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Birmingham Brief: Benefits and challenges of early assessment in autism

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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
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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
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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

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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

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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
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News item about the new Doctoral Researcher development approach from the University Graduate School.
Date:
07/12/2011

University staff, students and alumni great run raises thousands for cancer research

University staff, students and alumni great run raises thousands for cancer research
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A team of ten University of Birmingham staff, students and alumni completed the 13.1 mile Bupa Great Birmingham Run this weekend, raising more than £4,200 for cancer research taking place at the University.
Date:
24/10/2011

Global research talent drawn to Birmingham

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University Birmingham Researchers
Date:
06/10/2011

Acclaimed playwright appointed as new course co-ordinator

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Fraser Grace, acclaimed playwright, is to return to the University of Birmingham as co-ordinator of its postgraduate Playwriting Studies course, of which he is an alumnus. An award-winning writer, Grace currently directs the Writing Drama course at Anglia Ruskin University and is an associate writer with Menagerie Theatre.
Date:
09/09/2011

University strengthens bond with China in Guangzhou Centre launch

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The University of Birmingham is to open a collaborative centre later this summer in Guangzhou, China, with the People's Government of Guangzhou Municipality.
Date:
02/09/2011

Honourable Justice Robert Kisanga of Tanzania awarded honorary doctorate by the University of Birmingham

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In recognition of a long and distinguished career in the judiciary in Tanzania following his initial law degree at the University of Birmingham in the 1960s, Justice Robert Kisanga has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University.
Date:
09/07/2011

University strengthens bond with China in Guangzhou Centre launch

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The University of Birmingham is to open a collaborative centre later this summer in Guangzhou, China, with the People's Government of Guangzhou Municipality.
Date:
01/07/2011

UK universities' partnership deepens links with Brazil

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Brazil's brightest and best researchers and postgraduate students are to be encouraged to bring their talent to the UK as part of a groundbreaking new initiative.
Date:
23/06/2011

Birmingham Invests in Global Talent

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The University of Birmingham has launched a global search to appoint up to 50 Birmingham Fellows to enhance the University's existing academic strengths and to contribute to a growing culture of collaboration.
Date:
14/06/2011

Women suffering from 'worst violence in history of modern Iraq'

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Women have been left defenceless and at the mercy of militia groups in the aftermath of the Iraq war in 2003 according to research from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
07/06/2011

Be a weather presenter for the day at Birmingham Weather Roadshow

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A University of Birmingham scientist is set to join weather experts from across the country to help the local community learn more about weather and the climate with hands-on activities and demonstrations at a week-long roadshow coming to the city this half-term.
Date:
26/05/2011

University in India Road Show to foster new mutually beneficial research links

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Senior academics from the University of Birmingham are currently visiting five cities in India on a Road Show to develop new mutually beneficial research links and collaborations with Indian institutions, strengthen existing ties and meet potential students and alumni. The fortnight-long visit highlights the University's commitment to its ever-deepening relationship with India.
Date:
09/05/2011

University of Birmingham awards £30,000 to enterprising academics

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Business showcase rewards for commercial innovations to improve rehab for brain injuries and develop the next generation of robots.
Date:
29/03/2011
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