Chief Justice Tom Bathurst and Taylah Gray

News • 24 Feb 2021

Newcastle welcomes NSW Chief Justice to confirm Australia’s newest lawyers

“Great lawyers are known to come out of Newcastle, and I am confident that today is no exception.”

Professor Mario Minichiello Art

News • 24 Feb 2021

'Hardlines’: My life in bad behaviour: an exhibition by Professor Mario Minichiello

Internationally acclaimed Political Artist, Illustrator and Designer, Professor Mario Minichiello, from the School of Creative Industries is holding an exhibition of his work in early March. The exhibition presents drawings, paintings, and printmaking taken from a range of topics in a career spanning over 30 years as a professional artist.

man iand woman in togas with torso of roman soldier

News • 9 Feb 2021

Academy Excellence: nomination of Purai members to Humanities Academy highlights the importance of global indigenous history

With the election of Purai’s joint Directors, Emeritus Professor John Maynard and Professor Victoria Haskins, to the Australian Academy of the Humanities late last year, the University of Newcastle’s Purai Indigenous Global History Centre now boasts four historians championing the contribution that humanities, arts and culture can make to national life.

koala sleeping in eucalyptus tree

News • 2 Feb 2021

Report: Australia’s first national park for koalas projected to generate $1.2 billion in economic output and 9,800+ jobs

A landmark study into Australia’s proposed first large national park dedicated to protecting koalas has projected additional regional economic output of $1.2 billion over the next 15 years and $1.7 billion in biodiversity value.

Law on the Beach 2019 session

News • 15 Jan 2021

Pop-up legal clinic returns to support the Newcastle community

After a challenging 2020, the University of Newcastle Legal Centre’s pop-up clinic at Merewether beach is returning to offer free legal advice to individuals struggling with any law-related matters.

Wollotuka Flags

News • 17 Dec 2020

New scholarship aims to improve health and wellbeing in Indigenous communities

To help address the health needs in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across rural NSW, the University of Newcastle has launched a new Indigenous scholarship in the field of Speech Pathology.

father, mother and daughters at graduation

News • 14 Dec 2020

A graduation like no other

There is light at the end of the tunnel for 550 students who will celebrate the culmination of their studies at the University of Newcastle Callaghan graduation ceremonies this week.

Heath Johns, Managing director BMG Australia and New Zealand

News • 1 Dec 2020

BMG and University of Newcastle to launch Australian-first Indigenous scholarship program to inspire a new generation of music executives

Global music company BMG has expanded on its successful partnership with the University of Newcastle’s School of Creative Industries in the Faculty of Education and Arts to launch its first round of Indigenous scholarships, creating more pathways to employment for the next generation of students.

Out(fit) Team, Winners in the Green Gown Awards Student EngagementShellie Smith, d’Arcy Newberry-Dupre, Miranda Cunningham

News • 30 Nov 2020

International recognition for University’s green initiatives

The University of Newcastle has been awarded three of the eight 2020 Australasian ‘Green Gown Awards’ in the categories of Climate Action, Benefiting Society and Student Engagement.

Youth class and everyday struggles book

News • 30 Nov 2020

Threadgold’s book Youth, Class and Everyday Struggles wins 2020 Raewyn Connell Prize

Sociologist with the Newcastle Youth Studies Network, Associate Professor Steven Threadgold has won the biennial 2020 Raewyn Connell Prize awarded by The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) for his book Youth, Class and Everyday Struggles, published by Routledge.

Prof Tania Sourdin in the Law Library

News • 24 Nov 2020

Robots don black cap for lower court judges

Professor Tania Sourdin predics that simple civil cases will be decided by computer systems in the future

photo of research

News • 23 Nov 2020

New study: How risk perception affects our behaviour in a pandemic

A new study, released in Scientific Reports in Nature, found behavioural responses to pandemics are more shaped by perceived risk than actual mortality or hospitalisation risk.

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