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June 2012

   
   

World's biggest book prize for Nottingham author and honorary lecturer

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A literary victory in the biggest book prize in the world for Nottingham author, Honorary Graduate and Honorary Lecturer at The University of Nottingham, Jon McGregor.

'Trophy molecule' breakthrough for Nottingham scientists

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Breakthrough which could have implications for the nuclear energy industry.

East Midlands designed health sensor could be a lifesaver for miners

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A chance discussion between a Nottingham Professor and the MD of a Derby company has resulted in the development of new technology which could help save lives in the mining industry.

University Open Days take place amid Olympic torch excitement

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A taste of campus life will be on offer later this week when The University of Nottingham throws opens its doors to thousands of prospective students.

The ultimate road-trip

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University of Nottingham student, Ahmad Mashadani is set to end his study aboard placement in memorable style, by embarking on a 20,000km road trip on the back of his trusty 110cc scooter.

University of Nottingham computer programme helps Asian students understand regional accents

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New programme helps Asian students improve their understanding of accented English speech.

Children's Commissioner lecture on childhood adversity

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Children's Commissioner for England lecturers on 'Childhood in Adversity'

Oscar-winning Hollywood sound designer visits University Film Institute

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Oscar-winning sound designer Randy Thom brings a slice of Hollywood to Nottingham.

Translating cultures

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How pioneering new language research will improve international translation and global conflict resolution.

Looking into the dark — Nottingham scientists on satellite mission

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Scientists at the University of Nottingham are among a global collaboration of astronomers who are on a mission to build a satellite that will help to unlock the mysteries of the 'dark universe'.

Top national GPs role for Nottingham professor

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A University of Nottingham academic has been elected president for the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

Bollywood blockbuster shot on campus hits the screens

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A time-travelling romantic Bollywood movie which was partly filmed on campus at The University of Nottingham hits the cinema screens in the UK this Friday.

University celebrates three birthday honours

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OBEs for services to scholarship, business and higher education and forensic mental health.

UK-India initiative embodies spirit of collaboration for transnational universities

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Nottingham joins forced with Manipal University in India to establish forum for best practice and collaboration in international higher education.

Nottingham University Samworth Academy exceeds expectations

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Ofsted rates NUSA a 'good school' across all of its four categories.

An FT first for Nottingham University Business School

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Nottingham University Business School is celebrating after being picked to join an elite group of business education institutions in the 2012 Financial Times Masters in Finance ranking.

Poorest countries may adapt better to climate change

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Very poor and relatively wealthy countries may be less vulnerable to climate change

The other 2012 international multi-sport event

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The fourth Tri Campus Games will see students from more than 20 nations represent The University of Nottingham's China, Malaysia and UK campuses in an Olympic inspired multi-sport competition

Harnessing the power of killer bacteria

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How bugs kill bugs — new research reveals how a bacterial toxin could help in the fight against hospital and community superbugs like E.Coli.

Taking Nottingham on the road and around the globe

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Global roadshows organised by the University start next week to showcase opportunities for international partnership and collaboration.

Genetic markers hope for new brain tumour treatments

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Two new genetic markers discovered to improve diagnosis of children's brain tumours.

Gut reaction how do probiotics work?

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Gut reaction - how do probiotics work?

The road to Thingwall — road signs commemorate Viking past

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University's 'Viking knight' unveils Old Norse road signs in the North West of England.

Inspirational night of alumni achievement

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Inspirational alumni celebrated at the 2012 Alumni Laureate Awards.

Graduates return to Nottingham to re-live their sporting days

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Over 200 former students are set to return to Nottingham to re-live their past sporting glory this weekend at the second Alumni Sports Challenge Weekend, supported by Instant Impact Interns.

National recognition for cancer diagnosis tool

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Research that could help GPs to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering with gastro-oesophageal cancer is in the running for a national award.

University continues its support for eradicating homophobia in sport

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The University of Nottingham are to once again add their voice to the campaign to eradicate homophobia in football, after organising the third annual Justin Campaign Nottingham Football Tournament.

China delegation tackles land, sea, air transport challenges

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Experts in aerospace, marine engineering, transport logistics, renewable energy and coastal engineering from the University are seeing how they can support rapid growth in China.

Student art set to crop up across city

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Students at The University of Nottingham are to showcase their work and build links with the city's thriving art scene, after setting up their own city based gallery

Potential carbon capture role for new CO2 absorbing material

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A novel porous material that has unique carbon dioxide adsorption properties has been developed through research led by The University of Nottingham.

Trees for the Jubilee – celebrating Nottinghamshire's Diamond Wood

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New native woodland to be planted on University land at Sutton Bonington.

Showcasing Nottingham's postgraduate research

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Fifty postgraduate students from across the University are exhibiting their research for all to see.

Forced marriage legislation could isolate society's most vulnerable, experts warn

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Vulnerable adults could be at risk following new legislation.

Students to help Sri Lankan civil war widows

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A group of students from The University of Nottingham are to travel almost 8,000 miles to help the victims of Sri Lanka's civil war to rebuild their lives and communities.

Improving our understanding of asthma, while reducing animal testing

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A University of Nottingham academic has been awarded a prestigious national fellowship for her work to improve our understanding of asthma, while using fewer animals in the research.

Climate change message needs to be closer to home to hit home, say researchers

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Effectively communicating the risks of climate change to the general public could all hinge on bringing the issue closer to home, research led by a University of Nottingham academic has found.

Curious minds come alive to explore the arts and humanities

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Staff and students at The University of Nottingham will be breathing life into characters from history and fiction to take local primary school pupils on a whistle-stop tour of the arts and humanities.

Still little enthusiasm for retirement planning, says survey

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Three quarters of Britons are still making little provision for their retirement, according to new research.

Nottingham's sports research takes centre court

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The University of Nottingham is set to unveil the research behind some of the summer's biggest sporting events.

Golden year for Nottingham at higher education marketing awards

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'Team of the Year' among the accolades for Nottingham at the Heist Awards 2012.

Secretary of State impressed with University's business collaborations

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Business Secretary Vince Cable looks at work being done in collaboration with industry.
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