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Filed under Education & Childcare, News ~ by Press on  8 Apr 2019

Nominations for inspiring University of Newcastle alumni.

Nominations are now open for the University of Newcastle’s 2019 Alumni Awards, which acknowledges alumni achievers for their dedication to making a profound impact on communities worldwide.

In nine categories, the Awards recognise demonstrated leadership, creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and community service with local, national or international reach.

Alumni can be nominated to receive an award by friends, family, colleagues, members of the public, or self-nomination via an online form on the University’s website.

Since its inception in 1975, the University has recognised innovation, creativity, and exceptional leadership of more than 140 alumni. Among them are Australia’s first Indigenous ophthalmologist, Dr Kristopher Rallah-Baker; actress, Susie Porter; and award-winning Newcastle Herald journalist, Dr Joanne McCarthy.

For more information please go to click this UoN link. Nominations close midnight on Monday 3 June 2019.

Leading US academics to guide Newcastle’s work in social change

Two leading gender and women’s studies academics from the US will visit Newcastle this week to guide and inform the University’s work in the fields of social change and gender equality.

Professors Carolyn Sachs and Ann Tickameyer from the prestigious Penn State University will share their expertise with University of Newcastle researchers, and contribute to the establishment of a Gender, Leadership and Social Sustainability (GLASS) research unit in Newcastle.

University of Newcastle Professor of Social Work, Margaret Alston, said the unit would focus on four areas: gender and climate change, violence against women, leadership, and social sustainability.

We are looking forward to building links between the GLASS research unit at the University of Newcastle and the Women and Agriculture unit at Penn State.

Collaborating on large-scale cross-country research will also be discussed at the meeting, as we are very keen to establish postgraduate student exchanges between the two universities,” Professor Alston said.

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