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Student Life 13 min read

Mosquito mates: how clothing has stopped mozzies and started a movement

by Tim Connell

Student start-up Borne Clothing has developed a mosquito-repelling clothing line that is contributing to the fight against malaria.

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Learning the hard truth

Arts, Culture and Society 20 min read

Learning the hard truth

by Carmen Swadling

The intensity of Australia’s violent colonial history cannot be ignored, documented in the first comprehensive, nation-wide mapped record of frontier massacres. Now, it’s time to learn from this truth-telling.

Projects to real world: The proof and possibilities of commercialised research
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Science and Technology 15 min read

Projects to real world: The proof and possibilities of commercialised research

by Shahni Wellington

From leading sustainability technology, to treating cancer, and revolutionising education – the University of Newcastle is changing the game.

Improving Indigenous Healthcare
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Health and Wellbeing 9 min read

Improving Indigenous Healthcare

by Rosemarie Milsom

Australia’s first Indigenous surgeon, Associate Professor Dr Kelvin Kong is committed to empowering communities and removing barriers that prevent access to critical healthcare services.

The talking cure

Education 10 min read

The talking cure

by Rosemarie Milsom

Speech pathology students are playing an important role in the establishment of a new community-centred program to improve outcomes for children in regional NSW.

Building belonging

Education 14 min read

Building belonging

by Gemma Wolk

For many young refugees, the collision of their old and new lives transpires in the schoolyard. Helping our educators create spaces of belonging is more important than ever.

Deadly in the Water

Arts, Culture and Society 9 min read

Deadly in the Water

by Gemma Wolk

How the story of the Irukandji carried Jasmine Miikika Craciun's talents from the rippling shores of Newcastle to the Olympic waves of Japan.

Mother Tongue

Arts, Culture and Society 9 min read

Mother Tongue

by Rosemarie Milsom

People in the Hunter and around the country are using a unique community program to keep Indigenous languages alive.

A leap of faith

Environment 13 min read

A leap of faith

by Rosemarie Milsom

Citizen scientists are teaming up with University of Newcastle researchers leading Australia’s effort to prevent the extinction of precious amphibians.

A life purpose born from mother’s trauma

Health and Wellbeing 11 min read

A life purpose born from mother’s trauma

by Carmen Swadling

Every day in Ethiopia 27 to 33 women die due to birth-related complications. Teketo Tegegne has made it his life’s purpose to protect new mothers and future generations.

Indigenous history grounds new Australians

Arts, Culture and Society 9 min read

Indigenous history grounds new Australians

by Gemma Wolk

How a virtual glimpse into the world's oldest civilisation changed the course of one refugee's journey.

A raw deal for young workers

Arts, Culture and Society 12 min read

A raw deal for young workers

by Gemma Wolk

Wage theft, harassment, immediate dismissal. A stark look at the challenges facing hospitality workers.

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