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yesterday

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Ground-breaking fossilised tissue reveals the gradual evolution of crouched legs in birds Living birds have a more crouched leg posture compared to their dinosaurian ancestors, which generally are thought to have moved with straighter limbs - similar to the postures of humans.
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
QMP unavailable Tue 11th April, 9 am – 12 noon IT Services will be performing some essential maintenance on Questionmark Perception from 9 am – 12 noon on Tuesday 11th April; as a result, the service will be unavailable during that time. We will update our blog with any further information regarding this downtime, and apologise for and inconvenience it may cause. If you have any questions, […]

two days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Change to the naming of the visitor wireless service We continue to see a large number of devices connecting to the visitor wireless service The Cloud (see previous news item)…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Scientists look to AI for help in peer review Peer review is a cornerstone of the scientific publishing process but could artificial intelligence help with the process? Computer scientists from the University of Bristol have reviewed how state-of-the-art tools from machine learning and artificial intelligence are already helping to automate parts of the academic peer-review process.
Researchers to create biomimetic forebrain for 3D-printed robot hands A team of researchers is to develop a biomimetic forebrain for controlling 3D-printed robot hands with a sense of touch. They aim to create a biomimetic forebrain based on computer modelling of a mammal’s neural system that communicates touch in humans and animals, and use this to perform general manipulation tasks in robots.
Stem cell therapy could help mend the youngest of broken hearts Researchers have shown stem cells from the umbilical cord may hold the key to a new generation of graft and could reduce the number of surgeries required to treat young children born with certain types of congenital heart disease.
Dr Nic Timpson appointed to ALSPAC Principal Investigator Dr Nic Timpson has recently been appointed to the post of ALSPAC Principal Investigator. He brings a distinguished academic pedigree and has made a long-term commitment to leading ALSPAC to ongoing success.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Stem cell therapy could help mend the youngest of broken hearts Researchers have shown stem cells from the umbilical cord may hold the key to a new generation of graft and could reduce the number of surgeries required to treat young children born with certain types of congenital heart disease.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
The Right Hon Lord Wilson, Patron of the UBLC and Supreme Court Justice delivers annual lecture On the evening of 20th March, The Right Hon Lord Wilson, UBLC Patron and Supreme Court Justice, delivered the 2017 Patron’s Lecture on ‘Changes Over The Centuries in the Financial Consequences of Divorce’.

three days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Virtual Futures: Where is Virtual Reality taking us? Virtual Reality – or VR - has long been the idea of science fiction but now it is happening and the impact on society is potentially huge. The University of Bristol and the Digital Cultures Research Centre at University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are sponsoring a special track at this year’s VR World Congress [Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 April] to encourage debate into what this may mean for everyone.
University launches new specialist research institutes The University of Bristol has today (Monday, 20 March) launched seven new research institutes reflecting the University’s strength and depth in key specialisms.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Chemistry graduate opens UK’s first independent science incubator Congratulations to Chemistry PhD graduate Dr Harry Destecroix who has just launched Unit DX, a revolutionary innovation centre for scientific enterprise
Bristol Tackles Global Challenges Week Well done to everybody who took part in Bristol Tackles Global Challenges Week which saw BristolBridge and BrisSynBio host 46 investigators from 14 universities and institutes across Thailand, Malaysia and Kenya to develop collaborative international partnerships to address global challenges.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Economics, Finance and Management news
Dr. Steven Proud delivers first in 2017 'Best of Bristol' lecture series The demise of the lecture? Or has its death been widely misreported?
Funding award from the British Academy Project to digitise data on strikes in late 19th and early 20th century England and Wales receives funding from British Academy

