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Equity and social justice

Athena SWAN Bronze Award

News • 5 Dec 2018

Gender equity progress earns esteemed Bronze Award

Concerted effort and commitment to improve gender equity and diversity within the workplace have earned the University of Newcastle an esteemed higher education sector award and official accreditation.

Professor Deb Hodgson

News • 3 Dec 2018

Pledge to drive gender equality journey in higher education

In a progressive move to expedite the journey to equality in the workplace, the University of Newcastle has introduced a Gender Equality Leadership Pledge, inviting all staff to support the initiative.

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Excellence

Professor Durrheim and Professor Baker at the  Academy's fourth annual meeting

News • 12 Oct 2018

Two researchers awarded prestigious Fellowship

Two University of Newcastle researchers are among 37 new Fellows elected to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) in recognition for their outstanding contributions to health and medical research.

Prof Behdad Moghtaderi

News • 3 Oct 2018

Excellence in chemical engineering solutions

Professor Behdad Moghtaderi has been recognised for the application of ingenuity and technical knowledge in developing practical solutions to industry problems or opportunities; receiving the prestigious ExxonMobil Award of Excellence in Chemical Engineering.

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Engagement

Athena SWAN Bronze Award

News • 5 Dec 2018

Gender equity progress earns esteemed Bronze Award

Concerted effort and commitment to improve gender equity and diversity within the workplace have earned the University of Newcastle an esteemed higher education sector award and official accreditation.

nanotechnology

News • 26 Oct 2018

Big hopes for small technologies to create global solutions

Global nanotechnology experts, who use innovation in materials science to develop advanced technologies and solutions for the energy, environment and health sectors, will converge in Newcastle next week for the third International Conference on Emerging Advanced Nanomaterials (ICEAN).

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Innovation

Virtual reality headset

News • 24 Oct 2018

The sickening truth about virtual reality

A new study has proven that cybersickness, which is caused by exposure to virtual reality (VR), may be the same clinical condition as ‘classic’ motion sickness caused by travelling.

Victoria Theatre interior

News • 22 Oct 2018

Virtual reality project brings the opulent Victoria Theatre back to life

A project from School of Creative Industries researcher Dr Gillian Arrighi has brought to life the lavish original 1891 interior of a forgotten Newcastle icon, the Victoria Theatre, through a virtual reality recreation.

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Integrity

News • 16 Oct 2018

Tsunami threat to Sydney intensifies need for increased awareness

Whirlpools at the Spit, inundation of Manly Corso and major disruptions are possible impacts revealed in a first-of-its-kind study into the tsunami threat to all of Sydney Harbour.

Associate Professor Peter Howley

News • 18 Sep 2018

Putting science on the political agenda

Leading University of Newcastle statistician, Associate Professor Peter Howley, has been named as one of ten inaugural ambassadors who will help strengthen the understanding and importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at a federal level.

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Sustainability

News • 24 Sep 2018

Investing in businesses of tomorrow

Since 2015, UON has been working toward sustainable investment processes and practices to measure and improve the environmental and social impacts of our investment portfolio.

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