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The Giving Bulletin

Gifting tree donations for the Smith Family
A University tradition leading up to Christmas is the collection of books and educational toys for the Smith family under the Gifting Tree

University thanks supporters and bequestors
At events in October, the University thanked supporters of the Barr Smith Library and those who remember the University with a bequest in their will.

Carthew family adds strength to life sciences research
The study of Life Sciences at the University is continuing to receive invaluable support through the generosity of the Carthew Family Charity Fund which has now grown to $300,000 with the third donation of $100,000 in three years.

A cherished violin honoured by Elder Conservatorium
Earlier this year, alumnus Dr Christopher Moten (MBBS 1965) generously donated a Gagliano violin to the Elder Conservatorium.

Uni of Adelaide launches Indigenous laptop program
The University of Adelaide has launched its inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Laptop Program.

Simulation tour shows off hands-on health education
Guests at a recent University Engagement event visited the Adelaide Health Simulation and Skills Centre where they watched practicing doctors and nurses treat actors in simulated medical situations.

Harwood innovation grants launched
Already supporting two postgraduate scholarships at the University, alumnus Denis Harwood has recently provided a further $75,000 to set up the Harwood Innovation Grants in the Institute of Photonics and Advanced Sensing. 

SAGIT to support Peter Waite centenary scholarship
The SA Grains Industry Trust (SAGIT) has committed to supporting a PhD Scholarship in the grains area as part of the Peter Waite centenary Scholarship for Excellence in Agriculture initiative. 

University recognises donors at thank you dinner
The annual Adelaide Donors Circle dinner was held on 8 April at the National Wine Centre, honouring some of the University of Adelaide’s most generous individual and corporate donors.

JWS scholarship recipient to pass torch in 2014
As 2013 draws to a close it marks the end of a two-year Johnson Winter & Slattery scholarship awarded to Adelaide University law student Benjamin Papandrea. JWS have committed to the Scholarship continuing and will extend it for a further four year period.

Adelaide University Dental Students’ Sleep Out 2013
More than a hundred dedicated students and staff braved the wintry August night, sleeping in only sleeping bags and on university grounds for Adelaide University Dental Students’ Society’s (AUDSS) first ever ‘Sleep Out’.  

Musical scholarship recipient performs for donors
On Friday 30 August 2013, the Director of the Elder Conservatorium of Music, Professor Carl Crossin OAM, hosted a musical recital by the 2013 recipient of the Khurana Frost Scholarship - Alexander Paine.

de Vries family supports homeless dental service
Dean of the School of Dentistry, Professor Johann de Vries and his daughter, Anina, a recent Bachelor of Dental Surgery graduate, have donated $3000 to the Community Dental Outreach program, showing their support for this valuable service provided to Adelaide’s homeless people. 

International College of Dentists gives $25k to outreach program
The Australasian arm of the International College of Dentists (ICD) has put its support behind the University’s Community Outreach Dental Program, committing to donate $5,000 per year for five years.

Indigenous student wins inaugural Minter Ellison Law Scholarship
Minter Ellison presented their inaugural University of Adelaide Law Scholarship to Yasmine Gill, an indigenous student originally from the Northern Territory

Agri-business patrons support Uni students
The Roseworthy Campus student fund has awarded five University of Adelaide students agricultural scholarships worth close to $30,000 for 2013.

Bob Piper Law Scholarship
National commercial law firm Piper Alderman have established the Bob Piper Law Scholarship to support one student for the second and third years of their Bachelor of Laws program.

Merry supports Vet School in honour of her parents
Alumna Merry Wickes has maintained a strong connection with the University since graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in 1975. After attending a Friends and Benefactors event in 2010 which included a visit to the new Veterinary School at the Roseworthy Campus, Merry decided to support the School through the Merry Wickes Prizes in Animal Pathology. 

University thanks volunteers
Over 200 University of Adelaide volunteers attended a morning tea in Bonython Hall for the 2013 Annual Volunteer Recognition Event.

Orana to provide first learning disability scholarship
Orana Incorporated will provide the first learning disability scholarship at the University of Adelaide.

Cowan Trust presents 1000th scholarship
The Cowan family's long-standing connection with the University of Adelaide spans three generations and includes the generous support of 1000 disadvantaged students.

Volunteers help bridge language barriers
The Talking with Aussies Volunteer Program for International Students is about language, culture and social connection. It aims to improve students' English language skills, engage them with aspects of Australian culture and provide opportunities for social contacts with local people. 

