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Uncovering the secrets of the Himalayas off the coast of Mumbai

Uncovering the secrets of the Himalayas off the coast of Mumbai
Description
Despite being thousands of kilometres apart, a team of international scientists are collecting samples from the bottom of the Arabian Sea to find out how the growth of the Himalayan mountain range has affected the Asian Monsoon over the last 50 million years. The drilling, taking place off the coast of Mumbai, India, will also help scientists predict monsoon intensity in the future.
Date:
31/03/2015

University of Birmingham Biblical Studies Postgraduate Conference 2015: Call for Papers

University of Birmingham Biblical Studies Postgraduate Conference 2015: Call for Papers
Description
The University of Birmingham's Biblical Studies Postgraduate Conference 2015, which will be hosted by the Department of Theology and Religion on Thursday 25th June 2015, has issued a Call for Papers on the conference theme, 'Good and Evil in Biblical and Post-Biblical Traditions'.
Date:
31/03/2015

Uncovering the secrets of the Himalayas off the coast of Mumbai

Description
Despite being thousands of kilometres apart, a team of international scientists are collecting samples from the bottom of the Arabian Sea to find out how the growth of the Himalayan mountain range has affected the Asian Monsoon over the last 50 million years. The drilling, taking place off the coast of Mumbai, India, will also help scientists predict monsoon intensity in the future.
Date:
31/03/2015

Alumni Spotlight in Hong Kong

Description
Interview with Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma
Date:
26/03/2015

Messaging in the Midlands

Messaging in the Midlands
Description
Caroline Tagg and Esther Asprey talk about their experience 'Messaging in the Midlands' at the Library of Birmingham.
Date:
26/03/2015

Methods of poverty assessment must be overhauled if we really want to make a difference

Description
Globally, what percentage of people living in poverty are women? The answer, if we believe some eminent sources, is 70%. In 1995, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action for women claimed that 'the great majority' of the world's poor were women, while the 70% figure is still quoted today by UN Women. You will even find it on the occasional bumper sticker.
Date:
26/03/2015

Methods of poverty assessment must be overhauled if we really want to make a difference

Description
Globally, what percentage of people living in poverty are women? The answer, if we believe some eminent sources, is 70%. In 1995, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action for women claimed that 'the great majority' of the world's poor were women, while the 70% figure is still quoted today by UN Women. You will even find it on the occasional bumper sticker.
Date:
26/03/2015

Prehistoric super salamander was top predator, fossils suggest

Prehistoric super salamander was top predator, fossils suggest
Description
A previously undiscovered species of crocodile-like amphibian that lived during the rise of dinosaurs was among Earth's top predators more than 200 million years ago, a study shows.
Date:
26/03/2015

Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young

Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young
Description
Academics from the University of Birmingham, UK are engaging with grandparents in China, to help tackle the increasing problem of obesity amongst Chinese children in a trailblazing public health programme.
Date:
26/03/2015

There are things we need to say about race - but Trevor Phillips didn't say them

There are things we need to say about race - but Trevor Phillips didn't say them
Description
Gavin Schaffer writes for The Conversation.
Date:
25/03/2015
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