The University of Newcastle, Australia

July 2014

Imagine working on a newspaper in Kathmandu

Future Students • 31 Jul 2014

Imagine working on a newspaper in Kathmandu

Emily Burley is a Bachelor of Communication student who is currently undertaking an internship on a newspaper in Nepal.

Bike hub

News • 30 Jul 2014

The new home for Yeti and Sasquatch

Delivering on activities proposed in the 2011-2013 Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP), the Strategic Transport Management Plan and in response to feedback by students, the university recently completed two bike storage hubs, with end of trip facilities and lockers, as well as additional and upgraded cycle paths within the campus.

Group school students watching demonstration

Current Staff • 29 Jul 2014

Kids on campus

A number of AIM High programs saw almost 600 school students participate in on-campus activities during July.

smartphone food

News • 28 Jul 2014

Smart snapshot of pregnancy diets

With little being known about the diets of expectant Indigenous mums, University of Newcastle nutrition researchers are using smartphone technology to gather first-hand insights and provide personalised feedback.

The Conversation

The Conversation • 28 Jul 2014

Mary, Queen of Scots was a poet - and you should know it

By Ros Smith, University of NewcastleThink Mary, Queen of Scots and a few key facts probably come to mind: she was Catholic, she was imprisoned and she had her head chopped off. But a poet who offers insight into 16th-century women's writing and what it was like to be a queen? Not so much.

The Conversation

The Conversation • 25 Jul 2014

Jeff Koons - a spectacle on the way to respectable

By Kit Messham-Muir, Senior Lecturer in the School of Creative Arts at University of Newcastle.American Jeff Koons is possibly the most contentious living artist. His current retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York writes him into the contemporary canon of great living artists – but even after a long and controversial career, that hasn't been an easy case to make.

Dr Julia Coffey interview on NBN

Faculty of Education and Arts • 24 Jul 2014

Body image an increasing concern for young men

A study by University of Newcastle youth sociology researcher Dr Julia Coffey has shown that body image is an increasing concern for young men, but many consider it something they have to face alone.

• 23 Jul 2014

ARC Future Fellows

Six mid-career researchers at the University of Newcastle (UON) have received funding under the Australian Research Council's (ARC) Future Fellowships scheme, just announced.


News • 23 Jul 2014

Landmark schizophrenia genetic study

UON researchers have helped unearth more than 100 genetic variants associated with schizophrenia, after contributing to the largest genome-wide study of the disease ever conducted.

High Court of Australia

Faculty of Business and Law • 22 Jul 2014

Australia’s global reputation at stake in High Court asylum case

Dr Amy Maguire comments on Sri Lankan asylum seekers' case.

UoN logo

Current Staff • 22 Jul 2014

Enterprise bargaining achieves in principle agreement

Last week's enterprise bargaining meetings were very productive with the parties achieving in-principle agreement across all outstanding issues.

Lego Models by Industrial Design Students

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment • 21 Jul 2014

Lego Builds Innovation in the Classroom

University of Newcastle students, in training to become high school design and technology teachers, have received a lesson in how to transform tedious curriculum into a creative and satisfying Lego learning experience.