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Have you found it hard to stop "autopilot eating" since the festive season? Professor Clare Collins provides advice to help you create better eating habits.

9 ways 'won’t-power' is better than 'willpower' for resisting temptation and helping you eat better

Is this what you look like today? The temperature is set to rise in Newcastle over the next few days, and the NSW Rural Fire Service has issued a total fire ban and a severe fire danger rating for the Greater Hunter region. For more information on what this could mean for you, visit [ Nsw.gov.au Link ].
Did you spend today at the beach? Our Dr Sergio Diez Alvarez reveals the potential health benefits that can come with swimming in the sea.

Health Check: why swimming in the sea is good for you

We are now in closedown mode over the holiday season and will reopen again on Wednesday 4 January. We look forward to sharing UON news and updates with you again in 2017.
A new partnership between UON and UN-HABITAT signifies an exciting step in global development.

Led by UON's School of Architecture and Built Environment, the partnership will facilitate collaborations between the University and other developed and developing countries to support the future of sustainable cities.

New UN partnership for UON

How can you balance your budget during the holiday season? Our Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance Dr Paul Docherty provides his expert advice at this potentially stressful time:

“Enjoy yourself over the festive season without leaving a financial hangover for 2017. In particular, avoid racking up significant credit card debts that you don't have the financial means to repay over the...
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Keeping our furry friends free from skin cancer could be possible in the future courtesy of upcoming UON research. Dr Yolanda Surjan and the RadVet team will aim to translate their research into real-world results after being selected for CSIRO's ON Accelerate3 program. [ Bit.ly Link ]
We’re proud to be a leader in driving workplace equity. UON is one of only 15 universities in Australia to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2016.

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Our $10.8 million funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council will support 14 projects and one Career Development Fellowship in 2017. This vital research is aimed at solving some of the world’s most critical health challenges.

Funding success helps asthma sufferers breathe easy

In case you missed it, playing Super Mario with your mind is now a thing. The cross-disciplinary Mind Over Mario project from Dr Aaron Wong and Patrick Cooper means you can now 1-Up with a blink of an eye... literally. [ Bit.ly Link ]
We've reached over 75,000 likes! Thank you for engaging with UON on Facebook. Don't mind us while we dance our way through the first day of summer to celebrate.
Congratulations to our four New Colombo Plan scholars, who will be heading abroad in 2017 to undertake work and study in their respective fields, which include town planning, traditional arts, waste management and renewables.

Exceptional scholars set to strengthen ties in the Pacific

We're delighted to have been mentioned in Australian Geographic's top Aussie animal science stories of 2016. Which of our stories would you have chosen to be included in this list?

Top Aussie animal science stories of 2016

Catherine Richards' passion for the environment, and a double degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, has led to an amazing opportunity to pursue resource sustainability research.

Where can your passion take you?

Engineering graduate secures Monash scholarship

Has Professor Shin-Chan Han's latest discovery rocked your world?

A shift in perspective: Australia found to tilt and gyrate with the weather

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for tonight’s supermoon – the largest and brightest in almost 70 years! UON astronomer, Professor Jim Jackson, explains why the phenomenon is so special.

“A full moon comes around when the moon and the sun are in opposite directions as the moon orbits the earth. The moon's monthly orbit is elliptical, or slightly oval, which means it's sometimes naturally...
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Australia is gyrating! UON researcher Professor Shin-Chan Han has proven that our continent is tilting and shifting in a "seasonal gyration" due to Europe's weather.

We knew Australia was a rockin' country, now we have proof!

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"This should be the end of industrial political polling as we know it."

Our Professor Mark Balnaves explains why the US election result has come as such a shock to pollsters.

US election: how did the polls get it so wrong?

Who are the enemies of change? Australian journalist and political commentator David Marr, in conversation with UON's Professor John Germov, examines what it is about this prosperous, educated, quite progressive country that makes change so hard.

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Enemies of Change

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Are we properly prepared for drought? New UON-led research reveals the shortfalls we face as a nation in response to this "creeping disaster".

Cracks exist in Australia’s drought management