All entries for November 2008

November 25, 2008

First year chemistry student selected as judge of national chemistry prize

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

Warwick Chemistry student Alex White has been selected to judge a national chemistry prize despite the fact that he has only just commenced his first year of undergraduate studies for a Masters Degree in Chemistry at the University of Warwick.


November 24, 2008

Polymers “battered” with nanoparticles could create self healing paints and clever packaging

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/polymers_147battered148_with/

Research chemists at the University of Warwick have devised an elegant process which simply and cheaply covers small particles of polymer with a layer of silica-based nanoparticles. The final result provides a highly versatile material that can be used to create a range of high performance materials such as; self healing paints, and clever packaging that can be tailored to let precise levels of water, air or both pass in a particular direction.


November 18, 2008

Santander partnership with University benefits research, students and local community

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

The University of Warwick and Abbey National plc, Banco Santander’s UK subsidiary, are to sign a 3-year agreement that will provide scholarships for overseas students to study at Warwick. Santander Universities Global Division will also support Warwick’s new Institute of Advanced Study as well as the University’s work with its local community.


November 17, 2008

Engineers build a robot to search for survivors in disaster zones

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

Engineers from the University of Warwick are building a robot that will be able to search for survivors in a disaster zone.

A team of final year Engineering students are developing the robot to compete as the only UK entry against other universities from across the world in an international competition.


Black entrepreneurs 4 times more likely to be refused credit than white businesses

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/black_entrepreneurs_4/

Research by Dr Stuart Fraser of Warwick Business School has found that many Ethnic Minority owned Businesses struggle to obtain credit in comparison to White owned businesses. Black and Bangladeshi owned businesses are the most likely to be refused credit, facing up to four times as many refusals as white owned businesses.


November 13, 2008

The £50,000 Warwick Prize for Writing Announces ‘Complex’ Longlist

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/the_16350000_warwick/

The Warwick Prize for Writing today announces a longlist which is set to redefine traditional forms of writing. For the first time, political scientists will compete against novelists, mathematicians against poets and economists against historians


November 12, 2008

Over 50% of People High Blood Pressure Unaware They Have Condition

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/over_50_of/

More than half of people diagnosed with high blood pressure do not have it under control and many more go undiagnosed, according to research carried out at the University of Warwick.


November 10, 2008

Sports Minister Visits Coventry to launch British Transplant Games

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

Coventry has been chosen to host the Westfield Health British Transplant Games for the first time next summer and Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe MP will be guest of honour at the official launch of the Games, being held at the University of Warwick’s new Indoor Tennis Centre on Wednesday 12 November 2008.


November 04, 2008

Dead famous: Research says 18th century Obituaries Sparked Modern Cult of Celebrity

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

Research by the University of Warwick shows how death gave birth to the modern cult of celebrity as the sudden rise in the popularity of obituaries of unusual people in the 1700s provided people with the 18th Century equivalent of a celebrity gossip magazine.


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