The past fortnight's news from schools around the University

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two days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Chemistry Student Awarded International Office Scholarship for 2015-2016. First year MSc by Research student Ge Song, winner of one of seven 2015-2016 International Office Scholarships, was recently invited to attend a reception hosted by the International Office.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
Dr Nick Roberts receives the 2016 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award Dr Nick Roberts was one of the recipients this month of the 2016 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award, which is given for the most influential paper in any of the IEEE Transactions, Journals, Magazines, or Proceedings.

three days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Dark Matter search enhanced by LHC’s new turbocharged ‘Brain’ The hunt for Dark Matter taking place at the Large Hadron Collider in CERN has taken a great leap forward thanks to new detection technology developed by a team from the UK, including physicists from the University of Bristol.
Bristol citizens in driving seat for urban regeneration project People living in Bristol are set to benefit from a new UK research and innovation initiative that will put them in the driving seat to help improve the city’s health, well-being and prosperity as they face up to challenges of modern urban living.
Designer nanomaterials caught by laser octopus UK researchers have discovered a new way of observing designer nanomaterials – materials 400 times smaller than a human hair.

four days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Ben Hudson presents at international conference in Canada Ben Hudson presents his research on IDP human rights protection at an international conference in Canada
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
Summer Life in the Botanic Garden It has been great to see so many students now making use of the tranquillity and quiet that the Botanic Garden offers. Sitting in the sun with laptops fired – up, studying for exams or catching up on coursework, it is an ideal place to come for a change of scenery or just to enjoy a break and a coffee away from the crowd.

five days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
ACCIS and NCC demonstrate the benefits of automated composite lay-up In collaboration with the National Composites Centre (NCC), ACCIS were pleased to be part of the Rolls-Royce Advanced Manufacturing Forum 2016 where they showcased some of their recent work in manufacturing process.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Sir Malcolm Evans leads UN delegation to assess torture prevention in Ukraine Sir Malcolm Evans, Professor in Law at the School and Chair of the The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT), has led a delegation visit to Ukraine this week to assess the treatment of people deprived of their liberty, and the safeguards there are for their protection against torture and ill-treatment.
Prof Lois Bibbings to speak at commemoration of WW1 conscientious objectors Marking 100 years since general military conscription was introduced in Great Britain, Professor Bibbings will be taking part in an evening commemorating the courage of Britain’s First World War conscientious objectors.

six days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Survey reveals few GPs use alternatives to face-to-face consultations Despite policy pressure on GPs to offer consultations by email or internet video programmes such as Skype, few GPs do and most have no plans to introduce them in future, according to a new study.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
ACCIS CDT student Anna Baker reaches the finals of the Three Minute Thesis competition For the third year in a row, a student from the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT) has reached the finals of the University of Bristol's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Survey reveals few GPs use alternatives to face-to-face consultations Despite policy pressure on GPs to offer consultations by email or internet video programmes such as Skype, few GPs do and most have no plans to introduce them in future, according to a new study.
New Head for Bristol’s Vet School A veterinary surgeon who has experience across clinical, academic and commercial sectors, has been appointed as the new Head of the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences.
University of Bristol
Looked after children are six times more likely to be cautioned or convicted of a crime A new review commissioned by the Prison Reform Trust makes recommendations for reform to policy and practice to improve the life chances of children in care and prevent their involvement in offending behaviour.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Veterinary Sciences news

nine days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Bristol named as leading UK Smart City Bristol has been named as a leading UK Smart City in a Huawei report unveiled this week [17 May] at an event attended by Minster for Culture and the Digital Economy, Ed Vaizey, MP.
Dino jaws: Stegosaurs bite strength revealed The first detailed study of a Stegosaurus skull shows that it had a stronger bite than its small peg-shaped teeth suggested.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Brexit and nature conservation In her latest blog Dr. Margherita Pieraccini, Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol Law School, has penned her thoughts on the prospect of Brexit in next month's referendum, and the potential consequences for nature conservation law.
Preview: Shaping the corporate landscape The University of Bristol Law School is preparing for its symposium which will explore the possibility of new corporate forms.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Geographical Sciences news
Flood data and expertise enhances new World Bank risk reduction tool Global flood hazard data has been incorporated into a new World Bank tool called ThinkHazard! by University of Bristol spin-out company, SSBN. The new tool, produced by the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), aims to improve disaster risk awareness and response.

