News: March 2012

Dr. Marco Tamburelli awarded Santander Early Career Scholarship

Marco Tamburelli has been awarded the Santander Early Career Scholarship.

Publication date: 28 March 2012

Professor Dermot Cahill speaks to BBC Radio Wales about Procurement Week

Professor Dermot Cahill, Head of Bangor Law School, was interviewed by BBC Radio Wales last Thursday, 22nd March 2012. He spoke about the Institute of Competition and Procurement Studies’ first ever Procurement Week, which takes place at Bangor University this week (27th-30th March). 

Publication date: 27 March 2012

Santander supports language research

A Santander Scholarship enabled Robat Trefor, a PhD student from the School of Welsh, to visit the Basque Country recently, and he was accompanied by Professor Peredur Lynch, his research supervisor and Head of School.

Publication date: 27 March 2012

What you see is what you get? Bangor academics to research impression management by business organisations

‘Impression management’, or how organisations control the way how they are perceived by the public, will be the focus of cutting-edge research undertaken by a new centre at Bangor University.

Publication date: 27 March 2012

Conference Review: 'Markers of Identity in Medieval Europe, 13th -15th centuries'

The inaugural conference of a new international research network took place at the Centre d'Etudes Superieures de Civilisation Medievale (CESCM), University of Poitiers, 17-18 November.

Publication date: 26 March 2012

Grant success: 'Insular Books: Vernacular Miscellanies in Late Medieval Britain'

Research network secures funding for its first conference, held at and funded by the British Academy (London, 21-23 June 2012).

Publication date: 26 March 2012

Leading German business newspapers cover research by Bangor academic

The article “Does it pay to have friends? Social ties and executive appointments in banking”, jointly authored by Dr Klaus Schaeck from Bangor Business School with his colleagues Allen Berger (University of South Carolina), Thomas Kick (Deutsche Bundesbank), and Michael Koetter (University of Groningen), has received widespread media coverage by two leading business newspapers in Germany, Handelsblatt and Wirtschaftswoche.

Publication date: 26 March 2012

Trash to cash: killing two birds with one stone in Bangladesh

Municipal waste can be used to provide a valuable source of nutrients for intensively farmed soils in Bangladesh- with the effect of both improving agriculture and crop yields and removing unhygienic waste materials from city streets.

Publication date: 22 March 2012

Prestigious Award for Honorary Professor

Prof. John Duncan (Cambridge) who is a honorary member of staff in Bangor's Psychology department has won the prestigious Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science for his innovative, multidisciplinary research into the relationships between psychology, behaviour and intelligence on the one hand and neural processes on the other

Publication date: 21 March 2012

AHRC PhD Studentship in Archaeology

Applications are invited by the Graduate School of Arts and Humanities at Bangor University for an AHRC PhD Studentship in Archaeology beginning on 1st October 2012. 

Publication date: 15 March 2012

Bangor academic Helena Miguélez-Carballeira wins award to lead research network on translation in Wales

The Project ‘Translation in Non-State Cultures: Perspectives from Wales’ has been awarded an AHRC Research Development Grant. Dr Helena Miguélez-Carballeira, Lecturer in Spanish and Director of the Translation Studies Graduate Programme at Bangor University’s School of Modern Languages has won £12.000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to lead a Wales-wide research network on translation in Wales.

Publication date: 15 March 2012

PhD student Adam Pearce's translation of Daniel Owen's short stories published

Adam Pearce, a 125th Anniversary Ph.D. Student in Bangor’s School of Modern Languages, is the translator of a recently-published collection of short stories entitled Fireside Tales by Daniel Owen, widely regarded as the father of the Welsh novel.

Publication date: 15 March 2012

Wild plants threatened by collection for sale could be grown commercially providing new income streams, report finds

Wild plants threatened by collection for sale could be grown commercially providing new income streams, report finds Exotic palm leaves in your Mother’s Day bouquet may have come from forests in Belize or Guatemala, central America. Export for the flower arranging industry threatens the survival of some of these palms in the wild

Publication date: 15 March 2012

AHRC PhD Studentship in Translation Studies

Applications are invited by the Graduate School of Arts and Humanities at Bangor University for an AHRC PhD Studentship in Translation Studies beginning on 1st October 2012.

Publication date: 14 March 2012

Bangor Scientist to Strengthen the World’s Largest Marine Reserve

Expertise from Bangor University’s world renowned School of Ocean Science is to contribute towards monitoring and surveying the world’s largest marine reserve, which surrounds a string of tiny islands in the British Indian Ocean Territory of the Chagos Archipelago.

Publication date: 7 March 2012

The Psychology of Shopping

Students on the Consumer Psychology with Business degree were recently treated to a practical insight into the psychology of shopping by Mr Philip Adcock, who is one of the world's experts on how people shop.

Publication date: 7 March 2012