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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:55:00 GMT SCENE is set for Scotland’s most beautiful classroom The Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland is unveiling new facilities at the Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment (SCENE). Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:01:00 GMT £14 million for Innovation Centres Education Secretary Michael Russell will today (Wednesday 20 August 2014) announce a £14 million capital investment in Scotland’s Innovation Centres. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT Scottish poverty study calls on governments to tackle rising deprivation The percentage of households falling below society’s minimum standard of living has increased from 14% to 33% over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling. This is one of the stark findings from the largest study of poverty and deprivation ever conducted in the UK. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:01:00 GMT A transatlantic transaction: Simon Fraser University and the University of Glasgow sign up to student exchange programme A common love of Scottish culture has been the link tying the University of Glasgow and the Canadian institution of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver for many years. Now those ties have been knotted yet firmer with the signing of a student exchange agreement between the two universities. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 06:00:00 GMT Online art project starts work in four major UK galleries Major research project successfully raises funds to begin work with four of the largest and most significant public galleries in the north of England. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:23:00 GMT Pssssst! Want to know what makes good gossip? Most people enjoy a good bit of gossip, but what makes it worth passing on? Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:20:00 GMT Record highs for student satisfaction at Glasgow Student satisfaction rates at the University of Glasgow are higher than ever before according to the results of the National Student Survey 2014 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 04:52:00 GMT Sustained effort needed to secure economic legacy for local communities The findings from a study of the potential economic impacts of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) and associated regeneration upon communities in the East End of Glasgow are published today. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:22:00 GMT Researchers tracking the epic Serengeti migration reveal that humans have greater impact than food or predators Researchers tracking the epic Serengeti migration reveal that humans have greater impact than food or predators Wed, 06 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Scottishness is a more inclusive national identity than Englishness for many ethnic groups in Britain New research on the Scottish Census data reveals that almost all minority communities in Scotland were more likely to claim a Scottish identity in Scotland, than an English identity in England. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT Going for a spin Commonwealth cyclists will be taking to the streets of Glasgow on 3 August for the road race in what should be a dazzling display of athleticism. Should any of the riders wish to dazzle a little more, three students the have the perfect cycle accessory. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:55:00 GMT Race for 10,000 recruits to detect early signs of lung cancer With the 10K track race taking place today, the University of Glasgow is embarking on its own, alternative, race. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:00:00 GMT New £27m Teaching and Learning Facility reaches construction milestone Work on the new Teaching and Learning Centre at the South Glasgow Hospitals Campus took a significant step forward today with the completion of the structural frame. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:50:00 GMT University spinout signs licensing deal with major semiconductor foundry A University spinout company which has developed technology to tackle the increasing challenges of silicon chip development has signed a multimillion dollar deal with a major semiconductor foundry. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:18:00 GMT University Brings Science to the Community The University of Glasgow has been awarded a grant by the Scottish Government to take science into some of Glasgow’s most deprived communities. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT The 2014 legacy: what will it mean for Glasgow? What will Glasgow’s 2014 legacy be? While the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are first and foremost a festival of sport and a showcase of the city and nation, the Games are underpinned by expectations that they deliver various long-term legacy outcomes. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:30:00 GMT Scottish seaweed could help solve UK iodine insufficiency problem Including seaweed in the diet could help reduce iodine insufficiency, a current problem in the UK population, according to a new study. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 03:30:00 GMT University of Glasgow teams up with BBC to launch World War One MOOC The University of Glasgow is one of four UK Universities that will partner BBC in delivering a series of massive open online courses (MOOCs) on World War One. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:54:00 GMT £16 million funding announced to create unique medical imaging facility A £16m funding package to build a state-of-the-art Imaging Centre for Excellence (ICE) to develop and apply advanced imaging technologies. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:44:00 GMT Human rights in the Commonwealth comes under the spotlight as Games approaches Human rights experts will join athletes, media and spectators in Glasgow this week in advance of the Commonwealth Games. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 04:21:00 GMT Researchers complete most comprehensive ever study of Mackintosh architecture Researchers have completed the largest study of Mackintosh’s architectural works. Findings are displayed in a new exhibition at the Hunterian Art Gallery. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:14:00 GMT 40 years of the Glasgow Coma Scale The world-renowned Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) which is used by medics around the globe to record the conscious state of a person is celebrating its 40th anniversary this July. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:00:00 GMT James Watt Chair appointed Professor Colin McInnes MBE, the Scottish engineer known for his work on advanced space technology, has been appointed James Watt Chair, Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Glasgow. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 04:07:00 GMT 'Dual' Masters launched with Leuphana The School of Law has announced a new and innovative masters programme offered in collaboration with Leuphana University, Luneburg, Germany. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 03:08:00 GMT First World Congress to boost worldwide profile of Scottish Literature Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell MSP, will open the inaugural World Congress of Scottish Literatures at the University. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 03:24:00 GMT New research reveals global criminal trafficking network for ancient art New research unveils how criminals illegally traffic antiquities from ancient archaeological sites to museums and collections around the world. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:01:00 GMT Creative Cameras click with Royal Society this summer Researchers from the University of Glasgow’s highly-acclaimed Optics Group, along with colleagues from Heriot-Watt University, have been selected by the Royal Society to take part in its Summer Science Exhibition in London – an annual display of the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology in the UK. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT New BMI thresholds suggested for ethnic minorities to reduce obesity and diabetes risk Health researchers have suggested new body mass index (BMI) thresholds for defining overweight and obese individuals in ethnic communities. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT Photosynthesis research project wins $14.4m funding from US Department of Energy A research project aimed at understanding and learning from the natural process of photosynthesis to advance the development of clean energy has received further funding from the US Department of Energy totaling $14.4m. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:00:00 GMT More research needed on ways to reduce violence against women Whilst there are a range of good practices in criminal justice responses to violence against women, there is limited evidence when it comes to effective interventions to reduce re-offending by perpetrators, a literature review has found. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 02:30:00 GMT First research locating exact site of Battle of Bannockburn presented Dr Tony Pollard, one of the leaders of the first successful research project to locate the exact site of the Battle of Bannockburn, presents his findings at a public lecture Mon, 23 Jun 2014 01:59:00 GMT Commonwealth Games app offers 42 days of fitness With just a month to go until the opening ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, smartphone owners are being given the opportunity to boost their fitness and learn more about the host city. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:21:00 GMT Largest UK poverty study calls on government to tackle rising deprivation The percentage of households who fall below society’s minimum standard of living has increased from 14 per cent to 33 per cent over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:42:00 GMT Scottish gold medal winners awarded Doctorates The University of Glasgow awarded 14 Honorary Degrees, including honouring the eight Scottish Commonwealth Games gold medal winners for their services to sport. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:30:00 GMT Right v Might - New online course on international law The University of Glasgow has launched a new online course aimed at helping people to understand international law and its impact and role in society. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 01:30:00 GMT Scottish universities win EU funding to host night of inspirational research A consortium of Scottish higher education institutions, including the University of Glasgow, has won a bid for EU funding to host Scotland’s first European Researchers’ Night for the next two years. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:48:00 GMT Queen’s Birthday Honours for Glasgow Professor Sarah Cleaveland from the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Glasgow was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:40:00 GMT It’s Go Scotland! for 13 University athletes Congratulations go to the thirteen University of Glasgow students, staff and alumni who have been selected as Team Scotland athletes for the Commonwealth Games in their home city. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:30:00 GMT Professor Muffy Calder to lead the College of Science and Engineering The University of Glasgow has announced the appointment of Muffy Calder, Professor of Computing Science and currently on secondment to the Scottish Government as its Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland, as Vice Principal and Head of the College of Science and Engineering. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:30:00 GMT Currency top of #indyref tweeter’s agenda The currency is the issue most tweeted about under the #indyref hashtag, according to new research from the University of Glasgow. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:00:00 GMT World-leading ‘One Health’ research coalition secures major funding Researchers from the University of Glasgow have won three grants worth £4.5m to study diseases that are transmitted from animals to humans. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 02:00:00 GMT New research centre for arthritis officially opened A major new research centre for arthritis has been officially opened by Olympic gold-winning rower Katherine Grainger. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:54:00 GMT Choral versions of Robert Burns's work made available online Academics and performers have launched an interactive online resource to make choral versions of the work of Robert Burns available to the public. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:14:00 GMT Transforming Offender Rehabilitation A University of Glasgow-led project based on pioneering research examining how offenders move away from crime were runners up for a major national award from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for its impact on public policy. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:25:00 GMT What Works Scotland to drive scale and pace of public service delivery and reform The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Scottish Government are pleased to announce that they have jointly awarded just under £3 million to the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, for a new What Works Scotland (WWS) initiative. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 12:02:00 GMT Proteins ‘ring like bells’ As far back as 1948, Erwin Schrödinger—the inventor of modern quantum mechanics—published the book “What is life?” Tue, 03 Jun 2014 10:01:00 GMT Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre officially opened A cutting-edge £20m centre that could help revolutionise healthcare and herald an era of personalised medicine has been officially opened. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:17:00 GMT Gravity-beating ultrasonic tweezers provide a sound route to bio-engineering Pioneering “tweezers” that use ultrasound beams to grip and manipulate tiny clusters of cells under electronic, push-button control could lead to life-changing medical advances, such as better cartilage implants that reduce the need for knee replacement operations. Fri, 30 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT The hot new technology to take “cloud” computing to the next level Society’s ever-increasing demands for information and data storage are to be the focus of a new centre for training researchers who will seek to develop innovative laser technology to take “cloud” computing to the next level. Thu, 29 May 2014 11:00:00 GMT The Bipolar Bard: did Robert Burns have bipolar disorder (and does it matter)? The physical and mental health of Robert Burns is being explored at a unique symposium attracting experts from both the literary and medical world Thu, 29 May 2014 09:49:00 GMT Glasgow and Sun Yat-sen Universities sign student exchange agreement The UK Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has announced the signing of a three-way Memorandum of Understanding between the Universities of Glasgow, Warwick and Sun Yat-sen in Guangzhou, the most economically developed province in China. Tue, 27 May 2014 06:00:00 GMT More to J.M. Barrie than Peter Pan J.M. Barrie is most well known for being the author of Peter Pan. However, there is much more to him as a new book shows. Tue, 27 May 2014 10:52:00 GMT Sound and vision: visual cortex processes auditory information too ‘Seeing is believing’, so the idiom goes, but new research suggests vision also involves a bit of hearing. Sun, 25 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT 1 in 6 households in Scotland are of mixed ethnicity New research on the Scottish census data shows that 1 in 6 of Scotland’s households of two or more people are multi-ethnic. Tue, 27 May 2014 12:01:00 GMT Why 'Alternative' teenagers self harm: exploring the link between non-suicidal self injury, attempted suicide and adolescent identity Around half (45.5%) of 'Alternative' teenagers self-injure and nearly 1 in 5 (17.2%) attempt suicide Thu, 22 May 2014 12:01:00 GMT Why do people commit mass murder? Mental health specialists at the University of Glasgow have conducted the first review of published research into what causes people to undertake serial killings and mass murder. Tue, 20 May 2014 08:00:00 GMT Independent Scottish Fiscal