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Appointment of new Executive Dean for Science Faculty

Professor Clive Roberts has been appointed as our new Executive Dean (Science).
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Graphic warning labels could reduce people’s meat consumption

A new study from our Department of Psychology has found that cigarette style graphic warning labels could reduce people’s meat consumption.
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Strengthening our North American partnerships

In April we celebrated our long-standing partnership with the University of Notre Dame in North America.
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The importance of solitude – why time on your own can sometimes be good for you

Dr Thuy-vy Nguyen from our Department of Psychology explains what solitude is and why it can be beneficial.
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The power of small changes in an energy transition

Professor Grant Ingram is the Programme Director of our MSc in Energy Engineering Management at Durham. Grant is an expert in sustainable business engineering development. Here he explains the importance of the power of collaboration and small changes in an energy transition.
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We have joined the Turing University Network

We have further strengthened our ties to The Alan Turing Institute and our connections with other top-ranking universities by becoming a member of the Institute’s newly launched Turing University Network.
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First research flight images from innovative balloon-borne telescope

Our astronomers are part of an international team behind the successful first research flight of an innovative balloon-borne telescope that will investigate the mystery of dark matter.
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New research shows why some children may be slower to learn words

A new research study has revealed why some children may be slower to learn words than others.
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Thinking about Earth Day every day

This week marks Earth Day (22 April), an awareness day which focuses the world to consider its impact on the Earth and encourage further investment in our planet.
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We are joining the international Pint of Science festival

Our scientists are taking their research out of the lab and into Durham City in May as part of the international Pint of Science festival. 
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More than 650 refugees arrived in this regional town. Locals’ welcoming attitudes flipped the stereotype

Dr Stefania Paolini from our Department of Psychology collaborated with Dr Sue Watt from the University of New England and Dr Tadgh McMahon from Flinders University to explain a case study on refugees settling in Armidale, Australia.
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What science can tell us about the experience of unexplainable presence

Dr Ben Alderson-Day from our Department of Psychology provides an introduction to the science of felt presence.
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