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News archive - June 2011

Global and Public Health Expert to Give Public Lecture in Manchester
(01 Jun 2011)
A world-leader in global and public health is to give a public lecture at The University of Manchester today (Wednesday, June 1).

Brian Cox brings the Wonders of the Universe to life for children
(02 Jun 2011)
Hundreds of schoolchildren will be held spellbound by star scientist Professor Brian Cox at a fascinating interactive lecture tomorrow.

Graduate jobseekers flock to Manchester
(07 Jun 2011)
The UK’S biggest jobs fair will be organised by The University of Manchester on June 15 and 16 as hundreds of graduates seek their first step on the career ladder.

3-D movie shows what happens in the brain as it loses consciousness
(11 Jun 2011)
University of Manchester researchers have for the first time been able to watch what happens to the brain as it loses consciousness.

Anthology launches Manchester’s “dazzling” new writing talent
(14 Jun 2011)
Manchester’s new writing talent will gather on June 16th to celebrate and read from a new anthology of their work.

Manchester academics awarded OBEs
(14 Jun 2011)
Two University of Manchester professors have been awarded OBEs in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Chemists receive valuable equipment donation
(14 Jun 2011)
University of Manchester Chemistry researchers have been provided with state-of-the-art equipment thanks to a donation from a leading industrial manufacturer.

Elderly breast cancer patients less likely to get surgery
(16 Jun 2011)
Older women in the UK are less likely to have surgery for breast cancer than younger ones and the difference cannot be fully explained by age-related ill health from other diseases, new findings suggest.

The laser breakfast club
(20 Jun 2011)
The University of Manchester, in partnership with Liverpool University, are holding another free event to help North West manufacturing companies become more competitive.

Genetic-screening trial could reduce drug side-effects
(24 Jun 2011)
Patients with a range of common inflammatory diseases that also have genetic variations leading to low levels of a particular enzyme in their bodies are at greater risk of suffering side-effects from the widely-used drug azathioprine.

New Director for the Materials Performance Centre
(27 Jun 2011)
The University of Manchester’s Dalton Nuclear Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor M. Grace Burke as the new Director of the Materials Performance Centre, in the School of Materials.

Vicky proves she’s worth it with prestigious award
(29 Jun 2011)
A University of Manchester academic is one of four winners of one of the most prestigious awards for women for the outstanding quality of her research.

Alcohol blamed for high suicide rates in Northern Ireland
(29 Jun 2011)
Alcohol and drugs are fuelling homicide and suicide rates in Northern Ireland, a new independent report by University of Manchester researchers has found, with alcohol appearing to be a key factor for the country’s higher suicide rates, including among mental health patients, compared to England and Wales.

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell appointed to Council for Science and Technology
(29 Jun 2011)
The Prime Minister has appointed 11 new members to the Council for Science and Technology (CST), including the President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell.

Summer School at The University of Manchester
(30 Jun 2011)
The Deputy Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Elaine Boyes, attended the closing ceremony of a three day summer school at The University of Manchester.

Acting for African victims of war
(30 Jun 2011)
A University of Manchester network of theatre practitioners, which works in conflict zones around the world, is heading to Africa to share experiences of working in warzones.

Manchester graduates are in the money
(30 Jun 2011)
Graduates from The University of Manchester are entering well-paid jobs, despite the recent uncertain economic climate.