Tag Archives: University of Sussex

New exhibition explores the troubled lives of eighteenth and nineteenth century convicts at London Metropolitan Archives

LIVERPOOL, 11-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new exhibition exploring the troubled lives of eighteenth and nineteenth century convicts, produced in collaboration with the University of Liverpool’s Digital Panopticon Project, opens on Monday. Criminal Lives, 1780-1925: Punishing Old Bailey Convicts, runs at the … Read the full press release

University of Sussex Professor Ivor Gaber re-elected to represent UK on the press freedom body at UNESCO

BRIGHTON, 07-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ivor Gaber, Professor of Political Journalism at the University of Sussex, has been re-elected to represent the United Kingdom on an important press freedom body at UNESCO, the United Nation’s body responsible for developing and supporting … Read the full press release

University of Sussex-led study on the ways horses perceive human body language

BRIGHTON, 03-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Horses can tell the difference between dominant and submissive body postures in humans, even when the humans are not familiar to them, according to a new University of Sussex-led study. The findings enhance our understanding of … Read the full press release

Conference debating misogyny and gender hate online at University of Sussex

BRIGHTON, 03-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Experts are gathering at the University of Sussex this week for a two-day conference debating misogyny and gender hate online. María Rún Bjarnadóttir, Doctoral Researcher in Law at the University of Sussex, says: “Misogynistic speech is not a … Read the full press release

Records of 90,000 British convicts uncovered in free history website

BRIGHTON, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Family historians, teachers, crime writers and academics can follow the lives of people convicted and transported to Australia or imprisoned in Britain using a vast, new, free online resource. The Digital Panopticon website draws on over four million … 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

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

TechnologyOne’s Student Management SaaS will replace the University of Sussex’s in-house student record system

BRIGHTON, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Sussex has partnered with enterprise software provider TechnologyOne to transform its student and academic services in a multi-million-pound deal. TechnologyOne’s Student Management Software as a Service (SaaS) solution will replace the University’s in-house … Read the full press release

University of Sussex: Brexit may lead to boom in tourism and high-end exports in the South East

BRIGHTON, 06-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Brexit could lead to a boom in tourism and high-end exports in the South East, according to a consultation with local people by trade experts at the University of Sussex. However, there is growing concern about … Read the full press release

Sussex Professor of History releases new book—a historical look on women and desire

BRIGHTON, 16-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alpha males beware. You’re not what women want. At least, not unless you have a damaged, vulnerable side that makes you ready to be tamed. While nearly two centuries have passed since moody Mr Rochester gave … Read the full press release

University of Sussex to present ‘The Public Life of the Private Diary’ seminar on February 22

BRIGHTON, 16-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The public’s fascination with diaries and their writers will come under the microscope at the University of Sussex during the latest in the School of English’s colloquium series. On 22 February at 5:00pm, ‘The Public Life … Read the full press release

University of Sussex academics: Legal uncertainty over Brexit more likely to benefit the EU 27 than the UK

BRIGHTON, 12-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The legal uncertainty over exactly how the UK exits the EU is most likely to benefit the remaining EU countries, according to experts in EU and international trade law. The lack of a ‘pre-nup’ between the … Read the full press release

University of Sussex: More effective, evidence-based work needs to be done to tackle hate crime

BRIGHTON, 12-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — More effective, evidence-based work needs to be done to tackle hate crime, according to a report published today by the University of Sussex as part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2016.  Preventing Hate Crime by … Read the full press release

University of Sussex: Researchers identified inherited syndrome associated with severe lung disease

BRIGHTON, 19-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A rare inherited condition which can lead to infant death through severe lung disease has been discovered by an international group of scientists, according to new research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Researchers from … Read the full press release

New research shows how our perception of time lies mid-way between reality and our expectations

BIRMINGHAM, 14-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — New research, using a Bayesian inference model of audio and visual stimuli, has shown how our perception of time lies mid-way between reality and our expectations. 90 participants were tested across four experiments, and asked to … Read the full press release

University of Sussex: person’s core disgust response is reduced if the source is within their own social group

Brighton, UK, 23-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Psychologists at the University of Sussex have found that a person’s core disgust response is reduced if the source is within their own social group. In the study published today in Proceedings of the National … Read the full press release

