September 2015

Rosanne Hunt

It's seems like Spring marks the beginning of awards season, with two UTS academics awarded 2015 Eureka prizes, known as the 'Oscars' of the science world. Two of our most accomplished alumnae – Professor Carolyn McGregor AM and UTS Luminary Nasima Rahmani – are also speaking at the Advance Global Australian Summit in Sydney on 14 September – with discounted tickets available for UTS alumni!

We're also counting down to our 2015 UTS Alumni Awards gala dinner and ceremony, recognising the inspiring achievements of our most outstanding alumni – find out how to get your tickets here.

And Sydney's historic Goods Line, a new public walkway linking Central Station and Darling Harbour, has opened, passing by the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building – if you're in Sydney, make sure to take a stroll!

Some new alumni events include the upcoming launch of our Japan alumni network, and an opportunity to reconnect for Science alumni. For our many Kuring-gai graduates we invite you to catch up with former classmates and staff. As we say a fond 'Goodbye Kuring-gai' in November, it's your last chance to revisit our bush campus as part of UTS, so make sure you register to attend this event!

Our congratulations to UTS Luminary and tech entrepreneur Adrian Turner, who has been announced as the head of the CSIRO and NICTA digital research powerhouse, Data61.

In other news, UTS Chancellor Professor Vicki Sara AO has a special message for alumni following her announcement that she will be retiring in the new year after 12 years in the role. We will miss her warmth, enthusiasm and passion for our UTS community, and wish her all the best.

Kind regards,

Rosanne Hunt
Deputy Director, Alumni Relations and Communications

UTS claims double Eureka

Professor Jin and Professor Walsh on stage accepting the University of New South Wales Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Science

The ground-breaking scientific work of two UTS academics has been recognised in the 2015 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes – known as the 'Oscars' of Australian science.

UTS Chancellor to retire in February

Professor Vicki Sara AO

UTS's long-serving Chancellor, Professor Vicki Sara AO, has announced her plan to retire in the new year with a special message for the UTS community.

UTS alumnus named head of CSIRO's digital research division

Adrian Turner

Australian tech entrepreneur Adrian Turner will lead one of the largest digital innovation teams in the world, as head of new research entity, Data61.

A peek into our robotic future


UTS scientists, including one of our newest alumni, Dr Dinuka Abeywardena, have been fine-tuning the world’s first autonomous climbing robot and an intelligent drone that can see its flight path.

Remembering Kuring-gai

Students dancing on Kuring-gai campus

From possums to poetry, togas to teachers, evergreen carpet and trees, our Kuring-gai alumni have been reliving their favourite campus memories ahead of our special ‘Goodbye Kuring-gai’ reunion in November.

In the family

Hannah Clark and Lorraine Grant

For mother and daughter duo Lorraine Grant and Hannah Clark, maternal health and UTS has become as much a part of their lives as family lunches and candle-making.

Pursuing passions a formula for success

Sean Kruck

The ground-breaking scientific work of two UTS academics has been recognised in the 2015 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes – known as the 'Oscars' of Australian science.