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World Congress to celebrate Shakespeare's 400-year legacy

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Distinguished theatre directors from around the world, musicians, actors, and novelists, as well as academics from the University of Birmingham, are to come together in a special programme of talks, seminars and debates-at a landmark 2016 World Shakespeare Congress, marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
Date:
15/12/2015
Categories:
Arts and Law, Research

University of Birmingham accompanies Secretary of State to Delhi for Indian launch of Midlands' Engine

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University of Birmingham Chancellor Lord Bilimoria, and Provost and Vice Principal Adam Tickell, accompanied Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, Sajid Javid, and Universities Minister Jo Johnson, to New Delhi, for the India launch of the Midlands' Engine.
Date:
10/12/2015
Categories:
Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research

Behavioural problems in youths are associated with differences in the brain

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Young people with behavioural problems, such as antisocial and aggressive behaviour, show reduced grey matter volume in a number of areas of the brain, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry.The researchers from the University of Birmingham found that, compared to typically developing youths, those with behavioural problems show grey matter reductions specifically within the amygdala, the insula, and the prefrontal cortex.
Date:
09/12/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Sajid Javid MP opens University's cryogenic energy storage pilot facility

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The Secretary of State for Business, Sajid Javid MP, officially opened the University of Birmingham's cryogenic energy storage pilot facility, a technology using 'liquid air' to store and provide power which could transform future energy systems.
Date:
07/12/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Midlands Engine fired up to drive £34 billion worth of productivity and growth

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An ambitious plan to make the Midlands an "engine of growth" was unveiled today at a special event at the University of Birmingham attended by senior politicians and business leaders.
Date:
04/12/2015
Categories:
Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Vice Chancellor
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