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NewsLink Fortnightly 07 April 2014 Edition.

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thumbnail University honours Bryan Ferry CBE

Legendary North East musician Bryan Ferry will be among the recipients of honorary degrees this summer.

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thumbnail Princess Royal given an insight into how technology is changing lives

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, was at Newcastle University last week to see how technology is being used to tackle some of society’s biggest challenges.

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thumbnail University kick-starts MOOC production

Production work has started for ‘Hadrian’s Wall: life on the Roman frontier’ - the University’s inaugural Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), which will be delivered on the FutureLearn platform.

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thumbnail It's time to build an ark

A rich medieval tradition that died out nearly 500 years ago was revived at Newcastle’s Castle Keep recently.

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thumbnail School in the Cloud community digital platform launched

Professor Sugata Mitra unveiled the School in the Cloud’s new digital platform at the TED 2014 conference in Canada, bringing together educators, children and Skype Grannies from all over the world.

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thumbnail Weighing up equality challenges in Higher Education

Newcastle and Durham Universities hosted a national conference on women in higher education to examine the issues surrounding gender equality and career progression.

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thumbnail Gold standard for University health and wellbeing programme

University efforts to promote healthier lifestyles among staff have been recognised with a Gold ‘Better Health at Work’ Award.

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thumbnail Training the talent of the future

A multi-million pound training centre designed to plug the skills gap in one of the fastest growing areas of computer technology is to be based at Newcastle University.

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thumbnail Leukaemia caused by chromosome catastrophe

Researchers, led by a team at Newcastle University, have found that people born with a rare abnormality of their chromosomes have a 2,700-fold increased risk of a rare childhood leukaemia.

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thumbnail New £10m project will look at novel treatment for epilepsy

A new technique which could revolutionise the treatment of epilepsy is to be tested thanks to a £10m grant. 

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thumbnail Solving the energy dilemma

One hundred years after his death, Swan’s legacy burns brighter than ever.  Professor Tony Roskilly, Director of Newcastle University’s Sir Joseph Swan Centre, explains why the North East is still leading the way in energy research.

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thumbnail Our students go Far East

A group of Newcastle students have just reached Hong Kong for free to raise funds for a children's cancer charity.

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thumbnail Exhibition in King's Gate Lobby

The new exhibition in the King’s Gate building, ‘The Monochord and Ancient Greek Music,’ is the result of collaboration between Dr David Creese, a lecturer in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology and the Great North Museum: Hancock. 

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thumbnail Academics join 'walk of fame' on the Quayside

Newcastle University can proudly boast not one but three connections to the new Local Heroes pavement walk on Newcastle's Quayside.

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Obituary Notice: Emeritus Professor Francis (Frank) Goodridge

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16th February 2014 - 16th November 2014

Cafe Politique
Whose Countryside? Power and inequality in rural Britain

8th April 2014

RSC Environment Prize Lecture
Integrated Molecular Systems for Artificial Photosynthesis

9th April 2014

What did Jesus do for us?
A talk for lent by Revd Pam Swift, Anglican priest

9th April 2014

NewRail Exhibition
Celebrating 10 years of NewRail at Newcastle University

9th April 2014

Saving Social Democracy?
HRM, Work & Employment Research Group & KITE Research Seminars 2013-2014

9th April 2014

RSC Sir George Stokes Award Lecture
New Tools for the Study of Single Molecule Chemistry

9th April 2014

Vision Neuroscience

10th April 2014

Parkinson's talk

14th April 2014 - 16th April 2014

Ecological Genetics Group conference

15th April 2014

Fashion Drawing
Beginners workshop for 13-19 year olds

18th April 2014

The Media Circus
Part of the "All the world's a stage" exhibition.

22nd April 2014

DU-Vote: Remote Electronic Voting with Untrusted Computers

23rd April 2014

Rainy Day Reads
The One Night Only Robinson Library Book Group

24th April 2014

Software Development for and in the Cloud

28th April 2014

Contemporary Music Practice Module Final Assessments
Group performances

29th April 2014


29th April 2014

Society as a vocation: renewing social science for social renewal
John Brewer, Professor of Post Conflict Studies, Queen’s University Belfast

1st May 2014

David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion
Voices of Hope
Simon Fidler (director)

1st May 2014

Translating Science, Technology, and Medicine from Home
The Life of a Freelance Translator

1st May 2014

Student Performances
Including Lucy Smith (fiddle), Ewan Duncan (bagpipes), Adam Stapleford (drums)

1st May 2014

Research Seminar on the works of Borges and Sebald.

1st May 2014

Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby
Sarah Churchwell, Professor of American Literature and Public Understanding of the Humanities, University of East Anglia

2nd May 2014

Contemporary Music Practice Module Final Assessments
Group Performances

3rd May 2014

Mind the Gap: NUSU's Mental Health Conference
A student-led project to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health


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