July

Blog Entry The Apprentice is “false” and “morally bankrupt”, business expert claims
University of Leicester School of Management’s Professor Martin Parker criticises BBC reality television programme
Blog Entry Archaeologists start new excavation of Richard III’s final resting place
The University of Leicester archaeologists who discovered King Richard III have started work on a new dig at Grey Friars church
Blog Entry Leicester forensic experts to teach on American CSI summer camp
Dr John Bond and Dr Lisa Smith will teach on an American Academy of Forensic Sciences’ CSI Summer Camp from July 8 to 12
Blog Entry Airborne pollution-scanning device maps Leicester’s air quality
University of Leicester researchers’ Airborne Air Quality Mapper produces bird’s-eye view of air quality around the city
Blog Entry BBC Radio 4’s Reverend Richard Coles to appear at art auction to support urgent public appeal for new inclusive arts space for Leicestershire and Rutland
October deadline set to raise remainder of funds for £1.5 million Gallery at University of Leicester’s inclusive Richard Attenborough Arts Centre
Blog Entry No Mr Bond, I Expect you to Drive
University of Leicester Physics Students investigate the famous ejector seat in Goldfinger
Blog Entry Women missing out on bonuses – New study
Sexism Still a Secret Scourge in EU, suggests new report
Blog Entry New fluorescent fingerprint tag aims to increase IDs from ‘hidden’ fingerprints on bullets and knives
Neutron scattering at ILL and ISIS delves inside new crime scene forensics technique developed by the University of Leicester; Research to address the fact that only 10% of fingerprints taken from crime scenes yield identifications that are usable in court
Blog Entry University of Leicester to honour distinguished individuals from public life
Fourteen honorary degrees to be awarded at graduation ceremonies between 9-12 July 2013
Blog Entry Space study opens up new opportunities to explore exotic energy
University of Leicester astronomer will present new work at RAS meeting
Blog Entry University of Leicester to unify lifelong learning provision on campus
Adult education provision to transfer from Vaughan College, St Nicholas Circle, to heart of the University
Blog Entry University of Leicester Students’ Union named best in the country
University of Leicester’s Students’ Union was named Higher Education SU of the year at the NUS Awards 2013
Blog Entry New G-STEP map application points to reduction in truck congestion
University of Leicester, Leicester city council and ERDF-funded map application uses earth observation data to improve truck routes through Leicester City
Blog Entry Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project to launch at the University of Leicester
Weekend of events beginning 5th July to commence a £800,000 project on the complete works of Evelyn Waugh using Digital Humanities technology
Blog Entry Interns describe ‘fantastic’ first week at Richard III dig site
A year 12 pupil and archaeology undergraduate have started work at the University of Leicester’s new excavation at the Grey Friars site
Blog Entry Brain and eye combined monitoring breakthrough could lead to fewer road accidents
University of Leicester project tracks eye movements and brain activity
Blog Entry Experts propose alternative to “macho and destructive” academic culture
A group of female scholars will hold an experiment in “friendly and supportive” peer review at the Critical Management Studies conference in Manchester on July 10-12
Blog Entry New dig at Richard III site could uncover a group of headless friars
University of Leicester archaeologists digging at Grey Friars could unearth a group of Leicester friars who were beheaded for treason by Henry IV
Blog Entry Public can watch as archaeologists unearth history at Richard III dig site
A public viewing platform will be opened this week at the University of Leicester’s new Grey Friars excavation following successful first week
Blog Entry Experts create 3D map of Richard III’s grave
University of Leicester researchers combine two surveying techniques to build up a detailed digital visualisation of King Richard III’s final resting place
Blog Entry Hydraulic walking machine to thunder through botanic garden for art show
Walking art piece features in the University of Leicester’s Sculpture in the Garden exhibition
Blog Entry University of Leicester lecturer forges ahead with fundraising for local cancer charity
Dr Stewart Sale from the University of Leicester continues his ‘Year of Hope’ challenge
Blog Entry Antiques Roadshow star talks China at Leicester Study Day
TV personality and ceramics expert Lars Tharp to give talks on ‘The Stillness of a Chinese Jar’ at Lamport Hall on Friday 19 July
Blog Entry SIX OF THE BEST FOR LEICESTER
University of Leicester picks up six top education marketing awards – including Marketing Department of the Year
Blog Entry It’s written in the stars: Royal baby’s date of birth ‘considered to be auspicious for the nation and its well-being’
Birth date has historical resonances for health of a monarch and welfare of the nation, says University of Leicester historian of medicine
Blog Entry Image of Damien Hirst holding severed head should not be exhibited, argue experts
University of Leicester archaeologists have criticised a gallery for displaying an image of artist Damien Hirst with his arm around the head of a dead man
Blog Entry Leicester experts welcome Ofgem’s new strategy for helping vulnerable energy consumers
Research by University of Leicester law academics has helped Ofgem develop its new consumer vulnerability strategy
Blog Entry British archaeologists discover what may be the world’s oldest calendar in a field in Scotland
Leicester archaeoastronomer advises team on discovery
Blog Entry King Richard lll will get a raised tomb!
