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News archive: 2016 releases

Could disease ‘tolerance’ genes give new life to UK ash trees?

Posted on Monday 26 December 2016

Researchers at the University of York have identified genetic markers for disease tolerance that suggest UK ash trees may have a fighting chance against a lethal fungal infection.


Smooth talker – cultural commentator to visit York

Posted on Friday 23 December 2016

Cultural commentator and socio-political pundit Jay Smooth will give a public talk at the University of York in February.


Movement of rainforest butterflies restricted by oil palm plantations

Posted on Monday 19 December 2016

Scientists at the University of York have found that oil palm plantations, which produce oil for commercial use in cooking, food products, and cosmetics, may act as a barrier to the movement of butterflies across tropical landscapes.


Medical Research Council
York awarded Global Challenges funding to tackle parasitic disease

Posted on Friday 16 December 2016

Scientists at the University of York and Hull York Medical School have been awarded two new grants to tackle the parasitic disease leishmaniasis, as part of the new £1.5bn Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).


The Sima del Elefante site
Raw foodies: Europe’s earliest humans did not use fire

Posted on Thursday 15 December 2016

New research conducted by scientists at the University of York and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona reveals for the first time that Europe’s earliest humans did not use fire for cooking, but had a balanced diet of meat and plants – all eaten raw.


University of York contributes to report on anti-corruption

Posted on Wednesday 14 December 2016

Academics from the University of York’s Management School have contributed to a parliamentary report outlining how UK businesses should deal with the risks of bribery and corruption in high-growth markets.


Children's hand (credit: JC Salome, Flickr)
Think with your hands: Gesturing boosts children’s creative ideas

Posted on Wednesday 14 December 2016

New research by a psychologist at the University of York reveals that encouraging children to move their hands while thinking increases their creative ideas.


Anne Phillips
York diabetes expert awarded National Teaching Fellowship

Posted on Thursday 8 December 2016

A University of York specialist practitioner has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship - the most prestigious individual award for excellence in teaching in higher education.


Fighting contaminated land with help from the humble fruit fly

Posted on Wednesday 7 December 2016

Scientists have discovered that a gene found in the common fruit fly can be successfully expressed in a plant and used to detoxify land contaminated with TNT.


Digitisation of York's Archbishops' Registers
In my will I bequeath you... a brown cow and a chamber pot

Posted on Tuesday 6 December 2016

More than 700 wills and other documents dating from 1576 – 1650 have been digitised, indexed and made freely available by the University of York.


Plant ‘chemical factory’ could produce variety of commercial products

Posted on Monday 5 December 2016

A ‘chemical factory’ on the surface of plant leaves could help produce more commercially useful products, researchers at the University of York have discovered.


HR Excellence in Research
York retains prestigious award for supporting researchers

Posted on Monday 5 December 2016

The University of York has been successful in retaining the European Commission (EC) HR Excellence in Research Award at the six year review point.


Artwork inspired by research goes on display

Posted on Monday 5 December 2016

Artwork inspired by the ground-breaking medical and scientific research being undertaken at the University of York is to go on display at York Art Gallery later this month.


Art History A-Level saved following national campaign

Posted on Friday 2 December 2016

A high-profile national campaign, led by the Association of Art Historians and supported by the University of York, The Courtauld Institute of Art, the National Gallery, Tate, and the Royal Academy of Arts, has succeeded in saving the Art History A-level.


Mummified remains identified as Egyptian Queen Nefertari

Posted on Friday 2 December 2016

A team of international archaeologists believe a pair of mummified legs on display in an Italian museum may belong to Egyptian Queen Nefertari – the favourite wife of the pharaoh Ramses II.


University of York graduates among the most employable, latest figures reveal

Posted on Friday 2 December 2016

The University of York has the highest proportion of graduates in work or further study three years after graduating in the influential Russell Group of leading UK universities, latest figures reveal.


The Children's Society
Report reveals tens of thousands of teenagers are neglected at home

Posted on Wednesday 30 November 2016

Researchers from the University of York have contributed to a major new report which reveals that tens of thousands of teenagers across England are suffering neglect at home.


Bethlem Pillow by Beth Hopkins, Bethlem Museum
Embroider your dreams: artist calls for York exhibition input

Posted on Wednesday 30 November 2016

The University of York’s Artist in Residence is calling on local people to embroider their thoughts and dreams about sleep onto pillowcases to help form the centrepiece of a new exhibition.


From lab bench to backbench

Posted on Wednesday 30 November 2016

A University of York academic will be swapping the lab bench for the backbench when she visits the House of Commons this week.


Government Officials visit the Biorenewables Development Centre and BioVale to learn more about their ongoing work to develop the Yorkshire bioeconomy.
European funding awarded to support Yorkshire’s bio-based businesses

Posted on Monday 28 November 2016

The University of York has been awarded £1.79m to support the growth of Yorkshire businesses that deliver products, processes or services related to renewable, biological resources.


Susan Kane, Leadership Development Manager, receives the award from Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.
University of York honoured by HRH The Princess Royal

Posted on Friday 25 November 2016

The University of York’s Learning and Development team has been awarded a prestigious Princess Royal Training Award at a St James’s Palace ceremony.


Scientists step closer to halting spread of lung cancer

Posted on Thursday 24 November 2016

Scientists at the University of York and the MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, have found that a component of cancer cells, which acts like a ‘cellular post office’, could be the key to preventing the spread of lung cancer to other parts of the body.


Rapeseed field (credit: StooMathiesen, Flickr)
Autumn statement announcement: York to lead bioeconomy audit

Posted on Wednesday 23 November 2016

The University of York has been asked by the government to lead a consortium of universities, research establishments, Local Enterprise Partnerships and industry to carry out a comprehensive audit of the bioeconomy of the North of England.


University archives reveal hidden stories of York

Posted on Tuesday 22 November 2016

Key events and characters behind York’s colourful past have been brought to life in a new book being launched at a University of York public lecture.


Professor David Wootton's The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution
Recognition for York historian’s “dazzling polemic”

Posted on Friday 18 November 2016

A University of York historian has been awarded a “Recognition of Excellence” prize at a major literary event in Toronto.


Art curating degree launched at public showcase

Posted on Thursday 17 November 2016

The University of York’s Department of Art History will launch a new degree programme focusing on developing a range of approaches to curating art at galleries and museums.


Product and Process Innovation
Businesses urged to apply for innovation grants

Posted on Thursday 17 November 2016

Small to medium sized businesses in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding are being urged to apply for EU grants of up to £20k to help them innovate.


Tom Shutt (left), Chair of Physoc, and Mathew Hawkridge, Chair of Astrosoc, with Jupiter
Search the solar system on campus

Posted on Wednesday 16 November 2016

The University of York’s Astronomy Society (Astrosoc) have launched a scale model of the solar system on campus.


Adrian Chiles presents (left to right) Professor Paul Walton, Professor Gideon Davies and Professor Bernard Henrissat with the IChemE Global Award for Energy.
Prestigious award for Chemistry

Posted on Wednesday 16 November 2016

The University of York’s Department of Chemistry has received a high profile industry award.


York expands scholarship scheme

Posted on Wednesday 16 November 2016

The University of York has announced the expansion of a scholarship scheme which allows students fleeing conflict an opportunity to study at the University.


Being Human: Recreating the sounds of 16th century York

Posted on Tuesday 15 November 2016

Lecturer in Sound Production, Dr Mariana Lopez, is bringing the sounds of 16th century York back to life in an installation that highlights the connections between oral histories and the challenges of modern-day life.


Early evidence of dairying discovered

Posted on Tuesday 15 November 2016

A team of scientists and archaeologists have discovered widespread evidence of prehistoric milk production in southern Europe.


Autism and human evolutionary success

Posted on Tuesday 15 November 2016

A subtle change occurred in our evolutionary history 100,000 years ago which allowed people who thought and behaved differently – such as individuals with autism - to be integrated into society, academics from the University of York have concluded.


A York Children’s University Theatre in Schools session
Sparking imaginations: York Children’s University returns

Posted on Monday 14 November 2016

York Children’s University (York CU), designed to promote curiosity and a love of learning in children, returns this week with free events running until 18 November.


The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change
Global experts launch report on climate change health crisis

Posted on Monday 14 November 2016

A University of York academic is one of 48 world leading experts to contribute to the inaugural Lancet report amid warnings of a “catastrophic risk to human health” from climate change.