six days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Deep-sea corals reveal why atmospheric carbon was reduced during colder time periods We know a lot about how carbon dioxide (CO2) levels can drive climate change, but how about the way that climate change can cause fluctuations in CO2 levels?
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Sport, Exercise and Health news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
An excellent finale to a successful year of mooting in the Herbert Smith Freehills UBLC Mooting Competition March 2017 saw the Herbert Smith Freehills University of Bristol Law Club (UBLC) mooting finals held at the Supreme Court in London and our new mooting chamber in Bristol. This was an opportunity for the best mooters from all year groups to compete against one another, after a year of intense and competitive rounds.
Dr Sofia Galani provides expertise on human rights at sea Earlier this month Dr Sofia Galani joined the Human Rights at Sea Non-Executive Board of Advisors bringing expertise to the charity’s educational and research work.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
Same-Sex Marriage and Migrant Temporariness Dr Eithne Luibheid from University of Arizona and Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor at SPAIS presented her paper titled “Same-Sex Marriage and Migrant Temporariness” at an event jointly hosted by the Centre for Ethnicity and Citizenship and the Gender Research Centre. The seminar was chaired by Dr Katharine Charsley.

seven days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
How can a quantum machine learn another quantum system? Quantum computing will soon enter a revolutionary new age of quantum supremacy, in which quantum computers are expected to outperform the computational power of the classical ones, unlocking new applications and technologies such as designing new drugs and processing big data.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Sport, Exercise and Health news
Students’ 10 hour extreme sports day aims to raise £14,000 Hundreds of University of Bristol students will take part in an ‘extreme sports day’ today [16 March], undertaking some tough challenges over 10 hours for charity.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Rape Investigations and police accountability: the case of the Black Cab Rapist This week the case of the Black Cab rapist, John Worboys, was back in the public eye – and in the Supreme Court. Head of School, Professor Joanne Conaghan, a leading scholar in the field of gender and law, provides critical analysis based on her research on the case.
How has history shaped our socioeconomic rights? Professor Novitz at Harvard Law School Later this month, Professor Tonia Novitz will be a keynote speaker at Harvard Law School, presenting a paper that uses history to examine the relevance of freedom of association as a socio-economic right today
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news
Physics undergraduates raise over a thousand pounds in charity run Undergraduates Astrid, Viktoria and Helen ran Bath Half Marathon and raised over £1000.
An innovative way to present your research BCFN student Sara Carreira uses new techniques to publicise her work

eight days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Bristol celebrates ten years of the ERC It may not be immediately apparent what volcanoes, artificial intelligence and the Arctic all have in common. Yet they are all subjects of ground-breaking University of Bristol research which was celebrated this week at an event to commemorate 10 years of the European Research Council.
Natural measures to prevent floods valuable but not ‘a silver bullet’ Natural measures to manage flooding from rivers can play a valuable role in flood prevention, but a lack of monitoring means their true potential remains unclear, researchers say.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
ACCIS CDT student presents STEM poster at Westminster. Evangelos Zympeloudis was recently invited to exhibit his poster at Westminster as part of 'STEM for Britain'.
EPSRC press release on CRUST Project - Dr Katsu Goda An EPSRC press has been released on the CRUST project (Cascading Risk & Uncertainty of Earthquake Shaking and Tsunami), which Civil Engineering's Dr Katsu Goda has been working on.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Bristol celebrates ten years of the ERC It may not be immediately apparent what volcanoes, artificial intelligence and the Arctic all have in common. Yet they are all subjects of ground-breaking University of Bristol research which was celebrated this week at an event to commemorate 10 years of the European Research Council.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
Bristol celebrates ten years of the ERC It may not be immediately apparent what volcanoes, artificial intelligence and the Arctic all have in common. Yet they are all subjects of ground-breaking University of Bristol research which was celebrated this week at an event to commemorate 10 years of the European Research Council.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news

