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Paralympic rowing champion receives honorary doctorate from the University of Warwick 

20 Jul 18

Double Paralympic gold medal winning rower Pam Jones (née Relph) has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Warwick.


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Warwick Law Professor elected to prestigious British Academy fellowship 

20 Jul 18

Professor Victor Tadros of Warwick Law School has been made a Fellow of the British Academy in recognition of his work on the philosophy of criminal law, the philosophy of war, and legal, moral and political philosophy.


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Evidence of Salmonella Paratyphi C found for the first time in medieval northern Europe 

19 Jul 18

Genome research conducted by the University of Warwick suggests that enteric fever, a potentially lethal disease more commonly found in hot countries, was present in medieval Europe.


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Legacy of empire to be explored as part of Coventry Belgrade Mela this weekend 

19 Jul 18

A University of Warwick project is being featured during a celebration of South Asian culture and cuisine taking place in Coventry this Saturday, 21 July.


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Using adrenaline in cardiac arrests results in less than 1% more people leaving hospital alive – but nearly doubles the survivors’ risk of severe brain damage 

19 Jul 18

A clinical trial of the use of adrenaline in cardiac arrests has found that its use results in less than 1% more people leaving hospital alive – but almost doubles the risk of severe brain damage for survivors of cardiac arrest.


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Sugar improves memory in over-60s – helping them work smarter 

18 Jul 18

Sugar improves memory in older adults and makes them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity according to new research by the University of Warwick.


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Suicide must not appear to be the only escape for some victims of abuse, warns new study 

17 Jul 18

In one of the largest studies of its kind, and the first in the UK, experts from Refuge and the University of Warwick looked at the experiences of more than 3500 of Refuge’s clients with the aim of informing policy and practice in relation to …


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Warwick ranked 4th in Europe in new Times Higher Education (THE) Europe Teaching Rankings 2018 

11 Jul 18

THE (the Times Higher Education ) have announced in their Thursday 12 th July 2018 edition, that the University of Warwick has been ranked 4 th in Europe in their new Times Higher Education (THE) Europe Teaching Rankings 2018.


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Enzyme discovery could help in fight against TB 

11 Jul 18

An enzyme structure discovery made by scientists at the University of Warwick could help to eradicate tuberculosis (TB).


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Warwick alumna’s community project wins prestigious local award 

10 Jul 18

Canley Pop-Up Café has won the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Outstanding Active Citizens Fund Project Award.


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Nature’s antifreeze inspires revolutionary bacteria cryopreservation technique 

6 Jul 18

The survival mechanisms of polar fish have led scientists at the University of Warwick to develop of a revolutionary approach to ‘freeze’ bacteria.


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Two million pounds awarded to fight disease in East Africa 

5 Jul 18

The University of Warwick has been awarded £2million to tackle the spread of viruses in East Africa.


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Peterloo protest songs and poems published together for first time 

5 Jul 18

The authentic voice of nineteenth-century England is captured in a new collection of poems and ballads written in response to the 1819 Peterloo Massacre and shared in defiance of Government censorship.


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New method discovered to view proteins inside human cells 

4 Jul 18

Scientists at the University of Warwick have created a new way to view proteins that are inside human cells.


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Warwick Business School’s Executive MBA ranked in world’s top 10 

3 Jul 18

Warwick Business School’s Executive MBA has been ranked in the world’s top 10 by The Economist, making it second in the UK and fourth in Europe.


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Researchers wait over 100 days to see beam of light from first confirmed neutron star merger emerge from behind the sun 

2 Jul 18

A research team led by astronomers at the University of Warwick had to wait over 100 days for the sight of the first of confirmed neutron star merger to remerge from behind the glare of the sun.


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UK sharing economy usage rises by 60 per cent 

2 Jul 18

Users of the sharing economy in the UK have grown by 60 per cent in 18 months, a new survey has found.


