The past fortnight's news from schools around the University

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yesterday

Law RSS newsfeed icon University of Bristol Law School news
Zutshi-Smith Memorial Lecture - 13 October 2014 Zutshi-Smith Memorial Lecture - 13 October 2014
The Graduate School of Education Graduate School of Education news
English teacher delegates from Beijing enjoy visit to GSoE and local schools The Graduate School of Education hosted a group of twenty teachers of English from the Chaoyang district of Beijing during the third week of September.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
Super Senses: The Secret Powers of Animals Dr Marc Holderied’s research featured in new BBC 2 series ‘Super Senses: The Secret Powers of Animals’.
Department of Music University of Bristol - Department of Music news
Results for auditioned university ensembles The results for all auditioned university ensembles are now available.
SPS news School for Policy Studies news
School academics join MACHEquity project meeting in Bangalore, India Dave Gordon, Shailen Nandy and Natasha Price were in Bangalore, India on the 10 through 12 September for a MACHEquity project meeting at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Summer Grant Success at School for Policy Studies (SPS) Staff at the School for Policy Studies have been continuing to secure research grants over the summer.
New accessible video for Disability & Society The journal Disability & Society is a major international journal in the field of Disability Studies, and has always had a policy of including and involving disabled people as authors, readers and reviewers.

two days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Slow authentication to University wireless Due the unprecedented levels of connections to the University wireless service, Eduroam, we are getting reports of slow authentication times for those trying the connect…
Sport, Exercise and Health news
Fresh Sport all wrapped up Well over 1,000 new students took to the University's three exercise facilities this weekend for Fresh Sport.
New boathouse opens in Saltford The new University boathouse opened on the 27th September.
Membership change to Terms and Conditions In order to address the growing need for alternative spaces for examinations, the University has agreed that the University Sports Hall on Tyndall Ave will be utilised for examinations during May and June 2015 as well during the currently utilized period for re-sits in September each year.
SPAIS Logo School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) news
Dr Elizabeth Evans on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour Dr Elizabeth Evans appeared on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour this morning discussing the Swedish Feminist Party and whether or not a UK version could work.
From Unimaginable Horrors to Unimaginable Future Hyppolite Ntigurirwa begins a Masters in Sociology next week. Read about his unbelievable journey from surviving the Rwandan genocide 20 years ago to studying in Bristol

three days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
New voicemail service Update 12:30, 22 September Current situation On 21st September the server running the existing voicemail service suffered a significant hardware failure…

five days ago

Faculty of Engineering news Faculty of Engineering news
Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads - 14 July 2014, 10 am
ALPES First Annual Review Meeting 5 - 6 June 2014 ALPES First Annual Review Meeting 5 - 6 June 2014
Law RSS newsfeed icon University of Bristol Law School news
Visit to the United Nations in Geneva In July, University of Bristol Law School PhD student, Ben Hudson, travelled to Geneva to attend the first week of the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s 111th session.

six days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Novel UAV technology for atmospheric research A team of scientists and engineers sampling greenhouse gases in the remote South Atlantic have pushed the boundaries of what’s possible with lightweight fully autonomous UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) by flying octocopters at altitudes of up to 9,000ft.
University to host new Hub for nuclear energy research and education The University of Bristol will host a new Hub for nuclear energy research and education in the south of the UK thanks to catalyst funding of £2.43 million from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), alongside the University’s own investment of over £5.3 million.
Bristol scientists advise on new Royal Society journal Three Bristol academics are serving on the editorial boards of a new, groundbreaking journal published by the Royal Society.
Funding boost for research at GW4 institutions Research projects across the South West and Wales, including Bristol, were given a boost this week, with the announcement of the latest round of funding from the GW4 Alliance.
University's first female doctor given place in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Elizabeth Casson (1881–1954), the first female doctor of medicine to graduate from the University of Bristol and a pioneer of occupational therapy, has been given a place in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the twenty-first century.
A welfare-building nation changes its mind The public’s view on work and welfare in Britain has shifted fundamentally in the past 30 years, new research has revealed.
Simple blood test could be used as tool for early cancer diagnosis High levels of calcium in blood, a condition known as hypercalcaemia, can be used by GPs as an early indication of certain types of cancer, according to a study by researchers from the universities of Bristol and Exeter.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Simple blood test could be used as tool for early cancer diagnosis High levels of calcium in blood, a condition known as hypercalcaemia, can be used by GPs as an early indication of certain types of cancer, according to a study by researchers from the universities of Bristol and Exeter.
SPAIS Logo School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) news
SPAIS to host IAS visiting professor Joseph P. Masco for project on ‘Planetary Security’ The School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies is delighted to host the visit of Joseph P. Masco, Professor of Anthropology and the Social Sciences, University of Chicago, for the period of October 6th – 17th 2014. Professor Masco will be visiting as a University of Bristol Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) Benjamin Meaker professor to promote and develop his current research project ‘Towards a Planetary Security: Considering Nuclear and Climate Dangers’.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - History news
Over the Summer A round-up of research news relating to the Department of History over the summer of 2014.
University of Bristol | Department of Computer Science | News
Bristol scientists advise on new Royal Society journal Royal Society Open Science is an "open journal publishing high-quality original research across the entire range of science on the basis of objective peer review". Each subject area has a Subject Editor and an editorial board: the Bristol academics involved in the journal are Professor Jon Blundy FRS (Subject Editor for Earth Sciences); Professor Nigel Smart (member of the editorial board for
Students' Health News Students' Health Service news
Big White Wall launches at Bristol Big White Wall launches at Bristol

