June

MP highlights opportunities for Leicester graduates

MP highlights opportunities for Leicester graduates

Alberto Costa met with President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Boyle last week

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Bee-hold our hive-star bumble abode!

Bee-hold our hive-star bumble abode!

University students welcome you to two new ‘Bug Hotel’ branches

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Leicester student research stories rated most 'out of left field' in May

Leicester student research stories rated most 'out of left field' in May

Gerard Kelly & Partners list recent research into Harry Potter's spells and the feasibility of crying a river as the top two most interesting University research stories of the month

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Exhibition on 'insanity epidemic'

Exhibition on 'insanity epidemic'

Historian curates multimedia event looking at impact of epidemic in Italy

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University showcases new approach to fight wildlife crime through portable DNA analysis tool

University showcases new approach to fight wildlife crime through portable DNA analysis tool

The United States Agency for International Development and its partners are hosting an innovator showcase on Thursday 2 June to highlight recent winners of the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge

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Bird of prey inspires Leicester walkers

Bird of prey inspires Leicester walkers

Hawk inspired researchers from the Leicester Diabetes Centre to take part in a national drive to encourage exercise

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New project to save sole surviving population of rare wildflower

New project to save sole surviving population of rare wildflower

Botanic Garden to grow Yellow Star of Bethlehem flowers to prevent extinction in Leicestershire and Rutland

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Game of Thrones star discusses memories of the University, why Leicester is a great place to study and upcoming projects

Game of Thrones star discusses memories of the University, why Leicester is a great place to study and upcoming projects

Actor and University graduate Will Tudor outlines his experiences as a student at Leicester and why the city is a great place for students - and ponders who should be sitting on the Iron Throne at the end of Game of Thrones...

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How Muhammad Ali changed the way we see sport

How Muhammad Ali changed the way we see sport

John Williams from the Department of Sociology discusses the legacy left behind by the boxing heavyweight

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The Leicester Weekend: University welcomes public to its biggest reunion yet

The Leicester Weekend: University welcomes public to its biggest reunion yet

Fun-filled educational celebration of the institution’s recent achievements with family and friends from 17 - 18 June

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Using DNA fingerprinting to catch a killer

Using DNA fingerprinting to catch a killer

It's been 30 years since Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys's DNA fingerprinting technique was first used in a police investigation

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The EU: Why leaving is bad for Britain

The EU: Why leaving is bad for Britain

Dr Sara Lemos from the University of Leicester's Department of Economics has been explaining why she and others believe that the EU is a good thing.

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Workers' rights: How UK workers benefit from the EU

Workers' rights: How UK workers benefit from the EU

Leicester Law School Lecturer Pascale Lorber explains why British workers have more to thank the EU for than previously thought and how a Brexit could affect their rights.

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Student research helps to settle who the victor of a 'superhero showdown' would likely be

Student research helps to settle who the victor of a 'superhero showdown' would likely be

Students use scientific principles to examine the feasibility of the powers behind renowned comic book superheroes – and suggest Superman may have the greatest chance of winning in a fight

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University members celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday at the Patron's lunch

University members celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday at the Patron's lunch

Staff, alumni and Students' Union representatives join The Mall's street party in honour of Her Majesty's birthday

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The economy will suffer: Demetriades on Brexit

The economy will suffer: Demetriades on Brexit

Panicos Demetriades, Professor of Financial Economics at the University of Leicester and former governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus, explains why he thinks British leaving the EU "will impact massively on the economy, on jobs and on the prospects of the country."

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Artistic University porter's brush with success

Artistic University porter's brush with success

Painter celebrates Leicester City's awe-inspiring season with portrait of Jamie Vardy

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Asthma in children could be diagnosed by smell

Asthma in children could be diagnosed by smell

University of Leicester project will examine the breath of children with asthma with state-of-the-art technology to identify chemicals which correlate with the condition

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University wins funding to boost Industry engagement

University wins funding to boost Industry engagement

MRC Proximity to Discovery fund awards £150K to increase opportunities for collaborative interaction between academia and industry

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Honorary Professor among recipients of royal honours

Honorary Professor among recipients of royal honours

Several individuals associated with the University have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016

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Medical research paper gains over 1,000 citations

Medical research paper gains over 1,000 citations

Tim Coats, Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University, led research which discovered injury-associated bleeding condition in 2003

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'Britain's membership of the EU will remain vital in securing our influence across Europe and all over the world'

'Britain's membership of the EU will remain vital in securing our influence across Europe and all over the world'

In a new blog, Professor Clare Anderson from the School of History discusses the case for ‘remain’ in the EU referendum – and her view as the director of a €1.5 million European funded research project in History

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Scientists chase colliding black holes

Scientists chase colliding black holes

Swift satellite used to search for associated X-ray and ultra-violet emission

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Eddie Izzard event at University of Leicester cancelled

Eddie Izzard event at University of Leicester cancelled

Political activist and TV personality expresses shock and sadness at terrible act of violence against MP Jo Cox

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Researcher examines impact of ‘slum tourism’

Researcher examines impact of ‘slum tourism’

Dr Fabian Frenzel to publish new book 'Slumming It: The Tourist Valorization of Urban Poverty' on 25 June

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Leicester's Victorious Varsity Season

Leicester's Victorious Varsity Season

A full report on how Team Leicester strolled to Varsity victory, winning 35-12 across the season

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University cited by Leicester MP in European Union membership debate