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War, lack of democracy and urbanisation contribute to double burden of malnutrition in adolescents in developing countries 

27 Jun 18

A new study from the University of Warwick blames macro-level factors for the double burden of malnutrition among adolescents in developing countries.


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Local organisations join forces to support business training needs 

25 Jun 18

The University of Warwick is one of the leading Coventry and Warwickshire organisations joining together on a major project to support businesses across the region with education and training.


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New report says UK electric vehicle battery industry could be worth £2.7 billion per year for UK chemical companies 

25 Jun 18

A new report published today Monday 25 th June 2108 shows that UK companies are well-placed to supply valuable materials needed for batteries to be built in UK a potential £2.7 billion per year business opportunity.


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Warwick graduates in top 10 for highest earnings in over a dozen subjects 

22 Jun 18

The government’s 2018 Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset has found that in over a dozen subjects University of Warwick graduates are ranked 6th in the UK for high earnings five years after graduation.


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Alzheimer’s breakthrough: brain metals that may drive disease progression revealed 

21 Jun 18

Alzheimer’s disease could be better treated, thanks to a breakthrough discovery of the properties of the metals in the brain involved in the progression of the neurodegenerative condition, by an international research collaboration including the …


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Suppressed Shakespeare speech revived for Refugee Week 

21 Jun 18

A short film, supported by the University of Warwick and involving Professor Tony Howard, is being released as part of Refugee Week (18th -24th June) has taken as its starting point a speech thought to be written by William Shakespeare over 400 years…


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Breaking down the barriers to employment for military spouses and partners 

20 Jun 18

Nearly one in five military spouses or partners want to work but can’t get a job because of the unique challenges presented by military life, according to a new study by the University of Warwick’s Institute for Employment Research and QinetiQ …


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First Warwick behavioural science summit inspires international audience 

20 Jun 18

World Bank Senior Behavioural Scientist Nina Mazar was the keynote speaker at the inaugural Warwick Behavioural Science Summit, attended by about 200 delegates from the academic community, the civil service, and industry.


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Boost for female engineers: Warwick partners with Women’s Engineering Society 

19 Jun 18

Female Engineers of the present and future are to be better encouraged, supported and developed, as the University of Warwick’s School of Engineering has become an official Education Partner of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES).


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Boost for female engineers: Warwick partners with Women’s Engineering Society 

19 Jun 18

Female Engineers of the present and future are to be better encouraged, supported and developed, as the University of Warwick’s School of Engineering has become an official Education Partner of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) .


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Rewiring plant defence genes to reduce crop waste 

18 Jun 18

Plants can be genetically rewired to resist the devastating effects of disease significantly reducing crop waste worldwide according to new research into synthetic biology by the University of Warwick.


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New ID pictures of conducting polymers discover a surprise ABBA fan 

15 Jun 18

First ever detailed pictures of conjugated polymers which conduct electricity and are highly sought after captured with novel visualisation technique developed by University of Warwick New approach realises Richard Feynman’s famous remark that it…


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UK Universities host high-profile careers fair in Shanghai 

15 Jun 18

Careers professionals at the Universities of Warwick, Birmingham and Nottingham are busy planning their next business partnership in China after their first joint graduate careers event in country attracted praise from employers, students and alumni.


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£1.2 million boost to crop research at University of Warwick 

15 Jun 18

The University of Warwick is set to receive £1.2 million in funding to support its pioneering research in improving the resilience, sustainability and productivity of UK crops, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced today.


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Lamppost EV charging points brought to market thanks to WMG 

14 Jun 18

Lampposts could be the answer to electric vehicle charging, thanks to help from researchers at WMG, University of Warwick in bringing a new brand of charging points to market some of which are powering electric vehicles on the University campus.


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Unique personalised online resource for carers of older people launched 

14 Jun 18

A personalised online resource specifically for carers of older people in the UK has been launched by the University of Warwick.


