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Our Africa - alumni magazine 2013

Our Africa - alumni magazine 2013
Description
The latest edition of our alumni magazine is now available featuring research, events, student experiences and much more.
Date:
05/07/2013

Holdsworth - Law alumni newsletter 2013

Holdsworth - Law alumni newsletter 2013
Description
The 2013 edition of our alumni newsletter had just been published. You can read it online here.
Date:
04/07/2013

Read around the world with Birmingham at Hay

Description
From the world's oldest Bible, via the meaning of Hamlet's 'To be or not to be' soliloquy, to the burgeoning popularity of mass reading events; the past, present and future of literature come together in the University of Birmingham's exciting line-up of lectures at this year's Hay Festival.
Date:
22/05/2013

Ask the expert live chat with Diane Job

Description
On Friday 10th May Diane Job, Director of Library Services, discussed the University's new library in an #AskTheExpert Twitter session. Read the full transcript from the event.
Date:
21/05/2013

Dr Peter Gardner elected to become a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering

Description
Dr Peter Gardner, Reader in Microwave Engineering in the School of EESE, has been elected to the status of Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), in recognition of sustained achievements within the profession.
Date:
09/05/2013

Project Open Day - a showcase of students work

Description
On Thursday 25th April the School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering held its annual Project Open Day which had nearly 50 visitors from industry looking at the work our students are doing.
Date:
29/04/2013

Discovering the gender of an unborn baby and giving him or her a name, may help fathers bond with their offspring.

Description
Dads who find out the sex of their unborn child and give him or her a name may find it easier to connect emotionally with their baby, a study conducted at the University of Birmingham has found.
Date:
24/04/2013

Show your support for autism by wearing blue

Description
More than one in 100 children are on the autism spectrum. This World Autism Awareness Day (Tuesday 2 April), you can help us give every child the best possible start in life with support for our groundbreaking research and wearing blue.
Date:
26/03/2013

University's historic clock tower turns red for Cure Leukaemia

Description
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

Description
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

Description
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.

Description
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

Description
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

Description
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

Description
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

Description
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?

Description
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

Description
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

Description
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
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