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Exposure to particulate air pollutants associated with numerous cancers

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Researchers have found that long-term exposure to environmental pollutants was associated with increased risk of mortality for many types of cancer in an elderly Hong Kong population.
Date:
29/04/2016

"Brexit" Attacks President Obama...and Avoids the Issues

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One might be surprised that a prominent British politician would begin a comment about US President Barack Obama with a historical lie. One might not foresee an ethnic slur against the American leader.But that is exactly what happened last week when the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, used The Sun newspaper as a platform to denounce Obama's visit to Britain.
Date:
28/04/2016

"Brexit" Attacks President Obama...and Avoids the Issues

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One might be surprised that a prominent British politician would begin a comment about US President Barack Obama with a historical lie. One might not foresee an ethnic slur against the American leader.But that is exactly what happened last week when the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, used The Sun newspaper as a platform to denounce Obama's visit to Britain.
Date:
28/04/2016

Publication of edition of early Qur'anic manuscripts by Dr Alba Fedeli

Publication of edition of early Qur'anic manuscripts by Dr Alba Fedeli
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Dr Alba Fedeli, an Honorary Fellow and collaborator of ITSEE, has published an online edition reconstructing the Qur'anic text of the Mingana-Lewis palimpsest in Cambridge University Library
Date:
28/04/2016

Frozen Words

Frozen Words
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On 26 April Emma Wagstaff read her translation of Philippe Beck's poem 'Mots gelés' (Opéradiques, Flammarion, 2014) at a poetry reading given by Philippe Beck at the University of Cambridge.
Date:
28/04/2016

Birmingham EU Experts guide: Law and Order

Birmingham EU Experts guide: Law and Order
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Institute of European Law academics are part of the University of Birmingham's EU Referendum Experts Guide. Featuring prominent academic experts in the key areas of discussion around the EU Referendum debate, this guide is designed for those seeking expert commentators and speakers.
Date:
27/04/2016

Manufacturing in Greater Birmingham – is it pulling its weight?

Manufacturing in Greater Birmingham – is it pulling its weight?
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Our first guest blog from Patrick Willcocks, policy commentator focused on cities and their economic and environmental policy issues (UrbanPivot); a teaching fellow at the UoB Business school focusing on Europe and regional development and a private consultant working on EU funding and policy.
Date:
27/04/2016

The Inaugural IFA Copenhagen Summit on Reablement

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Professor Jon Glasby, who is a member of the Frailty Working Group, was part of the group involved in producing an international expert paper on 'reablement and frailty' for the recent IFA Copenhagen Summit on Reablement.
Date:
27/04/2016

Professor Susan Bassnett to give keynote lecture at Translation Research Forum

Professor Susan Bassnett to give keynote lecture at Translation Research Forum
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Professor Susan Bassnett, Honorary Director of the Birmingham Centre for Translation (BCT), will give a keynote lecture at this year's Translation Studies Research Forum.
Date:
27/04/2016

Nuclear Physicist awarded Institute of Nuclear Physics Career Contribution Prize

Nuclear Physicist awarded Institute of Nuclear Physics Career Contribution Prize
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Professor Kevin Hesketh, Senior Research Fellow, National Nuclear Laboratory and Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham has been awarded the Institute of Physics (IOP) Nuclear Industry Group Career Contribution Prize 2016 for his outstanding contribution to research, governance and training in the UK and international nuclear industries.
Date:
27/04/2016
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