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.

ANZAC: Her Story

Maud Butler was so desperate to be part of World War 1 she disguised herself as a soldier and stowed away on a boat headed for Egypt.

The fascinating story of the Kurri Kurri woman is just one being explored as part of University of Newcastle historian, Associate Professor Victoria Haskins’ new research project.

UoN Architects leading way at NEXUS Congress

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.

HOPE inspires children to aim high for careers

HOPE, a beautifully-illustrated a children’s book, produced by the University of Newcastle’s AIM High program, is encouraging children across the Hunter to aspire to a career.

Written by AIM High team member Matt Lumb and illustrated by Kiara Mucci, HOPE borrows from the field of positive psychology to explore the ways in which individuals aspire by identifying and then navigating pathways through often difficult circumstances towards goals that have meaning and purpose.

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