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Economics at Birmingham ranked in top 6 for research intensity in recent REF

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The commitment to research that exists within Economics has been underlined by the results of the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 exercise, with the Department ranked 6th out of 28 institutions on research intensity.
Date:
15/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Dr Scott Taylor comments on the inequities that still hold sway in the boardroom: University Challenge and a lesson on quotas for British business

Dr Scott Taylor comments on the inequities that still hold sway in the boardroom: University Challenge and a lesson on quotas for British business
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Using the disparity between male and female team members in University Challenge to highlight the ongoing inequities at the top end of British business, Dr Scott Taylor asks if the introduction of a quota system may be the answer.
Date:
14/01/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Diversity and Superdiversity: Sociocultural linguistic perspectives

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Angela Creese and Adrian Blackledge from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham, are plenary speakers at the 'Diversity and Superdiversity: Sociocultural linguistic perspectives' Conference at Georgetown University, USA, 13-15 March 2015.
Date:
26/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

UPWEB recruiting 5 community researchers

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The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham is looking to train and employ up to five community researchers to work on a new research project looking at the ways that residents of Handsworth and Edgbaston access formal and informal health care services.
Date:
26/01/2015
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The Colour of Class: the educational strategies of the Black middle classes

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This new book draws on qualitative data from nearly 80 Black Caribbean middle-class parents. The interviews reveal how these parents attempt to navigate their children successfully through the school system, and defend them against low expectations and other manifestations of discrimination
Date:
03/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Dr Nicola Rollock wins a place on BBC Expert Voices BAME Talent Day

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Dr Nicola Rollock was one of four University of Birmingham minority ethnic academics to be offered a place on the BBC Expert Voices BAME Talent Days
Date:
03/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Podcast: Trust, technology and salvation: An investigation of President Reagan's nuclear speech

Podcast: Trust, technology and salvation: An investigation of President Reagan's nuclear speech
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Laura Considine is a Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Leeds. She received her PhD in International Politics from Aberystwyth University in 2014 and was a John W. Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress in Washington DC in 2011.
Date:
21/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Obama's National Security Strategy: Predicting US Policy in the Context of Changing Worldviews

Obama's National Security Strategy: Predicting US Policy in the Context of Changing Worldviews
Description
While the National Security Strategy (NSS) is a good predictor of an administration's policy, its declared strategic priorities are necessarily tempered by external reality, writes Dr Adam Quinn in a recent paper published by Chatam House.
Date:
20/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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