Two beautifully illustrated volumes about “Old England” published 170 years ago are among the rare treasures to be offered at the Friends of the University of Newcastle Book Fair which is on now. Titled “A Pictorial Museum of the Regal, Ecclesiastical, Baronial, Municipal and Popular” the volumes feature wonderfully preserved coloured prints of the tombs […]
On Mainau Island we were treated to a beautiful summer picnic, and panel discussion on education in science and most importantly, we witnessed 36 Nobel Laureates signing the 2015 Mainau declaration on Climate Change, led by Australian Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt.
The University of Newcastle is celebrating the achievements of 460 UON students and 48 TAFE students at our Central Coast campus with our 26th Central Coast graduation ceremony. Additionally, around 50 students will receive Certificates of Attainment from the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre (ELFS). Students at our Central Coast campus will graduate over the next two days, 2 and […]
Emma Beckett is a PhD Candidate in Food Science at the Human Molecular Nutrition Laboratory, School of Environmental and Life Sciences at the University of Newcastle at our Ourimbah campus. She is in Lindau, Germany, to attend the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureates meeting and this is part three of her blog. Today I found out […]
Joachim Gauck, the German President gave a wonderful multi-faceted speech. He noted that the general public know more about the Star Wars Movies than they do about the current state of science and this we must change.
At the University of Newcastle we have conducted studies of the impact of the plain cigarette packs on smokers’ ratings of appeal and perceptions of the product. We have found that plain packs are rated by long-term smokers as less appealing and attractive. The participants of our research also said that they had noticed deterioration in the quality of tobacco. They also reported that they now struggled to tell the difference between the tastes of different cigarette brands now that packs all looked the same.
Professional communicators strive to get people to think in particular ways. Whether it’s a health agency promoting immunisation or a local company flogging surfboards, the underlying techniques are quite similar.
The techniques aim to engage audiences and get them to build in their minds the meanings intended for them. Those working in the business would rarely, if ever, stop to consider the impacts of their work from a feminist view.
Unemployment and under-employment is impeding young people’s efforts to earn, establish savings, develop professional experience and secure jobs with long-term prospects – all of which were fairly normal situations for previous generations.
But changing employment patterns and slow economic growth leave young people susceptible to the risk of becoming entangled in long-term unemployment or under-employment, or being unable to find stable work that is either only seasonal or part-time.
No Treasurer can please all the people all the time in a tough economic climate, but each federal budget manages to have a funding centrepiece that shines like a beacon among the inevitable winners and losers.
Do you donate your time to a non-profit organisation? Or money to charity? By world standards, Australians are a generous mob when it comes to donating money to charities, and time and effort to non-profits.
University of Newcastle researchers will provide expertise in planning and co-optimising electricity and gas networks for the Future Grid Cluster – a $13 million dollar research collaboration with CSIRO and three other leading universities.
University of Newcastle researchers are lining up eleven of the world’s most innovative running shoe designs to compete in a world-first project testing safety and performance. Our researchers need the help of 2,000 Aussie runners to test a pair over 12 months.
Opinion article published in the Newcastle Herald co-authored by Professor Scott Holmes, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)and Dean of Graduate Studies, and Sam Bright, a research officer, from the University of Newcastle.