Tag Archives: University of York

Report Offers Immediate Solutions to Lift One Million People Out of Poverty

(IN BRIEF) A report co-authored by a University of York academic and published by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and Changing Realities outlines costed recommendations to alleviate poverty for one million people overnight. The recommendations include increasing core … Read the full press release

AI in Museums: Enhancing Storytelling with Responsible Innovation

(IN BRIEF) Dr. Richard Carter, a University of York academic, is leading a project exploring the responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the museum and heritage sector to revolutionize storytelling and enrich visitor experiences. The project, funded by the … Read the full press release

Unveiling Prehistoric Life: Star Carr Exhibition at Yorkshire Museum Showcases Mesolithic Artefacts

(IN BRIEF) A remarkable exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum, titled “Star Carr: Life after the ice,” unveils a treasure trove of artefacts discovered during excavations led by a University of York researcher at the renowned Middle Stone Age site of … Read the full press release

University of York Celebrates Tenth Anniversary of YorkTalks Research Showcase with Engaging Topics

(IN BRIEF) The University of York is hosting its tenth annual YorkTalks research showcase, featuring experts delivering free short talks on a variety of subjects, including the future of local pubs, artificial intelligence ethics, and the role of spirituality in … Read the full press release

Professor Laura Bojke Appointed Inaugural Chair of WHO Advisory Group on Economics for Climate, Environment, and Health

(IN BRIEF) Professor Laura Bojke, an esteemed expert in health economics from the University of York’s Centre for Health Economics, has been named the Inaugural Chair of the World Health Organization (WHO) Advisory Group on Economics for Environment, Climate Change, … Read the full press release

University of York Unveils CoSTAR LiveLAB, Pioneering Innovations in Live Performance Technology

(IN BRIEF) The University of York is spearheading the advancement of live events with the introduction of the CoSTAR LiveLAB, an innovative research and development facility situated at Production Park in Wakefield. Part of the £75.6 million UK R&D network … Read the full press release

University of York Study Reveals General Practice Nurses Felt ‘Forgotten’ and Undervalued During Pandemic

(IN BRIEF) A University of York study has found that general practice nurses working during the COVID-19 pandemic felt undervalued and “forgotten.” The study, which involved interviews and focus groups with 40 nurses in England, revealed that nurses’ input was … Read the full press release

“The Place” Education and Community Center Opens in Westfield for Taster Sessions

(IN BRIEF) A new education and community space called “The Place” has opened in Westfield, offering residents access to a range of opportunities. The initiative was approved by the City of York Council, which leased Sanderson House to the University … Read the full press release

University of York Attains Gold Rating in National Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

(IN BRIEF) The University of York has received the highest accolade, a Gold rating, in the latest national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The judging panel commended the university for its course content and delivery, which “inspire students to actively engage … Read the full press release

Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Offers Cost-Effective Alternative for Depression and Anxiety Treatment, Study Finds

(IN BRIEF) A study conducted by the University of York, in collaboration with ieso Digital Health Ltd and Dorset HealthCare University NHS Trust, has found that internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) offers greater cost-effectiveness and comparable clinical effectiveness compared to … Read the full press release

Reviving Forgotten History: University of York Research Illuminates Flourishing Medieval Jewish Community and Interfaith Collaboration

(IN BRIEF) Researchers from the University of York’s Heritage360 Streetlife project have uncovered new evidence shedding light on the medieval Jewish community in York. Contrary to the overshadowing memory of the 1190 massacre of York’s Jews, this research highlights a … Read the full press release

University of York Glaciologist Contributes to Comprehensive Antarctic Topography Dataset for Ice Loss Predictions

(IN BRIEF) Dr. David Rippin, a glaciologist from the University of York, has played a role in compiling a comprehensive dataset of Antarctica’s topography, known as Bedmap3. This dataset is a result of 60 years of ground-based and airborne surveys … Read the full press release

