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thumbnail Raising the aspirations of young people

Sending Newcastle University students into schools to raise the aspirations of young people has been highlighted as an example of good practice by the national organisation responsible for promoting fair access to higher education.

published on: 5th August 2014

 
thumbnail Interpreting in Colombia

Three of this year’s graduates from the School of Modern Languages will be travelling to Colombia in August to act as interpreters for a group of international human rights lawyers.

published on: 5th August 2014

 
thumbnail Life in motion

Politics student Jack Fisher took his camera to the top of some of Newcastle’s most iconic viewpoints to capture the heart of this bustling city.

published on: 5th August 2014

 
thumbnail New poetry prize launched

The Newcastle Centre for Literary Arts (NCLA)  has launched the Flambard Poetry Prize.

published on: 5th August 2014

 
thumbnail Falcons swoop in for Newcastle University student

Newcastle University rugby star Will Witty has been signed by the North-East’s leading rugby team.

published on: 5th August 2014

 
thumbnail Folk music students and graduates join international multimedia orchestra

Staff, students and graduates of Newcastle University’s Folk and Traditional Music degree are to take part in an international audio visual music project.

published on: 5th August 2014

 
thumbnail A digital window into the past

Technology is being used to bring one of Northumberland’s historic houses to life in an exciting new visitor experience.

published on: 5th August 2014

 
thumbnail Top writers become visiting professors

A best-selling crime novelist and a writer of hit television series are to be visiting professors at the Newcastle Centre for Literary Arts (NCLA).

published on: 5th August 2014

 
 

Research

thumbnail Dementia study will provide blueprint

The most comprehensive report yet into dementia care in the North East has been published by the Northern Rock Foundation, with help from Newcastle University academics.

published on: 5th August 2014

 
thumbnail Dig reveals more about Maryport Roman Temples site

A team of archaeologists and volunteers led by Newcastle University’s Professor Ian Haynes and site director Tony Wilmott have been uncovering more secrets of the Maryport Roman Temples.

published on: 5th August 2014

 
thumbnail All-in-one energy system offers greener power for off-grid homes

An innovative 'trigeneration' system fuelled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential for isolated homes and businesses operating outside grid systems both in the UK and abroad.

published on: 5th August 2014

 
thumbnail Mild traumatic brain injury may cause brain damage

Even mild traumatic brain injury may cause brain damage and thinking and memory problems, a new study by Newcastle University academics has found.

published on: 5th August 2014

 
thumbnail Nature's strongest glue comes unstuck

Over a 150 years since it was first described by Darwin, scientists are finally uncovering the secrets behind the super strength of barnacle glue.

published on: 5th August 2014

 
thumbnail Possible risk of folic acid overexposure

A new study has shown that synthetic folic acid, the form taken in folic acid supplements we can buy over the counter, is not processed by the body in the same way as natural folates, the form found in green vegetables.

published on: 5th August 2014

 
thumbnail Participants needed for nu-food study

We are looking for participants for a nutritional trial investigating diet and cardiovascular health.

published on: 5th August 2014

 
 

People

thumbnail Election to the American Academy for Microbiology

Professor Waldemar Vollmer has been elected to the American Academy for Microbiology.

published on: 5th August 2014

 
thumbnail Unleash your exploratory nature

It’s easy to believe that the whole world is mapped out for us today, but one academic suggests this is far from true.

published on: 5th August 2014

 
thumbnail Music lecturer gets folk badge of honour

Folk and traditional music lecturer Sandra Kerr has received a coveted Gold Badge Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS).

published on: 5th August 2014

 
thumbnail Obituary: Professor David Kerr

The University has learned with great sadness of the death of Professor David Kerr on 20 April 2014. Professor Kerr was Professor of Medicine and then Head of the Medical faculty from 1971-1983.

published on: 5th August 2014

 
thumbnail Creative writing student's memoir published

A book based on the experiences of a student coping after the sudden death of her husband has been published.

published on: 5th August 2014

 
thumbnail Hard-working students recognised with national awards

Newcastle University students have won three national awards in the latest Student Employee of the Year Competition while one of our PhD students has been shortlisted for a national award.

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Events

8th August 2014

Hatton Print Day
Celebrating the final week of the international Print Biennale

14th August 2014

CANDO: Controlling Abnormal Network Dynamics using Optogenetics

16th August 2014 - 17th August 2014

Science Collider
Create something wonderful with scientific data!

20th August 2014

Epigenetics seminar

20th August 2014

John Hancock - a man of many talents

21st August 2014

Undergraduate Recitals
11.00am Lucy Mullinuex (violin)
11.30am Lucy Smith (fiddle)
12.40pm Postgraduate Sofia Papoutsaki (piano)
2.10pm Kai Kienitz (voice)

23rd August 2014 - 6th September 2014

Master of Fine Art Exhibition
Preview Friday 22nd August, 6-9pm. All welcome.

27th August 2014

In-transit analytics on distributed Clouds: applications and architecture

28th August 2014 - 19th September 2014

MA Design Degree Show 2014

1st September 2014

Postgraduate Recitals
10.00am Laura Davison (trombones)
11.30am Maria Lopez (soprano)
1.15pm Bernat Duran-Pons (fiddle)
2.45pm Sofia Papoutsaki (piano)
4.30pm Simeon Soden (multi-media)

2nd September 2014

Taming Concurrency by Thinking Locally


 

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