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January 2008


31 January 2008 - Dancing yourself young
Dance has helped members of a former mining community shed their sense of social isolation. Experts from The University of Nottingham say the weekly creative dance sessions, run for a group of older people, improved confidence and well being and provided a sense of belonging and comfort......more

30 January 2008 - University shares teaching expertise over the web
The University has become one of the first universities in the country to make a selection of its teaching expertise freely available over the web in a large scale e-learning programme......more

29 January 2008 - Hong Kong event is a fantastic success
More than 70 people attended a glitzy alumni party at the prestigious Hong Kong Club......more

28 January 2008 - Unveiled: design for Britain's tallest free-standing work of public art
The University of Nottingham has submitted detailed plans to create the United Kingdom’s tallest free-standing work of public art by July of this year — a 60-metre red and orange steel sculpture which has been named ’Aspire’......more

27 January 2008 - Lack of training for children's medicines prescribing may increase risk of error
Current training and assessment in curbing common pitfalls in medicines prescribing for children is inadequate, suggests research published ahead of print in Archives of Disease in Childhood......more

26 January 2008 - The secret life of galaxies
Looking up at the night sky you could be forgiven for believing that the sedate progress of the stars across the firmament belies the serene nature of galaxies......more

25 January 2008 - Lace and Slavery in Nottingham
As 21st century consumers reconcile their demand for cheap luxury goods with the exploitation of slave labour, two new arts centres are collaborating on a project which investigates Nottingham’s links with lace and the slave trade over 200 years ago......more
24 January 2008 - Globalisation and Economic Policy Centre opens at Malaysia Campus
A University of Nottingham research centre focusing on the effects of globalisation is to expand into Asia......more

23 January 2008 - DICE — leading the way in chemistry and engineering
The University of Nottingham is set to become a world leader in ’clean’ chemistry and engineering with the opening of a new multi-million pound research initiative......more

22 January 2008 - Icy start to the 2008 Varsity Series
The first powerplay in the 2008 Varsity Series takes place on ice this year as Nottingham’s two universities lock horns in the sporting arena......more
 
22 January 2008 - Alumni Noticeboard
Looking for a friend? Done something you’re proud of? In the early stages of organising a reunion......more

21 January 2008 - Unconventional architecture: the 'Prefab' home 1900-1960
For many people they are associated with post-war reconstruction of British towns and cities in the immediate aftermath of World War Two......more

20 January 2008 - Teaming up with Time Team strikes gold
When Channel 4’s award winning programme Time Team joined forces with experts from The University of Nottingham they quite literally struck gold......more

19 January 2008 - Stunning survey unveils new secrets of Caistor Roman town
On the morning of Friday July 20, 1928, the crew of an RAF aircraft took photographs over the site of the Roman town of Venta Icenorum at Caistor St Edmund in Norfolk, a site which now lies in open fields to the south of Norwich......more
18 January 2008 - New Year Honours celebrated at The University of Nottingham
Two members of staff, two honorary graduates and a further 11 alumni have received awards in the New Year’s Honours List this year......more

17 January 2008 - Students break fundraising record — again!
Students at The University of Nottingham are celebrating after yet another record breaking year of fundraising......more

16 January 2008 - Tomorrow's world today, a new hi-tech centre unveiled at University of Nottingham
One of the most advanced flexible learning facilities in Europe has opened at The University of Nottingham......more

15 January 2008 - Tolerate, accommodate, innovate — how doctors deal with the risk embedded in the medical system
Risk is an inherent element of the hospital system and the resulting dangers are often normalised by medical staff to allow them to do their job, according to research by a University of Nottingham academic.......more

14 January 2008 - Osteoarthritis risk linked to finger length ratio
People whose index finger is shorter than their ring finger are at higher risk of osteoarthritis, a new University of Nottingham study has found......more

13 January 2008 - Hat-trick of awards for University volunteering
Volunteering activity at The University of Nottingham has been recognised with a prestigious national award — for the third consecutive year......more

12 January 2008 - Engineering alumnus Ray Lewis has died aged 78
Former Circulation Manager of the Jerusalem Post newspaper, Ray Lewis, has died......more
 
11 January 2008 - Natalie puts her plans on ice
Former Nottingham Politics student Natalie Pinkham is to take part in the forthcoming series of TV smash ’Dancing On Ice’......more

10 January 2008 - Principal appointed for Nottingham University Samworth Academy
A principal has been appointed to lead Nottingham’s new City Academy in Bilborough......more

9 January 2008 - Playcentre 'outstanding' says Ofsted
Staff at The University of Nottingham Playcentre are celebrating after the quality and standards of their nursery education were described by Ofsted as ’outstanding’......more 

8 January 2008 - A new chapter for The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Plans for the future management of The University of Nottingham’s Campus in Malaysia have been set out, with the announcement of two new senior appointments during its next phase of development in 2008 and beyond......more 

7 January 2008 - Professor David Greenaway to succeed Sir Colin Campbell as Vice-Chancellor
The University of Nottingham has announced that the distinguished economist Professor David Greenaway will be its next Vice-Chancellor......more 

3 January 2008 - University of Nottingham wins another accolade for China Campus
The University of Nottingham has, once again, been recognised for its forward thinking approach in establishing its pioneering campus in China......more

2 January 2008 - Starter's orders for unique PhDs in sport
Top researchers at The University of Nottingham are teaming up with colleagues in other higher education institutions around the region, to work on pioneering Sport PhD courses......more

1 January 2008 - Honour for UK-Japanese research
Scientists at The University of Nottingham have won a prestigious international award for collaborative research with a Japanese university......more 

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