News and events
Featured story • 17 Sep 2021
University of Newcastle’s webinar series “Reimagining Quality of Life Post-COVID” reached its highest popularity
University of Newcastle’s webinar series “Reimagining Quality of Life Post-COVID” reached its highest popularity in ‘Social Sciences Week 2021 ‘by hosting three world-renowned intellectuals: Noam Chomsky, Ariel Salleh and Gar Alperovitz
News • 14 Apr 2021
Two former Australian Prime Ministers were recognised for their contributions to the nation, in particular the higher education sector, by the University of Newcastle today.
News • 23 Mar 2021
Distinguished Professor Larissa Behrendt AO delivered the inaugural John Maynard Aboriginal History Lecture at University House to an on-line and face-to-face audience of over 180, on 17 March 2021 as part of the Purai Global Indigenous History Centre showcase.
News • 8 Mar 2021
Emeritus Professor John Maynard’s reputation as a trailblazer is well-deserved so it is only fitting that this historian, whose journey began with researching his own family’s history, is honoured in the InauguralJohn Maynard Aboriginal History Lecture.
News • 24 Feb 2021
Internationally acclaimed Political Artist, Illustrator and Designer, Professor Mario Minichiello, from the School of Creative Industries is holding an exhibition of his work in early March. The exhibition presents drawings, paintings, and printmaking taken from a range of topics in a career spanning over 30 years as a professional artist.
News • 9 Feb 2021
Academy Excellence: nomination of Purai members to Humanities Academy highlights the importance of global indigenous history
With the election of Purai’s joint Directors, Emeritus Professor John Maynard and Professor Victoria Haskins, to the Australian Academy of the Humanities late last year, the University of Newcastle’s Purai Indigenous Global History Centre now boasts four historians championing the contribution that humanities, arts and culture can make to national life.
News • 18 Dec 2020
University of Newcastle students have been recognised nationally for their brilliant graphic design skills, taking out more wins than ever before in the national AGDA 2020 Design Awards.
News • 17 Dec 2020
To help address the health needs in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across rural NSW, the University of Newcastle has launched a new Indigenous scholarship in the field of Speech Pathology.
News • 14 Dec 2020
The Future of Madness Network led by Professor Catharine Coleborne has had a busy year, despite the interruptions and challenges presented by the pandemic.
News • 14 Dec 2020
Two Centre for the Study of Violence researchers have been successful in the highly competitive ARC discovery scheme.
Event • 12 Oct 2021 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Join Professor Victoria Haskins as she reflects on her great-grandmother’s fight against Aboriginal child removal in the 1930s.
Event • 15 Oct 2021 from 5:30pm - 16 Oct 2021 until 8:00pm
Meet new people, be exposed to fresh ideas, learn new skills and build creative, original work.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.