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Toolkit for more inclusive conferences launched by Warwick researchers 

12 Jun 18

A set of recommendations to help cure the problem of feeling ‘in two places at once’ when attending work-related events such as conferences is being launched today by University of Warwick researchers.


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Large-Scale Study Indicates Novel and Abundant Nitrogen-Fixing Microbes in the Surface Ocean 

12 Jun 18

Move over, cyanobacteria! A large-scale study, involving Dr Christopher Quince of the Warwick Medical School, of the Earth’s surface ocean indicates the microbes responsible for fixing nitrogen therepreviously thought to be almost exclusively …


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Uk’s first access course in Islamic Education launched at Warwick 

12 Jun 18

The UK’s first access course in Islamic Education has been launched by the Centre for Education Studies at the University of Warwick.


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High-tech treatment of open leg wounds no better than using regular dressings 

12 Jun 18

A new study of open leg fractures suggests there is no difference to patient recovery whether high-tech negative pressure wound therapy devices are used, compared to standard dressings.


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WMG part of £1.4m EPSRC research project on user-centric and privacy-aware personal data management for leisure travellers 

11 Jun 18

WMG, at the University of Warwick are partners in a £1.4m EPSRC funded research project addressing challenges about Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security in the Digital Economy.


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UK companies need to act now to prepare for the loss of the EU right to freedom of establishment, advises Warwick legal expert 

7 Jun 18

Thousands of UK corporations could lose their legal rights to do business after Brexit, warns a new briefing paper from GLOBE, a research centre within the University of Warwick’s Law School.


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Bad news becomes hysteria in crowds, new research shows 

7 Jun 18

News stories about terrorism, disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and other potential threats become increasingly negative, inaccurate and hysterical when passed from person to person, according to new research by the University of Warwick.


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More than words: Migration, Identity, and Translation Network public summit calls for action to tackle the monolingual mindset and language exclusion 

7 Jun 18

Academics, practitioners and activists meeting at the University of Warwick call for language teaching and learning to be seen as essential in today’s global society and urge policymakers to adopt a national and international strategy to break the …


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Warwick Ranked in UK Top 10 and World Top 60 by QS 

6 Jun 18

Placed 10th in the UK and 54 th in the world, the new 2019 ranking means that the University of Warwick has risen 10 places in the QS World University Rankings since 2014.


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Warwick Professors Awarded Two of UK’s Highest Cultural Honours 

6 Jun 18

Two professors, the poet David Morley and the historian Peter Marshall, from the University of Warwick have this week been awarded two of the UK’s highest honours in arts and culture.


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New book covers the A to Zzzzzz of sleep 

6 Jun 18

A new book highlights how living in our increasingly sleep deprived society is affecting our health.


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Midlands Future Mobility in the driving seat to transform the environment for connected vehicles 

5 Jun 18

Midlands Future Mobility, a consoritum led by WMG at the University of Warwick, will use over 50 miles of Coventry and Birmingham roads to establish the Midlands as a world class UK centre for the development, and evaluation of, connected and …


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Declaration of Intent: the Creation of a European University Alliance 

5 Jun 18

Following executive discussions, detailed planning by academic groups, and the joint signing of key memoranda, the University of Warwick (United Kingdom), the University of Paris Seine (France) and Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium) have declared …


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Professor David Morley elected a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature 

5 Jun 18

The poet, Professor David Morley of the University of Warwick’s Warwick Writing Programme, has been elected a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature.


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Professor Peter Marshall wins Wolfson History Prize 

5 Jun 18

Professor Peter Marshall, of the University of Warwick’s Department of History, has won this year’s Wolfson History Prize with his book Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation…


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Globular clusters 4 billion years younger than previously thought 

4 Jun 18

Globular clusters could be up to 4 billion years younger than previously thought, new research led by the University of Warwick has found.


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New surgery for groin pain found to be more effective than physiotherapy 

1 Jun 18

As the FIFA World Cup approaches researchers have found that keyhole surgery could help get injured footballers back on the pitch faster than physiotherapy-led treatments.