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Surviving cyclones: meet the team safeguarding our island nations
Silipa Mulitalo had just started a new job as a meteorologist in Samoa when one of the worst cyclones to ever hit the country wreaked widespread havoc. Now, our research supports him to better protect his community.
Be Gentle on Yourself
In 2018, Australian country music icon Melinda Schneider suddenly found herself in the paralysing grip of depression. She writes of her experience and how she hopes to help other Australians find their way back from the brink.
Op shop funding cancer breakthroughs
Tucked away in Rutherford, New South Wales, lies an unassuming second-hand store whose dedicated volunteers have quietly raised millions for Hunter researchers combating cancer.
The greatest threat to Aboriginal Language
Identity. Belonging. Connection. Language grounds us. Dhanggati and Gumbayingirr man, Dr Ray Kelly, reflects upon the importance of Aboriginal Language to inter-cultural understanding and reconciliation.
Indigenous history grounds new Australians
How an unparalleled virtual glimpse into the world’s oldest surviving culture changed the course of one refugee’s journey.
Students to strengthen Australia’s ties with Indo-Pacific through cultural immersion program
The University of Newcastle has been awarded $2.59m to provide students an opportunity to participate in innovative Indo-Pacific cultural experiences.
Drones to predict where water pipes are at risk of bursting
With leaking and burst water pipes costing water authorities and consumers time and money, as well as wasting a precious resource, researchers at the University of Newcastle are developing drone technology to help predict which areas, and even which specific pipes, are at risk of water loss.
Modest, sustainable changes proven key to beating childhood obesity
An international study of weight management interventions for children above a healthy weight range or living with obesity has identified personalised, nutrition-led guidance is an effective strategy to achieve long term dietary changes.
Chief Justice recognises Newcastle's newest lawyers among best in the country
For the first time in 25 years, Newcastle was proud to welcome the Chief Justice and three of the state’s top judges to preside over the University’s annual admittance ceremony at City Hall this week, in which eligible graduates are formally confirmed as lawyers of the court.
Digital tool to dial back COVID-19 anxiety, depression and alcohol use
With more than a third of Australians now drinking alcohol daily, compared to 6 per cent pre-COVID-19, researchers are developing a digital tool to help communities manage the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.
Scientists unlock potential to yield “diet” fruit
A new study has demystified sugar distribution in plants, paving the way to create low sugar or ‘diet’ fruits.
Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration
Learn how to see and draw nature like an illustrator. Build observational and visual interpretation skills in an interactive and enjoyable way.
Nutrition Communication for Health Professionals: Key Concepts
If you are a doctor, nurse, or allied health professional looking to improve your knowledge of the role of nutrition communication in chronic disease prevention and management, this course is for you.
Modern Monetary Theory: Economics for the 21st Century
Demystify macroeconomic principles and terminology and discover how Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) provides explanations for some of the world's most troubling financial concerns.
Nutrition Communication for Health Professionals: Applying skills
This course builds on our previous course, Nutrition Communication for Health Professionals: Key concepts, and has a strong focus on developing and applying skills in brief nutrition-related communication of key messages.
Join Shane Fitzsimmons, Commissioner of Resilience NSW, and Lord Mayor Cr Nuatali Nelmes and their panel of experts as they discuss sustainable development issues, design and policy directions both within our direct communities and in our neighbouring regions - locally and globally.