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News archive: 2015 releases

Two EU-funded York projects reach conclusion

Posted on Wednesday 23 December 2015

Two EU-funded four year Marie Curie ITN (Initial Training Network) projects based at the University of York, set up to train young biotechnologists and immunologists from across Europe, will conclude this month.


University staff reach out at Christmas

Posted on Tuesday 22 December 2015

Members of University of York staff have been helping to spread good cheer this festive season.


Keyboard: Flickr user asrusch
Teaching the next generation of cyber security experts

Posted on Friday 18 December 2015

The University of York has been awarded £60,000 to help boost its cyber security teaching and learning.


Examining climate, land use and population interactions on Africa's mountains

Posted on Thursday 17 December 2015

Scientists are to examine the impact of climate change on the mountainous regions of sub-Saharan Africa at a workshop organised by the University of York.


Director appointed to run International Pathway College

Posted on Thursday 17 December 2015

The University of York has appointed Dr Matthew Perry as the new Director of the International Pathway College.


Greater vasa parrots using tools (credit: Megan Lambert)
New evidence of tool use discovered in parrots

Posted on Tuesday 15 December 2015

Psychologists at the University of York and University of St Andrews have uncovered the first evidence of tool use by greater vasa parrots (Coracopsis vasa).


British Heart Foundation
24,000 female patients missing out on vital cardiac rehabilitation services

Posted on Tuesday 15 December 2015

New research conducted by the University of York and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) indicates that more than 24,000 female heart patients are missing out on crucial rehabilitation, putting them at risk of further heart attacks.


Credit: Dr Andy Marshall
Conservationist appeals to schools for help in naming new tree species

Posted on Friday 11 December 2015

While choosing the perfect Christmas tree can be a struggle for some people at this time of year, spare a thought for a University of York conservation scientist who has discovered a new species of tree - and now has the daunting task of naming it.


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Research probes influence of gender and background on doctors’ career paths

Posted on Monday 7 December 2015

Junior doctors who opt to become surgeons in the NHS are more likely to be male, white and from a better-off background according to new research by health economists at the University of York.


Young oil palm monoculture in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo (Credit: Sarah Scriven)
Major new funding for industrial biotechnology in York

Posted on Monday 7 December 2015

Scientists at the University of York are to benefit from major Government funding for new industrial biotechnology and bioenergy research.


Professor Paul O’Higgins with a skull
Why did Neanderthals look different to us? New research points to an intriguing difference

Posted on Monday 7 December 2015

An academic from the University of York has played a key role in our understanding of why modern humans evolved flatter faces and Neanderthals developed more protruding features.


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York academics develop enhanced health meta-analysis tool

Posted on Friday 4 December 2015

Health economists at the University of York have developed a simple extension to meta-analysis, used to estimate the health benefits of further research and changes to clinical practice.


Rapeseed field (credit: StooMathiesen, Flickr)
New research explores high-value applications for rapeseed oil

Posted on Thursday 3 December 2015

A team of researchers, including biologists from the University of York, are a step closer to producing a biodegradable lubricant made from a new type of oilseed rape.


DLA Piper
York Law School partners with DLA Piper

Posted on Monday 30 November 2015

The University of York’s York Law School will partner with international law firm DLA Piper to offer work placements and mentoring to first year law undergraduates.


Northern students to showcase work in support of refugee charities

Posted on Monday 30 November 2015

Students from across northern England are being given the chance to showcase their work before two leading figures in international media, as part of a unique fundraising event.


Inkwell superhero creative writing class
York Children’s University events success

Posted on Monday 30 November 2015

Over 400 children and parents took part in events organised by the York Children’s University (CU) last week, aimed at fostering a love of learning in children.


Artists collaborate with academics at the University of York

Posted on Monday 30 November 2015

The University of York has appointed six artists to work alongside academics to produce a body of work inspired by their research in biomedicine and human health.


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Research shows Great Barrier Reef protects against tsunamis

Posted on Friday 27 November 2015

A University of York environmental scientist played a key role in new research which has found that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef lives up to its name.


Law School volunteers provide a friendly service at court

Posted on Thursday 26 November 2015

Students from the University of York’s Law School are taking part in a trial scheme which provides help and support to members of the public attending court unrepresented.


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York research points to enhanced detection of Parkinson’s

Posted on Wednesday 25 November 2015

New research by biologists at the University of York could lead to improved methods of detection for early-onset Parkinson’s Disease (PD).


Dispersal pattern of humans after 100,000bp
Human nature’s dark side helped us spread across the world

Posted on Tuesday 24 November 2015

New research by an archaeologist at the University of York suggests that betrayals of trust were the missing link in understanding the rapid spread of our own species around the world.


Robin Perutz
York scientist wins accolade from US peers

Posted on Tuesday 24 November 2015

A University of York scientist, Professor Robin Perutz has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).


Non-invasive sampling extracting protein from parchment using eraser crumbs. Reproduced by courtesy of The John Rylands Library, University-of-Manchester.
Getting under the skin of a Medieval mystery

Posted on Monday 23 November 2015

A simple PVC eraser has helped an international team of scientists led by bioarchaeologists at the University of York to resolve the mystery surrounding the tissue-thin parchment used by medieval scribes to produce the first pocket Bibles.


A still from The Unveiling, directed by Ryan Bloom
Awards success for York’s budding filmmakers

Posted on Monday 23 November 2015

Students from the University of York’s Department of Theatre, Film and Television won four out of a possible six awards this week in the two categories entered at the Royal Television Society Yorkshire Student Awards 2015.


The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Clumsy solutions to risky business

Posted on Friday 20 November 2015

An academic from the York Management School has published a report for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) shedding light on approaches businesses can adopt to manage risk in challenging times.


Elephants under trees in Samburu (credit: Dr Rob Marchant)
New Atlas charts Kenya’s natural assets

Posted on Thursday 19 November 2015

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of the Government of Kenya enlisted support from a consortium of National and international experts and researchers, including ecologists from the University of York, to produce the first Biodiversity Atlas of the Natural Capital for Kenya.


York Refugee Week
York students host refugee week

Posted on Thursday 19 November 2015

A compelling programme of events to help raise awareness of refugees and support fundraising is planned for York from Monday 23 to Sunday 29 November.


Department of Health Sciences
Poorer areas need better access to mental healthcare

Posted on Thursday 19 November 2015

People who live in poorer areas in England are more likely to need mental healthcare but are less likely to access support and to recover from their symptoms following treatment, according to researchers at the University of York.


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Researchers confirm ‘realistic’ answer to quantum network puzzle

Posted on Thursday 19 November 2015

Scientists at the University of York’s Centre for Quantum Technology have discovered new evidence to support the development of scalable and secure high rate quantum networks.


Dr Beth Hardy (left) and Professor Viv Bennet, Director of Nursing at Pubic Health England, at the Queen;s Nursing Institute Autumn Awards Ceremony held in London (credit: Barney Newman)
Lecturer receives Queen’s Nursing Institute award

Posted on Wednesday 18 November 2015

A University of York lecturer has been awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse by the Queen’s Nursing Institute.


Highlighting the importance of social sciences – with chocolate

Posted on Wednesday 18 November 2015

A-level students used the global supply chain of the humble chocolate bar to highlight the importance of social sciences in a workshop hosted by the University of York.


The WEAVER project (Web Audio Virtual Environment Rendering)
Project captures the virtual sounds of the theatre

Posted on Wednesday 18 November 2015

A University of York academic has secured funding to develop an online audio/visual virtual reality experience of a theatre – allowing users to listen to on-stage performances from different seats within the auditorium.


3D structure of heparanase bound to a sugar ligand
York scientists reveal structure of key cancer target enzyme

Posted on Wednesday 18 November 2015

A team from the University of York has published research unveiling the 3-D structure of human heparanase, a sugar-degrading enzyme which has received significant attention as a key target in anti-cancer treatments.


Dr Will Unsworth
Ringing the changes ‘opens the road to new medicines’

Posted on Tuesday 17 November 2015

Inspired by the classic 'ball-in-a-cup' children's toy, researchers at the University of York have discovered an innovative method to make medicinally important molecules.


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What’s in a name? More than you think...

Posted on Tuesday 17 November 2015

What’s in a name? In the case of the usernames of video gamers, a remarkable amount of information about their real world personalities, according to research by psychologists at the University of York.


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York announces new research scholarships in partnership with China Scholarship Council

Posted on Thursday 12 November 2015

The University of York has announced a new agreement with the China Scholarships Council (CSC) for up to 10 joint-funded PhD scholarships for the next five years. The scholarships will initially open to candidates intending to start a PhD in the 2016/17 academic year.


British Heart Foundation
New study supports localised services for cardiac rehab

Posted on Thursday 12 November 2015

New research at the University of York has found that smaller, more localised cardiac rehabilitation (CR) centres are equally as effective as their larger counterparts.


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Computer assisted CBT provides little or no benefits for depression

Posted on Wednesday 11 November 2015

Researchers at the University of York have revealed computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (cCBT) is likely to be ineffective in the treatment of depression.


Dr Alison Parkin
Scientists plug into metal’s role in the circuit of life

Posted on Wednesday 11 November 2015

Molybdenum is an essential nutrient for most living species because it causes vital biochemical transformations to occur fast enough to sustain life. In humans, a genetic inability to produce molybdenum-containing proteins is fatal because a molybdenum enzyme known as sulfite oxidase is required by every cell in the body.


