The University of Newcastle, Australia

February 2014

Trevor Nickolls Metamorphosis

The University Gallery • 28 Feb 2014

Blake Prize

Winner 62nd Blake Prize: Trevor Nickolls Metamorphosis 2011, acrylic on linen, 91.5 x 91.5 cm. Courtesy estate of Trevor Nickolls and Engelike Tyrone, AIARTS

Port grad

News • 26 Feb 2014

University celebrates decade of success in Port Macquarie

The University of Newcastle (UON) is celebrating its first decade in Port Macquarie, educating professionals who are making a significant contribution to the health and education of their local communities and beyond.

Nikola Bowden

News • 25 Feb 2014

DNA protein targeted in ovarian cancer chemo test

University of Newcastle researcher Dr Nikola Bowden is investigating a DNA repair protein that is implicated in ovarian cancer tumours becoming resistant to chemotherapy, with hopes of eventually developing a prognostic test and more tailored treatments.

Tamworth Education Centre

Faculty of Health and Medicine • 24 Feb 2014

Tamworth Education Centre now open

Students in the Joint Medical Program will now be able to access a state of the art education facility. The Tamworth Education Centre (TEC) is now operational after five years of planning and significant fundraising.

Faculty of Business and Law • 24 Feb 2014

South Korea Trade Deal

Newcastle Law School academic Dr Jeff McGee writes on the pros and cons of a trade deal with South Korea.

Matt Dun

News • 21 Feb 2014

$1.5m to Newcastle researchers to unlock cancer secrets

Three University of Newcastle cancer researchers have been recognised with Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellowships, totalling more than $1.5 million.

Andrew Bivard

News • 21 Feb 2014

Stroke trial lures imaging research expert

The Hunter's renowned stroke research group is to be bolstered by the return of award-winning imaging expert Dr Andrew Bivard to work on acute care and rehabilitation projects.


Faculty of Business and Law • 20 Feb 2014

The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Lawyer

The Hon. TF Bathurst presents the lecture, "The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Lawyer"

Professor Behdad Moghtaderi

News • 20 Feb 2014

World First Emissions Abatement Technology

The University of Newcastle has received $30 million to develop and roll-out world-leading abatement technologies for fugitive methane emissions from underground coal mining operations. The new technologies could reduce these emissions from the sector by as much as 90 percent and reduce Australia's annual greenhouse gas output by three percent.

Prof Clare Collins

News • 19 Feb 2014

New web app weighs in on food choices

'Burn it to earn it' is the philosophy behind a novel web application developed by international nutrition expert Professor Clare Collins and her team at the University of Newcastle.

Senta signing book

The University Gallery • 18 Feb 2014

Senta Taft-Hendry book launch

Senta signing a copy of her book at the launch

Disruptive Innovation Works

News • 14 Feb 2014

Disruption delivers innovation: Lessons from Hollywood

Hollywood special effects gurus Greg Downing and the University of Newcastle's Director of Creative Innovation, Jeff Julian will showcase the latest in creative imaging and visual effects techniques at a special public lecture.