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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.


Star Carr Yorkshire Mesolithic hunters and fishers in temporary camp. From an original drawing by Alan Sorrell.
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.


Udzungwa Red Colobus Monkey. Photo: Dr Andrew Marshall
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.


Morrell Fellows Tony Cann, Graham Paterson and Tony Wild. Photo: Ian Martindale
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.


Stethoscope (c) Flickr/ernstl
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.


Power station. Photo:Flickr/Timo Newton-Syms
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.


Students from Archbishop Holgate’s School, York enjoy the anniversary celebrations. Photo by Paul Shields.
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.


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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.


Roadside bench
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.


The conference takes place at the British Museum
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.


PubMed Health is a new online service provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the US National Library of Medicine
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.


A doctor showing a patient an x-ray
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.


Melvyn Bragg
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.


Slave shackles. Published in Anthony Tibbles (ed.), Transatlantic Slavery: Against Human Dignity (London: HMSO, 1994), p. 154, fig. 140. Image ref F003 as shown on www.slaveryimages.org, compiled by Jerome Handler and Michael Tuite, and sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the University of Virginia Library
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.


Professors Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson accepting the award
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.


A collection of medieval parchment rolls digitised as part of the project
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.


Jonathan Gardner
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.


An archaeological dig taking place on Heslington East
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.


Colonial blanket 144864. National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Smithsonian Institution; photograph by Ernest Amoros
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.


People using the online tool
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.


The meeting will take place at the Mansion House. Photo: Flickr/cle0patra
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.


Dr Jez Wells, photo courtesy of Sam Ozvany
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 graffiti
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.


Michael Wood
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.


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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.


Denise O'Donoghue
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.


Pro-Vice-Chancellor Elizabeth Heaps and BDP architects Richard McDowell and Stephen Hill receiving a Gold award from Angela Brady, President of RIBA. Photo: North News and Pictures
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.


York's Centre for Medieval Studies is based in the historic King's Manor
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.


The launch will be held at York Guildhall. Photo Flickr/Tim Green aka atoach
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.


Professor Gareth Evans
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.


Students throwing their hats in the air after graduating
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.


Researchers call for greater awareness of the issues faced by siblings of people with autism plus a learning disability.
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.


Mother and newborn baby. Photo: Flickr/kakapo31
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.


Horses from the Hillaire Chamber, Chauvet Cave. Photo courtesy of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Regional Direction for Cultural Affairs, Rhône-Alpes region, Regional Department of Archeology.
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.


CT-based three-dimensional model of the KC4 maxilla showing the new reconstruction of the specimen (scale bar, 1 cm).
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.


The first Jiangning scholars
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 student actors at the launch of The Gunpowder Plot. Photo courtesy of the BBC
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.


Bison cave drawing
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.


A researcher inspects young Artemisia plants growing in culture at the University of York. Photo: John Houlihan
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 trial participant Sue Faulkner. Photo by Ian Martindale
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.


Two people, one of whom is ill, holding hands
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.


The Law and Management Building.
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.


Image courtesy of Anders Fischer A remarkably preserved 6,000 year cooking pot and wooden spoon that was recovered from the Åmose bog in Zealand, Denmark.
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.


Cheryl Allen, Head of Biscuit Business at Nestlé UK Limited
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.


Akepa. Photo by Jack Jeffrey
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.


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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.


Image from Still Lives poster
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.


The Tyne Bridge. Photo: Flickr/helenevoglreiter/
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.


Human skeleton found during a community dig on Heslington East. The skeleton is thought to date from the Roman period
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.


Assorted pills. Photo: Flickr/Ramberg Media Images
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.


Ellie the Electron
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.


A Drosophila dendrite field in the body wall of the larvae, showing mitochondria – one possible source of oxidative stress – in green. Image, M.Oswald and S. Sweeney
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.


Neck pain. Photo: Flickr/Aidan-Jones
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.


Stethoscope. Photo: Flickr/apoxapox.
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.


Dr Irene D'Amico from the University's Department of Physics was presented with the Juno Champion award by Professor Sir Peter Knight, President of the Institute of Physics. Photo courtesy of the IOP.
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.


