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.

June

06 June - 2013 Colloquium Series - Mr Paul Clitheroe AM

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 Three - Mr Paul Clitheroe AM

Event Details

When: Thursday 06 June

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

Time: 6pm - 8pm.
Registrations open at 6pm, Mr Clitheroe 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: Thursday 30 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

16 June - Macquarie University Singers

Macquarie University Singers proudly present "Musical Dreams", the first concert under the baton of newly appointed Principal Conductor Sarah Penicka-Smith.

This concert features songs from famous musicals including Les Miserables, Rent, The Sound of Music, The Pirates of Penzance, Oliver, Sweet Charity and Oklahoma, and favourite choruses from classical opera such as Hebrew Slaves (Nambucco), Voyagers Chorus, Scottish Refugees, Humming Chorus, Enchanted Islanders, Villagers Chorus.

Where: Macquarie Theatre, Macquarie University
Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
RSVP: MCA TIX: www.mca-tix.com.au
Cost: $30, $25 concession, $15 students
Parking: Free parking is provided for concert patrons in the uncovered carparks W4 and X3
Contact: Roz Avakian 0410 66 2939 or publicity@mus.org.au or www.mus.org.au

23 June - Music on Winter Sunday's: NSW Police Band

The NSW Police Band is the longest standing concert band in Australia, established in 1895. The band is a full-time unit of the NSW Police and has performed for many Royal occasions, two Papal visits as well as Presidents of America and China.

Date: Sunday 23 June
Venue: Macquarie Theatre, Macquarie University North Ryde.
Time: 2:30pm - 5:00pm
RSVP: Our venue seats 490 guests - now on a first come first served basis. Those guests who have already registered online have reserved seating.
Venue opens at 1.30pm and auditorium doors open at 2pm
Cost: FREE
Parking: Free parking for patrons in W4 and X3 carparks. In other areas parking fees apply, tickets can be purchased from machines.

For further information, please call (02) 9850 7310 or email community@mq.edu.au

27 June - 2013 Colloquium Series - Professor Katherine Demuth

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 Four - Professor Katherine Demuth

Topic: Discovering How Children Learn Language
Watching a child learn language is an amazing experience. Unlike many other skills (e.g., learning to read), learning to talk (or sign) occurs automatically, as a normal part of development, at least for typically developing children. Our research aims to better understand the mechanisms of language learning by exploring what aspects of language are easy and hard. This may involve looking at how different languages are learned, examining the processes of bilingual language development, or exploring the challenges faced by children with language delay or hearing loss. This talk will present the various methods we use to better understand the nature of the language learning process, where it goes astray in cases of language learning problems, and the possible implications for intervention.
Event Details

When: Thursday 27 June

Where: Australian Hearing Hub, Level 1 (Building S2.6), Macquarie University, North Ryde. It is located on the campus map on grid S,14.

Time: 6pm - 8pm.
Registrations open at 6pm, Professor Demuth will being her 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: Thursday 20 June - 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

July

01 July - Macquarie Ancient Languages School - Winter School

The Macquarie Ancient Languages School offers a wide range of courses in Classical and Koine Greek, Latin, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Classical Hebrew, Coptic, Akkadian, Sanskrit and others. There are also opportunities to read Greek and Roman inscriptions and Greek papyri, based on material held in the Museum of Ancient Cultures. Among the selection on offer at the 2013 Winter School (July 1-5) are Latin Vulgate, reading Jerome's Tobias and the Angel; intermediate Akkadian, reading Sargon's Letter to the God Ashur, an Assyrian royal inscription; and Aramaic and Coptic (Bohairic dialect), both at beginners level.

Full programme and application form available on the ancient history website from 2 May:

To add your name to the MALS mailing list, send an email to mals@mq.edu.au

09 July - Postgraduate Business Information Evening

Want to stand out from the crowd?

It's not too late to register for our Postgrad Business Information Night on 09 July. Talk to us about increasing your salary and fast-tracking your career.

Hear first hand from Justus Hammer, CMO of Spreets.com.au and Jarryd Daymond who is nearing completion of a dual Master in International Business and International Relations. Register now!

When: Tuesday 09 July
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Where:
Level 3, Campus Hub building C10A, Macquarie University
Cost: Free

For more information and to register please click on the following link: www.be.mq.edu.au/postgradinfo

14 July - Music on Winter Sunday's: Ku-ring-gai Male Choir with the Spirit of Sydney Chorus

The successful Ku-ring-gai Male Choir is one of the oldest performing male voice choirs in Australia. Founded by ex-servicemen following the Second World War, the choir has been in harmony since 1946 and today has over 45 performing members. The choir has an active concert schedule and a comprehensive repertoire, performing works by Mozart, John Rutter, Gabriel Faure, Lloyd Webber, Handel, Bach, G&S Verdi, Jerome Kern and many others. The choir is currently under the musical direction of Dr Paul Whiting and accompanied by acclaimed pianist Grace Edwards-Barnetson.

