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Diversity and Superdiversity: Sociocultural linguistic perspectives

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Angela Creese and Adrian Blackledge from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham, are plenary speakers at the 'Diversity and Superdiversity: Sociocultural linguistic perspectives' Conference at Georgetown University, USA, 13-15 March 2015.
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26/01/2015

IRiS researcher to speak at The New School in New York

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In February, Dr Nando Sigona is giving a public Lecture at The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility entitled, 'The Camp as a Space of Political Membership', with discussion from Professor Michel Agier
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26/01/2015

Cutting funding for basic scientific research would be a big mistake

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For all the exciting stories and developments that basic science research produces, there is one question that the public never tires of asking: "What are the possible applications of that discovery?" or "What is the value of your research?"
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26/01/2015

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - January 2015

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From loading dishwashers to the Large Hadron Collider and more...
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26/01/2015

Birmingham researchers build momentum at CERN with New Physics experiment

Birmingham researchers build momentum at CERN with New Physics experiment
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Birmingham Particle Physics research group successfully completed a pilot run of the NA62 experiment at test facility CERN on Monday 15 December 2014. The experiment is a continuation of the very successful charged and neutral program at CERN which started with NA48.
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26/01/2015

Oil crisis: can short-term pain lead to economic gain for Russia?

Oil crisis: can short-term pain lead to economic gain for Russia?
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The recent crash in oil prices is causing much anxiety in oil-producing states. From Iran to Venezuela, many have come to rely on elevated oil prices to fuel economic growth and support government spending.
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23/01/2015

Blog: Shuffling the decks: quick fixes versus long-term stability

Blog: Shuffling the decks: quick fixes versus long-term stability
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Development Progress Blog. Ahead of the launch of our case studies on security progress in Liberia and Timor-Leste, Suda Perera writes on the risk that 'quick fixes' to violent conflict pose to development in the long-term. Taking the example of the Democratic Republic of Congo, she outlines the pitfalls of empowering warring parties and the challenging reality that good elections do not necessarily result in good democracy.
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23/01/2015

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Local governance in the Commonwealth: Existing practices and emerging trends

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Local governance in the Commonwealth: Existing practices and emerging trends
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Speaker: Munawwar Alam, Commonwealth Local Government Forum
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23/01/2015

Twelfth Cadbury Conference: Money Judgments

Twelfth Cadbury Conference: Money Judgments
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Call for papers for conference in May 2015.
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23/01/2015

Birmingham Law Lecturer gives evidence to Scottish Parliament on Assisted Suicide Bill

Birmingham Law Lecturer gives evidence to Scottish Parliament on Assisted Suicide Bill
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Dr Stephen Smith participated in an ethical roundtable at the Scottish Parliament on 20 January 2015.
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23/01/2015
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