2013

January

22 January - Postgraduate Business Info Night

Find out why studying a professionally accredited postgraduate business course is a smart career decision.

Come to our Postgraduate Info Night! You can talk one-on-one to our experts about:
- Fast-tracking your career
- Increasing your salary
- Your particular situation and goals

What you can take away
- How to get a better job and salary
- How to fit study into your lifestyle
- Advice specific to your goals and situation
- Information on FeeHelp/Credit for previous studies

Canapes and beverages provided

When: Tuesday 22nd January
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Location:  Level 3, Campus Hub building C10A, Macquarie University, North Ryde.

For more information and to register, please go to the event website.

February

04 February - Summer Graduation Series

9:30am - Faculty of Business and Economics
Surnames A - G
MCom and MIntBus

Surnames A - L
BAppFin
Surnames W - X

BCom, BCom-Accg and BCom-ProfAccg

2:00pm - Faculty of Business and Economics
Surnames M - T
MCom and MIntBus

Surnames M - Z
BAppFin

Surnames Y - Z
BCom, BCom-Accg and BCom-ProfAccg

05 February - Summer Graduation Series

9.30am - Faculty of Business and Economics
Surnames H - L
MCom and MIntBus

Surnames A - G
BCom, BCom-Accg and BCom-ProfAccg

2pm - Faculty of Business and Economics
Surnames H - L
BCom, BCom-Accg and BCom-ProfAccg

6pm - Faculty of Business and Economics
Surnames U - Z
MCom and MIntBus

Surnames M - V
BCom, BCom-Accg and BCom-ProfAccg

06 February - Art Gallery Exhibition Opening

Macquarie University Art Gallery presents Ruark Lewis: Survey Part II - Collaborations exhibition on Wednesday 6 February.

This exhibition showcases second part of a survey exhibition of artist Ruark Lewis sourced from three decades of practice.The exhibition also highlights collaborative works produced in association with Barayuwa Mununggurr, Jonathan Jones and Paul Carter.

The exhibition will be opened by Professor Michael Tawa, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney.

When: Wednesday 6 February 2013
Time: 6pm
Where: Macquarie University Art Gallery, Building E11A, Macquarie University
RSVP: Essential by Friday 1 February
Phone: (02) 9850 4275
Email: arts.events@mq.edu.au

12 February - 1st Annual Mentoring Symposium

"Learning, Mentoring and Leading: building resilience, supporting diversity"

The 1st Annual Mentoring Symposium, convened by Mentors@Macquarie, is a celebration and discussion of learning, mentoring and leading in the context of higher education, with the aim of discussing ways of creating communities of practice face-to-face and online through mentoring. Academics, staff from student support and professional services, representatives from not-for-profit organisations, and student mentors will present on topics including:

- The role of mentoring in encouraging and supporting students from a diverse range of social, cultural and educational backgrounds
- The relationship between mentoring, building resilience and achieving success
- Indigenous perspectives on mentoring
- The importance of mentoring in professional development and cultivating leadership
- The affective, life-affirming dimensions of mentoring.
- Free for Macquarie Staff and all students
- Open to the Public (cost of $55/day)
- Free parking available
- Fully catered event

When: 12 February - 13 February 2013
Time: 8:45 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Macquarie Theatre, Macquarie University

To register, please go to the Symposium website.

25 February - O Week 2013

Get to know your uni at O-week 2013!

University can be daunting at the best of times - study, exams, assessments, making new friends, finding your way around campus...  Well, we are here to put your fears to rest, ease your soul and open you up to the world of fun, friends and all the wonderous possibilities that Macquarie University has to offer!

Learn about events as they are planned and stay up to date with activities at the official O-week website.

When: 25 February 2013 - 28 February 2013
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Central Courtyard, Macquarie University

March

04 March - Swap Party

A Swap Party is the latest way to update your wardrobe and acquire new things for FREE!

All you have to do is bring items you no longer want and swap them for items you do want. If you don't have anything to swap, you can pick up any item you like for $1! 

Bring clothes, accessories, books, CDs, DVDs and nic nacs to the Swap Party, but leave furniture (however, there will be ex-Macquarie University furniture available), electrical equipment or bulky items. All left over items and money raised will be donated to charity.

When: Monday 4 March - Wednesday 6 March
Time:
10am - 3pm
Where:
Marxine's Courtyard, Campus Hub Building (C10A), Macquarie University.

Visit the website for more information.

08 March - Cinema in the Park: The Hunger Games

Relax with friends and family while enjoying a movie under the stars.

The Hunger Games - Adventure/Action, Rated M, 142 Minutes
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its 12 districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which Tributes must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister's place to enter the games, and is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy when she and her male counterpart Peeta are pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena.