Commission to be based at University The Scottish Government has announced plans to establish an independent Scottish Fiscal Commission that would be based at the University of Glasgow Mon, 19 May 2014 03:00:00 GMT A Pint of Science, please, barman How about a dash of volcanology with your real ale? Or even a splash of Higgs Boson with a glass of wine ? That is exactly what a group of young scientists at the University of Glasgow are offering in an innovative public science festival this week. Fri, 16 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT Universities of Glasgow and Delhi sign Memorandum of Understanding Professor Dinesh Singh, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, to formalise the institutions' links. Fri, 16 May 2014 06:00:00 GMT Universitas 21 award for Professor Jim Murdoch Jim Murdoch, Professor of Public Law and International Dean for Mobility, has been presented with one of two Universitas 21 Awards for Internalisation in recognition of his pioneering teaching of human rights law in an international context. Fri, 16 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT Making faces: how to appear more trustworthy, dominant or attractive If you have one of those faces that people just don’t trust, fear not: according to scientists, you can pull an expression that will make you appear more honest. Tue, 13 May 2014 06:00:00 GMT Education project uncovers seaside rock stars Under-appreciated marine life and landforms are enjoying a rare moment in the spotlight thanks to a new education project from the University of Glasgow. Wed, 14 May 2014 01:00:00 GMT Researchers and public to explore what it means to be human The University of Glasgow has been awarded funding to hold a programme of events during Being Human, the UK’s first national festival of the humanities. Wed, 14 May 2014 02:16:00 GMT The sonic screwdriver than can turn cells tartan It’s the sort of thing you would expect Dr Who to do – join up someone’s damaged nerves by using a sonic screwdriver. But the scientists at the University of Glasgow are no time-travellers and their work is based in a lab – not a Tardis. Tue, 13 May 2014 01:00:00 GMT Gorges cut by rivers under ice A group of researchers has been able to shed new light on the rate of erosion by rivers under ice sheets in parts of the world likely to be covered by future ice sheets that might be considered as potential deep repositories for nuclear waste. Mon, 12 May 2014 01:00:00 GMT John Smith Centre for Public Service to be created at the University A new Centre will “promote public service as a noble vocation” and provide a lasting, fitting and meaningful tribute to the life and work of John Smith Thu, 08 May 2014 11:26:00 GMT Health campaigns have reduced armed forces veterans’ risk of heart attacks Veterans who joined the Armed Forces in the 1960s and 1970s have suffered more heart attacks than their contemporaries who have never been in the military, according to a study by the University of Glasgow. Mon, 12 May 2014 11:11:00 GMT New Centre for Virus Research reaches latest development milestone The cutting-edge MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research is another step closer to completion following the ‘topping out’ of the structure that will house it. Mon, 12 May 2014 10:29:00 GMT Science festival programme unveiled The Glasgow Science Festival has unveiled a host of exciting events and activities in its programme for 2014. Wed, 07 May 2014 12:00:00 GMT Opening of Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre bolsters Glasgow’s fight against the disease Cancer research in Glasgow has received a massive boost with the official opening of a new centre to help find cures for the various forms of the disease. Thu, 01 May 2014 02:00:00 GMT Around 60% of people who contemplate or attempt suicide do not receive treatment New research suggests that about 60% of people struggling with suicidal thoughts or behaviour do not receive any help Thu, 01 May 2014 01:33:00 GMT The touchy-feely robot coming soon A robot capable of sensing whether a cup of tea is too hot to handle may soon be a reality - thanks to a £1.07 million funding grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to support the creation of ultra-flexible tactile skin for robotics and prosthetics. Thu, 01 May 2014 12:35:00 GMT Professor Miles Padgett has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society Professor Miles Padgett, who holds the University of Glasgow’s Kelvin Chair of Natural Philosophy and was recently appointed Vice-Principal (Research), has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. Thu, 01 May 2014 10:00:00 GMT Embedded microscopes for deep-tissue imaging could see reduction in animal use in research Scientists are aiming to implant a tiny microscope into a rat that could monitor cellular changes and reduce the number of animals used in medical research over time. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 06:00:00 GMT Poverty now lower than in rest of UK A report published by the University of Glasgow and funded by Joseph Rowntree Foundation has found poverty in Scotland is now lower than in the rest of the UK – an historic shift – and explains why. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 09:21:00 GMT Pakistani student is bowling for gold in Glasgow It has only been three years since he took up the sport but student Muhammad Shahzad will soon be competing in lawn bowling in the Commonwealth Games. