April 2011

   
   

Trainee doctor with a head for business wins student competition

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A medical student has won this year's Student Venture Challenge with his new clothing brand.

Preserving a world favourite flavour

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New research into cloning vanilla orchids could help meet the world's ever increasing demand for natural vanilla flavouring.

Dynamic partnership wins major funding to fight lung disease

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Dynamic partnership researching lung diseases wins major funding from pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.

Intelligence experts gather to explore the history of the CIA

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Fifty years after the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion, intelligence experts gather to discuss the history of the CIA.

Tackling prejudice in the beautiful game

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Keen sportsmen and women are being invited to take part in a University of Nottingham tournament in support of a campaign against homophobia in football.

New weapon in fight against cancer

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University mathematicians are applying mathematical modelling to a revolutionary cancer treatment to optimise outcomes.

Politics teaching packs a punch: award winners collect prize

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Politics teaching standards at The University of Nottingham have been recognised by a national award for two of its lecturers

University plays its part in powerful new film

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New film tells the story of a Nottingham graduate and his wife who worked for years to uncover a national scandal.

Students make helping others their business

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Nottingham's students have been praised for running life changing projects at home and abroad, at the tenth annual Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) awards

How to make a balloon kebab and other delights from the Physics Buskers

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The Physics Buskers are busy brushing up their skills ready for May Fest 2011.

Breakthrough in the search for the holy grail for data storage

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Leading young scientist creates a new compound which could lead to a breakthrough in the search for high performance computing techniques.

Easter eggs-periments — scientific egg-sploits from The University of Nottingham!

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Want to know more about your Easter egg than simply what's inside it or how many you can eat?

Academic promotions at The University of Nottingham

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Research and teaching excellence is to be recognised and rewarded at The University of Nottingham through this year's round of academic promotions.

Student Sam nursing a driving ambition

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A University of Nottingham student, originally from Lincoln, is nursing a driving ambition… after a national TV show pushed him to the limit.

Nottingham researchers help bridge the urban and rural divide in the UK and India

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Academics at The University of Nottingham are to receive more than £5 million in UK funding for research that will aim to make rural living in both the UK and India more sustainable.

Human weaknesses to blame for financial crisis, say University experts

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One of the first in-depth 'insider' studies of the financial crisis has blamed 'human' failings for the meltdown and called for urgent reforms to prevent a repeat.

Innovative mental health care for students gains national recognition

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The University of Nottingham Health Service recognised for 2nd year running after being shortlisted for a national BMJ Group Award.

Surge in interest from prospective students

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Enquiries about 2012 entry to the University are up by almost 50 per cent, latest figures show.

New book on the BNP: it's not all about jobs and housing

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PM's plans on immigration ignore one of the most powerful drivers of support for parties like the BNP, Nottingham academic argues.

Nottingham shortlisted six times in top higher education awards

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The University is singled out for honours in the Times Higher Leadership & Management Awards.

The BBC One Show remembers Wings' debut gig at University of Nottingham

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Wings' first gig - The BBC One Show talks to alumni who remember impromptu debut gig at The University of Nottingham

Illusion can halve the pain of osteoarthritis, scientists say

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A serendipitous discovery by academics at the University has shown that a simple illusion can significantly reduce arthritic pain in the hand.

Up for the job

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Nottingham students in action at a top national 'Apprentice' style competition this week.

Study finds NHS staff unhappy when moved to private sector

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NHS staff who have been moved to the private sector in the increasing transfer of health services say they feel 'insecure and marooned', according to a new study by the Nottingham University Business School.

Nottingham nurse is a "21st Century hero"

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Graduate named the British Journal of Nursing's 'Nurse of the Year 2011'.

China's Premier Wen Jiabao visits The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China

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Premier pays a surprise visit during a tour of Zhejiang province.

Exploring the legacy of the Vikings in Ireland

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The Midlands Viking Symposium travels overseas for the first time - to Dublin, on April 29-30th.

UK's first Feminism and Teaching Symposium

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The UK's first Feminism and Teaching Symposium will take place this weekend at The University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham announces fees for 2012

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The University plans to set undergraduate fees at £9,000 from 2012, subject to agreement by the Office for Fair Access.

World's first Centre of Excellence for Autoimmunity in Cancer

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Revolutionising our understanding of the early phase of cancer development and our immune response to it.

Heads urged to lift ban on mobiles in class

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The Government is wrong to try to restrict the use of mobile phones in class, says a leading academic who warns that doing so will lead to UK schools failing children.

Beating the world's deadliest diseases

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Experts from across the globe gather in Nottingham to share latest research on the world's deadliest parasitic diseases.

Public exhibitions on plan for wind turbines

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Public exhibitions and meetings organised about plans to build three wind turbines near Clifton Bridge, Nottingham.

Any-Body and everybody benefit from inclusive sports event

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An initiative designed to make sport accessible to any-body no matter what their ability has been hailed a success, following three days of sport at The University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham's sport for all ethos given lottery funding boost

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Students urged to give sport a go after Nu2sport project secures £247,600 in National Lottery funding from Sport England.

Research leads revolution in the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

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University of Nottingham DNA collection plays lead role in discovery of five new genes associated with late-onset Alzheimer's disease.
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