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University staff reach out at Christmas

Tuesday 22 December 2015

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

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

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.

Northern students to showcase work in support of refugee charities

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.

York Children’s University events success

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.

Awards success for York’s budding filmmakers

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.

York students host refugee week

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.

Highlighting the importance of social sciences – with chocolate

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.

Ivan Massow welcomed to York

Tuesday 10 November 2015

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

Commendation for PhD graduate in thesis competition

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.

Conference puts spotlight on diabetes care

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 academic receives top medical award

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.

York sport awarded by Rugby Football Union

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.

Popular philosophy events return to York

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.

York collaborates with top theatre company

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.

York teams up with leading international development think tank to host training day

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.

York launches global health ethics events

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.

St Mary’s Abbey revived in Yornight finale

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.

YorNight: prestigious European Researchers’ Night returns to York

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.

International jazz events head to York

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.

Spectator business editor announced Patron of York Union

Thursday 13 August 2015

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

Research leaders in Social Innovation head to York

Thursday 23 July 2015

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

Salters’ Chemistry Camps at York

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.

York collaborates with Singapore through academic conference and exchange

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.

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

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.

University of York honours 11 for their contribution to society

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.

York academic brings nature to life in local school

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.

York academics take part in Science Museum Lates

Wednesday 24 June 2015

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

Students showcase new ventures at York enterprise awards

Thursday 18 June 2015

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

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

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.

Big Telescopes roadshow arrives in York

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’.

York students compete in global biology competition

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.

Campus flies the flag for York Pride

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 marks 50 years of music at York

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.

Meaty issues - experts debate the future of food

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.

York showcase for game developer talent

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.

New summer exhibition for Norman Rea Gallery

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.

Surveillance, Snowden and Security: international experts debate in York

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.

Financial austerity – economists debate the winners and losers

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.

York Festival of Ideas and Classic FM announce partnership

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.

Explore nature with York’s open air labs

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.

Puppy lounge returns to York

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.

Secrets and discoveries await York Festival of Ideas 2015

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 returns to Yorkshire pubs

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’.

Pedal power helps to raise funds for charity

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.

University’s pioneering screen collaboration goes on release

Monday 27 April 2015

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

Composers at York: new music events for University

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.

York searches for star astrophotographers

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.

York World Voice Day explores the science of singing

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.

York takes part in global NASA event

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.

Amazing views of a solar eclipse from Astrocampus

Friday 20 March 2015

Astrocampus takes advantage of clear skies to capture rare astronomical event

Conference explores immigration’s deep and complex history

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.

York hosts bioenterprise dragon’s den competition

Tuesday 17 March 2015

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

Schoolchildren on trail to scientific knowledge

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.

York student wins national award in parliament

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.

York Children’s University ignites imaginations

Wednesday 4 March 2015

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

York and City Screen team up for film showcase

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.

York marks International Rare Disease Day with hospital exhibition

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.

Astrocampus celebrates birthday with year of dazzling events

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 praises York’s bioeconomy test bed

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.

York hosts World War I music festival

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.

Pop Art curator talks to Norman Rea Gallery

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.

York hosts annual finance conference

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.

New video installation by Norman Rea Gallery

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.

Leading humanitarian to speak at York

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.

York awards four with honorary degrees

Tuesday 20 January 2015

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

Book launch throws spotlight on African drugs trade

Tuesday 20 January 2015

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

York launches public CSR seminar series

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.

New Year exhibition for Norman Rea Gallery

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.

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