All entries for June 2008

June 30, 2008

University of Warwick Consults Community On Unique New Masters Study of Islam

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The University of Warwick has been piloting a new master’s level degree in Islam In Contemporary Societies. The University is now holding a special consultation event with members of Islamic communities, employers and policy makers interested in the programme to get their views on how it can best meet their needs and expectations.

Law students fight USA death row

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Law students at the University of Warwick will soon be flying to the United States to help defend prisoners on Death Row.

June 27, 2008

Reflections on China. Part V, political change

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In the final part of the iCast series Reflections on China, where experts on China from the University of Warwick talk about aspects of the country’s global influence, Professor Shaun Breslin considers the changing face of Chinese politics.

Project set to improve care for parents of premature babies

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The Poppy project, run by researchers at the Royal College of Nursing Research Institute at Warwick University, aims to improve the support and care given to parents of premature babies.

Islam in modern times

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The position of Islamic culture in British society is arguably one of the most difficult issues in the UK.

The University of Warwick offers a taught MA in Islam in Contemporary Societies, which considers some of the difficulties in this area.

Mr Maqsood Ahmed, the government’s senior advisor on Muslim communities, is one of the first students on this programme. Here he talks about his first year on the course.

June 25, 2008

Saving the British strawberry

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Researchers at Warwick HRI describe a project which could help to prevent the disappearance of UK grown strawberries due to changes in the weather by helping farmers combat the effects of climate change.

June 18, 2008

WMG in Partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry

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International research group WMG at the University of Warwick is to enhance its links with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in order to strengthen work on climate change, high-tech manufacturing and global healthcare.

June 17, 2008

Wavelets Crunch through Doctors’ Day long Struggle to Diagnose Brain Tumours

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Today if doctors devote a full day to analysis and expert thought, they may be able to provide just half a dozen patients with a diagnosis of the precise type of brain tumour they face. Now researchers at the University of Warwick have devised an automated technique that can give a preliminary analysis of the precise brain tumour type within seconds.

June 12, 2008

Star Basketball Players Make Winning Coaches – Confirms that experts make best leaders

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Star players make better basketball coaches, according to research by scholars at the University of Warwick and Cornell University. The research is further evidence that experts in their field rather than generalists typically make the best leaders in organisations.

June 10, 2008

Industrial dye holds the key to advancing spintronics

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Commonly used industrial dyes hold the key to advancing the new science of ‘spintronics’, say researchers working on a new a £2.5 million study.

Spintronics holds out the possibility of a range of future applications, such as quantum computing, which aims to deliver secure, low-power computers capable of processing much larger quantities of data than is currently possible. Scientists believe that sensitive new biosensors able to analyse blood or urine samples rapidly and accurately could also be developed as a result of this work.

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