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Ivan Massow welcomed to York

Posted on Tuesday 10 November 2015

Businessman, gay rights campaigner and media personality Ivan Massow will speak at the student-run York Union this week.


Sugar shows a minimal-energy chair conformation that results from refining the model after observing the biologically expected alpha linkage.
Sugar molecules lose their ‘Cinderella’ status

Posted on Tuesday 10 November 2015

Carbohydrates are often considered the ‘Cinderella’ molecules of biology yet they are a feature of an increasing number of medicines, from small molecule drugs to protein therapeutics or vaccines.


A pathway to success: International Pathway College launched

Posted on Tuesday 10 November 2015

We have signed a unique agreement with Kaplan to provide university preparation programmes for international students.


Babatunde Okesola
Conducting gels – from waste to wealth

Posted on Monday 9 November 2015

Research by scientists at the University of York has demonstrated an innovative way of using a gel to extract precious metals such as silver and gold from waste and convert them into conducting nanoparticles to form a hybrid nanomaterial potentially suitable for a range of high-tech applications.


Dr Janaka Jayawickrama delivers participant presentation
York academics foster partnership with Kenya Red Cross Society on humanitarianism

Posted on Friday 6 November 2015

Two University of York academics travelled to Nairobi to provide collaborative training for front line staff responding to humanitarian crises in Kenya.


Unlocking the mysteries of “little starlets”

Posted on Friday 6 November 2015

For the first time a powerful laser has been used to further our understanding of some of the most mysterious celestial objects just beyond the solar system - brown dwarfs.


Commendation for PhD graduate in thesis competition

Posted on Thursday 5 November 2015

A graduate from the University of York’s Computer Science Department has been highly commended in a national PhD thesis competition.


Researcher awarded prestigious teaching prize

Posted on Thursday 5 November 2015

A researcher from the University of York has a won a prestigious prize for teaching.


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PROSPERO registrations reach milestone

Posted on Wednesday 4 November 2015

PROSPERO, the international prospective register of systematic reviews led by the University of York now holds over 10,000 published records.


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York report recommends enhanced care for under-25s with life-limiting conditions

Posted on Wednesday 4 November 2015

The number of babies, children and young people in Scotland with life-limiting conditions is rising and an increase in palliative care services is required to meet their needs, according to a new study by University of York researchers.


Student Internship Bureau Awards (left to right: Lucio Longo; Alex Hall; Sarah Birkett; Jenny Bunga)
York celebrates local intern success

Posted on Tuesday 3 November 2015

The University of York’s Student Internship Bureau marked the close of its annual summer scheme with an awards event naming their ‘Intern of the Year’.


Trial reveals evidence of long-term benefits for people with chronic neck pain

Posted on Monday 2 November 2015

A large scale investigation by researchers at the University of York found that the use of Alexander Technique or acupuncture can significantly relieve chronic neck pain.


New report confirms robustness of global warming temperature data

Posted on Monday 2 November 2015

A new study by a University of York scientist confirms that historical temperature data records constitute reliable evidence of climate change.


The comma butterfly Polygonia c-album has expanded its distribution northwards in the UK in recent decades. Photo credit: Keith Warmington, Butterfly Conservation
Some like it hot: Moth and butterfly species respond differently to climate change

Posted on Friday 30 October 2015

New research led by ecologists at the University of York shows that certain species of moths and butterflies are becoming more common, and others rarer, as species differ in how they respond to climate change.


University of York academic receives prestigious Wolfson Research Merit Award

Posted on Thursday 29 October 2015

A physicist from the University of York has won a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.


Scientists predict behaviour of charge currents in graphene

Posted on Wednesday 28 October 2015

A physicist at the University of York has devised a new method that can realistically predict the behaviour of electric currents as they pass through materials.


White Plymouth Rock chickens (credit: Virginia Tech/ John McCormick)
Chickens reveal new evolutionary surprise

Posted on Wednesday 28 October 2015

New research into chickens by scientists at the University of York and Oxford University have found that evolution occurs much faster than thought, refuting assumptions that genome mutation is only visible over long time scales.


Anne Phillips
Conference puts spotlight on diabetes care

Posted on Tuesday 27 October 2015

An annual diabetes conference, organised by Diabetes UK and a team led by Anne Phillips from the University of York’s Department of Health Sciences, will take place in York on 25 November.


University of York
Universities urge government to remove financial barriers to postgraduate study for disadvantaged students

Posted on Monday 26 October 2015

The University of York was today part of the official launch in Westminster of a report calling on the Government to ensure proposed changes to postgraduate loans do not deter talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds accessing higher education and the top professions.


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York to lead new research into TB and tobacco

Posted on Monday 26 October 2015

A new study led by University of York researchers will assess how the stress placed on healthcare systems around the world, by tobacco and TB, can be reduced.


Adoption UK
York introduces enhanced adoption leave and pay

Posted on Friday 23 October 2015

The University of York is marking National Adoption Week by introducing a new adoption leave and pay policy.


Celebrating excellence - University of York prepares to welcome new Chancellor

Posted on Thursday 22 October 2015

The University of York is preparing to celebrate a new era when it formally welcomes its sixth Chancellor next week.


New education and training partnership for TV and film

Posted on Wednesday 21 October 2015

We are pleased to announce that we are working with the China Culture Investment Group (CCIG) to develop new education and industrial training provision aimed at overseas students, including Chinese students. The total project investment by CCIG is expected to be up to £200m.


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Medical trial multimedia – researching children’s recruitment strategies

Posted on Tuesday 20 October 2015

Scientists at the University of York will investigate how multimedia presentations affect recruitment and understanding for children and adolescents taking part in medical trials.


University of York academic receives top medical award

Posted on Thursday 15 October 2015

An academic from the University of York has won an award for developing a piece of medical equipment which can help patients with Parkinson’s.


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Developing the tools to find new generation antibiotics

Posted on Thursday 15 October 2015

Scientists at the University of York have taken an important step in the search to find new antibiotics that are effective against resistant bacteria.


Louisa Lee
York student awarded placement in Washington DC

Posted on Wednesday 14 October 2015

A University of York doctoral student has been awarded a placement at the Library of Congress in Washington DC through the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) International Placement Scheme.


Gaist
System for better management of public assets wins award

Posted on Wednesday 14 October 2015

A partnership between the University of York and technology company Gaist Solutions Ltd, which is helping to extend the life of the UK’s public infrastructure assets, has been recognised as “outstanding” by the government.


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Research that is simply beyond belief

Posted on Wednesday 14 October 2015

New research involving a psychologist from the University of York has revealed for the first time that both belief in God and prejudice towards immigrants can be reduced by directing magnetic energy into the brain.


Re-thinking plant and insect diversity

Posted on Tuesday 13 October 2015

New research by biologists at the University of York shows that plant and insect diversity is more loosely linked than scientists previously believed.


Dr Jo Applin
York academic wins prestigious book award

Posted on Monday 12 October 2015

An art historian in the University of York’s Department of History of Art has been awarded the Suzanne and James Mellor Book Prize from the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.


Stonehenge (credit: Neil Howard, Flickr)
Feasts and food choices: the culinary habits of the Stonehenge builders

Posted on Monday 12 October 2015

A team of archaeologists at the University of York have revealed new insights into cuisine choices and eating habits at Durrington Walls – a Late Neolithic monument and settlement site thought to be the residence for the builders of nearby Stonehenge during the 25th century BC.


Research points to new treatment for prostate condition

Posted on Monday 12 October 2015

An unexpected discovery by scientists at the University of York could potentially pave the way for new treatments for benign enlargement of the prostate, a condition which affects more than 200 million men worldwide.


Left to right: Rob Andrew, RFU Professional Rugby Director; Ruth Whitehead, touch rugby player; Robert Van Doornewaard, touch rugby player; Grace Clarke, York Sport Union President
York sport awarded by Rugby Football Union

Posted on Monday 12 October 2015

The University of York has received a Legacy Gold Standard Award from the Rugby Football Union (RFU) for the work it has done to increase participation in rugby through O2 Touch.


Dr Sara Perry
York academic named in top 50 higher education social media users

Posted on Friday 9 October 2015

A University of York archaeologist has been named one of the 50 most influential UK higher education professionals using social media by Jisc, an education and research charity.


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Greg’s Place: York unveils vibrant new community hub

Posted on Thursday 8 October 2015

The University of York will unveil a new outdoor community space on 27 October, supported by former Chancellor Greg Dyke during his final year in office.


Breast Cancer Now
Protein research uncovers potential new diagnosis and therapy for breast cancer

Posted on Thursday 8 October 2015

Scientists at the University of York, using clinical specimens from charity Breast Cancer Now’s Tissue Bank, have conducted new research into a specific sodium channel that indicates the presence of cancer cells and affects tumour growth rates.


Doing the Right Thing: Thinking about Morality lectures
Popular philosophy events return to York

Posted on Wednesday 7 October 2015

The University of York’s Department of Philosophy will next week host the first of a new public lecture series on morality.


S4 - Sustainable Solvent Selection Service
York launches green solvent service

Posted on Monday 5 October 2015

Scientists at the University of York have launched a service to design and produce environmentally friendly solvents for industrial purposes.


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Green walls: a red card for office worker health?

Posted on Friday 2 October 2015

New research by University of York academics reveals that living ‘green’ walls may have adverse health effects on office workers living in hot, polluted climates.


