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Friends of the University Book Fair Raises Over $100,000 for Student Scholarships

Friends of the University Book Fair Raises Over $100,000 for Student Scholarships

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

People flocked to Newcastle’s favourite ‘pop- up’ bookshop as the Friends of the University of Newcastle returned with their famous biennial Book Fair last month.

Strong partnerships and a shared vision for the future of integrated healthcare is set to improve the wellbeing of our Central Coast community

Strong partnerships and a shared vision for the future of integrated healthcare is set to improve the wellbeing of our Central Coast community

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

The future of healthcare delivery on the Central Coast is taking shape, with work starting today on a new education and research facility located at Gosford Hospital.

Fellowship awarded to respiratory leader

Fellowship awarded to respiratory leader

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Laureate Professor Paul Foster has been awarded the title of Fellow of the American Thoracic Society, (ATSF) for his commitment to respiratory health research.

Professor John Maynard to deliver Annual History Week Lecture

Professor John Maynard to deliver Annual History Week Lecture

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Professor John Maynard of Indigenous Education and Research has been selected to deliver the prestigious Annual History Lecture – an event produced by the History Council of New South Wales as part of this year’s History Week.

Designing the Future of Human-Kind(ness)

Designing the Future of Human-Kind(ness)

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Sahibajot Kaur won the 2018 Commissioner K. G. Hoffman Prize in Urban Design, generously established by alumnus Kevin Hoffman. She is now shaping the future of our cities as an architecture graduate.

Ugly is Beautiful for Innovation Award Winner

Ugly is Beautiful for Innovation Award Winner

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

A love of weird and wonderful animals has inspired a remarkable beginning for alumnus and Newcastle natural history illustrator, Sami Bayly.

$50,000 funding awarded to innovative Grand Challenge solutions

$50,000 funding awarded to innovative Grand Challenge solutions

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

From eucalyptus oil diffusers, to aromatic plants seeds dispensed through a gumball machine, and a Mozzie Map to quantify human/mosquito interactions, the innovative ideas proposed in the University of Newcastle’s Grand Challenge offer promising solutions to manage the global problem of mosquitoes.

Breakthrough for Brain Cancer Research

Breakthrough for Brain Cancer Research

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

University of Newcastle researchers have made a significant breakthrough in brain cancer research as they continue their campaign to save lives by finding an effective treatment for the most aggressive of brain stem tumours.