Archive for February 2015

What are the icebergs saying?

Researcher Philippe Blondel has been listening to the story of climate change

Our research findings could help halt deforestation

Experiments from our research labs suggest that a little-known yeast has nearly identical qualities to palm oil without the environmentally harmful side effects.

Listen: Pejman Iravani discusses robots on Radio Bristol

Robotics expert Pejman Budman (Mechanical Engineering) discusses the development of robots and what the future holds on BBC Radio Bristol following Southmead hospital being the first in the UK to use robotic porters.

Staff can nominate Academic Reps for an award

Reps can be nominated by both staff and students, and awards will be judged on the quality of the nomination, not quantity on nominations.

Steve Wharton discusses Lib Dem manifesto

An article in The Conversation: Lib Dem manifesto tries to offer something for everyone.

Forthcoming road closures near campus

Roadworks: Midland Bridge from Sun; A36 & Norwood Ave in Mar

Partial closure of Midland Bridge from Sun 22 Feb

Bath’s Midland Bridge will be partially closed for 33 weeks from Sunday 22 February while essential maintenance works are carried out.

Peter Lambert's inaugural: Thu 26 Feb

The priest, the coup & the party: Paraguay’s elusive search for democracy

A36 closure Claverton to Dundas: 2 Mar - 16 Jun

A section of the A36 will remain closed to traffic throughout the works and will be accessible to residents only.

Leidenfrost maze video features on SciShow

Footage of a video made by Bath researchers to demonstrate the Leidenfrost Effect is being used in an online science programme.

Citizens suffer in Argentina crisis: The Conversation

Séverine Deneulin (Social & Policy Sciences) discusses the paradox that one of the strongest forces distorting and undermining Argentina’s integrity is an intense culture of loyalty.

Latest Annual Review now available

Our Annual Review for 2013-14 is now available online & in print

Message from the VC - February 2015

Dame Glynis talks about building on our REF impact & the opening of the Edge

Security challenges in Northeast Asia

Korean Ambassador HE Sungnam Lim will give an IPR lecture on Thu 12 March

Secured - Campus wins crime prevention award

Security Services are pleased to announce that the department has been re-accredited with the Secured Environments Award on behalf of the University.

What activities would you like Omnibus staff society to offer?

Both Omnibus members and non-members are invited to complete a survey

Get accredited: free slots on Computing Basics course

Computing & Online Basics course has afternoon slots available.

Listen: Dr Rachel Hiller interviewed on BBC Radio Wiltshire

Dr Rachel Hiller from our Department of Psychology discusses research with the ESRC-funded PROTECT (Parental Responses to Child Experiences of Trauma) project.

UK universities find cash cow in the financial fall-out

Professor Andreas Kyprianou (Mathematical Sciences) says the reason why fees for financial mathematics postgraduate taught courses are so high may simply be: “because universities can get away with it”.

Yeast as palm oil alternative: The Guardian

An article about research by Professor Rod Scott (Biology & Biochemistry) and Dr Chris Chuck (Chemical Engineering) to create a sustainable alternative to palm oil using yeast.