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UBRacing Update - March 2015

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UBRacing have been incredibly busy so far this year with new design developments underway and the chasis in progress. Daisy Partlow and Iestyn Stead tell us more.
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03/03/2015

In death, Boris Nemtsov embodies the hope of a better Russia

In death, Boris Nemtsov embodies the hope of a better Russia
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Written by Dr Adrian Campbell. For Russia to make peace with its troubled post-Communist history, it needs a 1990s hero to remember. Boris Nemtsov could be just that.
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02/03/2015

Blog: The expansion of arms-length government is not necessarily at odds with democratic accountability

Blog: The expansion of arms-length government is not necessarily at odds with democratic accountability
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How democratic is arms-length government? Catherine Durose, Jonathan B. Justice and Chris Skelcher argue that those who consider it to be an undemocratic phenomenon over-simplify, and make the case for assessing the question in a more citizen and community focussed manner.
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02/03/2015

Distinguished Leaders Series: Billie Major

Distinguished Leaders Series: Billie Major
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On 18 February Billie Major, Corporate Vice President and Head of Delivery for Capgemini Aspire, delivered a guest lecture as part of Birmingham Business School's Distinguished Leaders Series. Billie drew on her extensive experience to give an overview of what it takes to be an effective leader.
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02/03/2015

Focus on exams 'hinders development of character' in British school children

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Two new reports by the University of Birmingham's Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues have found that moral character is being squeezed out of children's education.
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02/03/2015

IRiS Roundtable series - Intersectionality and superdiversity: What's the difference?

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IRiS Roundtable series - Intersectionality and superdiversity: What's the difference?
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02/03/2015

Superdiversity Birmingham Fellowships available at IRiS

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IRiS invite applications to the newly launched Birmingham Fellowships programme from individuals interested in undertaking conceptual work around the notion of superdiversity.
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02/03/2015

Improving practice in safeguarding at the interface between hospital services and children's social care: a mixed-methods case study

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Professor Russell Mannion is a co-author of a new NIHR report exploring the interface between hospital services and children's social care. The study was led by Professor Sue White in School of Social Policy, Institute of Applied Social Studies.
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27/02/2015

Bribery 'hits 1.6 billion people a year'

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A total of 1.6 billion people worldwide – nearly a quarter of the global population – are forced to pay bribes to gain access to everyday public services, according to a new book by academics at the Universities of Birmingham and Strathclyde.
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27/02/2015

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Corporate influence on institutional development in an emerging economy: The case of China

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Corporate influence on institutional development in an emerging economy: The case of China
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Speaker: Professor John Child, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. This seminar examines the role of large corporations in shaping institutional development, with particular reference to China. Although institutions are potentially powerful actors in the Chinese business environment, reflecting considerable control by government and Party, there has been scope for non-Chinese corporations to influence the development of their regulations and policies.
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27/02/2015
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