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News archive: 2009 releases

Routine screening for postnatal depression not cost effective

Wednesday 23 December 2009

Routine screening for postnatal depression in primary care - as recommended in recent guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) - does not appear to represent value for money for the NHS, researchers at the University of York have concluded.

The One Show film in the York Responsive Home

Tuesday 22 December 2009

Some of the novel ideas being developed by researchers at the University of York’s Centre for Usable Home Technology (CUHTec) have featured on national television.

York academics awarded prestigious industry fellowships

Tuesday 22 December 2009

Two University of York academics have been awarded industry fellowships in recognition of their standing as world leaders in their respective fields.

Impact of health on retirement age varies across Europe

Thursday 17 December 2009

The link between ill-health and retirement age varies markedly across European countries, according to new research from the University of York.

Teaching methods the key to improving maths standards

Wednesday 16 December 2009

Changing teaching methods is more effective at improving standards in maths than investing in different text books or technology, according to a new report.

Major investment in arts and humanities at York

Tuesday 15 December 2009

A new humanities and educational research centre is to be opened today at the University of York. The building is named in honour of Professor Berrick Saul, the University's Vice-Chancellor from 1979 to 1993.

University course turns knowledge into new business

Friday 11 December 2009

A new course from the York Management School will help experienced professionals turn their expertise into a new business opportunity.

Curtain rises on York graduates’ silver screen debut

Wednesday 9 December 2009

A new film – Dead Man Running – features visual effects created by two of the first graduates of the MA in Postproduction in the University of York’s Department of Theatre, Film and Television (TFTV).

New scholarships for scientists at the University of York

Tuesday 8 December 2009

The University of York is among a group of leading UK universities that are launching a groundbreaking £1000 scholarship for students who wish to study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

Volunteering projects face Dragons test

Monday 7 December 2009

Student volunteers from the University of York will put their project ideas to the test when they pitch them to a Dragons Den-style panel of business leaders.

Business leaders offer students master classes in management

Friday 4 December 2009

Leading business figures are passing on the benefits of their experience to management students at the University of York through a new series of guest lectures and master classes.

University of York to feature at climate change summit

Thursday 3 December 2009

The University of York will have a significant presence at the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit next week.

University of York music scholar wins national accolade

Wednesday 2 December 2009

A University of York composer has won one of the 2009 British Composer Awards at a ceremony hosted by British Academy of Songwriters, Composer and Authors (BASCA) at the Law Society in London.

US award for York research

Tuesday 1 December 2009

Pioneering research into using plants to clean up pollution caused by explosives has been recognised with an award from the United States Government.

Shedding new light on the quest for fusion energy

Monday 30 November 2009

The University of York is a major partner in a project unveiled today that will help scientists harness the potential of fusion energy.

Discovering the links between plants and medical treatments

Monday 30 November 2009

The link between understanding how plants work and the development of new medical treatments will be explored in a public lecture at the University of York.

Masterclass under playwright’s watchful eye

Thursday 26 November 2009

Theatre critic and biographer Michael Billington will visit the University of York to give a masterclass on Sir Alan Ayckbourn’s plays on Friday 27 November.

National success for student volunteer project

Wednesday 25 November 2009

A student-run project supporting dementia sufferers in York has beaten off competition from two major companies to win a national award.

Conference goes down to The Wire

Tuesday 24 November 2009

It is Barack Obama’s favourite television show, and legendary Harvard sociologist William Julius Wilson says it has done more ‘to enhance our understanding of the challenges of urban life, and the problems of urban inequality, than any other media event or scholarly publication.’

New chameleon species discovered in East Africa

Monday 23 November 2009

A new species of chameleon has been discovered in Tanzania by a team of scientists.

Academics on an artistic journey through the past

Monday 23 November 2009

Four art historians will take their audience on an artistic journey in time from the Gothic splendour of York Minster to the portraits of Joshua Reynolds via America and southern Italy today.

Screenwriters’ archive gift to Borthwick Institute

Thursday 19 November 2009

Screenwriters Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran have donated their archive, including the original scripts for situation comedies such as The New Statesman and Birds of a Feather, to the Borthwick Institute at York.

