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July 2007 Issue
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Street stories in film

Are you under 25? Do you have a story to tell about the streets of Adelaide? Stories of danger, excitement, romance? Quirky tales, quiet moments, amazing but unnoticed facts?

The University of Adelaide will soon be launching the Adelaide's Street Stories Festival of Short Film.

Full details will be available shortly and some fantastic prizes will be up for grabs for outstanding entries!

Visit for more details.

Blacks celebrate 75 years

The Adelaide University Rugby Union Club celebrates its 75th birthday in style this month with a gala day and formal dinner at the Waite Campus on Saturday 14 July.

The club is hoping to bring together as many people as possible for a free Gala Day at Waite Oval and a Black Tie Dinner at the Lirra Lirra Café on the Waite Campus.

Bookings for the dinner can be made by contacting Bob Dwyer on 0417 801 591.

A decent working society

Former US cabinet secretary in the Clinton administration Professor Robert Reich will share his views on the essentials for a decent working society when he addresses an audience at Elder Hall on Wednesday 1 August.

Professor Reich was Secretary of Labor under former US president Bill Clinton, and was rated as the most effective cabinet secretary during
that administration.

Professor Reich is being brought to the University by the Don Dunstan Foundation and the Australian Institute for Social Research. His talk will be held from 6.30pm-8pm in the Elder Hall. Tickets are $15, $10 for DDF subscribers/concession.

Registration forms available at Enquiries 8303 3364.

Tackling climate change

Research economist Professor John Quiggin from the University of Queensland will give a seminar on tackling climate change in Room 102 of the Napier Building on Thursday 26 July at 5.15pm.

Professor Quiggin, an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow in Economics and Political Science, will discuss the trade off between living standards and the environment.

The seminar is part of the Don Dunstan Foundation's Creating the Climate for Change Initiative. For more information visit

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