The University of Newcastle, Australia

November 2018

The University Gallery • 30 Nov 2018

Yearning to Yarn Exhibition

Yearning to Yarn is an initiative using Aboriginal ways of knowing and learning to support clinical placement experiences of Aboriginal health professional students. Created by Simon Munro, the Yearning to Yarn exhibition is on display at the Senta Taft-Hendry Museum, located under the University Gallery, now and into 2019.

Professor David Lubans

News • 30 Nov 2018

Exercise program a big HIIT for students’ fitness and mental well-being

A high intensity physical activity program targeting senior high school students has scored a positive report card, not only improving students’ fitness, but also their mental well-being.

ARC Project Funding

News • 28 Nov 2018

Multi-million dollar boost for crucial research

Twenty-one research projects across science, engineering, health and the humanities are set to advance, sharing in $8.75 million from the Australian Research Council (ARC).

News • 28 Nov 2018

New Colombo scholars ready to make their global mark

Four outstanding University of Newcastle students are ready to make their mark on the world, after being awarded prestigious New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarships to undertake semester-based study and internships in the Indo-Pacific region.

greater bank launch

News • 28 Nov 2018

Greater Bank and University banking on building community’s financial literacy

Two iconic Newcastle organisations have entered into an industry-first partnership, dedicated to building the financial literacy of the region’s communities.

Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith A/Professor Peter Howley Professor Colin Waters

HIGHLIGHTS - Outreach • 27 Nov 2018

What a night!

Last night Australia’s inaugural Women in STEM Ambassador, and internationally-renowned astronomer and astrophysicist, Prof Lisa Harvey-Smith, concluded her national When Galaxies Collide tour with her final show at The University of Newcastle, Griffith Duncan Theatre.


Current Staff • 27 Nov 2018

Who wants a new car for Christmas?

Christmas is a great time to consider a new car. There are end-of-year runout deals, model clearances, or maybe an eagerly awaited new release to look at.

News • 27 Nov 2018

Prestigious recognition for local historian

Recognised for her outstanding contribution to the humanities in Australia, Professor Lyndall Ryan has been elected to the Australian Academy of Humanities, which is the highest honour of achievement in this field.

Nathan Vincent and his daughter Charlotte

News • 27 Nov 2018

Call for fathers and preschoolers to take part in family health program

The University of Newcastle is calling for 150 dads with three to five-year-olds to take part in a healthy lifestyle program being offered in the Hunter region.

Faculty of Education and Arts • 23 Nov 2018

Workshop encourages new startups with seed funding

A humanities challenge for schools, educational podcasts, a new poetry event and a social enterprise for times of crisis are some of the winning pitches delivered at the Humanities Startup Workshop held on November 9th at New Space.

Faculty of Business and Law • 23 Nov 2018

Understanding Meaningful Employment for Young People with Intellectual Disabilities

Associate Professor Brendan Boyle and Conjoint Professor Rebecca Mitchell from the UON Health Services Research and Innovation Centre in collaboration with Prof Bronwyn Hemsley, Head of Speech Pathology at University of Technology Sydney and Challenge Community Services (CCS) have successfully won a grant to fund a project designed to increase the competence of young people with intellectual disability in the ‘Gig Economy’ as a facilitator for meaningful employment.


News • 22 Nov 2018

Female researchers sponsored in academic journey

Seven promising University of Newcastle researchers are helping to pave the way for their female peers, as recipients of a Women in Research (WIR) Fellowship designed to support the development of their academic careers.