The past fortnight's news from schools around the University

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yesterday

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
VoIP phone system - stable and additional work planned Update 22 May: Over the last week considerable work has taken place to investigate the cause of the problems affecting the University's VoIP service…
Confluence Wiki upgrade, 28 May The University wiki service will be upgraded to the latest version, Confluence Wiki version 5.7.0, on Thursday 28th May…
Network maintenance affecting Senate House, Friday 5th June to Sunday 7th June Essential network maintenance is needed to replace the old and now end-of-life network switches that provide University and Internet network connectivity to computers on the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors of Senate House…
eReserves and SAFS unavailable between 8am-10.30am on 23 June Essential database maintenance will take place on Tuesday 23rd June between 8.00am and 10.30am…
Library services unavailable between 8am-11am on 2 July Essential database maintenance work will take place on Thursday 2nd July between 8.00am and 11.00am During that time the following services and functions will be unavailable: Aleph, the Library Management System, which will affect: Use of Self-Issue machines The ability to request Inter-Library Loans…
Plone CMS (intranet web editing) and People Profiler unavailable on 9th June 8am-10am Essential database maintenance work will take place on Tuesday 9th June between 8.00am -10.00am…
T4 Site Manager and Prospectus Editing Tool unavailable on 24 June between 8am-11am Essential database maintenance work will take place on Wednesday 24th June between 8.00am - 11.00am…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Study examines increase in calls to emergency services As calls to emergency services increase, there is an urgent need for a reliable and consistent method of measuring whether or not these calls are appropriate. These are the findings from a University of Bristol study, published in BMJ Open, which explored ambulance use among patients with problems that could potentially be managed by their GP or other primary care health services.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Study examines increase in calls to emergency services As calls to emergency services increase, there is an urgent need for a reliable and consistent method of measuring whether or not these calls are appropriate. These are the findings from a University of Bristol study, published in BMJ Open, which explored ambulance use among patients with problems that could potentially be managed by their GP or other primary care health services.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - History news
Special Field Project published in journal Former UG student publishes article based on second-year project
University of Bristol
Natasha Price short-listed for Bristol Teaching Award SPS's Natasha Price short-listed for Bristol Teaching Award

two days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Sudden onset of ice loss in Antarctica detected A group of scientists, led by a team from the University of Bristol, has observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica. The research is published today in Science.
Banana desserts vs quantum cryptography: New Enterprise Competition shortlist released Ten exciting new business ideas have reached the final round of the New Enterprise Competition (NEC) 2015. This year the competition has received over 100 entries from University of Bristol students, staff and graduates. The final ten are now in with a chance to win grants of up to £30,000 in October.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Adela Simonova Law Student - It started with free ice cream..... From free ice cream to hosting a conference on education for sustainable development
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
"If fleas were as big as human beings, how high could they jump?" All sorts of estimates have been made, but it has now been put to the test.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news
Bristol physicist to row across the Atlantic More people have been sent into space or climbed Everest than those who have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean. A test of such physical endurance teamed with a wide range of dangerous obstacles unique to the vast ocean environment is not for the faint-hearted. Yet second year Bristol Physics and Astrophysics student Jay Olenicz is one of those preparing for this year’s Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, which at just under 3500 miles is one of the world’s most arduous and intense races. Undergra
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Blackboard unavailable 17th June 8am – midday Due to essential security patching of servers by IT Services, Blackboard will be unavailable between 8am and midday on Wednesday 17th June. For further information on other services affected please see IT News. IT Services apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact the IT Service Desk if you need further information.   
Blackboard workshops for staff Places are now available on Blackboard workshops for staff in June: Introduction to Blackboard for administrative and support staff Introduction to Blackboard for academic staff (including research staff) If you are unable to attend, but would like a basic introduction to Blackboard, please contact tel-help@bristol.ac.uk to request a test Blackboard course. We will then provide […]

