All entries for January 2008

January 30, 2008

The US Primary Elections

Professor Trevor McCrisken is an expert in the field of the politics and foreign policy of the USA.

He is available for comment on the current US primaries and their wider implications.

Contact him on 02476 574 693, or via the university press officer on 07876 217740


January 29, 2008

Researchers Find That Middle–Aged Misery Spans the Globe

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/researchers_find_that/

Using data on 2 million people, from 80 nations, researchers from the University of Warwick and Dartmouth College in the US have found an extraordinarily consistent international pattern in depression and happiness levels that leaves us most miserable in middle age.


January 22, 2008

Economic meltdown for 2008?

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=crunchfinal.mp3

Economist Professor Andrew Oswald talks about the prospects of a recession in 2008.


Prof Angela Hobbs on Plato

Writing about web page http://nigelwarburton.typepad.com/philosophy_bites/hobbs/index.html

Prof Angela Hobbs from the Department of Philosophy has recorded a couple of podcasts for the ‘philosophybites’ series.

Prof Hobbs discusses ‘Plato On War’ and ‘Plato on Erotic Love’.


January 15, 2008

Triple Major Literary Success for University of Warwick’s English Department

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/triple_major_literary/

The last few weeks have seen a trio of literary successes for Warwick’s Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies.


January 14, 2008

Warwick to set up new course in Cyprus to improve diabetes care

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/warwick_to_set/

Health officials in Cyprus have turned to Warwick Medical School to help the country improve its treatment of people with diabetes.


Sacking Football Managers – Dr Susan Bridgewater

Sacking Football Managers

Dr Susan Bridgewater runs the Football Managers’ Course at Warwick Business School. The course is attended by many of the UK’s top managers such as Mark Hughes, Stuart Pearce and Les Ferdinand.

She has also published a number of papers on trends in the hiring and firing of football managers.

Dr Susan Bridgewater may be contacted on 07960 679513


Oil Prices – Professor Andrew Oswald

Oil Prices

Professor Andrew Oswald is an acknowledged expert on World oil prices and an experienced media commentator

He may be contacted on 07876 217717.


Kenya – Professor John Oucho

Kenya

Professor John Oucho is a Kenyan expert on ethnic relations. He believes the divisions we now see in Kenya are not tribal but rather the clash of society’s haves and and have-nots.

He can be contacted on 02476 574731.
Or via the Press Officer on 07876 217740


January 08, 2008

Rugby & Kenilworth MP Gets in Astronomer’s Shadow

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/rugby_kenilworth_mp/

Rugby and Kenilworth MP Jeremy Wright has been placed in the shadow of a University of Warwick Astronomer. Thankfully this doesn’t mean that he is blocking the light to a telescope based experiment – he is taking part in a Royal Society run scheme to pair up MPs with active research scientists so they can shadow each other’s work and get more understanding of science in to politics and government.


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