Sydney Alumni Magazine, fondly known as SAM, has been published for more than 60 years, and while the format has changed, one thing remains constant: the magazine keeps our alumni connected with us and each other.
Published twice a year, SAM is our premium print magazine which shares the compelling stories of our alumni.
It is supported by SAM Extra, our digital monthly newsletter, which features news, events and other information to keep you up to date with what’s going on in our alumni community.
The word ‘spectrum’ is used to describe autism because the condition expresses itself in many ways and intensities. A new approach could offer a medical treatment for its most isolating symptoms.
People are usually happy if a photograph catches a nice smile or a beautiful landscape. Fabian Muir wants his photographs to capture more, and he travels to some of the world’s most ostracised countries to take them.
Opening up the human genome presents unimagined treatment possibilities for understanding and treating a huge range of conditions. For one pioneering researcher, it offers the possibility of restoring sight.
It’s been said that a lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting its shoes on. Social media, politics and 'fake news' are currently demonstrating the reality of that idea, and its consequences.
A rapidly growing world population is threatening food security and driving unsustainable soil degradation. The challenges are enormous, but part of the answer could come from an unlikely source - the humble legume.
Dr Jennifer Ferng (GradCertEdStud ’16) is a lecturer in architecture. Her love of art, geology and social justice has led her down many paths and seen her collect many interesting souvenirs.
David McGonigal (BA ’71 LLB ‘75) worked in insurance law long enough to save for a round-the-world motorbike trip. This led him to Antarctica, a role as an Antarctic Expedition Leader, and favourite things on all continents.
When James Leeder and Emma Johnstone won the 2017 World Debating Championships, they upheld Sydney’s position as the most successful university in competition’s history. Now, the winning pair talk books they love, and why.
SAM readers have questions, and University people have answers. This time we investigate the floating objects in our eyes, the clouds of Saturn, where lost weight actually goes, and the best alternative to plastic shopping bags.