The University of Newcastle, Australia

March 2014

Faculty of Business and Law • 28 Mar 2014

Faculty of Business and Law Teaching Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2014 Faculty of Business and Law Teaching Awards


News • 27 Mar 2014

Mosquito-Borne Virus Alert

Students and staff at the University of Newcastle Callaghan and Central Coast campuses are encouraged to take precautions against mosquitoes, with a recent increase in the number of cases of the mosquito-borne virus, Ross River Fever in the Newcastle area.

Professor George Willis

• 26 Mar 2014

Academy honours top UON mathematician

The Australian Academy of Science has today elected University of Newcastle mathematician Professor George Willis as a Fellow, the most senior honour a scientist can receive in Australia.


News • 25 Mar 2014

Web-based alcohol intervention has limited effect on consumption

New research from the University of Newcastle shows that a web-based self-assessment and feedback program for university students who drink hazardously produced little reduction in consumption.

Faculty of Business and Law • 25 Mar 2014

Nicola Ross on Child Representation

Dr Nicola Ross was a keynote speaker at the 2014 NSW Child Representation Conference organised by Legal Aid NSW.

Dianne Allen

News • 24 Mar 2014

University appoints new Deputy Chancellor

The University of Newcastle today announced the appointment of Ms Dianne Allen as the University's new Deputy Chancellor.

Associate Professor Lisa Wood

News • 24 Mar 2014

Fruit-and-veg capsule set to combat obesity impacts

Hunter Medical Research Institute researchers are examining whether a simple fruit-and-vegetable supplement, taken in capsule form, can reduce inflammation produced by fat cells and thereby lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma and cancers in overweight people.


News • 21 Mar 2014

Disruption delivers innovation: Lessons from the imaginative and creative dirtgirl

A woman who created an Emmy-award winning television show from a farm in northern New South Wales, and who describes herself as 'a bit odd', will share with a Newcastle audience her passion and energy for doing things differently.

Children in care need protection

Research and Innovation • 20 Mar 2014

Children in care need protection of society

In recent days reports have emerged about organised sexual abuse of teenagers in residential care in Victoria. We have also witnessed the devastating stories of adult survivors of child sexual and other abuse by the authorities into whose care they were entrusted when they were vulnerable children.

Young men exercising

News • 19 Mar 2014

Healthy lifestyle study targets young men

Young men are the target of a new University of Newcastle study aiming to tailor a healthy lifestyle program that meets their specific needs.

Future Students • 18 Mar 2014

Vegemite, but not as you know it

Vegemite on toast is a concept thousands of people around the world have been familiar with for over 90 years. Using the spread as ink however, is a concept that's a little bit harder to swallow.

Leanne Glass

Future Students • 18 Mar 2014

Sales assistant to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Leanne Glass was working as a casual at a large department store when a colleague suggested she had the potential to be more than a shop assistant, and that she should look into the University of Newcastle's Open Foundation tertiary preparation program.