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today

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Essential database maintenance work affecting many services on Wednesday 20th July Essential database maintenance work will take place on Wednesday 20th July…
Essential database maintenance work on Friday 15th July Essential database maintenance work will take place on Friday 15th July…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Personality disorders have long-term effects on mental health and social relationships People with personality disorder (PD) have enduring relationship difficulties. The condition affects about one in 20 people in the UK and up to 40 per cent of adult mental health service users.
The Obama effect: America's First Lady inspired London pupils Michelle Obama's involvement with a secondary school in London had a substantial positive impact on pupils' GCSE results, according to a University of Bristol academic.
University of Bristol professor awarded physics medal The Institute of Physics (IOP) has awarded the Dirac medal to Professor Sandu Popescu for his contribution to quantum physics, recognising his work to further the understanding of quantum physics and his research into nonlocality.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Personality disorders have long-term effects on mental health and social relationships People with personality disorder (PD) have enduring relationship difficulties. The condition affects about one in 20 people in the UK and up to 40 per cent of adult mental health service users.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Inside Porton Down: Britain's Secret Weapons Research Facility Allen Haddrell and Jonathan Reid have contributed to a BBC4 Programme on the history of Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) and Porton Down, "Inside Porton Down: Britain's Secret Weapons Research Facility"
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
Professor Ellwood gives evidence to Commons Select Committee A Commons Select Committee is conducting an Inquiry into the utility of management information used by Government Departments, particular monthly accounts. Professor Ellwood gives evidence to this Committee, drawing on her recent research activity in this area.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news
Professor Sandu Popescu awarded the Dirac Medal of the IOP The Institute of Physics (IOP) has awarded the Dirac medal to Professor Sandu Popescu for his contribution to quantum physics, recognising his work to further the understanding of quantum physics and his research into nonlocality.

yesterday

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Dementia researchers gather in Bristol to share findings with public Dementia experts in Bristol are holding a free public meeting on Monday 4 July to discuss the latest research findings and boost public understanding of the condition. The meeting will involve short talks from dementia experts from scientific, medical, technological and legal backgrounds, all of whom are working to improve the lives of people living with the condition.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Dementia researchers gather in Bristol to share findings with public Dementia experts in Bristol are holding a free public meeting on Monday 4 July to discuss the latest research findings and boost public understanding of the condition. The meeting will involve short talks from dementia experts from scientific, medical, technological and legal backgrounds, all of whom are working to improve the lives of people living with the condition.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
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The Working Together with Parents Network (WTPN) is pleased to announce five free regional seminars in September 2016 5 free seminars announced on the updated Good Practice Guidance on working with parents with a learning disability (September 2016)
Professor Marianne Hester contributes to Missing Evidence: an inquiry into the delayed publication government commissioned research. Professor Marianne Hester from the Centre of Gender & Violence Research has contributed to Missing Evidence: an inquiry into the delayed publication of government commissioned research
University of Bristol University of Bristol - History of Art news
First international conference paper for Bristol History of Art PhD student Bristol History of Art PhD student gives her first international conference paper

two days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Crystal movement under Mount St Helens may have indicated 1980 eruption was likely A study of how crystals moved in magma under the Mount St Helens volcano before the 1980 eruption may have signalled that an eruption was probable. Scientists say that similar measurements may indicate the possibility of eruption in some other, well-studied volcanoes, but caution that this is not a technique which could be applied to every volcano.
Looking at nature with an engineer’s eye Dr Rob Malkin from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol has been awarded this year’s British Science Association Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award Lecture 2016 for his work in bio-acoustic inspired technology.
Hospital-at-home is a safe alternative to hospital admission for elderly patients When considering admitting patients over the age of 65 for acute hospital care, alternatives such as hospital at home, admission to a local community hospital or extended stays and treatment in A&E; are a viable option say NIHR-funded researchers from the University of Bristol and the University for the West of England (UWE Bristol).
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Hospital-at-home is a safe alternative to hospital admission for elderly patients When considering admitting patients over the age of 65 for acute hospital care, alternatives such as hospital at home, admission to a local community hospital or extended stays and treatment in A&E; are a viable option say NIHR-funded researchers from the University of Bristol and the University for the West of England (UWE Bristol).
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Brexit, public funds and big business In his latest blog, Dr Albert-Sanchez Graells, looks at how Brexit may have negative effects for the control of public expenditure, particularly regarding subsidies to large companies
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
The expanding role of the Graduate School of Education Since the beginning of the year, the School has been in the process of re-engineering its provision, in order to maintain its position as one of the leading schools of education in the UK. This work, entitled ‘Education 2025’, also ties in with wider work happening at the University of Bristol, as the institution develops a new overall strategy for the coming decade.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
Dr Lozano Fernandez Publishes New Paper Article published by University of Bristol Fellow Dr. Jesus Lozano Fernandez on the molecular palaeobiological exploration of arthropod terrestrialization

