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Press Releases in June 2015

  • Ageing in changing times focus of Newcastle conference

    Leading experts on ageing from across the world will visit Newcastle for an annual conference focusing on how people are ageing in changing times.

    published on: 29 June 2015

  • Earthquake not to blame for Indonesian mud volcano

    New research hopes to close the debate on whether a major mud volcano disaster in Indonesia was triggered by an earthquake or had man-made origins.

    published on: 29 June 2015

  • Student voluntary work given boost

    The voluntary work carried out by Newcastle University Students’ Union (NUSU) to improve the environment and help the community has been given £135,000.

    published on: 26 June 2015

  • Action spectrum of sun skin damage documented

    Scientists document for the first time the DNA damage which can occur to skin across the full range of ultraviolet radiation from the sun.  

    published on: 26 June 2015

  • Backward-moving glacier helps scientists explain glacial earthquakes

    New insight into glacier behaviour will improve our ability to predict future sea-level rise in a warming climate.

    published on: 25 June 2015

  • Women take science to the streets to challenge gender stereotypes

    Female scientists from Newcastle University will be teaming up with Soapbox Science to transform Newcastle City Centre into a hub for science and discovery.

    published on: 25 June 2015

  • Newcastle University to welcome thousands to the city

    Newcastle and the North East will be on show this weekend as visitors from across the UK and Europe flock to Newcastle University’s summer Undergraduate Open Days.

    published on: 24 June 2015

  • Volunteers needed to research forgotten heroes

    Volunteers are needed for a new project to research the lost stories of the region’s University staff and students who gave their lives during the First World War.

    published on: 22 June 2015

  • Newcastle University scoops top leadership and management awards

    Newcastle University has won two awards in the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2015, including the top award.

    published on: 19 June 2015

  • Students provide warm reception for stargazers

    Architecture students at Newcastle University have designed and built The Warm Room, a contemporary timber structure at Kielder campsite in Northumberland for visitors to enjoy as part of their stargazing experience.

    published on: 18 June 2015

  • The search begins to find the North East’s favourite number

    Will it be lucky for number 7, a high five for 5, or will 8 be great?

    published on: 18 June 2015

  • Music students perform at inaugural Holy Island festival

    Students from the University’s International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS) will be the first acts to perform at the first ever Holy Island festival, later this month.

    published on: 18 June 2015

  • Advisory group to consider investments in fossil fuels

    Newcastle University agreed this week to set up an advisory group to consider all aspects of the debate around investments in fossil fuels.

    published on: 17 June 2015

  • Telling Tales

    New interactive documentary explores the secret life of our Red Squirrel through the eyes of the public

    published on: 17 June 2015

  • Newcastle academics recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

    Professor Vicki Bruce has been announced as Dame Commander of the British Empire, for services to Higher Education and Psychology, in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

    published on: 15 June 2015

  • £1.7m National Lottery grant to protect UK’s threatened marine life

    Thousands of ‘citizen scientists’ to be trained to monitor and protect marine life around the UK’s coastline

    published on: 15 June 2015

  • How our early ancestors turned disability into advantage

    A new evolutionary theory explains how critically small populations of early humans survived, despite an increased chance of hereditary disabilities being passed to offspring.

    published on: 12 June 2015

  • US stroke robot pioneer visits Newcastle-led trial

    A leading scientist who has pioneered the stroke robot technology at the heart of a major clinical trial in the NHS by Newcastle University researchers, has visited staff and patients in the North East.

    published on: 12 June 2015

  • Coal from Newcastle but what did the South give us in return? Mud!

    Flint, shells and sand found in the mud in the Tyne show it originated not from the North East but from the Thames, brought to Newcastle in ships’ ballast.

    published on: 10 June 2015

  • Cancer expert receives prestigious award for his research

    A world-renowned blood cancers expert has been given a prestigious award in recognition of his outstanding contribution in helping patients with the life-threatening conditions.

    published on: 8 June 2015

  • Novel biotyping tool reveals hidden diversity within the UK's Algae Bank

    Thousands of samples at the UK’s ‘algae bank’ will need to be re-labelled as a ground-breaking new screening tool has revealed greater diversity  than was previously  known within the collection.

    published on: 7 June 2015

  • Siemens announces Newcastle University as its Global Principal Partner

    Newcastle University has been given Principal Partner Status by technology giant Siemens in recognition of the ongoing collaboration between the two organisations.

    published on: 5 June 2015

  • The rising tide of marine engineering

    Newcastle University has announced a £1.5m investment to further expand its world-leading School of Marine Science and Technology.

    published on: 3 June 2015

  • Newcastle Professor named Chief Scientific Advisor on transport

    Newcastle University’s Professor of Intelligent Transport Systems, Phil Blythe, has today been named as the Government’s new Chief Scientific Advisor for the Department for Transport.

    published on: 1 June 2015