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PhD Scholarship: Physical Activity/Population Health

PhD Scholarship: Physical Activity/Population Health

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Physical inactivity is a global epidemic and the 4th leading cause of non-communicable deaths worldwide. Regular participation in both aerobic and resistance-based physical activity (PA) significantly reduces the risk of numerous chronic diseases and improves bone and mental health.

Port Macquarie graduates commence their next chapter

Port Macquarie graduates commence their next chapter

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

More than 80 proud students across education, midwifery and nursing will celebrate the completion of their studies at the University of Newcastle’s Port Macquarie graduation ceremony today.

Teaching graduate on a journey of lifelong learning

Teaching graduate on a journey of lifelong learning

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

After four years of formal training, an education graduate from the University of Newcastle’s Port Macquarie Campus is about to stand at the front of a classroom as an official teacher for the first time.

RE-STITCHING CULTURE

RE-STITCHING CULTURE

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Coming up at the University Gallery is RE-STITCHING CULTLURE a touring exhibition from Tamworth Regional Gallery that showcases examples of doll-making from three Indigenous groups. Please join the Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen for the exhibition launch on Thursday 22 February from 5:30pm at the University Gallery, Callaghan Campus. Exhibition dates: 21 February - 17 March 2018.

Doll-making is an intrinsic part of many Indigenous cultures across the world, including communities in Australia, Canada and South Africa. In all three cultures, doll-making represents a transfer of cultural knowledge, the building of capacity, and the reclaiming of Indigenous identity, on both a local and a collective level.

The benefits of these outcomes are important to supporting health and wellbeing in Indigenous communities. RE-STITCHING CULTURE showcases examples of doll-making from three Indigenous groups that continue to strengthen their local communities. Specifically, the Gomeroi Yarning dolls (Australia) which encourage the sharing of oral personal narratives; the Six Nations Cornhusk dolls (Canada) to promote the transmission of cultural teachings; and the Siyazama Zulu dolls (South Africa) used to create community support networks through locally relevant HIV/AIDS awareness.


RE-STITCHING CULTURE is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW, and is a joint project between the Tamworth Regional Gallery, the Gomeroi Gaaynggal Arts Health Program, and The University Gallery, University of Newcastle. 


IMAGE: RE-STITCHING CULTURE DOLLS 2017 LEFT - RIGHT Aunty Audree Trindall, Audrey, Aunty Pearl Slater, Mum (Eileen), Arlettha, Johnny, Aunty Shirl Weatherall, My younger self (Shirley), Lyniece Keogh, Will & Tom
fabric, yarn, threads and filling

UON salutes Australia Day honours recipients

UON salutes Australia Day honours recipients

Monday, 29 January 2018

The University of Newcastle congratulates and celebrates all Australians named in the 2018 Australia Day honours. In particular, we recognise members of the UON community who received honours.

Scholarship deadline coming soon

Monday, 29 January 2018

As the deadline for applications approaches, all current and prospective students are encouraged to consider if they may qualify for a scholarship for the 2018 academic year.

Australia Day award honours outstanding women in research

Australia Day award honours outstanding women in research

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Three exceptional University of Newcastle (UON) researchers have been recognised as inspiring leaders in their field, with an Australia Day Honour from the National Council of Women (NCW) of NSW.

World-first UON course draws international recognition

World-first UON course draws international recognition

Friday, 8 December 2017

A world-first online course from the University of Newcastle (UON) has received global recognition, taking out the prestigious edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Learning and Teaching at an international ceremony.