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When statues get frocked up, art is in rude health

When statues get frocked up, art is in rude health

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Marguerite Johnson, from the School of Humanities and Social Science, talks about revered statutes and increasing number of artists who enjoy reinterpreting these masterpieces.

Violence is here to stay – we need to understand it

Violence is here to stay – we need to understand it

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Over the coming months, The Conversation will be running pieces looking at the history and nature of violence. Here, Professor Philip Dwyer from the Centre for the History of Violence begins the series with an explanation why.

Filmmaker to explore Witch of Kings Cross

Filmmaker to explore Witch of Kings Cross

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Internationally-acclaimed filmmaker, Sonia Bible will visit the University of Newcastle on September 5 to explore the University's archived documents relating to the 'Witch of Kings Cross', Rosaleen Norton.

2015 Hobsons Good Universities Guide

2015 Hobsons Good Universities Guide

Thursday, 28 August 2014

The University of Newcastle (UON) has maintained its impressive five-star ratings for socioeconomic equity and equipping students with generic skills, according to the 2015 Good Universities Guide.

Church’s moral failure on trial at the Royal Commission

Church’s moral failure on trial at the Royal Commission

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

By Kathleen McPhillips, School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Newcastle

It is the long-held view of Cardinal George Pell and other senior Catholic officials that the sexual abuse crisis is an issue primarily about the moral failure of individual priests and not related to church culture itself.

Vines, wine and identity

Vines, wine and identity

Monday, 25 August 2014

Australians are shifting from beer to wine, and now a University of Newcastle project is set to provide critical insight into what role the Hunter Valley has played in influencing the nation's drinkers to change.

Winston Churchill Fellowship 2014

Winston Churchill Fellowship 2014

Monday, 25 August 2014

UON graduate wins Winston Churchill Fellowship 2014 and prepares for research journey overseas.

Three questions not to ask about art - and four to ask instead

Three questions not to ask about art - and four to ask instead

Friday, 22 August 2014

By Kit Messham-Muir, School of Creative Arts, University of Newcastle

Art raises a lot of questions. That's what it does. If an art work in a gallery or a news story has made you ask "what the …?", it has already started to do its job.