seven days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
IT services for students - recent developments IT Services has been working hard over the summer to improve services and facilities for students…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Celebrating age with high-tech memories Visitors will be invited to experience the care homes of the future this weekend as part of the Celebrating Age Festival 2014.
Faculty of Engineering news Faculty of Engineering news
ACCIS Conference 2014 The 7th Annual ACCIS Conference | Friday 19th September 2014 | Queens Building
Law RSS newsfeed icon University of Bristol Law School news
Stephen Jones retires from the Law School after 40 years' service The Law School says farewell to a much loved member of staff as he retires after 40 years.
Malcolm Evans delivered a paper at Human Rights Centre, Ghent on 23rd Sept 2014 Malcolm Evans delivered a paper at a conference on 'Laws Imagining of Religion:A debate across disciplines' at the Human Rights Centre, Ghent University, Belgium.
SPAIS Logo School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) news
Dr Jeremy Green has new article published Taylor and Francis have published Dr Green's article entitled 'Towards a New Political Economy of the Crisis: Getting What Went Wrong Right'
University of Bristol | Department of Computer Science | News
Intelligent Systems Lab members pick up best paper award at European conference At the recent European Conference on Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery, Dr Meelis Kull and Prof Peter Flach received the award for best paper presented at the conference for their paper entitled Reliability Maps: A Tool to Enhance Probability Estimates and Improve Classification Accuracy. Meelis presented the paper in a plenary session to the 500+ delegates.
Students' Health News Students' Health Service news
Meningitis B Vaccination Sessions Meningitis B Vaccination Sessions

eight days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Bristol medic elected to second term of BMA student committee Harrison Carter, a third-year Bristol medical student, has been re-elected co-chair of the British Medical Association Medical Student Committee.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Bristol medic elected to second term of BMA student committee Harrison Carter, a third-year Bristol medical student, has been re-elected co-chair of the British Medical Association Medical Student Committee.
Sarah Baillie awarded Principal Fellowship by Higher Education Academy Professor Sarah Baillie, Veterinary Programme Director and Head of Teaching at the School of Veterinary Sciences, has been awarded a Principal Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - History news
University of Bristol | Department of Computer Science | News
Digimakers; Free workshops for young people From hacking hardware to programming software, students from the University of Bristol's Merchant Venturers School of Engineering will be on hand to show young people how to have more fun with technology at a DigiMakers event this Saturday, 4 October.