Leicester Cathedral announces plans to spend £1 million on reinterment
Blog Entry Movement without muscles study in insects could inspire robot and prosthetic limb developments
Insects use ‘clever biomechanical tricks’ say researchers from the University of Leicester
Blog Entry Channel 5 show ignores Gibraltar’s national identity
University of Leicester academic claims Channel 5’s new series Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun is rehashing an out-of-date stereotype
Blog Entry Hollywood and British film figures at University of Leicester event
‘Home Alone was conceived as Straw Dogs for kids’
Blog Entry Leicester at the heart of new research to revolutionise understanding of lung cancer
University of Leicester to play key role in unlocking lung cancer's secrets
Blog Entry A year of discoveries showcased at the University of Leicester
Key figures in Mars exploration, the Search for Richard III and forensic science give their insights in public talks on Thursday 25th July and Friday 26th July
Blog Entry Migration for more money does not bring more happiness
New research reveals that people who migrate to wealthier countries aren’t any happier!
Blog Entry College Court hits £1million on the books ahead of opening
A new state of the art University of Leicester conference venue has received more than 100 reservation requests ahead of its opening in October
Blog Entry Team led by University of Leicester sets new record for cosmic X-ray sightings
Exploring the extreme Universe with a rich new resource
Blog Entry Archaeologists to lift lid on mysterious stone coffin at Richard III site
University of Leicester archaeologists will exhume a 14th century stone coffin at the latest Grey Friars dig this week
Blog Entry Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy Associated with Offspring Conduct Problems, Study Suggests
Research led by University of Leicester examines relationship between maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring conduct problems among children
Blog Entry Scientists seek help from public to tackle invasion of new strawberry fields pest
University of Leicester genetics researchers are investigating a new species of fruit fly in the UK which wrecks soft fruit crops
Blog Entry UK space research pioneer wins lifetime achievement award
Professor Alan Wells awarded Sir Arthur Clarke Award by UK astronaut Tim Peake
Blog Entry New study to explore whether oestrogen impacts how women perceive movement
University of Leicester researcher investigates the factors that affect motion perception in women
Blog Entry Forensic Science in the UK – response by University of Leicester forensic scientist to Science and Technology Committee inquiry into closure of the FSS
Expert comment from Dr John Bond, OBE, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science at the University of Leicester
Blog Entry Investigating ADHD in children born prematurely
Researcher from University of Leicester's Department of Health Sciences collaborates on new study
Blog Entry Former president of Royal Society and Chief Scientific Adviser honoured with lifetime achievement award
International Finance and Banking Society, launched at the University of Leicester, honours Lord May
Blog Entry Mystery deepens in coffin-within-a-coffin found at Richard III site
A medieval stone coffin found at Grey Friars contains an inner lead coffin – which archaeologists will now examine at the University of Leicester
Blog Entry Centenary celebrated at Ecological event at University of Leicester Botanic Garden
Ecology Day celebrates British Ecological Society’s centenary on Sunday 4 August
Blog Entry To infinity and beyond: teleporting humans into space
University of Leicester Physics students write journal article on teleportation
Blog Entry £55m EIB support for University of Leicester campus development
Record investment will contribute towards to new energy-efficient building projects across campus
Blog Entry Artists’ sketches and interviews give unique insight into sculpture exhibition
Drawings and interviews with the artists featured in the University of Leicester’s Sculpture in the Garden Exhibition are currently on show at Embrace Arts

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