The lifetime effects of stress30 March 2010Professor Stafford Lightman in the Laboratories for Integrative Neuroscience and Endocrinology are interested in how stress impacts upon human health and the way it responds to disease
Dr David Dawbarn, 1957-201030 March 2010David Dawbarn, Reader in Medicine in the Molecular Neurobiology Unit in the Henry Wellcome Laboratories for Integrative Neuroscience and Endocrinology, died earlier this year.
First LHC discoveries could be made in Bristol30 March 2010Scientists at the world’s largest experiment, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), will attempt ‘first collisions’ on Tuesday 30 March, taking us one step close to answering some of the most fundamental questions about our Universe.
Sir Michael Angus 1930-201029 March 2010Sir Michael Angus, a Bristol graduate who led the University's ambitious Campaign for Resource in the 1990s, passed away in March.
An Easter botanical art extravaganza29 March 2010Paintings and drawings from botanical illustrations to abstract work inspired by plants will be part of an exhibition and sale of original botanical artwork over the Easter weekend to open the University of Bristol’s Botanic Garden 2010 season.
Students unravel the secrets of particle physics25 March 2010Budding physicists from across the South West will be competing to build a machine capable of identifying invisible particles today [25 March], when they attend a physics masterclass hosted by scientists from the University's Department of Physics.
Professor Jon Rasbash, 1960-201024 March 2010Jon Rasbash, who was Professor of Computational Statistics and Director of the Centre for Multilevel Modelling, sadly passed away on 10 March. Harvey Goldstein, Fiona Steele and William Browne in the Graduate School of Education remember a wise, generous and inspirational colleague.
Test pilot inspires next generation of engineers24 March 2010Ed Strongman, the test pilot for the Airbus A400M, an ambitious new military transporter project, returned to the University last week [Thursday 18 March] to give a lecture about the project.
Bristol students inspire entrepreneurial school kids24 March 2010Students involved in the University of Bristol’s student enterprise societies – the Social Enterprise Project and Bristol Entrepreneurs – recently spent an afternoon with pupils at Brislington Enterprise College, setting them a challenge to design and market a new ethical food product.
Funding for cardiovascular regeneration research24 March 2010Research into cardiovascular regeneration has been given a boost with a grant of over £550,000 awarded to Dr Costanza Emanueli in the Bristol Heart Institute by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
Mike Shaw 1944-201024 March 2010Mike Shaw, a Cataloguer and Subject Librarian in the Arts and Social Sciences Library, passed away this month. This remembrance comes courtesy of Cathryn Gallacher, Director of Library Services.
Seeing is believing23 March 2010Whenever you look up at the stars you are looking back in time, a phenomenon that astrophysicists Professor Malcolm Bremer and Dr Ben Maughan from the Department of Physics grapple with daily in their research into deepest space
Good vibrations23 March 2010Dr Stephen Burrow and his team in the Department of Aerospace Engineering hope that within five years vibrations from the environment could be powering devices such as heart monitors and mobile phones
£1.4 million to make car fuel from thin air23 March 2010Funding to develop porous materials that absorb CO2 and convert it into new products such as car fuel and plastics has been awarded to three universities in the South West.
New student sabbaticals23 March 2010The Students’ Union has announced the results of the elections for its 2010/11 sabbatical team.
How to engineer a robot23 March 2010Tomorrow [Wednesday 24 March] 64 year nine female students from schools across the region will be spending a day at the University's Faculty of Engineering designing their own robots and energy efficient vehicles.
Improving health and lives for people with learning disabilities23 March 2010An investigation into the standards of care for people with learning disabilities led by the University's Norah Fry Research Centre and the Department of Community-based Medicine was announced today [Tuesday 23 March] by the Department of Health.
Easter swimming lessons for adults and children22 March 2010Swimming lessons for both adults and children (aged five and over) wanting either to learn how to swim, gain confidence or improve their stroke begins from Monday 19 April at the University of Bristol swimming pool in Clifton.
Leeds-Bristol partnership reflects changing times19 March 2010The Universities of Leeds and Bristol are to collaborate on a project designed to enable higher education institutions to engage with and support their staff so they can perform better during challenging times.
Innovative ideas shortlisted for New Enterprise Competition19 March 2010An intervention which reduces the take-up of adolescent smoking, software that allows children to create animated films using their own toys, and sustainable solar refrigeration technology. These are just some of the innovative ideas that have been shortlisted as part of the University of Bristol’s £35,000 New Enterprise Competition 2010.
New research centres join Bristol Institute of Public Affairs19 March 2010Three University research centres in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law (FSSL) have joined the Bristol Institute of Public Affairs (BIPA), which hosts a range of high-profile research centres and themes that draw together and foster interdisciplinary activities within and beyond the faculty.
Achieving policy coherence in challenging environments18 March 2010A team led by Professor Mark Duffield from the University’s Global Insecurities Centre in the Department of Politics and Dr Sarah Collinson of the Humanitarian Policy Group, Overseas Development Institute, London, has been awarded funding of almost £500,000 for a project on risk management in conflict-affected states.
Students reveal true identity of Elizabethan portrait18 March 2010The subject of a sixteenth-century portrait of a young man, that belongs to the National Portrait Gallery, has been identified as Sir Robert Dudley, the illegitimate son of Queen Elizabeth I's favourite courtier, the Earl of Leicester, by students at the University of Bristol.
National Composites Centre to be built on Bristol’s SPark17 March 2010SPark, the Bristol and Bath science park, will be home to the UK’s National Composites Centre (NCC) – a brand new research facility for composite materials, which are increasingly used to improve efficiency in the aerospace, automotive and wind turbine industries.
Smartphones get smarter with ILRT innovation17 March 2010The University’s Institute for Learning and Research Technology (ILRT) has developed an exciting new way for students to get real-time campus information on their mobile phones.
Mystery portraits give up their secrets for new exhibition17 March 2010A new National Portrait Gallery display of unseen paintings of 16th and 17th-century mystery figures opens at the National Trust’s Montacute House on 17 March. The exhibition draws on new research undertaken by History of Art MA students at the University of Bristol.
New network to be the authoritative voice on family law and policy16 March 2010Family policy is often under the spotlight in the UK and issues of the importance of marriage and relationship breakdown are likely to be hot topics in the General Election. Experts from the University of Bristol’s School of Law are collaborating with four other leading universities to form a new network to become the authoritative voice on family law and policy.