Multiculturalism, Higher Education and Intercultural Communication: Developing Strengths-Based Narratives for Teaching and Learning
Multiculturalism in education: York academic sets out benefits

Posted on Friday 11 November 2016

A University of York academic has written a book setting forth the benefits of a multicultural education based on his experiences of teaching African asylum seekers in Malta.


Cape Verde Observatory
10th anniversary for Cape Verde Observatory

Posted on Thursday 10 November 2016

The Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory (CVO), run by chemists from the University of York’s Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories along with German and Cape Verdean scientists, celebrates its 10th anniversary this month.


Peat bog reveals more than 1,000 years of Tanzanian history

Posted on Tuesday 8 November 2016

Scientists at the University of York have charted more than 1,000 years of Tanzanian environmental history using sediments extracted from a peat bog.


Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group
Classroom-based sex education programmes largely ineffectual, but incentives to stay at school can help

Posted on Tuesday 8 November 2016

A global review of school-based interventions for preventing HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and pregnancy in adolescents shows sex education programmes have no impact in lowering numbers of young people affected, although staying on at school can reduce pregnancy and some STIs.


Universities Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence
Staff trained to support victims of sexual violence

Posted on Monday 7 November 2016

Academics at the University of York are involved in a large EU project which aims to develop training about sexual violence for staff at universities across six different countries.


More than 400 students debate the meaning of the universe with Tim Peake

Posted on Monday 7 November 2016

British astronaut Tim Peake greeted more than 400 students across 80 schools at the University of York as part of the UK Space Agency’s Schools Conferences.


People's Republic of China flag (credit: https://faguolong.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/flag-peoples-republic-of-china-7458.jpg)
York strengthens academic links with China

Posted on Friday 4 November 2016

The University of York has agreed student exchanges with one of the most prestigious universities in China.


Archaeologists study earliest recorded human burial site in Ireland

Posted on Thursday 3 November 2016

Archaeologists have shed new light on the belief systems of early Mesolithic hunter-gatherers after analysing cremated remains and artefacts given as grave offerings from the earliest recorded human burial site in Ireland.


York student films premiere at Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Posted on Wednesday 2 November 2016

Surreal drama, sci-fi, and horror movies are some of the genres on show at a special event celebrating the work of University of York students as part of the city-wide Aesthetica Short Film Festival.


Animation still from Breaking Through: Moving on from child sexual exploitation
‘Real life stories’ launched to help young people through child sexual exploitation

Posted on Wednesday 2 November 2016

An academic from the University of York has joined forces with charity Basis Yorkshire to produce an animation and booklets to help those with experience of child sexual exploitation (CSE).


A rare red deer antler head dress. Star Carr is renowned for the unusual artefacts uncovered at the site, aside from the organic materials.
Archaeological evidence at major risk in wetlands

Posted on Monday 31 October 2016

Important archaeological remains at wetland sites across the world could be at immediate risk, say scientists at the University of York.


Medieval skull from Austria showing fossilized dental plaque (dental calculus). Archaeological deposits of fossilized plaque can be used to reconstruct ancient oral microbiomes, and identify bacteria previously living within the oral cavity.
York archaeologist awarded major funding prize

Posted on Tuesday 25 October 2016

An archaeologist from the University of York has been awarded the prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize worth £100,000.


Health of Europe revealed in new report

Posted on Monday 24 October 2016

Europeans suffer from a wide range of physical and mental health conditions, in part due to their economic and social conditions, a major study co-authored by a York academic reveals.


Elephants in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania (credit: Ashley Coutu)
Mapping the elephant ivory trade: new evidence revealed

Posted on Wednesday 19 October 2016

Archaeologists from the University of York have conducted pioneering analysis on historic ivory, revealing where East African elephants roamed and where they were hunted in the 19th century.


Globally renowned musician brings the sounds of India to York

Posted on Wednesday 19 October 2016

Indian music legend, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, will perform at the University of York next month as part of the autumn season of Open Lectures.


£5M invested in new Centre for Future Health

Posted on Wednesday 19 October 2016

A new virtual Centre for Future Health (CFH) will receive £5 million over the next five years to support research across disciplines aimed at tackling some of the major health challenges of the 21st century.


Study shows why prostate cancer cells develop resistance to treatment

Posted on Tuesday 18 October 2016

A new study at the University of York has shown that a standard hormone supplement, used to boost energy levels in prostate cancer patients following radiotherapy, could potentially increase the chances of the cancer returning.


Credit: Tim Sutherland
York archaeologist to star in new series of Medieval Dead

Posted on Monday 17 October 2016

A battlefield archaeologist from the University of York has helped shed new light on the so called Swords of Castillon – a batch of medieval weapons discovered in a river in France.


Decline in global forest diversity could cost billions per year, say researchers

Posted on Friday 14 October 2016

A new study has demonstrated that a decline in forest diversity can have a significant economic impact on productivity that relies on healthy forest systems.


Pilgrim Routes of the British Isles
The pilgrimage revival: Britain’s historic routes revealed by York academic

Posted on Thursday 13 October 2016

A historian from the University of York has written a comprehensive guide on Britain’s most popular pilgrim routes.


Dr Catherine Preston conducts the study to monitor the brain activity of the participant
Perceived obesity causes lower body satisfaction for women than men

Posted on Tuesday 11 October 2016

‘Owning’ an obese body produces significantly lower body satisfaction for females than males, scientists have found.


Islamic Art Circle
Islamic art circle launches in York

Posted on Tuesday 11 October 2016

The University of York will host the first Islamic Art Circle in the north of England – a series of talks exploring Islamic art and heritage.


Department of Health Sciences
Counting the cost of mental health

Posted on Tuesday 11 October 2016

The NHS needs a “clear and transparent” funding system for mental health after research revealed a substantial degree of variability in costs between hospital trusts.


White Rose Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership launched

Posted on Tuesday 11 October 2016

A consortium of northern universities is launching a new £16.8 million Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership, which aims to support postgraduate students in accessing the highest quality research training throughout their time at university.


Hull York Medical School
Athena SWAN award for Hull York Medical School

Posted on Monday 10 October 2016

The Hull York Medical School (HYMS) has been recognised for its commitment to women in science with a Silver Athena SWAN award.


Environment building (credit: Mark Woodward)
New environment building opens at York

Posted on Thursday 6 October 2016

The University of York’s new £12.5 million environment building is officially open after a launch event with Professor Ian Boyd, the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser.


A hermit crab emerges from its shell
The effect of global warming on marine diversity

Posted on Wednesday 5 October 2016

Warming temperatures can reduce marine diversity but increase freshwater species – showing responses to climate change could be habitat dependent.


Professor Adrian Raine
Renowned criminologist lectures at York

Posted on Tuesday 4 October 2016

A prominent biological criminologist will speak on the psychology of the criminal brain at the University of York this week.


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York alumni land five National Youth Choirs Fellowships

Posted on Tuesday 4 October 2016

Five former University of York music students have been selected as new Fellows of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB).


Dr Anthony H Wild
£1m donation to support chemistry at York

Posted on Monday 3 October 2016

The University of York’s Department of Chemistry is to benefit from a £1million gift from alumnus Dr Anthony H Wild.


Lobster underwater (credit: Howard Wood)
Community-led marine reserve sees lobsters thrive

Posted on Monday 3 October 2016

The first and only fully-protected marine reserve in Scotland is proving highly beneficial for marine conservation and fisheries, with lobsters more than doubling in numbers and increasing in size.


Ancient eggshell protein breaks through DNA time barrier

Posted on Monday 26 September 2016

Scientists have identified fossil proteins in a 3.8 million year-old ostrich eggshell, suggesting that proteins could provide valuable new insights into the evolutionary tree, much further back in time than was previously thought.


University invests £59M in new campus teaching and leisure facilities

Posted on Sunday 25 September 2016

The University of York will unveil a number of new teaching and leisure facilities over the next 18 months, including a new lecture building, sports hall, and laboratory space.


The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Childhood obesity, adult drinking and deaths caused by violence named as top UN challenges

Posted on Friday 23 September 2016

A new study assessing the status of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has revealed that overweight children, adult drinking and death caused by violence continue to be significant hurdles in many nations’ development.


