Archive for October 2011

New drug safety and surveillance course launched

The University of Bath has received preliminary approval from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine to offer a new Drug Safety and Surveillance course.

Maths student Alasdair takes on running challenge for charity

A second-year Mathematics & Statistics student is taking on a running challenge to raise money for charity.

Documentary film on Paralympian Ben Rushgrove screens in Bath

Ben Rushgrove, one of Britain's top Paralympic medal hopefuls, is the subject of an inspiring documentary film screening at the Little Theatre on Thursday 13 October at 5.45pm.

Bath graduate in running for international Dyson award

Mechanical Engineering graduate David Hutton is in the running for an James Dyson award for his innovative water-pump design.

Industrial action by UCU starts Monday 10 October 2011

University & College Union (UCU) will be taking industrial action in support of their dispute about changes to the University Superannuation Scheme
(USS) from Monday 10 October.

Professor Rob Briner joins School of Management

Rob Briner has joined the University's School of Management as Professor of Organisational Psychology.

Professor David Brown made a Fellow of the Society of Biology

Professor David Brown from the Department of Biology & Biochemistry has been made a Fellow of the Society of Biology.

Scientists develop new technique for understanding quantum effects in water

Use of oxygen isotope substitution will lead to more accurate structural modelling of oxide materials found in everything from biological processes to electronic devices.

Does what we eat influence how our fat 'behaves'?

Our Department for Health researchers are looking for volunteers to take part in a study to examine the body's response to eating a meal.

Garden Historian looks at the history of “A Nice Cup Of Tea”

The nation’s favourite cuppa will be the subject of a talk tomorrow (5 October) at the University.

Professor Ravi Acharya elected Fellow of the Society of Biology

Professor Ravi Acharya has been elected a Fellow of the Society of Biology.

Discovery of asthma cause could help treat sufferers

Researchers have found a new cause of severe asthma that could help develop a treatment and potentially prevent the 1,100 asthma deaths each year in the UK.

PoLIS academic invited to Tianjin University of Technology, China

Dr Yukteshwar Kumar from the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies was recently invited by Tianjin University of Technology (TuT), China to deliver lectures on Translation and Interpreting and discuss further academic exchange programs between University of Bath and TuT.

New website for Wellbeing & Poverty Pathways

A new website has been launched by Wellbeing & Poverty Pathways, an international research partnership based at our Centre for Development Studies that is exploring the links between wellbeing and poverty in developing countries.

Bath Science Café: LEDs – applications beyond simple lighting

The next Bath Science Café will take place on Monday 10 October 2011 and will look at alternative applications of LEDS. The event will take place at The Raven in the centre of Bath, and will begin at 7:30pm.