University News: February 2012

Designing the 1000 mph Car

Bangor University are hosting a public lecture as part of the Learned Society of Wales’ Frontiers series at 6pm on 7th March at the School of Electronic Engineering’s Main Lecture Theatre.

Publication date: 29 February 2012

Almost Half of Depression in Adults starts in adolesence

A new study by research psychologists at Bangor and Oxford Universities show that half of adults who experience clinical depression had their first episode start in adolescence.  In fact, the most common age to see the start of depression is between 13-15 years-old.

Publication date: 28 February 2012

International Opera Star Honoured by Bangor University

Internationally renowned opera star Bryn Terfel CBE received an Honorary Doctorate from Bangor University for his contribution to music.

Publication date: 28 February 2012

Online Dictionary highlights contribution of University

The pioneering work of the Language Technologies Unit at Canolfan Bedwyr will be highlighted as the Welsh Language Board launches an online version of Geiriadur yr Academi, the Welsh Academy English-Welsh Dictionary.

Publication date: 28 February 2012

Opera Singer confirms May Concert – Tickets now on Sale

Bryn Terfel has announced a special concert at Bangor University with recipients of his foundation to mark the centenary of Prichard-Jones Hall in May. The announcement coincides with the presentation of an Honorary Doctorate in Music from the University for the international opera singer.

Publication date: 28 February 2012

Are Buyers Born or Made?

Are people drawn to a career in purchasing because of their skills or their aptitude?  Which is the most important trait for a buyer: emotional intelligence or IQ?

Is successful procurement about having a range of skills which you can develop to get ahead, or is it a question of your personality type being drawn to the profession because you have the appropriate traits to win through?

Publication date: 27 February 2012

Bangor’ University’s Second Science Festival offers something for all

Bangor’ University’s Second Science Festival offers something for all

Wild science, the microscopic world, geological time scales, hands on events and lectures - there’s something to interest and delight everyone at Bangor University’s second Bangor Science Festival. The Festival events are at various venues and dates between 7-18 March 2012 and are free to attend.

Publication date: 27 February 2012

Establishing links with Japan in personalised medicine

Establishing links with Japan in personalised medicine

Professor Dyfrig Hughes, co-Director of the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation, was among 7 UK delegates invited by the British Embassy in Tokyo, to participate in a workshop on personalised medicine.  Organised by the Science and Innovation section of the Embassy and with the support of the UK Government’s Global Partnership Fund, the workshop aimed to strengthen collaboration between the UK and Japan to establish long-term, sustainable relationships in science and innovation research & development.

Publication date: 27 February 2012

Silent Movie wins at The Oscars

Having discussed The Artist’s Oscar nominations last week, here, Dr Jonathan Ervine at the School of Modern Languages shares his views about Sunday night’s successes.

Publication date: 26 February 2012

Study examines number of GP visits before cancer patients are referred to specialists

Study examines number of GP visits before cancer patients are referred to specialists

Patient information reveals women, young people, ethnic minorities and people with less common cancers have the highest number of pre-referral consultations

Publication date: 24 February 2012

Will a silent movie win an Oscar?

Dr Jonathan Ervine, an academic at the School of Modern Languages is an expert in French film and cinema. Here he shares his views on the Oscar nominated film, The Artist.

Publication date: 22 February 2012

Bangor wins the Inter-Collegiate Eisteddfod

Welsh students from universities across Wales enjoyed a week-end of competing and socialising at the Inter Collegiate Eisteddfod, held in Bangor recently (February 17 - 19).

Publication date: 20 February 2012

International Mother Language Day

The School of Modern Languages high light the importance of the mother tonge for International Mother Language Day. Watch their video.

Publication date: 20 February 2012

Japanese Cinema Day

Film fans have a treat in store on Saturday 25th February as Bangor University celebrates its first Japanese Cinema Day.

Publication date: 17 February 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 February 2012

Looking into a dancer’s brain

Dance and psychology come together at Bangor University this week (14 + 15 February 2012). In an exciting boundary crossing piece of research, Dr. Emily Cross, a psychologist at Bangor University, will be working with internationally renowned contemporary dancer Riley Watts to study what happens in our brains when we watch complex movements.

Publication date: 15 February 2012

Simple structured discussions and word games beneficial for people with dementia

Activities as simple as structured discussion groups and word games can benefit memory and thinking for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia, according to a systematic review lead by Professor Bob Woods, of the Dementia Services Development Centre Wales, Bangor University. The review also found that well-being also improved as a result.

Publication date: 15 February 2012

Fate of the Language Exhibition

Bangor University will hold a “Fate of the Language Exhibition” to mark the 50th anniversary since the broadcast of ‘Tynged yr Iaith’ by Saunders Lewis.

The exhibition, which will be held in the Council Chamber in the Main Arts Building from February 13 2012, has been organised by the Archives and Special Collections at Bangor University.

Publication date: 13 February 2012

New health research theme appointment at Pontio

Dr John Parkinson has been appointed to head up a new research theme for Bangor University's Pontio project, developed in the build up to the opening of the new arts and innovation centre in 2013.

Publication date: 13 February 2012

Vodafone Scholarship allows SHES student to strengthen the existing Partnership with Mencap Cymru

Jade Mottley, a Year 3 Sport Science student with the School has been successful in obtaining a student scholarship from Vodafone that gives her the opportunity to work with charity Mencap Cymru.

Publication date: 13 February 2012

Forging new research talent

The search is on for the next generation of talented researchers building their careers in Wales.

Welsh Crucible, the development scheme for the nation’s research leaders of the future, is recruiting for this summer’s capacity-building programme.

Publication date: 8 February 2012

Health service methods could assist police in tackling Anti Social behaviour

Methods used to promote new knowledge across large, complex, health service organisations could also be applied to help police forces tackle anti-social behaviour.

Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone and Dr Christopher Burton, of Bangor University’s School of Healthcare Sciences are working with the North Wales Police and the National Police Improvement Agency on developing effective policing solutions to anti-social behaviour.

Publication date: 7 February 2012

Charles Dickens: A Birthday Celebration

The School of English at Bangor University will be celebrating the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens (1812-1870) on Tuesday 7 February by showing two rarely seen early film adaptations of his works.

Publication date: 6 February 2012

Knowledge Transfer Partnership Awarded Certificate of Excellence

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Bangor University and Isle of Anglesey County Council which ran from 2007 to September 2010 has been awarded the highest grade of 'Outstanding' by the KTP Grading Panel for its achievement in meeting KTP's objectives.

Publication date: 2 February 2012

Bangor’s Battle against Ovarian Cancer

Saturday, 4th of February marks World Cancer Day. Scientists at the Northwest Cancer Research Fund Institute at Bangor University, Dr Ramsay McFarlane and Professor Nick Stuart, are currently using state of the art technologies to identify novel cancer markers in patient ovarian tumour samples.

Publication date: 1 February 2012

Highlighting Wetlands research at Bangor University to mark RAMSAR World Wetlands Day

A team of scientists at Bangor University are studying how Wales’ wetlands can control flooding, provide clean drinking water and even change our climate.

Publication date: 1 February 2012