By gum_ by hjkuiw354


									                                                                                               By                                           Farewell
                                                                                               gum !                                        Tony
                                                                                               Mapping the                                 Ferrall
                                                                                               eucalypt genome
                                                                                                                                          Tony Ferrall, Executive
                                                                                                                                          Director of Finance
                                                                                               Dot Steane under the blue gum
                                                                                               at the Botanical Gardens.                  and Administration, is
                                                                                                                                          leaving the University
                                                                                                                                          to take up the position
                                                                                                like solar panels. Chloroplasts contain
                                                                                                                                          of Deputy Secretary of
                                                                                                their own DNA. Dr Steane has shown        Budget and Finance at
                                                                                                this sequence has over 160 thousand       the State Treasury.
                                                                                                characters coding for many important
                                                                                                genes affecting plant growth.
                                                                                                                                          In a farewell held
                                                                                                                                          recently, the Vice-
                                                                                                    Her work will make it easier for
                                                                                                                                          Chancellor, Professor
                                                                                                other scientists to study the chloro-
                                                                                                                                          Daryl Le Grew
Photo courtesy The Mercury

                                                                                                plast DNA sequence in other eucalypt
                                                                                                                                          commended Tony for
                                                                                                species. Differences between DNA
                                                                                                                                          the very significant
                                                                                                sequences provide insights into ways
                                                                                                                                          contribution he has
                                                                                                in which eucalypts have evolved
                                                                                                                                          made to UTAS over the
                                                                                                and their past migration routes across
                                                                                                                                          past two and a half
                                                                                                the Australian continent. Such            years.
                                                                                                information will help better conserve
                             IN THE NEW AGE of exploration and science,             eucalypt species in Australia.                        “The University’s loss
                             the frontiers of discovery often lie beyond what           The tree used for this project was the big        is the Treasury’s gain,”
                             is visible through the microscope.                     Tasmanian Blue Gum at the Royal Tasmanian
                                                                                                                                          he said.
                                  Tasmania’s real ‘Young Einstein’, Dr Dorothy      Botanical Gardens. This is the exact tree under       UTAS wishes Tony a
                             Steane, has just become the first person to            which Dr Steane used to sit as a child to             fond farewell and all
                             decode the DNA sequence of an Australian               celebrate Tasmania’s Blue Gum Festival which          the best in his new
                             native plant.                                          ran between 1969 and 1977 and celebrated              role.
                                  The Tasmanian Blue Gum, Eucalyptus                Tasmania’s floral emblem, the Blue Gum.
                             globulus is also the first flowering tree to have          Dr Steane is a specialist in the study of
                             its chloroplast sequenced. Dr Steane will present      eucalypt DNA with the Cooperative Research
                             her results at a meeting of international scientists   Centre for Sustainable Production Forestry at the
                             in Hobart on Thursday 15 July 2004.                    University of Tasmania and worked in collabora-
                                                                                                                                            Volume 263
                                  Chloroplasts are the powerhouse of plant          tion with the Australian Genome Research
                             cells that capture the energy from the sun, much       Facility on this project.                                27 July 2004
In Brief                                        Playing in
                                                                       Josephine Smith,
                                                           Amanda Gale and David Hicks.

