The University of Newcastle, Australia

April 2016

News • 28 Apr 2016

Global design competition honours UON excellence

Four outstanding University of Newcastle (UON) visual communication students will have their work exhibited as part of a prestigious global design exhibition after winning a New York Type Directors Club Award.

News • 27 Apr 2016

Could a vaccine prevent heart attack and stroke?

A major national collaboration is now testing whether a safe, one-off vaccination can help to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

UON Academy • 26 Apr 2016

The role of our sessional workforce is anything but casual

It was my great pleasure to launch the UON Academy 2016 program on Tuesday 19 April in the company of the Vice-Chancellor and colleagues from across the University in the wonderful surrounds of our Wollotuka Institute.

Current Staff • 26 Apr 2016

Go global with staff scholarship

Three $10,000 scholarships to undertake a development activity at an overseas organisation are available for professional staff.

Worlds in a Wineglass conference

Faculty of Education and Arts • 22 Apr 2016

UON Wine Studies holds international conference

The University of Newcastle’s Wine Studies Research Network (WSRN) will host an international conference in collaboration with the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies at King’s College London, 9 to 10 May 2016.

David Lubans and Kristen Cohen

Faculty of Education and Arts • 22 Apr 2016

Physical activity study for schools scores $1.3m funding boost

Professor David Lubans from the University of Newcastle’s Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition (PAN) in collaboration with Associate Professor Chris Lonsdale from the Institute for Positive Psychology & Education (IPPE) at the Australian Catholic University have been awarded a $1.3m NHMRC partnership grant entitled Evidence-Based Physical Activity in Primary Schools: Improving Children’s Health Through Sustainable Partnerships.

UON Student Living winner for excellence in student experience

Current Staff • 22 Apr 2016

UON Student Living winner for excellence in student experience

UON Student Living has received the Asia Pacific Association for Student Housing award for Excellence in Student Experience.

Star 4000 • 21 Apr 2016

Innovation, Start-ups and Entrepreneurship

As the University shifts its culture to support the objectives of the NeW Futures strategic plan, we offer an opportunity for staff along with students to participate in a new entrepreneurial interdisciplinary professional development course.

Hunter Cancer Research Alliance

Faculty of Health and Medicine • 21 Apr 2016

Hunter Cancer Research Alliance Seeking Expressions of Interest for a Consumer Advisory Panel

The HCRA is seeking Expressions of Interest from the local community to work with researchers on a consumer engagement level.

Professor Philip Morgan

Faculty of Education and Arts • 21 Apr 2016

UON obesity prevention program to be rolled out internationally

The University of Newcastle’s (UON) multi award winning Healthy Dads Healthy Kids program led by Professor Philip Morgan will be adapted for an ethnically diverse population in Birmingham in the United Kingdom (UK), after the program received a $916,315 grant from the UK National Institute of Health Research with the University of Birmingham and The Fatherhood Institute (UK).

Roger smith • 21 Apr 2016

Leading UON Endocrinologist honoured with Laureate Professor

The University of Newcastle (UON) has appointed leading endocrinologist Professor Roger Smith AM as its next Laureate Professor to reflect his remarkable contribution to our understanding of human pregnancy.

Faculty of Science • 20 Apr 2016

Exercise and Sport Science Student Lands Dream Role

A University of Newcastle student has secured a position with the Central Coast Mariners, fuelling the strong 11 year relationship between the club and the University.