STUDENT NEWS

WEDNESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2013

Discover buried treasure at the annual book fair

Don't miss the Chancellor's Committee Book Fair from Saturday 14 September to Wednesday 18 September in the Great Hall of the Quadrangle. This University calendar highlight features cheap books from a wide range of genres, including some rare books. Find out more

Open Day success

27,000 people came to our Open Day last Saturday, making it the biggest ever. Thank you to all the students who helped make it such a great day. Find out more

Rate the rooms!

More than 5000 people visited our accommodation test pods at Open Day last weekend to give feedback on future student housing options. Now you can rate the rooms online – have your say for the chance to win a range of great prizes.

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NOTICES

Camperdown and Darlington Campus retail survey
Have your say on food and retail services on Camperdown and Darlington campuses for your chance to win an iPad mini. Take the survey

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GET INVOLVED

Travel photo competition

Browse the best submissions so far and vote in the People's Choice Award. Send in your favourite travel photos for your chance to win a MacBook Pro or iPod Touch. Enter now

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CAREERS AND FURTHER STUDY

Networking advice for wallflowers

Confident networking is important when looking for jobs and internships, but how do you get started? Student blogger Allie lists her top tips for the less outgoing among us.
Postgraduate information sessions

Join postgraduate information sessions from the faculties of arts and law.

12 SEP | Social sciences, teaching and humanities


New, progressive postgraduate courses have been designed in consultation with industry leaders to equip you with vital skills. Discuss your postgraduate coursework study options with academic program experts. Find out more

19 SEP | Juris Doctor (JD)

This session will give you an insight into the exclusive features of the Sydney JD as well as information on admission requirements and application procedures. Evening classes will also be available for part-time study from next year. Find out more
Meet architecture industry professionals

Don't miss this opportunity to hear directly from industry professionals about their experiences, get advice on the current job market and tips for starting on your own career path in this field. Register now

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STUDENT ORGANISATIONS

 USU  | Curating our secret art collection

Did you know that the USU has an art collection? Meet the student interns who manage it and find out how you can apply for the role. Applications close 7 October.

 USU  | Zombie invasion

Another massive game of 'Humans vs Zombies' will take place across Camperdown Campus in October as part of the Verge Festival. To participate in ‘Zedtown’, register at 9am on Thursday 12 September at the Access Desk in Manning House. Only 200 spots are available, so get there early! Find out more

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EVENTS

 SEP  | Sydney Ideas

Upcoming Sydney Ideas talks include: a history of tourism in Australia, curating disability and western Sydney’s ethnic diversity.
Upcoming Sydney Ideas talks include: a history of tourism in Australia, curating disability and western Sydney’s ethnic diversity.

10 SEP | Tourists' pictures of the past

How did tourists 'see' the past over the last century – through art, postcards, photography, posters, film and souvenirs? University historian Richard White considers the ways in which tourists came to visualise Australia's past as a destination worth visiting at this History Week 2013 event. Find out more

10 SEP | Curating disability

What are the ethical and practical responsibilities for curators in thinking about exhibits that offer disability as a central subject matter? How can access become a dynamic conceptual tool for interrogation in art exhibitions? Curator Amanda Cachia discusses these challenges. 
Find out more 

11 SEP | How the ‘westies’ won

As Australia's most ethnically diverse region, does western Sydney offer a glimpse of how Australian society is changing and a foretaste of how the rest of the country will look in decades to come? Find out more

 6 SEP  | Matt Wood, General Manager of Data Science at Amazon


As part of the Entrepreneurship Lecture Series, come and hear an exclusive keynote address from Matt Wood, who leads the data science team at Amazon Web Services in the USA. Find out more

 7 SEP  | Saturday at Sydney Museums


Join us this Saturday 7 September for an exciting schedule of events and exhibitions at Sydney University Museums.

 10 SEP  | A Spy in the Archives

Hear a first-hand account of what it was like to live and study in Moscow during the Cold War. 

Despite KGB attention and the impossibility of finding a suitable winter coat, Sheila Fitzpatrick, an honorary professor in our Department of History, was pulled further into Soviet life by an affair with a young Communist activist. A Spy in the Archives chronicles this exciting period in her life, offering a personal and incisive look into Cold War-era Moscow. Join Professor Fitzpatrick and her colleague Associate Professor Mark McKenna at Gleebooks at 6pm on Tuesday 10 September. 

Cost: $10, $7 concession, Gleeclub free. Bookings on 9660 2333 or online.

 10 SEP  | Happy as Larry returns


Returning from a sold-out season in London's West End, Happy as Larry combines an intoxicating mix of ballet, breakdance, rollerskating and pulsating dance, set to a vibrant electro-acoustic score. This limited season runs from 10 to 14 September, and student tickets are only $20! Find out more

 11 SEP  | Limits of control: Testing the extremes of human movement in mid-air


Have you ever wondered how cats manage to land on all fours? How do divers and gymnasts change their shape when falling? Find out how mathematicians, engineers and sports scientists answer these questions as part of the ‘Bodies in Space’ research project. Find out more

 12 SEP  | Tackling obesity in children and young people


Professor Louise Baur, a leading researcher in the field of childhood obesity, will speak about the lifelong implications of childhood obesity and why this health challenge requires a whole-of-community response.

Event details
When: 12.30 to 1pm, Thursday 12 September
Where: New Law Seminar Room 105, New Law School Building, Camperdown Campus

If you can’t be there in person, you can listen to the webinar online. For more information and registration

 12 SEP  | Distinguished Speakers Program: Embattled CEOs


In this talk, Professor Edward Rock from the University of Pennsylvania Law School will discuss the causes and symptoms of the decline in CEO power and the implications of this decline for corporate law and corporate governance. 

Event details
When: 6 to 7pm, Thursday 12 September 
Where: New Law School Building, Eastern Ave, Sydney Law School
Registration: $25, alumni $20, students $10

Register or find out more

 25-28 SEP  | A magical show for the whole family


Bring your kids along to this magic show at the Seymour Centre where Alex and Luke search through their boxes of magic for ways to astound and delight their audience. Big kids are welcome too. Find out more

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