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 09:00:00 GMT Glasgow’s second free online course goes live A second free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the University of Glasgow is now open for registration. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Edward Snowden installed as University Rector Edward Snowden was inaugurated as Rector of the University at a ceremony held in the University’s Bute Hall. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:08:00 GMT Greenland Ice Sheet persisted for nearly 3 million years despite global warming A team of international scientists has found organic soil frozen to the bottom of the Greenland Ice Sheet for 2.7 million years. The discovery provides strong evidence that the ice sheet has persisted for much longer than previously thought, enduring many periods of past global warming. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:00:00 GMT £3 million boost for PhD training at the University of Glasgow The University of Glasgow’s College of Science and Engineering has received just over £3 million to boost its funding for training postgraduates. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:01:00 GMT 'MicroRNA' could be key target for bowel cancer treatment A tiny genetic molecule known as a microRNA plays a central role in bowel cancer and could be key to developing new treatments for the disease. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Spinning drops of blood leads to better diagnosis of parasitic infections Parasitic infections like malaria and sleeping sickness affect hundreds of millions of people, primarily in the poorest regions of the world. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT First volunteers to receive blood cultured from stem cells in 2016 The first human volunteer will receive red blood cells cultured in the laboratory within the next three years. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT What more can Scottish Universities do to create entrepreneurial campuses? Scottish Universities are coming under increasing pressure to evolve from two very distinct directions. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT BBSRC role for Professor Richard Cogdell Professor Richard Cogdell has been appointed to the council of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:00:00 GMT Sharing = Stealing: Busting a copyright myth Consumers copy and share digital files. This has been blamed for a potentially catastrophic decline in certain markets. But why do consumers copy? And is it as economically harmful as often thought? Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT On your MOOCS, set, go…for free online learning The first Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) from the University of Glasgow will soon commence. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:30:00 GMT University of Glasgow receives seven Game Changer Awards The University's efforts to support the XX Commonwealth Games have been recognised at a national awards ceremony. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:46:00 GMT European study reveals new causes of mouth and throat cancer Poor oral health and failure to have regular dental check could increase the risk of mouth and throat cancer, according to a pan-European study. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:30:00 GMT DNA study will reveal badgers’ role in spreading Bovine TB Researchers are embarking on a £1m study to establish the extent to which badgers are responsible for spreading tuberculosis in cattle. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:00:00 GMT €7.8M consortium to tackle neglected parasitic diseases Five academic institutions, two governmental institutes and two leading SMEs from Europe, Africa and Latin America are joining forces to develop novel drugs against parasites. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:00:00 GMT New schools project to explore the names of Scottish places A new education resource is teaching school children from around Scotland the hidden history behind the names of their local communities. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:54:00 GMT First Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy awarded to University of Glasgow Denis Fischbacher-Smith, who holds the Research Chair in Risk and Resilience in the Adam Smith Business School, has become the first member of academic staff to be awarded a Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 01:01:00 GMT University of Glasgow chemist named as one of UK’s most inspirational scientists Professor Lee Cronin of the School of Chemistry has been celebrated as one of the UK’s top scientists. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:11:00 GMT New urban research centre to break down Big Data The University of Glasgow has received a share of £14 million funding to create a unique facility designed to research complex and cross-cutting urban issues Thu, 06 Feb 2014 06:00:00 GMT Bad Public Policy is Stunting UK High Growth Potential Support for high-growth firms by the UK and Scottish Governments is substantially misconceived and could be holding back economic growth, according to new research to be published this week. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 10:30:00 GMT £10m Sensor Systems Innovation Centre for Scotland launched A new £10 million innovation hub, which will bring together Scotland’s universities with industry partners was launched in Glasgow by Fergus Ewing, MSP. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 09:00:00 GMT