Archive of UCL News

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29 July 2011: UCL Provost’s Teaching Awards 2011

The winners of the UCL Provost’s Teaching Awards received their awards at a ceremony held on Monday 11 July.
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29 July 2011: Students better off studying in the UK

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. More...

25 July 2011: Closure of UCL libraries on 4 August

Many of UCL's libraries will be closed on 4 August for the Library Services staff conference. Electronic access will remain available, with services running unattended throughout the day. More...

25 July 2011: UCL scientist awarded prestigious Wellcome Trust Fellowship

Dr Kevin Fong (UCL Centre for Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine) has been awarded an engagement Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust. More...

25 July 2011: First targeted treatment success for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

A team led by scientists at UCL, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and AVI BioPharma, have made an important breakthrough in the development of a treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). More...

22 July 2011: Sainsbury Wellcome Centre granted planning permission

Plans to build a new research centre at UCL have been approved by London Borough of Camden, subject to referral to the Mayor. More...

22 July 2011: New children's policy research unit established

The UCL Institute of Child Health and partners have secured a five year, £4.6m grant from the Department of Health Policy Research Programme, to lead a new Policy Research Unit in the Health of Children, Young People and Families (abbreviated to CPRU). The Unit was formally launched on Wednesday 20 July at the UCL Institute of Child Health.  More...

21 July 2011: Fossil reveals oldest evidence of live birth in reptiles

A fossil from north-eastern China has revealed that terrestrial reptiles were giving birth to live young at least as early as 120 million years ago.
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20 July 2011: Rock paper scissors players are natural copycats

Players of the game rock paper scissors subconsciously copy each other’s hand shapes, significantly increasing the chance of the game ending in a draw, according to new research.  More...

13 July 2011: UCL launches its open access repository

UCL Discovery, the public showcase of UCL research, giving access to journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, digital web resources, theses and much more from all UCL disciplines, was formally launched on 12 July at the Flaxman Gallery in the UCL Main Library. More...

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