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University of Newcastle Professor elected as World Academy of Ceramics academician

University of Newcastle Professor elected as World Academy of Ceramics academician

Monday, 18 June 2018

University of Newcastle’s Professor Ajayan Vinu has been elected as an academician in the World Academy of Ceramics.

Intergenerational placement project: from pen to pal

Intergenerational placement project: from pen to pal

Monday, 18 June 2018

Dr Tamara Blakemore, Field Education Coordinator and acting Head of Discipline for Social Work has worked with in home nursing care provider, Hunter Nursing and Valentine Public School to develop and implement a novel placement opportunity.

Turn the spotlight on an innovator, creator or game-changer

Turn the spotlight on an innovator, creator or game-changer

Monday, 18 June 2018

The University of Newcastle’s alumni network of more than 142,000 dynamic and diverse achievers are making their mark in their chosen fields all around the world.

Napoleon’s last days examined in new book

Napoleon’s last days examined in new book

Monday, 18 June 2018

Director of the Centre for the History of Violence and member of the Centre for 21st Century HumanitiesProfessor Philip Dwyer has published a third and final book in his series looking at the life, death and legacy of French military leader, Napoleon Bonaparte.

Engaging local business to enhance student learning

Engaging local business to enhance student learning

Monday, 18 June 2018

Bachelor of Social Science students on the Central Coast have been given the gift of first-hand experience to enhance their understanding, thanks to Scott and Catherine Bourne, owners of a local Central Coast business—Coastal Rural Traders (CRT) Ourimbah.

Regional suicide prevention forum

Regional suicide prevention forum

Friday, 15 June 2018

The Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) teamed up with Collective Purpose Partners, WayAhead NSW Mental Health Carers and Being and Wellbeing Consumer Advisory Group to host a regional suicide prevention forum in Orange as part of the Collective Speaker Series.

New fellowship to help put the freeze on stroke

New fellowship to help put the freeze on stroke

Friday, 15 June 2018

After a mild stroke many people recover and go on to live their lives. But for some, their condition will rapidly deteriorate in the hours following a stroke, and it appears that a build-up of pressure in the brain could be the cause.

Research highlights need for a new approach to COPD management

Research highlights need for a new approach to COPD management

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Researchers at the University of Newcastle and Imperial College London have provided evidence that a conventional treatment for common respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can actually lead to worse health outcomes when used to treat symptoms caused by respiratory virus infections.