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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

New article by Dr Catherine Smith

New article by Dr Catherine Smith
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ITSEE Research Fellow Catherine Smith has a new open-access article in the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics.
Date:
18/06/2013

Medieval leprosy genomes reveal insights into the history of the disease

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An international team led by the University of Tübingen and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, including scientists at the University of Birmingham (UK), have found that the leprosy bacillus has not changed dramatically during the past millennium, according to research published today (13 June 2013) in the journal Science.
Date:
13/06/2013

Cosmic giants shed new light on dark matter

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Astronomers at the University of Birmingham, Academica Sinica in Taiwan, and the Kavli Institute of Physics and Mathematics of the Universe in Japan, have found new evidence that the mysterious dark matter that pervades our universe behaves as predicted by the 'cold dark matter' theory known as 'CDM'.
Date:
13/06/2013

U21 joint PhD with Auckland

U21 joint PhD with Auckland
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Megan Schlotjes was the first University of Birmingham and University of Auckland recipient of a tailor-made PhD, supported by Universitas 21. A fantastic academic and personal experience that "added significant value to my research and its outputs", and helped secure Megan a job at the World Bank.
Date:
23/05/2013

Read around the world with Birmingham at Hay

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From the world's oldest Bible, via the meaning of Hamlet's 'To be or not to be' soliloquy, to the burgeoning popularity of mass reading events; the past, present and future of literature come together in the University of Birmingham's exciting line-up of lectures at this year's Hay Festival.
Date:
22/05/2013

New e-voting system to flag up coercion

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SAN FRANCISCO – University of Birmingham (UK) computer scientists have devised an e-voting system that can identify and monitor any votes that could have taken place under coercion, they announced at the IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy on 21 May 2013.
Date:
21/05/2013

Salt consumption in India: the need for data to initiate population-based prevention efforts

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International researchers are studying the salt intake of Indian adults to provide vital new data to aid the development of a national salt reduction strategy.
Date:
17/05/2013
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Perspective

Lack of trust and tit-for-tat escalation brings Ukraine to the brink of all-out war with Russia

Professor Stefan Wolff, Professor of International Security at the University of Birmingham, and Tatyana Malyarenko, Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University, discuss the renewed escalation of the Ukrainian crisis, following the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

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