June

Blog Entry Children of the world ‘could do better’ in physical activity
Launch of new Physical Activity Report Card in Children and Youth
Blog Entry Criminologist to advise summit on sexual violence
Dr Lisa Smith invited to conference co-chaired by Angelina Jolie
Blog Entry Celebrating the impact of universities through public participation
University of Leicester public engagement events to take place during Universities Week 2014 between 9 – 15 June
Blog Entry NIHR Leicester Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit Open day
BRU Open Day provides insight into first class medical research facility
Blog Entry University of Leicester School of Management wins prestigious Small Business Charter Award
Dr Angus Cameron attended award ceremony at 10 Downing Street
Blog Entry Inspirational student wins Adult Learners’ Week 2014 award in the face of adversity
University of Leicester distance learning student Samuel Akera wins prestigious Learning for Work award after conquering hardship
Blog Entry When pigs fly: Digging into the language of the trenches
New introduction to The Lingo of No Man’s Land written by Professor Julie Coleman from the University of Leicester
Blog Entry Breakthrough study solves plant sex mystery
University of Leicester team undresses the genetic hierarchy in plant sperm cell formation
Blog Entry Opening date set for King Richard lll Visitor Centre
Attraction opens Saturday 26 July
Blog Entry Scientists put mankind’s technological impact on the planet to the test
University of Leicester geologists suggest human phenomenon lies at the heart of the Anthropocene
Blog Entry Art to ‘restore the public spirit’
In straitened times, power of sculpture to inspire is explored at outdoor exhibition free and open to the public
Blog Entry University of Leicester officially opens £12.6 million heart research centre
Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Robert Burgess will open the University of Leicester British Heart Foundation Cardiovascular Research Centre on Wednesday 11 June
Blog Entry Resolving the riddle of our earliest backboned ancestors
University of Leicester academics to present origin of life research as part of Universities Week 2014 at Natural History Museum on Wednesday 11 June
Blog Entry One-third of English adults have prediabetes
Rates of prediabetes have risen sharply says study co-led by University of Leicester
Blog Entry Researchers find serious flaws in the Coalition’s plans to increase social mobility
New book co-written by University of Leicester Professor challenges government approach to mobility policy
Blog Entry Fisheries trinity feature in new film
GAP2 video showcases value of collaboration in European fisheries management
Blog Entry Commemorating the centenary of the Great War
University of Leicester events and projects to remember the First World War and the stories of those who lived through it
Blog Entry University of Leicester wins 'terrific treble' in national teaching excellence awards
Leicester is the only university to win three Fellowships this year for quality of teaching and support for learning
Blog Entry New Faith Advisory Team to be launched at University of Leicester Chaplaincy
Event marks ‘landmark moment’ in Chaplaincy history
Blog Entry Immune response affects sleep and memory – new study
Sickness-induced insomnia is common because of link between brain and immune system
Blog Entry Members of the public invited to see the riddle of our earliest ancestors solved by palaeontologists
University of Leicester public engagement event at Highcross Shopping Centre to take place on Saturday 14 June
Blog Entry New Evelyn Waugh website will let public contribute to Complete Works project
Public will to 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
Blog Entry Science and engineering stars shine
University of Leicester academics honoured in House of Commons event
Blog Entry Local Community invited to University of Leicester Summer Reunion Open Day 2014
Members of the public invited to exciting event for all the family on Saturday 28 June
Blog Entry New discoveries in genetics of lung health
• Study co-led by Leicester and Nottingham universities with colleagues in US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences • Research offers potential for prevention and treatment of lung diseases • First time this particular genetic link with lung health has been found
Blog Entry New project to investigate vanishing pubs in England
University of Leicester research team to increase appreciation of ‘severely threatened’ pubs in Leeds
Blog Entry Stories of Migration photography exhibition at University of Leicester
Joint project by School of Museum Studies and Migration Museum Project uses state-of-the art digital technology
Blog Entry The human cost of consumer technologies
Academics turn spotlight on practices of world’s biggest electronic manufacturing company
Blog Entry ‘Untouchable’ works to be investigated at University of Leicester event
Dalit literature is focus of AHRC Research Network symposium
Blog Entry Leicester-led conference 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
Blog Entry Higher prison sentences unlikely to deter ‘death by driving’ offences, academic says
University of Leicester academic Professor Sally Kyd Cunningham suggests new Government laws could fail as a deterrent against crimes committed while driving
Blog Entry Groundbreaking research finds human sweat can reduce bacteria defences in hospitals and schools
University of Leicester researchers discover sweat can cause corrosion of protective qualities of door knobs and taps within an hour of contact
Blog Entry Successful investment in carbon reduction with more to come
University of Leicester Green initiative recognised
Blog Entry Driving Change; Improving Performance – how to engage with the Global economy
University of Leicester and industry experts to speak at Innovation Leicester 2014 conference
Blog Entry Conference to pay tribute to one of the twentieth century’s greatest sociologists
University of Leicester to host landmark conference to celebrate the life and achievements of Norbert Elias
Blog Entry University of Leicester Celebrates 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
Blog Entry Festival to showcase University of Leicester postgraduate research
Employers and public invited to judge excellence in postgraduate research on Thursday 26 June
Blog Entry Archaeologists search for new portal into bygone era
Open day at Burrough Hill on Sunday 29 June, 11am - 4pm
Blog Entry Time to think big: a call for a giant space telescope
RAS President and University of Leicester Pro-Vice-Chancellor speaks at National Astronomy Meeting
Blog Entry University of Leicester student awarded ‘summer studentship’ by the Dr Hadwen Trust
Karishma Joshi to undertake research project into tuberculosis (TB)
Blog Entry History favourite to open new galleries at Bosworth
First changes to exhibition displays since Richard III discovery
Blog Entry Time to think big: a call for a giant space telescope
University of Leicester scientist looks to future
Blog Entry Connecting SMEs with University of Leicester Talent
New initiative to offer recruitment solutions to East Midlands employers
Blog Entry Former Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus and ECB Governing Council member returns to University of Leicester
Professor Panicos Demetriades participated in talks that saved Cyprus from bankruptcy
Blog Entry New research shows freshers struggle to remember basic A-level concepts
University of Leicester involved in developing and implementing national study
Blog Entry Global manufacturer shows the dark heart of nearshoring, new study finds
‘Forms of Labour in Europe and China. The Case of Foxconn’ - conference at the University of Padua in Italy on June 26-27, 2014
Blog Entry Student relationship story to explore romance and overcoming traumatic pasts in ‘The Glass Heart Girl’
University of Leicester becomes setting for new novel by author Michelle Diana Lowe
Blog Entry The science of walking on walls and ceilings
University of Leicester students show Wallace & Gromit ‘Wrong Trousers’ are scientifically possible for a short period of time
Blog Entry University of Leicester PhD student awarded prestigious science fellowship
Physics student Nishad Karim to work with Guardian newspaper for summer placement
Blog Entry Unveiling the secrets of the hidden world of drug trafficking
New book by University of Leicester academic explores motivations of women working as drug mules

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