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New accommodation for the School

New accommodation for the School
Description
New accommodation has been confirmed for the School of Psychology, which will allow it to realise its ambitious plans and provide excellent new facilities for staff and students.
Date:
31/03/2016

Birmingham water science leads ecological survival battle

Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed tools to help restore vital eco-systems found in tropical mangrove forests around the world.
Date:
24/03/2016

Brazil Zika lab in a caravan gets funding

Brazil Zika lab in a caravan gets funding
Description
Dr Nick Loman, of the School of Biosciences and Institute of Microbiology and Infection, has been successful in his recent applications for funding to the Zika Rapid Response initiative with a proposal for "Open genomic surveillance of Zika virus (ZIKV) in Brazil using a novel portable real-time sequencing device" which Dr Loman describes as "a Zika lab in a caravan".
Date:
22/03/2016

Lesley Phillpots, 1957 – 2016

Lesley Phillpots, 1957 – 2016
Description
Dr Lesley Phillpots, senior lecturer in Sport Policy and Politics in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences (and prior to this the School of Education), died at home on 19 February 2016 after a long battle with cancer.
Date:
22/03/2016

'The Other Place' Theatre re-opens in Stratford to lead research and creative practice following a University of Birmingham and RSC partnership

Description
The iconic studio theatre, The Other Place, in Stratford-upon-Avon has reopened after undergoing a transformation partly funded by the University of Birmingham, in a five-year partnership with the RSC. The doors opened to the public on Monday 21 March with a new theatre tour, From Page to Stage, starting on Thursday 24 March.
Date:
21/03/2016

The University of Birmingham and Huazhong University of Science and Technology agree teaching and research collaboration

Description
The University of Birmingham and Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) have signed a new agreement to work together on research and teaching.
Date:
21/03/2016

Grant to investigate Autism Spectrum Disorder

Grant to investigate Autism Spectrum Disorder
Description
A research team including Dr Jennifer Cook has been awarded £70,000 from the Baily Thomas Charitable Fund to investigate learning and reward processes in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Date:
21/03/2016

How do we process the multisensory world?

How do we process the multisensory world?
Description
A recently published paper has demonstrated that the signals from different senses are partially integrated in parts of the brain that have previously been assumed to process signals from only one sense such as vision.
Date:
16/03/2016

Undergraduate student visit to Twycross Zoo

Undergraduate student visit to Twycross Zoo
Description
As part of their final-year study our students are currently comparing the cognitive abilities of human children with other great apes, as well as crows and elephants. Twycross Zoo is a world primate centre and the only place in the UK where the students can see all four non-human great apes: chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans and gorillas.
Date:
16/03/2016

How long is a second?

How long is a second?
Description
A paper by doctoral researcher Ninja K. Horr, Dr Massimiliano Di Luca, and Dr Maria Wimber, recently accepted for publication in NeuroImage, investigates the brain's ability to keep track of time.
Date:
16/03/2016
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