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today

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Robotics goes micro-scale The development of light-driven 'micro-robots' that can autonomously investigate and manipulate the nano-scale environment in a microscope comes a step closer, thanks to new research from the University of Bristol. Such devices could be used for high-resolution imaging, allowing the investigation of delicate biological samples such as cells in new ways.
Historic boost for academic-industrial collaboration in Engineering The Faculty of Engineering hosted a meeting of Industrial Advisory Boards from all of its six departments earlier this month to discuss how best to work with industrial partners and further promote engagement opportunities between the Faculty and engineering and technology companies.
First volunteers to receive blood cultured from stem cells in 2016 The first human volunteer will receive red blood cells cultured in the laboratory within the next three years, as part of a long-term research programme funded by the Wellcome Trust.
New approach needed to deal with increased flood risk Considering the impacts of climate change on flood risk may not be effective unless current risk is managed better, according to new research from the University of Bristol published today in the Journal of Hydrology.
Law RSS newsfeed icon University of Bristol Law School news
University of Bristol Law School and IAS host 2nd Suffragette Workshop University of Bristol Law School and IAS host second Suffragette Workshop ‘Constructions of Suffragettes’ ‘Deeds and Words’ is a series of five workshops which will reflect upon the campaigns for female suffrage locally and nationally, their antecedents and successors, in a creative and interdisciplinary manner.

yesterday

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Essential maintenance to Student MyFiles Service on the evening of Monday 21 April Following recent problems with the Student MyFiles service work will be taking place over the Easter weekend to restructure the service to divide the storage over several locations to provide better performance and management of the service in the future…
Essential maintenance on the Matlab license server, 19:00 on 23 April Essential maintenance work on the Matlab license server has been scheduled for 19:00 on Wednesday 23 April…
Sport, Exercise and Health news
Sports Chair The Sports Chair is elected by cross-campus ballot in May. They act as the representative for students involved in sports and champion the great variety of activity undertaken by those students.
Law RSS newsfeed icon University of Bristol Law School news
European Parliamentary elections debate 28 April 6-8pm Dr Diego Acosta Arcarazo is leading the organization of this event with the cooperation and funding of Policy Bristol, the School of Law, the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, the Journal of Common Market Studies and the Public and Ceremonial Events Office at the University of Bristol.The candidates will discuss on three main topics which students at the University of Bristol have selected as the most relevant ones. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions on any
The School of Biological Sciences The School of Biological Sciences news
Unusual species of Spider found on Bristol Downs Unusual species of Spider found on Bristol Downs this month by undergraduate, James Brown
SPAIS Logo School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) news
Multiculturalism: a zombie category? Or still quite resilient? New Article from Tariq Modood and Nasar Meer
Students' Health News Students' Health Service news
Students' Health Service Easter opening hours Students' Health Service Easter opening hours
WUN news WUN news
Funding Available for Research Collaborations with the University of Sydney Applications are being invited for the 2014 round of the International Program Development Fund and the International Research Collaboration Award.EST

two days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Enhancing Service Desk support - GoToAssist IT Services is looking to improve the way we help support you…
Managing digital information - new tutorial 'InfoSafe' The University creates and manages a huge amount of digital information vital to the day-to-day work of the organisation, as well as providing a record of decisions and actions needed for accountability and legal compliance…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
New design for mobile phone masts could cut carbon emissions A breakthrough in the design of signal amplifiers for mobile phone masts could deliver a massive 200MW cut in the load on UK power stations, reducing CO2 emissions by around 0.5 million tonnes a year.
Faculty of Engineering news Faculty of Engineering news
IAM Examination Committee Members of the Institute of asset management professional examination's committee
School of Experimental Psychology news
Bryony Wood wins best poster pitch at the British Chapter ISMRM Postgraduate Symposium Bryony Wood won the best poster and poster pitch in the British Chapter of the International Society of the Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Postgraduate Symposium with her work 'Hippocampal Subfield Volumetry as a Marker of Early Alzheimer's Disease'.
School of Physics news
CQP Researchers make front cover of IEEE Photonics Society News Researchers at CQP have made the research highlights in this month's edition of the IEEE Photonics Society News
Researchers at CQP have review article published in Nature Physics The paper published in the April edition of Nature Physics magazine is entitled "Testing foundation of Quantum Mechanics with Photons" authored by Peter Shadbolt, Jonathan C.F Mathews, Anthony Laing and Jeremy L O'Brien

three days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Bristol scientist contributes to latest IPCC report Members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will approve the Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group III (WGIII) contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report and accept the underlying scientific and technical assessment at a meeting in Berlin, Germany today.

