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University News: July 2011

A book to encompass Wales’ music

A project that will lead to the publication of an authoritative reference book on Welsh Music (Cydymaith i Gerddoriaeth Cymru) is being launched today (1 August) on Bangor University’s stand at the national Eisteddfod. When published, the volumewill include references to all types of Welsh music.

Publication date: 29 July 2011

Award-winning resources launched at the Eisteddfod

Prize-winning Welsh-medium Teaching Resources that have been awarded the Welsh Government Welsh Language in Healthcare (Education and Training) Award, are being officially launched at the Bangor University stand at the National Eisteddfod at 11.00 on Friday 5 August 2011.

Publication date: 29 July 2011

Bangor University’s activities at the Eisteddfod

Bangor University is looking forward to an active week at the national Eisteddfod. Staff at the University have organised a week of activities on their stand on the Eisteddfod field.

Publication date: 29 July 2011

Breuddwydion Bro - Community discusses its vision of the future

Residents of one community in Gwynedd have been studying the past and present of their communities in order to draw up plans for an acceptable future for their community.

Publication date: 29 July 2011

Discussing English and Welsh in everyday conversations

“When was the word ‘adferteisio’ used for the first time in Welsh: (a) 1974, (b) 1880 or (c) 1763?”

The answer to this question and several other interesting facts about the Welsh language and its relationship with English will be revealed in a discussion session on ”Cymraeg a Saesneg mewn sgyrsiau pob dydd” in Bangor University’s stand at the National Eisteddfod on Tuesday 2 August from 4.00 pm to 4.30 pm. Anyone who is interested is welcome to call in at the stand.

Publication date: 29 July 2011

Discussing Literature at Bangor University’s Eisteddfod stand

Two volumes are to be launched at Bangor University’s stand on the Eisteddfod field on Monday 1 August at 12.00.

Publication date: 29 July 2011

Discussing the future of the Welsh Music industry- and enjoying a musical day

Going for a song... The Welsh music industry is facing the biggest challenge in decades, and this challenge provides the subject for a discussion forum at Bangor University’s stand on the Eisteddfod field at 2.00 on Thursday 4 August.

The Forum forms part of Cerdd Iau- the School of Music’s day of activities at the Eisteddfod. In addition to the debate, there’s plenty of enjoyment to be had – and something to everyone’s taste.

Publication date: 29 July 2011

Scientists find gold in British bogs

The price tag of Britain’s bogs could be set to soar, making them just as valuable as prime farmland.

Publication date: 28 July 2011

Leading Oceanographers produced for over 45 years- a case study for Science Impact

When Wales’ rugby team were at their zenith, there was a newly created ‘myth’ of a ‘production line’ producing star rugby players, hidden somewhere in the depths of the valleys. At the other end of Wales, there continues a lasting success which has been producing excellent oceanographers for a very real world for 45 years.

Publication date: 27 July 2011

Bangor University base for Chinese Olympic Weightlifting Team

The Welsh Government and Anglo-Chinese Sports and Culture Association (ACSCA) in partnership with Bangor University, Welsh Weightlifting Federation, Gwynedd Council and Sport Wales have announced that the Chinese Olympic Weightlifting Team will be based in Bangor for their 2011 pre Games training camp in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Monday 25 July 2011.

Publication date: 26 July 2011

Aberystwyth and Bangor universities to launch venture capital fund

Aberystwyth University and Bangor University are to launch an ambitious programme to develop an innovation fund to support small businesses in mid and north Wales.

Publication date: 21 July 2011

'Love your body' to lose weight

New research published by BioMed Central's open access journal International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity shows that improving body image can enhance the effectiveness of weight loss programs based on diet and exercise.

Publication date: 21 July 2011

Bangor Physical Oceanographers score a million pound hat-trick!

Physical Oceanographers from Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences have recently won three research grants from the Natural Environment Research Council, one of the bodies which funds UK research. Together, the research grants bring a million pounds’ worth of new research to be conducted by the University.

Publication date: 19 July 2011

Bangor academic invited to lecture at Shakespeare’s Globe

Professor Helen Wilcox of Bangor University’s School of English is one of the leading academics who will be providing pre-performance lectures at the world-renowned Globe Theatre on the bank of the Thames in London. The Globe Theatre recreates the theatre of the Elizabethan era and stands a few hundred yards from its original site.

Publication date: 18 July 2011

University Launches £3.2 million Project Set to Boost Economic Growth

Bangor University Law School has officially launched a £3.2 million project that is set to encourage economic growth in Wales and Ireland.

Publication date: 18 July 2011

Student challenge: Make people love your research…in 3 minutes

Make people love your research…in 3 minutes - That’s exactly what a group of PhD students from across Wales did at an awards event at Bangor University recently. The event was held to recognise the impact and enterprise skills being developed by the collaborative, doctoral research being undertaken in partnership with businesses across Wales as part of the Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS) programme.

Publication date: 15 July 2011

Choir helps celebrate University Building’s centenary

One of the oldest male voice choirs in Wales, the Penrhyn Choir, will join forces with staff and students of Bangor University to celebrate the centenary of the Main University Building today  (Thursday 14 July 2011) at 11.00.

Publication date: 13 July 2011

A ‘Normal’ life

A new book provides a glimpse into the history of the Normal College, now part of Bangor University, from the perspective of its students.

Dr Tudor Ellis, a former lecturer at the Coleg Normal, has written the book, which has  been launched this week (8.7.11).

Publication date: 9 July 2011

Bangor University's contribution to Africa's newest nation

On Saturday 9th July 2011, the world will welcome its newest nation, the Republic of Southern Sudan (more usually called South Sudan), born out of the suffering caused by decades of civil war.

Publication date: 9 July 2011

Consultant Survey gives overwhelming endorsement to North Wales Clinical School

New survey results have shown that the North Wales Clinical School is helping to attract doctors to work in North Wales.

Publication date: 8 July 2011

Duffy joins Bangor University graduates in celebration

Over two thousand students will graduate from Bangor University in twelve ceremonies, running over six days this week (9-15 July 2011). The students will be joined by friends and family as they celebrate their achievements.
Also joining the new graduates at some of the ceremonies will be individuals who are receiving Honorary Fellowships from Bangor University. 

Publication date: 8 July 2011

Outstanding American students visit Bangor University to study Welsh culture and industrial heritage

Bangor University is delighted to be hosting eight of the USA’s brightest students  as they study Wales’ culture, history, politics and landscape at a pioneering new Summer Institute.

Publication date: 8 July 2011

Dr. Suzannah Linton: Appointment as Chair of International Law at Bangor Law School

Dr. Suzannah Linton is the Chair of International Law at Bangor Law School and heads the International Law team.  She recently joined Bangor Law School from the University of Hong Kong and brings much practical and academic expertise in the field of International Law to her teaching.

Publication date: 7 July 2011

North Wales author donates copy of his new book to Bangor University Library

A copy of a newly published book by a north Wales author, Dr Robert Atenstaedt, on First World War Medicine, has been donated to Bangor University Library.

Publication date: 7 July 2011

Bangor University student sells film rights to latest best-seller

A student studying at Bangor University has just sold the film rights for his second novel- an Indian bestseller. Ashwin Sanghi’s novel Chanakya’s Chant is to be adapted into a film by UTV Motion Pictures.

Publication date: 5 July 2011