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WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2012
NEWS
Islam's message
Did the recent protests in Sydney's CBD undermine the very message the protestors sought to defend? Find out more in an opinion piece by law lecturer Dr Ghena Krayem.
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A new view of our 'Great Southern Land'
Taking to the sky in gliders, helicopters, hot air balloons and anything else that will carry him, Professor Steve Simpson has travelled across Australia for ABC TV to look at how humans interact with the landscape. 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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University IT network upgrades
The University IT network will be upgraded between 7am and 9am on Saturday 22 and 29 September.
The University IT network will be upgraded between 7am and 9am on Saturday 22 and 29 September.

During the upgrade 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.

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.
Enrol for Summer School
Want to fast-track your studies or catch up on your prerequisites? Find out more
Exam anxiety management
Learn practical strategies for coping with exam anxiety. Find out more
Abercrombie Precinct update: Eveleigh Markets stall
Do you know about our plans for the Abercrombie Precinct?
Do you know about our plans for the Abercrombie Precinct?

View plans for our new Business School building and state-of-the-art learning facilities at an information stall at Eveleigh Markets in Darlington on Saturday 22 September between 8am and 1pm.

Project information is also on display in the foyer of the Services Building (G12) between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Visit the Abercrombie Precinct website.
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GET INVOLVED
Australia India Youth Dialogue
Applications are now open for the 2013 Australia India Youth Dialogue (AIYD).
Applications are now open for the 2013 Australia India Youth Dialogue (AIYD).

AIYD 2013 brings together delegates (aged 18 to 35 years) from Australia and India to foster and enhance partnership between the two countries. Australian and Indian leaders in government, private industries and the NGO sector will also be attending the dialogue to lead discussions and interact with the delegates.

Applications to be a delegate close at 11.30am, Friday 28 September.

For full details, visit the AIYD website.
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GET CAREER CENTRED
Job of the Week
The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is seeking applications from undergraduates for 2013 internships. Applications close 2 October, apply now.
Careers in management consulting
Gain insight into the consulting industry with McKinsey & Co this Thursday (20 September). Register now.
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STUDENT ORGANISATIONS
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Access partners
Kuali Malaysian Restaurant in Lane Cove has joined the Access program. See all of the available offers on the Access website.
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Join USU Hub for the chance to win an iPad
We want to hear from you! Help make the USU the best student union it can be by joining our online community – USU Hub.
We want to hear from you! Help make the USU the best student union it can be by joining our online community – USU Hub.

The hub will encourage open discussion about the way we do things and what you would like us to do more of. We aim to deliver the best student experience in Australia so don’t hold back: every opinion matters.
 
You don’t need to be an Access member to join. Register before 30 September and go into the draw to win the latest iPad.
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EVENTS
 20 SEP    |  
Horse, camel and donkey riding for the great king
Visit the Nicholson Museum for a talk about Persian equestrianism.
Visit the Nicholson Museum for a talk about Persian equestrianism.

The ancient Persian education system focused on 'riding, shooting and telling the truth', and many historians now believe that equestrian skill contributed to the rapidity with which Cyrus the Great conquered the known world in the mid 6th century BC.

Margaret Miller (Professor of Classical Archaeology) will give this talk, preceded by champagne and the famous Nicholson pies!

Event details
When: 6 to 8pm, Thursday 20 September
Where: Nicholson Museum, The Quadrangle, Camperdown Campus
Cost: $40, Friends of the Nicholson Museum $25
Bookings: 9351 2812 or nicholson.museum@sydney.edu.au

For more information, visit the Events website.
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 26 SEP    |  
Live online Q&A: a cure for melanoma?
Australia has 10 times the melanoma incidence of any other country, with a disproportionate impact on young Australians.
Australia has 10 times the melanoma incidence of any other country, with a disproportionate impact on young Australians.

Professor Rick Kefford’s early clinical trials of new melanoma drugs that target cell abnormalities represent a leap forward in management of this disease, and could lead to improved quality of life and longer lives for patients. Does this matter to you?

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

Event details
When: 3pm, Wednesday 26 September
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 26 SEP    |  
Sydney Cancer Conference 2012
Curing cancer: are we (nearly) there yet?
Curing cancer: are we (nearly) there yet?

A cure for cancer remains elusive, and an estimated 121,500 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia this year.

This conference will open with a free public lecture by Professor Roger Reddel, who will outline some of the advances in understanding and treating cancer, and what still needs to be done.

Event details
When: 6pm, Wednesday 26 September
Where: New Law Building, Camperdown Campus

Book online at the SCC2012 website.
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 27 SEP    |  
Children's film night at the Nicholson Museum
We’ll be screening the TinTin adventure movie ‘Cigars of the Pharaoh’ at the Nicholson Museum.
We’ll be screening the TinTin adventure movie ‘Cigars of the Pharaoh’ at the Nicholson Museum.

There's no need to book. Families are welcome, and remember to bring a cushion to sit on.

Event details
When: 4 to 6pm, Thursday 27 September
Where: Nicholson Museum, the Quadrangle, Camperdown Campus
Cost: Entry by gold coin donation

For more information, visit the Events website.
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 28 SEP    |  
School holidays: biology children's day
Know any kids aged between 5 and 10 who are keen to discover the natural world?
Know any kids aged between 5 and 10 who are keen to discover the natural world?

Visitors can look through microscopes and create microscopic creatures, and hear mini-talks on endangered animals to mark World Endangered Species Day.

Event details
When: 10am to 4pm, Friday 28 September
Where: Macleay Museum, Gosper Lane (off Science Road), Camperdown Campus
Cost: Entry by gold coin donation

For more information, visit the Events website.
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 2 OCT    |  
Ern Malley as vampire
Why does Australia's most famous literary hoax continue to fascinate and resonate in unexpected ways?
Why does Australia's most famous literary hoax continue to fascinate and resonate in unexpected ways?

Associate Professor David G Brooks from the Department of English will speak on the tangled web of literary hoaxes and some fascinating discoveries he has made about the poet Ern Malley.

Event details
When: 6 to 7pm, Tuesday 2 October
Where: Fisher Library, Camperdown Campus

For more information, visit the Events website.
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 4 OCT    |  
Medicine: who cares?
Is our medical system helping patients?
Is our medical system helping patients?

This symposium will ask:
  • What kind of ethics do doctors actually espouse?
  • How should we ration scarce resources?
  • How well does current education and training work?
  • If knowledge is the key to medical reform, what kinds of knowledge are required?
  • What kinds of evidence should underpin medical practice?
The Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine (VELiM) has been engaged in a program of research to address these questions and challenge many of the critiques of medicine.

Event details
When: 9am to 5pm, Thursday 4 October
Where: The Refectory, Holme Building, Camperdown Campus
Cost: $120, limited student places $50

For more information, visit the VELiM website.
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MID-SEMESTER BREAK!
Mid-semester break starts on Monday 24 September, and classes resume on Monday 1 October. See more important dates.
GET SPORTY
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Join the fun at the Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness Family Open Day, and get back into shape at Boot Camp.
WIN A TRIP TO WASHINGTON DC
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Create a campaign ad for your chance to win a trip to the US presidential inauguration in Washington DC! Find out more
THE NEUROSCIENCE BEHIND CORPORATE CREATIVITY
How does innovation work, and how does your brain work to produce it? Find out at this one-day, interactive course.
SYDNEY UNI IN AN APP
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