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John Howard and Alex Zelinsky

News • 14 Apr 2021

Former Australian Prime Ministers celebrated at graduation

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.

older man in cap standing close to woman with long hair smiling

News • 23 Mar 2021

Bringing unheard voices back into collective memory

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.

Professor Maynard sitting holding a book in front of a cabinet of memorabilia collected as an historian

News • 8 Mar 2021

Reclaiming History: the unconventional legacies of a leading Aboriginal historian

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.

Professor Mario Minichiello Art

News • 24 Feb 2021

'Hardlines’: My life in bad behaviour: an exhibition by Professor Mario Minichiello

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.

man iand woman in togas with torso of roman soldier

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.

Benjamin Crocker Big Kids

News • 18 Dec 2020

University of Newcastle design students win big at national awards

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.

Wollotuka Flags

News • 17 Dec 2020

New scholarship aims to improve health and wellbeing in Indigenous communities

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.

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News • 14 Dec 2020

Future of Madness Network wraps up a big first year

The Future of Madness Network led by Professor Catharine Coleborne has had a busy year, despite the interruptions and challenges presented by the pandemic.

Hans Lukas Kieser

News • 14 Dec 2020

ARC grants to focus on peace in the Middle East and sex and the Australian military

Two Centre for the Study of Violence researchers have been successful in the highly competitive ARC discovery scheme.

father, mother and daughters at graduation

News • 14 Dec 2020

A graduation like no other

There is light at the end of the tunnel for 550 students who will celebrate the culmination of their studies at the University of Newcastle Callaghan graduation ceremonies this week.

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Events

Music Students at Lizotte's Logo

Event • 9 Jun 2021 from 6:30pm - 29 Jun 2021 until 9:30pm

Third Year Music Students' Showcase At Lizottes

Third Year Bachelor Of Music Students Performance At Lizotte's, 3rd yr BMUS, School Of Creative Industries, SOCI, University Of Newcastle, Australia

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Event • 17 Jun 2021 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Metrics for Quality Journals

Join this session to unpack metrics for quality journals.

Newcastle Impact Network logo

Event • 23 Jun 2021 from 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Engaged research practice: An introduction

Join the Newcastle Impact Network as we unpack some activities that you as Researchers and Research Administrators can use to engage with key stakeholder / collaborators / end-users throughout the research lifecycle

NFH Water Security

Event • 6 Aug 2021 from 5:00pm - 7 Aug 2021 until 8:00pm

New Futures Hackathon for Water Security

Meet new people, be exposed to fresh ideas, learn new skills and build creative, original work.

Student writing in library

Event • 24 Sep 2021

Karen Thrift Prize for Poetry and Lyrics

The University of Newcastle School of Humanities and Social Science, is thrilled to announce the launch of the 2021 Karen Thrift Prize for Poetry or Lyrics.

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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.