The Deakin Times - August 2013

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Welcome to the August 2013 issue of The Deakin Times - your monthly Deakin Alumni Community eNews bulletin.

This month read about all the exciting research happening at Deakin including:

A different drum - Deakin researchers tackle hearing loss

Victorian project targets low rates of health literacy

Forensic students confronted with gruesome reality of working crime scenes

Find out about the opening of the second stage of Deakin’s new $103 million dollar Innovation Centre at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.

We also catch up with graduate Sophiya Uprety (2009) who is helping to make inroads into the public health problems confronting her homeland of Nepal.

There are also some great events coming up In: Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Hobart, China and Malaysia that I encourage alumni living in these areas to attend. Find out more.

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Kind regards,

Alastair Lee
Alumni Relations Manager
Deakin University

Deakin Alumni Community News
Second stage of Innovation Centre opened
The second stage of a new $103million research and innovation centre was opened at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus recently. Find out more.

Australia China Alumni Association Awards 2013
Nominations are now open for the prestigious ACAA Awards. The Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of successful China-based Alumni across a variety of fields from all Australian universities. Nominations close 23 August 2013. For more details visit ACAA Awards.

Deakin University Workshop for innovation and Entrepreneurship
WOFIE brings together Not for Profit organisations and multi-disciplinary postgraduate students in a competitive week-long event in November. Students will work to develop creative and innovative solutions to challenges presented by NFPs on a range of issues. Alumni involved with NFPs are encouraged to attend. Find out more.

Stay in touch with us via Deakin social media
Catch up on all the posts, news, clips and events photos from around the University with Deakin social media.

Alumni in the news
Carmen Marton (2013) - who was recently crowned Australia's first taekwondo world champion in the women's 62kg final at the world championships held recently in Mexico.

Mark Loughnan (1991) - who was part of the architectural team of HASSELL, Herzog & De Meuron, that won the recent international design competition to rejuvenate and redesign Melbourne’s iconic Flinders Street Station.

Anne-Marie Kruk (2013) – who has taken out the prestigious Pearson Student Academic Achievement Awards held in London in the category of Management, Marketing, Decision Science and Business Law. Find out more.

Hyder Gulam (1997) – who was recently named in the Huffington Post’s Top Ten List - Muslims Who Save Lives. Read more.

Events – what’s coming up?
Alison Bennett: Shifting Skin – Deakin Art Exhibition
Exhibiting until 31 August 2013 @ Deakin University Art Gallery, Building FA, 221 Burwood Highway Burwood Victoria
View this exciting exhibition by Deakin PhD candidate Alison Bennett. Find out more.

Hollywood at the Hyatt - Deakin Commerce Alumni Charity Ball
6.30pm, Saturday 31 August 2013, The Grand Hyatt, 123 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria
Feel the glamour as the Deakin University Commerce Alumni Chapter takes you to Hollywood! Join other Commerce Alumni for a night of dancing, great food and fun to help raise funds for Down Syndrome Victoria. Book tickets online now.

Courts, Parliament and the Executive - School of Law Oration 2013
6pm for 6.30pm start, Wednesday 11 September 2013, at Waterfront Kitchen, Deakin University, Waterfront Campus 1 Gheringhap St Geelong Victoria
To be delivered by The Hon. Robert Clark MP, the Oration will focus on how the Courts' relationships with Parliament and Executive government have evolved over the years, and how those relationships can be improved. Registrations are essential by 26 August. Register here.

The Art of Influencing – Canberra – EVENT BOOKED OUT
6.30pm-8.45pm, Thursday 22 August 2013 @ The Canberra Room, Hyatt Hotel Canberra, 120 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla, ACT

The Art of Influencing – Sydney
6.30pm-8.45pm, Monday 9 September 2013 @ Mecure Sydney, 818-820 George Street Sydney NSW
Would you like people to say "yes" to you more often? Then come along to this high octane seminar by Australia's influencing expert and top-selling author Michelle Bowden. RSVPs are essential via Find out more.

Life to the Max: Live, Inspire, Empower and Achieve - Seminar and Networking Evening – Hobart
6.30pm-8.45pm, Monday 21 October 2013 @ Hotel Grand Chancellor, Harbour View Room 1, 1 Davey Street, Hobart Tasmania
Presented by 100 Things author Sebastian Terry, Alumni are invited to this free event to be inspired to reach your full potential, by the remarkable story of this extraordinary Australian adventurer, fundraiser and motivator. RSVPs are essential by 14 October to Find out more.

ACAA Banking and Finance Mixer - Beijing
7pm-9pm, Thursday 22 August 2013, Blue Frog, U-Town No.125 (inside U-Town), 1st Floor, No.1 Building, Sanfeng (North), Chaoyang, Beijing China
Guest speakers Gareth Maguire (Macquarie Group) and Abe Zhao (KPMG China) will discuss their careers and current issues in the industry. Cost is 50 RMB and registrations are essential via email

MAAC Annual Go-Kart Challenge 2013 - Malaysia
9am-11.30am, 24 August 2013, City Karting, Level 1 Quadrant C, Shah Alam Stadium, Section 13, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Deakin Alumni are invited to enter teams for the annual MAAC Go-Kart challenge. Rm 360 per team with a maximum of 4 Alumni per team. Download an entry form.

Friday Night Fun at ‘Room Escape’ – Shanghai
From 6.30pm, Friday 6 September 2013, Mr. X Chamber (Huangpu flagship store), Building 1 (BAHAOQIAO Phrase 1), No 550, Jumen Road; Luwan District, Shanghai China
Test your logic in the latest craze to hit Shanghai nightlife. Work with other Australian university alumni to decode puzzles and riddles within a locked room to find the key, get out and progress to the next challenge. Find out more.

Visit Deakin Alumni events for details about other upcoming events.

Deakin University research news
This month our research stories include:

A different drum - Deakin researchers tackle hearing loss

Forensic students confronted with gruesome reality of working crime scenes

Victorian project targets low rates of health literacy

Government, teachers and principals heading in different directions on why Asia literacy is important

For more news stories visit Deakin Research.

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Alumni in profile
This month we catch up with graduate Sophiya Uprety (2009) who is making a difference in Nepal through her work with the United Nations World Food Programme.

Alumni services and benefits
Deakin Careers and Employment Service
Deakin offers a great range of careers services to Alumni members including mentoring, resume checking, InterviewGOLD, JobShop and much more. Visit Deakin Careers and Employment Services for Alumni.

Receive free Deakin Library membership for 12 months*
Deakin University Library offers discount memberships to Deakin University Alumni members, including those living overseas. *First time Alumni Library members receive the first 12-months membership free. Sign up today at Deakin Alumni Library membership.

Deakin Alumni have access to a huge range of services and benefits from providers such as: Thrifty Car Rental, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Australian Chamber Orchestra, BUPA, on campus YMCA Health Clubs and STA Travel. For more details visit Deakin Alumni Services and Benefits.

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28th August 2013