Royal award for University's social policy researchers

Wednesday 18 November 2009

A research unit at the University of York, which has helped to develop a range of policies to support vulnerable people in society over more than 35 years, has been awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

Sweet as can be: how E. coli gets ahead

Thursday 12 November 2009

Scientists at the University of York have discovered how certain bacteria such as Escherichia coli have evolved to capture rare sugars from their environment giving them an evolutionary advantage in naturally competitive environments like the human gut.

University welcomes major ERDF investment

Tuesday 10 November 2009

The University of York is at the centre of a £19.7m investment in the region’s technology base by the European Regional Development Fund announced today.

Climate change and the threat to the biosphere

Monday 9 November 2009

The threat posed by the impact of climate change on the Earth’s biosphere will be the focus of a lecture at the University of York.

Arguing for classical music’s place in modern culture

Friday 6 November 2009

A leading critic and broadcaster will argue supporters of classical music are not doing enough to challenge perceptions that it is elitist, in a lecture at the University of York.

Palestinian refugees and the search for peace

Thursday 5 November 2009

The effects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the prospects for peace will be the subject of a lecture by the senior United Nations figure working with Palestinian refugees.

Resource efficiency ‘secret weapon’ in meeting climate change targets

Wednesday 4 November 2009

The first research into how resource efficiency can help the UK meet its climate change targets is published today.

Behaviour problems in children linked to smoking in pregnancy

Wednesday 4 November 2009

Smoking during pregnancy significantly increases the risk of behavioural problems in children as young as three, according to research from the University of York.

Experts debate the future of diabetes care

Tuesday 3 November 2009

Improving the quality of care for people with diabetes in primary care settings will be the goal of a conference in York bringing together experts in the condition.

Sights and sounds of emotion trigger big brain responses

Monday 2 November 2009

Researchers at the University of York have identified a part of the brain that responds to both facial and vocal expressions of emotion.

Lectures put the nanoworld under the microscope

Monday 2 November 2009

The exciting possibilities offered by nanoscience will be explored in a public lecture at the University of York.

York launch of UK-China entrepreneurship competition

Friday 30 October 2009

Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to secure £250,000 of investment in their ideas in a competition to be launched at the University of York.

Nobel laureate considers the mysteries of time

Thursday 29 October 2009

A Nobel Prize-winning scientist is to give this year’s Cantor Nanoscience Lecture at the University of York.

Carbon footprint revealed for York neighbourhoods

Wednesday 28 October 2009

Researchers at the University of York have produced the first comprehensive assessment of the carbon footprint of individual neighbourhoods in York.

Fairs to showcase career opportunities for graduates

Monday 26 October 2009

A total of nearly 90 national and international employers are expected to visit two Careers Fairs at the University of York this term.

The challenge of learning lessons and making predictions

Monday 26 October 2009

A leading scientist who has chaired two high-profile inquiries into outbreaks of E.coli food poisoning is to give a lecture at the University of York.

Health executives chart strategy shift

Thursday 22 October 2009

The University of York is launching a major development programme to help senior NHS executives save money by raising quality and productivity, rather than resorting to across-the-board cuts in jobs and services.

Community dig unearths skeleton at Heslington East

Wednesday 21 October 2009

Archaeologists have discovered another skeleton during excavations on the site of the University of York’s campus expansion at Heslington East.

University launches new Centre for Modern Studies

Tuesday 20 October 2009

The launch of a new research centre at the University of York will be marked with a lecture by a leading academic.

Get on the Bus for the future of IT

Monday 19 October 2009

Calling everyone with an interest in IT in the York area! The University of York is hosting one of just two stops on the UK leg of Microsoft’s Get on the Bus tour.

Protecting the champions of change on human rights

Monday 19 October 2009

The dangers faced by champions of human rights will be brought home to policy makers at an event organised by the University of York.

Leadership training wins prestigious award for York

Friday 16 October 2009

An innovative programme to improve the leadership skills of academics and support staff at the University of York has won a prestigious national award.

Trial raises doubts over alternative pain therapy for arthritis

Friday 16 October 2009

Copper bracelets and magnetic wrist straps are ineffective in relieving arthritis pain, according to a new study led by a University of York academic.

Climate change boosts scallop stocks

Monday 12 October 2009

A positive effect of climate change that is helping to support a £30m industry has been uncovered by new research.

