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The mission of the University is to be a major research-led university operating in an international context with the following fundamental aims: * to provide education through the development of learning in a research environment * to undertake fundamental, strategic and applied research * to make a major contribution to local, regional, national and international communities through widening access and through working in partnership to support economic regeneration * to sustain and add value to Scottish culture, to the natural environment and to the national economy. en-gb Copyright: (C) The University of Glasgow, see http://www.gla.ac.uk/legal/copyright/ for more information Former athlete Tanni Grey-Thompson receives honorary degree http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_411183_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_411183_en.html The University of Glasgow conferred an honorary degree on Baroness Grey-Thompson, the former athlete and incumbent Member of the House of Lords. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 04:20:00 GMT Adam Smith Business School earns triple accreditation http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_411115_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_411115_en.html The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School has joined an elite group of less than 1% of the world’s business schools that hold triple accreditation. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:00:00 GMT Body fights clogged arteries with localised immune response http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_411104_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_411104_en.html Scientists have discovered an immune response in an animal model that appears to provide protection against clogged arteries – atherosclerosis. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:00:00 GMT Pantomime Science http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_411101_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_411101_en.html Science and pantomime: two disparate worlds? Oh no, they’re not! Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:00:00 GMT Broadcaster Neil Oliver honoured by the University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410993_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410993_en.html The archaeologist, broadcaster, journalist and writer, Neil Oliver, is to be given an honorary degree by the University of Glasgow at a ceremony at its Dumfries campus. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 03:30:00 GMT “It’s not healthy and it’s decidedly not masculine” http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410971_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410971_en.html Public health researchers at the University have carried out the first detailed studies of how newspaper articles represent eating disorders in men. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:30:00 GMT Success for University of Glasgow at impact awards http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410800_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410800_en.html University of Glasgow research projects which aimed to help deepen understanding of the motivations of people who go missing and the importance of ‘business angel’ investment have received major awards for their impact on public life. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:30:00 GMT Glasgow engineering team to present research at Royal Society Summer Exhibition http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410944_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410944_en.html A team from the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow has been selected to present their research at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London from 29 June – 5 July, together with collaborators from Imperial College London and Aston University. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:00:00 GMT Professor Anna Dominiczak to deliver Trades House lecture on precision medicine http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410824_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410824_en.html The Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow will deliver this year’s Trades House of Glasgow Lecture on Thursday 9 July. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:00:00 GMT Funding for research to improve robots’ ability to recognise surroundings http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410341_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410341_en.html Scientists at the University of Glasgow have joined forces with British and American colleagues in a project that may ultimately help robots become more autonomous through recognising and understand everyday scenes. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:30:00 GMT Commonwealth Games were ‘worth it’ say East End residents http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410324_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_410324_en.html Findings from a study of the impacts of the Commonwealth Games on the East End of Glasgow are published today. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:10:00 GMT Teaching area to be named in honour of Charles Kennedy http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408997_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408997_en.html A memorial fund has been set up to commemorate the life of alumnus and former rector Charles Kennedy. Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:39:00 GMT The Hunterian is first Scottish gallery to benefit from Cultural Gifts Scheme http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_409933_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_409933_en.html Joan Eardley’s Seated Boy has been allocated to The Hunterian under the Cultural Gifts Scheme. The Hunterian is the first Scottish museum and art gallery to be given a work under the scheme introduced by the UK Government in 2013. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 09:42:00 GMT Scottish-Canadian links, forged in history, gain impetus in new strategic partnership http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_409792_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_409792_en.html Historic links stretching back more than two-and-a-half centuries between the Universities of Glasgow and McGill in Montreal have been cemented in a Memorandum of Agreement which will deliver substantial benefits to staff and students in the future. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMT Canadian links honoured by University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_409593_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_409593_en.html The Principal of McGill University in Canada is one of 19 individuals who will receive honorary degrees this summer from the University of Glasgow. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT University staff honoured in Queen's Birthday list http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_409728_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_409728_en.html Two University of Glasgow academics have been honoured in the Queen's Birthday list released at the weekend. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 06:57:00 GMT New funding to shed light on ancient Pacific textile craft http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_409370_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_409370_en.html Unique, preserved textiles from the Pacific Islands are coming under the microscope, courtesy of an innovative collaboration between textile conservation experts at the University of Glasgow, botanists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and barkcloth specialists at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 01:00:00 GMT Study will identify ways of supporting over-50s back into work http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408925_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408925_en.html Helping the unemployed over 50s back into work is the focus of a new study by researchers at the University of Glasgow. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 04:29:00 GMT Mountaineering professor puts Sherpas under occupational health spotlight http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408863_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408863_en.html As tough jobs go, guiding tourists up and down the dangerous peaks of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayas must be high up the list. Mon, 08 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMT New funding allocated to support PhD research in the Arts and Humanities http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408458_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408458_en.html The world’s first national graduate school for the arts and humanities, which is hosted by the University of Glasgow, has announced its first round of applied doctoral studentship grants. Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:43:00 GMT Large Hadron Collider physics data collection begins again http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408443_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408443_en.html University of Glasgow scientists are welcoming the restart of physics data collection at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 11:29:00 GMT Scientists reach for the Moon at GFT screening http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408424_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408424_en.html University of Glasgow researchers have teamed up with the Glasgow Science Festival for a screening and discussion of the 2009 sci-fi movie Moon on Tuesday June 9. Wed, 03 Jun 2015 09:24:00 GMT University mourns passing of alumnus and former rector Charles Kennedy http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408296_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408296_en.html Tributes have been paid from all sectors of the University community to Charles Kennedy: distinguished politician, alumnus of the University of Glasgow and a former student rector: who has died suddenly at his home in Fort William at the age of 55. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:34:00 GMT University handed keys to new Teaching & Learning Building http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408269_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_408269_en.html The University of Glasgow has received the keys to the new Teaching & Learning Centre at the South Glasgow University Hospital. Tue, 02 Jun 2015 09:38:00 GMT University of Glasgow celebrates James Watt anniversary http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_407392_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_407392_en.html The University is celebrating the 250th anniversary of James Watt’s world-changing invention with a series of events at the Glasgow Science Festival. Thu, 28 May 2015 09:45:00 GMT 1,500 ultrasound tongue recordings reveals secrets of our accents http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_407361_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_407361_en.html Phonetics experts have completed a project to reveal the hidden workings of our tongues and vocal tracts using 1,500 ultrasound videos. Wed, 27 May 2015 04:49:00 GMT Study seeks to learn from breast and cervical screening programmes to improve uptake of bowel cancer tests http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_407094_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_407094_en.html Bowel cancer is the UK’s second-biggest cancer killer, accounting for 10% of all cancer deaths, yet only just over half of women eligible for the screening programme in Scotland take part. Tue, 26 May 2015 06:00:00 GMT Go-ahead given for educational programme to improve literacy through Latin http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_406989_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_406989_en.html Classics students at the University of Glasgow will this year begin a new credit-bearing university course to teach Latin to local school pupils. Tue, 26 May 2015 10:04:00 GMT Pregnant women lack guidance on iodine intake levels http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_406953_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_406953_en.html Pregnant women are not getting enough information about the need to include iodine in their diets, despite high awareness of general advice for pregnancy nutrition. Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT Inspiring young refugees to come to university http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_406622_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_406622_en.html The achievements of a group of unaccompanied asylum seekers and refugees have been recognised by the University of Glasgow after they completed the first year of their English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programme at Glasgow Clyde College, part of an educational collaboration between the two institutions. Thu, 21 May 2015 02:00:00 GMT Prostate cancer study focuses on role of protein http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_406635_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_406635_en.html The role of a specific protein in the development of prostate cancer is being investigated by scientists at the University of Glasgow. Fri, 22 May 2015 08:00:00 GMT Education Secretary makes major speech at the University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_406602_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_406602_en.html Poverty cannot be an excuse for failure in Scottish education. That was the key theme of a speech delivered by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning Angela Constance at the University of Glasgow on Tuesday 19 May. Watch her full lecture here. Wed, 20 May 2015 10:07:00 GMT University to lead public debate on constitutional change http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_405927_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_405927_en.html Three of the University of Glasgow’s senior academics have been awarded £100,000 funding to lead public debate and knowledge exchange on constitutional change in the aftermath of the General Election. Wed, 20 May 2015 04:00:00 GMT Education secretary to make major speech at the University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_406026_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_406026_en.html Poverty cannot be an excuse for failure in Scottish education, the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance, will say in a major speech at the University of Glasgow. Tue, 19 May 2015 09:15:00 GMT University plays key role in gravitational wave detector launch http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_405951_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_405951_en.html A major research project to find evidence of the existence of gravitational waves is being officially launched today (Tuesday 19 May). Tue, 19 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT Small changes to a child’s head size should not concern parents http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_405897_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_405897_en.html New research calls into question the practical value of using head measurement as a screening test as it could mean many children undergo unnecessary tests such as MRI scans and referral to specialists. Mon, 18 May 2015 09:57:00 GMT Glasgow researcher wins Metcalf Prize for Stem Cell Research http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_405423_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_405423_en.html A Glasgow academic has been awarded a Metcalf Prize for Stem Cell Research by the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia. Wed, 13 May 2015 10:03:00 GMT International spotlight on photon-twisting research http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_405420_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_405420_en.html Professor Miles Padgett is taking the stage at a prestigious photonics conference in San Jose, USA. Wed, 13 May 2015 09:43:00 GMT £10m deal to locate Scotland’s most powerful research-focused MRI machine in Glasgow hospital http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_405351_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_405351_en.html Glasgow has acquired one of the world’s most-powerful magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines for clinical research following a £10m deal. Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:00 GMT Raise a pint to science with the University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_405339_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_405339_en.html A group of young scientists from the University of Glasgow are offering local people the chance to enjoy an educational drink at the Pint of Science festival. Tue, 12 May 2015 09:37:00 GMT Former Education Secretary joins University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_405304_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_405304_en.html Former Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning Michael Russell MSP is to join the University on a part time basis as a Professor in Scottish Culture and Governance. Mon, 11 May 2015 02:23:00 GMT 5,000 medical consultation letters tell the story of William Cullen http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_405203_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_405203_en.html New online archive provides access to unique 18th century mail order medicine consultation letters Fri, 08 May 2015 03:08:00 GMT Three Glasgow professors elected to Academy of Medical Sciences http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_405180_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_405180_en.html Three of Glasgow’s leading professors have been elected Fellows to the Academy of Medical Sciences. Mon, 11 May 2015 10:01:00 GMT £2m confirmed to set up the first NIHR Complex Reviews Support Unit http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_405148_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_405148_en.html A consortium of researchers from around the UK have been awarded £2million to provide support in areas of research that require complex methodological approaches. Fri, 08 May 2015 12:43:00 GMT Support scheme for rape victims is praised in independent evaluation report http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_405044_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_405044_en.html A 24-hour advocacy support service for victims and survivors of rape, which was piloted in Glasgow, was highly valued by those who used it, according to an independent evaluation by University of Glasgow researchers. Thu, 07 May 2015 03:01:00 GMT Major awards for University of Glasgow chemists http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_404743_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_404743_en.html Researchers from the School of Chemistry have been recognised with major awards from the Royal Society of Chemistry. Tue, 05 May 2015 09:33:00 GMT Archaeologists and veterans find first shots fired at Battle of Waterloo http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_404414_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_404414_en.html An international team of archaeologists, led by Dr Tony Pollard, has broken ground in the first excavation of the battlefield of Waterloo. Wed, 29 Apr 2015 03:24:00 GMT Oldest non-biblical Scottish manuscript is evidence of lost literary culture http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_404318_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_404318_en.html A researcher has discovered the oldest surviving non-biblical manuscript from Scotland, a twelfth-century copy of the ‘Consolation of Philosophy’ by Boethius. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 04:41:00 GMT University awards honorary degree to Gordon Brown http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_404463_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_404463_en.html The former Prime Minister and Labour Party leader, the Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, has been awarded an honorary degree by the University of Glasgow. Tue, 05 May 2015 09:03:00 GMT Principal joins Commission on Widening Access http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_404275_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_404275_en.html Prof Anton Muscatelli has been appointed a member of the Widening Access Commission, which supports students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 02:05:00 GMT Cropped: scientists plan to cut insect pests down to size by turning their own hormones against them http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_403646_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_403646_en.html Locusts are certainly not among the lazier creatures on earth. They can travel 130km a day in search of food. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:42:00 GMT Grey squirrels’ role as hosts of Lyme disease bacteria under the spotlight http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_403105_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_403105_en.html Grey squirrels have been described as one of the ‘world’s worst invasive species’ and have caused a decline in indigenous red squirrel populations and damaged forestry in the UK. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 02:39:00 GMT University of Glasgow awards Honorary Degree to Alex Salmond MSP http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_402994_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_402994_en.html The University of Glasgow confers an Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University on the former First Minister the Right Hon Alex Salmond MSP. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:46:00 GMT £2 million funding generates more ozone http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_402996_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_402996_en.html Anacail Limited, a spin-out from the School of Physics and Astronomy, has closed a £2 million “Series A” equity investment. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:53:00 GMT Access to green space reduces rich-poor divide in mental wellbeing http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_402984_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_402984_en.html Having access to green spaces significantly reduces the gap in wellbeing between richer and poorer people a European study has found. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:00:00 GMT Rabies kills 160 people every day, says new study http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_401020_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_401020_en.html A global study on canine rabies has found that 160 people die every single day from the disease. Tue, 07 Apr 2015 06:00:00 GMT Sky News on campus http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_402673_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_402673_en.html With the General election just over three weeks away Sky News has chosen the University of Glasgow as one of only eleven locations across the UK – and the only one in Scotland – as a base for its Stand Up Be Counted campaign. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:32:00 GMT Spin-out firm Clyde Biosciences secures new investment http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_402651_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_402651_en.html Clyde Biosciences Ltd has announced a £2 million ‘Series A’ investment led by Epidarex Capital, a leading international early-stage life science venture capital fund. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 03:35:00 GMT University hosts Commission on Religion and Belief in Public Life http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_401612_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_401612_en.html On 13 April the University of Glasgow will host CORABor for an evidence hearing from over 30 distinguished members of the Scottish faith and belief sectors Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:59:00 GMT Marie Curie funding to develop contemporary art conservation research http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_401498_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_401498_en.html Funding will educate a new generation of curators, conservators and academic researchers to develop new ways of conserving and restoring contemporary artworks. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:21:00 GMT Scientific breakthrough unlocks potential novel tendon therapy http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_401460_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_401460_en.html Scientists are investigating a new therapy for the treatment of tendon injuries such as tennis elbow and Achilles tendinitis after gaining new insight into the condition. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT University of Glasgow scientists named Royal Society of Edinburgh Prizewinners http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_400494_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_400494_en.html University of Glasgow scientists have been named as the recipients of prestigious awards from the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:31:00 GMT Funding boost for nuclear physics research partnership http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_400376_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_400376_en.html Nuclear physicists from the University of Glasgow are sharing in a £7m investment from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:03:00 GMT First volume of the selected letters of Edwin Morgan published http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_400375_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_400375_en.html The first published collection of the selected letters of Edwin Morgan have been launched. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:59:00 GMT £1.4m grant for water, energy and food systems research http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_400372_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_400372_en.html Scientists from the University of Glasgow are setting out to help the planet’s population meet its growing demands for water, energy and food. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:39:00 GMT £4.2m for research to tackle hospital infections http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_399792_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_399792_en.html A grant of £4.2 million has been awarded to researchers investigating the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections, Health Secretary Shona Robison announced today. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:30:00 GMT Training Africa’s next generation of scientists http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_398988_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_398988_en.html The University of Glasgow has secured £334,000 to help train the next generation of African scientists. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 03:41:00 GMT Clinical guidelines study finds potentially serious drug clashes http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_398763_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_398763_en.html Blindly following recommendations for drug prescriptions in national clinical guidelines for conditions including diabetes, depression and heart failure will often result in potentially serious drug interactions, according to a new study. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:12:00 GMT New mental health resource puts the power in your pocket http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_398819_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_398819_en.html A new app and educational programme designed to help young people manage mental health problems is being launched at an event at St Stephens High School in Port Glasgow. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 02:31:00 GMT Eclipse education event at University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_398762_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_398762_en.html Astronomers from the University of Glasgow are offering local people the chance to safely observe the partial solar eclipse on Friday 20 March. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:01:00 GMT Light pollution causing blackbirds to breed earlier, scientists suggest http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_398732_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_398732_en.html Cities’ artificial lighting may be causing urban European blackbirds to mature faster than their country cousins, new research has found. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 09:14:00 GMT University of Glasgow-led consortium receives £1.5m advanced materials grant http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_398513_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_398513_en.html Researchers from the University of Glasgow are beginning work on a £1.5m collaboration to develop new advanced material technologies. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:01:00 GMT The most deprived areas have borne the brunt of local government budget cuts http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_398299_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_398299_en.html Research from the University, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, shows that the most deprived areas of England have seen the largest cuts in funding since 2010. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 02:34:00 GMT Vagus nerve stimulation shows promise for stroke rehabilitation http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_397832_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_397832_en.html An experimental technique to help stroke patients regain the use of their arms has shown promising results in a small-scale trial. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 04:06:00 GMT Scientists SET to take their research to Westminster http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_397408_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_397408_en.html Three University of Glasgow staff members and one PhD student are heading to Westminster to present research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of SET for Britain on Monday 9 March. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:44:00 GMT Nine Glasgow academics become Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_396778_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_396778_en.html Nine academics from the University of Glasgow have been enrolled as Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:43:00 GMT Principal appointed to Council of Economic Advisors http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_396526_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_396526_en.html The Scottish Government has confirmed five new appointments to the Council of Economic Advisors, including the Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, Professor Anton Muscatelli. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:36:00 GMT International Women’s Day at the University http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_396878_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_396878_en.html 8 March 2015: find out about events taking place across campus to mark International Women's Day. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:19:00 GMT French Ambassador urges closer cooperation between Britain and France http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_396333_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_396333_en.html The French Ambassador to Great Britain and Northern Ireland has told University staff and students and invited guests that Britain and France – once described as “sweet enemies” - must cooperate if they wish to be players on the international stage. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT Professor Muffy Calder appointed to Nurse Review advisory board http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_396062_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_396062_en.html The Advisory Group of eight leaders bringing expertise from research, academia and industry who will support Sir Paul Nurse in his review of UK Research Councils has been announced by Universities, Science and Cities Minister, Greg Clark, today. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:07:00 GMT Pancreatic cancer has four distinct types http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_396056_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_396056_en.html Researchers have found that pancreatic cancer can be split into four unique types, a discovery that could be used to improve treatments for the disease, according to a study published in Nature. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:00:00 GMT Leading lights of Scottish science shine at quantum technology launch event http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_395503_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_395503_en.html Scotland’s leading quantum technology research centre will be officially opened with a launch event at Glasgow Science Centre. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:01:00 GMT Bacteria jump between species more easily than previously thought http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_394441_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_394441_en.html A new study suggests that bacteria may be able to jump between host species far easier than was previously thought. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:29:00 GMT New research reveals air and sea strategy behind victory in WWII http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_394451_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_394451_en.html Groundbreaking new research has revealed the extent to which the Second World War was decided, not by pitched battles on land, but by the superior air and sea power of the Allied forces. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:38:00 GMT What should we be teaching students about Copyright? http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_393610_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_393610_en.html A new suite of online learning materials has been launched today to help students the general public understand how copyright law works. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 04:45:00 GMT Devolution promises and TV debates had little impact on Scottish referendum outcome, new research claims http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_393350_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_393350_en.html New analysis of web search data from the run up to the Scottish independence referendum reveals voting patterns as they happen. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:28:00 GMT University of Glasgow lends support to solar super-telescope initiative http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_392995_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_392995_en.html The University of Glasgow has joined a consortium of eight UK universities and associated businesses to build the cameras for a $344 million super-telescope in Hawaii. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:01:00 GMT Archaeologists and veterans to explore what lies beneath Waterloo Battlefield, 200 years on http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_392886_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_392886_en.html An international team of battlefield experts, led by the University of Glasgow’s Dr Tony Pollard, will start work at farm buildings of Hougoumont in April 2015. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:23:00 GMT University of Glasgow and partners receive Life Sciences Award http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_392632_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_392632_en.html The University of Glasgow and its partners NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, ThermoFisher and Aridhia have been presented with a major life sciences award. Fri, 06 Feb 2015 11:40:00 GMT Easy access to Dstl innovation http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_391485_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_391485_en.html The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is the first UK government organisation to sign up to the Easy Access intellectual property (IP) scheme. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 11:01:00 GMT First Minister speaks about gender equality on visit to alma mater http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_391257_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_391257_en.html The First Minister for Scotland, Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP, delivered a lecture on the subject of gender equality on Tuesday 3 February in the University of Glasgow’s famous Bute Hall. Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:33:00 GMT Glasgow students encouraged to apply for ScottishPower Foundation Scholarships http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_391071_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_391071_en.html The ScottishPower Foundation, in partnership with its Spanish equivalent Fundacion IBERDROLA, has today announced 17 new post-graduate scholarship grants in the UK for the 2015/16 academic year, partnering again with the University of Glasgow. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 09:57:00 GMT Smoke gets in your genes: Further dangers of smoking while pregnant revealed http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_390941_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_390941_en.html Smoking while pregnant causes chemical changes to the DNA of a foetus detectable from as early as 12 weeks and may predispose children born to smokers to a range of health conditions which last throughout life, new research by Scottish academics has revealed. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 01:12:00 GMT Making the Connections between PE and Early Years Learning http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_390860_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_390860_en.html University academics collaborate on innovative programme has been launched to support teachers deliver quality physical education, particularly to the very youngest pupils. