Archive for October 2010

Showcase celebrates first year of Knowledge Transfer Account

Academic representatives from each department were awarded the title of Knowledge Transfer Champion by the Vice-Chancellor, who thanked the Knowledge Transfer Champions for their commitment and effort.

Bath academic is chief guest at Chinese international conference

Dr Yukteshwar Kumar, of the Department of European Studies & Modern Languages (ESML), was invited as one of the chief guests at an international conference titled ‘Journey to the West’ in Huaian, Jiangsu province in China in mid-October 2010.

Official opening of new £5.5 million Student Centre

The Centre is home to the Students’ Union and is designed to be a social area and informal learning space where students can relax and study in a non-commercial area. It has WiFi and networking opportunities and over 40 information screens. There is open-plan, soft-seating and new eating areas, as well as extended and refitted bar and nightclub venues.

Green Impact initiative for staff is launched

The Department of Estates is currently launching Green Impact, a new and exciting environmental initiative, across all departments on campus. Fifteen teams of staff will take part in the environmental accreditation scheme, helping them to green their work places. The same 15 teams will take part the following year and try to improve on their first year achievements.

Straight young men kiss homophobia goodbye

Researchers at the University of Bath have found that heterosexual male students are more comfortable kissing their friends than ever before.

Over 200 students participate in mentoring programme

Currently more than 200 students are participating in 'Amity', an international student mentoring programme organised jointly by Student Services and the International Office.

Pharmacy prescriber likes to get to know her patients

Rachel Hall, one of the Department Pharmacy & Pharmacology’s postgraduate pharmacists has been interviewed in the latest edition of Clinical Pharmacist magazine.

Death of John Williams

We regret to announce the death of Dr John Williams, who was a lecturer in Chemistry from the very earliest days of the University (when it was based in Ashley Down, Bristol) until he took retirement at the end of 1987.

One-fifth of world’s vertebrate species threatened

The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s vertebrates (mammals, bird, amphibians, reptiles and fishes) confirms an extinction crisis with one-fifth of species threatened. However, the situation would be worse were it not for current global conservation efforts, according to a study launched today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The study, coordinated by Dr Simon Stuart, Chair of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission and visiting professor at the University's Department of Biology & Biochemistry, used data for 25,000 species from The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, to investigate the status of the world’s vertebrates and how this status has changed over time.

Nike supports blog competition for Sport & Exercise Science students

The new competition is open to all undergraduate Sport & Exercise Science students during their year in industry and encourages them to write about their experiences during their professional placement.

Public lecture: Images of Ophelia

The influence and image of Shakespeare’s Ophelia as a visual icon will be explored at a free public lecture at the University of Bath on Wednesday 27 October.

£3.4 million grant could help cars kick fossil fuel habit

A research team including Professor Saiful Islam of the Department of Chemistry has secured an EPSRC 'Supergen' grant of £3.4 million to work on energy storage materials and technologies for new electric cars.

Student runs TV campaign to get neighbours talking this Halloween

A University of Bath student is one of 12 young campaigners on a mission to change the world, in a web and television project screened by Channel 4.

New technology revealed to help older people get a better night’s sleep

Older people who have trouble sleeping will soon be able to use a range of state-of-the-art technology including a pillow with inbuilt gentle music that can lull them to sleep.

MBA student shortlisted for Women of the Future Award

Asma Ahmed, a full-time Bath MBA student due to graduate later this year, has been shortlisted for the MBA Star Award, a category within the Women of the Future Award.

Good news for modern language students

Drs Peter Wagstaff and Renate Rechtien from the Department of European Studies & Modern Languages (ESML) together with Diane Hay, Head of Careers, were invited to attend a presentation and debate at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on Monday 18 October. Discussions focused on the recruitment of UK graduates to the institutions of the European Union.

Death of former staff member: Orman Clarke

We regret to announce that Orman Clarke died on 17 October 2010 in the Royal United Hospital, Bath.

Sir Keith Mills is guest speaker at Marketing Alumni Group meeting

Sir Keith Mills, the force behind the London 2012 Olympic bid and founder of Air Miles loyalty scheme, gave a fascinating talk at the latest University of Bath Marketing Alumni Group meeting on 6 October in central London.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership opportunities for Post Docs

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) enable PhDs, who have completed a collaborative research grant or CASE studentship, to apply their research in a commercial environment, managing challenging projects central to the development needs of participating companies.

Westwood Nursery is collecting Morrisons 'Let's Grow' vouchers

Please will you donate your Morrisons Let's Grow vouchers to the Westwood Nursery on campus so they can be exchanged for gardening equipment to be used by the children in the nursery.