In the news

Please find below a selection of news about the University of Bradford - all links will open in a new window.

University teams up with homeless charity to bring Christmas cheer

Tuesday 8 December 2015

The University is teaming up with a homelessness charity to spread some festive cheer to disadvantaged young people this Christmas.

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/14130306.University_teams_up_with_homeless_charity_to_bring_Christmas_cheer/

Who, What, Why: What is the Brimstone missile?

Friday 4 December 2015

Professor Paul Rogers discusses UK air strikes on Syria

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34973203

What Prince George would look like at 60

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Scientists at the University of Bradford have released a series of pictures of the two-year-old prince using newly developed software which shows how the toddler will look at a variety of ages from seven until 60.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/618504/Prince-George-aged-60-new-app-offers-parents-sneak-peak-into-future

Medical history: in the dark about vitamin deficiency

Friday 18 September 2015

The earliest known case of rickets in Britain has been identified in a Neolithic skeleton of a young woman from the Scottish island of Tiree.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c7fc7d9e-5be6-11e5-a28b-50226830d644.html

3D barcodes target counterfeit drugs and devices

Thursday 10 September 2015

A UK team has developed 3D barcodes that could help tackle counterfeiting of drugs, watches and other devices

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34200649

Neolithic skeleton is UK's oldest case of rickets, experts say

Thursday 10 September 2015

Remains of woman buried in the Hebrides 5,000 years ago show signs of disease caused by malnutrition and lack of sunlight

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/sep/10/neolithic-skeleton-oldest-case-rickets-hebrides

Parents 'making students feel worse about Results Day'

Monday 10 August 2015

As A-level Results Day approaches, parents are making students feel worse about the day, and most are not clear about their alternative options

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/secondaryeducation/11793766/Parents-making-students-feel-worse-about-Results-Day.html

Milk teeth of Irish famine's youngest victims reveal secrets of malnutrition

Wednesday 15 April

Analysis of baby skeletons could help predict medical problems among contemporary children, says archaeologist Dr Julia Beaumont

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/15/child-skeletons-milk-teeth-irish-famine-malnutrition

Scientists in brain tumour treatment discovery

Wednesday 14 January 2015

Scientists in Yorkshire have taken major strides to overcome resistance to drugs of one of the most common brain tumours to affect adults.

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/general-news/scientists-in-brain-tumour-treatment-discovery-1-7048556

Sweet discovery: frankincense found in Roman burial sites across the UK

Thursday 4 December 2014

A team of archaeologists, led by Rhea Brettell from the University of Bradford, has found tantalising hints that frankincense, mentioned in ancient texts on burial rites, may have been used far earlier in Britain.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/dec/04/frankincense-found-roman-burial-sites-britain

Romania has avoided a Ponta presidency, but 'the stranger' is about to feel the heat

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Tom Gallagher, Professor Emeritus of Politics at the University of Bradford speaks about Romania and the Elections

https://theconversation.com/romania-has-avoided-a-ponta-presidency-but-the-stranger-is-about-to-feel-the-heat-34341

Professor Whitaker honoured

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Professor David Whitaker has been awarded an honorary life membership of the AOP.

http://www.optometry.co.uk/news-and-features/news/?article=6562

Could incapacitating chemical weapons start an arms race?

Friday 24 October 2014

A new report by the universities of Bradford and Bath documents evidence of continued Russian research into these chemical agents

http://theconversation.com/could-incapacitating-chemical-weapons-start-an-arms-race-33392

Russia's borders: Romania strengthens ties with NATO as old anxieties return

Friday 17 October 2014

In this fifth part of our series on the countries along Russia's borders, we turn to south-east Europe. As Romanian specialist Tom Gallagher explains, the Ukraine affair has made Bucharest distinctly uneasy.

https://theconversation.com/russias-borders-romania-strengthens-ties-with-nato-as-old-anxieties-return-33108

How technology, not spades, revealed what lies beneath Stonehenge

Monday 15 September

The recent discoveries at Stonehenge, including ritual monuments, burial mounds and a long barrow, are wonderful examples of how archaeological geophysics can be used in areas where excavation is hard to justify.

http://theconversation.com/how-technology-not-spades-revealed-what-lies-beneath-stonehenge-31618

Boots already on the ground as US mission in Iraq accelerates

Friday 12 September 2014

President Obama's address, on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary, was uncompromising.

http://theconversation.com/boots-already-on-the-ground-as-us-mission-in-iraq-accelerates-31653

Bradford University's archaeology team helps dig up new information about Stonehenge

Wednesday 10 September 2014

Archaeologists from the University of Bradford have helped carry out a ground-breaking survey of Britain's most famous monument, which could forever change how people view the site.