nine days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Antibiotics not effective for clinically infected eczema in children Estimates suggest that 40 per cent of eczema flares are treated with topical antibiotics, but findings from a study involving academics from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care, suggest there is no meaningful benefit from the use of either oral or topical antibiotics for milder clinically infected eczema in children.
Researchers to develop ‘wearable’ robotic tools for surgery A collaborative team of researchers is to develop a wearable robotic system for minimally invasive surgery, also known as keyhole surgery, that will offer surgeons natural and dexterous movement as well as the ability to ‘sense’, ‘see’, control and safely navigate through the surgical environment.
Bristol’s Brad Evans gets under the skin in Russell Brand’s new podcast Dr Brad Evans, from the University of Bristol’s School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies and Founder and Director of the Histories of Violence project, has been discussing the politics of violence with Russell Brand as the first guest on his new podcast, Under the Skin.
Young adults on the verge of a gambling habit Young males and people who use drink or drugs are at greater risk of developing a gambling habit, according to new research from the University of Bristol. Experts say it is an indication of an area that needs more attention if primary care services are to help those in need.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Antibiotics not effective for clinically infected eczema in children Estimates suggest that 40 per cent of eczema flares are treated with topical antibiotics, but findings from a study involving academics from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care, suggest there is no meaningful benefit from the use of either oral or topical antibiotics for milder clinically infected eczema in children.
Researchers to develop ‘wearable’ robotic tools for surgery A collaborative team of researchers is to develop a wearable robotic system for minimally invasive surgery, also known as keyhole surgery, that will offer surgeons natural and dexterous movement as well as the ability to ‘sense’, ‘see’, control and safely navigate through the surgical environment.
Young adults on the verge of a gambling habit Young males and people who use drink or drugs are at greater risk of developing a gambling habit, according to new research from the University of Bristol. Experts say it is an indication of an area that needs more attention if primary care services are to help those in need.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Creation of highly magnetic material could improve computer technologies Scientists, led by Professor Ian Manners from the University of Bristol's School of Chemistry, have developed a facile route to a highly magnetic material that could provide fundamental improvements to the performance of current computer technologies
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Economics, Finance and Management news
Grammar Schools: why academic selection only benefits the affluent In light of the U.K. government's pledge to set aside £500 million for free schools, Professor Simon Burgess argues that strong inequalities exist in pupils accessing such education.
Grammar Schools: why academic selection only benefits the affluent In light of the U.K. government's pledge to set aside £500 million for free schools, Professor Simon Burgess argues that strong inequalities exist in pupils accessing such education.

ten days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Make sure you're connecting to Eduroam and not The Cloud! The University provides a wireless service for visitors supplied by The Cloud.  We are seeing a large number of devices on this service which makes us suspect staff and students may be connecting to this service rather than the recommended eduroam wireless service…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Sport, Exercise and Health news
University of Bristol
Public Policy students win international simulation competition On February 25 2017, School for Policy (post)graduates Yvonne Tago and Floor Kellerman (pictured) attended and won the NASPAA’s (Network of Schools of Public Policy, Public Affairs and Administration) 2017 Student Simulation Competition hosted by United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) in Maastricht.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Veterinary Sciences news
VetQuest 2017 VetQuest 2017 was held over the weekend of 11 and 12th of March and saw over 150 aspiring vets and vet nurses visit the clinical campus at Langford to get an opportunity to find out more about applying to these programmes, meet a number of current students and get a taster of life at vet school.
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Academic Registry Divisional Meeting 9:30am-11:30am Tuesday 14th March 2017 The team will be attending the Academic Registry Divisional meeting between 9:30am and 11:30am on Tuesday 14th March.   Please use Topdesk to raise any tickets and we will get back to you as quickly as we can.  

thirteen days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
Can We Really Stop Terror?: Brad Evans talks to Russell Brand about violence and terror Russell Brand interviews Dr. Brad Evans for his new podcast series 'Under The Skin with Russell Brand'
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Experimental Psychology News
Debunking Educational Neuromyths Profs Jeff Bowers and Bruce Hood are participating in a coordinated national campaign to debunk educational neuromyths for international Brain Awareness Week.

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