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Campus News : December 2010
UOW campus news campus news Campus News is produced for community, industry, government and other educational institutions as well as staff, students and graduates of the University of Wollongong. It provides an overview of University news and achievements on a quarterly basis. Submissions for publication can be made to the Media Unit. Phone (02) 4221 5942 or email firstname.lastname@example.org PRINT POST APPROVED : PP255003/00173 www.uow.edu.au University of Wollongong Campus News December 2010 1 Seal of approval for medical graduates Former Australian cricket stars Glenn McGrath (left) and Adam Gilchrist entertained guests at the University of Wollongong's Stumping Serious Diseases dinner in October with stories about their time in the national team. UOW Ambassador Gilchrist, McGrath and other former internationals played in the second annual Celebrity Twenty20 cricket match at the University Oval as part of the fundraising weekend for health and medical research. Full story -- P5. NSW Governor Professor Marie Bashir Cricket stars help stump serious diseases NSW Governor Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO welcomed the first medical students to the University of Wollongong when they started their course in January 2007. This month she will welcome them into the medical profession at their graduation ceremony. Issue 4 Volume 13 December 2010 Meet our latest MP Page 7 Debbie's a good sport Page 8 Matt's degree of certainty Pag 9 Gemma's connected Page 10 Hospitality heroics Page 11 Alumni Edition Special Alumni feature starts on Page 7 Vice-Chancellor's message -- P2 Graduate profiles -- P2 and P3 In 2007 Professor Bashir said the GSM opening was an "auspicious and historic occasion in the University's history" and congratulated the medical students on "beginning a great journey". "It is a wonderful honour to have the Governor return to welcome our first class of graduates into the field of medicine, having welcomed them to the University when they began their journey as medical students," said Pro Vice-Chancellor (Health) Professor Don Iverson. "Professor Bashir is an inspirational figure for anyone studying medicine in Australia, and I am sure our graduates feel privileged that she has taken such an interest in their progress." Continue P4. Professor Bashir, a highly respected doctor and Professor of Psychiatry, is the special guest for the first graduation of students from UOW's Graduate School of Medicine (GSM) on 14 December, having also been the keynote speaker at a special welcome ceremony for them when they started their four-year course.