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Issue with editing Turnitin submission points in Blackboard
We have recently encountered an issue whereby staff editing Turnitin submission points in Blackboard, with multiple Blackboard tabs open in the same web browser, have accidentally overwritten part of a submission point with information from another tab. We therefore strongly recommend that while editing Turnitin submission points in Blackboard you only have one Blackboard tab open in […]
two days ago
Q&A: The Library - Expanding Services
Naomi Nile is the Subject Librarian for law. In this interview, student Joseph Shaw finds out everything from new funding, plans for e-books and 24 hour access, to future plans for expanding Library Services.
three days ago
Ocean acidification makes coralline algae less robust
Ocean acidification (the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth’s oceans, caused by the uptake of CO2 from the atmosphere), is affecting the formation of the skeleton of coralline algae which play an important part in marine biodiversity, new research from the University of Bristol has found.
New book explores Neolithic island ritual
Ritual life on Neolithic islands is the subject of a new book edited by Dr George Nash of the University of Bristol’s Department of Archaeology and Anthropology and the late Andrew Townsend, who completed a PhD in archaeology at Bristol.
Doctoral student Alice Hoad gives paper in Venice
First Year HART PGR student Alice Hoad has had her first international conference paper accepted for the Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities (Fourth Edition) conference taking place in Venice on 4-5 March 2016.
Alice's paper is called 'Franko B and the Agitation of the Flesh'. Congratulations Alice!
five days ago
History of Art Postgrad gives paper at Heathfield School, Ascot
Second Year PGR student Elizabeth Kajs is representing Bristol's History of Art department at Heathfield School in Ascot for their First History of Art Conference which takes place at the school on Saturday 6 February with a full line up of guest speakers from around the country.
six days ago
Loss of services at 11am on 5th February
All services should now be back following the outage earlier today. While the underlying problem was fixed quite quickly the recovery of individual services has taken some time…
Motorboat noise gives predators a deadly advantage
The rate that fish are captured by predators can double when boats are motoring nearby, according to pioneering work led by the University of Exeter and co-authored by the University of Bristol, published today in Nature Communications.
Blackboard now available 05/02/2016
IT services have worked to fix the problem with the network configuration in our central Data Centre that was affecting access to Blackboard and most other University systems. All Blackboard services should now be available to users. Please see updates on the IT Services status pages: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/it-services/news/status/ or on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uob.it TEL Team
Blackboard unavailable – 05/02/2016
We are aware that Blackboard is one of a number of UoB Services that are currently unavailable. IT services are working to resolve this and we will update this post as soon as we have any news. TelEd Team
seven days ago
Britain in bloom: national-scale changes in nectar resources for pollinators
The first ever Britain-wide assessment of the value of wild flowers as food for pollinators has shown that decreasing resources mirror the decline of pollinating insects, providing new evidence to support the link between plant and pollinator decline. In the study, researchers from the University of Bristol and University of Leeds worked with scientists from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and Fera Science Ltd and found substantial losses to nectar resources in England and Wales between
Blackboard smart views 04/02/2016
When accessing your smart views in the grade centre, if you find you are presented with a list of all students instead of your particular group, please: Click on your group name in the grade centre menu Choose ‘Grade with Usernames Hidden’ from the drop down next to the column heading. You should now see […]
eight days ago
Women are seen more than heard in online news
It has long been argued that women are under-represented and marginalised in relation to men in the world’s news media. New research, using artificial intelligence (AI), has analysed over two million articles to find out how gender is represented in online news. The study, which is the largest undertaken to date, found men’s views and voices are represented more in online news than women’s.
Loss of wild flowers across Britain matches pollinator decline
The first ever Britain-wide assessment of the value of wild flowers as food for pollinators, led by the University of Bristol, shows that decreasing resources mirror the decline of pollinating insects, providing new evidence to support the link between plant and pollinator decline.
Sonic tractor beam goes to Hollywood
University of Bristol research assistant Asier Marzo demonstrated the world’s first sonic tractor beam to Hollywood actors Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell on the Spanish TV programme El Hormiguero.
nine days ago
Severe droughts no longer caused just by nature
A group of key water researchers from 13 organisations in eight countries, including the University of Bristol and Cabot Institute, is calling for a revision of how the world should study and tackle drought. The researchers propose broadening the definition of drought to include water shortage caused and made worse – or sometimes improved - by human activity.
New frontiers in communication systems
Data centres such as the ones used by Google and Facebook are the fundamental backbone for a range of services and applications including cloud and fog computing, big data, Internet of Things (IoT), social networking, weather forecasting, earthquake and tsunami prediction and cyber security. As such they are a hidden, yet integral part of modern life and human progress. New research by the universities of Bristol, Keio and industrial partners have unlocked 80 THz of fibre-optic bandwidth that w
ten days ago
Exploring the genomic basis of parasitism
The genes that cause parasitism in a group of intestinal worms, responsible for one of most prevalent tropical diseases in the developing world, have been identified by an international team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol.
Teacher training revamp needed to avert looming supply crisis, say leading academics
Leading education academics have called for urgent action to safeguard the future of initial teacher training in England.
Dr Janet Orchard, from the University of Bristol, and Professor Christopher Winch from King’s College London, argue in a briefing from PolicyBristol that the value of education theory and the intrinsic role of universities in initial teacher training need to be recognised, and the training system overhauled.
New Buddy System for LSB
The buddy system is used to improve the safety of a lone worker. It ensures that a lone worker has a way of reaching help quickly if needed. It also aids the speed that help can get to them, as the address details of where the lone worker is would have recorded.
thirteen days ago
ACCIS CDT triumphs for third consecutive year in best student paper awards
Eric Eckstein, a PhD student in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT), has won the prestigious Jefferson Goblet award for overall best student paper at the 57th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conerence. Held this year in San Diego, USA, in conjunction with the SciTech Forum and Exposition, this event is the largest aerospace gathering in the world.
HEA Fellowships for Biomedical Sciences staff
Dr Ann Pullen and Dr Gus Cameron from the University of Bristol’s Faculty of Biomedical Sciences have been made Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in recognition of their established record in teaching and learning.
Athena SWAN Bronze Award
The School of Chemistry has been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for a further three years.
QECDT student wins renowned Erwin Schrödinger Prize
Stefan Frick, second year Quantum Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training (QECDT) student has been announced as co-winner of the esteemed Erwin Schrödinger Prize for his contribution to a project entitled "Quantum Communication in flight."
CQP Researchers publish new paper in optica
Physicists at the Centre for Quantum Photonics, University of Bristol have had an article entitled 'active temporal and spatial multiplexing of photons' published in Optica.
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