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Latest news and forthcoming events and seminars from the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

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Lecturer vacancies in Earth Sciences

Lecturer vacancies in Earth Sciences
Description
The University of Birmingham is continuing to make strategic investments across its research base in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. As part of this we are seeking to appoint three new Lecturers or Senior Lecturers in Earth Sciences.
Date:
01/08/2016

Olympic bid cities should boost bargaining position to avoid future risk

Olympic bid cities should boost bargaining position to avoid future risk
Description
Dr Martin Müller, a senior research fellow at the University of Birmingham's School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, has identified seven symptoms that afflict the planning and hosting of such events.
Date:
20/07/2016

President of Nankai University visits Museum

President of Nankai University visits Museum
Description
The Lapworth Museum of Geology was delighted to give Professor Gong Ke, President of Nankai University, and the University of Birmingham China Institute a personal tour of the completely new Lapworth Museum of Geology.
Date:
05/07/2016

Perspective: the Lapworth and the magic of the natural world

Perspective: the Lapworth and the magic of the natural world
Description
In a recent Birmingham Perspective article, Dr Richard Butler reflects on the importance of natural history museums, and anticipates that the reopening of the Lapworth Museum of Geology will allow generations to discover the magic of the natural world.
Date:
04/07/2016

Lapworth Museum of Geology to reopen

Lapworth Museum of Geology to reopen
Description
The long-awaited reopening of the Lapworth Museum of Geology at the University of Birmingham will take place this Friday (10 June), following the refurbishment of the building and installation of new exhibits.
Date:
09/06/2016

Dino jaws: Stegosaurus bite strength revealed

Dino jaws: Stegosaurus bite strength revealed
Description
The first detailed study of a Stegosaurus skull shows that the dinosaur had a stronger bite than suspected, enabling it to eat a wider range of plants than other plant-eating dinosaurs with similarly shaped skulls.
Date:
23/05/2016

Addressing the challenges facing urban areas

Addressing the challenges facing urban areas
Description
As part of the RCUK Urban Living initiative Dr Peter Lee and Professor Jon Sadler have been successful as co-investigators in securing EPSRC Urban Living Partnership funding (£400k).
Date:
19/05/2016

Shaping the UN's New Urban Agenda

Shaping the UN's New Urban Agenda
Description
The School has been deeply involved in shaping the New Urban Agenda, set by the United Nations, through the engagement of Dr Vlad Mykhnenko as a UN Habitat Policy Expert, in one of the ten policy units responsible for drafting the flagship document.
Date:
13/05/2016
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'Research and practice in urban morphology'

Date
07/12/2016
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar series. Speaker: Laura Narvaez Zertuche, Foster + Partners Limited - Wednesday 7 December (14:00-15:30)

'Bridging the gap between weather forecasts and climate change projections'

'Bridging the gap between weather forecasts and climate change projections'
Date
10/01/2017
Location:
Biosciences 301
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor Adam Scaife, Met. Office Hadley Centre, Exeter - Tuesday 10 January (13:00-14:00), Biosciences room 301

'Urban Morphology and the UNESCO historic urban landscape approach'

Date
08/02/2017
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar series. Speaker: Falli Palaiologou, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London - Wednesday 8 February (14:00-15:00)
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