ten days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Dynamic dazzle distorts speed Dazzle camouflage, as used on World War I battleships to fool U-boat commanders, has been modernised for the twenty-first century with moving patterns.
You are what you eat: immune cells remember their first meal Scientists at the University of Bristol have identified the trigger for immune cells' inflammatory response – a discovery that may pave the way for new treatments for many human diseases.
Rapid rise of the Mesozoic sea dragons In the Mesozoic, the time of the dinosaurs, from 252 to 66 million years ago, marine reptiles such as ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs were top predators in the oceans. But their origins and early rise to dominance have been somewhat mysterious.
Racist and sexist assumptions endured in UK media coverage of Malala Yousafzai A new study has found that seemingly positive media coverage of feminist campaigner Malala Yousafzai is actually full of patronising assumptions about women in Muslim countries.
Could hepatitis C treatments help prevent virus transmission? An international team of researchers has shed light on the potential impact of new drugs for hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV is an important cause of liver cancer and is transmitted through blood to blood contact. People who inject drugs (PWID) and men who have sex with men (MSM), who are also infected with HIV, are key risk groups for HCV infection in UK.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
You are what you eat: immune cells remember their first meal Scientists at the University of Bristol have identified the trigger for immune cells' inflammatory response – a discovery that may pave the way for new treatments for many human diseases.
Could hepatitis C treatments help prevent virus transmission? An international team of researchers has shed light on the potential impact of new drugs for hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV is an important cause of liver cancer and is transmitted through blood to blood contact. People who inject drugs (PWID) and men who have sex with men (MSM), who are also infected with HIV, are key risk groups for HCV infection in UK.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
You are what you eat: immune cells remember their first meal Scientists at the University of Bristol have identified the trigger for immune cells' inflammatory response – a discovery that may pave the way for new treatments for many human diseases.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Mental Health Awareness Week: Time to Listen This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (16-22 May). A blog from the Law School's Dr. Judy Laing indicates that uptake of the The Mental Health Act Code of Practice is patchy and inconsistent with a large percentage of patients living with severe mental health problems not feeling actively involved in their treatment plans. Dr. Laing outlines that this runs contrary to basic human rights principles and that it’s time that patients’ rights and voices are put firmly at the centre of all decision
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
The University of Bristol to again host microscopy-based sketching and painting workshops led by Cath Hodsman, a noted entomological illustrator The University of Bristol is again hosting microscopy-based sketching and painting workshops led by Cath Hodsman, a noted entomological illustrator
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
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International workshop reveals shared urban challenges Despite their obvious differences, the UK and Brazil face stark similarities in the urban challenges they face.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Clinical Research and Imaging Centre news

eleven days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Bristol Is Open wins Smart City Innovator Award Bristol Is Open, a joint venture between the University of Bristol and Bristol City Council, was awarded the global ‘Smart City Innovator’ award at the TM Forum Live! 2016 – Digital World Awards last week.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
Bristol and Lund once again set new world record in 5G wireless spectrum efficiency A team of 5G engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Lund has once again set a new world record for wireless spectrum efficiency, less than two months after setting the first one.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Pubs across Bristol to quench a thirst for knowledge Pub goers in Bristol will soon be served a slice of science with their drinks thanks to students and researchers in the city.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
Pubs across Bristol to quench a thirst for knowledge Pub goers in Bristol will soon be served a slice of science with their drinks thanks to students and researchers in the city.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
Life Sciences Academics Nominated for University of Bristol's Teaching Awards Three of our academics have currently received nominations from students and staff for the University of Bristol's annual Teaching Awards.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Economics, Finance and Management news

twelve days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Bristol and Lund once again set new world record in 5G wireless spectrum efficiency A team of 5G engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Lund has once again set a new world record for wireless spectrum efficiency, less than two months after setting the first one.
International workshop reveals shared urban challenges Despite their obvious differences, the UK and Brazil face stark similarities in the urban challenges they face.
Shape-shifting modular interactive device unveiled A prototype for an interactive mobile device, called Cubimorph, which can change shape on-demand will be presented this week at one of the leading international forums for robotics researchers, ICRA 2016, in Stockholm, Sweden [16-21 May].
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
ACCIS welcomes new Project Manager ACCIS is delighted to welcome Claire Hobbs who has taken up the role of ACCIS and Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) Project Manager

thirteen days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Animal welfare initiatives improves feather cover of cage-free laying hens Recognised welfare outcome assessments within farm assurance schemes have shown a reduction in feather loss and improvement in the welfare of UK cage-free laying hens, according to the findings of a study from the AssureWel project by the University of Bristol, RSPCA and the Soil Association.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
£930,000 to develop new smoking cessation aids Chemists at the University of Bristol have been awarded £930,000 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to develop potential new aids to help smokers stop smoking.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Veterinary Sciences news

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