The University of Newcastle, Australia

February 2015

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Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment • 25 Feb 2015

Who cares about maths?

The team behind the University of Newcastle's highly successful 'What is Engineering?' video has now created 'The cool maths behind engineering' to encourage higher participation in mathematics.

breast cancer gene breakthrough

News • 24 Feb 2015

Breast cancer gene breakthrough

Hunter researchers have identified a significant new risk factor for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), impacting women who would currently fall outside genetic testing benchmarks for the disease.

Pablo Moscato

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment • 23 Feb 2015

Pablo Moscato: From bioinformatics to Shakespeare

Why does an eminent computer scientist team up with a Renaissance literature expert? To design a study using information theory and computer science methods and determine the authorship of plays and poems where that authorship is unknown or disputed, including some of the works of William Shakespeare.

• 20 Feb 2015

Welcome UON Students

UON welcomes all students - new and returning - for the start of Semester 1 2015.

Port Macquarie graduation 2015

• 20 Feb 2015

New professionals graduate

The Port Macquarie community will celebrate an important milestone today, Friday 20 February, when the University of Newcastle (UON) Port Macquarie campus graduates its first cohort of midwives.

Faculty of Business and Law • 19 Feb 2015

Removal of ‘bad’ industrial policies for an effective energy transition in China

Dr Hao Tan discusses the role that industrial policies play in driving China's energy transition

News • 17 Feb 2015

Teen boys swap screens for fitness

A school-based physical activity study called ATLAS (Active Teen Leaders Avoiding Screen-time) has achieved the double 'whammy' – a marked improvement in fitness among adolescent boys and a reduction in television and video game usage.

AHWW Clare Collins

News • 16 Feb 2015

Healthy Weight Week

UON Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics Clare Collins is leading a national campaign to encourage more Australians to cook at home and win the battle of the bulge.

Dr Craig Gedye

Research and Innovation • 16 Feb 2015

More flexibility needed in melanoma treatment

Survival rates would be improved by making treatment regimens for metastatic melanoma more flexible, according to HMRI cancer researcher Dr Craig Gedye, a medical oncologist at the Calvary Mater Newcastle.