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News archive: 2011 releases

Adult learners honoured at awards ceremony

Posted on Tuesday 20 December 2011

A special awards ceremony at the University of York celebrated the achievements of lifelong learning students from York and the surrounding area.

Heritage Minister gives protection to Star Carr

Posted on Monday 19 December 2011

Heritage Minister John Penrose has today protected one of the UK’s most outstanding historical sites whose importance has been established through work by the University of York’s Department of Archaeology.

Top award for zoo research project

Posted on Friday 16 December 2011

Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo has won a prestigious award for conservation thanks to a pioneering partnership with the University of York.

University of York awards Morrell Fellowships

Posted on Friday 16 December 2011

The University of York has awarded three Morrell Fellowships to its outstanding supporters in recognition of the significant contribution they have made to the University.

Estimating the costs of specialised care: updated analysis using data for 2009/10

Posted on Thursday 15 December 2011

Research by the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York shows hospitals should receive additional funding in recognition of the higher costs associated with providing some types of specialised care.

York's key role in new online environmental footprint tool

Posted on Wednesday 14 December 2011

The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of York has played a key role in developing a unique new tool for mapping ecological carbon and water footprint data across all 27 EU member states.

University celebrates Selby scientist's anniversary

Posted on Tuesday 13 December 2011

The University of York has celebrated the 250th anniversary of the birth of Selby scientist Smithson Tennant with a series of public events.

Children from less-affluent backgrounds 'more likely to die' following treatment for leukaemia in the UK

Posted on Tuesday 13 December 2011

Children with leukaemia are more likely to die if they come from less-affluent areas or backgrounds, according to a comprehensive study carried out by researchers at the University of York.

Can communities rise to the age challenge?

Posted on Monday 12 December 2011

Researchers at the University of York warn that action is needed now to adapt communities in the UK to address the pressures created by unprecedented demographic changes.

Landmark conference on cultural equalities

Posted on Friday 9 December 2011

The University of York’s Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP) today marks its successful partnership with the British Museum with a major policy conference.

CRD announces new partnership with PubMed Health

Posted on Friday 9 December 2011

A new partnership between the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York and PubMed Health is launched today.

CRD to review the effectiveness and safety of bone growth product

Posted on Tuesday 6 December 2011

The Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York is to conduct a major independent review of the effectiveness and safety of bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2), a product used in spinal surgeries to promote bone growth.

Lord Melvyn Bragg discusses impact of King James Bible

Posted on Monday 5 December 2011

Writer and broadcaster Lord Melvyn Bragg will deliver an inaugural public lecture at the University of York on the King James Bible.

International network's new perspective on the slave trade

Posted on Thursday 1 December 2011

The transatlantic slave trade represents one of the most brutal chapters in modern history, and is now widely recognised as a crime against humanity. A network co-ordinated by the Centre for GeoGenetics at the University of Copenhagen brings together an unprecedented range of researchers to examine the history of the transatlantic slave trade and explore its challenging long-term legacies.

Influential book by York academics wins top award

Posted on Wednesday 30 November 2011

A groundbreaking book written by two University of York academics has been recognised at the Political Studies Association Awards.

Digital church records offer window into past

Posted on Monday 28 November 2011

Fascinating records from the Church Courts of York are now available on-line at the Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York, allowing historians new insights into a huge variety of topics over many centuries.

Reserves run deep to aid marine protection

Posted on Friday 25 November 2011

A leading marine biologist from New Zealand will discuss the UK’s new Marine Act as part of a public lecture at the University of York.

Pioneering archaeology wins Royal award for University of York

Posted on Thursday 24 November 2011

An academic department at the University of York, which has played an influential role in broadening the scope of archaeology, has been awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

Scientists unlock the mystery surrounding a tale of shaggy dogs

Posted on Thursday 24 November 2011

Researchers from the University of York have produced the first clear evidence that textiles made by the indigenous population of the Pacific coast of North America contained dog hair.

Helping communities to calculate their environmental footprint

Posted on Thursday 24 November 2011

Scientists at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of York have launched a new, free online tool – REAP Petite – which helps individuals and community groups to calculate their impact on the environment.

Lord Mayor of York's Brunei connection

Posted on Wednesday 23 November 2011

Two civil servants who work in the Prime Minister's Office in Brunei will meet the Lord Mayor of York this week to discuss the city's strategy to promote itself abroad.

Young people to hear 'sound' career advice

Posted on Tuesday 22 November 2011

The University of York is inviting young people aspiring to a career in sound recording to an event exploring the 21st Century audio industry.

Johnny Rotten's graffiti: the new heritage?

Posted on Monday 21 November 2011

Archaeologists typically record and analyse the traces of past human activities. The caves of Lascaux in southern France are celebrated as a place where early humans made their marks on cave walls. The cave is now protected, and an exact replica is what the public now encounter.

Going public: taking archaeology to the people

Posted on Friday 18 November 2011

Writer and broadcaster Michael Wood is the keynote speaker at a major conference at the University of York that aims to examine the relationship between archaeology and the wider public.

Immigration into Medieval England 'has lessons for today'

Posted on Thursday 17 November 2011

Scholars at the University of York are to launch a major research project focusing on the impact and extent of immigration into England in the Middle Ages.

Making great TV and protecting your success

Posted on Tuesday 15 November 2011

Managing Director of ITV Studios Denise O’Donoghue will lead a discussion on the process of making great television at the University of York.

Heslington East campus expansion wins three architecture awards

Posted on Monday 14 November 2011

The University of York's ambitious £750 million expansion at Heslington East has won three prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) awards.

