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Robotics goes micro-scale
The development of light-driven 'micro-robots' that can autonomously investigate and manipulate the nano-scale environment in a microscope comes a step closer, thanks to new research from the University of Bristol. Such devices could be used for high-resolution imaging, allowing the investigation of delicate biological samples such as cells in new ways.
Historic boost for academic-industrial collaboration in Engineering
The Faculty of Engineering hosted a meeting of Industrial Advisory Boards from all of its six departments earlier this month to discuss how best to work with industrial partners and further promote engagement opportunities between the Faculty and engineering and technology companies.
New approach needed to deal with increased flood risk
Considering the impacts of climate change on flood risk may not be effective unless current risk is managed better, according to new research from the University of Bristol published today in the Journal of Hydrology.
University of Bristol Law School and IAS host 2nd Suffragette Workshop
University of Bristol Law School and IAS host second Suffragette Workshop ‘Constructions of Suffragettes’ ‘Deeds and Words’ is a series of five workshops which will reflect upon the campaigns for female suffrage locally and nationally, their antecedents and successors, in a creative and interdisciplinary manner.
The Sports Chair is elected by cross-campus ballot in May. They act as the representative for students involved in sports and champion the great variety of activity undertaken by those students.
European Parliamentary elections debate 28 April 6-8pm
Dr Diego Acosta Arcarazo is leading the organization of this event with the cooperation and funding of Policy Bristol, the School of Law, the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, the Journal of Common Market Studies and the Public and Ceremonial Events Office at the University of Bristol.The candidates will discuss on three main topics which students at the University of Bristol have selected as the most relevant ones. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions on any
two days ago
Managing digital information - new tutorial 'InfoSafe'
The University creates and manages a huge amount of digital information vital to the day-to-day work of the organisation, as well as providing a record of decisions and actions needed for accountability and legal compliance…
three days ago
Bristol scientist contributes to latest IPCC report
Members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will approve the Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group III (WGIII) contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report and accept the underlying scientific and technical assessment at a meeting in Berlin, Germany today.
five days ago
Library catalogue services unavailable 6-9am on 29 May
As part of the migration of services to the new Storage Area Network (SAN) the following service will be unavailable on Thursday 29 May between 06:00-09:00: Library catalogue (including self-service machines) Please note that this will also affect access to Library catalogue services via MyBristol…
Food glorious food
The first ever Bristol Food Connections festival runs from 1 – 11 May this year and the University of Bristol will host a series of events.
Global poverty could be up to a third higher than reported
With over one billion people in the world living on less than $1.25 per day, the World Bank aims to end ‘extreme poverty’ by 2030. But new research suggests that global poverty figures could be underestimated by up to a third, and calls for more robust measurement in the future.
Sneak a peek through the mist to technology of the future
A tabletop display with personal screens made from a curtain of mist that allow users to move images around and push through the fog-screens and onto the display, will be unveiled at an international conference later this month.
six days ago
New research on gigabit wireless communications
Research on gigabit wireless communications has been presented by researchers from the University of Bristol at the world’s leading wireless communications and networking conference, IEEE WCNC 2014, in Turkey earlier this week [Monday 6 to Wednesday 9 April].
SPAIS launches scholarship scheme for international students
SPAIS is pleased to announce the launch of a new set of scholarships to award international candidates for undergraduate and post-graduate taught programmes who display the school’s characteristics of academic excellence, leadership and social engagement.
seven days ago
Removal of legacy print queues on open access computers
On Tuesday 15 April legacy print queues will be removed from open access computers in the following locations: Libraries Computer Centre Senate House Study Centre Hawthorns study spaces These legacy print queues have already been superseded by Print Release and are being removed to reduce confusion around printers…
Security barriers affect movement of animals
Security barriers in national parks on the US/Mexican border which aim to deter illegal migrants are affecting the movements of some native animal species while not necessarily restricting the movement of humans, according to new research from the University of Bristol, published today in PLoS ONE.
The afterlives of Joseph of Arimathea
In his new book, Dr William John Lyons, Senior Lecturer in Biblical Interpretation at the University of Bristol, explores the reception history of Joseph of Arimathea from the Bible to the present day.
EWB Branch Challenge 2014
Team of students from the University of Bristol win the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Branch Challenge 2014!
Update Blackboard available – 16th April – 8am until noon.
Blackboard will now be available to users between 8 am and Noon on the 16th April. Apologies for any confusion please let your students now that this work has been cancelled please contact us by email (TEL-Help@bristol.ac.uk) if you have any questions.
eight days ago
Olivia Maynard to present research findings to Parliament
Olivia Maynard’s poster “Using objective research methodologies to examine the effectiveness of standardised packaging of tobacco products” has been selected for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Research Summer Reception in the House of Commons in June.
nine days ago
Business Objects Infoview / Financial reporting unavailable 6-9am on 29 April
As part of a move of databases to the new SAN the following services will be unavailable on Tuesday 29 April between 06:00-09:00: Business Objects Infoview Business Objects Financial Reporting Web Finance Reporting (commitments data unavailable) IT services apologises for any inconvenience this work may cause…
Professor Ken Fox selected as Alumni Fellow at Kansas State University
Professor Ken Fox has been invited back to Kansas State University (KSU) College of Human Ecology after been selected as their 2014 Alumni Fellow. Alumni Fellows are students who have gone on to 'distinguish themselves' in their careers, and are invited back to give a lecture and share their expertise with students.
twelve days ago
Clarification of available filestore for staff and students
Following the recent MyFiles problems it has come to light that many staff and students are unaware of the range of filestore available and what they should be used for. As regards the MyFiles services please note additional work will be needed to further improve and sustain filestore provision…
Kenneth Austin delivered a paper entitled 'Fear and (Self-)Loathing: Expressions of Religious Anxiety in Early Modern England' at the Mapping Metaphor, at the University of Glasgow on 28 March.
Library opening hours for Easter
The Arts and Social Sciences Library will be open24/7 during the Easter weekend, from Friday, 18 April (Good Friday) to Tuesday, 22 April inclusive. The Medical, Queen's Building, and Wills Memorial libraries will also be open from 10am to 7pm throughout the Easter weekend with reduced services.
thirteen days ago
Charl Faul awarded adjunct professorship in Beijing
Charl Faul has recently been awarded an adjunct professorship at the Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, by Professor Zhang (Head of the Department of Chemistry and Dean of the Faculty of Science, and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences).
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