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AUGUST 2008

29th August 2008 - Every graph tells a story 
More than twenty years ago an expert in educational design at The University of Nottingham devised a schools pack for teachers which has since become known across the English-speaking world as ‘The Red Box’......more 

28th August 2008 - £6m to spearhead training for a healthcare revolution
A surge in demand for revolutionary new medical treatments is to be met by a new breed of scientist to be trained up at a £6m specialist centre......more

27th August 2008 - Gold, silver and bronze for Nottingham’s Olympic alumni
University of Nottingham alumnus Tim Brabants stormed to a gold medal in the K1 final securing Team GB's 18th gold medal of the Games and Britain's first ever canoeing gold......more

27th August 2008 - Festschrift conference for Professor Sir Colin Campbell
A festschrift is to be held on 16th September in recognition of The Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham and his contribution to the internationalization of higher education......more

26th August 2008 - University of Nottingham Talent on Tour celebrates 60 glorious years
A series of special receptions and lectures are to take place In Malaysia and China next month to celebrate The University of Nottingham’s 60th anniversary......more

26th August 2008 - Alumni Noticeboard
Looking for a friend? Done something you’re proud of? In the early stages of organising a reunion......more

22nd August 2008 - Dame Mary Marsh on Learning about Leadership
Chief Executive of the NSPCC and Nottingham alumna Dame Mary Marsh is to speak at the University as part of the Graduate School Dean’s Lecture Series.....more

22nd August 2008 - Alumni Laureate Awards2008 winners announced!
The winners of the 2008 University of Nottingham Alumni Laureate Awards have been officially announced....more 

21st August 2008 - Nottingham researchers in dementia breakthrough
Scientists at The University of Nottingham have made a crucial breakthrough in the battle to slow or prevent the onset of a very common type of dementia and Parkinson’s disease....more


20th August 2008 - Karni team heads for Kilimanjaro
Intrepid students from The University of Nottingham are hoping to raise £128,000 for charity — by tackling the tallest mountain in Africa....more 

19th August 2008 - Patient trials for premature baby heart-rate monitor
Researchers at The University of Nottingham have been awarded £112,000 to develop a prototype of a new electronic heart monitor that could potentially improve the treatment given to hundreds of babies every year....more

18th August 2008 - Gold and Silver in Steel Olympics
Students from the University of Nottingham have won top prizes in the steel industry’s equivalent of the Oscars.....more

15th August 2008 - Heading for Hollywood
Aspiring composer Luke Richards is nearer to his dream of breaking into Hollywood — learning from award-winning film directors and composers during a month in Los Angeles......more

14th August 2008 - Silver Medal for Nottingham alumnus at Beijing
University of Nottingham graduate David Florence has won a silver medal in the C1 Slalom canoe event at the Beijing Olympics......more

13th August 2008 - Building bridges between academia and business
Links between higher education and the commercial world have increased over the last five years, according to a survey of smaller business owners......more

12th August 2008 - Low-sodium advice for asthmatics should be taken with a pinch of salt
Following a low-sodium diet does not appear to have any appreciable impact on asthma control, according to new research......more

11th August 2008 - Researchers appeal for Samaritans study
Mental health researchers at The University of Nottingham are appealing for people who have contacted Samaritans to come forward to take part in a new study......more

8th August 2008 - Beijing Olympics: The End of an Era
The Beijing Olympics and the associated global controversy will mark the end of an era in which the Chinese people can ignore the opinions of the Western world, says an expert at The University of Nottingham......more

7th August 2008 - Centre stage for British politics
Can Gordon Brown's Labour Party survive continuing political pressures, or will David Cameron sweep the Conservatives back into power in the next general election......more

6th August 2008 - Nottinghamshire cycle accidents come under scrutiny
A lifelong cycling enthusiast and PhD student at The University of Nottingham has launched an investigation into Nottinghamshire cycling accidents......more

5th August 2008 - The sudden Death of Dr Robin Sisson (English 1976, PhD 1980)
Nottingham graduate Robin Sisson, Assistant Editor of Today’s Railways Magazine, was killed when he was in collision with a car shortly after leaving work on Tuesday 24 June......more

4th August 2008 - Do you remember Barton’s Buses? – if so, send us your memories
For many people the name of Barton is as synonymous with Nottingham as Boots, Players, Shipstones Beer, Nottingham Forest and Brian Clough......more

1st August 2008 - Nottingham science stories win international award
The University of Nottingham’s innovative ‘Test Tube’ project — the online showcase for the work of Nottingham Science City filmmaker-in-residence Brady Haran — is to receive an International Business Award 2008....more 

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