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Urrbrae House, in conjunction with The Office of Community Engagement, presents a photographic exhibition:
“Connecting with the Waite”
Monday 15 August – Friday 19 August 2011
All are welcome to visit the exhibition daily, 11 am til 3 pm
Photographers, to enter please contact Amanda Jackson, 8303 7497 or amanda.jackson@adelaide.edu.au.
Entries close Friday 23 July 2011

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27 AFW students have entered the 3MT Competition this year (largest single group in the University) and there is great excitement among the participants. The best of these will compete at School level on 13 July 2pm in the Charles Hawker Conference Centre Auditorium, and the winners will proceed on to the Faculty heats on 27 July.
Please put 2pm 13 July in your diaries and come to support our postgrads as they explain their thesis research in 3 minutes or less. The judging panel will present awards for the winners and we’ll put on an afternoon tea for everyone.
See you there.
Cam Grant (Deputy Head of School, Postgraduate).

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The Scientists in Schools program is run nationally by the CSIRO, but is not limited to their staff. This program offers a great professional development opportunity for PhD students, Post docs and Researchers. The contact time in a School required ranges from a brief presentation, right through a more active class room role.

There is an invitation to all research higher degree students and scientists who are based at the Waite Campus to come along and find out more about the national program Scientists in Schools. An information session will be run on Wednesday 22 June at 5 pm in the Winery Tutorial Room (Hickinbotham Wine Science Laboratory).

This session at the Waite aims to give a bit of background about the program, with examples from Scientists and Teachers about their experiences.

If you can’t make the session you can get more information from:

Rebecca Anderson

SA Project Officer | Scientists in Schools

CSIRO Education

Phone: +61 8 8463 5990 | Fax: +61 8 8463 5916




Address: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007

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Focusing on improving your chances of success in gaining grant money, creating successful partnerships and achieving increased impact for your research

Speaker: Eran Binenbaum

Tuesday 14 June, 1 pm
Lecture Theatre 4 (Room 118), Charles Hawker Building, Waite Campus

RSVP to Rosalind Whysall at rosalind.whysall@adelaide.edu.au

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Wine Australia in conjuntion with Wine Business students at the University of Adelaide have complied the following survey in order to find out what Australian consumers want in the form of wine education in Australia.  The survey will not only address how new forms of wine education can be implemented in the future, but address current problems with wine education and how these forms of education can be re-structured in order to become affordable, open to all age groups and teach a variety of aspects of wine from sensory evaluation through to Australian/World wine styles and the like.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could take the time to complete the following survey (completion time is around 5 minutes) as the results will greatly aid the way in which wine education is implemented in the future, and possibly help you out in your own careers as wine makers, viticultrists, marketers, ag. scientists, etc.


Thank you for your time.

Kirstie Verrall, Araluen Earls, Jessica Henderson and Lilian Walker

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Peter Waite Day

To commemorate Peter Waite’s birth date (May 9, 1834), the WRI, together with the UoA School of Agriculture, Food & Wine honoured the day by sponsoring drinks and canapés for all Waite campus staff and UoA postgraduates on Friday afternoon 6 May 2011. The inaugural event was held in perfect autumn weather outside Lirra Lirra cafe from 3:00pm to 4:30pm and included a competitive Bocce tournament with 12 teams vying for the prestigious trophy, the Peter Waite Bocce Cup!

Professor Leigh gave a short speech and he said the Peter Waite Day event was a great opportunity for all the Waite collocated partners to get together and socialise.

At the conclusion of the event, Acting Head of School, Professor Eileen Scott presented the winners of the Peter Waite cup, “The Salties”. It’s worth also pointing out many of the teams had some fun names such as the SARDInes and the Central Wino’s – next year we hope to see even more Bocce teams enter with clever names representing their departments or area of research. Perhaps in 2012 we’ll even add an additional prize for the team with the best name!?

The WRI and AFW School would like to thank everyone who helped organise the Bocce games and the people who gave their support and attended ‘Peter Waite Day’ 2011.

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A number of staff members and students from the School recently attended the concurrent 4th Asian Conference on Plant Pathology and 18th Biennial Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference in Darwin.

Ismail Ismail, a PhD student in Amanda Able’s laboratory should be congratulated for winning the student poster prize ($200) for his poster entitled ‘Are aggressiveness and proteinaceous toxin production related in Pyrenophora teres f. teres?’.

Professor Eileen Scott was also given the prestigious honour of being named a Fellow of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society as was Waite Research Institute Board member Professor Alison Stewart.

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