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News archive - September 2010

Manchester conference to discuss 'the Lord of the flies'
(01 Sep 2010)
Over 350 scientists from around the world are gathering at The University of Manchester for ‘Neurofly’, the 13th conference on Drosophila neurobiology, which starts today and runs until 5 September.

Young Black women at increased risk of self-harm, study shows
(01 Sep 2010)
Young, Black women are significantly more likely to self-harm than people from other ethnic groups, according to new research.

Manchester student is Britain’s top black graduate
(06 Sep 2010)
A University of Manchester PhD student and budding entrepreneur has today been named as the most outstanding black student in Britain.

Renowned poverty thinkers mark CPRC’s tenth birthday
(08 Sep 2010)
A group of renowned thinkers are taking part in a landmark conference at The University of Manchester to mark the tenth anniversary of an international partnership of universities, research institutes and NGOs formed to fight chronic poverty.

Talking about the weather
(08 Sep 2010)
Weather extremes in the North and South Poles and their rapidly-changing climates are the latest subjects of a fascinating series of podcasts about our atmosphere.

Transformers conference comes to Manchester
(09 Sep 2010)
A major seminar bringing together experts from the world of electrical insulation will be held at The University of Manchester next week.

Pay gap between sexes still wide, study finds
(10 Sep 2010)
The pay gap between the sexes grows substantially over the first ten years of a woman’s career, new research has shown.

Conference leads way in research and clinical practice for deaf people
(11 Sep 2010)
The University of Manchester’s School of Psychological Sciences hosted the annual conference of the British Society of Audiology (BSA).

Dyfan is Chemical Engineering Student of the Year
(13 Sep 2010)
A University of Manchester graduate has been named as the best Chemical Engineering student in the country.

Iran plays host to British theatre production
(13 Sep 2010)
Members of a Manchester based theatre company are setting off this week to Tehran where they will perform the first ever British production over three weeks at Iran's main theatre venue.

Social research methods website launched
(13 Sep 2010)
A website dedicated to helping academics get the most from the bewildering range of research techniques in the social sciences is being launched today by a team from The University of Manchester.

New director for Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre
(16 Sep 2010)
Professor Nigel Scrutton has been appointed Director of the Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre (MIB), founded at The University of Manchester in 2006 to develop a globally recognised focus of interdisciplinary research at the interface to biology.

New Off-Campus Student Affairs Manager to act as a vital link with the community
(16 Sep 2010)
The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University have jointly appointed a new Off-Campus Student Affairs Manager who will work closely with Manchester City Council to build on a more strategic and sustainable approach to managing student issues in the city.

Diary room helps students fight crime
(16 Sep 2010)
A Big Brother style diary room is set to help students fight crime by passing on useful safety tips.

Showbusiness helped plight of Victorian disabled, says novelist
(16 Sep 2010)
A theatre historian's new novel has shone a light on the way disabled people, forced to make a living as freakshow performers, were treated in the Victorian era.

Computer Animation contest to inspire young animators
(20 Sep 2010)
Computer scientists from The University of Manchester have launched an animation competition to inspire the next generation of technological experts.

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre – Ground Breaking
(20 Sep 2010)
Scientists, builders and architects gathered at Jodrell Bank to celebrate the beginning of construction of a new ‘Live Science’ Discovery Centre at the site.

Scientists discover new cause of blindness
(21 Sep 2010)
University of Manchester scientists have discovered a new cause of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a condition that affects more than 50 million people worldwide and results in blindness.

How heating our homes could help reduce climate change
(21 Sep 2010)
A radical new heating system where homes would be heated by district centres rather than in individual households could dramatically cut the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Major exhibition China: Journey to the East opening at Manchester Museum
(22 Sep 2010)
3,000 years of Chinese history and culture are explored in this major touring exhibition China: Journey to the East from the British Museum.

New social intervention to help Pakistani women with depression
(22 Sep 2010)
Researchers from The University of Manchester have developed a social intervention to help British Pakistani women with depression.

Hollywood owes debt to forgotten cast of British pioneers
(22 Sep 2010)
A book published this week marks the debt of the Hollywood film industry to the forgotten British pioneers who helped establish it.

UK’s shipping emissions six times higher than expected says new report
(23 Sep 2010)
Carbon dioxide emissions produced by UK shipping could be up to six times higher than currently calculated, according to new research from The University of Manchester.

Living wills of suicide patients pose dangers, says expert
(23 Sep 2010)
Legislation allowing individuals to decide in advance to refuse life-saving treatment presents serious risks in cases of attempted suicide, a leading psychiatrist has warned.

Politics Expert Media Group: the Labour Conference
(23 Sep 2010)
A group of University of Manchester academics are offering their expert analysis to journalists during the Party conference season.

War reporting not all bad news, finds study
(23 Sep 2010)
A new book by social scientists at The Universities of Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds has praised the way UK newspapers and broadcasters report war and conflict.

New arrival at the Dalton Nuclear Institute
(27 Sep 2010)
Professor Bob Ainsworth FRS, internationally recognised for his contribution to the development of structural integrity assessment procedures for nuclear plants, is to join The University of Manchester.

UK researchers join forces to study Obama effect
(27 Sep 2010)
An international network of researchers, journalists and diplomats have joined forces to study the impact of the Barack Obama – America’s first African American President.

Manchester mathematician picks up medical paper prize
(29 Sep 2010)
A University of Manchester academic has picked up the best paper of the year award for a pioneering piece on the medical imaging technique, Electrical Impedance Tomography.

Researcher asks: “How generous are the Brits?”
(30 Sep 2010)
A University of Manchester sociologist is to conduct a ground breaking study of generosity in contemporary Britain.