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News: August 2014

Healthy eating for Denbighshire special schools

Denbighshire Council has become the first Council in Wales to pilot the successful and innovative Food Dudes healthy eating programme. The programme was launched in January in two Special Schools, Ysgol Tir Morfa in Rhyl and Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn in Denbigh, where it has been really well received by the staff, parents, and children.

Publication date: 21 August 2014

Dr Stefan Machura elected to International Sociological Association research board

Stefan Machura, Senior Lecturer at the School of Social Sciences, has been recently elected to the board of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Sociology of Law.

Publication date: 20 August 2014

Consultation Event brings Park a step closer

The Menai Science Park project continues to move forwards and will be consulting on plans in Gaerwen on the 1st of September. Residents are invited to come along to view the initial ideas.

Publication date: 18 August 2014

Streaming the answer to flagging Welsh music sales

Streaming is the future if record companies are going to reverse the decline in Welsh language music sales, according to research carried jointly out at the School of Creative Studies and Media and Business School.

Publication date: 18 August 2014

Welsh women win award for achievements in social enterprise

Victoria Burrows, Sandy Ackers, Annie Donavan and Alison Hill have won the prestigious Network She Women in Education Award 2014.  They are among the first students to complete a Masters in Social Enterprise while excelling at their demanding jobs.

Publication date: 18 August 2014

Bangor University shows knowledge can travel from children to adults

A new study by Bangor scientists shows that environmental education can positively influence the knowledge and attitudes of children.  The paper, published in the journal Animal Conservation, also shows that knowledge gained by children about lemur conservation can be transferred to their parents

Publication date: 14 August 2014

How the snake got its venom

The venom of advanced snakes is a mixture of dozens of different proteins and is an example of an evolutionary innovation – a novel trait that has arisen in a particular animal group and which has contributed to their success. Understanding how these innovations come about is vital to understanding larger patterns of animal evolution and can shed important light on the genetic basis of differences between species, with clear implications for the effectiveness of treatment of victims of bites by venomous snakes, where venom composition varies both within and between species.

Publication date: 11 August 2014

UK-China Centre for Public Procurement Law Research

On July 1, 2014, Bangor University and CUPL, China's largest Law university, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to launch a new joint procurement law research centre, the Centre for Public Procurement Law Studies. The Centre will engage in joint research into a field of major significance not just for UK-China relations, but also for the global economy, as China's public procurement market contemplates to what degree should they open up to foreign competition in the years to come.

Publication date: 8 August 2014

Enhancing food security in Ethiopia: The role of agroforestry

A short film produced by Bangor University and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has just been released and is available on YouTube.

Publication date: 7 August 2014

Megadiverse hotspots under threat from logging

Areas currently facing the highest deforestation rates on our planet, have been identified as having been particularly important in the evolutionary history of the ‘megadiverse’ biodiversity of Southeast Asia.

Publication date: 7 August 2014

2014 North Wales Medicines Research Symposium

The Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation, Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board are jointly hosting the 2014 North Wales Medicines Research Symposium at Kinmel Manor Hotel, Abergele on the 4th September (buffet from 6.30pm).

Publication date: 5 August 2014

Cattle feed or biogas? Bangor study reveals important environmental trade-offs for biogas production on dairy farms

There is increasing interest in on-farm anaerobic digestion (AD) in the UK to manage animal manures and food waste, and to generate renewable electricity and heat via combustion of biogas.

Publication date: 4 August 2014