Multi-million funding for centre for medieval European literature

Posted on Monday 14 November 2011

A proposed new centre for the study of medieval European literature based in York and Odense is set to become a reality thanks to an award of nearly £4.5 million funding from the Danish National Research Foundation.

New free legal advice service launched in York

Posted on Thursday 10 November 2011

A new free legal advice service for the York community will be officially launched next week.

Meeting the challenge of reconstructing post-civil war Libya

Posted on Thursday 10 November 2011

A former politician, who helped to broker the United Nations peace plan in Cambodia in 1991, will give a lecture at the University of York next week on how the international community should respond to mass atrocities in Libya.

Event aims to dispel confusion over student finance

Posted on Wednesday 9 November 2011

Prospective higher education students can learn how much it will cost them to study under the new system of fees at a special event at the University of York next week.

More support needed for adult siblings of people with autism

Posted on Wednesday 9 November 2011

Researchers from the University of York have highlighted the need for greater awareness of the issues faced by siblings of people with autism plus a learning disability.

York study will track health and wellbeing of children and adults

Posted on Tuesday 8 November 2011

An exciting new research project is being launched by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to track the health and wellbeing of children and adults.

Ancient DNA provides new insights into cave paintings of horses

Posted on Monday 7 November 2011

An international team of researchers has used ancient DNA to shed new light on the realism of horses depicted in prehistoric cave paintings.

Jawbone from Devon provides new clues about early humans

Posted on Friday 4 November 2011

Researchers from the Hull York Medical School and the University of Hull have played a key role in an international project to find out more about when our earliest ancestors arrived in Europe.

First Jiangning scholars settle in at the University of York

Posted on Friday 4 November 2011

The University of York has welcomed its first two scholars sponsored by a new foundation to promote cultural links between the UK and China.

University of York students take centre stage at game launch

Posted on Thursday 3 November 2011

University of York student actors made sure the launch of the latest free downloadable Doctor Who Adventure Game went with a bang as they helped schoolchildren step back in time.

Future survival of animals unknown in climate change age

Posted on Wednesday 2 November 2011

The likelihood of animals surviving global warming will be more difficult to predict than previously thought based on the vastly different responses to climate change and human actions discovered in woolly mammoths and other large mammals living as far back as 50,000 years ago, new research has found.

New partnership to improve seed supplies of vital anti-malarial plant

Posted on Wednesday 2 November 2011

At the Artemisinin Conference in Hanoi, the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP), at the University of York, and East-West Seed announced a new partnership to ensure that high yielding seeds from improved varieties of Artemisia annua will rapidly be made available for global cultivation.

Yoga aids chronic back pain sufferers

Posted on Tuesday 1 November 2011

Yoga can provide more effective treatment for chronic lower back pain than more conventional methods, according to the UK’s largest ever study into the benefits of yoga.

Research to enable greater end-of-life choice for haematological cancer patients

Posted on Wednesday 26 October 2011

University of York researchers have received funding from Marie Curie Cancer Care to carry out a three-year study into place of care and death in patients with haematological cancers.

Help with social security benefit appeals on offer

Posted on Wednesday 26 October 2011

The York Law School Clinic at the University of York is offering free help with social security benefit appeal cases.

Ancient cooking pots reveal gradual transition to agriculture

Posted on Monday 24 October 2011

Humans may have undergone a gradual rather than an abrupt transition from fishing, hunting and gathering to farming, according to a new study of ancient pottery.

Masterclass explores the power of the global brand

Posted on Friday 21 October 2011

A series of masterclass guest lectures at the York Management School opened with a presentation on 'Building an Iconic Global Brand' by Cheryl Allen, Head of Biscuit Business at Nestlé UK Limited.

Researchers trace evolution of diversity in Hawaiian Honeycreepers

Posted on Thursday 20 October 2011

An international team of scientists has determined the evolutionary family tree for one of the most strikingly diverse and endangered bird families in the world, the Hawaiian honeycreepers.

Helping the NHS decide how to invest in innovation

Posted on Thursday 20 October 2011

A major survey, devised by academics at the University of York, aims to give people a bigger say in the way the NHS is run.

Exhibition examines relationships between art and nature

Posted on Thursday 20 October 2011

The Norman Rea Gallery at the University of York is hosting an exhibition focusing on the relationships between art and nature.

Centre to assess new medical devices

Posted on Wednesday 19 October 2011

York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) at the University of York working with the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NUTH) today launches an assessment centre for new medical technologies.

York research centre investigates the origins of humans

Posted on Monday 17 October 2011

A new research centre encompassing experts ranging from historians to biomolecular chemists has been established by the University of York and the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) to investigate human origins.

When should NICE restrict access to new drugs until more research has been undertaken?

Posted on Monday 17 October 2011

A new decision framework to support NICE recommendations on the use of new drugs and devices in the NHS is published today by the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York.

Pantomime brings physics to life at Manchester Science Festival

Posted on Friday 14 October 2011

A pantomime performed by scientists from the University of York will help bring quantum physics to life at the Manchester Science Festival.

Researchers study ageing's effect on the brain

Posted on Monday 10 October 2011

Research by biologists at the University of York and Hull York Medical School has revealed important new information about the way the brain is affected by age.

Research to help tackle chronic neck pain

Posted on Monday 10 October 2011

A major UK trial at the University of York funded by Arthritis Research UK will investigate the effectiveness of acupuncture and Alexander Technique lessons in alleviating chronic neck pain.

Has competition in the NHS increased health care inequalities?

Posted on Monday 10 October 2011

Increased competition in the NHS has not harmed deprived neighbourhoods, according to new research from the Centre for Health Economics (CHE), University of York.

