Celebrating 50 years of research at UON

Sinners and Saints

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has exposed many failures within the church. Dr Kathleen McPhillips who observed the Royal Commission writes about the darker side of the church.

Earth hour

This Saturday Australians will switch off their lights to show support for action on global warming. UON researchers are working to solve the problems related to global warming and climate change.

Youth unemployment - crisis, what crisis?

On Monday the Treasurer stated that 20% youth unemployment is "not a crisis". But for the individual person, it is a crisis.

Hope after spinal injury

In March 2014 Newcastle Knights rugby league player Alex McKinnon broke his neck in a tackle. A year on we look at UON research into exercise therapy for partial spinal cord injury.

International Women's Day

We would like to acknowledge our women researchers and congratulate them on their achievements. Read stories which highlight the challenges, absurdities, incongruities, success, and lives of women in research.

Terror Alert

Terrorist events have been making headlines recently, both locally and globally. Our Prime Minister Tony Abbott has also been in the media addressing national security concerns.

On Death Row

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are Australians on death row in Bali for a crime they committed a decade ago. Dr Kit Messham-Muir writes about artist Ben Quilty's support for the two convicted drug smugglers.

Journey of the heart

"The human heart has transfixed mankind since the beginning of history.  It's about the size of a fist, yet it's been the subject of poetic discourse, lovers' quarrels and scientific scrutiny since time began"

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is Wednesday 4 February.  This year the message is that fighting cancer is not beyond us....

Back to school in the digital age

This week marks the start of the 2015 school year, with more than 1.1 million students in NSW returning to the classroom...

Shark Alarm

The presence of a five-metre long, 1700 kilogram great white shark has recently closed Newcastle beaches for over a week...

Eating healthily in 2015

Did you make a New Year's Resolution to lose weight in 2015? We have some expert advice to help you on your way...