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News: November 2011

Bangor Academic’s Research Quoted in Position Limits Article

A working paper by a Bangor Business School academic has been quoted in a Computerworld article on position limits.

Research undertaken by Professor Shahid Ebrahim, Professor of Islamic Banking and Finance at Bangor Business School, was quoted in an article reporting on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s recent 3-2 decision to impose a position limits regime in the commodity futures and swaps markets.

Publication date: 30 November 2011

Bangor Business Lecturer goes Down Under

A Bangor Business School lecturer recently completed a stint as Visiting Chair at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Professor Lynn Hodgkinson, Professor of Accounting and Finance at Bangor Business School and its new teaching centre in London, worked alongside Sydney’s Professor Graham Partington on a paper examining the impact of a change in dividend taxation of New Zealand Managed Funds.

Publication date: 30 November 2011

Cancer experts gather for Bangor Conference

On Wednesday and Thursday this week (23/24/11/11), delegates from across the UK will be gathering at Bangor University for the second conference exploring how services for patients with cancer can be provided in a rural environment.

Publication date: 23 November 2011

Psychology workshop leads to the development of an all-Wales network for research on prevention of age-related cognitive decline and disability

On the 27th October 2011 the School of Psychology hosted a workshop to discuss the prevention of age related disability and dementia (organised by Prof Linda Clare). The workshop was well attended by academics, health professionals and representatives from voluntary sector organisations and local government.

Publication date: 23 November 2011

Climate change effect on release of CO2 from peat far greater than assumed

Drought causes peat to release far more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than has previously been realised.

Publication date: 21 November 2011

Bowel, oesophageal and pancreatic cancers show biggest improvement in diagnosis time

NEW research shows that bowel, oesophageal and pancreatic cancers have seen the greatest improvement in the time it takes from when a patient first visits their GP with symptoms to when they are diagnosed with the disease.

Publication date: 16 November 2011

Bangor Law School welcomes distinguished scholars for guest lectures

Bangor Law School is welcoming two distinguished guest lecturers to Bangor in November 2011.

Professor Jason Chuah, Head of Academic Law at City University Law School in London, will deliver a seminar on "Letters of Credit - Reconciling legal rules with commercial realities" on Monday 14 November. Also delivering a seminar on 14 November will be Professor Z Wang of Beijing Foreign Studies University. He will deliver a seminar entitled "The Evolving Nature of EU Power and Sino-EU Relations in the 21st Century".

Publication date: 14 November 2011

Nathan Abrams has been awarded an AHRC fellowship to take forward his research on Stanley Kubrick

Nathan Abrams has been awarded an AHRC fellowship to take forward his research on Stanley Kubrick.

Publication date: 11 November 2011

Research Creates BBC Radio series for Remembrance Week

Researching conflict reporting has led to the producing of a documentary series which is being broadcast on BBC Radio Wales this month as part of their season of Remembrance programmes.

Publication date: 10 November 2011

Helping local company who have developed and won the market for outdoor survival products

Working with Dr Sam Oliver and PhD student Jenny Brierley of the University’s Extremes Research Group, Derek Ryden of Blizzard Protection Systems Ltd. has been able to commission tailored research that measures exactly how good the products are. The University has been researching how effective the innovative material is in directing escaping body heat back into the body, preventing or delaying the onset of hypothermia in extreme conditions.

Publication date: 9 November 2011