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Tomorrow – Woman’s Hour talks to Professor Laurie Cohen

From the ’90s to now: shedding light on women’s careers Professor Laurie Cohen from the Nottingham University Business School will be on BBC Radio 4′s Woman’s Hour programme tomorrow about her new book Imagining Women’s Careers.   It is the story of 17 self-employed women and their journey from the recession-hit Britain of the ’90s …

Nottingham animal welfare pioneer recognised for her work in Asia

A pioneer of animal welfare in Asia – who inspired students at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) to record a song about the plight of moon bears – has received an honorary degree. Jill Robinson MBE received the degree of Doctor of Laws in recognition of her 29-year career working on animal welfare issues. Born in …

World diabetes day – the research goes on

Shielding eyes from diabetes damage, searching for safer versions of diabetic drugs, improving diets to reduce insulin resistance – these are just some of the areas of diabetic research being carried out at The University of Nottingham. Experts at Nottingham are working closely with Diabetes UK and other funding organisations to pioneer work that covers …

Women inspiring women

Did you know that in the UK only 13% of jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects are occupied by women? And that our of all the Computer Science students in the UK, only 18% are female? On Saturday (15th Novermber), the School of Computer Science at the University, will be hosting a …

22000 dental patients recalled – a huge scientific detective task says virologist

Giving his reaction to the recall of 22,000 dental patients, Jonathan Ball, Professor of Molecular Virology at The University of Nottingham warns if patients do test positive for any virus then it won’t be clear where their virus came from and trying to work that out will be a huge scientific detective task. Professor Ball …

What is Hong Kong’s problem with China

The Inquiry, a new series on the BBC’s World Service, looks at the situation in Hong Kong and asks where’s the love for the motherland? Taking part in this week’s programme ‘What is Hong Kong’s problem with China‘ was Professor Steve Tsang from the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies. Talking as an ‘expert witness’ he …

Legal compliance podbriefings

The University of Nottingham has created a series of videos designed to inform and raise awareness of important legal topics and issues of compliance amongst university staff. Each video contains an interview with a practising lawyer who is an expert in the relevant field and who explains the law (current at the time of filming) …

Bringing the best of British bioscience to the public

Researchers from The University of Nottingham will be helping to bring the best of British bioscience to the public this weekend. Professor Malcolm Bennett from the School of Biosciences and his team from the Centre for Plant Integrative Biology will be showcasing their exhibit ‘Rooting in the Underworld’ at The Great British Bioscience Festival between …

Secrets of Stonehenge revealed through digital mapping

The secrets of a prehistoric monument are being revealed in an unprecedented digital mapping project involving Dr Eugene Ch’ng, from the School of Computer Science, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). He is part of a team working on the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project that is transforming knowledge of the iconic stone monument in England. Using …

Dame Asha Khemka receives ‘Woman of the Year’ award

University Council Member, Dame Asha Khemka OBE DBE, has spoken of her immense pride at receiving a prestigious award from Prime Minister David Cameron. Dame Asha was named ‘Woman of the Year’ at the GG2 Leadership Awards 2014 on Wednesday (5 November 2014) for her outstanding work and commitment to improving and providing a fair …