University invests up to £500K in student mental health support

Posted on Thursday 22 September 2016

The University of York is investing up £500,000 in mental health care provision over the next three years to further enhance student support services and strengthen its community partnerships in promoting positive mental well-being.


Left: Developed scanning electron microscopy image of surface. Right: buried interfaces of a lateral device.
York researcher pioneers new electronics scanning method

Posted on Wednesday 21 September 2016

An academic from the University of York has developed a new method for scanning electronic devices - such as smartphones - for defects, speeding up the production process.


Left to right: Finn McGuire (ODI Fellow, MoH), Dominic Nkhoma (Head of Policy, Policy Development Unit, MoH) and Gerald Manthalu (Deputy Director of Planning, MoH) outside Health Centre in Lilongwe, Malawi.
Delivering affordable healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa

Posted on Tuesday 20 September 2016

Academics from the University of York have helped develop a healthcare package for one of the poorest countries in the world, which has the potential to be used as a blueprint for other developing countries.


Calls for greater transparency in the release of clinical trial data

Posted on Tuesday 20 September 2016

Researchers have called for greater transparency in the public release of clinical trial data after a study revealed significant under-reporting of side effects in medical treatments.


Romana Turina
York filmmaker shortlisted for prestigious national award

Posted on Tuesday 20 September 2016

A film made by a University of York PhD student has been shortlisted for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) 2016 Research in Film Awards.


York archaeologist shortlisted for THE teaching award

Posted on Monday 19 September 2016

Dr Sara Perry, from the University of York’s Department of Archaeology, has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education (THE) Innovative Teacher of the Year award.


Unicef Office of Research - Innocenti
Child migration: York academic urges action with UNICEF

Posted on Monday 19 September 2016

A University of York academic has contributed to a new UNICEF campaign urging world leaders to act on improved cooperation on child migration.


Châtelperronian body ornaments and bone points from the Grotte du Renne in Arcy-sur-Cure. Credit: Dr. Marian Vanheren.
Disputed Neandertal region confirmed in France

Posted on Friday 16 September 2016

Researchers from the University of York have helped to solve an archaeological dispute - confirming that Neandertals were responsible for producing tools and artefacts previously argued by some to be exclusively in the realm of modern human cognitive abilities.


First students enrol at International Pathway College

Posted on Friday 16 September 2016

The University of York’s International Pathway College (IPC) will welcome its first students on campus next week (19 September).


N8
Top northern universities' impact double that of Premier League - report

Posted on Thursday 15 September 2016

The value to the economy of the eight most research-intensive universities in the Northern Powerhouse region is almost double that of the entire Premier League, a report reveals today.


I Know Food project researchers
York leads major new UK food sustainability project

Posted on Wednesday 14 September 2016

Researchers from the University of York have been awarded a £2.74 million grant to lead a new food systems resilience project.


New exhibition explores human and animal flesh in 600 years of art

Posted on Wednesday 14 September 2016

A new exhibition at York Art Gallery, curated by a University of York Art Historian, depicts how artists over the past six centuries have portrayed human and animal flesh.


New sensor technology could speed up blood test analysis

Posted on Wednesday 14 September 2016

Researchers at the University of York have developed a new sensor that is capable of detecting multiple proteins and enzymes in a small volume of blood, which could significantly speed up diagnostic healthcare processes.


British Medical Journal
No clear threshold to diagnose and treat diabetes during pregnancy

Posted on Wednesday 14 September 2016

A new study conducted by researchers at the Universities of York and Bristol, and the NHS Bradford Institute for Health Research shows there is an urgent need to find the best threshold to balance the potential benefits and harms of diabetes treatment during pregnancy.


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Should the government make us healthy? York hosts major conference

Posted on Thursday 8 September 2016

The University of York will host the Society for Social Medicine’s (SSM) annual conference from 14 – 16 September.


Government advisers look to York experts for insight into bio-waste

Posted on Thursday 8 September 2016

A delegation of top Government officials visited the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC), a University of York subsidiary, this week to investigate how waste can be converted into valuable products to benefit the UK economy.


Industry experts debate impact of Brexit on UK film industry

Posted on Thursday 8 September 2016

Researchers at the University of York’s Department of Theatre, Film and Television were joined by leading industry experts to debate the impacts of Brexit on the UK film industry as part of the European Screens Conference this week.


Tim Peake to attend UK Space Agency’s Schools Conferences

Posted on Wednesday 7 September 2016

The European Space Agency (ESA) has confirmed that British astronaut Tim Peake will be attending the University of York as part of the UK Space Agency’s Schools Conferences.


Aiming high – bringing low-cost broadband to rural communities in Nigeria

Posted on Wednesday 7 September 2016

Academics from the University of York are to explore ways of bringing low-cost broadband to rural communities in Nigeria via high-altitude platforms (HAPs).


Close-up of human remains from Vlasac, Serbia (credit: Dušan Bori)
Dental plaque sheds new light on diet of Mesolithic foragers in the Balkans

Posted on Tuesday 6 September 2016

Archaeologists from the Universities of York and Cambridge have revealed the first direct evidence that Mesolithic foragers from the Balkans consumed domestic cereals almost half a millennium earlier than previously thought.


Researchers drive personalised medicines approach to prostate cancer

Posted on Monday 5 September 2016

Cancer researcher, Professor Norman Maitland, from the University of York, is part of a new £2.6 million award scheme to further understanding of personalised medicine for prostate cancer.


York chemist awarded Royal Society Research Professorship

Posted on Monday 5 September 2016

University of York Chemist, Professor Gideon Davies, has been awarded the prestigious Royal Society Ken Murray Research Professorship.


Scientists launch research aircraft to track West African pollution

Posted on Thursday 1 September 2016

Scientists operating research aircraft over West Africa have detected organic materials in the atmosphere over a number of urban areas, contributing to concerns of the rise in pollution across the region.


Living with dementia: could life story work help?

Posted on Thursday 1 September 2016

A pioneering study led by researchers at the University of York’s Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU) shows that life story work has the potential to help people with dementia.


University historian curates new Poldark trail at Cornwall Museum

Posted on Wednesday 31 August 2016

The BBC’s Poldark Historical Advisor and University of York researcher, Dr Hannah Greig, has curated a new Poldark inspired guide to 18th century collections at the Royal Cornwall Museum ahead of the TV series’ return this autumn.


Scientists show that a ‘Superman’ disguise could actually work

Posted on Wednesday 31 August 2016

Researchers at the University of York have shown that small alterations to a person’s appearance, such as wearing glasses, can significantly hinder positive facial identification.


Childhood report reveals rise in unhappiness for UK girls

Posted on Wednesday 31 August 2016

More than a quarter of a million girls in Britain are unhappy with their lives according research at the University of York and the Children’s Society.


More resources needed to identify bodies of missing migrants, researchers find

Posted on Tuesday 30 August 2016

A new report, by the University of York, City University London and the International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, shows that many of the bodies of migrants drowned in the Mediterranean are never identified.


Dr Karla Evans
Half second ‘glimpse’ can identify breast cancer

Posted on Tuesday 30 August 2016

New research by a psychologist at the University of York and colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, US, and University of Leeds shows that radiologists can discriminate between normal and abnormal mammograms in half a second.


Predictive tool vital to sustainable environmental futures

Posted on Friday 26 August 2016

A new predictive tool, which for the first time combines human perception of the environment with land-use planning and socioeconomic data, could help governments mitigate the impact of climate change in developing countries.


York archaeologists nominated for Angel Award

Posted on Tuesday 23 August 2016

A team of archaeologists from the University of York have been shortlisted for a prestigious Historic England Angel Award.


NHS adopts inequality monitoring system to reduce potentially avoidable A&E admissions

Posted on Monday 22 August 2016

Indicators of how well the NHS is tackling health inequality across the country have now been adopted by the NHS.


Professor Alan Baddeley
Prestigious award for University of York psychologist

Posted on Thursday 18 August 2016

A University of York academic has been awarded the 2016 Major Advancement in Psychological Science Prize.


Elephant in east Africa (September 2014), credit: Dr Colin Beale
Poaching patrol: new ranger methods decrease illegal activities

Posted on Wednesday 17 August 2016

Ecologists from the University of York have tested a new method to detect and decrease wildlife poaching, using data to better predict where illegal activities occur in protected areas.


Dr Karen Hogg
York biologist receives prestigious science award

Posted on Thursday 11 August 2016

A University of York scientist has been awarded the inaugural Royal Microscopial Society (RMS) Medal for Flow Cytometry.