                                                FOUR YOUNG TASMANIAN musicians have                      ing role and to bring some students with him. The
Dialogically speaking
                                                been invited to join the prestigious International       usual audition process for the students was waived.
The Campus Review/Co-op Bookshop
                                                Youth Symphony Orchestra in Bremen, Germany                  “It was a real honour to be asked to take part
Dialogica Awards aim to encourage
                                                later this year.                                         and to be able to recommend some students to also
excellence in written communication by
today’s busy academics, researchers                 The students – two from the Tasmanian                take part,” he said.
and postgraduates.                              Conservatorium of Music in Hobart and one each               Monte will work with orchestra members in the
Significant prize money – $10,000 first         from Launceston College and Scotch Oakburn               lower Brass section.
prize, $5000 second, $3000 third –              College – are all members of the University of               Every year highly talented young musicians
represents the importance the major             Tasmania Wind Orchestra. Orchestra co-ordinator          from all over the world audition to be part of the
sponsors place on clear, concise and            Monte Mumford has also been invited to be a guest        Youth Symphony. About 50 will come together in
persuasive communication.                       lecturer at the two-week residential program.            Bremen in October. While there the students will
“The Campus Review/Co-op Bookshop                   The invitations to percussionist David Hicks         be home hosted.
Dialogica Awards promote clear and              and french horn player Josephine Smith, both from            “This is an exciting opportunity for the students,
coherent communication about contem-            Hobart, and bassoonist Caitlyn Sherring and flautist     one of those once in a lifetime experiences,” Monte
porary issues. We hope they will work           Amanda Gale, from Launceston, came after the             said.
as a stimulus to promote the analysis           Youth Orchestra’s conductor met Monte Mumford                “Who knows what this could lead to?”
and dissemination of ideas about
                                                in Turkey.                                                   Three of the students are taught by UTAS
complex – and maybe not so complex –
                                                    Heiner Buhlmann was in the audience during a         alumnus Jenny McDonald and Mathew Dudfield.
ideas,” said Julie Hare, Editor-in-Chief
of Campus Review.                               concert for which Monte was guest conductor. On          They leave Australia in October. UTAS is assisting
Entrants are asked to write 2000 words          the strength of the performance Monte was invited        David and Josephine to attend.
on a topic of community interest,               to join the international youth orchestra in a teach-
whether it be in politics, religion, culture
and society, national and international
events, science, philosophy, history.
Entries close on 6 September.
                                                Examining the Eucalypt
For guidelines, entry forms and more            IN AN HISTORIC AGREEMENT, scientists from                pulpwood production. There are over 10 million
information, go to
                                                throughout the world, meeting in Hobart, formed          hectares of eucalypt plantations worldwide. Using
                                                the International Eucalyptus Genome Consortium.          state-of-the-art molecular genetic techniques similar
                                                    The internationally renowned scientists agreed       to those used to study the human genome, scientists
Community Attitudes
                                                to collaborate in a global effort to map the DNA         are searching for genes including those that control
Dr Jennifer Butler will be the keynote
                                                sequence of the complete eucalypt genome.                the growth and wood properties of eucalypts.
speaker at two Public Lectures held in
August by the Tasmanian section of the              Australia is leading the international effort to          Dean of Science, Engineering and Technology,
World Education Fellowship (WEFT).              sequence the eucalypt genome, which will take two        Professor Jim Reid said: “Eucalypts are an icon of
Dr Butler will talk on “Attitudes and           to three years and require substantial funding from      Australia and dominate our ecosystems. This
Actions: Working with Marginalised              Australia and the international community.               endeavour will be a major stimulus to biotechnology
Communities in Today’s World”, drawing              Like the human genome project, once completed        in Australia.
on her experience in South East Asia            the eucalypt sequence will be placed in the public            “It will link Australia to major plant genomic
and NSW. The evenings will refer to a           domain.                                                  initiatives throughout the world.”
wide range of issues in the context of              DNA is the molecule that encodes the                      The brand new International Eucalyptus
health care with implications for social        information that controls the functioning of all life.   Genome Consortium now includes scientists from
justice and community development.              Knowing the actual DNA code of eucalypts will            all Australian states as well as representatives from
These include the trafficking of girls and
                                                be a major break-through, leading to innovative          Brazil, China, South Africa, Thailand, USA and
young women in the commercial sex
                                                applications in plantation forestry and sustainable      Vietnam.
industry, drug use and policies,
HIV/AIDS in the Thai context and                forest management. It will revolutionise our ability          “In meetings to review progress in eucalypt
service provision to marginalised people.       to understand how eucalypts grow and interact with       genetic research the group considered that recent
A panel of experts will provide                 their environment.                                       technological advances mean that the time is right,
commentary, drawing out the relevant                While native to Australia, gum trees, or eucalypts   now, to invest in sequencing the eucalypt genome,”
                          continued on page 4   are the most widely planted tree in the world for        said Professor Reid.
                          The UTAS
                          Student Experience
                          THE UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA Plan                          •   Provides an international focus
                          2004–2006 places a strong emphasis on the student        •   Maximises student retention and success
                          experience. It includes a Goal “to provide a quality,    •   Provides students with opportunities to engage
                          distinctive and energising student experience that           with the broader community
                          derives from the unique Tasmanian character” and
                          one of the Key Priorities within the Plan is to be          Some of the suggestions for new initiatives
                          “renowned for its distinctive, quality student expe-     made at the forum include:
                          rience – the ‘natural choice’ for study in Australia.”   •   Establish a regular market day on each campus
                          Related to this Key Priority is a strategy to:           •   Establish a student-focused website and bulletin
                          “Integrate student learning and lifestyle in vibrant         board that promotes the UTAS student
                          campus environments, including enhanced infra-               experience, advertises opportunities for
                          structure for student learning and ‘Island                   students and lists extra-curricular activities
                          Experience’ opportunities.”                                  available to students.
       from the               In June, a one-day forum on the Student              •   Improve the student orientation program to
  Pro Vice-Chancellor     Experience was attended by representatives from              ensure students are well prepared to begin their
                          across the University (including students) to discuss        formal studies and to ensure an appropriate mix
(Teaching and Learning)   what we already do to make our student experience            of social activities.
                          distinctive and what we could do better.                 •   Encourage Faculties to set up mechanisms to
                              The forum suggested that the following dimen-            support students, especially in their first year.
                          sions made up the student experience:                        This could include help desks, mentoring by
                                                                                       academics and/or senior students, special links
                          •    Quality of teaching and learning
                                                                                       with academic staff, and social functions for
                          •    Course offerings
                          •    Learning environment
                          •    Services and support                                •   Expand University-wide mentoring and student
                                                                                       support programs, especially for first year stu-
                          •    Physical environment – within UTAS and more
                               broadly                                                 dents. This would include enhancing transition
                                                                                       arrangements for first year students, identifying
                          • Social environment – within UTAS and more
                               broadly.                                                and supporting ‘at risk’ students, providing
                               Discussion at the forum highlighted that many           additional bridging programs and ensuring tran-
                          opportunities already exist for our students, across         scripts note student involvement as mentors.
                          all of these dimensions, but that these are often        •   Expand opportunities for students to engage
                          confined to specific Schools/Faculties and are not           with employers, obtain career advice, undertake
                          necessarily well communicated throughout the                 work placements and participate in work-based
                          entire University.                                           projects.
                               The point was made that the University is small     •   Establish student-centred learning facilities
                          and there is potential for more personal contact for         that cater for students in a range of learning
                          students. There is a ‘connectedness’ that does not           configurations, including good IT access.
                          exist in many larger universities. One important             Establish a postgraduate student centre.
                          point was that there is not a ‘typical’ student and      •   Expand our summer school programs, particu-
                          initiatives must cater for a broad range of student          larly those that focus on showcasing the unique
                          interests and needs.                                         aspects of Tasmania (for example, our environ-
                               The suggestion was made that we should have             ment, heritage, history, writing, art, and food)
                          a statement to capture our ‘vision’ for the UTAS             and market these to current students and more
                          Student Experience. For example:                             widely to interstate and international students.
                                                                                       This program could also include some exciting
                          The University of Tasmania provides a student                short courses to cater for participants interested
                          experience that:                                             in combining education with travel.
                          •   Capitalises on the unique Tasmanian environment
                                                                                       I invite you to submit your ideas on making our
                          •   Has a strong focus on students
                                                                                   student experience distinctive.
                          •   Is flexible and accessible
                          •   Encourages a sense of connectedness and              Sue Johnston
                              community                                            Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)

In Brief               continued from page 2

implications of Dr Butler’s experiences
to Tasmania in the fields of education,

                                                                                                                                                                 Photo courtesy The Examiner
health, community sustainability, social
welfare and justice.
The William Oats Memorial
Lecture 2004
7.30 pm Tuesday 17 August
Stanley Burbury Theatre, Hobart
The Honora Deane Memorial
Lecture 2004
7.30 pm Wednesday 18 August
                                                                                                                          Volunteer Tess Etherton with one of
Raymond Ferrall Centre, Launceston

