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BIOMES Mandala - Featuring 9 stunning images of local biodiversity, 8 threatened, and one not yet threatened. Which is which? What is common today might be threatened tomorrow? How do we think about common species in the landscape. Created by Rachel Klyve

News • 4 Sep 2020

Taking conservation to the community through art

An exciting new event is taking the science of conservation out of the lab and into the community, using the power of art.

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News • 2 Sep 2020

University of Newcastle firmly on the Map of Digital Humanities

The Time Layered Cultural Map of Australia (TLCMap) development team in the School of Humanities and Social Science is working on a major update following the delivery of a user testing report from Asymmetric Innovation.

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News • 27 Aug 2020

University lecturer’s film to premier at international Film Festival

Shot in some of the world’s most beautiful bookstores on location in France, Italy, Portugal, Greece, The Netherlands, Germany, Romania, Hungary and Australia, a new feature film by the University of Newcastle’s Dr Stuart McBratney, Don’t Read This on a Plane, will premiere at the Dances with Films festival in Los Angeles on 29 August 2020.

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News • 26 Aug 2020

Silver lining for COVID-19 affected HSC students

In a year that delivered sudden and dramatic disruption for students at all levels, local year 12 and University of Newcastle students have found a silver lining, participating in a clever initiative aimed at reversing COVID-19 chaos.

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News • 24 Aug 2020

Survey seeks answers to understand our energy future

What does Australia’s energy future look like?What do Australians want it to look like?

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News • 20 Aug 2020

New research reveals unequal impact of the pandemic on young people

New research by the directors of the Newcastle Youth Studies Network, Drs Julia Cook, Steven Threadgold, David Farrugia and Julia Coffey, has revealed the extent of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people working in the hospitality sector.

Vice Chancellor with 3MT winner and DVC, Janet Nelson

News • 20 Aug 2020

Three Minute Thesis competition goes virtual

From estimating soil moisture using a remote sensor to management of childhood stuttering in Sri Lanka, this year's virtual Three Minute Thesis competition showcased intriguing and excellent PhD research.

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News • 20 Aug 2020

History Week events promote the importance of history in navigating todays challenges

The University of Newcastle is celebrating History Week 2020 with a series of events that highlight this year’s theme ‘History: what is it good for?’ which invites participants to share why history is important to them.

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News • 20 Aug 2020

Featured Sociology Publication: Bourdieu and Affect

Inequality is typically understood through an economic and material lens: those that have more money and stuff are privileged, those that have less are disadvantaged.

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News • 18 Aug 2020

Journal article compares two case studies to examine displacement

Anthropologist with the Centre for 21st Century Humanities, Dr Hedda Askland has written a new journal article with UON alumnus Dr Georgina Ramsay.

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News • 14 Aug 2020

Research uncovers the historical experiences of the earliest global domestic workers

A new research project will bring to life the experiences and histories of the world’s first travelling global domestic workers, the Indian Ayahs and the Chinese Amahs who were employed by colonial families during the period of British colonialism.

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News • 13 Aug 2020

Online virtual exchange gives sociology students new perspective on COVID-19

University of Newcastle sociology students are exchanging diverse perspectives and collaborating with their peers at the University of Texas in Austin USA in a unique global virtual exchange program.