Sporting achievements in powerlifting and fencing8 August 2008Three members of the University’s High Performance Squad, which aims to help talented student athletes continue with their sporting careers without compromising their academic progress, have won events competing at national level.
Professor Paul Gregg interviewed in the Guardian7 August 2008Professor Paul Gregg from the University’s Centre for Market and Public Organisation was interviewed by the Guardian about his appointment by the Department of Work and Pensions to conduct a review of sanctions in the benefits system.
A potted history of milk6 August 2008Humans were using cattle for milk more than two thousand years earlier than previously thought, according to new research from the University of Bristol.
Kinship care: A family commitment6 August 2008When children in care are placed with relatives or friends, do they do better or worse than children placed with unrelated foster carers – or do kinship carers look after less troubled children in the first place? In the first major study of kinship care in England, Elaine Farmer of the School for Policy Studies, addresses these questions.
Hunting the elusive L-function5 August 2008There was a lot of excitement last month about ‘L-functions’. A PhD student in the Department of Mathematics, Ce Bian, in collaboration with his supervisor, Dr Andrew Booker, had discovered some new ones
Brain science rewarded5 August 2008Sam Goodchild, a PhD student at the University of Bristol, was selected as the best pharmacology research student of his final year, winning a cash prize and a certificate.
Keeping it in the family5 August 2008For a few minutes during the University’s July graduation ceremony, three members of the Emmett family – and three members of staff – were on stage all at once.
470 Junior World glory for Bristol student4 August 2008Hannah Mills, a second-year Mechanical Engineering student from the University of Bristol, and her partner, Katrina Hughes, have won the 2008 Women’s Junior World Championship in sailing (470 class).
What do doctors tell cancer patients?1 August 2008Two thirds of cancer patients may receive vague or no information about the survival benefits of having palliative chemotherapy before making a decision about treatment, according to a study by researchers at Bristol University published today on bmj.com.
New horizons in chemistry31 July 2008The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has awarded a research grant worth £6 million over five years to a team of academics from the University of Bristol’s School of Chemistry and colleagues from the University of Oxford.
Diamonds show how Earth is recycled30 July 2008Tiny minerals found inside diamonds have provided us with a rare glimpse of the Earth’s deepest secrets. This exciting new research by a team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, is reported today (30 July) in Nature.
Dental graduate awarded £132,000 for PhD studies30 July 2008Helen Petersen, a Walport Academic Clinical Fellow in the Department of Oral & Dental Science, has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship (RTF) worth £132,000 to fund her PhD studies. She is one of the first Academic Clinical Fellows to receive such an award.
University awarded Ofsted top grade30 July 2008The Graduate School of Education (GSOE) at the University of Bristol has been awarded the top rating – Grade 1 ‘Outstanding’ – in a recent Ofsted Secondary Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Short Inspection Report 2007/08.
Bristol academic takes viewers on a second tour of the human body29 July 2008Dr Alice Roberts, Senior Teaching Fellow at Bristol University’s Department of Anatomy, returns to television tonight for the second series of Don't Die Young, in which, through her presentation of the workings of the human body, she demonstrates how we can all be happier, healthier and live longer. To show how this is possible, she puts her own body through a series of tests and scans – including dropping it from the ceiling of the Birmingham Symphony Hall.
Life expectancy of HIV patients increases25 July 2008HIV-infected patients in high income countries are living some 13 years longer thanks to improvements in combination antiretroviral therapy, according to new research by the University of Bristol published in a HIV Special Issue of The Lancet.
Maths grant for international research on biomaterials24 July 2008Dr Tanniemola Liverpool of the Department of Mathematics has been awarded a grant worth US $810,000 as part of an international, collaborative project of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Materials World Network entitled ‘Microscopic models of cross-linked active gels’.
Paddling (and drumming) to victory24 July 2008A team of 17 staff and students from across the University, with friends and family members, came second in the Bath Dragon Boat Race earlier this month. Two University teams – Bristol Allsorts and The Motley Crew – took part in the charity event, between them raising more than £1,000 for the British Heart Foundation.
Dinosaurrific!23 July 2008An international study, led by the University of Bristol, shows that during their last 50 million years of existence, dinosaurs were not expanding as actively as had been previously thought and that the apparent explosion of dinosaur diversity may be largely explained by sampling bias.
Next Dean of Arts selected18 July 2008Charles Martindale, Professor of Latin and Head of the School of Humanities at the University of Bristol, has been selected to succeed Professor Robert Fowler as Dean of Arts from August 2009.
Arresting and self-healing cracks17 July 2008Materials that can stop a crack and then self-heal have been brought a step closer to reality thanks to a new project launched by the University of Bristol and Imperial College London.
Convict history wins Australian Historical Association award17 July 2008Dr Kirsty Reid of the Department of Historical Studies has been awarded the Australian Historical Association’s 2008 Kay Daniels Award for her book, 'Gender, crime and empire: convicts, settlers and the state in early colonial Australia'.
Honorary degrees awarded today17 July 2008Bristol University is awarding honorary degrees to two prominent people at today’s degree ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building [Thursday 17 July].
Honorary Fellowship for Dr Stella Clarke16 July 2008Dr Stella Clarke, CBE, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Bristol University, the highest honour the University can bestow. Dr Clarke received the distinction at Wednesday’s [16 July] degree ceremony in recognition of her sustained and outstanding contribution to the life of the University over many years.