The University of Newcastle, Australia

June 2013

Grants for creativity

Research and Innovation • 28 Jun 2013

Creative Industries

A study concerning Creativity and Cultural Production in the Hunter Region was announced today as one of six University of Newcastle projects awarded highly prestigious Australian Research Council Linkage Project Grants worth a total of $1.8 million.

News • 27 Jun 2013

Central Coast Graduation

More than 400 students will celebrate the completion of their studies at the Central Coast campus on Thursday 27 June and Friday 28 June.

Cardiology Riddle solved in 3D heartbeat

Research and Innovation • 21 Jun 2013

Cardiology riddle solved in 3D heartbeat

Using sophisticated computer modelling, a University of Newcastle researcher has helped find the missing piece to a 20-year cardiology puzzle – working out precisely how the heart regulates its beat.

Confucius Institute at the University of Newcastle

Confucius Institute • 20 Jun 2013

Chinese Language and Cultural Courses: Enrol Now

The Confucius Institute at the University of Newcastle provides a range of high-quality Chinese language and cultural courses.

Terry Hall

News • 20 Jun 2013

An Australian First

University of Newcastle Emeritus Professor Terry Wall is the first Australian to win the esteemed Percy Nicholls Award for Notable Scientific or Practical Contributions in the Field of Solid Fuels.

The Conversation

The Conversation • 20 Jun 2013

Tipping the balance towards humanity in World War Z

By Judy-Anne Osborn, University of NewcastleCould a dire new infection sweep the world in a matter of weeks? Might the disease be so strange that it alters the behaviour of people beyond recognition, making them predatory and fearless? Could a great city like Philadelphia be overrun in a matter of hours?

Anthony Parsons' design

Industry • 19 Jun 2013

Institute of Architects honour University of Newcastle students

Three students from the University of Newcastle's School of Architecture and Design have won medals at the prestigious Australian Institute of Architects' 2013 NSW Graduate and Student Awards.

The Conversation

The Conversation • 16 Jun 2013

Superfoods: not so super after all?

By Emma Beckett and Zoe Yates, University of NewcastleSuperfoods is a buzzword now part of mainstream food and health language, often touted as miracle foods that cure all ills, stave off ageing and disease, or aid weight loss.

Nat McGregor

News • 13 Jun 2013

New Chief Operating Officer for University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle has appointed Nat McGregor as its new Chief Operating Officer, from 30 May 2013.

Laurie Bickhoff

School of Nursing and Midwifery • 13 Jun 2013

High achieving student nurse recognised

The School of Nursing and Midwifery congratulates Laurie Bickhoff who recently received a number of accolades at the school's award ceremony.

Midwife of the year, Namira Williams

News • 12 Jun 2013

University of Newcastle student wins Midwife of the Year

University of Newcastle research doctorate student, Namira Williams, has won the prestigious Australian College of Midwives 2013 NSW Midwife of the Year.

The Conversation

The Conversation • 10 Jun 2013

Kidney disease in Aboriginal Australians perpetuates poverty

By Roger Smith, Director of the Mothers and Babies Research Centre, University of Newcastle and Kirsty Pringle, University of NewcastleThe recent death of the lead singer of Yothu Yindi, is a high-profile example of an event all too common in Aboriginal Australia.