University of Sussex economist Mariana Mazzucato wins major German prize for her book about the role of the state in driving innovation

Brighton, UK, 23-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Sussex economist, Mariana Mazzucato, will be awarded a major German prize in Berlin today (Monday 22 February) in a ceremony with Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, for her book championing the role of the state in … Read the full press release

University of Sussex: volunteers wanted for the third year of a successful bee research project

Bee researchers at the University of Sussex are looking for volunteers for the third year of a successful ‘citizen science’ project, looking into whether there are enough bees left in our gardens and towns to properly pollinate fruit and vegetables.  … Read the full press release

University of Sussex alumnus Narciso Mahumana empowers communities in Mozambique by education

BRIGHTON, 21-Jan-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A University of Sussex alumnus is using education to empower communities in one of the poorest countries in the world. Narciso Mahumana worked as a ‘nyamusoro’, a type of traditional healer, in Mozambique before travelling to … Read the full press release

University of Sussex neuroscientists identified brain network system that causes performance mishaps when anxious

BRIGHTON, 21-Jan-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — As musicians, figure skaters and anyone who takes a driving test will know, the anxiety of being watched can have a disastrous effect on your performance. Now neuroscientists at the University of Sussex’s Sackler Centre for … Read the full press release

University of Sussex: architects work up potential designs for the new £60 m building for the School of Life Sciences

Brighton, UK, 4-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Following approval in July for the University of Sussex’s campus masterplan, architects are working up potential designs for a new building for the School of Life Sciences. The new £60 million building complex will be … Read the full press release

University of Sussex, University of Oxford paper shows that British banks engaged in more offshore banking than any other financial centre

OXFORD, 20-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — A new paper shows that British banks engaged in more offshore banking than any other financial centre. Researchers examining the resilience of the world’s financial centres after the global economic crisis conclude that the future … Read the full press release

Universities of Sussex and Sheffield study: High wages lead to high levels of entrepreneurship

BRIGHTON, 15-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Attempts by successive governments to boost entrepreneurship in areas with low rates of self-employment have largely failed, according to a new study by economists at the universities of Sussex and Sheffield. In a review of … Read the full press release

University of Sussex study: next-generation technologies can stimulate different areas of the hand to convey feelings of happiness, sadness, excitement or fear

Human emotion can be transferred by technology that stimulates different parts of the hand without making physical contact with your body, a University of Sussex-led study has shown. BRIGHTON, 21-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Sussex scientist Dr Marianna Obrist, Lecturer at … Read the full press release

University of Sussex’s Final-year Product Design students to display innovative and eco‑friendly creations at their degree show, 14-17 April

BRIGHTON, 13-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Final-year Product Design students at the University of Sussex will be displaying a range of innovative and eco‑friendly creations at their degree show next week (14-17 April). Exhibits at the Design Show will include a … Read the full press release

University of Sussex and The Institute of Cancer Research scientists found a number of potential targets for drugs that exploit the inherent weaknesses of cancer cells

Scientists have identified weak spots in cancer cells that could be targeted and attacked by new precision drugs.  BRIGHTON, 2-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — A major computational analysis by scientists at the University of Sussex and The Institute of Cancer Research, … Read the full press release

University of Sussex research: just looking at somebody shivering is enough to make us feel cold

Just looking at somebody shivering is enough to make us feel cold, new University of Sussex research has found. Brighton, 15-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Volunteers who watched videos of people putting their hands in cold water found their own body … Read the full press release

University of Sussex: £10 million investment in state-of-the-art centre to teach students the latest innovations in engineering and robotics

A state-of-the-art centre to teach students the latest innovations in engineering and robotics is at the heart of a new £10 million investment at the University of Sussex. BRIGHTON, 12-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Half of the money (£4.9 million) for … Read the full press release

University of Sussex research reveals that people can be trained to “see” letters of the alphabet as colours like how those with synaesthesia experience their world

A new study has shown for the first time that people can be trained to “see” letters of the alphabet as colours in a way that simulates how those with synaesthesia experience their world. BRIGHTON, 19-11-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The … Read the full press release