July 2012

Sino-UK geospatial centre opens

Sino-UK Geospatial Centre opens

MRI Scanner heads for CERN

MRI scanner which was at heart of pioneering research for over a decade heads for a new life at CERN

Honorary Doctorate for former Nottingham Lord Mayor

Des Wilson, a former Lord Mayor of Nottingham who worked tirelessly for decades on behalf of local communities in Nottingham and now in Jamaica, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by The University of Nottingham.

Olympic stars developed in Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is looking to add to its list of Olympic medal winners this summer, with 11 past and future students preparing to take on the world's best athletes at London 2012.

First major scientific study into rare inflammatory skin condition

Volunteers needed for largest study of its kind in the world into rare, painful and disfiguring skin condition.

Johny be good

University of Nottingham alumnus Johny Akinyemi has returned from Beijing 2008 heartbreak to win selection for Team Nigeria in the K1 event at the London Olympics.

Engineering the 'smart healthcare' of the future

University engineers forge new 'smart healthcare' products with nanotechnology.

New research questions how fat influences flavour perception

New and surprising insights into how fat in food affects our taste.

East Midlands mobility devices get disabled Ugandans back on their feet

Discarded mobility equipment from the East Midlands is helping to transform the lives of hundreds of disabled people in Uganda thanks to academics, students and medics from Nottingham and Derby.

University expertise used to help deaf children learn

The University of Nottingham have teamed up with the Ear Foundation to provide training for teachers, parents and carers of children with cochlear implants.

Fighting obesity with thermal imaging

Fighting obesity — with a pioneering thermal imaging technique.

Taking control of Type 2 diabetes earlier

Living with and managing Type Two Diabetes.

An unrivalled decade of success for University Park's green spaces

The University of Nottingham has been awarded a record-breaking tenth consecutive Green Flag Award.

Medics answer Olympic call-up

A team of 20 medics, researchers, graduates and students on duty at Olympic Games

Sporting success recognised at national awards

The University of Nottingham has once again shown its sporting prowess after dominating the prize categories at the 2012 BUCS Awards in Exeter.

Multi-million pound centre to transform nurse training in Derby

Student nurses coming to Derby to study are set to benefit from state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities at a new multi-million pound education centre.

Rewarding pupils' achievement with a day at University Park

High performing year nine pupils are being treated to a jam-packed day of events at The University of Nottingham to encourage them to aim for a place at a top university.

Pedal power set to widen access to education

After raising over £230,000 during 2011's Life Cycle fundraiser, the Vice-Chancellor and 11 of his staff from The University of Nottingham are to re-mount their bikes and raise funds to help more young people enter higher education

Study to test success of vision loss drug which could slash treatment costs for NHS

Nottingham researchers are leading a study to test the effectiveness of a controversial drug in the treatment of a common loss of vision.

World record for rowers who generated enough electricity to power a house for a day

The University of Nottingham has set a new Guinness World Record for the most electrical energy generated by indoor rowers in 24 hours.

University of Nottingham to play key role in European solar energy technology project

The University of Nottingham has joined a 10 million euro project to develop cost effective, solar generated electricity.

Major asthma study seeks volunteers

Asthma researchers in Nottingham are appealing for volunteers to come forward for a study that could radicalise our understanding of the disease.

Top students recognised at Academy Excellence Awards

Inspiration Day and awards ceremony held on campus.

What is fracking? Public awareness of shale gas extraction is low

Public awareness of shale gas extraction is low, according to new University of Nottingham research.

Does loud music wreck your hearing?

Does loud music wreck your hearing? New study seeks volunteers to find out.

Olympia at Broadway — a rare treat for cinema-goers

Broadway cinema and The University of Nottingham are to team up to give cinema-goers a rare glimpse of Olympia — a film commissioned by Adolf Hitler to document the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Spaceflight may extend the lifespan of microscopic worm

Could spaceflight slow the process of ageing?

Celebrating Summer Graduation 2012 at The University of Nottingham

A dozen honorary graduates to join in celebrations from July 10th-20th.

Taking tissue regeneration beyond the state-of-the-art

The search begins for a new class of injectable materials to stimulate stem cells to regenerate damaged tissue.
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