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Scientists reveal how fish adapt to toxic levels of pollution

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A new report identifies the genetic mechanism responsible for evolutionary adaptation to toxic pollution observed in wild Atlantic killifish populations.
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09/12/2016

Paul Thompson invited speaker at the University of Stirling

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Paul Thompson is an invited speaker at a one day British Academy funded event on the theme 'Researching, teaching and learning English for Academic Purposes (EAP): Perspectives from Corpus Linguistics (CL)'
Date:
09/12/2016

IDD PhD student wins University's Images of Research 2016/17

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Louis Francis Monroy Santander, Postgraduate Researcher in the International Development department won first place in the 2016/17 Images of Research with a photograph entitled "Resistance to international peace-building:the case of Bosnia-Herzegovina".
Date:
09/12/2016

IDD at the forefront of international change: The UN Secretary-General apologises to the victims of cholera in Haiti

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On 01 December 2016, the United Nations Secretary-General has announced a new approach to cholera in Haiti, including compensation to communities and families of victims. The UN Secretary-General has also apologised for what happened and asked forgiveness from Haitian victims, in Creole, French and English. Cholera has been introduced in 2010 by UN peacekeepers, and has killed at least 9,200 people and infected more than 800,000. The University of Birmingham has been active in lobbying for a new UN approach regarding the compensation of the victims of cholera in Haiti.
Date:
09/12/2016

Clinical psychology trainers conference success

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The Birmingham and Coventry & Warwick Clinical Psychology courses hosted the National Group of Trainers in clinical psychology conference at Stratford Manor hotel from 6-8 November, which is an annual event promoting good practice in the teaching of clinical psychology.
Date:
09/12/2016

Distinguished Leaders Series Podcast: Trust in Business

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Speaker: Melanie Richards, Vice Chair and Board Member, KPMG UK
Date:
09/12/2016

The engineering gap

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A recent BBC article on the engineering gap highlighted that women make up around just 8% of engineers in the UK. The Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering at Birmingham is committed to providing a thriving environment in which female engineers can achieve their potential and advance their careers within the field of engineering.
Date:
09/12/2016

Law School Gathers to Discuss Miller and Brexit

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Following the Divisional Court decision in the case of Miller (finding that Parliament must authorise the triggering of Article 50), almost 100 students, staff members, and members of the public gathered at Birmingham Law School to discuss the case and its implications.
Date:
09/12/2016

Modern Languages Christmas party

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December saw the return of the Modern Languages Christmas Party, which was attended by Undergraduates, Postgraduates and staff in the Department as well as Erasmus and International students from across the University.
Date:
08/12/2016

Andrew Mitchell, MP Debates the Syrian Crisis

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The Middle East Politics Research Group and POLSIS hosted a talk by Andrew Mitchell, MP, on the Syrian crisis.
Date:
08/12/2016
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