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Smoking bans are sparking a rise in violence and disorder in UK prisons

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There have been numerous reports of riots and violent clashes in UK prisons this year. It's always difficult to pinpoint the causes of such flash-points, but an outbreak of violence at the privately run HMP Birmingham in September suggests that the prison smoking ban could be partially to blame after prisoners were reportedly heard chanting "we want burn" – which is slang for tobacco.
Date:
20/09/2017

University of Birmingham to host world's first clean cold congress

University of Birmingham to host world's first clean cold congress
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The world's first international congress dedicated to clean cold will see academic experts join leaders from industry and government to map a global response to ever-increasing global demands for cooling.
Date:
18/09/2017

Tri-City Social Work Exchange - What we learned about social work in England by visiting America

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Three participants in the Tri-City Social Work Exchange – including University of Birmingham's Professor Jon Glasby - explain how they left a visit to Chicago feeling more pride about their own way of working.
Date:
18/09/2017

Birmingham hosts Brazilian university delegation following funding success

Birmingham hosts Brazilian university delegation following funding success
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Researchers and staff at the University of Birmingham welcomed a delegation of senior colleagues from a leading Brazilian university to further strengthen ties between the two institutions.
Date:
16/09/2017

The Conversation Channel 4's The State disturbing and accurate reminder of idealism gone wrong

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Chris Allen in The Conversation: on Channel 4's The State. Criticisms that Peter Kosminsky's drama about Islamic State is propaganda are wide of the mark.
Date:
16/09/2017

Conversation on within and beyond citizenship at the time of Brexit and Trump

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Text of Q&A session with Roberto G. Gonzales and Dr Nando Sigona about their published book Within and Beyond Citizenship: Borders, Membership and Belonging (Routledge 2017).
Date:
16/09/2017

New Special Issue of Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies published

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Special Issue: Rethinking integration. New perspectives on adaptation and settlement in the era of super-diversity is available from the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (jems).
Date:
16/09/2017

UK Pension liberalisation: freedom and choice or risk and insecurity?

UK Pension liberalisation: freedom and choice or risk and insecurity?
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To mark Pension Awareness Day, guest blogger and Lecturer Social Policy Louise Overton offers her take on pension provision in the UK.
Date:
16/09/2017

Professor Al Roth at the University of Birmingham

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Professor Al Roth visits University of Birmingham ahead of his Economics guest lecture.
Date:
13/09/2017

What the violent 'Uber wars' tell us about Zuma's South Africa

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Co-written by Rosita Armytage, Research Fellow, University of Birmingham. How is corruption at the highest levels of government and economic inequality affecting the lives of ordinary South Africans?
Date:
13/09/2017
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