Honorary degrees at Bristol14 July 2009Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Dr Alison Taunton-Rigby, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ribonovix Inc and Dr Philip Ball, Consultant Editor of Nature, at today’s [14 July] degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
UNICEF honours Dr Blair13 July 2009Dr Peter Blair, Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Community-Based Medicine, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by UNICEF UK.
Controlling the fate of cells13 July 2009A protein found in cells has been shown to play a pivotal role in determining whether a cell lives or dies. This has important implications for many human diseases as it may contribute to the development of new therapies.
Honorary degrees awarded at Bristol13 July 2009Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Professor Caroline Gipps, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Wolverhampton and Mr Iain Percy, double Olympic gold medallist, at today’s [13 July] degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
Honorary degrees awarded at Bristol10 July 2009Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Dr Andrew Garrad, Managing Director of the world’s leading renewable energy consultancy, Garrad Hassan Group Ltd and Mr Trevor Smallwood, Chairman of Advanced Transport Systems, at today’s [10 July] degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
New Bristol businesses booming despite recession9 July 2009A robot that glides underwater and a new therapy for multiple sclerosis were just two of the pioneering technologies showcased at the annual SETsquared garden party in Bristol yesterday.
Futsal fever9 July 2009Sport, Exercise and Health (SEH) has teamed up with the John Rutley Sport Fund and the Football Foundation to bring a new sport to budding young footballers in the Bristol area, with the aim of improving their playing skills and technique.
Centenary Honorary Degree awarded to Lady Wood9 July 2009Bristol University awarded an honorary degree to Lady Wood, Isobel Mary Wood - known as ‘Molly’ - at a special Centenary Ceremony for Bristol alumni in the Wills Memorial Building on Saturday 4 July 2009.
Colour and the moving image8 July 2009Colour films from the first 50 years of cinema will be shown at Arnolfini this week at a unique event organised by researchers at the University of Bristol to coincide with a major conference on the history, theory and aesthetics of the moving image in colour.
Looking for signs of early life8 July 2009Deciphering the very early history of life on Earth is difficult. In the darkest recesses of the first billion years there are no ‘body’ fossils – no physical remains. Instead scientists use chemical signals left behind in the rock record.
Sustainable farming methods rooted in history8 July 2009The effect of climate change on some parasitic diseases of livestock is far more complex than previously thought, and farmers may have to look to historic farming practices to control future diseases, according to new research from scientists at the University of Bristol.
Chemistry project receives further accolade7 July 2009A Bristol University project that is bringing chemistry to life for thousands of schoolchildren has been ‘Highly Commended’ in Business in the Community's Bank of America Merrill Lynch Education Award. The accolade was given at a reception at St James’s Palace last night [6 July].
Chilled-out animals: a lower risk for food poisoning7 July 2009Food poisoning bacteria become more invasive in animals that are stressed, according to new research from the University of Bristol in collaboration with the UK poultry industry. The results will be presented at the Society for Applied Microbiology summer conference in Manchester tomorrow [8 July].
Student’s winning website solves fashion dilemmas7 July 2009A pioneering undergraduate from the University’s Department of Computer Science is set to make finding exclusive and elusive fashion items easier, thanks to her innovative new website, Snap-Fashion. Jennifer Griffiths’ Ebay-meets-Facebook venture has won the University’s annual New Enterprise Competition 2009.
Chris Deeming wins PhD research awards6 July 2009Dr Chris Deeming, a former PhD student in the School for Policy Studies, has won two awards for articles based on his PhD research at the University of Bristol.
Schoolchildren go bonkers about conkers6 July 2009Around 900 school pupils from across the region will be helping Bristol University scientists this week [6 to 8 July] when they take part in a new experiment designed to help prevent Britain’s conker trees from being attacked by an ‘alien’ species of moth.
Bristol hosts Sutton Trust Summer School5 July 2009Students from across the country will be trying their hand at university life this week [5 to 10 July] when they take part in the Sutton Trust Summer School, hosted by Bristol University.
Major accolade for sports coach4 July 2009A sports coach at the University of Bristol has received a major accolade from one of the most historic, prestigious and successful rowing clubs in the world.
BIRTHA award for orchestral ‘laboratory’2 July 2009A team headed by Dr Neal Farwell, Lecturer in Music, has won the 2009-10 BIRTHA Research Programmes Award for a project entitled ‘A New Orchestral Nexus’.
Researchers unveil whiskered robot rat1 July 2009A team of scientists have developed an innovative robot rat which can seek out and identify objects using its whiskers. The SCRATCHbot robot will be demonstrated this week [1 July] at an international workshop looking at how robots can help us examine the workings of the brain.
Bristol students attend Roche Continents 200930 June 2009Two students from the University of Bristol have been selected to attend Roche Continents 2009, a multinational networking event for science, music and fine art students and post-docs from across Europe.
From human bite to robot jaws30 June 2009The UK spends around £2.5 billion each year on dental materials to replace or strengthen teeth*. The Chewing Robot is a new biologically inspired way to test dental materials and it will be shown to the public for the first time at this year’s Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition [30 June to 4 July].
How chemistry can reveal the secrets of ancient worlds30 June 2009The day-to-day lives of prehistoric humans have been revealed following new research developed by chemists at the University of Bristol. The research, which combines archaeology with cutting-edge chemistry allowing scientists to reconstruct the past, will be presented at the Royal Society’s annual Summer Science Exhibition [30 June 2009].
Composites for energy30 June 2009Advanced composite materials are playing a vital role in improved design and reduced operating costs for renewable energy technologies. Research presented today [Tuesday 30 June] will highlight how wind, marine and solar power could address these challenges within the renewable energy industry.
Ethnic minorities lose out in labour market29 June 2009Non-White people in England and Wales are likely to be educationally and occupationally disadvantaged because of their skin colour or religious background, even if they are Christian, with non-White Muslims the most affected group, according to a new report from the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship.
Possible link between insulin glargine and cancer prompts urgent call for more research26 June 2009The European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) today makes an urgent call for more research into a possible link between use of insulin glargine (an insulin analogue) and increased risk of cancer. However, until this further research becomes available, these experts are stressing that patients with diabetes taking Lantus should continue to do so, although some might wish to consider alternative types of insulin. The studies are reported in Diabetologia, edited by Professor Edwin Gale of Bristol University.
Arts and humanities making an impact25 June 2009A number of exciting research projects and collaborations at the University of Bristol were highlighted in a recent report by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) on the economic impact of arts and humanities research in the UK.
Open day offers thousands a taste of university life25 June 2009The greatest mass extinction of all time, human simulators, the physics of ice cream and the study of the mind are just some of the taster lectures taking place today [25 June] at the University of Bristol for its biannual open day.
Celebrate the centenary in the summer sun25 June 2009On Saturday 4 July, take a picnic to the grounds of Clifton College and enjoy this year’s Prom on the Close, featuring soprano Natasha Marsh and tenor Nicky Spence, supported by the Emerald Ensemble and the Clifton College choir and musicians.
Come and take part in Bristol’s first ever BioBlitz25 June 2009Scientists, naturalists, schools, students, members of the public and community groups will be working together this week [Friday 26 June to Saturday 27 June] to find as many different species of wildlife as possible in Bristol’s first ever BioBlitz.
Backtracking on DNA23 June 2009Dr Tanniemola Liverpool from the Department of Mathematics, working with colleagues from the University of Leeds, has developed a mathematical model for how the required accuracy is achieved.