August 27, 2010

Warwick Week – Vince Cable, Radio 1, Universities that Count and Diabetes

Warwick in the News

Vince Cable MP visits Campus
The Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills was at the University on Tuesday visiting WMG. Dr Cable was visiting the campus as part of a tour of the Midlands to see three engines of economic growth. He took a close inspection of the “WorldFirst Formula 3 racing car” before meeting regional business leaders.
Read about Vince Cable’s visit in the Birmingham Post >>

RaW take over Radio 1
Warwick graduates, Adam Wilbourn and Ben Anderson will be taking over Radio 1 on the 30th August with their award-winning RaW show The Big Chewsie. The pair picked up Best Entertainment Award at the annual Student Radio Awards 2010 and also the prestigious Kevin Greening Award for creativity. The show airs at 4:00am on the 30th August (Bank Holiday Monday) but if you can't listen live you can listen again on BBC iPlayer.
Find out more >>

Announcements

Professor Nigel Thrift Appointed as Commissioner by the FCO
Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Thrift has been appointed as a Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission Commissioner by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Professor Thrift started his three year appointment on 1 August 2010.
Read the story >>

Women in SET
The University has been recognised by the Athena Swan Charter for its good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology (SET). The University has been awarded bronze status with the Chemistry and Physics departments both awarded silver status.
Read the press release >>

Warwick Counts!
We have been ranked joint third in this year’s Universities That Count (UTC) for its environment and social responsibility. Run by Business in the Community, the benchmarking scheme looked at 29 universities’ approach to, and management of environment and social responsibility issues.
Read the story >>

Warwick Arts Centre: Autumn/Winter Programme
Warwick Arts Centre promise to lift spirits this Autumn with their new season programme. The theatre programme includes The Author by Tim Crouch, Kneehigh Theatre return with two shows, The Red Shows and Hansel and Gretel and Simon Stephens brings his new play Punk Rock. There will be music from Polar Bear, The National, and the Divine Comedy, and South Africa comes to Coventry with Hugh Masekela and The Mahotella Queens. There is also a packed dance programme including Hofesh Shechter Company's highly anticipated new dance work Political Mother.
Book now on the Warwick Arts Centre website >>

Research News

Diabetes can cause a sugar coating that smothers body’s immune defences
Research led by the Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick has found that unhealthy glucose levels in patients with diabetes can cause significantly more problems for the body than just the well-known symptoms of the disease such as kidney damage and circulation problems.
Read more on Science Daily >>

Research Grants
Dr Matthew Turner, Department of Physics has received a research grant of £946,094 form the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to carry out research into mixed and active membranes.
Full list of grant winners >>

Vince Cable MP visits WMG

Pictured: Vince Cable MP with Kerry Kirwan of WMG


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