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Physicist and nanotechnologist Dr Don Eigler awarded honorary doctorate from the University of Warwick

COVENTRY, 24-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Renowned physicist and nanotechnologist Dr Don Eigler on moving atoms and the importance of fun. “Manipulating atoms was not a particular area which I had set out for myself. In someways it happened by accident.” “Having … Read the full press release

UK rocket scientist Alan Bond received honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Warwick

COVENTRY, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Engineer and leading UK rocket scientist Alan Bond received an honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Warwick on Tuesday 18th July 2017. During the ceremony he revealed that the honorary degree from Warwick … Read the full press release

Malaysian Sze-Yin Tan becomes first student awarded PhD from the Monash Warwick Alliance

First student from the Monash Warwick Alliance to receive degree in person graduated at the University of Warwick this week Sze-Yin Tan – originally from Malaysia – awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, jointly by Warwick and Monash Sze … Read the full press release

Researchers: 27 percent of 3,000 species in England may not find suitable climate by end of century

More than three quarters of plants and animals in England are likely to be significantly affected by climate change by the end of the century, say researchers. YORK, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers showed that given a 2°C increase in … Read the full press release

University of York Professor Howard Wilson selected as UK Fusion Programme Director

A University of York physicist has been selected as the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA) Programme Director of the UK Fusion Programme at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. YORK, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Howard Wilson, a world leader … Read the full press release

University of York Dr William Brackenbury to investigate how electrical charges help breast cancer spread

YORK, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A leading scientist at the University of York is to investigate whether a change in the electrical voltage of breast cancer cells could be helping them to spread around the body. Funded by charity Breast Cancer … Read the full press release

University of Leicester’s National Centre of Earth Observation welcomes the completion of Sentinel 5-Precursor satellite

Sentinel-5 Precursor to provide essential air-quality and atmospheric chemistry data LEICESTER, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The National Centre of Earth Observation (NCEO) at the University of Leicester welcomes the completion of Sentinel 5-Precursor for launch this year. Sentinel-5 Precursor is part … Read the full press release

Four partner Universities to establish cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) facility at the University of Leicester

New facility will bring cutting-edge research technologies to the Midlands LEICESTER, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leicester has led a successful bid, in partnership with the Universities of Warwick, Nottingham and Birmingham to establish a state-of-the-art Midlands regional cryo-electron … Read the full press release

University of Leicester’s fundraisers update on their 3,100 mile trek across the USA

Fundraising University of Leicester student and graduate give update on their gruelling challenge Photographs and video from Joel and Joe’s trek so far available to download at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0yv2o9jg2tw20z9/AABDJbSsnTYFoC2pY0oY1FBBa?dl=0 LEICESTER, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two amateur hikers who are taking on the challenge … Read the full press release

University of Sussex: dramatic increase in hunting of pangolins from 1970s to 2014 across Central Africa

BRIGHTON, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The hunting of pangolins, the world’s most illegally traded mammal, has increased by 150 percent in Central African forests from 1970s to 2014, according to a new study led by the University of Sussex. The first-ever study … Read the full press release

Debenhams designer John Rocha to receive honorary degree from the University of Sussex

BRIGHTON, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — When he was 17 and about to leave Hong Kong for the UK, John Rocha was told by a fortune teller that his life would be hard but it would all change when he reached 40. … Read the full press release

Study: new lab equipment could revolutionise the way neuroscientists across the world are trained

BRIGHTON, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A team of international researchers have come up with an inexpensive way to self-manufacture lab equipment, which could revolutionise the way neuroscientists across the world are trained. In a study published in the open access journal PLOS Biology, Dr … Read the full press release

University of Sussex Professor Anil Seth on the possibility of conscious AI

BRIGHTON, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Our conscious experiences of the world have more to do with being alive than being intelligent, argues a leading expert in a “mind-scrambling” TED talk made available to the public today (Tuesday 18 July 2017). Taking the stage … Read the full press release

University of Freiburg: strong evidence that the Higgs particle decays into quarks

Research group at the University of Freiburg contribute significant new findings to the ATLAS experiment FREIBURG, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of the ATLAS collaboration, the Freiburg research group led by Prof. Dr. Karl Jakobs and Dr. Christian Weiser has contributed to finding strong … Read the full press release

University of Bristol to award honorary degrees on ceremonies in the Wills Memorial Building

