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WEDNESDAY 24 OCTOBER 2012
NEWS
Grill's gift
Sydney Uni graduates will be better placed to lead major infrastructure projects around the world thanks to a record $20 million donation from  alumnus John Grill: the largest single gift ever given by a living Australian to an Australian university. Find out more
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Young digital entrepreneurs ride to victory
With just 24 hours to tackle the challenge of encouraging cyclists and mollifying motorists, a Sydney Uni team of undergrad inventors have won the Media Architecture Biennale competition in Denmark.
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Pro-smoking apps ignite concern
Pro-smoking smartphone apps are reaching millions of users worldwide, including teenagers and children, finds a new University of Sydney study.
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NOTICES
2013 enrolment and administration
Re-enrolment for continuing students is now open, and a new system for student administration is being developed for 2013.
Re-enrolment for continuing students is now open, and a new system for student administration is being developed for 2013.

The new system – Sydney Student – is designed to manage student administration, including admissions, enrolments, unit of study results, progression and graduation.

Parts of the new system, including the online admissions process and ‘find a course’ application are already in use, and the rest of the system is scheduled for implementation by the end of 2013. 

The latest phase of this project was due to go live in late November. After an assessment of readiness, the University has elected to delay this release until 2013. This will not affect your ability to manage administrative aspects of your enrolment for the remainder of 2012.

For more information on enrolment and student administration, visit the Current students website.
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Scholarships now open
Find out about the latest undergrad, postgrad coursework and postgrad research scholarships.
Have your say on health and safety
Read the University's new draft work, health and safety policy and procedures and provide your feedback by Wednesday 31 October.
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GET INVOLVED
Study Chinese in China
Registrations for this month-long course at Fudan University, Shanghai close on Monday 29 October.
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Under 18s needed for brain MRI study
Volunteers under the age of 18 are needed for this study looking at healthy brain maturation in young adulthood.
Volunteers under the age of 18 are needed for this study looking at healthy brain maturation in young adulthood.

Participation will involve an MRI scan, an EEG scan, questionnaires and the provision of a saliva sample. A follow-up session approximately 18 months later will involve completing the same components to assess the brain development changes that have taken place between your first and second visit. 

Participants must be physically healthy, aged between 8 and 17, and have no current or previous history of mental illness. Please contact Cassie Antees on 9845 8160 for more information.

Conducted by the Brain Dynamics Centre at Westmead Hospital.
Volunteer for a chronic low back pain study
Participants are required for a study on patient-centred care for chronic low back pain.
Participants are required for a study on patient-centred care for chronic low back pain.

Have you experienced chronic low back pain for three months or more? Would you like help to identify those aspects of your low back pain that are most troubling to you, and explore solutions to these problems? This study involves five in-person individual consultations of approximately half an hour over a two-month period.

Please contact Tania Gardner from the Faculty of Health Sciences on 0410 449 766.
Volunteers needed for a study of social interactions
Participate in a brief social interaction with another person, and complete some short questionnaires and computerised tasks. Find out more
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CAREERS AND FURTHER STUDY
US Studies Centre postgraduate information session
Find out about the Master of US Studies tonight (Wednesday 24 October) at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney from 6 to 7pm.
Find out about the Master of United States Studies tonight (Wednesday 24 October) at the Hilton Hotel Sydney from 6 to 7pm.  

Hear how graduate Patrick Batchelor’s postgrad study led him to work on US President Barack Obama's bid for re-election. To register or for more information visit the US Studies Centre website.
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Job of the week
Kickstart your career in clinical research with Brain Resource Limited.
Join the conversation
Follow the Careers Centre on Twitter for regular updates on exclusive job opportunities, industry news and networking events!
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STUDENT ORGANISATIONS
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End-of-semester BBQ and film screening
The Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA) will celebrate the end of semester with three great events!
The Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association will celebrate the end of semester with three great events!
  • 5pm, Thursday 25 October: SUPRA's disability department will screen the heart-warming animated film Up
  • 7pm, Friday 26 October: movie night for international and local students, with a great collection of films including The Motorcycle Diaries
  • 12.30pm, Wednesday 31 October: a free lunchtime barbecue (Halloween-themed!)
Where: SUPRA offices, Boundary Lane, Darlington Campus
Cost: free for all postgraduates (and friends are welcome)
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Theatresports grand final
Six teams will battle to become the 2012 Sydney Uni champions at this year's Theatresports grand final, at 7.30pm this Thursday (25 October) in Manning Bar.
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EVENTS
 26 OCT    |  
Structure in music: what's law got to do with it?
Is there something in common between the structure of legal argument and the structure of musical composition?
Is there something in common between the structure of legal argument and the structure of musical composition?

