The past fortnight's news from schools around the University

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today

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Funding boost to promote inter-religious and cultural dialogue The National Association of Teachers of RE (NATRE) and the University of Bristol have successfully won two research bids for a joint project exploring better ways of promoting inter-religious and cultural dialogue in the classroom.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
STUDENT NEWS: What to expect from your Personal Tutor Personal Tutors are here to help you become the very best you can be. This article explains what you should expect from them, and encourages you to embrace their guidance during your time here.

yesterday

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Consistency builds cohesion in the animal kingdom Fish with consistent personalities are more successful in social groups and better at helping to build tighter shoals, according to new research published in Scientific Reports.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Students at Univeristy of Bristol's Law Clinic to help families of young cancer patients Working in partnership with CLIC Sargent, UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, Law Clinic students will help parents of children living with cancer negotiate some of the legal obstacles that come with the diagnosis.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Simplify ‘My Courses’ Are you having trouble finding the right course in your ‘My Courses’ list on Blackboard? This handy video may save you some time.        
Tips to improve your course design in Blackboard We’ve put together a series of very short (~1 minute) videos with some of our top tips for Blackboard course design: http://digitaleducation.blogs.ilrt.org/category/top-tips/ Topics include: improving your menu, decluttering your course, and previewing as a student. More to come over the next few days.

two days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
BAME patients may be underrepresented in trials for diabetes treatment, study finds Failure to directly and appropriately assess language proficiency when recruiting patients to randomised controlled trials (RCTs) for diabetes treatments may be leading to black and ethnic minority (BAME) patients being underrepresented or excluded.
Ancestor of arthropods had the mouth of a penis worm Fresh evidence from a series of expeditions to North Greenland have led palaeontologists to solve an age-old mystery about a distinctive group of arthropods.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
BAME patients may be underrepresented in trials for diabetes treatment, study finds Failure to directly and appropriately assess language proficiency when recruiting patients to randomised controlled trials (RCTs) for diabetes treatments may be leading to black and ethnic minority (BAME) patients being underrepresented or excluded.
University of Bristol
UK academics call on UN to defend the rights of people in need of humanitarian protection Academics from UK universities including Bristol, Middlesex, Warwick, Loughborough, King’s College London, Queen Mary, York, and Durham have called on delegates to this week’s United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants to defend the rights of some of the most vulnerable people in the world.

five days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Sport, Exercise and Health news
You can help make sport happen - come and find out more On Tuesday 27th September between 5pm - 6pm at Tyndall Avenue Sports Centre we will be telling students at the University exactly why the Coaching, Leadership and Volunteer Programme is for you!
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news
Welcoming our new CDT-CMP cohort We're delighted to usher our new students starting in 2016!
CDT-CMP Annual Conference 2016 The CDT-CMP welcomed staff, students, and parters to the annual conference, held at the University of Bath
23 men (and women) in a boat! The students and staff of the CDT-CMP gathered for our annual summer social - this year on a narrowboat!
University of Bristol University of Bristol - WUN news

six days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Patterns of Greenland ice loss similar to 20 thousand years ago A new study based on GPS measurements of the Earth’s crust suggests that previous calculations of past and present-day mass loss in the Greenland Ice Sheet may have been underestimated.
Fate of turtles and tortoises affected more by habitat than temperature Habitat degradation poses a greater risk to the survival of turtles and tortoises than rising global temperatures, according to new research.
Research on stress hormone effects on the brain reveals unexpected findings Stress is a common problem often resulting in poor health and mental disorders. New research has revealed that current concepts on how stress hormones act on the brain may need to be reassessed.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Research on stress hormone effects on the brain reveals unexpected findings Stress is a common problem often resulting in poor health and mental disorders. New research has revealed that current concepts on how stress hormones act on the brain may need to be reassessed.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Chemistry Explored- Autumn 2016 The latest edition of the School of Chemistry Magazine 'Chemistry Explored' is now available
University of Bristol
School for Policy Studies to host IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor In March 2017, the School for Policy Studies will host Professor Sun-Jin Yun of the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University, as IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor.

