Archive for October 2014

Who will be crowned ChaOS' Big Band Idol? Sun 26 Oct

The hunt by our Choral & Orchestral Society for a Big Band singer reaches a climactic finale, as the final auditionees perform with the band in front of an audience and panel of judges, in order to find out who is our Big Band Idol.

Faculty of Engineering raises £400 for Ted's Big Day Out

Staff banded together for the good cause by baking an array of delicious cakes and selling them on stalls in each Department. Well done all!

Annual Dinner to celebrate our research impact

The event celebrated the great achievements of our collaborative relationships with valued industry partners, made possible through the £1.4 million Impact Acceleration Account (IAA).

ACE graduate's design receives RIBA's highest accolade

Steve Tompkins of Haworth Tompkins Architects has been awarded the RIBA Stirling Prize for best new building of the year, for their design of the Liverpool Everyman Theatre.

Burgers & Bioreactors - public engagement training for engineers: 30 Oct

The goal of this day-long workshop is to provide researchers with a platform to question and discuss the wider social, ethical and aesthetic implications of your work.

Incapacitating chemical agent weapons

New report highlights how chemical & life science research could be applied to ICA weapons

Report shines spotlight on incapacitating chemical agent weapons

A new report out today highlights how chemical and life science research could be applied in the study or creation of incapacitating chemical agent (ICA) weapons.

New Academic Skills Centre opens

The ASC provides academic skills development and English language teaching for all students

BOXi users: changes to Deski login (unless using saved reports)

Following maintenance on the server, you need to type bo-reports.bath.ac.uk in the System box when you next log in; if you need to run saved reports login using the old system name of STRUCTURE:6400.

Funeral details of Tanya Vazhnova: Today

It is with great regret that we announce the death on Wednesday 15 October of Tanya Vazhnova, Finance Administrator in Research & Innovation Services, after a long illness.

Change to login for Business Objects Desktop Intelligence

Following maintenance on the server, you will need to type bo-reports.bath.ac.uk in the System box when you next log in.

Unique tour of Bath with artist Bill Aitchison: Fri 24-Sun 26 Oct

The Tour of All Tours: A guided tour of the guided tours of Bath.

Kate Woodthorpe quoted in Guardian on paupers' funerals

Dr Kate Woodthorpe from our Centre for Death & Society suggests breakdown of the traditional nuclear family may cause confusion about who is responsible for paying for funerals.

Launching Research Rocket - see how we’re changing the world!

Come & learn how we are changing the world with our research

Let’s Talk: Theme of VC's update

Thank you to everyone who gave their views for our next open staff meeting on Tuesday 4 November

Managers' Forum: Wed 19 Nov

This is the third in a series of events for managers on 'Career Development and Personal & Professional Impact', a theme selected in response to feedback from the Staff Survey 2013. Please register to attend.

Visitors from Mexican partner institution join Mathematics

PhD student Sandra Palau Calderon and Associate Professor Victor Rivero are joining the Department of Mathematical Sciences as members of Prob-L@B for a year.

International Criminal Court must fix its anti-African image

Mattia Cacciatori, PhD student in Conflict Resolution & Transitional Justice, discusses the premise that the ICC is racist and over-politicised in The Conversation.

Would your child like to be a ball boy or girl?

The STV needs ball boys and girls to help out at the international professional tennis tournament from Sunday 2 to Sunday 9 November.

Ask Prof Saiful Islam questions about Diversity in UK Science

To mark Black History Month, the Royal Society are hosting a live Twitter conversation between some of the scientists featured in their Inspiring Scientists: Diversity in British Science films; Professor Saiful Islam from out Department of Chemistry will be taking part.