Research news

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

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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

Professor John Hick

Professor John Hick
Description
Professor John Hick, one of the most influential philosophers of religion of his time, and Emeritus H. G. Wood Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham, has died aged 90.
Date:
20/02/2012

Archbishop to speak at Cadbury Lectures 2012

Archbishop to speak at Cadbury Lectures 2012
Description
Dr Rown Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury will be speaking at this years Cadbury Lectures
Date:
01/02/2012

New Director for Science City Research Alliance

Description
The University of Birmingham and University of Warwick are delighted to announce that Professor Chris McConville, Department of Physics, has been appointed Director of the Science City Research Alliance (SCRA).
Date:
11/01/2012

Postgraduate Open Day - 07 February 2012

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Our next Postgraduate Open Day will be held on Tuesday 07 February 2012.The Postgraduate Open Day gives you the opportunity to talk to the experts and find out more about the wide portfolio of taught and research opportunities available to you at the University of Birmingham. Whatever stage you are at with your career, a visit to the Postgraduate Open Day will clarify your options and help you plan your next step.
Date:
19/12/2011

University supporters set to change the world with achievement of £60 million fundraising target

Description
The University of Birmingham's Circles of influence fundraising campaign has reached and surpassed its £60m fundraising goal - the largest target ever achieved by a Midlands university.Launched in 2009, the University set an ambitious target to raise £60m to support the research into critical issues that affect us all, to open the University to talented students regardless of their financial circumstances, and to develop the University's beautiful campus to provide world-class facilities for our students, staff, and the people of Birmingham. Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends, this target has now been exceeded.
Date:
09/12/2011

An innovative new approach to doctoral researcher development

An innovative new approach to doctoral researcher development
Description
News item about the new Doctoral Researcher development approach from the University Graduate School.
Date:
07/12/2011
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