When: Friday 8 March, 8pm (or sundown) to 10.30pm
Where: Lakeside Lawn, Gymnasium Rd, Macquarie University Campus
Cost: FREE

What to Bring?
Bring your picnic rug or low chair and find a spot on the grass.

Food and Drinks
Movie snacks available to purchase including gelato, coffee and cold drinks.

Wet Weather
Films may be cancelled due to poor weather conditions. To confirm if films are on, on the day check the City of Ryde website.

Macquarie University is a major sponsor of the City of Ryde's 'Cinema in the Park'.

10 March - Movies at Macquarie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (M)

About the film
A couple undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories when their relationship turns sour, but it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.

After the film
Dr Carol Newall will discuss the concept of memory erasure in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Recent developments suggest that certain procedures can 'erase' traumatic or fearful memories. Newall will discuss the implications of memory erasure as a treatment goal for unwanted memories. Newall is a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Emotional Health and will be taking up her lecturing appointment at the Institute of Early Childhood in July 2013. Her research focuses on fear memories - their acquisition and reduction - early in life, which have implications for childhood anxiety disorders. She is also a practising clinical psychologist, with a specialisation in parental management of childhood anxiety disorders.

When: Sunday 10 March
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Where: Macquarie Theatre, Macquarie University
RSVP: Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Register online.
Cost: FREE
Parking: Free parking permits will be issued to registered guests upon booking confirmation.

Click here to view the Season One program

23 March - Teachers' Conference 2013: Thinking Ahead

The 2013 Conference theme, 'Thinking Ahead', reflects the conference programme which includes major areas covered in the NSW HSC Ancient History and Extension History syllabus, as well as topics featured in the new National Curriculum.

The 2013 conference programme is registered with the NSW Institute of Teachers and meets their professional competency standards for the purposes of accreditation.

When: Saturday 23 March.
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Robert Menzies College, 36 Herring Road
Cost: $175 ($55 for full time tertiary students)

Visit the website to view the full program or register. For any questions, please email ahistconted@mq.edu.au or phone Ms Jon Dalrymple (02) 9850 9962 or Ms Philippa Medcalf (02) 9850 9262

April

07 April - Balmain Sinfonia

Balmain Sinfonia, Orchestra-in-Residence at Macquarie University, has put together a program that includes:

Cimarosa - Secret Marriage Overture,
Beethoven - Violin Concerto,
Bach - Orchestral Suite No. 3 and
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 9.
Guest soloist - Charmian Gadd

Conductor - Garry Stavrou.

When: Sunday 7 April
Time: 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Where: Macquarie Theatre, Macquarie University
RSVP: (02) 9810 5080 or info@balmainsinfonia.com
Cost: $20, $15 concession
Parking: Free parking is provided for concert patrons in the uncovered carparks W4 and X3

14 April - Movies at Macquarie: The Sapphires (M)

About the film
It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group entertains US troops in Vietnam.

After the film
The Sapphires will be introduced by Amelia Corr, of Bundjalung ancestry who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Modern History and Indigenous Studies and is in the final stages of a Diploma of Education (Secondary). Dr Leigh Boucher and Associate Professor Michelle Arrow from the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations will discuss The Sapphires as a ground-breaking depiction of Indigenous women's history, and place it in the context of filmic representations of the 1960s. They will pay particular attention to the use of music and comedy as a way of introducing Indigenous histories to white Australian and international audiences.

Boucher and Arrow teach and research in a range of areas, including Australian history and history on film. They are both fascinated by the ways historical films interpret and shape popular understandings of the events they portray. Boucher has written about a range of historical films including Ned Kelly and Brokeback Mountain, and Arrow has examined portrayals of the Lindy Chamberlain case in Evil Angels and the mini-series Through My Eyes.

When: Sunday 14 April
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Where: Macquarie Theatre, Macquarie University
RSVP: Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Register online.
Cost: FREE
Parking: Free parking permits will be issued to registered guests upon booking confirmation.

Click here to view the Season One Movies at Macquarie program

15 April - Autumn Graduation Series

9:30am - Faculty of Science
Dept of Computing; Dept of Mathematics; ; Dept of Statistics; Dept of Engineering; Dept of Physics & Astronomy and Dept of Biological Sciences -Medical Sciences and Health only.

2pm - Faculty of Business and Economics (Group 1)
BBA/BA; BBA/BEc; BBA/DipEd; BBA/BA - Psych; BBA (Hons);
BBA/BCom - Accg; BBA/BIT; BBA/BSC(IS); BBA; BBA (International Studies); BHRM; BIntBus and BCom (major in IntBus and HRM only).