DSTO commit to maintaining scholarship support
DSTO commit to maintaining support for scholarships.

2013 Adelaide Benefactors Circle Dinner
The members of the Adelaide Benefactors Circle, through their financial support, are making a difference for our students, staff and the broader community.

Macquarie dinner raises $70k towards Elder Hall Appeal
Macquarie Private Wealth hosted a “Support your Elder” Boardroom Dinner to raise awareness of the need for support for important conservation work required to return Elder Hall to its former glory.

Agribusiness Leaders Scholarship
The first Agribusiness Leaders Scholarship valued at $10,000, was awarded in 2012 to Amy Gutsche from Yorketown.

2012 Annual Appeal Donors
Thank you for your support.

Ashok Khurana Scholarship launched at High Commission in New Dehli
The Premier of South Australia, the Honourable Jay Weatherill MP, and the University of Adelaide have launched a new scholarship for an outstanding Indian teacher.

Property developer Ben Howard sponsors disadvantaged university students
A hand up, not a hand out, is what a young Adelaide entrepreneur hopes to give disadvantaged university students with a scholarship he is offering.

Scholarship Recognition Ceremony
The Annual Scholarship Recognition Ceremony was held in Bonython Hall on Thursday 4 October 2012. It was an opportunity to..

The Robinson Institute launches Great Expectations for Life a campaign for preterm birth
Imagine being unable to hold your newborn baby because they are too small to breathe on their own or regulate their own temperature. Watching them through the walls of a humidicrib surrounded by the sound of machines and the bustle of activity in the intensive care ward.

Cobbers for Africa!
The Joanna Briggs Foundation (JBF) is hosting the Cobbers for Africa event to raise funds to help improve healthcare in Africa.

The Annual Florey Lecture – Monday 10 September
Each year, the Florey Medical Research Foundation at the University of Adelaide hosts the Annual Florey Lecture.  This year’s lecturer is Professor Larry Suva, holder of the Carl L. Nelson who will present “It’s all about the bone: why we should care!”

Three Lives to Live Scholarship to help disadvantaged students
Entrepreneur Ben Howard wants to help disadvantaged young people achieve their dreams. Coming from a background of homelessness and hardship, Ben now works with the biggest names in the music industry putting together multi-million dollar deals.

A career update from a 2006 Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship recipient
Glenn Smith (B Com (Corp Fin) 2009, Dip Lang (2011), LLB (2012) was awarded a Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship in his first year at the University of Adelaide in 2006. Having to move away from home in the Flinders Ranges to study, the scholarship provided Glenn with financial assistance during his time at University. He updates us on where life has taken him since graduating. 

Kate's road to success with Wilto Yerlo

Inaugural recipient of the Singapore Alumni Fund
The inaugural recipient of the Singapore Alumni Fund, Ramanathan (Rama) Thurairajoo, graduated on 13 April 2012 with a Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management.  Rama’s proud family travelled from Singapore to..

Theatre Guild supports Professor Brian Coghlan Scholarship Appeal
The opening night performance of the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild’s first show for 2012, ‘A staged reading of Goethe's Faust (Part One)’, was held in honour of the inaugural Chair of the Cornell Network, Professor Brian Coghlan (Emeritus).

Bob Besley Mining Engineering Scholarship

Class of 1961 Scholarship recipient announced

Lower Murray Lot Feeders Scholarship supports students
There has been growing support for Scholarships in the Agriculture area. Recently the Lower Murray Lot Feeders Scholarship to support an honours student in the animal production area has been signed.

Major sponsors boosted Barcoding Conference success
The University of Adelaide hosted the 4th International Barcode of Life Conference between November 30 and December 3rd 2011 and was most fortunate to receive significant sponsorship support for the event.

2011 Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship Recipients

Ashok Khurana gives back to the Uni
Ashok Khurana has made a significant gift to the University of Adelaide to fund in perpetuity the Ashok Khurana Scholarship for Outstanding Indian Teachers.

Volunteers needed to boost Dentistry student skills
The School of Dentistry is seeking volunteers to help its students improve their communication skills in a clinical environment.  Read more...

Appealing for Barr Smith Library Support
The generosity of donors has kicked off a strong start to the 2011 Barr Smith Library Appeal. Donations of any size are warmly welcomed and will contribute to the continued improvement of collections in one of the university's most valuable resources.