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York Festival of Ideas and Classic FM announce partnership

Posted on Friday 22 May 2015

The York Festival of Ideas - one of the UK’s largest free festivals - has agreed an innovative media partnership with national broadcast radio station, Classic FM.

Elephant in East Africa, September 2014 (Credit: Dr Colin Beale)
Mapping poaching threats: York ecologists and Wildlife Conservation Society develop new method

Posted on Friday 22 May 2015

Ecologists from the University of York, together with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), have developed a new method to better identify where poachers operate in protected areas.

Skin of normal mice. IL-10 production by CD4+ T cells (green) following infection of the skin with Schistosoma mansoni cercariae, prevents excessive inflammation of the epidermis and dermis, and limits the influx of myeloid cells (CD11b+ (yellow); MHC-II+ (red). Credit: Mountford et al., CC-BY
Research plugs knowledge gap in parasitic disease’s infection path

Posted on Thursday 21 May 2015

Biologists at the University of York have played a key role in research that has increased the understanding of one of the world’s deadliest diseases.

Millennium Bridge in York (credit: Jamie Wood)
Social structure ‘helps birds avoid a collision course’

Posted on Thursday 21 May 2015

The sight of skilful aerial manoeuvring by flocks of Greylag geese to avoid collisions with York’s Millennium Bridge intrigued mathematical biologist Dr Jamie Wood. It raised the question of how birds collectively negotiate man-made obstacles such as wind turbines which lie in their flight paths.

Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) programme
Explore nature with York’s open air labs

Posted on Tuesday 19 May 2015

The University of York is celebrating the expansion of the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) programme by encouraging people across Yorkshire to discover their local environment.

NCEM Young Composer of the Year Award winners Joshua Urben and John Goldie-Scot (right)
York graduate wins young composer award

Posted on Friday 15 May 2015

A University of York music graduate has won the National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) Young Composer of the Year Award 2015, presented in partnership with BBC Radio 3 and the Dunedin Consort.

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