The past fortnight's news from schools around the University

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yesterday

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
From pigeonholes to the arrow of time: quantum physicist wins prestigious prize A professor of physics from the University of Bristol's new Quantum Information Institute has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Cozzarelli Prize for a paper published in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
No 'weekend admission effect' for the elderly sustaining broken hips in the NHS New research has found NHS patients admitted to hospital at the weekend with a hip fracture are at no greater risk of death compared to weekdays. In fact, the risk of death during the hospital stay was lower at the weekend than in the week. Only a delay to surgery; undergoing surgery on a Sunday, when provision for operations in many hospitals is less, being discharged from hospital on a Sunday; or out of hours were associated with an increased risk of death at 30 days.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Sport, Exercise and Health news
A school sports day for 850 local children, courtesy of the University of Bristol A record 850 children from 11 local state primary schools are due to join more than 100 student volunteers from the University of Bristol for the Bristol Festival of School Sport on Tuesday 28 March.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
No 'weekend admission effect' for the elderly sustaining broken hips in the NHS New research has found NHS patients admitted to hospital at the weekend with a hip fracture are at no greater risk of death compared to weekdays. In fact, the risk of death during the hospital stay was lower at the weekend than in the week. Only a delay to surgery; undergoing surgery on a Sunday, when provision for operations in many hospitals is less, being discharged from hospital on a Sunday; or out of hours were associated with an increased risk of death at 30 days.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Experimental Psychology News
The School of Experimental Psychology hosts the South West Undergraduate Psychology Conference 2017 The School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, hosted the annual SWUC event this year.
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
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four days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Reaction to Supreme Court decision on minimum income immigration rule Academics from the University of Bristol’s newly formed Institute for Migration and Mobility Studies have expressed disappointment at last month’s ruling by the Supreme Court which decided the minimum income immigration rule is lawful.
Major breakthrough in the manufacture of red blood cells Researchers have generated the first immortalised cell lines which allow more efficient manufacture of red blood cells. The team, from the University of Bristol and NHS Blood and Transplant, were able to manufacture red blood cells in a more efficient scale than was previously possible.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
Major breakthrough in the manufacture of red blood cells Researchers have generated the first immortalised cell lines which allow more efficient manufacture of red blood cells. The team, from the University of Bristol and NHS Blood and Transplant, were able to manufacture red blood cells in a more efficient scale than was previously possible.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Patron of the Bar Society, Tunde Okewale MBE gives inspirational lecture on overcoming adversity From a council estate in Hackney, East London, to one of the leading London sets, Doughty Street Chambers, Tunde Okewale MBE’s trajectory to success has been inspiring. Despite this, Tunde would insist that he does not presume his own experience of adversity to be unique or particularly extreme.
Success for student societies at LawCareers.Net Student Law Society Awards On 16 March 2017, LawCareers.Net brought together students, recruiters, partners and trainees for their national Student Law Society Awards at Painters Hall in London.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Department of English news

five days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Is there a link between telomere length and cancer? Telomeres are regions of repetitive DNA at the end of human chromosomes, which protect the end of the chromosome from damage. Whilst shorter telomeres are hypothesized biological markers of older age and have been linked to many diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular diseases, whether these associations are causal is unknown.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Is there a link between telomere length and cancer? Telomeres are regions of repetitive DNA at the end of human chromosomes, which protect the end of the chromosome from damage. Whilst shorter telomeres are hypothesized biological markers of older age and have been linked to many diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular diseases, whether these associations are causal is unknown.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Experimental Psychology News
Dr Claire Haworth wins Spearman Medal for outstanding research in psychology Dr Claire Haworth, Reader in Behavioural Genetics and co-director of the Dynamic Genetics Lab, has been awarded the 2017 Spearman Medal from the British Psychological Society.
University of Bristol
Academics from the School for Policy Studies contribute to new specialist research institutes for Migration and Mobility Studies and Poverty The University of Bristol has launched seven new research institutes reflecting the University’s strength and depth in key specialisms. These Specialist Research Institutes (SRIs) encompass areas where the University is already internationally-leading and looking to develop capacity.

six days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Ground-breaking fossilised tissue reveals the gradual evolution of crouched legs in birds Living birds have a more crouched leg posture compared to their dinosaurian ancestors, which generally are thought to have moved with straighter limbs - similar to the postures of humans.
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
QMP unavailable Tue 11th April, 9 am – 12 noon IT Services will be performing some essential maintenance on Questionmark Perception from 9 am – 12 noon on Tuesday 11th April; as a result, the service will be unavailable during that time. We will update our blog with any further information regarding this downtime, and apologise for and inconvenience it may cause. If you have any questions, […]

seven days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Change to the naming of the visitor wireless service We continue to see a large number of devices connecting to the visitor wireless service The Cloud (see previous news item)…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Scientists look to AI for help in peer review Peer review is a cornerstone of the scientific publishing process but could artificial intelligence help with the process? Computer scientists from the University of Bristol have reviewed how state-of-the-art tools from machine learning and artificial intelligence are already helping to automate parts of the academic peer-review process.
Researchers to create biomimetic forebrain for 3D-printed robot hands A team of researchers is to develop a biomimetic forebrain for controlling 3D-printed robot hands with a sense of touch. They aim to create a biomimetic forebrain based on computer modelling of a mammal’s neural system that communicates touch in humans and animals, and use this to perform general manipulation tasks in robots.
Stem cell therapy could help mend the youngest of broken hearts Researchers have shown stem cells from the umbilical cord may hold the key to a new generation of graft and could reduce the number of surgeries required to treat young children born with certain types of congenital heart disease.
Dr Nic Timpson appointed to ALSPAC Principal Investigator Dr Nic Timpson has recently been appointed to the post of ALSPAC Principal Investigator. He brings a distinguished academic pedigree and has made a long-term commitment to leading ALSPAC to ongoing success.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Stem cell therapy could help mend the youngest of broken hearts Researchers have shown stem cells from the umbilical cord may hold the key to a new generation of graft and could reduce the number of surgeries required to treat young children born with certain types of congenital heart disease.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
The Right Hon Lord Wilson, Patron of the UBLC and Supreme Court Justice delivers annual lecture On the evening of 20th March, The Right Hon Lord Wilson, UBLC Patron and Supreme Court Justice, delivered the 2017 Patron’s Lecture on ‘Changes Over The Centuries in the Financial Consequences of Divorce’.

