OPINION: Food Facts & Furphies

Opinion article* published in Australasian Science written by Professor Clare Collins at the University of Newcastle. New diet fads and furphies seem to appear every day. While some of these have a scientific basis, for others the science has changed in response to new discoveries or the science is just not there yet. “I took [...]

The Hunter: Australia’s most innovative region

The Hunter Innovation Scorecard, an RDA Hunter initiative launched today, measures the region’s innovation footprint and promotes its innovative capability in research and development, education and various industry sectors. Read University of Newcastle Chancellor Paul Jeans’ address to the launch on why the Hunter is Australia’s most innovative region.

French connection for UoN communication students

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.

OPINION: Good sports don’t need all that booze

Opinion article published in the Newcastle Herald by Professor John Wiggers, Dr Luke Wolfenden and Melanie Kingsland, of the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle.

IN Australia, one in four people are members of, or participate in, community sport. Community sports clubs make an important contribution to our way of life, providing an opportunity for physical activity, recreation, social interaction, volunteering, and social cohesion for young and old alike.

Calling all budding film makers…

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.

Climate Change Forum – Lessons for Renewal

Would you like to learn more about decentralised green infrastructure and how it can help build a more liveable city? The University of Newcastle’s Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment is hosting a forum on Friday 31 May, featuring Allan Jones MBE, the internationally renowned engineer helping Sydney move towards a more sustainable low carbon future.

UoN technology to light up Newcastle

The tale of Newcastle’s oldest street includes convict gangs and bearded ladies pouring beers and these stories, along with those of local filmmakers, will light up the walls of Watt Street when City Evolutions launches next month. The project is a landmark contemporary art project and features a series of light installations using cutting edge interactive technology developed by students at the University of Newcastle.

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