Alumni news and events

From new research discoveries to the fascinating lives of our former students, there's always something interesting going on at Birmingham.

You can read the latest stories from the Alumni Office below or join our online alumni community, your.bham now.

Also check out the latest alumni publications in the form of the 2013 editions of Alumni News and The Difference Magazine.

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Barber Institute welcomes new director

Barber Institute welcomes new director
Description
Former Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Nicola Kalinsky, has joined the University's Barber Institute of Fine Art as Director.
Date:
22/02/2013
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law

Pharmacy investment prescribed for Birmingham

Description
A brand-new Pharmacy programme, launching this autumn, is set to play a key part in the College of Medical and Dental Science's research and teaching agenda.
Date:
22/02/2013
Categories:
Alumni, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Soccer bookings show ethnic discrimination

Description
The behaviour seen on Premier League football pitches is indicative of the attitudes of wider society according to Dr James Reade, whose research collaboration with colleagues at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge has revealed that referees are more likely to unwittingly discriminate against certain ethnic groups than others.
Date:
18/02/2013
Categories:
Alumni, Research, Social Sciences, Sport

Weighty issue for dinner dates

Description
New research from the School of Psychology has revealed your dinner date can make you put on weight.
Date:
18/02/2013
Categories:
Alumni, Research, Social Sciences

Alumni-funded essay competition finds worthy winner

Description
Two College of Arts and Law students have been celebrating their victory in an essay competition, funded by the Alumni Impact Fund, at a reception on Monday 28th January.
Date:
14/02/2013
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law

Alumnae amongst the most powerful women in the UK

Alumnae amongst the most powerful women in the UK
Description
Two of our outstanding alumni have been named in BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour Top 100 Powerful Women in the UK Today list, the first of its kind. Cilla Snowball CBE (BA French, 1981) and Jude Kelly OBE (BA Drama and Theatre Arts, 1975) join HM The Queen, JK Rowling OBE and Victoria Beckham in the list of powerful, intellectual and inspirational women as voted for by the public and chosen by a panel.
Date:
13/02/2013

Ask the Expert live chat with Dr Jo Morris

Description
On Friday 8 February, Dr Jo Morris, Senior Lecturer in the School of Cancer Sciences took part in a live chat answering your questions about her breast cancer research. If you missed it, here is the full transcript from the event, including the questions Jo ran out of time to answer. The full storify recap can also be viewed here.
Date:
08/02/2013
Categories:
Alumni, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Groundbreaking clinical trial provides hope for thousands of men

Description
Prostate cancer affects one in nine men in the UK, making it the most common cancer among the country's men. This World Cancer Day (Monday 4 February), you can help us to beat the disease with support for a pioneering clinical trial.
Date:
04/02/2013
Categories:
Alumni, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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