                                               Beyond the pale:
                                                                                                                             the exhibits at White Line Fever.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Daryl
Le Grew will welcome audiences in
Hobart while Launceston audiences
will be welcomed by the Deputy Vice-
Chancellor Professor Rudi Lidl.
Admission is free and includes supper.
                                               White Line Fever !
For further information contact                LAUNCESTON HAS BEEN in the grip of footy                   He said both were of pivotal long-term cultural
Christopher Strong (WEFT)                      fever – and nowhere more than at the University’s      and economic value for Tasmania.
on 6395 1350.                                  Academy Gallery.                                           “Neither of these forces should be under-
                                                   On the eve of a big weekend of AFL in Laun-        estimated and both go a long way to explaining
Special Offer to UTAS Staff                    ceston, Premier Paul Lennon officially opened a new    how Tasmanians see themselves – and how the rest
Have you ever tried to sing                    exhibition at the Gallery entitled White Line Fever.   of the world see us,” Mr Lennon said.
Click Go the Shears in Cantonese?              It was the Premier’s first visit to the University         The Premier said that the exhibition was
Colourful former University staff member       since taking over the role from the late Jim Bacon.    relevant and timely.
Greg Leong will be performing his                  The exhibition includes football memorabilia,          “It gives both a great historical perspective on
quirky karaoke cabaret, JIA, in Hobart         photographs, sculptures, videos and paintings all      Aussie Rules and some thought-provoking artistic
at the Peacock Theatre from 28 July to
                                               with a footy feel. It’s been curated by the head of    interpretation of the sport,” he said.
August 1. Mention that you are a UTAS
                                               the School of Visual and Performing Arts,                  Exhibiting in White Line Fever are: Greg Ades,
staff member and pay just $15 (normally
$20) for this evening of cultural              Professor Vincent McGrath and Academy Gallery          Rob Burnett, Patrick Hall, David Hamilton, Wayne
collisions about a Chinese Australian.         Director Malcom Bywaters.                              Hudson, Stephen Hudson, Robert Ikin, Graham
Tickets are available from Designer                Mr Lennon said that the “somewhat eclectic         King, Michael Muruste, Tony Smibert, Peter
Mirrors on 6224 3880. For more                 exhibition” encouraged its audience to reflect on      Stephenson, Danielle Thompson, Helene Weeding,
information call Salamanca Arts Centre         the contribution football made to the national         Shaun Wilson and Katy Woodroffe.
on 6234 8414.                                  psyche and also to the strength and diversity of the       The exhibition continues at the Academy
                                               State’s arts community.                                Gallery until 6 August.
Wine Tasting
On Wednesday 4 August the University
Staff Club will be hosting drinks and a
wine-tasting for members and prospec-          A whale of a time
tive members. Wines will include local
                                               THE MYSTERY SURROUNDING whale                          sources are also swept north, and more of the
Tasmanian vintages as well as drops
                                               strandings could be one step closer to being solved,   cetaceans follow, only to be disoriented by strong
from further afield, with options for
specific orders. A blind tasting will be       thanks to research being done at UTAS.                 storms.
held for those who consider themselves             Associate Professor Mark Hindell and PhD               Hindell and his team analysed data on all
connoisseurs! All are welcome – come           student Karen Evans have studied every known           Tasmanian cetacean strandings from 1920 to 2002.
mix and mingle with your fellow acade-         whale stranding on the shores of Tasmania and          During the last peak, in 1992, there were 29
mic and general staff members. Drinks          Victoria over the past 80 years. They have discov-     strandings. When the team looked at stranding data
will start at 5 pm with wine tastings at       ered a pattern that may be the cause of previously     from Victoria they found that the ten to twelve year
5.30 pm. For more information contact          baffling strandings. The number of pods of whales      pattern repeated itself.
Margaret Lindley on 6226 2301.                 who end up stranded on beaches also peaks every            Hindell, from the Antarctic Wildlife Research
                                               ten years. According to Hindell, the number of         Unit, says his research could help predict mass
                                               strandings closely resembles the ten-year climactic    strandings in the future – by watching the weather,
                                               cycle where freezing Antarctic waters are swept        whale rescuers could be better prepared and
                                               north in strong zonal west winds. Whale food           chances of whales’ survival could be better.

Photo courtesy The Mercury

                                                                                                                         goes global
                                                                                                                         Adrian is an excellent example of the true
                                                                                                                         entrepreneurship student.
                                                                                                                             “Adrian is not put off by the difficulties of
                             Adrian Bold with staff members at
                             Bold Impressions
                                                                 A UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA student has been               working and learning at the same time, and he’s an
                                                                 awarded first place in the Australasian Student         inspiration to other students and clearly has become
                                                                 Entrepreneur Awards, and will go on to compete in       a role model to many,” Mr Jones said.
                                                                 the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards.                     “He is a ‘visual native’ – someone who is able
                                                                     Adrian Bold, a third year student in the School     to exploit the endless boundaries of technology
                                                                 of Management’s Entrepreneurship Program, has           through identifying market needs and providing
                                                                 won a return trip to Chicago to attend the              unique technology based solutions to meet these
                                                                 Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organisation (CEO)          needs. He realises that his success is temporary, but
                                                                 annual conference.                                      his ability to continually learn how to apply the
                                                                     Adrian is the founder and managing director of      ever-evolving technologies he works with is a
                                                                 Bold Impressions, a multimedia studio that pro-         potential constant. As such, Adrian’s efforts provide
                                                                 duces 3D digital modelling for design, property,        a lens through which other students can observe
                                                                 engineering and corporate clients.                      and learn about the process of entrepreneurship –
                                                                     Adrian’s entry in this year’s competition           that is, the doing of things differently.”
                                                                 (he came third last year) was based upon the                Mr Jones said Adrian’s success also brought a
                                                                 submission of a DVD, rather than just a written         welcome focus to the Entrepreneurship program,
                                                                 application. This enabled Adrian to fully demon-        which was introduced in 2002.
                                                                 strate not just his own creativity, but also the            Adrian has booked a round-the-world ticket,
                                                                 flexibility of his enterprise, while maximising the     and aims to develop some key business contacts
                                                                 impact of his submission.                               that will aid his existing enterprise.
                                                                     The coordinator of the School of Management’s           Details about Adrian’s enterprise can be found
                                                                 Entrepreneurship program, Colin Jones, says             on his website:

                                                                 Tracking Back with Bernard T
                                                                 BERNARD WILLIAMS IS A TASMANIAN                         his writings – If Only – illustrates the effect the
                                                                 Aboriginal from the ‘Moonbird’ people of Cape           accident had on him.
                                                                 Barren and Flinders Island. Bernard’s writing comes          Bernard’s stories provide a unique insight into
                                                                 from stories and anecdotes he has remembered            his life – a person outcast from society because of
                                                                 while attending the bridging program at Riawunna,       his Aboriginality and his disabilities resulting from
                                                                 Centre for Aboriginal Education, at UTAS in 2003.       the car accident. The anger Bernard felt after the
                                                                     Tracking Back with Bernard T. is Bernard’s first    accident ‘took away his life’ was often expressed
                                                                 attempt at writing, and the process of recording his    through anti-social, and sometimes violent, behav-
                                                                 stories has been a rich and valuable experience for     iour with groups of people who accepted Bernard
                                                                 him. He is already writing for ‘volume two’.            for who he was: ‘street gangs’ and people involved
                                                                     Bernard has had a ‘difficult road to follow’. In    in criminal behaviour.
                                                                 1969, at the age of 17, Bernard was in a terrible car        Throughout the stories and ‘snippets’ of
                                                                 accident of which he was the only survivor. He was      Bernard’s life you can see evidence of his sense
                                                                 in a coma for three weeks with severe injuries to his   of humour and his ability to be able to find a laugh
                                                                 body and brain and was not expected to recover.         in all circumstances. Bernard has chosen to include
                                         Bernard Williams        His life was changed forever in the accident; one of    images to help illustrate his writing.

Eyes on Indonesia
                                                                      Dr Marshall Clark

Part 2:
                          Dr Marshall Clark
Like Professor Hatley     DR MARSHALL CLARK, a lecturer in the School of                  written literature (such as short stories and poetry),
                          Asian Languages and Studies, completed his PhD                  photographs of visual art (such as paintings and
and Carmencita in our     thesis on modern Indonesian literature, and is currently        installations) and video-footage of performance art
last edition of UniTAS,   reworking his thesis for publication as a book. Since           (such as dance-drama and theatrical performances).
                          his thesis was submitted, he has been researching rep-               “I will be looking for literary and artistic
Dr Marshall Clark and     resentations of men and masculinities in Indonesian             expressions which overtly use the bombings as a
                          popular culture. He has published articles on men in            theme or which may be read as a more impressionistic
Dr Pam Allen also have    Indonesian cinema, TV advertising and literature.               response to the bombings and their aftermath,” she
an interest in our             Dr Clark is preparing two co-authored conference           said. “Where feasible, I will talk to the writers and
                          papers: one on representations of older men in                  performers.”
northern neighbour.       Indonesian popular culture, and one on men’s practices               Dr Allen will employ a local research assistant –
                          in internet communities.                                        the poet Tan Lioe Ie – to assist in identifying relevant
                               The latter research project, with Dr Timothy               works and performances. Tan Lioe Ie will also help
                          Phillips of the School of Sociology, Social Work and            identify literature written by non-Balinese Indonesians
                          Tourism, is significant because it is widely believed           (in particular Javanese).
                          that the internet is not only a communications and                   Dr Allen said that the non-Balinese context was
                          training tool for terrorist organisations, but also a           of particular interest because of the tension between
                          crucial site for propaganda.                                    national and regional literatures in Indonesia.
                               “Indonesian men the world over are active                       “I am interested to discover whether the Balinese
                          members of internet chat forums, where any issue                are seen to have some sort of artistic ownership of the
                          under the sun is discussed, including sex, football,            tragedy or whether it has been incorporated into a
                          music and religion,” Dr Clark said.                             broader national narrative,” she said.
                               “Australia’s beleaguered and under-resourced                    The second part of the project, in Hobart, will be
                          Intelligence organisations are clearly playing catch-up,        to read, view and analyse the works with a view to
                          trying to track down the many ephemeral websites,               identifying genres of response. Preliminary investiga-
                          threads and posts in cyberspace that may or may not             tions suggest, for example, that there are four main
                          be coded banter between terrorists.                             genres: healing, satire, mimesis and horror.
                               “Meanwhile, our research aims to discover to                    The third part of the project will be to situate
                          what extent nationalism or other forms of social                this literary and cultural activity within two broader
                          identification play a role in online interaction. Much          contexts: contemporary Indonesian literature and
                          of the time it may be a matter of boys just being boys,         anthropological research into trauma and social
                          discussing the latest rock band album or joking about a         change in Bali.
                          famous actress or a singer, but in many cases national               Recent anthropology on Bali has focussed on the
                          or religious affiliation plays a distinct guiding role in       impact of modernity, particularly tourism, on Balinese
                          men’s online behaviour,” said Dr Clark.                         adat or customs. Some Balinese commentators have
                               The research findings of this project will be              suggested that the bombings were a response to the
                          presented at a conference at the University of                  negative aspects of tourism, and a warning that it is
                          Melbourne in October, entitled Masculinities; Gender,           time the Balinese returned to traditional ways of life.
                          Art & Popular Culture.                                          At the same time Balinese tourism promoters are
                                                                                          urging foreign tourists to return to Bali.
                          Dr Pam Allen                                                         “In my research I seek to reveal evidence of
                               The literary and cultural responses to the Bali            polarised responses such as these in literature, art and
                          bombings in the focus of new research by Dr Pam                 performance,” said Dr Allen.
                          Allen, the deputy head of the School of Asian                        “Analyses of poetry, short stories and theatrical
          Dr Pam Allen    Languages and Studies.                                          performances produced in Bali within the context of
                               Dr Allen’s project will identify, document and             personal grief, economic disaster and community
                          analyse literary and cultural responses to the bombings         solidarity, and viewed against anthropological
                          in the Sari nightclub of October 2002.                          accounts of local social change, will contribute to an
                               The first part of the project will be a visit to Bali      understanding of the current nuances and implications
                          to collect data of three different kinds – copies of            of regional identity on the island.”

                                                                                                Dr Hamish Maxwell-Stewart and Dr Lucy Frost.

