Archive for June 2010

Bath graduate named vice-captain for England netball team

TeamBath netballer and University of Bath graduate Pamela Cookey will be England’s vice-captain for the tour to Australia.

Personal traits and facial recognition study: participants needed

Participants are needed for a study about personality traits and facial recognition.

Your hair might be able to say something about you!

The Department of Psychology is running a study measuring stress hormones in hair and is keen to recruit men and women aged 18 and over.

Interdisciplinary prize and medal for Bath scientist

Professor Barry Potter from the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology has been awarded a 2010 Interdisciplinary Prize & Medal for outstanding biological and medicinal chemistry accomplishments. This prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) award recognises work done at the interface of chemistry with other disciplines.

RCUK Impact Plan Workshops

RDSO is holding three workshops in June to talk through the changes put in place by RCUK to unify the impact plans (now called "Pathways to Impact") and discuss practicalities about completing them as part of funding applications to the Research Councils.

Research will help submariners breathe more easily

Professor Stan Kolaczkowski and his team from Chemical Engineering are collaborating with mechanical engineers from Duke University in the US to develop a chemical-free way of removing carbon dioxide from the air inside deep sea human habitats. They are developing a system that uses sea water and Dixon rings in deep sea submersible vehicles and other submersible human habitats.

PhD students: become a student trainer!

Are you a first year PhD? Do you value the international community at the University of Bath? Do you enjoy teaching?

Bath One World Staff Society Party - All welcome!

The Bath One World Staff Society Party is on 24 June at 7.30pm til late in 6 West South. All are welcome, tickets cost £10. The event, run by BOWSS, includes dancing and music from around the world and an international buffet.

Sir Peter Blake opens Craigie Aitchison exhibition

Sir Peter Blake, painter and pioneer of pop art, yesterday opened a rare exhibition of some of the most exclusive works of the late artist Craigie Aitchison.

Bath student trio to make pentathlon World Cup Final debuts in Moscow

Three young British student athletes will make their modern pentathlon World Cup Final debuts later this month (19-20 June).

Students' Union shop closed for summer

The Students' Union Shop is closed for the summer due to work on the Student Centre.

60 students to take on Mt Kilimanjaro

Over 60 University of Bath students will climb 19,340 feet up Mt Kilimanjaro for charity this summer.

Alumni reception held in Brussels for Euromasters graduates

A reception was held on 3 June 2010, to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the Euromasters programme, in the impressive panelled rooms of the British Ambassador’s Residence in Brussels.

Bath graduate makes massive £1 million donation to University

One of the University of Bath’s earliest graduates, successful businessman Roger Whorrod, has donated a gift worth £1 million to the University to help other researchers follow in his footsteps. The gift will provide a huge boost to research into sustainable chemical technologies.

‘We’re incredibly proud of you’ netballers are told

Professor Glynis Breakwell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath, has paid tribute to TeamBath’s remarkable netball team, who won their fourth Superleague crown out of five campaigns this season.
The Vice-Chancellor was speaking at a reception held at the team’s Sports Training Village base to celebrate its success.

Universities Week 14-20 June 2010

The University of Bath is supporting What's the big idea? a national campaign to highlight the essential role of universities in the UK and their impact on the economy, culture, society, the environment and much more.

What's the big idea? School students find out at University

Up to 200 students from schools in Bath & North East Somerset and Wiltshire will have a go at tackling rocket science and climate change in two events at the University of Bath during the first ever national Universities Week (14-20 June).

Tobias Warnecke wins Ede & Ravenscroft Prize 2010

Tobias Warnecke, a research student from the Department of Biology & Biochemistry, is this year's winner of the Ede & Ravenscroft Prize. Congratulations!

CPD Support & Development Office publishes first e-Newsletter

The CPD Support & Development Office is pleased to publish the first issue of its new e-Newsletter. The aim of the newsletter is to keep University staff updated and to encourage their involvement in the development and delivery of continuing professional development for external professionals and employers.

DBA (HEM) student wins Outstanding Women’s Award in Belize

The University of the West Indies (UWI), Belize, has awarded Luz Longsworth, Director of the Open Campus Country Sites of UWI, its 2010 Outstanding Women’s Award. Luz, who is currently completing a Doctorate in Business Administration in Higher Education Management in the School of Management, oversees the management of 42 Open Campus sites in 16 Caribbean countries.