The past fortnight's news from schools around the University

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two days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
First eyewitness accounts of mystery volcanic eruption New light has been shed on one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in the last 500 years – the so-called 'Unknown eruption' – thanks to an unusual collaboration between a historian and a team of earth scientists at the University of Bristol.
What does it really mean to be InTouch? A new tactile device created by award-winning Bristol-based design consultancy, Kinneir Dufort and the University of Bristol is exploring what it means to feel connected again in this disconnected, screen-focused world.
Sport, Exercise and Health news
Indoor Netball action – FREE ENTRY Netball International Test series being played in Bristol between South Africa and England
Faculty of Engineering news Faculty of Engineering news
ACCIS CDT: Call for PhD project proposals The call for EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT) PhD projects is now open.
SPAIS Logo School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) news
Times Higher Education Review Aleks Lewicki's Latest Book Aleksandra Lewicki's new book 'Social Justice through Citizenship?' has been reviewed in the Times Higher Education
University of Bristol | Department of Computer Science | News
What does it really mean to be InTouch? Our connected life after the Smartphone. In this fast paced digital world we often feel isolated from the people we love. The smartphone may allow us to connect almost anywhere at any time, but although we are always connected, are we really InTouch? The project is a collaboration between Dr Cater and Dr Bates, and design company Kinneir Dufort to use haptic technology to explore new ways to allow us all to communicate.
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
New tool available for online marking A new tool for online marking is now available in Blackboard. The “inline grading” tool allows markers to annotate work directly in Blackboard, without having to download and upload files. Blackboard’s 3 minute video tutorial shows how to use the tool. If you would like to find out more about online marking or online submission please visit […]

three days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Free Microsoft Office for current students! Microsoft now allows all current students at the University of Bristol to download and install Office 365 ProPlus on personal computers, without charge…
Improvements to the performance of University managed laptops In an effort to improve the experience of staff using University laptops, IT Services have made changes to the way laptops work which should noticeably improve their performance…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
The future of connected objects unveiled at London Design Festival Talking taxidermy that brings to life the brutal history of the 'plume boom'; a magical object to connect speaker and listener via sound, light and touch; and a storyteller to help pupils learn about the difficult history of the slave trade will be unveiled at Christies in London today as part of the London Design Festival.
SPAIS Logo School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) news
Dr Benoit Pelopidas writes new blog for Policy Bristol New blog on Policy-relevance and the responsibility of nuclear scholars written by Dr Benoit Pelopidas.

four days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Improving the health and wellbeing of young Bristolians A new project to improve the health of children across Bristol gets underway this month as experts from across the city join forces to tackle the inequalities faced by 20,000 youngsters living in poverty.
The Graduate School of Education Graduate School of Education news
Everyday Maths project feeds into Adult Literacy and Numeracy Report Everyday Maths project feeds into the Adult Literacy and Numeracy Report 'HC 557' published by the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee 08/09/2014
Dr Paul Howard Jones on BBC Radio 4's 'The Educators' Sarah Montague interviews the people whose ideas are challenging the future of education.
New bespoke masters course for BDS Bespoke masters course launched for teachers at Bedminster Down School and the Malago learning Federation
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Megan Shaw wins seminar prize Megan Shaw has been awarded the best seminar prize at the Royal Society of Chemistry 29th Annual Postgraduate Meeting of the Heterocyclic & Synthesis Group. The meeting was held on 16th September at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Abingdon.
SPS news School for Policy Studies news
Improving the health and wellbeing of young Bristolians A new project to improve the health of children across Bristol gets underway this month as experts from across the city join forces to tackle the inequalities faced by 20,000 youngsters living in poverty.

five days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Bristol academics scoop three Wellcome Trust Investigator Awards Three academics in the Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences have received prestigious Investigator Awards from the Wellcome Trust.
Gene variant that dramatically reduces ‘bad’ lipids Research using data collected from around 4,000 healthy people in the UK has enabled scientists to identify a rare genetic variant that dramatically reduces levels of certain types of lipids in the blood.
How learning to talk is in the genes Researchers have found evidence that genetic factors may contribute to the development of language during infancy.
Fun and free – 80by18 activities at your fingertips Young people have been setting themselves challenges and finding out more about life in Bristol this summer thanks to an on-line educational resource which helps them to find fun and free things to do in, around, above, and below the city.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
How learning to talk is in the genes Researchers have found evidence that genetic factors may contribute to the development of language during infancy.
Gene variant that dramatically reduces ‘bad’ lipids Research using data collected from around 4,000 healthy people in the UK has enabled scientists to identify a rare genetic variant that dramatically reduces levels of certain types of lipids in the blood.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Bristol academics scoop three Wellcome Trust Investigator Awards Three academics in the Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences have received prestigious Investigator Awards from the Wellcome Trust.
Law RSS newsfeed icon University of Bristol Law School news
Celia Wells presents 'Grand Designs: Deconstructing and Reconstructing Criminal Law' at a one-day workshop 'Re-imagining the Teaching of Criminal Law' at Birmingham University on 17th September Celia Wells presents 'Grand Designs: Deconstructing and Reconstructing Criminal Law' at a one-day workshop 'Re-imagining the Teaching of Criminal Law' at Birmingham University on 17th September.
SPAIS Logo School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) news
Dr Benoit Pelopidas participates in a roundtable on "New International Nuclear History, International Organizations and the IAEA" Dr Benoit Pelopidas participates in a roundtable on "New International Nuclear History, International Organizations and the IAEA" in Vienna with Professor David Holloway (Stanford University), Professor Matthew Jones (London School of Economics) and Professor Sonja Schmid (Virginia Tech) on September 19, 2014.
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Blackboard downtime Thursday 18 September 17.30-19.30 IT Services have informed us that they are intending to take down the server that hosts Blackboard (and other services, such as SITS) on Thursday evening for two hours, between 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm. This is to allow them to make important repairs to the hardware. Hopefully this downtime will not have a significant […]