Chemistry student
York’s support of women in science recognised with Gold Athena SWAN award renewal

Posted on Thursday 1 October 2015

The University of York’s Department of Chemistry has had its Athena SWAN Gold award renewed for a further three years, making it the longest held recipient of the Gold award on record.


An extraordinary sunset over Lake Baikal - but heightened by the ever present forest fires (credit: Bryce Stewart)
World’s largest freshwater lake under threat from climate change and dam

Posted on Thursday 1 October 2015

Ecologists are warning the world’s deepest and oldest lake is at risk from climate change and faces a new threat from plans to build a dam.


Captain James T Kirk (credit: http://www.comicvine.com/james-t-kirk/4005-20078/)
Scientists produce status check on quantum teleportation

Posted on Wednesday 30 September 2015

Mention the word ‘teleportation’ and for many people it conjures up "Beam me up, Scottie” images of Captain James T Kirk.


York iGEM team
York students awarded gold in global biology competition

Posted on Wednesday 30 September 2015

Science undergraduates from the University of York have won a gold medal at this year’s International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston.


Santander YuCycle
YuCycle Santander staff team funds seven student bursaries

Posted on Wednesday 30 September 2015

Seven more University of York students will receive support during their degree thanks to staff from the University branch of Santander and across the region.


University of York welcomes Fulbright scholars

Posted on Friday 25 September 2015

The first of four American scholars to enrol at the University of York on the prestigious Fulbright programme has arrived to begin her studies.


Outsiders rehearsal
York collaborates with top theatre company

Posted on Thursday 24 September 2015

The University of York’s Department of Theatre, Film and Television has collaborated with Pilot Theatre to produce and host a new production.


Gel study uncovers unexpected dynamics

Posted on Thursday 24 September 2015

Research by scientists at the University of York has revealed important new information about the dynamics of bacterial gels which could ultimately suggest new ways of helping prevent or better control diseases such as cystic fibrosis.


ODI Health Fellows workshop
York teams up with leading international development think tank to host training day

Posted on Thursday 24 September 2015

The University of York’s Centre for Health Economics (CHE) has collaborated with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) to host training for their prestigious Fellowship Scheme.


Researchers propose ecological route to plant disease control

Posted on Thursday 24 September 2015

New research involving a scientist at the University of York has revealed a potential natural defence against invasive pathogens which damage food crops across the world.


Biodiversity and carbon co-benefits to improve sustainable palm oil

Posted on Tuesday 22 September 2015

A new report by the Science-Policy Partnership Network, led by the University of York, provides important new information to conserve biodiversity and facilitate more sustainable palm oil production.


Richard III rediscovered in unique Yornight event

Posted on Tuesday 22 September 2015

A panel event featuring experts directly involved with the discovery of Richard III in Leicester will take place at Yornight on 25 September.


Keeping it personal – the tailored approach to patient care

Posted on Tuesday 22 September 2015

The University of York is to collaborate with two other European institutions to investigate the clinical and economic challenges of personalised medicine.


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Mediterranean migrant crisis: York academics awarded funding for urgent projects

Posted on Monday 21 September 2015

Two human rights experts from the University of York have been awarded funding from the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Urgency Call for proposals related to the Mediterranean migration crisis.


University of York launches package of funded initiatives to help refugees

Posted on Sunday 20 September 2015

The University of York today announces it is establishing a package of initiatives worth up to £500,000, over three years, to help refugees who are escaping the worsening humanitarian crisis in Syria, North Africa and the Middle East.


Professor Robin Alexander
York academic recognised for public impact in education

Posted on Thursday 17 September 2015

A University of York Honorary Professor is the first winner of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Public Impact Award, sponsored by SAGE publications.


Slow light speeds up the microscopic world

Posted on Thursday 17 September 2015

Researchers, including a team from the University of York, have slowed down the speed of light in a process which could have major applications in fundamental science and medical diagnosis.


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York launches global health ethics events

Posted on Wednesday 16 September 2015

The University of York is to collaborate with leading medical charity the Wellcome Trust (UK) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to produce a high-profile series of seminars examining key issues in global bioethics.


Good Landlord Awards 2015
Top student landlord awards return

Posted on Tuesday 15 September 2015

Students at the University of York have the opportunity to nominate their landlords for the second annual Good Landlord Awards, a student-led scheme which seeks to recognise and celebrate the best in student landlordship in the city.


5-Spot Burnet moth (credit: M Ridealgh)
From eyesore to green oasis – the hidden beauty of our post-industrial landscape

Posted on Thursday 10 September 2015

Ecologists have called for the biodiversity of brownfield sites to be given more recognition and protection after a study co-ordinated by the University of York revealed two former collieries were rich in plants and animals.


St Mary's Abbey (credit: Ian Martindale)
St Mary’s Abbey revived in Yornight finale

Posted on Thursday 10 September 2015

A spectacular, specially-commissioned music and light finale to Yornight on 25 September will bring the ruins of St Mary’s Abbey in York back to life.


Bolton Museum, Mostagedda 33.30.57. Late Neolithic. Flax yarn from wrappings, heavily impregnated with resin. © Ron Oldfield and Jana Jones
Embalming study shortlisted for major award

Posted on Wednesday 9 September 2015

Research involving a University of York archaeological chemist, which has rewritten the history of Egyptian mummification, is shortlisted in the International Collaboration of the Year category in the 2015 Times Higher Education awards.


Cod bones from Mary Rose reveal globalised fish trade in Tudor England

Posted on Wednesday 9 September 2015

Cod bones found in the wreck of the Tudor warship Mary Rose have revealed that 16th Century fisherman plied their trade in surprisingly distant waters, archaeologists from the University of York have helped establish.


British Medical Association recognition for ‘Coma’ researcher

Posted on Tuesday 8 September 2015

A University of York academic whose work has helped families of severely brain injured patients has won a major award from the British Medical Association (BMA).


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Ants on the march in non-native conifer forests

Posted on Tuesday 8 September 2015

A species of ant is thriving in habitats created by thousands of acres of coniferous forest planted in a UK National Park in the last 60 years, according to new research by scientists from the Department of Biology at the University of York and Forest Research, the Forestry Commission’s research agency.


Scientists unlock the secrets of a heat-loving microbe

Posted on Friday 4 September 2015

Scientists studying how a heat-loving microbe transfers its DNA from one generation to the next say it could further our understanding of an extraordinary superbug.


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Fighting explosives pollution with plants

Posted on Thursday 3 September 2015

Biologists at the University of York have taken an important step in making it possible to clean millions of hectares of land contaminated by explosives.


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Holbeck Scholarship programme brings up a century

Posted on Wednesday 2 September 2015

A scholarship programme run by the Holbeck Charitable Trust in partnership with the University of York is about to benefit its 100th student recipient.


Think Ahead programme
York’s key role in new graduate route into mental health social work

Posted on Tuesday 1 September 2015

The University of York is to lead the academic training of a new wave of mental health social workers taking a new fast-track route into the profession.


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Search to give new tree a name: New species discovered by York conservationist

Posted on Tuesday 1 September 2015

A University of York conservationist has discovered a new species of tropical tree in East Africa, and is inviting schools to name it.


Professor Tony Wilkinson
Slovak Academy of Sciences honours York biochemist

Posted on Tuesday 1 September 2015

A biochemist from the University of York has been awarded the International Prize of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in recognition of his “outstanding work in the field of natural sciences.”


Sustainable York
Sustainability success at York

Posted on Friday 28 August 2015

Environmental sustainability has gone from strength to strength at the University of York this year, from awards for creating bee-friendly habitats to unprecedented participation in campus’ Green Impact Programme and Student Switch Off.


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YorNight: prestigious European Researchers’ Night returns to York

Posted on Friday 28 August 2015

Over 80 free events will take place in venues across York on Friday 25 September as part of the annual EU-funded European Researchers’ Night.


Tete Mbambisa taken at UCT, Cape Town in 2012 (image © Gregory Franz)
International jazz events head to York

Posted on Thursday 27 August 2015

A pioneering series of live music events, discussions, film showings, public lectures, book readings and record launches exploring South African Jazz will take place at the University of York this month.


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Scientists warn of the risk from air pollution over the megacities of West Africa

Posted on Friday 21 August 2015

New research by European and African scientists, including a team from the University of York, warns of the risks posed by the increasing air pollution over the cities of West Africa – amid fears it could have an impact on human health, meteorology and regional climate.


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Something to chew on – millions of lives blighted by smokeless tobacco

Posted on Friday 21 August 2015

More than a quarter of a million people die each year from using smokeless tobacco, researchers at the University of York have concluded.


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Why do we find it hard to keep track of days of the week?

Posted on Thursday 20 August 2015

Mondays really do make us blue, Fridays are the happiest day of the working week and ‘dull’ midweek days are easily muddled up – and it’s all due to how the artificial seven-day cycle we live by shapes the way we think, according to new research.


Red-spotted Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) Credit: Distant Hill Gardens, Flickr
How newts can help osteoarthritis patients

Posted on Thursday 20 August 2015

Scientists at the University of York have taken a leaf out of nature’s book in an attempt to develop effective stem cell treatment for osteoarthritis, a condition which affects millions of people in the UK alone.


An Atomic Force Microscope image of a misfolded DNA origami structure (image copyright: Dr Katherine Dunn)
Unfolding the mysteries of DNA origami

Posted on Thursday 20 August 2015

Experiments performed by a University of York physicist have provided new insights into how DNA assembles into nanostructures, paving the way for more precise use in technology and medicine.