                                       HAMISH MAXWELL-STEWART of the School                     convict’s story, while many tales still lie hidden and
                                       of History and Classics and Lucy Frost of the            untold in dry, official records.
                                       School of English, Journalism and European                    Chain Letters draws upon a rich variety of
                                       Languages have won the inaugural Australian              sources in its search for Australia’s lost convict
                                       Historical Association Kay Daniels Award for their       voices. Each chapter is a mini detective story,
                                       book Chain Letters: Narrating Convict Lives. The         either a search for the identity behind a particular
                                       award was established in honour of the late Kay          account, or an attempt to piece together a convict
                                       Daniels as a joint initiative of the AHA, the            life from scattered fragments and clues.
                                       University of Tasmania and the Port Arthur                    In the Australian Book Review, Patrick
                                       Historical Management Authority. It is made for          O’Farrell said: “This is a book that deserves to be
                                       outstanding original research with a bearing on con-     added to any serious consideration of the convict
                                       vict, heritage or early colonial history.                world, and should entertain the curious general
                                            Thousands of the convicts transported to            reader as well.” While the Higher Education
                                       Australia left records of their experiences of captiv-   Supplement in The Australian called Chain Letters
                                       ity, punishment and isolation. Some wrote detailed       “a fascinating volume” and said that “literary
                                       accounts in letters or journals; others tattooed basic   detectives and students of the convict era will find
                                       information on their bodies or engraved it on secret     Chain Letters a delight”.
                                       love tokens. Sometimes another person reported a

                                       AN OUTSTANDING UTAS law student will                     around the world.”
Legal legacy                           continue the legacy of a young Tasmanian whose               He said James will have a part to play in the
                                       brilliant career was tragically cut short by the Bali    global strengthening of International Criminal Law
lives on                               bombings in 2002.
                                            UTAS graduate James Upcher was recently
                                                                                                as part of the world’s response to terrorism.
                                                                                                    “I hope James will do so boldly and coura-
                                       presented with the first Tim Hawkins Memorial            geously and that his experiences in The Hague
                                       Scholarship.                                             imbue him with a deepening personal commitment
                                            The scholarship is worth $8,000 and includes a      to justice,” he said.
                                       return airfare sponsored by Qantas that will enable          Tim Hawkins was an outstanding young
                                       the recipient to work in the International Criminal      Tasmanian. An international oarsman, he completed
                                       Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague.         a building apprenticeship before graduating with
                                            This practical experience, which will be for        Honours in Commerce/Law at the University of
                                       at least three months, will offer invaluable insights    Tasmania. He was later admitted to the bar of the
                                       into enforcement of international humanitarian law       Supreme Court of Tasmania.
                                       and the process of prosecuting crimes against                Tim’s particular interest was in international
                                       humanity.                                                humanitarian law. After his tragic death, Tim’s family,
                                            In a message to James Upcher, Tim McCormack,        friends and associates and members of the wider
                                       Australian Red Cross Professor of International          Tasmanian community worked with the University
                                       Humanitarian Law and also a UTAS graduate, said          of Tasmania Foundation to endow a perpetual
                                       the scholarship was a great honour.                      scholarship as a fitting memorial. The scholarship
                                            “Of course, with honour, comes responsibility.      will not only provide a professional opportunity for
                                            “It is apparently the case that the monstrous       young Tasmanian law graduates, but will also help
                                       crime against humanity that took Tim’s life in Bali      advance the understanding of humanitarian law.
 Scholarship recipient James Upcher.   will only continue to be repeated in other locations

                    (left to right) Watanapun Krutasaen,
                               Professor Vincent McGrath
                         and Noppadon Viroonchatapun.

artistic                             FOR WELL OVER ten years, the School of Visual
                                     and Performing Arts has nurtured a strong cultural
                                     association with one of the foremost arts institutions
                                                                                                   This year the School of Visual and Performing
                                                                                               Arts hosted Watanapun Krutasaen and Noppadon
                                                                                               Viroonchatapun as exchange staff from Silpakorn.
                                     in the Asian region. Silpakorn University in              Professor Vincent McGrath said that the residency
                                     Bangkok has an enviable record of achievement             was a wonderful success because both artists
                                     in the visual arts. Originally, Silpakorn University      exhibited work at the Academy of the Arts
                                     was known as the School of Fine Arts, under the           comprising pieces recently completed in Thailand
                                     Ministry of Education. In 1943 the School attained        and new art developed as a response to the
                                     full university status offering courses in Painting,      Tasmanian landscape.
                                     Sculpture, Architecture, Archaeology and                      “Our landscape seen through the eyes of pro-
                                     Decorative Arts. They now have nine faculties             fessional artists from a different culture highlighted
                                     and a graduate school. Silpakorn’s art and design         the variety of approaches and relative significance
                                     faculty teaches a full range of subjects and has a        of things as they appeared to us and how these
                                     world-class reputation for ceramics, sculpture,           move our emotions,” said Professor McGrath.
                                     printmaking and graphic arts.                                 While in Launceston Noppadon was awarded
                                          The UTAS School of Visual and Performing             a public commission by the Federal government
                                     Arts, originally through Dr Piniti Ratananukul and        through the Child Migrant Memorial Committee
                                     more recently Dr Sompid Kattiyapikul has instigated       to create two bronze sculptures that are to be
                                     several arts exchange projects that enhanced under-       memorials to the orphan immigrants sent from
                                     standings between our two cultures. The goodwill          Great Britain to Tasmania in the 1950s. One of the
                                     between Silpakorn University and UTAS has                 sculptures is be part of the Queen Victoria Museum
                                     enabled successful student and staff exchanges,           and Art Gallery’s permanent collection and will
                                     exhibitions, artist in residences and public arts         feature in the exhibition Past Lives, New Beginnings.
                                     commissions to be undertaken. During 2003 Sam             Professor McGrath said that Noppadon
                                     Eddy, a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts third year          Viroonchatapun had exceptional skills in bronze
                                     student, spent one semester at Silpakorn’s Bangkok        casting (a discipline for which Thailand has had a
                                     and Nakhon Pathom campuses studying sculpture.            long historical tradition) and a great sensitivity in
                                     Sam’s international study project was sponsored           modelling and interpreting the human figure.
                                     through a UMAP grant.


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                                                                                           Claire Guest, of Penguin, looks on as representatives
                                                                                           of the Tasmanian Ambulance Service demonstrate
                                                                                           care of a stretchered patient.

