News: June 2013

TransForm - Telling new stories about body image

Bibliotherapy is the idea that we can use stories about other people to help us think differently and more positively about our own concerns. Bringing bibliotherapy into the 21st Century, this project explores how we might use digital fictions online story-games to support young women in developing frameworks for more positive thinking regarding their body
image.

Publication date: 28 June 2013

Seminar: Soft Optical and Electronic Materials: Development of Conjugated Polymers and Supermolecular Machines

This seminar will be of interest to anyone working in photovoltaics, organic electronics, organic chemistry and supermolecular chemistry. Held by: Prof Masaki Horie, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan. On Friday 12th July, 1pm-2pm, Seminar Room 211, School of Electronic engineering, Dean street.

Publication date: 25 June 2013

US visit to research Kubrik- possibly the greatest post-war American Film Director

Dr Nathan Abrams, a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Bangor University’s School of Creative Studies & Media, has won a prestigious highly-competitive, and internationally-recognised Dorot Foundation Fellowship at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas, Austin.

Publication date: 19 June 2013

People Anticipate Others’ Genuine Smiles, But Not Polite Smiles

Smile and the world smiles with you – but new research suggests that not all smiles are created equal. The research shows that people actually anticipate smiles that are genuine but not smiles that are merely polite. The differing responses may reflect the unique social value of genuine smiles.

Publication date: 12 June 2013

Unused energy sources could contribute to farm sustainability

Parts of the British agriculture industry could be generating their own energy from a source right under their noses and make a valuable contribution to wider society while they’re at it.

That‘s the conclusion of a PhD conducted by John Walsh, a student at Bangor University in conjunction with Fre-energy Ltd, a company based outside Wrexham, north Wales.

Publication date: 7 June 2013

Capturing nature’s wealth to reduce poverty

Researchers from Bangor University will lead a £2 million project to investigate whether international schemes that pay people in low income countries to protect globally important habitats can reduce poverty.

Publication date: 4 June 2013