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Call for volunteers: If you are living on a road with heavy traffic, are you curious to know what your exposure to air pollution at your residence is?

Call for volunteers: If you are living on a road with heavy traffic, are you curious to know what your exposure to air pollution at your residence is?
Description
A research team in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences are recruiting volunteers living on roads with heavy traffic, to take part in a research project investigating personal exposure to airborne pollutants during daily routine activities, such as sitting in traffic and cooking.
Date:
15/04/2015

Defending Welfare – Birmingham Academics comment on the last five years of the Coalition

Description
In the lead up to the 2010 Election the Social Policy Association (SPA) published In Defence of Welfare - a commentary on challenges facing any incoming government. For the 2015 election In Defence of Welfare 2 has now been launched: and Birmingham academics are some of the main contributors to the series of short essays.
Date:
15/04/2015

Publication of Alan Bale's book on the Acts of the Apostles

Publication of Alan Bale's book on the Acts of the Apostles
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Alan Bale's book on the Acts of the Apostles, which is based on his PhD thesis from the University of Birmingham, is now available.
Date:
15/04/2015

Admission impossible? Reducing emergency hospital admissions for older people

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Since the winter, the issue of pressure on A&E and emergency hospital admissions has been centre stage in the media and in political debate. While the Conservatives claim that the NHS is safe in their hands, Labour argue that the health service is in crisis.
Date:
15/04/2015

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - April 2015

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From the Large Hadron Collider to rail delays and more...
Date:
14/04/2015

Post workout rehydration: which drink fares the best?

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Which drink should we reach for after a hard work-out? Exercising in a hot environment leads to dehydration, so we need to consume fluids in the post-exercise period in order to replenish the fluid lost through sweating. For optimal rehydration, is it necessary to consume a sports drink, or are other drinks as good? Dr Andy Blannin (Senior Lecturer in Exercise Metabolism) looks at this issue with Professor Alice Roberts (Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham) on Britain's Favourite Foods: Are They Good For You? (21:00, Tuesday 14 April, BBC2).
Date:
14/04/2015

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Policy integration and synergies between climate change mitigation and adaptation in forest and agriculture

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Policy integration and synergies between climate change mitigation and adaptation in forest and agriculture
Description
Speaker: Dr Monica Di Gregorio, University of Leeds. This study assesses the level of policy integration of climate change mitigation and adaptation in the forestry and agricultural sectors in Brazil and Indonesia, and explores barriers and opportunities to address trade-offs and achieve mutual benefits.
Date:
14/04/2015

Conference of the European Sociological Association

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Hannah Bradby and Amina Jama Mahmud will be giving a paper at the 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association in Prague.
Date:
13/04/2015

State of the Nation: Ten things we've learned about the NHS under the coalition

State of the Nation: Ten things we've learned about the NHS under the coalition
Description
HSMC Professors Mark Exworthy and Jon Glasby, write for 'The Conversation' and their 'State of the Nation' series.
Date:
13/04/2015

Five key moments that shaped the NHS under the coalition

Five key moments that shaped the NHS under the coalition
Description
HSMC Professors Mark Exworthy and Jon Glasby, write for 'The Conversation'.
Date:
13/04/2015
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