three days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Beware of phishing emails There have recently been a number of scam emails aimed at getting staff to voluntarily disclose their University username and password…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
New insight into lethal fungus infection in wildlife The introduction of a lethal fungus infection that could threaten the UK's amphibian populations has not been caused by exposure to infected colonies of African clawed frogs, according to new research from the Universities of Bristol and Portsmouth.
Men experiencing or perpetrating domestic violence linked with two to three-fold increase in mental health problems Men visiting their GP with symptoms of anxiety or depression are more likely to have experienced or carried out some form of behaviour linked to domestic violence and abuse, according to a new University of Bristol study. Researchers say the findings highlight the need for GPs to ask male patients with mental health problems about domestic abuse.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Bristol dementia researchers in call for more volunteers On International Clinical Trials Day [Wednesday 20 May], researchers in the South West are urging more people in the region to consider volunteering for dementia studies. Many pioneering studies into the devastating condition are underway in the region, but efforts can be hampered if researchers can’t find people willing to take part.

four days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Visitor wireless is changing The University is introducing The Cloud wifi, to provide access to guests and members of the public on University premises…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
New technology could fundamentally change future wireless communications Radio systems, such as mobile phones and wireless internet connections, have become an integral part of modern life. However, today’s devices use twice as much of the radio spectrum as is necessary. New technology is being developed that could fundamentally change radio design and could increase data rates and network capacity, reduce power consumption, create cheaper devices and enable global roaming.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Five more ESRC Impact Acceleration Awards for Social Sciences The fourth round of the University’s ESRC-funded Impact Acceleration Account has funded five Social Science projects to a total of £75,000
Sofia Galani presented a paper at the International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators in Hong Kong. Sofia's paper analysed the human rights and commercial implications that a ban on ransom payments to pirates could have on the shipping industry.
University of Bristol
Men experiencing or perpetrating domestic violence linked with two to three-fold increase in mental health problems Men visiting their GP with symptoms of anxiety or depression are more likely to have experienced or carried out some form of behaviour linked to domestic violence and abuse, according to a new University of Bristol study. Researchers say the findings highlight the need for GPs to ask male patients with mental health problems about domestic abuse.

five days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Spotting pain in donkeys – learning the language Vets in Pakistan working for global equine welfare charity the Brooke have collaborated with the University of Bristol on a newly published paper to discover whether a donkey is in pain by just being observed.
Small changes to a child’s head size should not concern parents Measuring the size of a child’s head is done routinely worldwide to screen for possible learning or developmental problems but new research out today [18 May] suggests that differences within the normal range of measurements are common – and mainly due to human error – and should not unduly concern parents.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Small changes to a child’s head size should not concern parents Measuring the size of a child’s head is done routinely worldwide to screen for possible learning or developmental problems but new research out today [18 May] suggests that differences within the normal range of measurements are common – and mainly due to human error – and should not unduly concern parents.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Spotting pain in donkeys – learning the language Vets in Pakistan working for global equine welfare charity the Brooke have collaborated with the University of Bristol on a newly published paper to discover whether a donkey is in pain by just being observed.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Experimental Psychology News
GW4 Accelerator grant success Nina Kazanina and George Stothart have been awarded a GW4 Accelerator Grant to develop collaborations with staff at Exeter, Cardiff and Bath Universities to investigate large scale brain networks in health and disease.

six days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Veterinary Sciences news

eight days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Timetables, People Profiler and other services will be unavailable 8.00am-10.30am on 21 July Due to an essential security patching the Datahub (DPROD) will be unavailable between 8.00am and 10.30am on Tuesday 21 July…
Blackboard, Sympa, Timetables, DIVERSP and other services unavailable between 8am and midday on 17th June Due to essential security patching of servers, Blackboard, DIVERSP, Library systems and mailing lists will be unavailable between 8am and midday on Wednesday 17th June…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Celebrating research More than 250 students and staff attended the recent Bristol Doctoral College Festival of Postgraduate Research, an annual event designed to raise awareness of the range of research taking place at Bristol and to bring the postgraduate research community together.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
2015 Nepal Earthquakes: Insights from Earthquake Damage Survey 2015 Nepal Earthquakes: Insights from Earthquake Damage Survey
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
IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor: Todd Handy Professor Todd Handy, from the University of British Columbia, will be visiting the School as part of the Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professorship scheme.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - WUN news
University of Sydney Funding Opportunities Two funding opportunities are currently open at the University of Sydney.
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Please inform tel-help about critical dates If you have any upcoming critical dates (e.g. assessments or online submission) between May and the end of August, especially during the exam period , please ensure that you have informed TEL help  tel-help@bristol.ac.uk . You can view and check the critical date information that users have already  supplied.  If you have critical activity that is missing […]

