Archive for March 2012

Tobacco Control Research Group to present at Singapore conference

Members of the Tobacco Control Research Group, comprising staff from the Department for Health and the Department of Social & Policy Sciences, are going to Singapore at the weekend to take part in the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health.

Bath student to compete in racing Championship

A student from Mechanical Engineering, Dan de Zille, has confirmed he will compete in the CERTINA Formula Renault 2.0 UK Championship with reigning champions Fortec.

OFGEM funding boosts low carbon research at Bath

The University of Bath is receiving over £1 million funding from OFGEM for its low carbon energy work.

David Medlock appointed as Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset

We are delighted that David Medlock, who is well-known to the University, has been commissioned as the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset.

Celebration of prestigious EU research exchange

The Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies (PoLIS) is celebrating the award of a prestigious European Union grant that is funding two members of staff, two postgraduate students and two postdoctoral students to study and research in Australia and New Zealand as part of an exchange programme.

Uni Medical Centre - Travel Clinic open to all staff and students

You do not need to be a registered patients at the Medical Centre to visit their Travel Clinic, which offers a full range of vaccinations and is a registered Yellow Fever centre. A charge will be made for certain vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS.

Innovative new group workspace now open

A new group workspace equipped with leading edge workzones and audio-visual equipment has been launched. The room is available for both staff and students for group working, teaching and study and can be booked for a full teaching session or each workzone can be booked out individually by groups of up to six students.

Electrifying Interfaces: from electric kites to solar water

Professor Frank Marken will be addressing different types of electrified interfaces in a free public lecture at the University on Wednesday 21 March.

Protecting architectural world heritage from earthquakes

Dr Dina D’Ayala will be discussing the fundamental concepts of earthquake engineering and recent research developments in the field of earthquake protection in a free public lecture at the University on Wednesday 21 March.

Engineers make waves in Women’s History Month

Leading female researchers from across the University’s engineering faculty are making history during Women’s History Month.

Scientist travels to the end of the earth to preserve history

A scientist from the University of Bath has been helping to conserve the historic huts of Scott and Shackleton in Antarctica. The project comes 100 years after Scott’s fateful last expedition. Professor Michael Danson (Biology & Biochemistry) joined a group from New Zealand on a two week trip to monitor the condition of the huts.
The group took samples of the fungi growing on the huts and nearby soil samples to look at the diversity of microbes that have been brought in, either originally on the wood, or carried by the wind, and adapted to the extreme cold environment. By studying the fungi that are rotting the wood of these historic huts, the scientists will be able to take appropriate measures to safeguard them from further degradation.

Manager Self Service on iTrent goes live

A read-only version of Manager Self Service (MSS) has just gone live for all line managers across the University who have completed their registration process. This development gives line managers secure and confidential access to a specific set of information only for the staff that they manage.

The AlloSphere: a stunning new way to see scientific data

The University is hosting a public lecture on Thursday 15 March about the AlloSphere, presented by Professor JoAnn Kuchera-Morin from the University of California.

Appointment of a new Chancellor

Lord Tugendhat has given notice that he intends to retire as Chancellor of the University not later than in July 2013. Members of the University are now encouraged to put forward any names for the appointing committee’s consideration.

Look fab, be fab at Bath Fashion Show!

The Bath Fashion show, organised by students, makes its return next week on Wednesday 14 March. The annual event will be held at the Bath Assembly Rooms and raise money for local charity Sue Ryder Care.

Volunteers needed to help understand role of physical activity in the health of wheelchair users

The Department for Health is looking for volunteers to take part in a study to help researchers understand more about the effect of physical activity on the health and wellbeing of manual wheelchair users.

Showcase lecture highlights Research in Action

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, praised the work of our Knowledge Transfer Account (KTA) at an open lecture, 'Research in Action', held on 1 March.

China to prepare for 2012 Games at the University

China is set to base 25 top swimmers at the University for three weeks before this summer’s Olympic Games in London.

Student Olympic Stadium commentator competition launched

Students across the UK have the opportunity to become a commentator at the Olympic Stadium during the BUCS (British Universities Colleges and Sport) Visa Outdoor Athletics Championships, a London 2012 test event as part of the London Prepares Series. The once in a lifetime opportunity is exclusive to UK higher education students, as part of Universities Week 2012 (30 April-7 May).

International architecture award success for Bath

The Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering is celebrating after the award of an international ‘EDUCATE’ prize this week.