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28 May 2010 - Precious metal for precious learning tool
The University of Nottingham has scooped a major international award for its innovations in learning technology......more

27 May 2010 - A special day to say thank-you
Around 130 supporters, alumni and friends enjoyed a wonderful afternoon’s entertainment as the University paid thanks for the support it has received over the last year.....more

27 May 2010 - Uncovering Nottingham’s hidden medieval sandstone caves
The very latest laser technology combined with old fashioned pedal power is being used to provide a unique insight into the layout of Nottingham’s sandstone caves — where the city’s renowned medieval ale was brewed and, where legend has it, the country’s most famous outlaw Robin Hood was imprisoned......more

26 May 2010 - Election 2010: how we got hung?
Even though the dust has almost settled on the general election, there are still more questions than answers, with many pundits left scratching their heads wondering what actually happened on May 6......more

25 May 2010 - Alumni staff stride out for a challenge
University staff members Helen Foster (Social and Cultural Studies, 1994) and Eleanor Duthie (Classics, 1989) are preparing to walk 200 miles on a coast-to-coast challenge......more

24 May 2010 - Everyone back to ours!
Ever fancied coming back to the University but never had a chance? Ever wanted to get together with old university friends but no-one could be bothered to organise? Well, we’ve got the answer......more

24 May 2010 - New Chapters go live
More dedicated alumni web pages have been launched to give you a more personalised service from us......more

21 May 2010 - Tomorrow’s starter home gets Michelin star treatment
A prototype zero carbon, passivhaus, mass market starter home, which is in the final stages of construction, has been on show at The University of Nottingham......more

20 May 2010 - Genetics of children’s brain tumour unlocked
Researchers have identified an important cancer gene that could lead to more effective drugs being developed to fight paediatric high grade glioma, a disease which currently has a poor prognosis......more

20 May 2010 - University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus welcomes a royal visitor
Staff and students welcomed His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, on a visit to the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus......more

19 May 2010 - New research to help smokers with mental illness
Researchers at The University of Nottingham have won government funding to improve the services which help people living with serious mental illness to tackle their tobacco dependence......more 

18 May 2010 - Smoking during pregnancy may be linked to teenage obesity
Smoking during pregnancy is a known risk factor for a variety of health problems for the baby, including low birth weight, respiratory issues and even sudden infant death syndrome......more

17 May 2010 - NICE success for PhD student
A University of Nottingham PhD student has been awarded one of the first ever scholarships from the NHS’s special health authority, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)......more

14 May 2010 - Alumni MPs take up ministerial positions
Nottingham’s alumni MPs have been appointed to senior positions in the country’s new Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government......more


14 May 2010 - New partnerships with India and Australia
The University of Nottingham is developing new ties with India and Australia after joining forces with two leading universities......more

14 May 2010 - Behavioural incentives mimic effects of medication on brain systems in ADHD
Medication and behavioural interventions help children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) better maintain attention and self control by normalising activity in the same brain systems, according to researchers at The University of Nottingham......more

13 May 2010 - Ideas for Apps?
It’s the Dragon’s Den of the ‘sat-nav’ world… the UK round of a major European competition to find the best new applications for satellite positioning technology is being launched at The University of Nottingham’s Geospatial Building on Jubilee Campus......more

13 May 2010 - New research centre wins plaudits for sustainability
One of the University of Nottingham’s newest buildings has been singled out as an excellent example of sustainable architecture......more

12 May 2010 - Body builders — the worms that point the way to understanding tissue regeneration
Scientists at The University of Nottingham have discovered the gene that enables an extraordinary worm to regenerate its own body parts after amputation — including a whole head and brain......more

12 May 2010 - Exclusive Medieval Talk and Tour for alumni

Nottingham alumni are invited to an exclusive talk and tour of the Saints, Sinners and Storytellers exhibition at the DH Lawrence Pavilion on Wednesday 30th June from 7.00-9.00pm......more

11 May 2010 - Nottingham alumna to judge East African CSR Awards
An academic and alumna of Nottingham University Business School has been invited to join the panel of judges for the first ever award to recognise socially-responsible firms in East Africa......more



11 May 2010 - Double award for Nottingham academic
A new book written by a University of Nottingham professor on the life of the American author Mark Twain is attracting international acclaim after scooping two prestigious book prizes......more

10 May 2010 - University remembers Alan Sillitoe

University tributes have been paid to the author Alan Sillitoe, who died recently......more

10 May 2010 - Mixed fortunes for Nottingham’s Alumni MPs
Nottingham’s alumni Members of Parliament experienced the highs and lows of the 2010 General Election with Labour MPs suffering most......more

7 May 2010 - Working together to tackle burglary
The University of Nottingham is working with Police and landlords on a new crime prevention initiative to help beat burglary......more

7 May 2010 - Diagnosis murder — new study shows supermassive black holes may strip galaxies of life
Black holes have long been beloved of science fiction writers for their destructive capabilities and peculiar ability to warp space time......more

5 May 2010 - Fostering scientific links between the UK and Japan
University of Nottingham scientists will join forces with Japan in the fight against a common bacterium — thanks to an international research award......more

5 May 2010 - Death of David Moulam 1932 – 2009 (Geography 1953)
David was brought up in Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, where his father had a riding boot shop supplying hand made boots to the fox hunting fraternity in the area......more

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