Archive for January 2015

Taking the lead with diversity & inclusion: 20 Mar

Dr Linda Papadopoulos - social commentator, psychologist and author - will be the keynote speaker at our annual joint Equality Forum hosted with Bath Spa University. All staff and students welcome; lunch included - please book.

Will AI take over from humans? Dr Bryson on C4

Joanna Bryson (Computing Sciences) was interviewed on Channel 4 news about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence.

New research centre to tackle NHS problems

We are launching a new research centre dedicated to addressing the complex challenges facing the UK’s health and social care systems.

Free lecture on evolutionary genetics

Everyone is invited to Professor Jason Wolf's inaugural lecture on Wednesday 4 February

Issues of ageing discussed ahead of Bath Matters event

Professor Malcolm Johnson and Martha King talk on BBC Radio Bristol about the issues likely to come up at the Bath Matters event taking place in the city centre this evening.

Autonomy and the power of hope in Latin America

Amidst major political and economic transitions taking place across South America, a new book authored by Dr Ana Cecilia Dinerstein from our Department of Social & Policy Sciences, considers what factors really lie behind social protest and change across the continent.

The Writer with no Hands: Matt Alford to release film & book

A documentary by Dr Matt Alford (SPS), who researches into propaganda in the film industry, has been discussed in the Daily Mail.

Call for applications: GW4 Collaboration Lifecycle Programme

The GW4 Collaboration Lifecycle programme is open for applications for research initiator and accelerator support.

Sue Milner talks about history of democracy

Dr Sue Milner (PoLIS) talks to BBC Radio Wiltshire about the history of democracy on Democracy Day. Tuesday 20 January 2015

Young students help researchers solve sustainability issues

Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) opened its doors to 20 students of Year 7 – 8 from The Paragon and Prior Park College

Pros & cons of Facebook at work - The Conversation

Chris Archer-Brown (School of Management) discusses the use of social media in a work context in The Conversation.

New ‘molecular scissors’ can edit DNA

Our researchers have developed a technique that could help prevent genetic diseases

‘Molecular scissors’ could prevent genetic diseases before conception

Our scientists have developed ‘molecular scissors’ that can edit the DNA of either the egg or sperm of mice during fertilisation. The new technique will streamline biomedical research and could in the future prevent genetic diseases before the moment of conception.

Bath-led consortium meets to discuss energy security

The High Energy and Power Density Solutions to Large Energy Deficits (HEAPD) research consortium, led by Professor Furong Li, recently met in Delhi to kick-start their project, which looks to address the global issue of energy security.

Dr Davide Mattia to chair Royal Society meeting

Dr Davide Mattia, Reader in the Department of Chemical Engineering, is to chair a Royal Society Theo Murphy Scientific Meeting on Nanostructured Carbon Membranes in April.

Green energy talk presented through 3D glasses

On 11 December 2014, Professor Saiful Islam from the Department of Chemistry delivered a 3D talk to 900 sixth-form students, at the Institute of Education in London.

Department of Health comments on 'This Girl Can' campaign

Professor Simone Fullagar and Dr Jessica Francombe-Webb from the Department of Health critique Sport England's new 'This Girl Can' campaign

Physio & Sports Science offer for staff, family & friends

University of Bath staff and their family and friends will receive 15% off Physiotherapy, Sports Massage and V02 Max Testing at the Team Bath Physio and Sport Science Centre throughout January and February 2015.

Chris Brace's inaugural lecture on automotive propulsion: 12 Feb

Professor Chris Brace, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, will be presenting his inaugural lecture on Thursday 12 February in 8 West 3.22.

Academic Assembly & Senate nominations by 2 Feb