News in Brief
International award for guitarist
PhD student Aleksandr Tsiboulski (Elder Conservatorium of Music) has won first prize in the inaugural Southwest Guitar Festival's International Competition in San Antonio, Texas.
This follows his recent win at the Tokyo International Guitar Competition, as well as the St Joseph International Guitar Competition.
Aleksandr is currently a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Texas, Austin.
Ponytail comes off - 16 March
To raise money for the Brain Foundation (SA), Professor Bob Hill (Faculty of Sciences) has agreed to have his ponytail cut off on Friday 16 March during Brain Awareness Week.
For more information and to make donations, visit: www.sciences.adelaide.edu.au/ponytail/
Heart research earns student prize
PhD student Dr Bobby John (Cardiovascular Research Centre) has won a major international award for his research into rheumatic heart disease.
He won the Young Investigators Award at the Asia-Pacific Atrial Fibrillation Symposium in Tokyo, attended by 800 cardiologists from around the world, for his research which links rheumatic heart disease with the development of the irregular heart rhythm, atrial fibrillation.
Rheumatic heart disease affects more than 15 million people on a global scale.
'Homegrown' talent launches concert series
Compositions by PhD student Anne Cawrse (Elder Conservatorium of Music) will feature at the opening concert of the Zephyr Quartet's 2007 concert series, 'Homegrown'.
Featured works include 'A Woman's Song', based on the texts of female poets Pernette du Guillet, Amy Levy and Emily Bronte.
The concert will be held at 6.30pm Friday 30 March at the Carclew Youth Arts Centre, Jeffcott Street, North Adelaide. For more information and bookings, contact BASS on 131 246. www.zephyrquartet.com