• University of Bristol appoints new Pro Vice-Chancellor 4 August 2015 The University of Bristol has appointed Dr Erik Lithander as its new Pro Vice-Chancellor for International and Student Recruitment. Dr Lithander, currently Pro Vice-Chancellor (International and Outreach) at The Australian National University, Australia's leading research institution located in Canberra, will take up the post on 1 February.
  • Earliest evidence of reproduction in a complex organism 3 August 2015 How some of the first complex organisms on Earth – possibly some of the first animals to exist – reproduced has been identified in a new study of 565 million-year-old fossils by researchers from the Universities of Cambridge, Bristol and Oxford.
  • Scientists identify trouble spot in brain linked to learning difficulties in Down syndrome 3 August 2015 New brain research has mapped a key trouble spot likely to contribute to intellectual disability in Down syndrome. In a paper published in Nature Neuroscience, scientists from the University of Bristol and UCL suggest the findings could be used to inform future therapies which normalise the function of disrupted brain networks in the condition.
  • New Associate Dean of Social and Clinical Medicine 3 August 2015 Sarah Purdy, Professor of Primary Care in the School of Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol, has been appointed Associate Dean of Social and Clinical Medicine.
  • Exploring Deaf people’s life experiences in Bristol 3 August 2015 The Deaf community in Bristol are invited to attend workshops on film-making and poetry writing in British Sign Language (BSL) this month as part of a project focussing on Deaf people’s life experiences in the city.
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