five days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Library catalogue services unavailable 6-9am on 29 May As part of the migration of services to the new Storage Area Network (SAN) the following service will be unavailable on Thursday 29 May between 06:00-09:00: Library catalogue (including self-service machines) Please note that this will also affect access to Library catalogue services via MyBristol…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Food glorious food The first ever Bristol Food Connections festival runs from 1 – 11 May this year and the University of Bristol will host a series of events.
Global poverty could be up to a third higher than reported With over one billion people in the world living on less than $1.25 per day, the World Bank aims to end ‘extreme poverty’ by 2030. But new research suggests that global poverty figures could be underestimated by up to a third, and calls for more robust measurement in the future.
Sneak a peek through the mist to technology of the future A tabletop display with personal screens made from a curtain of mist that allow users to move images around and push through the fog-screens and onto the display, will be unveiled at an international conference later this month.
School of Chemistry news
Colloids student receives micro grant to present nano work at Cambridge Julia Bartenstein has been awarded a Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) Micro Travel Grant to present her research on interfacial polymersomes in Cambridge.
University of Bristol - School of Humanities news
School of Humanities Digest April 2014 School of Humanities Digest April 2014

six days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
New research on gigabit wireless communications Research on gigabit wireless communications has been presented by researchers from the University of Bristol at the world’s leading wireless communications and networking conference, IEEE WCNC 2014, in Turkey earlier this week [Monday 6 to Wednesday 9 April].
£1.7m Leverhulme award for Bristol-Durham knot theory collaboration The Leverhulme Trust has awarded one of its prestigious Research Programme Grants to a collaboration between the Universities of Durham and Bristol for ‘SPOCK: Scientific Properties of Complex Knots’.
Faculty of Engineering news Faculty of Engineering news
Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professorship in Water Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professorship in Water to visit University of Bristol!
SPAIS Logo School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) news
SPAIS launches scholarship scheme for international students SPAIS is pleased to announce the launch of a new set of scholarships to award international candidates for undergraduate and post-graduate taught programmes who display the school’s characteristics of academic excellence, leadership and social engagement.
School of Physics news
Exciting Developments in Doctoral Training Bristol's newly established £10M EPSRC funded Quantum Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training will train a new generation of engineers and scientists.

seven days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Security vulnerability in OpenSSL On Monday night we were informed of a security vulnerability with OpenSSL…
Update on MyFiles work, 9 April Over the past three weeks we have seen significant issues affecting the Student and Staff “MyFiles” Services…
Removal of legacy print queues on open access computers On Tuesday 15 April legacy print queues will be removed from open access computers in the following locations: Libraries Computer Centre Senate House Study Centre Hawthorns study spaces These legacy print queues have already been superseded by Print Release and are being removed to reduce confusion around printers…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Security barriers affect movement of animals Security barriers in national parks on the US/Mexican border which aim to deter illegal migrants are affecting the movements of some native animal species while not necessarily restricting the movement of humans, according to new research from the University of Bristol, published today in PLoS ONE.
The afterlives of Joseph of Arimathea In his new book, Dr William John Lyons, Senior Lecturer in Biblical Interpretation at the University of Bristol, explores the reception history of Joseph of Arimathea from the Bible to the present day.
New drug offers hope for devastating childhood disease A powerful new drug which could relieve the symptoms of devastating childhood disease Rett syndrome is on the horizon thanks to a funding injection of £180,000.
Faculty of Engineering news Faculty of Engineering news
EWB Branch Challenge 2014 Team of students from the University of Bristol win the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Branch Challenge 2014!
School of Chemistry news
School of Chemistry launches 'Chemistry Explored' magazine The School of Chemistry has launched its very own magazine, Chemistry Explored, a biannual magazine which features contributions from staff and students from the School of Chemistry.
School of Physics news
New CQP Monthly Newsletter sign-up now! CQP have a brand new monthly Newsletter, sign up to receive it now.
£1.7m Leverhulme award for Bristol-Durham knot theory collaboration The Leverhulme Trust has awarded a prestigious Research Programme Grant to a collaboration between the Universities of Bristol and Durham for a project titled ‘SPOCK: Scientific Properties of Complex Knots’.
SPS news School for Policy Studies news
Report reveals adoption breakdown rate and the experiences of adoptive families in crisis The most comprehensive study ever to be carried out into adoption in England has confirmed that the rate of breakdown is lower than anticipated, but it also reveals a stark picture of the problems faced by families.
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Update Blackboard available – 16th April – 8am until noon. Blackboard will now be available to users between 8 am and Noon on the 16th April. Apologies for any confusion please let your students now that this work has been cancelled please contact us by email (TEL-Help@bristol.ac.uk)  if you have any questions.    

eight days ago

School of Chemistry news
Bristol study shows potential harmful effect of synthetic greenhouse gases Study shows that HFC replacements can have harmful effects
School of Experimental Psychology news
Olivia Maynard to present research findings to Parliament Olivia Maynard’s poster “Using objective research methodologies to examine the effectiveness of standardised packaging of tobacco products” has been selected for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Research Summer Reception in the House of Commons in June.

