The University of Newcastle, Australia

August 2016

Professor Brett Nixon

News • 31 Aug 2016

The male reproductive mechanism causing genetic change

For men aiming to start a family, a new research finding from the University of Newcastle and HMRI confirms that a healthy lifestyle can influence sperm performance at the time of fertilisation and ultimately the health of their offspring and multiple generations to follow.

Indigenous media mentoring program launch

News • 31 Aug 2016

Media program launched for Indigenous experts

A new push to encourage Indigenous researchers and academics to engage with the media will be launched by the Australian Science Media Centre (AusSMC), the University of Newcastle's (UON) Wollotuka Institute and National Indigenous Television (NITV, a division of SBS) in Sydney this week.

Ms Akane Kanai

Faculty of Education and Arts • 25 Aug 2016

Mentoring spot awarded to UON researcher

Early career sociologist and new member of staff in the Faculty of Education and Arts, Akane Kanai has been selected for the 2016 Australian Feminist Studies mentoring program for new academic writers.

News • 25 Aug 2016

Environmental and Life Sciences Trio Win HMRI Photography Prize

Congratulations to PhD (Environmental Remediation) candidate, Chamila Samarasinghe, PhD (Biological Sciences) candidate, Sally Hall, and Research Assistant in the School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Natalie Trigg, who were recently announced winners of the 2016 HMRI Thru The Lens Photography Prize.

Dr Kim Van Netten

• 25 Aug 2016

International spotlight on engineering breakthrough

University of Newcastle engineering researcher, Dr Kim van Netten, has won the inaugural Australian Falling Walls Lab competition that recognises innovative ideas and research projects.

News • 24 Aug 2016

Study finds fathers are key to girls’ well-being

By harnessing the unique relationship between fathers and daughters, the world-first DADEE (Dads And Daughters Exercising and Empowered) program run by University of Newcastle researchers has successfully improved girls’ self-esteem, resilience, sport skills and physical activity levels.

Dr Gillian Arrighi

Faculty of Education and Arts • 24 Aug 2016

UON Researcher awarded National Library of Australia Fellowship

Dr Gillian Arrighi from the School of Creative Arts has been awarded a prestigious 2017 National Library of Australian Fellowship to undertake research for her project Pinafores, Prodigies and Precocities: the Entertaining Child in the Age of Empire.

News • 24 Aug 2016

Textbook donation helps Samoan students reach their potential

Undergraduate students from the University of Newcastle’s (UON) business program have donated $10,000 worth of much-needed textbooks to business students at the National University of Samoa (NUS).

Faculty of Education and Arts • 24 Aug 2016

FEDUA's Centre for Social Research and Regional Futures wins tender

A research team drawn from three Faculties and four Schools and led by FEDUA’s Centre for Social Research and Regional Futures (CSRRF) successfully tendered for a position on the Australian Government Department of Employment’s panel for research and evaluation services.

• 22 Aug 2016

UON welcomes Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Education and Research

The University of Newcastle (UON) is delighted to announce Professor Steve Larkin, a member of Kungarakan and Yanyula Nations and one of Australia’s foremost Indigenous academic leaders, will join the University as the first Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Education and Research.

Architecture students in Alice Springs

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment • 19 Aug 2016

The human side of architecture

Returning from a two-week design studio focusing on the essential infrastructure needs of Indigenous communities in central Australia, University of Newcastle architecture students have learned there is more to architecture than simply designing buildings.It is about collaboratively creating new places and spaces, and engaging with the lives of the people who will use and occupy them.

Gold Street Studios

Faculty of Education and Arts • 18 Aug 2016

Gold Street Studios: Masterclass