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August 13, 2010

Warwick Week: Extreme Sports, Internships, Tata, Diabetes

Warwick in the News

Swimming the Channel
Dr Karen Throsby, Department of Sociology, was on Radio 4 Women’s Hour this week discussing her plans to swim the channel as part of her research in to extreme sports, gender and obesity.
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Find out more about Karen Throsby’s research

This week, BBC News Magazine looked at the “must-have” role of internships for young jobseekers. Professor Kate Purcell from the Institute for Employment Research at Warwick comments on the importance of relevant work experience, particularly in competitive job markets.
Read the full story on the BBC website

Football wages and transfer fees
With the new football season underway, Professor Wyn Grant comments on transfer targets and football wages and how increasing costs are impacting on clubs decisions to buy new players.
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Prof Lord Bhattacharya in search for Tata Chairman
Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharya has been announced as one of five experts on a panel to recruit a successor to Ratan Tata, Chairman of Tata Motors who is retiring in December 2012.
Read more on the Tata website

Read the story on the Times of India website

Government Advisor for Equality and Diversity

Monder Ram, Visiting Fellow at the Industrial Relations Research Unit at the University has been appointed to the new government advisory group to shape best practice for equality and diversity. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has established the Equalities Advisory Group (EAG) to act as an advisory body to the BIS Equality and Diversity Governance Board.
Read the story

Research News

Research Grants
Professor Sallie Lamb, Professor of Rehabilitation and Director of Warwick Clinical Trials Unit has been awarded a grant of £2,509,848 for research in to the prevention of fall-related injuries trial (Pre-FIT). Dr Daniel Branch, Department of History has won a grant of £286,948 to research Empire loyalists: histories of rebellion and collaboration in the British Empire.
Full list of grant winners on the Times Higher Education website

Nurses and Type 2 diabetes
Research has shown that a training programme for general practice nurses has had a significant impact on people struggling to keep their type 2 diabetes under control. The research team has evaluated the impact of the ‘Warwick Diabetes Care Intensive Management of Type 2 Diabetes’ programme over three years. The course shows nurses how to help people initiate insulin therapy as part of their daily routine.
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July 30, 2010

Warwick Week: India, Partnerships, British Academy, GM Crops and Football

Warwick in the News

Policymakers and researchers in India & Brazil to work with UK to assess university access & economic impact

Policymakers and researchers in India and Brazil will soon be better able to monitor and assess the economic impact of their countries’ graduates, thanks to a new research programme bringing together researchers from India and Brazil with the University of Warwick’s Institute for Employment Research.  

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Global partnerships between universities

University of Warwick Vice Chancellor Professor Nigel Thrift has suggested global partnerships between universities could become so intertwined that they exist under single international "holding companies”. Professor Thrift said business models in the commercial sector, where two firms merge but retain their own distinct identities, could be applied to the academy.

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Warwick students to teach English in rural Indian school

The Church of St Mary The Virgin in Lapworth have raised £700 to help send three students from the University of Warwick to teach at a rural school in India. The three University of Warwick students Hayley Pope, Letitia Bryan and Jessica Vickerage will leave in a few days to teach English to students of Laksh Farm School at the village of Mangar in India.

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British Academy New Fellows 2010

Professor Graham Loomes, Professor of Economics, has been elected as a New Fellow to the British Academy. 

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Research News

GM crop produces massive gains for women’s employment in India 
Research at the UK’s University of Warwick, and the University of Goettingen in Germany, has found that the use of a particular GM crop in India produced massive benefits in the earnings and employment opportunities for rural Indian women. The research led by Dr Arjunan Subramanian of WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group) in the University of Warwick found that the use of GM insect-resistant Bacillus thuringiensis toxin (Bt) cotton generated not only higher income for rural workers but also more employment, especially for hired female labour. 

More on the Globe Democrat website >>

Warwick Comment

With this week marking the two-year countdown to the London Olympics, Terry Monnington, Director of Physical Education and Sport discusses the role the University of Warwick will have to play in the 2012 Games.

"Football is the sport of the moment as a consequence of the substantial media coverage of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the announcement of the host cities for the Olympic football tournament in 2012 and finally the pending decision as to whether England will host the World Cup in 2018. We at the University of Warwick are proud to be playing a key role in supporting this high profiling of English football. 

The reputation of the University of Warwick Centre for Football is growing significantly for a variety of reasons. We have hosted numerous Football Association and Premiership training camps and matches as well as being identified as the Football Village for the Olympic Tournament games being played at the Ricoh Stadium in Coventry. We have also been selected as a training venue for one of the teams that could play their matches at Villa Park in Birmingham, if England is awarded the 2018 World Cup.

