University of Wollongong - News en-au RSS feed of News from the University of Wollongong, Australia. © 2007-2017 University of Wollongong Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:54:00 +1100 60 Vice-Chancellor launches UOW College Hong Kong Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:54:00 +1100 Rebranding reinforces UOW’s commitment to bring outstanding university experience to city’s leading non-profit collegeThe Community College of City University (CCCU) has been officially renamed UOW College Hong Kong.UOW Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings CBE, who officiated at an... EDU Fibre-optic breakthrough for brain tumour treatment Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:56:00 +1100 Tiny sensor has huge potential for treating otherwise inoperable brain cancers.University of Wollongong (UOW) researchers have successfully fabricated and tested a fibre-optic sensor the thickness of a human hair that could be a vital step in making an emerging radiotherapy treatment for brain tu... TEC High citations distinguish UOW researchers Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:40:00 +1100 Work judged by peers to be of high significance and value Four UOW academics have been included as Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers, a respected global list of the most influential, based on citations recorded in Web of Science.The 2017 Highly Cited Researchers from UOW are Professor TEC Grad show pushes the boundaries of art, politics and human emotion Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:07:00 +1100 From exploring mental health through painting to looking at the future of our planet, UOW creative arts students showcase their best For Anabel Malcolm, painting creates a space for understanding, empathy and healing. The young artist used her uncle as a muse for a series of paintings de... ART UOW residences up the stakes on alcohol accreditation Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:04:00 +1100 Students benefit from continuous improvement in awareness and incident prevention training.Students entering and returning to UOW residences in 2018 will receive an added level of training when it comes to alcohol education and awareness skills.It follows all seven residences being awarded the ne... EDU Health & community focus for new senior leadership role Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:07:00 +1100 Prof. Alison Jones takes office as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Health & Communities) The newly appointed University of Wollongong (UOW) Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Health and Communities), Professor Alison Jones, is wasting no time in embracing her new portfolio responsibilities, refreshing key strat... MED Lab meets industry in welding solutions start-up Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:21:00 +1100 Company built on providing simple, accessible technology solutions for automated welding processesResearch that has been providing solutions for Australian-built defence equipment is being adapted to meet the needs of small and medium manufacturing enterprises. TEC UOW staff recognised for 40 years’ service Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:16:00 +1100 Linda Stobie and Sallyann Stawanski honored in 40 Years’ Service Dinner.  Two UOW staff members have been recognised for their service to the University over the past 40 years. The 40 Years’ Service Dinner, held on Tuesday 14 November, pays tribute to exceptional staff who have s... STO Deputy Vice-Chancellor thanks staff during morning tea celebrations Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:44:00 +1100 Hard work and dedication recognised by Professor Chicharo.  Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Joe Chicharo recently hosted a morning tea to celebrate recent successes and recognise the hard work and dedication of members within his portfolio. In August this yea... EDU Professor Julia Coyle appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students) Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:22:00 +1100 Newly created executive role to focus on maximising student success.  UOW would like to extend its congratulations to Professor Julia Coyle on her appointment to the newly created senior leadership position of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students).Professor Coyle brings 35 years of expe... EDU Emeritus Professorship awarded to expert in dissent Wed, 1 Nov 2017 15:40:00 +1100 Driven by an intellectual curiosity and a desire to do something useful for others, Professor Brian Martin is no stranger to controversy.For his service and dedication to the University of Wollongong (UOW) and his outstanding contribution to scholarship, activism and advocacy, Professor Martin wa... POL Health sciences graduate committed to supporting the prevention of malnutrition in developing countries Wed, 1 Nov 2017 15:35:00 +1100 Asher Taccori driven to use his skills and knowledge to make an international impact.Asher Taccori always knew he wanted to be a dietitian and had a passion for nutrition.Helping other people has long been a big driver for Asher, who was a UOW student representative for ... MED Retired teacher’s passion for human rights leads to PhD in law Wed, 1 Nov 2017 11:29:00 +1100 78 year old highlights education’s role in driving awareness and change.After more than three decades educating others, teacher Brian Walker retired and became the student.Instead of relaxing and enjoying the spoils of retirement, the former Kiama resident and Lake Illawarra High ... EDU The power of literacy Wed, 1 Nov 2017 11:14:00 +1100 Love of learning and literacy leads to Emeritus Professorship for linguist and educatorAsking for directions. Paying a bill. Filling out a job application. The minutiae of daily life that is taken for granted – until the tool of language is taken away.It was that realisation that led to Pro... EDU PhD student developed program to help children challenge alcohol advertising Wed, 1 Nov 2017 09:22:00 +1100 Dr Chloe Gordon inspired by working with young people on issues of public healthFor Chloe Gordon, the attraction of academic research lies in doing work that can have a positive impact on communities.Chloe, 26, grew up in the Sutherland Shire and went to St George Christian Scho... EDU Engineering students showcase tech projects Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:17:00 +1100 Students solving real-world problems through partnerships with industry.  SCIT Trade Show and Research ShowcaseInnovative technology and software solutions to real-world problems were on display last Thursday (26 October) as part of the annual School of Computing and Information Technol... TEC Painkiller and positive psychology projects win German support Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:23:00 +1100 Early career researchers win funding under scheme to foster Australian-German collaborationTwo research projects from the University of Wollongong (UOW) have been awarded grant funding under a scheme that fosters collaboration between Australian and German universities and research institutes. Th... MED Emeritus Professor tells story of hostage situation Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:14:00 +1100 Captives for Freedom book launched at UOW. A pregnant woman who works for the UN, Martha, is taken hostage by a group of tribal West Papuan freedom fighters along with her partner, other foreigners and Indonesians. The tribesmen find out she is pregnant and decide that the baby i... STO Outstanding students celebrated for achievements beyond the classroom Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:16:00 +1100 Community work, clubs and sporting prowess acknowledged at student engagement and sports awards.The contributions and achievements of students over and above their academic studies have been celebrated by UOW student social hub, UOW Pulse.The 2017 UOW Student Engagement and Sports Awar... Women’s educational leadership in the spotlight in Dubai Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:34:00 +1100 Self-awareness and sense of purpose the building blocks of leadership says UOW DeanWhat can women do to prepare themselves for leadership opportunities in education?This was one of the topics discussed at the 2017 Women in Educational L... EDU