                                                                                           Clayton Careers
                                                                                           the Healthy
                                  TWENTY YEAR 10 STUDENTS participated in                       “I must pay tribute to local health professionals,
                                  the second of two health careers residential camps       without whose support we could not provide two
                                  offered by the University Department of Rural            camps. The fact that they were so willing to be
                                  Health (UDRH) at Camp Clayton this month.                involved reflects everyone’s awareness of the need
                                       The popular four-day camps were organised by        to encourage young people to consider future
                                  Rosalie Maynard, the UDRH’s Health Careers               careers as rural health practitioners,” said Rosalie.
                                  Program Coordinator. The 2004 program doubles,                Medical practice, nursing, physiotherapy, social
                                  to forty, the number of students from rural high         work, dietetics, radiography, speech pathology,

Do you like                       schools who have previously been able to take part.
                                  As at the June event, the July camp provided
                                                                                           occupational therapy, dentistry, pharmacy, optome-
                                                                                           try, podiatry and the ambulance service were
                                  hands-on experience and focused discussion on            amongst the professions represented this year.
shopping?                         health careers with local health professionals and
                                  current health science students.
                                                                                                Dr Rosalind Bull, Acting Director of the
                                                                                           UDRH, is particularly supportive of the project.
                                       “We are delighted that Sara Cameron and Phill            “The health careers workshops are an important
Ever wondered what your
                                  Pullinger, 6th Year medical students currently based     part of our multi-faceted approach to the promotion
consumer behaviour says           at the Rural Clinical School in Burnie, spoke to the     and support of rural health careers and advance-
about your identity?              participants about university life and study in the      ment of academic rural health. This approach has
Research is being conducted       health science area,” said Rosalie Maynard.              the view that health science students who have a
into the social psychological          “They are excellent role models who have            first hand understanding of rural life - whether as
influences of consumer behav-     gained some insight into rural practice while under-     products of a rural community or as students who
iour. If you were born between    taking their 5th and 6th years of study on the North     have undertaken rural placements as part of their
1946-1964 and would like to       West Coast, and during practical placements in           course - are more likely to consider rural practice
participate in a focus group,     rural and remote parts of Australia.”                    as an attractive career option,” she explained.
please contact:                        Recent graduates, health science lecturers               Workshop participants were selected from
                                  and student recruitment staff contributed to lively      rural high schools as far afield as Huonville and
Charlotte Webber                  discussion which ranged across topics such as            Nubeena in the state’s South, St Helens on the East
Honours Student                   course requirements, the transition from school to       Coast, Legana in the Central North, Smithton in the               tertiary study and the experience of the young           far North West of Tasmania and points in between.
Dr Martin Grimmer                 practitioner in the rural setting.
Lecturer, School of
Management              Buyer beware begone
              •                   PEOPLE SELLING THEIR homes would have to                 than the buyer,? said Mr Griggs.
                                  disclose more information to potential buyers, under a        Under the proposal property sellers would have
Focus groups will be 11/2 – 2
                                  proposal from the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute.        to would have to declare known information about a
hours in duration, to be held
                                       UTAS lecturer in law Lynden Griggs said the         property in a vendor's statement, including those
in the evening in early August.
                                  proposal addressed the significant disadvantage          aspects of a property that may not be positive like
Refreshments will be
                                  buyers often faced.                                      rising damp, structural faults or whether a building
                                       When most properties are bought and sold in         was flood prone. Buyers would also be told about
                                  Tasmania there is a significant information asymme-      any zoning and heritage issues and about unapproved
                                  try: the seller knows much more about the property       additions like garages.

 UDEVELOP Staff Development Bulletin

New Staff: Welcome to UTAS
                                                WHEN YOU START in a new workplace there is a                 Hobart         2 September 3 pm – 4.30 pm
                                                lot to take in: people, information, a new environ-          To register: contact Sue Webb, extn 3504 or email
                                                ment. To help you find your way, there is a planned
                                                program of Orientation Seminars, run on both the
                                                Hobart and Launceston campuses. These programs               Research at UTAS – Orientation
                                                are offered twice a year.                                    Seminar
                                                     This semester the University Central                    will provide you with information about the
                                                Orientation Program will offer you three choices of          research context of UTAS, including priorities, the
                                                seminar:                                                     role of key units, ethics requirements, support and
                                                                                                             development opportunities.
                                                The General Orientation Seminar                              Dates:
                                                will formally welcome you to the university,                 Launceston 9 September (time to be confirmed)
                                                provide you with an understanding of the                     Hobart          3 September (time to be confirmed)

     Volunteers                                 University’s key priorities, its history and structure,
                                                and provide you with an opportunity to meet key
                                                staff and other new staff, even offer to take you on
                                                                                                             To register: contact Sonia McGinniss, extn 2768 or
                                                                                                                 All new staff will be invited by letter to the

     for a research study to investigate the
                                                a campus tour.
                                                                                                             program, however you do not have to be a new
                                                                                                             staff to register for any of the seminars.
                                                Launceston 31 August            9.20 am – 12.20 pm
                                                Hobart          3 September 9.20 am – 12.20 pm
     effects of eating chilli
                                                To register: contact Natalie Neilson, extn 2704 or             CORDIS
     on heart disease risk                      email                              The gateway to research and
 (such as cholesterol, glucose, insulin etc.)
                                                    Both seminars are followed by Women’s Equity               industry partnerships with Europe
                                                Focus Groups, where new women staff can meet                   The CORDIS website (Community Research
     Chilli is eaten in some
                                                current women staff over lunch and find out what               and Development Information Service) provides
     countries as a treatment for               is available for women at the University.                      a unique overview of research and technological
     diabetes and it is thought                                                                                development in Europe and offers opportunities
     that it may help in reducing               Teaching and Learning at UTAS –                                for Australian academic and industry researchers
     heart disease risk.                        Orientation Seminar                                            to develop their relationships with Europe.
                                                will cover policies in Teaching & Learning, includ-            Seminar to be held Thursday 19 August
     If you                                     ing assessment, graduate attributes, code of conduct           10.30 am to 1 pm, Life Sciences Lecture
     • are between 22 and 70                    and information on support and development                     Theatre 1, Life Sciences Building, Sandy Bay
        years                                   opportunities including the Graduate Certificate in            Campus.
     • are a non smoker                         University Learning & Teaching.                                Please register on-line at:
     • enjoy eating chillies                    Dates:                                               
                                                Launceston 10 September 3 pm – 4.30 pm
     • want to help in medical
        and scientific research,
     then YOU are the person
     we are looking for.
                                                          Has your family been affected by gambling?
     For further information please contact:                    Dr Janet Patford is studying how problem gambling affects the
     Ms Kiran Ahuja                                    gambler's partner and children. Her research is supported and funded by the
     School of Human Life Science                      Tasmanian State Government.
     (University of Tasmania)                                           If you would like to take part in this study, contact:
     Launceston                                                 Dr Janet Patford               c/o Department of Sociology and Social Work
     Ph: 6324 5497
                                                                Phone: 6324 3664                   Locked bag 1340
                                                                Email:       University of Tasmania, Launceston 7250
                                                                               Children under 18 can take part with parental permission.
                                                                        A small payment will be made in recognition of your time and expenses.

