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NUPSA Awards Dinner 2015

On Sunday the 15th of November the Newcastle University Post Graduate Student Association (NUPSA) hosted the 2015 Awards dinner. Prizes were awarded to our accomplished RHD students, and Associate Professor Suzanne Ryan won the Teacher of the Year Award, as voted by NUPSA members.Conference: Religious Freedom in a Multicultural World

On Friday September 25, 2015 Freedom for Faith and the Newcastle Law School jointly hosted the Conference – Religious Freedom in a Multicultural World.

Removal of 'Bad' Industrial Policies for an Effective Energy Transition in China

Dr Hao Tan discusses the role that industrial policies play in driving China's energy transition

Legal Program at Newcastle Beach Riding Wave of Success

A free legal clinic, metres from the crashing waves at Newcastle Beach, is pushing law students into new learning experiences.

Sinking Oil Prices Cut Both Ways for China

Dr Hao Tan discusses how the price of oil affects China

Domestic Workers, Social Security, and Gender Politics in India

The Newcastle Business School welcomed Professor Rajeshwari Deshpande for a public lecture

China and the Falling Price of Oil

Dr Hao Tan discusses the impacts of the recent fall in oil price on China's energy transitions

Law, Religion, and Economic Development

Newcastle Law School academic presents at G20 Interfaith Summit

The Faculty of Business and Law Says Thank You

Thanking our Work Ready industry partners

Dr Hao Tan Discusses Renewable Energy

Dr Hao Tan talks with the BBC and Panorama FM about China's role in renewable energy technologies and climate change

Legalising Medical Cannabis: Lessons from Canada's Policies

Nola Ries of the Newcastle Law School discusses lessons Australia can learn from Canadian cannabis policies

The President's Forum: Challenging Ideas on Workplace Relations

Prestigious panellists debate what makes for a productive workplace

Law PhD Candidate Awarded CLTA Conference Bursary for 2015

Newcastle Law School PhD Candidate, Akshaya Kamalnath, will attend the 2015 CLTA Conference

Year 11 Business Plan Challenge 2014

Students from Merewether High School win the 2014 Business Plan Challenge

Faculty Awards Presented to RHD Students at Annual NUPSA Dinner

Faculty RHD students awarded at annual NUPSA Dinner

Implications of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement to Chinese Fossil Fuel Companies

Dr. Hao Tan discusses implications of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement to Chinese fossil fuel companies

Medibank Private Float Offers Retail Investors an Early Christmas Gift

Paul Docherty and Steve Easton discuss the Medibank Private float

OPINION: Women's Rights May Outweigh Zoe's Law

Kcasey McLoughlin discusses Zoe's Law and its possible implications for women's rights

Newcastle Business School Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship

Kelly Rogers has been awarded the Jane M. Klauseman Women in Business Scholarship

Singapore Chief Justice visits Newcastle Law School to talk anti-corruption

Newcastle law students were taught a valuable lesson about corruption in law last Friday, during an address delivered by the visiting Chief Justice of Singapore, the Hon. Justice Sundaresh Menon

Postgraduate High Achievers

The Newcastle Business School celebrates its high achievers

Business logistics may revolutionise disaster relief

Dr Richard Oloruntoba discusses disaster relief

For this year's Melbourne Cup, consider a charity rather than taking on Tom Waterhouse

Newcastle Business School academics crunch the numbers on the Melbourne Cup

Is Australia guilty of crimes against humanity?

Dr Amy Maguire examines if the International Criminal Court could prosecute Australia for crimes against humanity?

UON business research to support NSW Government pilot program

The University of Newcastle's (UON) Newcastle Business School (Central Coast) has been engaged by NSW Trade & Investment to provide research and evaluation services to support the NSW Government's $1.5 million Smart Work Hub Pilot Program.

The Power of Feeling Bad

NBS academic and the NY Times discuss why fearing the worst might make you better at your job

Kathleen Folbigg case review bid challenges SIDS evidence

Shaun McCarthy discusses an evidence challenge of the Kathleen Folbigg case

Best Paper Award for Newcastle Business School Academics

Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell and Dr Brendan Boyle were awarded Best Paper at the British Academy of Management conference

A referendum in Northern Ireland could mean more than just Yes or No

Dr Amy Maguire discusses renewed calls for Northern Ireland to leave the UK in The Conversation

UON Students Learn the Business Behind Football

University of Newcastle Central Coast Campus students brushed shoulders with some of football's biggest stars during a unique visit to Moore Park entertainment and sporting precinct.

