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Translation and Translanguaging: Investigating linguistic and cultural transformations in superdiverse wards in four cities

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The Launch Conference of the research project 'Translation and Translanguaging: Investigating Linguistic and Cultural Transformations in Superdiverse Wards in Four UK Cities', will be held at the University of Birmingham Business School on Friday 18 July.
Date:
02/07/2014

Research finds that paid work a 'barrier to exercise' for older women

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Older women in paid employment are less likely to take part in leisure-time physical activity, according to research by Birmingham Business School.
Date:
02/07/2014

The moral compexities of child protection: mothers, children and the state

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Sue White, Professor of Social Work for Children and Families, contributes to the latest Birmingham Brief.
Date:
02/07/2014

Paper proves that children are naturals when it comes to teamwork

Paper proves that children are naturals when it comes to teamwork
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A paper by PhD student Sophie Milward on the topic of children's ability to co-operate with others has been accepted by prestigious journal Cognition.
Date:
01/07/2014

'One of Us' petition marks a sinister mobilisation of the pro-life movement in Europe

'One of Us' petition marks a sinister mobilisation of the pro-life movement in Europe
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Birmingham Law School's Dr Sheelagh McGuinness writes for the Conversation (with Professor Heather Widdows)
Date:
01/07/2014

Whose sea? Mare nostrum and the politics of migration in the Med

Whose sea? Mare nostrum and the politics of migration in the Med
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On the eve of Italy's EU presidency, IRiS academic Dr Sigona discusses the politics underpinning current responses to the migration crisis in the Med and how new wave of nationalism could scupper Italy's bid for EU-wide response to migrant boats.
Date:
01/07/2014

Beyond Islamophobia? Media shows Muslim families to be 'normal'

Beyond Islamophobia? Media shows Muslim families to be 'normal'
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For some time now, speculation has raged over the number of young British Muslims travelling to Syria and Iraq with the intention of fighting in the ongoing conflicts there. Dr Chris Allen writes in a recent article in 'The Conversation'.
Date:
01/07/2014

UK leads in cool technology – liquid air energy storage

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The world's first research centre for Cryogenic Energy Storage has been established at the University of Birmingham
Date:
01/07/2014

Birmingham goes 'Beyond the Boson' at the Royal Society

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Scientists from the University of Birmingham are showcasing ground breaking research into the Higgs boson at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2014.
Date:
30/06/2014

Humans: perfectly created or randomly complex?

Humans: perfectly created or randomly complex?
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Dr Jeremy Pritchard, a senior lecturer in the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham, gives a TEDx talk entitled Humans: perfectly created or randomly complex?
Date:
30/06/2014

Blog: What happened to the NOC councils after the May elections: a moan and a puff

Blog: What happened to the NOC councils after the May elections: a moan and a puff
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Written by Chris Game. 'Five Days in May': the time it took in 1940 for Churchill to manoeuvre the War Cabinet into a five-year World War, in 2010 to form Britain's first post-war peacetime coalition – and in 2014 for Tower Hamlets LBC to announce its local election results. OK, I've exaggerated – it was actually 119 hours after the polls closed, so only 4.96 days, but still not good, even discounting the malpractice allegations.
Date:
30/06/2014

Paid work a 'barrier to exercise' for older women

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Older women in paid employment are less likely to take part in leisure-time physical activity, according to research by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
30/06/2014

Practising integration in the EU

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This paper in the IRiS Working Paper series, by Rachel Humphris (University of Oxford) reviews integration practices undertaken by civil society and local institutions across European Member States that have been identified as 'good practice' examples.
Date:
30/06/2014

Transition to adulthood of former unaccompanied minors - new ESRC grant

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Dr Nando Sigona is co-PI on a new ESRC research project on young migrants subject to immigration control in Europe.
Date:
30/06/2014

Causes and experiences of poverty among economic migrants

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A new IRiS Working Paper by Simon Pemberton, Jenny Phillimore and David Robinson addresses causes and experiences of poverty among economic migrants, through a detailed review of academic and policy literature in this latest addition to the IRiS Working Paper series.
Date:
30/06/2014

Public choose antibiotics as the winning theme for £10m prize

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Antibiotic resistance has been selected by the public as the focus for a £10m prize set up to tackle a major challenge of our time.
Date:
30/06/2014

HSMC to support Age UK's Integrated Care Programme

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HSMC's Professor Jon Glasby is supporting research being undertaken by Age UK to understand the impact of more person-centred, integrated care on outcomes for older people and for the health and social care system.
Date:
30/06/2014

Researcher awarded Michael K O'Rourke Prize for best PhD publication

Researcher awarded Michael K O'Rourke Prize for best PhD publication
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GEES doctoral researcher Martín Ezcurra has won the University of Birmingham Graduate School's Michael K O'Rourke Prize for best PhD publication.
Date:
27/06/2014

Mother, child and state: the moral complexities of child protection

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University researchers have drawn attention to the numbers of children successively compulsorily removed from the same mother through the family courts. The Nuffield Foundation-funded work, by Karen Broadhurst, Claire Mason and Judith Harwin of the Universities of Brunel and Manchester, has caused a flurry of media interest, with the BBC noting that 7,143 mothers were involved in repeat care cases, affecting 22,790 children. Professor Sue White contributes to the latest Birmingham Brief.
Date:
27/06/2014
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