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'Brummie' water fleas prepared for their trip to space

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Local 'Daphnia' waterfleas are currently being prepared by scientists at the University of Birmingham for their trip to the International Space Station (ISS), where they will be observed by astronauts.
Date:
22/12/2014

Indonesia's Ambassador to the UN receives Honorary Doctorate

Indonesia's Ambassador to the UN receives Honorary Doctorate
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Current Indonesian Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), His Excellency (H. E.) Dr Desra Percaya has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Birmingham, UK. Dr Percaya was named Doctor of the University (DUniv) on Thursday 11 December in the University's historic Great Hall, in the presence of hundreds of graduands and their families.
Date:
12/12/2014

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - December 2014

Description
Alan Turing's legacy is even bigger than we realise
Date:
09/12/2014

Reducing food waste, protecting the environment and creating economic growth in India through liquid air cold chains

Reducing food waste, protecting the environment and creating economic growth in India through liquid air cold chains
Description
₹43 billion worth of fruit and vegetables wasted annually in India could be better conserved if the country had a sustainable cold chain of refrigerated warehousing and transport, say University of Birmingham (UK) experts in a new study.
Date:
08/12/2014

UK première of James Macmillan's St Luke Passion

UK première of James Macmillan's St Luke Passion
Description
The UK premiere of the St Luke Passion by James MacMillan, commissioned to mark the 40th Anniversary of the CBSO Chorus, takes place in Birmingham this week.
Date:
03/12/2014

Brazil Conference on Sports Mega- Events, Physical Education and Sport in Schools

Brazil Conference on Sports Mega- Events, Physical Education and Sport in Schools
Description
On the 3rd and 4th of November 2014 Dr Jonathan Grix, Professor Joan Duda and Dr Mark Griffiths represented the University of Birmingham in São Paulo (Brazil).
Date:
02/12/2014

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - November 2014

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From Top Gear to quantum technology to perfume and more...
Date:
02/12/2014

Air pollution in Delhi is worse during winter, international research study shows

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As the cold weather sets in, a quantitative analysis on particulate matter (PM) in Delhi has highlighted that residents are exposed to significantly higher levels of air pollutants in the Indian capital during winter than in summer.
Date:
02/12/2014

Career and Education Website of the Year 2014

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The University of Birmingham wins the Best Website award in the Career & Education category of the Website of the Year 2014 awards.
Date:
20/11/2014

Birmingham and Nottingham projects to strengthen UK-Rio research links

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The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham have strengthened their collaborations with Brazilian institutions in the state of Rio de Janeiro after securing funding for a number of country-specific research projects. The Rio de Janeiro State Funding Agency (FAPERJ) has allocated £100,000 for nine research projects in 2014/2015, with the amount matched by combined funding from the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham.
Date:
12/11/2014
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What does psychology have to do with coeliac disease?

The truth is that most people adapt well to having coeliac disease (CD) in their lives, however unwanted and uninvited it was. But for others, a different psychology predominates, and the acceptance of CD and the changes it demands is a somewhat more difficult journey to tolerate.

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