News: 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 http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.3078).

Publication date: 29 January 2014

Bangor’s public procurement expertise sought by both sides of the House

Professor Dermot Cahill, Head of Bangor University Law School, has been invited by the UK Conservative Party to sit as a Member of the House of Commons Parliamentary Inquiry into electronic procurement, to assess the case for the feasibility of introducing electronic invoicing into the UK as a widespread Government purchasing practice.

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

Call for Papers: Conference on Finance and Development in Muslim Economies

A conference on Finance & Development in Islamic Economies will be held at Bangor Business School, Bangor University on September 15 2014, in collaboration with Islamic Research Training Institute (IRTI) of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). Selected papers will be invited for submission for a possible special issue of the JFSR.

Publication date: 22 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

Fully-funded KESS Research Masters: closing date 29/01/14

Applications are now open for a fully-funded KESS Research Masters based at the School of Social Sciences, Bangor.

Publication date: 9 January 2014

Can applying messages to cigarettes dissuade us from smoking?

Two academics from Bangor Business School have been applying their knowledge of marketing and managerial studies to investigate a new medium for getting the no-smoking message across: the cigarette itself.

Publication date: 7 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