University of York’s Biorenewables Centre Receives £5 Million Funding to Lead Biohydrogen Development for Transport Sector

(IN BRIEF) The Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC), a subsidiary of the University of York, has secured £5 million in funding from the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero. This funding will support the BDC in leading the second phase … Read the full press release

Digital Puzzle Games Boost Memory Abilities in Older Adults, Comparable to 20-Year-Olds, University of York Study Finds

(IN BRIEF) A study conducted by the University of York has found that older adults who play digital puzzle games exhibit memory abilities comparable to those in their 20s. The research also revealed that individuals aged 60 and above who … Read the full press release

Seafood with a View: Study Shows Consumers Willing to Pay More for Locally Caught Fish in Sight of Active Fisheries

(IN BRIEF) Researchers from the University of York and The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen conducted a study in the Scottish inshore fishing towns of Mallaig and Oban, revealing that consumers are willing to pay significantly more for seafood if … Read the full press release

University of York’s Inclusive Learning Team Receives National Award for Collaborative Excellence in Teaching and Inclusivity

(IN BRIEF) The University of York’s Inclusive Learning team has been awarded a national Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) by Advance HE for their value-based approach to inclusive teaching and learning. The team leads and supports projects focused on … Read the full press release

University of York and FSB Launch Research Project to Empower Female Entrepreneurs

(IN BRIEF) The University of York and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) have initiated a research project aimed at understanding the impact of female business owners and entrepreneurs on the regional and national economy. The study will examine the … Read the full press release

University of York Researchers Call for Urgent Reform of UK Benefits System

(IN BRIEF) Researchers at the University of York, in collaboration with parents and carers, are urging the UK government to reform the benefits system. Latest research by Changing Realities and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) reveals that over … Read the full press release

Study Reveals Varying Climate Change Impact on UK Habitats, Highlighting Vulnerabilities

(IN BRIEF) A recent study conducted by a researcher from the University of York highlights that all UK habitats will face significant challenges due to climate change in the coming years. The study analyzes past and future climate data, current … Read the full press release

Green Sea Turtles Found to Feed on Same Seagrass Meadows for Millennia, Highlighting Conservation Importance

(IN BRIEF) A recent study conducted by the University of York, in collaboration with other universities, has revealed that green sea turtles have been feeding on North African seagrass meadows for approximately 3,000 years. The researchers used isotope analysis, satellite … Read the full press release

Report Reveals Record £17.2 Billion NHS Spending on Prescription Medicines in England

(IN BRIEF) According to an independent report, the cost of prescription medicines to the NHS in England reached a record high of £17.2 billion in the financial year 2021-2022. The report reveals that NHS spending on branded medicines has been … Read the full press release

Rediscover, Reimagine, Rebuild: York Festival of Ideas reveals eclectic lineup

(IN BRIEF) The York Festival of Ideas has announced its programme for 2023, under the theme of “Rediscover, Reimagine, Rebuild”. More than 150 events will be held from 2 to 15 June, featuring in-person and online events with a line-up … Read the full press release

Revolutionary Three-Hour Therapy Session Helps Children Overcome Fears

(IN BRIEF) A study conducted by researchers at the University of York and University of Sheffield found that common childhood phobias, such as fear of spiders, dogs, and needles, could be resolved in a single three-hour therapy session instead of … Read the full press release

Diverse management options for heather-dominated peatlands revealed in University of York study

A major study has provided answers to the ways in which heather-dominated peatland can be managed, with a number of methods to choose from to help tackle the impacts of climate change and biodiversity losses. (IN BRIEF) A study by … Read the full press release

University of Bristol joins a new UK genetics network aimed at better linking mouse genetics research to clinical advances

(PRESS RELEASE) BRISTOL, 19-Apr-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Bristol, a red brick research university, has announced that it is joining UK’s new National Mouse Genetics Network, a distributed challenge-led research clusters working with the Mary Lyon Centre to accelerate … Read the full press release

