The University of Newcastle, Australia

June 2016

Current Staff • 29 Jun 2016

UON Communication to host international conference

The University of Newcastle’s Communication discipline is hosting an international conference on the Callaghan campus from 6-8 July.

Council Members tour New Space

Current Staff • 29 Jun 2016

News from UON’s Council

Read the latest news, updates and decisions from UON’s Council

New Political Donations Policy

Current Staff • 28 Jun 2016

New Political Donations Policy

Make sure you're familiar with UON's position on political donations.

Faculty of Education and Arts • 24 Jun 2016

Literacy Apps Earn Nomination for Top Award

The collaborative efforts of 2016 Equity Fellow, Dr Erica Southgate of the School of Education and Dr Shamus Smith of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, have put them in the running to take out this year's Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs).

Professor Phil Hansbro

Research and Innovation • 23 Jun 2016

Protein implicated as key and common cause in respiratory illness

Hunter researchers have discovered a protein that induces both stiffening and inflammation in the airways of the lung, causing severe and chronic respiratory illness.

Curious collaborative courageous - where you create the future

Current Staff • 20 Jun 2016

Evolving our culture - a shared endeavour

Our 'culture' is the combination of shared beliefs, values, norms, and assumptions that shape the behaviour of people within the organisation. Put simply... it's the way we do things around here.

From the VC's Desk • 20 Jun 2016

A culture of courage

The University of Newcastle has a record of being courageous, challenging the status quo and of being a disruptor within the Australian University sector. We pioneered equity of access to higher education well before the introduction of the demand driven system and importantly we have demonstrated that it is possible to build both access and success for students from diverse and challenging backgrounds.

News • 17 Jun 2016

Local animators small films hit the big screen

A trio of animation students from the University of Newcastle (UON) have been hand-selected to feature at the Melbourne International Animation Festival.

News • 16 Jun 2016

UN flag to fly above City Hall

A United Nations flag will be raised in Civic Park* today to confirm Newcastle as a ‘United Nations City’ and host of the first United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) for Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction in Australia and the Pacific region.

Research and Innovation • 16 Jun 2016

Clinical trial to study gender riddle in Omega-3 response

HMRI nutrition researchers at the University of Newcastle (UON) have found evidence that women and men respond differently to omega-3 fats when used as preventative measures for type 2 diabetes. Now, the researchers want to know why.

When you travel, you must SEE

Current Staff • 16 Jun 2016

UON’s updated Travel Policy

UON’s Travel Policy has been updated. Preapproved Travel Diaries have been introduced. Here is some more information:

Nat McGregor, Chief Operating Officer

From the Executive • 15 Jun 2016

Broadspectrum update

Many staff will be aware that UON’s head contractor for maintenance, Broadspectrum, is in the process of being acquired by Ferrovial.