three days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Essential Network Maintenance Work, 6th July, 8am-11am - short breaks to internet access for external services As part of the planned maintenance works over the summer 2016 period, essential network maintenance will take place on Wednesday 6th July…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Early bird wings preserved in Burmese amber Two new specimens of tiny bird wings trapped in amber from rocks have been uncovered in China. The fossil wings seem to have come from baby birds that got trapped in the sticky sap of tropical trees 100 million years ago.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
The law and politics of withdrawal from the EU On Thursday June 23, the people had their say. Over 17 million Britons voted to leave the EU. In his latest blog, Dr. Phil Syrpis looks at the mechanism of withdrawal, and the terms of any withdrawal agreement and future trade agreement with the EU. He particularly focuses on Article 50 and asks whether there is any way back once it is triggered.
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Dr Misa Izuhara to give plenary speech at South Korean conference Dr Izuhara, Head of the Centre for Urban and Public Policy Research, will travel to Seoul in July to present her research on the theme of 'Gender and Social Policy in East Asia' with a focus on housing perspectives, at the 13th East Asian Social Policy EASP research network annual conference.

four days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Data Centre Developments - schedule of work, summer 2016 Last year the University agreed to establish an offsite data centre to accommodate the next phase of the BlueCrystal High Performance Computing systems and to enhance the resilience of corporate services…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Targeted and tortured: UN experts urge greater protection for LGBTI people in detention To mark the International Day for the Victims of Torture on 26 June, a group* of UN human rights experts, including Professor of Law Sir Malcolm Evans, is calling on States to redouble efforts to prevent the ill-treatment and torture faced by LGBTI people in places of detention:
Sir Malcolm Evans: International Day in Support of Victims of Torture European and UN anti-torture bodies: duty to protect dignity of detained persons more relevant than ever in current global context of instability and economic crisis
Ellie Butler: child welfare v parents’ rights In all the commentary on the tragic death of Ellie Butler, there has been very little discussion of the decision made to return Ellie to her parents. In her latest blog, Prof Judith Masson highlights how this was a truly exceptional decision, and questions the decision to revoke Ellie's Special Guardianship Order (SGO) with her grandparents.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Students' Health news

seven days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Professor of Law & History commemorates WW1 conscientious objectors Prof Lois Bibbings draws upon her research to remind us of the courage of conscientious objectors who resisted military conscription during the First World War.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Claire Dickson wins RSC NMR Discussion Group Postgraduate Poster Prize Congratulations to PhD Student Claire Dickson who won the poster prize at the RSC NMR Discussion Group postgraduate meeting in Oxford for her work on "Improving NMR methods to solve 3D molecular structure in solution"
University of Bristol University of Bristol - History of Art news
History of Art PhD candidate wins award Bristol History of Art PhD student, Bethany Pleydell, has been awarded a Textile Society award

eight days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
A new bio-ink for 3D printing with stem cells Scientists at the University of Bristol have developed a new kind of bio-ink, which could eventually allow the production of complex tissues for surgical implants.
Rocket seeds boldly grow The countdown is over for staff at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden to find out which collection of seeds they have been growing spent time in space. As part of British astronaut Tim Peake's mission, two kilograms of rocket (Eruca sativa) seeds were sent to the International Space Station last year and were returned to Earth in March after six months on board.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
A new bio-ink for 3D printing with stem cells Scientists at the University of Bristol have developed a new kind of bio-ink, which could eventually allow the production of complex tissues for surgical implants.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Why I volunteered for the Law Clinic Before coming to Bristol, Emily Kelvey received a First Class in Politics and International Relations from Loughborough University. She has just finished the first year of the MA in Law here at Bristol. In this interview Emily talks about why she choose Bristol, her role in the Law Clinic, the satisfaction of giving back to the local community, and how the experience has increased her employment prospects. She also has some advice on time management for students wanting to apply for next year!
Student recognised for contribution to equality and diversity The Law School wishes to congratulate undergraduate Chloe Maughan for being shortlisted for a Student Union (SU) award for Equality and Diversity. The nomination is in recognition of her voluntary work promoting equality and diversity through accessible, exciting and engaging campaigns or events.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Chemistry news
Professor Jonathan Clayden's group publish in Angewandte Chemie Congratulations to Professor Jonathan Clayden's Group who have just published a paper in Angewandte Chemie
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Geographical Sciences news
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Chilean academic to visit the School for Policy Studies Dr Gianinna Munoz, a Research Director from the Department of Social Work, at the University Alberto Hurtado, is set to visit the School later this month to contribute to a new project entitled ‘Comparative Policy Discourses of Poverty and Social Exclusion: Chile and the UK’, funded by the University's International Strategic Fund.

