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News: August 2015

Bangor University Stadium announced as new name for Bangor City FC Ground following landmark partnership deal

The home of Bangor City Football Club will be renamed the Bangor University Stadium after a new partnership was agreed with the local university.

Bangor University will become Bangor City’s stadium naming rights partner as part of a three year agreement, the second change of stadium name since the football club moved to Nantporth in 2012.

Publication date: 27 August 2015

Bangor University to work with clinical academics in South India to prevent deaths by suicide

A social psychiatrist from  the University's School of Social Sciences is leading a team of psychiatrists and social scientists to work with colleagues in South India to prevent deaths by suicide.

Publication date: 21 August 2015

Windows 95 turns 20 – and new ways of interacting show up desktop's age

This article by Jonathan Roberts of the School of Computer Science was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article


The arrival of Microsoft Windows 95 on August 24 1995 brought about a desktop PC boom. With an easier and more intuitive graphical user interface than previous versions it appealed to more than just business, and Bill Gates’ stated aim of one PC per person per desk was set in motion. This was a time of 320Mb hard drives, 8Mb RAM and 15” inch CRT monitors. For most home users, the internet had only just arrived.

Publication date: 21 August 2015

Micro-hydropower electricity generation could save the water industry millions

New research findings from Bangor University and Trinity College Dublin have highlighted the potential for further cost savings from micro-hydropower. Savings of up to an additional £1m a year in Wales alone could help keep water bills down.

Publication date: 20 August 2015

New art exhibit brings Dementia and Imagination to Bangor

Can art improve quality of life and well-being for people living with dementia? Might it even have wider social and community benefits? And if it does make a difference, how does it do this - and why?

Publication date: 19 August 2015

Ocean Study by Satellite Rewarded

A Bangor scientist is to be honoured for his work on using satellites to study the ocean. David Bowers of the School of Ocean Sciences is to be given the Award of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc). This award is granted for ‘services to remote sensing…through sustained and distinguished contribution to furthering science and applications which use remote sensing’.

Publication date: 19 August 2015

Cartoon Camping -Dementia and Imagination roll up at Green Man Festival

People attending the Green Man Festival should keep an eye out for two ‘virtual’ festival-goers- Doris and Ivor.  The mystery cartoon duo, complete with cartoon campsite, car and sausages are the creation of research artist Carol Hanson, who, along with and members of the Dementia and Imagination team are heading to the Green Man Festival this week.

Publication date: 17 August 2015

World’s largest ever fishing impact study brings hope for Cardigan Bay Scallop fishermen

Scientists from Bangor University, working together with the Welsh Fishermen’s AssociationWelsh Government and Natural Resources Wales have published their findings from the world’s largest ever fishing impact study, funded in part by the European Fishery Fund.

Publication date: 13 August 2015

Bangor University maintains leadership position in Student Satisfaction

Bangor University again leads Welsh universities in the most recent measure of student satisfaction, and is among the top 10 of the UK’s best non-specialist universities, the traditional institutions who offer a broad range of subjects. 

Publication date: 12 August 2015

Giraffes aren’t dangerous – but they will soon be endangered

Dr Matt Hayward, of the School of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography writing in The Conversation. Read the original article

Publication date: 6 August 2015

How Libya became the International Criminal Court’s latest failure

Yvonne McDermott, of the School of Law writing in The Conversation. Read the original article

Publication date: 6 August 2015

Osian Huw Williams wins the Musicians' Medal at the National Eisteddfod

Bangor University student, Osian Huw Williams is the winner of this year’s Musicians’ Medal at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, and he was honoured at a special ceremony on the Pavilion stage on Wednesday evening.

Publication date: 6 August 2015

Now advertising billboards can read your emotions … and that’s just the start

Dr Andy McStay, of the School of Creative Studies & Media writing in The Conversation. Read the original article 

Publication date: 4 August 2015

Emojis have hit Hollywood – and thriller or rom-com, they’ll take it by storm

Professor Vyv Evans, of the School of Linguistics and English Language writing in The Conversation. Read the original article

Publication date: 3 August 2015

Greener but not cleaner? How trees can worsen urban air pollution

John Gallagher, of the School of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography writing in The Conversation. Read the original article

Publication date: 3 August 2015

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Publication date: 1 August 2015