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Expert panel debates Olympic legacy

Expert panel debates Olympic legacy
Description
"Will London 2012 'inspire a generation' and be the first Olympics to deliver a participatory legacy?" was the theme of an open debate at the Bramall Music Building.
Date:
07/08/2012

Exclusion of Muslim sportswomen highlighted

Exclusion of Muslim sportswomen highlighted
Description
The limited participation of Muslim sportswomen in international sport is highlighted in a new paper by Birmingham academics.
Date:
01/08/2012

Honorary graduands for July 2012

Description
A former Conservative Home Office Minister and the Director of the BBC National Orchestra are amongst those who will be given honorary degrees at the University of Birmingham graduation ceremonies in July 2012. Ann Widdecombe and David Murray join 15 honorary graduands and more than 5000 students who will collect their degrees at 18 ceremonies in the University's iconic Great Hall (4th – 12th July).
Date:
28/06/2012

Shakespeare Institute turns 60

Shakespeare Institute turns 60
Description
Last month, current and past students of the Shakespeare Institute came together in Stratford-upon-Avon to celebrate the 60th birthday of the Institute, looking back on a diamond collection of memories.
Date:
07/06/2012

Find out how electricity and hydrogen are transforming the waterways

Find out how electricity and hydrogen are transforming the waterways
Description
The Department of Metallurgy and Materials invites you to a one-day workshop on the application of electricity and hydrogen to waterways transportation.
Date:
07/06/2012

Birmingham launches new Public Service Academy

Birmingham launches new Public Service Academy
Description
The University of Birmingham has long been known for its world-leading expertise in the reform of public services and has recently established the Public Service Academy which seeks to build on this expertise and provide a platform for strategic interaction with a range of national and international public service partners.
Date:
07/06/2012

Search for the hero inside yourself

Search for the hero inside yourself
Description
For the first time, members of the alumni community can be found across the London Underground and at train stations and airports up and down the country as part of the University's Heroes campaign celebrating excellence in many different fields
Date:
06/06/2012

Go Behind the Scenes with the University's inspirational experts

Go Behind the Scenes with the University's inspirational experts
Description
Five of the University's most inspirational experts are taking part in a competition which is offering you the chance to join in with their exciting work. For one day only, five lucky winners will go Behind the Scenes with an academic of their choice and experience firsthand some of the most exciting research taking place at the University.
Date:
06/06/2012

Ordinary black hole unearthed

Ordinary black hole unearthed
Description
Scientists from the University of Birmingham have discovered evidence of an ordinary black hole in the Centauraus A galaxy, more than 12 million light years away. Leading an international team of astronomers, the researchers have detected a 'garden variety' black hole for the first time outside the immediate neighbourhood of our galaxy.
Date:
06/06/2012

University Pro-Vice-Chancellor cycles for diabetes research and scholarship places

Description
The University of Birmingham's Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer is preparing to complete a charity bike ride across Wales in aid of the University's cutting-edge research and widening participation programme.
Date:
06/06/2012

Punishing the Foreigner: Implicit Discrimination in the Premier League based on Oppositional Identity

Description
The authors analyse referees' decisions in the 2007-08 and 2008-09 English football's Premier League seasons using an extensive in-match dataset collected by OPTA Sportsdata.
Date:
15/05/2012

CWAS Spring 2012 Newsletter

CWAS Spring 2012 Newsletter
Description
The latest news from CWAS featuring events, projects, research and graduate profiles
Date:
27/04/2012

Go 'Behind the Scenes' with the University of Birmingham's inspirational experts

Description
A competition has been announced by the University of Birmingham today to give people the chance to go 'behind the scenes' with some of its most inspirational academic experts.
Date:
24/04/2012

University of Birmingham immunologist made Fellow of the Royal Society

Description
A University of Birmingham emeritus professor and outstanding immunologist is among scientists who have been created Fellows of the Royal Society, it was announced today.
Date:
23/04/2012

Action for autism

Action for autism
Description
Thanks to you, more than £500 was raised for Birmingham's life changing autism research on World Autism Awareness Day (Monday 2 April).
Date:
10/04/2012

A hub for 21st century medicine

A hub for 21st century medicine
Description
Alumni, donors, staff and students were joined by Sir Doug Ellis, former Aston Villa Chairman, at the opening of the new £2 million Medical School Foyer and Barnes Library.
Date:
07/04/2012

Queen's Prize marks sweet success

Queen's Prize marks sweet success
Description
It comes in many forms, flavours and colours – as a snack on the go, a luxury treat or a soothing drink – but it's not often that chocolate leads the way to Buckingham Palace.
Date:
06/04/2012

Staff and students come out in blue for Autism Day

Description
A large number of Staff and Postgraduate students, as well as the Chancellor and Vice Chancellors of the University, wore blue on the 2nd of April, 2012, in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day.
Date:
05/04/2012

Birmingham Brief: Benefits and challenges of early assessment in autism

Description
Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition characterised by pervasive difficulties and delays in social and communication skills, as well as restricted interests and repetitive behaviours.
Date:
05/04/2012
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