Posts for March 2017

Online CounsellingLost between the gap

“This world is in desperate need of creative and intellectual minds to solve complex problems. But before we can do that, we need to build a culture that accepts mental diversity.” Alix Generous Alix really captures so much in this […]

Geography, Environmental Studies, and Development StudiesThe Next System To A More Livable World

Associate Professor Dr Jenny Cameron and colleagues have published an article titled “Cultivating a Community Economy: Tools for a More Livable World”. In this article, the focus is on livable, sustainable and just ways forward for development by: identifying, gathering, and […]

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Earth ScienceGEOS2050 – River Basin Processes

  GEOS2050 – River Basin Processes In March 2017, Associate Professor Greg Hancock took 41 undergraduate students to the quaint, small town Merriwa. The two-day field trip is a hands on, interactive teaching, component of GEOS2050 River Basin Processes. Students […]

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  1. Irene

    Hello Tectonics & Earth research team, I am writing to you to address the following. On last Wednesday 24 Jan 2018 I was camping at Long Flat Ellenborough reserve NSW, where I noticed that the Hastings /Ellenborough river adjacent to the campground was extremely warm. Given the recent earthquake activity... Read more...

  2. Alda

    I'm very happy to discover this page. I wanted to thank you for ones time due too this wonderful read!! I definitely appreciated every little bit of it and I havfe you book marked tto see new things on your blog.

  3. Isobel Fitzpatrick

    Wow! How long have these studies been going on and when will we see some concrete results? I have to admit that I needed to Google a few of the words that I didn't quite understand. The main point though is that this is very interesting.

Geography, Environmental Studies, and Development StudiesAllies on Campus: A Different Sort of Orientation

During orientation week in February, Jenny Cameron participated in an orientation event with The Pinnacle Foundation. Pinnacle provides scholarships for 16-24 year old lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTIQ) students to assist them in their final year of secondary […]

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Tectonics and Earth Resources3D photogrammetric models

Dr. Bill Landenberger has accelerated his production of new photogrammetric models of rock specimens and outcrops. Models can be seen here: https://sketchfab.com/Landy42 Lisa Howat also produced 3D models but from UAV images this time. This is the Bombo quarry from […]

Online CounsellingDealing with Bullies

Many of you may have celebrated all things Irish last Friday the 17th March, but did you also know that it marked the seventh National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence in Australia? Bullying has three main features: I […]

Earth ScienceEarth Science Graduate Top 1%

Anna Flack was selected in the top 1% of graduates for the prestigious Sydney Water graduate program. Anna Completed her undergraduate degree at University of Newcastle, and completed her Honours, in Earth Science with Anthony Keim. Anna will spend the […]

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  1. Irene

    Hello Tectonics & Earth research team, I am writing to you to address the following. On last Wednesday 24 Jan 2018 I was camping at Long Flat Ellenborough reserve NSW, where I noticed that the Hastings /Ellenborough river adjacent to the campground was extremely warm. Given the recent earthquake activity... Read more...

  2. Alda

    I'm very happy to discover this page. I wanted to thank you for ones time due too this wonderful read!! I definitely appreciated every little bit of it and I havfe you book marked tto see new things on your blog.

  3. Isobel Fitzpatrick

    Wow! How long have these studies been going on and when will we see some concrete results? I have to admit that I needed to Google a few of the words that I didn't quite understand. The main point though is that this is very interesting.

Online CounsellingMultilingual Meditation

This app and website are like Meditation Gold! Yes there are so many different options to chose from not just in terms of the different guided meditations but also in language, and groups you can connect with. And it’s all […]

Geography, Environmental Studies, and Development StudiesStudents Demolish 16 Pizzas

Some things never fail to get students on campus, the tried and true method being free food! For our discipline, this is our annual event and it’s our shout. We encourage students to grab as much vegan, vegetarian and combined gluten […]

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Geography, Environmental Studies, and Development StudiesYandaarra – Gumbaynggirr for ‘Shifting Camp Together’

Yandaarra is a Gumbaynggirr-led collaboration made up of co-researchers Aunty Shaa Smith, Neeyan Smith, Sarah Wright, Paul Hodge and Lara Daley. It is guided by Country and the Old Fellas. The collaboration aims to maintain the integrity of Gumbaynggirr Dreaming […]

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Blue GreenMeet Brett Neilan

Brett Neilan conducted a candid interview with In The Loop UoN; Mum was a cleaner and dad was a garbo. I grew up in Maroubra in Sydney. I was the first in my family to go to University and I […]

Tectonics and Earth Resources#uongeos

Following our GEOS2080 excursion to South Coast I posted some photos on social media which can be found using the hashtag #uongeos. If you have photos to share from our excursions please do post and tag. You can be specific […]

Geography, Environmental Studies, and Development StudiesDisaster or Deviance: Dr Jason von Meding visits for Seminar Series

In our first seminar of the year, Dr. Jason von Meding, UON Senior Lecturer from School of Architecture and Built Environment, presented on ‘Disaster or Deviance’. It was a valuable and insightful talk. Jason has a background in engineering and […]

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Online CounsellingI am woman hear me roar….

I’m sure it hasn’t escaped anyone’s attention that this week we celebrated International Women’s Day. As a result my social media streams were filled with a range of posts both celebrating the power and strength of women but also highlighting […]

Geography, Environmental Studies, and Development StudiesUON ranked in the world’s top 150 for Geography

The University of Newcastle (UON) Australia’s geography discipline has ranked in the top 150 in the world, confirmed by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017. Associate Professor Sarah Wright in Geography and Development Studies In addition to its […]

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Earth ScienceMaking Waves at the GEOS3220 Field Trip 2017

In February 2017, Dr Hannah Power and 28 undergraduate students travelled to Pacific Palms for a seven-day, six-night intensive fieldwork course as a component of GEOS3220 Coastal Environments and Processes. Staff and students stayed at Pacific Palms Caravan Park, a […]

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  1. Irene

    Hello Tectonics & Earth research team, I am writing to you to address the following. On last Wednesday 24 Jan 2018 I was camping at Long Flat Ellenborough reserve NSW, where I noticed that the Hastings /Ellenborough river adjacent to the campground was extremely warm. Given the recent earthquake activity... Read more...

  2. Alda

    I'm very happy to discover this page. I wanted to thank you for ones time due too this wonderful read!! I definitely appreciated every little bit of it and I havfe you book marked tto see new things on your blog.

  3. Isobel Fitzpatrick

    Wow! How long have these studies been going on and when will we see some concrete results? I have to admit that I needed to Google a few of the words that I didn't quite understand. The main point though is that this is very interesting.

ANZAC Her StoryEllie Wharton Kirke: serving the cause

This next post is contributed by Dr Bart Ziino, a senior lecturer in twentieth-century Australian history at Deakin University. Bart is currently working on a history of the homefront in WWI, and his research has uncovered this very interesting Australian […]

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  1. Bart Ziino

    Dear Trisha, thanks for your comments. It is great to hear that you are researching your great grandmother. Her life gives us a real insight into some of the costs of supporting the war. When Ellen donated her medal and some other items to the Australian War Memorial in the... Read more...

  2. Trisha Petro

    Thank you Bart for your story of my great grandmother Mrs Ellen Wharton-Kirke. I have been researching her life, in addition to other members of the family and find myself being inspired by their passion, determination and also sad at the impact WW1 had on their lives. Would you let... Read more...

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Online CounsellingRandom Acts of Kindness

Happy 1st week of uni everyone! It is amazing that it is March already.  Febfast is over, another great event/awareness month in February is Feel Good Feb.  This description is from their Website: “Feel Good Feb was created to encourage and […]

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