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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 University of Birmingham's Biblical Studies Postgraduate Conference 2015, which will be hosted by the Department of Theology and Religion on Thursday 25th June 2015, has issued a Call for Papers on the conference theme, 'Good and Evil in Biblical and Post-Biblical Traditions'.
Date:
31/03/2015

Uncovering the secrets of the Himalayas off the coast of Mumbai

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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

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

1.5 million Euro ERC grant for project to explore motor learning influences

1.5 million Euro ERC grant for project to explore motor learning influences
Description
Motor learning is a fundamental process which influences many aspects of our lives; from learning to walk in childhood to the rehabilitation process following an illness or injury. Despite the impact to society, it has proved extremely difficult to develop interventions that significantly enhance human motor learning in health or disease. Recent work from the Galea lab suggests that reward- and punishment-based feedback have positive but dissociable effects on motor learning.
Date:
27/03/2015

Alumni Spotlight in Hong Kong

Description
Interview with Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma
Date:
26/03/2015

TSRC and NCVO receive funding to continue work on third sector evidence base

Description
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) are to create a data resource that will improve the evidence base for the voluntary sector, particularly in relation to its finances and resources over the past decade.
Date:
26/03/2015

TSRC and NCVO receive funding to continue work on third sector evidence base

Description
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) are to create a data resource that will improve the evidence base for the voluntary sector, particularly in relation to its finances and resources over the past decade.
Date:
26/03/2015
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