The past fortnight's news from schools around the University

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yesterday

University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Economics, Finance and Management news
EFM professor’s research included in government review to advance digital technologies in Britain EFM Professor Palie Smart’s work on industrial sustainability has contributed to a government-wide push to boost the economy by making better use of advanced digital technologies.

two days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Chemical tipping point of magma determines explosive potential of volcanoes Volcanic eruptions are the most spectacular expression of the processes acting in the interior of any active planet.
Transatlantic collaboration examines the legacies of slavery Bristol has become the first university in England to join Universities Studying Slavery (USS), a multi-institutional collaboration based at University of Virginia dedicated to furthering the study of slavery’s legacy and wider historical and contemporary race inequalities.
Fossil orphans reunited with their parents after half a billion years Everyone wants to be with their family for Christmas, but spare a thought for a group of orphan fossils that have been separated from their parents since the dawn of animal evolution, over half a billion years ago.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Epigram Interview with Aasmah Mir Following our recent Thinking about Thinking event, radio journalist and Law School alumnus Aasmah Mir was interviewed in a discussion that touched on on Bristol, careers in the media and the post-uni 'panic'.
Find out how to change the way you think to succeed – watch our panel discussion online now! Thinking about Thinking brought together high-achieving alumni to discuss how changing the very way you think will significantly improve academic results, increase employment prospects and maintain well-being.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
Fossil orphans reunited with their parents after half a billion years Everyone wants to be with their family for Christmas, but spare a thought for a group of orphan fossils that have been separated from their parents since the dawn of animal evolution, over half a billion years ago.

three days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Teenagers with incontinence are at risk of underachieving at secondary school Continence problems are among the most common paediatric health problems. It's commonly believed that continence problems resolve with age in all children. However, severe incontinence in childhood can persist into adolescence. New research has found teenagers with incontinence are at greater risk of underachieving academically, and need more support to remove barriers so they can reach their academic potential.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Teenagers with incontinence are at risk of underachieving at secondary school Continence problems are among the most common paediatric health problems. It's commonly believed that continence problems resolve with age in all children. However, severe incontinence in childhood can persist into adolescence. New research has found teenagers with incontinence are at greater risk of underachieving academically, and need more support to remove barriers so they can reach their academic potential.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
Bacteria breakthrough marks new era in cellular design and biofuel production Scientists at the universities of Kent and Bristol have built a miniature scaffold inside bacteria that can bolster cellular productivity, providing the foundation for a new era of cellular protein engineering and biofuel production.

