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University of Warwick’s Professor Ian Stewart receives the MAA Euler Book Prize for an outstanding book about mathematics

Coventry, UK, 09-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A prize for the year’s best books in mathematics has been awarded by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) to Emeritus Professor Ian Stewart from the University of Warwick. Professor Stewart received the MAA Euler … Read the full press release

University of Warwick research: deadly parasitic disease Gambian sleeping sickness could be eliminated in six years

Gambian sleeping sickness could be eliminated in 6 years thanks to University of Warwick research Combination of active screening and tsetse fly traps the key to quick elimination Without changing current strategy, elimination isn’t predicted until the next century Coventry, … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham students, staff and alumni honoured by the Queen in the 2017 New Year Honours list

BIRMINGHAM, 04-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — University alumnus and British Heart Foundation Director Professor Peter Weissberg received a CBE while academic and world-leading linguist Professor Susan Hunston; Honorary Professor in End of Life Care, Keri Thomas and; University Council member Martin Devenish … Read the full press release

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin to host lecture on Brexit – Xenophobia or Xenophilia on January 23rd

On 23rd January Professor Helen Cowie will speak about how aspects of xenophobia and xenophilia have played out following the Brexit referendum vote in Brexit Britain. BERLIN, 03-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Cowie, the Brexit campaign was highly divisive and the … Read the full press release

New York’s Health Agency (NYSDOH) Cited in Iraq War’s Blowback

NEW YORK, 31-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — As the Iraq War’s official end on December 18, 2011 marks its fifth anniversary, many questions remain on its fallouts. New York’s French-American community is one of them, as it remembers its blacklisting when … Read the full press release

TÜV Rheinland on New Year’s Eve fireworks: Only tested fireworks are allowed in the EU

COLOGNE, 29-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On no other day in the year are the fire service and emergency services in demand as much as they are on New Year’s Eve. Careless use of fireworks is frequently the cause of fires and … Read the full press release

Social Mobility Commission: Achievements at school not being translated into labour market success is broken social mobility promise

Poor white boys do worse in schools but black and Asian Muslim young people, girls especially, do worse for jobs. LONDON, 28-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — In response to new research launched today, the Rt Hon Alan Milburn, chair of the Social … Read the full press release

Public Health England analysis: modern life taking its toll on health

PHE’s One You campaign is helping middle age people live more healthily by asking ‘How are you?’ and providing free support and tools. LONDON, 28-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Eight out of 10 of the middle aged either weigh too much, drink … Read the full press release

National Grid Hinckley’s Sue honoured for her volunteer maths work with Hinckley school children

Fun and games in the maths class Pioneering numeracy scheme helps pupils                                                          … Read the full press release

People with invisible impairments part of successful six-week trial across Transport for London (TfL)’s network

1,200 people with invisible impairments took part in the successful six-week trial across TfL’s network LONDON, 22-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — TfL is pleased to announce that a blue badge for those less able to stand on public transport will be introduced … Read the full press release

Virgin Media research: 65% of parents have asked their children to help them with technology

Children teach their parents how to use home entertainment technology Parents think that their tech-savvy kids outshine them at exactly nine years and 10 months old Two thirds (65%) of parents have asked their children to help them with technology … Read the full press release

Virgin Media signs Young Women’s Trust pledge to help more young women into apprenticeships

LONDON, 21-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Virgin Media has today signed the Young Women’s Trust pledge to help more young women into apprenticeships – making it the first Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) company to do so. Young Women’s Trust, which … Read the full press release

Nationwide research reveals one in five Brits want stores to be open on 25 December

Nearly one in five Brits think stores should open on Christmas Day Boredom and last minute shopping top reasons for wanting shops open Nearly a third have ‘popped to the corner shop’ on Christmas Day for food and drink SWINDON, … Read the full press release

Oxford University studies highlight the threat posed to lions by human activity

OXFORD, 14-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Two new studies led by scientists at Oxford University have highlighted the threat posed to lions by human activity – including trophy hunting. The first paper, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, analysed the deaths … Read the full press release

University of Kent students teach English to refugees to help them settle into local communities

Students from the University’s Department of English Language & Linguistics (ELL) are teaching English to refugees to help them settle into local communities. KENT, 09-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The refugees, who are aged between 16-18 years old, arrived in the UK … Read the full press release

