The University of Newcastle, Australia

October 2015

Mark Stewart

• 30 Oct 2015

UON awarded $8 million ARC funding

The University of Newcastle (UON) has attracted more than $8 million from the Australian Research Council (ARC) to support innovative research projects including a study aimed at optimising global anti-terror security measures.

News • 30 Oct 2015

New smartphone tool to help new dads

Following a successful pilot study, the University of Newcastle (UON) Family Action Centre will launch a national innovative SMS4dads project – a smartphone coaching and support application designed to help men adjust to becoming new fathers.

Education researchers appointed to prestigious international journal

Faculty of Education and Arts • 29 Oct 2015

Education researchers appointed editors of prestigious international journal

Faculty of Education and Arts scholars Professor Jenny Gore and Professor Maxwell Smith have been named co-editors of the prestigious Teaching and Teacher Education journal.

• 28 Oct 2015

UON water polo club #1 in Australia

After securing both the men's and women's gold medals at the recent Australian University Games, the University of Newcastle (UON) water polo club is now ranked first against all other Australian universities.

News • 27 Oct 2015

UON teacher named Australia’s ‘PR Educator of the Year’

University of Newcastle teaching excellence is again in the spotlight with Communication Senior Lecturer, Dr Melanie James, named Australia's "PR Educator of the Year" at the Public Relations Institute of Australia's (PRIA) National Golden Target Awards held last night in Hobart.

Deb Mansfield exhibit at Gallerie Pompom

Faculty of Education and Arts • 27 Oct 2015

Deb Mansfield exhibition at Galerie Pompom

From 14 October to 15 November Deb Mansfield will exhibit Avoiding and Courting Collision at Galerie Pompom, Sydney.

• 23 Oct 2015

Indigenous student off to explore world’s most prestigious universities

A University of Newcastle (UON) Masters alumnus is off to explore the world's most prestigious higher education institutions under the Aurora Project Indigenous Scholarship project.

Fine Art PhD exhibits at SXS 2015

Faculty of Education and Arts • 23 Oct 2015

Fine Art PhD exhibits at Sculpture by the Sea

University of Newcastle Fine Art PhD candidate Ruth Liou has been invited to show her PhD SculptureThe Bell at this year's Sculpture by the Sea exhibition at Bondi, NSW.

• 21 Oct 2015

UON researcher Dr Nikola Bowden wins Young Tall Poppy Science Award

Outstanding University of Newcastle (UON) researcher Dr Nikola Bowden has been named one of Australia's 'Tall Poppies' in science at the prestigious NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Awards at the Sydney Powerhouse Museum.

• 21 Oct 2015

UON Researcher Awarded Australia’s Top Innovator

University of Newcastle Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson AO, has become the inaugural recipient of the Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation.

From the VC's Desk • 21 Oct 2015

The wider context of decision-making

During the past month there has been a range of discussions, reflections and messages from staff on the University's contract with Transfield Services (TS), which delivers facilities management and maintenance services.  Individuals were often motivated to express their concerns about the government policy in relation to the offshore processing and detention of vulnerable asylum seekers.

• 21 Oct 2015

UON appoints first Global Innovation Chair for International Centre

Prominent Australian Geoscientist, Professor Richard Bush has become the first Global Innovation Chair to the International Centre for Balanced Land Use.