The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to The Right Honourable the Baroness Hale of Richmond, Keith Warner and Julia Unwin CBE at degree ceremonies taking place today [19 July] in the Wills Memorial Building. BRISTOL, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

86-year-old Peggy Styles becomes University of Bristol’s oldest student to graduate with a doctorate

An ‘inspirational’ 86-year-old has become the oldest student to graduate from the University of Bristol. BRISTOL, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Peggy Styles, from Failand, completed an EdD – the educational equivalent of a PhD – earlier this year and graduates today … Read the full press release

Alzheimer’s disease: Recruitment for the RADAR trial across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland extended

BRISTOL, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — People with Alzheimer’s disease are already helping with a ground-breaking government-funded trial led by academics from the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Queen’s University Belfast and University College London, and hosted by North Bristol NHS Trust, but … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: honorary degrees for Dr David Barford, Mary Prior MBE and Sir David Tanner CBE

  BRISTOL, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Dr David Barford, Mary Prior MBE and Sir David Tanner CBE at degree ceremonies taking place today [17 July] in the Wills Memorial Building. Sir David … Read the full press release

Professor Marcus Munafò conferred with the 2017 Presidents’ Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge

Professor Marcus Munafò from the University of Bristol’s School of Experimental Psychology has been conferred with the 2017 Presidents’ Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge by the British Psychological Society. BRISTOL, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The award confers life membership … Read the full press release

Writer Jon Berry second recipient of the annual Kevin Elyot Award by University of Bristol’s Theatre Collection

Bristol-based playwright and writer Jon Berry has been named as the second recipient of the annual Kevin Elyot Award by the University of Bristol’s Theatre Collection. BRISTOL, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The award, created in the memory of the renowned playwright, … Read the full press release

University of Bristol shortlisted for the Higher Education Academy’s (HEA) first Global Teaching Excellence Awards (GTEA)

An international panel of judges has shortlisted the University of Bristol for the Higher Education Academy’s (HEA) first Global Teaching Excellence Awards (GTEA). BRISTOL, 18-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The GTEA 2017 Award, in partnership with Times Higher Education, is open to … Read the full press release

Blind Children Find New Hope Through Music in Wuhan, China

Beijing, China, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wuhan School for The Blind is the only school of its kind in Hubei province, central China. Not only does it cater to pupils who face enormous challenges because of their disabilities, but it … Read the full press release

University of Dundee awarded £7 million grant for new Scotland-India clinical partnership to combat diabetes

DUNDEE, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Dundee has been awarded a £7million grant from the National Institute of Health Research Global Health programme to establish a major new Scotland-India clinical partnership to combat diabetes. The NIHR Global Health Research … Read the full press release

University of Dundee: Cooper Summer Residency at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design goes online

DUNDEE, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — This year’s Cooper Summer Residency at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design will be unfolding online as writer and creator Seán Elder shares his work across the internet. Seán will be showcasing ‘Encountering’, an online art … Read the full press release

Artwork by renowned street artist Joe Caslin installed in Trinity College Dublin’s Front Square

DUBLIN, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The latest large-scale piece of artwork by renowned street artist Joe Caslin was installed in Trinity College Dublin’s Front Square from 2 June to 3 July. This new piece, which was commissioned as part of the Trinity … Read the full press release

Trinity College Dublin updates its Visual Identity Handbook

DUBLIN, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An updated Trinity Visual Identity Handbook and new Trinity Branding Document have been launched. The Trinity Identity project has made significant progress towards a clear and consistent visual identity for the University over the past two … Read the full press release

Trinity College Dublin launches new online career management system

DUBLIN, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MyCareer, an online career management system run by the Careers Advisory Service is now live for students, graduates, staff and employers. Introduced as part of Trinity’s support for the employability and career development needs of students … Read the full press release

Trinity College Dublin expands college-wide student exchange programme

DUBLIN, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Trinity currently has almost 200 Erasmus partner universities across Europe. We continue to expand our college-wide student exchange programme and in 2016/17, added eight new exchanges to bring the number of non-EU exchanges with high ranking … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews named a Best Buy in the 2018 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018

FIFE, Scotland, 14-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A legendary guide to the best universities and colleges in the United States has singled out the University of St Andrews as one of its top choices for Americans seeking high quality education. The University … Read the full press release