The University Centre for Football offers a unique range of benefits for visiting teams; 4* accommodation, minutes away from our high quality pitches. The campus is set on the edge of the City, providing all the essential services of a small town, namely Banks, Post Office, super market, cafes and restaurants and an Arts Centre unrivalled outside of the capital. Yet we are within a short distance of the national motorway system linking us to the country’s major cities. A rail link provides a regular service to London with a travelling time of less than an hour from Coventry.  Finally an international airport in Birmingham is only 25 minutes away from campus."

July 23, 2010

Warwick Week: Graduation, England U–19s, Extreme Sports and a Special Relationship

Each week we will be bringing you a round-up of the news from Warwick - the big stories, latest research and perspectives on the latest media headlines.

It’s been a busy week on campus with our summer degree ceremonies – we hope all those graduating students have had memorable occasions. Amongst the 3,500 students graduating, honorary degrees were also awarded to Home Secretary Baron Baker of Dorking, Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford and Fellow of the Royal Society, Professor Sir John Bell FRS and Trade unionist Baroness Brenda Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde amongst others. The Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence (WATE) were also presented to Dr Peter Corvi from Warwick Business School, Jonathan Heron from The CAPITAL Centre, Dr Catherine Lambert from Sociology, Dr Paul Taylor from Chemistry and Dr Nicolas Whybrow from Theatre and Performance Studies.

Warwick in the News

New Chemistry Labs opened by Nobel Prize Winning Chemist
Professor Robert H. Grubbs, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2005, opened our new £2.3 million Chemistry Teaching Labs on Tuesday after receiving his honorary degree at the ceremony on Monday afternoon. Professor Robert Grubbs is Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and is the author of more than 400 publications and has over 80 patents.
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Good luck to the England Under-19s
The England Under-19 team were training here at the University last week before embarking on the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in northern France. The team trained at the University Sports Centre and were hosted by Warwick Conferences. A few weeks ago, the University also hosted the International Women's Under 23 Tournament featuring England, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
Find out more >>

Top ten performance for Formula Student racing car
A team of undergraduate engineering students have just come 7th overall in the UK and 22nd in the world in an international competition to build a “formula student” racing car. Congratulations to the whole team!
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New Head for School of Life Sciences
The University has announced that Professor John McCarthy has been appointed Head of the new School of Life Sciences. Professor McCarthy is currently BBSRC Professorial Research Fellow and Director of the Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre (MIB) at the University of Manchester. Professor McCarthy will join the University on 1 October 2010.
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Professor Peter Mack appointed Director of Warburg Institute
Professor of English at the University Warwick, Peter Mack, has been appointed as the new Director of the Warburg Institute and will assume the Directorship from 1 October 2010. The Warburg Institute is one of the 10 prestigious Institutes that make up the University of London’s School of Advanced Study.
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Partnership with IIT Kharagpur helps establish new IIT Bhubaneshwar
An international partnership between IIT Kharagpur and WMG is helping drive significant expansion for IIT Kharagpur as it moves to support an Indian Government Initiative to increase the number of Indian Institutes of Technology.
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Research News

Embodiment and identity in extreme sporting culture
Warwick sociologist, Dr Karen Throsby will be swimming the Channel next month as part of a research project sub-titled “Embodiment and identity in an extreme sporting culture”.  Her research aims to explore what motivates people to engage in extreme sports such as Channel swimming. She has funding from the Economic and Social Research Council for two and a half years, towards the end of which she hopes to write a book that will tap into the post-Olympic debate on the motivation to take part in sport.
More on the Guardian website >>

Warwick Comment

A special relationship? – Wyn Grant comments on David Cameron’s trip to America
David Cameron’s visit to the United States for talks with President Obama has once again highlighted the so-called ‘special’ relationship between Britain and the United States. There are those who doubt that there is a special relationship at all and in these talks it was re-christened a ‘special’ relationship. It had a particular character during the Cold War when Britain was an important base for the United States, sometimes referred to as a static aircraft carrier.  

However, anyone who doubts that the relationship is an enduring one in the context of the fight against terrorism should look at the recent book on electronic eavesdropping by GCHQ written by my colleague Richard Aldrich and obtain favourable reviews in the quality press. The intelligence partnership has always been central to the relationship and in that sense it is special.

On this visit David Cameron has been under pressure on the subject of BP, both on the oil spill in the Gulf and unproven allegations that the release of the Lockerbie bomber was in some way linked with an oil deal with Libya. The fact that Cameron opposed the prisoner release in opposition helped him to navigate this tricky issue. However, one of his central objectives on this visit was to attract US investment to boost the UK economy which is why he went to New York and was seen eating a hot dog with the mayor.

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