The University of Newcastle, Australia

June 2017

Brok Glenn with UoN students

Current Staff • 30 Jun 2017

New employability program launched at Ourimbah

Students from diverse disciplines such as social science, IT, nursing, arts, business and environmental science converged on Monday afternoon for the launch of an exciting new interdisciplinary, employability program being piloted at the Ourimbah campus.

News • 30 Jun 2017

Volunteers prepare to blaze a trail for Indigenous education

A group of students, alumni, staff and community friends of the University of Newcastle (UON) will come together later this week, ahead of the ambitious 65 kilometre trek across the Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory this August.

UON logo

Current Staff • 30 Jun 2017

Academic Senate nominations

Nominations are open for the election of academic staff to the academic senate

Staff at NeW Space

News • 30 Jun 2017

Proud staff prepare for NEW era

The University of Newcastle’s (UON) $95 million NeW Space facility will soon be welcoming students and the community, with staff moving into the building on Monday 3 July.

Faculty of Science • 29 Jun 2017

A Sporting Opportunity for Community Development in Vanuatu

An exciting community development assignment in the South Pacific is currently underway for Bachelor of Development Studies graduate, Jessica Richardson, who commenced a twelve month appointment with the Vanuatu Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (VASANOC) in April.

Hannah Brown

News • 29 Jun 2017

New app-roach to carbs for pregnant women

A new nutrition study at the University of Newcastle (UON) is aiming to help pregnant women beat confusion related to how much carbohydrate they should eat.

 Dr Hans Lukas Kieser

Faculty of Education and Arts • 28 Jun 2017

Historian awarded for scholarly work on Armenian Genocide

Historian and Australian Research Council Future Fellow with UON's Centre for the History of Violence, Associate Professor Hans Lukas Kieser has been awarded the President of the Republic of Armenia Prize for his significant contribution to the history of the Armenian Genocide. Associate Professor Kieser recently travelled to Armenia to collect his $10,000 prize in a presidential ceremony.

Rural Land Use and Community Research Network

Faculty of Education and Arts • 22 Jun 2017

Rural Land Use and Community Research Network

Dr Hedda Askland and colleagues from UON and Europe have been awarded funding by the Faculty of Education and Arts (FEDUA) to establish the Rural Land Use and Community Research Network to bring together local and international scholars working in the area of rurality and community, rural land use change and conflict, and migration and mobility. The aim of the network is to explore rurality (as locality) through the lens of global movement, as it manifests through the movement of people (e.g. urban-­‐rural migration, asylum seekers and refugees), minerals (e.g. coal and gas), and agricultural products.

Research and Innovation • 22 Jun 2017

Volunteers wanted to try a new treatment for asthma

The Prevenar study is testing whether Pneumonia vaccine can reduce airway inflammation and improve daily asthma symptoms.

News • 21 Jun 2017

Peeling back the layers of Newcastle's History

UON’s Global Newcastle initiative is pulling the layers of Newcastle’s history back one fascinating story at a time.

Miles Franklin shortlisting • 20 Jun 2017

Brilliant career lands Miles Franklin shortlisting

When he’s not teaching in a classroom or working on the land, Ryan O’Neill gets lost in his imagination, creating the lives of Rand Washington, a racist science fiction author, or Rachel Deverall, his own fictitious, late wife.

Current Staff • 19 Jun 2017

Support for smokers in a new light

As UON campuses prepare to go completely smoke-free on 1 July 2017, Cancer Institute NSW Early Career Fellow and behavioural scientist Dr Flora Tzelepis is conducting a new study to determine the effectiveness of video consultations in supporting smokers to quit.