Selection of bone fragments from Cnoc Coig (credit: Sophy Charlton)
Britain’s last hunter-gatherers discovered using breakthrough analysis of bone fragments

Posted on Thursday 11 August 2016

Archaeologists from the Universities of York, Cambridge and UCL have identified rare human bones from the UK dating to the Late Mesolithic era (around 4000 BC, just prior to the arrival of farming in Britain) using an innovative new bone collagen analysis technique.


A resident killer whale breaches out of the water (Copyright - Kenneth Balcomb, Center for Whale Research)
Experts to use drones to discover more about killer whales

Posted on Wednesday 10 August 2016

Drones will be used to discover more about the social lives of killer whales as part of new research which could help protect the species.


National Student Survey 2016 results announced

Posted on Wednesday 10 August 2016

The University of York has seen an increase across 13 subject areas in the National Student Survey (NSS), whilst overall satisfaction has gone up from 88 per cent to 89 per cent.


Trypanosoma brucei. Credit: Elmarie Myburgh
New drugs hope to fight neglected tropical diseases

Posted on Monday 8 August 2016

Scientists say they are a step closer to providing effective treatments for three “neglected” diseases after making a chemical which can kill the parasites that cause the illnesses.


New Chair of University Council announced

Posted on Monday 1 August 2016

Respected author and social policy researcher Gerard Lemos has been nominated to become Chair of the University of York Council from August 2017.


Silent Shakespeare
Silent Shakespeare: York academic contributes to new DVD

Posted on Monday 1 August 2016

A University of York academic has collaborated with the British Film Institute (BFI) to produce a new DVD about Shakespeare in silent film.


A fifth of global warming ‘hidden’ from climate data, scientists find

Posted on Wednesday 27 July 2016

Global warming has been underestimated by approximately 19 per cent, scientists at the University of York say.


Lasius neglectus (credit: Phillip Buckham-Bonnett)
Invasive garden ‘super ants’ take hold faster than ever in UK, new research finds

Posted on Tuesday 26 July 2016

Three new infestations of an invasive garden ant - known for building massive colonies of tens of thousands of insects - have been found in the UK this year, with researchers at the University of York warning their impact on biodiversity could be huge.


Biorefinery (credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Flickr)
York chemist creates solution to boost biorefineries

Posted on Monday 25 July 2016

University of York chemists have come up with a unique solution to ensure biorefineries are economically resilient to oil price fluctuations.


Ceredit: IAR
‘Positive activity’ as effective as ‘positive thinking’ in treating depression

Posted on Friday 22 July 2016

A simple and inexpensive therapy is equally as effective at treating depression as the ‘gold standard’ of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), scientists at the University of York have found.


Credit: Dr Andy Marshall, University of York
Can’t see the wood for the climbers – the vines threatening our tropical forests

Posted on Friday 22 July 2016

Woody climbing vines, known as lianas, are preventing tropical forests from recovering and are hampering the ability of forests to store carbon, scientists are warning.


Professor John Goodby
York academic awarded top Royal Society accolade

Posted on Monday 18 July 2016

A University of York chemist, whose research has made important contributions to the development of flat-screen displays for TVs, computers and mobile phones, has been awarded a prestigious Royal Medal of the Royal Society.


Lifetime Achievement Award for York psychologist

Posted on Monday 18 July 2016

A University of York academic has been awarded a lifetime achievement award from the British Psychological Society (BPS).


King's Manor coat of arms (c) John Houlihan
Debating the future of EU government debt

Posted on Monday 18 July 2016

Leading figures from the world of international finance will attend a symposium being hosted at the University of York this week to debate the future of public finances around advanced economies.


University of York students lead from the front

Posted on Friday 15 July 2016

Three final year students have been awarded the Chancellor’s Leadership Prize after excelling on the York Award Leaders programme.


British Academy
Public health and literature researchers elected to British Academy

Posted on Thursday 14 July 2016

Two academics from the University of York have been elected Fellows of the British Academy.


Children will be children – the doodles unearthed in a medieval manuscript

Posted on Tuesday 12 July 2016

A series of crude doodles and drawings discovered in the margins of a medieval manuscript were probably made by children, a University of York historian has revealed.


British Archaeological Awards
York wins top archaeology award

Posted on Monday 11 July 2016

A University of York project has won a prestigious 2016 British Archaeological award.


University of York
York honours 13 for contribution to society

Posted on Thursday 7 July 2016

The University of York will next week award honorary degrees to a distinguished group of scientists, educationalists, campaigners, and a number of figures from the world of arts, entertainment and politics.


Two hundred years on: the story behind Frankenstein

Posted on Thursday 7 July 2016

The story behind one of the most famous novels in the English language is set to be explored during a public reading of Romantic poetry and prose at the University of York.


Credit: David Holt
Calls for more research to test the accuracy of low-cost air pollution monitors

Posted on Thursday 7 July 2016

The increasing popularity of low-cost air pollution monitors with members of the public could generate large volumes of untested and questionable data, two leading atmospheric scientists from the University of York have warned.


Born in Bradford
Born in Bradford awarded new research grant

Posted on Wednesday 6 July 2016

The landmark Born in Bradford project - tracking the lives and health of more than 13,500 children across the city - has been awarded a £3m grant to expand its research.


Scanning electron microscope images of phages
Viruses turbo-charge bacterial evolution in cystic fibrosis infections

Posted on Tuesday 5 July 2016

Scientists at the University of York have found new evidence that tiny viruses called bacteriophages turbo-charge the evolution of bacteria that cause lung infections in Cystic Fibrosis patients.


Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station (credit: Leo McArdle, Flickr)
York chemists lead breakthrough in carbon capture

Posted on Monday 4 July 2016

Scientists from the University of York have developed an innovative new green method of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power stations, chemical and other large scale manufacturing plants.


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Why the day of the week matters when it comes to elections

Posted on Thursday 30 June 2016

Holding elections on a Thursday could favour conservative outcomes, according to research by University of York psychologists.


New 5k community trail up and running

Posted on Monday 27 June 2016

A new community trail has been opened at the University of York.


Dark Bordered Beauty moth (Epione vespertaria)
Rare moth in severe decline at its last English site

Posted on Wednesday 22 June 2016

Numbers of a rare species of moth - found only in York in England – have tumbled in recent years, a team including researchers from the University of York have discovered.


L-R: Gayle Pook and Joy Parvin, Directors of the Centre for Industry Education Collaboration
York education experts win prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Award

Posted on Monday 20 June 2016

The University of York’s Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC) has won the 2016 Royal Society of Chemistry Inspiration and Industry Award.


Digital reconstruction of the Anglo-Saxon church on the site of Glastonbury Abbey, eighth century.
York academics reconstruct Glastonbury Abbey church

Posted on Friday 17 June 2016

Historians at the University of York have helped to produce a series of digital reconstructions depicting how the Anglo-Saxon church on the site of Glastonbury Abbey looked in the eighth century.


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Major arts and humanities event debuts at York

Posted on Friday 17 June 2016

The University of York will host ‘Common Ground’, an inaugural arts and humanities showcase and networking event, on 21 June.


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Refugee crisis focus at York

Posted on Thursday 16 June 2016

The escalating refugee crisis and building a secure world for the future will be examined in a dedicated Focus Day at the York Festival of Ideas on 18 June.


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Study suggests fracking is responsible for a reversal in atmospheric hydrocarbon trends

Posted on Tuesday 14 June 2016

An international team of scientists, including academics from the University of York, have identified an increase in the concentrations of ethane and propane gas over much of the Northern Hemisphere since around 2009, probably due to increasing North American oil and natural gas production.


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Brexit debate for York Festival of Ideas 2016

Posted on Tuesday 14 June 2016

Lord Lawson will join a distinguished panel of experts to debate the EU Referendum as part of the York Festival of Ideas.


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Seeking the Holy Grail: An economy that works for everyone

Posted on Monday 13 June 2016

The York Festival of Ideas collaborates with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation this week for a Focus Day exploring political decision-making and its impact on social mobility.


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York academic receives MBE

Posted on Friday 10 June 2016

A University of York academic has been awarded an MBE for services to international development in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.


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University of York develops app for Barbican Centre

Posted on Friday 10 June 2016

Researchers at the University of York have developed an app which allows visitors to London’s Barbican Centre enjoy a self-guided audio journey.


