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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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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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Generations of volunteering

Barbara Kidman and Madeleine Ryan find the perfect place to pursue their passion for preserving history. Unbelievably, at 91, Barbara Kidman is only the University of Adelaide’s third oldest volunteer. She is part of the University Volunteer Program comprising more than 2,800 students, alumni, lecturers, friends, family and members of the public who provide nearly […]

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Scholarships’ lasting value: sometimes it IS rocket science

In 2006, the Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Scholarship recipient Dr Justin Hardi graduated with a double degree in science and aerospace engineering from the University of Adelaide. Today, Justin leads the Combustion Dynamics Group at the Institute of Space Propulsion of Germany’s national aeronautics and space research centre. “It’s my dream job,” Justin […]

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University Medical Orchestra prescribes philanthropy

The Adelaide University Medical Orchestra (AUMO) was always going to be exceptional. When established in 2008, it was the world’s first single-faculty medical orchestra. Today, it comprises a diverse group of more than 200 University of Adelaide medical students, forming nearly a dozen music, art and dance ensembles. But it’s the organisation’s philanthropy that truly […]

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Gift secures world-renowned international orthodontic professors

Three years ago, the Adelaide Dental School launched the Milton Sims Visiting Professorship to enable our postgraduate students to learn from the most esteemed orthodontic educators and researchers in the world. At that stage, the initiative’s long-term funding was uncertain. Now, thank to an incredibly generous bequest from alumnus Dr Paul Kwok Lee, its continuity […]

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Former scholarship recipient passing opportunity forward

Alastair McEwin was born deaf. He was also, it seems, born to lead. In 1994, he graduated from the University of Adelaide, deeply grateful for the support he’d received through the Sir Charles Bright Scholarship. Now, having risen to the position of Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner, he’s giving others with a disability the same opportunity […]

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