The Spirit of Sydney Chorus is a community chorus made up of approximately 35 women who love to sing, under the direction of Karen Bruce. Their repertoire includes two and three part songs, accompanied and unaccompanied, and includes musicals and show songs, spirituals, sacred music, Australian and International songs.

Date: Sunday 14 July
Venue: Macquarie Theatre, Macquarie University, North Ryde
Time: 2:30pm - 5:00pm
RSVP: Our venue seats 490 guests - now on a first come first served basis. Those guests who have already registered online have reserved seating.
Venue opens at 1.30pm and auditorium doors open at 2pm
Cost: FREE
Parking: Free parking for patrons in W4 and X3 carparks. In other areas parking fees apply, tickets can be purchased from machines.

For further information, please call (02) 9850 7310 or email community@mq.edu.au

31 July - Macquarie University Thought Leadership Series

The first in a series of Thought Leadership Seminars through Macquarie University is taking place in Sydney on 31 July 2013.

Chris Roberts, CEO of Cochlear, the leading global expert in implantable hearing solutions, will address delegates on the topic of 'Technologic Innovation and what it means to Cochlear Limited'.

The Macquarie University Thought Leadership series is an innovative initiative by the Faculty of Business and Economics to provide cutting edge thinking and ground-breaking ideas. The series was designed to address financial, economic and political problems and to create a community and collaboration platform of thought leaders that engage in intellectual debate around leadership. The seminars will be held at either Macquarie University's North Ryde campus or at distinct CBD locations.

Topic: Technologic Innovation and what it means to Cochlear Limited
Date: Wednesday 31 July
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Campus Hub, Building C10A, Macquarie University
Speaker: Chris Roberts, CEO of Cochlear

For more information and to registar, please click here.

August

10 August - The Australian Centre for Egyptology - 2013 Annual Conference

The Australia Centre for Egyptology annual conference  theme is 'Archaeological and Historical Problems of the New Kingdom: Akhenaten, Tutankhamen and the Karnak Temple'.

Speakers include internationally renowned French scholars:
- Dr Marc Gabolde, from the Université Paul Valéry (Montpellier III) and an Amarna specialist with vast archaeological experience
- Dr Luc Gabolde, Senior Research Fellow for the National Scientific Research Centre (CNRS) at Montpellier, has extensively researched the history of Karnak temple, its obelisks and other monuments and has worked on site there for many years.

When: Saturday 10 August
Time: 9.30 for 10:00am start
Where:  Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club Auditorium
Cost: Members $70, Non Members $80, Students and Pensioners $50, School Groups - (minimum of 5 students) $40 per student, Teacher with 5 students FREE

For information and bookings please contact the Australian Centre for Egyptology Office on 9850 8848 or visit our web site: www.egyptology.mq.edu.au

11 August - Music on Winter Sunday's: The Occasional Performing Sinfonia (TOPS)

The Occasional Performing Sinfonia (TOPS) aims to bridges the gap in community music, allowing for an orchestra which would cross over existing and often artificial barriers, and provide the opportunity for advanced school students, those studying in tertiary institutions (not necessarily as musicians), teachers, professional musicians and members of existing community music organizations to play together. TOPS aims to perform a very challenging repertoire with a model of concert preparation involving few rehearsals that aims to fit into the schedules of their performers: a group of very talented, busy and committed people.

Date: Sunday 11 August
Venue: Macquarie Theatre, Macquarie University, North Ryde
Time: 2:30pm - 5:00pm
RSVP: Our venue seats 490 guests - now on a first come first served basis. Those guests who have already registered online have reserved seating.
Venue opens at 1.30pm and auditorium doors open at 2pm
Cost: FREE
Parking: Free parking for patrons in W4 and X3 carparks. In other areas parking fees apply, tickets can be purchased from machines.

For further information, please call (02) 9850 7310 or email community@mq.edu.au

September

22 September - Music on Winter Sunday's: Sydney Wind Symphony

Sydney Wind Symphony is an exciting and dynamic concert band that performs a broad and challenging repertoire that includes works by traditional and modern-day composers. Recognised as one of the leading community wind symphonies in the Sydney metropolitan region the ensemble attracts talented musicians. The current Musical Director is Mark Brown. Over the years Mark has played for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian Opera, English National Ballet, Sydney Philharmonic, and professional Sydney Seasons of a variety of stage shows and musicals. He has also attended studied under maestros Kirk Trevor, Tsung Ye and Johanes Schafli and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his role as Musical Director.

Date: Sunday 22 September
Venue: Macquarie Theatre, Macquarie University, North Ryde
Time: 2:30pm - 5:00pm
RSVP: Our venue seats 490 guests - now on a first come first served basis. Those guests who have already registered online have reserved seating.
Venue opens at 1.30pm and auditorium doors open at 2pm
Cost: FREE
Parking: Free parking for patrons in W4 and X3 carparks. In other areas parking fees apply, tickets can be purchased from machines.

For further information, please call (02) 9850 7310 or email community@mq.edu.au