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WEDNESDAY 10 OCTOBER 2012
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Ethical questions take Bridget to 3MT finals
It was a case of short and sweet for PhD student Bridget Haire, who will represent Sydney Uni at this week’s finals of the Trans-Tasman Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.
It was a case of short and sweet for PhD student Bridget Haire, who will represent Sydney Uni at this week’s finals of the Trans-Tasman Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

The 3MT competition challenges postgraduate research students to present their research topic in just three minutes to an intelligent, non-specialist audience in an engaging way. Bridget won the University of Sydney’s stage of the competition last month with a presentation on her research on HIV treatment trials. She questions whether it is ethical to issue trial participants with a placebo in order to test the effectiveness of an established treatment.

Read the full story | Watch some of the Sydney finalists
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Fox nominated for hall of fame
London 2012 Olympic silver medallist and first-year student Jessica Fox has been nominated for a Sport Australia Hall of Fame award, given to an athlete who has inspired the nation. Find out more
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NOTICES
Postgraduate info sessions
Discover your postgraduate study and career options:
Scholarships now open
Visit the Scholarships website to see what's currently available.
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Wifi maintenance
The University’s wireless network will be unavailable between 9pm and 9.30pm on Friday 12 October. Any changes to this schedule will be displayed on the service status webpage. If you have any concerns, please contact the ICT Helpdesk.
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GET INVOLVED
Self-employed working mothers needed for unique study
If you’re a woman who became self-employed or started a business after having children, you’re invited to participate in a study examining the motivations and experiences of self-employed working mothers. Find out more
Study examining thinking styles in children
Children aged 8 to 17 years who do not suffer from problems with anxiety are needed to participate in a research study. We are also looking for children who experience obsessive or compulsive symptoms.
Children aged 8 to 17 years who do not suffer from problems with anxiety are needed to participate in a research study. We are also looking for children who experience obsessive or compulsive symptoms.

Children will be asked to complete a short interview and a simple sorting task. One parent will also be asked to complete a short telephone interview. Children will receive a $20 movie voucher for participating.

For further information please contact Sharlene Mantz from the School of Psychology on 0416 890 595.
Volunteers needed 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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Hermes launch
Celebrate the launch of Hermes, the literary journal of the USU on Thursday at 4.30pm in Verge Gallery, Darlington Campus.
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EVENTS
 16 OCT    |  
China’s next generation of leadership
How will a major leadership transition affect the Communist Party of China?
How will a major leadership transition affect the Communist Party of China?

Professor Kerry Brown, Executive Director of the China Studies Centre, will discuss the era of Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao drawing to a close.

Event details
When: 6 to 7.30pm, Tuesday 16 October
Where: Foyer, New Law Building, Camperdown Campus
Cost: Free, online registration required

To register or for more information, visit the Events website.
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 18 OCT    |  
Francis Bacon: perceiving imperceptible forces
How do we understand the imperceptible?
How do we understand the imperceptible?

Renowned feminist scholar Professor Liz Grosz returns to campus for a lecture addressing the complex relationship between Francis Bacon and Giles Deleuze, who wrote one of the most sympathetic books on Bacon's paintings, Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation.

Event details
When: 6 to 7.30pm, Thursday 18 October
Where: Lecture Theatre 101, New Law Building, Camperdown Campus
Cost: Free, no registration required

For more information, visit the Sydney Ideas website.
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 19 OCT    |  
Young professionals in agriculture forum
How do we keep the conversation going about agriculture?
How do we keep the conversation going about agriculture?

Global issues like food security and climate change suggest a tough road ahead. Speakers include celebrity gardening expert Costa Georgiadis. Discounts are available for Sydney students and alumni.

Event details
When: 9.30am to 4pm, Friday 19 October
Where: New Law Building, Camperdown Campus
Cost: $75, University of Sydney alumni $60

To register or for more information, visit the Events website.
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INCUBATE YOUR IDEAS
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You may have noticed recent news stories about USU's 'Incubate', a first-of-its-kind start-up development program open to Sydney students, researchers and recent alumni. Do you have a great idea? Applications close Friday 19 October.
ON THE VERGE
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Verge Festival is almost over! Check out our Q&A with student directors Lauren and James, and go backstage with Verge performer Victoria.
NEW STUDENT VIDEOS
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Could you explain your thesis in three minutes? Seven of our students have. Watch the videos 
MENTAL HEALTH WEEK
Mark Mental Health Week (7 to 13 October) by raising funds for ReachOut.Com, an online mental health service for young people.
Mark Mental Health Week (7 to 13 October) by raising funds for ReachOut.Com, an online mental health service for young people.

Visit the Brain and Mind Research Institute for their morning tea fundraiser at 10.30am on Friday 26 October, 94 Mallett Street, Camperdown.

And don't miss Three-Minute Thesis finalist Simon Rosenbaum discussing his research on how mental health relates to physical health.

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