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2014 Jubilee Awards nominations now open!

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Nominations for the second annual Jubilee Awards for Service are now open to dedicated public sector workers.
Date:
Wednesday 16th April 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Leading social policy scholar appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the College of Social Sciences

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The University of Birmingham is delighted to announce that Professor Saul Becker has been appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Social Sciences to drive forward Birmingham's ambitious plans to be a global centre for teaching and research across the social sciences.
Date:
Thursday 10th April 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences, Vice Chancellor

Baroness Estelle Morris on the politics of education policy: why all the main parties sound the same

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At a time of continuous change, former Education Secretary, Baroness Estelle Morris, will ask whether there is more continuity in the slogans of education policy than the main political parties would care to admit.
Date:
Thursday 27th March 2014
Categories:
Alumni, Social Sciences, Teaching

University of Birmingham Arts and Science Festival: a matter of life and death

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Artistic portrayals of anatomy, sound-based works of art and the experience of living – and dying – in back-to-back housing are examined in a multi-media festival at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
Friday 7th March 2014
Categories:
Arts and Law, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences

Self-employed men have higher levels of testosterone, study finds

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An abundance of the sex hormone testosterone is associated with being self-employed, a study from the University of Birmingham, University of Surrey and the University of Adelaide study has found.
Date:
Saturday 1st March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Jamaican Olympics legacy continues to inspire in Birmingham

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The legacy of the Jamaican track and field team's stay in Birmingham will live on and inspire even more young people in the form of a brand new scholarship at the University of Birmingham, launched today.
Date:
Friday 21st February 2014
Categories:
International, Social Sciences, Students

Mother Teresa: the 'demon' saint

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The late Mother Teresa, one of the world's highest-profile religious figures, was accused of being mad, vain, evil, and also of having an inappropriate relationship with a priest who was her spiritual director, according to newly published research from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
Monday 10th February 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

British medical tourists seeking treatment overseas without sufficient information and advice

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A team of researchers has found that British people travelling abroad for medical treatment are often unaware of the potential health and financial consequences they could face.
Date:
Tuesday 4th February 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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