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Lumen Winter 2005 Issue
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Message from the Vice-Chancellor

It is a great pleasure to introduce the first issue of Lumen for 2005.

This award-winning magazine has always provided a wonderful showcase for the achievements, innovation and impact of our students, staff and graduates, and the current issue is no exception.

The cover story highlights the research on T-rays that Associate Professor Derek Abbott and his team in the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering are undertaking. T-rays offer many opportunities for breakthrough developments in fields such as medical science and security, and Adelaide's work is at the forefront.

Another feature explores some of the diverse work at the Adelaide University Research Park (Thebarton Campus), where the Thebarton Business & Research Alliance involves a network of 80 innovative commercial and applied research enterprises.

As the University's renowned Medical School celebrates its 120th year and welcomes a new Executive Dean, it is instructive to look back to its origins and growth, and the many changes and challenges that will shape its future.

Adelaide was the first university in Australia to establish a Conservatorium of Music and today, the Elder School of Music continues to produce outstanding musicians and music educators. Two articles in this issue celebrate the work of electronic music innovator Tristram Cary, still actively composing at age 80, and the burgeoning career of five young Adelaide music graduates who make up the popular jazz quintet, etypejazz.

Also in this issue, the new Chair of the Alumni Association, Michael Llewellyn-Smith, offers an illuminating interview on his early life, career and future role with the University, and we are introduced to a dedicated team of volunteers who are doing important work in the University Archives helping to keep the University's history and heritage alive.

The University is grateful for the continued goodwill and support of its alumni, and welcomes the opportunity to keep you informed about its many activities and achievements through Lumen. I hope you enjoy this issue.

Vice-Chancellor and President



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