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The Conversation: Lack of trust and tit-for-tat escalation brings Ukraine to the brink of all-out war with Russia

The Conversation: Lack of trust and tit-for-tat escalation brings Ukraine to the brink of all-out war with Russia
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). The renewed escalation of the Ukrainian crisis, following the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, shows no sign of abating. Fighting in the east has continued both in and around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk and at the Russian-Ukrainian border where, according to reports, Russia has now started shelling Ukrainian military positions.
Date:
28/07/2014

A word in your ear, but make it snappy

A word in your ear, but make it snappy
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To most, crocodiles conjure images of sharp teeth, powerful jaws and ferocious, predatory displays – but they are certainly not famous for their hearing abilities. However, this could all change, as new research is shedding light on the reptiles' ears, showcasing their evolution from the reign of the dinosaurs to the era of Crocodile Dundee.
Date:
25/07/2014

The Conversation: As Russia votes with Security Council, could MH17 be providing a wake-up call?

The Conversation: As Russia votes with Security Council, could MH17 be providing a wake-up call?
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff. The unanimous vote in the UN Security Council on the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over rebel-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine is a welcome step. The resolution, drafted by Australia which lost 37 people in the tragedy, condemns the downing of the aircraft and calls for all states to co-operate with the investigation and demands that armed groups allow open access to the crash site.
Date:
23/07/2014

Recipient of Tullow Scholarship discusses her time studying at Birmingham Business School

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Irene Onyango studied the MSc Environmental and Natural Resource Economics programme with help from the Tullow Scholarship scheme.
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21/07/2014

Lord Bilimoria installed as Chancellor of the University of Birmingham

Lord Bilimoria installed as Chancellor of the University of Birmingham
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The University of Birmingham is delighted to announce that Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, CBE, DL, has been installed as the University's seventh Chancellor.
Date:
18/07/2014

Head of India's Largest Business Chamber Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Birmingham

Head of India's Largest Business Chamber Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Birmingham
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Former Indian civil servant and current Secretary General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Dr Alwyn Didar Singh has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Birmingham, UK. Dr Singh was named Doctor of the University (DUniv) on Wednesday 17 July in the University's historic Great Hall, in the presence of hundreds of graduands and their families.
Date:
17/07/2014

Snooping on irregular migrants breaches their human rights – and puts us all at risk

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Birmingham Law School's Dr Rosa Freedman writes for the Conversation
Date:
16/07/2014

Brazilian Jurist Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Birmingham

Brazilian Jurist Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Birmingham
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Former Brazilian government minister and senior diplomat Professor Celso Lafer has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Birmingham, UK. Professor Lafer has been named Doctor of Social Sciences (DSocSc) in the University's historic Great Hall, in the presence of hundreds of graduands and their families.
Date:
15/07/2014

University of Birmingham wins Outstanding International Strategy

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Academics from the University of Birmingham and a Research Foundation in Rio de Janeiro working to facilitate academic cooperation in Brazil and the UK.
Date:
10/07/2014

Celebrating honorary graduates 2014

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The University of Birmingham's new Chancellor and the founder of Cobra Beer, Lord Bilimoria; Chair of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Professor David Haslam; and the former Brazilian foreign minister, Professor Celso Lafer, are among the leading figures receiving honorary degrees from the University of Birmingham this month.
Date:
09/07/2014
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