February 2011

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Anthropocene

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Anthropocene

Posted by pt91 at Feb 03, 2011 04:00 PM |

Afraid to ask? Two University of Leicester geologists have compiled and edited a theme issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, so you don’t have to.

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Leicester space technology and those maps of crime statistics

Leicester space technology and those maps of crime statistics

Posted by mjs76 at Feb 03, 2011 04:48 PM |

Press coverage of the ‘crime maps’ of England and Wales this week has tended to concentrate on the ‘crime’ angle (and the crashing servers angle) rather than maps themselves, which were produced with help from the University of Leicester.

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Satellite images of massive cyclone hitting Queensland coast

Satellite images of massive cyclone hitting Queensland coast

Posted by mjs76 at Feb 03, 2011 02:45 PM |

Earth Observation Science researchers at the University of Leicester have used data from two satellites – one European, one Japanese – to produce astounding still and moving images of cyclone Yasi as it reached the Queensland coast.

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Swordsman's winning return

Swordsman's winning return

Posted by vm64 at Feb 02, 2011 04:25 PM |

Congratulations to our Economics student Gaurav Gupta for becoming India’s champion in foil fencing.

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Polish up your +10 Vorpal Sword, it's Sabrecon!

Polish up your +10 Vorpal Sword, it's Sabrecon!

Posted by mjs76 at Feb 02, 2011 03:35 PM |

The Students’ Union’s resident gamers, Leicester Sabres, are organising a one-day convention this Saturday, full of role-playing games, wargames, board games, card games and all sorts of general fun and games.

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Are you happy now? Public debate on national well-being on 21 February

Are you happy now? Public debate on national well-being on 21 February

Posted by mjs76 at Feb 02, 2011 03:20 PM |

There is much talk nowadays about ‘national well-being’ – and the Office for National Statistics is the body with the unenviable task of working out precisely what that is. Which is why they’re coming here later this month.

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New History Lab presents History Idol: Leicester's Got Talent

New History Lab presents History Idol: Leicester's Got Talent

Posted by mjs76 at Feb 02, 2011 11:33 AM |

When not down the pub or eating cake, the gang at our New History Lab are always looking for new ways to explore and discuss each other’s research. This Friday, they’re putting things to the vote.

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Unheard words of writers

Unheard words of writers

Posted by vm64 at Feb 01, 2011 03:50 PM |

Newly launched project at Leicester aims to promote Leicestershire's hidden writing talent.

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Bugs in the basement: University library goes entomological

Bugs in the basement: University library goes entomological

Posted by mjs76 at Feb 01, 2011 04:25 PM |

Stay out of the David Wilson Library basement if you have a fear of bugs or spiders because the current exhibition down there shows some of the fascinating old books in our special collections which feature creepy crawlies.

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Plant sale at Botanic Garden today and tomorrow

Plant sale at Botanic Garden today and tomorrow

Posted by mjs76 at Feb 01, 2011 09:47 AM |

Friday was Graduation Day and De Montfort Hall was decked out something lovely with plants and flowers supplied by the University’s Horticultural Services. Now what do we do with them?

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