July 2011

First-time playwright set for world's biggest arts festival

University copywriter Jane Upton vowed to write a play before she was 30. Fast forward a year and her play is off to the Edinburgh Festival.

Delivering quality thanks to midwife teachers

Midwife teachers play 'unique role' in ensuring newly qualified midwives are fit for practice.

Watching sport: what kind of fan are you?

Do you — can you — really love a sports team? Should we be learning from so-called bad role models instead of an impossible perfection? And fundamentally, why do we even bother watching sport? Should we rather watch a soap opera?

Excellent teaching recognised at University of Nottingham

Two academics receive prestigious National Teaching Fellowships for their inspirational and innovative work.

Young animal welfare scientist gains national recognition

A researcher recognised for her successful and significant work in animal welfare

University Health Service is the best

University of Nottingham Health Service best large practice in the Nottinghamshire

Seeing green - University Park wins award

Campus receives its 9th consecutive Green Flag Award for its parks and gardens - making it one of the best in the country.

'Lone wolf' extremism: a new challenge for Europe

Recent events in Norway will mark a turning point in how we seek to understand far-right groups, expert says.

Britain's newest vet school celebrates first graduation ceremony

Eighty four students make history today as they graduate from Britain's newest vet school

Student athletes excel in BUCS league

Student athletes have kept up The University of Nottingham's fine sporting tradition after finishing in the top ten of the BUCS league for the fifteenth year in succession.

'Creating a Scene'... dementia play showcases new research

New research into the role of healthcare assisants in demenita care takes to the theatrical stage.

Revolutionary biodegradable pellet targets glue ear infection

A revolutionary biodegradable antibiotic pellet could transform the ltreatment of glue ear

University to submit plans for renewable energy scheme

A formal planning application for the University's Grove Farm wind turbines scheme is due to be submitted on July 20th.

Nottingham professor appointed to Northern Ireland human rights role

Professor Michael O'Flaherty appointed the new Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.

Nottingham celebrates two new Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Two leading academics are admitted as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Harry Potter and the real Philosopher

University philosopher challenges notion of the great novel in new video on Harry Potter phenomenon.

University scientist wins major cancer research award

Cell biologist who uses fruit flies to study cancer genetics wins major CRUK award.

Students swap pina coladas for paint brushes

Not content with a demanding work schedule during term time, 32 University of Nottingham medical and psychology students are using their holidays to improve the lives of people in Sri Lanka.

Minister visits Nottingham to see University inventions

Baroness Wilcox, Minister for Intellectual Property, has visited the University's Technology Demonstrator to see how inventions based on university research are developed and taken to market.

Scientists invent heat-regulating building material

A new material that can retain and release heat according to specific temperature requirements could make a significant difference to the cost of heating and cooling buildings, scientists say.

£20m eco-friendly hotel for University of Nottingham

Construction due to start on a new hotel on University Park, next to the East Midlands Conference Centre.

What has three wheels, six legs and travels at 20mph?

The 6,000 mile journey from Nottingham to New Delhi presents its own challenges - if you're travelling at 20mph in an auto-rickshaw.

Everyday medicines can destroy lives, conference warns

Experts have called for increased awareness about the issue of adverse drug reactions after hearing how everyday prescription medicines are destroying the lives of some patients.

£2.5m for dairy research at University of Nottingham

Scientists to lead major new research programme to help British dairy farms stay globally competitive.

Disadvantaged children benefit from Nottingham students

More than 130 students from The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) have cut short their summer holidays to spend time teaching at schools in disadvantaged areas in China and Nepal.

The case of the disappearing beer casks

Nottingham researchers are to brew up a new method of keeping track of thousands of beer casks that go missing every year.

Summer Graduation 2011 at The University of Nottingham

Successful students celebrate their achievements at this summer's graduation ceremonies.
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