The past fortnight's news from schools around the University

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yesterday

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Stronger evidence found for link between prenatal exposure to paracetamol and the risk of developing asthma Researchers have provided new evidence that developing asthma can be linked to pregnant women and infants being exposed to paracetamol; by testing that the association was not simply due to the medical complaint for which the person is taking paracetamol. The findings were published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Stronger evidence found for link between prenatal exposure to paracetamol and the risk of developing asthma Researchers have provided new evidence that developing asthma can be linked to pregnant women and infants being exposed to paracetamol; by testing that the association was not simply due to the medical complaint for which the person is taking paracetamol. The findings were published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
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

University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
A career at the Bar: Alumni, opportunity and funding. Emma Woods, President of the University of Bristol Bar Society, outlines the opportunities there are for Law School students at the Bar – and how to get there.
Law School Expands Employability Program A new series of careers events is set to expand opportunities for students to gain skills and knowledge for careers, both in and out of law.
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.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Economics, Finance and Management news
Economics Video Challenge Undergraduate students get creative with economics and Bristol's rich history.

three days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Bristol Team places fifth in international Drones for Good awards Dr Tom Scott and Dr Oliver Payton, with Bristol spin-out company ImiTec Ltd, took their Advanced Airborne Radiation Monitoring System to Dubai and took on 1017 entrants from 165 countries.
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.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Record-breaking carbohydrate receptors developed by the Tony Davis group published in Angewandte Chemie Carbohydrate receptors which show outstanding affinities have been designed and synthesised by the Tony Davis group.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - History of Art news
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

University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - History of Art news
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

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
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.
Library services University of Bristol - Library news
Library Search maintenance (Sunday, 14 February) The Library Search software will be routinely updated on Sunday, February 14th at 01:00
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
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

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
ACCIS teams up with the Sir Henry Royce Institute to research the concept of gradient matrices Seed funding from the Faculty of Engineering will bring together researchers in the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science and the Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials Research at the University of Manchester to explore the feasibility of reducing both internal and macro stress concentrations with the aim of improving composite strength.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
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
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
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

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Essential network maintenance on 9th and 16th February Due to work taking place as part of the Engineering Growth Project  (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/engineering/about/eng-growth/) there will be essential network maintenance between 8am and 9am on 9th and 16th February…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
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.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Law Club and Bar Society receive nominations for multiple National Law Society awards The University of Bristol Law School is delighted to announce the national law society award nominations for the University of Bristol Law Club and Bristol Bar Society.
Professor Malcolm Evans reflects on UN subcommittee Cyprus visit Sir Malcolm Evans reflects on the United Nations' successes with torture prevention in Cyprus.

nine days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Greenland ice sheet releasing “Mississippi River” worth of phosphorus Not only is Greenland's melting ice sheet adding huge amounts of water to the oceans, it could also be unleashing 400,000 metric tons of phosphorus every year – as much as the mighty Mississippi River releases into the Gulf of Mexico, according to a new study.
University research underpins pursuit of resilience in banking sector Dr Evarist Stoja, Reader in Finance in the University of Bristol’s Department of Accounting and Finance, has collaborated with colleagues in the Bank of England to publish an article on how banks fare in stressful macroeconomic conditions.
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
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
Pump-priming bid leads way for research into structurally and functionally enhanced composites Researchers in the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS) have been awarded a pump-priming grant of £4.9K from the Faculty of Engineering Research Pump Priming Fund to bring together two novel concepts in composites manufacture which have the potential to generate exceptional composite properties.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Economics, Finance and Management news

ten days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
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.
Government announces new consortium to lead R&D in secure wireless connectivity for autonomous vehicles The University of Bristol, as part of the FLOURISH consortium, is among the recipients of the government’s multi-million pound research grant to fuel development in user-centric autonomous vehicle technology and connected transport systems. The new programme, co-funded by the UK’s innovation agency - Innovate UK, will focus on the core themes of wireless connectivity, security and customer interaction.
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.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
Dr Andy Radford wins €2 Million ERC Award Dr Andy Radford has been awarded a 2 million euro, 5 year Consolidator Grant to investigate the 'Consequence of out-group conflict'.
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.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Department of English news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Economics, Finance and Management news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news

thirteen days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
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.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
PHD student wins British Pharmacological Society poster prize Gerda Gasiunaite, a PhD student in the University of Bristol’s School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience (Faculty of Biomedical Sciences), has been awarded a British Pharmacological Society (BPS) Poster Prize.
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.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Athena SWAN Bronze Award The School of Chemistry has been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for a further three years.
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
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news
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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