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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.
Date:
15/07/2015

University Chancellor Named International Indian of the Year and Appointed President of UKCISA

University Chancellor Named International Indian of the Year and Appointed President of UKCISA
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Lord Karan Bilimoria of Chelsea, the Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, has been awarded the title of International Indian of the Year by India Link International, a magazine for Indian diaspora published in the UK. The award comes in the same week that he has been announced as the new President of the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).
Date:
14/07/2015

Is Shakespeare hiding in Maofeng Mountain?

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The University of Birmingham is set to teach Chinese children about Shakespeare in a week-long summer camp at Maofeng Mountain, near Guangzhou in Guangdong province.
Date:
10/07/2015

The delivery of sport and physical activity across the University of Birmingham

The delivery of sport and physical activity across the University of Birmingham
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An evidence based report on the delivery of sport and physical activity across the University of Birmingham.
Date:
09/07/2015
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Perspective

Being a couch potato is even worse than we thought

Carolyn Greig looks at the evidence linking sedentary lifestyles to diseases such as cancer and diabetes – and asks how we can help older people become more active.

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