Developing enzymes to clean up pollution by explosives

Friday 9 October 2009

Scientists at the University of York have uncovered the structure of an unusual enzyme which can be used to reverse the contamination of land by explosives.

University of York improves world ranking

Thursday 8 October 2009

The University of York has achieved its highest-ever position in the world’s top 100 universities in new rankings published today.

Understanding the lives of ancient Britons

Wednesday 7 October 2009

Researchers at the University of York will play a key role in a major study into how Britons adapted to the challenge of surviving ancient Britain.

Researchers urge action over crop’s impact on air quality

Tuesday 6 October 2009

An “environmentally friendly” tropical crop could lead to hazardous increases in levels of the air pollutant ozone according to new research by an international team that included scientists from the University of York.

Research points to potential chink in cancer’s armour

Tuesday 6 October 2009

Scientists at the University of York have identified and successfully silenced a gene that appears essential to cancer cell survival.

Taking artistic inspiration from historic York

Friday 2 October 2009

York’s rich history will be used to inspire creativity in students taking a new course at the University.

Small mammals have a ‘Celtic fringe’ too

Wednesday 30 September 2009

The origin of the ‘Celtic fringe’ of genetically and culturally distinctive people in the northern and western British Isles is the source of fierce academic controversy.

Lichens: the ancient ‘tool’ for measuring modern air quality

Tuesday 29 September 2009

The dark satanic mills may be a thing of the past, and many of the factories that belched toxic emissions into Yorkshire’s atmosphere have also disappeared.

University launches student internship bureau

Friday 25 September 2009

The University of York has launched a Student Internship Bureau, which brings together students seeking project-based work experience with appropriate employers in the York and North Yorkshire area.

Butterflies use more ‘environmental space’ in warmer areas

Wednesday 23 September 2009

Butterflies basking in the relatively warm South of Britain are likely to be more liberal in their choice of where to live than their cousins in the cooler and wetter North, according to new findings published today in the journal Ecology Letters.

Women sought to help with HIV clinical trial

Tuesday 22 September 2009

Researchers are seeking women volunteers to take part in a clinical trial which is searching for a new solution in the battle against HIV.

Explaining why pruning encourages plants to thrive

Monday 21 September 2009

Scientists have shown that the main shoot dominates a plant’s growth principally because it was there first, rather than due to its position at the top of the plant.

University leads major new research into wound care

Thursday 17 September 2009

The University of York’s Department of Health Sciences and NHS Leeds Community Healthcare have been awarded a £1.75m grant from the National Institute for Health Research to carry out a study into complex wounds.

Minster to echo to the sound of heritage

Wednesday 16 September 2009

A unique event showcasing the links between heritage, sound-art and music will take place in the dramatic setting of York Minster next month.

New chief executive for Science City York

Monday 14 September 2009

Following a nationwide search, Professor Nicola Spence has been appointed Science City York's new chief executive.

Doors open at York’s evening university

Monday 14 September 2009

Inspiring more people to discover the joy of learning is at the centre of a new venture bringing together a range of educational opportunities at the University of York.

University of York improves top ten ranking

Friday 11 September 2009

The University of York maintained its top ten position of UK universities in the new Sunday Times University Guide.

The science of food takes centre stage at festival

Friday 11 September 2009

The effects foods can have on the body will be explored in an entertaining evening hosted by two University of York scientists.

Residents urged to be on alert for wildlife

Wednesday 9 September 2009

Scientists at the University of York are urging Hull residents to be on the lookout for slime and spines in 2009.

Exploring the role of testimony in human rights

Tuesday 8 September 2009

Does telling the story of a child soldier or a rape victim help improve human rights or intrude on the victims’ privacy and threaten their safety?

Pupils create vision of York’s past for the 22nd Century

Friday 4 September 2009

People in York in the 22nd century will have an insight into life in the city in 2009 thanks to the ingenuity of pupils from two local schools.

University cricketers claim championship crown

Thursday 3 September 2009

The University of York staff cricket team is celebrating after winning the HPH York Vale Cricket League for the first time in its 13 year history.

Trust hands scholarships to talented students

Wednesday 2 September 2009

A dozen students from Yorkshire and the Humber who are starting courses at some of the UK’s top universities this autumn have won £1,000 scholarships to help with their studies from a York-based charity, The Holbeck Charitable Trust.

