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Unlocking the secrets of soil

Professor Karen Johnson from our Department of Engineering has recently been awarded the Royal Society’s Rosalind Franklin Award. We caught up with Karen to find out more about this award, and her work in soil and soil health.
Image showing Professor Karen Johnson

Blue Beetle is a solid first outing for the Latino superhero

Dr Yarí Pérez Marín from our School of Modern Languages and Cultures was invited to write a review of the latest DC Comics film, Blue Beetle, starring Xolo Maridueña as the first Latino superhero lead. Warning: this review contains spoilers for Blue Beetle.
The character Blue Beetle in the 2023 DC film Blue Beetle.

Transforming diagnosis and treatment of skin lesions with pioneering AI systems

Dr Amir Atapour-Abarghouei from our Department of Computer Science shares his research insights in machine learning and how he is using AI systems to better diagnosis of skin lesions.
Amir Atapour

The science of why you can remember song lyrics from years ago

Associate Professor Kelly Jakubowski from our Department of Music explores the link between memory and song lyrics.
woman singing

Could a new Action Plan help Canada foster the self-determination of Indigenous peoples?

Giuseppe Amatulli, is an Honorary Fellow of the Department of Anthropology and a post-doctoral fellow at Carleton University, Ottawa. Here he discusses the potential benefits of an Action Plan, recently approved by the Canadian Federal Government, to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
Image showing discussions with members of the Doig River First Nation

How a pioneering academic is making classics cool in schools

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded research has contributed to more young people studying ancient history and classical civilisation in secondary schools across England. Arlene Holmes-Henderson, an award-winning Associate Professor in our Department of Classics and Ancient History, has been at the forefront of widening access to the subject. Here she examines the surge in popularity of classics in education.
Arlene Holmes-Henderson MBE pictured outside the Department of Classics and Ancient History

Shared horse and human burials show how deeply the vikings cared for their animal companions

Dr Harriet Evans-Tang, a Post Doctoral Research Associate in our Department of Archaeology, and Dr Keith Ruiter from the University of Suffolk explore the connection between vikings and their horses.
viking carving
Three international students sat talking

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