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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - March 2015

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From 'doing cold smarter' to Mars One Mission...
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24/03/2015

Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young

Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young
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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.
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24/03/2015

He's back – but the power struggle around Vladimir Putin continues behind the scenes

He's back – but the power struggle around Vladimir Putin continues behind the scenes
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Written by Dr Adrian Campbell. The apparent disappearance of Russian president Vladimir Putin between March 5 and 16 provoked a festival of Kremlinological speculation on a scale not seen since the temporary ousting of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the abortive coup of 1991.
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19/03/2015

Edgbaston candidates to set out their stalls at University hustings

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Residents will have the chance to question candidates standing for the Edgbaston seat in the General Election at a hustings taking place at the University of Birmingham on Thursday 19 March.
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18/03/2015

'Grand and enlightened partnerships' needed for arts and culture to flourish, says BBC Radio 3 Controller

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A 'grand and enlightened partnership' that benefits everyone and leads to real impact is the way ahead for universities, cultural organisations and great cities like Birmingham, Alan Davey said yesterday.
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13/03/2015

Why Iran's Supreme Leader may yet swallow a bitter nuclear deal

Why Iran's Supreme Leader may yet swallow a bitter nuclear deal
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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. Iran is being pushed to the edge by sanctions over its nuclear programme. Will its dying Supreme Leader cave to the pressure?
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06/03/2015

Lapworth redevelopment gathers pace with latest grant announcement

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The redevelopment of the University of Birmingham's Lapworth Museum of Geology has taken another leap forward with the news that the project has received a £100,000 grant from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Wolfson Foundation.
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05/03/2015

Lapworth redevelopment gathers pace with latest grant announcement

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The redevelopment of the University of Birmingham's Lapworth Museum of Geology has taken another leap forward with the news that the project has received a £100,000 grant from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Wolfson Foundation.
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05/03/2015

Iraq government cuts threaten its brightest students abroad

Iraq government cuts threaten its brightest students abroad
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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. Iraqis pursuing postgraduate study abroad face a difficult future, after the country's higher education minister signed two measures cutting their stipends by up to 50% and limiting support to three years.
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04/03/2015

Birmingham's newest sports centre reaches the top

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Construction of the University of Birmingham's new sports centre hit new heights this week as the building was officially 'topped out' on Wednesday (March 4).
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04/03/2015
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