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Alumni eNews September 2018
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Making a difference
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The Springboard to Higher Education Bursary Program has changed the lives of almost 900 Tasmanian secondary school students.

It has provided hope and helped them realise the dream of furthering their education.

With the support of generous donors we will continue to show a vote of confidence in these deserving students and encourage them to pursue their academic and personal goals.

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General news
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Alumni survey

The Alumni Office is very keen to offer opportunities for alumni to stay connected with the University and with each other. We have engaged Ipsos, an independent market research company, to conduct an online survey to gain a deeper understanding of how you connect with your University.

Your feedback will be reported in an aggregate and anonymous form.  It will help to ensure the opportunities we offer are of value to you. The survey will be sent directly to you via email in two weeks.

We encourage you to participate and thank you in advance for doing so.

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August graduation ceremonies

The University welcomed 2800 new alumni and celebrated their achievements in August at ceremonies held in Hobart and Launceston

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Tassie talent in spotlight on national music stage

Newly appointed Adjunct Professor and College of Arts, Law and Education (CALE) Creative Fellow Mary Finsterer, and Head of the Conservatorium of Music Dr Maria Grenfell, are recipients of 2018 Art Music Awards.

Read more University of Tasmania news

Research news
Professor Peter Dargaville

Changing the world, one breath at a time

Professor Peter Dargaville (MBBS 1985) is on a mission to change the lives of babies across the world. He is searching for methods to give premature babies born with breathing difficulties a better chance.

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How marketing can ensure the sustainability of cultural institutions

As a researcher and senior lecturer in social enterprise strategy, Dr Mark Wickham (BCom Hons 2000, PhD 2004) is focussed on isolating the factors that contribute to long-term success in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.

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How Australia’s longest-running charity maintains public trust

Now known for its blood donation service and natural disaster response unit, the Red Cross is a key example of how organisations can maintain trust and legitimacy to ensure their longevity. TSBE’s Dr Debbie Wills (BCom 2006, PhD 2017) is investigating the overlap between impression management and organisational legitimacy management.

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Read more research news 

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Agricultural science scholarship dream come true for Febey

An Agricultural Science Scholarship has allowed 23-year-old University of Tasmania student Febey Pearce to study her passion, and she has well-known farming identity David McEwan to thank.

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Brian Hartnett

Scholarships: A win for students, community and donor

Meet one of the University's most respected supporters, Dr Brian Hartnett, who has been a driving force for decades, through research, sector input, mentoring, philanthropy and since 2014, the generous funding of a Bachelor of Applied Science Scholarship.

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Learn more about University fundraising initiatives

Alumni in profile
Helen Wiliams

Helen Williams
BA 1973, Dip Ed 1974

Helen’s passion for education has spanned beyond her 40-year teaching career as she and husband Dallas continue to be instrumental in nurturing students through an innovative university-level program. The Hobart grandmother remembers her days as a University of Tasmania student fondly and talks about how teaching has shaped her life.

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Alumni events
Launceston University Dinner

Launceston University Dinner

Join us to reflect on our past achievements and the achievements of our graduates, acknowledge our 2018 northern scholarship students and supporters, and celebrate excellence in teaching and research.

Thursday 20 September, 6.00pm

Studio Space, School of Architecture & Design
Inveresk campus

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Alumni receptions:
Kuala Lumpur and Singapore

Please join us for this networking opportunity to hear the latest news and meet staff from your University. Enjoy drinks and canapés in the company of other alumni and friends.

Pullman City Centre Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Wednesday 26 September, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

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The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
Thursday 23 September, 7.00pm - 9.00pm

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Alumni reception: New York

Thursday, 27 September, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Kindly hosted at the home of alumnus
board member Geoff Stanley, and Beth Korein

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Neil Levy

James Martineau Memorial Lecture

Not so Hypocritical After All:
How we change our minds without noticing

Presented by Professor Neil Levy, Macquarie University

Wednesday, 19 September, 6.00pm
Lecture Theatre 9, Faculty of Arts Building, Newnham campus

Thursday, 20 September, 6.00pm
Law Lecture Theatre 1, Faculty of Law, Sandy Bay campus

In case you missed it...

In case you missed it...

Between a Rock and a Hard Place:
Are We Asking Too Much of the International Criminal Court?

Presented by Professor Tim McCormack
Dean, University of Tasmania Law School

Watch now

Loneliness in the Digital Age:
Sustaining healthy communities in the 21st Century

Presented by Jono Nicholas, Chief Executive Officer, ReachOut, in conversation with Ebony Gaylor, Community Mobilisation, Australian Red Cross and Peta Cook, Senior Lecturer of Sociology, University of Tasmania.

Watch now

Visit the University of Tasmania events calendar for more events

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