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Nottingham animal welfare pioneer recognised for her work in Asia
20/11/2014

A pioneer of animal welfare in Asia – who inspired students at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) to record a song about the plight of moon bears – has received an honorary degree. 

Jill Robinson MBE received the degree of Doctor of Laws in recognition of her 29-year career working on animal welfare issues......more

A life story told in wood and song
17/11/2014

Bob Dylan’s Fender Stratocaster, Willie Nelson’s ‘Trigger’ and Neil Young’s ‘Old Black’ Gibson Les Paul – if guitars could talks they would have compelling tales to tell about the legendary musicians with whom they have become synonymous.

Now scientists at The University of Nottingham have teamed up with a master craftsman to create a beautiful new interactive acoustic guitar that can digitally capture and chart its own life history......more

750,000 thanks!
14/11/2014

The most successful University of Nottingham Life Cycle event has smashed its original fundraising target to reach a staggering £750,000 for Children’s Brain Tumour Research and many of you made this happen.

So many supporters got behind this year’s ride that the initial £500,000 target had to be extended. Thanks to the fundraising of the University’s alumni and friends and the many CBTR-affected families and their supporters too, the University expects the UK’s first intraoperative MRI scanner of its kind to be installed at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham by Spring next year......more

Christmas with Kishani – alumna releases her debut album
12/11/2014

International opera singer and Nottingham alumna Kishani Jayasinghe (Law 2001) has capped another successful year with her debut album.

Christmas with Kishani was released on CD at the beginning of the month and includes a variety of Christmas classics such as Silent Night and The First Noel along with some Kishani versions of classics Amazing Grace and Ave Maria......more

Nottingham Pro-Vice-Chancellor awarded honorary citizenship of Ningbo
10/11/2014

Professor Hai-Sui Yu, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International) at The University of Nottingham, has been awarded the honorary citizenship of Ningbo in recognition of his outstanding contribution towards the development of Ningbo over the past decade.

The honorary citizenship is awarded every two years by the standing committee of Ningbo’s People Congress, and represents the highest honour awarded by Ningbo City. Professor Yu is one of only three awardees this year in the category of outstanding contributions......more

£9m for MRI in Nottingham to revolutionise research into disease
06/11/2014

When Nobel Prize winner Sir Peter Mansfield constructed the very first MRI scanner in the Department of Physics at The University of Nottingham, little did he know that four decades later, his ground-breaking research would still be having a profound impact on the world of medical research and patient management.

The Government has announced it will be investing £7.7m in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning equipment at The University of Nottingham. And with another £1.67m from the University for new buildings and facilities, this huge cash injection – for the birthplace of MRI – will secure Nottingham’s position in the vanguard of MRI research internationally for the next 10 years......more

A lifetime in chemistry – distinguished professor’s 100th birthday celebrations
04/11/2014

An event to mark the centenary of one of The University of Nottingham’s longest serving chemistry professors will include all the elements for a perfect birthday celebration.

A gathering of former colleagues and students, a spectacular candle-topped cake and a programme of talks, held on Wednesday 29 October, celebrated the work and science of Professor Dan Eley FRS, who dedicated his career to chemistry research and teaching......more

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