Common Pipistrelle bat (credit: JP, Flickr)
Metal exposure – a factor in bat population decline

Posted on Thursday 9 June 2016

Scientists at the University of York have led the first full-scale national assessment of metal contamination in bats, showing that many bats in the UK contain levels of metals high enough to cause toxic effects.


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Consuming meat: a ticking time bomb?

Posted on Wednesday 8 June 2016

A soon-to-be published report conducted by Plate for the Planet, released on World Meat Free Day on 13 June, reveals surprising new statistics about our attitudes to meat and how our consumption will change in the next decade.


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Researchers develop app to help smokeless tobacco users quit

Posted on Wednesday 8 June 2016

Researchers at the University of York have developed an app to help users of smokeless tobacco quit.


Cannabis (credit: Dave H, Flickr)
Effective treatments for cannabis use hampered by “benign” image – conference told

Posted on Tuesday 7 June 2016

Some cannabis users have developed an “inverted expertise” on the drug – often equipped with more up-to-date knowledge than the people trying to help them, a conference being held at the University of York was told today.


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Living with Floods – experts debate the future impact of climate change

Posted on Thursday 2 June 2016

Leading environmental scientists, policy-makers, insurance industry leaders, engineers, farmers and city planners will come together to debate how we can prevent - and live with - floods in the future.


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Appy gardening: York scientist develops early warning system for garden pests

Posted on Thursday 2 June 2016

A computer scientist from the University of York will play a key role in developing an app and email alert system for gardeners as part of the Big Bug Hunt – a global citizen science project that warns gardeners of pests.


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Schoolchildren name new Tanzanian tree species while fundraising for tropical forests

Posted on Wednesday 1 June 2016

A University of York conservationist who put out a call for schools to name a new species of tropical tree has found a winner.


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York shortlisted for two top archaeology awards

Posted on Wednesday 1 June 2016

Two University of York projects have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2016 British Archaeological awards.


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The Doomsday Clock is ticking: three minutes to midnight…

Posted on Wednesday 1 June 2016

The 2016 York Festival of Ideas launches this year with a night exploring the findings of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists latest Doomsday report placing us at ‘three minutes to midnight’ to humanity’s closeness to catastrophe.


Anxiety and depression linked to recurrence of inflammatory bowel disease

Posted on Wednesday 1 June 2016

Researchers at the University of York have discovered a link between a recurrence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and anxiety and depression.


View of the paintings from the interior of the rock shelter with the rock art colours enhanced with DStretch (Photo: Loïc Damelet, CNRS/Centre Camille Jullian; enhancement: C. Defrasne)
High altitude archaeology: prehistoric paintings revealed

Posted on Wednesday 25 May 2016

Archaeologists at the University of York have undertaken pioneering scans of the highest prehistoric paintings of animals in Europe.


Pencils (Flickr)
Academies: what does the evidence tell us?

Posted on Wednesday 25 May 2016

A new report from the University of York-based Cambridge Primary Review Trust reviews evidence and presents recommendations on the government’s academies policy.


Prestigious award for University of York psychologist

Posted on Wednesday 25 May 2016

A University of York academic has been awarded the 2016 Major Advancement in Psychological Science Prize.


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Wellcome Trust grants for York researchers

Posted on Tuesday 24 May 2016

Three University of York academics have been awarded prestigious Wellcome Trust Investigator Awards for their work in biomedical research.


Professor Saul Tendler
York academic appointed Higher York Partnership Chair

Posted on Monday 23 May 2016

The Higher York Partnership, which promotes higher education in York and North Yorkshire, has appointed University of York Professor Saul Tendler as its new Chair.


Admiral Sir John Jellicoe (credit: Alice Hughes, 1857 - 1939)
Playing the numbers game - why Jellicoe got his maths right at the Battle of Jutland

Posted on Monday 23 May 2016

Researchers have used mathematical modelling to re-analyse the Battle of Jutland and help shed new light on the biggest naval engagement of World War One.


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Key motivations for citizen scientists revealed

Posted on Friday 20 May 2016

A study part-conducted by researchers at the University of York shows that ‘helping wildlife’ and ‘contributing to scientific knowledge’ are among the key motivating factors for citizen scientists.


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Where is York’s Lost Amphitheatre?

Posted on Thursday 19 May 2016

Where did the Roman gladiators fight in York? It’s a question that children, students and archaeologists have asked for a long time.


York Minster (credit: John Houlihan)
York partners plan city environment observatory

Posted on Thursday 19 May 2016

The University of York and City of York Council are to establish a unique City Environment Observatory (YCEO) to further our understanding of how health, wellbeing and economic issues are linked to the quality of the environment.


Stethoscope. Credit: Dr Farouk/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
Incentives paid to general practitioners to improve health care have little impact on patient outcomes, new study reveals

Posted on Wednesday 18 May 2016

The world's largest primary care pay-for-performance programme, designed to improve patient health care and outcomes, has failed to save additional lives according to joint research by the Universities of York, Manchester and Michigan.


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Researchers say inequality costs the NHS £4.8 billion a year

Posted on Tuesday 17 May 2016

Socio-economic inequality costs the NHS in England £4.8 billion a year, almost a fifth of the total NHS hospital budget, according to researchers at the University of York.


Innovate UK
Artificial Intelligence in the workplace: York collaborates with software company MooD International to lead new research

Posted on Thursday 12 May 2016

The University of York will collaborate with software provider MooD International on an innovative project that aims to apply artificial intelligence (AI) and computer game technology to help organisations make good management decisions.


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Effects of welfare sanctions and conditional support “profoundly negative” say researchers

Posted on Wednesday 11 May 2016

Reform of the welfare and benefits systems - and in particular the emphasis on trying to change behaviour through sanctions - has had a “profoundly negative effect” on the people that receive them, according to a collaborative study led by the University of York.


VC Professor Koen Lamberts with former Chancellor Greg Dyke (credit: Ian Martindale)
Greg’s Place: York unveils vibrant new outdoor space

Posted on Tuesday 10 May 2016

The University of York launched a new outdoor community space this week, supported by former Chancellor Greg Dyke.


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York students win national L’Oréal marketing competition

Posted on Monday 9 May 2016

Postgraduate students from the University of York have won the UK National L’ Oréal Brandstorm Competition 2016, making it through to the global finals in Paris.


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Classic FM joins forces with York Festival of Ideas

Posted on Monday 9 May 2016

The York Festival of Ideas has struck a major partnership with Classic FM in its sixth year of operation.


L to R: Professor Paul Walton, Dr Kirsty Penkman and Professor Ian Fairlamb
Hat-trick of awards for York chemists

Posted on Monday 9 May 2016

Three University of York chemists have received prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) awards.


Astrocampus (credit: Josh Booth)
Chance to see Mercury in York

Posted on Friday 6 May 2016

The University of York’s Astrocampus will open for those wishing to see the transit of Mercury next week.


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From farm to fork – the international launch of the N8 AgriFood Programme

Posted on Thursday 5 May 2016

The global challenges of ensuring sustainable, resilient and healthy food supplies for all is the focus of the international launch of the N8 AgriFood Programme.


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The clock is ticking… launch of York Festival of Ideas 2016

Posted on Wednesday 4 May 2016

The York Festival of Ideas returns this year, from 7 – 19 June, with a packed programme of over 150 diverse and stimulating events delivered under the overarching theme of ‘Tick Tock’.


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Brexit – your chance to ask the experts

Posted on Tuesday 3 May 2016

A distinguished panel of experts will argue the pros and cons of staying in Europe in a debate being organised by the University of York.


The skulls of a falconet and a vulture, the smallest and largest  birds the team studied. Specimens located at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC, USA (credit: Dr Jen Bright)
Birds of prey constrained in the beak evolution race

Posted on Friday 29 April 2016

New research by scientists at the Universities of York, Bristol, Sheffield and Madrid, reveals that eating different foods does not determine how birds of prey’s beaks evolve.


York academics elected Fellows of Royal Society

Posted on Friday 29 April 2016

Two University of York scientists have been elected to the fellowship of the Royal Society, the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.


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Employability in a digital age: York hosts event

Posted on Thursday 28 April 2016

The University of York will host a networking event on 4 May to promote the Yorkshire launch of Northern Hive, encouraging regional businesses to engage with academics and students.


