• Free concert series showcases musical starlets 31 January 2013 A free concert series has been launched in Bristol, bringing contemporary music to the public and showcasing the musical stars of the future. Students from the University of Bristol are hoping to fill the void left by the cancellation of the popular Elektrostatic Festival at Colston Hall and reignite the public’s interest in contemporary music.
  • New £150,000 project puts pupils ‘at the heart of research’ 31 January 2013 A pioneering project to get Bristol school children involved with university research has been given the go-ahead thanks to a £150,000 funding boost. The University of Bristol will join forces with over 20 local schools to motivate youngsters and excite them about the opportunities presented by higher education.
  • Dr Esther Crawley provides expert comment on latest research into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 31 January 2013 Dr Esther Crawley, Reader in Child Health at the University’s School of Social and Community Medicine has commented to the media on new findings, published in Psychological Medicine today [31 Jan 13], about a multi-centre PACE trial, which found that rehabilitative cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET) were more effective treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) than specialist medical care (SMC) alone.
  • Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Thursday, 31 January 31 January 2013 The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Dr Charles Wong and Martyn Brabbins at today’s degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
  • Volunteers sought to restore historic garden to former glory 30 January 2013 Volunteers are being sought to help restore the garden of one of Clifton’s most distinguished mansions back to its former glory. Clifton Hill House, steeped in history since it was completed in 1750, has been owned by the University of Bristol for more than 100 years.
  • Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory archive comes to Theatre Collection 30 January 2013 A fascinating archive of material including props, prompt scripts and photos from every production in the history of one of Bristol's premier arts organisations, Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (SATTF), has been donated to the University of Bristol Theatre Collection, one of the world’s largest theatre collections dedicated to British theatre history.
  • How does fibrosis occur in Crohn’s disease? 30 January 2013 New research, led by the School of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Bristol, has shown that a protein, known as IL-13, could be the key to the development of fibrosis in Crohn’s disease.
  • New project will help parents with learning difficulties obtain better support 30 January 2013 The University of Bristol’s Norah Fry Research Centre has been awarded £200,000 from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for a new project that aims to help parents with learning disabilities obtain better support.
  • Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Wednesday, 30 January 30 January 2013 The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Professor Anne Phillips and Dr Caroline Harper at today’s degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
  • Physiotherapy advice via telephone reduces waiting times and provides equally good results for patients’ health 30 January 2013 A physiotherapy service based on initial telephone assessment has the ability to provide faster access to the service and cut waiting times, a study involving University of Bristol researchers published today on bmj.com suggests.
  • Bristol professor on Inside Out West 29 January 2013 Professor Adam Finn was interviewed by BBC One's 'Inside Out West' about the increased risk of narcolepsy among children vaccinated with the swine flu vaccine.
  • Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Tuesday, 29 January 29 January 2013 The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to John Rutley and Professor Jean Golding at today's degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
  • Engineering launches student internship scheme 28 January 2013 A new scheme that aims to help first year students find relevant work experience and insight into the world of engineering and related technology companies has been launched by the University of Bristol’s Faculty of Engineering.
  • Omega-3 can help laying hens avoid bone damage 28 January 2013 Researchers from the University's School of Veterinary Sciences have found that omega-3 could help laying hens avoid bone damage, which affects millions of hens each year, and the research may also help human patients suffering from osteoporosis.
  • Faculty of Arts appoints three new Chairs 25 January 2013 The Faculty of Arts at the University of Bristol has appointed three new Chairs: Professor Shane Butler (Chair in Latin Language and Literature), Professor Katharine Ellis (Stanley Hugh Badock Chair in Music) and Professor Simon Shaw-Miller (Chair in History of Art).
  • Professor Michelle Cini talks to BBC Breakfast about Britain’s place in Europe 24 January 2013 Michelle Cini, Professor of European Politics in the University’s School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, was interviewed on BBC Breakfast television today about David Cameron’s speech on Europe and the implications for Britain should we leave the EU.
  • South West research intensive universities join forces for new collaboration 24 January 2013 The Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter today announced a formal collaboration, bringing together a high concentration of research expertise and capability in the South West of England and Wales. The collaboration will enable the group to explore and identify opportunities where their combined research strength can more effectively address global challenges, while also maximising the impact of and return on investment from research funding.
  • From conservation of rare species to murder cases: NERC-funded research at Bristol is making an impact 23 January 2013 A recent look at how research at the University of Bristol has had an impact beyond academia has illustrated the diversity and global reach of Bristol’s research portfolio.
  • Enhancing social interactions using information technology 23 January 2013 A new project, which aims to improve social interactions, will develop and test an innovative rehabilitation method using humanoid robotics and virtual reality thanks to funding of €2.9 million by the European Commission.
  • £2.4 million to connect communities in key decision making 23 January 2013 A research programme that aims to develop new ways of engaging communities in decision making with businesses and policy makers will begin thanks to funding of £2.4 million from the Economic and Social Research Council [ESRC].
