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yesterday

School of Chemistry news
Novel strategy for organic synthesis In a recent Nature Chemistry paper, Professor Varinder Aggarwal and Dr Ramesh Rasappan describe a novel strategy for organic synthesis. This involves a new method for combining smaller fragments together in which there is no obvious history in the product of their genesis.

three days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Support issues for staff testing Beta software The public beta release of the Apple OSX Yosemite on 24 July has raised an issue about support available to staff who want to ‘give it a try’…
Update - Services are now available after underlying storage problems on the evening of 24 July Update 2.00pm, 25 July: Further details on the incident and some FAQs are available below…
SPAIS Logo School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) news
New article from Dr Kieran Flanagan published Taylor and Francis publish article by Dr Kieran Flanagan and Peter Jupp entitled: 'Martyrs and Martyrdom'
Dr Kieran Flanagan has article published in Polish Sociological Review Dr Kieran Flanagan wrote an article entitled ‘A Sociological Prelude in Theological Notations: Minor and Major’, published in the Polish Sociological Review,
Department of History news
World of the Newport Ship: conference success In July, Dr Evan Jones and Dr Richard Stone convened a 'sell-out' conference on The World of the Newport Ship. The conference explored the history and archaeology of one of the largest and best-preserved medieval merchant ships ever found.
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Blackboard Upgrade – Summer 2014 The 2014 Blackboard upgrade has been successfully completed. For more information on new and improved features see the TEL website.

four days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Noise pollution impacts fish species differently Acoustic disturbance has different effects on different species of fish, according to a new study from the Universities of Bristol and Exeter which tested fish anti-predator behaviour.
Fossils found in Siberia suggest all dinosaurs had feathers The first ever example of a plant-eating dinosaur with feathers and scales has been discovered in Russia. Previously only flesh-eating dinosaurs were known to have had feathers so this new find indicates that all dinosaurs could have been feathered.
Seeing the same GP at every visit will reduce emergency department attendance Attendances at emergency departments can be reduced by enabling patients to see the same GP every time they visit their doctor’s surgery. This is just one of several recommendations made in a report published today, led by researchers at the University of Bristol.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Seeing the same GP at every visit will reduce emergency department attendance Attendances at emergency departments can be reduced by enabling patients to see the same GP every time they visit their doctor’s surgery. This is just one of several recommendations made in a report published today, led by researchers at the University of Bristol.
SPAIS Logo School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) news
Gilberto Algar-Faria appointed to new role by the Fahamu Refugee Programme Gilberto Algar-Faria has been appointed by the Fahamu Refugee Programme as a Country of Origin Information Expert for both Sri Lanka and North Korea.
School Of Economics, Finance and Management School Of Economics, Finance and Management news
PhD Bursaries in Accounting and Finance, and Management for autumn 2014 entry The School of Economics, Finance and Management at the University of Bristol is pleased to invite applications for multiple PhD bursaries in Accounting & Finance and Management. Successful applicants will study for a PhD, receive a contribution towards the cost of full-time PhD study, and undertake teaching duties within the School’s teaching programmes.
Technology Enhanced Learning blog
Turnitin scheduled maintenance on July 26th Turnitin have informed us of scheduled maintenance on July 26th, as follows: “The Turnitin service may be unavailable during a scheduled maintenance period on Saturday, July 26th, 2014, from 9 AM to 9 PM U.S. Pacific Time (click for local time). We will be making significant upgrades to improve capacity and scalability as our service utilization grows. An […]

