Research Tuesdays: sharing great research with the community
A World of Hurt: The true global death count of environmental degradation
It's no secret that environmental degradation has been shown to have damaged people's health, often fatally, in many specific cases.
Now, however, world-leading research at the University of Adelaide has linked the two on a staggering global scale.
Using data from over 100 countries, Professor Corey Bradshaw has examined the relationships between key indicators of human health and environmental quality and discovered a clear correlation, with dire implications.
As only one example, his findings indicate just a 10% overall reduction in water quality would raise infant deaths by 35.5 million per year.
It's vital information for people and planet. And in this important presentation Professor Bradshaw will reveal the full story.
WHEN: Tuesday 11th May, 5.30pm-6.30pm
WHERE: Napier Building, Lecture Theatre G04, North Terrace Campus
ADMISSION FREE, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Register online: www.adelaide.edu.au/researchtuesdays or call: 8303 3692
Lunchtimes at ELDERHALL
Adelaide's favourite lunchtime series of music concerts continues in May. Concerts this month include performances from Niki Vasilakis, Emma-Jane Murphy, the Benaud Trio, Catriona Barr, Nerissa Pearce, the Elder Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra and Julie Haskill.
When: 1.10pm every Friday from 7-28 May
Where: Elder Hall, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide
Cost: Tickets $7, available at the door from 12.30pm on the day of the concert
Fridays Uncorked 2010
The National Wine Centre of Australia invites you to celebrate the end of the week with a series of Fridays Uncorked. Sponsored by Jacob's Creek (7 May) and Whistler Wines (21 May).
When: 4.30pm Friday 7 May and Friday 21 May
Where: National Wine Centre of Australia, corner of Hackney and Botanic Roads, Adelaide
Cost: FREE including cocktail food
MBA Alumni Association
Beach Volleyball Challenge (with Wirra Wirra
When: 12noon-2.00pm Saturday 8 May
Where: Adelaide City Beach courts (corner of Frome St and Pirie St, Adelaide)
Cost: $25 per player, $15 for partners attending/eating but not playing, free for children under 10 years old. Fee covers two-hour court hire, gourmet BBQ and juice/water.
RSVP: by Monday 3 May to Gaynor Tyerman: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Adelaide Theatre Guild presents David Williamson's Influence
Talkback radio host Ziggi Blasco influences the mighty and the impotent through the airwaves of his city. But in private, Ziggi's influence is rapidly shrinking.
When: 7.30pm Saturday 8 May, Tuesday Saturday 11-15 and 18-22 May
Where: Little Theatre, near Cloisters, North Terrace Campus
Cost: $25 adult; $20 concession; Tuesday performances: current University of Adelaide staff/students $15/$10
To book: Contact the Theatre Guild on +61 8 8303 5999 or online. Fee applies for credit card bookings. Tickets also through BASS on 131 246 or at the theatre on the night (cash only).
More to Midlife than Menopause - community seminar
A health information seminar for women about midlife health and well-being, including: health screenings, heart health, libido, osteoporosis, incontinence and menopause.
Presented by the Jean Hailes Foundation for Women's Health and supported by the Robinson Institute, University of Adelaide.
When: 7.00pm for 7.30 pm start, Friday 14 May
Where: Adelaide Pavilion Conference & Function Rooms, Veale Gardens (corner of South Tce and Peacock Rd, Adelaide)
Cost: gold coin donation (payable at the door)
RSVP: essential. Register online or call 1800 151 441. See the Events section at: www.jeanhailes.org.au
Evenings at Elder Hall - Concert 1
The 2010 series of evening concerts showcases the musicians and ensembles of the Elder Conservatorium of Music at their very finest.
Concert 1 features works by Meale, Dvorak and Rachmaninov, performed by the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Keith Crellin) with guest Konstantin Shamray (piano).
When: 6.30pm Saturday 15 May
Where: Elder Hall, North Terrace Campus
Cost: $25 adult, $20 concession: $15 student. For a special Family Ticket deal, contact Elder Hall Manager Claire Oremland.
To book: call +61 8 8303 5925 or email: email@example.com
Friends of the University of Adelaide Library
"Galileo Galilei at the Barr" - a free public talk with Professor Charles Pearce (Elder Professor of Mathematics, University of Adelaide).
Discover with Professor Pearce the Barr Smith Library's copy of Galileo's Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche, intorno à due nuove scienze, 1638, and find out how the Library came to own a copy.
When: 1.05pm, Thursday 27 May
Where: Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, North Terrace Campus
Cost: Free and open to the public
RSVP: by Tuesday 25 May to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +61 8 8303 4064
Reconciliation Week Event
please note: this date has changed from the print version of the May 2010 Adelaidean - it is now being held on 3 June.
In the spirit of Reconciliation Week, the Vice-Chancellor & President, the Gender Equity and Diversity Committee and the Centre for Australian Indigenous Research and Studies, Wilto Yerlo, invite all staff and students to celebrate this important occasion.
A panel forum will feature Professor Roger Thomas, Director of the University of Adelaide's Centre for Australian Indigenous Research and Studies, the Vice-Chancellor and other key staff and community members, discussing what reconciliation means to them and to the University.
Following the forum you are invited to enjoy a free BBQ and live music by the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM).
When: Thursday 3 June. Welcome and Forum: 11.00am-12.00pm. BBQ: 12noon-1.00pm
Where: Welcome and Forum: Bonython Hall. BBQ: Goodman Lawns.
Cost: Free - all welcome