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30 November 2010 - Nottingham graduate wins top law student award
Rebecca Hawley (English 2008) has scooped two of the major law student awards in the country for her outstanding performance in family law......more

30 November 2010 - Philosophy graduate gives ‘voice to the voiceless’
An article written by a University of Nottingham graduate about the struggles of young disabled people in Sierra Leone and Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Young Voices project won the amateur journalist category in this year’s Guardian International Development Journalism Competition......more

29 November 2010 - A tribute to Debbie Rogers (nee Stainer) (Agricultural and Food Sciences 1991)
By her friends Janey Marson (Agricultural and Food Sciences 1991) and Sarah Dougill (Agricultural and Food Sciences 1991)......more

29 November 2010 - World first to provide building blocks for new nano devices
Scientists at The University of Nottingham have made a major breakthrough that could help shape the future of nanotechnology, by demonstrating for the first time that 3-D molecular structures can be built on a surface......more

26 November 2010 - Building business school success through sustainability
A new study is to look at how British business schools could boost their success by using sustainability to underpin their teaching, research and organisational behaviour......more

25 November 2010 - Death of Dr Milton Tan (Architecture 1977), “an outstanding design student”
The founding Director of the DesignSingapore Council, Dr Milton Tan, has died aged 56 from leukaemia......more


25 November 2010 -  New alumni talk on tour considers a revolution of two halves
The centenary of the Mexican Revolution will be celebrated around the world, but was it the success portrayed in the media and in history books......more

24 November 2010 - Close up on hidden galaxies with new cosmic zoom lenses
Astronomers have discovered a new way of locating a natural phenomenon that acts like a zoom lens and allows astronomers to peer at galaxies in the distant and early Universe......more

24 November 2010 - China and the world economy: What’s next?
China is the world’s biggest exporter, the largest producer and consumer of cars and is on track to becoming the world’s largest economy......more

23 November 2010 - Peter Diprose 1964-2010  (BSc Hons Physics 1985-88) - a tribute from his brother Nick
“It is with great sadness that I write to tell you that Pete Diprose, a beloved brother and son, died on the 7th November. We believe that it was a result of diabetes which he had been suffering from for a few years......more

23 November 2010 - Supporting sport in memory of Vaughan
An exciting new coaching fund has been launched by the University to honour the legacy of the Vaughan Parry Williams and support the next generation of world-beating Nottingham athletes......more

23 November 2010 - New ‘flag a taxi from your phone’ app scoops major prize
An innovative new internet and smart phone ‘app’ that will allow passengers to electronically hail their nearest taxi has won the UK round of a major competition to develop the latest in satellite navigation technology......more

22 November 2010 - Research funding hits £150m at The University of Nottingham
Funding for world-leading research at The University of Nottingham has reached £150m for the first time......more
 




19 November 2010 - Film festival screening for academic-penned picture
An alumna academic at The University of Nottingham has drawn on her experiences in psychiatry to script a new film examining the communication challenges faced by mental health patients and the professionals who treat them.....more.

19 November 2010 - Nursing expert from Nottingham receives prestigious national award
University of Nottingham nursing academic and alumna Stacy Johnson (Midwifery 2006) has won a prestigious nurse leadership award......more.

18 November 2010 - A new road to literary success
‘Everyone has a novel in them!’ or so they say, but making it big in the booming but ever-competitive literary market remains, to many budding writers, a frustrating pipe-dream....more.

18 November 2010 - TV Stardom for environmental historian
He is one of those lucky people whose work is based around a true passion — for birds, nature and wildlife.  Now Dr Rob Lambert’s career as an environmental historian at The University of Nottingham is taking a new twist.....more.

17 November 2010 - Graduands - don't forget a souvenir of your time at Nottingham and your special day
If you're graduating this December there is still time to order your personalised commemorative glass plate....more

17 November 2010 - Royal visit for groundbreaking new academy
Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex found out first hand how secondary school pupils are being prepared for the wider world when she visited an innovative academy in Nottingham.....more

16 November 2010 - University academics and alumni help uncover the true number of young carers
The University of Nottingham has helped to uncover new evidence that the number of young carers in the UK is way beyond original official estimates and could be as many 700,000 — eight per cent of all children and four times more than originally thought.....more

16 November 2010 - Masters of biological imagery
Highly specialised photography produced by the alumni of a unique Masters degree in Biological Photography and Imaging is to go on show to the public for the very first time......more

