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Switching off street lights at night does not increase car crashes and crime

Reduced street lighting in England and Wales is not associated with road traffic collisions or crime, according to research by UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
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Published: Jul 29, 2015 11:05:28 AM

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Professor Chris Husbands takes up new post as Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University 

Professor Chris Husbands, Director of the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and Vice-Provost (Academic Development & London) has announced that he will be leaving UCL to take up the appointment of Vice-Chancellor at Sheffield Hallam University from January 2016. More...

Published: Jul 29, 2015 10:11:05 AM

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The world’s rarest skeleton stands on four legs once again

Using cutting-edge technology, the world’s rarest skeleton – a South African extinct zebra called a quagga – has regained its missing hind limb.
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Published: Jul 28, 2015 12:42:58 PM

Arctic ice pack

Cool summer of 2013 boosted Arctic sea ice

The volume of Arctic sea ice increased by a third after the summer of 2013 as the unusually cool air temperatures prevented the ice from melting, according to UCL and University of Leeds scientists. This suggests that the ice pack in the Northern hemisphere is more sensitive to changes in summer melting than it is to winter cooling, a finding which will help researchers to predict future changes in its volume. More...

Published: Jul 20, 2015 4:36:28 PM

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UCL digital research facility gets go-ahead

The Government has committed to investing £4 million in a new facility at UCL to help policymakers develop ways of evening out the UK’s regional economic divides. This figure is matched by an additional £5.6 million of institutional funding.
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Published: Jul 20, 2015 1:03:22 PM

Dr Celia Caulcott appointed Vice-Provost (Enterprise)

Dr Celia Caulcott appointed Vice-Provost (Enterprise)

Dr Celia Caulcott has been appointed the next Vice-Provost (Enterprise) at UCL, with effect from 1 October 2015. More...

Published: Jul 16, 2015 3:02:28 PM