nine days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Preferences for manly men and feminine women linked to urbanization Preferences for highly masculine men and feminine women may emerge only in highly developed environments, according to new research from Brunel University London and the University of Bristol.
Lost protein could prevent hardening of the arteries Researchers have found that when the protein matrix metalloproteinase-14 (MMP-14) is reduced or lost, white blood cells, known as macrophages, become good and could prevent hardening of the arteries, rupture and sudden death.
Over 100 researchers light up city science on Bristol Bright Night City streets will be illuminated by an exciting showcase of discoveries as the first ever Bristol Bright Night sweeps through the city this week.
University collaborates with At-Bristol on innovative Brain Lab workshops At-Bristol Science Centre, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, has been awarded a grant from the Wellcome Trust, in a UK first to lead an innovative and immersive series of workshops, using real human brain tissue to stimulate discussion about the social, ethical and legal issues around neuroscience and neuroscience research.
Sport, Exercise and Health news
Fresh Sport 2014 almost here What better way to round off your first week at the University of Bristol.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Lost protein could prevent hardening of the arteries Researchers have found that when the protein matrix metalloproteinase-14 (MMP-14) is reduced or lost, white blood cells, known as macrophages, become good and could prevent hardening of the arteries, rupture and sudden death.
University collaborates with At-Bristol on innovative Brain Lab workshops At-Bristol Science Centre, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, has been awarded a grant from the Wellcome Trust, in a UK first to lead an innovative and immersive series of workshops, using real human brain tissue to stimulate discussion about the social, ethical and legal issues around neuroscience and neuroscience research.
Law RSS newsfeed icon University of Bristol Law School news
Michael Naughton to present at West Cork Bar Association 26-27 Sept 2014 Dr Michael Naughton, Reader in Sociology and Law will give an invited presentation at the West Cork Bar Association Conference 2014, Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, 26th and 27th September 2014
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Professor Mike Ashfold awarded Herbert P. Broida Prize Professor Mike Ashfold FRS has been awarded the prestigious Herbert P. Broida Prize by the American Physical Society.
SPAIS Logo School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) news
Dr Michael Naughton has been invited to give a presentation at the West Cork Bar Association Conference 2014 Dr Michael Naughton, Reader in Sociology and Law, ​will give an invited presentation at the West Cork Bar Association Conference 2014, Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, 26th and 27th September 2014. Dr Naughton's paper is entitled: "Can defence lawyers do more to prevent wrongful convictions?"
Dr Michael Naughton and the Innocence Network UK INUK​ Dr Michael Naughton and Innocence Network UK cited in article by ​John van der Luit-Drummond ​in the Solicitors Journal about innocence projects and pro bono initiatives in the UK generally.
SPS news School for Policy Studies news
Department of Health updated report on Confidential Inquiry recommendations The Department of Health has published a report updating progress on the recommendations made by the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities.
Library services University of Bristol - Library news
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Student Services news
Big White Wall launches at Bristol The multi-award winning Big White Wall online mental health and well-being support service is now available to University of Bristol students.
Welcome to all new students Bristol offers a wide range of help, advice and support from Schools, Residence and professional support services. Learn more about where to turn.

twelve days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
First eyewitness accounts of mystery volcanic eruption New light has been shed on one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in the last 500 years – the so-called 'Unknown eruption' – thanks to an unusual collaboration between a historian and a team of earth scientists at the University of Bristol.
What does it really mean to be InTouch? A new tactile device created by award-winning Bristol-based design consultancy, Kinneir Dufort and the University of Bristol is exploring what it means to feel connected again in this disconnected, screen-focused world.
Sport, Exercise and Health news
Indoor Netball action – FREE ENTRY Netball International Test series being played in Bristol between South Africa and England
Faculty of Engineering news Faculty of Engineering news
ACCIS CDT: Call for PhD project proposals The call for EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT) PhD projects is now open.
SPAIS Logo School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) news
Times Higher Education Review Aleks Lewicki's Latest Book Aleksandra Lewicki's new book 'Social Justice through Citizenship?' has been reviewed in the Times Higher Education
University of Bristol | Department of Computer Science | News
What does it really mean to be InTouch? Our connected life after the Smartphone. In this fast paced digital world we often feel isolated from the people we love. The smartphone may allow us to connect almost anywhere at any time, but although we are always connected, are we really InTouch? The project is a collaboration between Dr Cater and Dr Bates, and design company Kinneir Dufort to use haptic technology to explore new ways to allow us all to communicate.
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
New tool available for online marking A new tool for online marking is now available in Blackboard. The “inline grading” tool allows markers to annotate work directly in Blackboard, without having to download and upload files. Blackboard’s 3 minute video tutorial shows how to use the tool. If you would like to find out more about online marking or online submission please visit […]

thirteen days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Free Microsoft Office for current students! Microsoft now allows all current students at the University of Bristol to download and install Office 365 ProPlus on personal computers, without charge…
Improvements to the performance of University managed laptops In an effort to improve the experience of staff using University laptops, IT Services have made changes to the way laptops work which should noticeably improve their performance…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
The future of connected objects unveiled at London Design Festival Talking taxidermy that brings to life the brutal history of the 'plume boom'; a magical object to connect speaker and listener via sound, light and touch; and a storyteller to help pupils learn about the difficult history of the slave trade will be unveiled at Christies in London today as part of the London Design Festival.
SPAIS Logo School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) news
Dr Benoit Pelopidas writes new blog for Policy Bristol New blog on Policy-relevance and the responsibility of nuclear scholars written by Dr Benoit Pelopidas.

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