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Tracing the history of farming in the Amazon

Tracing the history of farming in the Amazon

Press Releases   •   Jul 24, 2018 10:07 BST

A geographer from Northumbria University, Newcastle is leading on a £340,000 research project to examine how ancient civilisations in one of the most remote and inhospitable areas of the Amazon farmed their land.

Tell us where your treasures hide and become a mini master-mapmaker

Tell us where your treasures hide and become a mini master-mapmaker

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2018 12:10 BST

Youngsters are being invited to make their own creative maps of the North this summer, featuring the places that mean the most to them.

EXPERT COMMENT:  To reduce stress and anxiety, write your happy thoughts down

EXPERT COMMENT: To reduce stress and anxiety, write your happy thoughts down

Press Releases   •   Jul 16, 2018 13:43 BST

Associate Professor of Psychology, Michael Smith, discusses how to reduce stress and anxiety for The Conversation.

Good business boosted on Graduation Day

Good business boosted on Graduation Day

Press Releases   •   Jul 16, 2018 11:24 BST

Northumbria University, Newcastle, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement with the North East Initiative on Business Ethics (NIBE).

Warhol, Hirst, and Picasso come to Northumbria

Warhol, Hirst, and Picasso come to Northumbria

Press Releases   •   Jul 11, 2018 11:24 BST

The University Gallery has reopened at Northumbria’s City Campus with a special event, which saw the unveiling of the new Woon Gallery of Asian Art and the announcement of this year’s Woon Art Prize winner.

Will NASA’s solar images reveal the secrets of the Sun?

Will NASA’s solar images reveal the secrets of the Sun?

Press Releases   •   Jul 06, 2018 12:27 BST

Solar physicists at Northumbria University, Newcastle are poring over brand new images of the atmosphere of the Sun taken by NASA on a recent missile launch.

Northumbria University hosts international conference on Medicine, Science and Justice

Northumbria University hosts international conference on Medicine, Science and Justice

Press Releases   •   Jul 03, 2018 15:15 BST

Northumbria University recently welcomed a group of leading academics and professionals to Newcastle for an international seminar demonstrating the contribution of science and medicine to complex cases and problems in the justice system internationally.

Study examines the impact of thawing frozen carbon on the Arctic Ocean

Study examines the impact of thawing frozen carbon on the Arctic Ocean

Press Releases   •   Jul 03, 2018 12:29 BST

​A major investigation into the impact of thawing permafrost and the subsequent release of frozen carbon on coastlines in the Siberian Arctic has been announced today (Tuesday 3 July).

Northumbria academic brings new play to the North East stage

Northumbria academic brings new play to the North East stage

Press Releases   •   Jun 25, 2018 13:46 BST

It is 1666 and the plague has arrived in a small, isolated Derbyshire village. As hope and humanity battle against despair and superstition, we follow the story through the eyes of housemaid Anna Frith, played by actor, writer and Northumbria Associate Professor Jane Arnfield.

The UK’s greatest event of 2018 is here

The UK’s greatest event of 2018 is here

Press Releases   •   Jun 22, 2018 09:55 BST

If you thought the Royal Wedding was big then you haven’t seen anything yet! The Great Exhibition of the North launches at 1pm today, Friday 22 June – and Northumbria University is at the heart of the action.

Student talent REVEALed during exhibition

Student talent REVEALed during exhibition

Press Releases   •   Jun 21, 2018 14:04 BST

A unique exhibition showcasing the creative talents of final year students from Northumbria University, Newcastle, has opened its doors to the public.

Business leaders get a boost from Percolator Session at Northumbria

Business leaders get a boost from Percolator Session at Northumbria

Press Releases   •   Jun 21, 2018 10:41 BST

Northumbria University, Newcastle, has showcased its pioneering approach to teaching enterprise and entrepreneurship to some of the North East’s leading asset and wealth management providers.

You say toe-mato, we say tomato

You say toe-mato, we say tomato

Press Releases   •   Jun 18, 2018 13:05 BST

Have you ever felt like President Trump is speaking another language? This year’s linguistics conference at Northumbria will explore this very issue as guest speaker Lynne Murphy discusses the ‘special relationship’ between British and US English.

 Northumbria fashion students scoop top industry accolades in London during Graduate Fashion Week showcase

Northumbria fashion students scoop top industry accolades in London during Graduate Fashion Week showcase

Press Releases   •   Jun 14, 2018 15:23 BST

Talented young designers from Northumbria University, Newcastle have received industry recognition; scooping two prestigious awards at the Graduate Fashion Week (GFW) event in London.

Dutch partnership adds new dimension to Business Clinic

Dutch partnership adds new dimension to Business Clinic

News   •   Jun 12, 2018 11:01 BST

Northumbria University’s partnership with the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) is set to take an already successful consultancy service run by business students to new heights.

Northumbria to lead EU-funded €4.5m COGOV project

Northumbria to lead EU-funded €4.5m COGOV project

Press Releases   •   Jun 11, 2018 14:58 BST

An international consortium led by Northumbria University has been awarded €4.5m funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme to study how Europe is governed.

Savvy advice from business students

Savvy advice from business students

Press Releases   •   Jun 07, 2018 09:58 BST

BAM Worldwide Ltd, the North East-based company behind the successful men’s online lifestyle accessory brand TORRO, recently teamed up with business students at Northumbria University to explore diversification and new routes to market.

Holiday clubs provide far more benefits beyond just providing food, study reveals

Holiday clubs provide far more benefits beyond just providing food, study reveals

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2018 17:28 BST

The largest study of school holiday clubs in England has found that as well as helping to combat childhood hunger, holiday clubs provide a number of social and health benefits including providing children a safe place to play. The extensive findings of the study were released today (Wednesday 30 May) at a special event at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne.

EXPERT COMMENT: Earliest ever evidence of lead pollution found in the Balkans – from 3600BC

EXPERT COMMENT: Earliest ever evidence of lead pollution found in the Balkans – from 3600BC

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2018 16:03 BST

Vasile Ersek, Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography at Northumbria University, and Jack Longman, Research Fellow at University of Southampton, discuss their work undertaken which suggests important role of Balkans in medieval mining due to newly discovered evidence of lead pollution.

Researcher’s role in emergency phone line recognised with Palace invite

Researcher’s role in emergency phone line recognised with Palace invite

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2018 12:15 BST

A Disaster Management expert from Northumbria University, who spent last summer managing a support line for people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, has received royal recognition for her work.