May 2011

Congratulations to Professor Stan Cowley FRS

Congratulations to Professor Stan Cowley FRS

Posted by mjs76 at May 20, 2011 11:15 AM |

Professor Stan Cowley from our Department of Physics and Astronomy has received the highest accolade in British science - he has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society.

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Leicester's leading a new diabetes diploma by distance learning

Leicester's leading a new diabetes diploma by distance learning

Posted by pt91 at May 19, 2011 05:10 PM |

A new Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes has been launched through a partnership between the University of Leicester and BMJ Learning.

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Leicester chemist guest edits RSC journal

Leicester chemist guest edits RSC journal

Posted by pt91 at May 19, 2011 04:25 PM |

Professor Robert Hillman recently acted as guest editor of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Leicester academic explains 'openness' through music, prose and poetry

Leicester academic explains 'openness' through music, prose and poetry

Posted by vm64 at May 18, 2011 03:50 PM |

BBC Radio 4 programme on ‘openness’ to air on 22 May.

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Seeing the same GP each time can ease hospital admissions

Seeing the same GP each time can ease hospital admissions

Posted by pt91 at May 18, 2011 03:20 PM |

Statisticians at the University of Leicester have shown that when patients are able to see a particular GP in a doctor’s surgery, that can help to reduce emergency hospital admissions.

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University project set its sights on SMEs

University project set its sights on SMEs

Posted by pt91 at May 18, 2011 02:40 PM |

Leicester’s G-STEP project, which brings expertise in earth observation science to benefit businesses, has been a boon to businesses in the East Midlands and is now looking further afield.

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College Hall reborn: conference centre plan for former hall of residence

College Hall reborn: conference centre plan for former hall of residence

Posted by mjs76 at May 17, 2011 05:15 PM |

Hot on the heels of our announcement of plans for a new £30 million Medical Teaching Building comes the latest University of Leicester building project.

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Feature film debut for Leicester's criminology expertise

Feature film debut for Leicester's criminology expertise

Posted by pt91 at May 17, 2011 05:20 PM |

Did you see The Next Three Days at the cinema earlier this year? And did you spot the University of Leicester’s vital contribution to the plot?

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University of Leicester in the News: 9 - 15 May

University of Leicester in the News: 9 - 15 May

Posted by pt91 at May 17, 2011 05:20 PM |

A regular review from the Press Office of coverage of the University in the media

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Intelligence expert to give public lecture

Intelligence expert to give public lecture

Posted by pt91 at May 17, 2011 12:40 PM |

Nothing to do with espionage – this lecture in the School of Psychology is in fact a discussion of animal and human intelligence by one of the foremost scholars in the field.

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Gardening workshops at the Botanic Garden: hanging baskets and softwood cuttings

Gardening workshops at the Botanic Garden: hanging baskets and softwood cuttings

Posted by mjs76 at May 16, 2011 04:00 PM |

Full programme of Botanic Garden events 2011.

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Public lecture on same sex marriage

Public lecture on same sex marriage

Posted by mjs76 at May 16, 2011 03:20 PM |

A free public lecture on Wednesday 18 May explores the complex legal concept of ‘sex neutral marriage’.

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Leicester botanist explains dangers of disease to banana production

Leicester botanist explains dangers of disease to banana production

Posted by mjs76 at May 16, 2011 11:21 AM |

Yes, we could soon have no bananas.

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Leicester student success at Model UN conference

Leicester student success at Model UN conference

Posted by vm64 at May 16, 2011 11:05 AM |

Two Leicester University students receive accolades for their performance.

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What's on this week at the University of Leicester

Posted by mjs76 at May 15, 2011 09:00 AM |

Events from Monday 16 May to Sunday 22 May 2011.

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Briquette by briquette: empowering communities in Kenya

Briquette by briquette: empowering communities in Kenya

Posted by pt91 at May 13, 2011 05:10 PM |

Leicester researchers had the opportunity to demonstrate the benefit that their work is making to the Prime Minister of Kenya.

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Poetry by the Pacific: Leicester English students broadcast to Santa Cruz

Poetry by the Pacific: Leicester English students broadcast to Santa Cruz

Posted by mjs76 at May 13, 2011 12:06 PM |

Listeners in California who tune their dials to KUSP 88.9FM Central Coast Public Radio may find themselves hearing an English accent. That’s because Leicester postgraduates have been contributing to the station’s Poetry Show.

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Varsity victory for University Boat Club

Varsity victory for University Boat Club

Posted by pt91 at May 13, 2011 11:40 AM |

It's only one small event on the club calendar, but when gauging the success of past squads the first question asked is: 'How did you do at Varsity?'

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Leicester students demonstrate marketing techniques at media show

Leicester students demonstrate marketing techniques at media show

Posted by mjs76 at May 13, 2011 11:26 AM |

If you’re planning to attend the Specialist Media Show this month, you might find yourself approached by one of four University of Leicester students who will be interviewing delegates throughout the morning.

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Leicester internships help graduates onto the conveyor belt

Leicester internships help graduates onto the conveyor belt

Posted by mjs76 at May 13, 2011 11:03 AM |

The Engineer (“First for technology and innovation”) reports on the successful internship of three Leicester graduates at an engineering company in Lincolnshire.

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