five days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Roll out of Microsoft Office 2013 in August In August we will be upgrading Microsoft's Office suite to Office 2013 on all managed computers, which includes staff and PGR University computers along with computers in study spaces and open access areas…
BusinessObjects unavailable Wednesday 13th August BusinessObjects will be unavailable from 8.30am to 10.00am on Wednesday 13th August due to essential maintenance…
Number of IT services currently unavailable 5.45pm: A large number of IT services are currently unavailable…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Age of puberty in girls influenced by the parent they inherit their genes from The age at which girls reach sexual maturity is influenced by ‘imprinted’ genes, a small sub-set of genes whose activity differs depending on whether the girl got her copy of the gene from her mother or her father, according to new research published today [23 July] in the journal Nature.
Researchers hope to identify new drug targets to treat brain tumours Around 7,000 people in the UK develop primary brain cancer each year but only ten per cent of patients are still alive five years after diagnosis. A new research project has been awarded a grant of over £200,000 to look at a pathway in brain tumours called peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) and identify any possible new drug targets to treat the disease.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Age of puberty in girls influenced by the parent they inherit their genes from The age at which girls reach sexual maturity is influenced by ‘imprinted’ genes, a small sub-set of genes whose activity differs depending on whether the girl got her copy of the gene from her mother or her father, according to new research published today [23 July] in the journal Nature.
Researchers hope to identify new drug targets to treat brain tumours Around 7,000 people in the UK develop primary brain cancer each year but only ten per cent of patients are still alive five years after diagnosis. A new research project has been awarded a grant of over £200,000 to look at a pathway in brain tumours called peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) and identify any possible new drug targets to treat the disease.
University of Bristol | Department of Computer Science | News
Computer-generated image wins the Best Artwork Award at ISMB 2014 ISMB 2014 has just announced that the winner of the Best Artwork Award this year goes to the "supraHex" by Dr. Hai Fang and Prof. Julian Gough from the Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol. Details of the competition are available on the ISMB award website.
School Of Economics, Finance and Management School Of Economics, Finance and Management news
Carol Propper elected Fellow of the British Academy Carol Propper of the Department of Economics has achieved the rare distinction of being elected a Fellow of the British Academy, the national academy for the humanities and social sciences.

six days ago

Sport, Exercise and Health news
Henley Royal Regatta Henley Royal Regatta was held between 2nd - 6th July marking 30 years since the foundation of the UBBC's own Alumni association and the club's new boathouse opening in September.
The Graduate School of Education Graduate School of Education news
The 2014 edition of the Bristol Guide is now available Tthe new and improved 'The Bristol Guide: a Handbook for Educational Professionals' is out today and available to purchase from our online shop.
University of Bristol - School of Humanities news
Graduation celebrations 18th July 2014 Graduation celebrations 18th July 2014
Congratulations colleagues! Congratulations to the four members of the School of Humanities who have been promoted in the latest round.

seven days ago

SPAIS Logo School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) news
Article in The Guardian cites Dr Brad Evans' book 'Resilient Life' Dr Brad Evans' and Dr Julian Reid's book 'Resilient Life: The Art of Living Dangerously' has been cited in an article in The Guardian.
School of Physics news
End of the ice cream season The last special lecture of the academic year gave school students a taste of the physics of ice cream.

nine days ago

Library services University of Bristol - Library news
Senate House Study Centre summer vacation opening From Monday 21 July, the Senate House Study Centre will reopen with its usual hours of 8am to 10pm, 7 days/week.

ten days ago

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Tony Prosser elected Fellow of the British Academy Professor Tony Prosser of the University of Bristol Law School has achieved the rare distinction of being elected Fellow of the British Academy, the national academy for the humanities and social sciences.
School of Geographical Sciences news
£614,000 to continue exploration beneath Greenland Ice Sheet Last summer, scientists from the University of Bristol discovered the longest canyon in the world buried beneath three kilometres of ice in Greenland. The 'Greenland Grand Canyon' was an unexpected discovery resulting from the analysis of thousands of line kilometres of airborne radar data that have been collected over Greenland by NASA, German, Danish and UK scientists since the 1990s. This data set represents a vast treasure trove of information about the conditions beneath the Greenland ice
Department of History of Art University of Bristol - History of Art news
Call for Papers: Enchanted Edwardians conference, March 2015 This conference will be hosted by the University of Bristol, in association with the Edwardian Culture Network. Call for Papers deadline: 5 December 2014
Students' Health News Students' Health Service news
SHA conference 2014 SHA conference 2014
Adrenaline auto-injector updated guidance The latest guidance from the MHRA regarding the use of adrenaline auto-injectors

