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Alumni eNews July 2019
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Professor Roger Byard AO PSM

Arthur Cobbold Memorial Lecture

Forensic pathologist Professor Roger Byard AO PSM delivered the University's Arthur Cobbold Memorial Lecture as part of the Dark MOFO program in Hobart last month, to an intrigued and capacity audience.

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General news
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Chinese alumni urged to stay in touch

Deputy Chancellor Harvey Gibson has told alumni at a special reception in Shanghai that a degree from the University of Tasmania will open many doors.

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Brook Dambacher

Applications for prestigious scholarships open

Postgraduate students are invited to apply for the oldest and, arguably, the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world, the Rhodes Scholarships. Applications are also open for the John Monash Scholarships, one of Australia’s most important postgraduate scholarship programs.

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Research news
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Six tonnes of plastic removed from remote island's beaches

Dr Jennifer Lavers' research revealed in 2017 that the tiny uninhabited island was polluted with the highest density of plastic debris ever recorded.

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It's game on for new psychological testing

The psychosocial and mental health implications of Gaming Disorder (GD) can now be better understood with researchers developing the world’s first psychological test to assess the severity of the disorder.

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Little ‘Jock’ new star of appeal to fund further devil research

Donors are being sought to enable the next crucial step in research to occur to save the Tasmanian devil.

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Creative collision of opera and science

Philanthropy at the University of Tasmania makes a difference in many ways, and a very creative example of this support can be seen in the work of one of Australia’s finest composers, Professor Mary Finsterer, who is currently working on a major opera called Antarctica.

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Entries open for second edition of prestigious Tasmanian book prize

Entries are now open for the second edition of the Dick and Joan Green Family Award for Tasmanian History, a prestigious prize worth $25,000.

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Learn more about University fundraising initiatives

Alumni in profile
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Barbara McGregor
Bachelor of Arts 2002

She’s just joined the office of the Premier of Tasmania in a strategic leadership position, now Barbara McGregor explains how a journalism degree from the University of Tasmania enabled her to carve a successful career in communications.

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Alumni events
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"For and From Tasmania..."

An in-conversation panel of University alumni discussing their ideas and work for and from Tasmania.

Wednesday 24 July 2019, 5.45pm – 8.00pm
Makers’ Space Gallery, West Park

Monday 29 July 2019, 5.45pm – 8.00pm
Academy Gallery, Inveresk campus

Wednesday 31 July 2019, 5.45pm – 8.00pm
Stanley Burbury Theatre & Foyer, Sandy Bay campus

This event series is delivered in partnership with the Department of State Growth

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Engineering – Celebrating 100 years

Join in the celebrations of over 100 years of Engineering at the University of Tasmania

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Engineering community BBQ and facility tours
12.00pm – 2.00pm
School of Engineering, Sandy Bay campus

100 Years - Alumni reception

5.30pm – 7.00pm
University Club, Sandy Bay campus

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Tamar Valley Peace Festival

Join the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rufus Black, and alumnus Dr Simon Longstaff AO, as they discuss the power of integrity and ethics.

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 6.00pm  7.30pm
Refreshments from 5.30pm

VOS-Rory Spence Lecture Theatre,
School of Architecture & Design Inveresk campus

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The University of Tasmania is proud to partner with the
Tamar Valley Peace Festival in 2019


Canberra Alumni Reception

A reception hosted by the Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rufus Black. A panel of alumni will discuss some of the unique and distinctive aspects of our island.

Thursday 22 August 2019, 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

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Open Day 2019

Past graduates of the University of Tasmania are invited to visit the Alumni Hub to have a chat and a coffee on us! Have a new head-shot taken for your bio or Linked-in profile. We’d love to also hear your ideas for keeping connected to your University.

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In case you missed it...

In case you missed it...

Lessons from the Mortuary

How can the dead help the living? Forensic pathologist and alumnus, Professor Roger Byard AO PSM delivers the University of Tasmania’s Arthur Cobbold Memorial Lecture.

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Courses and services
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New Dates for Design Thinking Experience

New workshop dates are now available for the next iteration of Design Thinking Experience, rescheduled for August 2019.

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