Ecuadorian Amazon parrot (credit: Belfast Zoo)
Top ten bird species surviving thanks to zoos

Posted on Wednesday 19 August 2015

The African penguin, the Chinese Blue-crowned laughing thrush and the Ecuador Amazon parrot are among species staving off extinction thanks to the help of zoos, according to a new report co-ordinated by a conservation biologist at the University of York.


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Spectator business editor announced Patron of York Union

Posted on Thursday 13 August 2015

Martin Vander Weyer, Business Editor at The Spectator, will take up the role of Patron to the York Union.


Professor Jacek Dobaczewski
York physicist wins prestigious Polish award

Posted on Tuesday 11 August 2015

A physicist from the University has York has been awarded the Wojciech Rubinowicz prize by the Polish Physical Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Fizyczne - PTF).


New test developed for toxins in water which scientists say is more sustainable

Posted on Monday 10 August 2015

Scientists at the University of York have helped develop a new test for contaminants in water which avoids using live fish.


Parkinson's UK
Study supports fast-track to clinical trials for new Parkinson’s treatment

Posted on Monday 10 August 2015

Researchers at the University of York have played a key role in research which has found a potential new use for a drug used for decades to treat liver disease in treatment to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease.


Credit: Thomas Tolkien
Seeing the sunnier side of life – scientists bring a whole new meaning to winter blues

Posted on Tuesday 4 August 2015

Scientists at the University of York have shed new light on how humans process colour – revealing that we see things differently in winter compared with summer.


Credit: Tim Green
Protecting the environment by re-thinking death

Posted on Tuesday 4 August 2015

Scientists first had to re-think death before they could develop a way of testing the potential harm to the environment caused by thousands of chemicals humankind uses each day.


Credit: University of York
Birds, bugs and blanket bogs – scientists warn an entire eco-system is under threat from climate change

Posted on Friday 31 July 2015

Several rare upland bird species are being put at risk together with other ecosystem functions by the effects of climate change on the UK’s blanket bogs, ecologists at the University of York have discovered.


North Yorkshire Police
Focusing on mental health: York joins forces with North Yorkshire Police

Posted on Thursday 30 July 2015

The University of York has secured funding of £1 million to collaborate with North Yorkshire Police on new approaches to dealing with mental health problems.


climate model (credit: Dr Kevin Cowtan)
New study narrows the gap between climate models and reality

Posted on Thursday 30 July 2015

A new study led by a University of York scientist addresses an important question in climate science: how accurate are climate model projections?


Tea with sugar (credit: Tatyana A, Flickr)
Sugar in your cuppa… not just about a sweet tooth!

Posted on Thursday 30 July 2015

New research by a University of York scientist has given tea and coffee drinkers new information about why their favourite drinks taste as they do.


The gas cell target and silicon detector array inside the TUDA scattering chamber at TRIUMF (credit: Jessica Tomlinson)
York scientists unlock secrets of stars through aluminium

Posted on Wednesday 29 July 2015

Physicists at the University of York have revealed a new understanding of nucleosynthesis in stars, providing insight into the role massive stars play in the evolution of the Milky Way and the origins of the Solar System.


Mother and child (credit: Matteo Bagnoli, Flickr)
Mum’s the word: maternal language has strong effect on children’s social skills

Posted on Monday 27 July 2015

Psychologists at the University of York have revealed new evidence showing how specific language used by parents to talk to their babies can help their child to understand the thoughts of others when they get older.


The Vale of York Cup - a Christian vessel from northern mainland Europe that was probably held by Scandinavians for some time after its capture, before finishing its life as the receptacle for a large silver hoard buried in Yorkshire. Credit : Copyright York Museums Trust (Yorkshire Museum)
New research on the causes of the Viking Age

Posted on Monday 27 July 2015

The Viking hit-and-run raids on monastic communities such as Lindisfarne and Iona were the most infamous result of burgeoning Scandinavian maritime prowess in the closing years of the Eighth Century.


homeless (credit: Marc Brüneke, Flickr)
Research says tackling homelessness early is cost-effective

Posted on Monday 27 July 2015

A study by researchers at the University of York and Crisis shows how intervening to help people when they first become homeless makes good economic sense, saving between £3,000 and £18,000 for every person helped.


Muck Spreading
York scientist at UN summit on farm emissions

Posted on Friday 24 July 2015

An environmental scientist from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of York contributed to an event at the Milan World EXPO organised by the EU Joint Research Centre in collaboration with scientists from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution.


living cells from a human prostate
Prostate cancer - scientists discover why some tumours are resistant to radiotherapy

Posted on Friday 24 July 2015

Scientists at the University of York believe they have identified how some tiny regulatory molecules in cells can make prostate cancers resistant to radiotherapy.


Research leaders in Social Innovation head to York

Posted on Thursday 23 July 2015

The York Management School is to host the 7th International Social Innovation Research Conference on the 6-8 September 2015.


Cannabis psychosis, gender matters
Cannabis psychosis, gender matters

Posted on Thursday 23 July 2015

New research by health scientists at the University of York has revealed that a greater proportion of men than women suffer from cannabis psychosis.


Credit: Freedom House
York Accord: universities across the world urged to sign document calling for more help for higher education caught up in conflict

Posted on Monday 20 July 2015

Universities and colleges around the world have been urged to support the York Accord which sets out a series of recommendations and a commitment to protect and rebuild higher education caught in the crossfire of armed conflict.


Scientists at the University of York receive prestigious Royal Society Awards

Posted on Monday 20 July 2015

Two distinguished chemists from the University of York have been awarded prestigious Royal Society prizes for their contributions to science.


Salters’ Chemistry Camps
Salters’ Chemistry Camps at York

Posted on Thursday 16 July 2015

60 school pupils from the UK and Ireland have been selected to participate in a residential Salters’ Chemistry Camp for 15-year olds at The University of York next week.


Modern Studies in the Law of Trusts and Wealth Management: Theory and Practice
York collaborates with Singapore through academic conference and exchange

Posted on Thursday 16 July 2015

A University of York professor has organised a major international legal conference in Singapore in collaboration with Singapore Management School (SMU) and the Singapore Academy of Law.


Biology building
Inspiring the next generation of scientists – youngsters hone their lab skills at the University of York

Posted on Thursday 16 July 2015

The University of York has been awarded a Royal Society grant to help fund a project aimed at stimulating young people’s interest and engagement in biology - inspiring the next generation of scientists.


Credit: Andy G
The death of death rates? Academics question using mortality rates as a quality indicator for hospitals

Posted on Wednesday 15 July 2015

Comparing mortality rates may not be the best way of assessing the quality and safety of our hospitals, leading health service researchers from the University of York argue.


University of York honours 11 for their contribution to society

Posted on Tuesday 14 July 2015

The University of York will this week award honorary degrees to authors, scientists, an educationist, influential members of the Yorkshire community and Britain’s most senior woman judge.


Digital Heritage (credit: Colleen Morgan)
York to head world-leading digital creativity centre

Posted on Monday 13 July 2015

The University of York is to lead an £18 million Digital Creativity (DC) Hub which aims to spark a revolution by harnessing cutting edge research in digital games and interactive media to benefit society.


Credit: Freedom House
York Accord: The responsibility to protect and rebuild higher education during and after conflict

Posted on Thursday 9 July 2015

Former President of Portugal and laureate of the first UN Nelson Mandela Prize, Jorge Sampaio, will join academics from around the world at the University of York to declare a commitment to protect and rebuild higher education caught in the crossfire of armed conflict.


In Fog and Falling Snow - student rehearsal film
In Fog and Falling Snow: York students go behind the scenes

Posted on Wednesday 8 July 2015

Students at the University of York have produced a behind-the-scenes film documenting the community production In Fog and Falling Snow at the National Railway Museum (NRM).


Professor Karen Mumford
York economist welcomes Budget low pay move

Posted on Wednesday 8 July 2015

A University of York economist who helped to write a report which called on the Government to undertake major reform of the minimum wage has welcomed the news that the Chancellor George Osborne is acting on many of its findings.


3D British Pound (credit: www.stockmonkeys.com)
New research reveals the scope of the ‘British Corporate Welfare State’

Posted on Wednesday 8 July 2015

A pioneering study by a University of York academic estimates the value of Government support to businesses through corporate welfare could be worth as much as £180 billion a year.


Dr Dave Chesmore
York academic brings nature to life in local school

Posted on Monday 6 July 2015

An electronic engineer and entomologist from the University of York is conducting talks and workshops on ‘Listening to the World’ at Holme on Spalding Moor Primary School.


Europa Polyglotta: Gottfried Hensel
Mapping the world’s linguistic diversity - scientists discover links between your genes and the language you speak

Posted on Thursday 2 July 2015

Academics at the University of York have discovered a correlation between genetic and linguistic diversity and concluded that at least in Europe people who speak different languages are also more likely to have a different genetic make-up.


Department of Health Sciences
New approach ‘has positive impact’ on mental health care

Posted on Wednesday 1 July 2015

A novel way of delivering mental health care imported from the USA has reduced the need for hospital admissions for people with psychosis, according to University of York researchers.


Ethan Plumb
York student awarded Stephen Lawrence scholarship

Posted on Tuesday 30 June 2015

A first year Law student from the University of York has been awarded a place on the Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship Scheme 2015.


Credit: H.Michael Miley
Medical tourism – a new handbook looks at the implications for patients and health systems around the world.

Posted on Tuesday 30 June 2015

Patients who travel abroad for medical treatment risk returning with complications or infections that require costly treatment on the NHS and is one of the issues highlighted in a new handbook exploring medical tourism.


