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Birmingham ranked 5th in the World for Sports-Related subjects

Birmingham ranked 5th in the World for Sports-Related subjects
Description
The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 reveal that Birmingham is the fifth best university on the planet at which to study sports-related subjects.
Date:
09/03/2017

Register for our MOOC in Outstanding P.E. lessons

Register for our MOOC in Outstanding P.E. lessons
Description
The first-of-its-kind MOOC in "Outstanding Physical Education Lessons", from the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, begins on 13 March 2017.
Date:
02/03/2017

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

Responses to emotive and social cues in Tourette Syndrome

Responses to emotive and social cues in Tourette Syndrome
Description
A new study conducted by Dr Clare Eddy and Dr Peter Hansen may help to explain the social content and emotional tone of many tics and compulsive urges in Tourette Syndrome (TS) patients.
Date:
17/02/2017

Brain Awareness Week at the University of Birmingham

Brain Awareness Week at the University of Birmingham
Description
Join us to celebrate the international Brain Awareness Week: a Public Engagement event celebrated worldwide, to raise public awareness of the importance of brain research.
Date:
16/02/2017

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

£750,000 grant to investigate post-traumatic coma

£750,000 grant to investigate post-traumatic coma
Description
Dr Damian Cruse has been awarded a Medical Research Council New Investigator Grant of £750,000 to investigate consciousness and cognition in acute post-traumatic coma, and explore more accurate markers of diagnosis as well as potential for recovery.
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

Birmingham experts launch project to tackle Delhi air pollution health risks

Birmingham experts launch project to tackle Delhi air pollution health risks
Description
Experts at the University of Birmingham are joining forces with partners in India and the UK on a project to help tackle health problems associated with air pollution in Delhi.
Date:
27/01/2017

Museum receives Higher Education Funding

Description
The Lapworth Museum has been successful in securing annual funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England's (HEFCE's ) competitive Museums, Galleries and Collections Fund, which recognizes its considerable contribution to research and scholarship within the UK and globally.
Date:
19/01/2017
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