Archive for May 2009

Public lecture: using academic expertise in public policy-making

The way in which government uses academic research expertise to inform public policy will be discussed at a free public lecture at the University of Bath (Wednesday 27 May). Professor Dame Janet Finch DBE, Vice-Chancellor of Keele University, will present Academics and public policy: a new alignment? at 6.15pm in 8W 3.22.

Microwave technology successfully treats liver cancer

A technique that uses microwaves to destroy liver tumours, based on technology pioneered by scientists from the University of Bath, has treated more than 100 patients in the UK and is now being used worldwide.

University of Bath taking English language testing to Romania and Poland

The University's English Language Testing (UBELT) is helping European people gain the qualifications they need to work in the UK by hosting the test in Romania and Poland.

Roots - a tale of love and vegetables

The University of Bath's ICIA (Institute for Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts) has commissioned Kilter the city's outdoor theatre company, to perform Roots - a tale of love and vegetables, as part of this year's Bath Fringe Festival. It will be performed on the Lower Common Allotments in Royal Victoria Park, Bath between 28 May and 7 June.

Professor recognised for contribution to genetics research

Professor Laurence Hurst, Professor of Evolutionary Genetics in the Department of Biology & Biochemistry, has been awarded the 2010 Genetics Society Medal for his outstanding contribution to genetics research.

Bath scientists uncover new clues in dementia mystery

A research team led by Professor David Brown (Department of Biology & Biochemistry) has published new research on the role of the protein alpha-synuclein in causing Lewy Body disease, a common cause of dementia.

Bath sits in Guardian's top ten

The University of Bath has been ranked ninth in the The Guardian newspaper University Guide which was published today, 12 May.

Student lands Buccs ladies seconds a win

A last-gasp winner from student Jessica Cremin ensured Team Bath Buccaneers ladies seconds ended their season on a high note by winning the England Hockey 2nd XI Trophy.

Greener computing - Reduce your carbon footprint when home-working

BUCS greener computing initiative has introduced Wake on LAN (WoL) a service that enables you to boot your work computer from any remote location. You no longer need to leave your work PC turned on if you want to remote access; WoL enables you to boot your computer yourself whenever you need to and, once you have finished, you can also close the computer down.

Dr Alex Prichard to speak at philosophy festival

Dr Alex Prichard from ESML will be speaking this month at How The Light Gets In, the UK's first ever philosophy and music festival.

Local pupils use chemistry to stop the cybermen

School pupils from Bath, Bristol, Wiltshire and across the west of England will put their chemistry skills to the test this week to try to save Dr Who's tardis from the cybermen, at the University of Bath.

Weale fourth at Budapest World Cup

Sports Technology graduate Sam Weale just missed out on the medals in the third Modern Pentathlon World Cup of the year, finishing fourth.

Public lecture - Rediscovering the Common Wealth

A free public lecture - Rediscovering the Common Wealth - investigating human motivations for sustainable behaviour, is being held at the University on 20 May. It starts at 5:15pm and will be held in 8 West 3.22.

Research volunteers wanted: earn £5 (x2)

Two researchers are currently recruiting volunteers to help them with experiments. Both are willing to pay participants £5.

Science students needed to help boost UK economy

Research by Professor Hugh Lauder from the Department of Education has shown that the UK urgently needs more students to take courses in science, maths and technology to provide a skilled workforce to compete with other countries.

Coming soon to a campus near you...'Simmy': new generation simulation patient

The Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, as part of the redevelopment of its Pharmacy Practice accommodation for teaching students on the Master of Pharmacy and AP3T programmes, will soon become the proud owner of a SimMan 3G. This week the Today programme featured an interview with the manufacturers of SimMan 3G, exploring its role in training health professionals.

University successful in DWP research framework bid

The Centre for Analysis of Social Policy (CASP), has been successful in its bid to be part of the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) Social & Economic Research Framework. The tender brought together experts from Social Policy, the School of Health and Economics and will enable members of the University to tender for research contracts in a number of different areas.

Arthritis patients invited to attend free information day at BIRD Bath

The Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases (BIRD) is hosting its first free annual Psoriatic Arthritis information day on Friday (15 May). The event is aimed at patients with Psoriatic Arthritis and those that have an interest in the condition, such as their family and friends.

Lunch offer from our neighbours at the American Museum

From now until November, staff members (on production of their University card) will get free entry into the grounds and gardens, so they can make use of the Orangery Café.

Two Sports Performance students to race at Paralympic World Cup

Ben Rushgrove and Katrina Hart will be representing Great Britain in the athletics programme at the BT Paralympic World Cup, which takes place in Manchester later this month.