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University of Cambridge: Dr Elena Giusti book examines the role Virgil’s poem Aeneid played in shaping the narrative of Emperor Augustus’ regime

A political leader who seeks to make his nation “great again” and a time when ‘post-truth’ rhetoric appears to support political ambitions. Not Trump’s America, but Rome 2,000 years ago. CAMBRIDGE, 28-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The elusive, glorious past has … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank’s leadership in working to end youth homelessness in New York recognized by Point Source Youth

Frankfurt am Main, 28-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At the First National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness on June 19, lead organizer Point Source Youth presented Deutsche Bank with an award in recognition of the bank’s leadership in working to end youth … Read the full press release

European Commission: refugee resettlement reaching record levels in June

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (26 July 2017), the Commission has adopted its 14th progress report on relocation of asylum seekers within the EU and resettlement of refugees from outside the EU. With relocations reaching record levels in June (with … Read the full press release

Boehringer Ingelheim: Global survey reveals the emotional and practical challenges facing people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

61% of IPF patients are worried or extremely worried about experiencing an acute IPF exacerbation1  Survey underlines the importance of appropriate support and coping mechanisms for patients living with IPF1 Healthcare teams emphasise the need of a strong support network … Read the full press release

Sandoz today expands pilot project with leading charity World Child Cancer

Expanded partnership to help “even the odds” of survival for children with cancer in the Philippines, Myanmar, Mexico and Ghana In developed countries, the survival rate for childhood cancer is 80%, while in developing countries it can be as low … Read the full press release

University of Leeds Professor Lisa Roberts: Leeds to create a research environment few other universities can match

LEEDS, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two significant research projects have been awarded £16million to build resilience in African businesses and communities as part of the University’s commitment to tackling the world’s greatest issues. The funding is from the Global Challenges … Read the full press release

University of Leeds nutritionists review the intervention programmes aimed at reducing sugary drinks consumption

LEEDS, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — n evaluation of efforts designed to reduce how many sugary drinks we consume shows some success in changing younger people’s habits but warns they cannot be the only way to cut consumption. Nutritionists at the University … Read the full press release

University of Southampton led project to help improve food and water security for people in sub-Saharan Africa

SOUTHAMPTON, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A project led by the University of Southampton has secured £5m over four years to help improve food and water security for people in sub-Saharan Africa. The money, from Research Councils UK (RCUK), is part … Read the full press release

Coldplay donated to the University of Southampton’s campaign for the Centre for Cancer Immunology

SOUTHAMPTON, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — International rock sensations Coldplay have donated to the University of Southampton’s campaign for the Centre for Cancer Immunology. The band chose the campaign through the close links drummer Will Champion has with both Southampton and the … Read the full press release

University of Twente: cybersecurity awareness should be a structural element in education

CHILDEREN GETTING TRAINED IN RECOGNIZING ‘PHISHING’ ARE BETTER CAPABLE OF DISTINGUISHING REAL EMAILS EN WEBSITES FROM FAKE ONES. BUT AFTER A FEW WEEKS, THEY’RE BACK AT THE LEVEL BEFORE TRAINING. CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS SHOULD BE A STRUCTURAL ELEMENT IN EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY … 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

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

Admiral donates to mental health charity Growing Space

CARDIFF, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mental health charity Growing Space is helping more clients to grow and heal thanks to two generous donations from local employer Admiral. Admiral has donated £850 to Growing Space, a charity based in Tredegar park and … 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

Royal Philips opens new Community Life Center (CLC) in Mandera county, Kenya

Mandera County Government, UNFPA and Philips enable community development in a region that has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world Scalable modular concept is part of Philips’ new business model to improve access to care and … Read the full press release

Accenture to help Fukuoka City rethink the current health and welfare policies of its aging population

TOKYO, Japan, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has helped Fukuoka City establish the strategic plan for “Fukuoka 100 ~ Living Healthy for 100-Years” initiatives to support the health and long-term care of its aging population. Fukuoka’s citizens are aging rapidly, with … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham: Academics, young people to talk about self-harm at The Contemporary on the 23rd July

