Archive for September 2016

Twin Syria & Ukraine crises prove the West can't restrain Russia

Professor David Galbreath (PoLIS) writes for The Conversation.

Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT)

Professor Andrew Heath to lead new centre to support excellence in learning and teaching

Donations for refugees in Calais

Today Dr Christopher Roche (School of Management) and Alaa Al Khourdajie (a PGR student from Economics) are driving to Calais to deliver donations from staff, students and local residents to the 'Jungle' refugee camp as part of a convoy organised by Bath Welcomes Refugees.

Greetings from Seoul from Professor Charlie Lees

Professor Charlie Lees (PoLIS) is currently on a research trip to South Korea following an award of £4,000 from the University's International Research Accelerator Scheme to visit colleagues at Yonsei University.

Industrial accidents in Bangladesh: another sign of inequality

Dr Palash Kamruzzaman (PoLIS) writes for The Conversation

PhD student wins pharmaceutical analysis award

Husain Naqi (Pharmacy & Pharmacology) has won the 2016 Geoffrey Phillips Analytical Science Award, which aims to encourage the advancement of pharmaceutical analysis and to recognise contributions of emerging scientists.

PVC joins China ministerial delegation

Professor Jonathan Knight is in China this week as part of the UK government delegation to Shanghai

Techspark profiles our Innovation Centre

Our successful Innovation Centre at Carpenter House in the city centre has become an important hub for entrepreneurship offering workshops, courses, startup incubation, internships and student enterprise activities.

New fountain feature for 50th anniversary

We now have a seven-metre high fountain in the lake: an idea suggested by Estates to mark our anniversary

Bath-Bristol applied economics workshop: Fri 30 Sep

The aim of the workshop is to bring together applied labour and micro-economics researchers in Bath and Bristol, who present their latest research, open up a discussion, as well as identify potential for future joint collaborations.

International research collaboration top of agenda for Ministerial delegation to China

Professor Jonathan Knight is in China this week as part of the UK government delegation to Shanghai.

Honorary degree for Prof Kevin Edge

Former DVC recognised for service to the University & outstanding leadership, as part of 50th celebrations

GitHub security update: Thu 22 Sep

After the update, users who use the SSH protocol for Git activity will see that the GitHub host identification has changed. This is an expected error message.

CO2 Symposium & honorary degree ceremony: Wed 5 Oct

This CSCT symposium to celebrate the award of an honorary degree to Professor Michele Aresta in light of his lifelong contributions to CO2 chemistry will bring together expert speakers from the UK with researchers at the CSCT to present the latest results of CO2 as a feedstock covering biotechnology, catalysis and process engineering.

Did the Mafia play a role in Italian earthquake deaths?

Dr Felia Allum (PoLIS) discusses the Italian Mafia in an interview on 'Vice' website.

Pedro Estrela edits book on biosensors

Dr Pedro Estrela (Electronic & Electrical Engineering) is the guest editor of the book "Biosensor Technologies for Detection of Biomolecules" published by the Biochemical Society and Portland Press as a volume of the journal Essays in Biochemistry.

Kate Button on publication bias in academic publishing

The open access journal, BMC Psychology, has announced it will launch the first ever randomized controlled trial to find out if a 'results free' peer-review process can help reduce publication bias.

Gardeners' Question Times comes to Bath

GQT was hosted on campus on Monday; tune in to Radio 4 at 3pm on 30 September to listen in

Welcome to new staff who joined us in August

The new starters update gives the name, job title & department of all new members of staff who started with us in August 2016. Enjoy your time at the University!

Stories of change: exploring past, present & future energy use

The Stories of Change research project aims to inform & promote open democratic debate on our use of energy