Success in encouraging teenagers to study science

Friday 28 August 2009

More teenagers are studying science beyond GCSE level thanks to a course designed by experts from the University of York and the Nuffield Foundation.

Two-thirds of heart attack survivors miss out on life-saving service

Thursday 27 August 2009

Two-thirds of heart attack patients failed to receive a life-saving service, according to research commissioned by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and led by a University of York academic.

Fellowship for York scientist to support polymer research

Tuesday 25 August 2009

A University of York scientist has been awarded a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship for her research on smart polymer materials that could eventually be used as sensors to detect biological materials and pollutants.

University of York celebrates new rail link

Wednesday 19 August 2009

The University of York today announced a major new collaboration with Crossrail Ltd, to support a new course in Computer Science.

Student’s ‘green’ use for online social networking

Monday 17 August 2009

A Computer Science student at the University of York has created a new Facebook application that uses the social networking website for monitoring home energy consumption.

Making public-private partnerships work for the NHS

Wednesday 12 August 2009

NHS primary care trusts could potentially save thousands of pounds through better management of partnerships with the private sector, according to research from the York Management School.

Student praise for University of York’s teaching

Monday 10 August 2009

A new nationwide survey of students ranks the quality of teaching at the University of York fifth among UK universities.

University of York students benefit from IBM link to promote skills for 21st century economy

Monday 10 August 2009

The University of York has enhanced its links with industry by joining IBM UK’s University Relations Program. The aim is to expand the scope of the resources and experiences offered to students, better preparing them for the careers of tomorrow with skills that will stimulate growth and drive innovation.

Reforming care and support in England – what can we learn from other countries?

Tuesday 4 August 2009

Like other developed countries, England faces the challenge of meeting the needs of a growing elderly population.

The Debt Crisis: What Next?

Monday 3 August 2009

The growth of the British economy over the last two decades has seen a parallel rise in personal debt across the social spectrum.

York’s shampoo challenge heads to Glasgow

Wednesday 29 July 2009

Visitors to the Glasgow Science Centre are to get the chance to take part in the Great Shampoo Showdown, the latest feature in a York initiative to raise awareness of environment-friendly products.

Turning engineering into an art form

Monday 27 July 2009

A University of York academic will combine art with engineering when he gives a lecture in Trafalgar Square.

Looking different ‘helps animals to survive’

Thursday 23 July 2009

In the animal kingdom, everything is not as it seems. Individuals of the same species can look very different from each other – what biologists term ‘polymorphism.’

York wins recognition for care leaver support

Tuesday 21 July 2009

The University of York has been recognised for the support it offers to care leavers entering higher education.

National recognition for University of York academics

Tuesday 21 July 2009

Four University of York academics – two computer scientists, a psychologist and a political philosopher -- have been honoured for the quality of their scholarship.

Building the future of medical research

Friday 17 July 2009

Construction work is starting on new facilities that will help scientists in York develop drugs and vaccines to combat major diseases.

Medieval Mass for York recreated by University research

Friday 17 July 2009

A church will celebrate Mass as it would have been performed 600 years ago thanks to a partnership with the University of York.

Breakthrough gives hope of new treatments for tropical disease

Thursday 16 July 2009

Biologists at the University of York have played a key role in an international team that has sequenced the genome of Schistosoma mansoni, a water-borne parasitic worm whose eggs spread the deadly disease schistosomiasis.

Archaeologists at York help uncover alleged food fraud

Wednesday 15 July 2009

As reported in last night’s BBC One broadcast "What's Really in Our Food?" reporter Tom Heap found help from an unexpected source in his investigations of food fraud – the Department of Archaeology at the University of York.

Graduating student turns movement into music

Wednesday 15 July 2009

A controller from a video games console has been transformed into two new musical instruments by a student at the University of York.

Medical use for waste television screens

Monday 13 July 2009

Waste material from discarded televisions could be recycled and used in medicine, according to new research by scientists at the University of York.

University of York honours six for their contribution to society

Friday 10 July 2009

The University of York is to award honorary degrees to the Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor and an influential jazz musician.

Fun for all the family at York pond open day

Wednesday 8 July 2009

An open day at Chapman’s Pond in Dringhouses, York, will combine serious science with fun for children.

