STUDENT NEWS

WEDNESDAY 30 OCTOBER 2013

Win Sydney Festival tickets worth $500

The Sydney Festival box office is now open and we are offering you the chance to WIN $500 worth of tickets to spend on an exciting line-up of Festival shows in January, including many on campus. Enter our Instagram competition to win! Find out more

Trees removed on Eastern Avenue following gale force winds

Unfortunately the University had to remove several trees from Eastern Avenue this week after a red gum tree fell without warning during the heavy gales that hit Sydney on Tuesday. No one was injured and no property was damaged. The trees were removed amid concerns they could fall in windy conditions and potentially cause injuries. Find out more

SAM launches iPad edition

The University recently launched the very first iPad edition of the Sydney Alumni Magazine (SAM). The October edition features an expert on bushfire strategies, the IT lecturer who changes lives, confessions of an emergency aid worker, the fashademic who studies style blogs and much more. Get your free copy from the App Store.

Tedeschi family continue generous tradition

Mark, Michael and Claire Tedeschi, grandchildren of much-loved University lecturer the late Rosina Tedeschi, have made a generous $10,000 donation to strengthen the perpetual funding of the Italian Studies student prize that bears her name. Find out more

Community garden in full bloom

Greens thumbs from across the campus united last week to celebrate the grand opening of the University’s very own community garden. Organised by Greens on Campus, the event featured live music, food, workshops and the opportunity for guests to sponsor a plant, paint garden beds and hang out with some local gardening celebrities! Find out more about Greens on Campus.

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NOTICES

Electives now open at Sydney College of the Arts for 2014

Sydney College of the Arts is now offering an exciting range of new electives taught by practising artists, writers and curators and focus on developing your creative, conceptual, theoretical and technical skills. Find out more

Rate the Rooms: winner announced!

Launched on Open Day, Rate the Rooms accommodation pods showcased five room concepts with specific design features. Students voiced their opinions in an online survey competition, with the 'King Loft' room receiving the most votes.
Launched on Open Day, Rate the Rooms accommodation pods showcased five room concepts with specific design features. Students voiced their opinions in an online survey competition, with the 'King Loft' room receiving the most votes.

Student Accommodation Services is hosting a series of accommodation focus groups to discuss what you really want to see in future student accommodation. Take part in upcoming focus groups by emailing accommodation.info@sydney.edu.au

 USU  | Holme Building redevelopment commences

Redevelopment work on the Holme Building commenced on Monday 28 October and will cause some disruption to the building's entry points. Stay tuned for the exciting new spaces which will open upon its completion in mid 2014. Find out more

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Student showcase by the sea

If you're going to the Sculpture by the Sea this weekend, make sure you check out the installations made by students from the Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning. The installations, 'Hide & Seek' and 'The Tower' are located at the start and finish of the Coastal Walk. Read about what happened behind the scenes on the dedicated Pavilion by the sea blog.

Public Knowledge Forum discounted tickets

Rub shoulders with media industry heavyweights at the Sydney Opera House! The US Studies Centre's Public Knowledge Forum brings together an exceptional lineup of 25 international and Australian media, academics and policy makers to discuss the future of journalism. Last minute tickets are half price and student tickets are just $50. Speakers include Conrad Black, Mary Kissel, Jonathan Holmes, Leigh Sales, James Fallows and Bob Carr. Find out more

A survivor's guide to exams

Feeling stressed about final exams? Get some helpful tips for surviving the rest of the semester from student blogger Remona Mekdessi here. Also, don't forget that Fisher Coffee Cart has extended its hours to cater for studying students in need of caffine. Extended opening hours are: Mon-Thurs till 10pm, Fri till 8pm, Sat 8.30am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm.

Now recruiting: student callers

Being a student caller is a great way to work flexible hours on the main campus which fit well with your summer plans and 2014 study program. The University is running its annual telephone program and is looking for enthusiastic students to reach out to alumni and friends and highlight areas in need of support through an ongoing or one-off gift. Find out more

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EVENTS

 NOV  | Coming up at Sydney Ideas

Upcoming Sydney Ideas events include an analysis of the French-Arab relationship following the Arab Spring, a discussion on the progress being made in supporting young people with disabilities and a panel discussion which asks "what is money?"
Upcoming Sydney Ideas events include an analysis of the French-Arab relationship following the Arab Spring, a discussion on the progress being made in supporting young people with disabilities and a panel discussion which asks, "what is money?"

5 NOV | France and the Arab-world: from friend to foe

French diplomat Anis Nacrour discusses France's relationship with the Arab world since the Arab Spring with Dr Rodger Shanahan. The growing political influence of young French citizens of Arab background and the slow but constant economic recession are among topics to be discussed.
 
6 NOV | Sydney Ideas – What is money?

Money has generated a long conversation about trust, economic ties and social relations. A panel of researchers and scholars look at economic recession, currency crisis and austerity to inform a discussion about the nature of money, credit and capital in the world today.

6 NOV | Sydney Ideas and Health Sciences – Why are we failing young people with a disability?

Young people with a disability are more likely to experience social exclusion than their peers. This has an impact on the wellbeing of the individual, as well as their family and the wider community. What is the progress in providing adequate services to this community and what will the NDIS offer? 

7 NOV | Sydney Ideas – Professor Michael Zürn

If democratic rule is increasingly replaced by numerous authorities like central banks or international institutions, neither are able to make a final decision nor can be described as democratic. Why are these authorities often needed and trusted? Michael Zürn discusses this paradox.

8 NOV | Sydney Ideas – Does western philosophy have non-western roots?

There was a vigorous debate in nineteenth-century Germany concerning whether western philosophy is a purely Greek invention or has non-western roots. Eduard Röth argued that Greek philosophy had roots in Pharaonic Egypt. Why were his views rejected at the time? Philosopher Michael Forster explains.

 31 OCT  | Hermann's Halloween Party

The end of semester is coming up and, coincidentally, so is Halloween! Celebrate both with one MASSIVE party at Hermann’s. Come dressed in your spookiest costume and check out live bands and DJs including Beat the System. Entry is free. Find out more

 31 OCT  | What's next for South Sudan?

At just two years old, South Sudan is the world's newest country. Professor Robert Cumming explains how South Sudan, which has the world's highest maternal mortality ratio, will start to solve some of its major health challenges. Find out more

 2 NOV  | Nicholson Museum lecture: The Fatal Gift of Beauty

Dr Giorgia Alu presents a lecture which complements the Nicholson Museum's exhibition The Fatal Gift of Beauty, which focuses on women's journeys through Italy's art, history and culture. Find out more

 4 NOV  | Peter Domachuck Memorial Lecture

It can transmit light, improve sustainability and be used in several medical contexts. Silk is versatile stuff! Don't miss Professor Fiorenzo Omenetto as he uncovers the fascinating properties of silk at the Dr Peter Domachuck Memorial Lecture on 4 November. Find out more

 4 NOV  | Strange Harmonies Exhibition

This memorial exhibition, curated by David Malouf, showcases the work of Jeffrey Smart, an artist whose work transformed the built environment into visual poetry. Find out more

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