June

Engaging with the public to celebrate university research

Engaging with the public to celebrate university research

Public engagement events to take place during Universities Week 2014 between 9 – 15 June

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Management experts to attend No. 10 Downing Street

Management experts to attend No. 10 Downing Street

School of Management to be presented with bronze award at government business scheme launch event

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Flying pigs in No Man’s Land

Flying pigs in No Man’s Land

New introduction to The Lingo of No Man’s Land written by Professor Julie Coleman

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Plant sex mystery exposed

Plant sex mystery exposed

Biologists undress the genetic hierarchy in plant sperm cell formation

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Public spirit to be restored by art

Public spirit to be restored by art

Power of sculpture exhibition to inspire explored at free outdoor exhibition open to the public

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£12.6 million heart research centre officially opened

£12.6 million heart research centre officially opened

Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Robert Burgess will open the University of Leicester British Heart Foundation Cardiovascular Research Centre on Wednesday 11 June

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Academic Opinion: Chasing an Impossible Dream

Academic Opinion: Chasing an Impossible Dream

A new research study claims that Michael Gove’s plans to increase upward social mobility are badly flawed

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Fishing for collaboration

Fishing for collaboration

New video highlights research collaboration calling for sustainable fisheries

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Remembering the centenary of the Great War

Remembering the centenary of the Great War

Events and projects to remember the First World War and the stories of those who lived through it

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Evelyn Waugh researchers launch website hub for Complete Works project

Evelyn Waugh researchers launch website hub for Complete Works project

Public will gain access to huge range of resources on the acclaimed author as part of project to publish his complete works, co-led by University of Leicester

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Heart Research Centre official opening event

Heart Research Centre official opening event

Images from the University of Leicester British Heart Foundation Cardiovascular Research Centre official opening ceremony

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New findings in genetics of lung health

New findings in genetics of lung health

Research offers potential for prevention and treatment of lung diseases

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Medical Innovation Bill backed by Leicester expert passes first Parliamentary hurdle

Medical Innovation Bill backed by Leicester expert passes first Parliamentary hurdle

A bill backed by University of Leicester cancer expert Professor Dean Fennell has passed its first stage through Parliament

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Stories of Migration photography exhibition comes to Leicester

Stories of Migration photography exhibition comes to Leicester

Joint project by School of Museum Studies and Migration Museum Project uses state-of-the art digital technology

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The human cost of consumer technologies

The human cost of consumer technologies

Academics turn spotlight on practices of world’s biggest electronic manufacturing company

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Conference led by Leicester experts to explore safeguards against future banking disasters

Conference led by Leicester experts to explore safeguards against future banking disasters

The International Finance and Banking Society (IFABS) – led by Leicester experts Dr Meryem Duygun and Dr Mohamed Shaban – will hold its 2014 conference from June 18 to 20 in Lisbon, Portugal

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Government laws could fail as a deterrent against crimes committed while driving

Government laws could fail as a deterrent against crimes committed while driving

Professor Sally Kyd Cunningham suggests new legislation could do little to reduce deaths and injuries in driving crashes

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Sweaty hands can reduce bacteria defences in brass items

Sweaty hands can reduce bacteria defences in brass items

Researchers discover sweat can cause corrosion of protective qualities of door knobs and taps within an hour of contact

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15-year-old Harvard student starts PhD at Leicester

15-year-old Harvard student starts PhD at Leicester

Doctoral student believed to be one of the youngest ever to read for PhD in the UK

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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane

Free public event featuring luminary speakers to mark 50 years since the West End premiere of Leicester-born Orton’s first stage play on Sunday 29 June

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Festival to showcase postgraduate research

Festival to showcase postgraduate research

Employers and public invited to judge excellence in postgraduate research on Thursday 26 June

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Time to think big: a call for a giant space telescope

Time to think big: a call for a giant space telescope

Professor Martin Barstow calls for governments and space agencies to back the Advanced Technologies Large Aperture Space Telescope

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Plant Sale & Family Day at Botanic Garden

Plant Sale & Family Day at Botanic Garden

Biggest annual public open day at University of Leicester Garden in Oadby on Sunday 29 June

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University Sponsors An Indian Summer 2014 festival

University Sponsors An Indian Summer 2014 festival

A variety of events taking place between 23 – 29 June at Leicester’s Cultural Quarter

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Trousers that let you climb walls scientifically possible

Trousers that let you climb walls scientifically possible

Students discover Wallace & Gromit ‘Wrong Trousers’ could work for small bursts at a time

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PhD student awarded prestigious science fellowship

PhD student awarded prestigious science fellowship

Physics student Nishad Karim to work with Guardian newspaper for summer placement

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Richard III, Part 2 – Online course even more popular second time around

Richard III, Part 2 – Online course even more popular second time around

Second release of online course taught by scholars who brought King to light receives more than 14,000 sign-ups.

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Student life documentary filmed on campus airs this week

Student life documentary filmed on campus airs this week

Four-part series showcasing life as a fresher at the University will be transmitted beginning Thursday 3 July

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New ITV drama based on DNA fingerprinting discovery

New ITV drama based on DNA fingerprinting discovery

Code of a Killer tells the story of the first major UK case that was solved using DNA profiling

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