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thumbnail Alumni news in pictures: October 2012

Vice-Chancellorship for Jerry Kuma, Miranda Harper shortlisted for business award, and new books by Anna Flowers on 1950s Newcastle, and David Bradley on using science to debunk popular myths.

thumbnail Celebrating 90 years young

Newcastle University celebrates with legendary figure Lord Walton as the former Dean of Medicine, who helped shape our pioneering curriculum, reaches his 90th birthday.

thumbnail Countryside communities need government support so they can help themselves

Residents of rural areas should be helped to help themselves if their communities are to thrive, says a Newcastle University academic.

thumbnail Does where you live influence your attitude to alcohol?

Binge drinking is seen as normal by young people living in the North East, a new study has shown.

thumbnail Weighing the Ocean: Solving the biggest problem in sea level science

Oceanographers from Newcastle and Liverpool have thought of a novel way to measure the ocean – weigh it.

thumbnail Mexican dance for dementia

A popular dance from the streets of Mexico has been shown to improve the behaviour and mood of people with dementia.

thumbnail The Hairy Bikers become Hairy Dieters

Newcastle University experts help the Bikers lose weight and get healthier for a four-part TV series, which was broadcast on BBC2 in August.

thumbnail Looking for a Graduate Job in the North East?

Graduate Apprentices is offering graduate placements with North East-based companies. Run by Newcastle University Careers Service, the scheme is open to graduates from the last three years from any UK University.

thumbnail Take your career to the next level with a Newcastle MBA

Newcastle graduates benefit from an exclusive 20 per cent discount on many postgraduate programmes, including the Business School’s internationally accredited MBA.

thumbnail Hello Class of 2012!

Congratulations and bon voyage to this year's graduating class. But don't be a stranger on campus – your lifelong membership of the Alumni Association has now begun.

thumbnail PhD student joins UN leaders for Rio+20 Earth summit

Civil Engineering PhD student Ed Byers will be blogging the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro on 20–22 June, after his essay on sustainability won first prize in a University competition. Here's his winning piece of work.

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