The University of Newcastle, Australia

December 2013

The Conversation

The Conversation • 27 Dec 2013

A clearer view on the healing power of the arts

By Marguerite Johnson, and Miranda Lawry.Florence Nightingale was a practical, highly experienced nurse who advocated the role of beauty, aesthetics and nature in medical practice. She believed buildings with windows, beautiful views, central courtyards and light were imperative for the healing process.

News • 19 Dec 2013

It's all random

Tipsy tottering, sunlight and the smell of coffee: it's all random

News • 19 Dec 2013

Australia Awards

Two University of Newcastle students have been selected among the nation's best, receiving the highly competitive 2013 Australia Awards to continue their research and studies overseas.

Watt Space • 18 Dec 2013

Exhibit at Watt Space

Professor Zsolt Balogh

News • 18 Dec 2013

Organ failure syndrome

The battle to save accident victims in Intensive Care often extends beyond treating the original injury, with multiple organ failure (MOF) presenting a constant threat. While the precise cause of the body's sequential 'shut down' is unknown, results from a recent Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) study may help to solve the puzzle.

Advisory Day

News • 18 Dec 2013

Advisory Day

Prospective students who want to explore their study options at a world-class university in 2014 are invited to visit the University of Newcastle tomorrow, Thursday 19 December, for Advisory Day.

Professor John Forbes

News • 13 Dec 2013

Breast Cancer Breakthrough

World-renowned University of Newcastle researcher, Professor John Forbes AM*, has discovered breast cancer drug anastrozole reduces the risk of breast cancer by 53 per cent in high-risk post-menopausal women.

UNLSA Mooting

Faculty of Business and Law • 12 Dec 2013

UNLSA Mooting Success

Newcastle Law School students achieved mooting success at the Annual Australian Law Students' Association Conference.


News • 12 Dec 2013

sleep linked to diabetes

Getting less than six hours sleep each night (compared to seven hours) may increase type 2 diabetes risk by 30 per cent but has less impact on heart disease than previously thought, researchers from the University of Newcastle have found.


News • 10 Dec 2013

Health Check: Butter or margarine?

Butter gets points for taste; margarine for being easy to spread. But the healthiest option is not strictly called butter or margarine – it's a "spread".

On the Same Page

News • 10 Dec 2013

On the Same Page

A new DVD is set to help early childhood professionals develop effective strategies for working with children who may be at risk of challenging behaviours.

News • 9 Dec 2013

Closure of section of Ring Road 10 December to 31 January

Part of the Callaghan Campus Ring Road, from Richardson Road to Wirra Crescent, will be closed from 10 December 2013 until 31 January 2014, while essential work is carried out to deliver water, electrical and communications services to the new Student Accommodation Development.