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Fifth Meeting on Methodological and Empirical Advances in Financial Analysis (MEAFA)   View Summary
24 January 2012 to 25 January 2012

The Annual Methodological and Empirical Advances in Financial Analysis (MEAFA) Meeting brings together a multi-disciplinary audience from accounting, finance, business analytics and economics to discuss methodological advances in applied financial analysis. This is a workshop that is set in a relaxed environment and aims to stimulate discussion and encourage interaction amongst participants.

The 2012 meeting will feature extended presentations from international keynote speakers and MEAFA members. To maximise feedback, each presentation includes a detailed response by a discussant followed by a general discussion amongst participants.

The workshop is open to all participants from academia, industry and government, faculty and research students. It is fully sponsored by the University of Sydney Business School and MEAFA and provides full catering on both days. For catering reasons, please make sure to register your attendance by completing the online registration form at

11th International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis 2012    View Summary
5 February 2012 to 10 February 2012

The International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis, held every 2-3 years under the auspices of the IAP, gathers together the global expertise in the study and control of Johne's disease. This next colloquium in 2012 will bring leading researchers, livestock industry representatives, veterinarians and public health authorities to an Australian summer in Sydney. An exciting program is being developed. Scientific sessions will focus on diagnostics, the host immune response, genotyping and microbial diversity, microbiology, molecular biology, pathobiology, genomics, epidemiology, national and international disease control and an important session on food safety, and Crohns disease and MAP in the environment. It will feature keynote presentations from speakers of international repute. The valuable contributions of early career researchers will not be overlooked at this meeting.

It is often difficult to keep up with rapidly advancing technologies and in order to appeal to a broad audience, a series of optional Technology Refresher sessions are included. In addition, there will be specific sessions to review and discuss practical initiatives for the control of Johne's disease.

With a view to developing strategic partnerships to overcome this global disease, many formal and informal networking opportunities are also planned. The conference is to be held on the historic and beautiful campus of the University of Sydney.

Surveillance and/in Everyday Life Conference    View Summary
20 February 2012

The University of Sydney's Surveillance and Everyday Life Research Group is hosting a two-day international conference entitled, Surveillance and/in Everyday Life: Monitoring Pasts, Presents and Futures. The event, to be held in The University of Sydney's state of the art Law School Building, will bring together key international scholars, policy makers, practitioners, artists and social commentators to discuss the social, cultural, historical, political, legal, economic and technical dimensions of surveillance. Few topics have greater contemporary public relevance and social significance than the increased monitoring and visibility of everyday living and the emergent surveillance capacities of new information communication technologies and organizational practices.

Pharmacy Research Innovations Dinner 2012: Cancer    View Summary
18 May 2012

Join us for the inaugural fundraising dinner for the Faculty of Pharmacy.

Enjoy an evening of entertainment and catching up with friends while helping to raise money for research into innovative cancer treatment that will help to save the lives of many Australians.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr Fiona Wood, Australian of the Year and pioneering doctor, world renowned for her patented invention of spray on skin for burn victims, will deliver an inspirational keynote address at this event.

We welcome all our alumni and friends, so please ensure we have the correct contact details for you, as invitations and further information will be sent out to you in the coming months. Email: to update your details.

Culture and Rights: scepticism, hostility, mutuality   View Summary
13 June 2012 to 14 June 2012

The relationship between the concept of culture and that of human rights has long been complex and contentious. For anthropologists the effects of this symbiotic relationship between culture and human rights can be traced at a number of different levels. It has been a key point of debate in the development of anthropological codes of ethics. Human rights, in its discursive and institutional contexts, has become another thematic aspect of anthropologists' subject matter - rights have been assimilated to culture. The capacity to participate in the dialogue between rights and culture has become integral to the political negotiation of fieldwork in many contemporary contexts, and of its ethical evaluation. Nevertheless, distinctively historical and political perspectives in anthropological writing have also generated substantial critiques, not only of human rights discourse, but of the ways it has been mobilised in particular social and political contexts.

For this symposium we seek presentations of a maximum of 20 minutes in length, that open both the apparent hostility, and, at the same time, mutual dependence of cultural and rights-based perspectives to inquiry.

Please send title and abstracts to anthropologysymposium2012@gmail.combefore Monday 30 April 2012.

Oceanic Conference on International Studies (OCIS)   View Summary
18 July 2012 to 20 July 2012

The OCIS is Oceania's largest conference on International Relations and International Studies. This year's conference, the fifth, builds on previous successful conferences held in Australia (ANU 2004, Melbourne 2006, University of Queensland 2008) and New Zealand (University of Auckland and Victoria University 2010), will be held in Sydney for the first time.

The conference brings together the growing number of researchers in Australia and the region working on International Studies. OCIS V is a general conference and addresses a wide range of themes ranging from Asia Pacific issues, gender and feminism, global governance, international law and international society, to international security, justice and rights, normative theory, international ethics, international history, diplomacy and foreign policy, to name but a few.

This year's keynote speaker will be Professor Michael C Williams. He is Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. Professor Williams' research interests are in International Relations theory, security studies, and political thought.

Registration for the conference starts on 1 December 2011.

Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning Graduate Exhibition Openings   View Summary
1 December 2012

Three separate exhibitions will be launched in the first week of December that will showcase the diverse creative energies of students from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning.

Open to all, these exhibitions provide an opportunity for architects, designers and practitioners to see that the future of their profession is in safe hands, and for current and potential design and architecture students to be inspired by the quality of work presented by students in their final semesters.