seven days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Upgrading to macOS Sierra - known issues with UoB systems and applications Apple will release macOS Sierra on 20th September 2016…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Ikenna Ndukwe Wins Poster Prize at SMASH 2016 Congratulations to final year PhD student, Ikenna Ndukwe who won a poster prize at SMASH 2016 in La Jolla, California

eight days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news

nine days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
What’s hopping around in your pond? A free, innovative educational app that teaches children about the lifecycle and habitats of tadpoles has been developed and launched by computer science students from the University of Bristol.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
MSc Project Proposals - submission by Friday 21st October Please note there is an important change to the time frame for MSc projects.
Seminar Download: Dr John Hart Smith (Boeing) 'Failures in Fibre-Polymer Composite Structures' 26th September, Faculty Board Room. 'Is there really no need to be able to predict matrix failures in fibre-polymer composite structures?'
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Make Blackboard courses available to students As an Instructor, if under “My Courses” on your Blackboard home page  you see “not currently available” or “unavailable” after the course name, this means the course is unavailable to students. Instructors can still access and edit the course. Once your course is ready for students to use, ensure that it is made available as follows: […]

twelve days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Healthy fat stem cells can protect against obesity-associated type 2 diabetes Obesity is responsible for the deaths of over three million people a year worldwide due to its associated diseases such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
First joint ACCIS and NCC conference a great success. The 9th ACCIS Conference, held jointly with the NCC on 13th September at the Bristol-based National Composites Centre, has been deemed a great success. The conference, which attracted nearly 300 delegates showcased the latest developments in composites research and manufacture.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
Healthy fat stem cells can protect against obesity-associated type 2 diabetes Obesity is responsible for the deaths of over three million people a year worldwide due to its associated diseases such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Dr Eirik Bjorge gives speech at European Court of Human Rights in honour of outgoing Judge Mahoney On 9 September 2016 Dr Eirik Bjorge spoke in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg in honour of the out-going British judge in the Court, Judge Mahoney.
Dr Eirik Bjorge takes part in the proceedings at the International Court of Justice Dr Eirik Bjorge was a part of the Kenyan team in the proceedings before the International Court of Justice
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
Consensus and experience trump leadership, suppressing individual personality during social foraging N.D. McDonald, S.A. Rands, F. Hill, C. Elder, C.C. Ioannou have their paper published in Science Advances
A social mechanism facilitates ant colony emigrations over different distances Thomas A. O'Shea-Wheller, Deraj K. Wilson-Aggarwal, Duncan E. Edgley, Ana B. Sendova-Franks, Nigel R. Franks have their paper published in Journal of Experimental Biology.

thirteen days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
The rise of the internet has reduced voter turnout Research published today by Dr Stephan Heblich of the University of Bristol shows that during the initial phase of the internet, a “crowding-out” of political information occurred, which has affected voter turnout.
Bristol Computer Science academic to chair major augmented reality conference Professor Walterio Mayol-Cuevas in the Department of Computer Science is to chair the IEEE ISMAR, the most prominent academic conference on augmented and mixed reality.
For ants, 'elite' individuals are not always so effective We all know that social insects, such as ants, often work together to achieve effective responses to environmental challenges.
Largest UK trial of treatment for prostate cancer publishes first results Active monitoring is as effective as surgery and radiotherapy, in terms of survival at 10 years, reports the largest study of its kind, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
What dinosaurs' colour patterns say about their habitat After reconstructing the colour patterns of a well-preserved dinosaur from China, researchers from the University of Bristol have found that the long-lost species Psittacosaurus (meaning "parrot lizard", a reference to its parrot-like beak) was light on its underside and darker on top.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Largest UK trial of treatment for prostate cancer publishes first results Active monitoring is as effective as surgery and radiotherapy, in terms of survival at 10 years, reports the largest study of its kind, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
For ants, 'elite' individuals are not always so effective We all know that social insects, such as ants, often work together to achieve effective responses to environmental challenges.

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