Archive for August 2010

Wanted: Research volunteers


Film crew returns

Monicker Productions will be returning to the campus next week to continue filming for a new Channel 4 comedy.

Death of Sir Donald Maitland GCMG OBE FRSA Hon LLD (Bath)

We regret to announce the death of Sir Donald Maitland who served as a Pro-Chancellor of the University of Bath from January 1997 to December 2000 and as a member of Council from 1997 to 2004.

Radio and TV appearances

We are expecting a couple of appearances on radio and television in the next few days:

Rockett speed for a cyclist!

A postgraduate student from the University of Bath has taken on the impressive challenge of setting the new record of cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats and back again.

New starters - July 2010

The new starters update gives the name, job title and department of all new members of staff at the University who started in the previous month.

Student sets up picnic business

A Postgraduate student from the Department of Mechanical Engineering has set up a new company to deliver picnic hampers made from local produce. Luke Tregidgo, studying a PhD in aerodynamics, teamed up with professional chef Daniel Minty to put together a selection of sandwiches, pies, salads and desserts delivered in to homes or workplaces in a cool-bag or hamper.

Bath academics spread the word on psychology

Dr Ian Walker and Dr Karen Rodham from the Department of Psychology have contributed to a new series of books on psychology.

New research links cannabis use and psychotic experiences

Cannabis use among students can lead to psychotic experiences, according to new research led by the University of Bath.

Students add endangered species to multimedia guide

Conservation Biology students led by the Biodiversity Lab’s Dr Richard Young and Dr Peter Long have helped to compose profiles of endangered species for a new audio-visual guide to life on earth.

New directions in sexual selection research

The University of Bath will be hosting an international conference from 1-4 September which will bring together worldwide experts in sexual selection.

Student selected to represent the NUS in Slovakia

Alex Pool (Biology & Biochemistry) has been selected from applicants across the UK to represent the National Union of Students (NUS) at a conference to be held by the European Students' Union (ESU) in Slovakia, this September. The event is part of a project which is currently being carried out by ESU, entitled 'Time for Student Centered Learning (T4SCL)'.

New epilepsy research will help to reduce animal experiments

A new epilepsy research project led by Dr Roland Jones from (Pharmacy & Pharmacology) is developing a new technique to cut the number of animals used for each experiment by 90 per cent and give more accurate results.

Bath MBA alumni launch UK's first sewage-powered car

Ingram Legge and Noel Lock, two Bath MBA alumni, launched the Greenfuel Company in 2003, and the company has recently converted a Volkswagen Beetle to run on 'biogas' (Methane generated during the sewage treatment process).

Wanted: Research volunteers

Neal Hinvest, a lecturer within the Department of Psychology, is currently recruiting individuals for an innovative psychology study that uses Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI).

Bath professor awarded visiting scholarship by Haas School of Business

Professor Ania Zalewska has been awarded a position of Visiting Scholar by Haas School of Business at Berkeley, University of California, to visit the School and to continue research on financial characteristics of companies involved in cartel agreements and on managerial incentives research.

'Topping out' ceremony for new East building

Construction of the new East Building is proceeding well. On Wednesday 4 August 2010, a small ceremony was held to mark the completion of the roof and the beginning of work on the interior; a ceremony known as 'Topping Out'.

Nick Mitchell talks about cloud research project on Radio 4

Nick Mitchell (Electronic & Electrical Engineering) will be featuring on BBC Radio 4's Material World programme on Thursday 12 August at 4.30pm. He'll be talking about his project with cloud-spotter John Rowlands to study noctilucent clouds as part of a feature for the programme.

University writing coach wins natural history award

Dr Trevor Day, one of the University’s two Royal Literary Fund Fellows, has received a Roger Deakin Award from The Authors’ Foundation to undertake research in California and Mexico.

New mathematician to join the University

We are pleased to announce that Dr Jeffrey Giansiracusa will join the Department of Mathematical Sciences in October.