In the Media

Green light to advance for Hadrian’s Cavalry

3 March 2015 The Journal
Museums and heritage organisations in the North East have received a £1m boost from Arts Council England as a new report highlights their contribution to the region’s economy. Among the organisations to benefit is Seven Stories, which says it will use the money to develop its longstanding partnership with Newcastle University – which has said it will invest £75,000 over three years.

Pupils create exhibition on Tyneside for museum

3 March 2015 The Journal
A new take on the history of Tyneside has been revealed by students at George Stephenson High School, Killingworth. The pupils used a new online tool developed by Newcastle University to carry out their research.

School’s aim to launch in Africa

3 March 2015 The Journal
A north school has launched a fundraising campaign to start what it hopes will become a chain of schools in Africa.   Emmanuel College in Gateshead has linked up with Professor James Tooley at Newcastle University who has spent 15 years researching and creating educational opportunities in Africa.

Top female lawyers get just reward

3 March 2015 Northern Echo
Inspirational female lawyers are being celebrated in a new exhibition which has been organised by academics at Newcastle University.

University awards: who is higher education's most inspiring leader?

2 March 2015 The Guardian
The one category in the annual Guardian university awards which is open to a public vote, the award for inspiring leader, sponsored by the Leadership Foundation. One of the nominees is Professor Vicki Bruce.

Scientist wins honour for her research

Scientist wins honour for her research
2 March 2015 The Journal and Northern Echo
Prof Kate Bushby from Newcastle University has received the prestigious EURODIS Scientific Award for her work on rare inherited genetic conditions.

Sorry, But Your Dog Can't Remember That Fun Game Of Fetch

1 March 2015 Huffington Post
A new study suggests that the memory of dogs, and 25 other animal species, from bees and birds to big mammals, is not very good. Their recall of specific events disappears within minutes or even seconds. Features a comment from Dr Gema Martin-Ordas.

Student, 19, has defied medical odds after surviving a brain tumour three times since he was three

1 March 2015 Mail Online
A student is fundraising for children with cancer after he defied medical odds by beating a brain tumour three times. Steve Clifford, Professor of Molecular Paediatric Oncology at Newcastle University is quoted.

Diabetes: Do you know if you're at risk?

1 March 2015 Mirror Online
Diabetes causes more deaths than breast and prostate cancer combined, and 11.5 million people are at risk of developing it. Mentions the Newcastle University study which found that some Type 2 diabetes could be cured by an extreme 600-calorie-a-day diet to reduce body fat.

James gives food for thought on the future of what we can eat

28 February 2015 The Journal
A company based on Newcastle University’s campus has established a new fund for researchers at the University’s Institute of Sustainability  to help with the costs of travel for field research. Also mentioned is the forthcoming Insights lecture on crop protection, to be given by Prof Rob Edwards.

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