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Alumni in Focus: Louise Thomas

Co-founder and mechatronics engineer at Tensorfield Agriculture, Augustus Short Scholarship recipient and Bachelor of Engineering graduate Louise Thomas is this month’s Alumni in Focus. Tensorfield Agriculture is a startup dedicated to providing farmers with the next generation of agricultural machinery. Louise’s business endeavours have taken her worldwide. She currently lives between Shenzhen, China, where she […]

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2018 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship Scholar, one year on: Kate Obst

One year after being awarded the prestigious Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship, one of the University of Adelaide’s 2018 Future Leaders reflects on the past 12 months, what it means to be a leader and the value of the Westpac 100 Scholars Network. In 2018, Kate Obst was awarded a Westpac Future Leader Scholarship to enable […]

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Alumni in Focus: Simone Slattery

Award-winning violinist and Bachelor of Music Honours graduate Simone Slattery is this month’s Alumni in Focus. Simone is currently undertaking PhD studies at the University of Adelaide, creating editions and recordings of the little-known violin works of Ernest Bloch. She is the recipient of awards and scholarships from the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, the Thomas […]

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Dr Adam Wells

Keeping our brightest minds in the state

In a move that will keep one of Adelaide’s best and brightest medical minds in the State, Dr Adam Wells has been appointed the next Abbie Simpson fellow. A position jointly funded by the NeuroSurgical Research Foundation (NRF) and the University of Adelaide – Adam’s job will be to establish a State Clinical Neurosurgical Facility. […]

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Alumni in Focus: Rob Brookman

Adelaide Festival Executive Director and Bachelor of Arts graduate Rob Brookman AM, is this month’s Alumni in Focus. Rob founded award-winning international arts festival, WOMADelaide in 1992 and most recently rejoined Adelaide Festival as Executive Director in 2017. What are your favourite hobbies? Pretty much the same as my work, plus gardening and reading. Favourite […]

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Intervarsity winning team, Sydney 1966

The University of Adelaide’s long history of playing ball

Formed in the early 90s, the Adelaide University Netball Club first recorded formal teams in 1995 as part of the South Australian Netball Association. But, as told by alumna and former Varsity netball player Sandra Reynolds, the University’s involvement in the sport has a long history spanning as far back as the 1920s. “A sadness […]

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Experience Adelaide

Connections made for life – Experience Adelaide

Moving to a new country as an international student can be a daunting experience. For Trang Le, it was even more challenging as she travelled from Vietnam with her mother and nine month old daughter in tow. Luckily, through the Experience Adelaide program, Trang was connected with Peter Bosneac who would become a cherished friend […]

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A gift to the tune of a Koenig-Betcher violin

Buying a world-class instrument is the dream of any budding musician studying at the Elder Conservatorium of Music. Unfortunately, for most, it’s also a daunting and near-impossible task. Such was the case for Bachelor of Music undergraduate Mae Napier-Traeger before the generosity of donors saw her become the custodian of the Koenig-Betcher violin last year. […]

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Léonie Ebert

Alumni in Focus: Léonie Ebert

Ms Léonie Ebert, Bachelor of Science graduate, founder and board member of the Graham F. Smith Peace Foundation, and 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient is this month’s Alumni in Focus. Léonie was presented the Distinguished Alumni Award for her dedication to education, advocacy for women and Aboriginal education, and support of social justice. Founded in […]

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Aerial view of guests seated for the Board of Benefactors' Festum dinner

The inaugural Board of Benefactors’ FESTUM

More than 150 guests assembled at the National Wine Centre for the inaugural Board of Benefactors’ FESTUM, which recognises the exceptional contributions made by alumni and friends who have pledged more than $25,000 to different areas of the University. Before the main event, guests were treated to a stunning outdoor performance by the Elder Conservatorium […]

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