The past fortnight's news from schools around the University

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two days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news
Debate: Will Quantum Computers impact society? Jeremy O'Brien of the Centre for Quantum Photonics attended a Town and Gown debate at the Cambridge Union Society on the 21st April 2015. Where he spoke as seconder to Hermann Hauser co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners on the impact of Quantum Computing.

three days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Soundscapes offer clues about coral reef communities Eavesdropping on coral reefs reveals patterns in soundscapes that are linked to the reef’s physical and biological characteristics, according to new research from the University of Bristol.
When is a child too sick for daycare? Study explores parents’ decision-making It’s a common dilemma faced by many working parents: your child has a cough or a cold, do you send them to nursery? Researchers from the University of Bristol have, for the first time, investigated the process of decision-making that parents go through when faced with this situation.
Big Tick Project to track rising threat of Lyme disease Vets across the UK are set to take part in the Big Tick Project, the largest nationwide collection of ticks from dogs in a bid to help scientists, led by Professor Richard Wall at the University of Bristol, track what is feared to be a growing threat to people and their dogs from tick-borne zoonotic diseases such as Lyme disease (Borrelia).
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
When is a child too sick for daycare? Study explores parents’ decision-making It’s a common dilemma faced by many working parents: your child has a cough or a cold, do you send them to nursery? Researchers from the University of Bristol have, for the first time, investigated the process of decision-making that parents go through when faced with this situation.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Geographical Sciences news
Athena Swan Bronze award for Geographical Sciences The School of Geographical Sciences is delighted to announce that it has been awarded an Athena Swan Bronze award.

four days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Sexing Stegosaurus The first convincing evidence for sexual differences in a species of dinosaur has been described by University of Bristol MSc student, Evan Saitta, in a study of the iconic dinosaur Stegosaurus, published today in the scientific journal PLOS ONE.
Sport, Exercise and Health news
The Muscle in Sport Two members of the Sports Medicine Clinic recently attended a sport and exercise medicine conference at Arsenal FC
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Taking Bristol epidemiology to Brazil A dozen early-career researchers from the School of Social and Community Medicine recently travelled to Brazil to deliver an epidemiology course to South American academics.

five days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
New £500,000 lab to train tomorrow’s chemists A high-tech science hub dedicated to training world leaders in catalysis has opened its doors to students from the Universities of Bristol and Bath.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
ACCIS CDT conference 2015 4th Annual Conference of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Dogs in a spin Does your dog enjoy training? Researchers at the University of Bristol are looking for keen dogs and their owners to take part in a study on dog behaviour.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Leverhulme Trust Study abroad programme Congratulations to PhD student Adele Faulkner (working with John Bower) who has just heard that her Leverhulme Trust Study Abroad Fellowship application has been successful.
Department of Music University of Bristol - Department of Music news
Call for electroacoustic works In the spirit of Nature springing into leaf and flower, the Bristol University Loudspeaker Orchestra (BULO) opens a "flash call" for works to be performed in our MayDay concert. BULO is a flexibly configured, multi-loudspeaker diffusion system, hosted by the Department of Music.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Centre for Public and Market Organisation
Sarah Smith's publication "Competitive helping in online giving" receives international coverage Men donate competitively on women’s fundraising webpages. Men give more money through fundraising websites after seeing that other men have donated large amounts and when the fundraiser is an attractive woman, according to new UCL and University of Bristol (Professor Sarah Smith, Economics) research.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Veterinary Sciences news
Dogs in a spin Does your dog enjoy training? Researchers at the University of Bristol are looking for keen dogs and their owners to take part in a study on dog behaviour.

six days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Oldest fossils controversy resolved New analysis of world-famous 3.46 billion-year-old rocks by researchers from the University of Bristol, the University of Oxford and UWA (the University of Western Australia) is set to finally resolve a long running evolutionary controversy.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
PhD student wins WUN Researcher Mobility Programme grant for University of Sydney visit The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) is a leading global higher education and research network made up of 19 universities, spanning 11 countries on five continents.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Experimental Psychology News
Working Memory for Educational Psychologists – New Resources launched A series of four films, games, and factsheets on working memory which explore recent work on working memory and classroom learning and behaviour.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Veterinary Sciences news

nine days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Humanities news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - History of Art news
Art History in Schools The Department has been involved in a widening-participation programme in four local schools.