nine days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
SITS, Proactis, Pure, Contact Directory and other services will be unavailable on 12 July between 7am and 11am As part of this work to patch servers the following services will be unavailable on Tuesday 12th July between 7am and eleven…
Personalised timetables, SAFE, Pure and DataHub access will be unavailable between 8am - midday on 19th July As part of essential server patching the following service will be unavailable between 8.00am and midday on Tuesday 19th July…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Engineering news
Engineering Doctorate student wins SAMPE students’ presentation competition Mattia Di Francesco, an Engineering Doctorate student sponsored by the National Composites Centre, has won a competitive students’ presentation competition, which ran as part of the SAMPE UK and Ireland chapter Conference in London on the 16th June 2016.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Brexit: A climactic decision? With the Referendum imminent a blog from Reader in Sustainability and Law, Chris Wilmore, questions why the environment has singularly failed to make itself an issue in the BREXIT debate.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Economics, Finance and Management news
Undergraduate Open Days Open days in June a great success.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Oral and Dental Sciences news
Dr Lesley Nolan wins University Award for Education (Faculty of Health Sciences) Teaching and administrative staff were recognised for their contributions to the BDS Programme in a formal University of Bristol Teaching Award Ceremony.

ten days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Scientists calculate the fate of the Greenland meltwater Scientists have been able to track the flow of water created by Greenland's melting glaciers, revealing that it's currently having a less significant impact on the Gulf Stream than previously thought.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
Scholarship scheme aims to break down barriers for asylum seekers and refugees Law School academics and students play key role in introduction of scholarship scheme for refugees, asylum seekers and their dependants, launched by the University of Bristol this week.
UK Trade after Brexit: Is the WTO a suitable alternative? As a regional integration lawyer, Dr Clair Gammage believes the arguments put forward by both camps in the Brexit debate overlook the complexity of international trade. In her latest blog, Dr Gammage discusses how the power base has shifted from the traditional “sovereign State” toward international institutions and regional organisations - and questions if the WTO provides a viable alternative to EU membership.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
Library services University of Bristol - Library news
New Library web pages The new Library web pages will go live on Thursday, 23 June.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - WUN news
WUN Forms Strategic Alliance with International Organization for Migration (IOM) WUN Forms Strategic Alliance with International Organization for Migration (IOM)

eleven days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Research project looking for mums-to-be with family history of eczema Researchers at the University of Bristol are looking for pregnant women to take part in a study into preventing babies developing eczema.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences
Research project looking for mums-to-be with family history of eczema Researchers at the University of Bristol are looking for pregnant women to take part in a study into preventing babies developing eczema.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
How Brexit could affect millions of Europeans living and working in the UK BBC Mundo has published a background piece on the effects that Brexit could have for EU migrants living in the UK - and for UK nationals living in the rest of the EU, estimated to be more than 4 million people. Dr. Albert Sanchez-Graells provided comment.
Legal implications of Brexit on UK Defence Procurement Defence procurement may not be at the top of the Brexit agenda but it has courted some controversy in the press. In this blog Dr. Luke Butler asks; what are the implications of Brexit for the legal regulation of defence procurement?
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news
QETLabs at Cheltenham Science Festival Researchers from the Centre for Quantum Photonics and Quantum Engineering Centre for Doctoral Training delighted the general public with the quirks of optics and quantum mechanics at this year’s Cheltenham Science Festival.
University of Bristol
Dr Karen Bell to participate in international North-South dialogue on Sustainable Urban Transformation In July this year, Dr Karen Bell of the Centre for Urban and Public Policy Research, will participate in an event hosted by the Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Brasilia, which brings together researchers from Brazil and the UK with interests relevant to the field of environmental governance.
Library services University of Bristol - Library news
Change to ASSL Opening Time this Saturday Doors open later to allow for completion of electrical maintenance
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Blackboard downtime 7th July 2016 Unfortunately IT services need to do some additional maintenance on the University database servers that will affect access to Blackboard amongst other systems.  The extra downtime will take place from 8am – 12pm on 7th July. This is in addition to our already scheduled down time on 21 July and 4 August.  Please note that […]

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