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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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Scholars discuss the formalisation and implications of the Anthropocene

Scholars discuss the formalisation and implications of the Anthropocene

Posted by ap507 at Sep 05, 2018 09:28 AM |

The Anthropocene Working Group holds meeting at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

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Leicester's out the world research to be showcased at New Scientist Live

Leicester's out the world research to be showcased at New Scientist Live

Posted by ap507 at Aug 23, 2018 01:30 PM |

Leicester’s pioneering research explores the future of planet Earth and space science

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Expert opinions cover The Meg, hothouse Earth, Space Force, Nairobi, AI doctors and sex work

Expert opinions cover The Meg, hothouse Earth, Space Force, Nairobi, AI doctors and sex work

Posted by ap507 at Aug 21, 2018 04:45 PM |

The Conversation and Think: Leicester talking points: a range of topical issues recently tackled by academics 11 - 31 August

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