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'Better detection' for Alzheimer's and cancers

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A new chemical discovery will lead to better monitoring and treatment for cancers and degenerative diseases, according to latest research by scientists.
Date:
22/08/2013

New PhD on Family 13 in John

New PhD on Family 13 in John
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New PhD thesis on Family 13 in St John's Gospel by ITSEE student Jac Perrin
Date:
19/08/2013

Universities of Birmingham and Manipal partner in new educational initiative

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The University of Birmingham and Manipal University in India have signed an agreement this month formalising educational links between the two institutions. The partnership will enable students to complete their first two years of study at Manipal then progress directly into year two at Birmingham.
Date:
31/07/2013

Vetus Latina Iohannes: publication of second fascicle

Vetus Latina Iohannes: publication of second fascicle
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A new edition of the earliest Latin versions of the Gospel according to John: the second installment contains John 4:49-9:41.
Date:
23/07/2013

New book on biblical quotations

New book on biblical quotations
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New book co-edited by Dr Hugh Houghton with papers from the Seventh Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament
Date:
22/07/2013

Preparing for the low carbon economy: fresh dialogue advances UK-China collaborations in sustainable energy

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Leading figures across industry, science and government are convening at the University of Birmingham this week to further UK-China partnerships in sustainable energy and smart grid technologies.
Date:
16/07/2013

Birmingham joins Beijing, Harvard and Oxford in youth leadership initiative

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Students from the University of Birmingham are taking part in an esteemed international youth leadership programme in China this month.
Date:
08/07/2013

University of Birmingham strengthens ties with Delhi Technological University

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The University of Birmingham and Delhi Technological University have signed a new partnership agreement this week promoting collaboration in teaching and research activities. The signing coincides with Vice Chancellor of Delhi Technological University Professor Pritam B. Sharma receiving an honorary doctorate from Birmingham during the degree congregations taking place from 3 to 11 July.
Date:
04/07/2013

University of Birmingham Honorary Graduands for July 2013

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Stand-up comedian, writer and actor, Chris Addison, Polish-English Holocaust survivor, Kitty Hart-Moxon and founder of Moshi Monsters, Michael Acton Smith are amongst those who will be given honorary degrees at the University of Birmingham graduation ceremonies in July 2013.
Date:
28/06/2013

Weighing up the real value of the G8 summit

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It is easy to be cynical over the value of summits such as the G8 meeting recently concluded in Northern Ireland. After all, this year's meeting was preceded by the erection of fake shop fronts in Northern Ireland to disguise empty businesses, and when Birmingham played host in 1998 the city council sprayed the grass verges green.
Date:
25/06/2013
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Perspective

Arming the Kurds builds on long history of proxy warfare in the Middle East

That the Kurds are outgunned because the Islamic State is firing captured American artillery at them has not stopped the decision to supply new weaponry.

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