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2014-04-15 : Harry C Dayantis
Professor Jane Dacre was elected president of the Royal College of Physicians last night, by single transferable vote from a field of ten candidates, in a ballot organised by Electoral Reform Services. The result was announced at the end of College Day, the day of the RCP’s Annual General Meeting. Professor Dacre won by 281 votes from the next nearest candidate and becomes the third female president in the RCP’s history. In total there were 4,933 valid votes, and following nine voting transfers Professor Dacre was elected with 1,848 votes.
2014-04-02 : Harry C Dayantis
The world’s first centre for computational psychiatry was launched on Tuesday 1st April, following a €5m investment from the Max Planck Society and UCL to be spent over the next 5 years.
2014-03-28 : Harry C Dayantis
Disadvantaged children who attend high-quality early childhood development programs including healthcare and nutrition have significantly improved health as adults, reports a new study.
2014-03-28 : Siobhan Pipa
The most well-known escape of prisoners transported from England to Australia in the 18 th Century has been brought to life, thanks to handwritten accounts by the convicts unearthed in the collections of the philosopher Jeremy Bentham at UCL and now published online for the first time.
2014-03-27 : Ruth Metcalfe
Captain Jerry (Raymond C.) Roberts – one of the last of a top World War Two codebreaking team at Bletchley Park – has died, aged 93, following a short illness. Professor Susanne Kord (UCL German) pays tribute below:
2014-03-27 : Harry C Dayantis
Long-term brain damage caused by stroke could be reduced by saving cells called pericytes that control blood flow in capillaries, reports a new UCL-led study.
2014-03-25 : Harry C Dayantis
Young children who sleep less eat more, which can lead to obesity and related health problems later in life, reports a new study by UCL researchers.
2014-03-19 : Harry C Dayantis
A high dose of the cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin significantly reduces brain shrinkage in people with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS), found researchers supported by the Biomedical Research Centre at UCL and UCLH, with colleagues from Imperial College London, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Brighton and Sussex Medical School.
2014-03-19 : Siobhan Pipa
UCL has today announced the appointment of Dame Nicola Brewer as its new Vice-Provost (International).
2014-03-13 : Liz Almond
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.
2014-03-13 : Liz Almond Siobhan Pipa
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.
2014-03-12 : Ruth Metcalfe
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.
2011-08-01 : Neil D Rodger
Last week, colleagues from across UCL mingled with former colleagues from the past 20 years at a reception to mark popular UCL Porter Stanley Hearnden’s departure after 38 years of service.
2011-07-29 : Clare S Ryan
In a comment piece for The Times newspaper, Vice-Provost (International) Professor Michael Worton makes the case for staying in the UK to go to university rather than travelling to the US.
2011-07-12 : Ben Stevens Benjamin Henry Paul Stevens
UCL’s new Access Agreement, setting out its plans to further encourage students from disadvantaged backgrounds to come to the university, has been approved by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA), and will come into effect from the start of the academic year 2012-13.
2011-07-06 : Neil D Rodger
UCL has been honoured with a social entrepreneurship award for its continuing commitment to developing solutions to social problems.
2011-07-01 : Neil D Rodger
The UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation (UKCMRI), a world-class biomedical research institute planned for central London, is to be renamed The Francis Crick Institute in honour of UCL alumnus Francis Crick. UCL is one of the founding partners of the Institute.
2011-06-29 : Ruth Metcalfe
Geraldine Davies, Head of the School of Education at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham, has been appointed Principal of the new UCL Academy in Camden.
2011-06-21 : Neil D Rodger
The UCL Geography Drawing Office is currently undertaking an update of the UCL maps.
2011-06-20 : Neil D Rodger
Congratulations to the members of the UCL community who were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2011.
2011-06-13 : Neil D Rodger
UCL has signed up to the Sustainable Fish City pledge, promising to exclude endangered fish and to serve and promote sustainable fish in catering establishments and at events.
2011-06-09 : Neil D Rodger
UCL President & Provost Malcolm Grant has officially reopened the Lewis's Building.
2011-06-08 : Neil D Rodger
UCL Student Psychological Services are running workshops over the summer to help staff recognise and manage the symptoms of psychological distress and illness amongst their students.
2011-06-08 : Neil D Rodger
On 27 June, UCL is hosting a London roadshow to present The Campaign for Social Science - a campaign established to raise the profile of social sciences to address changes to funding teaching and research.
2011-06-07 : Neil D Rodger
UCL is keen to find out more about students' views on a range of global issues and how UCL should be responding to them.