All entries for May 2009

May 27, 2009

Research suggests we may be genetically programmed to care about climate change

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

Humans may be programmed by evolution to care about the future of the environment, suggests research published today.


May 26, 2009

Success for Warwick's own budding murder mystery star

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/success_for_warwick146s/

First-time novelist Catherine Hanley is celebrating getting her work into print after turning to experts at the University of Warwick’s CAPITAL Centre, which explores creativity and performance in teaching and learning.


May 22, 2009

Wings that waggle could cut aircraft emissions by 20%

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

Wings which redirect air to waggle sideways could cut airline fuel bills by 20% according to research by the University of Warwick funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Airbus.


May 20, 2009

University gives Campus dedicated Police Officer Buggy Beat

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

While there are seven police officers who have the University as part of their patch the University has just one totally dedicated officer for its 750 acre main campus. How do we spread him around? –Answer buy him his own 25 mph police buggy.


May 12, 2009

Guardian ranks University of Warwick 4th in the UK

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

The UK’s Guardian Newspaper has today, Tuesday 12th May, ranked the University of Warwick as the top University on the Midlands and 4th overall in the UK.


Research says older people need more sun

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

Spending more time in the sunshine could help older people to reduce their risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.

Exposure to sunlight stimulates vitamin D in the skin and older people are more likely to have a vitamin D deficiency due to the natural aging process and changes in lifestyle.


Honorary Degrees for Pensions Campaigner, World Trade Director and Theatre Critic

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/honorary_degrees_for_pensions_campaigner__world_trade_director__theatre_critic1/

The University of Warwick has announced that it is to award 15 Honorary degrees during its Summer degree ceremonies on 14th- 17th July. They include awards to pensions campaigner Rodney Bickerstaffe, Leamington born theatre critic Michael Billington, and Pascal Lamy Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. Short biographies of each of the people who will receive a Warwick Honorary degree with details on their degree follow below. Dates and times of press opportunities during the ceremonies will follow in July.


May 07, 2009

Family affair for string quartet at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre

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

A string quartet based at the University of Warwick will be appealing to a younger audience with a concert at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry.


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