News by category

71 results found.

Baragwanath Award

Baragwanath Award

Monday, 18 November 2013

The Australian Institute of Energy will bestow its most prestigious honour, the Baragwanath Award, on University of Newcastle chemical engineer Emeritus Professor Terry Wall, at the 10th Australian Coal Science Conference in Brisbane tonight.

Industrial Design Exhibition

Industrial Design Exhibition

Friday, 15 November 2013

A showcase of innovative projects by final-year University of Newcastle Industrial Design students – Newcastle Products, will bring industry and graduates together to build connections and capacity in the region.

Informed consent: why some foods should carry a cancer risk warning

Informed consent: why some foods should carry a cancer risk warning

Friday, 15 November 2013

By Clare Collins, University of Newcastle

The evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is definitive. It took a few decades, but cigarette packs now carry prominent health warnings to alert us to this risk.

Program aims high to eradicate bullying

Program aims high to eradicate bullying

Friday, 15 November 2013

Training kids in social skills has had positive results. Bullying is an issue commanding significant public attention. This is as it should be. Bullying, like other serious social problems such as domestic violence and child sexual abuse, is no longer relegated to the ranks of private pain and suffering endured in shameful silence.

Australia needs fundamental research to build a great country

Australia needs fundamental research to build a great country

Friday, 15 November 2013

By Jonathan Borwein (Jon), University of Newcastle

Like many scientists, I was apprehensive in advance about the Abbott government's approach to science policy. Would it be pragmatic but fact-based or would it be ideological and politically driven?

Stretching the friendship: Australia, Indonesia and the ‘good friend’ narrative

Stretching the friendship: Australia, Indonesia and the ‘good friend’ narrative

Friday, 15 November 2013

By Melanie James, University of Newcastle. 

How far can friendships stretch? Two months ago, the rhetoric of the Indonesian and Australian governments was centred on the countries being good friends. Until last week, from the Indonesian perspective, the positioning of the friendship between the two countries was one of strength and co-operation.

Construction Chair

Construction Chair

Thursday, 14 November 2013

The University of Newcastle has announced Professor Peter Davis, a respected academic and industry professional with more than 30 years' experience, as the newly established Chair of Construction Management.

Equity Education

Equity Education

Thursday, 14 November 2013

The University of Newcastle is proposing targeted support for institutions providing first-rate education for students from equity groups in response to the recently announced Review of the Demand Driven System.