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News archive: 1997 releases

Rent arrears, cost-effective ways to stop smoking, and the preservation of corneal grafts

Posted on Tuesday 2 December 1997

New research grants and contracts as University wins a further £2.4 million


Boost to fish protection as sea currents track path of fish offspring

Posted on Tuesday 25 November 1997

A new way of tracing how far fish offspring travel could lead to much more effective marine reserve systems worldwide.


York's rich Anglo-Saxon heritage celebrated in new lecture on Alcuin

Posted on Thursday 23 October 1997

One of York's most illustrious sons, Alcuin of York, will be commemorated in a new series of annual lectures beginning on 31 October in St William's College. The lecture is a partnership between the University's Centre for Medieval Studies and the Dean and Chapter of York Minster.


Student rooms to get telephones

Posted on Monday 29 September 1997

As part of a major programme to improve student accommodation and facilities at York, the University has signed a deal with ACC Telecom to fit telephones in all study bedrooms.


Genesis: a location for a new generation

Posted on Thursday 18 September 1997

Genesis, six buildings for innovative new businesses, is opened today (3 October) by John Robinson, Chairman of Smith & Nephew plc.


CBAMS appoints former Fisons R&D Director as Chairman

Posted on Thursday 14 August 1997

CBAMS Ltd, the York-based company centred on a 5 million volt accelerator mass spectrometer, has appointed Dr Peter Johnson to its board as Chairman elect.


A year of outstanding research success

Posted on Thursday 17 July 1997

New grants of £3.2m announced


York pioneers Russian technology teaching

Posted on Tuesday 27 May 1997

Thirty-two Russian educationalists, including the Head of Curriculum Development at the Russian Academy of Education, visited York from 1 to 9 June to follow up on new developments in the philosophy and methods of teaching design and technology.


York moves up the rankings

Posted on Friday 23 May 1997

The Times places York 6th out of 96 universities


Speeding up the development of new drugs

Posted on Friday 23 May 1997

Joint purchase of key scientific tool is a first for Europe


Biologists win major prize for work with industry

Posted on Wednesday 26 March 1997

The Department of Biology at the University of York has won second prize in the Competition for Industry-Academe Research Collaboration run by the Office of Science and Technology.


Boost to women's health care

Posted on Monday 24 March 1997

New discovery will improve treatments for breast cancer, osteoporosis and postmenopausal symptoms


Drugs to save a trip to the gym

Posted on Saturday 1 March 1997

The bone in our skeletons is constantly being turned over - removed and replaced in a process which repairs damage and alters bone mass in response to our needs.


Recognition for York's excellence

Posted on Thursday 27 February 1997

Higher Education Funding Council rewards University's performance in teaching and research


Chief Nursing Officer outlines the future of nursing in the UK

Posted on Monday 10 February 1997

Yvonne Moores, Chief Nursing Officer in the Department of Health will give her personal perspective on the future of nursing in the UK at the second York Health Symposium on Monday 17 February.


DTI recognition for Bioscience York as 'incubator' gets go-ahead

Posted on Monday 3 February 1997

An award of £20,000 to investigate the feasibility of an 'incubator' to help small biotechnology businesses has been made by the Department of Trade and Industry to a York-based partnership.


Biodiversity loss, archaeological insects and new uses for flax

Posted on Monday 27 January 1997

A further £5.46m in new research grants and contracts at York