University of York trail blazes for women in Physics

Posted on Friday 7 October 2011

The University of York has received a top national award from the Institute of Physics (IOP) for its work to reduce gender inequality among staff and students in university physics.

Researchers at the University of York to work on new treatment for early osteoarthritis

Posted on Tuesday 4 October 2011

Arthritis Research UK and the University of York are launching a £6 million experimental tissue engineering centre which aims to regenerate bone and cartilage by using patients’ own stem cells to repair the joint damage caused by osteoarthritis.

Research reveals the cradle of English Literature

Posted on Monday 3 October 2011

Researchers at the University of York have played a pivotal role in a project to identify the 'movers and shakers' in the production and dissemination of English Literature and the rise of English as a national language during the Middle Ages.

Combining cultures: merging science and imagination

Posted on Wednesday 28 September 2011

The University of York and National Science Learning Centre are working together on a new project which aims to re-engage adults with science in a novel way.

Study provides new evidence on the risk of heart attack associated with use of popular anti-inflammatory drugs

Posted on Wednesday 28 September 2011

An international study led by the Hull York Medical School has found that the use of popular non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke by a third.

York-Seoul workshop explores environmental risks

Posted on Tuesday 27 September 2011

The University of York and Seoul National University are holding a joint workshop in Korea on current and future environmental risks.

Chance to go behind the scenes at Flamingo Land Zoo

Posted on Tuesday 27 September 2011

University of York education research assistants are offering young children an exciting 'behind-the-scenes' experience of a North Yorkshire zoo during the October half-term break.

Improving children's education by turning research into reality

Posted on Monday 26 September 2011

More than 100 teachers, educators and policy makers are gathering at the University of York this week for the inaugural conference of the Institute for Effective Education.

Public lecture examines healthcare in the future

Posted on Monday 26 September 2011

A pioneering neuroscientist will deliver a healthcare public lecture at the University of York next week.

York scientist wins prestigious international award for prostate cancer research

Posted on Friday 23 September 2011

A York scientist funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research has won a prestigious international award for his groundbreaking research into prostate cancer.

Nurse education promotes compassion and co-operation

Posted on Friday 23 September 2011

The University of York is marking the launch of its new undergraduate nursing programme with a conference exploring the development of compassionate and competent nurses, which will feature a range of international experts.

Conference examines urban unrest

Posted on Wednesday 21 September 2011

A conference at the University of York will focus on the riots in English and European cities over the summer.

Academia and industry join forces to improve quality of life for cancer patients

Posted on Tuesday 20 September 2011

A new research partnership between York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC), the University of York, and AstraZeneca will seek to improve oncology care by encouraging more extensive patient feedback on their symptoms and well-being during clinical trials.

York Law School Clinic expands its service

Posted on Tuesday 20 September 2011

The York Law School Clinic at the University of York is expanding its free legal advice service with the appointment of a trainee solicitor and the involvement of more student advisors.

Clouds of change build in the world of e-Science

Posted on Monday 19 September 2011

The revolutionary concept of cloud computing will come under the spotlight at a major international e-Science conference at the University of York next week.

Support for study of the humanities at York

Posted on Friday 16 September 2011

The University of York has received a boost to its humanities funding thanks to the Wolfson Foundation.

A new 'OPEC' for a greener future

Posted on Wednesday 14 September 2011

A scientist at the University of York will today announce a new project aimed at producing valuable biomass-derived chemicals, materials and fuels from waste orange.

National recognition for outstanding York academic

Posted on Tuesday 13 September 2011

The Director of the York Plasma Institute at the University of York has received a prestigious Royal Society grant.

Hearing the past through our ancestors’ ears

Posted on Friday 9 September 2011

Researchers in audio and acoustics from the University of York will take centre stage in a radio programme which will examine how scientists are re-creating the sounds of the past next week.

Effective care for older people with depression

Posted on Friday 9 September 2011

The UK's largest ever study into the primary care of older people with depression is being carried out by researchers at the University of York.

Research points to early death risk for bereaved parents

Posted on Thursday 8 September 2011

Parents who lose their child during the first 12 months after birth are at significantly increased risk of an early death, and the effect can last for up to 25 years, according to new research led by a University of York academic.

Creating a better understanding of recessive genetic disorders

Posted on Tuesday 6 September 2011

Researchers from the University of York are investigating why so few fathers are tested for sickle cell and thalassaemia during ante-natal care when their partner is a known carrier.

Cracking cellulose: a step into the biofuels future

Posted on Wednesday 31 August 2011

Scientists from the University of York have played a pivotal role in a discovery which could finally unlock the full potential of waste plant matter to replace oil as a fuel source.

Fashion with a revolutionary flourish

Posted on Tuesday 30 August 2011

Postgraduate students at the University of York are playing a key role in an important new exhibition exploring Georgian Fashion at Fairfax House in York.

Humans to be exhibited at Flamingo Land Zoo

Posted on Friday 26 August 2011

The University of York is co-hosting the UK’s only captive group of Homo sapiens at Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo.

Major EU grant for physics team

Posted on Wednesday 24 August 2011

Researchers at the University of York have been awarded a major EU grant to help gain a clearer understanding of the underlying physics behind ultrafast magnetic processes.

Ancient wild horses help unlock past

Posted on Tuesday 23 August 2011

An international team of researchers has used ancient DNA to produce compelling evidence that the lack of genetic diversity in modern stallions is the result of the domestication process.

Careers advice 'crucial' in encouraging greater science take-up

Posted on Tuesday 23 August 2011

More pupils do physics and chemistry after the age of 16 in schools which provide a more comprehensive range of careers supervision and advice, according to new research by academics at the University of York.

