10 things for September 2018
This month's essential news, events and opportunities for alumni.
1. We're coming to New York
Save the date! Professor Peter Mathieson, Principal of the University, is hosting a special reception for alumni in New York at 6pm on Tuesday 13 November. Keep an eye on our regular communications channels for more information coming soon.
2. Alumna sends music to the moon
Artist and alumna Katie Paterson has translated Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata into Morse code and sent it to the moon as a radio wave. And now you can listen to its return at St Cecilia's Hall.
3. 1968 medics return
On 11 September, Edinburgh Medical School was delighted to welcome back the MBChB Class of 1968 for a reunion to celebrate 50 years since graduation.
4. We're celebrating Elsie Stephenson
Dame Cathy Warwick - Chair of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service - will deliver this year's Elise Stephenson Memorial Lecture on the topic 'Transforming healthcare – are today’s leaders in nursing and midwifery up to the challenge?' on 9 October.
5. New alumni club for Singapore
Following our event to celebrate the first anniversary of the University's office in south-east Asia, we're delighted to announce the creation of the Alumni Club of Singapore, with membership open to all alumni living in the area.
6. Lectures examine global challenges
Shifting views on gender, inequality in the digital world and music’s role in development are some of the topics explored in an upcoming lecture series.
7. A boost for Edinburgh creativity
An initiative that seeks to make Edinburgh a world-class centre for the creative industries has received a multi-million pound boost.
8. China launches the first low-carbon college
China’s first college for the study of low-carbon technology has opened with the support of experts from Edinburgh.
9. Principal’s prizes reward success
Six students and a tutoring scheme set up for Syrian refugees have been recognised for helping to enhance the reputation of the University.
10. Join us in Hong Kong
Alumni are invited to join Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Mathieson for a special alumni reception in Hong Kong on Thursday 18 October 2018.
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