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Grandmothers deserve more recognition for caring

Grandmothers deserve more recognition for caring

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Grandmothers deserve more recognition for their role as caregivers and some are at risk of being overburdened, according to a report from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health.

Children's charity building on $2m foundation

Children's charity building on $2m foundation

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

There will be cheers, happy tears, canapés and cake when the Hunter Children’s Research Foundation (HCRF) holds its 2018 Awards Night on Thursday, 18 October, presenting $75,000 in new grant funding while announcing its latest ‘CARE’ research excellence winners.

Creative industries festival will eXcite Newcastle's CBD

Creative industries festival will eXcite Newcastle's CBD

Monday, 15 October 2018

Short film screenings, concerts, pop up music ensembles and more will enliven Newcastle’s CBD, as students from the creative industries come together to exhibit their final works in a first-of-its-kind week-long festival – Festival X, where X marks the spot.

Pioneering medicine program celebrates 40 year milestone

Pioneering medicine program celebrates 40 year milestone

Friday, 12 October 2018

Australia’s next generation of doctors, and those trusted to educate them, will face a new set of challenges as they lead the profession in to the future, Emeritus Professor Stephen Leeder, AO, will propose when he delivers the 2018 David Maddison Lecture.

Newcastle China Week 2018

Newcastle China Week 2018

Thursday, 11 October 2018

The Confucius Institute held the annual Newcastle China Week festivities on 21st September to 23rd September 2018 based on a theme of ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship’ and a celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Dr Peter Hendry AO pays forward the gift of education

Dr Peter Hendry AO pays forward the gift of education

Monday, 8 October 2018

After a long life of service and giving, Dr Peter Hendry AO (1915 – 2017) will continue to shape the future of University of Newcastle students, thanks to a generous gift in his will. A $500,000 bequest will be used to support students from “disadvantaged backgrounds in their undergraduate training to become Doctors of Medicine through the Faculty of Health & Medicine”.

Education Not Detention: Academics for Refugees National Day of Action

Education Not Detention: Academics for Refugees National Day of Action

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Education Not Detention: Academics for Refugees National Day of Action
17 October is a National Day of Action across university campuses to call for the end of the offshore processing regime. It is supported and promoted by the NTEU and Academics for Refugees.

We welcome staff and students of the University of Newcastle to participate in (or simply lend your support to) a number of actions taking place on Callaghan Campus on Wednesday 17 October from 12pm.

The challenge of a lifetime

The challenge of a lifetime

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Following on from the success of last year’s Larapinta Trail Challenge, you are invited to support Indigenous education, equity and social justice and experience an unforgettable trek through the Australian outback.