Further, faster, higher: wildlife responds increasingly rapidly to climate change

Posted on Thursday 18 August 2011

New research by scientists in the Department of Biology at the University of York shows that species have responded to climate change up to three times faster than previously appreciated. These results are published in the latest issue of the leading scientific journal Science.

University appoints new director to lead housing policy research

Posted on Wednesday 17 August 2011

The University of York has appointed Dr Rebecca Tunstall as Director of its Centre for Housing Policy.

Towards the cloud

Posted on Tuesday 16 August 2011

A major international e-Science conference at the University of York will explore the concept of cloud computing to enable better use of software and data from research and industry.

Chance to witness the wonders of bats

Posted on Monday 15 August 2011

Bat enthusiasts will have an opportunity to witness some spectacular aerial antics by joining night-time walks at two West Yorkshire country parks.

YCR invests £2.15m in York stem cell research

Posted on Friday 12 August 2011

Yorkshire Cancer Research has awarded £2.15m to the University of York to further its internationally award-winning progress into prostate cancer stem cell research.

Escaping gravity's clutches: the black hole breakout

Posted on Thursday 11 August 2011

New research by scientists at the University of York gives a fresh perspective on the physics of black holes.

Summer students explore the world of physics

Posted on Wednesday 10 August 2011

The sky’s no limit for four Yorkshire teenagers as they spend their summer holiday working alongside physicists at the University of York looking into the solar system and researching nanotechnology.

The last 3 million years at a snail's pace: a tiny trapdoor opens a new way to date the past

Posted on Thursday 4 August 2011

Scientists at the University of York, using an 'amino acid time capsule', have led the largest ever programme to date the British Quaternary period, stretching back nearly three million years.

Scholarships foster international co-operation

Posted on Monday 1 August 2011

The University of York is welcoming a record number of American Fulbright scholars to campus for the new academic year.

Memory experts meet in York

Posted on Thursday 28 July 2011

Leading memory researchers from across the world are gathering at the University of York for a major six-day conference.

Royal Academy of Engineering honours

Posted on Tuesday 26 July 2011

Two University of York academics have been elected Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Enterprise interns take up residence

Posted on Tuesday 19 July 2011

Eight student entrepreneurs have taken up summer residence in the superb Ron Cooke Hub building under a new scheme offered by the University of York’s Careers Service.

Research to create better understanding of surgical wounds

Posted on Monday 18 July 2011

A multidisciplinary research team led by the University of York and the Hull York Medical School has been awarded £2 million to study surgical wounds.

Official opening for the Ron Cooke Hub

Posted on Friday 15 July 2011

The superb Ron Cooke Hub, which sits at the heart of the University's £750 million campus expansion at Heslington East, will be officially opened next week.

Youngsters' modern take on the Ten Commandments

Posted on Friday 15 July 2011

Young people who were challenged to create Ten Commandments for the 21st Century, have come up with a range of striking ideas about what ought to matter to society.

University of York students celebrate success

Posted on Tuesday 12 July 2011

Nearly 3,000 men and women will graduate from the University of York this week, each with a story to tell. Here are just some of them:

Award recognises excellence of breastfeeding education at York

Posted on Tuesday 12 July 2011

The University of York's Department of Health Sciences has received the internationally recognised Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) Award for the high levels of education in breastfeeding provided to students on its undergraduate midwifery programme.

Statement on Access Agreement

Posted on Tuesday 12 July 2011

OFFA backs University’s commitment to quality and inclusiveness

University awards nine honorary degrees

Posted on Friday 8 July 2011

A campaigner for women's rights, a neuroscientist and broadcaster, an archaeologist, a playwright and a national newspaper editor are to receive honorary degrees from the University of York next week.

Greater freedom for NHS hospitals 'making no difference'

Posted on Friday 8 July 2011

Giving hospitals greater autonomy may not lead to enhanced productivity and performance, according to new research from the University of York.

Top honours for York scientists

Posted on Thursday 7 July 2011

Scientists from the University of York have been honoured by the Royal Society of Chemistry for their outstanding work as part of a UK-wide research team in biological chemistry.

The 'Good Life' beckons for villagers

Posted on Thursday 7 July 2011

Researchers at the University of York’s Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), in partnership with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, are encouraging residents of New Earswick to embrace the 'Good Life'.

Department of Theatre, Film and Television takes centre-stage

Posted on Tuesday 5 July 2011

An outstanding new building housing the Department of Theatre, Film and Television (TFTV) at the University of York will be officially opened by Denise O’Donoghue, Managing Director of ITV Studios this week.

Putting sunshine in the tank

Posted on Tuesday 5 July 2011

Scientists from the University of York are part of a team working on how to use the energy of the Sun to make fuels, which could help to solve the world’s escalating energy crisis.

Children invited to take a walk on the wild side

Posted on Monday 4 July 2011

University of York interns are offering children the chance to become ‘zoo troopers’ and get up close and personal with wild animals this summer.

Student volunteers lend a helping hand

Posted on Friday 1 July 2011

From insect trails to stories about the life of Roman children, University of York student volunteers are helping bring history and learning to life in the city.

Conference examines the influence of the King James Bible

Posted on Friday 1 July 2011

The University of York's Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies is hosting a major international conference to mark the 400th Anniversary of the 1611 King James Bible.

Official opening for Schools of Law and Management

Posted on Wednesday 29 June 2011

A stunning flagship building housing the York Law School and the York Management School at the University of York will be officially opened next week.

York academic is a Radio 3 New Generation Thinker

Posted on Wednesday 29 June 2011

University of York lecturer, Dr Zoe Norridge, has been named as one of 10 winners of the BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) inaugural New Generation Thinkers Scheme.

