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Academics celebrate winning Prospect Think Tank Award

Posted by lcb14 at Jul 23, 2019 11:25 AM |

Davor Vidas, Honorary Visiting Professor from the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI), Norway, along with contributions from University of Leicester and Anthropocene Working Group colleagues; Professor Jan Zalasiewicz, Professor Mark Williams and Dr Colin Waters are celebrating winning the 2019 Prospect Think Tank Award for Europe in the category of Science, Health, Energy and Environment.

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The University of Leicester receives MOVE software worth £1,334,160.00 donated by Petroleum Experts Limited

Posted by lcb14 at Jun 28, 2019 01:50 PM |

Staff and students in The School of Geography, Geology and the Environment are now able to utilise MOVE software for teaching and non-commercial research purposes.

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The world of business on an Anthropocene Earth

The world of business on an Anthropocene Earth

Posted by lcb14 at Jun 24, 2019 12:15 PM |

On the 3rd-5th June 2019, the University of Leicester hosted one of the world’s most renowned scholars, Professor Bruno Latour, in a three-day conversation on the Anthropocene, this event inaugurating the newly formed Anthropocene Research Group at Leicester.

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Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship Professor Jens Zinke

Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship Professor Jens Zinke

Posted by lcb14 at Oct 25, 2018 10:50 AM |

The Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship will strongly support Professor Zinke's aspirations to conduct high-quality research, to commence building an active, highly-collaborative research group at the University of Leicester and to foster multi-disciplinary partnerships in the UK and globally to tackle the challenges faced by climate change and resulting coral reef ecosystem modifications with the impetus on gaining more societal benefits.

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Jane Turns 10 - a Celebration of Jane the T. rex at the University of Leicester

Jane Turns 10 - a Celebration of Jane the T. rex at the University of Leicester

Posted by nba8 at Oct 16, 2018 12:35 PM |

Jane the T. rex, the fascinating centre-piece of the ''Flying Dinosaur'' exhibition in the Bennett Building, is one of the most famous faces at the University of Leicester.

From Monday 15 October - Friday 2 November, Geology at Leicester will be celebrating the 10th year that Jane the T. rex was unveiled.

We will be highlighting palaeontology research by staff and students, as well as our fossil collections on our social media pages. On Monday 29 October, Emeritus Professor David Siveter will be presenting a special lecture on 'Exceptionally Preserved Fossils', which will discuss how fossils have shaped our understanding of the history and evolution of life, especially the rare and amazing cases of ‘exceptional preservation’. There will also be a pre-lecture Schools Taster Session, where budding geologists can take part in a range of activities relating to palaeontology.

Previously, it was dismissed that dinosaurs like Jane and birds hade a direct kinship, but there has been a large amount of evidence provided by fossils that supports the link between birds and dinosaurs, including 'bird- like' hips and a 'wishbone'.

Read the full programme of events here.

Gentrification expert discusses ‘managed decline’ of estates for BBC

Gentrification expert discusses ‘managed decline’ of estates for BBC

Posted by pt91 at Sep 12, 2018 12:10 PM |

The process of regenerating inner city areas has negative impact on existing communities

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