Stem cells from the bone of a patient with osteoarthritis
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.


Scribe image from medievalscribes.com
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.


National Science Learning Centre
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.


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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.


A smoggy city. Photo: Metro Transportation Library and Archive
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.


Children enjoying the Summer Academy at the Zoo
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.


The conference "Empowering educators with evidence" aims to improve education for all children by promoting the use of evidence in education policy and practice
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.


Colin Blakemore
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.


Dr Euan Polson
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.


University of York Nursing Students
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.


A police officer in riot gear
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.


A new research partnership will seek to improve oncology care by encouraging more extensive patient feedback on their symptoms and well-being during clinical trials. Photo courtesy of AstraZeneca; photographer Getty Images
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.


Trainee solicitor Jenny Edwards
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.


The Ron Cooke Hub. Photo: BDP
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.


A postgraduate humanities student in the Berrick Saul Building
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.


Oranges. Photo: flickr/maesejose
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.


Professor Howard Wilson
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.


Coventry Cathedral ruins. Photo:Flickr/dgeezer
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.


York researchers are carrying out the UK’s largest ever study into the primary care of older people with depression
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.


Graveyard. Photo: Flickr/Elizabeth Thomsen
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.


Research into common recessive genetic disorders at York will enable people to make informed decisions about their health
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.


Pictured is the leaf of a common plant, the structure of which is underpinned by cellulose. Image courtesy of Daniel Walton.
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.


Display from Revolutionary Fashion
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.


Chimpanzees at Flamingo Land eagerly await the arrival of a second great ape species - Homo sapiens (humans). Photo Courtesy of Andrew R Marshall (University of York / Flamingo Land)
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.


Scientists from Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands and the University of York demonstrated ultrafast magnetic reversal by a new route using thin films of an alloy of gadolinium-iron-cobalt and ultrafast heating with a laser. The illustration (courtesy of Kadir Vahaplar) shows an unexpected transient state when spins lined up parallel to one another when heat was applied.
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.


Retuertas horse – semi-feral horses from Southern Spain. Picture courtesy of David Cohen
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.


A child looking through a microscope at the University's Science Trail. Photo by Ian Martindale.
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.


Comma butterfly. Photo: Butterfly Conservation & Jim Asher
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.


Becky Tunstall
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.


The Ron Cooke Hub. Photo: BDP
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.


Pipistrellus pipistrellus in flight: photo from Wikimedia Commons user Barracuda1983 (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pipistrellus_flight2.jpg)
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.


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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.


The Abell 644 galaxy, which has a growing supermassive black hole at its centre. Image: NASA
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.


Andy Frazer, Daniel Cook, Kathryn Turner and Michael James
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.


Bithynia shell. Photo by Dr Richard Preece
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.


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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.


Several presentations at ICOM5 deal with the hippocampus (shown here in red, deep inside the brain), which is important in forming new memories of personal experiences. Image based on MRI data from the York Neuroimaging Centre.
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.


Professor Jim Woodcock and Professor Andy Marvin
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.


Nina Roussakoff (second on left) with other Enterprise Interns outside the Ron Cooke Hub
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.


Surgery. Photo: flickr/thinkpanama
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.


The Ron Cooke Hub. Photo: BDP
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.


Freddie Buchanan and Niamh Devlin. Photo: Ian Martindale
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.


Clare Keegan and Imogen
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:


Mother and child. Photo: Flickr/Carol Browne
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


Central Hall at the University of York
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.


CHE briefing
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.


Among the team is Professor Eleanor Dodson, who has received a second honour.
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.


New Earswick
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'.


Theatre, Film and Television Building. Photo by BDP
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.


Luminescence from solutions of small semiconductor clusters ('quantum dots') of different sizes. Credit: Nanoco Technologies Ltd
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.


Roofus the Rothschild’s giraffe calf, born in May at Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo.
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.


A pupil from Woodthorpe Primary School is pictured taking part in a traditional print-making workshop run by the National Centre for Early Music and student volunteers. Photo courtesy of the National Centre for Early Music.
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.