Research finds the under-reporting of children with significant reading difficulties

Posted on Tuesday 28 June 2011

New research at the University of York has found that nearly 50 per cent of secondary school pupils with reading difficulties are not on the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Register.

University of York acquires Ayckbourn Archive for the nation

Posted on Monday 27 June 2011

The archive of one of the country’s foremost contemporary English dramatists, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, has been acquired by the University of York and will now be made accessible for the first time.

University of York committed to quality and inclusiveness

Posted on Friday 24 June 2011

The University of York, a world top 100 university, plans to set tuition fees at £9,000 a year for new full-time home and EU undergraduate students from October 2012. Students from lower income families will receive substantial reductions and financial support.

Critical perspectives on crime, deviance, disorder and social harm

Posted on Friday 24 June 2011

One of the most significant events in critical criminology for more than 40 years takes place at the University of York later this month.

Hands-on insight into York's history

Posted on Thursday 23 June 2011

From the humorous to the horrific, University of York students will help people of all ages explore York's fascinating past at the Yorkshire Museum this Sunday.

Discards ban 'will boost fisheries', says new research

Posted on Thursday 23 June 2011

Banning fisheries discards in the North Sea will promote fish stock recovery and increase fishermen’s incomes, according to new research by scientists at the University of York.

More than eight out of ten newborn babies 'now start to breastfeed'

Posted on Tuesday 21 June 2011

The proportion of newborn babies in Britain breastfed by their mothers increased from six out of ten to eight out of ten between 1990 and 2010, according to new research by academics at the University of York.

Queens Birthday Honours for founder of York Students in Schools

Posted on Tuesday 21 June 2011

A University of York historian has received Royal recognition for his services to higher education.

Senses bring learning to life at festival

Posted on Monday 20 June 2011

Postgraduate students will use the senses to help bring research to life at a fun event for families at the University of York.

York welcomes top Japanese scientists

Posted on Monday 20 June 2011

The leading international expert in the field of spintronic devices will deliver the 2011 Cantor Nanoscience Lecture at the University of York.

University of York project nominated for National Lottery Awards 2011 Best Environment Project

Posted on Thursday 16 June 2011

The OPAL project in Yorkshire and Humber, run by a partnership including the University of York, has been shortlisted for the Best Environment Project in the National Lottery Awards.

The ‘greening’ of the York Festival of Ideas

Posted on Wednesday 15 June 2011

An ‘Island of Green’ made from real grass will provide an organic sensory space in The Ron Cooke Hub at the University of York as part the first York Festival of Ideas.

Scientists from SEI help launch major climate study

Posted on Tuesday 14 June 2011

Fast action on pollutants such as black carbon, ground level ozone and methane may help limit near term global temperature rise and significantly increase the chances of keeping temperature rise below 2 degrees C, says a new assessment launched today.

York students' business skills put to the test

Posted on Tuesday 14 June 2011

The entrepreneurship of students at the University of York has been put to the test in a Dragons' Den and The Apprentice style competitions.

'Dragons' Den' finale for The Big Deal

Posted on Monday 13 June 2011

A Dragons' Den-style event at the University of York will provide an exciting finale to The Big Deal enterprise competition for students from across Yorkshire.

York nursery assistants commended for role in pre-school language research

Posted on Friday 10 June 2011

The University of York is hosting a special celebration to thank nursery assistants for their enthusiastic support of research designed to improve the language skills of pre-school children.

Surprise Bronze Age discovery by York students

Posted on Friday 10 June 2011

University of York Archaeology students have unearthed a rare Bronze Age cremation urn during excavations on the University’s campus.

University’s popularity keeps student recruitment team busy

Posted on Thursday 9 June 2011

The University of York reports a healthy interest in its Open Days and prospectuses from prospective students despite the prospect of increasing tuition fees.

Chair of Government fiscal watchdog visits York

Posted on Wednesday 8 June 2011

British economist Robert Chote, Chair of the Office of Budget Responsibility, will deliver a major public lecture at the University of York.

New appointments to world-class institute

Posted on Wednesday 8 June 2011

An innovative £6 million partnership between the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the University of York to create a world-leading inter-disciplinary plasma research centre has gained new momentum with three senior appointments.

First national evaluation of higher level nursing assistant roles

Posted on Monday 6 June 2011

Researchers from the University of York have carried out the first national evaluation of the impact of introducing higher level nursing assistants into UK acute hospital wards.

Academic honoured for contributions to green chemistry

Posted on Thursday 2 June 2011

A University of York scientist has won a prestigious environment award for his outstanding contributions to green chemistry.

York celebrates ideas with eye-catching new festival

Posted on Wednesday 1 June 2011

A new festival celebrating York's rich tradition of artistic creativity and intellectual thought starts this month.

University expansion wins architectural excellence award

Posted on Monday 23 May 2011

The masterplan for the University of York's ambitious £750 million development at Heslington East has won a 2011 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Award for architectural excellence.

Exhibition puts drawing centre-stage

Posted on Monday 23 May 2011

An art exhibition challenging traditional stereotypes of drawing is going on show at the University of York.

Royal Society honour for York scientist

Posted on Friday 20 May 2011

A scientist at the University of York, who specialises in research into liquid crystals, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, one of the world's top scientific honours.

New study reveals environment's role in post-natal depression

Posted on Thursday 19 May 2011

New research involving the University of York explores the interplay between genes and environment when determining whether a mother is at high or low risk for post-natal depression.

Georgie: a world record-breaking toad?

