Archive for June 2015

Winners of 2015 University Teaching Awards

The winners of the University's Teaching Awards 2015 have been announced by Professor Bernie Morley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost.

Meetings – Effective Committee Servicing: Fri 3 Jul

A training course for administrators, secretaries and any other member of staff who is required to service formal meetings.

Dr Aki Salo elected as Chair of Academic Assembly

Dr Aki Salo has been elected as Chair of Academic Assembly from 1 August 2015 for three years.

Artist Alan Cotton talks to explorer David Hempleman-Adams

Thu 2 Jul: Artist Alan Cotton and explorer David Hempleman-Adams have been working together for over five years, and they have some fascinating stories to tell of how art inspires adventure, and visa versa.

Watch: New video on self-healing concrete

Kevin Paine (ACE), Richard Cooper & Trupti Sharma (both Biology & Biochemistry) feature in a new film by the Society for General Microbiology discussing their research into using bacteria to create self-healing concrete.

Cocktail of chemicals may trigger cancer

Fifty chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis may cause cancer when combined, says new research

Cocktail of chemicals may trigger cancer - Global taskforce calls for research into how everyday chemicals in our environment may cause cancer

Fifty chemicals the public is exposed to on a daily basis may trigger cancer when combined, according to new research.

Galapagos research trip - thanks to generous alumnus

PhD students Elisabeth Grey (Health), Becky Mead and Dana Buchan (both Biology & Biochemistry) are doing evolutionary related research at the University, and have just returned from a life-changing trip to the Galapagos Islands that was arranged and fully funded by Bath alumnus Dr Jonathan Milner.

Consider new approaches at LITEbox events

New series of LITEbox events to help staff & students to learn, share & develop using new & existing technologies

Bereavement by alcohol or drugs

New report from CDAS focuses on bereavement for individuals who have lost a loved one to alcohol or drugs

Academics line up for Bath Festival of Nature: Wed 24 Jun

Scientists from the University will be talking straw homes, the subconscious and venoms in a very special fringe event during the week of the Bath Festival of Nature.

Greece woes show how the politics of debt failed Europe

Dr Theo Papadopoulos, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, writes for The Conversation.

KTP with Industrial Tomography Systems rated ‘Outstanding’

The KTP, led by Dr Manuch Soleimani from the University’s Engineering Tomography Laboratory (ETL), will help provide the company with cutting edge imaging software.

Cristina Fernandez: grand elector of Argentina

An opinion article by Dr Juan Pablo Ferrero (PoLIS) about the forthcoming Argentinian elections.

Attempt at Guinness World Record for learning app coding

In an impressive nationwide feat, over 1,000 individuals joined in with the ‘appathon’, an attempt to set the World Record for the largest number of people simultaneously learning to code an Android app.

New guidelines to support people bereaved by alcohol or drugs

A new report from CDAS focuses on bereavement for individuals who have lost a loved one to alcohol or drugs.

Huge dust cloud around Moon but ‘lunar glow’ remains mystery

Professor Carole Mundell, Head of Astrophysics, writes for The Conversation.

IT maintenance affects SAMIS, WH, Ansys, Wiki: Tue 23 Jun

A number of services will be unavailable while Computing Services carry out maintenance and upgrades during their weekly "at risk" period.

Nominate a colleague for a Young Leaders Award

University Business magazine are on the hunt for the eight most inspiring young leaders working in or in
partnership with UK higher education across a number of different categories.

Global lessons on saving for old age

Experts will discuss pension reforms & asset management in a conference organised by Professor Ania Zalewska