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January 13, 2009

University of Warwick on iTunes U features best–selling authors

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/university_of_warwick_on_itunes_u_features_best-selling_authors1/

Exclusive material featuring best-selling children’s author Jacqueline Wilson and acclaimed writer Alain de Botton are now available free through the University of Warwick’s new site on iTunes U.


October 06, 2008

Research finds customers’ fixation on minimum payments drives up credit card bills

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/research_finds_customers146/

New research by the University of Warwick reveals that many credit card customers become fixated on the level of minimum payments given on credit card bills. The mere presence of a minimum payment is enough to reduce the actual amount many people choose to pay on their bills, leading to further interest payments.

You can also listen to a podcast interview with Dr Neil Stewart explaining ‘anchoring’ and shedding light on how we can be more ‘credit savvy’ when making credit card repayments.


September 19, 2008

Digital Forensics

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

Dr Matthew Sorell, Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, explores the problems and opportunities of the emerging approach to ‘Digital Forensics’.


August 24, 2007

Warwick Podcast – How swarming theory could inform plasma physics and financial markets

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

Postgraduate researcher Robert Wicks talks about how a tool to analyse swarming could be used to analyse plasma in the solar wind and movements in financial markets.


August 15, 2007

Modelling the spread of foot and mouth infection

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

Matthew Vernon discusses his work modelling the spread of infections such as foot and mouth in cattle and how these models can inform the response to an outbreak.


August 08, 2007

Warwick Podcast – nanotech clay armour for emulsions

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

Dr Stefan Bon discusses how his team have developed a process for reinforcing pickering emulsions with laponite clay.

Summary:

Explaining the process
Pickering Emulsions
How do you apply the Laponite clay to the particles
How do you do this on a large scale
Applications of this technology


June 11, 2007

The Culture of Genetics – part 2

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

Professor Sander Gilman of Emory University continues our discussion on the culture and science of genetics.

Summary:

Questions of reality and genetic
Mapping the genome is a snapshot exercise
Genetics and identity
Simplification of a complex science
What about free will
Do we impose truth upon genetic science
Should we fear the science or the scientist


May 31, 2007

The Culture of Genetics

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

Dr Deborah Steinberg discusses the culture of genetics.

*Summary:

Truth and genes
Is genetics the new religion
Comparisons between genetics and atomic science
Genetics and personal responsibility
Genetic taxonomy and it’s implications
Genes and our understanding of humanity
Complexity and can we deal with it
Future impact of genetics on our society and culture


April 23, 2007

Editing the Complete Works of Shakespeare

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

Professor Jonathan Bate discusses editing a new edition of the Complete Works of Shakespeare.

Summary:

Why is this a significant edition
Using the First Folio
Does editing the Complete Works bring new perspectives
How has the language and grammar changed
Is this a bawdier Shakespeare
How important is the historical context
Is this edition about the written word or performance
Do we underestimate the impact of actors and directors on Shakespeare
Should we muck about with the plays
Does this strengthen Shakespeare’s status


April 13, 2007

Cholesterol busting statins and blood pressure

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

Professor Franco Cappuccio from Warwick Medical School talks about his recent research into the effects of cholesterol busting statins on blood pressure.

Length: 27 minutes

Summary:
What is cholesterol
Good and bad cholesterol
Dangers of high cholesterol
How can we fight it
What is a statin and how are they given to patients
Are cholesterol levels and high blood pressure often related
Why do statins reduce blood pressure
Quantify effects of statins compared with antihypertensive drugs
Are there any risks with statins
Have you any plans for future studies
Success of statins and antihypertensives as treatments


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