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NewsLink Fortnightly 09 October 2014 Edition.

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News

thumbnail News from around the Campus

A boost for the University Library; Green Flag award for the Campus; and the restored portrait of Clement Stephenson goes on display.

published on: 9th October 2014

 
thumbnail Donation from the Barbour Foundation

The Future Fund campaign has taken a significant step closer to its goal of establishing a specialist children’s cancer research facility at Newcastle University after receiving a £1 million donation from the Barbour Foundation. 

published on: 9th October 2014

 
thumbnail Health under the spotlight in new season of Newcastle University public lectures

Diabetes, autism, medical innovation and sustainable healthcare are on the agenda for the new season of Insights public lectures.

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thumbnail Connecting up language learning

Newcastle University is to help language teachers access support and advice to meet the needs of the new national curriculum, thanks to the ALL Connect project.

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thumbnail Autumn Visit Day proves popular

While thousands visited the University for our Autumn Open Day, an event of a different kind took place in Melrose in the Scottish Borders a little earlier in the month.

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thumbnail Athena SWAN Awards

The University's support for female staff has has been recognised with three Athena SWAN departmental awards. 

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Research

thumbnail Potential new drug for childhood leukaemia

Nearly 40% of children with leukaemia whose disease returns after treatment could benefit from a drug designed to treat colon, skin and lung cancer. 

published on: 9th October 2014

 
thumbnail Lack of 'rural-proofed' policy a threat to countryside economy

Entrepreneurs are losing out because of a lack of rural-proofing in government policy, say academics from Newcastle University’s Queen’s Award winning Centre for Rural Economy (CRE).

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thumbnail Teaching method is a recipe for success

Researchers at Newcastle University have cooked up a new way to teach modern languages.

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People

thumbnail Fellowship for Professor Steve Bull

Professor Steve Bull, Cookson Group Chair of Engineering materials, School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials, has been elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

published on: 9th October 2014

 
thumbnail David Burn appointed Parkinson's UK Clinical Director

Newcastle University neurologist Professor David Burn has been appointed Clinical Director of Parkinson's UK, in a bid to drive forward urgent improvements to the standard of care for people with Parkinson's.

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Obituary Notice: Professor Roger Griffin

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Events

9th October 2014

Student Performances
Including Mary McKeague (harp), Isobel Galvin (trumpet), Jennifer Amey (voice)

9th October 2014

Social Networks: 60 minutes with Chris Csikszentmihalyi
ERA Chair at M-ITI, University of Madeira and former Director, MIT Center for Civic Media and Computing Culture Group

10th October 2014

Big data analytics talk

10th October 2014

Screaming Steel Exhibition Tour
An exhibition focusing on World War 1

11th October 2014

Hidden Treasures: The Drawings of Thomas Bewick
Natural History Society of Northumbria & Bewick Society lecture

13th October 2014

Newcastle University Business School Employee Relations Institute Event
Masters programme in Employee Relations launch

14th October 2014

Can C++ be made as safe as SPARK
Speaker: David Crocker

14th October 2014

Renewables, intermittency and low carbon: opportunity or threat?

15th October 2014

Atlantic History and the Slave Trade to Spanish America

15th October 2014

FAITH+FOOD
The Mass... I Think I'll Just Passover

16th October 2014

Världens Band
Musicians include Newcastle University Folk Graduates Matthew Jones (guitar) and Dave Gray (melodeon), performing alongside Arvid Rask (mandola), Cassandre Balbar (Galician pipes, recorder), Dave Foley (flute), and Missha Grind (percussion), and others

16th October 2014

Student Performances
Including Jenny Lascelles (voice and piano), George Hutton (drums), Sam Partridge (flute and whistle)

16th October 2014

Mate Selection in Fruit Flies

17th October 2014

Screaming Steel Exhibition Tour
An exhibition focusing on World War 1

17th October 2014

Ancient lime woods in the UK
Natural History Society of Northumbria lecture series

21st October 2014

Venturefest North East

21st October 2014

Generic Security Templates for information system security arguments
- Mapping security arguments within healthcare systems.

22nd October 2014

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) Briefing

22nd October 2014

Uncovering Hidden Connections in American Landscapes and Cityscapes
Centre for Latin American Studies Regional Seminar Series

23rd October 2014

Bach: Suite No. 1 in G Major
Dvorak: Silent Woods, Op. 68, No. 5
Prokofiev: Sonata in C Major, Op. 119

Gabriel Waite (cello)
Jeremy Young (piano)

23rd October 2014

Student Performances
Including Catherine Dalzell (alto), Grace Smith (fiddle), Laura Machin (soprano)

23rd October 2014

How Brain Cells Communicate

23rd October 2014

photograph The fall of the Berlin Wall: new perspectives 25 years on
Dr Hester Vaizey, Lecturer in Modern German History, Clare College, Cambridge University

24th October 2014

Oral History, Narrative Interviewing and the Self
For postgraduates, early career and established researchers in Humanities Social Sciences

24th October 2014

Screaming Steel Exhibition Tour
An exhibition focusing on World War 1Hatton Gallery , The Quadrangle

24th October 2014

DLHE Report 2014
What do our graduates do

25th October 2014

Keep Fiddling with Tradition
Shona Mooney (fiddle) and Andy Watts (fiddle)

26th October 2014 - 30th October 2014

Newcastle University Music Festival
as part of NE1 Newcastle Music Week

27th October 2014 - 10th November 2014

Coping with societal challenges, life events, and ageing

28th October 2014

A component-based approach to programming language semantics

28th October 2014

Science and Christianity: who's got it wrong?
Illustrated talk and discussion, sponsored by Christians in Science

29th October 2014

Meet the Experts

29th October 2014

photograph The development of English heraldry
David White, Somerset Herald

30th October 2014

European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants Briefing

30th October 2014

Classical Chinese music
Professor Jie Xu (erhu: Chinese two-stringed fiddle) plus guests

30th October 2014

DLHE Report 2014
What do our graduates do

30th October 2014

Student Performances
Including Eimhear Bradley (soprano), Ella El-Salahi (voice), Faye MacCalman (saxophone)

30th October 2014

New voices on sustainability

31st October 2014

Trevor Paglen in conversation with Professor Stephen Graham

1st November 2014

Part of BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking Festival of Ideas at The Sage Gateshead
John Lanchester

4th November 2014

Reversing the irreversible: Type 2 diabetes and you
Professor Roy Taylor, Director of Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre, Newcastle University and Honorary Consultant Physician, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust

5th November 2014

Bees

6th November 2014

The Shoeshop Quartet
Meghann Clancy (soprano)
Hannah Taylor (alto)
Laurie Shepherd (tenor)
Ruth Lambert (bass)

6th November 2014

Student Performances
Including Anne-Marie Rosa (flute), Rebecca Badham (soprano), Callum Younger (bodhran), Beth Robinson (oboe)


 

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