The University of Newcastle, Australia

October 2013

Sport of Kings

News • 31 Oct 2013

Sport of kings

A new book authored by one of Australia's most prolific and respected voices on Aboriginal history, Professor John Maynard, explores the significant involvement of Aboriginal people in one of Australia's oldest and most celebrated sports – horse racing.

Science and Engineering Challenge

News • 30 Oct 2013

Science and Engineering Challenge National Final

Australia's budding future scientists and engineers will be put to the test today when they vie for the title of Science and Engineering Challenge National Final grand champion.

Alcohol tax 2

News • 29 Oct 2013

Alcohol tax system

An overhaul of Australia's alcohol tax system would potentially bring both health and economic gains, according to research conducted by HMRI Health Economist Professor Chris Doran.

Southern Corroboree Frog

News • 28 Oct 2013

Frog Research

Giant leap forward in frog conservation

Newcastle Innovation logo

News • 24 Oct 2013

Celebrating innovation at annual awards

Five University of Newcastle (UoN) researchers and one Hunter innovation champion will be honoured today for their achievements in translating knowledge, research and technology into commercial success at the 2013 Newcastle Innovations awards.

John Forbes

News • 23 Oct 2013

International spotlight on cancer research

Four of North America's leading cancer researchers will give keynote presentations at the international Translational Cancer Research Conference in Newcastle from tomorrow until Friday.

Research and Innovation • 21 Oct 2013

What makes Australian bushfires so dangerous?

Parts of Australia are prone to intense, uncontrollable fires that can have the same intensity as severe thunderstorm activity. University of Newcastle meteorologist Martin Babakhan explains to SBS what scientists call "extreme fire behaviour" and the characteristics that make it particularly dangerous.

The Glasshouse in Port Macquarie

News • 18 Oct 2013

Rural Health Conference

University of Newcastle top researchers attend Port Macquarie health conference

News • 18 Oct 2013

Esteemed Guest

Chinese Consul General tours university research facilities


News • 18 Oct 2013

Smartphones tracking sealife

New smartphone app boosts citizen science literacy


News • 18 Oct 2013

Being fire safe on campus

Understanding the campus environment

Diet Bytes

News • 18 Oct 2013

Diet Bytes and Baby Bumps

A University of Newcastle study will assess the use of smartphones as a new method for pregnant women to record their nutritional intake.