twelve days ago

Law RSS newsfeed icon University of Bristol Law School news
Alison Kite presented at Bristol Citizens Advice Bureau Alison Kite, a PhD research student from the Law School, spoke recently about her research at an event organised by Bristol Citizens Advice Bureau
The Graduate School of Education Graduate School of Education news
A sea change: learning from small islands with big challenges Living at the Sharp End of Environmental Uncertainty in Small States
SPAIS Logo School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) news
Professor Childs edits book published by ESRC Press The ESRC Press has published a new book entitled 'Deeds and Words: Gendering Politics After Joni Lovenduski'.
School of Physics news
Many congratulations to our physics graduates of 2014! On a beautifully sunny day over 300 guests attended the School of Physics graduation prizegiving on Friday 11 July 2014.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Veterinary Sciences news
UK’s first masters research studentships for veterinary nurses Veterinary nurses across the UK will, for the first time, have the opportunity to study for a Masters by Research degree in a small animal clinical research environment.
Library services University of Bristol - Library news
Library catalogue unavailable, 30 to 31 July The library catalogue will be unavailable from 5pm on Wednesday, 30 July until approximately 9.30am Thursday, 31 July due to essential maintenance.

thirteen days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Can video streaming over mobile broadband networks be improved? Due to the increase in smartphone video applications, mobile video traffic is rising significantly. New research has shown how videos can be better transmitted over wireless links such as Wi-Fi and 4G.
Bristol students win prizes at hydrology conference Two Bristol students, in the Department of Civil Engineering and the School of Geographical Sciences respectively, have won prizes at the recent Peter Wolf Early Career Hydrologists’ Symposium at Cardiff University.
Faculty of Engineering news Faculty of Engineering news
ACCIS PhD graduation success Congratulations to the six ACCIS PhD students who graduated on Friday 11th July 2014.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences
UK’s first masters research studentships for veterinary nurses Veterinary nurses across the UK will, for the first time, have the opportunity to study for a Masters by Research degree in a small animal clinical research environment.
Law RSS newsfeed icon University of Bristol Law School news
Professor Tony Prosser meets his critics in Barcelona Tony Prosser was invited to lead an 'Author Meets Critics' plenary session at the European Consortium for Political Research Annual Conference at Pompeu Fabra University
The Graduate School of Education Graduate School of Education news
TESOL Doctoral Student Accomplishments in 2013-14 Reflecting on our students' accomplishments
SPAIS Logo School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) news
Professor Childs writes article for Policy Bristol Blog New article on Policy Bristol Blog: The Women in Parliament All Party Parliament Group (APPG) by Sarah Childs and Annabelle Miles.
Professor Childs writes article for British Politics Group Blog Sarah Childs, Professor of Politics and Gender at the University of Bristol, discusses the problems of male 'swaggering' in British party politics.
University of Bristol - Department of English news
Certificate presentations for part-time mature students Certificate presentations and lunch for part-time mature students
School of Physics news
A hair raising work experience? The School of Physics welcomed a group of school students for a week of work experience.
University of Bristol - School of Humanities news
Certificate presentations for part-time students Certificate presentations for part-time students
SPS news School for Policy Studies news
Congratulations to all of our graduates The sunny gardens of 8 Priory Road were the setting for yesterday's graduation celebration, where our BSc Social Policy and BSc Childhood Studies graduates celebrated with sparkling elderflower and strawberries and cream. Two DSocSci students also graduated yesterday and were able to join the celebrations that included the presentation of awards for the best dissertations and best student contributions for both programmes.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Veterinary Sciences news

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