November 2011

   
   

Counting down to Christmas

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Forget your supermarket advent calendars this Christmas — The University of Nottingham is launching a free calendar with an interactive twist.

Controlled disorder — scientists find way to form random molecular patterns

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Nottingham scientists have discovered a way to control how tiny flat molecules fit together in a seemingly random pattern.

Microscopic worms could hold the key to living life on Mars

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Life on Mars – is the human body up to it? Special microscopic worms can help us find out.

University of Nottingham athlete named city's 'Disabled Sportsperson of the Year'

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International athlete, Thomas Green, has been named Nottingham's 'Disabled Sportsperson of the Year' after a dream year which has seen him rise to fifth place in the world rankings.

Nottingham entrepreneur training for Malaysian Government

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Malaysian Government employees will benefit from postgraduate innovation, commercialisation and entrepreneurship (ICE) training at Nottingham's Malaysia Campus (UNMC).

New Asia Business Centre to boost growth

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Nottingham's new Asia Business Centre will support innovation partnerships across Asia.

Queen's Anniversary Prize awarded to The University of Nottingham

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Royal recognition for research to help feed the world's growing population.

Mast from classic racing yacht holds one of the keys to sustainable biofuels

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Yacht mast and samples from a Forestry Commission breeding trial play key role in the search for sustainable biofuels

Guide dog researcher awarded another accolade

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Young researcher specialising in the study of guide dog behaviour wins yet another award

Don't be a mug - reduce your carbon footprint

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Four students from The University of Nottingham have launched a campaign to encourage students, the university and the wider community to take action against climate change

Managing Global Universities master class in Malaysia

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Follow the second annual International Leadership Conference: Managing Global Universities in Malaysia on Twitter @GlobalHE.

Students' Union magazine editor nominated for national journalism award

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2010/11 University of Nottingham student magazine editor Dave Jackson has been nominated for 'Student Journalist of the Year' at the 'Mind' Media Awards.

A big bang in Nottingham's Particle Theory Group

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The search for string theory evidence and challenging Einstein… our Particle Theory Group makes its own Big Bang in the research stakes.

Family firms more likely to survive in recession-hit UK

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New study finds that private family businesses are consistently less likely to go under in the current economic recession.

University of Nottingham extends science collaborations in China

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Collaboration agreement signed to promote the commercial exploitation of science and technology.

Childhood obesity - what are the health risks?

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Could we be more at risk of health problems if we are lean as children and become obese as adults?

Dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge … Dodgeball for city kids with learning difficulties

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Following the success of the city's first dodgeball festival for children with learning difficulties in 2010, students at The University of Nottingham are set to hold the event again this year.

University Radio Nottingham (URN) become first to retain Best Student Station award

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The University of Nottingham's student radio station has become the first to retain the 'Best Station' prize at the Student Radio Awards 2011

Kenyan orphan charity celebrates tenth anniversary where it all began

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Ten years after three medical students were inspired to help some of the world's most vulnerable children, they have returned to the University to celebrate

Coming through cancer… together

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The role that emotional support plays in helping a patient in their fight against breast cancer is to be examined as part of a year-long research project at The University of Nottingham.

Breaking down language barriers at inner city school

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Parents at an inner city primary school who speak little or no English are to get free lessons thanks to University of Nottingham students and the global information company Experian.

Baby gorilla poses challenge for university vets and students

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Experts and students help save the life of Okanda, a six month old baby gorilla who had to be separated from his mother after falling ill.

Degree education 'more equal' than league tables claim

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A new study challenges the stereotypes of 'good' and 'bad' universities suggested by higher education league tables.

Students park public transport at the centre of the political agenda

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Students from The University of Nottingham have urged the government to make public transport "cheaper, better and accessible to all" following the third annual UK Youth Parliament debate in the House of Commons.

Drug hunters aim to rebuild our bones

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Developing new drugs to end the suffering of patients affected by osteoporosis or other bone diseases and fractures.

Prestigious award for zero-carbon home research

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Researchers win prestigious award for research on low carbon housing design.

Easily 'Re-programmable cells' could be key in creation of new life forms

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Scientists at The University of Nottingham are leading an ambitious research project to develop a 're-programmable' biological cell.

Nottingham research and development facility in line for innovation award

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University of Nottingham Innovation Park shortlisted for a Lord Stafford Award.

Alice's Wonderland inspires science's Wondermind

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Interactive website to help children learn about the human brain features iin Alice in Wonderland exhibition at Tate Liverpool.

Surfing lessons: skill sharing with the local community

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The University Of Nottingham has joined forces with a local charity to offer free basic IT skills training courses for older people in Nottinghamshire.

Academic's 'Geog Blog' to tell of his week in Westminster

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Climate change researcher shadows Barry Gardiner MP for a week in Westminster.

Bonuses and risk not linked, says research

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New research into the causes of the credit crisis has cast doubt on the alleged link between bonus payments and risk exposures in the UK financial sector.
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