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Institute closure date: October 6 2014

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UCL-Institute of the Americas would like to inform our students, colleagues and visitors that the Institute will be closed on October 6 due to a departmental meeting. No academic or administrative staff will be available for the duration of the day. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause. The Institute will re-open for business as usual on October 7 at 09:00.

Tim Williams presents ICOMOS thematic study of the Silk Roads

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Kathmandu, Nepal (Image courtesy of Roland Lin, UNESCO)

Tim Williams presented his thematic study of the Silk Roads at a workshop to discuss the World Heritage Nomination of the South Asian Silk Roads heritage routes, held in Nepal recently.

Elizabeth Baquedano receives Mexican Ohtli Award

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Elizabeth Baquedano receives Mexican Ohtli Award

Elizabeth Baquedano, Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute, was recently presented with the prestigious Ohtli Award by the Mexican Government.

London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) AHRC doctoral training programme - applications for 2015/16 open on 1st December 2014

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This scheme is open to UK and EU applicants who meet the eligibility criteria. Applications close on 30th January 2015. Additionally, you must have submitted an admissions application to UCL by 16th January. Full details can be found here:

Press release: Constitution Unit analysis of the English Question

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On the Constitution Unit Blog Robert Hazell has published a four page analysis of all the different answers to the English Question.  As the political parties and others cross swords about the rival merits of an English Parliament or English votes on English laws, or city regions vs regional government vs local government, the Constitution Unit offers this as an expert and dispassionate contribution to the debate.  It is based upon a three year research project with ten contributors which resulted in a book titled The English Question.

Welcome to the Institute's new student intake

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New undergaduate students 2014

The Institute of Archaeology is pleased to welcome the 2014/15 intake of new undergraduate and graduate students, who begin their studies at UCL this week.

The value of commercial archaeology

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CAA Seminar Series on The value of commercial archaeology

The Centre for Applied Archaeology is organising an innovative seminar series exploring aspects of the value of commercial archaeology, with the first event being held at the Institute on 17 October.

Wendy Carlin leads introduction of new Economics syllabus

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A new Economics curriculum will be introduced this year at UCL and other institutions across London, Paris, New York, Boston, Budapest, Sydney and Bangalore. The new syllabus is part of the CORE project, directed by Wendy Carlin. Please see the article in the Financial Times for more details.

Meg Russell on Constitutional Consequences of Scottish Referendum

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Dr Meg Russell
Constitutional consequences of Scottish referendum will be complex and profound

A yes vote would have meant a lot of work but the outcome puts the West Lothian question centre stage.

You can see Meg Russell's Observer article here.

New Fulbright Scholarship for the executive MPA Programme with NYU Wagner

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UCL Wagner logo

We are pleased to announce that a Fulbright scholarship will be offered to an outstanding student from the United Kingdom who gains admission to the Executive MPA in Global Public Policy and Management for the fall, 2015.

The Executive MPA is a joint degree of NYU Wagner and University College London, designed for experienced managers, rising leaders, and executives across sectors. Students in this integrated program spend the first semester in New York City, the second in London, and the summer in global locations at work on a Capstone project. The Fulbright deadline to apply for the new scholarship is October 31, 2014. For more details, please visit the Fulbright Commission.

AHRC award for Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage

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he Nordic Genetic Resource Center, one of the research team’s partners, is responsible for the operation and management of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The seed vault aims to safeguard the world’s most important plant genetic resources for food and agriculture with a maximum level of security (Photo: Mari Tefre/Svalbard Global Seed Vault)

Rodney Harrison has been awarded a £1.6million AHRC Large Grant under the 'Care for the Future: Thinking forward through the past' theme, for the research programme ‘Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage’.

Alexander Kluge at UCL

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Friday 3 October - Screening: Alexander Kluge will premiere excerpts from recent works, including: Money, not Gold or Love: Elfriede Jelinek, Richard Wagner and the Financial Crisis. Followed by a discussion with Sarah James (UCL) and Frederic Schwartz (UCL)

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