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Professor Sam Kingman announced as the new Pro-Vice Chancellor for Engineering

Professor Sam Kingman announced as the new Pro-Vice Chancellor for Engineering

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As PVC, Professor Kingman will have strategic responsibility for the Faculty, leading 800 staff across six departments with more than 4,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.Professor Kingman who is currently Associate PVC, Deputy Head of the Faculty and Professor of Process Engineering, joined the University of Nottingham in 2000 as a Lecturer in the School of Chemical, Environmental and Mining Engineering.
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2 weeks ago
New study questions when the brown bear became extinct in Britain

New study questions when the brown bear became extinct in Britain

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New research provides insights into the extinction of Britain's largest native carnivore.
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2 weeks ago
Virtual reality burger game tests the appetite for playing by the rules

Virtual reality burger game tests the appetite for playing by the rules

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Can you play by the rules and make lots of money or is it worth taking risks? That's the question researchers at the University of Nottingham are asking with a unique virtual reality game.
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3 weeks ago
Giant brain to light up Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

Giant brain to light up Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

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A giant brain suspended from the ceiling is the centrepiece for the University of Nottingham's 'Quantum sensing the brain' exhibit at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition in London from the 2nd - 8th July.
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3 weeks ago
New balls please

New balls please

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Wimbledon begins on 2 July. Over the course of the Championships some 2,500 tennis balls will be used. To ensure balls have the required elasticity for play, they are routinely changed every six games. A simple and convenient way to test a ball court-side doesn't exist, so many balls are rejected unnecessarily. Until now.
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3 weeks ago
Shell shock stories and beyond

Shell shock stories and beyond

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The psychological trauma experienced by soldiers during the First World War – and relatives who have been traumatised by researching their family's history of the conflict – will be the focus of a new community engagement project led by academics at the University of Nottingham.
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3 weeks ago
Smartphone app created by Nottingham graduate offers counselling by text

Smartphone app created by Nottingham graduate offers counselling by text

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It's good to talk. Most young people these days find communicating using smartphones or social media isn't a problem, yet talking about personal issues can still be a difficult and taboo subject. Gavin Dhesi, a former University of Nottingham student, realised there was an obvious gap in mental health support today.
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3 weeks ago
Flagship Centre for Cancer Sciences launches at The University of Nottingham

Flagship Centre for Cancer Sciences launches at The University of Nottingham

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The University of Nottingham is stepping up the fight against cancer through the creation of a new research centre bringing together leading experts to study the disease and pioneer new life-saving treatments.
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3 weeks ago
Oil supplement can help control 'good' fat in babies

Oil supplement can help control 'good' fat in babies

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Researchers have uncovered a supplement that can control the production of brown 'good' fat in babies - a discovery that will help understand and tackle issues related to obesity and metabolism in later life.
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3 weeks ago
The Periodic Table of Videos is 10 years old today

The Periodic Table of Videos is 10 years old today

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They have 1,074,181 subscribers and have won numerous awards, and today – Sunday 24th June 2018 - the team behind the Periodic Videos are celebrating ten years since they posted their very first film on Youtube.
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4 weeks ago
Nottingham expert wins award for revealing true number of modern slaves

Nottingham expert wins award for revealing true number of modern slaves

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An expert from the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham, who applied a new technique for estimating the real extent of modern slavery, has been recognised with a prestigious award. Professor Kevin Bales' ESRC-funded work on estimates of the numbers of people enslaved has won him the £10,000 award for Outstanding International Impact in the 2018 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Celebrating Impact Prize.
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4 weeks ago
Not so happily ever after — the dark and disturbing side of fairy tales at Nottingham Lakeside Arts

Not so happily ever after — the dark and disturbing side of fairy tales at Nottingham Lakeside Arts

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Not so happily ever after — the dark and disturbing side of fairy tales at Nottingham Lakeside Arts
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4 weeks ago
Mum faces her fears in skydiving challenge to raise money for brain tumour research

Mum faces her fears in skydiving challenge to raise money for brain tumour research

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A mum with an extreme fear of falling is to take to the air – and then skydive from 10,000 feet – to raise money for research into a rare form of brain cancer which has left her teenage daughter facing life-changing disabilities.
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4 weeks ago
University of Nottingham Lakeside Arts announces new public art commission

University of Nottingham Lakeside Arts announces new public art commission

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University of Nottingham Lakeside Arts announces new public art commission
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4 weeks ago
New Director Appointed to Lead Nottingham Institute

New Director Appointed to Lead Nottingham Institute

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A senior civil servant has been appointed as the Director of the University of Nottingham's new Institute for Policy and Engagement to deliver a step change in awareness, perception and policy impact of the University's world-leading research among influential policymakers and politicians across the globe.Stephen Meek will be joining the University from the Cabinet Office where he is currently a Director responsible for improving how government policymakers collaborate with universities to ensure that policy and legislation reflects cutting-edge, evidence-based research.
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4 weeks ago
Cancer research spin-out sale nets £3.6 million for University of Nottingham

Cancer research spin-out sale nets £3.6 million for University of Nottingham

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The University of Nottingham has sold its shares in a cancer research spin-out company in a commercial deal worth £3.6 million.
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4 weeks ago
Nottingham's Universities to be part of national inquiry

Nottingham's Universities to be part of national inquiry

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The impact Nottingham's two universities have on the city and wider community will be heard as part of a national inquiry.The UPP Foundation Civic University Commission is looking at the role of universities – what they contribute to their communities and how they can serve their place in the 21st century.
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4 weeks ago
Game-changing finding pushes 3D printing to the molecular limit

Game-changing finding pushes 3D printing to the molecular limit

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New University of Nottingham research proves that advanced materials containing molecules that switch states in response to environmental stimuli such as light can be fabricated using 3D printing.
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4 weeks ago
Nottingham student talent showcased in prize-giving celebration

Nottingham student talent showcased in prize-giving celebration

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Nottingham student talent showcased in prize-giving celebration
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5 weeks ago
Fake Facebook account reveals how we fall for fake news

Fake Facebook account reveals how we fall for fake news

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A fictitious Facebook account set up by a team of researchers highlights the difficulties in combating the spread of fake news, because of the way we assess news when it is presented via social media.
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5 weeks ago
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