nine days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Datahub move to new SAN on 24 April between 12-4pm (affected services include Timetables, SAFE and more) The Datahub will be unavailable on Thursday 24 April from 12:00-16:00…
Business Objects Infoview / Financial reporting unavailable 6-9am on 29 April As part of a move of databases to the new SAN the following services will be unavailable on Tuesday 29 April between 06:00-09:00: Business Objects Infoview Business Objects Financial Reporting Web Finance Reporting (commitments data unavailable)  IT services apologises for any inconvenience this work may cause…
SPAIS Logo School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) news
Gilberto Algar-Faria makes appearance on BBC's The Big Question! Gilberto was part of the audience on The Big Question and made a point on the question "Should Britain be proud of its role in Afghanistan"
School of Physics news
School of Physics Newsletter - April 2014 School of Physics Newsletter, April 2014 - published today.
SPS news School for Policy Studies news
Professor Ken Fox selected as Alumni Fellow at Kansas State University Professor Ken Fox has been invited back to Kansas State University (KSU) College of Human Ecology after been selected as their 2014 Alumni Fellow. Alumni Fellows are students who have gone on to 'distinguish themselves' in their careers, and are invited back to give a lecture and share their expertise with students.
Dr Debbie Watson to lecture at Open Research Seminar in Finland Dr Debbie Watson, Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies and member of the Centre for Research in Health and Social Care, is to lecture in Oulu, Finland on 6 May, about ‘Creative research methods in studying children’s and young people’s wellbeing’.
Dr Finn Mackay to speak in HowTheLightGetsIn Festival in May 2014 Dr Finn Mackay, of the Centre for Gender and Violence Research, will be speaking in the HowTheLightGetsIn Festival, Hay-on-Wye, in May 2014. The festival is dedicated to philosophy, art, science, politics and music.

twelve days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Clarification of available filestore for staff and students Following the recent MyFiles problems it has come to light that many staff and students are unaware of the range of filestore available and what they should be used for.  As regards the MyFiles services please note additional work will be needed to further improve and sustain filestore provision…
Sport, Exercise and Health news
Rugby 7's tournament round-up Former performance sport athlete, Tom Mitchell captains the England rugby 7's Hong Kong tournament.
Bristol Rugby students set to face Wales. Three rugby lads selected for England Students Development Team to face the Welsh on Friday night.
Student, Staff and Alumni Golf Challenge Bristol & Clifton Golf Club host the 5th annual Student, Staff and Alumni golf challenge.
University of Bristol news
In March... Kenneth Austin delivered a paper entitled 'Fear and (Self-)Loathing: Expressions of Religious Anxiety in Early Modern England' at the Mapping Metaphor, at the University of Glasgow on 28 March.
School of Physics news
Quantum cryptography for mobile phones Quantum cryptography for mobile phones
Library services University of Bristol - Library news
Library opening hours for Easter The Arts and Social Sciences Library will be open24/7 during the Easter weekend, from Friday, 18 April (Good Friday) to Tuesday, 22 April inclusive. The Medical, Queen's Building, and Wills Memorial libraries will also be open from 10am to 7pm throughout the Easter weekend with reduced services.

thirteen days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
MyBristol unavailable 6-9am on 24 April MyBristol will be unavailable between 06:00 to 09:00 on Thursday 24 April…
Sport, Exercise and Health news
Closure of sports Hall and Pulse Gym on 10th April 2014 The sports hall and gym will be closed on Thursday 10th April for staff training
Faculty of Science University of Bristol - Faculty of Science news
Call for abstracts: Young Researchers Colloquium 2014 Deadline for submissions is Friday 9th May 2014
The Graduate School of Education Graduate School of Education news
Doctor of Education (EdD) Hong Kong Student Conference The annual Hong Kong EdD Student Conference was held on Saturday 22nd March 2014 at City University/School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE), Hong Kong.
School of Chemistry news
Charl Faul awarded adjunct professorship in Beijing Charl Faul has recently been awarded an adjunct professorship at the Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, by Professor Zhang (Head of the Department of Chemistry and Dean of the Faculty of Science, and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences).
SPAIS Logo School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) news
Policy Briefing Based on Quipu Project PolicyBristol has just published a policy briefing from Dr Karen Tucker.
Citizenship and Social Justice Dr. Aleksandra Lewicki presents her work on citizenship and social justice on the 8th of April 2014 in Berlin.
School Of Economics, Finance and Management School Of Economics, Finance and Management news
School of EFM team win national enterprise and employability challenge A team from the University of Bristol has emerged victorious from the UK’s premier enterprise and employability skills competition – the Universities Business Challenge 2013-2014 (UBC).
Bristol Veterinary School news Bristol Veterinary School news
University opens doors to budding vets University opens doors to budding vets
Department of History of Art University of Bristol - History of Art news
Mike O'Mahony's conference panel 'Picturing the Game' reported in New York Times online Mike O'Mahony's conference panel 'Picturing the Game' for 'Soccer as the Beautiful Game' is reported in New York Times online

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