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Study finds fathers are key to girls’ well-being

Study finds fathers are key to girls’ well-being

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

By harnessing the unique relationship between fathers and daughters, the world-first DADEE (Dads And Daughters Exercising and Empowered) program run by University of Newcastle researchers has successfully improved girls’ self-esteem, resilience, sport skills and physical activity levels.

Textbook donation helps Samoan students reach their potential

Textbook donation helps Samoan students reach their potential

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Undergraduate students from the University of Newcastle’s (UON) business program have donated $10,000 worth of much-needed textbooks to business students at the National University of Samoa (NUS).

UON welcomes Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Education and Research

UON welcomes Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Education and Research

Monday, 22 August 2016

The University of Newcastle (UON) is delighted to announce Professor Steve Larkin, a member of Kungarakan and Yanyula Nations and one of Australia’s foremost Indigenous academic leaders, will join the University as the first Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Education and Research.

The human side of architecture

The human side of architecture

Friday, 19 August 2016

Returning from a two-week design studio focusing on the essential infrastructure needs of Indigenous communities in central Australia, University of Newcastle architecture students have learned there is more to architecture than simply designing buildings.

It is about collaboratively creating new places and spaces, and engaging with the lives of the people who will use and occupy them.

Newcastle icons ready to get animated

Newcastle icons ready to get animated

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

The Newcastle International Animation Festival, which last year produced Daniel Johns’ official music video for his single Going on 16, is back with a new challenge to create a GIF of a Newcastle icon.

Samuel Legge Accepts Post-Doc Position at ANU

Samuel Legge Accepts Post-Doc Position at ANU

Monday, 15 August 2016

PhD (Physics) graduate, Samuel Legge, has recently accepted a postdoctoral position at the Australian National University, where he will be involved in developing lasers for quantum mechanics experiments.

Mental health journey a sensory experience

Mental health journey a sensory experience

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Bliss Cavanagh is a PhD Candidate in the School of Health Sciences who’s just been selected as a Young Social Pioneer by the Foundation of Young Australians. This incubator for young social innovators and changemakers is an important step for Bliss who’s been selected in the category of Youth Mental Health.

Newcastle Business School receives international recognition

Newcastle Business School receives international recognition

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

The University of Newcastle’s Business School (NBS) has received international acclaim for its programs through accreditation from USA-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).