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December 2008 Issue
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Season for giving

The gift of education takes on a festive theme at the University of Adelaide this month.

Staff and students are being encouraged to donate an educational gift for underprivileged children.
A Christmas tree 'with a difference' - created by local artist Hans Kreiner - has been erected in the foyer of the Mitchell Building and is now open for public viewing.

Donations of books, puzzles or other educational toys in support of The Smith Family are welcome.
The tree will become part of the University's art collection.

Governor's award to Radio Adelaide

Radio Adelaide's "forward thinking approach, vibrancy, freshness and energy" has impressed the judges of the Governor's Multicultural Awards.

The community radio station won the Governor's Multicultural Award for Media, and the judges said: "Many mainstream commercial radio stations could learn a lot from Radio Adelaide."

With more than 500 volunteers aged between 16 and 85 broadcasting in 11 different languages, Radio Adelaide is a microcosm of society at large.

"As one of Australia's first and most celebrated community radio stations, changing from a relative monoculture to a vibrant multicultural and multilingual station is one of our greatest achievements in the past 10 years. The result of Radio Adelaide's socially supportive projects and training greatly enhances our multicultural society long after the on air sound waves have faded," said Station Manager Deborah Welch.

Widgets and gadgets at Research Tuesday

The final Research Tuesday public seminar for 2008 will be held at the University of Adelaide this month, with Professor Janet Hiller speaking about "Widgets, gadgets and other health technologies: Using evidence, priorities and values to guide choices".

Janet Hiller is Professor of Public Health and Deputy Head of the School of Population Health and Clinical Practice at the University of Adelaide. She is Director of Adelaide Health Technology Assessment (AHTA).

Her talk will be at 5.30pm on Tuesday 9 December in Room 102, Napier Building, North Terrace Campus.

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