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News archive - November 2010

Work stress ‘a major social problem’
(01 Nov 2010)
The sharp rise in work stress in Britain is becoming a major social problem in the current economic crisis, a new British Academy report has found.

Parents effective teachers on moderate drinking, finds report
(02 Nov 2010)
Children who learn about alcohol in the home from an early age receive positive messages about drinking in moderation, according to new research.

Tree-mendous effort by students
(02 Nov 2010)
More than 30 students from The University of Manchester took part in a tree care event in Withington this week to improve the local area and build relationships with local residents.

Steam train X-rayed for first time
(02 Nov 2010)
A steam locomotive has been X-rayed by an innovative new mobile X-ray unit used for scanning cargo and vehicles for criminal activity.

Fantastic art find is Chinese puzzle
(04 Nov 2010)
An album of 20 beautiful eighteenth century Chinese prints, found by a University of Manchester historian, has been hailed as the UK’s finest example of Qing dynasty art.

Student volunteers head for south Manchester
(04 Nov 2010)
More than 200 students from The University of Manchester will hit the streets of south Manchester next week to make a positive impact on their local communities.

New study on urban violence launched
(05 Nov 2010)
A two-year study of urban violence - witnessed in cities across the world - is being launched on Monday  with a public discussion on 8 November.

Graphene gets a Teflon makeover
(08 Nov 2010)
University of Manchester scientists have created a new material which could replace or compete with Teflon in thousands of everyday applications.

Little known photography pioneer honoured
(08 Nov 2010)
A little known but hugely influential figure in the early days of photography is being honoured today by a ‘Magic Lantern’ projectionist at The University of Manchester’s John Ryland’s Library.

Media was wrong to condemn unions over Solidarnosc, says historian
(08 Nov 2010)
The press - and 1980 Thatcher Government - unfairly criticised the trade union movement over its support for the newly formed Polish Solidarity Trade Union, according to the most detailed analysis of the period ever carried out.

How do you teach professionalism in pharmacy?
(08 Nov 2010)
Professionalism teaching and learning needs to be integrated, grounded and longitudinal throughout all four years of the pharmacy curriculum, says a new University of Manchester study.

Manchester researcher receives Beacon Research Award
(09 Nov 2010)
A researcher from The University of Manchester has been given a Manchester Beacon award for her work into the experiences of Channel Island evacuees.

New guide can predict cancer patients’ survival
(09 Nov 2010)
University of Manchester scientists have helped develop a new way of predicting how long terminally ill cancer patients have to live.

Study shines spotlight on worldwide success of denim
(09 Nov 2010)
A new book has shone a spotlight on the world's most popular garment in an effort to understand the secret of its success.

Light shone on unheralded sacrifice of war dead
(10 Nov 2010)
A University of Manchester historian has shone a light on the hundreds of people, killed doing their duty in the First World War but unrecognised as official war dead.

David Cameron highlights University link with China
(10 Nov 2010)
Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken about the importance of an environmental collaboration between The University of Manchester and Fudan University in Shanghai on his visit to the country.

National Postgraduate Study Fair in Manchester
(10 Nov 2010)
Two thousand students and graduates are heading to Manchester next week for the National Postgraduate Study Fair, organised annually by The University of Manchester.

Real cause of Brecht's demise revealed
(11 Nov 2010)
A dogged piece of detective work by a University professor has uncovered the truth about how one of the world's greatest playwrights died 54 years ago.

Newspaper lists its top doctors
(15 Nov 2010)
Two University of Manchester clinical academics have been featured in a national newspaper’s list of Britain’s top doctors.

Carbon calculator adds up to first prize
(16 Nov 2010)
A carbon calculator software tool developed by chemical engineers at The University of Manchester clinched the Outstanding Achievement in Chemical and Process Engineering prize at IChemE’s annual innovation and excellence awards.

Flagship Labour Government schools programme ‘ineffective’
(16 Nov 2010)
A flagship programme introduced by the previous Government across the UK to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of secondary school pupils is ineffective, a study has suggested.

Archive safeguards city’s ‘precious’ mix of languages
(16 Nov 2010)
A web-based archive, launched this week, is to document, protect and support the more than 100 languages spoken in one of Europe’s most diverse cities.

In Place of War wins higher education accolade
(26 Nov 2010)
A ground-breaking University of Manchester project which gives valuable support to theatre performers in some of the most dangerous places on earth has won a coveted Times Higher Education award.

Notebooks give rare insight into student life of long ago
(30 Nov 2010)
A collection of student notebooks, completed during lectures by one of the world’s founding fathers of economic history, have provided an important insight into how the subject was taught a century ago.