16 April - Autumn Graduation Series

9:30am - Faculty of Business and Economics (Group 2)
BEc; BEc (Hons); MEc; PGDipAppEc; MIntBus; MIntBus/MA; MIntBus/MIntRel; BEc/DipEd; PGDipEntrep, MCom; MCom (combined);
BCom; BCom (Hons);
All Business Law; BSc; BA; BSc (Hons) and BA (Hons)

2pm - Faculty of Business and Economics (Group 3)
MAcc, MAcc(CPA); MAcc(Prof) and BCom-ProfAccg (W-Z)

6pm - Faculty of Business and Economics (Group 6)
BCom-ProfAccg (A-V) and BCom-ProfAccg (Hons)

16 April - 2013 Colloquium Series - Professor Quentin Parker

In keeping with our commitment to offer lifelong learning opportunities, we are pleased to offer the Macquarie University Colloquium Series once again in 2013, showcasing the work of a selection of Macquarie University's top academic talent.

All lectures in the Series start promptly at 6:30pm and include audience Q & A, followed by light refreshments from approximately 7.30pm. Guests are welcome to arrive from 6pm onwards.

All lectures will be video recorded and uploaded onto the Alumni Relations website for you to view or share with friends and colleagues.

Lectures in the Series will be held at various venues on campus in North Ryde, please review the venue details for each event carefully.

Lecture One - Professor Quentin Parker

Topic: Planetary nebulae: windows into the soul of stellar death
Planetary nebulae (PN) are nothing to do with planets but are the ghostly glowing shrouds of dying stars. They are extremely powerful astrophysical tools. They offer a brief window into the soul of most star's lives, including our own Sun and also hold the solution to mysteries of late stage stellar evolution. In this presentation Professor Parker will describe the fundamental PN research that has been underway at Macquarie University.

Event Details

When: Tuesday 16 April

Where: Campus Hub Building (C10A), Level 3, Macquarie University, North Ryde. It is located on the campus map on grid K,17.

Time: 6pm - 8pm.
Registrations open at 6pm, Professor Parker will begin his presentation at 6:30pm, followed by a Q&A session from 7:20pm. Guests are welcomed to stay on for coffee and tea until 8pm.

RSVP: Tuesday 9 April - Please register online to secure your booking. Places are strictly limited

Parking: Casual parking is available in car parks X3 and X4. Parking rates apply. More information about parking and other transport information can be found here.

If you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the Alumni Relations office on (02) 9850 7310, or email us at alumni@mq.edu.au

View the remaining lectures in this series.

17 April - Autumn Graduation Series

9:30am - Faculty of Business and Economics (Group 4)
MAppFin; BCom-Mktg (Hons); BCom - Mktg; BCom (major in Mktg only);
BCom-Accg; BCom-Accg (Hons) and BAppFin (A-T)

2pm - Faculty of Business and Economics (Group 5)
BAppFin (U-Z); BAppFin (Hons); BAppFin (combined)
MAcstPrac; BCom-Acst (combined) and BCom-Acst (Hons)

18 April - Autumn Graduation Series

9:30am - Faculty of Arts
Dept of Media, Music, Communication & Cultural Studies (Media, Cultural studies and Centre for International Communications only)

2pm - Faculty of Arts
Dept of Anthropology; Dept of Media, Music, Communication & Cultural Studies (Music only); Dept of Philosophy; Dept of Modern History, Politics and International Relations; Centre  for Policing, Intelligence & Counter Terrorism and Dept of Indigenous Studies - Warawara (except BCM)

19 April - Autumn Graduation Series

9:30am - Faculty of Science
Dept of Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences; Dept of Environment & Geography; Dept of Earth & Planetary Sciences and Dept of Biological Sciences - except Medical Sciences and Health

2pm - Faculty of Science
Dept of Chiropractic

6pm - Macquarie Graduate School of Management

22 April - Autumn Graduation Series

9:30am -Faculty of Arts
Dept of Ancient History; Dept of English; Dept of International Studies; Dept of Sociology and Macquarie Law School (Postgraduate only)

2pm - Faculty of Arts
Macquarie Law School

23 April - Autumn Graduation Series

9:30am - Faculty of Human Sciences
Institute of Early Childhood
Macquarie University Special Education Centre
School of Education - GDipEd and MHEd

Faculty of Arts
Dept of Indigenous Studies - Warawara (BCM only)

2pm - Faculty of Human Sciences
School of Education - BADipEd, BScDipEd, BEd and MEd

24 April - Autumn Graduation Series

9:30am - Faculty of Human Sciences
Dept of Linguistics
Dept of Cognitive Science
Australian School of Advanced Medicine
Dept of Psychology - Social Health and Diplomas only

2pm - Faculty of Human Sciences
Dept of Psychology - except Social Health and Diplomas

May

18 May - Astronomy Open Night

Macquarie University astronomers and physicists invite you to the Astronomy Open Night. At this entertaining and informative public event you can view the night sky through telescopes, observe star shows in the planetarium, see displays by astronomical institutions and amateur societies, and participate in fun activities for children of all ages. BBQ and ice cream for sale.

