The University of Newcastle, Australia

July 2015

Health and Safety

Current Staff • 31 Jul 2015

What's new in Health and Safety?

Ever wondered about your health and safety (H&S) responsibilities? Want to help create a safe and healthy workplace by being able to recognise and manage hazards? Want to know what H&S training you need to do your job?

News • 30 Jul 2015

Why don't young men eat fruit and veg?

Their lunch menu rarely includes a light salad, they're not fond of being yelled at by aerobics instructors in lycra, yet men in the 18-25 year bracket are supposed to fit the 'one size fits all approach' to health and obesity interventions.

News • 30 Jul 2015

President of Tanzania receives Honorary Doctorate from UON

In an historic ceremony, the University of Newcastle today conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws upon His Excellency Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, fourth President of the United Republic of Tanzania. President Kikwete is the first head of state to be honored in this way by the University.

UON Book Fair

Community and Alumni • 28 Jul 2015

Historical Treasures at University Book Fair

Two beautifully illustrated volumes about "Old England" published 170 years ago are among the rare treasures to be offered at the Friends of the University of Newcastle Book Fair next month.

Faculty of Business and Law • 28 Jul 2015

Faculty Congratulates Three Minute Thesis Winner

Katrina Hogan, PhD (Law) has won the 2015 UON Three Minute Thesis Competition

• 28 Jul 2015

UON researchers commence Medical Cannabis Trials

University of Newcastle researchers will undertake critical research as part of Australia's first medical cannabis trial, announced this morning by Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Medical Research Pru Goward.

Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research and Innovation • 24 Jul 2015

ARC Linkage Project funding success

Professor George Kuczera has been awarded more than $322,000 in ARC Linkage Project funding commencing in 2015 for his research project Optimal scheduling of urban bulk water systems under uncertainty.

News • 24 Jul 2015

Newcastle graduates' earning power ahead of the rest

University of Newcastle (UON) bachelor degree graduates continue to earn more than the national average for their first full-time job, according to the latest findings of the Australian Graduate Survey.

News • 23 Jul 2015

Researchers trialling state-of-the-art analysis for neck pain

University of Newcastle researchers are investigating new ways to diagnose and treat patients suffering chronic neck pain, a condition that affects more than 600,000 Australians and costs around $1.14 billion in associated health care.

News • 22 Jul 2015

Celebrating NAIDOC Week

It's NAIDOC week - Listen to strong voices emanating from The Wollotuka Institute celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievement within our Community.

• 17 Jul 2015

UON alumnus Nigel Milsom wins Archibald Prize

The Archibald Prize is arguably Australia's most prestigious arts prize with $100 000 awarded to the artist for their original portrait.

• 17 Jul 2015

Our future takes shape

With the help of extensive and thoughtful feedback received through consultation with UON staff, across all disciplines and campuses, as well as other key stakeholders, we have refined the draft New Futures Strategic Plan. It is now 90 - 95% complete.