Posted on Thursday 19 May 2011

Scientists from the University of York believe they may have found the world's oldest wild common toad – living in a garden in Hull.

York Settlement Trust passes the torch

Posted on Wednesday 18 May 2011

A York charity has marked its dissolution with a final donation to the University of York’s Centre for Lifelong Learning.

Researchers 'engineer' debate on sound recording

Posted on Monday 16 May 2011

Researchers from the University of York are hoping to create a better understanding of engineering by exploring its role in sound recording.

Staff and students rewarded for outstanding achievements

Posted on Friday 13 May 2011

The University of York has announced the winners of a new award scheme for staff and students.

Employees needed to help bring learning to life

Posted on Tuesday 10 May 2011

York Children’s University is seeking 100 employee volunteers to inspire children to learn by bringing the world of work into the classroom.

Student archaeologists on trail of Yorkshire gem's hidden past

Posted on Tuesday 10 May 2011

Archaeologists from the University of York are revealing intriguing traces - hidden for more than two centuries - of the forerunner of one of Yorkshire's great country houses.

Breast-fed babies become children with fewer behaviour problems

Posted on Tuesday 10 May 2011

Babies who are breastfed are far less likely to become children with behaviour problems by the time they reach the age of five than those who receive formula milk, according to research by a team that included University of York academics.

Celebrating student volunteering in York

Posted on Friday 6 May 2011

The contribution of thousands of student volunteers to their communities will be celebrated at a special awards ceremony at York’s National Centre for Early Music.

Students prepare for modern day war of the Roses

Posted on Friday 6 May 2011

Student athletes from York and Lancaster are gearing up for Europe's largest annual inter-university sports tournament, Roses 2011.

University chef in the mix for top awards

Posted on Thursday 5 May 2011

The University of York’s Executive Chef Andrew Wood is in the mix to win an accolade at the prestigious 2011 Craft Guild of Chefs Awards.

York alumni strike right note at Royal Wedding

Posted on Thursday 28 April 2011

Music by two York graduates is to feature in the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster.

Animals have personalities too…

Posted on Thursday 28 April 2011

An individual’s personality can have a big effect on their life. Some people are outgoing and gregarious while others find novel situations stressful which can be detrimental to their health and wellbeing. Increasingly, scientists are discovering that animals are no different.

Nanoscience may hold key to surgical recovery

Posted on Tuesday 26 April 2011

New nano-systems developed in York may eventually help patients recover from surgery without the danger of allergic reactions to drugs.

Photography exhibition rocks

Posted on Tuesday 26 April 2011

Iconic photographs capturing world famous rock stars off-stage are going on show at the University of York.

Scotland's first marine reserve already producing benefits

Posted on Friday 22 April 2011

Scotland’s first fully protected marine reserve, and only the second in the UK, is already providing commercial and conservation benefits, according to new research.

Theme park goes wild for gold award

Posted on Thursday 21 April 2011

Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo has won a prestigious 2010 Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award in recognition of its commitment to protecting the environment.

Habitat restoration could help species to cope with climate change

Posted on Monday 18 April 2011

Animals and plants may need extra habitats to survive the challenge of climate change, according to research by scientists at the University of York.

Conservation policies 'impaired by over-confident predictions'

Posted on Monday 18 April 2011

Inappropriate conservation policies may be implemented as a result of scientists failing to sufficiently acknowledge the uncertainty of their models, according to Dr Colin Beale, of the University of York.

Spotlight falls on achievements of York student volunteers

Posted on Friday 15 April 2011

Student volunteers will be rewarded for their outstanding work in supporting local York communities at a special awards ceremony.

New 'spin' on magnetic reversal

Posted on Thursday 14 April 2011

Research by an international team of scientists into magnetic reversal could have a dramatic effect on the future speed of data processing by hard drives within computers and laptops.

Europe's wildlife under threat from nitrogen

Posted on Thursday 14 April 2011

An international study published today warns that nitrogen pollution, resulting from industry and agriculture, is putting wildlife in Europe at risk. More than 60 per cent of the EU’s most important wildlife sites receive aerial nitrogen pollution inputs above sustainable levels.

Volunteers needed for butterfly survey

Posted on Monday 11 April 2011

Volunteers are needed to help monitor the butterfly populations at two West Yorkshire country parks.

Chance to learn about innovative new Masters programme

Posted on Thursday 7 April 2011

The University of York is holding an open day for healthcare professionals interested in a new Masters programme in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

The wetter the better for daddy longlegs – and birds!

Posted on Monday 4 April 2011

Keeping moorland soils wet could prove vital in conserving some of Britain's important upland breeding bird species – by protecting the humble daddy longlegs, according to new research.

York researcher wins national science outreach competition

Posted on Monday 4 April 2011

A University of York postgraduate researcher has scooped a top prize in the national science outreach competition, “I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here!”

York Students share their skills with local business

Posted on Thursday 31 March 2011

Students at the University of York will be using their skills to benefit local businesses over the summer, thanks to a pioneering internship scheme.

National Well-being debate comes to York

Posted on Thursday 31 March 2011

The National Well-being debate is coming to York, giving local people the chance to have their say about what matters to them.

3D lab experiments aid adult stem cell versatility

Posted on Thursday 31 March 2011

A type of adult stem cell is now proving itself more versatile for research and therapies thanks to revolutionary 3D experiments.

West Runton Elephant helps unlock the past

Posted on Wednesday 30 March 2011

Researchers from the University of York and Manchester have successfully extracted protein from the bones of a 600,000 year old mammoth, paving the way for the identification of ancient fossils.

