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thumbnail £8M investment for the next generation of North scientists

Newcastle is leading a partnership of North universities which has been given funding by Government to train the scientists of the future.

published on: 6th November 2014

 
thumbnail Innovation award to explore Translating Cultures in Peru

Professor Rosaleen Howard, Chair of Hispanic Studies at the School of Modern Languages, has received one of eight Innovation Awards from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

published on: 6th November 2014

 
thumbnail World War I remembered at Newcastle University

The role Newcastle University played during World War I is the subject of a new exhibition in the Robinson Library; there will be a commemorative service on Remembrance Sunday; commemorative performances; and resources commemorating the Christmas Truces.

published on: 6th November 2014

 
thumbnail Top athletes join Newcastle University

New athlete recruitment and the sports achievements of students were celebrated at the University’s annual Elite Athlete and Sports Scholarships Presentation.

published on: 3rd November 2014

 
thumbnail Pop-up Library Campaign wins Gold!

In May and June this year, the Pop-up Library in the King’s Road Centre made a big impression on anyone passing through the main campus.

published on: 3rd November 2014

 
thumbnail Imaginaries of the Future

Academics in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape have secured funding to shape the way that arts and humanities research is conducted in the future.

published on: 3rd November 2014

 
thumbnail Business School launches its first ever online MBA

Future industry leaders from all over the world can now gain an MBA from Newcastle University Business School while working from their home country thanks to a new, online-based MBA programme. 

published on: 3rd November 2014

 
 

Research

thumbnail Adolescents with cerebral palsy as happy as able-bodied peers

Adolescents with cerebral palsy face multiple challenges, but their quality of life (QoL) is on a par with their able-bodied peers, according to new research published in the Lancet.

published on: 6th November 2014

 
thumbnail Possible breast cancer 'achilles heel' discovered

A leading team of Newcastle University scientists have found that 'turning off' two proteins reduces the ability of breast cancer cells to survive and grow.

published on: 6th November 2014

 
thumbnail Spinning around: Record labels in the spotlight

The rise and the fall of the record label and its struggle for relevance in the digital age is one of the themes at an international conference at Newcastle University.

published on: 6th November 2014

 
thumbnail Diet for your DNA

Personalised diet plans will not be widely accepted by the public until regulations are in place to protect information about our DNA, new research has shown.

published on: 6th November 2014

 
thumbnail Childhood infection link to hearing loss

Common childhood infections, such as tonsillitis and ear infections, may lead to hearing loss later in life, according to recent research from Newcastle University.

published on: 6th November 2014

 
thumbnail Gait and dementia link confirmed

Researchers at Newcastle University have found a definitive link between gait - the way someone walks - and early changes in cognitive function in people with Parkinson's disease.

published on: 3rd November 2014

 
 

People

thumbnail Quality through diversity: the Vice-Chancellor gives his views

Last month the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chris Brink gave a speech on diversity at Universities UK. He expounded his belief that diversity is essential to achieve quality in education.

published on: 6th November 2014

 
thumbnail Global recognition for Newcastle scientist

Newcastle University’s Professor Angharad Gatehouse has been awarded the world’s top accolade in Entomology – the first woman to receive the award.

published on: 6th November 2014

 
thumbnail BBSRC accolade for Professor Jeff Errington

Professor Jeff Errington has again been recognised for his achievements in his field of research.

published on: 6th November 2014

 
thumbnail Teaching in the limelight

Professor Stephen McHanwell delivered a keynote address focusing on promoting teaching at the Higher Education Acadamy's (HEA) enhancement event.

published on: 6th November 2014

 
thumbnail Professor rewarded for improving dementia care

Professor Louise Robinson has been awarded the William Farr Medal by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries.

published on: 6th November 2014

 
thumbnail Leroy Award for Professor Ilias Kyriazakis

Professor Ilias Kyriazakis was awarded the Leroy Award by the European Federation of Animal Sciences (EAAP).

published on: 6th November 2014

 
thumbnail The challenge of human rights in an urban world

Steve Graham, Professor of Cities and Society, is featured in a new collection of essays discussing human rights in an increasingly urban world.

published on: 6th November 2014

 
thumbnail Inspiring a generation of new thinkers

Professor Rachel Armstrong has been inspiring the next generation at an event to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day.

published on: 6th November 2014

 
thumbnail Appointment to NICE guideline development group

Julian Hughes, Honorary Clinical Professor, Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences, has been appointed a co-opted member of the NICE guideline development group (GDG) for Care of the Dying Adult.

published on: 6th November 2014

 
 
 

Events

27th October 2014 - 10th November 2014

Coping with societal challenges, life events, and ageing

6th November 2014

Russia, Crimea, Ukraine: riddle, mystery, enigma?
Professor Chris Bellamy, Professor of Maritime Security and Director of the Maritime Institute, University of Greenwich

