Chemistry in action16 July 2008Bristol ChemLabS’ busy outreach schedule continues, kicking off in July with an international summer school organised jointly with Trinity College Dublin and a year 12 chemistry experience camp.
Honorary degrees awarded today16 July 2008Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to two prominent people at today’s degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building [Wednesday 16 July].
An inflamed response15 July 2008Paul Martin talked to Cherry Lewis about the discovery made in his lab that speeds up wound healing and reduces the size of the wound scar.
Dr Anne Cole, 1918-200815 July 2008Dr Anne Cole, a lecturer and programme administrator in Biochemistry, died recently. Professor Dick Denton offers a tribute.
Honorary degrees awarded today15 July 2008Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to two prominent people at today’s degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building [Tuesday 15 July].
Was it a bird or was it a plane?15 July 2008A new study of extinct reptiles called kuehneosaurs, by scientists from the University of Bristol, shows that these early flyers used extraordinary extensions of their ribs to form large gliding surfaces on the side of the body.
A marriage of two minds14 July 2008It is unusual to have two doctor of education (EdD) oral examinations (or ‘vivas’) in one day, but very rare indeed for the students to be husband and wife. This was the case when Hubert and Beatrice Fulford both successfully negotiated their EdD theses at the Graduate School of Education.
Honorary degrees awarded today14 July 2008Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to two prominent people at today’s degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building [Monday 14 July].
Honorary degrees awarded today11 July 2008Bristol University has awarded honorary degrees to two prominent people at today’s degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building [Friday 11 July].
Bristol company to revolutionise technology in data centres11 July 2008Bristol company Gnodal Ltd has developed a pioneering new technology to radically improve the efficiency of high-performance data centres across the world. The company is based in the University of Bristol’s SETsquared Business Acceleration Centre, which supports start-up companies.
Dragons' Den, south-west style10 July 2008Leading local technology companies from the University of Bristol’s SETsquared Business Acceleration Centre, which supports start-up businesses, pitched their work to potential investors at a Dragons' Den-style event in Bristol on Tuesday 8 July. The audience of investors voted using four $25,000 ‘south-west' dollar billls.
Double honours in Maths9 July 2008Two Bristol academics have been awarded prestigious Whitehead Prizes by the London Mathematical Society (LMS) for achievements in mathematics.
Will our future brains be smaller?9 July 2008New research from the University of Bristol has shown that the evolutionary pressures arising from the older, faster, but less accurate, part of the brain may have shaped the more recent development of the slower-acting but more precise cortex, found in humans and higher animals.
Why can’t I learn a new language?8 July 2008Adults, even the brightest ones, often struggle with learning new languages. Dr Nina Kazanina in the Department of Psychology explains why.
Medic wins Peter Dunn Bursary8 July 2008Fourth-year medical student Richard Lee-Kelland has won the 2008 Peter Dunn Perinatal Bursary for best perinatal project.
Disruption of blood sugar levels after heart surgery is common8 July 2008A study reveals today that inadequate blood sugar control in patients having heart surgery is associated with a four fold increase in post-surgery death and major complications - and that the blood sugar disturbances occur in patients with and without diabetes.
Penguins in Podium4 July 2008A £650,000 grant from the AHRC to the Penguin Archive is the cover story of this summer’s issue of Podium magazine.
New Dean for Medicine and Dentistry4 July 2008Peter Mathieson, Professor of Renal Medicine and Head of the Department of Clinical Science at North Bristol, has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.
Former students unite3 July 2008More than 600 former Bristol students will return to the University this weekend for the 2008 Convocation Reunion Weekend.
New Dean for Social Sciences and Law3 July 2008Judith Squires, Professor of Political Theory and Head of the Department of Politics, has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law with effect from 1 August 2009, succeeding Professor Malcolm Evans.
On your marks, get set, toddle!3 July 2008The University is hosting a Barnardo’s Big Toddle event at its Coombe Dingle outdoor sports complex on Tuesday 15 July at 1.30 pm.
Atomic tug of war2 July 2008A new form of energy-transfer, reported today in 'Nature' may have implications for the study of reactions going on in the atmosphere, and even for those occurring in the body.
Come on an evolutionary adventure2 July 2008Botanist and conservationist, David Bellamy, OBE, will be joining in a day of celebration and opening the ‘Evolution Collection’ at Bristol University’s new Botanic Garden on Saturday 5 July.
Can children have strokes?1 July 2008Childhood stroke is at least as common as brain tumours in children and may be as common as all childhood cancer but the condition is under-recognised by both the public and the medical profession.
Passports for penguins30 June 2008Ground-breaking technology that will enable biologists to identify and monitor large numbers of endangered animals, from butterflies to whales, without being captured, will be shown to the public for the first time at this year's Royal Society Summer Science exhibition [30 June to 3 July].
Bristol Innovations Ltd strengthens board team30 June 2008Bristol Innovations Ltd (BIL), a University of Bristol subsidiary that manages the University’s holdings in spin-out and other companies engaged in exploiting new technologies emerging from its research, has announced the appointment of Nick Morant and John Pocock as Board Directors.
Kelvin Symonds, 1953–200830 June 2008Kelvin Symonds, Head Attendant in the Arts and Social Sciences Library, died in May. Peter King, Director of Library Services, remembers 'a devoted and very proud family man... the sort of person who presents solutions to problems rather than the problems themselves'.
Aerospace performance set to soar27 June 2008The cost and time of designing new products within the aerospace, automobile and sports industries could be dramatically reduced, thanks to a breakthrough new technology.
Bristol joins Santander universities27 June 2008The University of Bristol and Abbey National plc, Banco Santander’s UK subsidiary, have signed an agreement that will set up support for students and researchers and enable the University to develop a variety of projects within the ‘Santander Universities’ scheme.
£1.2 million for research into self-healing materials26 June 2008Dr Ian Bond from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bristol and colleagues from Imperial College London have been awarded a four-year research grant of £1.2 million from the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) and DSTL (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory).