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University-business partnership helps to solve silica puzzle

Thursday 23 December 2010

Scientists at the University of York working with an industrial partner have helped to reveal more about the biochemistry of one of nature’s most distinctive marine organisms.

University expansion wins planning award

Thursday 23 December 2010

The design brief for the £750 million University of York development at Heslington East has won a Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) award.

Seeing double: Africa's two elephant species

Wednesday 22 December 2010

Contrary to the popular belief of many scientists and members of the public, new research confirms that Africa has two – not one – species of elephant.

New research centre aims for major advances in plasma science

Tuesday 21 December 2010

The University of York and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have established a partnership to create a world-leading, interdisciplinary plasma research centre.

In the footsteps of television history

Tuesday 7 December 2010

To mark ten years since his landmark BBC TV series A History of Britain was broadcast, Simon Schama is making a two-day visit to the University of York.

University of York announces major cultural programme with China

Monday 6 December 2010

Scholarships, cultural exchange and joint research planned for The Jiangning Foundation

University planning York’s latest sporting ‘asset’

Thursday 2 December 2010

The University of York has submitted plans for a £9 million new sports facility on its campus expansion at Heslington East.

York is THE University of the Year

Friday 26 November 2010

The University of York has been named University of the Year in the 2010 Times Higher Education (THE) Awards.

Bringing science to a Yorkshire zoo

Wednesday 24 November 2010

A new partnership between the University of York and Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo, near Malton, is helping to enhance conservation education in the region.

'Better support for patients needed' to reduce £300 million NHS medicines waste

Tuesday 23 November 2010

New research published today by the York Health Economics Consortium, based at the University of York, and The School of Pharmacy, University of London, finds that in England in 2009 NHS primary and community care prescription medicines waste cost £300 million.

Former Minister looks to Afghanistan's future

Monday 22 November 2010

A former Cabinet Minister in Afghanistan will tomorrow examine the country's progress towards recovery and reconstruction in a lecture at the University of York.

'Who Do You Think You Are' creator speaks at York

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Alex Graham, the creator of BBC TV's Who Do You Think You Are is to visit the University of York today.

York scholars spotlight creativity in the history of Philosophy

Tuesday 16 November 2010

We all think that we know what it is to be creative – and generally, we think it’s a good thing. But what exactly is creativity? And how do we tell a creative idea, person or act from an uncreative one?

New University facilities secure first commercial client

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Parashoots, a York-based film production company, is the first commercial client of the new Department of Film, Theatre and Television at the University of York.

International workshop at York on education in emergencies

Monday 15 November 2010

International scholars will gather this week for a major symposium hosted by the University of York focusing on the role of education in recovery and development of crisis-torn societies.

Human Rights Champion Sigrid Rausing to speak at University of York

Thursday 11 November 2010

Sigrid Rausing, graduate of the University of York, philanthropist, writer and champion of human rights will give a keynote address entitled 'American Torture: CIA theories of interrogation' at a major public event focusing on human rights.

Top television award for University of York lecturer

Friday 5 November 2010

David Hickman, a senior lecturer in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television, has won a prestigious Grierson award for Best Science Documentary, for his Channel 4 film Race and Intelligence: Science's Last Taboo.

Centre that transforms lives celebrates 25th anniversary

Wednesday 3 November 2010

For a quarter of a century, the University of York's Centre for Lifelong Learning has opened door to education for thousands of people.

Language intervention provides educational benefits for pre-school children

Tuesday 2 November 2010

A pre-school language intervention programme can significantly improve the educational lives of children with poorly developed speech and language skills, according to new research by psychologists at the University of York.

Collecting your thoughts: you can do it in your sleep!

Tuesday 2 November 2010

It is one thing to learn a new piece of information, such as a new phone number or a new word, but quite another to get your brain to file it away so it is available when you need it.

Animals 'carve' pumpkins for Hallowe'en

Friday 29 October 2010

As Hallowe'en approaches, the animals at Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo are being given their own pumpkins to 'carve'.

Historian's fresh perspective on British attitudes to slavery

Wednesday 27 October 2010

A leading authority on British colonial history is to give a Royal Historical Society lecture at the University of York this week.

Emissions from consumption outstrip efficiency savings

Tuesday 26 October 2010

Emissions from consumption growth have exceeded carbon savings from efficiency improvements in the global supply chain of products consumed in the UK, according to new research by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of York and the University of Durham.

Chinese education pioneer visits the University of York

Tuesday 26 October 2010

One of China's leading specialists in science education will visit the University of York today.

Summer students deliver the goods

Friday 22 October 2010

From the history of a brand of tea to surveying the bee, it has been a varied summer for a dozen University of York students who have been working as interns with two North Yorkshire-based employers.

Nobel Laureate to lecture in York

Thursday 21 October 2010

Nobel Prize Winner Professor Sir Harold Kroto is to deliver the Cantor Nanoscience Lecture at the University of York next week.

Dean and Chapter and University of York sign formal agreement

Thursday 21 October 2010

The University of York and the Dean and Chapter of York Minster are forging closer links between their respective library services.

Yorkshire gets £4 million electron lithography facility

Wednesday 20 October 2010

One of the most high-resolution electron-beam lithography systems in Europe will soon be helping scientists in Yorkshire break new ground in nanotechnology.

York signs research partnership with the National Gallery

Tuesday 19 October 2010

Art historians at the University of York announce today a new research agreement with the National Gallery.

Inspirational evolutionary biologist shows that a break doesn't need to be a full stop to a research career

Thursday 14 October 2010

Nancy Irwin is an evolutionary biologist who was on the brink of a flourishing research career when a catastrophc and life-threatening accident seemed to have put a stop to her career hopes and aspirations.

Improving the productivity of the NHS in England

Thursday 14 October 2010

The NHS could cut expenditure by £3.2billion without reducing the number of patients treated if all parts of the country were as productive as the South West, according to a report published today by the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York.

York unveiled as 'Centre of Excellence' in blood cancer research

Tuesday 12 October 2010

Original WI 'Calendar Girls' Tricia Stewart and Lynda Logan joined researchers and doctors today (Tuesday, 12 October) to help unveil York and Leeds as a 'Yorkshire Centre of Excellence' of the national blood cancer charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

Eureka! Three York scientists honoured

Friday 8 October 2010

Three University of York scientists have been named in the Eureka 100 ‘most important contemporary figures in British science’.

University of York expansion opens for business

Friday 8 October 2010

One of the biggest capital developments in UK Higher Education in the last decade opens next week, when students move in to academic buildings in the first phase of the University of York's £750 million campus expansion.

A Dickens of an idea conveys research through the senses

Wednesday 6 October 2010

One of the most memorable scenes in the works of Charles Dickens has helped to inspire a new University of York project that uses the senses to bring research to life.

Neanderthals had feelings too, say York researchers

Tuesday 5 October 2010

Pioneering new research by archaeologists at the University of York suggests that Neanderthals belied their primitive reputation and had a deep seated sense of compassion.

Travelling for treatment: the case for and against

Monday 4 October 2010

Medical tourism is to go under the microscope in a major new study, led by an academic from the University of York, which aims to assess its potential advantages and disadvantages.

Changing faiths in early modern Europe

Tuesday 28 September 2010

Two University of York scholars are to lead a major investigation into the religious upheavals in 16th and 17th century Europe.

University of York shortlisted for four major awards

Thursday 23 September 2010

The University of York has been shortlisted in four categories in the 2010 Times Higher Education Awards.

Bringing the rich history of parish churches to life at a touch

Tuesday 21 September 2010

Scholars at the University of York have joined forces with The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) to use new technology to raise awareness of some of the most historic English churches and how visitors can help save them for the future.

Scientist puts the tea in chemistry

Monday 20 September 2010

Most people look forward to a cup of tea or coffee – but why does a cuppa taste so good and why is it so refreshing?

Accolades for York's support of women in science

Friday 17 September 2010

Three departments at the University of York have received awards from the Athena SWAN charter in recognition of their commitment to support women in science.

University awards £1 million waste contract

Thursday 16 September 2010

The University of York has launched a new recycling drive aimed at encouraging students and staff to help the University to divert all its waste from landfill.

York recognised as world top 100 university

Thursday 16 September 2010

The University of York has consolidated its position among the world’s elite universities, in two rankings released this month.

Partnership gives research voice to pressure ulcer patients

Wednesday 15 September 2010

A new £1.75 million research project aims to give patients a voice in the search to find the most effective treatment for pressure ulcers.

Centre to give new dimension to fight against disease

Friday 10 September 2010

New facilities opening today (10 September) will help scientists in York develop drugs and vaccines to combat chronic diseases that devastate the lives of millions of people across the world.

Trust awards scholarships to talented students

Wednesday 8 September 2010

A dozen students from Yorkshire and the Humber, who will start courses at some of the UK's top universities this autumn, are to receive £1,000 scholarships from York-based, The Holbeck Charitable Trust to help with their studies.

It takes less than you think to create a starling spectacular

Wednesday 8 September 2010

Hundreds of starlings flocking at dusk have become a familiar sight in towns and cities across the UK.

Is organic farming good for wildlife? – It depends on the alternative...

Monday 6 September 2010

Even though organic methods may increase farm biodiversity, a combination of conventional farming and protected areas could sometimes be a better way to maintain food production and protect wildlife.

A ‘journey’ to the Sun for York schoolchildren

Friday 3 September 2010

Schoolchildren in York are taking a virtual journey to the Sun thanks to postgraduate students from the Universities of York, Durham and Liverpool.

York plays host to Chinese delegation

Wednesday 1 September 2010

Senior managers from a major Chinese industrial group, on a Continuing Professional Development course at the University of York, visited one of the city's major employers.

York Management School helps inventor to hit the peak

Friday 27 August 2010

The York Management School at the University of York is helping a local business commercialize a new product that will make life easier for sportsmen and women who wear glasses.

New rules of engagement for older people and climate change

Thursday 26 August 2010

A new study by researchers in the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of York calls for better engagement of older people on climate change issues.

Extreme social stigma holds back drug recovery

Tuesday 24 August 2010

The junk of society – dangerous, unpredictable and, crucially, only having themselves to blame – is how society thinks of drug users and former users, according to a new study by a University of York academic.

University of York IT Academy goes global

Friday 20 August 2010

Specialists from more than 30 countries will attend an IT 'summit' at the University of York later this month.

University of York’s teaching wins student praise

Thursday 19 August 2010

A new nationwide survey of students ranks the University of York in the top ten of UK universities for the quality of its teaching.

Researchers say how to reduce UK transport carbon emissions by 76 per cent by 2050

Monday 16 August 2010

Researchers at the Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York have achieved a significant breakthrough in climate change policy by showing how to make drastic cuts in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from transport.

Gene discovery could help to boost crop yields

Thursday 12 August 2010

A discovery by scientists at the University of York of a vital feature of a plant's temperature sensing and growth mechanism could help to increase yields from crops.

Stone Age remains are Britain's earliest house

Tuesday 10 August 2010

Archaeologists working on Stone Age remains at a site in North Yorkshire say it contains Britain's earliest surviving house.

London Guildhall: cradle of English Literature

Monday 9 August 2010

Two University of York researchers have found evidence that the London Guildhall served as the cradle of English Literature in the late Middle Ages.

Community volunteers on the trail of nature

Wednesday 4 August 2010

Scientists from the OPAL (Open Air Laboratories) project at the University of York are seeking the help of residents to assess how nature has re-colonised the sites of old collieries in two former mining communities in West Yorkshire.

Scientists show exploitation of tropical forests near growing cities is like 'over-fishing'

Tuesday 3 August 2010

A new study by an international team of scientists has demonstrated that the exploitation of tropical forests is similar to ‘over-fishing’ in the world’s oceans.

York in top five for PhD completions

Monday 2 August 2010

New figures reveal the University of York as among the top five English institutions for PhD completions.

Special Award for the Chemical Industry Education Centre

Thursday 29 July 2010

A centre at the University of York that aims to create enthusiasm for science and technology in children has received a special award for excellence for its work in schools.

MP to visit University of York campus expansion

Wednesday 28 July 2010

The MP for York, Hugh Bayley, is to visit the site of the University of York’s £500 million campus expansion at Heslington East this week.

National recognition for University of York academic

Monday 26 July 2010

A University of York academic has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy, the highest honour for scholars working in the humanities and social sciences.

New research highlights child protection needs of older children

Wednesday 21 July 2010

A new approach to child protection for older children is urgently needed in order to ensure their safeguarding, according to a three year study, published today by The Children's Society, the NSPCC and the University of York and funded by the Big Lottery.

Public spending to rise if youth projects are cut, says research

Wednesday 21 July 2010

Cutting spending on youth support could be a false economy, according to new research by academics at the University of York.

Scientists uncover fungi's role in the cycle of life

Wednesday 14 July 2010

The nitrogen cycle is the natural process that makes nitrogen available to all organisms on earth. Scientists at the University of York have discovered that one of the world’s most common and ecologically important groups of fungi plays an unsuspected role in this key natural cycle.

University of York students hit the heights

Tuesday 13 July 2010

More than 2,500 men and women graduate from the University of York this week. Here are some of their stories.

University of York honours 11 for their contributions to society

Tuesday 13 July 2010

A distinguished author, one of Britain’s leading film and television directors, the Archbishop of York, an architect of South Africa’s post-apartheid constitution and a woman who has become one of Britain’s leading scientists despite leaving school at 16 are to receive honorary degrees from the University of York this week.

New technology unlocks the history of our parish churches

Thursday 8 July 2010

To walk through a parish church is to walk through the history of England, and now new technology is making that journey available to all.

Scientists take new step to understanding cell migration

Tuesday 6 July 2010

Research led by a scientist at the University of York and Hull York Medical School (HYMS) has thrown new light on the way organs migrate during development in the body.

Schoolchildren step into the past at Heslington East

Monday 5 July 2010

Local schoolchildren are getting their hands dirty in the cause of archaeological research as they take part in a dig on the site of the University of York’s campus expansion at Heslington East.

New scanning technology developed in £7m research centre

Thursday 1 July 2010

The development of a new magnetic resonance imaging technology that could revolutionise the way medical conditions are diagnosed and treated is to take a major step forward as a £7m research centre is established at the University of York.

New joint research appointment for plant scientist

Tuesday 29 June 2010

A leading plant scientist is to take up the joint appointment of a Chair in Crop Protection in the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP) in the Department of Biology at the University of York and Chief Scientist in the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera).

Students help York schoolchildren cook up a world tour

Monday 28 June 2010

Pupils at a York primary school are taking a culinary world tour with the help of students at the University of York.

York academic wins National Teaching Fellowship award

Thursday 24 June 2010

A University of York academic has won an award recognising excellence in teaching.

Major study spotlights Gulf states' humanitarian aid

Thursday 24 June 2010

Researchers at the University of York have completed the first detailed study into the role of Arab Gulf states in providing humanitarian assistance to countries affected by conflict.

Cameras roll as Dan Snow praises York research institute

Wednesday 23 June 2010

Historian and broadcaster, Dan Snow, has gone on film to promote the 'brilliant' work of the University of York's Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP).

New Dean appointed at Hull York Medical School

Monday 21 June 2010

Professor Tony Kendrick has been appointed as the new Dean of the Hull York Medical School.

LCD television waste ‘could help prevent bacterial infections’

Friday 18 June 2010

The fastest growing waste in the EU could soon be helping to combat hospital infections, according to scientists at the University of York.

University launches new partnership with the V&A

Thursday 17 June 2010

Art historians at the University of York will work with experts at one of the world’s leading museums in a major new research partnership.

The future of civic engagement debated at York

Wednesday 16 June 2010

Experts will discuss how young people are encouraged to engage with civil society in the 21st Century in a seminar at the University of York.

Nuisance and necessity - exploring our attitudes to water

Tuesday 15 June 2010

Contradictory attitudes to water and the way this precious commodity shapes our lives will be considered in a public lecture this week.

University of York scientist honoured with OBE

Monday 14 June 2010

Professor Deborah Smith has been awarded an OBE for services to science in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

University scientists compete to impress school pupils

Monday 14 June 2010

Four University of York scientists are hoping to avoid eviction as they compete to convince school students they are the best at getting people excited about science.

New Royal Society honour for University of York scientist

Wednesday 9 June 2010

A biochemist at the University of York has won his second major award in a month from the UK’s foremost scientific institution.

Understanding air quality and its impact on health

Monday 7 June 2010

The dangers to human health posed by air pollution in York will be considered in a public lecture this week.

Protecting York Minster from the British weather

Tuesday 1 June 2010

The battle to preserve York Minster in the face of the British weather will be the subject of a public lecture at the University of York.

Yorkshire businesses to benefit from computer science research

Friday 28 May 2010

Yorkshire business leaders will have the opportunity to learn how they could benefit from computer science research at an event at the University of York.

UK’s largest ever poverty and social exclusion research project

Thursday 27 May 2010

Academics from the University of York are part of a high-powered team that will carry out the largest ever research project on Poverty and Social Exclusion in the United Kingdom which is launched today.

Better synchronization helps fish deal with predator threat

Wednesday 26 May 2010

Fish alter their movements when under threat from predators to keep closer together and to help them to blend into the crowd, according to new research headed by scientists at the University of York.

Studentships with leading galleries offered by the University of York

Monday 24 May 2010

Leading galleries are partnering with the University of York to offer three PhD students the opportunity to work with major collections.

Community volunteers to take part in bat study

Friday 21 May 2010

A biologist at the University of York is recruiting community volunteers to help to collect data on bat activity in and around York.

Royal Society honours for two York scientists

Friday 21 May 2010

Two members of the University of York’s Department of Chemistry have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society, one of the world’s top honours in science.

Cannabis and carbon dioxide – York's greener future

Wednesday 19 May 2010

The role of cannabis and carbon dioxide in producing a greener society will be explored in the first of a new series of lectures on the environmental issues facing York.

Understanding the 'pharmaceuticalisation' of society

Tuesday 18 May 2010

The reasons behind the increased use of medicines and the consequences for society will be considered in a public lecture at the University of York.

Householders' help sought to stem hedgehog decline

Tuesday 18 May 2010

Researchers from the OPAL (Open Air Laboratories) project at the University of York are asking residents in east Hull to help them to monitor the numbers of one of the UK’s most distinctive animals.

History in the multi-media world debated at York

Monday 17 May 2010

The future of history communication in the multi-media world will be debated at a conference hosted by the University of York.

Leading ecologist to head new environmental research centre

Thursday 13 May 2010

A leading ecologist has been appointed to head a major new inter-disciplinary environmental research centre at the University of York.

Researchers ask: “What’s in your pond?”

Wednesday 12 May 2010

A major new survey is launched today to find out which plants and animals inhabit Yorkshire’s lakes and ponds.

Exploring the philosophy of organisms

Monday 10 May 2010

The different philosophical approaches to the concept of the organism will be explored in a public lecture at the University of York.

York students showcase their talents at BAFTA

Monday 10 May 2010

Leading figures from across the media industries and business will see York students showcase their talents at The British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Dan Snow to judge students’ novel approach to public history

Friday 7 May 2010

What might York’s buildings say if they could tell the stories of the people who lived and worked there through the ages?

British cinema and the “Swinging Sixties”

Thursday 6 May 2010

The sounds and sights of the 1960s will mark the launch of a new annual public lecture at the University of York.

Mammoth DNA reveals natural selection clues

Wednesday 5 May 2010

A molecular biologist at the University of York has used the DNA of the woolly mammoth in new research that has added an important new dimension in the study of natural selection.

York’s concerts programme goes on stream

Tuesday 4 May 2010

The Department of Music at the University of York is breaking new ground by streaming a selection of its concerts online.

Fishing fleet working 17 times harder than in 1880s to make same catch

Tuesday 4 May 2010

The UK trawl fishing fleet has to work 17 times harder to catch the same amount of fish today as it did when most of its boats were powered by sail, according to new research.

Understanding how music moves us

Friday 30 April 2010

The emotional power of music will be explored by experts gathering at the University of York next week.

Teacher training at York is "outstanding"

Friday 30 April 2010

Teacher training at the University of York has been judged "outstanding" by the Office for Standards in Education.

Showcase for writer who resonates with readers of all ages

Friday 30 April 2010

Schoolchildren will have the chance to share stories to make you smile with writer Anne Fine at a special Writers @ York event hosted by the University of York’s Humanities Research Centre.

Voters’ opportunity to quiz York Outer hopefuls

Tuesday 27 April 2010

Prospective Parliamentary candidates representing the three main parties in the York Outer constituency will take part in Question Time-style public debate at the University of York.

The Duke of York to open Goodricke College

Monday 26 April 2010

The Duke of York is to open Goodricke College, the first building on the University of York’s major new campus expansion.

Exploring the relationship between homosexuality and fascism

Friday 23 April 2010

The complex relationship between homosexuality and fascism will be explored in a public lecture at the University of York.

York scientists win $300,000 to break new ground with bladder research award

Friday 23 April 2010

Two scientists from the University of York have won a major cash award from a European foundation to further their research to identify new treatments for bladder disease.

'New' festival blooms in the Spring

Thursday 22 April 2010

A group of University of York music students is aiming to put the city’s Spring Festival of New Music in the national spotlight.

Physics recognised for reducing gender inequality

Wednesday 21 April 2010

The Department of Physics at the University of York is one of three across the UK that have been recognised by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for efforts made to reduce gender inequality among academic staff.

New laboratory to help chemical revolution

Monday 19 April 2010

A major new suite of laboratories, to be opened this week, will help scientists in the Green Chemistry group at the University of York to advance research into clean synthesis, catalysis, novel materials and the application of renewable resources.

University of York honours Chinese Health Minister

Thursday 15 April 2010

The University of York will confer an Honorary Degree on China’s Minister of Health Chen Zhu at a ceremony in Beijing on 17 April 2010.

Joint seminars to address global challenges

Tuesday 13 April 2010

The University of York and Zhejiang University in China are taking part in two days of joint seminars that focus on some of the research strengths they share.

University chefs serve up a recipe for success

Monday 12 April 2010

Chefs from the University of York have won three medals - two golds and a bronze - in major culinary competitions.

Choir bridges musical divide between East and West

Wednesday 7 April 2010

A Chamber Choir from the University of York will offer audiences a Western perspective on Chinese music when they tour China later this month.

School children to help unearth clues from York’s past

Tuesday 6 April 2010

Local schoolchildren will soon be able to take part in an archaeological dig on the site of the University of York’s campus expansion at Heslington East.

New drugs hope to fight neglected tropical disease

Wednesday 31 March 2010

Scientists at the University of York, working with research colleagues in Dundee and Toronto, have made a breakthrough in identifying new treatments for a parasitic disease which proves fatal for tens of thousands of Africans each year.

Fulbright scholarships to foster transatlantic research links

Wednesday 31 March 2010

Two new scholarships have been launched to help foster closer research links between the University of York and the United States.

University intern helps York company’s efficiency drive

Tuesday 30 March 2010

University of York Chemistry graduate Derfogail Delcassian is helping a York conference and events management business to develop a new client management system.

Monsoon raises pollution to new heights

Thursday 25 March 2010

Scientists at the University of York have played a key role in new international research which demonstrates how one of the world’s great natural phenomena is helping to increase pollution in the upper atmosphere.

Young people hit the trail to scientific knowledge

Thursday 25 March 2010

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 next week.

Counting the cost of passive smoking in children

Wednesday 24 March 2010

Treating children made ill by passive smoking costs the National Health Service more than £23m a year, according to figures produced by researchers at the University of York.

New lessons from York’s Medieval massacre

Thursday 18 March 2010

A major international conference next week will take a fresh perspective on one of the darkest episodes in English medieval history - the mass suicide and murder of Jewish men, women and children in York in 1190.

York researchers solve the sticky problem with carpet tiles

Thursday 18 March 2010

A new adhesive for use in carpet tiles which has been developed at the University of York could help dramatically reduce their impact on the environment.

York hosts international conference on laser light with a twist

Wednesday 17 March 2010

The huge potential of laser light distinguished with rotational features will be explored in an international conference to be hosted by the University of York.

New research shows babies are born to dance

Tuesday 16 March 2010

Researchers have discovered that infants respond to the rhythm and tempo of music and find it more engaging than speech.

Research identifies potential new use for cancer treatment

Tuesday 16 March 2010

Drugs increasingly used to treat cancer could have a major impact on a wide range of infectious diseases, according to new research.

Analysing the work of the National STEM Centre

Friday 12 March 2010

The success of a new centre aimed at raising the profile of science, technology, engineering and maths in schools will be assessed by University of York researchers.

Imaging technique sheds light on hidden world of inflammation

Friday 12 March 2010

New understanding of the way the body reacts to infection through the work of scientists at the University of York and the Hull York Medical School will help improve vaccines, drugs and the use of computer modelling in medical research.

York alumni cross swords in political debate at Westminster

Tuesday 9 March 2010

A panel of MPs, all of whom studied at the University of York, will cross swords in a political debate in the Palace of Westminster tomorrow.

Lecture to analyse the impact of the Long Reformation

Tuesday 9 March 2010

The impact of the Long Reformation beyond the churchyard will be discussed in a public lecture at the University of York.

Seafarers’ scourge provides hope for biofuel future

Monday 8 March 2010

For centuries, seafarers were plagued by wood-eating gribble that destroyed their ships, and these creatures continue to wreak damage on wooden piers and docks in coastal communities.

Mothers and daughters throw light on social changes in UK and HK

Monday 8 March 2010

Social scientists at the universities of York and Hong Kong are working on a new study examining how women’s lives have changed in the UK and the former colony. The research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) and the Research Grants Council (Hong Kong).

Climate change expert calls for strong decisions in 2010

Monday 8 March 2010

One of the world’s leading experts on the economics of climate change will call for 2010 to be a “year of strong decisions” in a public lecture at the University of York.

Exploring the boundaries of the freedom of speech

Tuesday 2 March 2010

The limits of freedom of speech will be explored in the 2010 Morrell Memorial Address on Toleration.

Work starts on York's exciting new business space on University's campus expansion

Monday 1 March 2010

The University of York is taking another significant step to increase its support for the city’s economy with the start of work on a building on its £500 million campus expansion to help growing new businesses.

Aristotle and understanding the development of creatures

Monday 1 March 2010

Scientists seeking to better understand how creatures have developed should be inspired as much by Aristotle as Darwin, according to a leading scientist.

The risks of major IT projects analysed in first IBM Lecture

Thursday 25 February 2010

Reducing the risk of failure in major IT projects is the theme of the first IBM Lecture at the University of York.

Genome of crop pest reveals nature of a complex symbiosis

Wednesday 24 February 2010

New research involving scientists at the University of York into the genome sequence of a major feed pest provides an unprecedented opportunity both to understand its biology and to help to develop biological methods of control.

Concert marks York’s links with Estonia

Friday 19 February 2010

One of Europe’s foremost composers, Veljo Tormis, is to visit the University of York next week for a concert celebrating his music on the National Day of his native country, Estonia.

Understanding the threat to monkey numbers from forest decline

Thursday 18 February 2010

Monkey populations in threatened forests are far more sensitive to damage to their habitat than previously thought, according to new research.

Royal award for social policy research

Tuesday 16 February 2010

The Queen will this week recognise the work of a research unit at the University of York, which has helped to develop a range of policies to support vulnerable people over more than 35 years.

Bus brings cookery lessons to the University

Monday 15 February 2010

Students will have the chance to learn how to eat well on a budget when the Cooking Bus visits the University of York.

University of York makes 10:10 promise

Monday 15 February 2010

The University of York has signed up to the 10:10 campaign.

University wins awards for customer service and staff development

Friday 12 February 2010

Staff at the University of York are celebrating winning two important awards.

Tackling transport and environment in Africa

Thursday 11 February 2010

Researchers at the University of York are leading an international effort to tackle problems such as traffic congestion, air pollution and road safety in Africa.

Can new technology help people shape better public policy?

Wednesday 10 February 2010

The use of technology to bridge the gap between governments and the governed will be discussed in a public lecture at the University of York.

Migrating insects fly in the fast lane

Friday 5 February 2010

A study involving researchers at the University of York sheds new light on the flight behaviours that enable insects to undertake long-distance migrations, and highlights the remarkable abilities of these insect migrants.

York study maps the effects of acupuncture on the brain

Thursday 4 February 2010

Important new research about the effects of acupuncture on the brain may provide an understanding of the complex mechanisms of acupuncture and could lead to a wider acceptability of the treatment.

York art historian’s new light on the international avant-garde

Wednesday 3 February 2010

An art historian at the University of York has a key role in the first major exhibition in the UK on the Dutch avant-garde artist, Theo van Doesburg.

Green Chemistry’s new Centre for CO2 applications

Tuesday 2 February 2010

A new centre to maximise the beneficial use of carbon dioxide is to open at the University of York.

Exploring the role of cities in overcoming community differences

Friday 29 January 2010

The role of the city in encouraging harmonious community relations will be explored in a lecture at the University of York.

Insect study shows mothers know best

Friday 29 January 2010

The old maxim 'mother knows best' has more than a grain of truth, a study of insects' maternal instincts has revealed.

Family conflict 'significantly harms children's happiness'

Wednesday 27 January 2010

Children’s well-being is more strongly influenced by levels of family conflict than by family structure, according to new research by the University of York and The Children’s Society into what makes young people happy.

Insulin research points way to better diabetes treatments

Tuesday 26 January 2010

New research that significantly improves our understanding of how insulin interacts with cells in the human body is published today.

Exploring the past, present and future of genetic fingerprinting

Tuesday 26 January 2010

The scientist behind the development of a technique which has revolutionised the way crimes are investigated around the world is to speak at the University of York.

The NHS and the cost-benefit dilemma

Monday 25 January 2010

New research by health economists at the University of York has raised concerns over any move to broaden the range of costs and economic benefits considered in the analysis of new NHS treatments.

University of York turns eyes to the skies

Friday 22 January 2010

The science of the stars will be explored in a day of events at the University of York.

Research to inspire new interest in Victorian sculpture

Thursday 21 January 2010

A major new research project will provide a fresh perspective on the rich artistic culture of Victorian Britain.

University to award three honorary degrees

Tuesday 19 January 2010

The University of York is to award honorary degrees to an expert on human face perception, a moral and political philosopher and the founder of an influential cross-cultural theatre company.

York graduate's role in the fall of apartheid

Friday 15 January 2010

A graduate of the University of York, who was the mystery figure who played a key role in ending apartheid, is to visit the university next week.

New genetic map will speed up plant breeding of the world's most important medicinal crop

Thursday 14 January 2010

Plant scientists at the University of York have published the first genetic map of the medicinal herb Artemisia annua.

How should business react to carbon change? Yorkshire shows the way

Thursday 14 January 2010

The Copenhagen summit demonstrated the complexity of establishing a global approach to climate change, leaving businesses unsure how to plan for an internationally regulated carbon emissions environment.

Simon Armitage to give reading at the University of York

Tuesday 12 January 2010

Poet, playwright and author Simon Armitage is to give a public reading at the University of York.

Taking the challenge to go green in 2010

Thursday 7 January 2010

Community groups are pledging to cut their carbon footprints by 10 per cent this year with the help of researchers from the University of York.

Uncovering the secrets of Stonehenge with new research

Wednesday 6 January 2010

A new research project that promises to significantly improve our understanding of Stonehenge is going ahead after receiving an £800,000 grant.

York's new teaching and research link with Tate Britain

Tuesday 5 January 2010

A major new partnership has been established between the University of York and one of the UK's leading art institutions.

University staff feature in the New Year Honours List

Friday 1 January 2010

The work of three members of staff at the University of York has been recognised in the New Year Honours List.

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