April

Blog Entry University of Leicester staff and students take part in ground-breaking archaeology project with injured soldiers
Staff and students are taking part in a dig at Caerwent, Wales, as part of award-winning project Operation Nightingale
Blog Entry Diversification in ancient tadpole shrimps challenges the term ‘living fossil’
New genetic study of tadpole shrimps co-authored by University of Leicester biologist casts doubt on the validity of the term ‘living fossil’
Blog Entry The University of Leicester joins iTunes U
Free educational content includes Search for Richard III
Blog Entry PhD training given £84 million boost
Minister announces investment in doctoral training
Blog Entry Richard III biographer who predicted the discovery of the King launches new book
Author David Baldwin, a retired University of Leicester historian, identified the site of the discovery in 1986
Blog Entry New University of Leicester research centre to explore the genetic complexities of life
Returning Professor to head new research centre for Genetic Architecture of Complex Traits
Blog Entry Exciting breakthrough in search for neurodegenerative disease treatments
University of Leicester geneticist among team investigating promising compound
Blog Entry Unusual anal fin offers new insight into evolution
Study by University of Leicester geologists provides evidence of early developmental and evolutionary experimentation
Blog Entry Management degree offers new benefits to voluntary sector
Intake now open for course offered by University of Leicester Institute of Lifelong Learning
Blog Entry Blame it on the Rain (from Saturn's Rings)
A study led by the University of Leicester finds that charged-water "rain" from Saturn's rings falls across large swaths of the planet
Blog Entry Turning massive cosmic explosions into art
UK artist Dave Griffiths has produced an art installation inspired by University of Leicester astronomers’ discoveries of a gamma ray burst
Blog Entry Starring role: University of Leicester Library to take centre stage in short film
The University’s David Wilson Library provides the backdrop to a Shakespeare-inspired short film
Blog Entry University of Leicester to host acclaimed Leicester author Kerry Young
Kerry Young to read from her most recent book, Gloria, at the University of Leicester Bookshop on Monday 22nd April
Blog Entry Rolls-Royce announces finalists in TARGETjobs female Undergraduate of the Year Award
University of Leicester student shortlisted for prize which includes 10 week paid internship
Blog Entry Leicester scientists organise groundbreaking Saturn observational campaign
Hubble Space Telescope, Cassini, Keck Observatory, VLT and IRTF to be used in month-long observation of Saturn’s auroras - coordinated by University of Leicester
Blog Entry How have young people’s experiences of unemployment changed since the 1980s?
Research teams from the University of Leicester and the University of Glasgow aim to explore unemployment, insecurity and vulnerability among young people during two key periods of economic instability
Blog Entry Application signals start of work at Richard lll site
The University of Leicester's Archeological Services team (ULAS) is seeking permission to remove wall for further excavation
Blog Entry Enterprise Rent-A-Car announces finalists in TARGETjobs Management Undergraduate of the Year Award
University of Leicester students shortlisted for prizes which includes 10 week internship
Blog Entry Strange new bursts of gamma-rays point to a new way to destroy a star
University of Leicester academic in cosmic sighting
Blog Entry North Korea, Nukes and 1984
University of Leicester experts comment on political situation in North Korea
Blog Entry Thatcher: legacy views
University of Leicester experts comment on the former Prime Minister
Blog Entry ‘Health MOT’ programme could uncover 440,000 new diabetes, heart or kidney patients per year
University of Leicester research shows NHS Health Check programme is likely to uncover higher numbers of patients than initial estimates suggested
Blog Entry Boston bombings
Expert comment from the University of Leicester is available re the Boston Bombings
Blog Entry Leicester hosts International Space Apps Challenge
NASA-led global event for creative technology development
Blog Entry Businesses and organisations from Leicestershire partner international service delivery project
University of Leicester hosts project that aims to enhance international standards of service delivery
Blog Entry Leicester shortlisted for national awards
The University of Leicester has been shortlisted for two Times Higher Education Leadership & Management Awards
Blog Entry Richard III may have gone through painful medical treatments to ‘cure’ his scoliosis
Richard III may have gone through very painful treatments for his spinal deformity, according to University of Leicester researcher
Blog Entry Salters’ Festival of Chemistry
In partnership with The Royal Society of Chemistry at University of Leicester Department of Chemistry on Tuesday 23 April 2013
Blog Entry New University of Leicester conference centre creates 80 new jobs
College Court conference venue is recruiting for a host of new positions ahead of its opening in October
Blog Entry Significant collection of prehistoric metalwork discovered at Iron Age site – along with gaming pieces
Prehistoric site provides remarkable insight into ancient lives
Blog Entry Extremes of Human Cruelty: Research network will delve into the darkest side of human nature
University of Leicester academic sets up research network to explore extreme human cruelty and evil
Blog Entry Pioneering search for pancreatic cancer 'fingerprint' in simple blood test
University of Leicester study, funded by Hope Against Cancer, investigates early detection of disease
Blog Entry Have your say on the future of blood transfusion communication and consent
Focus groups in city will help to improve information provided about the service
Blog Entry University of Leicester Professor in call for new satellite system to monitor world’s forests
Expert in Earth observation science comments in Nature
Blog Entry Acclaimed poet John Siddique to give public reading at the University of Leicester
Public reading from acclaimed poet John Siddique on Tuesday 30 April, while Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri gives a writing master class to staff and students
Blog Entry University of Leicester academic involved in project on Comics and Narration
Work by leading French-language comics theorist is translated
Blog Entry Ancient Rome and the Clash of Civilisations
University of Leicester expert archaeologist to give Inaugural lecture on Tuesday 30 April 2013
Blog Entry Prestigious grant for research into memory formation
University of Leicester neuroscientist to receive grant as part of international collaboration
Blog Entry Richard III facial reconstruction on show in city
Model head to go on nationwide tour before forming permanent centrepiece of visitor centre display
Blog Entry GSS Win Competition for New Art and Sculpture Galleries Wing at University of Leicester
Architects appointed to design and deliver extension project
Blog Entry Postcode inequality for cancer diagnosis 'costs lives'
Study finds hundreds of lives could be prolonged if women in poorer areas were diagnosed with breast cancer at same stage as those in affluent areas
Blog Entry Student scoops prestigious prize at TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards
University of Leicester undergraduate student is named ‘Management Undergraduate of the Year’
Blog Entry Visitors and Residents: Students' attitudes to academic use of social media
A University of Leicester-led study shows students display “Visitor” and “Resident” characteristics when using social media for learning
Blog Entry NHS prescribing errors puts patients at risk, warn Leicester academics
New study to investigate and reduce prescribing errors in the NHS
Blog Entry Rejected and Dejected: The Impacts of Islamophobic Violence in Canada
Criminology expert to discuss anti-Muslim hate crimes in a public lecture at the University of Leicester on Wednesday 8 May
Blog Entry King Richard III archaeology team bids to extend search at historic search site
Dig team to investigate 600-year old stone coffin and to learn more about Church that housed a King

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