All entries for January 2009

January 30, 2009

Researchers say Welsh women's role in National Assembly puts Westminster to shame

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

Women Assembly Members (AMs) in the Welsh National Assembly have transformed the national political life of Wales and offer a far more equitable level of representation for women than that found in Westminster or in many Welsh councils.


January 28, 2009

Warwick law academic picks up national prize for teaching

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

University of Warwick Associate Professor Gary Watt has been named as the national Law Teacher of the Year 2009.


GPS data and mobile phone texts to give children's voice to urban expansion

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

GPS data and Mobile Phone texts are to be used to help ensure that the needs and voices of children are considered in the shaping of new urban developments.


Warwick Prize for Writing announces first ever shortlist

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

The Warwick Prize for Writing has announced its first ever shortlist. The unique prize, open to all genres and nationalities, reveals an eclectic shortlist of six international titles.


January 26, 2009

GPs and nurses could slash diabetes patients waiting times for psychological care

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

GPs and nurses should be trained to deliver psychological therapies shown to help people struggling to cope with type 2 diabetes, according to researchers at the University of Warwick.


January 19, 2009

English critic spurred Robbie Burns to become more political

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

As Scottish people everywhere prepare the celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of national icon Robert Burns, University of Warwick Professor Jon Mee argues that was an English critic who encouraged the poet to make his work more political.


January 16, 2009

Why you can't hurry love

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

Scientists have developed a mathematical model of the mating game to help explain why courtship is often protracted. The study, by researchers at the University of Warwick, UCL (University College London) and LSE (London School of Economics and Political Science), shows that extended courtship enables a male to signal his suitability to a female and enables the female to screen out the male if he is unsuitable as a mate.


January 13, 2009

University of Warwick on iTunes U features best–selling authors

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/university_of_warwick_on_itunes_u_features_best-selling_authors1/

Exclusive material featuring best-selling children’s author Jacqueline Wilson and acclaimed writer Alain de Botton are now available free through the University of Warwick’s new site on iTunes U.


January 12, 2009

Scientists bring 2000 year old painted warrior to virtual life

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/scientists_bring_2000/

A 2000-year-old painted statue is being restored to her original glory by scientists from WMG at the University of Warwick, the University of Southampton, and the Herculaneum Conservation Project.


Girls twice as likely as boys to remain victims of bullying

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

Girls targeted by bullies at primary school are two and a half times more likely to remain victims than boys, according to research from the University of Warwick and University of Hertfordshire.


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