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/11462755.Bradford_University_s_archaeology_team_helps_dig_up_new_information_about_Stonehenge/?ref=var_0

Second execution video shows that Islamic State has a grim strategic plan

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Islamic State's brutal killing of Steven Sotloff, coming on the heels of James Foley's execution, is intended to shock and appal. It has done just that.

https://theconversation.com/second-execution-video-shows-that-islamic-state-has-a-grim-strategic-plan-31256

Killing of US general in Kabul raises fears of Taliban resurgence.

Wednesday 6 August 2014

The US major-general killed in an insider attack at a military academy near Kabul is the highest-ranked US casualty since 9/11 and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Another 15 officers were wounded, including a German brigadier-general, in the attack during a high-level meeting at a new defence academy that was modelled on the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst.

http://theconversation.com/killing-of-us-general-in-kabul-raises-fears-of-taliban-resurgence-30221

Cancer blood test moves closer after promising results

Saturday 26 July 2014

A British team of researchers has developed what might be a simple blood test that can detect all cancers.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-28443865

ISIS at Jordan border, but West taking military action would only help Islamists

Monday 23 June 2014

The Sunni rebels in Iraq have made further gains, taking control of important border crossings with Syria and Jordan, the Rutba truck-stop on the main road from Baghdad to the Jordan border and two towns on the Euphrates. They may even have taken the key hydroelectric power station at the Haditha Dam and have certainly got control of the strategic airport at Tal Afar in the north. Meanwhile the fight for Iraq's largest oil refinery at Baiji continues.

http://theconversation.com/isis-at-jordan-border-but-west-taking-military-action-would-only-help-islamists-28351

Depression in older people zaps stress hormone that helps us cope with the day

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Good things happen as we get older. We start to have grandchildren and great grandchildren. We celebrate our 80th birthdays and 60th wedding anniversaries. Growing old does not mean inevitable depression from the events we might associate with hitting our 80s: ill health, isolation, or widowhood.

http://theconversation.com/depression-in-older-people-zaps-stress-hormone-that-helps-us-cope-with-the-day-27751

Stirling Castle skeletons date from independence wars

Friday 16 May 2014

Skeletons uncovered at Stirling Castle reveal the individuals were likely to have died during sieges of the castle during the Scottish wars of independence, experts believe.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-27443889

Paul Rogers: Nigerian girls' ordeal needs a political solution

Wednesday 14 May 2014

THE kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Northern Nigeria has brought the Boko Haram movement to world attention in a manner quite different to all its other atrocities, including suicide bombs in Nigeria's capital Abuja.

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/debate/columnists/paul-rogers-nigerian-girls-ordeal-needs-a-political-solution-1-6615583

Ever thought about plastering the skulls of your dead loved ones?

Monday 12 May 2014

Death can be a problematic topic. Although not taboo, we're simply not encouraged to talk about it normally. We'll happily discuss it in an abstract sort of way, ponder over the death of others (as long as they're sufficiently distant to us), and it's on our screens every

http://theconversation.com/ever-thought-about-plastering-the-skulls-of-your-dead-loved-ones-26475

Couples who live apart really want a traditional marriage

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Couples who insist their relationship is better by living apart are more likely to be unhappy and actually pine for a traditional marriage, research has suggested

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10779827/Couples-who-live-apart-really-want-a-traditional-marriage-research.html

Higher education brings £5 billion a year to Bradford

Thursday 3 April 2014

Higher education institutions in the region, including Bradford University, generated more than £5 billion in economic impact during a one-year period, according to figures published today.

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/11121891.Higher_education_brings___5_billion_a_year_to_Bradford/

Novel opportunity for book character naming in aid of Crocus Appeal

Tuesday 1 April 2014

People are being offered a unique chance to feature in a famous detective series as part of the Telegraph & Argus Crocus Cancer Appeal.

