The University of Newcastle, Australia

June 2014

Declan Battles Climate Change with Al Gore

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment • 30 Jun 2014


4th year Environmental Engineering student Declan Clausen took part in leadership training recently with the Climate Reality Project Australia.

Michelle Rank

News • 27 Jun 2014

Exercise best 'medicine' for spinal recovery

Exercise therapy research being conducted by the Pain and Sensory Dysfunction Research Group at the University of Newcastle is bringing hope of restored muscle function to those suffering paralysis from spinal damage.

New Colombo Plan Fellows

• 27 Jun 2014

New Colombo Plan Scholars

Three of UON's best and brightest undergraduates have been awarded prestigious scholarships under the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan to study in the Asia Pacific region.

UON Homestay host family

Current Staff • 26 Jun 2014

Host families needed

The University of Newcastle's Homestay program needs your help.

Professor Chongsuvivatwong

Community and Alumni • 26 Jun 2014

UON graduate an outstanding leader

The Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce has presented Thailand's Alumni Leadership Award to UON Master of Medical Science (1989) and PhD (1998) graduate Dr Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong.

Newcastle Knights students

News • 25 Jun 2014

Graduates of League

The Newcastle Knights today launched the Graduates of League program with the University of Newcastle (UON).

Watermelon by Nick Georgiou

Faculty of Education and Arts • 24 Jun 2014

Mining the creative mind

On the 24 June 2014 international researchers gathered in Newcastle for the Centre for Literary and Linguistic Computing Beyond Authorship Symposium.

News • 24 Jun 2014

VC meets South Korea’s top universities

This week, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, will visit South Korea, a major regional hub for research and innovation.

Faculty of Business and Law • 24 Jun 2014

Prestigious Chinese Partnership

Dr Karen Tian of the Newcastle Business School has received a collaborative Chinese National Science Grant

Faculty of Business and Law • 24 Jun 2014

Human Rights and Refugees

Shaun McCarthy of the UNLC addressed a group of local refugees on the common issues facing asylum seekers in Australia

• 24 Jun 2014

CEO Sleepout

Last Thursday night I joined colleagues for the Vinnies' CEO Sleepout and once again found it to be a remarkable and grounding experience.


News • 18 Jun 2014

Key to triggering labour discovered

Pioneering research by the University of Newcastle's Mothers and Babies Research Centre has led to the discovery of an electrical 'switch' in the uterine muscle that fails to engage in pregnant women who are overweight, potentially causing labour complications.