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Language and Superdiversity: exploring corpus approaches

Description
Forthcoming series of seminars which will explore the possible synergies between corpus linguistics and superdiversity.
Date:
31/03/2015

Uncovering the secrets of the Himalayas off the coast of Mumbai

Uncovering the secrets of the Himalayas off the coast of Mumbai
Description
Despite being thousands of kilometres apart, a team of international scientists are collecting samples from the bottom of the Arabian Sea to find out how the growth of the Himalayan mountain range has affected the Asian Monsoon over the last 50 million years. The drilling, taking place off the coast of Mumbai, India, will also help scientists predict monsoon intensity in the future.
Date:
31/03/2015

Communities as change agents

Communities as change agents
Description
The University of Birmingham played host to the International Research Society of Public Management this week.
Date:
31/03/2015

Looking for ancient planetary worlds: the search for our roots in the cradle of the Milky Way

Looking for ancient planetary worlds: the search for our roots in the cradle of the Milky Way
Description
A team led by the University of Birmingham's Dr Tiago Campante has discovered Kepler-444, a solar system 117 light years away from Earth. The system, has five Earth-sized planets and dates back to when the Universe was less than 20 per cent of its current age. The research made headlines around the world.
Date:
31/03/2015

University of Birmingham Biblical Studies Postgraduate Conference 2015: Call for Papers

University of Birmingham Biblical Studies Postgraduate Conference 2015: Call for Papers
Description
The conference theme will be 'Good and Evil in Biblical and Post-Biblical Traditions'.
Date:
31/03/2015

Uncovering the secrets of the Himalayas off the coast of Mumbai

Uncovering the secrets of the Himalayas off the coast of Mumbai
Description
Despite being thousands of kilometres apart, a team of international scientists are collecting samples from the bottom of the Arabian Sea to find out how the growth of the Himalayan mountain range has affected the Asian Monsoon over the last 50 million years. The drilling, taking place off the coast of Mumbai, India, will also help scientists predict monsoon intensity in the future.
Date:
31/03/2015

Blog: The cyber threat to the United Kingdom

Blog: The cyber threat to the United Kingdom
Description
Written by Gavin Hall, Doctoral Researcher in POLSIS. When the new government takes office in May 2015 one of the first tasks will be to initiate a Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR).
Date:
30/03/2015

Birmingham professor quoted by BBC in report on northern Cyprus extradition problems

Birmingham professor quoted by BBC in report on northern Cyprus extradition problems
Description
Robert Cryer, who holds a chair in International and Criminal Law, cited in BBC report "Lord Maginnis calls for action over northern Cyprus fugitives" (24 March 2015). Professor Cryer discusses the legal difficulties of extraditions from northern Cyprus.
Date:
28/03/2015

1.9 million Euro ERC grant to explore memory coding in human brains

1.9 million Euro ERC grant to explore memory coding in human brains
Description
Episodic memory is the time machinery that allows us to mentally travel back in time in order to relive past experiences, often in great sensory detail. These memories are highly associative and very information rich, but how are these memories coded in human brains?
Date:
27/03/2015

Methods of poverty assessment must be overhauled if we really want to make a difference

Methods of poverty assessment must be overhauled if we really want to make a difference
Description
Scott Wisor writes the latest Birmingham Brief.
Date:
27/03/2015
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