King James Bible
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.


The formal opening of the £20.2 million building will be performed by Caroline Thomson, Chief Operating Officer of the BBC. Photo: BBC
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.


Dr Zoe Norridge
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.


The research was based on a study of 11- to 16- year-old pupils. Photo: Flickr/Yves
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.


Sir Alan Ayckbourn. Photo: Ian Martindale
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.


Aerial shot of campus
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.


The University will host a new National Deviancy Conference
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.


Child admiring the Middleham Jewel at the Yorkshire Museum
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.


Fishing boats. Photo by Bryce Beukers-Stewart
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.


Mother and child. Photo: Flickr/Carol Browne
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.


Dr Allen Warren
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.


Sensory Stories Cafe
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.


Professor Hideo Ohno, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
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.


The launch of the Bugs Count survey
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 'island of green', made from real grass. Photo by Tom Hiskey, www.thelawwizard.com
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.


Burning crops. Photo: Flickr/JDP Photos
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.


The winning Dragons' Den team with Head of School, Professor Steven Toms, and IBM Executive Directors Gerry Riley and John Sandles.
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.


Students taking part in a previous Big Deal
'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.


Woman reading to children, (c) San Jose Library (http://www.flickr.com/people/sanjoselibrary/)
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.


Osteoarchaeologist Malin Holst examining the urn
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.


Open Day
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.


Robert Chote, Chair of the Office of Budget Responsibility
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.


Timo Gans, Chair of Low Temperature Plasmas
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.


Nursing Assistants Role Evaluation
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.


Professor James Clark
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.


JM Coetzee. Photo by Basso Cannarsa
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.


Path leading to the Computer Science building on Heslington East. Photo: BDP
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.


Image from the exhibition poster.
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.


John Goodby
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.


Mother and baby silhouette. Photo: Flickr/Narith5
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 the toad. Photo by Sean Spencer/Hull News and Pictures
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.


Stephen Sayers making the donation to Lesley Booth
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.


Dr Jez Wells, photo courtesy of Sam Ozvany
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.


Central Hall at the University of York
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.


Year 6 pupils from Osbaldwick Primary School visited FERA
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.


Gawthorpe Hall 1727 engraved by Wm. Von Hagen. Printed by Joseph Smith, London. (Harewood House Trust)
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.


Mother and child. Photo: Flickr/Carol Browne
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.


The National Centre for Early Music, York
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.


The White Rose of York
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.


Andrew Wood
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.


Paul Mealor
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.


The study classified the personalities of 22 greenfinches. Photo: Flickr/Dave-F
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.


Surgery. Photo: flickr/thinkpanama
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.


Nirvana by Richard Bellia
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.


Leigh Howarth and Howard Wood conducting marine surveys in lamlash. Photo: Leigh Howarth
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.


Flamingo Land Head Keeper Sam de Belle putting up a bird nest box in the 
park. Photo courtesy of Andrew R Marshall.
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.


Grizzled skipper - Credit: Jenny Hodgson
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.


The Scottish crossbill, a species so rare and difficult to identify in the field that our prediction of its future distribution as the climate changes is highly uncertain. Photo: Flickr/stuant63
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.


Teams nominated include Full of Life, a city-wide project which seeks to tackle stereotypes of older people © Copyright Age Concern
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.


Illustration (courtesy of Kadir Vahaplar) shows the unexpected transient state when spins lined up parallel to one another when heat was applied. The transient state exists only for the remarkably short time of a few hundred femtoseconds but it drives the reversal process.
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.


Nitrogen related moss damage - severe algal invasion. Photo: Ian Leith
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.


The Small Heath Butterfly. Courtesy of Pavel Šinkyřík (http://www.biolib.cz/en/image/id89498/)
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.


The new programme provides high quality Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training and education linked to the latest research developments
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.


A daddy longlegs
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.


Adam Tuff pictured at the Leicester Space Centre
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!”


The programme will be launched at a breakfast showcasing event at the National Railway Museum. Photo: Flickr/MarcinWichary
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.


