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School teams in finals of Innovation Competition 2017

School teams in finals of Innovation Competition 2017
Description
Teams in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences and in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences are finalists in the Most Innovative Collaboration category of the Enterprising Birmingham Innovation Competition 2017.
Date:
27/03/2017

International partnership seeks to foster urban resilience

International partnership seeks to foster urban resilience
Description
The University of Birmingham is a partner in a €1.9m international collaborative project which seeks solutions to enable Europe's shrinking cities to adapt, transform and thrive in the face of dramatically changing circumstances.
Date:
14/03/2017

Chance for artists to contribute to new Caribbean art exhibition

Chance for artists to contribute to new Caribbean art exhibition
Description
Artists around the world have the opportunity to have their work included in a major new exhibition that focuses on Caribbean people and their creativity in the face of poverty, inequality and violence.
Date:
03/03/2017

Iron dissolved by air pollution may increase ocean potential to trap carbon

Iron dissolved by air pollution may increase ocean potential to trap carbon
Description
Iron particles generated by cities and industry are being dissolved by man-made air pollution and washed into the sea – potentially increasing the amount of greenhouse gases that the world's oceans can absorb, a new study suggests.
Date:
01/03/2017

Solar geometry sheds new light on a major Constable work

Solar geometry sheds new light on a major Constable work
Description
A re-examination of the iconic John Constable work, Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, has found that the original 1831 exhibited version of the painting did not have a rainbow – and that it was added later to correspond with the time of his best friend's death over a year later.
Date:
20/02/2017

Birmingham develops blueprint for future Indian cities

Birmingham develops blueprint for future Indian cities
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham worked with children, young people and their families living in a new urban development in India to understand the everyday experiences of urban transformation – with the results informing the future development of Indian cities.
Date:
16/02/2017

Pregnant fossil shows bird and crocodile ancestors gave birth to live young

Pregnant fossil shows bird and crocodile ancestors gave birth to live young
Description
Dr Stephan Lautenschlager has written a piece for The Conversation, in which he discusses recent compelling evidence that a species of archosauromorphs previously thought to venture onto land to lay eggs, gave birth to live young. The group of animals known as Archosauromorpha includes crocodiles, birds and their ancestors the dinosaurs.
Date:
14/02/2017

Role of terrestrial biosphere in counteracting climate change may have been underestimated

Role of terrestrial biosphere in counteracting climate change may have been underestimated
Description
New research suggests that the capacity of the terrestrial biosphere to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) may have been underestimated in past calculations due to certain land-use changes not being fully taken into account.
Date:
30/01/2017
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Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day
Date
14/10/2017
Description
The perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current students and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham.
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