University of Kent research: Creative people worry less about dying

Creative achievement can provide a buffer against being anxious about death, research from psychologists at the University shows. KENT, 09-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Creative people, such as newly-announced Nobel Prize for Literature winner Bob Dylan , are often thought to be … Read the full press release

RBS: Coutts Million Pound Donors Report: 19% increase in the number of donations in UK vs previous year

Charitable donations worth more than £1m are at their highest level since 2008 after £1.83bn was donated through 355 gifts to charitable causes or foundations in 2015, according to the latest Coutts Report which launched this week. LONDON, 09-Dec-2016 — … Read the full press release

Destatis: Number of traffic accident fatalities in Germany to reach a new all-time low in 2016

WIESBADEN, 08-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The number of persons killed in road traffic accidents is expected to decline for the first time in three years and to reach a new all-time low in 2016. According to estimates of the Federal Statistical … Read the full press release

Aviva’s Health Check UK report: 48% of UK adults are overweight or very overweight

Millennials (18-34 year olds) eat 10 takeaways per month – five times as many as the over 55s Fish and chips tops the nation’s takeaway list – but millennials prefer pizza Almost half (48%) of UK adults are overweight or … Read the full press release

EBRD to publish its latest Life in Transition Survey on 13 December

Report is a unique barometer of people’s hopes, fears and aspirations in over 30 countries LONDON, 06-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On 13 December, the EBRD will publish its latest Life in Transition Survey (LiTS), a unique series of reports that lay … Read the full press release

OSCE: European human rights officials urge Polish parliament to reconsider amendments to the law governing public assemblies

WARSAW / STRASBOURG, 05-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — European human rights officials today expressed serious concern over legal amendments passed last week in the Polish Sejm that could undermine the right to freedom of assembly if they become law. Urging the … Read the full press release

OSCE: Spanish judge stopping El Mundo from publishing a story a threat to investigative journalism

VIENNA, 05-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today expressed concern about a recent ruling by a Spanish judge to stop the daily newspaper El Mundo from publishing a story on an investigation into … Read the full press release

OSCE trained youth in Tajikistan on tackling gender stereotypes

Dushanbe, Tajikista, 05-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A two-day training course for youth on tackling gender stereotypes and further supporting the advancement of women and girls in all spheres of public and political life concluded on 2 December 2016 at the … Read the full press release

OSCE workshop in Yerevan on the implementation of the Aarhus Convention

Yerevan, Armenia, 05-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The implementation of the Aarhus Convention in the context of recent constitutional and legal developments in Armenia was the theme of a workshop held by the OSCE office in Yerevan on 2 December 2016 … Read the full press release

Green German MEP Jan Albrecht on EU/US data protection agreement adopted by MEPs

BRUSSELS, 02-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Trust in the US took a hit following revelations of mass surveillance by Edward Snowden, but an agreement on data protection adopted by MEPs today should help to restore it. The deal known as the umbrella … Read the full press release

MEPs approve €31.5 million EU aid for flood damage in Bavaria

MEPs approved €31.5 million in EU aid to repair flood damage in Bavaria in a plenary vote on Thursday. Seven people died in the May and June 2016 floods, which affected more than 47,000 people in Lower Bavaria. Over 2,000 … Read the full press release

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on a visit to the European Parliament in Brussels

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, visited today the European Parliament in Brussels, where he was welcomed by Parliament President Martin Schulz. They had a meeting during which they discussed developments in Tunisia and EU-Tunisia relations. Essebsi called the visit is … Read the full press release

Professor Anna Dominiczak made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace

GLASGOW, 01-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Anna Dominiczak, Regius Professor of Medicine, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire at a ceremony at … Read the full press release

EPP proposes four key solutions to protect lives and control migration to Europe

BRUSSELS, 30-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Migration remains one of the main concerns of EU citizens. Even if the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe has considerably dropped in 2016, the EU’s current migration strategy needs to be adapted to … Read the full press release

Oxford University Dr Margaret Pelling: references by male writers to being outnumbered by women in 17th century have no statistical evidences

OXFORD, 30-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Men in the 17th century believed they were outnumbered by women despite a lack of evidence for this claim, new research has revealed. Dr Margaret Pelling, a historian at Oxford University, looked at books, pamphlets and … Read the full press release