From Telemann to Tchaikovsky, an astonishing number of lawyers have been successful composers. In this final Alfred Hook Lecture for 2012, composer and QC George Palmer will explore the use of structure in music, what happens when you abandon structure, and why rhetoric, used by lawyers from Cicero onwards as a tool for persuasion, is a valuable study for composers too.

Event details
When: 4 to 5pm, Friday 26 October
Where: Recital Hall East, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, corner of Bridge and Macquarie streets, Sydney
Cost: Free, bookings not required

More information
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 27 OCT    |  
Orchestra revisits 1812
1812 is most famous for inspiring Tchaikovsky’s celebratory overture, but it was also an important year for Beethoven, who completed his magnificent seventh symphony in the same year.
1812 is most famous for inspiring Tchaikovsky’s celebratory overture, but it was also an important year for Beethoven, who completed his magnificent seventh symphony in the same year.

Two centuries on, the Sydney University Symphony Orchestra (SUSO) will revisit 1812 to perform these two works in its final concert for 2012. The concret will aso feature legendary Australian cellist David Pereira performing Bruch’s enchanting Kol Nidrei.  The SUSO brass and percussion sections will open the night with the spectacular Fanfare for the Common Man by Copland.

Event details
When: 7.30pm, Saturday 27 October
Where: The Great Hall, Camperdown Campus
Cost: $20, concession $15, Access members $10

To book or for more information, visit the SUSO website.
 27 OCT    |  
Electric vehicle display and seminar
What does the future hold for electric vehicles?
What does the future hold for electric vehicles?

Technical and general presentations (including a number of electric vehicles) will feature at this seminar presented by the Australian Electric Vehicle Association, in conjunction with the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies' Clean Energy Research Cluster.

Event details
When: 10am, Saturday 27 October
Where: Eastern Avenue, Camperdown Campus

To register or for more information, visit the AEVA website.
 30 OCT    |  
Disability fundraiser at the SCA
For Art's Sake is an annual art fundraiser for people with disabilities and their families. This year's guest of honour will be Paralympic gold medallist Louise Sauvage. Find out more
 6 NOV    |  
Addictive behaviours and economic incentives
How do addictive behaviours respond to economic incentives?
How do addictive behaviours respond to economic incentives?

Professor John Cawley from Cornell University will discuss the considerable public health and policy interest in risky health behaviours at this Sydney Ideas event.

Event details
When: 6.30 to 8pm, Tuesday 6 November
Where: Lecture Theatre 026, Law School Annex, Camperdown Campus
Cost: Free, online registration required

For more information, visit the Sydney Ideas website.
 7 NOV    |  
Election day spectacular
Watch the live US presidential election results broadcast at Manning Bar. Find out more
 12 NOV    |  
Transplant abuse in China
Hear about the latest research about live organ harvesting in China, the current political context, and its impact on Australia.
Hear about the latest research about live organ harvesting in China, the current political context, and its impact on Australia.

Event details
When: 12 to 1pm, Monday 12 November
Where: General Lecture Theatre, the Quadrangle, Camperdown Campus

For more information contact Lyndall Burke in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
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CONTENTS
News
Notices
Get involved
Careers and further study
Student organisations
Events
2013 Sydney Festival discounts
Breakfast with Matt Barrie
Sculpture by the sea
Student exchange
world religions, science and philosophy
Sydney Uni in an app
Links
2013 SYDNEY FESTIVAL DISCOUNTS
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The University is proud to partner with Sydney Festival again in 2013, and students can receive a 10 percent discount on a great range of shows.
BREAKFAST WITH MATT BARRIE
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Alumnus and 2011 BRW Entrepreneur of the Year Matt Barrie will be speaking at the final Sydney Connections Breakfast for 2012. Find out more
SCULPTURE BY THE SEA
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The Mirador (pictured), by alumna and staff member Rachel Couper and PhD student Ivana Kuzmanovska, is part of the 'Scuplture by the Sea' exhibition on display in Bondi until 4 November. Find out more

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STUDENT EXCHANGE
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Student blogger Sidd is on exchange 'on the set of a Harry Potter film'...
WORLD RELIGIONS, SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY
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Discover more about world religions and how modern science and philosophy relate to religion at these CCE courses.
SYDNEY UNI IN AN APP
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Access to Blackboard, the Library, maps, events and more. Download now on iOS or Android.
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