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June 2010 Issue
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Feeding Anxiety: The World Food Crisis Forum

    School of History and Politics
    School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
    School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

If the growing body of experts is right, dwindling global food security poses a significant threat to much of humanity.

Influenced by numerous factors, including climate change, population growth and rising fuel costs, it has the potential to cause widespread famine and civil unrest. Indeed, in many countries, it already is.

In this public forum, leading University of Adelaide thinkers on the topic will explore the most critical issues surrounding the crisis and invite questions from the floor.

Is it a problem of supply or access? What ethical questions does it raise about our own consumption? Can scientists enhance yields, and is modern high-production agriculture necessarily the best way forward?

Don't miss this special event.

WHEN: Tuesday 8th June, 5.30pm-7.00pm
WHERE: Lecture Theatre 102, Napier Building, North Terrace Campus


Register online: or call: 8303 3692

Medicine 125th Historical Exhibition

From Audacious Outpost to International Impact: 125 years of excellence in medical education. Revisit the past and experience the Medical School's impressive history showcased in this exhibition.

When: open now until 4 September, during Library opening hours
Where: Barr Smith Library, North Terrace Campus
Cost: Free - all welcome

MBA Alumni Association (MBAAA) - Networking Breakfast

When: after 7.30am Wednesday 2 June (first Wednesday of every month)
Where: East Terrace Continental Café (between North Terrace and Rundle Street, Adelaide)

The MBAAA Executive Committee welcomes contact from MBA alumni and current students.

If you are interstate or overseas and are interested in coordinating or participating in networking gatherings with MBA alumni colleagues living in the same city, contact the Executive Committee on:

Centre for Automotive Safety Research seminar series

Motorcycling Issues in Road Safety by Dr Matthew Baldock

The Centre for Automotive Safety Research invites you to a series of seminars addressing major topics in the fight to reduce road trauma and highlighting the latest research.

When: 4.00pm Wednesday 2 June
Where: Art Gallery Auditorium, Art Gallery of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: Free
RSVP: Please register your attendance with Leonie Witter on 8303 4114 or email:

2010 Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration - Ray Martin

Walking Together on the Journey of Healing, presented by renowned journalist Ray Martin AM.

When: 7.00pm Wednesday 2 June
Where: Bonython Hall, North Terrace Campus
Cost: $25 or $17.50 for Don Dunstan Foundation donors, subscribers & concessions.

Call 8303 3364 or purchase online at:

Reconciliation Week Event

In the spirit of Reconciliation Week, the Vice-Chancellor & President, the Gender Equity and Diversity Committee and the Centre for Australian Indigenous Research and Studies, Wilto Yerlo, invite all staff and students to celebrate this important occasion.

A panel forum will feature Professor Roger Thomas, Director of the University of Adelaide's Centre for Australian Indigenous Research and Studies, the Vice-Chancellor and other key staff and community members, discussing what reconciliation means to them and to the University.

Following the forum you are invited to enjoy a free BBQ and live music by the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM).

When: Thursday 3 June. Welcome and Forum: 11.00am-12.00pm. BBQ: 12noon-1.00pm
Where: Welcome and Forum: Bonython Hall. BBQ: Goodman Lawns.
Cost: Free - all welcome

Lunchtimes at ELDERHALL

Adelaide's favourite lunchtime series of music concerts continues in June. Concerts this month include performances from the Elder Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra, the Australian String Quartet, Elizabeth Koch, Minas Berberyan and Suzanne Handel from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Peter Handsworth, Keith Crellin and David Lockett.

When: 1.10pm every Friday from 4-25 June
Where: Elder Hall, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide
Cost: Tickets $7, available at the door from 12.30pm on the day of the concert

Friends of the University of Adelaide Library

Lee Gutkind, the godfather of creative non-fiction, presents Truckin' with Sam

When: 6.00pm for 6.30pm Thursday 10 June
Where: Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, North Terrace Campus
Cost: Free and open to the public (gold coin donation invited)
RSVP: Bookings by Tuesday 8 June to or 8303 4064

Healthy Development Adelaide (HDA)

Disability Research in SA: identifying and meeting the needs of our children. Sponsored by Novita Children's Services.

The speakers for this event are Professor Michael Sawyer (WCH/University of Adelaide), Dr Julie McMillan (Flinders University), Dr Pammi Raghavendra (Novita Children's Services) and Ms Kelly Vincent (Yes But Syndrome/MLC, Dignity for Disability).

When: 4.15pm-7.00pm Thursday 17 June
Where: Institute Building Lecture Theatre, State Library of South Australia, Adelaide
Cost: Free - all welcome. Seats limited - please book.
RSVP: by Thursday 10 June to or call 8303 8222

Fridays Uncorked 2010

The National Wine Centre of Australia invites you to celebrate the end of the week with a series of Fridays Uncorked. Sponsored by Annie's Lane wines.

When: 4.30pm Friday 18 June
Where: National Wine Centre of Australia, corner of Hackney and Botanic Roads, Adelaide
Cost: FREE including cocktail food

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