The past fortnight's news from schools around the University

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yesterday

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Access to Self-Service forms and TOPdesk from off campus Due to recently announced server security vulnerabilities the Service Desk system (TOPdesk) access to the service has been restricted to the University network…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
New drug could protect the heart from damage following heart attack The deadliest form of heart attack is frequent with around 250,000 in the USA and about 60,000 in the UK per year. A collaborative team of researchers have been awarded £1 million to accelerate the development of a new drug able to protect the heart from these attacks in the latest round of Biomedical Catalyst funding announced yesterday [Thursday 20 November] by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Innovate UK.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
GIC convenes conference on Global Security Academics and staff from the diplomatic, defence and development sectors will come together this weekend to discuss current global security issues at the Global Insecurities International Conference on 21 and 22 November.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Veterinary Sciences news

two days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Should the role of afforestation in climate change mitigation policy be re-evaluated? Afforestation (planting trees) to mitigate climate change could cause warming rather than cooling globally due to non-carbon effects of land use change, according to new research from the University of Bristol.
Chief Medical Officer visits Bristol to meet health researchers and open a new research collaboration The Chief Medical Officer for England will be visiting Bristol on Wednesday [26 November] to meet researchers who are helping to combat key public health issues.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Experimental Psychology News
'Midwich Experiment’ to teach students about the brain in brand new format Jenna Todd Jones, a PhD student in Bristol’s School of Experimental Psychology, is participating in the project as a science advisor, and will also contribute to the events as an ‘expert’ scientist ready to lead the participating students to a deeper exploration of the field of neuroscience.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Economics, Finance and Management news
Bristol Festival of Economics 2014 The Bristol Festival of Economics begins on the 20th November 2014. Professor Sarah Smith and Mr Tony Yates will be speaking as part of the festival.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Humanities news
Stephen Kelman Booker Event Stephen Kelman Booker Event

three days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Bringing Africa to Bristol This week, Bristol will play host to one of the largest annual gatherings of experts in African archaeology.
Bristol becomes a partner in VIEWS wing technology project The University of Bristol is a partner in a new programme, backed by the UK’s Aerospace Technology Institute, to bring promising wing design, manufacture and assembly technologies closer to the marketplace.
Improving healthcare for survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse Healthcare professionals, researchers and survivors of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) are meeting today [19 November] at a conference in Bristol to discuss the findings of a five-year research programme, the largest of its kind in the UK.
Sport, Exercise and Health news
Essential maintenance - ladies changing rooms The showers, toilets and changing area in the ladies changing room will be unavailable due to essential maintenance being undertaken on Thursday 20th November 7.00 a.m. - 8.00 a.m.
Sporting Performance not just about the Players Performance Sport Programme takes new and exciting paths, towards providing Officials within a range of sports the chance to reach the top of their game!
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Improving healthcare for survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse Healthcare professionals, researchers and survivors of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) are meeting today [19 November] at a conference in Bristol to discuss the findings of a five-year research programme, the largest of its kind in the UK.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news
Student publishes paper based on industrial research Research conducted by undergraduate student James Oliver during his work placement at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, the UK’s national fusion laboratory, has been published in the journal Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion.
Library services University of Bristol - Library news
Access to Scopus Members of the University may now benefit from online access to Scopus

four days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
SITS upgrade on 10 December, 7am-5pm Due to an upgrade to SITS software the following services will be unavailable on Wednesday 10 December between 7.00am and 5.00pm…
Faculty of Engineering news Faculty of Engineering news
Best paper in Géotechnique Letters Best paper in Géotechnique Letters
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Experimental Psychology News
Enterprise Dinner 2014 At last week's University of Bristol Enterprise Dinner, both Dr David Turk and Dr Olivia Maynard were presented with Engagement awards.
Department of Music University of Bristol - Department of Music news
Katharine Ellis invited to Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes Katharine Ellis will give a series of graduate lectures at the renowned Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in November and December, as a Visiting Director of Studies.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news
School of Physics awarded Athena SWAN bronze award In November, the School of Physics received the Athena SWAN bronze award.