six days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Responding and adapting to climate change How should we address the scientific, cultural, health, and social issues arising from climate change when there is uncertainty about its effects? Experts from around the world will meet in Bristol this month to discuss how best to respond to climate change in an uncertain world.
Law RSS newsfeed icon University of Bristol Law School news
Tom Tooth (PGR) attends 5th annual PolCon in Middlesborough PolCon is a niche institution within the wider criminal justice scholarship field, with a specialist policing remit and an avowed aim to facilitate the collaboration of universities and police forces in enhancing the status of evidence-based policing practices.
Legal Research Methods and Methodologies Conference 16 September 2014 The University of Bristol Law School is hosting its 2014 Legal Research Methods and Methodologies Conference on Tuesday 16th September 2014
SPAIS Logo School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) news
Dr Paul Higate to give public lecture in Amsterdam Drawing on the rapid rise of Private and Military Security Companies (PMSC) in recent years, this lecture focuses on the masculinity-security nexus in the case of private security contractors. In particular it considers the salience of identity work to contractors from the U.S and the UK, where security performance is theorised in terms of a dichotomised heuristic; low profile security work in the case of the British, and high profile in the case of the U.S.
SPS news School for Policy Studies news
Launch of new Working Together with Parents Network website As you can see we have refreshed our website! We also have a new, members’ only, blog. The website provides an overviews of positive practice and what is happening around the UK. The blog is for in-depth discussion of between our members.

nine days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Update to staff remote desktop The staff remote desktop will upgraded to Windows Server 2012 R2 over the next two weeks…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
School of Chemistry researchers publish in Nature Researchers in the School of Chemistry have published two papers in Nature in one week.
Chemistry Explored second edition now available The second edition of Chemistry Explored, the School of Chemistry's magazine is now available.

ten days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Scientists report first semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus Scientists today unveiled what appears to be the first truly semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus. New fossils of the massive Cretaceous period predator reveal it adapted to life in the water some 95 million years ago, providing the most compelling evidence to date of a dinosaur able to live and hunt in an aquatic environment.
The quantum revolution is a step closer A new way to run a quantum algorithm using much simpler methods than previously thought has been discovered by a team of researchers at the University of Bristol. These findings could dramatically bring forward the development of a 'quantum computer' capable of beating a conventional computer.
Binge drinking in pregnancy can affect child’s mental health and school results Binge drinking during pregnancy can increase the risk of mental health problems - particularly hyperactivity and inattention - in children aged 11 and can have a negative effect on their school examination results, according to new research.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Binge drinking in pregnancy can affect child’s mental health and school results Binge drinking during pregnancy can increase the risk of mental health problems - particularly hyperactivity and inattention - in children aged 11 and can have a negative effect on their school examination results, according to new research.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Ikenna Ndukwe wins poster prize at SMASH 2014 Ikenna Ndukwe, a PhD student in the School of Chemistry, under the supervision of Dr Craig Butts, has been awarded the runner-up prize for his poster entitled "Sensitivity and Resolution Enhancement in EXSIDE and band selective EXSIDE" at SMASH 2014.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news

eleven days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
New study shows impact of movies on dog breed popularity The effect of movies featuring dogs on the popularity of dog breeds can last up to ten years and is correlated with the general success of the movies, according to new research from the University of Bristol, the City University of New York, and Western Carolina University.
Chemists create 'assembly-line' for organic molecules Scientists at the University of Bristol have developed a process where reagents are added to a growing carbon chain with extraordinary high fidelity and precise orientation, thereby controlling the conformation of the molecule so that it adopts a helical or linear shape. The process can be likened to a molecular assembly line.
No north/south divide in global hydroxyl levels The self-cleansing power of the atmosphere does not differ substantially between the northern and southern hemisphere according to surprising new findings, based on observational data and modelling, published in Nature today.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Using antibiotics to help heart problems A research team from the University of Bristol is looking at whether an antibiotic has the potential to prevent or treat irregular heartbeats brought on by other medicines, thanks to a grant from national charity Heart Research UK.
SPAIS Logo School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) news
Prof Jeffrey Henderson on BBC Radio Sheffield Professor Jeffrey Henderson was interviewed today (September 9th) on BBC Radio Sheffield. He spoke about the implications of the Scottish referendum for the North and other English regions.
University of Bristol | Department of Computer Science | News
Energy Aware COmputing (EACO) Workshop at Bristol The 7th EACO Workshop 7 is held at the University of Bristol, Department of Computer Science on 10 and 11 September 2014. The workshop is focused on Analysis Techniques for Energy Aware COmputing with world-leading experts presenting the state of the art.

