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August 2007 Issue
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Award for Urrbrae House

Heritage work undertaken on Urrbrae House has received a Merit Award from the Royal Australian Institute of Architects at their annual awards presentations.

Brasse Architects won the highest award level in the Heritage category for their restoration work to repair salt damp in 116-year-old Urrbrae House, located on the Waite Campus.

The citation applauded the architects' skill in removing the salt damp, while still retaining the design principles employed more than a century ago.

Electrical Engineering Expo

The School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering is hosting its annual Research Expo on Monday 3 September.

The expo showcases state-of-the-art research being conducted at Adelaide, and will cover a wide range of research areas, such as sensor signal processing, microwave radar, RFID, biomedical engineering, microelectronics, control systems, internet communications and power engineering.

Registration is free. For more information and to register, email or visit the website:

Censorship and Secrecy

Dr Barry Jones AO, well known for his contribution to Australian politics and science, as Pick A Box champion and on The Einstein Factor, will give the John Bray Oration at the University of Adelaide on Tuesday 4 September.

His talk is "Censorship and Secrecy: threats to an open society in an insecure age", 5.45pm in Union Hall, North Terrace Campus. Admission is via banknote or gold coin donation. To RSVP, contact Gaynor Tyerman on (08) 8303 6356 or email:

Golden Anniversary celebrated in music

A concert featuring graduates and staff from the University of Adelaide will help to celebrate the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Emeritus Professor Trevor Wilson (History) and wife Jane - and raise money for a worthy cause.

Organised by the Wilson Family and Soroptomist International of Adelaide, the concert of classical and jazz music, to be held on Sunday 2 September, will raise funds for Be Strong Be Safe - a project for young refugee women run by the Australian Refugee Association.

Donation: adults $25, concession $15, family: $50. For more information contact Jane Wilson on 8344 7925 or email:

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