Left to right: Cris Burson-Thomas, IMC Director at L'Oreal, Lewis McDowell and Fiona Bruce
York student wins Undergraduate of the Year award

Posted on Thursday 28 April 2016

A University of York student has won national Male Undergraduate of the Year at the annual TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards.


Breakthrough in the treatment of inherited genetic disease

Posted on Thursday 28 April 2016

Scientists at the Universities of York and Leiden have made a significant breakthrough in the treatment of an inherited genetic disorder which damages muscle and nerve cells in the body.


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Hiroshima bomb survivor speaks in York

Posted on Wednesday 27 April 2016

The University of York will host one of the survivors of the 1945 nuclear detonations in Hiroshima and Nagasaki at a public conference next week.


Sam Heather, a graduate of Computer Science, collecting The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award from Prince Andrew.
York graduate awarded Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award

Posted on Wednesday 27 April 2016

An entrepreneur who developed a personal safety app while studying at the University of York has received Royal approval from HRH The Duke of York.


Senior lecturer Steve Roskams on the site near Malton (credit: Alistair Keely)
Military veterans join archaeologists on Roman excavation

Posted on Tuesday 26 April 2016

A group of military personnel and veterans, including those injured in Afghanistan and other operations, are taking part in a unique project which uses archaeology to help assist with their recovery.


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Iron age people were as fondue of Swiss cheese as we are

Posted on Friday 22 April 2016

Archaeologists have uncovered evidence that Swiss cheesemaking dates back to prehistoric times, paving the way for such delicacies as Gruyere and Emmental.


Dr Who female companion, based on the face average of 27 actresses
Doctor Who: could researcher's 'average' faces help to identify new companion?

Posted on Thursday 21 April 2016

A scientist at the University of York has used cutting-edge facial recognition software to provide an insight into the next face of Dr Who’s companion.


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The future of Shakespeare: York academic to give keynote speech at Hamlet’s castle

Posted on Wednesday 20 April 2016

A University of York academic will give a keynote speech at Kronborg Castle, known worldwide as Elsinore in Hamlet, to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death this month.


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Loneliness can lead to increased risk of heart disease and stroke

Posted on Wednesday 20 April 2016

People who feel lonely or socially isolated are at increased risk of developing coronary heart disease and stroke, researchers from the University of York have concluded.


NASA Space Apps Challenge
York joins global NASA event

Posted on Tuesday 19 April 2016

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


Hull York Medical School features in ‘Doctors of the Future’ Royal Society of Medicine and ITN Productions

Posted on Tuesday 19 April 2016

Students and staff from the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) feature in an ITN Productions news-style programme examining how transformations in medical education, research and new technologies are helping to shape the healthcare of tomorrow.


King's Manor coat of arms (c) John Houlihan
York open day lifts lid on distance learning

Posted on Monday 18 April 2016

The University of York’s Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL) will hold a Postgraduate Open Day on Saturday 23 April, offering an insight into a growing portfolio of online diplomas.


Pint of Science (credit: Ellie Harrison)
Pint of Science returns to York pubs

Posted on Monday 18 April 2016

University of York scientists will share their latest research in pubs across York from 23 – 25 May for the price of a pint.


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York hosts day for mapping enthusiasts

Posted on Monday 18 April 2016

The University of York will host a public study day on Saturday 23 April to celebrate the publication of an illustrated atlas of York, charting the development of the city across two thousand years.


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University of York to host major space conference for young people

Posted on Friday 15 April 2016

The University of York has been selected to host a major educational conference on space exploration which will involve hundreds of young people showcasing their projects linked to Tim Peake’s Principia mission.


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York student wins prestigious research award

Posted on Friday 15 April 2016

A University of York postgraduate has won The American Naturalist 2016 Student Paper Award for his research into insect evolution.


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Seeking quantum communication’s Holy Grail

Posted on Thursday 14 April 2016

Establishing a quantum internet to transfer huge amounts of quantum information within a split second across the world is the ‘Holy Grail’ of the future quantum technologies for the computer engineering and communications industries.


Placing clay-covered crania onto fire pit
Headdress reconstruction throws light on hunter-gatherer rituals

Posted on Wednesday 13 April 2016

A research team led by archaeologists at the University of York used traditional techniques to create replicas of ritual headdresses made by hunter-gatherers 11,000 years ago in North Western Europe.


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EU membership: new report shows key risks and opportunities for the environment

Posted on Monday 11 April 2016

A major new report, involving academics from the University of York, reveals that EU membership has transformed the UK’s environmental protection policies since 1973.


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York celebrates World Voice Day with new research into choir singing

Posted on Monday 11 April 2016

The University of York will mark World Voice Day with an afternoon of free interactive masterclasses and live research on Saturday 16 April.


Professor Koen Lamberts at the Brussels office launch (credit: Philippe Veldeman)
White Rose universities launch new strategic office in Brussels

Posted on Friday 8 April 2016

The White Rose University Consortium - a strategic partnership between three of the UK’s leading research intensive universities: Leeds, Sheffield and York – has launched a new office in Brussels as part of a long-term strategy to influence EU research policy.


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Documentary highlighting impact of inequality set for UK release

Posted on Friday 8 April 2016

A documentary, inspired by the critically acclaimed book The Spirit Level by University of York academics Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson, receives its London premiere on Monday.


Biophysics of immunity and infection; from single molecule imaging, bacterial pathogen membrane dynamics to inflammatory immune cell (neutrophil) migration in response to pathogen infection. Credit: Christoph Baumann, Mark Leake, Mark Coles
Using physics to tackle biomedical challenges

Posted on Thursday 7 April 2016

Scientists at the University of York aim to unleash the untapped potential of the physical sciences in the search for new treatments for human infection and inflammatory diseases.


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Residents asked to participate in online survey exploring mobility in York

Posted on Wednesday 6 April 2016

Residents in York are being encouraged to take part in an online survey exploring mobility and wellbeing in older people.


Clifford's Tower (credit: English Heritage)
York and Leeds launch programme of rediscovered Jewish music and theatre

Posted on Tuesday 5 April 2016

The Universities of York and Leeds will stage performances of various Jewish works – many thought to have been lost – through 20 performances across eight venues as part of a major global research project ‘Out of the Shadows: rediscovering Jewish music and theatre’.


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York launches pioneering Digital Creativity Labs

Posted on Thursday 31 March 2016

The University of York will launch the Digital Creativity Labs (DC Labs) next week – a major £18 million initiative for innovative research in the convergent area of digital and creative technologies.


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Online international collaboration shows reliability of quantum simulations for materials design

Posted on Thursday 31 March 2016

Scientists from the University of York teamed up with colleagues from over 30 universities and institutes across Europe to investigate to what extent quantum simulations of material properties agree when they are performed by different researchers and with different software.


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Is life good for children in the UK?

Posted on Wednesday 30 March 2016

A new book, edited by a University of York Professor in Social Policy, reveals that since 2009 UK children's physical health is improving, but they are more unhappy.


Youngsters graduate from York Children’s University

Posted on Wednesday 30 March 2016

One hundred and twenty five children took part in a graduation ceremony at York Children’s University (York CU).


Professor Ian Graham
Research accolade for York plant scientist

Posted on Wednesday 30 March 2016

A University of York scientist is to receive a major award by the Biochemical Society in recognition of the quality and impact of his research.


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Solving the mysterious handwriting of a medieval scribe

Posted on Tuesday 29 March 2016

A scholar from the University of York has helped identify the type of tremor a prolific 13th century scribe suffered from after carrying out forensic analysis of his distinctive handwriting.


Media technology – the cure for modern loneliness?

Posted on Wednesday 23 March 2016

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of York, in conjunction with charity WaveLength, shows that media technology can help to alleviate loneliness.


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Cartoons daubed on London home used by Sex Pistols given listed status

Posted on Tuesday 22 March 2016

An archaeologist who carried out detailed analysis of artwork daubed on the walls of a flat by the Sex Pistols' Johnny Rotten today said he had “mixed feelings” after it was announced the building had been given listed status.


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Academics to examine impact of sugar tax in Chile

Posted on Tuesday 22 March 2016

Health economists from the University of York are to spearhead a research project in Chile examining the impact a sugar tax has on the health of the population.


One of several thousand Jomon pots from Torihama in Western Japan dating to ca. 6,000 to 7,000 years ago (credit: Fukui Prefectural Wakasa History Museum)
Why did we invent pottery?

