March 2011

Cricket fans pack out the Percy Gee building

Cricket fans pack out the Percy Gee building

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 31, 2011 04:45 PM |

Supporters of the Indian and Pakistani cricket teams crowded into the downstairs bar yesterday to watch live coverage of the World Cup semi.

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Varsity triumph

Varsity triumph

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 31, 2011 02:50 PM |

It was a clash of titans. Two teams of superb athletes at the peak of their physical prowess, locked in battle for the honour of their alma mater and the glory of their comrades. The sort of sporting event where legends are made.

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Denarius for your thoughts: Leicester academic publishes book on Roman finance

Denarius for your thoughts: Leicester academic publishes book on Roman finance

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 31, 2011 01:43 PM |

Ancient history meets economics in a new book by Dr Constantina Katsari, Lecturer in Roman History in our School of Archaeology and Ancient History.

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Latest stats reflect Leicester's 'elite without being elitist' credentials

Latest stats reflect Leicester's 'elite without being elitist' credentials

Posted by pt91 at Mar 31, 2011 12:10 PM |

The Higher Education Statistics Agency has today released figures showing that Leicester is the most socially inclusive of Britain’s top-15 leading universities.

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Leicester graduates in the news: Solomon Iyobosa Edebiri

Leicester graduates in the news: Solomon Iyobosa Edebiri

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 31, 2011 11:00 AM |

Nigerian businessman and engineer providing training opportunities in the booming oil pipeline industry.

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University of Leicester in the News: 21 March to 27 March

University of Leicester in the News: 21 March to 27 March

Posted by pt91 at Mar 30, 2011 05:35 PM |

A regular review of coverage of the University in the media

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Well-Mad charity challenge is well-close now

Well-Mad charity challenge is well-close now

Posted by pt91 at Mar 30, 2011 05:25 PM |

The months of preparation and training have just flown by and now the time is finally here: archaeology technician Ian Reeds sets off on his round-the-world cycle challenge from Leicester’s Clock Tower this Saturday.

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Leicester's Bible expert is coming to a town near you

Leicester's Bible expert is coming to a town near you

Posted by pt91 at Mar 30, 2011 04:30 PM |

Professor of Renaissance Studies Gordon Campbell has had a busy few months, and he’s set to get even busier with a year’s worth of lecture appearances coming up.

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E-learning video wins award; e-learning conference nears

E-learning video wins award; e-learning conference nears

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 30, 2011 11:25 AM |

A short video demonstrating our Second Life genetics lab has won a brace of awards – in Second Life. (And there's still time to register for our Learning Futures Festival.)

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Leicester geologists are the gold standard

Leicester geologists are the gold standard

Posted by pt91 at Mar 29, 2011 04:30 PM |

All that glitters was definitely gold at a recent student conference in the Department of Geology.

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Scholarships to study risk and disaster management at Leicester available to Commonweath students

Scholarships to study risk and disaster management at Leicester available to Commonweath students

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 29, 2011 03:36 PM |

Our Civil Safety and Security Unit, which is part of the Institute for Lifelong Learning, is offering five scholarships to students from specific Commonwealth countries applying for the MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management.

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Celebrate Easter with the University Chaplaincy and Joseph Haydn

Celebrate Easter with the University Chaplaincy and Joseph Haydn

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 29, 2011 01:56 PM |

Term is wrapping up and the Chaplaincy is preparing to celebrate the true Christian meaning of Easter this Thursday with music and readings.

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Be social: Doctoral Inaugural Lectures for the social sciences

Be social: Doctoral Inaugural Lectures for the social sciences

Posted by vm64 at Mar 29, 2011 11:50 AM |

The University Graduate School is continuing its annual showcase of outstanding PhD graduates with free lectures on 30 March.

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Leicester Exchanges videos online

Leicester Exchanges videos online

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 29, 2011 10:33 AM |

If you couldn’t make it to the Tower of London for last week’s live debate, you can watch it on YouTube.

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By no fault of their own: engineering professor on sliding modes

By no fault of their own: engineering professor on sliding modes

Posted by pt91 at Mar 28, 2011 05:10 PM |

Finding and fixing faults at our free public lecture on 29 March.

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A place like Midsomer: Leicester criminologists on rural racism

A place like Midsomer: Leicester criminologists on rural racism

Posted by pt91 at Mar 28, 2011 01:05 PM |

It was the first of a new series of Midsomer Murders last week and recent events may have had you closely scrutinising the ethnic diversity of the fictional village with the unprecedentedly high murder rate.

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On Friday 1 April NHL presents: Julie Etchingham!

On Friday 1 April NHL presents: Julie Etchingham!

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 28, 2011 12:29 PM |

Last year, Julie Etchingham was named Presenter of the Year at the Royal Television Society journalism awards. Can there be any higher honour? Yes – an invitation to the New History Lab.

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Blogging bunny reports live from Museum Studies conference

Blogging bunny reports live from Museum Studies conference

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 28, 2011 12:02 PM |

“Curiouser and curiouser - LOL,” tweeted Alice.

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What's on this week at the University of Leicester

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 26, 2011 06:05 PM |

Events from Monday 28 March to Sunday 3 April 2011.

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A ptotally pterrific pterobranch: amazing Cambrian fossil discovered

A ptotally pterrific pterobranch: amazing Cambrian fossil discovered

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 24, 2011 05:00 PM |

Pterobranch? It’s a type of hemichordate. Hemichordate...? Not the most familiar group of animals, for sure, but in evolutionary terms hemichordates are very important. To understand why, we first need to consider chordates – and before that, we need to consider vertebrates…

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