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News • 24 Jun 2021

Graduation marks milestone for students on their academic journey

In recognition of their significant academic achievement, students across the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses will mark the culmination of their studies at graduation ceremonies over the next week.

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News • 20 Jun 2021

Understanding the impact of gender based violence on access to and participation in higher education

A team at the University of Newcastle, Professor Penny Jane Burke, Dr Julia Coffey, Felicity Cocuzzoli and Dr Stephanie Hardacre, have launched a new research agenda to explore the impact of gendered violence on access to and participation in higher education.

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News • 10 Jun 2021

Newcastle Law School is contributing to public debate on climate change

Given the scientific consensus that an urgent and significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions is required to avoid catastrophic environmental and economic consequences, Newcastle Law School encourages its students, alumni and staff to support efforts to promote immediate and sustained action to reduce emissions. Here are some recent developments that illustrate how members of the Newcastle Law School community have been taking up this challenge.

L-R: Ms Siobhan Curran, Senior Manager, University of Newcastle Integrated Innovation Network; Ms Valentina Misevska, COO Hunter Central Coast Development Corp., Hon. Taylor Martin, NSW MLC for the Hunter Region; Prof Alex Zelinsky, Vice Chancellor University of Newcastle; Cr Nuatali Nelmes, Lord Mayor, City of Newcastle; Prof Paul Eggelstone, Head of School of Creative Industries; Prof John Fischetti, Pro Vice Chancellor, College of Human and Social Futures; Mr Damian Burke, Capital Project Director, Q Building; Mr Jonathon Russell, Q Biulding Construction Manager, Hansen Yuncken; Mr Matt Bandy, Newcastle Business Development Manager, Hansen Yuncken; Mr Anthony Furniss, Lead Architect – Q Building, EJE Architects

News • 31 May 2021

University of Newcastle unveils its future for creative studies, innovation and entrepreneurship at Honeysuckle

The University of Newcastle will soon welcome the region’s next generation of creative artists, songwriters, animators and innovators to its Honeysuckle City Campus site - with the handover of keys on the Q Building project this week.

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News • 31 May 2021

Keepers of the Legacy: Eleo Pomare’s map of artistic social justice and protest

When Newcastle University’s HDR student, Carole Y Johnson first came to Australia 49 years ago to perform at the Adelaide Festival as part of Eleo Pomare’s Dance Company, she did not know she would stay and become an integral part of Indigenous Australia’s protest movement.

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News • 21 May 2021

Archive fever – Archive phobia: A seminar on archival research for students researching Indigenous histories

Professor Victoria Haskins’ journey into archival research began with a box of diaries, letters and photographs found in her aunty’s garage in Woolgoolga, NSW.


News • 20 May 2021

ImmVirX raises $22 million for human trials

ImmVirX Pty Ltd has announced the successful completion of $22 million in fundraising, which will go towards first human studies of its new cancer treatment.

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News • 4 May 2021

Scholarships to boost academic careers for 132 PhD students

The University of Newcastle today recognised the recipients of the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Training Priority Scheme, aimed at providing a pathway for Honours students to undertake a PhD and gain teaching skills to enhance their academic career prospects.

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News • 28 Apr 2021

Queer Newcastle in the '50s to '80s – Your experience counts

Researchers at the University of Newcastle are seeking to uncover some of the hidden histories of relations between members of the LGBTQ+ community and police between 1950 and 1980.

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News • 14 Apr 2021

Former Australian Prime Ministers celebrated at graduation

Two former Australian Prime Ministers were recognised for their contributions to the nation, in particular the higher education sector, by the University of Newcastle today.

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News • 23 Mar 2021

Bringing unheard voices back into collective memory

Distinguished Professor Larissa Behrendt AO delivered the inaugural John Maynard Aboriginal History Lecture at University House to an on-line and face-to-face audience of over 180, on 17 March 2021 as part of the Purai Global Indigenous History Centre showcase.

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News • 8 Mar 2021

Reclaiming History: the unconventional legacies of a leading Aboriginal historian

Emeritus Professor John Maynard’s reputation as a trailblazer is well-deserved so it is only fitting that this historian, whose journey began with researching his own family’s history, is honoured in the InauguralJohn Maynard Aboriginal History Lecture.


The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.