nine days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Bovine TB infection depends on feedback between cattle and badgers Bovine tuberculosis (BTB) is an infectious disease affecting cattle and badgers. New research from the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge has found that BTB is most likely to be nearly under control in both species taken in isolation, however together, control is likely to be considerably more challenging.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Sport, Exercise and Health news
Sports hall closure The sports hall will be closed from 1.15 pm on Thursday 14 May until 8 am on Saturday 6 June due to university examinations.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Bovine TB infection depends on feedback between cattle and badgers Bovine tuberculosis (BTB) is an infectious disease affecting cattle and badgers. New research from the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge has found that BTB is most likely to be nearly under control in both species taken in isolation, however together, control is likely to be considerably more challenging.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - WUN news
University of Leeds: Cheney Fellowships University of Leeds: Cheney Fellowships scheme open to WUN applicants - deadline Tuesday 9 June 2015

ten days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Vet School research paves the way for a vision for rabbit welfare A vision for improving rabbit welfare has been set out following research carried out by the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences. It is hoped the vision will enable one of Britain’s most popular pets to live healthier and happier lives.
University and Act for Somalia to co-host UK Ambassador to Somalia’s visit to Bristol Somali community The United Kingdom’s Ambassador-designate to the Federal Republic of Somalia, Harriet Mathews OBE, is to visit Bristol on 15 May to meet with the city’s Somali community, at an event organised by Act for Somalia and facilitated by the University.
How dangerous liaisons between human and animal parasites generate new strains of disease New strains of the human pathogen responsible for African sleeping sickness can arise by swapping genes between human and animal variants of the parasite, new research from the University of Bristol has found.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Sport, Exercise and Health news
Wellbeing opportunities for staff Alongside work, travel, home and caring commitments, looking after ourselves can drop off the 'to do' list. Sport, Exercise and Health offer a number of opportunities to fit some wellbeing into busy schedules.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Vet School research paves the way for a vision for rabbit welfare A vision for improving rabbit welfare has been set out following research carried out by the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences. It is hoped the vision will enable one of Britain’s most popular pets to live healthier and happier lives.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Veterinary Sciences news
Library services University of Bristol - Library news
ASSL Restricted Access Weekends June 6-7 and June 13-14 Arts and Social Sciences Library building improvements: Restricted Access weekends June 6-7 and June 13-14

eleven days ago

University of Bristol
What does it mean to be middle class in the contemporary city? Professor Gary Bridge et al. have published a book entitled 'The Middle Classes and the City: A Study of Paris and London'

twelve days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Horse owners can improve animal welfare without risking livelihoods New research led by academics from the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences have found it is possible for horse owners to make changes that improve the welfare of their animals without threatening their own livelihoods.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
Civil Engineering Student Wins British Dam Society Competition! Civil Engineering Student Wins British Dam Society Competition!
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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. Six venues across Bristol are hosting down-to-earth talks for the public as part of the Pint of Science festival from 18 to 20 May, featuring experts from the University of Bristol and UWE Bristol.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Horse owners can improve animal welfare without risking livelihoods New research led by academics from the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences have found it is possible for horse owners to make changes that improve the welfare of their animals without threatening their own livelihoods.
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. Six venues across Bristol are hosting down-to-earth talks for the public as part of the Pint of Science festival from 18 to 20 May, featuring experts from the University of Bristol and UWE Bristol.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - History news
PhD Scholarship on the Holocaust PhD Scholarship advertised on the Holocaust in Eastern Europe.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Veterinary Sciences news

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