Talk: Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs) - The next generation of monster optical/infrared telescopes
Imagine a telescope two to three times larger than the biggest optical or infrared ground-based telescopes in existence. An Extremely Large Telescope (ELTs) is so powerful it could see the first stars forming in the universe billions of years ago and search out Earth-like planets around nearby stars for signs of life. In his talk, Professor Warrick Couch, newly appointed Director of the Australian Astronomical Observatory, This talk will describe current efforts to design and build such monster telescopes, including the exciting 25m Giant Magellan Telescope Project which Australia is involved in and which promises to provide its astronomers with the deepest views of the universe ever seen.

Professor Couch was previously Director of the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. He is an optical astronomer with research interests in galaxy evolution and cosmology and was Australia's Extremely Large Telescope Project Scientist 2005 - 2007.

Where: Building E7B, Central Courtyard, Macquarie University. View Campus Map.
When: Saturday 18 May
Time: 5.30pm - 9pm
Tickets: Can be purchased at the door or online - Cost: $15 adults, $5 child, $35 family
Parking: Free parking campus-wide from 5pm (excludes disabled and special permit parking bays)

For more information, or to buy tickets, go to: http://www.physics.mq.edu.au/aon

26 May - Movies at Macquarie: Argo (M)

About the film
In 1979, six Americans escape after Iranian revolutionaries invade their embassy, taking refuge in the Canadian Ambassador's residence. To rescue them, the CIA devises a daring plan: create a phony Canadian film project looking to shoot in Iran and smuggle the Americans out as its production crew. Tense and exhilarating, this unlikely story is based on real events during the Iranian Revolution.

After the film
Dr Lloyd Cox will discuss Argo in the context of the United States' longer term historical role, interests and ambitions in the Middle East and Iran in particular. Cox will discuss the ways in which the Iranian Revolution and hostage crises of 1979-1980 reverberate in contemporary politics and Hollywood depictions of the Islamic world. He will also give a brief critical appraisal of the film and its place in the genre of what we might call political-historical dramas.

When: Sunday 26 May
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Where: Macquarie Theatre, Macquarie University
RSVP: Bookings are essential, as places are limited. Register online.
Cost: FREE
Parking: Free parking permits will be issued to registered guests upon booking confirmation.

Click here to view the Season One Movies at Macquarie program

29 May - 2013 Colloquium Series - Dr Jaye McKenzie-Clark & Professor John Magnussen

In keeping with our commitment to offer lifelong learning opportunities, we are pleased to offer the Macquarie University Colloquium Series once again in 2013, showcasing the work of a selection of Macquarie University's top academic talent.

All lectures in the Series start promptly at 6:30pm and include audience Q & A, followed by light refreshments from approximately 7.30pm. Guests are welcome to arrive from 6pm onwards.

All lectures will be video recorded and uploaded onto the Alumni Relations website for you to view or share with friends and colleagues.

Lectures in the Series will be held at various venues on campus in North Ryde, please review the venue details for each event carefully.

Lecture Two - Dr Jaye McKenzie-Clark & Professor John Magnussen

Topic: Touching history
A most unusual partnership has allowed Dr Jaye McKenzie-Clark (Department of Ancient History) and Professor John Magnussen (Australian School of Advanced Medicine) to combine expertise in Ancient Artefacts with modern Medical Imaging and transform the field of non-destructive analysis of ancient pottery.

This fascinating presentation touches on how amazing the results can be when some of the oldest technology and writing in history is combined with the newest techniques in modern medicine. Envelopes are nothing new and nor is the desire to write private messages - yet some such secrets, hidden in envelopes of clay have remained unopened for up to 5,000 years. These sealed Cuneiform tablets, dating from the Third Millennium BC, preserve fragments of the oldest known form of writing and the Macquarie University Museum of Ancient History is fortunate to hold 24 beautiful examples in its collection. In the past the only way to see what lay hidden inside was to destroy the outer shell. Jaye and John have reproduced ancient artefacts using 3D printing and have used state-of-the-art CT scanners to analyse their composition without even removing them from their box. This has the potential to revolutionize the study of trade, distribution and consumption of goods in the ancient world.

Event Details

When: Wednesday 29 May

Where: Campus Hub Building (C10A), Level 3, Macquarie University, North Ryde. It is located on the campus map on grid K,17.

Time: 6pm - 8pm.
Registrations open at 6pm, speakers will present from 6:30pm, followed by a Q&A session from 7:20pm. Guests are welcomed to stay on for coffee and tea until 8pm.

RSVP: Thursday 23 May - Please register online to secure your booking. Places are strictly limited.

Parking: Casual parking is available in car parks X3 and X4. Parking rates apply. More information about parking and other transport information can be found here.

If you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the Alumni Relations office on (02) 9850 7310, or email us at alumni@mq.edu.au

View the remaining lectues in the Series.