Image from the Office for National Statistics' 'Measuring national well-being' banner
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 mesenchymal stem cells labelled with green and red fluorescent dyes. Image copyright: Dr Paul Genever
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. Image: Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service
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.


Computer Science Building. Photo: BDP
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.


The survey includes blowing bubbles to measure wind speed
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.


Dr Sonia O’Connor, from the University of Bradford, examines the remains of the brain using an endoscope. Photo: University of Bradford
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.


Yellow rattle, a parasitic plant common in hay meadows. Photo: Flickr/Dandelion And Burdock
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.


Eye examination. Photo: Flickr/Richardzinho
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.


Little Miracles
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.


The project identified those neighbourhoods in York where households considered themselves to be ‘green’ but had a high carbon footprint.
'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.


A school child taking part in last year's Science Trail. Photo: Ian Martindale
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.


Ron Cooke Hub. Photo: BDP
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.


Cumulo Nimbus cloud by Elsie Esq (http://www.flickr.com/photos/elsie/)
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.


University of York Nursing Students
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.


Organisers of 'Wink' would like members of the local community as well as students to submit pieces of artwork which intentionally copy the style, theme or meaning of someone else's work
'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.


de Prunner’s Ringlet butterfly. Photo: Flickr/Yannick Chittaro
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.


Wind farm. Photo: Flickr/erikogan
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.


Ellie the Electron
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.


A year 4 pupil from Tang Hall Primary School visiting the University of York Department of Theatre, Film and Television and using TV filming equipment
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.


Amit Sinha hosting the smarter campus workshop during the event: Lets build a smarter planet
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.


Mother and baby. Photo: magnetofilms.com
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.


Professor Lord Layard
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.


Tom Bean of the University's Environment Department cycling in York on a cold winter's day
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.


A child being exposed to second-hand smoke
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.


Announcing trains at Harrogate Station during a Travel and Transport module
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.


A scientist in CNAP's Artemisia lab.
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.


Wetlands are a feature associated with tectonic activity. Photo of South Africa, courtesy of G King.
Our ancestors lived on shaky ground

Posted on Thursday 3 March 2011

Scientists find link between tectonically active landscapes and ancient sites


Fragment of text from a manuscript featured in the exhibition. Image: Columbia University Plimpton 54
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.


Lowland river in Scotland
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.


Student nurse Sarah Watkinson and Nora, a resident of Stamford Bridge Beaumont Care Home
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.


Burning crops. Photo: Flickr/JDP Photos
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.


Nurse helping a patient
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.


Traditional Lion Dance. Photo: http://www.ianmartindale.co.uk
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.


Image based on portrait courtesy of Dr Johnson House
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 Sports Village
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.


CHE briefing
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.


Depression therapy
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.


Mother and newborn baby. Photo: Flickr/kakapo31
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.


Julia Triston is asking women to send her their underwear before the carnival so they can be strung together into bunting.
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.


Medication. Photo: Flickr/draconianrain
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 African Studies Network logo
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.


A York student in a school
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.


CIDCATS logo
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.


From 'Paper Beginnings'
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.


Blood cancer cells
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.


A law student and member of staff outside the University of Herat Law Clinic in Afghanistan.
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.


The Centre for Excellence in the Teaching and Learning of Enterprise (CETLE) will now be based in the Ron Cooke Hub building
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.


A Centre for Lifelong Learning student
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.


Mother and child.
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.


Adeline de Monseignat with some of her work from Reveal the Tension.
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.


Richard McCann will explain to lower school students and their parents how he turned his life around, urging them to find the “I can” attitude inside themselves.
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.


Social science students. Photo: John Houlihan
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.


The Law and Management Building.
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.


Basra University after being burned and gutted.
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.


Central Hall at the University of York
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.


Leg in cast boot. Photo: flickr/viscousplatypus
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.


Stag beetle. Photo: William Harvey
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.


Greg Dyke will urge Jeremy Hunt to back to initiative.
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.


The model of saturn on the York-Selby cycle path.
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.


TFTV theatre. Photo: John Houlihan/witness.co.uk
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?


Willow Warbler. Photo: Thomas Alerstam
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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