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:15:00 GMT New project aims to take the brakes off wireless broadband data transfer http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_389608_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_389608_en.html A new European Commission-funded project is setting out to develop a novel form of ultra-fast wireless data transfer. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:09:00 GMT Financial incentives help pregnant women to quit smoking http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_389576_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_389576_en.html Research finds that offering shopping vouchers to expectant mothers can be cost effective. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:52:00 GMT Scientists slow down the speed of light travelling through air http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_388852_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_388852_en.html In a new paper published in Science Express, researchers describe how they have managed to slow photons in free space for the first time. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:01:00 GMT Glasgow and Nankai link up to launch joint graduate school http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_388812_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_388812_en.html In an exciting new development, the University of Glasgow and Nankai University are to establish a joint graduate school on the campus of Nankai University in Tianjin, China. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT A new public private collaboration in Singapore aims to develop more eco-friendly ships http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_388462_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_388462_en.html Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Sembcorp Marine, the University of Glasgow and University of Glasgow Singapore (UGS) have signed an agreement to collaborate and develop new hull designs for large ocean-going vessels and make them more environmentally-friendly. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 02:00:00 GMT Sex differences in academic achievement are not related to political, economic or social equality http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_388432_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_388432_en.html New research has revealed that girls lead boys in educational achievement in 70% of countries, regardless of levels of national gender equality. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 04:56:00 GMT First edited volume of Burns’s prose reveals new details about Scottish tours http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_388225_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_388225_en.html Robert Burns's prose work made available to public for the first time, including most complete mapping of his famous tours of the Borders, Highland, and Lowland Scotland. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:51:00 GMT Study sheds light on links between diseases of dogs and big cats http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_387709_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_387709_en.html A new study of Serengeti lions addresses key questions about the spread of canine distemper virus (CDV) from domestic dogs and evaluates the effectiveness of dog vaccination efforts in protecting dogs and lions against the disease. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT Cabinet Secretary for Education visits the University of Glasgow http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_387904_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_387904_en.html The Cabinet Secretary for Education, Angela Constance, met around 70 trainee teachers during her first visit to the University of Glasgow since her appointment to the Cabinet. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 02:09:00 GMT New web resource detailing 1,000 years of the English language launched http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_387358_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_387358_en.html A new online resource will make almost 800,000 words, covering the last 1,000 years of English language, available to the public. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 05:04:00 GMT Principal appointed Chair of City's Regional Commission on Urban Economic Growth http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_387177_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_387177_en.html The Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Anton Muscatelli, is to Chair the Commission on Urban Economic Growth for the new Glasgow City Region. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:09:00 GMT £3m grant to tackle drug resistance in livestock parasites http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_387178_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_387178_en.html Scientists at the University of Glasgow have been awarded almost £3m to tackle drug resistance in animal parasites. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:00:00 GMT Research agreement signed with Brazilian foundation http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_386965_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_386965_en.html A five-year research agreement has been signed between the University of Glasgow and one of Brazil’s leading research funders, the Sao Paulo State Foundation – FAPESP. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 09:00:00 GMT £15m initiative puts Scotland at forefront of gene-led healthcare http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_386796_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_386796_en.html A major investment in gene sequencing technology will secure Scotland’s place as a world leader in a genomics revolution that is set to transform healthcare. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:01:00 GMT Rare amino-acid influences E. coli infection http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_386585_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_386585_en.html Scientists have discovered how a rare amino-acid in humans influences the behaviour of the E.coli bacterium. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:00:00 GMT Prestigious international education conference comes to Glasgow in 2016 http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_386218_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_386218_en.html The University of Glasgow is to host the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) from January 6-9, 2016, it has been announced. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT Link between immune system and brain disorders focus of new project http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_385866_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_385866_en.html Glasgow scientists have joined forces with colleagues across the UK and two pharmaceutical companies to investigate whether depression could be treated by targeting the immune system. Tue, 06 Jan 2015 10:00:00 GMT Quantum leap in imaging technology creates photos in extremely low light http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_385721_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_385721_en.html Scientists have harnessed the strange power of quantum mechanics to create a digital image using fewer than one photon per pixel. Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:50:00 GMT The most deprived areas have borne the brunt of local government budget cuts http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_398308_en.html http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_398308_en.html Research from the University, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, shows that the most deprived areas of England have seen the largest cuts in funding since 2010. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 02:34:00 GMT