Parts of Australia are prone to intense, uncontrollable fires that can have the same intensity as severe thunderstorm activity. University of Newcastle meteorologist Martin Babakhan explains to SBS what scientists call “extreme fire behaviour” and the characteristics that make it particularly dangerous.
An internationally-recognised University of Newcastle weight loss program tailored specifically for men has produced a benefit that is likely to be a powerful motivator to shed the excess kilos – improved erectile function.
As the new government settles in, there has been heated speculation around major changes to the higher education system. Education minister Christopher Pyne’s comments to the media have raised questions across the sector about the Coalition’s vision for universities in Australia
Like many other Australians, I am alarmed by the hardening policy positions on asylum seekers of both major political parties. And today, the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP), of which I am president-elect, has released a public statement about what these policies mean for their health.
FIVE Bachelor of Communication students from the University of Newcastle have been selected for an international media internship to film a documentary in France from July 19-29 on the ‘Festival Les Cultures du Monde’.
Working alongside media production lecturer Dr Vikrant Kishore, the students will travel to Gannat, a small village five hours from Paris, to capture the Festival of World Cultures.
University of Newcastle professors will join other distinguished international speakers addressing more than 200 students at the 2013 Australian and New Zealand Student Architecture Congress – Nexus in Newcastle this week.
The Congress is the largest student gathering in the architectural calendar. This year’s three-day event from July 3-6 has been coordinated by Creative Directors Rianda Barnes, Thomas Marshall and Joe Larkings, graduate and final year students of the Masters of Architecture at the University of Newcastle.
Mr Paul Jeans BE, FIE Aust, FAICD, a fourth-generation Novocastrian with a leadership career in business spanning more than four decades, has been appointed the University of Newcastle’s seventh Chancellor.
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World’s top 100 universities under 50: ranked by Times Higher Education – The Guardian
Aussie universities are the real achievers by Bruce McDougall – The Daily Telegraph
An astronaut training centre, an inner-city spa and a post-industrial development designed by three students from the University of Newcastle’s School of Architecture and Design have won medals at the prestigious Australian Institute of Architects’ 2013 NSW Graduate and Student Awards.
Congratulations to University of Newcastle’s Professor Nikolai Bogduk, on becoming a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of 40 years of research and education into the science behind spinal, neck and back pain.
University of Newcastle research doctorate student, Namira Williams, has won the prestigious Australian College of Midwives 2013 NSW Midwife of the Year. Beginning her PhD thesis with UoN last August, Namira is focusing on improving care for women with an intellectual disability during and after pregnancy.
The University of Newcastle has climbed seven places to be ranked 26 in the ‘Top 50 Under 50’ announced today. Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, said the University of Newcastle’s 2013 ranking was a remarkable achievement.
Would you like to see your short film screened on to Watt Street’s buildings?
In celebration of the launch of City Evolutions, budding filmmakers are invited to create a 90 second short film around the theme of the ‘The Evolution of Newcastle’. City Evolutions is a landmark contemporary art project featuring a series of interactive light installations developed by UoN researchers.
Up and coming artist Skye Jacobson, from Balcolyn, has been named the 2013 winner of the Jennie Thomas Travelling Art Scholarship, one of the most hotly contested scholarships at the University of Newcastle.