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WEDNESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2012
NEWS
Gold, silver and bronze for our Paralympians!
Four University of Sydney athletes will return to Australia with a combined haul of one gold, four silver and two bronze medals from the London 2012 Paralympics. Read the full story.
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Support for drug and alcohol health workers
More than a dozen authors from the University of Sydney have contributed to an important new resource written specifically to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals in the field. Read the full story
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NOTICES
Scholarships now open
Visit the Scholarships website to see what's currently available.
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University network upgrades
The University network will be upgraded between 7am and 9am on Saturday 15, 22 and 29 September.
The University network will be upgraded between 7am and 9am on Saturday 15, 22 and 29 September.

During this time you will not be able to connect to a number of online services. Please visit the ICT website for more information on the services affected, and the schedule for the remainder of these activities.

We will display any changes to this schedule on the ICT service status webpage. If you have any concerns about this outage, please contact the ICT Helpdesk.

Postgraduate Information Evening: study in Arts, Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Looking to advance your career? Postgraduate study in arts, social sciences, education and social work could help you get there.
Looking to advance your career? Postgraduate study in arts, social sciences, education and social work could help you get there. 

Applications for postgraduate study are now open for Semester One 2013. Find out more about the courses offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Education and Social Work.

Event details
When: 5 to 7.30 pm, Wednesday 19 September
Where: MacLaurin Hall, the Quadrangle, Camperdown Campus

For more information and to register, visit the Postgraduate Information Evening webpage.
Health and wellbeing workshops
Check out these free one-hour lunch-time sessions on confidence, positive thinking and exam anxiety. Find out more
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GET INVOLVED
Happiness, health and wellbeing at work
What makes a happy and healthy workplace? Students can attend this conference on campus for the discounted rate of $100.
What makes a happy and healthy workplace? Students can attend this conference on campus for the discounted rate of $100.

Organised by the Workplace Research Centre in partnership with the Health and Work Research Network and the Workplace Health Promotion Network, this conference will present the latest research and strategies on workplace health and wellbeing programs.

Event details
When: 9am to 5pm, Wednesday 31 October
Where: New Law Building, Camperdown Campus

Please contact Stacey Young on 9351 5622 regarding discounted rates. For more information, visit the website.
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Low back pain?
Join a University study offering free back pain treatments.
Join a University study offering free back pain treatments.

If your back pain started less than six weeks ago, you could be part of a leading Australian research program conducted by researchers at the George Institute. It is the first study to measure how quickly people recover from a new episode of back pain when they receive the best available medical advice and paracetamol.

Successful applicants will be assessed and given advice by a doctor trained in treating back pain, provided with free medication, monitored for three months, and reimbursed for their time.

Call 8238 2412,  SMS 0406 995 987, or email to apply or to get more information.
Helping young people cope with a parent or caregiver with cancer
Young people who have a parent with cancer often experience high levels of distress and unmet needs. Sydney Nursing School is involved in a new program that seeks to address this issue.
Young people who have a parent with cancer often experience high levels of distress and unmet needs. Sydney Nursing School is involved in a new program that seeks to address this issue.

Teen cancer organisation ‘CanTeen’ has a new program called ‘Truce’, designed to help children between the ages of 14 and 22 years, whose parents have cancer, develop coping skills. This research is being undertaken in partnership with the Sydney Nursing School, and evaluates a seven-week, face-to-face group support program.

Sessions are offered in the CBD, Parramatta and Blacktown. For more information, see the Truce website or contact Esther Davis on 1800 234 007.
Volunteers needed for a men's health diet supplement study
Take part in research to improve your heart health using dietary supplements.
Take part in research to improve your heart health using dietary supplements.

Do you carry that little bit of extra weight? Take this opportunity to learn more about your health and participate in research!

Researchers from the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Heart Research Institute are looking for volunteers to take part in a 12-week diet supplement study focusing on men's health – no change to diet or exercise habits required! Tests are at no cost to you, and include blood tests at HRI/Newtown, and MRI scans at your choice of either Camperdown or Hornsby.

