Verge Festival

As some of you may know, there are fantastic events that happen at Uni without being organised by SciSoc (I know, how does that happen?) Well, I’ll tell you: some of our previous exec were moonlighting for other organisations, in this case the USU.

Basically I’m saying that James Colley, our former Vice -President, is one of the Directors for this year’s Verge Festival that is going for 3-12 October. From the It’s Alive Opening Party to the comedy of Project 52’s Ultimate Fringe Round Up and Carillonist By Request there are so many things to choose from. All of which promise to be amazing.

To find out more check out http://vergeartsfestival.com/

Bucky Ball! Last Call!

Bucky Ball 2012 banner

SciSoc presents its most anticipated event of the year, the annual Bucky Ball!

Theme: “The End of the World”–dress like there’s no tomorrow! Throw on your best apocalyptic outfit or your sharpest black tie attire!

Time: 8pm-12am

Date: September 22nd

Location: Hotel CBD Fourth Floor (Cnr York & King Street Sydney NSW 2000)

Pricing:
Access- $40
Non-Access- $50

TICKET SALES: Tickets exceptionally limited!
Arrange by email: icar4195@uni.sydney.edu.au to organise a time.
Otherwise join us on Wednesday @ SciSoc BBQ (Carslaw Lawns)

Sponsored by University of Sydney Union & Optiver

BBQ IV: SciSoc Trek: The Next Generation

Science: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship “SciSoc Enterprise”. Its continuing mission: to feed strange new worlds with sausages and veggie-patties, to seek out new life and new civilizations hungry for cheese, to boldly go where no one has gone before.

Join the new crew of the SciSoc Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) as they begin their first voyage on Wednesday at lunchtime on Carslaw lawns.

Lunch is FREE with the shirt, $2 Access, $5 non-Access. Wednesday 12-2 Carslaw Lawns.

Starrring:
Isaac Carney as Patrick Stewart
Hari Bhrugubanda as Spock
and introducing:
Jessica Catherine Estephan as Wil Wheaton’s Number 1 Fan

New Scientist Writing Prize 2012

New Scientist Writing Comp 2012

The New Scientist Prize for Science Writing is now open for student articles and editorials from all the far reaches of science. The competition aims to enhance excitement and enthusiasm about science and science communication; encompassing discoveries, new and old, technology and social commentary on present uses of science in the community.

First prize will be $1,500, and the winning article will be published on the New Scientist website. Second prize will be $750 and third prize will be $250. The three winning entries will also be given a complementary yearly subscription to the New Scientist magazine.
If you would like to enter the competition, please see the How To Enter and Conditions pages for entry details and guidelines for submission. Please send all enquiries to info@newscientistprize.org.

Here’s more info

http://newscientistprize.org/enter/
Happy writing!

Bucky Ball 2012!

Bucky Ball 2012 banner

SciSoc presents its most anticipated event of the year, the annual Bucky Ball!

Theme: “The End of the World”–dress like there’s no tomorrow! Throw on your best apocalyptic outfit or your sharpest black tie attire!

Time: 8pm-12am

Date: September 22nd

Location: Hotel CBD Fourth Floor (Cnr York & King Street Sydney NSW 2000)

Pricing:
Access- $40
Non-Access- $50

TICKET SALES:
September 4th – September 17th
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday: 11am-3pm Manning Road Stalls.
Wednesday: SciSoc Barbeques Only (Carslaw Lawns)

Sponsored by University of Sydney Union & Optiver

Lack of Newsletter and Website down!

Sorry for the lack of a newsletter last week! Our website has been down, and still is. It’s unreachable from outside campus. The events are still on and we’re working on getting it back to business as soon as we can. Otherwise please read this newsletter carefully and check us out on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/usydscisoc/

Emotional Intelligence and Faking Your Personality

The idea of ’emotional intelligence’ took the world by storm in the mid-1990s. Everyone wanted to know their ‘EQ’ and was sure that it was much more important to success in life than IQ. Many professionals in human resources, education, clinical psychology and coaching began to believe that emotional skills and competencies, such as emotion management and understanding, were more important for high-level functioning than intelligence and personality. In the intervening years, scientists put these claims under the microscope to work out how important emotional intelligence is.

Dr Carolyn MacCann will filter out facts from fads as she reviews the research on emotional intelligence. Does emotional intelligence exist? Can we measure it? Is it really as important to life success as the hype suggests? Find out the different ways that researchers conceptualise and measure emotional intelligence, as well as the usefulness of emotional intelligence in business, education and well-being.

Event details

Date: Wednesday 12 September 2012
Time: 5.45pm – 6.45pm
Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium
Cost: Free!

Here’s a link!