• Dr Kenneth Heaton, 1936-2013 17 July 2013 Dr Kenneth Heaton, formerly Reader in Medicine at the University of Bristol, died this spring after a short illness. His colleague, Professor Chris Probert, offers a tribute.
  • Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Wednesday, 17 July 17 July 2013 Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Professor Joe Brownlie CBE and James Landale at today's degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
  • Students swap studies for diplomacy 16 July 2013 For the second year, a delegation from the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) was selected to take part in the Model NATO Youth Summit, which this year took place in Brussels from 8 to 13 July 2013.
  • Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Tuesday, 16 July 16 July 2013 Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Dr Anthony Falconer and Dr Roger Pettman at today’s degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
  • £1.2m UK study to examine antibiotic effectiveness in treating eczema in children 15 July 2013 A new £1.2 million UK-wide study to determine the effectiveness of antibiotics to treat atopic eczema — a debilitating skin condition that affects around one in three children — is due to begin in July.
  • EU research project will enable development of “greener” IT products 15 July 2013 A collaborative European project, including researchers from the University of Bristol, hopes to enable the development of greener IT products by providing the energy consumption information of computer systems early in the software design phase.
  • From adversity to graduation: inspirational Dan defies sight loss 15 July 2013 Graduating from university is a momentous occasion in all students’ lives, but the sense of pride and accomplishment will be all the more poignant for Dan Smith who lost his sight at the end of his second year at the University of Bristol.
  • Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Monday, 15 July 15 July 2013 Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Professor Lynn Gladden and Professor Dame Carol Robinson at today’s degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
  • New study indicates need for continuous satellite monitoring of ice sheets to better predict sea-level rise 14 July 2013 The length of the satellite record for the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets is currently too short to tell if the recently reported speed-up of ice loss will be sustained in the future or if it results from natural processes, according to a new study led by Dr Bert Wouters from the University of Bristol.
  • Lack of fish in diet linked to anxiety in pregnancy 13 July 2013 Women who do not eat fish during pregnancy are more likely to experience high levels of anxiety at that time. Researchers from Children of the 90s at the University of Bristol and the Federal University of Rio de Janiero, Brazil, have found a link between the types of diet eaten, particularly whether this includes fish, and anxiety in pregnancy. They suggest that eating fish during pregnancy could help reduce stress levels.
  • Link between quantum physics and game theory found 12 July 2013 A deep link between two seemingly unconnected areas of modern science - quantum physics and game theory - is described by researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Geneva in a paper published in Nature Communications.
  • Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Friday, 12 July 12 July 2013 Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to Tony Juniper, Roger Holmes and Professor David Townsend at today’s degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building.
  • Study identifies ‘justice gap’ for rape victims 12 July 2013 Rape cases involving vulnerable victims, such as those with extensive mental health problems, are least likely to progress through the criminal justice system and not result in conviction. This is just one of the findings from a new University of Bristol study that investigated the high ‘drop out’ rate in rape cases.
  • University team are touch rugby champions 11 July 2013 A mixed team from the University of Bristol took top honours in the recent Bristol Corporate Touch Challenge.
  • Book on medieval Irish history launched at Royal Irish Academy 11 July 2013 A new book on the English colonial community in late medieval Ireland by a University of Bristol academic was launched at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin this week.
  • Ship noise impairs feeding and heightens predation risk for crabs 11 July 2013 The noise of passing ships disrupts feeding for the common shore crab, according to new research from the University of Bristol and the University of Exeter. Perhaps worse, the study also found that when threatened, crabs took longer to retreat to shelter and lost their natural ‘play dead’ behaviour.
  • Bristol announced as partner for new £10 million UK Innovation and Knowledge Centre 11 July 2013 A new £10 million Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) that will boost the UK’s ability to translate the emerging field of synthetic biology into application and provide a bridge between academia and industry was announced today by David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science.
  • Vet School academic to feature on BBC One's Countryfile 10 July 2013 David Main, Professor of Animal Welfare in the School of Veterinary Sciences, will feature on BBC One's Countryfile on Sunday 14 July discussing animal welfare and food standards.
  • University to train outstanding teachers of the future 10 July 2013 Nearly 40 new trainee teachers will be placed in the South West to become outstanding teachers of the future, thanks to Bath Spa University, the University of Bristol and education charity Teach First.
  • Eminent physicist Peter Higgs receives freedom of the city 9 July 2013 Eminent scientist Professor Peter Higgs, one of the world's leading theoretical physicists and the man after whom the famously elusive Higgs boson is named, has been honoured in Bristol. Professor Higgs, who spent his school days in Bristol at Cotham Grammar School and has close links with the University of Bristol, was awarded the freedom of the city on Tuesday [9 July].
  • University marks 700th birthday of medieval genius and erotic story teller 9 July 2013 2013 marks the 700th anniversary of the birth of Giovanni Boccaccio, one of the greatest writers of European literature. To celebrate, a series of events aimed at both academics and the public are taking place in the UK organized by Dr Rhiannon Daniels (University of Bristol), Dr Guyda Armstrong and Professor Stephen Milner (University of Manchester).