Emily Hansen
York student wins Oxford Dictionary bursary

Posted on Tuesday 30 June 2015

A postgraduate student from the University of York has won a research bursary from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB).


Department of Theatre, Film and Television (credit: John Houlihan)
York hosts visual effects bootcamp for film and TV tutors

Posted on Monday 29 June 2015

The University of York will host a hands-on visual effects course aimed at tutors delivering visual effects (VFX) teaching at UK institutions.


Poppy. Credit: Carol Walker
Genetic discovery uncovers key tool for morphine production in poppies

Posted on Thursday 25 June 2015

Scientists at the University of York and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Australia have made a key genetic discovery in poppies, paving the way for more effective painkillers.


York Trials Unit
York Trials Unit joins Royal College of Surgeons Surgical Trials Initiative

Posted on Thursday 25 June 2015

The York Trials Unit (YTU), run by University of York’s Department of Health Sciences, has joined the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) Surgical Trials Initiative, becoming the sixth accredited Surgical Trials Centre (STC) in the UK.


Professor Jenny Kitzinger (left), Cardiff University, and Professor Celia Kitzinger, University of York, with their ESRC Outstanding Impact in Society Award
York professor recognised for research impact

Posted on Thursday 25 June 2015

A University of York sociologist has won joint first prize in the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Outstanding Impact in Society Award for 2015.


Science Museum Lates
York academics take part in Science Museum Lates

Posted on Wednesday 24 June 2015

Scientists from the University of York will take part in the Science Museum's 'Lates' event this week.


Word recognition ‘could be the key’ to early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

Posted on Wednesday 24 June 2015

Scientists say they have a better understanding of why people with Alzheimer’s struggle to recognise and understand words - and their research has the potential to be developed into a test which could help clinicians make an early diagnosis.


Uni Popshop. Left to right - Nicole Hatton-Urey, Amy Wilson and Jack Hart
York students win hat-trick in national enterprise competition

Posted on Tuesday 23 June 2015

A University of York-run community interest company, Artistic Autistic, has scooped three awards in a national competition for social enterprises.


Climate change. Credit: Edward Musiak
The Lancet: Climate change threatens to undermine the last half century of health gains

Posted on Tuesday 23 June 2015

The threat to human health from climate change is so great that it could undermine the last fifty years of gains in development and global health, according to a major new Commission, published in The Lancet.


Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards
York wins Times Higher Education award for Development and Alumni Relations

Posted on Friday 19 June 2015

The University of York has won an award for best Development and Alumni Relations team at the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs) 2015.


White-headed Vulture, Tanzania (credit: Ralph Buij)
Ecologists suggest African vultures heading towards extinction

Posted on Friday 19 June 2015

An international team of researchers, including scientists from the University of York, the University of St Andrews and the Hawk Conservancy Trust, say African vultures are likely to qualify as ‘Critically Endangered’ under the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) global threat criteria.


Graduates (credit: Caro Wallis, Flickr)
Research finds links between university attended and graduates’ future prospects

Posted on Thursday 18 June 2015

A University of York researcher is supporting calls for more scrutiny of graduates’ prospects, following his study showing variations in access to top positions for graduates of different universities.


York enterprise awards
Students showcase new ventures at York enterprise awards

Posted on Thursday 18 June 2015

Students scooped top awards at two University of York enterprise competitions this week, celebrating innovative ideas for new ventures.


Microfossils extracted from dental calculus - starch granules
Ancient dental plaque reveals healthy eating and respiratory irritants 400,000 years ago

Posted on Thursday 18 June 2015

New research conducted by archaeologists from the University of York and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, in collaboration with members of Tel Aviv University, reveals striking insights into the living conditions and dietary choices of those who lived during the Middle Pleistocene some 300,000 - 400,000 years ago.


BioVale
University of York secures major investment to accelerate bio-based innovations in Yorkshire

Posted on Thursday 18 June 2015

The University of York has secured over £2M of Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) funding to help grow the UK’s bioeconomy. HEFCE has provided £2.4m from its Catalyst Fund, which will be invested in a programme to bridge the gap between the world-class science base at the University of York and the needs of industry to develop and scale-up new greener processes and products.


Professor Sir John Holman
York Professor elected President of Royal Society of Chemistry

Posted on Tuesday 16 June 2015

Sir John Holman, Emeritus Professor in the University of York’s Chemistry Department, has been elected as the next President of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).


James Strachan
Three minute thesis: York psychology student through to UK semi-finals

Posted on Tuesday 16 June 2015

A University of York psychology postgraduate will compete in the national semi-finals of the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, hosted by Vitae.


Andrew Wood
York chef named in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Posted on Monday 15 June 2015

An Executive Chef at the University of York has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the latest Queen’s Birthday Honours list.


Strictly divergent hierarchy
Vulnerability made us human: how our early ancestors turned disability into advantage

Posted on Friday 12 June 2015

A new evolutionary theory explains how critically small populations of early humans survived, despite an increased chance of hereditary disabilities being passed to offspring.


Dr Mike Dodds
York academic awarded Royal Society grant

Posted on Wednesday 10 June 2015

A lecturer from the University of York has been awarded a Royal Society Industry Fellowship, aimed at strengthening links between academia and industry.


All change for bacterial outer membrane proteins

Posted on Wednesday 10 June 2015

The discovery of how a group of bacteria rapidly adapts to changing growth conditions could have implications for future antibiotic development, according to research at the University of Oxford and the University of York.


Big Telescopes festival
Big Telescopes roadshow arrives in York

Posted on Wednesday 10 June 2015

The University of York is holding an astronomical festival, Big Telescopes, from 12-16 June, featuring the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) roadshow: ‘Seeing the Universe in all its Light’.


Champions to put the spotlight on York research

Posted on Wednesday 10 June 2015

The University of York today announces the appointment of seven ‘Research Champions’ who will help to harness the University’s cross-disciplinary research strengths to best tackle the great scientific, social and environmental challenges of our time.


Arthritis Research UK
Stem cell discovery paves way for targeted treatment for osteoarthritis

Posted on Tuesday 9 June 2015

Scientists at the University of York have made a significant advance that could make cell-based treatments for arthritis less of a lottery.


Alex Kontos
Outfoxing the internet giants – York student aims high with his ethical browser

Posted on Monday 8 June 2015

A young entrepreneur and University of York student is preparing to swap the lecture theatre for the board room as he develops his “ethical” internet browser.


An LHC dipole vessel (not in use!) – part of the display of artefacts outside the CERN Restaurant 1, the edge of which can be seen on the left-hand side of the image (Photo: Schofield, J)
Getting to the heart of the matter: CERN’s hidden heritage

Posted on Monday 8 June 2015

A nuclear physicist and an archaeologist at the University of York have joined forces to produce a unique appraisal of the cultural significance of one of the world’s most important locations for scientific inquiry.


Central Hall and lake
York named Educate North University of the Year

Posted on Friday 5 June 2015

York has been named University of the Year in the first Educate North awards, in association with The Telegraph Media Group.


iGEM
York students compete in global biology competition

Posted on Thursday 4 June 2015

Science undergraduates from the University of York will compete at this year’s International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston.


Rhinanthus, Castle Hill National Nature Reserve in Sussex
‘Vampire’ plants can have positive impacts up the food chain

Posted on Thursday 4 June 2015

New research has revealed that parasitic ‘vampire’ plants that attach onto and derive nutrients from another living plant may benefit the abundance and diversity of surrounding vegetation and animal life.


LGBT flag (credit: Theodoranian)
Campus flies the flag for York Pride

Posted on Thursday 4 June 2015

The rainbow flag will unfurl at the University of York as the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Koen Lamberts, underscores the institution’s support for York Pride 2015 and the local LGBT+ community.


Singing Stone sculpture (credit: Gordon Young)
Singing Stone marks 50 years of music at York

Posted on Wednesday 3 June 2015

The University of York will unveil a new sculpture, Singing Stone, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Department of Music on 13 June.


York Students in Schools (YSIS)
York Students in Schools turns 21

Posted on Tuesday 2 June 2015

The University of York’s award-winning York Students in Schools (YSIS) scheme celebrates its 21st anniversary this week.


York Festival of Ideas
Meaty issues - experts debate the future of food

Posted on Tuesday 2 June 2015

The York Festival of Ideas will launch the first World Meat Free Day campaign by hosting an alternative meat free breakfast for staff and students on 15 June.


Chronology of modern human dispersal into Europe

Posted on Monday 1 June 2015

New high precision radiocarbon dates of mollusc shells show that modern humans occupied the Near East at least 45,900 years ago and colonized Europe from there.


York showcase for game developer talent

Posted on Friday 29 May 2015

Student game developers from across Yorkshire will compete at the University of York next week, hoping to impress some of the industry’s biggest names.


Untold
New summer exhibition for Norman Rea Gallery

Posted on Thursday 28 May 2015

A new exhibition featuring the works of students opens at the University of York’s Norman Rea Gallery on 1 June.


