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News in April 2013

  • Putting the ‘i’ in Tyneside– new play explores Irish identity

    The voices of three generations of Irish men on Tyneside will be brought to life in a new play based on Newcastle University research.

    published on: 30 April 2013

  • Solving social challenges and developing business skills

    Students have been focussing on how to solve some of the biggest social challenges facing the North East, as part of a brand new competition designed to develop innovation and enterprise.

    published on: 30 April 2013

  • Exploring art at a stroke

    A unique app which allows you to peel back the layers of a masterpiece and uncover a previously hidden world has been developed by experts from Newcastle and Northumbria universities.

    published on: 27 April 2013

  • Big sea survey highlights importance of citizen scientists

    A rare stalked jellyfish and an invasive sea-squirt are among the hundreds of species that have been identified by volunteers taking part in a major research project along the North East coast.

    published on: 26 April 2013

  • Watching eyes reduce bike theft

    Bicycle theft can be significantly reduced simply by placing pictures of staring eyes above bike racks, researchers at Newcastle University have found.

    published on: 24 April 2013

  • Bringing the Hancocks to life

    A new exhibition launched today - ‘The Hancocks: Scientists in the Studio’ – will introduce visitors to the names behind the museum’s title.

    published on: 23 April 2013

  • You and ME: working together to discover causes of CFS/ME

    Three new studies in Newcastle examining the biological causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME are being showcased at the launch of a new collaboration to improve understanding and treatment of the condition.

    published on: 23 April 2013

  • New head for sustainability institute

    Professor Phil Taylor - a leading expert in renewable energy and academic lead for the UK’s largest Smart Grid project - has been appointed as the new lead on sustainability at Newcastle University.

    published on: 23 April 2013

  • Charting a course for a fairer world

    Baroness Glenys Kinnock will discuss the challenges facing the battle to eradicate extreme poverty when she delivers the inaugural Newcastle Jubilee Development Lecture.

    published on: 22 April 2013

  • 'Take Two' - Student film competition prepares for final round

    After the successful trailer round, the film competition, NU-Through My Lens, has reached its final phase in which the teams have to make a 3-minute video about what they love best about their lives at Newcastle University and the city of Newcastle.

    published on: 19 April 2013