IBM Chief opens new Computer Science building

Posted on Tuesday 29 March 2011

A stunning new building housing the Department of Computer Science was officially opened at the University of York this week.

Weather watch to take local communities by storm

Posted on Tuesday 29 March 2011

People from across Yorkshire and the Humber are being encouraged to blow bubbles, watch cloud movement and record how hot or cold they feel as part of a national climate survey.

Scientists trace violent death of Iron Age man

Posted on Monday 28 March 2011

An Iron Age man whose skull and brain was unearthed during excavations at the University of York was the victim of a gruesome ritual killing, according to new research.

Genetic differences influence the structure of communities

Posted on Monday 28 March 2011

Scientists from the University of York are among a group of researchers investigating how genetic differences among individuals contribute to the way ecological communities form, interact and change over time.

Blindness treatments to benefit from new in-'sight'

Posted on Sunday 27 March 2011

New research shows that the areas of the brain responsible for vision do not reorganise themselves when the eye is damaged by disease.

University stages poignant stem cell drama

Posted on Friday 25 March 2011

A play aimed at teenagers, which explores the social and ethical implications of stem cell research, is to be staged at the University of York on the eve of a major conference on the subject.

'Popular' approach sees reduction in household carbon emissions

Posted on Thursday 24 March 2011

Researchers in the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of York have developed a new approach to help households reduce their carbon footprint.

Young people explore the wonders of science

Posted on Tuesday 22 March 2011

School pupils from across Yorkshire and the Humber will learn how exciting science can be through hands-on interactive sessions at the University of York designed to bring the subject to life.

School students go for The Big Deal

Posted on Tuesday 22 March 2011

School students from across Yorkshire will test their business acumen in The Big Deal enterprise competition which starts at the University of York today.

Researchers seek clearer focus for climate change message

Posted on Monday 21 March 2011

Early career researchers are to host a workshop at the University of York that aims to rebuild public trust in climate change science.

York nursing programme leads the way

Posted on Friday 18 March 2011

A new undergraduate nursing programme at the University of York is one of the first in the country to gain approval from the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

'Good artists borrow, great artists steal'

Posted on Thursday 17 March 2011

The Norman Rea Gallery at the University of York is calling on local artists to contribute to an exhibition by copying the ideas of art's famous names.

Intervention offers 'best chance' to save species endangered by climate change

Posted on Thursday 17 March 2011

A University of York scientist is proposing a radical programme of 'assisted colonisation' to save species endangered by climate change.

Energy for our future: have your say

Posted on Wednesday 16 March 2011

Experts from across the UK will discuss how the future energy needs of the planet can be met as part of an interactive debate at the University of York this Friday.

Festival brings Physics to life

Posted on Wednesday 16 March 2011

A pantomime featuring Ellie the Electron will bring quantum physics to life through songs, dance and live music.

York pupils enjoy a 'golden moment'

Posted on Tuesday 15 March 2011

York primary school children are taking centre stage for the first 'golden moment' of the newly launched York Children’s University.

Seeking student input to discover global solutions

Posted on Monday 14 March 2011

Students are to hold a special event at the University of York today focusing on how to create smarter healthcare and smarter cities.

New programme will promote maternal and infant nutrition

Posted on Wednesday 9 March 2011

The University of York is launching a £1 million collaborative programme aimed at encouraging improved nutrition for mothers and infants.

The happiness question

Posted on Tuesday 8 March 2011

Professor Lord Layard will explore whether a happier society is possible in a keynote speech at the University of York.

York research highlights potential benefits of off-road cycle routes

Posted on Tuesday 8 March 2011

Research suggests that using off-road cycle routes in York significantly reduces cyclists' exposure to air pollution compared with on-road cycle lanes.

Protecting children from second-hand smoke

Posted on Monday 7 March 2011

Children from across Yorkshire are being asked to help test an initiative that could reduce their exposure to second-hand cigarette smoke.

York Children's University to bring learning to life

Posted on Friday 4 March 2011

York's business community will hear how they can help inspire young children to learn at the launch of York Children’s University.

Anti-malarial treatments come under the microscope at schools

Posted on Thursday 3 March 2011

School children from across Yorkshire are learning how York scientists are using the latest genetic advances to combat malaria.

Our ancestors lived on shaky ground

Posted on Thursday 3 March 2011

Scientists find link between tectonically active landscapes and ancient sites

In search of York's lost library

Posted on Tuesday 1 March 2011

Eighth-century York owed its reputation as one of the most intellectually influential cities in Europe to the library and school headed by the scholar Alcuin.

York scientists lead major research programme into Britain's landscapes

Posted on Tuesday 1 March 2011

A team of scientists from the University of York has been commissioned to direct a UK-wide research programme examining the role biodiversity plays in the ecosystems provided by Britain’s landscapes.

Lives Remembered: telling the stories of older people

Posted on Monday 28 February 2011

A book, based on the memories of residents in Stamford Bridge Beaumont care home and written by University of York nursing students, has been launched at a special celebration event.

SEI has key role in blueprint to cut pollutants' impact on climate

Posted on Friday 25 February 2011

The Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York has played a key role in a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Assessment of how to reduce the impact of black carbon and tropospheric ozone which adversely affect public health, crop yields and contribute to climate change.

CRD leads new global research initiative

Posted on Tuesday 22 February 2011

A major global initiative to establish an international register that will improve the transparency of health research was launched today by Health Minister Lord Howe.

Colourful Chinese New Year Gala celebrations are spectacular success

Posted on Monday 21 February 2011

The Chinese Lunar New Year was celebrated in style as York’s Chinese community gathered for a dazzling gala evening at the University of York.

