Sunshade World – a global warming solution?22 May 2008Recent research at the University of Bristol indicates that contrary to popular conception, 'Sunshade' geoengineering would not re-establish a ‘natural’ pre-industrial climate.
‘State of the Art’ team win national entrepreneurial competition22 May 2008‘State of the Art’, a student team from Bristol University has won a national entrepreneurial competition after setting-up a profitable business venture in the form of an art exhibition and auction. The event was to help raise money for youth charity, The Prince’s Trust.
June e-learning workshops for staff22 May 2008A summary of June workshops for staff, run by the Education Support Unit, to encourage the use of technology in learning, teaching and assessment at Bristol.
Archaeologists explore Peruvian mystery22 May 2008Indiana Jones may be flying over the Nazca Lines in Peru in his latest Hollywood adventure, but two British archaeologists have been investigating the enigmatic desert drawings for several years.
New £6.6m Clinical Research and Imaging Centre for Bristol21 May 2008The University and United Bristol Healthcare Trust (UBHT) are joining forces to establish a new state-of-the-art Clinical Research and Imaging Centre (CRIC) at St Michael’s Hospital on St Michael’s Hill in Bristol. This unique collaboration will allow people in Bristol and the South West to benefit from the latest, high-quality, cutting-edge research being conducted locally.
How can we measure the emotional states of animals?21 May 2008Rats housed in standard conditions show a stronger response to the loss of an expected food reward than those housed in enriched conditions, perhaps indicating a more negative emotional state, according to new research by scientists at Bristol University Veterinary School, published in this week's issue of Royal Society Biology Letters.
Garden History blooms at Bristol20 May 2008Florence Clarke, Foreign Language Assistant Tutor in the Department of French and a student on the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology’s Garden History MA course, is the winner of the 2008 Garden History Society (GHS) Annual Essay prize.
University joins leading carbon-management scheme19 May 2008The University of Bristol is set to cut its carbon footprint and reduce its energy bills by joining phase four of the Carbon Trust’s Higher Education Carbon Management (HECM) programme. Bristol is one of 18 universities from across England and Scotland to participate in the latest phase of the programme, which will see participants collectively cut their carbon footprints by 72,000 tonnes and energy costs by £8.1 million.
New Fellow of the Royal Society19 May 2008Jon Blundy, Professor of Petrology at the University of Bristol, has achieved the rare distinction of being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for his scientific excellence in the field of Earth Sciences.
Richard Hill, 1921-200819 May 2008Richard Hill, who served on University Council for 36 years and was its Chairman for a decade and a half, died in April.
Phoenix about to land on Mars15 May 2008Scientists from the University of Bristol and Imperial College London have provided hardware for NASA’s Phoenix Lander, due to land on Mars in the early hours of 26 May 2008.
Poorer children have more eye problems than those from affluent families15 May 2008Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are more likely to have certain problems with their eyes compared to children from more affluent backgrounds – a study in Bristol has reported. Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are also less likely to be taken to see an optician or to a screening programme where children’s vision is checked and any problems are referred for treatment.
Law School students win Pro Bono Award15 May 2008A team of seven undergraduate and postgraduate students in the School of Law who form part of the University of Bristol Innocence Project have received an award from the Attorney General at the House of Lords.
Shakespeare comes to Bristol this summer14 May 2008The Old Bowling Green on Brandon Hill will be transformed into an open-air theatre for this summer’s Bristol Shakespeare Festival, under the directorship of Dr Miles Gregory of Bristol University’s Department of Drama.
£10,000 Festival of Ideas book prize12 May 2008Entries are invited for a new £10,000 Bristol Festival of Ideas book prize in association with Arts & Business and Blackwell bookshops.
Risky rainy days: who plans for their financial future?12 May 2008How much does your background and the social and cultural groups you belong to affect your financial planning? asks new research from the University of Bristol, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
Taking the Long View9 May 2008The Bristol-Mekong Project aims is to provide a focal point for cutting-edge research into the states associated with the Mekong River, which includes parts of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Burma and south-west China.
Stopping smoking in schools9 May 2008Smoking rates among teenagers can be reduced by training influential students within secondary schools to promote anti-smoking messages in their everyday conversations with their friends and peer group, says new research from the Department of Social Medicine published in The Lancet.
Outsider gets new home8 May 2008Rogelio Vallejo of the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, University of Bristol, has played a key role in the development and exhibition of a major collection of artworks by Outsider artist José dos Santos.
Dinosaur research alive and well in Bristol7 May 2008Steve Brusatte, an MSc student in the Department of Earth Sciences, has been awarded first place in the 2008 Mid-America Paleontological Society (MAPS) Outstanding Student Research Award.
Dr Kafienah wins Garrod Prize7 May 2008Dr Wael Kafienah in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine has been awarded the prestigious Garrod Prize 2008 for his research on stem cells and cartilage repair.
Superbug genome sequenced7 May 2008The genome of a newly-emerging superbug, commonly known as Steno, reveals an organism with a remarkable capacity for drug resistance.
The housing generations6 May 2008Ray Forrest, Misa Izuhara and Xiaouhui Zhong from the Centre for East Asian Studies and the School for Policy Studies explore the changing housing landscape in three East Asian regions – Japan, China and Hong Kong.
Advanced Transport Systems Ltd (ATS) in the Financial Times2 May 2008Martin Lowson, Emeritus Professor of Advanced Transport, who founded University of Bristol spinout company, Advanced Transport Systems Ltd (ATS) is quoted in the Financial Times about the development of Personal Rapid Transport systems - driverless pods that travel along a guided network.
New fossil bird found1 May 2008Details of a fabulous new fossil bird from the world-famous fossil deposits of Liaoning in China, are published this week in the journal Science in China. Details of its bone structure and feathers are exquisitely preserved.
May e-learning workshops for staff1 May 2008A summary of May workshops for staff, run by the Education Support Unit, to encourage the use of technology in learning, teaching and assessment at Bristol.