The past fortnight's news from schools around the University

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today

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Time for change - additional daylight saving could improve public health New research, published just before British Summer Time ends, shows that proposals to permanently increase the hours of waking daylight could increase children’s activity levels.
SPS news School for Policy Studies news
Time for change - additional daylight saving could improve public health New research, published just before British Summer Time ends, shows that proposals to permanently increase the hours of waking daylight could increase children’s activity levels.

yesterday

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Bristol team creates designer ‘barrel’ proteins Designer proteins that expand on nature’s own repertoire, created by a team of chemists and biochemists from the University of Bristol, are described in a paper published this week in Science.
How ferns adapted to one of Earth’s most extreme environments How ferns adapted to the extreme environmental conditions found in the high Andean mountains of South America is the focus of new research by the Universities of Bristol and Sheffield, published today in PLOS ONE.
University and NTU Singapore to push the frontier in ageing innovations In the near future, smart wearable technologies will make it easier for the elderly to continue living independently, while enabling their children and caregivers to ensure their safety and daily health and well-being are properly monitored.
University of Bristol welcomes the President of the Republic of Singapore The President of the Republic of Singapore visited the University of Bristol yesterday [Thursday 23 October 2014] as part of a four-day State Visit to the UK as a guest of Her Majesty The Queen.
Sport, Exercise and Health news
Change the face of men's health Movember is the global charity committed to changing the face of men’s health by challenging men to grow moustaches during Movember (the month formerly known as November) to spark conversation and raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems. In November 2013 staff and students at the University of Bristol raised £8,564
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
New Dean of Health Sciences Professor Jonathan Sandy, currently Interim Dean of Medicine and Dentistry, has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, which will take effect from 1 August 2015.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Bristol team creates designer ‘barrel’ proteins Designer proteins that expand on nature’s own repertoire, created by a team of chemists and biochemists from the University of Bristol, are described in a paper published this week in Science.
Law RSS newsfeed icon University of Bristol Law School news
Malcolm Evans UN Address Incidences of torture and ill-treatment around the world have not been diminishing and the need for effective prevention is ‘as great as it ever has been’, according to United Nations human rights expert Professor Malcolm Evans OBE.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Ash awarded a scholarship to hatch an “Ecoegg” Ash Earl, an MSc project student in Dr. Wuge Briscoe's group, has received a £500 scholarship from Ecoegg.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - History of Art news
Simon Shaw-Miller, City of Light Professor Simon Shaw-Miller contributing to the Philharmonia Orchestra's City of Light festival.

two days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Teenage self-harm linked to problems in later life Those who self-harm as teenagers are more at risk of developing mental health and substance misuse problems as adults, new research from the biggest study of its kind in the UK has revealed.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Teenage self-harm linked to problems in later life Those who self-harm as teenagers are more at risk of developing mental health and substance misuse problems as adults, new research from the biggest study of its kind in the UK has revealed.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
A New Understanding of How Animals Produce Structural Colours “All that glitters is not gold” - William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice A new paper from the Visual Ecology Group has discovered that there is a universal explanation for why many animals appear a dazzling metallic colour or a mirror like silver.
Library services University of Bristol - Library news
Veterinary Sciences Library Celebrate Opening Veterinary Sciences Library celebrates 'refreshed' look
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Issues with voice feedback and PDF file display fixed by Turnitin The recent issues in Turnitin Grademark with voice feedback not playing and PDF files not displaying correctly have been fixed by Turnitin.  

three days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Planning the future of education in Rwanda The University’s Graduate School of Education has successfully led a bid for funding from the Department for International Development to develop a ‘hub for innovation’ in the Rwandan education system.
Law RSS newsfeed icon University of Bristol Law School news
Students raise the bar for legal advice in Bristol Law students at the University of Bristol are launching a new advice service for the public, answering questions on everything from employment and housing to privacy and voting. Over 80 students are involved in the new initiative, which has won support from the Citizens Advice Bureau and the Personal Support Unit (PSU) at Bristol County Court.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
New study to discover why plants tell the time An exciting new project in the laboratory of Dr Antony Dodd will investigate how biological clocks adapt plants to their environment.
Experiment on the ultrasonic hearing of pet cats on TV With equipment and training from Professor Gareth Jones and PhD student Andy Wakefield, the makers of the recent BBC series 'Cat Watch 2014: The New Horizon Experiment' successfully conducted an experiment whereby cats were shown to locate a hidden speaker emitting ultrasonic mouse calls undetectable to their owners.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Oral and Dental Sciences news
Funding to develop and test novel antimicrobial biomaterials Dr Michele Barbour has been awarded a "TRACK" award (Translational Acceleration and Knowledge Transfer) by the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, in collaboration with Dr Sarah Maddocks of Cardiff Metropolitan University.

four days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Anonymous user access to comment on Wikis to close In the 'Edit Space Permissions' screen space administrators will no longer have access to setup permissions for Anonymous Users (users who do not possess either UoB accounts or are not invited as externals to a space) to comment on UoB wiki spaces…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Digging for Britain’s real-life war horses Archaeologists from the University of Bristol have teamed up with school children, veterans of modern conflict and other volunteers to uncover the history of Britain’s real-life war horses.
Could technology transform GP consultations? The way we interact with our GPs could be transformed thanks to a new £458,000 project exploring whether consultations could viably be conducted via email, text message, telephone or via the internet.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Could technology transform GP consultations? The way we interact with our GPs could be transformed thanks to a new £458,000 project exploring whether consultations could viably be conducted via email, text message, telephone or via the internet.
Law RSS newsfeed icon University of Bristol Law School news
The Law School's Mooting Competition Sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills begins with Exhibition Moot Event The Law School's Mooting Competition Sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills begins with Exhibition Moot Event
SPS news School for Policy Studies news
Study of adoption disruption impact on policy The DfE funded study ‘Beyond the Adoption Order: challenges interventions and disruptions' was published by Professor Julie Selwyn, working with Sarah Meakings and Dinithi Wjedesa at the beginning of 2014 and is the first national study of adoption disruption.

seven days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Security bug in SSL 3.0 - POODLE A security bug has been identified in widely used web encryption technology that allows attackers to decrypt encrypted website connections, this has been referred to as POODLE – short for Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Online resource launched about personal experiences of cleft lip and palate About one in 700 babies in the UK are born with a cleft lip, a cleft palate or a cleft lip and palate. A detailed online resource for families and individuals affected by this condition will be launched this weekend at CLAPA’s annual conference.
Scientific breakthrough will help design the antibiotics of the future Scientists have used computer simulations to show how bacteria are able to destroy antibiotics – a breakthrough which will help develop drugs which can effectively tackle infections in the future.
Sport, Exercise and Health news
Pilates Autumn Offers! Special autumn offers for Pilates - available now!
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Scientific breakthrough will help design the antibiotics of the future Scientists have used computer simulations to show how bacteria are able to destroy antibiotics – a breakthrough which will help develop drugs which can effectively tackle infections in the future.
The Graduate School of Education Graduate School of Education news
Dr Shelia Trahar to visit Baku, Azerbaijan British Council, Azerbaijan, Monday 3rd November
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Geographical Sciences news
Professor Paul Valdes wins Milutin Milankovic Medal We are delighted that Paul has been named as the 2015 recipient of the prestigious "Milutin Milankovic Medal" of the European Geosciences Union. He will receive his medal at the EGU 2015 General Assembly, which will take place in Vienna in April.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
Andy Wakefield talks about light pollution on 'Shared Planet' Andy Wakefield was interviewed on Radio 4's 'Shared Planet' about his research on how different types of streetlights differ in their ability to attract insects.
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Issues with feedback in Turnitin Grademark Some staff and/or students may have noticed issues with feedback provided in Turnitin Grademark over the past day or so. We have reported these to Turnitin and they have today responded as follows:  “Some users have reported a display issue with the downloaded PDF format of their Originality and GradeMark reports. The text may be misaligned, […]
Blackboard Responding Slowly – 17th October 2014 The Blackboard service is currently running slowly. We have reported this to our colleagues in Information Services who are looking in to this. We will update this blog post as soon as we have further information. TEL Team    

eight days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
£150,000 to research impacts of volcanic ash on UK nuclear sites The likelihood and potential impacts of volcanic ash on nuclear generating sites in the UK will be investigated by researchers from the University of Bristol in partnership with EDF Energy, thanks to a £150,000 grant from the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC).
Sport, Exercise and Health news
Jazmin Sawyers makes her debut on Question of Sport Jazmin Sawyer makes her debut on Question of Sport
Law RSS newsfeed icon University of Bristol Law School news
Professor Malcolm Evans, OBE, to chair UN Subcommittee for Prevention of Torture On Tuesday 21st October Professor Malcolm Evans, OBE, will be in New York in his capacity as Chair of the UN Subcommittee for Prevention of Torture and will be presenting its 7th Annual Report to the UN General Assembly.
Library services University of Bristol - Library news
Dawsonera ebooks: access problems An ongoing problem with the Dawsonera ebook website is causing intermittent access problems.
University of Bristol news
Michael E. Mann: The Hockey Stick and the climate wars Recording of Michael E Mann talk online