7th November 2014

Water Voles in the North East

8th November 2014

Britten: War Requiem
Kate Valentine (soprano)
Robert Murray (tenor)
Sir Thomas Allen (baritone)
Newcastle University Symphony Orchestra
Newcastle Bach Choir
Eric Cross (conductor)

11th November 2014

The FCO and Britain's Place in the World

11th November 2014

photograph Harnessing medical science for public good: the innovation challenge
Professor Sir John Tooke, Vice Provost (Health), University College London and President of the Academy of Medical Sciences

12th November 2014

Mindfulness and Christian prayer
A talk on the connection between Mindfulness and Christian prayer

12th November 2014

ACTION 2014: Changing Age - Public Showcase Event
A competition for researchers to address societal challenges through enterprise

12th November 2014

HRM, Work and Employment Research Group Research Seminar

13th November 2014

European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grants Briefing

13th November 2014 - 14th November 2014

A Soldier's Tale
Christopher Foster (baritone)
Audrey Hyland (piano)

13th November 2014

Student Performances
Including Ana Fernandez Guerra (soprano), Luke Philip-Griffiths (flute), Stage 2 Folk Ensemble

13th November 2014

Martin Pickard (Opera North): Opera translation
SML Research Seminar Series followed by a workshop

13th November 2014

Spaces of Production

13th November 2014

Are the United Nations and the UK being left behind by a changing world?
Sir Jeremy Greenstock, Chairman of the United Nations Association in the UK

14th November 2014

Relating Theory to Practice in Sport Psychology: A CBT Perspective

14th November 2014

WildWatch North Pennines

15th November 2014

Deep coal - deep community
An exhibition 30 years on from the miners' strike

18th November 2014

Launch of Change Management Institute North East England Branch

18th November 2014

The People: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class 1910-2010
Dr Selina Todd, Fellow in Modern History and Vice-Principal, St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford

18th November 2014

Newcastle Goes Pop
A lecture by Anne Massey and Gill Hedley

18th November 2014

Faith+Food
there's something about Mary

19th November 2014

Prayer in Muslim tradition
A talk on Muslim Prayer for Interfaith week

19th November 2014

Celebrating student research scholarships and expeditions 2014

20th November 2014

Kirana gharana
Dr Vijay Rajput (vocalist) and guests

20th November 2014

Student Performances
Including Joe Cromey-Hawke (drums), Kirsty Forster (voice), Emily Nunns (soprano)

21st November 2014

Psychological processes in the experience of physical symptoms

21st November 2014

Screaming Steel Exhibition Tour
An exhibition focusing on World War 1

21st November 2014

Wood Pasture by Paulo Muto

24th November 2014

Social Enterprise Networking Event

24th November 2014 - 21st December 2014

Ageing Well: Falls
Free 4 week online course open to anyone, in partnership with FutureLearn.

24th November 2014

Newton Fund Overview Briefing

25th November 2014

Every child into school and learning: why not now?
Sir Michael Barber, Chief Education Advisor to Pearson and Department for International Development's Special Representative on Education in Pakistan

26th November 2014

HRM, Work and Employment Research Group Research Seminar

26th November 2014

The Political Economy of Devolution

26th November 2014

Lord Glasman: 'Political Economy of Devolution'
CURDS Annual Distinguished Lecture 2014-15

27th November 2014

Dominic J Marshall Trio
Dominic J Marshall (piano and compositions)
Sam Vicary (double bass)
Sam Gardner (drums)

27th November 2014

Student Performances
Including Lewis West (drums), Dan Morgan (guitar), James Insalaco (clarinet), Annabel Warnock

27th November 2014

Professor Patsy Healey Public Lecture
APL Annual / RTPI Centenary Lecture

27th November 2014

Expanding opportunity in education - challenges for the post-2014 agenda
Kevin Watkins, Executive Director, Overseas Development Institute

28th November 2014

Community of Interest: Open Innovation in SMEs
Advancing Research on Open Innovation with Policy and Practice Impact

28th November 2014

Screaming Steel Exhibition Tour
An exhibition focusing on World War 1

28th November 2014

The remarkable foraging behaviour of Gannets

1st December 2014

Centre for In Vivo Imaging: Imaging Research Day
Professor Andrew Blamire

2nd December 2014

Launch of the North East German Network
Join us to celebrate the links between the North East and Germany

2nd December 2014

Sustainable healthcare: a 21st century imperative
Sir Liam Donaldson, Chancellor of Newcastle University and former Chief Medical Officer for England

3rd December 2014

HRM, Work and Employment Research Group Research Seminar
"Trade unions and financialisation --a perfect storm?" by Prof Melanie Simms


 

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