Dr Richard Oloruntoba wins 2013 DB Schenker Award

Newcastle Business School academic, Dr Richard Oloruntoba, awarded international logistics prize

Newcastle Law School panel accepted at prestigious conference

Newcastle Law School-proposed panel accepted at the prestigious International Studies Association conference

Tanya Plibersek Visits University of Newcastle Legal Centre

Tanya Plibersek, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, visited the University of Newcastle Legal Centre

Where's the Punchline?

Associate Professor John Anderson talks about "Coward Punch" laws being passed in Victoria

Prize-Winning Academic Says Newcastle Ill-Prepared for Another Quake

Newcastle Business School academic, Dr Richard Oloruntoba, says Newcastle is ill-prepared for another major quake

Sir Ninian Stephen Lecture

The Law School was proud to welcome the Honourable Robert French AC Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, to deliver the 2014 Sir Ninian Stephen Lecture

Engaging the Chinese Readership through Media

Dr Hao Tan of the Newcastle Business School uses media to engage with the Chinese readership

Mandatory sentences can't deliver justice or stop one-punch killings

Associate Professor John Anderson discusses new "Coward Punch" laws

For Top Broadband Policy, Look No Further Than Canada

Newcastle Business School academic Dr Robert Imre suggests Australia should be looking to Canada for its broadband policy

The degree of unemployment

Faculty of Business and Law graduates top the charts for employability

Is Australia a Responsible International Citizen?

Newcastle Law School academic Dr Amy Maguire discusses Australia's current asylum seeker policy

On-field thugs just as culpable under law

Newcastle Law School academic Daniel Matas has written an opinion piece on violence on the sporting field

Anti-Semitic attack proves need for racial vilification laws

Newcastle Law School academics Associate Professor John Anderson and Dr Alan Berman discuss racial vilification laws

Congratulations to Akshaya Kamalnath on her 3rd Place in the Three Minute Thesis

Newcastle Law School RHD student Akshaya Kamalnath has been awarded third place in the Three Minute Thesis competition

NAB Scholarship Students Rewarded

Newcastle Business School students rewarded with NAB positions after completing industry placement

The Media's Impact on Legal Proceedings

In light of the recent trial of Gerard Baden-Clay, Associate Professor John Anderson addressed how media coverage impacts trial proceedings and outcomes in a radio interview by Matthew Dryden in late July.

Law PhD Student to attend German Climate Geoengineering Summer School

Newcastle Law School PhD student Kerryn Brent has been invited to a prestigious Climate Geoengineering Summer School

Graduates and Awardees in Manila

Professor Mark Bray represented the Faculty of Business & Law and the University at the Australia Awards Scholarship GRANDuation in Manila in late May

Tension in the Workplace

Rebecca Mitchell discusses tension in the workplace

Appeal to clarify religious standing

Associate Professor Neil Foster welcomes appeal on landmark court decision regarding religious freedom in an article with the Australian

Inequality in confidence - Are women at a disadvantage?

Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell discusses female confidence levels

China missing the point on waste protests

Dr Hao Tan of the Newcastle Business School addresses recent protests in China over waste incineration

China Leading the Way on Renewable Energy

Newcastle Business School academic, Hao Tan, has had a letter published in Nature discussing China and its use of renewable energy sources.

QLD 'Gay Panic Defence' Shameful

Newcastle Law School academics Dr Alan Berman and Sher Campbell delve into Queensland's 'homosexual advance defence'.

The Faculty of Business and Law Excellence in Teaching Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2014 Faculty of Business and Law Teaching Awards.

Privatising Medibank: will an IPO deliver for taxpayers?

Newcastle Business School academic Paul Docherty discusses the proposed privatisation of Medibank Private.

Faculty Sponsoring ARDC 2014

The Faculty of Business and Law will be sponsoring the 2014 Australian Regional Development Conference (ARDC)

North Korea and Human Rights: Can Things Change?

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC, CMG presents the lecture, 'North Korea and Human Rights: Can Things Change?'

The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Lawyer

The Hon. TF Bathurst presents the lecture, "The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Lawyer"

Bowling Club in Legal Stoush

The University of Newcastle Legal Centre (UNLC) has taken begun working with the Friends of King Edward Park Group to challenge Newcastle City Council's Approval of a function centre at the cliff-top site at King Edward Park.

Hit the surf and source legal advice

Young people needing legal advice are encouraged to tap into expertise of the University of Newcastle's Legal Centre when it slips out of the office and hits the sand for its annual Law on the Beach free community legal advice service.

Rebecca Mitchell in The Conversation on Team Innovation and Success

In the Conversation, Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell talks about how conflict in the workplace can lead to team innovation and success.

UNLSA Mooting Success

Newcastle Law School students achieved mooting success at the Annual Australian Law Students' Association Conference.

Year 11 Business Plan Challenge

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the 2013 Business Plan Challenge grand final was held on Friday 15 November with over $20,000 worth of scholarships and prizes on offer.