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Publication of Ann Conway-Jones, Gregory of Nyssa's Tabernacle Imagery

Publication of Ann Conway-Jones, Gregory of Nyssa's Tabernacle Imagery
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Publication of Ann Conway Jones's book on Gregory of Nyssa's Tabernacle Imagery.
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20/10/2014

Read the latest briefing papers from CHASM

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Read the latest Briefing Papers from the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM).
Date:
20/10/2014

ITSEE welcomes new postgraduates

ITSEE welcomes new postgraduates
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Start of the new academic year at ITSEE.
Date:
20/10/2014

Ukraine steels itself for winter as Novorossiya forges ahead

Ukraine steels itself for winter as Novorossiya forges ahead
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). The EU-Asia Summit in Milan, Italy, delivered little, if any, tangible progress to resolve the crisis in Ukraine. Relations between Russia and Ukraine's major European allies remain just a few degrees above a new Cold War-style ice age. And with only a preliminary gas deal achieved between Kiev and Moscow this may be quite literally true for Ukrainians as winter approaches.
Date:
20/10/2014

The Conversation: Climate change: it's only human to exaggerate, but science itself does not

The Conversation: Climate change: it's only human to exaggerate, but science itself does not
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To exaggerate is human, and scientists are human. Exaggeration and the complementary art of simplification are the basic rhetorical tools of human intercourse. So yes, scientists do exaggerate. So do politicians, perhaps even when, as the UK's former environment secretary Owen Paterson did, they claim that climate change forecasts are "widely exaggerated". A more pertinent question is: does the way in which scientists and politicians speak publicly lead to wild exaggeration?
Date:
17/10/2014

Call for Papers - Postgraduate Conference on Sport Politics, Policy and Society

Call for Papers - Postgraduate Conference on Sport Politics, Policy and Society
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To celebrate the launch of a new Sport Policy Centre, within the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, a graduate conference on the theme of 'Sport Politics, Policy and Society' will take place on 4 December 2014 followed by an invited guest speaker.
Date:
17/10/2014

Divide and Conquer: novel trick helps rare pathogen infect healthy people

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New research into a rare pathogen has shown how a unique evolutionary trait allows it to infect even the healthiest of hosts through a smart solution to the body's immune response against it.
Date:
17/10/2014

Poor quality data is informing the future of our patient care, warns study

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An investigation into how patient outcomes are assessed in clinical trials has revealed a worrying lack of consistency, raising concerns about funding being wasted on the acquisition of poor quality data.
Date:
17/10/2014

The Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship: 10 Years On

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It's ten years since the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME), now operating at the heart of University of Birmingham's Business School, came into being.
Date:
16/10/2014

Albania-Serbia football drone farce shows Balkan nationalism is still a dangerous powder keg

Albania-Serbia football drone farce shows Balkan nationalism is still a dangerous powder keg
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Written by Dr Gëzim Alpion. Few thought that Serbia's Euro 2016 qualifying fixture against Albania on October 14 2014 would be an easy match. But the depths to which it sank are shocking even to those familiar with the potency of anti-Albanian feeling among Serbia's nationalist factions.
Date:
16/10/2014

Poor quality data is informing the future of our patient care, warns study

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An investigation into how patient outcomes are assessed in clinical trials has revealed a worrying lack of consistency, raising concerns about funding being wasted on the acquisition of poor quality data.
Date:
16/10/2014

University of Birmingham jumps nine places in world research rankings

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The University of Birmingham has risen an impressive nine points in the latest world research rankings, placing it in 112th place among the top 500 global research universities. The Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities 2014, also known as the NTU Ranking, ranked Birmingham ninth overall in the UK.
Date:
16/10/2014

A critical exploration of global public health

A critical exploration of global public health
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Professor Jean McHale and Dr Sheelagh McGuinness have been awarded a grant by the Wellcome Trust to run a conference "A critical exploration of global public health" and to hold a public lecture" Ebola: towards an International Health Systems Fund"
Date:
15/10/2014

Landmark book series reveals What Works in Offender Rehabilitation

Landmark book series reveals What Works in Offender Rehabilitation
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News article about The School of Psychology's Professor Leam Craig and Dr Louise Dixon being invited to edit an international book series about offender rehabilitation.
Date:
15/10/2014

Birmingham physicist elected UK ATLAS Physics Coordinator

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Dr Kostas Nikolopoulos, Birmingham Fellow in the School of Physics and Astronomy, has been elected UK ATLAS Physics coordinator.
Date:
15/10/2014

University of Birmingham jumps nine places in world research rankings

Description
The University of Birmingham has risen an impressive nine points in the latest world research rankings, placing it in 112th place among the top 500 global research universities. The Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities 2014, also known as the NTU Ranking, ranked Birmingham ninth overall in the UK.
Date:
14/10/2014

Debates in personalisation

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This unique book, by HSMC's Jon Glasby and Catherine Needham, brings together, for the first time, advocates and critics of the personalisation agenda in English social care services to debate key issues relating to personalisation.
Date:
14/10/2014

The Problems of Travelling to Access Basic Care #repealthe8th

The Problems of Travelling to Access Basic Care #repealthe8th
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Birmingham Law School's Dr Sheelagh McGuinness and Professor Marie Fox write for the Human Rights in Ireland blog.
Date:
14/10/2014

ICCS Seminar Series 2014/15

ICCS Seminar Series 2014/15
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ICCS hosts a number of seminars throughout the year which focuses on a number of different topics. Listen to the latest podcasts from our recent events.
Date:
14/10/2014
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