York project inspires nationwide care leaver plan

Tuesday 7 July 2009

A pioneering project that supports care leavers in York has been held up by the Government as a blueprint for employers nationwide to follow.

York academics secure National Teaching Fellowship awards

Monday 6 July 2009

Two University of York academics have been recognised for the outstanding quality of their teaching.

Biological warfare in bacteria offers hope for new antibiotics

Thursday 2 July 2009

Scientists are to study a group of proteins that are highly effective at killing bacteria and which could hold the key to developing new types of antibiotics.

Wind turbine study at University of York campus

Tuesday 30 June 2009

The University of York is exploring whether the new extension to its main campus is a suitable site for up to two wind turbines.

Quantum breakthrough to provide security benefit

Monday 29 June 2009

A scientist at the University of York has played a pivotal role in a breakthrough in the development of quantum communication.

Industry scientists to benefit from new analytical research facility

Friday 19 June 2009

A new £1.6 million scientific Centre of Excellence at the University of York will provide major benefits for the chemical, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, as well as supporting academic research in the region.

Children explore the hidden secrets of plants

Friday 19 June 2009

Primary school pupils are putting plants under the microscope with a helping hand from experts at the University of York.

Yorkshire’s 18th Century ‘credit crunch’ counterfeiters

Wednesday 17 June 2009

When a steep decline in the wool trade prompted an 18th century version of the credit crunch, many Yorkshire people took to counterfeiting as a way of surviving.

York nurse researcher wins award to study US healthcare

Monday 15 June 2009

A nurse researcher who works in the University of York’s Department of Health Sciences and the Hull York Medical School has been awarded a sought-after Harkness Fellowship to study healthcare policy and practice in the USA.

Choir's bicentenary salute to composer

Thursday 11 June 2009

More than 250 voices will recreate the first performance of one of Felix Mendelssohn’s great oratorios when the University of York Choir sings Elijah in York Minster on 24 June.

Investigating York’s changing eating habits

Wednesday 10 June 2009

The post-war history of food is the focus of new research at the University of York.

Call for York to take the Green Street Challenge

Friday 5 June 2009

Residents of York will be given the opportunity make their Street the Greenest in the city in a new campaign launched on World Environment Day – Friday 5 June 2009.

Students rise to ‘Apprentice’ business challenge

Thursday 28 May 2009

Student entrepreneurs at the University of York will be demonstrating their business acumen next week in a local version of The Apprentice.

Exploring the past, present and future of art on television

Friday 22 May 2009

The way art is presented on television will be debated at an event in York to mark 40 years since the first broadcast of a landmark documentary series.

Building a new sensory garden for children with special needs

Tuesday 19 May 2009

A bare courtyard at a special school has been transformed into a stunning sensory garden with the help of volunteers from the University of York.

Understanding the relationship between reading and the brain

Friday 15 May 2009

Researchers using the latest scanning techniques have provided new insight into the way the brain processes written words.

Major construction project supporting education and research

Friday 15 May 2009

The start of major investment in the future of education and research at the University of York is to be marked next week.

Sound installation’s fusion of art and physics

Thursday 14 May 2009

A sound installation in the foyer of the Music Research Centre at the University of York is proving a big attraction for visitors and concert-goers.

Celebrating student volunteering in York

Monday 11 May 2009

The contribution of thousands of student volunteers to their communities will be celebrated at a special awards ceremony at York’s Mansion House.

Making sense of the Twitterverse

Thursday 7 May 2009

A website developed by two University of York students is transforming the way people use the micro-blogging site Twitter.

York research unit wins national recognition

Friday 1 May 2009

A research unit’s expertise in conducting research on adult social care has today secured it membership of the new School for Social Care Research, part of the English National Institute for Health Research.

Cartoon capers introduce children to computer science

Thursday 30 April 2009

Primary school children have used the latest computer design techniques to create a 3-D cartoon with the help of University of York experts.

York research reveals new evidence for bovine TB debate

Wednesday 29 April 2009

Ground breaking new research gives a much deeper insight into how Tuberculosis could be passed from badgers to cattle and back again.

Honour for chimpanzee communication researcher

Thursday 23 April 2009

An expert in chimpanzee communication from the University of York will present her work at the leading UK science festival after winning a major award.

