The past fortnight's news from schools around the University

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yesterday

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Blackboard unavailable 8th July, 8am to midday Blackboard will be unavailable on Wednesday 8th July between 8am and midday due to database maintenance…
SITS, Proactis, Contact Directory and other services will be unavailable on 7 July between 8am and midday As part of this work to patch servers the following services will be unavailable on Tuesday 7th July between 8am and midday…
Business Objects and Data Warehouse unavailable 9am and midday, 6th July Due to essential database maintenance the following services will be unavailable on Monday 6th July between 9:00 and 12:00: Business Objects Data Warehouse Web Finance Reporting (Proactis commitment data unavailable)  IT Services apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. …
Upcoming IT maintenance over the summer - an overview The summer is a busy time for IT Services as many systems need updating and patching as well as essential maintenance and upgrades to the IT infrastructure…
Beware of phishing emails There have recently been a number of scam emails aimed at getting staff to voluntarily disclose their University username and password…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Exploring the West’s First and Second World War archaeology Some of the West’s fascinating but lesser known wartime heritage has been explored by archaeologists from the University of Bristol: a Second World War ‘Stop Line’ built to protect Bristol, and practice trenches dug by First World War soldiers on Brandon Hill.
Young researcher recognised for contribution to science Dr Rebecca Pearson, a research associate in epidemiology in the School of Social and Community Medicine, has been highly commended for her work on maternal mental health in the 2015 L’Oréal UK & Ireland Fellowships For Women in Science awards.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Young researcher recognised for contribution to science Dr Rebecca Pearson, a research associate in epidemiology in the School of Social and Community Medicine, has been highly commended for her work on maternal mental health in the 2015 L’Oréal UK & Ireland Fellowships For Women in Science awards.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Dave Cowan publishes Shared Ownership - Crisis Moments Dave Cowan's policy report is timely because the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has promised that it will undertake a review of shared ownership. Some weaknesses of shared ownership that require reform have been identified both by us and the key stakeholders.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Oral and Dental Sciences news
Important advance in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infection A new technology which could increase protection against antibacterial and antifungal infection for weeks, months or years has been developed by researchers at the University of Bristol.

two days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Cancer surgery or biopsy collection could influence disease progression Scientists at Bristol studying the body’s inflammatory response to wounds following cancer surgery or biopsy have found that these procedures may cause growth signals to be delivered to any remaining cancer or pre-cancerous cells which may negatively influence disease progression.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Cancer surgery or biopsy collection could influence disease progression Scientists at Bristol studying the body’s inflammatory response to wounds following cancer surgery or biopsy have found that these procedures may cause growth signals to be delivered to any remaining cancer or pre-cancerous cells which may negatively influence disease progression.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Oral and Dental Sciences news
2015 Bristol Teaching Award winners announced The winners of the 2015 Bristol Teaching Awards, a joint venture between the University and Bristol SU (the Students’ Union), have been announced.

three days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Student survey feedback - top rating for IT Services In the recently published results of the Student Barometer survey, the University of Bristol was ranked first amongst the Russell Group universities for Internet access in accommodation…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Bow ties and cuttlefish: Bristol researchers gain new insight into a human visual supersense An experiment originally designed to test the visual abilities of octopuses and cuttlefish has given University of Bristol researchers an unprecedented insight into the human ability to perceive polarized light – the supersense that most of us don’t even know we have.
Bristol endocrinologist with a passion for invention A University of Bristol professor, consultant and inventor, Andy Levy, puts patient and student experience at the forefront of the products he invents.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Sport, Exercise and Health news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Bristol endocrinologist with a passion for invention A University of Bristol professor, consultant and inventor, Andy Levy, puts patient and student experience at the forefront of the products he invents.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news

four days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Discover the real beef about meat With the average cow producing 1000 times more methane than a human, meat production plays a big role in greenhouse gas emissions. But in a world where there’s a growing appetite for meat, how can our food system keep everyone happy while reducing its environmental impact?
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Discover the real beef about meat With the average cow producing 1000 times more methane than a human, meat production plays a big role in greenhouse gas emissions. But in a world where there’s a growing appetite for meat, how can our food system keep everyone happy while reducing its environmental impact?
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Department of English news
Romeo and Juliet in Palestine published. New book by Tom Sperlinger explores the experience of teaching under occupation.

seven days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
New Mac Managed Software Center We are pleased to announce a new software self-service system for Mac computers, called the Managed Software Center [sic]…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Old Vic silver tickets come home to Bristol Four silver tokens issued to shareholders and a supporter who assisted in the founding of Bristol Theatre Royal (now Bristol Old Vic) in 1766 have come home to Bristol. They were donated to the University of Bristol Theatre Collection this week by eighty-three-year-old Geraldine Menez, whose great-grandfather, Henry Augustine Forse, was involved in the re-modelling of the theatre in 1902.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news

eight days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Human trials of manufactured blood within two years The first human trials of lab-produced blood to help create better-matched blood for patients with complex blood conditions has been announced by NHS Blood and Transplant. Research led by scientists at the University of Bristol and NHS Blood and Transplant, used stem cells from adult and umbilical cord blood to create a small volume of manufactured red blood cells.
Study reports mixed findings on medical efficacy of cannabis A large-scale review that evaluated the medical efficacy of cannabinoids — the active chemical compounds in marijuana — across a range of conditions found there is moderate evidence to support the use of cannabinoids for the treatment of chronic pain and spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis. The meta-analysis, led by the University of Bristol and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, analysed the results of 79 different randomised-controlled studies involving mo
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Study reports mixed findings on medical efficacy of cannabis A large-scale review that evaluated the medical efficacy of cannabinoids — the active chemical compounds in marijuana — across a range of conditions found there is moderate evidence to support the use of cannabinoids for the treatment of chronic pain and spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis. The meta-analysis, led by the University of Bristol and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, analysed the results of 79 different randomised-controlled studies involving mo
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Human trials of manufactured blood within two years The first human trials of lab-produced blood to help create better-matched blood for patients with complex blood conditions has been announced by NHS Blood and Transplant. Research led by scientists at the University of Bristol and NHS Blood and Transplant, used stem cells from adult and umbilical cord blood to create a small volume of manufactured red blood cells.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
Soapbox Science duo awarded by PM A pair of inspirational female scientists who founded an initiative that takes science out of the labs and highlights the work of women in cutting edge research have been named Points of Light by Prime Minister David Cameron.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Humanities news
Library services University of Bristol - Library news
Maintenance work affecting Library services (2 July) IT Services will be undertaking essential maintenance work on the morning of Thursday 2 July between 08.00-11.00.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Students' Health news
Changes to evening and weekend opening hours June and July 2015 There are some changes to our evening and weekend opening hours over the next few weeks. We will still open at 8:45 every weekday.

nine days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
University signs partnership agreement with Airbus The University of Bristol has signed a partnership agreement with Airbus Group to formalise and build on the commitments from both parties for training, education and diversity.
New network will boost UK robotics capability The UK’s ability to develop and exploit the vast potential of Robotics and Autonomous Systems was given a major boost today [Wednesday 24 June] with the formal launch of the EPSRC UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK-RAS Network).
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news

ten days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Geographical Sciences news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Blackboard unavailable 8th July 8am – midday Due to database maintenance, Blackboard will be unavailable between 8am and midday on Wednesday 8th July, as announced in IT Services News. IT Services apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact the IT Service Desk if you need further information.

eleven days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news

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