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Training Study in Sport and Exercise Science

Training Study in Sport and Exercise Science
Description
An expert exercise physiology research group from the University of Birmingham plan to guide participants through a 10-week leg resistance training programme in order to observe the importance of rest-interval duration on muscle growth.
Date:
10/07/2014

Female Entrepreneurship: Gearing Up For Business Growth

Description
'Female Entrepreneurship: Gearing Up For Business Growth' workshop in Birmingham looks at the key issues faced by female entrepreneurs.
Date:
10/07/2014

The essence of community hospitals

The essence of community hospitals
Description
The statement from Simon Stevens about the role of small hospitals in the NHS is welcome, and unexpected. Those communities who are actively campaigning to keep their valued local hospitals are stopped in their tracks. Can this be right – does the NHS have room now for community hospitals as part of its infrastructure? A clear message from the CEO of the NHS would suggest so.
Date:
10/07/2014

Studying Ancient History at Birmingham

Studying Ancient History at Birmingham
Description
Video of Dr Andrew Bayliss talking about our undergraduate Ancient History programmes at the June 2014 University of Birmingham Open Day.
Date:
09/07/2014

Studying Classics at Birmingham

Studying Classics at Birmingham
Description
Video of Dr Elena Theodorakoupolos talking about our undergraduate Classics programmes at the June 2014 University of Birmingham Open Day.
Date:
09/07/2014

Relations between China and India take centre stage at Birmingham conference

Relations between China and India take centre stage at Birmingham conference
Description
A ground-breaking conference at the University of Birmingham will bring together scholars from China, India and the UK to address contemporary Sino-Indian relations. Focusing on economic and security implications, speakers will also discuss the implications of China and India's simultaneous rise on the West.
Date:
08/07/2014

Blog: 21st century public servant: the discussion phase

Blog: 21st century public servant: the discussion phase
Description
Written by Catherine Needham. This post is based on a provocation which I posed at INLOGOV's recent Summer Symposium. It is an attempt to move on the conversation about engagement between local government, other public institutions, citizens and communities.
Date:
08/07/2014

ISIS and a new caliphate

ISIS and a new caliphate
Description
Professor David Thomas presents the latest Birmingham Perspective.
Date:
08/07/2014

A pox upon him: Shakespeare accused of causing misery to people with skin conditions

A pox upon him: Shakespeare accused of causing misery to people with skin conditions
Description
Professor Michael Dobson was featured in articles in The Independent and the Mail Online UK concerning whether or not Shakespeare is responsible for the stigma attached to certain skin conditions.
Date:
08/07/2014

Birmingham professor to give synthetic biology a voice inside Government

Birmingham professor to give synthetic biology a voice inside Government
Description
Professor Timothy Dafforn will bring his expertise into the heart of Whitehall as at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Date:
08/07/2014

Creative planning for 'self-made' UK cities of the future

Description
The University of Birmingham Policy Commission on Future Urban Living launches its report in the House of Lords on Monday 7 July. The report is the culmination of a year's evidence taken from a wide range of leading practitioners and thinkers on cities from the UK and elsewhere, drawing from it ideas to inform the way we live, work and play in the cities of the future.
Date:
08/07/2014

Wirelessly Lockpicking a Smart Card Reader

Description
College best publication award: Dr Flavio Garcia, School of Computer Science, summarises a study of iClass, the widely used contactless smart card.
Date:
07/07/2014

Interfaces Summer School held in Berlin

Interfaces Summer School held in Berlin
Description
The Interfaces Summer School was held at the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in Berlin from 30 June to 4 July. The Summer School included talks, demonstrations and workshops from renowned scientists from 19 of the project's global partners, sharing their expertise with the Interfaces research fellows as well as nine external participants. The researchers also had the opportunity to tour IGBs outstanding facilities.
Date:
07/07/2014

MA Film and Television: Research and Production

MA Film and Television: Research and Production
Description
A new student-produced video about the MA Film and Television: Research and Production degree programme.
Date:
07/07/2014

Let the people co-create our cities of the future, urge University of Birmingham experts

Description
The UK's cities of the future should be "self-made", with citizens being enabled to help generate their own vision of urban living and to elect non-partisan leaders who can deliver it, urges a new Policy Commission report.
Date:
07/07/2014

University of Birmingham to facilitate academic cooperation with Rio de Janeiro

Description
Academics from the University of Birmingham and a Research Foundation in Rio de Janeiro working to facilitate academic cooperation in Brazil and the UK.
Date:
07/07/2014

Prominent Chinese genomics institute announces world-leading research centre with the University of Birmingham

Prominent Chinese genomics institute announces world-leading research centre with the University of Birmingham
Description
BGI, the world's largest genome research institute, has signed a ground-breaking agreement with the University of Birmingham that will create the Joint Centre for Environmental Omics (JCEO) between the two institutions. The JCEO will seek to protect environment, health and global biodiversity by analysing the toxicity of compounds more efficiently than has been achieved before.
Date:
07/07/2014

Control of breathing during exercise

Description
Since 1996, 766 Sport and Exercise Sciences undergraduates have studied respiratory control with Dr Michael Parkes. Do you still remember the debates over how little is known about how breathing is controlled in exercise ( Guz, 1966, Wasserman 1986, Goodwin 1972)? Does it matter any more?!
Date:
07/07/2014

TWIST - July 2014

TWIST - July 2014
Description
Welcome to the July 2014 edition of 'Twist' from the Institute of Advanced Studies.
Date:
07/07/2014

Research group hopes to provide a clearer picture of how we interpret images

Research group hopes to provide a clearer picture of how we interpret images
Description
A new research network is aiming to deepen our understanding of how humans, animals and machines interpret visual images.
Date:
07/07/2014
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