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UK's first independent research to monitor fracking as it happens

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The University of Birmingham will partner in a national environmental research programme carried out by a UK Consortium and led by the British Geological Survey (BGS). Dr Michael Rivett, Senior Lecturer in Earth Sciences (Contaminant Hydrogeology) at the University of Birmingham is a member of the consortium research team, aiming to enhance the scientific understanding and knowledge of the effects of shale gas operations on the environment.
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16/01/2015

Economics at Birmingham ranked in top 6 for research intensity in recent REF

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The commitment to research that exists within Economics has been underlined by the results of the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 exercise, with the Department ranked 6th out of 28 institutions on research intensity.
Date:
15/01/2015

Happy hospitals better for patients, research shows

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Hospital patients experience better outcomes when NHS staff are happier in their jobs, according to new research.
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15/01/2015

Ukraine steels for more unrest as Donetsk bus attack kills 12

Ukraine steels for more unrest as Donetsk bus attack kills 12
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff. The deadly attack on a bus carrying civilians near Donetsk, killing at least 12 of them and wounding many more, comes in the wake of yet another round of failed talks among the foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France. It also follows a pattern of persistent violence between rebels and government forces that has made a mockery of a ceasefire agreement brokered between the two sides back in September 2014.
Date:
15/01/2015

New Workshop at EABS Annual Meeting 2015

New Workshop at EABS Annual Meeting 2015
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The European Association of Biblical Studies Annual Meeting for 2015 will include a new workshop session on Textual Criticism of the New Testament, the Old Testament and the Qur'an convened by ITSEE postgraduate student, Theodora Panella.
Date:
14/01/2015

University of Birmingham ranks among the top gay-friendly UK employers

University of Birmingham ranks among the top gay-friendly UK employers
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The University of Birmingham has been ranked 79th overall in the definitive list of Britain's most gay-friendly workplaces. Birmingham's position in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2015 sees an impressive rise of 180 places from last year, reflecting the University's ongoing commitment to creating an inclusive workplace.
Date:
14/01/2015

Understanding Cultural Value

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New expert panel report published by the Arts and Humanities Research Council on the cultural value of the voluntary arts.
Date:
14/01/2015

Impact of the Charlie Hebdo killings on ordinary Muslims

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Dr Chris Allen discusses the likely impact on ordinary Muslims following the Charlie Hebdo killings, in a series of radio interviews.
Date:
13/01/2015

Handbooks, Germany and Knowledge in Sport

Handbooks, Germany and Knowledge in Sport
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A book review on the Routledge Handbook of German Politics & Culture, with thoughts on the technical transfer of knowledge from academia to students and practitioners of sport.
Date:
13/01/2015

Should development be kinky? A response to Pritchett and Kenny

Should development be kinky? A response to Pritchett and Kenny
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Scott Wisor Writes for the Devpolicy blog.
Date:
12/01/2015
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