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News: January 2014

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Publication date: 31 January 2014

A renowned north Wales' Professor has highlighted the importance of Wales’ wetlands as part of World Wetlands Day

Professor Chris Freeman from Bangor University has thrown his support behind the event aimed and at raising the awareness of wetlands across the globe.

Publication date: 31 January 2014

Are you sharing your living room with others?

How would you feel if advertisers could see what you were doing and target adverts to suit your activity level or even your mood?

It’s not as futuristic as it sounds.

Publication date: 31 January 2014

Bangor achieves top 20 position in global Green Universities League Table

Bangor University’s commitment to sustainability has earned it 19th position in an international league table of environmentally friendly institutions. 301 Universities from 61 countries took part in the league table, which was launched by Universitas Indonesia in 2010 to highlight sustainability and environmental management at universities across the world.

Publication date: 31 January 2014

Extinct Elephant Seal population reveals an evolutionary ‘time-machine’

Genetic diversity within isolated populations can occur quite rapidly in evolutionary terms, according to findings of a paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B (available online 29.1.14

Publication date: 29 January 2014

Fourth Bangor Science Festival is on the horizon

Planning for the fourth annual Bangor Science Festival is well under way and the 2014 Festival is certainly shaping up.  The Science Festival will be held during National Science and Engineering Week from Friday 14th March and Sunday23rd March 2014.

Publication date: 28 January 2014

New study leads to calls to review past studies of brain differences between people with ASD and the general population

To better understand the underlying causes of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), psychologists have been using brain scanning to compare brain structures in people with ASD and the general population....

The latest research, led by Dr Kami Koldewyn, has now revealed how head movement during the scanning process can affect the results.

Publication date: 28 January 2014

Session to share local research on learning disabilities and autism

New research in the field of learning disabilities and autism, which has been conducted locally, is to be the focus for an afternoon of presentations at Bangor University.

Publication date: 27 January 2014

Welsh Minister for Culture visits site of iconic new Pontio Centre

Welsh Minister for Culture and Sport John Griffiths AM visited Bangor University’s Pontio site on Thursday 23 January 2013.

Publication date: 24 January 2014

Engineering at Bangor wins £500k for CLARET project

A unique new facility has opened at Bangor University.  The Centre, the first of its kind in Wales, will enable businesses to test a huge range of plastic electronics, space-related equipment and solar cells.

Publication date: 22 January 2014

New warning system to find ‘alien’ invaders in Welsh seas

A new warning system is being developed that could reduce the damage caused to Welsh marine industries and native wildlife by non-native or ‘alien’ creatures in coastal waters.

Publication date: 22 January 2014

New Website

Bangor University has a new-look website.

The refreshed modern look to the site has been designed to be adaptive for use on smartphones, tablets and computers and provides an exciting and interactive experience for visitors.

Publication date: 21 January 2014

St Mary’s student halls development

A consortium of three companies has been selected to develop Bangor University’s residential site at St Mary’s. Investment of over £30million will bring new life to a site that has largely been disused for many years.

Publication date: 20 January 2014

Welsh booksellers turn to social media

Welsh bookseller’s attitudes to social networking will be the subject of a pioneering new research project at the School of Creative Studies and Media at Bangor University.

Dr. Eben Muse, Deputy Head of the School, has received a grant from the Strategic Insight Program to work in partnership with the Welsh Books Council on the project over the coming months.

Publication date: 16 January 2014

ESRC PhD studentship at the School of Linguistics and English Language

One ESRC PhD studentship in Bilingualism is available from October 2014 at the School of Linguistics and English Language. This is a three-year studentship funded by the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre and Bangor University.

Publication date: 14 January 2014

More exciting developments for the year ahead

Bangor University had an outstanding year in 2013, and it looks forward to more exciting developments in the year to come.

Last year saw continued investment in the University’s infrastructure in order to provide the very best study and social environment for the University’s students.

Publication date: 14 January 2014

Postgraduate Fair Kindle Winner

When George Yates attended the Postgraduate Courses Fair at the end of November, he wasn’t aware that he was about to have to rethink his Christmas list. George’s registration card was randomly picked from over 350 entries on the day of the Fair, and he became the lucky winner of a brand new Amazon Kindle, which coincidently was at the top of his Christmas wish-list when we met up with him in December.

Publication date: 14 January 2014

How computer visualisation can assist medics

If you’re about to undergo a medical procedure, it might be good to know that the person conducting the procedure has been able to prepare in advance or been trained using a life-like computer generated simulator, or even been able to prepare based on simulations of your own actual body.

Publication date: 10 January 2014

“Wood isn’t good – it’s brilliant!”

Over 50 delegates attended a seminar at Bangor University recently, which focussed on helping Welsh businesses to work with and produce innovative and energy-efficient building materials.

Publication date: 7 January 2014

Community Sport Analysis Project to bring sports analysis technology to local grass roots sports clubs

A group of student volunteers have recently been putting the finishing touches to a new community project aimed at bringing sports analysis technology to local grass roots sports clubs in Bangor and the surrounding area.

Publication date: 6 January 2014

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Publication date: 3 January 2014

Dr Andrew Edwards discusses Thatcherism and Wales on Radio Wales

In a new programme for Radio Wales, Bangor Historian Dr Andrew Edwards (Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities) scrutinises the often tempestuous relationship between Margaret Thatcher and Wales.

Thatcherism and Wales was first broadcast as part of the Histories of Wales series on Radio Wales on Thursday, 2nd January.  It is now available to ‘listen again’ on the Radio Wales website:


Publication date: 2 January 2014