The University of Newcastle, Australia

May 2013


News • 31 May 2013

New study shows genetic role in education

A multinational consortium of medical researchers and social scientists has found a link between educational attainment and tiny variations in a person's genetic sequence.

Skye Jacobson and Jennie Thomas

News • 30 May 2013

Skye's the limit for travelling art scholarship winner

Up and coming artist Skye Jacobson, from Balcolyn, has been named the 2013 winner of the Jennie Thomas Travelling Art Scholarship, one of the most hotly contested scholarships at the University of Newcastle.

News • 24 May 2013

New professor Sandeep Gopalan talks

On Wednesday, 22 May Professor Sandeep Gopalan spoke on the topic 'Are CEOs and others who commit white-collar crimes punished insufficiently?'.

Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell

Targeting casual sexism one hashtag at a time • 23 May 2013

Inequality in Confidence – Are women at a disadvantage?

Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell discusses female confidence levels and how they can impact our careers and our lives.

World-first occupational therapy student website

News • 23 May 2013

World-first occupational therapy student website launch

An innovative and flexible student-centred website, the first of its kind in the world for occupational therapy students, will be launched at the University of Newcastle today, Thursday 23 May.

Researchers question if the shoe fits

News • 21 May 2013

Newcastle researchers question if the shoe fits

University of Newcastle researchers are lining up eleven of the world's most innovative running shoe designs to compete in a world-first project testing safety and performance.

Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin

News • 21 May 2013

Laureate Professor wins top international medal

University of Newcastle Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin has been named the 2013 recipient of the Rufus Oldenburger Medal by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), in recognition of his fundamental contributions to automatic control theory and practice.

Work starts on the Tamworth Education Centre

News • 20 May 2013

Work starts on the Tamworth Education Centre

The University of Newcastle marked the beginning of construction of the $16m Tamworth Education Centre with a turning of the first sod ceremony today.

Mohamed Ehsan Ebrahim and Andrew Stoner

News • 16 May 2013

Newcastle student named NSW International Student of the Year

University of Newcastle Bachelor of Medicine student Mohamed Ehsan Ebrahim has been named the New South Wales Higher Education International Student of the Year.

Mum's the word on pregnancy

News • 10 May 2013

Mum's the word on pregnancy

University of Newcastle researchers are asking new mums to reflect on their pregnancy and post-birth experience to help researchers design a healthy lifestyle program for other mothers-to-be.

Healthy University Fair

News • 8 May 2013

Professor Caroline McMillen opens Newcastle's Healthy University Fair

The University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen opened the University's inaugural Health Fair today to promote healthy lifestyles that enhance learning.

Manflu myth

News • 7 May 2013

Newcastle researchers question existence of manflu

Men are popularly maligned for wilting like cheap supermarket flowers at the first winter sniffle, however data from, Australia's online influenza-like illness surveillance system, raises questions about the existence of Manflu.