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80 school children build robots to tackle global challenges at FIRST LEGO League competition

Description
How do we protect ourselves from natural disasters? How do we rebuild communities struck by natural disasters? These are the subjects of the 2013/2014 Nature's Fury challenge set for 9 to 16 year olds by the FIRST LEGO League.
Date:
07/01/2014

EPS in the media - January 2014

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Parasite resistance to the malaria drug, gels which can be used to give dieters the illusion of feeling full, Comet Lovejoy, Britcoins and more...
Date:
07/01/2014

Shakespeare Institute students wow Royal Shakespeare Thetre

Shakespeare Institute students wow Royal Shakespeare Thetre
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If you could ask Shakespeare one thing, what would it be? Building on this question, the MA Shakespeare and Creativity students at the Shakespeare Institute scripted an assessed creative project called Shakespeare UnBard which mounted in a performance at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre last Friday.
Date:
20/12/2013

Early successes in EECE student telerobotics projects

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November and December saw a number of successful conclusions to early project research and teaching outcomes for undergraduate and postgraduate students alike. Focusing on the topic of telepresence or telerobotics, the achievements range from the development of a new, very low-cost robot arm and hand to innovative designs for hospital robots!
Date:
20/12/2013

Scriptural reasoning and the meeting of Abrahamic faiths: an aesthetic politics of religions

Scriptural reasoning and the meeting of Abrahamic faiths: an aesthetic politics of religions
Description
Dr David Cheetham will be giving an open lecture at the Al-Maktoum College, Dundee on 21 January 2014.
Date:
20/12/2013

Sayyid Qutb: From Liberalism to Fundamentalism, a reading of some selected literary works

Sayyid Qutb: From Liberalism to Fundamentalism, a reading of some selected literary works
Description
Dr Haifaa Jawad will be giving an open lecture at the Al-Maktoum College, Dundee on 27 March 2014.
Date:
20/12/2013

CMR1900 newsletter

CMR1900 newsletter
Description
Issue 1 of the CMR1900 newsletter. This newsletter aims to keep you up to date on events relating to the CMR1900 and associated projects and events.
Date:
20/12/2013

International Collaboration map

International Collaboration map
Description
The College of Social Sciences is proud of its extensive links with universities and other strategic partners throughout the world. Through our network of global partnerships, we engage in a wide range of activities including staff and student exchange and collaboration in research and teaching.
Date:
19/12/2013

Birmingham poet's portfolio career advice

Birmingham poet's portfolio career advice
Description
Jan Watts, Birmingham Poet Laureate 2011-12, delivered an insightful talk to College of Arts and Law postgraduates, detailing the trials and tribulations of a portfolio career in the arts.
Date:
13/12/2013

Enduring legacy of Mandela

Enduring legacy of Mandela
Description
Latest Birmingham perspective written by Dr Keith Shear.
Date:
12/12/2013

Principal appointed for new University of Birmingham School

Description
The University of Birmingham and the governors of the University of Birmingham School are delighted to announce the appointment of one of the country's most outstanding headteachers to its flagship training school. Michael Roden, Head of King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys in Birmingham, will join the University of Birmingham School as Principal in April 2014 in order to prepare for its opening in September 2015.
Date:
11/12/2013

Principal appointed for new University of Birmingham School

Description
The University of Birmingham and the governors of the University of Birmingham School are delighted to announce the appointment of one of the country's most outstanding headteachers to its flagship training school. Michael Roden, Head of King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys in Birmingham, will join the University of Birmingham School as Principal in April 2014 in order to prepare for its opening in September 2015.
Date:
11/12/2013

Latest issue of Capitol Letters published

Latest issue of Capitol Letters published
Description
'Capitol Letters' is the termly newsletter of the Department of American and Canadian Studies at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
06/12/2013

Iran: this interim nuclear deal is far bigger than you think

Iran: this interim nuclear deal is far bigger than you think
Description
Professor Scott Lucas presents the latest Birmingham Brief, discussing the recent Iranian nuclear agreement
Date:
06/12/2013

Remembering the Kindertransport

Remembering the Kindertransport
Description
Dr Isabel Wollaston writes about the growing number of public memorials to the Kindertransport.
Date:
03/12/2013

December 2013

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Professor Felix Schmid was interviewed by the Independent for an article on HS2. Dr Shishir Nagaraja was quoted in a Washington Post feature on one of the most hacked places in the world, and more.
Date:
03/12/2013

Ukraine's East-West Dilemma Evokes Century-Old Memories

Ukraine's East-West Dilemma Evokes Century-Old Memories
Description
Dr Klaus Richter quoted in an article about the Ukraine's stalled drive to the West
Date:
25/11/2013

Delusions and responsibility for action

Delusions and responsibility for action
Description
Professor Lisa Bortolotti is the author of the Birmingham Perspective on the Breivik case.
Date:
22/11/2013

Women, Islam and Resistance in the Arab World

Women, Islam and Resistance in the Arab World
Description
New book by Haifaa Jawad and Maria Holt.
Date:
20/11/2013

Will Pope Francis' Church respond to new dynamic?

Will Pope Francis' Church respond to new dynamic?
Description
Emeritus Professor Hugh McLeod quoted in an article in the Irish Examiner.
Date:
20/11/2013
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