Honorary degrees awarded [17 February]17 February 2010Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Mr Mike Peirce, Chief Executive, The Southmead Project and Professor Patricia Broadfoot, Vice-Chancellor, University of Gloucestershire, at today’s degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building [Wednesday 17 February].
Teenage domestic violence tackled by advert campaign16 February 2010An advertising campaign to raise awareness of domestic violence in teenage relationships has been launched by the Home Office. The campaign follows research by the NSPCC, which was led by the University of Bristol's Centre for Family Policy and Child Welfare.
Funding boost for type 1 diabetes research16 February 2010Two University of Bristol academics are part of a group of 14 leading European researchers who have received a EU grant of €10.9 million to develop and trial a new treatment for type 1 diabetes.
Honorary degrees awarded [16 February]16 February 2010Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Mr Matthew Warchus, an award-winning theatre director and Mr Jim Foulds, Pro Chancellor at the University, at today’s degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building [Tuesday 16 February].
Adding Value11 February 2010The University is running a new event on 22 March for staff involved in student skills and employability development.
Dr Dudley Thompson 1943-201010 February 2010Dr Dudley Thompson spent over 40 years at Bristol, becoming a respected lecturer and researcher, and headed the School of Chemistry's administrative team for more than a decade. Professor Tim Gallagher, Head of the School of Chemistry, offers an appreciation.
Local school win Go4SET prize8 February 2010The John Cabot Academy Team A, in conjunction with the Environment Agency, have won the Go4SET Best Overall Project Award for their project on water and recycling at the Go4SET Bristol Celebration and Assessment Day (CAD). The prize was presented by Dr Askin Isikveren, Director of Engineering Design at Bristol University.
Swimming lessons for adults and children8 February 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 22 February at the University of Bristol swimming pool in Clifton.
Mums’ depression in pregnancy tied to antisocial behaviour in teenagers5 February 2010Children from urban areas whose mothers suffer from depression during pregnancy are more likely than others to show antisocial behaviour, including violent behaviour, later in life, according to new research from the Universities of Cardiff and Bristol published today in 'Child Development'.
Device to sniff out stomach bugs could save NHS millions5 February 2010Testing has begun on a device that can sniff out the presence of disease by smell, thanks to a £1.3 million award from the Wellcome Trust. OdoReader, developed by Chris Probert from the University and Norman Ratcliffe from UWE, uses pioneering technology to rapidly diagnose Clostridium difficile, by ‘reading’ the odour of stool samples.
Repulsive interactions5 February 2010The recent state of the roads is a clear illustration of what happens when water freezes into crystals of ice. But despite its frequent occurrence, the crystallisation of water is remarkably difficult to understand in detail.
Enterprising students raise University’s game4 February 2010This academic year has already witnessed a remarkable series of success stories around enterprise and innovation from all faculties across the University of Bristol. As the deadline approaches for its annual New Enterprise Competition (NEC), the University pays tribute to some of its inspiring young innovators from 2009.
Making the most of our waste3 February 2010Using satellite transmitters to track the movements of Mediterranean shearwaters – a type of sea bird – researchers found that the bird’s foraging range shrinks on days when fishing boats are operating in the area.
Semana Cultural 20103 February 2010This year’s Semana Cultural (Cultural Week) begins on Monday 8 March.
Students have their say3 February 2010The Students’ Union, which represents University of Bristol students, is hosting its Annual General Meeting (AGM) this week (Thursday 4 February). The event gives students the opportunity to have a say about how the Union works for them.
Engineers aim to make air travel greener3 February 2010Carbon emissions from air travel could be reduced thanks to a new collaboration between engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Bath and the aerospace industry.
New method for treating stress3 February 2010A new analysis of the way the body responds to stress suggests that administering constant high levels of drugs is not the best way to treat this condition. A better way might be to design drugs that follow the body’s own naturally-occurring rhythms.
Major grant for wearable computing to aid research1 February 2010A multidisciplinary project that aims to revolutionise the design of technologies for supporting research has been awarded a grant of £1.7m by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council through the RCUK Digital Economy programme.
Try your hand at science journalism29 January 2010The British Science Association is inviting applications for its 2010 Media Fellowship scheme, which provides scientists with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience of how science is reported.
Professor Madeddu joins stem cell therapy advisory board29 January 2010Paolo Madeddu, Professor of Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine at the Bristol Heart Institute, is one of four opinion-leading clinicians to be appointed to the clinical advisory board of leading stem cell company ReNeuron.
Festival of Contemporary Science29 January 2010Nanotechnology, climate change and drug design are just some of the cutting-edge science topics being discussed at the Festival of Contemporary Science for secondary school teachers tomorrow [30 January] at the University of Bristol.
New award scheme targets graduate employability29 January 2010A new scheme, which aims to target the increasing competition for graduate jobs by improving graduate employability, is being launched at the University of Bristol. The Bristol PLuS [Professional and Life Skills] Award scheme will recognise and reward students who participate in activities outside of their academic study.
Early humans caused extinction of Australia's giant animals28 January 2010The mass extinction of Australia’s giant animals, such as huge kangaroos and rhinoceros-sized wombats, might have been more rapid than previously thought, according to new research from the University of Bristol. This suggests humans could have been responsible for wiping out the country’s megafauna between 50,000 and 40,000 years ago.
Volunteers needed to audit University’s green actions28 January 2010Sustainability is seeking staff volunteers to carry out audits in departments participating in the University’s environmental accreditation scheme, Green Impact. Potential volunteers should express their interest by Wednesday 3 February, and training will take place on 8 or 12 February.
Social Sciences and Law celebrate £4.3m ESRC grant28 January 2010Professor Dave Gordon from the University's Centre for Poverty and Social Justice has been awarded a record £4.3m grant by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for his research project, 'Poverty and Social Exclusion in the United Kingdom – the 2010 Survey'. It is the largest grant ever awarded for poverty research in the UK.
Gap between rich and poor wider than 40 years ago27 January 2010The independent National Equality Panel, of which the University's Professor Tariq Modood is a member, today publishes a report entitled An Anatomy of Economic Inequality in the UK that calls for policy interventions at each life-cycle stage to counter economic inequalities.
Last Neanderthals died out 37,000 years ago27 January 2010The last Neanderthals in Europe died out at least 37,000 years ago – and both climate change and interaction with modern humans could be involved in their demise, according to new research from the University of Bristol published today in PLoS ONE.
Young bioethicist bags Aussie award26 January 2010Bristol University academic, Dr Ainsley Newson, was named Young Australian Achiever of the Year in the UK at a gala Australia Day dinner held at Australia House on 23 January 2010.
Bristol ChemLabS supports South African science education22 January 2010Bristol ChemLabS School Teacher Fellow Tim Harrison has been training science demonstrators from across South Africa to deliver lecture demonstrations and practical workshops from the ever-popular ChemLabS outreach series in their own centres and in township schools.