Archive for November 2012

Let's Talk - let us know what you thought

We would like to know what you thought of the meeting so we can improve.

Opening doors at the Holburne Museum

The Holburne Museum is offering free access to exhibitions for all University staff and students.

Modelling Biological Function: RSC Award Lecture

Professor Arieh Warshel of the University of Southern California will present his Award Lecture, Advances in Modelling Biological Functions on Thursday 29 November, from 4.15, in 8W2.1. All are welcome.

Bath-based SETsquared company TopicLogic wins at UK Discovering Start-ups 2012

TopicLogic, a company supported by the University’s SETsquared Centre, as part of the SETsquared Partnership, has been announced as a winner at the nationwide Discovering Start-Ups 2012 competition.

Bath research shared with Her Majesty The Queen

A research collaboration between the University and caravan manufacturing company Bailey of Bristol was the subject of discussion this morning with Her Majesty The Queen.

Order your University of Bath Christmas cards now

Please place your orders for University-branded Christmas cards by Monday 3 December for delivery by Friday 7 December.

Tobacco firms use cigarette smuggling to their advantage in Bulgaria research finds

Researchers from our Tobacco Control Group (Department for Health) have found that large tobacco companies have a long history of cigarette smuggling in Bulgaria. They found evidence that transnational tobacco companies appear to exaggerate the scale of the illicit tobacco trade in order to successfully convince politicians, public health experts and the press that tobacco tax increases lead to cigarette smuggling.

Let’s Talk – Open for Questions

Our first ‘Let’s Talk’ open meeting with the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, takes place on Wednesday November 28 from 2.30-3.30 pm in the University Hall.

Innovative energy project set to use cosmic rays for monitoring

A research consortium involving Bath has won government and industry funding to develop a novel technique using cosmic rays for monitoring storage sites for carbon dioxide (CO2).

Student chosen for global social enterprise by former Apprentice star

A third year sociology student has been selected to become a Youth Ambassador in a global social enterprise set up by Melody Hossaini, a candidate in BBC1’s The Apprentice in 2011.

Vice-Chancellor goes behind the scenes with the Department of Estates

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, recently met over 50 staff from the Department of Estates during one of her visits to individual departments which are taking place throughout the academic year.

Bath hosts kick-off event set to revolutionise school IT

An event hosted at the University is set to change the way children learn about computing at school.

Agent Fair for University staff – Wednesday 28 November

The University is holding its second International Agents Conference from 28-30 November.

University welcomes international post-graduate scholars in evening reception

A torch lit Roman Baths was the dramatic venue for an evening reception for the University’s international post-graduate scholars.

Public lecture shows how austerity measures are damaging the UK's poorest children

A free public lecture at the University of Bath will look at the hidden costs of the Government’s austerity policies for the UK's poorest children, on Thursday 22 November.

Call for proposals to £1.1m Higher Education Innovation Fund

The University has allocated £1.1M of its HEIF allocation over the next 3 years to develop and grow a broad range of knowledge-based interactions between Bath and external stakeholders. Proposals are invited from all researchers to exploit and embed research outcomes with a high potential of return.

Could your workplace become a mini power station?

Chemists from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) are to be part of a new UK Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) which aims to create mini power stations out of office blocks and industrial buildings.

Bath student’s project will travel the world

A Bath student has designed a GPS enabled baton that is being used to track and record a re-enactment of Shackleton’s history-making 1916 Antarctic voyage.

Bath researchers help tie the (molecule's) knot

Researchers from the University of Bath and University of Cambridge have created a self-knotting molecule that could form the basis of new pharmaceuticals and materials.

New dementia research will use latest in stem cell technology

A major research project using cutting edge stem cell technology to investigate the causes of dementia has been launched at our University, thanks to funding from a South West Alzheimer’s charity.