November 2010

Strengthening links with deprived inner city Nottingham

Developing links with one of Nottingham's most deprived areas – The University of Nottingham evaluates the progress of a skill sharing project with St Anns.

Motorcycle simulator gives new clues to road safety

New research using a world leading motorcycle simulator to analyse rider behaviour has proved that safer doesn't necessarily mean slower and that formal advanced training for bikers can demonstrate improved safety on our roads.

Breakthrough in the search for high quality fuels from inexpensive biomass

Breakthrough in the search for high quality fuels from inexpensive biomass.

Philosophy graduate gives 'voice to the voiceless'

Philosophy graduate wins national journalism award for her story about the disabled young people living on the streets of Sierra Leone.

Nottingham students swim to success at BUCS Championships

Commonwealth silver medallist, Jess Sylvester has led The University of Nottingham to a fifth place finish at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) swimming championships in Sheffield this month.

New test to improve monitoring of heart attack and stroke patients

Experts in cardiovascular medicine have won a package of benefits worth £40,000 to develop a simple test to improve the monitoring and care of heart attack and stroke patients.

Tobacco: Out of sight, out of mind?

Putting tobacco out of sight in shops can change the attitude of young people to smoking, while not hitting retailers in the pocket, researchers at The University of Nottingham have discovered.

A digital future for the Humanities

Colourful 3D reconstructions of ancient monuments, virtual galleries and a multi-screen 'intelligent' classrooms will transform teaching and research in the Humanities, thanks to a new Digital Centre at The University of Nottingham.

Film festival screening for academic-penned picture

An academic has drawn on her experiences in psychiatry to script a new film.

A revolution of two halves

The Mexican Revolution, 100 years old this week, will be celebrated around the world, but was it the success portrayed in the media and in history books?

New 'flag a taxi from your phone' app scoops major prize

Taxizapp 'app' wins UK round of the European Satellite Navigation Competition, hosted by GNSS Research & Applications Centre of Excellence (GRACE) at The University of Nottingham.

Academics and alumni help uncover the true number of young carers

Academics and alumni at The University of Nottingham help uncover the true number of young carers.

Exhibition showcasing masters of biological imagery

Exhibition showcasing the work of graduates from pioneering Masters in Biological Photography and Imaging

Royal visit for groundbreaking new Academy

Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex found out firsthand how secondary school pupils are being prepared for the wider world when she visited Nottingham University Samworth Academy.

New leader at Nottingham University Business School in China

New leader at Nottingham University Business School China.

University recruitment agency proves popular with students and employers

To help students enhance their employability and earn extra cash without compromising their studies, The University of Nottingham is looking to further expand its student recruitment company, Unitemps Nottingham.

Close up on hidden galaxies with new cosmic zoom lenses

Astronomers have discovered a new way of locating a natural phenomenon that acts like a zoom lens and allows astronomers to peer at galaxies in the distant and early Universe.

Dunkirk community events strengthen student resident relations

Students have seized the opportunity to meet their neighbours and find out how they can get involved in their local community at two events organised by Dunkirk residents groups and the University.

Film director launches pioneering hearing research

Film director Ken Loach has officially opened a new research lab which explores pioneering ways of improving communication between parents and children with hearing difficulties.

TV stardom for environmental historian

Environmental historian, Dr Rob Lambert, features in a new four part TV series looking at British birds and why they hold such a special place in our hearts.

Bring back Robin Hood brand, says study

Nottingham needs to make more of its links with the legendary outlaw to meet the expectations of visitors and locals, academics say.

Working with WHO on pandemic preparedness

Health protection experts at The University of Nottingham have been appointed official partners to The World Health Organization (WHO) on pandemic influenza and research.

Hearing Voices through art

An art exhibition that will challenge the convention of hearing voices as a negative symptom of mental illness has been launched at The University of Nottingham.

Taking the fear factor out of cancer

An academic has written the first introductory guide to cancer, covering everything from the biology of the disease to the latest research into prevention, treatment and cure.

In The Thick of It — researcher gets taste of Westminster life

A researcher at The University of Nottingham is to gain a 'behind the scenes' insight into central government as part of a unique Parliamentary pairing scheme.
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