17 March 2014: Information overload acts ‘to dim the lights’ on what we see
Too much visual information causes a phenomenon known as ‘load induced blindness’, with an effect akin to dimming the lights, reports a new UCL study.The new findings could be used to identify high-risk situations in all walks of life and look at ways to mitigate times of highest risk. These techniques could be used to understand everyday problems such as why you might bump into a lamppost on a busy street or even to assess the demanding information loads faced by pilots and surgeons. More...
13 March 2014: Professor Jacqueline McGlade appointed UNEP Chief Scientist
Professor Jacqueline McGlade (UCL Earth Sciences) has been appointed as Chief Scientist to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). As the only Chief Scientist in the UN, Professor McGlade will be advising the Secretary General team on scientific issues along with the newly established Science Advisory Board. More...
13 March 2014: Professor David Price joins The Conversation
Professor David Price, UCL Vice Provost (Research) has joined the editorial board of The Conversation. UCL is a founding partner of the site, which launched in 2013, and which features a range of news, analysis, features, and commentary from the university and research sector. More...
12 March 2014: Dame DeAnne Julius appointed next Chair of UCL Council
Dame DeAnne Julius has today been named as the next Chair of UCL Council – taking over from the current Chair, Sir Stephen Wall, with effect from 1 October 2014. More...
24 February 2014: Policies to green the economy must underpin UK recovery: new report
Floods illustrate the need for urgent action from government to green the economic recovery, in order to address climate change and wider environment and resource issues, says UCL Commission Chair. More...
12 February 2014: IOE and UCL to consult on proposed merger
31 January 2014: UCL Art Museum awarded grant from DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund
30 January 2014: UCL Academy mentorship programme gets underway
16 January 2014: Over 100 ERC awards for UCL researchers
9 January 2014: UCL economics professor knighted in New Year’s Honours list
13 December 2013: Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research: winners announced
5 December 2013: New Secrets of the Terracotta Warriors
12 November 2013: New UCL Centre for study of Decision-Making Uncertainty announced
7 November 2013: 100,000 UK volunteers invited to donate genome to science
30 October 2013: Crowdsourcing the Slade: call to help complete class photo archive
23 October 2013: UCL welcomes first Technology Entrepreneurship Fulbright Scholar
3 October 2013: UCL and Times Higher Education World University Rankings
16 September 2013: UCL Cinema Memories project on tour with Screen Machine
13 August 2013: Christine does it again
9 August 2013: Sarah Douglas Hardship Fund is launched
9 August 2013: Learning & Teaching Desktop is Changing to Desktop@UCL
23 May 2013: Class of 2013: Leaving UCL - now what?
21 May 2013: UCL Festival of Volunteering