Child wellbeing league table puts UK in 24th place in Europe

Wednesday 22 April 2009

A league table of child wellbeing compiled by researchers at the University of York has placed the UK 24th out of 29 European countries.

What’s the Big Deal?

Tuesday 21 April 2009

School students from Yorkshire are dressing for success and preparing to develop business plans to pitch in a regional version of television’s Dragons’ Den.

York researchers probe ‘water poverty’ rise

Thursday 16 April 2009

Water poverty is increasing as more households face financial difficulties due to rising utility bills.

Researchers break the animal kingdom’s colour code

Thursday 16 April 2009

Research spearheaded by the University of York has used computer models to explain the evolution of the distinctive colouring of many species of wildlife.

Preparing scientists for a fusion-powered future

Tuesday 14 April 2009

A pioneering new course at the University of York will train scientists whose work could pave the way for a world powered by limitless energy.

Higher York help for local economy to weather recession

Thursday 9 April 2009

The University of York will be offering practical help to individuals and businesses to cope with the economic downturn after winning a share of £27m in new Government funding.

Climate change prompts concern over farming health risks

Wednesday 1 April 2009

Climate change could increase the risks to human health posed by farming methods, according to a new study.

University science trail – bigger and better than ever

Tuesday 31 March 2009

Schoolchildren from across the region will take a series of fascinating steps down the path to scientific understanding when the University of York’s Science Trail returns this week.

Premiere of new work spanning 600 years of music

Monday 30 March 2009

Music from the 15th Century meets the sounds of the 21st in a new project from musicians at the University of York.

Universities forge transatlantic links

Friday 27 March 2009

Academics from two of the world’s top 100 universities are meeting to discuss potential collaborations on initiatives in evidence-based health and education.

Transforming medical diagnosis with new scanning technology

Thursday 26 March 2009

A new technology which dramatically improves the sensitivity of Magnetic Resonance techniques including those used in hospital scanners and chemistry laboratories has been developed by scientists at the University of York.

Children bubble up a greener future

Tuesday 24 March 2009

Did you know that bubble bath can be made from plants? The University of York-based Green Chemistry Network and Boots UK have launched an exciting new interactive science exhibition "Explore Your Bathroom: Make the Bubble bath of the Future".

Trial reveals leg ulcer treatment dilemma

Friday 20 March 2009

Using maggots to treat leg ulcers is as effective as more modern methods of wound care, according to a three-year research study led by the University of York.

Is parenting a joy or a trial?

Thursday 19 March 2009

As the nation prepares to celebrate motherhood, a University of York economist is claiming that the idea that parenting makes us happy is an illusion.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership wins national accolade

Tuesday 17 March 2009

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), led by the University of York’s Departments of Biology and Chemistry and brand protection specialists Authentix Limited, has been named the best in North East England.

Roadshow to reveal the wonders of astronomy

Friday 13 March 2009

To coincide with International Year of Astronomy, the University of York is taking to the road to alert people across Yorkshire and the Humber to the fascination of the night sky.

Credit crunch blues? Try going green!

Wednesday 11 March 2009

Save the planet – and save money at the same time. That is the challenge facing York citizens on Saturday 14 March.

Solicitors, Stravinsky and a soprano

Tuesday 10 March 2009

One of Britain’s leading sopranos Lynne Dawson is the soloist at a concert of the University Symphony Orchestra at the University of York on Wednesday 11 March.

York conference will explore the future of software

Monday 9 March 2009

The University of York is the venue for a major international research conference that will help to plot the roadmap for the future development of computer software.

Volunteers introduce York pupils to foreign languages

Friday 6 March 2009

Primary school pupils are getting their first taste of foreign languages thanks to student volunteers from the University of York.

Unlocking the potential of virtual reality

Wednesday 4 March 2009

A virtual reality device that aims to stimulate all five senses with unprecedented realism developed by a University of York scientist is to be showcased at a major London exhibition today.

University of York one of the best international research employers

Tuesday 3 March 2009

The University of York has been named one of the best places in the world to work for postdoctoral science researchers.

The effects of unequal societies on rich and poor

Friday 27 February 2009

The most unequal societies are damaging for the better-off as well as for the poor, according to a groundbreaking new book by two University of York academics.

