The completion of works the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources at the University of Newcastle is a significant milestone and a reminder of the world-class research taking place in our very own backyard that’s helping to secure our energy future.
200 of Australia’s best and brightest young minds just met at a conference with a difference to pitch and workshop 100 nation-changing ideas. UON PhD Candidate Emma Beckett was hand selected to be one of those minds and offers her insights here.
The team will be walking 50 kilometres of the Great Wall of China in the University’s 50th year in an attempt to raise over $50,000 for the University’s ‘Shaping Futures Scholarships’ which help support UON students facing hardship or challenges.
“There has been no new contraceptive introduced since the 1960s. Not one pharmaceutical company has an R&D program in contraception. They will sell the contraceptives they have, tinker with the pharmacology, but there’s nothing new.”
The Simpsons family have been sharing our lounge rooms for 26 years. Now two Australian graphic artists have received a turn on the couch when their “fan art” version of the The Simpsons introduction sequence screened as the opening of episode 14, season 26, My Fare Lady.
The University of Newcastle is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality. UON is proud of our history of equity and diversity and remain committed to narrowing the gender gap.
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.
Sport, whether football or any other, does not give a player the right to deliberately assault or inflict harm on somebody else. So why is it that the same incident occurring on a football field is unlikely to lead to criminal charges?