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Donald Trump’s 100 days of u-turns, bombs and cake

In a blog for The Conversation UK  Todd Landman, Professor of Political Science, Pro Vice Chancellor of the Social Sciences, University of Nottingham, reviews Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. Professor Landman will share his views at a public debate held at the University on Monday 8 May- more details at the end of this …

Levitation and lightning -100s of school children ‘Spring into Science’

How do you make music with electrical sparks or float balls in the air using only sound? Children from schools across Nottingham found out the answers to these and many other scientific questions at the first ever ‘Spring into Science’ event being held at The University of Nottingham today. A team of experts from the University’s …

VC praises a decade-long engineering partnership with Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering and University of Nottingham’s faculty of engineering have been research partners for nearly 10 years. To date, more than 30 faculty and 35 students from Virginia Tech and Nottingham have worked together. Last week at a presidential lecture held in Virginia the leaders of both institutions celebrated the partnership. Virginia Tech’s Tim Sands and University of …

A Picture of Inspiration

Few people are more inspiring than Dr Mohamed Bashir Gadi, winner of this year’s Fazlur Harman Khan Award for Excellence in Engineering, Science and Technology. Dr Gadi, Associate Professor, Director and Admissions Tutor for the MSc Course on Renewable Energy and Architecture, has had a stellar and distinguished career. He has published over sixty research …

Colleagues in Physics and Astronomy remember Professor Lawrie Challis OBE

Professor Laurence Eaves and Professor Tony Kent, in the School of Physics and Astronomy, at the University of Nottingham remember Professor Lawrence Challis. This obituary has been published by the Institute of Physics on MyIOP. Lawrie Challis, who died on 24 March 2017, was an experimental physicist who did distinguished work at the University of Nottingham …

Profile: Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the far-left candidate shaking up the French election

Dr Paul Smith, Associate Professor in French and Francophone Studies writes for The Conversation about the far-left candidate shaking up the French election. The French call it Mélenchonite, a feverish excitement brought on by over-exposure to left-wing populism. There was an outbreak of it during the country’s 2012 presidential campaign, when, just a fortnight before the …

Nottingham academic works with the British Army

An Assistant Professor from the School of Politics and International Relations, Dr Louise Kettle, recently spent time based in Warminster conducting research and working with the British Army. The prestigious one month placement was organised in conjunction with The Whitehall & Industry Group – a charity which aims to bring together business, government and the …

Chris Jagger scoops top award for Long-Term Contribution to University

Chris Jagger, Chief Estates and Facilities Officer at the University, has won the Association of University Directors of Estates’ (AUDE) Chair’s Award for Long Term Contribution. The award celebrates Chris’ long-term achievements benefiting the higher education estates and facilities management community. The 2017 AUDE Awards took place on 11 April at Manchester Metropolitan University. Each …

Building honour celebrates love, loyalty and impact on education

The Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham and his wife have been honoured in China with a building dedication. At a ceremony attended by Cheng Yuechong, Vice-Governor of Zhejiang Province in eastern China, The Ningbo Nottingham International Academy for Marine Economy and Technology (IAMET) building was officially named after Sir David and Lady Susan Greenaway. …

BBC antiques show on hunt for sporting memorabilia

The BBC’s popular antiques programme Flog It will be arriving in the Nottingham on Good Friday (Friday April 14) when it holds its valuation day at the University and will be aiming to celebrate the city’s strong sporting heritage. Members of the public are invited to bring up to three items to Trent Building on …