2009 News archive

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December 2009
Acting Dean travels to China in pusuit of faculty goals   View Summary
25 December 2009
lectureThe Faculty of Arts Acting Dean, Associate Professor Anne Dunn travelled to China in November to attend a number of meetings and events in pursuit of faculty specific goals.
Former Arts student named the NSW Young Australian of the Year   View Summary
8 December 2009
lectureArts graduate Jack Manning Bancroft has been named the NSW Young Australian of the Year for his work establishing the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience, which he runs from the University's Wentworth Building. Click here to read the full article.
October 2009
Department of History scholars shortlisted for the 2009 NSW Premier's History Awards   View Summary
21 October 2009
lectureAll four finalists in the general history category for the 2009 NSW Premier's History Awards are from Department of History in the Faculty of Arts. Click here to see the full article.
September 2009
Student Advisory Committee Meets   View Summary
30 September 2009
The Faculty's Student Advisory Committee met for the first time on Tuesday 15 September chaired by the Acting Dean, Associate Professor Anne Dunn. Members of the Committee are: Associate Professor Anne Dunn, Courtney Tight, Rebecca Santos, Melissa Brooks, Jonathon Wallace, Liz Shek-Noble (Student Members), Dr Nerida Jarkey (Director of Student Support Programs) and Mark Leary (Executive Director).
Sydney University Arts Association Lecture   View Summary
29 September 2009
lectureThe Sydney University Arts Association presents The Professorial Lecture of Professor Cassandra Pybus, Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry entitled 'Black Caesar and Billy Blue - Subversive African Performance in Early Colonial Sydney'.
Careers in Film, TV and Media   View Summary
23 September 2009
lectureThe Careers Centre at the University of Sydney is hosting the event, Careers in Film, TV and Media. This event is open to all disciplines and will showcase an array of options available in the film, tv and media industries, revealing the highlights of the professions represented as well as the lowlights and thus lifting the veil on the media industry.
Into the Academy: Indigenous Knowledges Symposium   View Summary
22 September 2009
lectureThe idea of this symposium is to begin a conversation about ways forward in terms of incorporating Indigenous Knowledges and approaches to protocols, ethics, philosophy, research methodologies and pedagogies that are informed by IK development.
Spring Back to Sydney Alumni Reunion   View Summary
19 September 2009
Spring BackAll graduates and their families are invited to enjoy a full day of festivities, cultural and sporting events and family activities. Click here to register.
History Week Lecture - Scandalous Revelations   View Summary
10 September 2009
lectureScandals often reveal changes and challenges to social, sexual and political mores in unique ways. In this discussion, scholars from the University of Sydney will present new research into 'scandal' and explore how different incidents have illuminated diverse societies, past and present.
The Sydney University Arts Association Lecture   View Summary
7 September 2009
lectureThe Sydney University Arts Association presents the Inaugural Lecture entitled Southeast Asian Studies after Edward Said by Professor Adrian Vickers, Professor of Southeast Asian Studies School of Languages and Cultures.
Professor Duncan Ivison accepts the University's offer of appointment as Dean of Arts   View Summary
3 September 2009
lectureProfessor Duncan Ivison has accepted the University's offer of appointment as the next Dean of Arts. He will take up the position on 25 January 2010.
August 2009
Faculty of Arts Excellence in Teaching Awards   View Summary
28 August 2009
The 2009 round of Faculty of Arts Excellence in Teaching Awards are now open. Designed to recognise the teaching excellence of staff at all career levels, the Teaching and Learning Committee encourages all teaching staff in the Faculty to submit names for consideration.
Building a Better Map   View Summary
12 August 2009
lectureThe Arts Digital Web Team is pleased to announce an improvement to the Faculty's Maps and Locations page. Using Google Maps and information provided by Campus Infrastructure Services the new map includes the location of Faculty and School Offices, building codes and links to University web cams. Click here to view.
July 2009
Tutors' Development Program Workshops   View Summary
29 July 2009
Workshops for our successful Tutors' Development Program (TDP) are about to commence for Semester 2. All tutors in the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Education and Social Work are invited to register for the TDP. Tutors who are new to tertiary teaching are particularly welcome, but more experienced tutors are also warmly encouraged to join in. Further details and registration can be found at http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/tdp
Postgraduate Coursework Students - How to accept your UAC offer   View Summary
17 July 2009
Quad SteepleTo accept your offer for a course in the following programs, Media Practice, Health Communication and Strategic Public Relations for semester 2, 2009, please email arts.pg@usyd.edu.au stating your UAC number, full name and course name.
How free should free speech be? Philosophical Perspectives   View Summary
15 July 2009
student reading bookThe School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry will host a public symposium on Wednesday 15 July at 1pm in the Refectory, Quadrangle.
New PGARC facility for Postgraduate Research Students   View Summary
13 July 2009
BookThe Faculty of Arts has officially opened the new Postgraduate Arts Research Centre (PGARC) in Fisher Library. PGARC Fisher provides research students with access to physical resources such as computers, photocopying, printing and phones in a 'hot desk' environment while providing students with a stimulating environment where they can meet and discuss ideas and research.
June 2009
Go8 Conference - Climate: Science Humanities   View Summary
28 June 2009
WorldThe Go8 will co-sponsor a conference with Harvard University and the C9 group of research intensive universities in China on March 2010 at Harvard University.
Sydney Writers' Festival 2009   View Summary
5 June 2009
BookDr Fiona Allon from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies will be speaking at the Sydney Writers' Festival 2009. Visit the Sydney Writers' Festival website for more details.
Which kind of happiness to pursue?   View Summary
5 June 2009
Smiley FaceDr Caroline West from the Department of Philosophy writes about the meaning of happiness. See the full article in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Dr Gaynor MacDonald awarded Thompson Fellowship   View Summary
4 June 2009
BooksCongratulations to Dr Gaynor MacDonald who has been awarded a Thompson Fellowship. The fellowship is designed to promote and enhance the careers of academic women. During this time Dr MacDonald is keen to complete her book, Promises and Lies: Australian Aboriginal Experiences of Modernity, which uses an ethnographic lens to force a reassessment of NSW Aboriginal peoples place in the history of Australian nation building, and throw new light on why Aboriginal communities are experiencing social stress and violence unprecedented in their earlier experiences as colonial subjects.
May 2009
Classics recruit focuses on politically incorrect Greek   View Summary
15 May 2009
The University of Sydney's Kevin Lee post-doctoral fellow Dr Sebastiana Nervegna talks about Menander, a late 4th century Greek playwright who refocused Athenian comedy on domestic intrigues. Click here to see the full article in The Australian.
Ancient Art of Hospitality   View Summary
15 May 2009
Knife and ForkArticle by Dr Alastair Blanshard, senior lecturer in the Department of Classics and Ancient History.
Sydney collaborates with ABC on Gallipoli   View Summary
8 May 2009
ACTStaff from the University of Sydney's Archaeological Computing Laboratory (ACL) have collaborated with the ABC Digital Innovation Unit to develop an immersive, interactive website about the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. Click here for the full story.
April 2009
Postgraduate Information Evening   View Summary
21 April 2009
Quad SteepleWhether you want to advance your career with vocational education or simply enrich your understanding of the world, the Faculty of Arts offers you a world class environment for postgraduate coursework and research.