eight days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Virtual Futures: Where is Virtual Reality taking us? Virtual Reality – or VR - has long been the idea of science fiction but now it is happening and the impact on society is potentially huge. The University of Bristol and the Digital Cultures Research Centre at University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are sponsoring a special track at this year’s VR World Congress [Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 April] to encourage debate into what this may mean for everyone.
University launches new specialist research institutes The University of Bristol has today (Monday, 20 March) launched seven new research institutes reflecting the University’s strength and depth in key specialisms.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
ACCIS CDT student wins Hexcel project prize PhD student Tamas Rev has been awarded the inaugural Hexcel prize for the best ACCIS CDT six-month extended research project (XP).
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Chemistry graduate opens UK’s first independent science incubator Congratulations to Chemistry PhD graduate Dr Harry Destecroix who has just launched Unit DX, a revolutionary innovation centre for scientific enterprise
Bristol Tackles Global Challenges Week Well done to everybody who took part in Bristol Tackles Global Challenges Week which saw BristolBridge and BrisSynBio host 46 investigators from 14 universities and institutes across Thailand, Malaysia and Kenya to develop collaborative international partnerships to address global challenges.
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
Dr. Steven Proud delivers first in 2017 'Best of Bristol' lecture series The demise of the lecture? Or has its death been widely misreported?
Funding award from the British Academy Project to digitise data on strikes in late 19th and early 20th century England and Wales receives funding from British Academy

eleven days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Deep-sea corals reveal why atmospheric carbon was reduced during colder time periods We know a lot about how carbon dioxide (CO2) levels can drive climate change, but how about the way that climate change can cause fluctuations in CO2 levels?
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Sport, Exercise and Health news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
An excellent finale to a successful year of mooting in the Herbert Smith Freehills UBLC Mooting Competition March 2017 saw the Herbert Smith Freehills University of Bristol Law Club (UBLC) mooting finals held at the Supreme Court in London and our new mooting chamber in Bristol. This was an opportunity for the best mooters from all year groups to compete against one another, after a year of intense and competitive rounds.
Dr Sofia Galani provides expertise on human rights at sea Earlier this month Dr Sofia Galani joined the Human Rights at Sea Non-Executive Board of Advisors bringing expertise to the charity’s educational and research work.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
Same-Sex Marriage and Migrant Temporariness Dr Eithne Luibheid from University of Arizona and Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor at SPAIS presented her paper titled “Same-Sex Marriage and Migrant Temporariness” at an event jointly hosted by the Centre for Ethnicity and Citizenship and the Gender Research Centre. The seminar was chaired by Dr Katharine Charsley.

twelve days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
How can a quantum machine learn another quantum system? Quantum computing will soon enter a revolutionary new age of quantum supremacy, in which quantum computers are expected to outperform the computational power of the classical ones, unlocking new applications and technologies such as designing new drugs and processing big data.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Sport, Exercise and Health news
Students’ 10 hour extreme sports day aims to raise £14,000 Hundreds of University of Bristol students will take part in an ‘extreme sports day’ today [16 March], undertaking some tough challenges over 10 hours for charity.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Rape Investigations and police accountability: the case of the Black Cab Rapist This week the case of the Black Cab rapist, John Worboys, was back in the public eye – and in the Supreme Court. Head of School, Professor Joanne Conaghan, a leading scholar in the field of gender and law, provides critical analysis based on her research on the case.
How has history shaped our socioeconomic rights? Professor Novitz at Harvard Law School Later this month, Professor Tonia Novitz will be a keynote speaker at Harvard Law School, presenting a paper that uses history to examine the relevance of freedom of association as a socio-economic right today
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news
Physics undergraduates raise over a thousand pounds in charity run Undergraduates Astrid, Viktoria and Helen ran Bath Half Marathon and raised over £1000.
An innovative way to present your research BCFN student Sara Carreira uses new techniques to publicise her work

thirteen days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Bristol celebrates ten years of the ERC It may not be immediately apparent what volcanoes, artificial intelligence and the Arctic all have in common. Yet they are all subjects of ground-breaking University of Bristol research which was celebrated this week at an event to commemorate 10 years of the European Research Council.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
ACCIS CDT student presents STEM poster at Westminster. Evangelos Zympeloudis was recently invited to exhibit his poster at Westminster as part of 'STEM for Britain'.
EPSRC press release on CRUST Project - Dr Katsu Goda An EPSRC press has been released on the CRUST project (Cascading Risk & Uncertainty of Earthquake Shaking and Tsunami), which Civil Engineering's Dr Katsu Goda has been working on.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Bristol celebrates ten years of the ERC It may not be immediately apparent what volcanoes, artificial intelligence and the Arctic all have in common. Yet they are all subjects of ground-breaking University of Bristol research which was celebrated this week at an event to commemorate 10 years of the European Research Council.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
Bristol celebrates ten years of the ERC It may not be immediately apparent what volcanoes, artificial intelligence and the Arctic all have in common. Yet they are all subjects of ground-breaking University of Bristol research which was celebrated this week at an event to commemorate 10 years of the European Research Council.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news

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