York premiere for two-man play

Posted on Monday 21 February 2011

One of the most colourful characters of the eighteenth century, Dr Samuel Johnson, will be brought to life at the York premiere of a two-man show.

University welcome for sports village plans

Posted on Friday 18 February 2011

The University of York today welcomed the approval of its plans for a £9 million new sports facility on its campus expansion at Heslington East.

Major new research initiatives at the Centre for Health Economics

Posted on Friday 18 February 2011

Two major programmes of research are starting at the Centre for Health Economics (CHE), the result of successful bids to establish Policy Research Units funded through the Department of Health's policy research programme.

Therapy for depression can be delivered effectively by non-specialists

Posted on Wednesday 16 February 2011

Depression can be treated effectively with psychotherapy by mental health nurses with minimal training, according to new preliminary research findings.

Experts urge even greater caution in use of X-rays during pregnancy and infancy

Posted on Friday 11 February 2011

Clinicians should exercise caution in using X-rays on pregnant women and infants because of the potential for a slight increase in the risk of children developing cancer, according to a new study involving University of York researchers.

York celebrates feminist cultural activism

Posted on Thursday 10 February 2011

Organisers of a York carnival are encouraging women from around the world to send them their knickers to help create a unique piece of feminist social artwork.

New price regulation mechanism would ‘benefit the NHS’

Posted on Wednesday 9 February 2011

Health economists at the University of York say a robust framework is needed for a new purchasing system for medicines to make sure it delivers anticipated benefits for the NHS.

Yorkshire Africanists celebrate York launch

Posted on Monday 7 February 2011

The Yorkshire African Studies Network is marking its launch at the University of York with a conference on democracy and power.

Nestlé helps University of York students to be a ‘class’ act

Posted on Friday 4 February 2011

A programme which enables hundreds of University of York students to work as volunteer classroom assistants in schools across the city is to benefit from continued financial support from Nestlé.

University gains Wellcome Trust funding for PhD training programme in infectious disease research

Posted on Friday 4 February 2011

A new inter-disciplinary PhD programme that will offer novel approaches to research into infectious diseases will be launched by the University of York later this year.

A celebration of paper crafts

Posted on Thursday 3 February 2011

An art exhibition at the University of York will celebrate the often over-looked art of paper crafts.

York blood cancer research project given £3 million boost

Posted on Wednesday 2 February 2011

Scientists at the University of York have been awarded over £3 million to continue a groundbreaking research project which is helping cancer patients in Yorkshire and across the UK.

University developing Afghan legal links

Posted on Tuesday 1 February 2011

The University of York is forging close relationships with Afghan legal practitioners and academics to help equip the country’s future lawyers with the skills they need in post war Afghanistan.

Vibrant new home for centre of enterprise

Posted on Thursday 27 January 2011

An enterprise centre which is helping create the next generation of successful young entrepreneurs is moving to an innovative new base at the University of York.

Leap into learning for spring

Posted on Tuesday 25 January 2011

The University of York is offering free higher education courses to students on their doorsteps.

Lessons of history to inform response to today's health challenges

Posted on Tuesday 25 January 2011

The University of York and the World Health Organization are to co-host a 12-month seminar series that will use the history of health to help society to address today's global health challenges.

University welcomes new art exhibition

Posted on Monday 24 January 2011

An exhibition of the work of Monaco-born artist Adeline de Monseignat opens at the University of York tonight.

Pupils encouraged to aim higher

Posted on Monday 24 January 2011

Pupils from York High School will be urged to develop a "can do" attitude at an inspirational event organised in collaboration with the University of York.

Universities combine to create doctoral training centre for social sciences

Posted on Friday 21 January 2011

A successful collaboration between the Universities of Sheffield, Leeds and York is set to lead to the creation of one of the UK’s biggest doctoral training centres for postgraduate researchers in the social sciences.

Clinic offers free legal advice

Posted on Thursday 20 January 2011

Free legal advice is on offer at the York Law School Clinic at the University of York.

Rebuilding Higher Education in post-conflict Iraq

Posted on Tuesday 18 January 2011

The University of York’s Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU), in partnership with the Institute for International Education (IIE) based in Washington DC, is to host a major international conference on the reconstruction of Higher Education in Iraq.

University awards three honorary degrees

Posted on Friday 14 January 2011

The University of York is to award honorary degrees to a pioneering physicist, a soprano singer and celebrated early music specialist, and a charity fundraiser.

Research recommends targeted approach to home care

Posted on Wednesday 12 January 2011

A specialist re-ablement approach in home care services to help people recovering from acute illness, falls or fractures will pay dividends in terms of quality of life and effective use of health and social care budgets, according to new research led by the University of York.

Ginger is key ingredient in recipe for conserving stag beetles

Posted on Monday 10 January 2011

The humble ginger root and tiny microphones could be the key to conserving the UK's largest and most spectacular terrestrial beetle – the stag beetle.

Has the time for local television finally arrived?

Posted on Friday 7 January 2011

York will be the focus of a campaign to kick-start an initiative aimed at ushering in a revolution in local television coverage.

Pedalling through space by candlelight

Posted on Wednesday 5 January 2011

Amateur astronomers will have the chance to see the Solar System on two wheels this week thanks to the University of York.

Beyond the box office: the cultural importance of film

Posted on Tuesday 4 January 2011

From Saturday Night and Sunday Morning to The Full Monty, how have British films had an impact on the way we see ourselves and the world we live in?

Migrating moths and songbirds travel at similar rates

Posted on Tuesday 9 March 2010

A new study by a team including scientists from the University of York has found that night-flying moths are able to match their songbird counterparts for travel speed and direction during their annual migrations.

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