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Welcome to the June 2017 edition of the Alumni eNEWS , packed with the latest news and events.

June 2017
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Welcome to this edition of Alumni eNews.

Would you like to seekLight at the Northern Lights in Iceland? We are excited to announce our major ‘Update your Details’ campaign where you can win a trip for two to Northern Lights. Ensure your details are up-to-date for your chance to win! 

In this edition read about the 29 alumni, staff and former staff who have been recognised for contributions to their field and their community in this years’ Queen's Birthday Honours.

Two University of Adelaide alumni and staff were the recipients of the nation’s top civilian honour – Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AC). Winemaker and author, Peter Gago, (BAppSc (Oen) 1990) and researcher, Professor Peter Colman, (BSc 1965, BSc (Hons) 1966, PhD 1970, D Univ 2010).

Mr Gago has been acknowledged: 

• for eminent service to the Australian wine industry as an internationally acclaimed winemaker
• for the global promotion of excellence in oenology, marketing and research
• as a mentor and to the community of South Australia.

Professor Colman has been acknowledged for:

• eminent service to medical research, particularly in the fields of structural biology and medicinal chemistry
• as a leader in the commercial translation of scientific discoveries
• contributions to professional organisations, and as a mentor of young scientists.

Professor Mike Brooks, Interim Vice-Chancellor, congratulated all members of the University's alumni and staff community on their awards. Further details can be found on our website. 

Please enjoy this edition and remember to stay connected.
Lisa Taplin
Manager, Alumni Relations

Help international students Experience Adelaide

Do you enjoy meeting and interacting with overseas students and making them feel welcome? Do you like to travel and are interested in other cultures? Then Experience Adelaide is the right program for you. The time commitment is flexible; how often you meet will depend on how much time you and your student can and want to commit to the program. Find out more.

Introducing Louisa Rose
"I am delighted to Chair the Alumni Council, a group of amazing people, with experience and knowledge that covers the wide spectrum of our global society. We want to represent all alumni, wherever you studied and wherever you are now, so please keep in touch and let us know your ideas and any feedback on what we do - so we can do it better."

Please visit Alumni Council website for a full list of Alumni Council members.

Launching the China Alumni Network
Our alumni networks in Australia and overseas help alumni stay connected with each other and the University, and participate in many professional and social activities. The University is expanding its reach into China with the addition of a China Alumni Network.

Interim Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Mike Brooks, will host two launch events of the new China Alumni Network in Shanghai on 25 June and Beijing on 30 June. Please join us in China to celebrate the launch of the new network.  

Read the latest edition of Lumen for profiles of some of our Chinese alumni.
Changing lives through scholarships
Your gift will make an immediate impact and be felt for generations to come. This year we will educate over 27,000 students. Sixteen per cent of these students have financial difficulties, and many of these students would not have had the opportunity to study if it were not for a scholarship. Give today.
New website for Waite 

The new website for the Waite Research Precinct will act as a digital 'front door' to the Waite, bringing together all the relevant information to one place, including key contacts and links from organisations based there.

Stay connected to recent Waite news, research stories and upcoming events by signing up for the weekly alert email.

We welcome content contributions – your memories of Waite, what you are doing now – from Waite alumni. Please contact Keryn Lapidge.

Campus life


Partnering with the University of Adelaide and the National Wine Centre, OzHarvest SA will offer a FREE hot lunch for 2,000 members of the public.

When: Monday 24 July, 11.30am-2.30pm
Where: University of Adelaide’s Goodman Lawns, North Terrace.

Some of Adelaide’s most well-known chefs and food personalities will be serving up surplus soup and rescued stews made from produce that would have otherwise ended up as landfill.

Join us on campus for a FREE hot lunch and support OzHarvest.

In focus 

Dog virus found in Australia for the first time

A new form of the common and highly contagious dog virus, canine parvovirus (CPV), has been discovered in Australia for the first time by researchers at the University of Adelaide.

While the new strain is spreading around the world, until now there has been no confirmed evidence of its presence in Australia. However, according to the research, over the past two years cases of have occurred in South Australia and Victoria, and suspicious cases have been seen in Queensland and Northern Territory.

Read more.


Impact of Giving

The 2016 Impact of Giving report recognises and celebrates the generosity of our donors whose support is transforming lives. Read more about the impact of giving.

Share the impact the University has had on your life to win a free nights accommodation at the InterContinental Adelaide including buffet breakfast for two in the Riverside Restaurant.

Simply tell us in less than 25 words the impact the University of Adelaide had on you.

The competition closes on 20 July, to enter fill out the competition form.

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