York Festival of Ideas
Surveillance, Snowden and Security: international experts debate in York

Posted on Thursday 28 May 2015

Sparks will fly at the York Festival of Ideas on 20 June when the Deputy Chief of Staff of NATO, Operations and Intelligence, Major General Gordon ‘Skip’ Davis and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Defence Editor of the Guardian, Ewen MacAskill will lead a debate on the nature and appropriate level of state surveillance and the implications for security and intelligence gathering of The Guardian’s coverage of Edward Snowden.


credit: Meredith Newlin
Researchers from the University of York pilot mental health training programme for nurses amid the Ebola outbreak

Posted on Thursday 28 May 2015

Researchers say more needs to be done to address the mental health needs of families caught up in the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


York Festival of Ideas
Financial austerity – economists debate the winners and losers

Posted on Wednesday 27 May 2015

Business leaders, journalists and economists will gather at the York Festival of Ideas on Friday 19 June to explore whether economic models and systems in use since the Age of Enlightenment and used nationally and globally are actually fit for purpose. The day will be delivered in partnership with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.


A shoal of fish (credit: Richard Ling)
Conservation theory gets mathematical treatment

Posted on Wednesday 27 May 2015

Theories used for the last four decades as a tool to guide the conservation of flora and fauna may have misinterpreted the biological reality, according to new research by mathematicians at the University of York.


Seagrass (Credit: Dr Martin Skov, Bangor University)
International community urged to realise the true potential of seagrass in combating climate change

Posted on Tuesday 26 May 2015

Seagrass ecosystems could play a key role in combating climate change, researchers at the University of York have discovered.


Credit: Carlo Ottaviani
Researchers find the ‘key’ to quantum network solution

Posted on Tuesday 26 May 2015

Scientists at the University of York’s Centre for Quantum Technology have made an important step in establishing scalable and secure high rate quantum networks.


York Festival of Ideas
York Festival of Ideas and Classic FM announce partnership

Posted on Friday 22 May 2015

The York Festival of Ideas - one of the UK’s largest free festivals - has agreed an innovative media partnership with national broadcast radio station, Classic FM.


Elephant in East Africa, September 2014 (Credit: Dr Colin Beale)
Mapping poaching threats: York ecologists and Wildlife Conservation Society develop new method

Posted on Friday 22 May 2015

Ecologists from the University of York, together with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), have developed a new method to better identify where poachers operate in protected areas.


Skin of normal mice. IL-10 production by CD4+ T cells (green) following infection of the skin with Schistosoma mansoni cercariae, prevents excessive inflammation of the epidermis and dermis, and limits the influx of myeloid cells (CD11b+ (yellow); MHC-II+ (red). Credit: Mountford et al., CC-BY
Research plugs knowledge gap in parasitic disease’s infection path

Posted on Thursday 21 May 2015

Biologists at the University of York have played a key role in research that has increased the understanding of one of the world’s deadliest diseases.


Millennium Bridge in York (credit: Jamie Wood)
Social structure ‘helps birds avoid a collision course’

Posted on Thursday 21 May 2015

The sight of skilful aerial manoeuvring by flocks of Greylag geese to avoid collisions with York’s Millennium Bridge intrigued mathematical biologist Dr Jamie Wood. It raised the question of how birds collectively negotiate man-made obstacles such as wind turbines which lie in their flight paths.


Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) programme
Explore nature with York’s open air labs

Posted on Tuesday 19 May 2015

The University of York is celebrating the expansion of the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) programme by encouraging people across Yorkshire to discover their local environment.


NCEM Young Composer of the Year Award winners Joshua Urben and John Goldie-Scot (right)
York graduate wins young composer award

Posted on Friday 15 May 2015

A University of York music graduate has won the National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) Young Composer of the Year Award 2015, presented in partnership with BBC Radio 3 and the Dunedin Consort.


Professor Tony Culyert
York health economists receive international research award

Posted on Thursday 14 May 2015

Two academics from the University of York have been named co-recipients of the prestigious William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research 2015.


European Court of Human Rights (credit: Barnyz, Flickr)
Report examines post-Election future for UK human rights

Posted on Tuesday 12 May 2015

A University of York sociologist is one of nine expert contributors to a new report on the future of human rights in the UK.


Halifax College's puppy lounge, in association with Guide Dogs
Puppy lounge returns to York

Posted on Tuesday 12 May 2015

The University of York’s Halifax College will host a second event where students can interact with dogs and puppies to relieve exam stress, in association with the charity Guide Dogs.


Professor Callum Roberts
York academic makes the first Wildlife Power List

Posted on Tuesday 12 May 2015

A University of York academic has been named as one of Britain’s 50 most influential conservation heroes by BBC Wildlife Magazine.


Paul Kaye
York medical expert recognised for excellence in research

Posted on Monday 11 May 2015

A University of York immunologist has been elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences for his contribution to the advancement of medical science.


Schematic representation of the structures of self-assembled monolayers tethered onto a silicon wafer electrode.
Crossing the bridge from nanotechnology to proteins

Posted on Monday 11 May 2015

A University of York scientist has supplied a key theoretical framework that has helped colleagues in Japan to provide new insights into a force that makes proteins fold.


Academics join forces with arts organisations

Posted on Friday 8 May 2015

The White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) and Arts Council England will host an event encouraging academic partnerships on 14 May.


Antler combs. Credit: Ross Doherty
Scandinavian trade ‘triggered’ the Viking Age

Posted on Thursday 7 May 2015

Archaeologists from the University of York have played a key role in Anglo-Danish research which has suggested the dawn of the Viking Age may have been much earlier – and less violent – than previously believed.


York Festival of Ideas
Secrets and discoveries await York Festival of Ideas 2015

Posted on Wednesday 6 May 2015

An international line up of authors, journalists, experts and performers will feature in this year’s York Festival of Ideas.


Pint of Science logo
Pint of Science returns to Yorkshire pubs

Posted on Friday 1 May 2015

Top University of York scientists will swap laboratories for pubs to share their research with members of the public across York this month as they offer a ‘Pint of Science’.


Benjamin Till & Nathan Taylor's wedding (credit: Gabrielle Motola)
York alumnus nominated for BAFTA

Posted on Thursday 30 April 2015

A former University of York music student, now an award-winning composer, director and filmmaker, has been nominated for a BAFTA.


YuCycle
Pedal power helps to raise funds for charity

Posted on Tuesday 28 April 2015

While top professional cyclists are training hard for this week’s Tour de Yorkshire, a team from the University of York is getting into shape for a different two-wheel challenge - YuCycle this summer.


The Knife That Killed Me. Credit Green Screen Productions Ltd
University’s pioneering screen collaboration goes on release

Posted on Monday 27 April 2015

Universal Pictures have released a feature film produced through a pioneering academic-industry partnership involving the University of York.


IMG logo
York researcher contributes to climate ‘myth-busting’ course

Posted on Monday 27 April 2015

A researcher from the University of York is contributing to an international effort to debunk climate myths and help people understand the controversies around climate science.


Variety trials of Artemisia, Chongqing, China
York’s anti-malarial plant given Chinese approval

Posted on Friday 24 April 2015

A new hybrid plant used in anti-malarial drug production, developed by scientists at the University of York’s Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP), is now registered as a new variety in China.


Judith Weir
Composers at York: new music events for University

Posted on Thursday 23 April 2015

The University of York’s Department of Music is to host a new series of public presentations, workshops and concerts featuring top composers.


space
York searches for star astrophotographers

Posted on Thursday 23 April 2015

The University of York’s Department of Physics is now accepting entrants for an inaugural astronomical photography competition, with the winning entries making up a 2016 calendar.


Three-dimensional representation of one of the studied carbohydrate structures.
Sugar structure: not as sweet as it seems

Posted on Monday 20 April 2015

Scientists at the University of York have identified problems with nearly half of the structural data on carbohydrate molecules available to the scientific community.


Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence
York scientists define universal new approach to green chemistry

Posted on Wednesday 15 April 2015

Chemists at the University of York have developed a new ‘metrics toolkit’ to measure and evaluate how green a reaction is.


Dr Ellie Harrison
York biologist wins European accolade

Posted on Tuesday 14 April 2015

A University of York scientist is the winner of the inaugural 2014 graduate student prize for a paper published in The Journal of Evolutionary Biology.


World Voice Day
York World Voice Day explores the science of singing

Posted on Friday 10 April 2015

The University of York will mark World Voice Day with a talk on the science of singing on Thursday 16 April.


Rwandan school (credit: Professor Frank Hardman)
‘Put teaching at the heart of improvements in educational quality’

Posted on Thursday 9 April 2015

A University of York scholar has suggested that a major re-appraisal of teaching methods will help to transform the educational opportunities for millions of children in the developing world.


Girl and Dad (credit: Department of Psychology, University of York)
York leads UK survey on adoptive, foster and step-parenting

Posted on Wednesday 8 April 2015

Psychologists from the University of York are spearheading research into the parenting experiences of those with adopted, fostered and step-children in the UK.


autophagic cell (credit: Adam Hirst)
York scientists lead study on new treatment for prostate cancer

Posted on Wednesday 8 April 2015

Scientists at the University of York have discovered a potential new treatment for prostate cancer using low temperature plasmas (LTPs).


NASA's International Space Apps Challenge
York takes part in global NASA event

Posted on Tuesday 7 April 2015

The University of York’s Department of Computer Science will take part in the International Space Apps Challenge, a 48 hour global coding event organised by NASA.


York student takes home top prize at legal awards ceremony

Posted on Thursday 2 April 2015

A University of York student has been awarded the title of Future Legal Mind 2015, as National Accident Helpline honoured Britain’s brightest legal talents at a ceremony in London.


Scientists discover why flowers bloom earlier in a warming climate

Posted on Tuesday 31 March 2015

Scientists at the University of York have discovered why the first buds of spring come increasingly earlier as the climate changes.