nine days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Myth-conceptions: How myths about the brain are hampering teaching Myths about the brain are common among teachers worldwide and are hampering teaching, according to new research published today [15 October].
Faculty of Engineering news Faculty of Engineering news
Professor Ian Bond - Inaugural Lecture Damage and Repair - A Bioinspired Future for Advanced Materials
ACCIS annual newsletter Michael Wisnom, Director, reports the news from the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science over the past year in the ACCIS newsletter.
Dr Francesca Pianosi Wins Major Award from the European Geosciences Union Dr Francesca Pianosi Wins Major Award from the European Geosciences Union
Law RSS newsfeed icon University of Bristol Law School news
Social-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) annual conference The Social-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) annual conference took place at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen in April this year.
Register for Corporate Accountability and Access to remedies for Corporate Wrongs Conference 8th November This conference explores the challenges of holding business actors, in particular corporations, to account in terms of their social, environmental and human rights performance and making sure that they comply with relevant guidelines, principles and codes.
Mr Nikhil Roy, Programme Development Director at Penal Reform International, will give a talk on Global Trends and Challenges in Penal Reform Mr Nikhil Roy, Programme Development Director at Penal Reform International, will give a talk on Global Trends and Challenges in Penal Reform at 13:00 on Wednesday 22 October in room 3.32, 3rd floor, Wills Memorial Building.
Diego Acosta will be attending on 15 October the launch of a five year project on migration governance which he will be working until 2019 Diego Acosta will be attending the launch of a five year project on migration governance on 15th October, which he will be working until 2019. The project has been funded with a 2.1 million euros European Research Council grant.
The Graduate School of Education Graduate School of Education news
Neuroscience and education: myths and messages Myth-conceptions: How myths about the brain are hampering teaching
How does it feel to submit a PhD thesis? Research Assistant Dr Richard Budd shares his experience
Students' Health News Students' Health Service news
Meningitis B Vaccination Sessions Meningitis B Vaccination Sessions

ten days ago

Faculty of Engineering news Faculty of Engineering news
Best Paper Award for Project Members Best Paper Award for Project Members - 5 September 2014
Bristol student wins Student in a Million Inner Strength award Bristol student wins Student in a Million Inner Strength award - 24 September 2014
New imaging technique could detect acoustically “invisible” cracks New imaging technique could detect acoustically “invisible” cracks - 6 October 2014
Research goes wild Research goes wild - 8 October 2014
Through the combining glass Through the combining glass - 6 October 2014
Bristol expert appointed to Smart Cities parliamentary group Bristol expert appointed to Smart Cities parliamentary group - 24 September 2014
Novel UAV technology for atmospheric research Novel UAV technology for atmospheric research - 24 September 2014
University of Bristol University of Bristol - History news
Funded PhD Studentships Funded PhD studentships will be available for History students and others from 2015/16, financed by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Students' Health News Students' Health Service news
Student Health will be closed Saturday 18th October 2014 Student Health will be closed Saturday 18th October 2014

eleven days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Bristol’s home movies hit the big screen Bristol will be marking International Home Movie Day this Saturday [18 October] with the opportunity to share your home movies and videos.
Engineering postgraduate receives Industrial Fellowship Tom Barber, a postgraduate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded an Industrial Fellowship by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.
Law RSS newsfeed icon University of Bristol Law School news
Professor Tonia Novitz to speak at Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London. 17 October 2014 On Friday 17 October, Professor Tonia Novitz will be speaking at a conference on ‘Labour Standards and Sustainable Development: Unpicking the EU’s approach’ held at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London.
The UN International Law Commission makes reference to research of Professor Achilles Skordas In its Commentary, the Commission endorsed the interpretation given by Professor Skordas to Art. 5 of the 1951 Refugee Convention
Konstantinos Sergakis wins a YDUN grant to explore shareholder duties Dr. Konstantinos Sergakis is participating in a Research Project which has won a YDUN grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research of ​458,​832.80​£ (​​4,328,153 DKK​). The project is managed by Dr. Hanne Birkmose, Associate Professor at the University of Aarhus, Denmark and will run from January 2015 until December 2017.
SPS news School for Policy Studies news
Biggest ever impact factor increase for Bristol university journal 'Policy & Politics' The journal Policy & Politics, managed by the School for Policy Studies, announces its biggest ever increase in the world's journal rankings. Its impact factor jumped by 72% this year (to 1.302) placing it 13th out of the 46 journals worldwide in Public Administration. It has a proven track record in spanning academic and practitioner debates and its website and blog reach a variety of audiences across all parts of the world.
Library services University of Bristol - Library news
New trial resources New trial resources: Eighteenth Century Journals, Literary Manuscripts Berg, and Literary Manuscripts Leeds available until 30 November.

thirteen days ago

Department of Music University of Bristol - Department of Music news
Doctoral Studentship Competition for 2015 entry opens AHRC and University of Bristol funding for doctoral study is available by competition.

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