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News: August 2013

Creating a ‘computer-simulated’ virtual patient to train clinicians

In the future, should you need complicated surgery, the surgeon will be able to prepare and even practice for the procedure on a virtual simulation of your own body or body part that needs attention.

The technology is currently in development to create complete whole body ’simulations’ to train surgeons and other medical professional how to undertake various medical procedures, using ‘virtual’ dummies that appear to be there, and even ‘feel’ as though they’re there, by use of 3D computer graphics  haptic or ‘force feedback’ devices.

Leading the field in Wales in developing this technology is Bangor University’s Professor Nigel John, an expert in visualisation technology at the School of Computer Science.

Publication date: 29 August 2013

First partially sighted ascent of Matterhorn

A Bangor University researcher will soon attempt to complete the first partially sighted ascent of the Matterhorn in Switzerland.

Publication date: 29 August 2013

Secretary of State visits Swequity Exchange Wales

David Jones, Welsh Secretary of State visited Inventorium recently to see at first-hand how an open innovation programme has developed early – stage companies.  Inventorium brings together people who would not normally meet, to share ideas and solutions that lead to the formation of new businesses, processes and collaborations. The focus is on digital technologies for culture, education, health, tourism, transport and public sector.

Publication date: 29 August 2013

Three Welsh universities to investigate European Travellers to Wales in new joint research project.

European travellers have come to Wales for numerous reasons; from those seeking a romantic idyll, to industrial spies in the Victorian era and refugees from Nazi Germany. Now, a new research project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), aims to use the travel writings of these visitors to redefine the perceptions of Wales as a travel destination.

Publication date: 20 August 2013

Bangor researcher to teach chemistry in Africa

A Bangor University research assistant will shortly embark on a once in a lifetime trip to Africa to teach chemistry.

Publication date: 13 August 2013

Satisfied students place Bangor University second in Wales

As Bangor University looks forward to confirming the places of new students for the next academic year, those students will be pleased to learn that they’ll be joining some very satisfied students.

Students responding to an annual National Student Satisfaction survey have placed Bangor University joint second among Wales’ higher education institutions, according to students’ overall satisfaction with their course and university experience.

Publication date: 13 August 2013

Archive of the month

Publication date: 5 August 2013

Bangor University strengthens research links with Brazil

After signing a research co-operation agreement with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) in June 2012, making Bangor the first Welsh University to establish a research partnership with FAPESP, Bangor University is pleased to announce the first research projects funded under the co-operation programme.

Publication date: 2 August 2013

Cancer Exhibition at the National Eisteddfod Science & Technology Exhibition

As one of the main sponsors of the Eisteddfod Science & Technology Pavilion, Bangor University is taking a lead in getting children and adults involved in the show. The University  has a range of activities at the Exhibition through the week- covering everything from science for the youngest children, with the very popular Fflach Bangor show- to health themes,  including cancer research,  the food we eat and how to check for our ‘vital signs’ as well as revealing a little about how our brains work.

Publication date: 2 August 2013

Could elite athletes use brain ‘doping’ technology to enhance their performance?

A neuroscientist at Bangor University recently wrote an opinion piece published in the August edition of the journal “Sports Medicine” on the possibilities of ‘neurodoping’ enhancing sporting performance.

Publication date: 2 August 2013

Eisteddfod Genedlaethol - Bangor University Activities

University’s stand on the Eisteddfod  field. As one of the main sponsors of the Science & Technology Pavilion at the Eisteddfodl,  the University is hosting a number of activities and exhibitions  at the Pavilion through the week.

Publication date: 2 August 2013

Friday's Eisteddfod Activities - A Day of Poetry, music and film

A Day of Poetry, music and film.

Publication date: 2 August 2013

Monday's Eisteddfod Activities

Bangor University’s School of Welsh will be celebrating the opportunity the School had during the past year, to work with companies working Welsh publishing. Canolfan Bedwyr’s Language Technologies Unit will be displaying highlights from their recent work. One of the pioneering products demonstrated will be their new translation system, CyfieithuCymru / TranslateWales.

Publication date: 2 August 2013

Student film accepted at Eisteddfod’s Lle Celf Visual Art Exhibition

Bangor University student Jenni Steele of Deganwy is to have a short film exhibited in Y Lle Celf which is the highly regarded Visual Arts Exhibition at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in Denbigh (6-13 August).

Publication date: 2 August 2013

Thursday's Eisteddfod Activities - Music takes centre stage

Bangor University’s School of Music takes charge of the activities at Bangor University’s stand on the Eisteddfod field every Thursday, and this year’s no exception, with a full day of musical activities and performances  to suit every age and taste.

Publication date: 2 August 2013

TOP students enjoy learning languages

During July a group of postgraduate students from the School of Modern Languages at Bangor University hosted sessions for schools participating in the Talent Opportunities Programme.

Publication date: 2 August 2013

Tuesday's Eisteddfod activities

Pontio to Reveal First Welsh Language Production to be Staged at New Centre & Celebrating training Social workers in Welsh

Publication date: 2 August 2013

Wednesday's Eisteddfod Activities - History, Music and a Reunion for former students and staff

The University Yesterday & Today; Bangor University Reunion &  Music: Our nation’s Third language?

Publication date: 2 August 2013