Student helps to discover new pain relief delivery method

Posted on Tuesday 31 March 2015

A Chemistry undergraduate at the University of York has helped to develop a new drug release gel, which may help avoid some of the side effects of painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen.


Smartphone face recognition ‘improved’ by copying the brain

Posted on Tuesday 31 March 2015

Face recognition security on smartphones can be significantly improved if users store an ‘average’ photo of themselves, according to new research by scientists at the University of York.


Leading scientist is York’s new Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Posted on Tuesday 31 March 2015

The University of York has appointed Professor Saul Tendler as its new Deputy Vice-Chancellor.


Photo credit: Phil Scoville (CC BY 2.0)
Researchers discover bacterial genetic pathway in body odour production

Posted on Tuesday 31 March 2015

For many, body odour is an unfortunate side effect of their daily lives.


Professor Ian Bancroft
York scientist is Innovator of the Year finalist

Posted on Thursday 26 March 2015

An expert in plant genomics at the University of York is among the shortlisted finalists for the 2015 Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Innovator of the Year competition.


York to host multi-million pound food security research programme

Posted on Wednesday 25 March 2015

The University of York is to host a new multi-million pound N8 Research Partnership programme which is set to transform UK food security research.


Photo credit: Francois Schnell (CC-BY-2.0)
(edu)roam even further: University and Council roll out free wifi network

Posted on Tuesday 24 March 2015

Historic city it may be, but communications technology in York is firmly in the 21st century thanks to a pioneering ‘town and gown’ partnership.


Phacelia tanacetifolia is native to California, and a neophyte in Britain. Photo credit: Kevin Walker
Non-native plants are ‘not a threat’ to floral diversity

Posted on Tuesday 24 March 2015

New research by scientists at the University of York has shown that non-native plants are not a threat to floral diversity in Britain.


The frontotemporal-dementia-causing mutation CHMP2BIntron5 causes neurons to overgrow in fruit flies
Research identifies novel steps in Dementia progression

Posted on Monday 23 March 2015

Research by biologists at the University of York has identified new mechanisms potentially driving progression of an aggressive form of dementia.


Star formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud. ESO/Manu Mejias: Reproduced under Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0).
Have researchers discovered the sound of the stars?

Posted on Monday 23 March 2015

A chance discovery by a team of researchers, including a University of York scientist, has provided experimental evidence that stars may generate sound.


Partial solar eclipse
Amazing views of a solar eclipse from Astrocampus

Posted on Friday 20 March 2015

Astrocampus takes advantage of clear skies to capture rare astronomical event


Seal of Enguerrand de Coucy (Crown Copyright)
Conference explores immigration’s deep and complex history

Posted on Friday 20 March 2015

Immigration, its causes and its consequences, may be a contentious topic in the 21st century, but it is by no means a new phenomenon.


New homes, new road, new suburb. Copyright Scrinary and licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0)
York to lead study of directly commissioned house building

Posted on Thursday 19 March 2015

Chancellor asks York research centre to carry out a major study into new development models.


Toxodon platensis.  Illustration by Peter Schouten from the forthcoming
book "Biggest, Fiercest, Strangest"  W. Norton Publishers (in production).
Protein the clue to solving a Darwinian mystery

Posted on Wednesday 18 March 2015

Scientists at the University of York provided the key to solving the evolutionary puzzle surrounding what Charles Darwin called the ‘strangest animals ever discovered’.


York hosts bioenterprise dragon’s den competition

Posted on Tuesday 17 March 2015

University of York biology students took part in a Dragon’s Den style competition as part of a Bioenterprise module.


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Testing the ‘incredible’ route to children’s and parents’ wellbeing

Posted on Tuesday 17 March 2015

A pioneering research project led by the University of York will evaluate newly-developed programmes that aim to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of children under two and their parents.


European Research Council
Selecting the teachers of tomorrow: international project aimed at improving school standards

Posted on Tuesday 17 March 2015

A new approach to selecting candidates for teacher training, aimed at identifying the inter-personal attributes necessary for successful teaching, is the focus of new research at the University of York.


Science Trail
Schoolchildren on trail to scientific knowledge

Posted on Tuesday 17 March 2015

Schoolchildren will experience science in action this week as they take part in a series of interactive events at the University of York.


Centre for Immunology and Infection (credit: John Houlihan)
Targeting one enzyme is the key to tackling two tropical diseases

Posted on Monday 16 March 2015

A way to combat malaria developed by scientists at Imperial College London and the University of York may also be effective against the deadly tropical disease leishmaniasis, new research has shown.


Young oil palm monoculture in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. (Credit: Sarah Scriven)
York scientists question tropical protected areas’ role under climate change

Posted on Friday 13 March 2015

New research led by University of York scientists highlights how poor connectivity of protected area (PA) networks in Southeast Asia may prevent lowland species from responding to climate change.


Dr Alex Gillett
Rock and scroll: York lecturer’s punk rock band informs teaching

Posted on Thursday 12 March 2015

A University of York lecturer, who is also a member of garage punk rock band The Eruptörs, is using his experiences as a musician to provide practical knowledge in teaching.


L-R in the image are: Professor Helen Fielding (Royal Society of Chemistry), Ryan Gorman (University of York), James Perham-Marchant (award sponsors, John Wiley and Sons), Stephen Benn (Parliamentary & Scientific Committee), Andrew Miller MP (Chair, Parliamentary & Scientific Committee)
York student wins national award in parliament

Posted on Tuesday 10 March 2015

A University of York PhD student has won a bronze medal for chemistry at the SET for Britain poster competition in Westminster.


Triggering extreme events at the nanoscale in photonic seas
Tsunami on demand: the power to harness catastrophic events

Posted on Monday 9 March 2015

A new study published today reveals a nano-optical chip that makes it possible to generate and control nanoscale rogue waves. The innovative chip was developed by an international team of scientists, including a University of York physicist, and has the potential for significant applications for energy research and environmental safety.


A resident killer whale breaches out of the water (Copyright - Kenneth Balcomb, Center for Whale Research)
Old mothers know best: killer whale study sheds light on the evolution of menopause

Posted on Thursday 5 March 2015

A new study led by scientists at the Universities of York and Exeter shows that female killer whales survive after menopause because they help their family members find food during hard times. This research provides deeper understanding of the female life cycle.


'Can robots be our friends?' session hosted at Canon Lee School (credit: Professor Jon Timmis)
York Children’s University ignites imaginations

Posted on Wednesday 4 March 2015

York Children’s University (York CU) entertained over 300 children and families from 19 schools across the city this month.


postgraduate students
60 Masters scholarships available at York

Posted on Tuesday 3 March 2015

The University of York will offer 60 taught Masters scholarships worth £10,000 each to qualifying students this year.


credit: Nik Morris
York and City Screen team up for film showcase

Posted on Tuesday 3 March 2015

The University of York and York City Screen will join forces this month to host three evenings of films, stand-up comedy and an exhibition.


Rare Disease Day outreach at York Hospital. Top row: Kristy Blakeborough and Shaan Bassi, bottom row: Fabiola Martin, Dani Ungar, Philip Kerrigan
York marks International Rare Disease Day with hospital exhibition

Posted on Monday 2 March 2015

The University of York’s department of Biology and York Hospital staged an outreach event in aid of International Rare Disease Day.


Starring role for new postgraduate Diploma

Posted on Monday 2 March 2015

Students from across the globe will soon have the opportunity to explore the wonder of the night sky and gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Astronomy thanks to Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at the University of York.


Emily Morris
Dealing with parental divorce: York law student produces booklet

Posted on Monday 2 March 2015

A University of York Law School undergraduate has produced a booklet to help young people whose parents are separating, providing support to thousands across the UK.


Quantum Radar
New research signals big future for quantum radar

Posted on Thursday 26 February 2015

A prototype quantum radar that has the potential to detect objects which are invisible to conventional systems has been developed by an international research team led by a quantum information scientist at the University of York.


Molecule NtrC - the protein used to ‘hotwire’ the bacteria
Bacteria ‘hotwire their genes’ to fix a faulty motor

Posted on Thursday 26 February 2015

Researchers at the University of York are part of a team of scientist that has discovered how bacteria can restart their ‘outboard motor’ by hotwiring their own genes.


Professor Jacek Dobaczewski
York appoints new Physics Professor

Posted on Thursday 26 February 2015

The University of York’s Department of Physics have appointed their first professor of Nuclear Physics Theory, Professor Jacek Dobaczewski.


Astrocampus (credit: Josh Booth)
Astrocampus celebrates birthday with year of dazzling events

Posted on Wednesday 25 February 2015

The University of York’s Astrocampus will host a range of events this year to celebrate both its first birthday and UNESCO’s International Year of Light.


Minister for Universities, Sciences and Cities, Greg Clark, chats to Alex Jukes who is working on extracting valuable chemicals from tomato plant leaves during his visit to the Biorenewables Development Centre at the University of York. Photo: Ian Martindale.
Minister praises York’s bioeconomy test bed

Posted on Monday 23 February 2015

The Minister for Universities, Sciences and Cities, Greg Clark, visited the University of York’s Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) to see how it was helping to place the region at the leading edge of the bioeconomy.


A micron-scale optical microgram showing a characteristically triangular molybdenum disulphide ultrathin film grown in York.
Uncovering the personality of wonder ultrathin materials

Posted on Friday 20 February 2015

Imperfections make people interesting; the same goes for crystals.