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/local/localbrad/11115872.Novel_opportunity_for_book_character_naming_in_aid_of_Crocus_Appeal/

Cameron's Israel trip trumped by regional insecurities

Thursday 13 March

Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford looks at Israel's perception of its regional position.

http://theconversation.com/camerons-israel-trip-trumped-by-regional-insecurities-24359

How Harry Potter magic turned Gravity into Oscar gold

Tuesday 4 March

Mark Goodliff, Senior Lecturer in Creative Technology at the University of Bradford looks at Visual Effects in the film industry.

http://theconversation.com/how-harry-potter-magic-turned-gravity-into-oscar-gold-23941

Professor Laurence Patterson explains why the Bradford Crocus Cancer Appeal is so important

Thursday 27 January

The importance of the Telegraph & Argus Crocus Cancer Appeal was set out in a lecture to students at the University of Bradford this week.

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/NEWS/11037904.University_of_Bradford_students_told_why_Crocus_Cancer_Appeal_is_so_important/

University of Bradford campus is one of world's greenest

Wednesday 29 January 2014

The University of Bradford has been named one of the most environmentally-friendly universities in the world

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/10969567.University_of_Bradford_campus_is_one_of_world___s_greenest/

University of Bradford students to bag pack for Crocus Cancer Appeal

Tuesday 21 January 2014

Students from the University of Bradford will be at the checkouts ready to help customers fill their shopping bags at Asda Cemetery Road and Asda Keighley to raise money for the Crocus Cancer Appeal

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/10949805.University_of_Bradford_students_to_bag_pack_for_Crocus_Cancer_Appeal/

University of Bradford graduates win prestigious award

Friday 22 November 2013

Five University of Bradford graduates have won an entertainment accolade at the Royal Television Society's Yorkshire Centre Student Television Awards.

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/10826069.University_of_Bradford_graduates_win_prestigious_award/

University of Bradford cyclists back Crocus Appeal

Friday 22 November 2013

A group for disabled cyclists completed a 24-hour hand-bike challenge to raise money for two charities, including the Bradford Crocus Cancer Appeal.

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/local/localbrad/10826616.University_of_Bradford_cyclists_back_Crocus_Appeal/

Barrie Rhodes: Open innovation

Thursday 21 November 2013

Barrie Rhodes is the director of technology development at Aesica Pharmaceuticals in the UK. Under his guidance, Aesica has successfully introduced new technologies to the organisation such as hot-melt extrusion with the University of Bradford and amide-bond formation technology with the University of Nottingham.

http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2013/11/interview-barrie-rhodes-open-innovation-aesica

University of Bradford students and Morrisons join Crocus Appeal fundraising

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Around 70 student volunteers will pack bags between 10am and 7pm at three stores: Westgate, Mayo Avenue and Thornbury. The students are all members of the university's sports clubs and societies.

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/10819537.University_of_Bradford_students_and_Morrisons_join_Crocus_Appeal_fundraising/

Prospects Postgraduate Awards 2013 Winners

Wednesday 20 November 2013

The best universities and businesses supporting postgraduate education have been recognised as the winners of the first ever Prospects Postgraduate Awards are unveiled.

http://www.hrreview.co.uk/supplier-news/supplier-training-development/prospects-postgraduate-awards-2013-winners/49632

Masters at work

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Specialist breast care nurses Joyce Graham and Julie Bottomley have gained their Masters degrees in Advanced Clinical Practice in Nursing

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/breast-care-nurses-joyce-graham-6320022

Former Apprentice candidate helps launch Bradford start-ups project

Tuesday 19th November 2013

Former Apprentice contestant Azhar Siddique has helped launch a new project to help young entrepreneurs move into the mainstream business sector.

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/business/10817282.Former_Apprentice_candidate_helps_launch_Bradford_start_ups_project/?ref=rss

Uni centre bags Yorkshire Innovation Fund cash

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Businesses in Yorkshire are set to benefit from a funding award secured by the University of Bradford's Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering Science (CPES).

http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/yorkshire/103032-

Bradford University Romanian students win cookery contest

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Students at Bradford University served up a treat in a cook-off challenge. They were invited to bake or cook bite-sized portions of their favourite national dish for the chance to become the Team Bradford International Cook Off champion.

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/10816522.Bradford_University_Romanian_students_win_cookery_contest/