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University of Birmingham Biblical Studies Postgraduate Conference 2015: Call for Papers

University of Birmingham Biblical Studies Postgraduate Conference 2015: Call for Papers
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The University of Birmingham's Biblical Studies Postgraduate Conference 2015, which will be hosted by the Department of Theology and Religion on Thursday 25th June 2015, has issued a Call for Papers on the conference theme, 'Good and Evil in Biblical and Post-Biblical Traditions'.
Date:
31/03/2015

Uncovering the secrets of the Himalayas off the coast of Mumbai

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Despite being thousands of kilometres apart, a team of international scientists are collecting samples from the bottom of the Arabian Sea to find out how the growth of the Himalayan mountain range has affected the Asian Monsoon over the last 50 million years. The drilling, taking place off the coast of Mumbai, India, will also help scientists predict monsoon intensity in the future.
Date:
31/03/2015

Alumni Spotlight in Hong Kong

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Interview with Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma
Date:
26/03/2015

Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young

Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young
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Academics from the University of Birmingham, UK are engaging with grandparents in China, to help tackle the increasing problem of obesity amongst Chinese children in a trailblazing public health programme.
Date:
26/03/2015

Prehistoric super salamander was top predator, fossils suggest

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A previously undiscovered species of crocodile-like amphibian that lived during the rise of dinosaurs was among Earth's top predators more than 200 million years ago, a study shows.
Date:
25/03/2015

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - March 2015

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From 'doing cold smarter' to Mars One Mission...
Date:
24/03/2015

Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young

Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young
Description
Academics from the University of Birmingham, UK are engaging with grandparents in China, to help tackle the increasing problem of obesity amongst Chinese children in a trailblazing public health programme.
Date:
24/03/2015

UBRacing Update - March 2015

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UBRacing have been incredibly busy so far this year with new design developments underway and the chasis in progress. Daisy Partlow and Iestyn Stead tell us more.
Date:
03/03/2015

University of Birmingham welcomes the Chinese Year of the Sheep

University of Birmingham welcomes the Chinese Year of the Sheep
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The University of Birmingham's China Institute is marking the Chinese New Year with the help of some world-class musicians.Pianist Di Xiao, cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber and guitarist Xiefei Yang will perform in the University's Bramall Music Building to staff, students, partners and members of the Chinese community from across the West Midlands and beyond. The musical trio will help celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Sheep with traditional Chinese music that is set to transport the audience to the land of dragons and emperors.
Date:
16/02/2015
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Craft beer in, sat navs out of inflation 'shopping basket' – but what does this really tell us?

Do melons, sweet potatoes and e-cigarettes feature in your weekly shop? They’ve been added to the shopping basket of goods that is used to measure UK inflation, while yoghurt drinks have been taken out. Isabelle Szmigin asks what this all means.

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