All entries for April 2005

April 29, 2005

University Doubles Sponsorship for International Children's Games to Quarter of a Million Pounds

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/pr302005/

The University of Warwick has responded to the City Council’s call for more sponsorship for the International Children’s Games by doubling its support to just over a quarter of a million pounds.
Initially the University agreed to fund the games by providing £125,000 of the accommodation and sports facilities hire costs but now the University has risen to the Councils call for further support and increased its total support to £255,650 covering everything from accommodation costs, to the web site design, printing costs and even the games closing party for the children.

April 26, 2005

New Study Shows Simple Actions Wipe Out Huge Higher Heart Risks For Asian Diabetics

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/NE1000000106274/

New research, to be revealed on Tuesday 26th of April at the launch of the University of Warwick Medical School's new Clinical Sciences Research Institute at the University Hospital campus at Walsgrave in Coventry, has shown that very simple interventions to target the health care of UK Asian diabetics can almost wipe out the 40% higher risks of heart disease linked to diabetes in that community.

Researcher Asks Will China Rule the World in 2045?

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/NE1000000106289/

University of Warwick China specialist Professor Shaun Breslin is to give a special presentation in the University of Warwick's London Office on Wednesday 27th of April that will argue that there are many misconceptions about Chinese power, and the obstacles to China's inexorable rise. However he says "Yes China will probably become an ever important global power, but its rise to supremacy is far from inevitable

April 14, 2005

Physicists Trash Turbulence Lab & Turn Pleasant Stream Into Raging Torrent

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/NE1000000105704/

Researchers at the University of Warwick have trashed the world's biggest turbulence lab by turning a pleasant stream into a raging torrent – but they say their actions will lead to new understandings in one of the main unsolved problems in physics- turbulence.

April 12, 2005

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/NE1000000105591/

Famous physicist Albert Einstein would stand "side by side" with those opposed to Bush and Blair's war on terror, according to the world's leading Einstein expert Professor John Stachel.

In a public lecture in honour of Einstein Year, being given at the Institute of Physics conference Physics 2005 at the University of Warwick on Wednesday 13th April, Professor John Stachel will explain how Einstein's experience as a witness to Germany's growing militarism during the First and Second World Wars led him to predict with "uncanny accuracy" the contemporary situation in the US and in Britain.


April 05, 2005

Honorary Degrees Announced for Simon Mayo and Anne Fine

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/NE1000000105381/

The University of Warwick has announced today, Tuesday 5th April 2005, that award winning novelist Anne Fine and Radio 5's Simon Mayo are among the eight people to be awarded honorary degrees by the University of Warwick at its Degree Ceremonies in July. The times and details for interview and photo opportunities on the day of ceremonies will be issued nearer the time.

April 04, 2005

Scientists find viruses can't stick to sea bugs in the dark

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/NE1000000105324/

Blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, in the seas are as vital to the survival of life on earth as the oxygen producing plants are on land. But marine bacteria are attacked by viruses, which can seriously affect their life-sustaining abilities but now a researcher at the University of Warwick has discovered that these viruses don't work in the dark, according to research presented today (Monday, 04 April 2005) at the Society for General Microbiology's 156th Meeting in Edinburgh.

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