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News in May 2013

  • Pay attention: How we focus and concentrate

    Scientists at Newcastle University have shed new light on how the brain tunes in to relevant information.

    published on: 23 May 2013

  • Roll up, roll up for the biggest-ever fine art degree show

    The countdown has begun to the launch of the most visited exhibition in the Hatton Gallery’s annual calendar.

    published on: 21 May 2013

  • Universities rise to the efficiency challenge

    Universities are saving billions by sharing high-value resources and using innovative technologies, Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts revealed today.

    published on: 15 May 2013

  • Encouraging people to see red

    Budding film-makers are being invited to take part in a new project designed to celebrate one of the UK’s most iconic native species – the red squirrel.

    published on: 15 May 2013

  • Laughter? It’s all in the mind

    Is someone laughing with you or at you? Your brain can tell the difference, researchers have discovered.

    published on: 14 May 2013

  • Working through retirement

    Work may be hard but achieving a satisfying, fulfilling retirement may be even harder work. A new book offers timely advice for revered football manager Sir Alex Ferguson as he announces his retirement.

    published on: 13 May 2013

  • Confucius Institute is launched

    A new centre dedicated to promoting Chinese language and culture has been launched at Newcastle University with a series of events.

    published on: 10 May 2013

  • How to become a philanthropist

    Researchers at the Centre for Charitable Giving are investigating the reasons why prominent entrepreneurs, like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, become philanthropic.

    published on: 9 May 2013