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Partnership to protect oceans from oil spills

Partnership to protect oceans from oil spills

Thursday, 23 May 2019

A remediation programme to protect island ecosystems from damage caused by oil pollution from World War II wrecks sunk in the Pacific Ocean has launched in Newcastle Harbour.

Ikara-Flinders Ranges | A Tough Challenge for a Courageous Cause

Ikara-Flinders Ranges | A Tough Challenge for a Courageous Cause

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

In a few months up to 30 volunteer staff, students, alumni and community members will walk together, trekking 100km of the arid heart of the South Australian outback.

WHO and Hunter researchers to fight global health problems

WHO and Hunter researchers to fight global health problems

Monday, 20 May 2019

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will collaborate with Newcastle health researchers to drive the global efforts fighting non-communicable diseases, including cancers, diabetes, respiratory diseases, heart disease and mental health.

Humanities in the region symposium

Humanities in the region symposium

Monday, 20 May 2019

The Centre for 21st Century Humanities and the School of Humanities and Social Science will host the Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres’ (ACHRC) Humanities in the Regions symposium on 30 – 31 May at New Space.

Leading the defence against superbugs

Leading the defence against superbugs

Monday, 20 May 2019

A new multimillion-dollar project will develop an artificial intelligence (AI) surveillance system to better understand and tackle the cycle of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Australia.

Copley Bequest funds project that tells marriage equality stories of Newcastle and the Hunter

Copley Bequest funds project that tells marriage equality stories of Newcastle and the Hunter

Friday, 17 May 2019

New project to examine local's experiences of the marriage equality debate and postal survey.

Virginia Cuppaidge artworks from the University Collection at Newcastle Art Gallery

Virginia Cuppaidge artworks from the University Collection at Newcastle Art Gallery

Friday, 17 May 2019

The University of Newcastle Collection has a large archive of incredible artworks and artefacts. The stunning paintings Chrysalis Beginning 1989, and Skyspace 1981, by Virginia Cuppaidge, are two large scale works by the artist in the collection, currently on exhibition as part of Virginia Cuppaidge: the nature of abstraction at at Newcastle Art Gallery, 11 May - 21 July 2019.

Better teaching requires a clear vision

Better teaching requires a clear vision

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Laureate Professor Jenny Gore, Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford, recently delivered the Oxford Education Society (OES) Annual Lecture, hosted by the University of Oxford’s Department of Education.