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Archive of Media headlines

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HEFCE funding allocations announced

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UCL's HEFCE grant for the financial year 2012-13 has been announced today as £174.3m - placing the institution in second position overall in terms of total HEFCE allocation. Read: THE More: UCL statement BBC News

UCL Qatar to offer Masters course in archaeology

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UCL Qatar staff have unveiled plans for their masters degree programmes in archaeology and museums conservation studies, with the application process now underway. Read: Gulf Times

Origin of Modern Cows Traced to Single Herd

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Professor Mark Thomas (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) co-authors genetic study showing all modern domesticated cows are descended from a single herd of wild ox, which lived 10,500 years ago. Read: Wired Daily Mail More: UCL press release

Elite schools find new base in Emirates

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An article about the growing presence of Western universities in the Middle East references UCL’s campus in Education City, Qatar. Read: The New York Times

Societies hinge on people being seen as individuals

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Research led by Professor Stephen Machin (UCL Economics) shows that a 1% increase in the number of young men who stay on at school after the age of 16 reduces crime committed by men by 1.7%. Read: The Independent

Graduate student teachers should demand professional status

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Professor Jo Wolff (UCL Philosophy) argues that as student numbers rise under-appreciated postgraduates are filling the teaching gap. Read: Guardian

Dementia research funding

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Following the Prime Minister's pledge to double funding for dementia research by 2015, Professor Martin Rossor (UCL Institute of Neurology) discusses the current state of dementia diagnosis and treatment. Watch: ITV News (scroll to bottom of page), More: UCL News

Guardian book club

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Professor John Mullan (UCL English Language & Literature) talks about The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright, and looks at readers' responses to the book. Read: Guardian

Happy children ‘are likely to have higher income’ as adults

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New research co-authored by Dr Jan-Emmanuel De Neve (UCL Political Science) shows strong relationship between happiness levels when young and higher earnings later in life. Read: Observer, More: BBC Breakfast (No URL available)

Domestic violence affects one million children in the UK

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Research by Dr Eamon McCrory (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) shows the neurological impact on children of domestic violence is similar to soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder. Read: Independent on Sunday

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