  • Medal for Maggie as her achievements are recognised by the Queen 22 January 2013 A long-serving member of staff at the University of Bristol has been presented with a British Empire Medal - a special accolade bestowed on her by the Queen – in recognition of her work to preserve the history and heritage of Clifton.
  • University taking part in a unique code-breaking competition 21 January 2013 The University of Bristol is taking part in a unique code-breaking competition as part of this year’s Cyber Security Challenge UK.
  • Street furniture comes alive in Bristol thanks to £30,000 award 21 January 2013 Lamp posts, bus stops and post boxes will soon play an even more important role in how Bristol operates thanks to a new award which will change the way people interact with the city.
  • No Borders: Global to Local 21 January 2013 Staff members, Dr Dorothy Rowe and Dr Barnaby Haran, and MA student, Sarah Kew, from the Department of History of Art will be giving public gallery talks, lectures and seminars around Bristol Museum and Art Gallery's current display of contemporary art entitled No Borders: Global to Local.
  • Bristol archaeologist presents new BBC series 18 January 2013 University of Bristol industrial archaeologist, Dr Cassie Newland, will be presenting the new landmark BBC Two series, The Genius of Inventions, which starts on Thursday 24 January.
  • Unrestricted access to the details of deadly eruptions 18 January 2013 Details of around 2,000 major volcanic eruptions which occurred over the last 1.8 million years have been made available in a new open access database, complied by scientists at the University of Bristol with colleagues from the UK, US, Colombia and Japan.
  • Deodorants: do we really need them? 17 January 2013 New research shows that more than 75 per cent of people with a particular version of a gene don’t produce under-arm odour but use deodorant anyway.
  • Digital Bristol Week showcases the future of media technology 17 January 2013 Technology experts from the University of Bristol will be sharing their knowledge and advice as part of Digital Bristol Week - the largest free programme of training, events, workshops and panels ever held in Bristol for media professionals. A packed schedule of events, organised by the BBC, runs from 26 January until 1 February and offers tree training, workshops and panel discussions for media professionals in the city.
  • New research highlights influence of intraspecific variability on biodiversity studies 17 January 2013 A study of around 100 newly collected specimens of early ammonoids (marine invertebrates with distinctive coiled shells) suggests that the number of species they belong to might have been over-estimated due to the large variability in size and shape within each species.
  • What is the impact of farming, urbanisation and alien plants on biodiversity? 16 January 2013 A talk organised by the University of Bristol’s Botanic Garden tomorrow [Thursday 17 January] will highlight some of the problems facing pollinators along with possible solutions.
  • Theatre Collection awarded National Archives grant 16 January 2013 The University of Bristol Theatre Collection has been awarded £22,371 by the National Archives under the latest round of The National Cataloguing Grants Programme for Archives.
  • Increasing parents’ education improves educational attainment for future generations 16 January 2013 Increasing the minimum school leaving age had a positive effect on the educational attainment of future generations, according to research published today [16 Jan]. The University of Bristol study found increasing parents’ education by one year improved their children’s grades by as much as one grade in two GCSEs.
  • Multicellularity, a key event in the evolution of life 15 January 2013 Multicellularity in cyanobacteria originated before 2.4 billion years ago and is associated with the accumulation of atmospheric oxygen, subsequently enabling the evolution of aerobic life, as we know it today, according to a new study from the University of Zurich involving researchers now at the University of Bristol, and Gothenburg.
  • Record-breaking research collaboration targets 21st century challenges 11 January 2013 The University of Bristol has welcomed a record-breaking 90 academic delegates from a leading Japanese university as it forges a pioneering international research collaboration. A high-powered contingent from Kyoto University travelled to Bristol this week [9 to 11 January] to discuss how the latest thinking and technologies could solve some of the planet’s biggest challenges.
  • Labour's membership crisis: no end in sight 10 January 2013 Labour’s latest campaign to attract members has run into the sands because the party has failed to learn the lessons of past failure in the Blair years, according to an article by two University of Bristol academics published today in the journal British Politics.
  • How does our brain “learn” from stressful events? 9 January 2013 A study by academics in the University of Bristol's School of Clinical Sciences that aims to investigate how the brain processes stress and creates memories of psychologically stressful events will begin shortly thanks to funding of £758,000 from the BBSRC.
  • New study identifies significance of co-infection in disease control 9 January 2013 Becoming infected with one parasite could change your chances of becoming infected with another, according to new research from Cardiff University and the University of Bristol published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
  • University of Bristol appoints new Pro Vice-Chancellor 9 January 2013 Judith Squires, Professor of Political Theory and Dean of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Bristol, is to become one of the University’s Pro Vice-Chancellors.
  • Bristol professor on BBC World Service 9 January 2013 Professor Alex Bentley of the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology was part of a panel discussion about imitation on the BBC World Service's The Forum.
  • Bristol researchers reveal most effective treatment for common kidney disorder 9 January 2013 The results of a pioneering UK-wide clinical trial that compared treatments for patients with a common type of kidney disease has found one to be significantly more effective. The results of the study, published online in The Lancet today [9 Jan], will be recommended to clinicians worldwide as the most effective approach to treating the condition.
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