Archive for May 2012

KTA film: Collaborating with RUH to improve diagnosis of dementia

A KTA-funded video: Dr Nathan Smith (Electronic & Electrical Engineering) worked with physicists from Nuclear Medicine departments in Bristol and Bath to create a database of normal brain blood-flow, using an imaging technique known as SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography). This database could help to improve the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease across the UK.

Olympic Flame arrives on campus

The University will host the torch relay as it visits Bath on Tuesday 22 May and we are proud that seven of our staff and students have been selected for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to carry the Olympic Flame, and play a very special part in its journey.

New Professor will take maths at Bath to another dimension

We are delighted to announce the arrival of Professor Anthony Dooley who joins our Department of Mathematical Sciences from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia. Professor Dooley works across a broad area of mathematical analysis, a branch of mathematics that can be applied to diverse fields such as economic and financial modelling, and climate and weather prediction.

Student is well placed to help bring Olympic Torch Relay to Bath

When Bath celebrates the arrival of the Olympic Torch Relay on Tuesday 22 May, one of our students will be proud to have played a part in making it happen.

Bath researchers join bid for tax increase on tobacco in Europe

Researchers from the University of Bath have joined a call for a radical increase in the taxation of all tobacco products as the most effective way to make them inaccessible to European consumers.

Get a taste of what's to come

Youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds are being given the chance to try before they buy a university course.

Our new Widening Participation Office is hosting free three-day Higher Education workshops to help potential students make choices about their future.

Proud hosts

We are proud to be hosting individuals and squads from more than a dozen nations who will prepare for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games at the University.

Can you help with the Olympic Torch crowds on campus?

The Olympic Torch begins its route through Bath from our campus on Tuesday 22 May and we need your help to ensure the event goes smoothly.

Miles Davis appointed as new Head of Enterprise & Knowledge Exploitation

We are pleased to announce that Dr Miles Davis has been appointed as the new Head of Enterprise & Knowledge Exploitation within the Research & Development Support Office (RDSO). 

Sun shines on first weekend-long Alumni Reunion

A weekend-long break in the clouds coincided with the return of over 140 alumni to Bath. For the first time ever, a whole weekend of activity for Bath alumni celebrating the 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th or 45th anniversary of their graduation took place.

Memorial service details for Vanessa Clarke

A memorial service for Vanessa Clarke will take place in the Chaplaincy on Friday 18 May at 7.30pm.

Staff and students carry Olympic Flame

The University will host the torch relay as it visits Bath on Tuesday 22 May and we are proud that seven of our staff and students have been selected for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to carry the Olympic Flame, and play a very special part in its journey.

STA Travel move on 31 May

STA Travel's Bath branch will be moving from campus to 3 Cheap Street in the city centre. The last day of trading will be on 31 May, with the new branch due to open on 1 June.

Opportunity to take up six month fellowship at a Commonwealth university

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Titular Fellowships provide opportunities for staff from member universities and employees working in industry, commerce or public service in a Commonwealth country to spend periods of time in other member universities or institutions outside their own country.

Images of Research 2012 - the winners

The winners of the 2012 Images of Research competition have been chosen following a successful public exhibition at The Octagon in Bath last weekend.

PhD student wins prize for cartoon that shows busy life of community pharmacist

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology PhD student Hannah Family was chosen as the winner of the Best Images category of the Images of Research 2012 competition for her cartoon depicting the busy life of a community pharmacist.

Royal Society Fellowship awarded to facial animation expert

A researcher in the Department of Computer Science has been awarded a Royal Society Fellowship to explore cutting edge facial animation research.

International programming conference comes to Bath

The University is hosting the ‘28th Conference on the Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics’ in June, in yet another move that puts the city on the map for digital expertise.

Maths and the making of the modern world

Chris Budd, Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Bath, will be looking at how much the modern world relies on maths in a free public lecture on Wednesday 16 May.

Mech Eng researcher wins prize for description of turbocharged engines

Dr Richard Burke, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, won the Best Abstract category in the 2012 Images of Research competition for his photographic depiction of turbochargers.