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July 2008

31st July 2008 - The exotic side of veterinary science

The last 10 years has seen a huge increase in the popularity of exotic pets. Among the weird and wonderful animals being kept in our homes are monkeys, tarantulas, iguanas, salamanders, snakes, even hedgehogs....more
30th July 2008 - Prestigious research award for Nottingham cancer cell biologist

An internationally-acclaimed University of Nottingham scientist has won a prestigious Fellowship award to help solve one of the mysteries of cell biology....more

29th July 2008 - Could you work for us?
The University has launched a Graduate Trainee Programme to attract recent graduates to work in university administration....more

28th July 2008 - Possible link found between x-rays and prostate cancer
Researchers at The University of Nottingham have shown an association between certain past diagnostic radiation procedures and an increased risk of young-onset prostate cancer — a rare form of prostate cancer which affects about 10 per cent of all men diagnosed with the disease.....more

25 July 2008 - Sir Colin Campbell to become Honorary Freeman of the City of Nottingham
Professor Sir Colin Campbell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, is to be made an Honorary Freeman of the City of Nottingham at a special ceremony on 26th September this year......more

24 July 2008 - Giving something back now means twice as much – thank you!
The University of Nottingham can now double your donation to the Annual Fund, thanks to the UK Government’s new £200M matching scheme......more

23 July 2008 - Death of Peter Ala Adjetey (Law 1958)
The former Speaker of Parliament and former president of the Ghana Bar Association, Peter Ala Adjetey, has died after a short illness. He was 76......more

22 July 2008 - Students come fifth in BUSA league table 07/08
Nottingham students have confirmed their place as a force to be reckoned with when it comes to sporting performance......more

22 July 2008 - Landmark graduations in China
An historic ceremony has seen the first cohort of Chinese graduates receive British degrees at The University of Nottingham’s pioneering campus in China......more

21 July 2008 - Top of the Table. Period...
They are the unlikely new stars of YouTube — from Sodium and Helium to Lithium, Oxygen, Hydrogen and Argon......more

18 July 2008 - Alumni Noticeboard
Looking for a friend? Done something you’re proud of? In the early stages of organising a reunion? Why not reach your former friends and colleagues from  University days via our new e-noticeboard......more

17 July 2008 - Top RHS award as visionary horticulturalist retires from University
 “Gardening on a grand scale.” That’s how The University of Nottingham’s Grounds Manager, Ian Cooke, describes his award-winning career on campus, which comes to an end this summer......more 



16 July 2008 - Nottingham’s Team GB count the days down to Beijing
Two more Nottingham students have joined the list of elite athletes travelling to China for the Beijing Olympic Games, which begin on August 8......more

15 July 2008 - Science communication award for Nottingham academic
A University of Nottingham expert who has made a passionate commitment to improving the provision of safe healthcare in the UK is to receive an international award for communicating science to the general public......more

14 July 2008 - School of Chemistry welcomes a royal visitor
His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent has visited The University of Nottingham to hear about the latest world-changing research from staff and students......more

11 July 2008 - Can we have our cake and eat it — then go to the gym?
There is compelling evidence that both obesity and a sedentary lifestyle are strong independent risk factors for premature death — but is it healthier to be obese and physically active or a healthy weight and sedentary......more

10 July 2008 - First alumni ski reunion – the photos
The University of Nottingham’s first ever ski reunion took place recently in Engelberg-Titlis, the largest and highest mountain resort in central Switzerland......more

9 July 2008 - Nottingham graduate and honorary graduate honoured by HRH The Queen
Professor Irene Higginson, who qualified in Medicine from The University of Nottingham in 1980, has been awarded an OBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to Medicine......more
8 July 2008 - Our American adventure
Nottingham alumni from all over America gathered at a number of special events in the country to celebrate their alma mater and meet up with Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Colin Campbell......more

7 July 2008 - Make a Splash for Children’s Brain Tumour Research on 20 September 2008!
We are delighted to announce details of the 2008 'Big Swim', formerly the 'Million Metre Swim'. In the last two years this event has raised over £35,000 for The University of Nottingham's Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre......more

4 July 2008 - Exclusive alumni glance into the world of a famous bike manufacturer
Alumni were given a free preview of the highly successful Raleigh exhibition at the Lakeside Arts Centre at the University......more

3 July 2008 - Juggling the arts with technology
He arrives at university on his unicycle, juggles balls for his PhD in Computer Science and keeps a pet rock at home in a cage......more

2 July 2008 - The breathing lifeline that comes at a price
The ventilators on an intensive care ward of a hospital offer a vital lifeline to the sickest and most vulnerable patients, providing the oxygen that keeps them alive when they are unable to breathe for themselves......more

1 July 2008 - “The Master of Rhythm and Swing” talks to Nottingham alumni
One of the greatest fast bowlers and all-rounders in cricketing history graced the University’s London Office with an exclusive appearance for an alumni audience......more
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