NOTTINGHAM, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Young people who have experienced self-harm will join researchers from the University of Nottingham to share their experiences of being part of a unique research project at an event on the 23rd July at The Contemporary. The … Read the full press release

Dr. Anton van Kalmthout, Leo Tigges, Dr. Mike Nellis and Dr. Rob Canton nominated as Honorary Members of the Confederation of European Probation

UTRECHT, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Confederation of European Probation (CEP) is proud to announce that Dr. Anton van Kalmthout, Mr. Leo Tigges, Dr. Mike Nellis and Dr. Rob Canton have been nominated by the CEP Board as Honorary Members of … Read the full press release

Banque Internationale à Luxembourg reaffirms its support for the charity SOS Kannerduerf Lëtzebuerg

LUXEMBOURG, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Through this donation, Banque Internationale à Luxembourg is reaffirming its support for the charity SOS Kannerduerf Lëtzebuerg, which provides support for children in difficult family circumstances. At the charity’s annual party on 2 July, Nico Muller, the manager of … Read the full press release

Study to explore the effects of “institutional homophobia” within the £100 billion British industry

LEICESTERSHIRE, 06-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A study involving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees working in construction aims to explore the effects of “institutional homophobia” within the £100 billion British industry. The two-year project will involve interviews with LGBT workers, as … Read the full press release

Exhibition on the role of Canadian servicemen in Folkestone during the Great War at Folkestone Town Hall

KENT, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University’s Gateways to the First World War research centre has helped put together a fascinating exhibition on the role of Canadian servicemen in Folkestone during the Great War. The exhibition, entitled Canada, Folkestone and the Great … Read the full press release

HSBC’s new report in The Value of Education series: Higher and higher

LONDON, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Parents can spend anything from just under USD8,000 to just over USD200,000 depending on location and whether provision is state or privately funded 87% of parents around the world are helping to fund their child’s education … Read the full press release

Cambridge historian Tom Hamilton has written the first book devoted to the life of Pierre de L’Estoile

CAMBRIDGE, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The journals and scrapbooks of Pierre de L’Estoile have for generations provided a vivid picture of France in a time of religious upheaval. Now Cambridge historian Tom Hamilton has written the first book devoted to the … Read the full press release

University of Warwick: combination of diet, physical activity and behavioural change may reduce weight in adolescents aged 12 to 17

COVENTRY, 26-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A Cochrane report which was led by a University of Warwick researcher summarizes evidence on the effects of different interventions for treating obesity and overweight in adolescence. The review will inform ongoing work by the … Read the full press release

University of Leicester: stillbirth rate in the UK has reduced by almost 8% over the period 2013 to 2015

Study shows fall in stillbirth rate across the UK – a step towards the Government target LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Research published today shows that the stillbirth rate in the UK has reduced by almost 8% over the period 2013 … Read the full press release

University of Leicester to explore the significance of music in the criminal justice system

University of Leicester free public event to take place on Friday 23 June LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leicester will be exploring the significance of music in the criminal justice system during a free public symposium taking place … Read the full press release

International Women in Engineering Day: University of Bristol female engineers to inspire women to pursue STEM subjects

Female engineers from the University of Bristol’s Faculty of Engineering are on a mission to inspire women to pursue science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects this Friday [23 June] when 90 local secondary school girls, aged 11- to 15-years … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham explores intergenerational relationships within families

BIRMINGHAM, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fears of inter-generational tension between young and old are unfounded, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Birmingham say that social, economic and demographic factors are generally pushing UK families together, rather than … Read the full press release

National Breastfeeding in Scotland Week: critical need to shift the culture around breastfeeding

DUNDEE, Scotland, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Experts in neonatal care, mother and infant health, and nutrition from across Scotland are calling for a `change in the conversation’ around breastfeeding, at the start of National Breastfeeding in Scotland Week. More than 30 … Read the full press release

Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) welcomes Italy’s contribution to the Migrant and Refugee Fund (MRF)

NICOSIA, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) welcomes Italy’s contribution of € 3 million to the Migrant and Refugee Fund (MRF). This contribution brings the total amount committed to the MRF to almost € 24 million. … Read the full press release