The University of Newcastle, Australia

September 2017

From the VC's Desk • 29 Sep 2017

All things being equal

Sometimes there are national conversations about equality where it is both surprising and disheartening that there is a need to have such conversations in 2017.

Graduation ceremony

• 27 Sep 2017

UON graduates celebrated

More than 1200 graduates from the University of Newcastle (UON) will cross the stage of the Great Hall this week to receive the official document that marks the completion of their studies.

Faculty of Business and Law • 27 Sep 2017

Bernie to Support Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders

Developing a mobile phone application for defendants of ADVOs

Research and Innovation • 26 Sep 2017

Free fruit and veg and fewer kilos on offer in weight-loss study

Participants in a new HMRI nutrition and physical activity study at the University of Newcastle will gain a week’s worth of fruit and vegetables for free, along with $100 towards their grocery bill, while potentially losing weight.

UON's Inaugural Industry and Employability Awards- nominations now open

Current Students • 26 Sep 2017

Know someone who’s building the future now?

Nominations are open for the Industry and Employability Awards. These awards recognise outstanding performance by students, staff and industry partners in enhancing graduate employability.

Dr Matthew Dun

• 25 Sep 2017

Strengthening the defence against Leukaemia

Research from the University of Newcastle (UON) has revealed a more targeted way of treating T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL), an aggressive type of cancer typically prevalent in children and adolescents.

Research Roadmap launch

Current Staff • 21 Sep 2017

Scholarship helps drive impact in the Pacific Islands

As a recipient of a 2017 International Development Scholarship for UON professional staff, NIER Research Development Coordinator Justine Ulph spent two weeks in the Pacific Islands to work with counterparts at The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) - an organisation responsible for the Pacific region’s environmental protection and sustainable development.

Faculty Board nominations

Current Staff • 19 Sep 2017

Faculty Board nominations open

Nominations are now open for the election of academic staff to the Faculty Boards.

Nat McGregor, Alan Tracey, Brian Jones

Current Staff • 19 Sep 2017

Retiring IFS Director farewelled

On Wednesday 13 September, retiring Director, Infrastructure and Facilities Services Alan Tracey was farewelled by colleagues from across UON.

Research and Innovation • 19 Sep 2017

UON awarded at ATEM

UON excellence has been recognised at the recent ATEM (Association for Tertiary Education Management) awards.

Faculty of Education and Arts • 18 Sep 2017

New puppet theatre launches following humanities startup workshop

A potential business idea pitched at the recent Humanities Startup Workshop held by the Centre for 21st Century Humanities has been launched as mobile puppet theatre. Frank’s Fantastic Fairytale Theatre is the brainchild of a group of ten people from Maitland who range in age from 19-74.

From the Executive • 18 Sep 2017

Update on student-focused design

It has been a busy couple of weeks across UON in the design of student-facing professional services. Six concurrent work streams are looking at how we currently interact with students and what happens behind the scenes to support this work.