March 2011

An app for applicants: Leicester launches innovative Facebook application

An app for applicants: Leicester launches innovative Facebook application

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 14, 2011 10:10 AM |

Interested in applying to Leicester for an undergraduate degree? Now you can get all the updates and information you need through Facebook.

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What's on this week at the University of Leicester

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 13, 2011 09:00 AM |

Events from Monday 14 March to Sunday 20 March 2011.

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Leicester geologists measure magnitude of earthquake off Japan coast

Leicester geologists measure magnitude of earthquake off Japan coast

Posted by pt91 at Mar 11, 2011 05:10 PM |

It’s followed the similarly devastating earthquake that has hit New Zealand, but reports say the earthquake that caused a massive tsunami to hit the coast of Japan was even bigger.

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Spring 2011 issue of LE1 now online

Spring 2011 issue of LE1 now online

Posted by pt91 at Mar 11, 2011 04:05 PM |

University of Leicester has just published the lastest issue of its biannual corporate magazine, LE1, incorporating the University’s Annual Report.

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Under the sea: Geology lecture on 21 March examines movement below the ocean floor

Under the sea: Geology lecture on 21 March examines movement below the ocean floor

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 10, 2011 03:44 PM |

A lecture title like ‘Large-scale hydrothermal circulation through most of the seafloor: Insights from drilling, observatories, surveys and models’ sounds intimidating but, as so often, when you research the subject whole vistas of interesting information open up.

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Postgraduate Open Evening for Geography, 23 March

Postgraduate Open Evening for Geography, 23 March

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 10, 2011 02:20 PM |

Are you interested in studying Geography at Masters or PhD level? Come along on 23 March to find out more.

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Creative writing commission open for applications

Creative writing commission open for applications

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 10, 2011 11:05 AM |

The Grassroutes project in the School of English is inviting local writers to apply for a £1,000 creative writing commission on the theme of ‘transcultural Leicester’.

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Sporting image: the inside and outside of athletes

Sporting image: the inside and outside of athletes

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 09, 2011 04:25 PM |

An exhibition of sports photography and medical imaging is now on display in the University’s David Wilson Library.

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Tactical voting: a boon to UKIP?

Tactical voting: a boon to UKIP?

Posted by pt91 at Mar 09, 2011 03:15 PM |

The recent surprise result for the UK Independence Party in a local by-election has supported research at the University of Leicester that suggests the party might be set to make inroads into the Tory vote.

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A history of Leicester in ten objects

A history of Leicester in ten objects

Posted by pt91 at Mar 09, 2011 02:20 PM |

History postgraduates at the University of Leicester are a particularly social bunch who meet up regularly as the New History Lab.

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Geology students report on last month's New Zealand earthquake

Geology students report on last month's New Zealand earthquake

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 09, 2011 09:54 AM |

Stephen Angood and Alex Walker are two exchange students from our Department of Geology, currently studying for their third year at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, NZ. Alex writes:

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Leicester Research Archive: top ten downloads for February 2011

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 09, 2011 09:32 AM |

A monthly run-down of the most popular research in our open-access online archive, taking in everything from South African stock markets to cross-Channel radio signals.

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A tale of two Swifts

A tale of two Swifts

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 08, 2011 04:35 PM |

One is astronomical, the other is virtual. Both are interesting Leicester projects and they're relatively easy to tell apart.

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University of Leicester in the News: 28 February to 6 March 2011

University of Leicester in the News: 28 February to 6 March 2011

Posted by pt91 at Mar 08, 2011 04:55 PM |

A regular review of coverage of the University in the media

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Submit a question to the Leicester Exchanges expert panel on prisons

Submit a question to the Leicester Exchanges expert panel on prisons

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 08, 2011 12:01 PM |

The first Leicester Exchanges live debate takes place at the Tower of London on Wednesday 23 March 2011. The event itself is now sold out but you can still be involved by submitting a question to our expert panel.

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Bumper bill of back-to-back public lectures this Thursday

Bumper bill of back-to-back public lectures this Thursday

Posted by pt91 at Mar 07, 2011 03:32 PM |

You’ll be spoilt for choice for entertainment this week: the University of Leicester is hosting three public lectures on Thursday 10 March and what’s more, you could go to all three in a single night!

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Couper on Copernicus, Henbest talks Herschel: Public lecture on astronomical history

Couper on Copernicus, Henbest talks Herschel: Public lecture on astronomical history

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 07, 2011 02:20 PM |

Two very successful Leicester graduates return to the University on 24 March for the Annual Alumni Lecture when Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest present ‘Cosmic Quest: A History of Astronomy’.

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Geology student scales new heights in the Fens

Geology student scales new heights in the Fens

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 07, 2011 01:50 PM |

Dinah Smith, a mature student in our Department of Geology, has been awarded a prize by the Geologists’ Association for her work on fossilised fenland channels.

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Stonehenge: geologists overturn standing theory about the standing stones

Stonehenge: geologists overturn standing theory about the standing stones

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 07, 2011 09:58 AM |

It has been around for the best part of 5,000 years and still holds many mysteries but new research into Stonehenge has overturned established ideas about where some of the rocks came from.

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Leicester-led research reveals genetic links to heart disease

Leicester-led research reveals genetic links to heart disease

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

The British Heart Foundation has announced 17 new genetic variants that could increase your risk of developing heart disease, and a good proportion of those were discovered by scientists at the University of Leicester.

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