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Professor Stuart Croft announced as next University of Warwick Vice-Chancellor and President

The University of Warwick is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Stuart Croft as its next Vice-Chancellor and President to succeed Professor Sir Nigel Thrift in February 2016.

Mon 29 June 2015, 13:27 | Tags: University of Warwick

Red dwarf burns off planet’s hydrogen giving it massive comet-like tail

A giant cloud escaping from a warm, Neptune-mass exoplanet is reported in this week’s Nature.

Depicted in an image by Mark Garlick and issued by the University of Warwick, it has been suggested that low-mass exoplanets orbiting close to their parent stars could have had some fraction of their atmospheres ‘burnt off’ by extreme irradiation from the star, but confident measures of such losses have been lacking until now.

Thu 25 June 2015, 11:42 | Tags: Sciences

Warwick to broadcast Royal Opera House performances live on Big Screen

World-class opera and ballet performances will be broadcast live and free of charge for members of the public at the University of Warwick this summer.

Wed 24 June 2015, 11:50 | Tags: University of Warwick, events, Art

Study reveals potential value of prison pen pal scheme to rehabilitation of offenders

The prison pen pal scheme ‘Prisoners’ Penfriends’ has an important role to play in helping to rehabilitate convicted offenders, new research from the University of Warwick has found. The findings are revealed in a report from the Law School’s Criminal Justice Centre, which is being presented at the House of Lords on Thursday (25 June).

Tue 23 June 2015, 10:31 | Tags: Social Sciences, Research, Law

Warwick Prize for Writing 2015 Longlist Announced

The Warwick Prize for Writing announces today, 19 June 2015, its longlist of 13 titles under consideration for its 2015 edition. The unique biennial literary prize, run by the University of Warwick, is worth £25,000 and is an international cross-disciplinary award open to any genre or form of writing. The theme for this year’s prize is ‘Instinct’.

Fri 19 June 2015, 10:24 | Tags: University of Warwick, University Affairs, English

Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya considers challenges facing automotive sector

Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, Chairman and Founder of WMG at the University of Warwick, explores the research challenges facing the automotive sector in his first paper for a Royal Society journal, published this week.

Thu 18 June 2015, 13:23 | Tags: WMG, Engineering

University of Warwick backs Coventry UK City of Culture bid

The University of Warwick is backing the city of Coventry as it looks to make a bid to become UK City of Culture in 2021.

Thu 18 June 2015, 09:29 | Tags: University of Warwick, Arts Centre

New partnership to identify cyber security talent of the future

A 24 hour hackathon is to mark the start of a new partnership between WMG’s Cyber Security Centre at the University of Warwick and the digital identification company Callsign.

Mon 15 June 2015, 15:37 | Tags: WMG

Self-awareness not unique to mankind

Humans are unlikely to be the only animal capable of self-awareness, a new study has shown.

Mon 15 June 2015, 12:22 | Tags: Research, Philosophy, Psychology

Secrets of innovation revealed in study of global video game industry

From the adventures of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider to the apocalyptic drama of Fallout - new research from the University of Warwick has revealed the secret to how some of the world’s most iconic video games were created.

Mon 15 June 2015, 11:39 | Tags: Big Data, Social Sciences, Research, Sociology

Hannah Sugrue is 50,000th competitor in world's largest student motorsport event Formula Student

Hannah Sugrue, originally from Coventry and a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Warwick is being celebrated as the 50,000th competitor of the world’s largest student motorsport event, Formula Student.

Mon 08 June 2015, 09:27 | Tags: WMG, Engineering

Boris Johnson officially opens WBS London at The Shard

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has officially opened Warwick Business School’s new base at The Shard. More than 100 guests watched Mr Johnson unveil a glass sculpture to commemorate the opening of the new site on the 17th floor of the tallest building in the European Union as part of the University of Warwick's 50th anniversary celebrations.

Thu 04 June 2015, 14:47 | Tags: University of Warwick, WBS

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