twelve days ago

Sport, Exercise and Health news
Staff training - Sports Centre closure Customer information regarding sports centre closure.
Sports Hall re-opens Sports hall re-opens.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Science news
Dr Adam Dixon speaks at Chatham House Dr. Adam Dixon was an invited speaker to a day-long event on African sovereign wealth funds held at Chatham House on 5 September. Guests included government ministers and diplomats from a number of African countries, as well as guests from prominent NGOs, the World Bank, and the financial services industry.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Understanding a molecular motor responsible for human development Another mystery of the human body has been solved by scientists who have identified how a molecular motor essential for human development works. They have also pinpointed why mutations in genes linked to this motor can lead to a range of human diseases.
Law RSS newsfeed icon University of Bristol Law School news
Ken Oliphant to give keynote lecture at French Cour de cassation On Friday 12 September 2014, Ken Oliphant will give a keynote lecture at an international colloquium hosted at the French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation).
Dr Michael Naughton quoted in Telegraph Dr Michael Naughton, Reader in Sociology and Law, quoted in a piece by Paul Peachey in The Independent: "Legal eagles fighting wrongful convictions in the US are coming here."
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Geographical Sciences news
Dr Adam Dixon speaks at Chatham House Dr. Adam Dixon was an invited speaker to a day-long event on African sovereign wealth funds held at Chatham House on 5 September. Guests included government ministers and diplomats from a number of African countries, as well as guests from prominent NGOs, the World Bank, and the financial services industry.
SPAIS Logo School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) news
The Femist and Women's Studies Association Conference 2014 The Feminist & Women's Studies Association (FWSA) 2014 Conference: Rethinking Sisterhood - The Affective Politics of Women’s Relationships,co-organised by Dr Maud Perrier, will take place on Saturday 13th September 2014
SPS news School for Policy Studies news
Men with long-term conditions demand better social care The social care sector needs to focus on gender-specific social and sexual needs when looking after men with debilitating long-term health conditions, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Bristol looked at the views of 20 men, aged from 21 to 33, who have Duchenne muscular dystrophy – a life-limiting neuromuscular disease which gradually causes the muscles to weaken.
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Blackboard workshops for staff Places are available on Blackboard workshops for staff. These include: Introduction to Blackboard for administrative and support staff Introduction to Blackboard for Academic Staff (including Research Staff) Effective course design For further information and booking please see the “Training and events” section of the TEL website.

thirteen days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Student’s legacy lives on through Namibian clinic A new clinic has been named in memory of a University of Bristol student who died while visiting Namibia in 2002.
Law RSS newsfeed icon University of Bristol Law School news
Legal Research Network Conference Law School hosts successful Legal Research Network Postgraduate Summer School and Academic Conference
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Manners group publishes in Nature Chemistry Professor Ian Manners' research group have recently published a paper in Nature Chemistry, this is the group's fourth paper published in Nature and Science journals so far in 2014.
Coming up smelling of roses – WI workshops The team behind Picture It… Chemistry has teamed up with the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) to bring chemistry to the WI membership through a number of workshops.
SPAIS Logo School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) news
New Article in The Independent quotes research work of Michael Naughton Dr Michael Naughton, Reader in Sociology and Law, has been quoted in an article by Paul Peachey in The Independent entitled "Legal eagles fighting wrongful convictions in the US are coming here."
New Article written by Dr Michael Naughton published in the British Journal of Criminology A new article by Dr Naughton, Reader in Sociology and Law, has been published in the British Journal of Criminology entitled "Criminologizing wrongful convictions"
Dr Michael Naughton Quoted Extensively in Daily Telegraph Dr Michael Naughton, Reader in Sociology and Law, has been extensively quoted in a piece by Olivia Goldhill on The Telegraph website: "When innocent men go to jail: miscarriag​es of justice in Britain."
Dr Tom Scott-Smith invited as keynote speaker at MSF Conference Dr Tom Scott-Smith will be the keynote speaker at the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) conference (Co-Days) in Amsterdam on the 10th September 2014. His topic will be the Politics and Ideology of Humanitarianism.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Experimental Psychology News
Decision Making Bristol 2014 A major international conference on the science of decision making will be held in Bristol this week attracting delegates from around the world.
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Questionmark Perception maintenance 24th September 2014 The Questionmark Perception system will be unavailable on Wednesday 24th September 2014. The downtime is required for maintenance. Thursday 25th will be an “at risk” period – we strongly recommend that you do not run any critical activities on this day. Please let us know (tel-help@bristol.ac.uk) if you have any critical activity that must run […]

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