All entries for October 2006

October 31, 2006

The state of Russia

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Professor Christopher Read examines the current state of Russia and its changing political and economic position.


Resurgance of Russia
Russia and Oil
The role of Putin
International relations
Russia and Europe
Russia and China
State of the Russian military
Internal problems in Russia and the economic situation

Bacteria could make new library of cancer drugs that are too complex to create artificially

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Researchers at the University of Warwick are examining a way of using bacteria to manufacture a new suite of potential anti-cancer drugs that are difficult to create synthetically on a lab bench.

Lecturer’s students vote him to national teaching award

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A Lecturer at the University of Warwick has been voted into top place for a national teaching award by his students. Economics Professor Robin Naylor has won the Higher Education Academy Student Nominated Teaching Award.

National Student Survey Says Warwick Students in Top 10 for Teaching Hours

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New research, published today by the Higher Education Policy Institute, says that students in a range of University of Warwick Departments benefit from some of the most extensive teaching and contact hours of all English universities.

October 24, 2006

Wearing the veil – Warwick Podcast part 2

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Dr H A Hellyer discusses the recent controversy surrounding the wearing of the veil by muslim women.
Length: 28 minutes

Show Summary:

Is this a crisis about the veil or wider issues
Significance of the veil
Parallels with other faiths
Is this about religion or culture
Wearing religious symbols
Is the debate a gift to extremists
Was Jack Straw wrong to ask, or wrong to write about asking

October 23, 2006

Warwick Business School Confirmed Among World's Top Ten

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Warwick Business School’s Executive MBA (EMBA) programme has just been judged to be in the top 10 in the world and top 3 in Europe in a Financial Times survey. The survey which takes place once a year aims to rank the world’s top providers. Warwick Business School (WBS) is the top UK school outside London.

October 19, 2006

Wearing the veil – Warwick Podcast

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Professor Danièle Joly discusses the controversy surrounding Jack Straw’s comments about Muslim women wearing the veil.

Show Summary:

Muslim issues at the forefront of politicians concerns
Multiculturalism in Britain
Religion and public space
French experience
Jack Straw and the debate
Veil and identity
Social cohesion between diverse groups
Participation in society
Consequences of the debate

October 18, 2006

Translating Orhan Pamuk

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Maureen Freely discusses her work translating the books of Orhan Pamuk and how his work reflects on the political situation in Turkey.

Show Summary:

Why Maureen began translating Orhan Pamuk’s works
Political upheaval in Turkey
Belief on freedom of expression
Reaction to the award
Dispute with Turkish Authorities
The future for Orhan Pamuk and Turkey

October 17, 2006

Gaps as Important as Content in New NHS Ethnic Minority Health Electronic Library

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The Secretary of State for Health, Patricia Hewitt is to launch a new NHS Electronic Library for Ethnicity and Health at Portcullis House in Westminster on Monday 23rd of October – but this will be a library in which the gaps in knowledge are almost as important as its content.

The web-based library, created by researchers at Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick and De Montfort University in Leicester, will provide the first such resource in Europe. It will bring together quality assured research from around the world to help professionals and the public access the very best available medical evidence relevant to minority ethnic groups & cultures.

£9.5 Million Programme to Encourage Manufacturing Innovation Awarded to University of Warwick

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The University of Warwick has been awarded almost £10 million to develop partnerships with industry to encourage the development of innovative new products and processes in health care and eco-friendly vehicles.

The Warwick Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (WIMRC) has been given £9.5 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to support innovative research projects over the next five years. The Centre will focus its work on encouraging innovation in the areas of healthcare and intelligent and eco-friendly vehicles. These are crucial areas for the UK economy and particularly for the UK manufacturing sector and they will have significant impact on our daily lives.

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