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EXPERT COMMENT: Pseudoscience is taking over social media – and putting us all at risk

EXPERT COMMENT: Pseudoscience is taking over social media – and putting us all at risk

Press releases   •   Aug 02, 2019 15:35 BST

In light of a new study that argues YouTube is not only promoting climate denial content, but allowing deniers to hijack scientific terms, Dr Santosh Vijaykumar, Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow in Digital Health at Northumbria, discusses the role of social media in spreading conspiracy theories.

Students help sustainable fashion business break into US market

Students help sustainable fashion business break into US market

Press releases   •   Jul 31, 2019 10:18 BST

A consultancy project led by a team of students from Northumbria University, Newcastle, is helping a growing fashion business expand into new markets in the USA.

Early years network shortlisted for national award

Early years network shortlisted for national award

Press releases   •   Jul 30, 2019 10:20 BST

A network of professionals working in early years education in Northumberland has been shortlisted for a national award

Tackling loneliness with award-winning architectural design

Tackling loneliness with award-winning architectural design

Press releases   •   Jul 29, 2019 17:00 BST

A Northumbria graduate’s innovative proposals for an intergenerational living scheme for older people have won a second prestigious national design award.

Live performance marks lives lost in WW2 ghetto

Live performance marks lives lost in WW2 ghetto

Press releases   •   Jul 26, 2019 10:16 BST

A poignant performance marking the 75th anniversary of the liquidation of the Łódź Ghetto in Poland will take place next month, directed by Northumbria University academic Jane Arnfield.

EXPERT COMMENT: Sexual harassment is a real problem in the armed forces – and offences are not being ‘properly recorded’

EXPERT COMMENT: Sexual harassment is a real problem in the armed forces – and offences are not being ‘properly recorded’

Press releases   •   Jul 24, 2019 16:26 BST

Christina Dodds, PhD researcher and Graduate Tutor at Northumbria, discusses the recent MoD report on inappropriate behaviours.

Global channel broadcasts academics’ Antarctic footage

Global channel broadcasts academics’ Antarctic footage

Press releases   •   Jul 22, 2019 16:58 BST

The international news channel Bloomberg is broadcasting stunning footage of Antarctica’s landscape captured by a Northumbria University academic who was undertaking research on the continent.

EXPERT COMMENT: My book Tell it to the Bees was made into a film – but they changed the ending for a straight audience

EXPERT COMMENT: My book Tell it to the Bees was made into a film – but they changed the ending for a straight audience

Press releases   •   Jul 22, 2019 12:26 BST

Fiona Shaw, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Northumbria University discusses film adaptations of novels and the film ending of her own book, Tell it to the Bees.

Northumbria University supports South East Asian film makers of the future

Northumbria University supports South East Asian film makers of the future

Press releases   •   Jul 18, 2019 10:23 BST

A long-standing partnership between Northumbria University and the London School of Public Relations (LSPR) in Jakarta has resulted in the creation of more than 2,000 short films.

War on plastic wins ethical business award for graduate

War on plastic wins ethical business award for graduate

Press releases   •   Jul 17, 2019 14:07 BST

Graduating student Joel Tate has been presented with the Best Dissertation in Business Ethics prize for his work highlighting growing consumer pressure to end plastic pollution.

Woon Foundation Art and Sculpture Prize 2019 winner announced

Woon Foundation Art and Sculpture Prize 2019 winner announced

Press releases   •   Jul 17, 2019 10:08 BST

The 2019 winner of one of the UK’s most generous art prizes has been announced during a ceremony at Northumbria University.

Multi-million pound investment to improve region’s health

Multi-million pound investment to improve region’s health

Press releases   •   Jul 16, 2019 16:41 BST

Northumbria University is among a team of experts in the region who are leading a national project to address health inequalities in the country and the prevention of poor health.

Top appointment for law academic

Top appointment for law academic

Press releases   •   Jul 16, 2019 08:56 BST

Northumbria Law School academic Paul McKeown has been appointed as President of the influential European Network for Clinical Legal Education (ENCLE).

Tackling global challenges at North East summit

Tackling global challenges at North East summit

Press releases   •   Jul 12, 2019 13:50 BST

International development experts from across the world gathered in Newcastle upon Tyne this week for the fourth annual Global Challenges Summit.

Prize-winning physicist honoured by Northumbria University

Prize-winning physicist honoured by Northumbria University

Press releases   •   Jul 10, 2019 11:44 BST

Respected physicist Professor Julia Yeomans has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science by Northumbria University, Newcastle.

EXPERT COMMENT: The insecurity of a new no-deal Brexit Prime Minister

EXPERT COMMENT: The insecurity of a new no-deal Brexit Prime Minister

Press releases   •   Jul 09, 2019 13:53 BST

The economic consequences of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal have received significant attention, but a no-deal Brexit would also have important security implications.

Lacoste Creative Director honoured by Northumbria University

Lacoste Creative Director honoured by Northumbria University

Press releases   •   Jul 09, 2019 09:54 BST

North East-born designer and Northumbria alumnus Louise Trotter has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Civil Law Degree by Northumbria University, Newcastle.

V&A Museum Director and Former Shadow Education Secretary honoured by Northumbria University

V&A Museum Director and Former Shadow Education Secretary honoured by Northumbria University

Press releases   •   Jul 08, 2019 10:42 BST

Historian and former Labour politician Dr Tristram Hunt, Director of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law by Northumbria University, Newcastle.

EXPERT COMMENT: Climate change: real estate worth billions could become obsolete – unless owners act now

EXPERT COMMENT: Climate change: real estate worth billions could become obsolete – unless owners act now

Press releases   •   Jul 04, 2019 12:12 BST

Kevin Muldoon-Smith, Lecturer in Real Estate Economics and Property Development, and Paul Michael Greenhalgh, Professor of Real Estate and Regeneration, both at Northumbria University, discuss real estate in relation to climate change.

Celebrated figures to be awarded honorary degrees from Northumbria University

Celebrated figures to be awarded honorary degrees from Northumbria University

Press releases   •   Jul 04, 2019 10:03 BST

Three eminent figures from the fields of politics, physics and fashion, will be awarded honorary degrees from Northumbria University, Newcastle, this summer.