Participants will be reimbursed for their time. For more information, please contact Helen Parker on 0401 834 392.
Seeking research participants for a study of social interactions
Volunteers will be asked to participate in a brief social interaction with another person, and to complete some short questionnaires and computerised tasks.
Volunteers will be asked to participate in a brief social interaction with another person, and to complete some short questionnaires and computerised tasks.

The study takes place over one hour on Camperdown Campus, and participants will be compensated for their time. For more information and to register, please complete this School of Psychology survey.
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GET CAREER CENTRED
New internships
Are you thinking about an intership over the summer break? 
Are you thinking about an intership over the summer break?

2013 graduate program positions are available with DDB, one of Australia’s leading communications agencies. Find out more

A seven-week internship opportunity in Korea is open to business, commerce and IT students. Find out more

Business students can also apply for an internship in Washington DC. Find out more
International students: get noticed!
How do you get work as an international student in Australia? Check out these free workshops.
How do you get work as an international student in Australia? Check out these free workshops.

25 September: The one-day intensive ‘Get Noticed’ program aims to help international students adapt to the Australian workplace. Register now

27 September: Learn more about what Australian employers are looking for, how to prepare for job interviews, and making the most of internships. Register now
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STUDENT ORGANISATIONS
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Fostering young entrepreneurs
Come to the launch of ‘Incubate’, a first-of-its-kind start-up development program for students, researchers and recent alumni.
Come to the launch of ‘Incubate’, a first-of-its-kind start-up development program for students, researchers and recent alumni.

This USU program will provide $5000 business grants to four high-potential start-up projects (with no equity taken) and the opportunity to be mentored by some of Australia’s most recognised entrepreneurs.

Event details
When: 5.30pm, Thursday 20 September
Where: Foyer, New Law Building, Camperdown Campus

The event will feature a speaking panel of distinguished entrepreneurs from Sydney. RSVP is essential so please register on the Incubate website.
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Access benefits
Access members can now receive a discount at Madame Tussauds Sydney. Find out more
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EVENTS
 13 SEP    |  
SCA Graduate School Conference
PhD candidates from Sydney College of the Arts will publicly test, share and reflect on their research ideas.
PhD candidates from Sydney College of the Arts will publicly test, share and reflect on their research ideas.

An accompanying PhD exhibition in the SCA Galleries will open on Wednesday 12 September, 6pm to 8pm.

Conference details
When: 9.30am to 6pm, Thursday 13 September
Where: Auditorium, Building 21, Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Road, Rozelle

For more information and the conference program, visit the Sydney College of the Arts website.
 17 SEP    |  
Rembrandt's Portraits: picturing personality
How did Rembrandt depict the character of his models?
How did Rembrandt depict the character of his models?

Rembrandt’s work in 17th-century Holland transformed portraiture from a privilege of the nobility into a means of personal commemoration for everyone.

Presented by Stephanie Dickey, Bader Chair in Northern Baroque Art, Queen's University, Canada, and the University of Sydney's Power Insittute.

Event details
When: 6 to 7.30pm, Monday 17 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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 18 SEP    |  
Empower a Girl: change the world
Celebrate the first ever International Day of the Girl Child.
Celebrate the first ever International Day of the Girl Child.

Join One Just World to promote girls’ rights, highlight gender inequalities and address discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the world.

Event details
When: 6 to 7.30pm, Tuesday 18 September
Where: Seymour Centre, corner of Cleveland Street and City Road, Chippendale
Cost: Free, registration required

For more information, visit the One Just World website. Co-presented by Sydney Ideas.
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 18 SEP    |  
A case for pluralism in economics
Do we need more than a single mainstream theory in economics?
Do we need more than a single mainstream theory in economics? 

Professor John Edward King from La Trobe University argues the case for pluralism in economics. He draws on the recent history of the global economy to demonstrate the dangerous policy implications drawn from mainstream theory.

Event details
When: 6 to 7.30pm, Tuesday 18 September
Where: Foyer, New Law Building, Camperdown Campus
Cost: Free, registration required

To register or for more information, visit the Events website. Co-presented by Sydney Ideas.
 18-29 SEP    |  
The Merger
A hilarious and clever one-man show by comedian Damian Callinan about asylum seekers playing footy.
A hilarious and clever one-man show by comedian Damian Callinan about asylum seekers playing footy.

