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How poetry, story-telling and music can explain the role of the supply chain

A group of researchers from WMG at the University of Warwick are using poetry, story-telling and music to draw attention to the important role supply chains play in everyday life.

Fri 05 February 2016, 15:19 | Tags: WMG, Festival, Event, Poetry, Music

World’s first free online course devoted to the exploration of Literature and Mental Health

The course; ‘Literature and mental health: Reading for wellbeing’ features exclusive interviews with Sir Ian McKellen, Stephen Fry and Melvyn Bragg who consider how poems, plays and novels can help us understand and cope with times of deep emotional strain in a new free online course at the University of Warwick.

Mon 01 February 2016, 13:43 | Tags: University of Warwick, English literature, Literature, WBS, Academic Staff

Largest miscarriage research centre in Europe to benefit from University of Warwick expertise

The University of Warwick has been selected to be a partner in the largest miscarriage research centre in Europe.

Thu 21 January 2016, 10:43 | Tags: Warwick Medical School, Health

Times Higher Education rank Warwick as one the world’s top 50 most International Universities

The University of Warwick has been ranked as one of the world’s top 50 most International Universities in today’s (Thursday 14th January 2016) Times Higher Education list of the most international universities.

Thu 14 January 2016, 11:29 | Tags: University of Warwick, Awards

Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary year, 2016, will not only be a celebration of dead white males

Researchers from the Multicultural Shakespeare in Britain Project at the University of Warwick are set to launch a new online Shakespeare performance database on 15 Jan 2016 that holds three years of research which documents and contextualises BAME performers’ crucial yet undervalued contribution to our understanding of Shakespeare - our greatest cultural symbol of ‘Britishness’.

Thu 07 January 2016, 10:43 | Tags: Event, Theatre, Academic Staff, Celebrities and Personalities

WMG part of new £23 million Internet of Things Research Hub announced today

WMG at the University of Warwick is to play a significant role in a new £23 million interdisciplinary Research Hub designed to drive forward UK research in the Internet of Things (IoT).

Wed 06 January 2016, 12:26 | Tags: Sciences, Big Data, WMG

Top grades from Ofsted for University’s Teacher Training Provision

  • University scores top grade in primary and secondary teacher training
  • Warwick praised for work with Coventry and Warwickshire schools and colleges

Teacher training at the University of Warwick has been graded as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in its latest inspection report.

Tue 05 January 2016, 09:10 | Tags: University of Warwick, Education

Coventry should be global model for diabetes care for ethnic minorities

Cities across the developed world should look to Coventry when they plan diabetes services for ethnic minorities. That’s the conclusion of a study led by an academic from the University of Warwick. The review suggests Coventry is the most ethnically diverse city, of its size, in the developed world. As a result the researchers believe that Coventry should be the exemplar for other similar cities when commissioning diabetes care for ethnic minorities in the future.

Tue 22 December 2015, 11:54 | Tags: Warwick Medical School, diabetes, Health, NHS, Medicine and Health

The University of Warwick is Europe’s most successful user of Hubble Space Telescope

Mysteries ranging from dying planetary systems to gigantic cosmic explosions are being unravelled by Europe’s leading users of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The competition to use this iconic space-borne telescope is extremely fierce, and in 2015 the University of Warwick’s Astrophysics Group was Europe’s most successful applicant to use the HST.

Mon 21 December 2015, 15:11 | Tags: Astrophysics, Space, Physics

New test for cancer and diabetes biomarkers 1000x more detailed

A new test for detecting biomarkers for cancer and diabetes is more than 1000x more detailed and 100% faster than existing methods, new research by the University of Warwick suggests.

Developed to undertake a detailed study of collagen, the researchers argue that the same methodology can be used with any protein-based sample and is currently being tested with cancer cells and proteins relevant to Type II diabetes.

Thu 17 December 2015, 10:18 | Tags: Sciences, cancer, Chemistry

Warwick to award honorary degrees to radio Reverend, Olympic rowing coach, dyslexia researcher, author, leading literary critic, and teaching innovator

The University of Warwick has announced today, Wednesday 16th of December 2015, that it will award honorary degrees to six people at its winter degree ceremonies which will run from 20th to 22nd January 2016. Those to be honoured include:

  • Radio and TV cleric The Reverend Richard Coles
  • Warwickshire born science fiction, fantasy, & climbing writer M John Harrison
  • Renowned critic of Latin American fiction Professor Gerald Martin
  • Leading dyslexia researcher Professor Margaret Snowling
  • Olympic rowing coach Mr Paul Thompson MBE
  • Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Teach First Mr Brett Wigdortz OBE

Plants use a molecular clock to predict when they’ll be infected

Plants are able to predict when infections are more likely to occur and regulate their immune response accordingly, new research has found.

Led by the University of Warwick, the researchers discovered that a plants’ molecular clock is connected to their immune system to increase levels of resistance to infection at dawn – the time at which fungal infections appear most likely to occur, with plants unable to maintain the highest level of resistance at all times of day.

Wed 16 December 2015, 14:44 | Tags: Sciences, University of Warwick, School of Life Sciences

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