STUDENT NEWS

THURSDAY 24 APRIL 2014

Stage set for TEDxSydney 

The countdown is on—TEDxSydney is only three days away! On Saturday 26 April, the world’s most popular ideas festival will feature inspiring and thought-provoking talks from a program of remarkable speakers.

The Opera House may be packed to the rafters, but you can still catch the action as it happens via the official TEDxSydney live stream, or tune into ABC Radio National (576AM Sydney) or ABC Extra (digital). And be sure to follow the discussion on Twitter (#TEDxSydney).

The countdown is on—TEDxSydney is only four days away! On Saturday 26 April, the world’s most popular ideas festival will feature inspiring and thought-provoking talks from a program of remarkable speakers.

The Opera House may be packed to the rafters, but you can still catch the action as it happens via the official TEDxSydney live stream, or tune into ABC Radio National (576AM Sydney) or ABC Extra (digital). And be sure to follow the discussion on Twitter (#TEDxSydney).

Some of the University’s own will take the stage, including mathematician and author of ‘Mathematics and Sex' Dr Clio Creswell and student musicians from the Con.

To celebrate our partnership with TEDxSydney 2014, we asked you to share your greatest lessons via Instagram and on campus, and wow, what a response! Check out some of the many wonderful entries from our #passitonsydney competition.
 

Con alumni makes Opera Australia debut

A huge round of applause for former Sydney Conservatorium of Music student, Jenny Liu, who made her professional debut in the first performance of Opera Australia's The King and I in Brisbane last week. Jenny told Limelight magazine that her time at the Con improved her technique, language and musicianship but, most of all, taught her to relax and trust in her own ability. Find out more

Sydney students in the House

Four Sydney Uni students have returned from a six-week architectural masterclass in Denmark, the first participants of a new international exchange program inspired by Sydney Opera House architect Jorn Utzon. The group studied Utzon's famous Copenhagen works and collaborated on multi-disciplinary architecture, engineering and design projects last year as part of the MADE by the Opera House Australia-Denmark exchange program. Find out more

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GET INVOLVED

Anzac Day Dawn Service in the Quad

Sydney University Regiment will be conducting its annual Anzac Day Dawn Service in the University of Sydney quadrangle this Friday 25 April at 5.30am. The regiment's Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Tony Hoyer, would like to openly invite all members of the University community and the general public to attend this special occasion in remembrance of all those who have fought and died in the service of our great country.

Australian Museum 2014 Eureka Prizes

Have you got a passion for science and want to tell everyone all about it? Huge prizes are up for grabs for talented scientists, journos and students thanks to The Australian Museum's 2014 Eureka Prizes. Why not use the break to get cracking on your entry? Find out more

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NOTICES

Changed traffic conditions on Western Avenue
The University has recently completed the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC) building located on the north western boundary of the Camperdown campus.

To create safe pedestrian access, a raised pedestrian crossing is being built across Western Avenue into Grose Farm Lane as a major entry to the CPC.

Road works are set to commence on Western Avenue on Monday 14 April 2014 with an estimated completion date of 28 April 2014.

The works will not create dust or noise impacts to adjacent buildings, however vehicular traffic will need to be diverted to enable the works to take place.

Changes to traffic movements
  • Traffic on Western Avenue will be diverted during the works period by traffic controllers during work hours.

  • Traffic controllers will be located at:
    • Western Avenue opposite the Old Teachers College; and
    • At the intersection of Western Avenue and Physics Road
    • The Traffic Controllers will stop traffic for vehicle movements, slow traffic when necessary and manage pedestrian movements.
    • Directional and information signage will be lit by safety lamps to ensure visability to all road users after work hours.
    • Pedestrians have right of way at all times.
    • The speed limit through the road works will be 5 km. This and other advance warning advisory signage will be posted throughout the work zone.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time and appreciate your support of the University’s plans to provide safe pedestrian access throughout campus.
Service outages on 26 April
The following services will be unavailable from 12am-5pm on Saturday 26 April while maintenance work is undertaken:
  • FlexSIS
  • Student Self Administration
  • International Office Web Acceptance

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STUDENT ORGANISATIONS

 USU  | Edit Hermes in 2014

Hermes is Australia’s oldest literary journal and a student program provided by the University of Sydney Union. As one of four student editors, you'll have the amazing opportunity to reach out to your student community and collect, edit and curate hundreds of diverse and creative submissions. Develop your editorial and leadership skills and meet like-minded bibliophiles. Applications close 28 April. Find out more

 USU  | Help coordinate INCUBATE

The University of Sydney Union runs the award-winning INCUBATE startup accelerator and entrepreneur program on campus, and is looking for an INCUBATE Program Coordinator. This exciting role will see you help develop the program, which has recently expanded to universities across Australia and New Zealand. INCUBATE is the first-of-its-kind in Asia-Pacific and has built relationships with the likes of Google and Coca-Cola. Applications close 28 April. Find out more
International Festival - 29 April to 1 May
Come along the USU's International Festival on 29 April - 1 May. Get a taste of the diverse community of cultures here on campus, with food, entertainment, games, art and more. See the program

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CAREERS AND FURTHER STUDY

Medicine & Dentistry Information Evening

Interested in graduate medicine or dentistry? Come along to our information evening to find out about the admissions process and chat to current students.

Where and when: Wednesday 7 May, 6-7.30pm, Eastern Avenue Auditorium. Find out more

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EVENTS

 APR  | Coming up at Sydney Ideas

This week Sydney Ideas presents a public forum on Thailand in Australia, and commemorates Anzac Day with a special panel on the often-overlooked Pacific theatre of World War One.
This week, Sydney Ideas presents a public forum on Thailand in Australia, and commemorates Anzac Day with a special panel on the often-overlooked Pacific theatre of World War One.

23 April  Thailand in Australia
In association with the 12th International Conference on Thai Studies (ICTS12), Sydney Ideas presents a public forum on Thailand in Australia. This is a chance to explore and discover surprising aspects of Thailand’s demographic, economic and cultural presence in Australia with academics, cultural leaders and chef Sujet Saenkham from Spice I Am. 

25 April – Remembering World War One in the Pacific
Overshadowed substantially by the Western Front, the Pacific theatre of World War One has not attracted the scholarship it deserves. Three researchers make a fascinating start on redressing the gap. Join us for a special panel on the afternoon of Anzac Day 2014.

 23 APR  | Writing with Wikipedia in multi-campus and multicultural contexts

 27 APR  | SCM percussion performance: Kaylie Dunstan

 28 APR  | Poetry reading by Les Murray AO

 28-29 APR  | Who's afraid of a nanny state?

Where should the line be drawn between a citizen’s freedom and the government’s right to intervene when it deems necessary? In an event spanning two days, speakers from a range of backgrounds will present theoretical perspectives on government’s role and new approaches to regulation which minimise intrusion on individual choices and lifestyles.

The symposium, co-presented by the Charles Perkins Centre and Sydney Law School, will also address the reality of industry’s role in influencing lifestyles and in some cases, creating markets for the risk factors for the diseases we most want to avoid.

Where and when: 28-29 April, 9am-4pm, Law School Foyer. Limited places are available.

Find out more

 30 APR  | Artalk: Dr Jacqueline Millner

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