15 November 2010 - Taking the fear factor out of cancer
It is the second most deadly disease in the Western world and one of the most feared diagnoses a patient can face. Now, a new book penned by a Nottingham academic is aiming to improve our understanding of cancer so we can better deal with its often devastating consequences.....more

15 November 2010 - University recruitment agency proves popular with students and employers
To help students enhance their employability and earn extra cash without compromising their studies, The University of Nottingham is looking to further expand its student recruitment company, Unitemps Nottingham....more
 
12 November 2010 - New Dean to inspire creative innovation
Nottingham alumnus Professor Martin Binks (Economics 1979) has been appointed Dean of Nottingham University Business School to build on its existing areas of strength and apply his own expertise in entrepreneurial creativity and innovation......more

12 November 2010 -
Shanghai sister campus planned for University of Nottingham Ningbo, China
Shanghai’s government has invited The University of Nottingham to establish a Sino-foreign campus in the city to complement its flourishing university in Ningbo, which is about 140 miles away in China’s prosperous Zhejiang province......more

11 November 2010 - Students welcome a visitor from the Fortune Global Top 50
One of the world’s top businesswomen has visited The University of Nottingham to talk to students about the changing face of international commerce....more

11 November 2010 - Dunkirk community events strengthen student resident relations
Students and permanent residents came together over a cup of tea and a slice of cake earlier this month at the Dunkirk Tea Party, at the Dunkirk and Old Lenton Community Centre....more
 
 

 
10 November 2010 - Power to the people - opening up national data for all
A series of free master classes is being held across the UK to teach the general public about the tools and techniques needed to use and analyse the increasing amount of national and local data being made available via the internet, while avoiding the pitfalls of interpreting statistics.....more

10 November 2010 - Keeping the "Engine Room of the World" clean
Experts from The University of Nottingham and the British Geological Survey showcased world-leading British research into carbon dioxide capture, transportation and storage in two days of seminars and workshops at Shanghai Expo....more

9 November 2010 - Nottingham Vice-Chancellor joins Prime Minister's delegation to China
The Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham is in China this week as a member of the Prime Minister’s business delegation to Beijing.....more

9 November 2010 - Do you remember Paul McCartney at the Portland Ballroom?
The re-release this month of the celebrated and most successful Wings album Band on the Run has led to former Beatle Paul McCartney reflecting on the band’s first ever gig . . . at The University of Nottingham....more.

8 November 2010 - RIBA East Midlands 'Student Award for Low Carbon Environmental Design'
The work of students from The University of Nottingham has been recognised for its ‘excellence in architecture’ at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) East Midlands Awards 2010....more.

8 November 2010 - Hope for a new treatment for bone cancer
Children and young people who are diagnosed with bone cancer could benefit from better treatment in the future thanks to new research at The University of Nottingham....more.

5 November 2010 - International crop science experts join University of Nottingham
The University of Nottingham has announced the arrival of two of the world’s leading experts in crop cytogenetics, further strengthening the University’s research priority group for global food security....more
 

5 November 2010 - Celebration of women in research
The University of Nottingham has celebrated the achievements of women in science, engineering, technology and medicine....more

4 November 2010 - Getting out of the house after a stroke
People who have become housebound after having a stroke are being invited to take part in a major new study that could help to put them back on the road to independence.....more

4 November 2010 - Stopping the spread of malaria

Research led by The University of Nottingham has opened up a new area of malaria parasite biology which could lead to new methods of controlling the transmission of this deadly disease....more

3 November 2010 - A river cruise to remember
The showpiece of the world’s fastest-growing economy played host to an alumni reception with a difference as former students gathered for a river cruise reception in Shanghai......more

2 November 2010 - Keeping a watch on the world
The latest computer gadgetry to monitor the ever-evolving landscape of our planet and the elemental forces that shape it are the subject of a new knowledge exchange network being led by The University of Nottingham......more

1 November 2010 - Who do you think deserves a Nottingham alumni award?
As a former Nottingham student you are part of a special global family of alumni who’s roots lay in more than 130 years of history dating back to the original days of University College.......more

1 November 2010 - Novel approach yields new insights into the causes of pre-eclampsia
An exciting collaboration between the Universities of Cambridge and Nottingham has resulted in new insights into the hypertension that frequently blights pregnancy.......more


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