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Climate scientists need professional body, says UCL policy commission

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Time for Change Report

Climate scientists need to establish a professional body to help define their roles, values and practices to satisfy society’s needs, and to provide guidance to improve their training and development, according to a report published today by the UCL Policy Commission on the Communication of Climate Science. 

UCL submits plans to transform Wates House

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Wates House Dusk View

UCL has submitted a planning application to transform Wates House for The Bartlett School of Architecture.

Prominent social theorist to head new UCL Institute for Global Prosperity

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Professor Henrietta Moore

A bold bid to uncover an alternative to the current failed model of economic growth is being launched via the establishment of a new UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, led by the renowned anthropologist Professor Henrietta L. Moore.

UCL researchers set to take their research to parliament

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SET for Britain group

Sixteen researchers from around UCL have been shortlisted to present their research to a panel of expert judges and over 100 MPs in this year’s SET for Britain competition.

Policies to green the economy must underpin UK recovery: new report

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Green Economy

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.

Vermeer expert comments on Bafta-nominated film Tim’s Vermeer

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Philip Steadman

In 2001 Professor Philip Steadman (UCL Energy Institute & UCL Bartlett Schoo of Graduate Studies) published a book called Vermeer's Camera, about the evidence for the great 17th century Dutch painter using a camera obscura to make his pictures.

New ‘culture’ needed for better collaborative heritage science research

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Margate Newgate Gap

A working culture and longer-term approach to funding that reflects the changing landscape of heritage science is essential for delivering impactful research, a team representing several of the UK’s foremost cultural and academic institutions has found.

The Bartlett School of Architecture announces new director

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Bob Sheil

The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Bob Sheil as new Director of the School, effective from January 2014. 

Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research: winners announced

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Muscle Fibres of the Heart

A striking image showing the spiral structure of heart muscle fibres in minute detail is the overall winner of this year’s Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research competition, run by the UCL Graduate School.

Bartlett students make clean sweep of 2013 RIBA President's Medals

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RIBA dissertation panel

Three UCL Bartlett School of Architecture students, Ben Hayes, Ness Lafoy and Tamsin Hanke, were announced the winners of the RIBA President’s Medals last night.

UCL student and alumni Haiti school project reaches crowdfunding stage

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Haiti school girls

Haiti’s education system was thrown into disarray after the 2010 earthquake displaced nearly a million people from their homes and turned tens of thousands of buildings into rubble.

UCL top in research council income

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UCL researchers and those who support their grant applications to research councils are to be congratulated, writes Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research).

United Nations recognise climate adaptation project in Mozambique

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DPU Mozambique

A UCL-led project dedicated to empowering the urban poor to design and implement activities to adapt to climate change in Maputo, Mozambique, has been recognised as one of the 2013 Lighthouse Activities 2013 under the Momentum for Change initiative of the United Nations.

Striking research images sought for UCL competition

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Twitter languages of London

Does your research produce images that have aesthetic and artistic appeal? If so, consider entering the annual ‘Research Images as Art / Art Images as Research’ competition and exhibition.

UCL Digital Humanities launch text analysis app

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A free smartphone app that allows people to explore the relationships between words in text via an intuitive interface was launched by academics at UCL this week.

Dali gets a health check: using medical devices to diagnose art

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Dali

Scientists and conservators have developed a new method to diagnose painting canvases from the back, without disturbing a single fibre, to see if they can withstand the stress of handling and travel.

Innovative designs at the Bartlett Summer Show 2013

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Palace of eastminster

The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL will present innovative designs in its annual student showcase the Bartlett Summer Show from 21–29 June.

Sounds of UCL: competition winners and panoramas

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Sounds of UCL competition icon

What sounds make up London’s global university? UCL Communications has announced the winners of its ‘Sounds of UCL’ competition, which invited staff and students to capture ambient audio clips that reflect the life of UCL.

Call for proposals: UCL–French Embassy science and technology workshops

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The Bartlett Postgraduate Open Day

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The Bartlett Postgraduate Open Day will be held on Wednesday 27 March in the South Cloisters and Garden Room. It is an opportunity for prospective students to meet course directors, faculty academics and current students to find out more about what it's like to study at The Bartlett. 

UCL Open Access Guidelines and Publishing Guide

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UCL guidelines on open access and a publishing guide are available to UCL researchers.

The RCUK Policy on Open Access introduces, with effect from 1 April 2013, new open access requirements for research papers funded by the Research Councils.

The Bartlett announces £110k worth of masters scholarships

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The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment, is offering MSc, MA or MArch students 20 scholarships, each worth £5,000, to be used as partial fee remittance for study in 2013/14.

EIB and UCL to cooperate on new infrastructure finance course

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Construction

The European Investment Bank and University College London have agreed to work together to support a new post-graduate course in Infrastructure Investment and Finance.

City layout key to predicting riots

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Riot map of London

In the future police will be able to predict the spread of riots, and how they impact on cities, thanks to a new computer model. 

Bartlett School of Planning centenary marked with postgraduate scholarships

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Bloomsbury historic map

In celebration of its centenary, The Bartlett School of Planning will be offering 10 ‘Centenary Scholarships’ worth £5000 in total to new MSc students joining the School for 2013/4 academic year.

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