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University News: September 2011

Awe-inspiring ‘Cathedral of the air’ lands in Bangor to stimulate the senses

An inflatable wonderland is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to the Old Bowling Green, Deiniol Rd, over four days. The extraordinary Luminarium, will generate excitement and wonder in the city of Bangor between 29 September and 2 October.  The Luminarium is a giant labyrinthine structure of tunnels and cavernous domes filled with radiant light and colour. Likened to exploring a futuristic space station or the human body, the Luminarium is a sculpture where by people experience a sense of wonder by the beauty of colour and light.

Publication date: 29 September 2011

“United Nations or United States?”

The Rt. Hon. Lord Elis-Thomas AM is to deliver a public lecture: “United Nations or United States?” at Bangor University on Friday October 7th at 6.30. The Lecture, which is open to all, takes place in lecture Room 4 in the Main University Building and is organised by Bangor University in conjunction with the United Nations Association (Menai Branch). The Lecture will be in Welsh with simultaneous translation facilities available.

Publication date: 29 September 2011

Bangor team in Marine Parks review in the Caribbean

A team from Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences have been busy in the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean, consulting the public on marine protection to help plan Marine Parks for the future.

Publication date: 28 September 2011

International funding for environmental policies based on weak evidence

Tropical deforestation contributes to climate change, destroys biodiversity and can harm the interests of local people. Community Forest Management (CFM) has been promoted as providing a potential win-win solution (conserving forests while benefitting local communities) and global funders have invested billions of dollars in CFM programmes in developing countries. A study published this week, however, highlights the lack of evidence upon which such investments are made and calls for improved evidence collection in the future.

Publication date: 28 September 2011

Janie’s ‘Be all you can be’ Bursary competition appeal

Janie Lampard, a 19 years old Sports Sciences BSc degree student at Bangor University, has entered a HSBC Bursary Competition.

Publication date: 27 September 2011

Nine new lecturers extend study through Welsh at Bangor University

The talented and successful young composer, Owain Llwyd, whose compositions have been heard on Top Gear and other popular television programmes and films, is among nine new lecturers appointed to Bangor University. The nine will be delivering new modules, available in Welsh for the first time this academic year.

Publication date: 27 September 2011

Could Disappearance of Arctic Ice signal another cold snap this winter?

Scientists have established a link between the cold, snowy winters in Britain and melting sea ice in the Arctic and have warned that long periods of freezing weather are likely to become more frequent in years to come.

Publication date: 26 September 2011

Exhibition and discussion “Bilingual Communities of the World”

Local people will have an opportunity to learn more about other bilingual communities in the world at an exhibition and discussion which takes place on Wednesday, 2 November 2011 at Studio 1, Galeri, Caernarfon.

Publication date: 22 September 2011

Catering Services & Students' Union work together for sustainability

According to Tip Top Jobs, the majority of people will drink 4 or more cups of tea or coffee everyday. This means that an individual person could be using up to 100 paper cups every week, most of which don’t get recycled and can cost a small fortune. With the fantastic new Eros coffee machines around Bangor University campus it’s likely that this number will be even higher here, but there is now a way to help save the environment and help save you money too…

Publication date: 21 September 2011

Climate Change: The Evidence

Prof Bridget Emmett & Dr Clive Walmsley present the latest talks in the Climate Change debate series  on 15 November . The climate change lecture series ends on 29th November with a Public Question Time debate.

Publication date: 20 September 2011

Green light for marine renewables?

Farms of ‘underwater windmills’ could affect how sand moves around our coastal seas, affecting beaches, sand banks and ultimately the risk of flooding, according to Bangor University oceanographer Dr Simon Neill.

Publication date: 15 September 2011

Universities continue their positive impact on the economy

The tenth annual survey on how universities work with and generate business has shown that they continue to make a significant contribution to the Welsh economy.

Publication date: 15 September 2011

Public Exhibition Menai Bridge

The SEACAMS project, running in the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University invites you to visit an exhibition to look at and discuss their plans for the redevelopment of the Westbury Mount site in Menai Bridge.

Publication date: 13 September 2011

Bangor University launches on-line Roll of Donors 2009/10

Bangor University is proud to present the latest edition of the University’s Roll of Donors.

Publication date: 9 September 2011

Bangor University top of the Welsh class for Teaching Excellence

Bangor is the best University in Wales for its teaching, and is placed in the top 15 of UK universities for teaching excellence according to the Sunday Times University Guide for 2012.

Publication date: 9 September 2011

Can plants replace oil derived compounds?

Bangor University is responding to the ever increasing price of oil and the global depletion of fossil fuel supplies by pioneering research into the extraction of useful compounds from every day plants.

Publication date: 9 September 2011

Experience Medieval worship at St Teilo’s Church

Step into the Medieval Church of St Teilo’s next week (Tuesday 13th and Thursday 15th  11.30 & 4.00) and you will experience, as closely as possible, the sights and sounds that accompanied our Medieval ancestors at prayer. The rare and unusual services take place at the reconstructed medieval decorated church of St Teilo at St Fagans: National History Museum of Wales.

Publication date: 9 September 2011

Exciting new opportunity to study Social Policy through the Medium of Welsh offered

The School of Social Sciences has 38 full time academic staff members who teach and research in a wide variety of fields. Further information about the School and the research interests of staff members are available on its web site .

Publication date: 7 September 2011

University and Union express concern about Bangor Fresh

Bangor University and the Bangor Students' Union have expressed concern about a planned event organised by Top Banana Promotions called "Bangor Fresh", which is aimed at students and due to take place on 18 September.

Publication date: 6 September 2011

Street Law: Know your legal rights

Iwan, from Caernarfon, and Joshua, of Menai Bridge, established Street Law after attending a BPP Law School open day in Manchester, and feeling that there could be more provisions available to Law students considering careers outside the legal industry as well as within.

Publication date: 2 September 2011