What's On

2014


September


22 September
Why It's So Hard to Talk About Peace in Sri Lanka
Gilberto Algar-Faria, Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
Co-presented with the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
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22 September
Fiona McFarlane on The Aunt’s Story by Patrick White
Reading Australian Literature Series
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23 September
What’s Happening to Universities? Historical and Comparative Perspectives
Professor Stefan Collini, Professor of Intellectual History and English Literature at Cambridge University
Co-presented with the Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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24 September
The Kids Aren’t Alright: Supporting children when a parent has cancer
Professor Kate White, Nursing and Cancer Institute of NSW Chair of Cancer Nursing, Sydney Nursing School, University of Sydney and Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Co-presented with Sydney Nursing School
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24 September
Wildlife Wars
Professor Justin O’Riain, University of Cape Town
The 2014 Murray Lecture, presented by the School of Biologicial Sciences, Faculty of Science
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25 September
The One That Got Away: the world’s oceans and the future of food
Food@Sydney Series #4
Co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute
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29 September
Julia Gillard - My Story
Co-presented with Random House Australia and Gleebooks
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30 September
Kim Williams on Music and Rules of Engagement
Co-presented with Sydney Conservatorium of Music
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October


2 October
Investing in Gender Equality for Growth
Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20
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7 October
The Biodiversity Crisis: Environmental, Social And Economic Impacts
Professor Lesley Hughes, Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University and Lead Councillor, Climate Council
Professor Manfred Lenzen, Professor of Sustainability Research, the University of Sydney
Co-presented with the Balanced Enterprise Research Network (BERN) at the Sydney Environment Institute
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8 October
Teenagers, Technology and Mental Health: Using 21st century technologies to manage anxiety, depression and substance abuse in young people
Professor Ian Hickie, AM MD FRANZCP FASSA. Professor Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School, Charles Perkins Centre, and Executive Director, Brain and Mind Research Institute
21st Century Medicine Series co-presented with Sydney Medical School
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9 October
A Thin Red Line: The Presence of Prehistoric Pictoriality
Professor Whitney Davis, George C. and Helen N. Pardee Professor of History and Theory of Ancient and Modern Art at UC Berkeley
Presented with the Power Institute
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9 October
Smallholder Agriculture and the Future of Global Food and Nutrition Security
Food@Sydney Series #5
Co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute
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13 October
Sensuality and the Subterranean: Jean-Jacques Lequeu’s Maison Gothique (1777-1814) during the late Enlightenment
Dr Jennifer Ferng Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Planning at the University of Sydney
Key Texts 2014 presented with the Sydney Intellectual History Network (SIHN)
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14 October
Six Drug Myths you Probably Believe
Professor Andrew McLachlan, Faculty of Pharmacy, the University of Sydney
Co-presented with Faculty of Pharmacy
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16 October
School Lunches (Mis)shaping a Nation: Lessons from Australian school canteens and the United States on what not to do – and how to change it
A panel discussion with: Joel Berg, Dr Kieron Rooney, and Associate Professor Tim Gill
21st Century Medicine Series co-presented with Sydney Medical School
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22 October
Lymphoedema And Breast Cancer Challenging The Myths
Professor Sharon Kilbreath, Faculy of Health Sciences
Presented with the Faculty of Health Science
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22 October
Getting to the Heart of a sudden Cardiac Death: Preventing our young and fit from dying on the sports field
Profesor Chris Semsarian, MBBS PhD FRACP FCSANZ FHRS FAHA. Professor of Medicine, Sydney Medical School, Cardiologist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine & Cell Biology
21st Century Medicine Series co-presented with Sydney Medical School
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27 October
Reading the New Testament: The book and its significance
Professor Vrasidas Karalis, Sir Nicholas Laurantos Chair in Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies
Key Texts 2014 presented with the Sydney Intellectual History Network (SIHN)
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29 October
Are Teenagers (actually) Crazy? Raging Teenage Hormones – Fact or Fiction?
A panel discussion with: Professor Kate Steinbeck and Associate Professor Catherine Hawke
21st Century Medicine Series co-presented with Sydney Medical School
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29 October
Sydney Studies in Australian Literature Launch
A Sydney University Press launch hosted by Stephen Romei, Literary Editor for The Australian
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