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lumen: summer 2020

In this issue:

  • Dr James Muecke AM's mission to fight avoidable blindness
  • Liberty Hogg, the alumni rising from the ashes
  • Mujahid Ahmed, the Sudanese civil war survivor who says laughter is the best medicine
  • Danielle Wood, one of Australia's sharpest economic minds playing a key role in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ICAC response

On June 24, the University announced that we will make changes to our policies, processes, and culture as part of a series of measures to improve the handling of reports of sexual assault, sexual harassment and other inappropriate behaviour. These changes are outlined in an independent report – Towards a safer and more inclusive culture: University of Adelaide ICAC response.



Art and soul: Local artist makes her mark

Over the past few years, Tsering Hannaford has gained significant recognition in the art industry and community, with an undeniable talent, passion and dedication to her craft. She has featured in exhibitions across the globe and achieved an impressive seven nominations for the prestigious Archibald Prize. Though pursuing painting professionally seemed like a natural fit, Tsering almost ended up on a very different career path. 



SA’s brightest new festival: Rachael Azzopardi’s journey to Illuminate Adelaide

Alumna Rachael Azzopardi, co-founder and creative director of Adelaide's new winter festival Illuminate Adelaide has come a long way since her days as a student at the Elder Conservatorium. With a career in arts, event and festival management spanning 30 years, she has worked hard to become one of the most respected and influential producers and event creators in the country. In 2021, Rachael has returned home to South Australia to take on her most exciting project to date.



Welcome to our 2021 graduates

This month, we welcome the graduates from the 2021 cohort into the alumni community.



Alumni in Focus: Peter Larden

Peter Larden is this month's Alumni in Focus. 



Generations of Alumni

The Stranks family has a long and rich history with the University of Adelaide, starting with former Vice-Chancellor and President Donald Stranks AO (1977 - 1986).





CPD Session 1 - Professor Darren Trott

Professor Darren Trott will be speaking on Antimicrobial Stewardship in Small Animal Animal Practice: What's new?



CPD Session 2 - Dr Man-hei Ma

Dr Man-hei Ma, founder of SonoVet, will be focusing on Understanding emergency ultrasound technique and its application in general practice/emergency and Diagnostic work up for canine and feline heart disease.



Adelaide Orthodontic Alumni Networking event

Hosted by Adelaide Orthodontic Alumni Network join us for our long awaited second social event on the calendar. Let’s congratulate and welcome our new D Clin Dent graduates from graduating classes of 2020 and 2021.



The Milton Sims Visiting Professor Program (CPD)

The Milton Sims Visiting Professor Program (CPD Session) is one of the University's key initiatives and a significant event on the Orthodontic calendar. It is supported by the Dental Research and Education Fund (DREF), the Paul Kwok Lee Bequest and the Adelaide Orthodontic Alumni Network.