Posted on Monday 21 March 2016

Archaeologists at the University of York, leading a large international team, have revealed surprising new insights into why pottery production increased significantly at the end of the last Ice Age – with culture playing a bigger role than expected.


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Recognition for University of York Careers

Posted on Monday 21 March 2016

Careers at the University of York have attained national recognition at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards and the National Undergraduate Work Experience Awards (NUE).


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Protecting 30 percent of the ocean has many benefits, study suggests

Posted on Monday 21 March 2016

Protecting large stretches of the ocean from human influence may well be good for conservation. But a new study by University of York scientists Professor Callum Roberts and Dr Bethan O’Leary suggests that setting aside at least 30 percent of it would also benefit fishermen and other stakeholders.


The University of York’s Internship Bureau’s 2016 summer scheme launch at Bettys (credit: Jennifer Plummer)
York launches summer internship schemes

Posted on Monday 21 March 2016

Representatives from 60 local businesses attended a breakfast launch of the University of York’s Internship Bureau’s 2016 summer scheme at Bettys last week.


The mitochondria of bladder epithelial cells in culture.  One set of cells have been exposed to ketamine and show very bright staining as the cell's mitochondria struggle to survive (credit: Dr Simon Baker)
New effects of ketamine abuse uncovered

Posted on Friday 18 March 2016

Research conducted by scientists at the University of York has revealed how recreational ketamine abuse damages the bladder.


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York selected as games development hub

Posted on Wednesday 16 March 2016

The University of York’s Digital Creativity Hub is to become a regional hub for Tranzfuser™ – a new talent development programme aimed at graduates looking to break into the games development industry.


Dr Stephen Smith with the LID-Monitor at the Wearable Technology Show, ExCeL, London
Academic to showcase award-winning medical equipment at London show

Posted on Tuesday 15 March 2016

An award-winning piece of medical equipment which can help people with Parkinson’s control their condition is unveiled today at a prestigious technology show.


STP, viewed from Pontcysyllte Aquaduct (credit: Velodenz, Flickr)
Antibiotic resistance: it’s a social thing

Posted on Tuesday 15 March 2016

Trace concentrations of antibiotic, such as those found in sewage outfalls, are enough to enable bacteria to keep antibiotic resistance, new research from the University of York has found. The concentrations are much lower than previously anticipated, and help to explain why antibiotic resistance is so persistent in the environment.


A new beginning for Egypt’s ancient capital

Posted on Monday 14 March 2016

A team of archaeologists from the University of York is playing a pivotal role in a major project to give a new lease of life to the ruins of the capital of Ancient Egypt.


Professor Sue Hartley
York scientist is appointed Kew trustee

Posted on Friday 11 March 2016

A University of York scientist has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.


Revealing how the brain is configured to process complex spatial forms
Grid cells’ role in human imagination revealed

Posted on Friday 11 March 2016

New research conducted by a University of York scientist has found the first evidence of grid cell activity in healthy volunteers asked to imagine moving through an environment.


Oak tree (credit: Dr Alison Dyke)
York scientists join research to improve oak tree health

Posted on Thursday 10 March 2016

Scientists at the University of York are part of a new £1 million research team to help combat the spread of new diseases in oak trees.


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Scheme signposts alternative route into higher education

Posted on Wednesday 9 March 2016

The University of York is to offer a new free pathway aimed at attracting a broader range of learners into higher education.


Amelia Gully
Japan calls for York student

Posted on Tuesday 8 March 2016

A University of York PhD student has been selected by the British Council Japan for a two month research fellowship with a Japanese university.


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Dame Kelly Holmes to open £2m athletics facility at University of York

Posted on Monday 7 March 2016

Double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes is to perform the official opening of the new £2 million athletics stadium at the University of York and take part in a community fun run.


A close-up of worms in a waste water treatment system (trickling filter system) credit: Professor Alistair Boxall
What happens to pharmaceuticals in the digestive system of a bird?

Posted on Wednesday 2 March 2016

Scientists at the University of York have conducted new research into measuring how commonly-prescribed pharmaceuticals behave in the guts of starlings.


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Minister announces major investment in doctoral training and Quantum Technologies research at York

Posted on Tuesday 1 March 2016

The University of York is to benefit from investment in science and engineering research totalling £204 million announced by Science minister Jo Johnson today.


Leaf (credit: Julia, York Structural Biology Laboratory)
Researchers’ new advance in quest for second generation biofuels

Posted on Tuesday 1 March 2016

Scientists at the University of York are part of an international research team that has made a significant step forward in understanding the processes naturally occurring enzymes use to degrade microbe-resistant biomass, a key aim in the development of biofuels.


Digitisation of York's Archbishops' Registers
Launch of a digital goldmine: York’s Archbishops’ Registers online for first time

Posted on Monday 29 February 2016

The University of York has launched a website that makes one of the most important collections of historical materials to survive in England today available online.


Facing up to the facts – the Met’s super-recognisers work

Posted on Friday 26 February 2016

Psychologists at the University of York have concluded that officers in an elite face recognition squad in the Metropolitan Police possess extraordinary powers of perception.


The Star Carr Pendant, credit: Harry Robson
11,000 year old pendant is earliest known Mesolithic art in Britain

Posted on Thursday 25 February 2016

An 11,000 year old engraved shale pendant discovered by archaeologists during excavations at the Early Mesolithic site at Star Carr in North Yorkshire is unique in the UK, according to new research.


Sarah Nicolls and the Inside-Out Piano (credit: Suzy Harrison)
Inside-out piano comes to York

Posted on Thursday 25 February 2016

Pianist, inventor and performer Sarah Nicolls will play her unique ‘Inside-Out Piano’ at the University of York this weekend.


Hull York Medical School to train new healthcare professionals to support NHS services

Posted on Tuesday 23 February 2016

Today, Hull York Medical School (HYMS) in partnership with the Faculty of Health and Social Care (FHSC) at the University of Hull and the NHS, launches a two year Masters programme which enables graduates with strong biomedical science backgrounds to train and qualify as a Physician Associate. The Physician Associate is a new healthcare professional role working in support and under the supervision of doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients in community and hospital settings. There are 30 places available for the next academic year, starting in September 2016.


Annamarie Phelps CBE with members of the University of York Boat Club
Annamarie Phelps visits University of York Boat Club

Posted on Tuesday 23 February 2016

Annamarie Phelps CBE, Chairman of British Rowing, visited the University of York Boat Club (UYBC) to support both the rowing programme and the club’s recently launched Rainbow Wellies campaign.


Credit: Steve Speed
Call to action to improve protest policing

Posted on Tuesday 23 February 2016

Researchers at the University of York and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) have published a new report into the policing of an anti-fracking protest site, calling for an overhaul in police tactics and policies.


Research reveals sea-level changes over nearly three millennia

Posted on Monday 22 February 2016

A new study by an international research team suggests that global sea level rose faster in the 20th century than in any of the 27 previous centuries.


Zanzibar mangroves (credit: Paramita Punwong)
Creation of an island: the extinction of animals on Zanzibar

Posted on Monday 22 February 2016

Researchers at the University of York have been part of the first comprehensive study of how Zanzibar was formed, charting the extinction of various animals from the island.


Students from the University of York, year 10 students from York High School, and women from Hiscox Insurance.
Mentoring success for York students

Posted on Friday 19 February 2016

University of York undergraduates have teamed up with pupils from Millthorpe School and York High School for a mentoring project involving Hiscox and Aviva.


Children's Worlds
How do children around the world feel about their lives?

Posted on Tuesday 16 February 2016

A major international study, which involved researchers from the University of York, has provided a fresh perspective on how children around the world feel about their lives.


Credit: Jason Bachman
Sweet discovery in leafy greens reveals how sulphur is used by living organisms

Posted on Monday 15 February 2016

A critical discovery about how bacteria feed on an unusual sugar molecule found in leafy green vegetables finally reveals how sulphur is harnessed by living organisms. The work may inform strategies to boost our ‘good’ gut bacteria and promote digestive health.


Chinese New Year 2016
Chinese New Year celebrations herald the Year of the Monkey

Posted on Friday 12 February 2016

The University of York's Chinese students are inviting the local community to share an evening of spectacle, dance and music as they celebrate the Chinese New Year.


