All entries for April 2008

April 30, 2008

Exhibition Celebrates 21 Years of Generosity – Donation of 40 Art Works

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/exhibition_celebrates_21/

The University of Warwick’s Mead Gallery is mounting a special exhibition to celebrate the 21 years of generosity by the “Friends of the Mead” organisation which has donated 40 works of art to the Mead Gallery in Warwick Arts Centre over that time.


April 29, 2008

Honorary Degrees for Experts on Heart, DNA, Shakespeare, & Holocaust Aftermath

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/honorary_degrees_for_experts_on_heart_dna_shakespeare__holocaust_aftermath1

The University of Warwick has announced the names of eleven people who will be awarded Honorary Degrees at its Summer degree ceremonies between 14th and 18th July 2008. They include experts on the human heart, DNA, Shakespeare, world trade, and the aftermath of the Holocaust.


April 28, 2008

Expert Comment – Trades Unions and Strikes

Professor Mike Terry is an expert in trades unions and industrial relations. Of growing trades union activity he says -

“Strikes are a public demonstration that unions are alive and well and trying to do something. It keeps them in the news, raises awareness – it is a carefully orchestrated display of discontent.

“The unions sniff the possibility of slightly greater concessions in the run up to an election. They may get certain promises for the future, such as a big pay review.”

Mike Terry may be contacted on 02476 524 563
Or via the press officer Richard Fern on 07876 217740


April 24, 2008

Researchers important markers of high risk of type 2 diabetes

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

Researchers at the University of Warwick have found markers that indicate endothelial dysfunction (changes in the cells which line the blood vessels) and sub-clinical systemic inflammation can also help identify a far greater number of people at high risk for future development of type 2 diabetes.


Warwick awarded four Prime Ministerial grants to work with international universities

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

The University of Warwick has been awarded four Prime Ministerial grants to collaborate on research and education with universities in Asia.


Researcher condemns European Commission for turning down boost for biopesticides

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

University of Warwick researcher Professor Wyn Grant has condemned the European Commission’s decision to reject two amendments from the European Parliament designed to help the wider use of biologically based pesticides on European crops.


Independent Ranks Warwick as Top Midlands University & Top 5 in UK

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

The Independent newspaper has today, Thursday 24th April, ranked the University of Warwick as one of the top 5 universities in the UK and the top ranked university in the Midlands.


April 23, 2008

New Midlands Role for Leading Engineering Researcher

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

Professor Jonathan Seville, one of the UK’s leading research engineers, has just taken up the position of Dean of the University of Warwick’s School of Engineering.


April 22, 2008

Warwick launches international Summer University for brightest young people a year early

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

In August the University of Warwick announced that it was to launch a new international organisation for gifted young people in Spring 2008 with its first “Summer University” to be held in 2009. That announcement has generated such a high level of interest that the University has now decided to accelerate its plans and mount the first International Gateway for Gifted Youth Summer University (“IGGY Summer U”) this Summer in July and August 2008.


White kids progress least

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

Dr Steve Strand from the Warwick Institute of Education talks about his report which shows that white British children from working class backgrounds make the least progress compared to other ethnic groups at secondary school.


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