King scallop in the reserve (credit: Howard Wood)
Community-led marine reserve produces benefits for fisheries and conservation

Posted on Thursday 19 February 2015

The first and only fully protected marine reserve in Scotland is continuing to provide benefits for fisheries and conservation, according to new research by the University of York.


Over Here and Over There: The Music of World War I festival and conference (credit: http://musicofww1.co.uk/)
York hosts World War I music festival

Posted on Thursday 19 February 2015

The University of York’s Department of Music and Humanities Research Centre (HRC) will jointly host a two day festival and conference on music from World War I next week.


Norman Rea Gallery Creator Talk
Pop Art curator talks to Norman Rea Gallery

Posted on Thursday 19 February 2015

A curator talk with Dr Connie Wan, Curator of Pop Art at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, will take place at the University of York’s Norman Rea Gallery on Monday 23 February.


Tablets (credit: Pranjal Mahna, Flickr)
Research says approval of new drugs by NICE is ‘doing more harm than good’

Posted on Wednesday 18 February 2015

Research by health economists at the University of York has, for the first time, estimated the effects of changes in NHS expenditure on the health of all NHS patients.


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York trials new HIV prevention method

Posted on Tuesday 17 February 2015

Scientists at the University of York, in conjunction with the York Clinical Research Facility, will start the first phase of trials looking into a new way to prevent HIV transmission.


Map showing results by Residence: County (credit: http://www.englandsimmigrants.com)
Living and working together: England’s immigrants in the Middle Ages

Posted on Tuesday 17 February 2015

A major new research database revealing extraordinary data on immigration in England in the late medieval period is launched today by the University of York, in partnership with the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Sheffield and The National Archives.


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York and Hiscox collaborate in short course on business ethics

Posted on Tuesday 17 February 2015

The University of York’s Careers Service and Hiscox will deliver a short course on business ethics as part of the University’s York Award.


Salmon fishing (credit: Brian Hoffman, Flickr)
Researchers say high seas ban could lead to fairer fisheries

Posted on Thursday 12 February 2015

Closing the high seas to commercial fishing to protect ocean ecosystems could be catch-neutral and distribute fisheries income more equitably among the world’s maritime nations, according to new research involving the University of York.


Haematological Malignancy Research Network (HMRN)
York scientists to map haematological cancer DNA

Posted on Tuesday 10 February 2015

UK researchers have launched an ambitious project to analyse samples from over 20,000 blood cancer patients to identify how differences in their cancer cell’s DNA can influence the success of treatment.


York Finance Conference
York hosts annual finance conference

Posted on Monday 9 February 2015

The University of York will host the third annual York Finance Conference (YFC), a public event for students, at the Royal York Hotel next month.


Professor Frank Hardman visits a Kenyan school
York leads way in transforming Kenyan education

Posted on Monday 9 February 2015

Academics from the University of York will lead a major project looking into ways to improve teaching methods in Kenyan primary schools over the next two years.


Máté Ternyik exhibition
New video installation by Norman Rea Gallery

Posted on Thursday 5 February 2015

A new exhibition featuring the work of videographer Máté Ternyik opens at the University of York’s 3Sixty Room and Exhibition Space in the Ron Cooke Hub on 9 February.


Louis, Edinburgh group. Photo credit: Jamie Norris
Chimpanzees ‘converge’ their calls when two communities collide

Posted on Thursday 5 February 2015

New research led by scientists from the University of York and University of Zurich provides the first evidence that chimpanzees can ‘learn’ calls that refer to particular objects.


Enigma DNA genome
Scientists discover viral ‘Enigma machine’

Posted on Wednesday 4 February 2015

Researchers at the University of York are part of a team which has cracked a code that governs infections by a major group of viruses including the common cold and polio.


Artist's impression of Josephoartigasia monesi (Credit: James Gurney)
Giant rodent used incisors like tusks

Posted on Wednesday 4 February 2015

The largest rodent ever to have lived may have used its front teeth just like an elephant uses its tusks, a new study led by scientists at the University of York and The Hull York Medical School (HYMS) has found.


Global Go To Think Tank Index
SEI ranked number two among world’s environment think tanks

Posted on Tuesday 3 February 2015

For the second year in a row Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), which has a centre at the University of York, is ranked as the second most influential environment think tank in the world, according to the Global Go To Think Tank Index.


Vinette 1 vessel from the Peace Bridge site, Ontario (image courtesy of Archaeological Services Inc)
York academics reveal fishy cooking habits of North American hunter-gatherers

Posted on Tuesday 3 February 2015

Archaeologists from the University of York and Queens College, City University New York (CUNY) have discovered the first use of pottery in north-eastern North America was largely due to the cooking, storage and social feasting of fish by hunter-gatherers.


Lung metastasis (cancer cells in green, lung cell nuclei in blue)
Researchers find potential anti-cancer use for anti-epilepsy drug

Posted on Tuesday 27 January 2015

Scientists at the University of York have discovered that a drug used widely to combat epilepsy has the potential to reduce the growth and spread of breast cancer.


Vitae
York retains HR Excellence in Research Award

Posted on Tuesday 27 January 2015

The University of York is one of ten UK universities to retain the HR Excellence in Research Award from the European Commission.


Bayterek Tower cityscape, Astana, Kazakhstan (credit: Mariusz Kluzniak, Flickr)
Meeting the challenges of the world’s expanding cities

Posted on Tuesday 27 January 2015

One of the world’s newest and fastest growing capital cities is the location for a workshop led by University of York academics into the environmental and social impacts of rapid urbanization.


Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire (credit: Eye Steel Film, Flickr)
Leading humanitarian to speak at York

Posted on Monday 26 January 2015

Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire will deliver the annual El Hassan bin Talal Lecture at the University of York on 18 February.


International Space Station (NASA, 09/08/09) credit: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Flickr
Does space flight inspire school students to take STEM subjects?

Posted on Monday 26 January 2015

Science Education researchers at University of York are to work with leading space scientist and The Sky at Night presenter Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock to investigate if human spaceflight inspires school students to take science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.


Potatoes (Credit: United Soybean Board)
York scientists shed further new light on biomass breakdown

Posted on Friday 23 January 2015

Scientists at the University of York are part of a research team which has found that a recently discovered family of enzymes can degrade resistant forms of starch.


Central Hall
York awards four with honorary degrees

Posted on Tuesday 20 January 2015

The University of York is to award honorary degrees to a playwright, chemist, criminal psychologist and medical scientist next week.


Recycling for disposable containers (credit: epSos.de, Flickr)
University aims to achieve international environmental accreditation

Posted on Tuesday 20 January 2015

The University of York is aiming to achieve ISO 14001 - an international recognised environmental management standard.


Drugs in Africa: Histories and Ethnographies of Use, Trade and Control, co-edited by Dr Gernot Klantschnig, Dr Neil Carrier, and Professor Charles Ambler. Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Book launch throws spotlight on African drugs trade

Posted on Tuesday 20 January 2015

A York academic will launch a book about the illegal drugs trade in West Africa this week.


Sam Bright (credit: Suzy Harrison)
Sam sets up bright future for political debate

Posted on Wednesday 14 January 2015

A spare time project by a student at the University of York is giving thousands of young people an open online platform to join in political debate in the UK.


Nodules made by Rhizobium leguminosarum on the roots of common vetch (credit: Peter Young)
Understanding the personalities of bacteria

Posted on Wednesday 14 January 2015

Bacteria are as individual as people, according to new research by Professor Peter Young and his team in the Department of Biology at the University of York. Bacteria are essential to health, agriculture and the environment, and new research tools are starting to shed more light on them.


Judith Murdoch, Communication and CSR Director for AAK UK
York launches public CSR seminar series

Posted on Tuesday 13 January 2015

The University of York’s Environment Department is to launch a new seminar series on corporate social responsibility (CSR), open to both students and members of the public.


The Knife That Killed Me. Credit Green Screen Productions Ltd
York feature film in top ten film list of 2014

Posted on Friday 9 January 2015

A feature film produced as a result of a unique academic-industry partnership involving the University of York has been hailed a top ten film of the year by The Huffington Post.


Free Beer exhibition - Norman Rea Gallery
New Year exhibition for Norman Rea Gallery

Posted on Friday 9 January 2015

A new exhibition featuring the work of multi-media artist Benjamin Brown opens at the University of York’s Norman Rea Gallery on 12 January.


World Health Organisation (WHO)
Scholars call on international community to strengthen WHO

Posted on Friday 9 January 2015

A University of York scholar is among nearly 100 academics who have warned against ‘dismantling’ the World Health Organization (WHO) because of its handling of the 2014 Ebola outbreak.


baker bread (credit: Paige_Eliz, Flickr)
Beer and bread yeast-eating bacteria aid human health

Posted on Wednesday 7 January 2015

Bacteria that have evolved to eat their way through yeast in the human gut could inform the development of new treatments for people suffering from bowel diseases, according to new research involving scientists at the University of York.


Graduate students (credit: Houlihan)
New Dean sets out vision for Graduate School

Posted on Wednesday 7 January 2015

As part of its new Research Strategy announced today, the University of York has created a Graduate Research School to ensure consistency of opportunity, quality of training and ultimate success for its postgraduate research students.


SafeZone app
Zoning in on safety at the University of York

Posted on Tuesday 6 January 2015

The University of York is to launch a free app on 8 January to help to give round-the-clock safety reassurance to staff and students.


Honour for science education pioneer

Posted on Thursday 1 January 2015

Professor Robin Millar, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Education at the University of York, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours List.


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