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News archive - November 2008

Carry on learning
(04 Nov 2008)
National Postgraduate study fair comes to Manchester

New National Aspergillosis Centre launched
(04 Nov 2008)
The Department of Health has announced that from April 2009 national funding will be provided for a ‘National Aspergillosis Centre’ at Wythenshawe Hospital in South Manchester.

Water cleaning system scoops top award
(05 Nov 2008)
A Manchester invention that provides a low-cost and continuous way of cleaning water has scooped a major industry award.

Take novels seriously, urge poverty experts
(06 Nov 2008)
Best sellers can give powerful insights into aspects of poverty that are overlooked by scholars, government advisors and pundits, according to a report.

Manchester students 'Love Withington'
(06 Nov 2008)
Manchester students and local residents have made a “clean sweep” in Withington as part of a new campaign to improve the area.

Mental health linked to stillbirth and newborn deaths
(10 Nov 2008)
Women with a history of serious mental illness are much more likely to have babies that are stillborn or die within the first month of life, new research reveals.

Hollywood star gives hot tips to students
(11 Nov 2008)
One of Hollywood’s leading stars is to drop in at The University of Manchester’s drama department today to give students some hot tips on stage and screen acting.

Breaking the cycle of white working class underachievement
(11 Nov 2008)
Successful school leaders can teach others, says new report

Science scribbles star in sketchbook show
(12 Nov 2008)
Complex lab book calculations by engineers from The University of Manchester will feature alongside sketches by the Fashion Editor of Marie Claire and the early artistic efforts of children in a new exhibition.

New research finds way to restore colour to white hair following illness
(13 Nov 2008)
Scientists have discovered a way to potentially restore colour to white hair, new research in the British Journal of Dermatology reveals this month.

Parkinson’s research nets £1,000 prize
(14 Nov 2008)
A young neuroscience student has won a prestigious prize for the presentation of his research into Parkinson’s disease.

New evidence shows drug treatment cuts crime
(17 Nov 2008)
Groundbreaking research demonstrates that drug users in treatment commit fewer crimes to feed their habit.

Lessons in happiness key to school success
(18 Nov 2008)
Lessons which teach children how to make friends, increase happiness and reduce their stress levels will help them get the most out of school, according to a new book.

Alcohol sponsorship linked to hazardous drinking in sportspeople
(18 Nov 2008)
A new study provides the first evidence of a link between alcohol-industry sponsorship and hazardous drinking among sportspeople.

Manchester student bags top music award
(19 Nov 2008)
A PhD music student at The University of Manchester has been awarded Britain ’s richest prize for her work.

University to open legal advice clinic in East Manchester
(20 Nov 2008)
The University of Manchester’s School of Law is to open a legal advice clinic in east Manchester in a collaboration with New East Manchester and the charities LawWorks North and Manchester Settlement.

Sweet success for new stem cell ID trick
(20 Nov 2008)
Biomaterial scientists in Manchester believe they have found a new way of isolating the ‘ingredients’ needed for potential stem cell treatments for nerve damage and heart disease.

Degree honour for dentistry research
(24 Nov 2008)
A long-standing collaboration between a University of Manchester professor and colleagues in Sweden has led to the awarding of an honorary degree.

Manchester scientists create bedtime 3D fun
(26 Nov 2008)
The University of Manchester has teamed up with Manchester based licensed textile company Character World and brand management firm Brand 360 to produce an innovative range of 3D Spider-Man duvet covers and bed linen.

Show pays homage to forgotten Bollywood legacy
(26 Nov 2008)
The world's first exhibition of photographs copied by Bollywood artists onto large billboards across India is to be launched at the Contact Theatre, Manchester this week.

“What’s love got to do with it?”, asks Gandhi
(26 Nov 2008)
The great-granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi is to join an international group of thinkers in a bid to examine the power of love this week.

Energy re-think needed to make homes and businesses greener
(26 Nov 2008)
Moves towards sustainable energy in the UK are being hampered by old ways of thinking according to a major new report published today by Foresight, the Government’s futures think tank.

Property developer to be installed as new Chancellor
(27 Nov 2008)
Tom Bloxham will be installed as Chancellor of The University of Manchester at a special ceremony in the University’s Whitworth Hall on Wednesday, December 3.

Amis takes a novel look at science
(28 Nov 2008)
Renowned author Martin Amis is to examine the competing claims of literature and science as ways of explaining the world at his next University of Manchester debate on 1 December.