
When: 6 to 7.30pm, Thursday 13 September
Where: General Lecture Theatre, The Quadrangle, Camperdown Campus
Cost: Free, registration required

To register or for more information, visit the Events website.
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 14 SEP    |  
When China rules the world
How is the rise of China reshaping the world, and what will it be like as a global power?
How is the rise of China reshaping the world, and what will it be like as a global power?

Presented by Martin Jacques, author of the international best-seller When China Rules the World: the End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order.

Event details
When: 6 to 7.30pm, Friday 14 September
Where: Lecture Theatre 104, New Law Building, Camperdown Campus
Cost: Free, no booking required

For more information, visit the Sydney Ideas website.
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 25 SEP    |  
Early-career research showcase
Are you an early-career researcher? Register for this event by Tuesday 11 September.
Are you an early-career researcher? Register for this event by Tuesday 11 September.

This showcase celebrates the work and aspirations of some of our brightest researchers, and provides an opportunity to identify potential areas of interdisciplinary collaboration.

You'll also be able to chat with the presenters and other participants and colleagues over refreshments after the formal program.

Event details
When: 2 to 5.30pm, Tuesday 25 September
Where: Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre, Eastern Avenue Auditorium and Lecture Theatre Complex, Camperdown Campus
RSVP: online by Tuesday 11 September

For more information, visit the Research Support website.

If you are an early-career researcher and would like participate, submit an extract for consideration by Tuesday 11 September.
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STUDENT BLOG
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One of our student researchers is in France, working on ways to improve fuel security without affecting food security. Find out more
ANNUAL BOOK FAIR
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The Chancellor's Committee book fair raises money for student scholarships and University projects. Around 65,000 quality second-hand books in a wide range of categories are on offer at bargain prices.
The Chancellor's Committee book fair raises money for student scholarships and University projects. Around 65,000 quality second-hand books in a wide range of categories are on offer at bargain prices.

There’ll also be a ‘slow auction’ of rare and collectable books over 8 and 9 September, and you can purchase a box of books of your choosing for only $10 on 11 September and $5 on 12 September.

Event details
When: 10am to 4pm, 8 to 12 September (10am to 2pm on final day)
Where: Great Hall, the Quadrangle, Camperdown Campus
Parking on campus will be free on the weekend of 8 and 9 September
STUDY CHINESE IN CHINA
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To register for this month-long course or for more information, visit the Confucius Institute website.
SYDNEY UNI IN AN APP
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