For Sale
                                                             Graduation Ceremonies
Solar Guard curtains: 1 drop to fit window 157 drop
x 292 long; 2 drops to fit window 120 drop x 366
long $50. Velvet double-bedspread autumn tonings
                                                             August 2004
$30. Rabbit coat grey $50. Phone Gina 6226 2155.
                                                             THE UNIVERSITY WILL be conducting the                     The Occasional Address will be delivered by
Found                                                        following graduation ceremonies in August:                Mr Nicholas Heyward, Managing Director,
Two boxes of Girl Guide Biscuits –1 box plain, and
                                                                                                                       Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
1 box choc coated. Found in University Fleet
vehicle Launceston. Someone must be responsible              HOBART CEREMONIES
                                                                                                                       Saturday 7 August
for the sale of these biscuits. Phone Bruce Baudinette
on 6324 3796 or 0407 281 445 to claim them.
                                                             Friday 6 August                                           University Centre, Sandy Bay, at 5 pm
                                                             University Centre, Sandy Bay, at 7 pm                     SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECH-
Wanted To Rent
                                                             HEALTH SCIENCE, LAW and Research                          NOLOGY and Research Higher Degrees in
Two friendly and very tidy people seeking to rent a
2 bedroom house / flat within Hobart on a long-term          Higher Degrees in allied disciplines.                     allied disciplines.
lease starting late August / early September.                The Occasional Address will be delivered by               The Occasional Address will be delivered by
Email or phone 6225 0781.                 Professor Duncan Chappell, President, NSW                 Professor Ross Large, Director, Centre for
Housesitter Available                                        Mental Health Tribunal.                                   Ore Deposit Research.
Mature aged single female staff member (animal
                                                             Saturday 7 August
lover and gardener) available to house sit in                                                                          LAUNCESTON CEREMONY
Launceston from late November / early December               University Centre, Sandy Bay, at 11 am
                                                                                                                       Saturday 14 August
to early January.                                            COMMERCE and Research Higher Degrees
Email or phone 6324                                                                            Albert Hall, Launceston, at 11 am
                                                             in allied disciplines.
3041 (business hours), 6331 6195 (after hours).                                                                        ALL FACULTIES and Research Higher
                                                             The Occasional Address will be delivered by
Housesitter Available                                        Ms Alison Watkins, CEO Berri Ltd.
Going away? Need a responsible houseminder? Read                                                                       The Occasional Address will be delivered by
on! I am a professional woman from Adelaide keen             Saturday 7 August                                         Professor Margaret Reynolds, Senator for
to spend 4-13 weeks in Hobart next autumn / winter,          University Centre, Sandy Bay, at 2 pm                     Queensland 1983 to 1999; National
and seek house-minding opportunities from around             ARTS, EDUCATION and Research Higher                       President, United Nations Association of
March 2005. I am a keen gardener and love pets.
Referees local to Hobart are available. Please contact
                                                             Degrees in allied disciplines.                            Australia. for further information.

                          •                                NOTICEBOARD                                           continued from back page

7 August
Conservatorium of Music                                  * 13 August
                                                           Art Forum
                                                                                                                       Living longer and better: The experience of Seventh-
                                                                                                                       day Adventists in California
Visiting Artist Series                                     Elizabeth Weckes is a German born painter working           Dr Gary Fraser, Loma Linda University, California
Karin Schaupp is regarded as one of the most out-          in the genre of still life. Her subject matter includes     Dr Fraser is the principal investigator for the
standing young guitarists on the international scene       hunting, flowers and landscape with a focus on a            Adventist Health Study. He will address the ways in
and has received very high acclaim from critics and        “stage of nature”. Weckes, who works out of                 which a vegetarian diet may positively influence
audiences alike. She is touring nationally to              Cologne, has exhibited in galleries and museums in          both longevity and vulnerability to diseases such as
celebrate the release of her new solo CD Dreams.           Germany and other European countries.                       obesity, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, various
7.30 pm. Conservatorium Recital Hall. Adult $24,           12.30 pm. Dechaineux Lecture Theatre, Centre for            cancers and heart disease. Open to all, free of
Concession $18.                                            the Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart.                            charge. 1 pm, CS Lecture Theatre 1, Clinical School,
Further information: 6226 7306                             Further information: 6226 4306                              43 Collins Street, Hobart.
                                                                                                                       Further information: Robert Granger 6226 7742 or
11 August
Conservatorium of Music                                  * Until August the University of Tasmania
                                                           Exhibition from
                                                                                                                       Nancy Lee 6226 4703
Ensemble Series                                            Archives Collection and plant specimens from the
The Wrest Point Conservatorium Big Band is led             Tasmanian Herbarium
by two of Tasmania’s best young musicians, Alistair        Miss Pink’s Wildflowers
Dobson and James Maddox. They will perform in              Sketches from Central Australia 1930 – 1960 by
a concert that is not to be missed.                        Olive Pink.
1.10 pm. Conservatorium Recital Hall. Free.                Olive Pink was born in Tasmania in 1884 and
Further information: 6226 7306                             studied art before becoming an anthropologist in the
11 August
School of Philosophy Research Seminar
                                                           1930s. She travelled through Central Australia on a
                                                           sketching tour in 1930 before going to live there per-
                                                                                                                      * UTAS celebrates Tasmania’s Bicentenary
                                                                                                                      During 2004, the University of Tasmania is participating in a
                                                           manently in the 1940s. She deposited these drawings        number of events and projects across the State to mark
In the Matter of Appellant S395/2002 v The Minister
                                                           in the University of Tasmania archives in 1971             Tasmania’s Bicentenary.
for Immigration and MultiCultural Affairs. Folding
                                                           before her death aged 91 in 1975.                          Under the banner Island Minds these community events mark
Sexual Identity in the Australian High Court
                                                           Morris Miller Library Foyer, Hobart campus.                the University's broad and ongoing contributions to Tasmania
Dirk Meure, University of Tasmania                                                                                    as well as the international influence of Tasmanian intellect.
                                                           Further information: 6226 7883
4 pm. By video in room 209, Arts Building, Hobart                                                                     Your events can be listed by contacting the Project
campus and Ferrall Centre, Launceston campus.              19 August                                                  Coordinator, Lisa Morisset, on 6226 2053.
Further information: 6324 3522                             Nutritional Epidemiology Seminar                  / events