five days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Science news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
International internship scholars The University of Bristol Law School is proud to announce the ten winners of its new International Internship Scholar Scheme.
Library services University of Bristol - Library news
Cambridge Histories Online trial The Library has arranged temporary trial access to Cambridge Histories Online

eight days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Defect detection system wins top prize A system which enables automated detection of defects across a range of structures emerged as the winner of the 2014 New Enterprise Competition – the University of Bristol’s answer to Dragon’s Den.
Perinatal mental health crucial for physical and mental wellbeing of both parents and child The importance of looking after the mental health of parents during pregnancy and after childbirth, in order to promote the physical and mental wellbeing of both parents and child, is highlighted in The Lancet today.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Perinatal mental health crucial for physical and mental wellbeing of both parents and child The importance of looking after the mental health of parents during pregnancy and after childbirth, in order to promote the physical and mental wellbeing of both parents and child, is highlighted in The Lancet today.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education news
Dr Frances Giampapa to visit Santiago, Chile British Council, Santiago, Saturday 15th November
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
Scholarship Awards 2014 The School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies hosted its scholarship award ceremony on 14th October. There were three categories of scholarship recognised in the ceremony, the ESRC 1+3 Scholarship, the University of Bristol Postgraduate Scholarship and the SPAIS international Scholarship. These awards recognise students’ excellence in research and academic potential as well as their ability to display the school’s characteristics of academic excellence, leadership and social enga
University of Bristol University of Bristol - History of Art news
Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships in History of Art History of Art Department welcomes applications from outstanding researchers for Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships.

nine days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Exploring voice to create an alternative language During November, Bristol academics are working with artist Emma Smith to host a series of events which explore the power of the voice to connect us to one another.
Bird battles promote unity on the front line Like the Three Musketeers’ famous strategy of ‘all for one, and one for all’, birds marshal their troops to defend key resources when threatened by rivals, new research from the University of Bristol has found.
Bristol spin-out awarded £600,000 to develop haptic technology A leading developer of technology that uses ultrasound to create tactile sensations in mid-air has been awarded £600,000 to advance the haptics system. The new investment, led by IP Group plc (LSE: IPO) and one of its managed funds, will allow the Bristol-based company, Ultrahaptics, to expand its software team and accelerate product development and customer engagement.
Could walking to work help fix the nation’s health woes? Businesses will be encouraging their workers to walk to work as part of a new £1 million trial which gets underway this month.
Mongoose sentinels respond flexibly to threats Just as soldiers on sentry duty constantly adjust their behaviour to match the current threat level, dwarf mongoose sentinels exhibit flexible decision-making in relation to predation risk, new research from the University of Bristol has shown.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Could walking to work help fix the nation’s health woes? Businesses will be encouraging their workers to walk to work as part of a new £1 million trial which gets underway this month.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
Mongoose sentinels respond flexibly to threats Just as soldiers on sentry duty constantly adjust their behaviour to match the current threat level, dwarf mongoose sentinels exhibit flexible decision-making in relation to predation risk, new research from the University of Bristol has shown.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news
Physics at Bristol marks Ada Lovelace Day The School of Physics organised a stall and display to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2014. The foyer of the Physics building became the focus of the celebration of the role of women in science past, present and future.

ten days ago

IT Services University of Bristol - IT Services news
Built-in PDF viewer in Chrome to be disabled on Open Access computers By default, the Chrome browser uses a built-in PDF viewer to open PDFs…
AskIT community support tool to close on 19 December, 2014 AskIT is a community support tool for staff and students introduced several years ago to answer queries with mobile and personally-owned IT equipment…
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Research news
Last Ice Age has shaped sharks across Europe Shark populations in the Mediterranean are highly divided, an international team of scientists, led by Dr Andrew Griffiths of the University of Bristol, has shown.
Bristol-Airbus Group charter reinforces University-industry links The University of Bristol was recently invited to sign up for a University Charter Agreement with Airbus Group.
London’s diverse ethnic population explains the success of its schools London’s diverse ethnic population is the reason for its pupils achieving significantly better GCSE results than the rest of England, according to a new study published today [12 November].
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Biological Sciences news
A Tale of Two Seas: Last Ice Age has shaped Sharks across Europe Shark populations in the Mediterranean are highly divided, as concluded by international team of scientists, led by Dr Andrew Griffiths of the University of Bristol. Many previous studies on sharks suggest they move over large distances. But catsharks in the Mediterranean Sea appear to move and migrate much less, as shown by this study, published today in the new journal Royal Society Open Science. This can have important implications for conserving and managing sharks more widely, suggesting th
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Experimental Psychology News
Stephan Lewandowsky awarded ESRC Impact Acceleration Award. A second round of the University’s ESRC-funded Impact Acceleration Account has funded five Social Science projects to a total of £60,000
Department of Music University of Bristol - Department of Music news
Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships at Bristol: deadline 12 December The University of Bristol Music Department welcomes applications from outstanding researchers for Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships in the 2015 round.