17,000 participants research: kids repeatedly bullied by siblings more likely to suffer from poor mental health years later

(PRESS RELEASE) YORK, 30-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — University of York, a collegiate research university and member of the prestigious Russell Group, has announced that Dr Umar Toseeb from the University’s Department of Education is the lead author of a research … Read the full press release

London Economics Report: University of York monetary and social value for the UK economy is £1.8 billion

(PRESS RELEASE) YORK, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The report demonstrates the monetary and social value of the University of York locally, nationally and internationally. It addresses the economic impact of teaching and learning; research and knowledge exchange; international students; and University … Read the full press release

University of York Professor Joann Fletcher opens new exhibition of Egyptian artefacts at the newly refurbished Bolton museum

YORK, 24-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — University of York archaeologist, Professor Joann Fletcher, will open a new exhibition of Egyptian artefacts at the newly refurbished Bolton museum. Visitors to ‘Bolton’s Egypt’ will be able to explore a reproduction of the burial chamber … Read the full press release

University of York: dental anxiety can be reduced by eight points when patients are treated with acupuncture

Researchers have found evidence that acupuncture could help people who experience dental anxiety. YORK, 02-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dental anxiety affects up to an estimated 30% of the adult population in countries world-wide.  Patients can experience nausea, difficulty breathing and dizziness … Read the full press release

University of York: SMEs in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding can apply for EU grants to help them innovate

A funding scheme managed by the University of York has awarded grants totalling more than half a million pounds – resulting in the creation of 18 jobs. YORK, 30-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Small to medium sized businesses in York, North Yorkshire … Read the full press release

University of York: multiple similarities between the meanings of the chimpanzee and bonobo gestures

Two closely related great ape species, the bonobo and chimpanzee, use gestures that share the same meaning, researchers have found. YORK, 01-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Chimpanzees and bonobos use gestures in a variety of different situations and for multiple purposes, … Read the full press release

University of York: film recreates the dramatic events of the Oaks Colliery explosions in Barnsley in 1866

A University of York professor has made a film recreating the dramatic events of the Oaks Colliery explosions in Barnsley in December 1866. YORK, 26-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Stephen Linstead, a filmmaker and professor at the York Management School, has brought … Read the full press release

University of York: researchers gained a remarkable new insight into the way in which genes are controlled

Research at the University of York has revealed that genes are controlled by ‘nano footballs’ – structures that look like footballs but 10 million times smaller than the average ball. YORK, 26-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — By placing tiny glowing probes … Read the full press release

ESA astronaut Tim Peake talks life aboard ISS at the University of York

ESA astronaut Tim Peake will reveal the highs and lows of life aboard the International Space Station at a talk at the University of York. YORK, 26-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On Tuesday 26 September, a thousand-strong audience will learn about … 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 York: jellyfish fluorescent proteins sheds new light on how DNA replicates

Scientists at the University of York have used florescent proteins from jellyfish to help shed new light on how DNA replicates. YORK, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Using these proteins, originally found in jellyfish to make them glow, the team where … Read the full press release

University of York: new site to help navigate the UK care system

New support tools to help the general public find out about social care options for older people are launched today (22 June). YORK, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new leaflet, short film and website – www.gettinginformed.net – will provide much-needed … Read the full press release

Tributes paid to the poet and author Helen Dunmore who has died at the age of 64

Tributes have been paid to the poet and author Helen Dunmore who has died of cancer at the age of 64. YORK, 07-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Born in Beverley, East Yorkshire in 1952, Dunmore studied English at the University of … Read the full press release

University of York: Breakthrough in the search for an effective vaccine for the neglected tropical disease leishmaniasis

Scientists say they have made a major breakthrough in the search for an effective vaccine for the neglected tropical disease leishmaniasis following the successful completion of a first in-human trial. YORK, 07-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The team, led by researchers … Read the full press release