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SARDI are recruiting consumers to sample a range of cooked potato products!

February 28, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices, General Print This Post Print This Post

Hi All,

Do you like potatoes? Are you available to attend any of the sessions listed below? In a single day you are welcome to attend more than one session (only one in the morning and one in the afternoon). Each day there are different cooking methods.

Time: 20-30 minutes 

Location: Sensory Facility, Wine Innovation West Building, Hartley Grove, Urrbrae SA 5064 (Waite Campus, Adelaide)

Pay: $10 Coles group voucher*

Please email nathan.freeman2@sa.gov.au to register your interest and the time/s at which you would like to attend.

* Please note SARDI employees, you are welcome to attend this sensory study however we cannot award vouchers to you as per the SARDI Policy on the Receiving of Honorariums, Gifts and Benefits.

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Year 10 Work Experience Placements 2017

February 27, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

Dear all academics,

A reminder here re the Year 10 Work Experience Placements 2017.

We expect more projects for students from various high schools.

If you are able to provide the same placements as in 2016, please simply indicate so I’ll copy details from last year projects and save in my database.

Look forward to receiving your projects.

Yatong

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UniSuper On Campus Consultant Visit

February 27, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

 

 

 

Michael Stone, a UniSuper On Campus Consultant, will be at the Waite Campus to meet with UniSuper members on:

  • Tuesday 21st March 17

 

Michael will be located in the Waite Building, room GN17

 

Come in and talk to your UniSuper On-campus Consultant

 

We realise that super can be confusing, and sometimes it’s just easier to talk to someone face-to-face. That’s why UniSuper is now on campus to help you with information about your UniSuper membership.

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Urrbrae House Garden & Waite Arboretum Instagram

February 24, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

Instagram follow waite arboretum and gardens flyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best regards,

Erica Boyle

Waite Arboretum Officer (Tuesdays and Fridays 9am – 3pm)

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE

Waite Arboretum/ The University of Adelaide-Waite Campus/

PMB 1, Glen Osmond, South Australia 5064

t: 08 8313 7110

e: erica.boyle@adelaide.edu.au

w: www.adelaide.edu.au/waite-historic/arboretum/

w: www.adelaide.edu.au/waite-historic/gardens/

w: www.adelaide.edu.au/waite-historic/reserve/

Waite Arboretum App

App: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/waite-arboretum/id939518896?mt=8

PhD position available

February 24, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Positions available Print This Post Print This Post

University of Adelaide / School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub: Genetic Diversity and Molecular Breeding for Wheat in a Hot and Dry Climate

PhD project available:

The PhD candidate will be part of the ARC Wheat Hub (http://www.wheathub.com.au/) Program 2 focusing on germplasm development for genetic diversity. The PhD project will involve genotypic and phenotypic analysis of a wheat Nested Association Mapping (NAM) population. The candidate will work in collaboration with breeding companies and should have an interest and background in genetics for plant breeding.

Interested students are invited to send their application including a cover letter and CV (with details on education and research experience/skills and contact details of two referees). The selected candidate will need to enrol and apply for a PhD scholarship through the University of Adelaide. More information on scholarships for international and domestic students can be found at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/scholarships/.

Contact:

Dr Melissa Garcia
Research Fellow, Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Wheat in a Hot and Dry Climate
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
The University of Adelaide
Hartley Grove, Waite Campus
Urrbrae, SA 5064
Tel: +61 8 83139809
Email: melissa.garcia@adelaide.edu.au

EndNote training sessions at the Waite Campus

February 24, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Seminar Print This Post Print This Post

EndNote training sessions at the Waite Campus

Two beginners’ EndNote training sessions are scheduled at the Waite Campus.  There are a limited number of spaces available:

Monday 6th March

10am – 12pm

Computer Suite 2 (Room 129) in the Charles Hawker Building

Friday 17th March

2pm – 4pm

Computer Suite 2 (Room 129) in the Charles Hawker Building

No previous knowledge of EndNote is assumed.

The hands-on sessions will cover the following topics:

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Dr Jennifer Garnder OAM Retirement

February 24, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices, Good News Stories Print This Post Print This Post

Farewell

Today is my last day as Curator of the Waite Arboretum, so it is time to say thank you and farewell.   It has been my privilege and joy to have worked for over 30 years at the Waite, in this beautiful environment, with lovely people and in a rewarding job which has given me much pleasure.   Expanding the Arboretum collection and enhancing it with sculptures, seats and an App, developing the thematic gardens of Urrbrae House, and overseeing the conservation and restoration of the Waite Reserve has been an enriching experience. 

 

I am grateful for the support I have received from my colleagues and collaborators in the Arboretum, Treenet and Urrbrae House as well as from Stuart Matthews and Mike Keller as the Dean of Waite.   I also acknowledge the contribution of all my dedicated volunteers, the three Friends groups – Arboretum, Reserve, and Urrbrae House and the many other community groups who give their time and talent to enhance the natural beauty of the campus, to cherish the history and heritage of the site, to share their enjoyment of the place and connect the University to the wider community.   

 

In my retirement I will continue to work on some Arboretum, Reserve and Garden projects in an honorary capacity as a Visiting Associate.   From Monday Dr Kate Delaporte will be Acting Curator of the Waite Arboretum until the position is advertised and filled.   She can be contacted on 8313 7405 and arboretum@adelaide.edu.au.  I wish her every success.  

 

Kind regards

Jennifer 

 

Jennifer Gardner PhD

Curator, Waite Arboretum

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE

Waite Arboretum

M: 0428 379 110

 

Staff leaving the University

February 23, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

Dear Staff.

Please note the attached procedure if you, or one of your direct reports submits their resignation.

  • What steps should I take if I am ending my employment with the University?
    • Ensure a Resignation Advice Form is completed, specifying your last day of employment.
    • If applicable, ensure that any leave that is planned prior to your last day of employment, is applied for via SSO (approval is subject to operational requirements).

    The Leaving the University Checklist doc pdf is a handy tool that may be used to ensure that all required steps are completed.

Further Information

For further information please contact Human Resources.

Useful documents are attached below………

http://www.adelaide.edu.au/hr/handbook/workforce/leaving/

Leaving the University – Checklist (.pdf)

Leaving the University – Resignation Advice Form (.pdf)

Demonstrator Development and Training Workshop

February 23, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices, Seminar Print This Post Print This Post

Dear All

Professor Simon Pyke will be running a Demonstrator Development and Training Workshop (DDT) for commencing demonstrators as well as demonstrators that would like to upskill.    Please note there is no charge.

Date:   Monday 27th February

Location:   Nexus 10 UB34 – Corner Nth Tce and Pultney Street

Time:   9:00am – 4:00pm with a break 12:00 – 1:00pm

Morning and afternoon tea provided

 IMPORTANT:  Attendees are required to email Amy Hardwick prior to the workshop indicating attendance (amy.hardwick@adelaide.edu.au)

 

E-mail etiquette.

February 23, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post

We are all increasingly frustrated with the volume of e-mail traffic in our inboxes.

 

Please consider the recipients on an e-mail to reduce the reply all deluge.

Here is a link to a web page, which describes a way you can craft emails that don’t allow reply all  https://www.technipages.com/outlook-disable-reply-to-all-email-recipients

 

 An interesting article on how limiting e-mail outputs, can lead to a reduction in volume of e-mails received, is here https://hbr.org/2013/09/to-reduce-e-mail-start-at-the-top

 

O’Day 28th February

February 22, 2017 By: Karen Chance Category: Admin Notices Print This Post Print This Post