Research news

University's historic clock tower turns red for Cure Leukaemia

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The University of Birmingham's historic clock tower (Old Joe) will be illuminated in red light this Thursday for Cure Leukaemia. Marking the end of the West Midlands Red Alert Appeal in partnership with BBC Radio WM 95.6 raising money for Cure Leukaemia, the University's 110 metre high clock tower will be one of a number of iconic buildings in the city to turn red for the campaign on 28 February 2013.
Date:
27/02/2013

Pharmacy investment prescribed for Birmingham

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A brand-new Pharmacy programme, launching this autumn, is set to play a key part in the College of Medical and Dental Science's research and teaching agenda.
Date:
22/02/2013

University of Birmingham opens new Centre for Research in Race and Education

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Twenty years after the death of black teenager Stephen Lawrence, his mother, Doreen Lawrence will help launch a new Centre for Research in Race and Education at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
19/02/2013

University of Birmingham opens new Centre for Research in Race and Education.

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Twenty years after the death of black teenager Stephen Lawrence, his mother, Doreen Lawrence will help launch a new Centre for Research in Race and Education at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
19/02/2013

Soccer bookings show ethnic discrimination

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The behaviour seen on Premier League football pitches is indicative of the attitudes of wider society according to Dr James Reade, whose research collaboration with colleagues at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge has revealed that referees are more likely to unwittingly discriminate against certain ethnic groups than others.
Date:
18/02/2013

Weighty issue for dinner dates

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New research from the School of Psychology has revealed your dinner date can make you put on weight.
Date:
18/02/2013

Ask the Expert live chat with Dr Jo Morris

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On Friday 8 February, Dr Jo Morris, Senior Lecturer in the School of Cancer Sciences took part in a live chat answering your questions about her breast cancer research. If you missed it, here is the full transcript from the event, including the questions Jo ran out of time to answer. The full storify recap can also be viewed here.
Date:
08/02/2013

Groundbreaking clinical trial provides hope for thousands of men

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Prostate cancer affects one in nine men in the UK, making it the most common cancer among the country's men. This World Cancer Day (Monday 4 February), you can help us to beat the disease with support for a pioneering clinical trial.
Date:
04/02/2013

As Christmas 'clicks-in' on-line, is any festive cheer left for the High Street?

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Professor Isabelle Szmigin discusses the threat to the High Street from the growth of online shopping.
Date:
17/12/2012

UK universities embrace the free, open, online future of higher education

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Students from the UK and around the world will have free access to some of the country's top universities thanks to FutureLearn Ltd, an entirely new company being launched by The Open University (OU). The universities of Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Anglia, Exeter, King's College London, Lancaster, Leeds, Southampton, St Andrews and Warwick have all signed up to join FutureLearn.
Date:
14/12/2012

UK universities embrace the free, open, online future of higher education

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Students from the UK and around the world will have free access to some of the country's top universities thanks to FutureLearn Ltd, an entirely new company being launched by The Open University (OU). The universities of Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Anglia, Exeter, King's College London, Lancaster, Leeds, Southampton, St Andrews and Warwick have all signed up to join FutureLearn.
Date:
14/12/2012

Guest Lecture from Nobel Prize Winner Announced

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Recent Nobel Prize Winner, Professor Al Roth provides an open, guest lecture for the University of Birmingham's College of Social Sciences on Monday 4th February 2013.
Date:
13/12/2012

Robot buddies enter the classroom

Robot buddies enter the classroom
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Robots have been helping researchers at the University improve social interaction and communication with autistic children in the school classroom.
Date:
05/12/2012

New music building is opened in style

New music building is opened in style
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420 staff members, supporters and friends of the University gathered at the brand new Bramall Music Building at the end of November for a once-in-a-lifetime performance to officially open the state-of-the-art music facility.
Date:
03/12/2012

University's Lapworth Museum wins heritage lottery grant and seeks volunteers to help shape its redevelopment

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The Lapworth Museum of Geology at the University of Birmingham has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund Development grant of £130,000 to progress plans to apply for a full grant for a major redevelopment project to create a significantly improved visitor experience and widen its access to young people, the public, and schools.
Date:
15/11/2012

Alumni news: New Anglican Bishop

Alumni news: New Anglican Bishop
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The Rev Leon Golding (MA Philosophy) has been made the new Anglican Bishop for the MoBay region of Jamaica
Date:
05/10/2012

University of Birmingham sees impressive league table rise

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The University of Birmingham has been shortlisted as University of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 and ranked at 13th overall in the UK, a rise of 12 places
Date:
28/09/2012

University of Birmingham sees impressive league table rise

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The University of Birmingham has been shortlisted as University of the Year in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 and ranked at 13th overall in the UK, a rise of 12 places
Date:
28/09/2012

Birmingham Fellow developing new treatment for breast cancer

Birmingham Fellow developing new treatment for breast cancer
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A researcher at the University is pioneering a new approach to breast cancer research, seeking to combat the increasing resistance to treatments of the disease that claims around 11,000 lives annually.
Date:
25/09/2012
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