ten days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Men donate competitively on women’s fundraising webpages Men give more money through fundraising websites after seeing that other men have donated large amounts and when the fundraiser is an attractive woman, according to new UCL and University of Bristol research.
Engineering quantum science into quantum reality The University of Bristol has today launched its new state-of-the-art Quantum Engineering Technology (QET) Labs. The QET Labs will provide unique world-leading facilities, bringing together industrial and academic collaborators to build devices that span numerous areas of quantum technology development from the nano-fabrication of quantum devices to a city-scale Quantum Key Distribution network.
BristolBridge: a multidisciplinary approach to tackling antimicrobial resistance The University has been awarded almost £600,000 by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to support researchers from a wide range of disciplines in efforts to tackle antimicrobial resistance.
Bristol to INSPIRE the next generation of medical researchers The University’s medical faculties (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, and Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences) have been awarded another round of INSPIRE funding from the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS).
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Bristol to INSPIRE the next generation of medical researchers The University’s medical faculties (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, and Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences) have been awarded another round of INSPIRE funding from the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS).
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences
BristolBridge: a multidisciplinary approach to tackling antimicrobial resistance The University has been awarded almost £600,000 by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to support researchers from a wide range of disciplines in efforts to tackle antimicrobial resistance.
Bristol to INSPIRE the next generation of medical researchers The University’s medical faculties (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, and Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences) have been awarded another round of INSPIRE funding from the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS).
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
BristolBridge: a multidisciplinary approach to tackling antimicrobial resistance The University has been awarded almost £600,000 by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to support researchers from a wide range of disciplines in efforts to tackle antimicrobial resistance.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news
Engineering quantum science into quantum reality The University of Bristol has today launched its new state-of-the-art Quantum Engineering Technology (QET) Labs. The QET Labs will provide unique world-leading facilities, bringing together industrial and academic collaborators to build devices that span numerous areas of quantum technology development from the nano-fabrication of quantum devices to a city-scale Quantum Key Distribution network.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - WUN news
University of Ghana joins WUN Worldwide Universities Network Extends Its Global Reach Into West Africa

eleven days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Muslim women much more likely to be unemployed than white Christian women Discrimination by employers has meant that Muslim women are much more likely to be unemployed than white Christian women even when they have the same qualifications and language abilities, new research from the University of Bristol shows.
Reassessing China’s dinosaur ‘Pompeii’ New geological fieldwork in China has changed our understanding of a famous dinosaur fossil site. Up to now, the site at Lujiatun, in Liaoning Province, northeast China, was called the ‘Chinese Pompeii’ because it was assumed the animals had been killed by volcanic gases and buried at the same time under clouds of ash from erupting volcanoes.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Students' Health news
Phone problems 15.4.15 Students' Health phone line problems
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Questionmark Perception maintenance 29th April 2015, 2 – 3 pm Dear Colleagues, There will be a scheduled outage of Questionmark Perception on Wednesday 29th April, between 14:00 – 15:00. This is to carry out some essential maintenance work, and the service will be unavailable during this time. Care has been taken to work around critical dates supplied by staff earlier in the year, however, if […]

twelve days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Vet School academic wins Farm Animal Welfare Award An academic from the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences is one of the winners of the 2015 Ceva Animal Welfare Awards. The awards commend and recognise volunteers, charity workers and veterinary professionals for their outstanding contribution to animal welfare around the world.
Ice pigging technology offers dairy industry significant savings New analysis published by the Carbon Trust quantifies the benefits of introducing ‘ice pigging’, an innovative way of cleaning pipework using ice slurries that was invented and developed at the University of Bristol, into commercial dairies to improve profitability and reduce environmental impact.
Kids with type 1 diabetes almost five times as likely to be hospitalised Children with type 1 diabetes run almost five times the risk of being admitted to hospital for any reason as their peers, finds research published in the online journal BMJ Open.
Sport, Exercise and Health news
On Your Feet Britain Time to take a stand Bristol! The Get Britain Standing campaign is partnering with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to run a new event called On Your Feet Britain taking place on 24 April 2015. Get involved with the campaign at the University using a range of activity ideas.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
Ice pigging technology offers dairy industry significant savings New analysis published by the Carbon Trust quantifies the benefits of introducing ‘ice pigging’, an innovative way of cleaning pipework using ice slurries that was invented and developed at the University of Bristol, into commercial dairies to improve profitability and reduce environmental impact.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Chinese students graduate in Bristol fashion Almost 1,000 people from across China will come together for a traditional British graduation celebration when the University of Bristol recognises the success of its recent graduates in Beijing.
Kids with type 1 diabetes almost five times as likely to be hospitalised Children with type 1 diabetes run almost five times the risk of being admitted to hospital for any reason as their peers, finds research published in the online journal BMJ Open.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Vet School academic wins Farm Animal Welfare Award An academic from the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences is one of the winners of the 2015 Ceva Animal Welfare Awards. The awards commend and recognise volunteers, charity workers and veterinary professionals for their outstanding contribution to animal welfare around the world.
Chinese students graduate in Bristol fashion Almost 1,000 people from across China will come together for a traditional British graduation celebration when the University of Bristol recognises the success of its recent graduates in Beijing.
The two faces of heroin: medicine and killer The use of morphine, heroin and other related opioids for the relief of severe pain and as drugs of abuse will be explored in a free public lecture on Thursday 30 April 2015 at the University of Bristol.
University of Bristol
Professor John Carpenter completes sponsored tandem skydive for Muscular Dystrophy UK Charity skydive by Professor John Carpenter raises money for Muscular Dystrophy UK
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Veterinary Sciences news

thirteen days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Alcohol use in films linked to adolescents’ drinking habits The more adolescents witness alcohol consumption in films, the more likely they are to try alcohol and participate in risky drinking behaviour, according to new research from the University of Bristol, published today in Pediatrics.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Towards Ideality - Research from the School of Chemistry published by the Journal of the American Chemical Society Towards Ideality: The Synthesis of (+)-Kalkitoxin and (+)-Hydroxyphthioceranic Acid by Assembly-Line Synthesis
University of Bristol
"We need to help children in care treasure the objects that tell their life story" Dr Debbie Watson, Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies, is currently involved in a collaborative project that strives to ensure that adopted and looked-after children can curate and access the mementoes of their early lives.

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