eleven days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - University of Bristol Law School news
The Law School hosts a reception to promote Pro-bono activities On Thursday 6 November, the University of Bristol Law School hosted a reception to promote its pro bono activities.
Law School Autumn Prize Giving 5 November 2014 Congratulations to all our prize winners who joined us for Autumn prize-giving
Department of Music University of Bristol - Department of Music news
David Trippett awarded Lewis Lockwood Award We are delighted to announce that David Trippett has won the 2014 Lewis Lockwood Award, conferred by the American Musicological Society.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Physics news
Last post and reveille played from School of Physics tower The University of Bristol remembered the fallen today.
SPS news School for Policy Studies news
Prof. David Berridge comments on BBC Radio Bristol radio programme Professor David Berridge of the Centre for Family Policy and Child Welfare participated in a BBC Radio Bristol radio programme yesterday morning (10 November 2014] to discuss the recent decision by a local theme park (Puxton Park in Weston-super-Mare) to bar entry to single males and females in a bid to 'prevent child abuse'.
NALB publish 'myth-buster' about recent court judgements on adoption The National Adoption Leadership Board has today published a “myth-buster” about recent key court judgments on adoption.
New book by School honorary scholars: Hearing the Voices of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities - Inclusive Community Development The past decade has seen increased interest in, and attention to, the place of Gypsies, Roma, and Travellers (GRT) in both political and media circles, but the problems they face nonetheless remain relatively unknown. Underpinned by radical community development and equality theories, This book—much of it written by GRT activists—is the first to chart the history of and contemporary developments in GRT community activism, describing this community’s struggle for rights against a backdrop of inte
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Oral and Dental Sciences news
Academic Clinical Lecturer awarded the University Teachers' Group Prize Dr Julie Williams, Academic Clinical Lecturer, has been awarded the University Teachers' Group Prize for the Best Presentation of Research at the British Orthodontic Conference 2014

twelve days ago

University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Trial evaluates new laser operation for prostate surgery A £1.2 million trial to evaluate the use of new laser technology for benign prostate surgery – one of the most common operations performed on the NHS - is underway in Bristol.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Molecular breakthrough could halt the spread of prostate cancer Scientists believe a new treatment, shown to be effective in mice, could halt the growth of tumours in patients with prostate cancer.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies news
Dr Karen Tucker Interviewed by the Royal Geographical Society The Royal Geographical Society interviewed Dr Karen Tucker about her work on the Quipu Project.
University of Bristol University of Bristol - History news
In October... Round-up of Department news this month
SPS news School for Policy Studies news
Lord Anthony Giddens announced as speaker for Policy&Politics Annual Lecture, 17/03/2015 The Policy&Politics; Journal is delighted to welcome Lord Anthony Giddens to give the twentieth Policy & Politics Annual Lecture on The Politics of Climate Change in 2015. It will be held on 17th March from 6-8pm in the Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ.
Dr Jo Staines invited to speak at BAAF 'Alternatives to Custody' Roundtable on 11 November Dr Jo Staines has been invited to speak at the BAAF Alternatives to Custody Roundtable event on 11 November 2014, drawing on her research into the use of foster care for children on remand. The Roundtable is part of the BAAF-led two-year international project exploring specialist fostering for children in conflict with the law, co-financed by the EC’s ‘Daphne III’ child-friendly justice initiative.
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