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14 December 2001
The University of York is celebrating news of outstanding official research ratings. Eighteen of York's 23 departments have been awarded ratings of 5 or 5* for the quality of their research.
29 November 2001
The creation of marine reserves in which fishing is banned can benefit fisheries in adjacent areas, according to Dr Callum Roberts of the Environment Department at the University of York.
28 November 2001
Bioscience expertise, ranging from drug development and diagnostics to cell and tissue research and other environmental sciences, will be showcased at a special Conference - the White Rose Bioscience Forum - to be held in York next month.
26 November 2001
Two lecture theatres at the University of York have been upgraded thanks to a generous benefaction from Nestlé UK. In appreciation of the gift and to mark the close relationship between the University and Nestlé UK, the rooms have been named the Joseph Rowntree Lecture Theatre and the Henri Nestlé Lecture Theatre.
22 November 2001
The Archaeology Department at the University of York has scored 24 out of 24 in its subject review. This is the University's ninth perfect score.
13 November 2001
Scientists today are facing massive increases in the amount of data available to use. And they urgently need sophisticated systems which can process, analyse and store this information.
9 November 2001
Major Ronald Ferguson will visit York on Thursday 15 November as part of his campaign to raise awareness of prostate cancer. During his visit he will visit the University of York research team which lead work in this area and take part in a BBC Radio York phone-in programme on the subject.
6 November 2001
Dirt in eighteenth century London, an electronic ‘tissue' which mimics plant and animal tissue in its ability to grow and repair itself, and the potential of anti-tumour products from marine life are the subjects of just three of 75 new research grants and contracts worth £10,366,750 announced by the University of York.
31 October 2001
A new shopping complex welcomed hordes of students and staff when it opened in early October at the University of York. The commercial development, which is the first dedicated shopping facility at the University, is also easily accessible to residents in the villages surrounding the University campus.
5 October 2001
Pioneering biotech entrepreneur Professor Sir Chris Evans will launch York's Bioincubator on Wednesday 10 October. The Bioincubator will offer dedicated laboratory facilities for emerging biotechnology businesses.
19 September 2001
The Rt Hon Keith Bradley MP, Minister of State for Criminal Justice, Sentencing and Law Reform, will speak about the Government's approach to crime when he opens the new Centre for Criminal Justice, Economics and Psychology at the University of York on Thursday 20 September 2001.
7 September 2001
Professor Dale Sanders FRS of the University of York's Biology Department has been awarded this year's Koerber Award.
5 September 2001
High-calibre social science research students are wanted by the University of York to research the fast-moving and sensitive area of genetic science.
- 15 August 2001
Work begins on specialist library
Work has begun on a new specialist library - the Raymond Burton Humanities Research Library - at the University of York. The building is a flagship project in the University's massive capital development programme and will be a strong architectural statement from the top of the hill overlooking the University campus. It will be open in the autumn of 2002.
23 July 2001
A four-metre tall galvanized steel sculpture - The Fisher of Dreams - will become an integral part of Naburn Bridge on 2 August. The sculpture features a fisher (man or woman), a bike and a dog.
2 July 2001
Later life is enriching for many women, in spite of the difficulties which they may have encountered in earlier stages of life. This is the finding by researchers in the University of York's department of Social Policy and Social Work.
28 June 2001
Two York Psychologists, Dr Kate Nation and Dr Gerry Altmann, are two of the leading British psychologists featured in a special exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery to celebrate 100 years of the British Psychological Society.
28 June 2001
Next week, the Music Technology research group and the Green Chemistry Group from the University of York will be showing their cutting edge research, along with other scientists from both the UK and abroad, at the Royal Society's annual Summer Science Exhibition in London from 3 to 5 July.
21 June 2001
The honorary degree of Doctor of the University will be conferred on nine distinguished people by the Chancellor of the University of York, Dame Janet Baker, at ceremonies on 12 and 13 July.
19 June 2001
The renowned dramatist and actor, Alan Bennett, will give a public reading at the University of York in July. The evening, his second at the University in the last five years, will be in aid of the Shandy Hall appeal.
31 May 2001
York is often associated historically with the Vikings, but before the Vikings arrived York was a prominent international centre with trade links across Europe and a religious and intellectual culture second to none. It is this golden age, exemplified by the eminent scholar and teacher Alcuin, which is celebrated in a series of public lectures organised by the University of York, and by an Exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum.
25 May 2001
The University of York is the first Higher Education Institution to gain the new Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) Endorsed Provider status for Continuing Professional Development.
15 May 2001
Web users will be able to play along with a live broadcast of the University of York Gamelan on 26 May. By logging on to the BBC Radio 3 website, people can join in with the Javanese percussion ensemble.
11 May 2001
A large grant of £2.7 million will keep the North of England at the forefront of research into prostate cancer. Researchers at York, Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester and Bristol universities have been awarded the money by the Cancer Research Funders' Forum to set up a Collaborative Northern Centre of Excellence in Prostate Cancer Research.
2 May 2001
Just how politicians handle interruptions and seek to present themselves in the best possible light, particularly during election campaigns, is the subject of the first Open Course lecture at the University of York this term.
1 May 2001
Anyone with an internet connection can now find out about the archaeology of their home town, thanks to new flexible internet technology. A new generation on internet technology, which bridges the gap between specialist data and public access, has just been launched, providing rapid access to detailed information on Britain's most ancient landmarks.
1 May 2001
The quality of teaching in British universities has been starkly revealed by a Guardian investigation into higher education statistics. The University of York shares first place for high-quality teaching with Cambridge, Warwick and Loughborough.
27 April 2001
The extension to the Innovation Centre on York Science Park opens today (27 April) with seven new tenants already signed up. The building will be opened by Susan Johnson OBE, the Business Development Director of Yorkshire Forward.
12 April 2001
All across the UK, people looking up into the night sky last night witnessed one of the rarest and most spectacular of all natural phenomena: a display of the flickering and dancing aurora borealis, or northern lights.
3 April 2001
Two senior members of the University of York have been appointed to help run the company which will offer high quality British education overseas. Announced by Education and Employment Secretary, David Blunkett, the e-Universities project is expected to become a globally-competitive provider of Internet-based higher education.
30 March 2001
A new Medical School for the North of England providing places for around 600 student doctors was announced today (Friday, March 30) by the Department of Health and the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
19 March 2001
University of York student, Adam Amara, spent the last week of term dressed up as Buzz Lightyear in order to raise funds to achieve his aim of a career in space research.
9 March 2001
The Centre for Management at the University of York has scored 22 out of 24 in its official Subject Review.
15 February 2001
New research grants and contracts received by the University of York in the last few months total £5,225,000. The University's total research income from grants and contracts is now worth around £24 million a year.
9 February 2001
A new postgraduate course in the Department of Mathematics, with scholarships available, will equip students with a range of mathematical and computational skills that will prepare them for careers in commerce, the public sector and industry.
- 26 January 2001
Economics gets top marks for teaching
The Department of Economics at the University of York has scored 24 out of 24 in its official Subject Review, making it the fifth department in a row to get maximum marks for the quality of its teaching.