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Birmingham professor to give synthetic biology a voice inside Government

Birmingham professor to give synthetic biology a voice inside Government
Description
Professor Timothy Dafforn will bring his expertise into the heart of Whitehall as at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Date:
08/07/2014

Creative planning for 'self-made' UK cities of the future

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The University of Birmingham Policy Commission on Future Urban Living launches its report in the House of Lords on Monday 7 July. The report is the culmination of a year's evidence taken from a wide range of leading practitioners and thinkers on cities from the UK and elsewhere, drawing from it ideas to inform the way we live, work and play in the cities of the future.
Date:
08/07/2014

Wirelessly Lockpicking a Smart Card Reader

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College best publication award: Dr Flavio Garcia, School of Computer Science, summarises a study of iClass, the widely used contactless smart card.
Date:
07/07/2014

Interfaces Summer School held in Berlin

Interfaces Summer School held in Berlin
Description
The Interfaces Summer School was held at the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in Berlin from 30 June to 4 July. The Summer School included talks, demonstrations and workshops from renowned scientists from 19 of the project's global partners, sharing their expertise with the Interfaces research fellows as well as nine external participants. The researchers also had the opportunity to tour IGBs outstanding facilities.
Date:
07/07/2014

MA Film and Television: Research and Production

MA Film and Television: Research and Production
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A new student-produced video about the MA Film and Television: Research and Production degree programme.
Date:
07/07/2014

Let the people co-create our cities of the future, urge University of Birmingham experts

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The UK's cities of the future should be "self-made", with citizens being enabled to help generate their own vision of urban living and to elect non-partisan leaders who can deliver it, urges a new Policy Commission report.
Date:
07/07/2014

University of Birmingham to facilitate academic cooperation with Rio de Janeiro

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Academics from the University of Birmingham and a Research Foundation in Rio de Janeiro working to facilitate academic cooperation in Brazil and the UK.
Date:
07/07/2014

Prominent Chinese genomics institute announces world-leading research centre with the University of Birmingham

Prominent Chinese genomics institute announces world-leading research centre with the University of Birmingham
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BGI, the world's largest genome research institute, has signed a ground-breaking agreement with the University of Birmingham that will create the Joint Centre for Environmental Omics (JCEO) between the two institutions. The JCEO will seek to protect environment, health and global biodiversity by analysing the toxicity of compounds more efficiently than has been achieved before.
Date:
07/07/2014

Control of breathing during exercise

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Since 1996, 766 Sport and Exercise Sciences undergraduates have studied respiratory control with Dr Michael Parkes. Do you still remember the debates over how little is known about how breathing is controlled in exercise ( Guz, 1966, Wasserman 1986, Goodwin 1972)? Does it matter any more?!
Date:
07/07/2014

TWIST - July 2014

TWIST - July 2014
Description
Welcome to the July 2014 edition of 'Twist' from the Institute of Advanced Studies.
Date:
07/07/2014

Research group hopes to provide a clearer picture of how we interpret images

Research group hopes to provide a clearer picture of how we interpret images
Description
A new research network is aiming to deepen our understanding of how humans, animals and machines interpret visual images.
Date:
07/07/2014

Birmingham professor to give synthetic biology a voice inside Government

Description
Professor Timothy Dafforn will bring his expertise into the heart of Whitehall as at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Date:
07/07/2014

Peking University collaboration

Description
A delegation from HSMC was in Beijing last week to meet with representatives from the Health Science Centre at Peking University to share experiences of health care reform.
Date:
07/07/2014

UN Human Rights Council keeps up its bad form on LGBT rights

UN Human Rights Council keeps up its bad form on LGBT rights
Description
Birmingham Law School's Dr Rosa Freedman writes for the Conversation (with Camilla Barker, University of Oxford)
Date:
04/07/2014

Dr Chris Laoutaris's book, Shakespeare and the Countess, listed as one of the Telegraph's 'Best Books of 2014'

Dr Chris Laoutaris's book, Shakespeare and the Countess, listed as one of the Telegraph's 'Best Books of 2014'
Description
Dr Chris Laoutaris's new book has been listed as one of the Telegraph's 'Best Books of 2014' in their category of 'Best History Books of 2014'.
Date:
04/07/2014

Director of the Shakespeare Institute on outdoor Shakespeare

Director of the Shakespeare Institute on outdoor Shakespeare
Description
Michael Dobson leads an all-star cast in a new Folger Shakespeare Library podcast from Washington DC, examining the history of outdoor Shakespearean performance.
Date:
04/07/2014

INLOGOV briefing paper: What happened to the NOC councils after May 2014?

INLOGOV briefing paper: What happened to the NOC councils after May 2014?
Description
Written by Chris Game, Honorary Senior Lecturer at INLOGOV. Most of the results – and effectively the outcomes – of May's local elections were in the media the following day. For a fifth of councils, though – the black holes in this Briefing Paper's cover map – while the results, in terms of seat numbers, were available, the all-important outcomes – who will actually run the authority – weren't, often for weeks. The Briefing Paper's main purpose is to fill in those black holes, detailing who's now running what and how.
Date:
04/07/2014

A rigorous review of the role and impact of private schools in developing countries

A rigorous review of the role and impact of private schools in developing countries
Description
A new review analyses recent evidence on the role and impact of private schools on education for children in developing countries, focusing on the delivery of education for the poor.
Date:
04/07/2014

2014 UK CubeSat Forum Workshop - Best student presentation

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Congratulations to Graham Kirkby, a PhD student in the Space Environment and Radio Engineering group
Date:
04/07/2014

The little Orange Book that put the Lib Dems in the big leagues

The little Orange Book that put the Lib Dems in the big leagues
Description
Dr Matthew Francis writes an article for the Conversation about a little-known book which had a profound effect on British politics.
Date:
04/07/2014
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