Moving Walls, Changing Seasons3 March 2011History of Art student, Francois Vandame, is the curator of an exhibition of new works by the Bristol-based urban art collective, the Def Bombin Kru (DBK), hosted at the Bristol Gallery from Saturday 5 March.
Meeting the challenge of curating artistic research output3 March 2011Project CAiRO (Curating Artistic Research Output), a JISC-funded project undertaken collaboratively between JISC Digital Media, the Department of Drama: Theatre, Film, Television and the Digital Curation Centre aims to provide the arts practitioner-researcher with skills to successfully manage research data.
Food forensics: DNA links habitat quality to bat diet3 March 2011All night long, bats swoop over our landscape consuming insects, but they do this in secret, hidden from our view. Until recently, scientists have been unable to bring their ecosystem out of the dark but thanks to new genetic techniques, researchers from the University of Bristol and Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, Canada, have been able to reconstruct the environment supporting these elusive creatures.
Does exercise help patients with type 1 diabetes?2 March 2011A new study to assess the benefits of exercise for adults with type 1 diabetes led by Dr Rob Andrews, Consultant Senior Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology at the University of Bristol’s School of Clinical Sciences is about to start in the South West.
Bristol graduate scoops Oscar1 March 2011Andrew Ruhemann, a graduate of the Department of Drama: Theatre, Film, Television, won an Academy Award this week for his short animated film, The Lost Thing.
Noise distracts fish from their dinner28 February 2011We all struggle to concentrate when there are roadworks taking place outside our window. New research from scientists at the University of Bristol demonstrates that fish suffer the same problem, becoming distracted from normal feeding behaviour when noise is added to their environment.
Smartphones – the grip of death28 February 2011New research by academics in the University of Bristol’s Centre for Communications Research has highlighted the problems of reduced sensitivity in wireless communications, along with developing new solutions to overcome the loss of connectivity.
Copying strategies could be best for the genes28 February 2011Blindly copying what your parents did — no matter how stupid it may seem — could be the best strategy for the long-term success of your genes, according to new research by the universities of Exeter and Bristol.
Rare atlases provide intimate picture of history28 February 2011Several hundred rare and beautiful images, some dating back as far as the 16th century and recording a graphic account of everything from the anatomy of the human body to a CIA record of Soviet-bloc military installations, are being brought together in a new digital exhibition.
Learning from old bones to treat modern back pain28 February 2011The bones of people who died up to a hundred years ago are being used in the development of new treatments for chronic back pain for the first time. The research brings together archaeology and anthropology expertise at the University of Bristol with the latest computer modelling techniques developed at the University of Leeds.
The Invention of Colour25 February 2011Where did artists get their colours from, and how have changes in the repertoire of colours over the ages affected the way that artists paint? Science writer Philip Ball will address these questions in a public lecture at the University of Bristol on Tuesday 1 March.
£199,000 for research on 'Dropping out of Socialism'25 February 2011Dr Juliane Fürst and Dr Josie McLellan from the School of Humanities' Department of Historical Studies have been awarded £199,269 from the AHRC for a research project that will explore the countercultures of late state socialism.
Football and urban development from Bristol to Brazil24 February 2011The role that football stadia play in urban regeneration, cultural identities and heritage will be examined by a group of specialists in football and urban development at the University of Bristol.
New historical perspective on Irish economy23 February 2011Growth in the import of luxury goods and increasingly close ties with European markets were features of the Irish economy five hundred years ago, according to new evidence unearthed by a historian at the University of Bristol.
The Scramble for China23 February 2011The epic story of foreign impact on China from the early 19th century to the start of the First World War is told in a new book by Professor Robert Bickers of the University of Bristol, published today.
£406,000 for research on performance archives23 February 2011Researchers at the University of Bristol and the University of Exeter have been awarded a £406,828 grant from the AHRC for research into live art and performance archives.
Honorary degrees awarded at Bristol [23 February]23 February 2011Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Dr Andrew Mackenzie, a geoscientist and Professor Ann Henderson-Sellers, an international leader in climate science, at today’s [23 February 2011] degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
Bristol Robotics Lab wins bid to host Robot World Cup22 February 2011Bristol will play host to the world’s most advanced autonomous robots, who will compete against each other along with the expertise of their creators, at the FIRA RoboWorld Cup 2012, hosted by the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England.
Update on 2010 national pay award and USS22 February 2011A message from Guy Gregory, Personnel and Staff Development Director, on the outcome of the 2010 national pay negotiations and proposed changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).
Honorary degrees awarded at Bristol [22 February]22 February 2011Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Julia Donaldson, a children’s author and Dr Jonathan Gipps, former Director of Bristol Zoo Gardens, at today’s [22 February 2011] degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
£1.5m for wheat breeding research21 February 2011A £1.5million grant for research into the next generation of molecular markers in wheat has been awarded to Professor Keith Edwards and Dr Gary Barker of the University of Bristol.
Roll up for The Catholic Circus18 February 2011Excess, extortion and enslavement – a satirical new play written by fourth-year student, Francesca Hedges, and performed and produced by the Department of German, depicts the corruption within the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages.
History of Art Department collaborates with one of the world’s finest art museums17 February 2011The University’s History of Art Department is collaborating with the Courtauld Institute of Art, the UK's leading research institute for art history, for an exhibition of Victorian drawings - many of which will be shown in public for the first time. The exhibition is on display at the Courtauld Gallery, one of the world's finest small art museums, until 15 May.
Shining a light on trypanosome reproduction17 February 2011Compelling visual evidence of sexual reproduction in African trypanosomes, single-celled parasites that cause major human and animal diseases, has been found by researchers from the University of Bristol. The research could eventually lead to new approaches for controlling sleeping sickness which is caused by trypanosomes carried by the bloodsucking tsetse fly.
Counting the cost of the digital revolution17 February 2011We are all familiar with digital media, from online news and 3G phones to apps and iPads, but what are the implications of the shift from print to online on energy use and greenhouse gas emissions? Researchers from the University are teaming up with the Guardian to address these issues.
New research could help in the treatment of kidney disease17 February 2011New research by a multi-national European consortium chaired by Professor Peter Mathieson, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Bristol, could have major implications for the understanding and treatment of an important kidney disease.
Business Fellows announced16 February 2011Research and Enterprise Development has announced the University’s first Business Fellows – research scientists who will take the lead in supporting a culture of collaboration between academics and industry.
Personal insights into parenting and autism15 February 2011Renitha Tutin, a Teaching Associate in the Department of Accounting and Finance, has published a book – part memoir, part guide – on caring for a child with autism.
The state of donation: new evidence on charitable giving in the UK15 February 2011Charitable giving by UK households is largely recession-proof, according to new research by the University of Bristol and Cass Business School, which is part of City University London. However, the study also shows that there has been no change in donations as a share of total household spending for more than 20 years. Households today give 0.4 per cent of their spending to charity – exactly the same as they did in 1988.