four days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Scientists successfully demonstrate a new way to help nerve regeneration in spinal cord injury A new way of triggering nerve regeneration to help repair spinal cord injury and in the longer-term potentially paralysis has successfully been demonstrated by University of Bristol scientists. The work is published in PLOS ONE today [Monday 11 December].
Major funding boost for internationally-recognised healthcare research centres Three interdisciplinary research consortia, including the University of Bristol's SPHERE project, have been allocated more than £11 million to continue healthcare sensing systems research that is revolutionising how we identify and respond to outbreaks of infectious diseases, diagnose and manage lung diseases, and recognise and solve emerging health and wellbeing issues in the home environment.
Bacteria breakthrough marks new era in cellular design and biofuel production Scientists at the universities of Kent and Bristol have built a miniature scaffold inside bacteria that can bolster cellular productivity, providing the foundation for a new era of cellular protein engineering and biofuel production.
Twitter can reveal our shared mood In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the University of Bristol have analysed mood indicators in text from 800 million anonymous messages posted on Twitter. These tweets were found to reflect strong patterns of positive and negative moods over the 24-hour day.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Scientists successfully demonstrate a new way to help nerve regeneration in spinal cord injury A new way of triggering nerve regeneration to help repair spinal cord injury and in the longer-term potentially paralysis has successfully been demonstrated by University of Bristol scientists. The work is published in PLOS ONE today [Monday 11 December].
Twitter can reveal our shared mood In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the University of Bristol have analysed mood indicators in text from 800 million anonymous messages posted on Twitter. These tweets were found to reflect strong patterns of positive and negative moods over the 24-hour day.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
Bacteria breakthrough marks new era in cellular design and biofuel production Scientists at the universities of Kent and Bristol have built a miniature scaffold inside bacteria that can bolster cellular productivity, providing the foundation for a new era of cellular protein engineering and biofuel production.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Law School Employability team shortlisted for prestigious ‘Best University Careers / Employability Service’ Award The University of Bristol Law School Employability team has been shortlisted in the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards as ‘Best University Careers / Employability Service’ award - the only law school in the country to reach the final!
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
The School of Education & Bristol Classics Hub involved in the inaugural 'Ovid in the West Country competition' On Wednesday 6th December 2017, the university hosted a prize-giving event at the Wills Memorial Building for the inaugural 'Ovid in the West Country competition.'
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Bacteria development marks new era in cellular design Scientists at the universities of Kent and Bristol have built a miniature scaffold inside bacteria that can be used to bolster cellular productivity, with implications for the next generation of biofuel production.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Experimental Psychology News
Women in STEMM Outreach Event 2017 On Friday 1st December the University of Bristol held a Women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) outreach event in the Wills Memorial Building.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Economics, Finance and Management news
Should Christmas treat advertising for our children be put on a diet? It’s that time of the year again – a time of lots of feasting, and not a lot of fasting, for most of us. On Christmas Day, the average person will consume nearly 6000 calories – that’s three times the daily average. So, should advertising for food at Christmas be toned down? Especially when it comes to our children?
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Veterinary Sciences news
Scientists successfully demonstrate a new way to help nerve regeneration in spinal cord injury A new way of triggering nerve regeneration to help repair spinal cord injury and in the longer-term potentially paralysis has successfully been demonstrated by University of Bristol scientists. The work is published in PLOS ONE.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - WUN news
UWA to launch Centre for Human and Cultural Values UWA sets up new centre for research in human and cultural values
Digital Education Office blog
University network issue affecting Blackboard, 11 December IT Services are investigating a University network issue that is preventing some users from accessing some websites, including Blackboard. For further information and updates, please check the IT Service Status page.

seven days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Major project to tackle crop disease in Africa starts with conference of world-class researchers A major new project aimed at tackling the devastation caused by plant disease in Africa will be launched when world-class scientists and researchers from across the UK and Africa visit Bristol for a three-day conference in the new year.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Bristol to host future global leaders at 2018 Chevening Conference The University of Bristol will host the fifth annual Chevening Conference in April 2018, welcoming future global leaders from around the world.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
Bristol to host future global leaders at 2018 Chevening Conference The University of Bristol will host the fifth annual Chevening Conference in April 2018, welcoming future global leaders from around the world.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Six myths about the ‘Prevent duty’ in universities New research indicates that much of the concern about the effects of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (CTSA) in universities, particularly the Prevent duty, is based on myths, misconceptions and misunderstanding.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
Major project to tackle crop disease in Africa starts with conference of world-class researchers A major new project aimed at tackling the devastation caused by plant disease in Africa will be launched when world-class scientists and researchers from across the UK and Africa visit Bristol for a three-day conference in the new year.

eight days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
New app to help prevent people who are considering self-harm or having suicidal thoughts launched A new app to help people who are considering self-harm or having suicidal thoughts is now available to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. The distrACT app which has been designed by doctors with young adults and University of Bristol researchers to provide easy, quick and discreet access to general health information and advice about self-harm.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
New Director of Composites University Technology Centre Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) Professor Stephen Hallett has been appointed as the Director of the Composites University Technology Centre (UTC), supported by Rolls-Royce, at the University of Bristol.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
New app to help prevent people who are considering self-harm or having suicidal thoughts launched A new app to help people who are considering self-harm or having suicidal thoughts is now available to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play. The distrACT app which has been designed by doctors with young adults and University of Bristol researchers to provide easy, quick and discreet access to general health information and advice about self-harm.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Law Students reach quarter-finals of the University of Leicester Medical Moot On 2 December two second-year Law students from the University of Bristol reached the Quarter-Finals of a national Medical Law Mooting Competition organised by the University of Leicester.
Law Clinic celebrates successful cases Students working at the University of Bristol Law Clinic recently celebrated the successful outcomes of two hearings.
Law School academics published in Medical Law Review The Medical Law Review, a journal of international research on topical issues in healthcare and law, has published articles by the University's Centre for Health and Society (CHLS) members Louise Austin and Peter Dunne.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Bristol Chemists turn Beer into Fuel Chemists at the University of Bristol have made the first steps towards making sustainable petrol using beer as a key ingredient.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
Pint of Science We are looking for scientists to get involved in an exciting collaborative project between Bristol-based Artists and Scientists.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
University of Bristol
Shaping successful smart cities Professor Alex Marsh responds to a recent report produced by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Smart Cities.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Oral and Dental Sciences news

