February

Blog Entry University of Leicester launches new Centre for Hate Studies
Leicester criminologist spearheads centre to help organisations respond to challenges posed by hate and prejudice
Blog Entry Rat islands ‘a laboratory of future evolution’
University of Leicester academic predicts rats will continue to grow and fill a ‘significant chunk’ of Earth’s emptying ecospace
Blog Entry New King Richard III Website Launched
Site outlines story of King Richard lll and his 500 year place in Leicester’s history
Blog Entry Richard III archaeologist addresses business leaders
Leader of Grey Friars project to speak about Richard III discovery at annual dinner of Leicestershire Business Voice
Blog Entry Bluesky Begins Night Time Aerial Photo Mapping Trials
World’s first integrated night mapping system developed by University of Leicester experts
Blog Entry University to host 3,000 schoolchildren for spectacular chemistry show
The University of Leicester is bringing the explosive Modern Alchemist show to the city on 14 March– with two lectures arranged especially for schools
Blog Entry Indian delegation seeks to establish links with Leicester
Three-day visit seeks to bolster ties with University of Leicester and with the city
Blog Entry Leicester Cultural Quarter’s post-industrial past to be explored through creative writing
University of Leicester is commissioning creative writers to work with archivists to explore local people’s personal connections with landmark post-industrial sites in the East Midlands
Blog Entry Scrutinising the myth of social media ‘neutrality’
University of Leicester academic Dr Ruth Page’s paper published on cultural differences in Wikipedia entries surrounding Meredith Kercher case
Blog Entry Transportation innovation to be discussed at THE ISSUE Conference 2014
University of Leicester academics to speak at networking conference between 11-12 February
Blog Entry Exercise provides hope for kidney disease patients and their vulnerable hearts
National award for new University of Leicester research into preventing heart disease in dialysis patients
Blog Entry Refugees use creative writing to tell their stories
University of Leicester students are helping asylum seekers express their troubled pasts through the New Voices Wagon Project
Blog Entry Genomes of Richard III and his proven relative to be sequenced
Project led by Dr Turi King of the University of Leicester
Blog Entry Bees fight to a stalemate in the battle of the sexes according to new research from the University of Leicester
New study sheds light on genomic conflict in bumblebees
Blog Entry Stunning video of Saturn’s auroras from Leicester-led observations
Spectacular display of Saturn’s northern lights made using observations led by University of Leicester space scientists, using NASA's Cassini spacecraft and Hubble Space Telescope
Blog Entry University of Leicester student leads school-building expedition to Ghana
Student ambassador for national charity in call for volunteers
Blog Entry New £28 million health improvement Initiative in East Midlands
Professor Kamlesh Khunti leads collaboration
Blog Entry Why did the orang-utan come down from the trees?
New study reveals hitherto undocumented extent of orang-utan terrestriality
Blog Entry "Sexy" underwear is not the only way to feel feminine on Valentine's Day, academic says
Underwear consumption expert Dr Christiana Tsaousi says TV shows and glossy magazines give the false impression that only one type of underwear can make women feel feminine
Blog Entry Academic receives international accolade for pioneering diabetes research
University of Leicester academic Professor Kamlesh Khunti awarded 8th Sardar Patel International Award
Blog Entry Tinnitus study signals new advance in understanding link between exposure to loud sounds and hearing loss
Leicester research reveals why hearing loss is correlated with auditory signals failing to get transmitted along the auditory nerve
Blog Entry Leicester Exchanges debate to explore forgotten legacies of Great War
Free public debate will highlight hidden and overlooked effects
Blog Entry ‘Funny Bones’ to explore the portrayal of disability in comedy
Free public debate to take place at Embrace Arts, the University of Leicester’s arts centre on Sunday 23 February at 3pm
Blog Entry Experts draw international audience to Richard III conference
Places still available for University of Leicester conference from Friday 21- Sunday 23 February 2014
Blog Entry University of Leicester signs historic partnership agreement with Soran University, Kurdistan, Iraq
• Innovative new Natural Resources Research Centre opened during ceremony on 11 February • Partnership aims to improve sustainable resources expertise
Blog Entry Mitigating the maladies of air quality and climate change
University of Leicester academic Professor Paul Monks discussed global issues at the American Association for the Advance of Science on Sunday 16 February
Blog Entry Prisons: do we still need them?
Chief Executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform delivers latest Scarman Lecture at University of Leicester on 19 February 2014
Blog Entry Launch of river restoration project in Market Harborough
Ambitious scheme to ‘put nature back into river’
Blog Entry Parents are not more likely to split up if mothers earn more than fathers
New paper by University of Leicester management expert published in journal Sociology
Blog Entry “Gravity”-style space debris threat from giant satellite explored in student paper
University of Leicester students reveal the difficulties of de-orbiting the huge satellite Envisat, which lost contact with Earth in 2012
Blog Entry 1950s thriller ‘Eden’ to explore corruption in the time of dictatorship
LUTheatre student play to premiere at University of Leicester 5-7 March
Blog Entry Students celebrate ‘Good Deed Day’ by helping local communities
University of Leicester to host plant pot event on Monday 24 February as part of Student Volunteering Week
Blog Entry Traditional ragas and dazzling improvisation
Darbar Unplugged comes to Embrace Arts
Blog Entry Leicester expert on asbestos-related cancer to speak at the House of Lords
University of Leicester mesothelioma expert Professor Dean Fennell will address the House of Lords in support of Lord Saatchi’s Medical Innovation Bill on Monday 24 February
Blog Entry Graduates invited to attend national space industry careers event
Careers in the Space Industry event hosted by University of Leicester’s G-STEP project to take place on Friday 28 February
Blog Entry What does ‘going global’ mean for our record of the past?
University of Leicester to co-host Gerald Aylmer Seminar 2014 in London on Friday 28 February 2014
Blog Entry University of Leicester hosts international multiculturalism celebration
University hosts end-of-project celebration by European Multicultural Foundation and schools across five countries
Blog Entry CUBO appoints new Chair
Frances Stone, Director of Residential and Commercial Services at the University of Leicester, has been appointed Chair of the College & University Business Officers (CUBO)
Blog Entry University of Leicester graduate launches UK’s first university fitness competition
‘Mr University’ contest to take place on Sunday 16 March at University of Leicester
Blog Entry Crocus blooming signals spring
Weekend viewings of spring flowers at University of Leicester Botanic Garden on Sunday 2 and Sunday 9 March 2014
Blog Entry Recognition for Leicester Renal Centre partnered with Nigeria
Professor Nigel Brunskill helps Leicester's Hospitals receive international funding from International Society of Nephrology
Blog Entry Scientists unlock a ‘microbial Pompeii’
University of Leicester expertise plays part in discovery
Blog Entry New video exposes the harms of hate crime
Educational film from the University of Leicester reveals damaging impact of hate and prejudice
Blog Entry How the space industry is embracing entrepreneurship
Start-ups and small businesses invited to attend the 26th National Student Space Conference at the University of Leicester 1-2 March
Blog Entry Improving Leicester city one hack at a time
University of Leicester students to attend two-day Leicester Civic Hack event on 1-2 March
Blog Entry Charities and public sector join forces to create a generation of young lifesavers
University of Leicester involved in project

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