  • £1.5 million to enhance new pregnancy bioresource 9 July 2013 A project to enhance a new pregnancy biobank that will help researchers from the UK and around the world find out more about the causes of childhood illness by studying children from all cultures and backgrounds is due to commence thanks to a £1.5 million Wellcome Trust grant.
  • Finding the Goldilocks sites to store CO2 underground 8 July 2013 To implement carbon capture and storage (CCS) successfully, each underground repository will need careful appraisal based on its unique history and setting, according to a new study co-authored by researchers from the University of Bristol.
  • New method to age cattle from their teeth 8 July 2013 New research by academics at the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences has applied modern statistical techniques to investigate the association between the stages of dentition in cattle and their age to give a more detailed explanation of the differences between the sexes and various breeds of cattle in the UK.
  • Students score a hit with production company 8 July 2013 Music by three University of Bristol students on the MA in Composition for Film and Television has been used on the soundtrack for the summer showcase of Icon Films.
  • Students choose free sports classes 8 July 2013 Bristol students have chosen to use £20,000 of generous alumni donations in a Build a Better Bristol project that will increase both the availability and range of the University’s free sports classes.
  • Professor J Brian Chappell, 1930-2013 5 July 2013 Professor Brian Chappell, a founding member of the (then) Department of Biochemistry at Bristol in 1964, has died aged 83. Longtime colleagues Dr JD McGivan and Emeritus Professor OTG Jones offer a tribute.
  • Minister discovers world-leading quantum science in Bristol 5 July 2013 Universities and science minister David Willetts has paid a visit to the world’s quietest laboratory to learn about quantum technologies – an area of science and engineering which is widely believed to have a profound impact on the economy and society in the future.
  • Solitary lemurs avoid danger with a little help from the neighbours 5 July 2013 An endangered species of Madagascan lemur uses the alarm calls of birds and other lemurs to warn it of the presence of predators, a new study by researchers from the University of Bristol and Bristol Zoo with the University of Torino has found. This is the first time this phenomenon has been observed in a solitary and nocturnal lemur species.
  • New research suggests economic stagnation is no excuse for climate inaction 3 July 2013 Policymakers should be paying more, rather than less, attention to tackling climate change in economically tough times, a new study suggests. As economies have stagnated major emitters of CO2 seem unwilling to accept binding emissions reduction targets. But findings, published this week in Nature Climate Change, show the social cost of carbon dioxide is higher in a low economic growth world.
  • Year 8 pupils ‘graduate’ from university 3 July 2013 Year 8 pupils from across Bristol have been given the opportunity to ‘graduate’ from the University of Bristol in recognition of their achievements at school.
  • Botanic Garden National Gardens Scheme open day and jazz concert 3 July 2013 Two popular events will take place at the University of Bristol’s Botanic Garden this July. The garden will hold a National Gardens Scheme (NGS) open day this Sunday [July 7] and later in the month [Saturday 20 July] a summer jazz concert with the Blue Notes.
  • Learn what it’s like to work and study in India 3 July 2013 A workshop for undergraduate students interested in taking part in this year's  UK India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI) Study India Programme will be held in the Wills Memorial Building tomorrow Thursday 4 July.
  • University staff thank donors 3 July 2013 On Friday, 28 June staff from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Comparative and Clinical Anatomy (CCCA) joined in a service of thanksgiving with the family and friends of those who have donated their bodies to the centre in the past year.
  • New book explores the figure of the singer 3 July 2013 Why did poets continue to call themselves singers, and their poems songs, long after the formal link between poetry and music had been severed? This question is explored in a new book, The Figure of the Singer, by Danny Karlin, Winterstoke Professor of English at the University of Bristol.
  • The Great Physics Bake Off 3 July 2013 The Physics Graduate School is organising a baking competition and cake sale in aid of IOP for Africa in the School of Physics on 11 and 12 July.
  • New £1.2 million research project to make robots more trustworthy 2 July 2013 Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) is part of a new £1.2million project which aims to ensure future robotic systems can be trusted by humans. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is funding the three-and-a-half-year project, which will explore how robots can interact with humans in a safe and trustworthy manner.
  • Bristol Dinosaur Project reaches finals of National Lottery Awards 2 July 2013 The Bristol Dinosaur Project, which is based in the University of Bristol’s School of Earth Sciences, has reached the finals of The National Lottery Awards 2013.
  • Solving one of the great mysteries of palaeontology 2 July 2013 The high-tech solution to one of the great mysteries of palaeontology will be revealed by University of Bristol scientists when they showcase their latest research at the prestigious Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.
  • Removing nerves connecting kidney to the brain shown to reduce high blood pressure 2 July 2013 A new technique by a team at the University of Bristol that involves removing the nerves connecting the kidney to the brain has shown to significantly reduce blood pressure and help lower the risk of stroke, heart and renal disease in patients.
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