University cited by Leicester MP in European Union membership debate

Liz Kendall, Leicester West and Labour MP, discusses how the University’s Centre for Medicine has benefited from European Union investment in the House of Commons

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UK medical sciences would have to ‘scale back ambition’ if we became isolated from the European Union, says academic

UK medical sciences would have to ‘scale back ambition’ if we became isolated from the European Union, says academic

Professor Andrew Tobin discusses how remaining in the EU can help address some of the largest biomedical challenges - such as a rise in dementia and infectious diseases worldwide

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Exams put to the test in learning and teaching conference

Exams put to the test in learning and teaching conference

Leicester Learning Institute is to host its fourth annual event for academic and professional colleagues

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Leicester Professor among ‘Top 50 Women in Engineering’

Leicester Professor among ‘Top 50 Women in Engineering’

List citing Professor Helen Atkinson CBE, FREng released on National Women in Engineering Day

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Exhibition showcases ‘fascinating relationship’ between India and Britain between 17th and 20th centuries

Exhibition showcases ‘fascinating relationship’ between India and Britain between 17th and 20th centuries

‘Strangers in the Land – Impressions of India’ exhibition running until 30 September in the David Wilson Library features a wealth of historical materials

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New videos help mark 50th anniversary of Department of Media and Communication

New videos help mark 50th anniversary of Department of Media and Communication

The University will also be hosting the international IAMCR conference in July which will be attended by more than 1,000 delegates

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University reaction to Brexit result

University reaction to Brexit result

Staff comment on the outcome of the momentous EU referendum

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Research highlights incredible insects during 'National Insect Week'

Research highlights incredible insects during 'National Insect Week'

National Insect Week (June 20 – 26), in which the importance of insects is celebrated, prompts us to look back at insect research at the University

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Jupiter awaits Juno’s arrival

Jupiter awaits Juno’s arrival

Astronomer presenting stunning new imagery at National Astronomy Meeting on 27 June

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Local children enjoy ‘making money’ in University project

Local children enjoy ‘making money’ in University project

Project teaching children about our number system showcased at Guildhall, Leicester until Sunday 3 July

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What is the Anthropocene - and why is it relevant for international law?

What is the Anthropocene - and why is it relevant for international law?

Professors Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams's article ranked in the top 50 of the most-read articles in the Oxford University Press Yearbook of Environmental Law

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Richard III is number 1

Richard III is number 1

Monarch whose remains were found in Leicester is top of the history polls for second year running

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Expert opinions cover slum tourism, the BBC and Brexit

Expert opinions cover slum tourism, the BBC and Brexit

Think: Leicester talking points: a range of topical issues tackled by academics between 23 - 29 June

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Master’s students announced as winners in innovative ideas competition

Master’s students announced as winners in innovative ideas competition

School of Museum Studies Master’s students win £2,000 in expert support with digital collective archive app

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Leicester announces four new research institutes to drive global research excellence

Leicester announces four new research institutes to drive global research excellence

NEW: Now with added audio. ‘This is part of our commitment to pioneer a distinctive elite of research-intensive institutions’ - Professor Paul Boyle, President and Vice-Chancellor.

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Botanic Garden Plant Sale and Family Day

Botanic Garden Plant Sale and Family Day

Annual public open day at University of Leicester Botanic Garden in Oadby on Sunday 3 July

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Leicester celebrates summer school students

Leicester celebrates summer school students

Widening participation programme provides local and national school students with essential study and personal skills

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New research sheds light on how reward-induced behaviour in the brain may be controlled

New research sheds light on how reward-induced behaviour in the brain may be controlled

Daniel Dautan and Todor Gerdjikov, researchers from our Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour, involved in international study published in ‘Nature Neuroscience’

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Sporting sensation set for 2016 European Athletics Championships

Sporting sensation set for 2016 European Athletics Championships

Lucy Hatton, 3rd year Criminology student and platinum sports scholar, part of Great Britain team competing in Amsterdam from 6-10 July

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Jupiter's vivid auroras captured by Hubble

Jupiter's vivid auroras captured by Hubble

Leicester astronomer leads observations in advance of arrival of Juno spacecraft

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Survey investigates freelance creative practitioners and austerity

Survey investigates freelance creative practitioners and austerity

Leicester research suggests challenges of freelance and cultural workers are often overlooked, despite making up significant proportion of arts sector workforce

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Launch of unique forensic courses at Leicester

Launch of unique forensic courses at Leicester

Post Mortem Radiology for natural and forensic death investigation announced

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University sponsors Business Awards

University sponsors Business Awards

University recognises and celebrates the dedication, passion and innovation that local business leaders bring to their roles

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Study suggests athletes and military at risk of heat stroke could benefit from ‘leaky gut’ therapy

Study suggests athletes and military at risk of heat stroke could benefit from ‘leaky gut’ therapy

Researcher involved in study into simple nutritional supplement which could be the solution and useful for athletes taking part in the Rio Olympics 2016

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Leicester pupils learn about research

Leicester pupils learn about research

Students from a Leicester school got an insight into health research during a visit to the Leicester Diabetes Centre

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University graduate receives national award from Cancer Research UK

University graduate receives national award from Cancer Research UK

Dr Mark Sims, diagnosed with incurable skin cancer, recognised for contribution to cancer research awareness at the Flame of Hope awards ceremony

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University academic part of new research into kidney disease

University academic part of new research into kidney disease

Dr Jonathan Barratt, Reader in our Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, involved in international study published in ‘Science Translational Medicine’

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