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Chinese and Western music styles combine for unique performance workshop

Chinese and Western music styles combine for unique performance workshop
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A musical fusion of traditional Eastern and Western styles will be heard at the University of Birmingham, presented by Chinese music scholar, Professor Haisheng Li. Professor Li from Guangxi Arts Institute, China is a master of the di (Chinese bamboo flute), the xiao (Chinese vertical bamboo flute) and the xun (a clay based ancient instrument).
Date:
17/08/2015

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - August 2015

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From smarter diagnostics for prostate cancer to tackling food security in India and more...
Date:
10/08/2015

UBRacing gain their best result at Formula Student

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UBRacing recently celebrated their best ever performance at Formula Student. The team tell us more.
Date:
31/07/2015

ITSEE Papers at EABS Annual Meeting 2015

ITSEE Papers at EABS Annual Meeting 2015
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The European Association of Biblical Studies Annual Meeting for 2015, held in Cordoba from 12-15 July, featured several papers by ITSEE members.
Date:
28/07/2015

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - July 2015

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From smarter diagnostics for prostate cancer to tackling food security in India and more...
Date:
22/07/2015

Birmingham Qur'an manuscript dated among the oldest in the world

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A Qur'an manuscript held by the University of Birmingham has been placed among the oldest in the world thanks to modern scientific methods.
Date:
22/07/2015

Graduate employability continues to rise at Birmingham

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The University of Birmingham has been named among the top five UK institutions for graduate employment. Data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) shows that almost 87 per cent of Birmingham's leavers were in graduate-level jobs or further education within six months of graduating. These figures from the 2014/15 academic year are the University's strongest results yet and place Birmingham fourth nationally for graduate employment.
Date:
21/07/2015

Grandparents' affection piling on the pounds in Chinese children

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New research published has revealed that affection from grandparents towards their grandchildren may play a major role in contributing to the childhood obesity pandemic in China. A study by the University of Birmingham (UK) shows that grandparents tend to indulge, overfeed and protect grandchildren in their care from physical chores, thus increasing their risk of obesity.
Date:
17/07/2015

What the Iran nuclear deal means – and what it doesn't

What the Iran nuclear deal means – and what it doesn't
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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. So there's now a real plan to sort out Iran's nuclear programme. What about all its other problems?
Date:
16/07/2015

Publication of new volume on Codex Sinaiticus

Publication of new volume on Codex Sinaiticus
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A new volume of papers on Codex Sinaiticus is published this month, featuring contributions from ITSEE's Codex Sinaiticus Project team members.
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15/07/2015
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How the Canadian government is playing the terrorism card

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