   28 July                                                     Concession $12, Student $10.                               extreme interrogation when trying to defeat the
   School of Philosophy Research Seminar                       Further information: 6226 7306                             guerrilla resistance.
   Living on Borderlines: Derrida and Merleau-Ponty                                                                       7 pm. Dechaineux Theatre, Centre for the Arts,
                                                               3 August
   Hugh Silverman, Stony Brook University NY                                                                              Hunter Street, Hobart.
                                                               Conservatorium of Music
   4 pm. By video in room 209, Arts Building, Hobart                                                                      Further information: 6226 2255
                                                               Student Sounds Series
   campus and Ferrall Centre, Launceston campus.
                                                               Damien Kingston is a gifted young guitarist who            5 August
   Further information: 6324 3522
                                                               will perform jazz standards as well as his own com-        School of Computing Seminar
   30 July                                                     positions for this concert.                                Alistair Atkinson and Vishv Malhotra will discuss
   School of History and Classics Public Lecture               1.10 pm, Stanley Burbury Theatre. Free.                    their papers for the AITEA Conference
   A New Look at the Second World War                          Further information: 6226 7306                             2.10 pm. By video in room V137 Launceston campus
   Jeremy Black, Professor of History, University of                                                                      and room 473, Centenary Building, Hobart campus.
   Exeter. Professor Black has published many books            3 August                                                   Further information: 6226 1792
   and is currently working on The British Seaborne            Royal Society of Tasmania Public Lecture
                                                               The Value of Tasmania’s Old Growth Forests                 6 August
   5.15 pm. Stanley Burbury Theatre, University                Evan Rolley, Managing Director, Forestry Tasmania
                                                               and Geoff Law, The Wilderness Society, will debate
                                                                                                                      * Art Forum Associate Lecturer in Graphic
                                                                                                                        Elvis Richardson,
   Centre, Hobart campus.
                                                               the value of Tasmania’s old growth forests.                Design, University of Canberra, is the 2000 Samstag
   Further information: 6226 2298
                                                               8 pm. Stanley Burbury Theatre, Hobart campus. Free         scholar. Her photographic work explores the time
   30 July                                                     entry and all welcome.                                     taken to travel to and from work.
   School of Sociology and Social Work Seminar                 Further information: 6211 4177                             12.30 pm. Dechaineux Lecture Theatre, Centre for
   Castells, Environmental Protest and Tap-Dancing                                                                        the Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart.
   with the Media                                              3 August                                                   Further information: 6226 4306
   Dr Brett Hutchins and Libby Lester                          Philosophy Café
                                                               Hindrance or Inspiration? The role and significance        Until 6 August
   2.30 pm. Room 319, Arts Building, Hobart campus.
   Further information: 6226 2362                              of intellectuals and intellectualism in contemporary
                                                                                                                      *   Exhibition
                                                                                                                          Design and Desire: Objects for Pleasure is an exhi-
   30 July                                                     6 pm. Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston.                         bition that focuses on the way commercial designers
* Art Forum is an installation artist whose practice
  Finola Jones
                                                               Further information: 6324 3720                             and manufacturers go to work on our desires. The
                                                                                                                          commercially designed objects in this exhibition
   reflects her restless inquiry into the process of art       4 August                                                   examine the way leisure and pleasure pursuits have
   making, whereby she rarely retraces her steps or            School of Philosophy Research Seminar                      come under the spell of the modern day designer and
   revisits a past medium. The work is site and project        Shame, Guilt and Remorse                                   global manufacturer.
   specific and is usually developed in response to            Chris Cordner, University of Melbourne                     Academy Gallery, Inveresk. Mon – Fri, 9 am – 5 pm.
   residency experiences away from her native Dublin.          4 pm. By video in room 209, Arts Building, Hobart          Free.
   12.30 pm. Dechaineux Lecture Theatre, Centre for            campus and Ferrall Centre, Launceston campus.              Further information: 6324 4450
   the Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart.                            Further information: 6324 3522
                                                                                                                          Until 6 August
   Further information: 6226 4306                              4 August
                                                                                                                      *   Exhibition
   30 July
   Conservatorium of Music
                                                           *   Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies Seminar
                                                               Living with Van Diemen’s Land
                                                                                                                          The Empire of Small is an exhibition of work by
                                                                                                                          Shaun Wilson. It is part of the Academy Gallery
   Meadowbank Estate Series                                    Dr Ros Haynes                                              Ignition exhibition program that aims to assist
   Dan Sulzberger & Ensemble will perform some                 4.10 pm. Room 477A, Humanities Building, Hobart            Tasmanian emerging artists, designers and crafts
   great jazz standards.                                       campus.                                                    people.
   11 am. Meadowbank Estate Winery, 699 Richmond               Further information: 6226 2298                             Academy Gallery, Inveresk. Mon – Fri, 9 am – 5 pm.
   Road, Cambridge. Free.                                                                                                 Free.
                                                               5 August
   Further information: 6226 7306                                                                                         Further information: 6324 4450
                                                               Philosophy and Film
   1 August                                                    Resistance, Torture, and Terrorism                         Until 6 August
   Conservatorium of Music
   Staff Recital Series
                                                               David Coady will discuss the film The Battle of
                                                               Algiers that was made in 1966 and has recently been
                                                                                                                      *   Exhibition
                                                                                                                          Under a Superstitious Moon is an exhibition of work
   Jabra Latham will present a marvellous concert of           re-released. The film is about the French occupation       by Molly Tay.
   contemporary works for saxophone by Russell                 of Algeria and is eerily reminiscent of the current        Academy Gallery, Inveresk. Mon – Fri, 9 am – 5 pm.
   Gilmour, Barry Cockcroft and Philip Glass.                  American occupation of Iraq. The lead character is         Free.
   3 pm. Conservatorium Recital Hall. Adult $15,               based on General Paul Aussaresses and his use of           Further information: 6324 4450
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