This story explores the hot topic of immigration, as Coach Troy recruits asylum seekers to save the local footy team.

If you're free on Monday 17 September, come by the Duck Inn pub for some trivia as we raise funds and awareness for the Asylum Seekers Centre.

The Merger runs from 18 to 29 September. Book tickets at the Seymour Centre website.
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 20 SEP    |  
Live online Q&A: the dangers of economic optimism
The current strength of the Australian economy is envied across the world, but are we sacrificing long-term gains for the sake of three-year election cycles?
The current strength of the Australian economy is envied across the world, but are we sacrificing long-term gains for the sake of three-year election cycles? 

Professor Colm Harmon is interested in how economic policy is aligned to the political environment. Should the Australian government adopt a new economic model to ensure the protection of our future stability? If so, what would it look like?

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

Event details
When: 12pm, Thursday 20 September
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 21 SEP    |  
Live online Q&A: does marriage equality matter to you?
Why is it important for same-sex couples to have the right to marry? What other methods should we be employing to address social inequity?
Why is it important for same-sex couples to have the right to marry? What other methods should we be employing to address social inequity?

Student and Churchill Fellow Senthorun Raj believes this is an issue of justice and fairness, while Head of the School of Letters, Arts and Media Professor Annamarie Jagose thinks the campaign for same-sex marriage is distracting us from the real and unaddressed conditions of social inequity.

Email or post your questions in the comments section of Annamarie and Senthorun’s What Matters webpage, where they’ll answer them during the forum (the conversation is already well underway, so check it out now!).

Event details
When: 3pm, Friday 21 September
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 21 SEP    |  
Danse Macabre – Emotional responses to death and dying
Find out how people have responded to death from medieval through to contemporary times.
Find out how people have responded to death from medieval through to contemporary times.

Keynote speakers Professor Ian Hickie AM, Brain and Mind Research Institute, and Dr Peter Goldsworthy, acclaimed writer and medical practitioner, will be presenting at the study day run by the ARC Centre of Excellence for this History of Emotions. 

Event details
When: 9am to 6pm, Friday 21 September
Where: Australian Museum, 6 College Street, Sydney

For more information visit the Study Day: Danse Macabre website. The day will conclude with drinks at the Skeleton Gallery, Australian Museum.
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 25 SEP    |  
Health systems research in disadvantaged communities
One of our public health experts will examine health systems in Malawi, the Solomon Islands and remote and disadvantaged areas of Australia.
One of our public health experts will examine health systems in Malawi, the Solomon Islands and remote and disadvantaged areas of Australia.

Dr Alex Martiniuk will present at the first seminar of the Public Health Research Fellows Seminar Series. She considers her research work to be like the weaving that binds the strands of a wicker basket.

Event details
When: 1pm, Tuesday 25 September
Where: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building, Camperdown Campus
Cost: Free

For more information, visit the Event website.
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CONTENTS
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Events
DNF deadline
Should Australia have a renewable energy target?
US election essay competition
Courses at the Con
Get your music in a voxpop!
Sydney Uni in an app
Links
DNF DEADLINE
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The Discontinue Not Fail (DNF) deadline is this Friday, 14 Spetember. Student blogger Alex explains what it is, and what you need to do about it. Find out more
SHOULD AUSTRALIA HAVE A RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGET?
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The Australian Youth Climate Coalition (founded by graduate Anna Rose) is running a national youth vote on renewable energy. Have your say before 17 September. Find out more
US ELECTION ESSAY COMPETITION
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Have your article published in an international foreign policy journal – and win an iPad! Find out more
COURSES AT THE CON
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Open Academy classes this term include jazz piano, vocal fundamentals, and sound recording basics. Enrol by 24 September for a 15 percent discount! Find out more
GET YOUR MUSIC IN A VOXPOP!
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Help put the tunes of the people behind the voices of the people.
Help put the tunes of the people behind the voices of the people. 

Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is running a competition open to any University of Sydney students who can write a 3-to-4 minute instrumental song. The winners will have their work featured and credited in an upcoming CAPS ‘voxpop’ video, where students talk about their experiences on campus.

See the CAPS website for more details.
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