Pupils help chemists create Bristol’s biggest bubbles14 February 2011Pupils from Elmlea Junior School in Westbury-on-Trym will be getting a treat this week [14 & 15 Feb] thanks to chemists from the University of Bristol, who will be hosting a special event about the science of bubbles.
University of Exeter joins SETsquared Partnership14 February 2011The SETsquared Partnership, of which the University is a founder member is being expanded by the addition of a new institution – the University of Exeter – which will provide further impetus to the Partnership’s drive to create research-led economic growth.
University American football team win national NFL award11 February 2011The University’s American Football team ‘Bristol Barracuda’ has won a national award from the British Universities American Football League, the largest university competition for American football in Europe.
Where have all the young girls gone?10 February 2011The widespread availability of ultrasound scans in India is giving rise to abortions of female foetuses on an unprecedented scale, according to new research by Professor Sonia Bhalotra from the University’s Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO). Her study reveals that nearly half a million girls are aborted each year, which is more than the number of girls born annually in Britain.
Does Bristol deliver for disadvantaged two-year-olds?9 February 2011What services does Bristol provide for disadvantaged two-year-olds and what impact do they have? These are just two of the questions a team of researchers from the University will be asking parents, carers and early years practitioners in the city.
Edward James Sands, 1920-20118 February 2011Eddie Sands, a research technician and superintendent in the Zoology and Psychology departments respectively, and a long-time chairman of the Bristol branch of the ASTMS Union, died on 13 January.
Novel device sheds light on the beauty of science8 February 2011The wonder of science often comes from the endless possibilities opened up by each successive discovery and the unexpected findings that result. Scientists at the University of Bristol now have a new tool that will yield yet more and unprecedented levels of information – and crucially, without disturbing the natural, physical state of the object under scrutiny.
Processed food diet in early childhood diet may lower subsequent IQ8 February 2011Research by academics at the University of Bristol have found that a poor diet associated with high fat, sugar and processed food content in early childhood may lower IQ, while a healthy diet, associated with high intakes of nutrient rich foods may do the opposite.
Professor George Hughes, 1925-20118 February 2011George Hughes, Emeritus Professor of Zoology, died recently at the age of 85. The School of Biological Sciences offers this tribute and condolences to his family.
RAG procession returns to Bristol8 February 2011A long parade of street performers, floats and classic cars will be taking over the streets of Bristol next Saturday [19 February] when the long-running Bristol tradition, the RAG Procession returns.
History of Art Professor to deliver Paul Mellon Lectures at National Gallery4 February 2011Elizabeth Prettejohn, Professor of History of Art at the University of Bristol, is currently delivering The Paul Mellon Lectures 2011. The final two lectures in the series will be delivered on 7 February, 'A Taste of Spain', and on 14 February 'Postscript: On Beauty and Aesthetic Painting'.
Rowdy residents warn crustaceans away from perilous reefs4 February 2011Coral reefs present a treacherous wall of mouths to flea-sized planktonic crustaceans, but the clamour generated by animals on the reef may act like a foghorn to warn them away from danger according to new research from the School of Biological Sciences.
Solving the solvent mystery for better drug design3 February 2011Scientists from the University of Bristol have been able to watch a chemical reaction happening in solution with more detail than ever before. This could lead to improved drug design for medical therapies and catalysts for industrial processing, and pave the way for further applications in bio- and atmospheric chemistry.
Focus on violent teenage relationships3 February 2011Christine Barter, NSPCC Senior Research Fellow at the School for Policy Studies, has been in the spotlight for her work on extreme violence in teenage relationships.
£2 million investment to safeguard University research data2 February 2011A new data facility that is so advanced it has the capacity to hold approximately one petabyte of information — the equivalent of 20 million four-drawer filing cabinets filled with text or 13.3 years worth of HD-video footage, will open today.
Global partnership to promote children’s rights1 February 2011Specialists in childhood and policy from the University have teamed up with colleagues in the Middle East and Europe to help them create a practical qualification that will advance the rights of children.
Professor Tranter awarded Polar Medal31 January 2011Professor Martyn Tranter in the School of Geographical Sciences is to receive the Polar Medal for his numerous field seasons in the Arctic and Antarctic.
Disruptions in calcium flow linked to heart failure29 January 2011Excessive release of calcium inside cardiac muscle can cause sudden cardiac death in heart failure patients. New research has revealed how this could happen, opening up new possibilities for combating heart disease.
'Significant' Tudor painting discovered28 January 2011A Tudor wall painting of Henry VIII, uncovered in a Somerset home when its owners were redecorating, is an enormously significant find according to University of Bristol art historian Michael Liversidge.
Alumni Foundation grants: applications welcome28 January 2011The Alumni Foundation can provide funding for extra-curricular projects and activities across the University. The deadline for this term's applications is Friday 4 February.
£3.3m to model last interglacial sea level28 January 2011A NERC consortium grant worth nearly £3.3 million has been awarded to a network of researchers, co-led by the University of Bristol, to model the last interglacial sea level.
New Enterprise Competition 2011 - now open27 January 2011The University's annual New Enterprise Competition offers staff, students and recent graduates the chance to win a share of over £36,000 for their innovative ideas.
The future of science education25 January 2011The University of Bristol has been awarded a grant to participate in HP’s Catalyst Initiative, a global social innovation program designed to develop more effective approaches to science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education worldwide.
Does class spell success at university?25 January 2011How do students from different backgrounds fare at different universities in the same city? How are their needs met and what ‘added value’ do universities provide? These are some of the key questions being asked in a unique study by the University in partnership with the University of the West of England.
Inherited wealth leads to sibling rivalry24 January 2011Sibling rivalry is driven by the transfer of wealth between generations, according to new research by anthropologists at the University of Bristol and Addis Ababa University.