April 2011

Leicester scientists discover 'trigger' for anxiety

Leicester scientists discover 'trigger' for anxiety

Posted by pt91 at Apr 28, 2011 12:40 PM |

An international team led by University of Leicester researchers has made an astounding breakthrough in uncovering the biological cause of stress disorders.

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu to receive honorary degree

Archbishop Desmond Tutu to receive honorary degree

Posted by pt91 at Apr 27, 2011 03:58 PM |

Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and internationally renowned as a campaigner for peace and justice, Archbishop Tutu will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters in the University of Leicester’s summer graduation ceremonies this year.

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Leicester graduates in the news: I Am in Love

Leicester graduates in the news: I Am in Love

Posted by pt91 at Apr 27, 2011 03:25 PM |

Yes, you read that right. I Am in Love are a Leicester-based pop/rock band with four University of Leicester graduates in their five-person line up.

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Poster prizes for PhD students probing prints

Poster prizes for PhD students probing prints

Posted by mjs76 at Apr 27, 2011 03:06 PM |

Research into the detection of fingerprints has helped three PhD students in our Department of Chemistry to win prizes at the London and South East Student Forensic Conference.

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Leicester graduates in the news: Peh Suat Cheng

Leicester graduates in the news: Peh Suat Cheng

Posted by mjs76 at Apr 27, 2011 02:30 PM |

The Malaysia Star reports that Leicester graduate Professor Dr Peh Suat Cheng has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at UCSI University.

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What's on this week at the University of Leicester

Posted by mjs76 at Apr 27, 2011 01:55 PM |

Events from Monday 25 April to Sunday 1 May 2011.

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Leicester-led research identifies a new treatment for heart attacks

Leicester-led research identifies a new treatment for heart attacks

Posted by mjs76 at Apr 20, 2011 04:00 PM |

A new pathway that could lead somewhere very interesting indeed.

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Leicester psychologists highlight risk of academic 'burnout'

Posted by pt91 at Apr 20, 2011 04:13 PM |

They have the best of intentions, but it is the most supportive academics that are most likely to suffer from work-related 'burnout', according to a study by clinical psychologists.

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Pixels, HUDs and violence: new study of the psychology of videogames

Pixels, HUDs and violence: new study of the psychology of videogames

Posted by pt91 at Apr 20, 2011 02:55 PM |

A University of Leicester Masters student has begun a research project on male videogamers and is looking for participants.

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Pass it on: we've got an award for our knowledge transfer

Pass it on: we've got an award for our knowledge transfer

Posted by pt91 at Apr 19, 2011 05:00 PM |

The University of Leicester was one of ten winners chosen at the the Intellectual Property Office's highly-competitive 2011 Fast Forward Competition.

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Free-flow turbines workshop on 6 May

Free-flow turbines workshop on 6 May

Posted by mjs76 at Apr 19, 2011 04:55 PM |

Exploring the engineering challenges of hydroelectric generation without damming.

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Leicester academic predicts a future for newspapers

Leicester academic predicts a future for newspapers

Posted by mjs76 at Apr 19, 2011 11:35 AM |

Public lecture in Jamaica suggests death of print is a long way off.

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Leicester management team nominated for Times Higher award

Leicester management team nominated for Times Higher award

Posted by mjs76 at Apr 18, 2011 12:20 PM |

The University of Leicester has been shortlisted for the prestigious Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards or 'Thelmas'.

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What's on this week at the University of Leicester

Posted by mjs76 at Apr 17, 2011 09:00 AM |

Events from Monday 18 April to Sunday 24 April 2011.

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Awards for lifelong learners

Awards for lifelong learners

Posted by mjs76 at Apr 15, 2011 03:22 PM |

The Institute of Lifelong Learning recently held a ceremony at which more than 170 students received the awards which they had worked towards.

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Leicester archaeologist receives Golden Trowel

Leicester archaeologist receives Golden Trowel

Posted by mjs76 at Apr 15, 2011 02:15 PM |

Magazine award for PhD student’s work uncovering hoard of Roman coins.

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Bosworth sword-fighting video online

Bosworth sword-fighting video online

Posted by mjs76 at Apr 15, 2011 11:15 AM |

Watch the Second Battle of Bosworth Field on YouTube.

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2011 Sculpture in the Garden dates announced

2011 Sculpture in the Garden dates announced

Posted by pt91 at Apr 14, 2011 05:10 PM |

Clear your diary – the University’s annual sculpture exhibition returns once again to the Harold Martin Botanic Garden this summer.

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Leicester historian in 'Greatest General' debate

Leicester historian in 'Greatest General' debate

Posted by mjs76 at Apr 14, 2011 02:41 PM |

Oliver Cromwell loses out at the last hurdle to Arthur Wellesley and ‘Uncle Bill’.

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See the David Wilson Library on the big screen

See the David Wilson Library on the big screen

Posted by mjs76 at Apr 14, 2011 12:37 PM |

Oranges and Sunshine: new film partially shot at University of Leicester.

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