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

Description
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

Work to start on £60 million advanced manufacturing research facility at Ansty Park

Description
The University of Birmingham and Rolls-Royce celebrated their joint collaboration to establish a High Temperature Research Centre (HTRC) when the University's Vice-Chancellor Professor David Eastwood and Rolls-Royce Director of Research and Technology Ric Parker 'broke ground' at the Centre's new site at Ansty Park, near Coventry.
Date:
Friday 7th March 2014
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Vice Chancellor

Historic building to become 21st century student space

Description
A new centre for student services in the heart of the historic Edgbaston campus of the University of Birmingham is to be created, as part of a £175million campus development project.
Date:
Tuesday 4th March 2014
Categories:
Corporate Services, Students

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

Description
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

Commercial schemes are key to weight loss success, study finds

Description
Public health authorities should consider commissioning a range of commercial weight loss programmes to help in the fight against obesity, University of Birmingham researchers have found.
Date:
Saturday 1st March 2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Tip to dieters: Beware of friends and late night cravings

Description
There's more to dieting than just sheer willpower and self-control - the presence of friends, late night cravings or the temptation of alcohol can often simply be too strong to resist. Research led by Heather McKee of the University of Birmingham monitored the social and environmental factors that make people, who are following weight management programs, cheat. The study is published in the Springer journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine.
Date:
Tuesday 25th February 2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Jamaican Olympics legacy continues to inspire in Birmingham

Description
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

University life-savers to receive Vice-Chancellor's medal

Description
Two quick-thinking University of Birmingham staff who helped to save the life of an elderly man suffering a heart attack on a city street are to be honoured with the institution's rarest accolade.
Date:
Friday 21st February 2014
Categories:
Vice Chancellor
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