The University of Newcastle, Australia

July 2017

News • 31 Jul 2017

Saving lives and resources: antivenom dose drop in Australia

Revised clinical practice recommending a reduced antivenom dose for snakebite victims has been shown to be successful, signifying huge financial and waste savings for Australian hospitals.

Research and Innovation • 31 Jul 2017

People suffering from mild asthma wanted for research study

Researchers at the University of Newcastle are assessing the effectiveness of three different inhaled treatments in patients with asthma.

2017 Alumni Awards

• 28 Jul 2017

Scientists, entrepreneurs and acting royalty take centre stage for UON Alumni Awards

An outstanding cohort of scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, researchers, business professionals and a celebrated actress are among the exceptional talent recognised at the 2017 University of Newcastle (UON) Alumni Awards tonight.

Faculty of Science • 28 Jul 2017

Statistical Cooperative Rewarded with International Accolade

The National Schools' Poster Competition cooperative, which is the brainchild of Associate Professor Peter Howley from the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, was announced the winner of the Best Cooperative Project Award 2017 at the International Statistical Institute's (ISI's) 61st World Statistics Congress earlier this month.

Image of Dr Glen Burton

News • 28 Jul 2017

Research on engineering behaviour of compacted soil recognised

Research Associate Dr Glen Burton from the University of Newcastle (UON) has received the prestigious D. H. Trollope award for his research paper investigating compacted soils.

Faculty of Science • 28 Jul 2017

Food Security Research Partnerships Strengthened by International Fellows Visit

As part of her Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) funded research project, Chief Investigator Dr Sarah Wright from the School of Environmental and Life Sciences facilitated an international fellows visit for the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) at UON’s Callaghan campus on July 4th.

UON accepts ARA award

Current Staff • 27 Jul 2017

Annual Report wins Gold

Our Annual Report wins Gold as UON becomes one of only two universities to reach the ARA’s exacting standards.

News • 26 Jul 2017

Sperm decline an early warning sign rather than a crisis alert

University of Newcastle (UON) experts have reacted to a new study which shows a significant decline in sperm count over the last 40 years among men in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America.

Research and Innovation • 26 Jul 2017

Online program striving to get kids to eat their veg

The ongoing challenge of tempting kids to ‘eat their veg’ has taken a high-tech turn, with University of Newcastle dietitians trying out telehealth technology and online resources in a new nutrition intervention.


• 25 Jul 2017

New hope to stop the female biological clock

In an encouraging step for female fertility, researchers from the University of Newcastle (UON) have been successful in identifying an antioxidant which has demonstrated potential to halt the aging process in female eggs.

Students sitting in NeW Space foyer

• 24 Jul 2017

Students begin a NeW era of learning

University of Newcastle (UON) students started their first classes at the $95 million NeW Space city campus today, with the Newcastle City Hall Clock Tower striking UON blue to mark the historic moment.

Research and Innovation • 21 Jul 2017

Challenging perceptions of disaster through film

Dr Jason von Meding, senior lecturer in Disaster Risk Reduction at UON’s School of Architecture and Built Environment has been busy filming DEVIATE: a documentary produced by Thirtyrev which will tell the stories of marginalised people worldwide that are most affected by disasters.