ADS Club, previously Maria's - photographed in 2009 (credit: Professor John Schofield)
Is Berlin’s underground scene in danger of going to the wall?

Posted on Thursday 11 February 2016

Berlin’s underground heritage – characterised by its alternative techno club scene - is at risk from “gentrification” and there needs to be greater recognition of its cultural significance and contribution to the city’s distinctive character, an archaeologist from the University of York has said.


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N8 chair says Northern voices vital in innovation policy-making

Posted on Thursday 11 February 2016

The N8 Research Partnership has outlined its vision for Innovation-led Northern economic growth in an event at the Houses of Parliament. N8 stressed its role as a willing partner in ensuring that northern research voices are heard in national innovation and economic policy making.


London skyline (credit: Armando G Alonso, Flickr)
London’s ‘temporary accommodation’ market drives up the costs of homelessness

Posted on Thursday 11 February 2016

A perfect storm of high rents and benefit restrictions means that the cost of homelessness is spiralling in London, according to independent research by the University of York.


White Rose universities to open Brussels office

Posted on Wednesday 10 February 2016

The White Rose University Consortium - a strategic partnership between three of the UK’s leading research intensive universities: Leeds, Sheffield and York – has established a Brussels office as part of a long-term strategy to influence EU research policy.


Credit: Suzy Harrison
Student fashion show raises £30k for refugee charities

Posted on Friday 5 February 2016

A fashion show hosted by the University of York and featuring American Vogue editor Anna Wintour raised more than £30,000 for two charities supporting refugees.


York Union
York Union lines up top speakers

Posted on Thursday 4 February 2016

The student-run York Union will host speakers including Trevor Phillips OBE, author David Goodhart and historian Sir Anthony Seldon this term.


Charlie Taylor at the Careers Internships Fair
Graduate shows he has the aptitude when it comes to entrepreneurship

Posted on Thursday 4 February 2016

A graduate from the University of York says he has created the World’s first mobile app dedicated to helping students get on the career ladder.


The picture shows a model of one of the SAPN particles that has been constructed by Newton Wahome based on a tiling by Giuliana Indelicato, illustrating how tiling theory predicts the surface architecture of the nanoparticle. Wahome and Indelicato are the joint first authors of this paper.
Using mathematics to improve human health

Posted on Tuesday 2 February 2016

Scientists at the Universities of York and Torino have used mathematics as a tool to provide precise details of the structure of protein nanoparticles, potentially making them more useful in vaccine design.


N8 appoints Koen Lamberts, Vice Chancellor of the University of York, as Chair of Board of Directors

Posted on Monday 1 February 2016

The N8 Research Partnership (N8) has announced that Professor Koen Lamberts, Vice Chancellor of the University of York, will take over from Sir Alan Langlands as Chair of the N8 Board of Directors from 1 February 2016.


Celebrating half a century of excellence

Posted on Friday 29 January 2016

The University of York’s Department of Physics is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend (30 January) with a day of special physics-themed events.


Professor John Goodby
Top Russian science honour for York materials chemist

Posted on Thursday 28 January 2016

A University of York scientist whose research has made important contributions to the development of flat-screen displays for TVs, computers and mobile phones has been awarded the Russian Liquid Crystal Society’s highest award.


Professor Stephen Linstead
Hollywood award recognition for Yorkshire film

Posted on Thursday 28 January 2016

A short film made by University of York academic Stephen Linstead has been named as an Official Selection at the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Festival.


Emergency Rescue Down Under (credit: http://airtelevision.co.uk/new-series/air-television-go-to-australia/)
University answers ‘emergency’ call for TV company

Posted on Friday 22 January 2016

A television production company has used editing facilities at the University of York to put the finishing touches to a new documentary series for BBC One.


lightbulb (credit: Thomas Hawk, Flickr)
Research aims for justice in energy policy

Posted on Thursday 21 January 2016

A major new research project led by the University of York will examine the way energy efficiency policies in the UK affect groups who are vulnerable to fuel poverty, and identify a sustainable direction for future policy which is fair to all consumers.


Global Game Jam, Connor's Departure game
That’s Entertainment! People urged to sign up to the Global Game Jam

Posted on Thursday 21 January 2016

Gaming enthusiasts from across the region are being urged to sign up for the upcoming Global Game Jam event being co-hosted by the University of York.


York honours seven for contribution to society

Posted on Wednesday 20 January 2016

The University of York will this week award honorary degrees to the UK’s senior Law Lord, an acclaimed writer and broadcaster, a leading humanitarian and the manager of the England football team.


Environment building (credit: David Rippin)
Annual lectures on sustainability return to York

Posted on Wednesday 20 January 2016

Weekly public lectures on corporate social responsibility (CSR), organised by the University of York’s Environment Department, return this week.


One of the Roman-age skulls found at Driffield Terrace in York (credit: York Archaeological Trust)
Piecing together the gruesome story of York’s headless Romans

Posted on Tuesday 19 January 2016

University of York archaeological scientists were part of an international team that used cutting edge genome technology to cast more light on a mystery that has perplexed archaeologists for more than a decade.


Researchers develop inequality monitoring system to reduce preventable A&E admissions

Posted on Tuesday 19 January 2016

Researchers have developed a set of indicators which could help reduce preventable A&E admissions arising from social inequality – as figures reveal there were almost 38,000 deaths in England in one year from treatable conditions.


Frederick Viner
York student finalist in young composer awards

Posted on Monday 18 January 2016

A University of York music student is through to the final stage of the prestigious Mozarts of Tomorrow competition at Newcastle’s Sage Gateshead.


Stepping beyond our 3D world

Posted on Monday 18 January 2016

Since the dawn of time, humans have endeavoured to unravel the laws governing the physical world around us. Over centuries we have tried to discover a Theory of Everything.


Credit: Robert Couse-Baker
University’s brightest stars launch YuCycle 2016 challenge

Posted on Friday 15 January 2016

Promising University of York athletes Alastair Hepworth and Bethan Richards joined Ashley Marsh, student cycle club president, at the launch of this year’s YuCycle challenge.


Jacob Peatfield (credit: Tom Coward)
Student wins freelance prize

Posted on Friday 15 January 2016

An enterprising Language and Linguistics student received recognition after showcasing his business at the University’s annual Christmas Market.


Cape Town
Global opportunities for York students

Posted on Friday 15 January 2016

Three international short summer courses will be available to all York students this year with opportunities to visit Washington DC, USA, British Columbia, Canada, and Cape Town, South Africa.


Science and Technology Facilities Council
York develops UK nuclear theory hub

Posted on Thursday 14 January 2016

University of York physicists will host a series of courses, meetings and a visitor programme bringing together the UK nuclear theory community this year.


York in the world’s top 100 for its international outlook

Posted on Thursday 14 January 2016

We have been ranked as one of the 100 most international universities in the world by Times Higher Education (THE).


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Archives staff help make it a drier January for flood victims

Posted on Wednesday 13 January 2016

Experts at the Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York have stepped in to help householders and businesses save precious family mementos and important documents damaged by floods.


Screening technique to reinforce fight against ash dieback

Posted on Wednesday 13 January 2016

Researchers at the University of York led a pioneering study which opens up a new front in the battle against a disease affecting ash trees across Europe.


Piperazine structure
York chemists develop new drug synthesis method

Posted on Tuesday 12 January 2016

Scientists from the University of York have developed a new approach for the synthesis of piperazines – drug compounds used to treat hay fever and HIV.


Professor Jon Timmis
Spin-out wins Innovate UK grant to develop ‘virtual’ drug lab

Posted on Thursday 7 January 2016

A University of York spin-out backed by the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Enterprise Hub, has been awarded a £300,000 grant from the UK’s innovation agency Innovate UK, sponsored by NC3Rs, to develop a ‘virtual laboratory’ to establish the environmental impact of drugs earlier in discovery and development.


Credit: Mark Woodward
WR universities’ new platform will highlight academic excellence

Posted on Tuesday 5 January 2016

Three of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities have joined forces to set up a new open access digital platform to publish scholarly articles across the academic disciplines.


A far from perfect host

Posted on Monday 4 January 2016

Biologists at the universities of York and Exeter have published new research which shows that an ancient symbiosis is founded entirely on exploitation, not mutual benefit.


New Year’s Honours for University of York staff

Posted on Thursday 31 December 2015

Two members of the University of York have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.


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