nine days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Pippa Middleton supports BHF Christmas Appeal to help fight congenital heart disease British Heart Foundation (BHF) Ambassador Pippa Middleton paid young heart patients a surprise visit after pledging her support for the charity's Christmas Appeal, spending yesterday morning [Tuesday 4 December] at the paediatric cardiac ward at Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital to cheer up patients and listen to the many inspirational stories of young people living with a heart condition
Bristol scientists turn beer into fuel Chemists at the University of Bristol have made the first steps towards making sustainable petrol using beer as a key ingredient.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Pippa Middleton supports BHF Christmas Appeal to help fight congenital heart disease British Heart Foundation (BHF) Ambassador Pippa Middleton paid young heart patients a surprise visit after pledging her support for the charity's Christmas Appeal, spending yesterday morning [Tuesday 4 December] at the paediatric cardiac ward at Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital to cheer up patients and listen to the many inspirational stories of young people living with a heart condition
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
SOE's Gabrielle Hogan-Brun to lead a theme strand at the Salzburg Global Seminar Gabrielle Hogan-Brun, Senior Research Fellow at the School of Education, has been invited to lead a theme strand at the Salzburg Global Seminar on Language Learning & Integration in a Globalized World (from 12 to 17 December 2017 at Leopoldskron Castle in Salzburg, Austria).
Macfarlane article about the status of books and the REF features in Times Higher Education The Head of School, Prof Bruce Macfarlane, has an opinion article published in this week’s issue of the Times Higher Education.

ten days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
New Director of Composites University Technology Centre Professor Stephen Hallett has been appointed as the Director of the Composites University Technology Centre (UTC), supported by Rolls-Royce, at the University of Bristol.
Migrant deaths are ‘vastly under-reported’ according to new report The majority of migrant deaths are unrecorded, according to a new report which calls for ‘significant improvements’ to be made in order to capture the true number of deaths which occur during migration worldwide.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Successful first event for Bristol Law School Women’s Network On 23 November the Bristol Law School Women’s network celebrated its launch with a networking event, held in London at Sacker & Partners LLP.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
In mongoose society, immigrants are a bonus—when given time to settle in Researchers from the University of Bristol studying wild dwarf mongooses have provided insight into what happens when immigrants join a new group.
University of Bristol
Migrant deaths are ‘vastly under-reported’ according to new report The majority of migrant deaths are unrecorded, according to a new report which calls for ‘significant improvements’ to be made in order to capture the true number of deaths which occur during migration worldwide.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - WUN news
International Forum on Migration Data Statistics SPS researcher to address International Forum on Migration Data Statistics
Digital Education Office blog
Blackboard downtime, 10.30 pm 4 January to 10.30 am 5 January 2018 The Blackboard service will be unavailable from 10.30 pm on Thursday 4 January 2018 up to 10.30 am on Friday 5 January 2018 for essential maintenance work. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

eleven days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
In mongoose society, immigrants are a bonus—when given time to settle in Researchers from the University of Bristol studying wild dwarf mongooses have provided insight into what happens when immigrants join a new group.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
Research reveals how cells rebuild after division University of Bristol research has revealed how cells rebuild their nucleus and organise their genome when they divide – a discovery which could have major implications for understanding cancer and degeneration.

twelve days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
IT services for students at Christmas Various IT services are available to you during the Christmas vacation, if you wish to study during the break…
24hr IT helpline available over Christmas Over the holidays the IT helpline will be available 24/7 to deal with any IT queries or reports of problems with services…

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