The Deakin Times - June 2013

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

It is with great sadness this month that we report the death of inspirational graduate, musician and educator Dr Yunupingu (1987). On behalf of the Deakin Alumni Community we send our sincere condolences to his family and many friends. Read the official Deakin University statement on the passing of Dr Yunupingu.

This month, find out about all the recent research developments and news at Deakin including:

Moving forward from Ford

Deakin study to build intercultural understanding in schools

Deakin goes west

In other news, remember if you or your family members are thinking about returning to study next trimester you can receive 5% off the cost per unit on any postgraduate degree (conditions apply).

There are also many networking events listed below in places such as Shanghai, Adelaide, Canberra, Geelong and Melbourne that I encourage our Alumni to attend, so visit Deakin Alumni events for more details.

If you have any feedback in relation to The Deakin Times please email us at

Kind regards,

Alastair Lee
Alumni Relations Manager
Deakin University

Deakin Alumni Community News
Deakin loses inspirational indigenous educator, musician and graduate
Deakin Alumni Community mourns the passing of graduate Dr Yunupingu (1987). Read more.

Inaugural Deakin MOOC to explore innovations in assessment
Deakin’s first massive open online course (MOOC) has been launched to find our more visit Humanitarian Responses To 21st Century Disasters.

Deakin graduates receive 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours
Congratulations to two outstanding Deakin graduates who have received Queen’s Birthday Honours this year including:

Ms Kristal Buckley (2013) - a lecturer in cultural heritage, who has received an AM “for significant service to conservation and the environment, particularly in the area of cultural heritage, and to education”. Find out more.

Dr Peter Munster (1987) - who has received an OAM, “for service to the community, particularly through the preservation of the history of St Leonards”.

Postgraduate study - Mid Year Entry
There is still time to start your studies mid-year and apply for Trimester 2 entry. Applications for most courses close on 7 July. Get more details and apply now.

Remember that Deakin Alumni members, their spouse and children can receive 5 per cent off the cost per unit on postgraduate studies on all new course enrolments for Trimester 2 in 2013. Find out more.

New Alumni Network – seeking all Hong Kong Alumni
A Deakin Alumni network in Hong Kong will be unveiled in the coming months. Join our new Deakin University Alumni Hong Kong LinkedIn site and give us your feedback and ideas for this new initiative.

Alumni in the news
Bianca Anderson (2010) – will go to Africa in July after being selected as one of two Australians to attend the International Development Design Summit aimed at tackling poverty in the world. Ms Anderson is seeking sponsors to assist with travel costs. For more information email Bianca.

Paul Doggett (2010) – who has recently released an eBook, The Mental Trader: Winning the mental tug of war in the market. A great read, Deakin Alumni can purchase this book for 50% off the regular price.

Suvi Mahonen (2011) – who was published recently in the Griffith Review Edition 40: Women and Power. To read the article, visit The Fig Tree.

Events – what’s coming up?
Robert Hague: Deca: 2003-2013
Exhibiting until 13 July 2013 @ Deakin University Art Gallery, Building FA, 221 Burwood Highway Burwood Victoria
Includes models, prints and sculpture from this 10 year period and describes a journey of experimentation and reflection for an artist willing to embrace change from this nationally recognised Melbourne artist. Find out more.

Digital Disruption - Deakin Commerce Alumni Professional Development Event
6pm-9pm, Wednesday 24 July @ Deakin University Melbourne City Centre, 550 Bourke Street, Melbourne Victoria
Deakin Commerce Alumni are invited to attend this free seminar presented by Deloitte Partner Mr Frank Farrell. Numbers are limited and RSVPs are essential. Find out more.

School of Medicine Oration 2013
6.00pm, Tuesday 13 August, Geelong Clinical School Lecture Theatre Ryrie Street, Geelong
Presented by Nobel Laureate Dr Peter Doherty AC, this oration will focus on the interface between Killer Pathogens and Killer T white blood cells that function to maintain our body’s integrity. The Oration is open to Alumni and guests and admission is free. Download an information flyer.

Life to the Max: Live, Inspire, Empower and Achieve – Adelaide South Australia
6.30pm-8.45pm, Monday 29 July 2013 @ National Wine Centre of Australia, Hackney Road, Adelaide SA
Presented by 100 Things author Sebastian Terry, Alumni are invited to this free seminar event. Be inspired to reach your full potential, by the remarkable story of this extraordinary Australian adventurer, fundraiser and motivator. Networking refreshments will follow at the end of this seminar.  You are welcome to bring one guest. RSVPs are essential by 19 July unless earlier booked out. RSVP to

The Art of Influencing – Canberra ACT
6.30pm-8.45pm, Thursday 22 August 2013 @ The Canberra Room, Hyatt Hotel Canberra, 120 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla, ACT
Would you like people to say "yes" to you more often? Then come along to this high energy seminar by Australia's presentation and influencing expert and top-selling author Michelle Bowden. RSVPs are essential. Find out more.

The Importance of Networks - Deakin China Alumni Networking Event
7:00pm-9:00pm, Thursday 11 July 2013 @ 789 Bar, Le Meridian Hotel, Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Deakin Alumni in Shanghai are invited to this networking event to discuss the formation of a Deakin Shanghai Alumni Network. Special guests include 2009 Australia China Alumni Award winner for Banking and Finance Mr Lawrence Lau. RSVPs are essential. Find out more.

Visit Deakin Alumni events for details about other upcoming events.

Deakin University research news
This month our research stories include:

Moving forward from Ford

Deakin study to build intercultural understanding in schools

Deakin goes west

Alzheimer’s disease, the soft target of the euthanasia debate

For more news stories visit Deakin Research.

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Alumni in profile
This month we catch up with a successful London-based commerce graduate Peter Theodoropoulos (2000)

Tell us your story
We are seeking more Alumni to profile in future issues of The Deakin Times. If you are interested in being profiled contact the Central Alumni Office to request a profile questionnaire.

Alumni services and benefits
Receive free Deakin Library membership for 12 months
The Deakin Library offers discount memberships to Alumni members globally. Become a member today by visiting Deakin Alumni Library membership.

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.

Bupa Health Insurance
Bupa offers Deakin Alumni members access to some great corporate health cover deals. Visit Deakin Alumni Bupa Health Insurance offer.

Deakin Alumni have access to a large range of services and benefits to access these visit Deakin Alumni Services and Benefits.

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24th June 2013