September 2011

University applauds top graduates

Published: Thursday, 15 September 2011 Advisor to the Malaysian National Security Council and local graduate, Dato’ Ir Dr Abu Bakar Bin Jaafar, has been awarded the University of Newcastle Alumni Convocation Medal for professional excellence. The award was one of eight Alumni Awards presented to graduates from across the world recognising their outstanding achievements. Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nick Saunders, said the annual Alumni Awards were an opportunity for the whole city to celebrate the success of […]

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Space Talk at Merewether High School, Newcastle, Australia

After 20 years I returned to Newcastle, Australia but this time it was to give a talk to students of Merewether High School. The event was organized in conjunction with the University of Newcastle’s Awards Night to be held at the Newcastle City Hall tomorrow. Two other nominated finalists, Dr. Andrew Mears and Ryan Andriessen supported the event with their own presentation related to their respective careers. I had fun interacting with the students and

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