The University of Newcastle, Australia

December 2017

Laureate Professor Nick Talley

News • 15 Dec 2017

Prof Nicholas Talley crowned Australia’s top researcher

Global authority in neurogastroenterology and University of Newcastle (UON) Laureate Professor Nicholas Talley is Australia’s most cited academic, a new report from Google Scholar confirms.

Meri Butler

Current Staff • 15 Dec 2017

Scholarship helps steer new thinking in people-centred urban design

As a recipient of the 2017 International Development Scholarship for UON professional staff, IFS Campus Strategy Manager, Meri Butler attended the Gehl Institute’s Summer Masterclass ‘Tools for Change - Why Public Life Matters’ in Copenhagen.

Associate Professor Brendan Boyle

News • 15 Dec 2017

Academic honoured for graduating global citizens

A leading academic in international business studies from the University of Newcastle has received national recognition for his quality teaching and sustained dedication to improving student learning outcomes.

Research team for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant.

News • 14 Dec 2017

New technology to enhance nutrition assessment

Researchers from the University of Newcastle have received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a new technology system for assessing food and nutrient intakes of people who live in low and lower-middle income (LMIC) countries.

John Lester receiving the Ray Debus Award

News • 14 Dec 2017

Research honoured for advancing Indigenous education

An esteemed academic within Aboriginal Studies from the University of Newcastle has received the Ray Debus Award for Doctoral Research in Education, which recognises excellence in educational research by outstanding doctoral graduates.

• 13 Dec 2017

A very UON Christmas

Twas the week before Christmas, and across UON,The year’s flurry and bustle drew close to the end

Val Newton-John

Community and Alumni • 12 Dec 2017

Vale Mrs Valerie Newton-John

The University of Newcastle is saddened by the passing of Valerie Newton-John, a distinguished alumna and long-time friend of the University as well as a significant contributor to the establishment and direction of the University of Newcastle.

Jayne McCartney

Current Staff • 12 Dec 2017

Scholarship helps advance knowledge of virtual communities for student communications

As a recipient of the 2017 International Development Scholarship for UON professional staff, Student Communications and Information Officer in Student Central, Jayne McCartney recently attended the Social Media Strategies Summit (SMSS): Higher Education Conference in Boston, where she learnt about ground-breaking work in the area of virtual communities, and collaborated with leaders in the field.

Siobhan Curran

Current Staff • 11 Dec 2017

Scholarship boosts lessons in entrepreneurship and innovation

As a recipient of the 2017 International Development Scholarship for UON professional staff, Three76 Innovation Hub Operations Manager, Siobhan Curran recently spent two weeks in the U.S. and Canada to explore the best practices in entrepreneurship education and new venture creation.

Faculty of Business and Law • 11 Dec 2017

Law on the Beach

Law on the Beach is a student-run program and has provided free legal advice to hundreds of clients in a highly accessible and atypical setting

Endeavour Mobility Program

International • 11 Dec 2017

Endeavour Mobility Grant funding to create new global opportunities

Under the Endeavour Mobility program within the University of Newcastle (UON) Global Office, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has awarded UON a funding allocation of $268,500 to support 87 students to participate in 10 Endeavour mobility projects across nine countries globally for 2018.

MOU signing at NSW-Guangdong Joint Economic Meeting

News • 8 Dec 2017

Smart cities MOU strengthens University of Newcastle-China relationship

The University of Newcastle has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with South China Agricultural University at the NSW-Guangdong Joint Economic Meeting (JEM), recognising the shared strengths of both institutions across a number of disciplines including architecture, environmental studies, agriculture, and energy.