British butterfly’s comeback gives hope for threatened species

Wednesday 25 February 2009

New research shows the importance of habitat conservation in helping threatened species to survive environmental change.

Analysing the work of the Palestinians’ ‘national poet’

Tuesday 24 February 2009

The work and legacy of a poet who gave voice to Palestinian experiences for more than 40 years will be examined at an event at the University of York.

The science of food – breastfeeding, obesity and children’s diets

Friday 20 February 2009

Breastfeeding is a vitally important public health issue but is ignored or dismissed by many, a leading expert will argue as part of a lecture series at the University of York.

BAM to construct new academic buildings at the University of York

Friday 20 February 2009

The University of York has appointed BAM Construction to deliver a £66 million development of new buildings, which will be the centrepiece of the first phase of the University’s expanded campus at Heslington East.

York students contribute to major study on African forests

Thursday 19 February 2009

A group of University of York students have contributed to a ground-breaking study on African rainforests published today in Nature.

Assisted colonisation to help species cope with a changing climate

Wednesday 18 February 2009

Butterflies show that ‘assisted colonisation’ can play a vital role in helping wildlife to survive in a warming world.

Major new art work made possible by music research

Tuesday 17 February 2009

University of York expertise is at the heart of a spectacular contemporary art project unveiled in Seville and set to feature in leading galleries around the world.

York students take lead on academic integrity

Wednesday 11 February 2009

Students are playing a pivotal role in the University of York’s new approach to ‘designing’ out plagiarism.

Understanding human history is archaeologists’ food and drink

Friday 6 February 2009

The desire to improve our health has made food and diet a modern obsession but discovering what our ancestors ate and how they prepared food can reveal remarkable details about the way they lived.

Investigating British art’s forgotten era

Monday 2 February 2009

New light will be shone on a neglected period of British art history as the result of a major research project.

Survey aims to help to ease homeless plight

Thursday 29 January 2009

Researchers at the University of York are to carry out a major survey of vulnerable homeless people as part of a £700,000 research initiative to inform efforts to help bring them in from the margins of society.

New hope for respiratory disease with bacterial discovery

Wednesday 28 January 2009

Scientists have worked out the mechanism of a bacterial ‘TRAP’ that is a key component in the colonisation of the human body by some disease-causing bacteria.

University launch for Britain-China business competition

Wednesday 28 January 2009

A competition designed to boost trade between Britain and China will be launched at the University of York.

Sailors’ historic scourge may hold the key to bioenergy future

Tuesday 27 January 2009

For centuries a wood-boring marine isopod was considered little more than a nautical nuisance. It bored its way into the wooden hulls of ships, turning seafaring into an even more perilous undertaking.

Grammy nomination for York music student

Monday 26 January 2009

A University of York student could complete her PhD and win a Grammy award in the same week.

The global impact of climate change on biodiversity

Wednesday 21 January 2009

When three undergraduates set off on an expedition in 1965 to trap moths on Mount Kinabalu in Borneo, little did they realise that they were establishing the groundwork for a study of the impacts of climate change.

University to award three honorary degrees

Tuesday 20 January 2009

The University of York is to award honorary degrees to a clinical psychologist and television presenter, a leading expert in Viking archaeology and City of York Council’s former Chief Executive.

Profitable partnership between university and business

Friday 16 January 2009

Business expertise from the University of York has helped a Yorkshire manufacturer increase its profits by more than 10 per cent.

University specialists propose strategy for Gaza reconstruction

Thursday 15 January 2009

An ongoing study into the reconstruction of Gaza is being led by the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU) at the University of York.

Protecting aircraft from electromagnetic interference

Monday 12 January 2009

Experts at the University of York are to help aerospace companies produce safer aircraft at lower costs after winning a €1m European grant.

Bioscience companies benefit from dedicated space

Wednesday 7 January 2009

The Bioscience Business Centre at the University of York is just a year old but is already playing an important role in building new links with industry.

Memory technique to help children’s classroom performance

Tuesday 6 January 2009

Children who struggle in the classroom are being given a helping hand by academics at the University of York using a pioneering software package.

Honour for University of York plant biologist

Friday 2 January 2009

Professor Ottoline Leyser has been made a Commander of the British Empire in the New Year’s Honours List in recognition of her pioneering work in plant biology.

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