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June 2011 Issue
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Research Tuesdays: sharing great research with the community

Battling the Bugs: What's working and what could be done better to control childhood infectious disease

Despite the advance of modern medicine, infectious diseases remain a leading cause of death worldwide and a serious threat to our children. But researchers in the Vaccinology and Immunology Research Trials Unit (VIRTU) and Children's Research Centre based at Adelaide's Women's and Children's Hospital are making progress. Led by the University of Adelaide's Associate Professor Helen Marshall, these teams have been tackling some big questions.

What can we learn from community response to the 2009 Swine Flu pandemic? What more can we do to prevent infant deaths from our current Whooping Cough epidemic? And how close is a vaccine for Meningococcal B infection, potentially fatal and responsible for 85% of all Meningococcal cases in Australian children?

In this informative presentation Associate Professor Marshall will provide some answers.

WHEN: 5.30-6.30pm Tuesday 14 June
WHERE: Lecture Theatre 102, Napier Building, North Terrace Campus
ADMISSION FREE, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Register online: or call: 08 8303 3692

Mid-year Entry

If you're thinking of studying at uni, why wait until next year? We have many pre-degree (VET), undergraduate and postgraduate programs open for Mid-year Entry.

For full details, go to:

When: Deadline for applications is Tuesday 14 June

Complete your degree faster!

The Winter School offers a range of intensive credit-bearing undergraduate and postgraduate courses during the semester breaks. These include courses in: architecture, business, economics, education, entrepreneurship, commercialisation & innovation, engineering, humanities & social sciences, international trade, law, public health and sciences.

When: Winter School runs from 27 June to 22 July

Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo Adelaide

At this free event, University of Adelaide staff will help answer any questions you may have about study opportunities and the careers they can lead to.

When: 10.00am-4.00pm Sunday and 9.30am-1.30pm Monday, 19-20 June
Where: Adelaide Convention Centre

Friends of the University of Adelaide Library

Craig Jurisevic will talk about his book: Blood on My Hands: A Surgeon at War

When: 6.00pm for 6.30pm Thursday 23 June
Where: Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library, North Terrace Campus
Cost: Free and open to the public. Gold coin donation invited.
RSVP: By Tuesday 21 June to: or 08 8303 4064

Free Public Lecture: How Green is the Universe

The Harley Wood Lecture will be given by Professor Fred Watson AM as part of the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Astronomical Society of Australia.

Professor Watson has been Astronomer-in-Charge of the Australian Astronomical Observatory since 1995. He has helped to popularise astronomy and space science through books, broadcasts, talks and other outreach programs.

When: 8.00pm Tuesday 5 July
Where: Scott Theatre, North Terrace Campus
Cost: Free - all welcome

For more information visit the conference website.

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