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Three new Professors join the Department of Modern Languages

Three new Professors join the Department of Modern Languages
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This week the Department of Modern Languages is delighted to be welcoming three new Professors to permanent positions of Chair in Modern Languages.
Date:
30/08/2016

New lecturers for the Department of African Studies and Anthropology

New lecturers for the Department of African Studies and Anthropology
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DASA is delighted to announce the appointment of two new lecturers, Dr Jessica Johnson and Dr Rebecca Jones.
Date:
30/08/2016

Bright sparks discovered via University's project with Birmingham Girls School

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The value of studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects at 'A' Level has been shown to boost girls' potential earning power by as much as 33%. Encouraging girls to study these subjects at A level has been a long term focus of government policy since 2010.
Date:
26/08/2016

What does a rise in the minimum wage mean for the Mexican labour market?

Description
The idea of a minimum working wage has been a controversial topic within economics for many years. The basic goal of establishing a minimum level of earnings is to ensure that independently of the job performed, all workers can earn a salary that is high enough to satisfy their basic needs.
Date:
25/08/2016

What does a rise in the minimum wage mean for the Mexican labour market?

Description
The idea of a minimum working wage has been a controversial topic within economics for many years. The basic goal of establishing a minimum level of earnings is to ensure that independently of the job performed, all workers can earn a salary that is high enough to satisfy their basic needs.
Date:
25/08/2016

Luke Kennard at the Cheltenham Literary Festival 2016

Luke Kennard at the Cheltenham Literary Festival 2016
Description
The author of five poetry collections, Dr Luke Kennard reads from his acclaimed new book Cain, a humorous and formally unique narrative on faith, TV and zombies.
Date:
25/08/2016

Art and Emotion: An Interview with Derek Matravers

Art and Emotion: An Interview with Derek Matravers
Description
PhD student Matilde Aliffi interviews Aaron Ben-Ze'ev for the Imperfect Cognitions blog.
Date:
25/08/2016

New staff for project PERFECT

New staff for project PERFECT
Description
We are delighted to announce that Dr Sophie Stammers and Dr Andrea Polonioli will join project PERFECT as new research fellows.
Date:
25/08/2016

Who wrote Shakespeare?

Who wrote Shakespeare?
Description
In an article for the BBC, Dr Martin Wiggins examines what Shakespeare would be doing if he were alive today. Would he be writing for the stage, or working as a scriptwriter for film or television? Are they the modern media which are the closest equivalents to the stage of the Globe Theatre?
Date:
25/08/2016

Birmingham International Summer School 2016 is great success

Description
The Birmingham International Summer School (BISS) 2016 proved to be a tremendous success with 126 international students participating in three weeks of academic and social activities.
Date:
23/08/2016
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